Looking for the best things to do in Singapore? This weekend is for running wild, beach parties, last minute shopping and stunning shows.
Even if you can’t stop binge-watching Umbrella Academy on Netflix (we feel ya), trust us and peel yourself away this weekend for a helluva good time. We’re talking pop-ups, parties, puppies and everything in-between
Food: Savor everything at the Michelin Guide Street Food Festival
22 – 24 Feb
If you fancy yourself a foodie, you need to score tickets to this annual event. ‘Cos where else can you find Michelin-starred restaurants and Bib Gourmand establishments in one spot? Expect 15 eateries serving up their award-winning dishes at affordable prices starting from $3!
Michelin Guide Street Food Festival, ticketed, The Coliseum, Resorts World Sentosa, 1 Garden Ave, Singapore 099621
Party: Get your beach on at FOC Sentosa
23 Feb, Saturday
Newsflash: FOC Sentosa’s beach party is back! Picture this – a sunny Saturday with great brunch food, a pool float with your name of it (figuratively speaking) and lazing in a beach cabana with a cocktail in hand. Oh, yea and there will be free-flow Delamotte Brut Champagne, signature G&Ts, Aperol Spritz and Pure Blonde Beer that go fabulously with laidback beats.
Beach Brunch Beats by FOC Sentosa, 110 Tanjong Beach Walk, Singapore 098943
Outdoor: Run wild and free
Wear your running shoes and sprint through the Singapore Zoo, River Safari and Night Safari this Sunday. The Singapore Zoo Run, that commemorates Ah Meng – the Sumatran orangutan who passed away in 2008, is something special. Go on and run for a cause alongside the most wondrous animals in the world!
Singapore Zoo Run 19, Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari
Art: Lookback at Sungei
The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest) that aims to explore lesser-known stories of Singapore is taking over the island till 17 March. Organised by Yale-NUS College festival, its got it all from installations and interactive musical and theatrical performances to a zine and graphic novel, film screenings, walking tours and more. This weekend, we’re hitting up the Remembering Sungei exhibit at The Deck. The show looks at the iconic Sungei Road Thieves Market, the objects sold and opinions of the vendors.
The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest), various locations
Art: Trot around town
Haven’t checked out i Light Singapore and Light to Night yet? Wander around the Civic District and Marina Bay area this weekend for your last chance to catch both these festivals. Apart from marvelling at 33 light art installations and watching art skins on monuments, drop by ArtScience Museum for a Silent Disco party or catch Avengers: Infinity War (perfect timing with Captain Marvel releasing next month) at Popcorn Pop-Up Cinema at The Lawn @ Marina Bay. Or get tickets for Le Petit Chef at La Brasserie at The Fullerton Bay Hotel – where the famous lil’ chef battle creatures and beasts on your table, all to serve you one incredible four-course meal.
i Light Singapore and Light to Night – Bicentennial Edition, various locations
Shop: Find your Second Nature
22 & 23 Feb, Friday and Saturday
We love to #ShopLocal and Second Nature is forever flooding our feed with marvellous fashion and aesthetics. For the last few months, this lovely local fashion label has been hosting a pop-up shop on Ann Siang Hill. Drop by before Sunday when the doors to this pop-up close.
Second Nature pop-up shop, 4 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069786
Animals: Bring home a furball
24 Feb, Sunday
Paws up if you’ve been looking to add a fur baby to your family? Now is the time! SOSD Singapore is bringing more than 20 doggos for an adoption drive at The Summerhouse. Come along…
Adoption Drive by SOSD Singapore, The Summerhouse 3 Park Lane, Singapore 798387
Festival: Celebrate the Chinese arts
Also wrapping up this weekend is Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts held every CNY at Esplanade. If you haven’t stopped by yet, come by to experience dynamic forms of expression by Chinese artists. Don’t miss The Way of Zhuang Zi, a theatrical interpretation of an escape room game that got way too real and Painted Skin – An Opera in Concert, a multimedia and opera show with music performed by the talented Singapore Chinese Orchestra.
Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Theatre: Meet Matilda
An award-winning musical by Royal Shakespeare Company based on the Roald Dahl classic that you loved as a kid is coming to town on 21 Feb and you need to catch it this weekend. Witness an endearing coming-of-age tale of a bookish little girl with the courage and the smarts to stand up for herself and others.
Matilda The Musical, till 10 March, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973
Event: Fast forward to the future
23 Feb, Saturday
Prep yourself for the future – that’s pretty much what FastFwd Festival by NewCampus x WeWork Labs is all about. If staying relevant is on your “to-do list”, catch these three keynote speeches on topics like Future of Work, Technology & Humans and Future of Creativity this Saturday. Also on the lineup are discussions and speed networking with changemakers and mentors. Well worth a Saturday afternoon, wethinks!
FastFwd Festival – What’s Next?, ticketed, WeWork Suntec Tower 5 5 Temasek Blvd Singapore 03898