Looking for fun things to do in Singapore? This weekend is for supporting indie labels, healing the Earth, uncovering our heritage and smiling at the cherry blossoms.
What the fajitas! It’s almost April. While you let that little statement of fact sink in, scroll through this list of incredible things to do this weekend in Singapore. Might as well make the most of March and cram in as much fun as you humanly can…
Festival: Celebrate with Earth Hour 2019
Earth Hour is for everyone from hardcore eco-warrior, an eco-conscious global citizen, woke people who want to learn and even those somewhere in the middle. This three-day event is going to be carbon neutral, zero waste and will feature several sustainable solutions. Listen to some great bands perform, shop sustainably, eat good and get schooled at workshops. And don’t miss The Fashion Pulpit’s interactive art installation artfully made using textile waste collected in Singapore.
Earth Hour 2019, Friday at 5 – 10pm, Saturday & Sunday at 10am – 10pm, Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, Singapore
Nature: Last chance to soak in the cherry blossoms & anime
You don’t have to travel all the way to Japan to gawk at the gorgeous cherry blossoms. Make your way to Gardens by the Bay this weekend for the last chance to skip around a sea of pink blossoms. Don’t forget to explore an array of food, costumes and Japanese items and attend a string of cultural instrumental and dance performances. Anime lovers, make a beeline for Sakura Matsuri: Anime Garden where Japanese pop culture comes to life. Think celebrity cosplay, cultural performances, anime screenings and more
Sakura Matsuri, various timings, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Shop: Bring home treasures from indie labels at Boutique Fairs 2019
What did you buy at the last Boutiques Fair? Stock up on your favourite indie labels this weekend as Boutique Fair is back for a spring/summer edition. Bring your giant reusable shopping totes and get ready for shopping, fringe activities and immersive workshops. You’re in for a treat – featured brands will debut exclusive collections on level two, find more local brands and designers at ‘Edit’ on level three and drop by ‘Collective’ on level three is back with more workshops, craft demos, food pop-ups, a vintage corner and independent designers. See ya there!
Boutique Fairs Singapore, 29 March, 9am-8pm; 30 March, 10pm-8pm; 31 March, 10am-6pm, The F1 Pit Building, Levels 2 and 3, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Art: Turns out there’s art in a stranger’s home
What does a passport mean to you? Find your answer as you join in the intimate conversations about identity, belonging, home, privilege and love with OH! Open House’s latest series, Passport. We love the concept – six artists have teamed up with six hosts and instead of using an art gallery or a public space, they’ve used homes to create artworks and experiences. Whether it is partaking in performative installations, enjoying a specially prepared tasting menu or joining them for a sensorial walk through town – each home brings a unique and immersive experience with a sense of belonging.
Oh! Open House: Passport, 11am-8.45pm, various locations
Art: Question your choices inside a crystal cave of plastic cups
Wanna have your mind blown? Head down to Marina Barrage and walk into #Plastikophobia crystal cave of plastic cups. Before you start snapping pictures for proof, take a closer look. Artist Von Wong and frequent collaborator and social impact strategist Laura Francois’s latest thought-provoking art installation is made from a staggering 18,000 disposable plastic cups, all collected from Singapore’s food courts over just one and a half days. Collected, cleaned, melted and fused, it drives a message. It’s a scene you need to experience before the cups make their way to the incinerator (like the majority of plastic in Singapore that doesn’t get recycled) after the exhibit ends.
Plastikophobia at Sustainable Singapore Gallery, Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018951
Party: Escape to an urban farm discotheque & shop a little
Friday 29 March
Public service announcement: The Great Escape, Singapore’s only rooftop car park party destination, has moved from Golden Mile Tower to Shaw Towers. This Friday, Kampong Boogie is taking over The Great Escape for one helluva blowout with DJs Mc Swtlrk, Sam Play from UK, Alx from Portugal and Eden from Shanghai spinning funk, soul, groove, tropical, hip-hop, house and disco beats.
And it’s more than just a party – this urban farm discotheque is also hosting a flea party titled Sparked Joy on 29 March. Those busy Konmari-ing their homes are bringing their pre-loved things. Drop by to find some great bargains, drink some good tipples and great music.
Kampong Boogie: A New Escape and Sparked Joy , 6pm till late, The Great Escape, 100 Beach Road, Shaw Towers, #11-00, Singapore 189702
Party: Shake it up with Sin City x 16 Baris
Saturday, 30 Mar
So you need some hip-hop to unwind? Be present at Zouk’s Sin City this Saturday for an unforgettable sesh. Get down to some popping hip-hop as resident DJ Nash D spins the tracks from Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Ferg, Vince Staples, Drake, Post Malone and more. Taking it to the next level, Malaysia-based music platform Baris 16 will be there with a showcase of rappers and hip-hop acts. Nice.
Sin City x 16 Baris, 10pm-4am, Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery #01-05/#02-06 S179022
Festival: There’s a party at Telok Ayer
One of Singapore’s oldest streets (and our hood), Telok Ayer will come alive this weekend, thanks to Our Grandfather Story. Head down to this lane in the CBD to experience and celebrate its lesser-known history and heritage. This festival is spread across Telok Ayer St, Amoy St and Stanley St over the course of three days. Expect everything from art installations, performances, open houses at Thian Hock Keng Temple and Singapore Yu Huang Gong, an outdoor street party by Telok Ayer Arts Club to a vintage market at Amoy St carpark, guided tours, workshops and more.
Our Telok Ayer Stories, Friday 12 noon – 2pm, Saturday, 5pm – 11pm, Sunday, 8 am – 12 noon, Telok Ayer St, Singapore, Singapore
Shop: Decorate your crib with Crate and Barrel
Look who’s back! Crate and Barrel New Home Fair has returned for another weekend of home decor everything. This year shop goodies from 15 brands including cool kitchen gadgets by Smeg, Bruno and Bodum. How can you deny yourself two full days of discounts, workshops and styling tips at Crate Styling Centre! Apart from taking back new furniture and decor, you’ll also leave with tons of inspo, styling tips and solutions for household problems.
Crate and Barrel New Home Fair, 12 noon – 6pm, OrchardGateway@Emerald, 277 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238858
Festival: Explore Little India with the Indian Heritage Centre
15 March – 7 April
Singapore Heritage Festival is in full swing since 15 March helping us uncover lesser-known stories from the last 700 years and perhaps get a fresh perspective on Singapore’s history, communities, people and legendary moments. There’s a lot going on this weekend but we’re particular psyched about the Heritage Weekend at the Indian Heritage Centre. The open house includes events like a mural trail, dramatised tour, heritage walk and more.
Singapore Heritage Festival 2019, various location in Little India
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