Get the lowdown on the most incredible things to do this weekend in Singapore!
While there are talks about possible leisure travel in the near future – we’re looking at you Hong Kong! – this weekend sees a slew of festivals that will for sure sate our wanderlust. We’re talking about vOilah! France Singapore Festival, PolandShiok festival, a German film festival and soulful Southern meals at 28HKS. Looks like we’ll be “travelling” this weekend!
Fun things to do this weekend
Watch: Indie films on demand
The youth-run film festival, which spotlights international emerging directors, has partnered with Projector Plus. Cinephiles can enjoy a line-up of eight international award-winning films themed around truth, from heartwarming family tales to gritty thrillers. Watch them any time, anywhere.
Perspectives Film Festival 2020, online
Halloween: Fangtastic fun awaits at Resorts World Sentosa
Celebrate Halloween in style with Resorts World Sentosa as it brings the spook to various attractions, hotels and restaurants. Places such as Universal Studios Singapore, S.E.A. Aquarium, Malaysian Food Street and Equarius Hotel are offering exciting Halloween-themed deals, meals and activities. Great for all ages! Psst: A little birdie told us that S.E.A. Aquarium has a new look with immersive zones. Check out the vibrant-coloured poison arrow frogs at the rainforest habitat, touch epaulette sharks at the new discovery pool and learn about S.E.A. Aquarium’s coral propagation programme at the Coral Reef Habitat. Cool stuff, we tell you!
Halloween at Resorts World Sentosa, various locations
Festival: Immerse yourself in French culture
Has Emily in Paris awoken your love for all things French? Well, vOilah! France Singapore Festival couldn’t have arrived at a better time! With about 50 offline and online events, you can look forward to French films and food with eye-opening webinars that touch on topics like Covid-19 and climate change.
vOilah! France Singapore Festival, various locations or online
Shop: Support local fashion!
Looking to spruce up your wardrobe? Make your way to Resorts World Sentosa for The Fashion Flash. The cool three-day pop-up store will see three local designers, Ying The Label, Reckless Ericka and Vivi Cheo, highlighting their favourite collections and sharing expert style tips. Well, you know where we will be this weekend!
The Fashion Flash, Luxury Fashion Galleria, Resorts World Sentosa (Enter from Festive Walk), 8 Sentosa Gateway, Level 2, Singapore 098269
Art: Look back at the art scene of Singapore in the 70s and 80s
After a successful run at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, the Music for Everyone: Variations on a Theme exhibition by interdisciplinary artist Song-Ming is back on our shores. The works reference a pivotal moment in Singapore’s history where the government used art as one of the cornerstones for nation-building. Don’t be surprised when you meet the humble recorder, which played a central role in our music classes in primary school. Also, check out the online programmes for a complete experience.
Music for Everyone: Variations on a Theme, National Museum of Singapore, Basement Exhibition Gallery, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Eat: A hearty American meal at 28HKS
23 – 24 October
Yes, you read that right. Award-winning bar 28HKS has launched its proper dinner menu that showcases full-on meals. Each menu is curated by an industry-leading chef from the US and this time ‘round, award-winning chef Michelle Bernstein gives us soulful Southern comfort food from Miami’s Sweet Liberty. This week, dig into steak frites or Southern-style BBQ ribs accompanied with smoked potato salad and baked beans. For a liquid companion, take your pick from Sweet Liberty’s faves such as Brown Derby, Beast of Bourbon and Ginger Highball, which all see a splash of Michter’s US*1 small batch bourbon.
A Proper Dinner with 28HKS, 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059667
Eat: A Polish feast
We might not be able to go on a holiday at the moment, but thanks to the sudden surge of international festivals, we can have a hint of travel without leaving Singapore. On that note, the fourth edition of PolandShiok is in town. We’re particularly excited about the culinary collab with Xperience Restaurant at So Sofitel Singapore! Tuck into a three- or four-course menu, which highlights ingredients from the Malopolska region in Poland. Think Polish superfoods like eggs and pickles.
PolandShiok culinary journey, Xperience Restaurant, 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876
Explore: Marvel at dinosaurs
Welcome to Changi Jurassic Mile, a 1km cycling and jogging path that links to the newly opened Changi Airport Connector. So while you’re making your way to East Coast Park from Jewel Changi, keep your eyes peeled for life-sized dinosaurs, including Ankylosaurus, Velociraptors and a menacing T-Rex.
Changi Airport Connector, Airport Boulevard
Culture: Appreciate the different forms of dance
This year, da:ns festival 2020 is going online. Showcasing the spirit of dance and the joy of movement, it immerses you in various artistic expressions with introductory classes such as the classical Balinese dance and contemporary voguing. Also, check out the documentaries on different dance techniques for a deeper understanding.
da:ns festival 2020, online
Watch: German films, anyone?
The 24th German Film Festival is back with a slew of films that touch on heavy subjects like death and toxic masculinity. For the homebodies, enjoy the best of German cinema with exclusive films that are available on demand.
German Film Festival, #05-00, The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589 or online
Art: Question beyond the material things
Explore the space between the material world of things and the immaterial world of effects. This exhibition encourages us to think of new possibilities for existence and relationship. It’s a relevant thought in the pandemic world we’re living in right now. Featuring works from local artists, the hodgepodge of installations digs deeper into the connection of human bodies with themes like alternative kinship and the shifting urban landscape.
Immaterial Bodies, Chapel Gallery, Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, 155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977
Eat and Drink: A boozy brunch
This weekend, we’re looking at Mo Bar to sate our weekend cravings. Look forward to a glorious seafood platter replete with oysters, prawns, snow crabs and Maine lobsters. Continue the feast with three dishes of your choice from a selection of starters and soups, rice and noodles, main courses and desserts. We’re talking about burgers, braised beef short ribs, Hong Kong-style steamed cod and more! Complete the debauchery with free-flow champagne and award-winning cocktails.
Free-flow weekend brunch at Mo Bar, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, Marina Square, 5 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039797