Get the lowdown on the most incredible things to do this weekend in Singapore!
Another month is almost done and dusted. As we gear up for December and all of its festivities, here are some fun weekend activities alongside Xmas markets and Thanksgiving feasts to end November on a good note.
Fun things to do this weekend
Eat: Hairy Crab Festival at Yan
Crab fact: Did you know hairy crabs are only available during the ninth and tenth months of the lunar calendar? You can now savour the buttery roe and sweet flesh of this crustacean at Yan. Pile up on a la carte dishes such as pumpkin broth, poached noodles and stewed bamboo pith and luffa with hairy crab meat, or go all out with the six-course Hairy Crab Feast set menu.
Hairy Crab Festival, from $22.80 (a la carte dishes) and $158 per pax (6-course set menu); Yan, #05-02, National Gallery Singapore, 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Shop: Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales
The best thing about the festive season? Sales! From Black Friday to Cyber Monday, you don’t have to break the bank from all the gift shopping. Here’s our lowdown on all the best sales happening this weekend. Want more? Check out our guide on all the sweet deals in town.
Visit: Gardens by the Bay’s Floral Fantasy
Escape the concrete jungle for a little serenity at Gardens by the Bay. All of the lush attractions are now fully open, including the magical Floral Fantasy. With over 3,000 plants of more than 150 species, the highlight has to be the vibrant 5m-tall floral sculpture surrounded by the likes of trolls, fairies and a multi-coloured bird.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Festival: Singapore Tea and Coffee Festival
Tea lovers and java junkies can finally come together in peace for the Singapore Tea and Coffee Festival. Part online, part offline, the 2020 edition sees over 50 tea and coffee vendors, livestream events, digital workshops, a virtual marketplace and a physical experience at participating cafes.
Singapore Tea and Coffee Festival, offline and online
Pop-up: The Macallan Experience
Held at Raffles Hotel Singapore, the swanky new Macallan Experience is where you can dip your toes into the history of Macallan through a sensorial experience. The Sensory Cinema offers a one-of-a-kind tasting with immersive storytelling and a kinetic art installation. Also, get acquainted with some of the oldest and rarest whiskies such as The Macallan 72 Years Old in Lalique and even the Raffles Hotel Singapore Edition. Finally, have a taste of the exquisite single malts and curated cocktails at the whisky lounge.
The Macallan Experience, #01-07 to 10, Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Road, Singapore 188719
Shop: The Virtual Christmas Market
While we can’t wait to usher in the festivities, let’s remember to be mindful this Christmas. Here to help us is Delegate’s Virtual Green Christmas Market. Browse through conscious fashion, beauty, homeware and lifestyle brands for eco-friendly gift ideas. RSVP to get a free pass and enjoy 12% hourly cashback, win up to $20,000 worth of prizes, and join workshops and talks. Delegate also pledges to donate $1 to Zero Waste SG for every two attendees.
The Virtual Christmas Market, online
Festival: AwareFest 2020
Brought to you by Singapore’s leading gender equality advocacy group Aware, this virtual festival is a celebration of the organisation’s 35 years of advocacy work. Broaden your understanding of women’s rights and gender activists through workshops, interactive programmes and panel discussions that feature prominent women like Anita Kapoor and He Ting Ru, who is a Member of Parliament for Sengkang GRC.
AwareFest 2020, online
Shop: TheAC Festive Wonderland
Want to sort out your gift shopping dilemma? One of our favourite multi-label boutiques TheAC has landed in Tanjong Pagar for a magical festive pop-up. Visit the quaint spot for homewares from Chisel and Log and Meraki Lily, shower essentials from Escential The Body Tonic, perfume by The Lab Fragrances and more! Now that most markets have gone virtual, it’s refreshing to see physical pop-ups like this. You know where to find us!
TheAC Festive Wonderland, 11am-8pm, 43 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088464
Experience: Glamping at Jewel Changi Airport
Looking for a cool new staycation idea? Jewel Changi Airport is opening its doors this season for glamping experiences until January. You’ll be fast asleep under the stars or amidst lush greenery, with all the comforts you need plus the fun of camping outdoors. Who else can say they’ve gone glamping next to the world’s largest indoor waterfall? Daycations are also available with three-hour slots for groups of up to five. Just bring your own picnic snacks and the table settings will be provided for you. Psst: You can even add on options like card games and portable speakers to make it a party!
Glamping at Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819666
Eat: Flippin’ Sundays
22 Nov, Sunday
Sundays are for brunch and So Sofitel Singapore’s definitely got the memo. Presenting you with… a line-up of sweet and savoury pancakes. These babies come in stacks and are loaded with toppings like fresh fruits, bacon, maple syrup and whipped cream. Heck, there’s even a boozy flapjack called Wake Up Call. It’s infused with coffee liqueur dalgona cream and served with a flight of six mini Nespresso martinis. Oh, and boozehounds can opt for the two-hour flow of bottomless prosecco, red wine, white wine and beer.
So Sofitel Singapore, from 10am, Xperience Restaurant, 35 Robinson Road, Singapore 068876
Festival: Global Migrant Festival 2020
Presented by a group of volunteers under the Migrant Worker Poetry Competition organising committee, Global Migrant Festival aims to promote multiculturalism and push the perspective of migration to the forefront. The virtual festival will showcase a wide array of events by refugees and economic migrants, from poetry and film screenings to music performances and panel discussions.
Global Migrant Festival 2020, online
That’s all we have for this weekend. Have a blast, y’all!