Get the lowdown on the most incredible things to do this weekend in Singapore!
Ah! So much to do, so little time. FYI this is the last loooong weekend of the year so you’d better make the most of it. On our curated weekend agenda, you’ll stumble upon several hella cool Halloween -y things as well as bright and happy celebrations of light with all things Deepavali. No rest for the wicked, immarite?
Experience: Celebrate Deepavali in Singapore
Spend the last long weekend of this year soaking in some culture. The Indian festival of lights, Deepavali, is celebrated on a grand scale in the Little Red Dot. Of course, we’ve gone ahead and put together a few of our favourite ways to celebrate this colourful festival. Even if you can’t squeeze in everything, don’t miss the lights in Little India and treat yourself to one delicious Indian meal at Song of India or the Tiffin Room at Raffles Hotel Singapore.
Experience: Shoot at sight with Zedtown Asia Battle
Saturday, 26 Oct
*Okay Google, play ‘Thriller’ by Michael Jackson* Have you heard? Zombies have taken over Singapore! So it’s time to roll up your sleeves and gear up for Asia’s first-ever zombie survival game. Battle it out with other survivors against zombies at a post-apocalyptic Nerf battleground. Here’s how it works: arm yourself as a survivor (you’ll have a Nerf gun to protect yourself) and take down lurking zombies. Too slow? You get infected and become a zombie yourself.
Zedtown Asia Battle of Singapore, 12pm and 6pm, National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629
Party: Get a trick and a treat with Cirque Le Soir at Ce La Vi
Saturday, 26 Oct
Did Bill Skarsgård’s portrayal of the iconic bloodthirsty clown Pennywise scare the brave out of you in the cinemas? If you’re up for a similar thrill, Ce La Vi has something creepy in store. The spectacular rooftop nightclub is bringing back London’s Cirque Le Soir to dazzle us with magicians, sword swallowers, acrobats, exotic dancers and freaky clowns (the worst!). On Halloween day itself, the lounge will bring you glow-in-the-dark fun with its Neon Jungle theme. Smear on some neon paint and party the night away with hip hop beats.
Dirty Circus Feat. Cirque Le Soir, 10pm-5am, Ce La Vi, SkyPark, Marina Bay Sands Tower 3, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
Check out our full guide to Halloween parties and events.
Experience: Get your boo on at Halloween Horror Nights 9
27 Sep – 31 Oct (select nights)
Halloween Horror Nights are back to rock your evenings. This long weekend, head out to the ninth edition that has five haunted houses, two scare zones and two live killer shows – including a haunted house (Curse of the Naga) conceptualised by the directors of the terrorising Thai horror films, Shutter and 4bia. Sidetrack: Shutter’s climax scene still gives us the chills. There’s also The Chalet Hauntings, featuring the most extensive collection of Southeast Asian ghosts in #HHN history.
Halloween Horror Nights 9, from 7.30pm, Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Workshop: Learn to brew tea with Esse x Pekoe & Imp
27 – 28 October
No kidding, there’s a lot going on this long weekend. But if you’d rather take a moment to practice the delicate art of stillness, this is where you need to be. Pop by Esse’s studio on Joo Chiat Road for a 15-minute pay-as-you-will masterclass on tea brewing. Hosted by Pekoe & Imp, purveyors of single-origin and artisanal teas from around the world, this pop-up lets you perfect the art of brewing while nibbling on bites and browsing through Esse’s new capsule collection.
The Pop-up Tea Room, Esse, 110 Joo Chiat Rd, #02-01, Singapore 427402
Drink & Explore: Dive into The Bubble Tea Factory
Halloween not your cup of tea? Well, here’s your chance to dip your toes into the world of bubble tea. Enjoy a multi-sensory and immersive experience with 10 experience rooms featuring Asia’s favourite beverage. Tickets are already selling out…
The Bubble Tea Factory, Mon-Fri: 4pm-10pm; Sat, Sun, PH, eve of PH: 10am-10pm; *SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
Party: Grossery shopping at Bar Rouge
25 – 26 October
In case you missed the memo, Bar Rouge is turning its chic space into a human meat market: Rouge Grossery Store. This weekend, step into the ‘cold room’ and party amongst hanging limbs and The Abominable Monster. Put some thought into your outfit ‘cos the best dressed wins big. Prizes up for grabs include a one-night stay at Swissôtel The Stamford with breakfast.
Bar Rouge Singapore, Swissôtel The Stamford, #71-01, Singapore 178882
Party: Watch Jaden Smith at Zouk
Jaden Smith is a rising star. He’s already got two albums to his name along with some silver screen appearances with dad Will Smith (think The Pursuit of Happyness and the new Karate Kid). And now he’s coming to Zouk for his debut performance in Singapore. See you there!
Jaden Smith, Zouk, 3C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-05 to #02-06, The Cannery, 179022
Experience: Explore a Neon Jungle at Gardens by the Bay
Honestly, we’ll take any excuse to go wander around Gardens by the Bay. This time, we’re off to catch Neon Jungle after dark. Much like the name suggests, expect psychedelic lights, illuminated wildlife figures lurking in the Gardens along with a cool night market, street performances, music, upcycling workshops and more.
Neon Jungle, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Shop: Stock up on vintage outfits at Vintagewknd’s pop-up
Touted as one of the most wallet-friendly vintage stores in town, Vintagewknd is hosting its birthday pop-up at Plaza Singapura. Spot the container store and stock up on the sweetest vintage dresses, tops, skirts and blouses.
Vintagewknd’s pop-up, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839