Get the scoop on all the fun things to do this weekend in Singapore!
Our city is bursting with fun activities – from cool cafes, bars and restaurants, to exciting things to do in September. We’re feeling the post-F1 blues after the festivities, but we’re happy to welcome the new weekend, F1 or not. Let’s hit up the hip ‘hood of Keong Saik for some of the hottest restaurants and bars around town. Or if you blew your budget on Formula 1 tickets (no judgement), head to these affordable spots for meals under $15. And maybe you’ll even save enough to pick up a fancy new gadget. Make the most of your weekend with our top things to do in Singapore.
Things to do this weekend in Singapore
1. Things to do: Monkey Shoulder’s Nights on Shuffle
23 September, Saturday
Nights out with friends can become quite the ritual. Whether you’re out and about hitting up the bars around town or cosying up at home with a bottle of wine, it’s a great way to spend time with friends. But it can also get a little mundane. Monkey Shoulder’s here to spice up your old evening routines with a series of city-wide escapades. Nights on Shuffle takes all the elements of a great night and turns it into an unexpected itinerary. We won’t tell you what we got up to during our session because we don’t want to ruin the surprise. Just trust us and grab your closest mates for a night to remember.
Monkey Shoulder’s Nights on Shuffle, multiple locations
2. Drink: Negroni Week 2023
Back for its 11th edition, Negroni Week returns with the theme, ‘The Power of Timeless Bonds.’ It highlights the unbreakable connection between bartenders and the industry, and increasing the appreciation for this classic cocktail. Over 90 participating bars around the city have created unique renditions imbued with their own personal philosophies and touches. Campari has also rounded up 10 bartenders to spotlight their inspirations and personal experiences. Need all the deets? Check out some of the top highlights in our Negroni Week round up.
Negroni Week 2023, multiple locations
3. Shop: Novela Members’ Day sale
19 Sep – 22 Sep
Looking to make this weekend extra special? Treat yourself to beauty finds from Novela Members’ Day sale, with unbeatable discounts, irresistible promotions, and delightful gifts with purchase. Enjoy up to 70% off on fan favourite products from brands like SK-II, Estee Lauder, Lancome, Byredo, Jo Malone, Nars and more.
Spend a minimum of $220 at any Novela store or the official website to receive a trendy puffer bag to complete your everyday outfit. Or, spend $650 to receive the Origins Mega Mushroom Mask to pamper your skin. Plus, depending on your spending, you might receive cash vouchers ranging from $10 to a whopping $80. Here’s the best part – there’s no minimum spending required to use these vouchers!
Novela, available online
4. Things to do: Carnival by the Bay
22 – 23 September, Friday – Saturday
Ready to catch some outdoor movie screenings? Carnival by the Bay is back with two of the highest-grossing blockbusters – Top Gun: Maverick and Jurassic World Dominion. The best part? It’s free and open to anyone keen to drop by! If you’re not big on movies, there are plenty of other things to do while you’re out at The Lawn. A variety of light snacks are available alongside interactive arcade games and inflatables. Perfect for a day out with your family!
Carnival by the Bay, The Lawn @ Marina Bay, 8A Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018984
5. Entertainment: Miz Cracker in Singapore
22 September, Friday
Taking the world by storm, RuPaul’s Drag Race fan favourite Miz Cracker will be rocking up to take our stage by storm. In her one-person comedy show, Miz Cracker tells us a story of a world that’s a little more queer than it normally is. Bringing 12 years of unique comedy to over a million fans across the globe, enter a narrative with jump splits, dad jokes, slapstick, and just a little bit of gossip.
Miz Cracker in Singapore, University Cultural Centre, NUS Centre for the Arts, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119279
6. Exhibition: Cheong Soo Pieng: A Retrospective
The late Cheong Soo Pieng is a pioneer of the Nanyang art style and is a known figure in the local art scene. He’s widely revered for his career, with a unique and wide ranging repertoire of styles. Thanks to the overwhelming response and enthusiasm from young visitors who’re keen to see even more of his work, this new showcase is a collaborative effort from Artcommune and private collectors. In this exhibition, over 80 pieces from the artist’s collection will be put on display at Artspace @ Helutrans.
Cheong Soo Pieng: A Retrospective, #01-05, Artspace @ Helutrans, 39 Keppel Road, Singapore 089065
7. Dine: Season of Impressionists afternoon tea
Presenting the third instalment of its Season of Impressionists afternoon tea series, we welcome a newly created menu inspired by the works of French Impressionist painter, Claude Monet. On top of a stunning menu, Anti:dote’s interior takes on a whole new look. A large photo wall features the artist’s Water Lilies painting while renditions of Charing Cross Bridge will adorn the space. Treat yourself to bite-sized sweets and savouries with the likes of a pork pie, finger sandwiches, matcha glazed sable cookies, and raspberry cheesecake macarons.
Season of Impressionists afternoon tea, Anti:dote, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
8. Exhibition: Sensory Odyssey
You’ll get really up close and personal with nature at the ArtScience Museum’s exhibition. Sensory Odyssey is where art and science unite in a unique showcase of habitats. The team consists of 350 artists, designers, biologists, engineers, developers, neuroscientists, scent-makers, and media specialists. Through this multi-sensorial exhibition, you’ll be taken through seven ecosystems in the world inhabited by various animals.
Understand bats and get insight into how they make use of echolocation, and get a microscopic view of insects in their natural habitat. Each room also has a specially customised scent that puts you into the creature’s perspective. Be surrounded by the smell of soil and earth of an underground ecosystem, or be tickled by the scent of pollen and flowers as insects fly about.
Sensory Odyssey: Into the Heart of Our Living World, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
9. Things to do: Singapore River Festival
Singapore River Signatures has returned with a whole line-up of events that’ll evoke all five senses, and we’re here to give you the scoop. The annual food festival brings recognition to some of the finest eateries along Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, and Robertson Quay. Get a glimpse and discover hidden gems that tuck themselves away along the gorgeous Singapore River.
Or consider hopping aboard the Tales & Tastes tour with an immersive tour to relive Clarke Quay’s early days as an entertainment hub. The foodie trail will take you around Shrimp Prawn Seafood, The Dragon Chamber, Zorba The Greek Taverna, and Brewerkz. Combine heritage flavours with breathtaking views of the river for the perfect night out.
Singapore River Festival, multiple locations
10. Exhibition: Locious: The Universe of Now
This exhibition with up-and-coming Indonesian artist Galih Reza Suseno serves as a reminder of climate change and its effects on our planet. Locious: The Universe of Now shows sustainability through the lens of ancient Javanese folklore. Although it’s a topic that remains in the forefront of our minds and is something we care deeply about, the way the subject is explored through Galih’s work is whimsical. He depicts his vision of a utopia through adorable characters and pastel colours.
Locious: The Universe of Now, 1H Yong Siak Street, Singapore 168641
11. Things to do: Comics Art & Sci-fi Expo
23 – 24 September, Saturday – Sunday
Comic fans, take to Science Centre Singapore for all things art and sci-fi at this expo. This convention sees the gathering of international invited guests from all over the world showcasing their expertise. Rick and Morty fans, grab tickets to catch cover artist David Angelo Roman this week. Hailing from Texas, you’ll get the chance to meet the famed illustrator. Or if you’re more into the art of cosplay and costume design, catch Alpaca Ash and Pros and Cons Cosplay who’ll offer tips and tricks of the trade.
Comics Art & Sci-fi Expo, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
Pack this weekend with all the fun things to do in Singapore!