Things to Do this Weekend (26th-28th May 2017)

Wind down this weekend and prepare for the long-awaited June holiday with the array of events going on this weekend! Art-lovers are spoilt for choice this weekend with a variety of new, interactive art exhibitions popping up. Not an Art lover? Foodies can head down to the Geylang Serai Bazaar and fill their tummies while nature lovers can brace themselves for a spectacular sight of a blue flowers or simply, immerse themselves in the charm of Pulau Ubin.

1. Geylang Serai Bazaar 
It is that highly anticipated time of the year to binge on your favourite pasar malam snacks. The Geylang Serai Bazaar will have over 1000 stalls selling the usual pasar malam favourites of Ramly burgers and goreng pisang to new, funky food inventions. Think durian bingsu, candy floss burritos and rainbow beef burgers. Don’t forget to take an Instagram worthy shot of the massive light installations which are fashioned after motifs from traditional Malay culture or head over to watch the cultural performances and free moving screenings.
Date: Ongoing till 24th June 2017
Venue: Takes place around Geylang Serai market, Joo Chiat Complex and along Haig Road
Time: Evening till late
Admission: Free
(more information here)
 2. Children’s Biennale
Singapore’s first-ever Gallery Children’s Biennale features ten art installation whose highly interactive nature will leave both children and adults, fascinated and engaged. Based on the theme Dreams & Stories, visitors can let their creativity loose by ‘obliterating’ a white room with coloured polka dots or walk on a 16-metre-long bridge that will give you the thrilling illusion that you are suspended in mid-air. Look out for an exciting line-up of music performances, film showcases and art programmes as well.
Date: Ongoing till October 8th 2017
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
1 Saint Andrew’s Road #01-01
Singapore 178957
Time: Sunday – Thursday 10AM to 7PM, Friday & Saturday – 10AM to 10PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

3. Blue Beauties


It is not everyday that you get to see a garden filled with true spectrum blue plants – one of the most uncommon colors in plants, in fact. This weekend, Gardens by the Bay will give you the chance to experience this rare, visual spectacle with their “Blue Beauties” floral display. Get ready to wander through and marvel at the French-inspired garden with topiaries and fountains surrounded by the rare blue hues of agapanthus, hydrangeas and delphiniums.

Date: 19th May 2017 till 30th June 2017
Venue: Marina Bay Sands
18 Marina Gardens Drive
Singapore 018953
Time: 9AM – 9PM
Admission: Admission charge to the Flower Dome applies
(more information here)

4. Imaginarium : To the Ends of the Earth
If Art exhibitions are your thing, we have another one which beckons you this weekend. Imaginarium at Singapore Art Museum is back again this year and invites you to immerse yourself in their fantasy-like landscapes while pondering how people, flora and fauna adapt to their ever-changing experience. Be sure to have an immersive and interactive experience as you set bird mobiles free in Mary Bernadette Lee’s Wanderland or get on all fours (literally) to get a closer look at the miniature pictures embedded in the floor of Nipan Oranniwesna’s Another Island. Visitors can also catch short film screenings or unleash their creativity at different Art workshops.
Date: Ongoing till 27th August 2017
Venue: SAM at 8Q (Next to Singapore Art Museum)
8 Queen Street Singapore 189535
Time: Saturday to Thursday – 10AM to 7PM, Friday 10AM to 9PM
Admission: Free for Singapore Citizens and PRs
Adults – $6
Students and Senior Citizens – $3
Children under 6 years old enter for FREE
Free entry for ALL on Friday, 6PM-9PM
(more information here)
5. Pesta Ubin 
Temporarily leave behind the hustle and bustle of city life and be one with nature at Pesta Ubin, the festival which will open your eyes to the charms and quirks of Pulau Ubin. The month-long festival holds different activities every week, all in a bid for visitors to experience and appreciate Pulau Ubin’s culture, nature and wildlife. This weekend, visitors can be transported back to 1970s Pulau Ubin as they explore Teck Seng’s Place and experience what life was like in a Chinese Kampong House. There are also other exciting activities lined up such as the Round Ubin Race, a biking trail and a kayaking trip.
Date: Ongoing till 16th July 2017
Venue: Pulau Ubin Island
Singapore 508309
Admission: Free
(more information here)
6. Children’s Season at the National Museum
Calling all youngsters – here’s your chance to experience what Singapore was like 50 years ago. At the Children’s Season, visitors can be transported back in time as they ride on old modes of transport and embark on a journey to discover cultural and heritage sites through interactive exhibits. Or, be taken around the galleries and spaces of the museum through an interactive roving theatre. Parents and grandparents will not be left behind as they take a trip down memory lane with parts of the museum being transformed into popular family recreational spots from the ‘70s and ‘80s.
Date: 27th May 2017 till 30th July 2017
Venue: National Museum
93 Stamford Road
Singapore 178897
Time: 10AM – 7PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)
7. Army Open House
Returning after a five-year hiatus, the Army Open House will return this weekend at the F1 Pit Building. Visitors can challenge themselves by attempting an obstacle course, have a hand at firing weapons or ride in Army vehicles which will take you on a bumpy ride. Not to forget, the Red Lions will once again, be presenting their perfectly executed parachute displays. Get ready to be awed by the multitude of activities and showcases lined up.
Date: 27th May 2017 and 28th May 2017
Venue: F1 Pit Building
1 Republic Blvd
Singapore 038975
Time: 9AM – 8PM
Admission: Free
(more information here)

Things To Do This Weekend (5 – 7 May 2017)

Things to do this Weekend (2 – 4 June 2017)