Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore (17th – 19th August)

Events and festivals in Singapore

With lots of exciting things happening after dark this weekend, nights owls are in for a treat – there’s the visually spectacular Singapore Night Festival, highly-anticipated music festival Baybeats, and a cocktail carnival as part of The Bar Awards Singapore!

1. Singapore Night Festival

Things to do this weekend (17th - 19th August) 21Last year’s visual spectacle. Source: @brendontng

Get your cameras ready because the Singapore Night Festival is finally here! Held at the Bugis-Bras Basah district, the 9-day long extravaganza boasts a total of 5 zones, each with different programmes and night lights planned.

Things to do this weekend (17th - 19th August) 2A performance at the Singapore Night Festival 2017! Source: @saneej_ms

From interactive light installations, music jamming sessions, and live acts by both local and international street performers to exclusive F&B promotions and quirky knick-knacks for sale, there’ll definitely be something for everyone.

Things to do this weekend (17th - 19th August) 12This year’s performers include UK’s Lords of Lightning, which uses electricity and Tesla coils! Source: Lords of Lightning

In fact, there’s a free movie screening with any drinks purchase at Rendezvous Hotel Singapore, free Clubbercise workouts conducted by Virgin Active, and specially-curated picnic baskets ($50) worth more than $100 by DUO’s restaurants!
Check out the festival map and programme schedule here!
Address: Bras Basah, Bugis
Date & Time: 17th – 25th August | 7.30PM – 12AM

2. Baybeats 2018

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Music lovers, Baybeats is Singapore’s largest alternative music festival and it is back again for its 17th edition! Featuring an extensive lineup of both local and international acts, there’ll be 4 stages erected with all sorts of music genres like pop, post-rock, emo, punk, electro, metal, and even folk.

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Keep your eyes peeled for performances by big names such as Kyoto Protocol, HUNDREDTH, and Wormrot, and as usual, up-and-coming musicians will be introduced through the Baybeats Budding stage!

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Plus, this year’s Baybeats will feature hip-hop performances for the first time by local and regional rappers, and there’ll be a special collaboration with EMONIGHTSG for their 2nd anniversary party.

Better yet, entry is free-of-charge, and this will be your last chance to dive into the mosh pit at their Powerhouse stage before it gets replaced by Esplanade’s new waterfront theatre – mark your calendars!
Address: Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Date & Time: 17th – 19th August

3. The Bar Awards Singapore 2018

Things to do this weekend (17th - 19th August) 20Mona Lounge – one of the participating bars inspired by 1980’s Hong Kong. Source: @life_as_mona

If you and your best buds are always down for drinks, heads up – The Bar Awards is making a pitstop here in Singapore and is bringing with it an array of special alcoholic creations, exclusive pop-ups with guest bars and bartenders from around the world, and even a cocktail carnival!

Things to do this weekend (17th - 19th August) 15Source: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club

Starting from as early as 11AM, said carnival will be held at Camp Kilo, where you’ll be able chow down on freshly-barbecued meats while you day drink. Dunk tanks, live DJ sets, and performances by magicians and balloon artists will also be around for you to enjoy!
Apart from that, get a chance to taste crowd-favourite drinks from popular international bars like Hong Kong’s Please Don’t Tell in 28 Hongkong Street, Bangkok’s Backstage Cocktail Bar in Tess Bar & Kitchen, Manila’s Yes Please in the newly-opened backroom bar Mona Lounge, and London’s Satan’s Whiskers in Flagship.

Things to do this weekend (17th - 19th August) 22Make sure to give Yes Please’s signature cocktail, the Moscow Mule, a try! Source: Yes Please

Check out the full festival calendar here!
The Cocktail Carnival
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, Singapore 338987
Date & Time: 18th August | 11AM
The Bar Awards Singapore
Date: 16th – 21st August

4. Transfix Presents MaRLo with David Gravell

Things to do this weekend (17th - 19th August) 11Source: Zouk Singapore

Partygoers who are a fan of trance music will be pleased to know that Zouk is bringing in trance elites DJ-producer MaRLo and DJ David Gravell for a night of head-banging! With both of them topping charts and frequent acts at music festivals all around the world, you can be sure that you’ll be in for a great night out, and expect original dance hits like The Future and Enough Echo.

Things to do this weekend (17th - 19th August) 8MaRLo at ZoukOut 2017. Source: MaRLo

Address: Zouk Singapore, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
Date & Time: 18th August | 10PM – 4AM
Ticket Pricing: $35 (Ladies) | $45 (Men)

5. Films At The Fort

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Movie dates always make for a great night out, but when it’s coupled with a sky full of stars overhead, it’s an instant upgrade – so grab a mat and chill out at Films At The Fort, an outdoor movie screening on Fort Canning Park’s lush grass patch that combines award-winning films with gourmet food and wine!

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Past screenings have constantly sold out, and this weekend’s schedule includes the must-watch thriller A Quiet Place, unique “docu-heist” movie American Animals, and the charming rom-com The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.

Things to do this weekend (17th - 19th August) 9Source: Films At The Fort

Plus, there’ll be an exclusive menu from The Providore as well, which covers everything from deli platters and freshly-cooked hot dishes to snacks and even ice cream! A fully-stocked bar selling wine, sparkling wine, beer, and cider will also be available!
Check for movie timings and purchase your tickets here.
Address: Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Road, Singapore 179618
Date & Time: 3rd – 19th August
Ticket Pricing: From $29.80

6. RWS Street Eats

Things to do this weekend (17th - 19th August) 16Source: Resorts World Sentosa

Foodies, go forth and feast to your heart’s content at RWS Street Eats! Back for its 2nd edition, you can expect iconic hawker delicacies from over 20 street food stalls that hail from not just Singapore, but also Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Things to do this weekend (17th - 19th August) 23One of Thailand’s best Phad Thai from Baan Phadthai will be available too! Source: Resorts World Sentosa

There’ll even be special guests such as the acclaimed Top Chef Vietnam 2014 finalist Chef Steven Long, Chef Zainal Abidin, and Chef Dinesh, who will be cooking up a storm for us with their signature dishes like Pho Bo and Vietnamese Summer Rolls, Flying Roti Canai, and Sempalit Curry Chicken Rice respectively.
Address: Malaysian Food Street, Waterfront Level 1, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Date & Time: 9th – 19th August | Mon – Thurs: 11AM – 9PM, Fri – Sun: 9AM – 10PM

7. Wine Lust 2018

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Wine aficionados, you’re in luck because we’re well into Wine Lust 2018, a month-long, islandwide celebration of all things wine! Organised by the folks behind 1-Altitude and Monti, the festival boasts a range of promotions, activities, and special events, and everyone is invited, whether you’re a wine enthusiast or beginner.
Participating restaurants like Monti, Pollen, The Summerhouse, and even The Grand Hyatt Singapore will hold masterclasses, wine dinners, champagne barbecues, and exclusive chef collaborations, and 3 month-long programmes will also be ongoing – Wine Then Dine, BYOWine, and Wine & Tapas Passport.

Things to do this weekend (17th - 19th August) 24Source: Winelust

The former will allow diners to pre-purchase special Wine Lust menus and enjoy exclusive discounts via Chope, BYOWine will entitle you to free corkage and discounted prices when you make your wine purchase at selected retailers, and the latter lets passport holders drink 2 complimentary glasses of Jean Leon and 1 tapas for just $40 – book your passport here!
Date: 10th August – 10th September

8. Cake Club by Marina Square

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For those of you who absolutely love cake, head down to Cake Club at Marina Square, where there’ll be all sorts of bakes and sugary delights on sale at the pop-up Cake Bar, including ones by Bloomsbury Bakers, Inthebrickyard, Milk Moons, and My Sister Bakes.
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Pair them with freshly brewed tea served by The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., and try your hand at cake decorating, cookie painting, and piping of buttercream flowers at their exclusive workshops if you’re interested in baking!
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Note: The pop-up event is only on weekends.
Address: #03-03, Marina Square Glasshouse
Date & Time: 14th July – 26th August | 12PM – 9PM

9. Rainforest Lumina

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We’ve never had the chance to see the sunset at the Singapore Zoo, but in celebration of its 45th birthday, we can now do so with their brand new attraction, Rainforest Lumina! It’s the first multi-sensory night walk in Asia, and the 1km light trail features over 10 interactive zones with various light installations and projections such as the Luminous Pathway, Shimmering Islands, and Lantern Passage.

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A total of 7 time slots are available every night, so book yours here!
Address: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Date: From 1st July 2018
Ticket Pricing: $22 (Adult), $16 (Child 3 – 12 years old)

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