Kickstart the long Good Friday weekend with these exciting activities, fun for the whole family!
The popular Songkran Music Festival at Wild Wild Wet may not be happening this year, but fun seekers can certainly look forward to a month-long, all-new festival experience where the water park will be refreshingly transformed into a Thai-themed attraction. Bring your water guns for a full day adventure! Participate in the venue’s epic water gun battle, or indulge in your favourite Thai Milk Teas and other signature snacks from the Ola Beach Club. Worth an estimated $20 for weekday passes, and $32 for weekends, these ticket prices are inclusive of additional $5 Ola Beach Club vouchers!
Wild Wild Wet
Address: 1 Pasir Ris Cl, Singapore 519599
Event Hours: 3-5pm daily
2. ‘How We Got There’ by General Assembly
Check-in to a weekend of this two-week-long virtual event series celebrating outstanding women leaders from across various industries like tech, design, data, marketing, product, venture capital, and many more. Scheduled from now till 9th April 2021, the General Assembly Singapore will proudly bring together the women pioneers, innovators, and trailblazers who are raising the bar, for one and all to learn about their career journeys, how they got to where they are today, the innovative initiatives they have led as well as the trends and opportunities to look out for in their respective industries.
Complete with an impressive line-up which includes the founder of Snaphunt and the co-founder of Prout, this event is open to all genders, and the General Assembly invites all who support the careers of women in business and tech to attend! For more information, visit the General Assembly’s dedicated ‘How We Got There’ event page.
3. Circuit Lab’s Fitness Bootcamp
Rooted in military style training, Circuit Lab offers outdoor group fitness experiences which integrate the components of Interval, Functional, Core stability work, Agility and Strength training. Pushing participants to their limits and beyond, each dynamic, action packed Circuit Lab session is expected to run for an estimated 45 mins.
Priding itself in constantly changing the dynamics of each class to eliminate redundancy and boredom, Circuit Lab never teases the day’s workout in advance to maintain its air of excitement and mystery. However, interested participants can expect a full session of heart-pumping exhilaration, with workouts which are specially tailored to target every single muscle group. Led by Circuit Lab’s expert team of certified trainers, guests can rest assured knowing they’ll never miss a beat – thanks to the lab’s high level of energy and music!
Circuit Lab Fitness Bootcamp
Address: The Lawn @ Marina Bay, 8A Marina Blvd, Singapore 018984
Dates: (Fri-Sun) 8am – 10am
4. New Cafes to visit – La Fez and MoMiJi Kyoto Café
Embodying the revered qualities of Kyoto in its full glory, the all-new MoMiJi café by Teppei Group’s prolific chef-founder Teppei Yamashita, presents a truly immersive experience that begins through iconic crimson Tori gates. Serving an authentic selection of city-inspired food items, including sandwiches with unique fillings, such as, the $16.20 Matcha Pudding Kyoto Hot Sandwich, and $15.20 Smoked Salmon Sandwich – the MoMiJi café occupies a significant amount of space within KAP mall, and accommodates up to 44 pax at a time, with four ordinary seating arrangements on level one, and four private booths, each representing the different seasons, on level two.
Address: 9 King Albert Park, KAPMall, #01-37 Singapore 598292 (8-minute walk from King Albert Park MRT Station)
Opening hours: 10am – 7pm daily
Transporting us as far away as Marrakesh, Morocco, La Fez is an all-new café, situated along East Coast Road. Showcasing a specially curated menu of destination-inspired dishes, all-day brunches, cold pressed juices, and Arabic coffees which include the spellbinding half-espresso and half-milk beverage, known as Nous Nous, La Fez is easily distinguished by an array of horseshoe arches symbolizing good luck, alongside uniform rose and salmon pink interiors, that are further accentuated by luxurious gold shelving.
Complete with a cosy environment of plush furnishing, rattan seating, a plethora of indoor flora and fauna, and pockets of culturally-inspired wall décor, La Fez offers well-crafted dishes in the form of Turkish Poached Eggs for $19.90, Medina Lentil Soup for $17.90, Moroccan Harissa Chicken Legs for $17.90, and Oven-baked Barramundi for $32.90, amongst a multitude of others. Click here for more new cafe-hopping ideas this weekend!
La Fez Café And Bakery
Address: 907 East Coast Road, #01-04 Springvale, S459107
Opening hours: 8am–8pm (Tue-Thu), 8am–10.30pm (Fri-Sun), closed on Mondays
5. The Sea Show by Eyeyah!
Guided by a mission to nurture a generation of socially and environmentally conscious earthlings who are equipped with the creative skills to survive and thrive in modern society, Eyeyah magazine launches ‘The Sea Show’. Creating the perfect environment for individuals of all ages to experiment and develop emotionally, The Sea Show engages with professional artists to conceive and execute an exhibition which deeply engages the audience.
From now till July 13th, take a trip down to the Singapore Maritime Gallery where its Changing Gallery has been transformed into a labyrinth of kaleidoscopic corners, featuring larger-than-life artworks, animations and installations. Commissioned by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, this free multimedia exhibition is a visually stimulating and thought-provoking experience that aims to spark curiosity in kids about the world around them, including the deep blue sea.
The Sea Show
Address: Singapore Maritime Gallery, 31 Marina Coastal Dr, S018988
Operating Hours: (Tues-Sun): 9am – 6pm
6. ‘Sikhs in Singapore – A Story Untold’ by The Indian Heritage Centre
Co-created by the members of Singapore’s Sikh community and the Indian Heritage Centre, Sikhs in Singapore – A Story Untold is a 3 part series which tells the story of the origins of Singapore’s Sikh community, brings together some exemplary narratives of Sikh migrants to Singapore, and offers glimpses into the experiences of some contemporary Sikhs.
Free for all Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, this exhibition will run from now till 30th September 2021, marking the centre’s first-ever exhibition on Sikh heritage. Featuring over 450 artefacts from over 50 local and international private collections, institutional collections, as well as Singapore’s National Collection, The Indian Heritage Centre hopes to highlight the ever-evolving Singaporean Sikh identity and the community’s contributions to the nation.
‘Sikhs in Singapore – A Story Untold’ by The Indian Heritage Centre
Address: 5 Campbell Ln, S209924
Hours: (Tues-Thurs): 10am – 7pm, (Fri-Sat): 10am – 8pm, (Sun): 10am – 4pm
7. The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure
Raffles Hotel Singapore presents ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure’, in collaboration with Double Confirm Productions and Sight Lines Entertainment. This enthralling detective whodunnit tale represents a first-of-its-kind virtual interactive play, set against the backdrop of the iconic Grand Dame of Singapore. Investigate the mystery through virtual gameplay options, or live and breathe the adventure through exclusive experiences on-site or during your stay at the storied hotel.
Written by award-winning playwright Jean Tay and directed by critically acclaimed actor-director Hossan Leong, ‘The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure’ invites guests to take on the role of a detective for a day. Tasked to investigate the missing Peranakan treasure – the crown jewel of the fictional “Treasures of the Straits” exhibition at the Raffles Hotel Singapore, all successful participants can expect to participate in the hotel’s Grand Draw for a chance to win a one-night stay in the Presidential Suite, complete with breakfast for two persons, and worth more than S$18,000++.
To participate, enthusiast investigators may purchase the virtual theatrical experience playable on-demand, from anywhere, for an estimated $38 at SISTIC, or immerse themselves in physical gameplay from the comfort of any luxurious Raffles Hotel suite of their choosing.
The Curious Case of the Missing Peranakan Treasure
Address: Raffles Hotel Singapore, 1 Beach Road, S189673
8. Through the Eyes of a Child: Art by Quek Hong Shin
Discover the cultural icons that defined Singapore before it became the bustling metropolis of today. Showcasing the vanishing collective memories from a time when coconut trees towered over attap houses, and children played in the busy back-alleys of old Chinatown – this exhibition by Quek Hong Shin features the people and places inspired by the artist’s childhood in the 1980s.
Complete with 14 artworks from his popular book series’: The Amazing Sarong, The Incredible Basket, The Brilliant Oil Lamp and The Marvellous Sugee Cake, this exhibition will also include new illustrations created specifically for the event.
Through the Eyes of a Child: Art by Quek Hong Shin
Address: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Levels 9 and 10 Foyer, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
Date: 2 April – 31 August 2021
Hours: 10am – 8pm
9. Miss Fitz Free Flow Mediterranean Brunch
Miss Fitz Kitchen + Bar is a bright, open sanctuary in the Singapore CBD serving a selection of contemporary food, wine, and easy drinking cocktails with a retro Mediterranean vibe. This April, expect an array of unique gourmet experiences with the inclusion of a free flow Mediterranean boozy brunch on 2nd April, and a Social Saturday x Wine Mouth collaborative event on the 10th.
Showcasing a la carte Mediterranean brunch food items in the form of the Spanish Tortilla with eggs, potatoes, baby spinach, red onions, cilantro, spices and sour cream for $15, and the Miss Fitz Turkish Breakfast with eggs made your way, homemade hummus, Sicilian olives, cucumber tomato salad, feta and sourdough for S$20 – Miss Fitz Kitchen + Bar also invites you to indulge in their 3-hour free flow cocktail punch bowls, red, white & rose wine, plus all types of spirits & beers for an estimated S$98++!
Miss Fitz Free Flow Mediterranean Brunch
Address: 6 Marina Boulevard, 01-17 The Sail at Marina Bay, Singapore 018980
Hours: (Mon-Sun) 11:00am – 10:30pm
10. A Tapestry of Sacred Music
A Tapestry of Sacred Music was first launched by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay in 2009. The festival offers the rare opportunity for everyone to encounter the beauty of these varied cultural expressions practised by communities all over the world, in a secular setting. Over the past ten years, we have showcased as many as 23 different spiritual traditions, as well as 56 different cultural communities, creating a rich tapestry of some of humanity’s most affecting and powerful musical expressions.
Commemorating the event’s 11th edition, the 2021 Tapestry of Sacred Music will take place from now till 21st April, and provide insight on the dualities of joy and sorrow, darkness and light, good and evil. Showcasing a wide variety of performances from one literally held in darkness in the acoustically resonant Esplanade Concert Hall, to a colourful ritual theatre in the outdoors with gods battling multi-headed serpents, the free-of-charge event presents the works of artists who practise within places of worship not commonly accessible outside of their community, and others who come from further abroad and are torchbearers of their own traditions.
A Tapestry of Sacred Music
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, S038981