The much-awaited long weekend is finally here! Treat yourself to several days of exploration, entertainment, indulgence, and other Instagram-worthy experiences!
1.HUGO Boss x Russell Athletic Showcase
Two brands present modern athleisure in a playful collection which integrates Russell Athletic’s long heritage in leisure and sportswear with Boss’ high comfort and impeccable style. Commemorating the unisex launch in Singapore, both brands have brought an immersive, off-court experience to Orchard Road.
Situated within Mandarin Gallery, this predominantly pink basketball-themed pop-up features a vending machine displaying a selection of Boss x Russell Athletic off-court classics and limited-edition basketballs, as well as a striking basketball court and bleachers display for the ‘gram. Take it a step further and put your hoop skills to the test against an AR basketball game that’s available in-store via a QR code!
HUGO Boss x Russell Athletic Showcase
Address: Mandarin Gallery, 333 Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
2. Playdate Pop-Up
Playdate, a digital second hand thrift store, a sister project of The Fashion Pulpit is organising its very first pop up sale this Labour Day weekend! Taking place from 1st to 2nd May 2021, the Playdate pop-up thrift sales will showcase a diverse range of over 5000 pieces of specially curated, preloved clothing which range from floral printed dresses, to edgy and vibrant tops.
Open to all, the Playdate pop-up thrift sale is a family-friendly event providing second hand clothing on a first-come-first-serve basis. With no changing available, each customer will be allowed a maximum of 1-hour to shop, and charged an additional $0.50 per bag in the event that one does not have their own.
Address: 5 Straits View, Marina One The Heart, 01-01, Singapore 018935. (Marina Bay MRT exit B or DownTown MRT exit E)
Operating Hours: 11am-6pm
3. Street Corner Heritage Galleries
In an effort to strengthen partnerships with communities and raise awareness of and foster deeper appreciation for heritage in everyday spaces, the National Heritage Board (NHB) has officially launched its Street Corner Heritage Galleries scheme. Working in close collaboration with local shop owners with at least 30 years of history in selected precincts, the Street Corner Heritage Galleries scheme will work to co-create mini-museums that showcase the heritage behind each business and trade.
Located on-site, these galleries will display the historical documents, photographs and artefacts that have long characterised each shop. Kicking-off within the Balestier neighbourhood, interested passersby and history buffs are invited to visit Loong Fatt Tau Sar Piah, Loy Kee Best Chicken Rice, Lim Kay Khee Optical and Contact Lens Centre, Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory, and Sweetlands Confectionery and Bakery!
4. Museum of Ice Cream-Themed Pop-Up
The Museum of Ice Cream is coming to Singapore and there’s a free themed pop-up at Orchard to get us excited! Giving guests a taste of the Instagram-worthy installations which await them in August, Design Orchard’s free preview of the experience is set to feature a wide array of exclusive Museum of Ice Cream-themed products by homegrown brands.
Beyond offering merchandise in the form of tote bags, unique sportswear by Kydra Activewear, and 100% pure soy wax candles by Artisan of Sense, guests are invited to indulge in The Ice Cream & Cookie Co.’s Singapore-inspired flavours which include, Lychee Bandung, Malty Boba, and Taro Milk Tea worth $6 per cup, and local craft brewer, Brewlander’s raspberry and pink guava American Wheat beer for an estimated $7.90.
Spanning an estimated 1-hour per session, the Design Orchard Museum of Ice Cream pop-up yoga sessions will be hosted by ClassPass in a rooftop oasis of pink palm trees. Complete with a complimentary treat of either ink guava and raspberry flavoured Brewlander beer or a scoop of Singapore-flavoured ice cream, interested guests will need at least 10 classpass credits to participate and can schedule their session online via the Classpass app or website.
Museum of Ice Cream Pop-Up @ Design Orchard
Address: 250 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238905
Date: 30th April – 27 May 2021
5. A Male Nude Show
Richard Koh Fine Art (RKFA) has announced Malaysian artists Eiffel Chong and James Seet’s first two-man exhibition with RKFA in Singapore. Titled ‘It’s A Male Nude Show’, this exhibition offers viewers an untraditional form of viewing the male body, which Western patriarchy has understood in conventional, male-centric ways. Backed by an aim to reveal the societal expectation for men to adopt roles of masculinity and invulnerability, this exhibition unveils our inherent prejudice via photographic works of young bodies in a state of contemplation, reverie, and a state of elevated thought, ‘beyond the drudgery of social conformity and, more importantly, the burden of mortality’.
EIFFEL CHONG & JAMES SEET – IT’S A MALE NUDE SHOW
Address: Richard Koh Fine Art, Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-26 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444
Date: 29th April – 22 May
Time: (Tues-Sat): 11am-7pm
6. Hings Lim Wonderland Exhibition
Malaysian artist, Hings Lim presents his recent artwork in a virtual group exhibition, titled ‘Wonderland’. Featuring artists of the Chinese diaspora that are all based in US, the exhibition takes form via an abandoned amusement park project located in Chenzhuang Village, China, and addresses the the performativity of things through a process-oriented and interdisciplinary practice which translates into diverse use of mediums including video, image, object, performance, and situation.
HINGS LIM – WONDERLAND
Date: 6 March – 14 May 2021
7. Singapore Chinese Film Festival
The ninth Singapore Film Festival will take place from now till 9th May 2021! Presenting original Chinese films that reflect diverse values and are internationally recognized, the latest edition of the much awaited Singapore Film Festival will take the form of a hybrid event with in-cinema screenings at Oldham Theatre, FilmGarde Bugis+, Golden Village Suntec City and VivoCity, as well as virtual screenings available on Shaw KinoLounge.
Spotlighting over 40 films and shorts, film enthusiasts can expect to view an array of cult favourites, classic films, and new creative works including the event’s opening film Hand Rolled Cigarette which follows a retired British Chinese soldier, a young South Asian man, and an encounter at the notorious Chungking Mansions.
Singapore Chinese Film Festival
End Date: 9 May 2021
8. Hack It Seafood Pop-Up
Bringing the most enjoyable yet messy affair to a physical storefront, Singapore’s revered one-stop crustacean delivery service, ‘HACK IT Seafood’, invites you to walk in, order, and enjoy cracking the high quality live and fresh seafood in-store, right on the table top!
Complete with a medley of seafood such as chili crab, black pepper crab, salted egg crab, clams, mussels, prawns, and pearl corn with exclusive dine-in prices starting from $40, HACK IT Seafood presents the $40 ‘Xiao Long Xia’ In A Pack, $62 Crab In A Pack, $62 Lobster In A Pack, and $100 Deluxe Seafood Pack which comprises of 600g of live mud crab, 500g of live Boston lobster, 100g of clams, 100g of mussels, 200g of prawns, and 100g of pearl corn. Other offerings include, the all-new Nonya Sauce, plus old favourites in the form of the Chilli Crab Sauce, Black Pepper Sauce, Mala Sauce or Creamy Butter Sauce, topped by a choice of Garlic Fried Rice, Instant Noodles, or Penne Pasta, alongside Nonya Prawn Fritters, and a tropical flavoured Yaya Papaya Salad.
HACK IT Seafood Pop-Up
Address: 20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-48, The Riverwalk, Singapore 058416
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 2:30pm, and 5:30pm – 10:00pm, daily
Date: 12 April – 11 May 2021
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9. Sky High Hawker
Southeast Asia’s renowned rooftop restaurant with a stunning view of the Singapore skyline from 57 floors up, invites you to celebrate Singapore’s culinary diversity this weekend! Presenting a variety of signature and exclusive dishes presented by an all-star cast of Ce La Vi’s most loved chefs and hawkers, the Sky High Hawker event is set to feature Chef Ratree, Chef Joey Sergentakis, Pastry Chef Kelvin Chia and Head Mixologist Andrew Hyman, alongside the likes of Chef Jo Ann Ng, Chef Vincent Wong, Chef Shah Indra, Chef Manjit Kaur, Chef Hayden Yeow, and Chef Sheen Jet Leong, from 1st to 2nd May 2021.
Sky High Hawker
Address: CÉ LA VI Restaurant, SkyPark at Marina Bay Sands, Tower 3
Operating Hours: 12pm-10pm
Dates: 1st – 2nd May 2021
10. Grand Park City Hall Glampcation
Wine and dine under the stars, in a tent or gazebo, on the rooftop of Grand Park City Hall! Worth an estimated $88+ per person, with a minimum spend of $350+ per tent or gazebo, each glamping picnic invites groups of up to 5 individuals to gather and indulge in an array of tablescape-style mini beef burgers, plant-based tacos, foie gras, chili crab mousse, and lobster, plus free-flow soft drinks – with two main seating available at 5:30pm to 7:30pm, and 8pm to 10pm.
Priced slightly higher at approximately $538+ for a group of two individuals, the Grand Park City Hall glampcation experience includes Glamping Picnic in a tent or gazebo, a one-night stay in a suite with breakfast for two persons, and complimentary parking! Starting at $538+ for a Junior Suite, the glampcation experience prices can go up to $1,238+ for the hotel’s most luxurious Coleman Suite.
Interested guests should note that a one day advance booking is required for the glamping picnic and glampcation. These bookings must be done through the hotel’s online form or by clicking on the reservation button. Full prepayment is required at the time of reservation, and additional glampcation guests will be required to top up $88+ per pax. Additional glampcation guests are capped at +3 pax.
Grand Park City Hall
Address: 10 Coleman St, Singapore 179809
End Date: 30th June 2021