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Things to do this Weekend in Singapore (13-15 March)

1. #BuySingLit

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Support local writers, book publishers, retailers and literary non-profits at this event that champions Singapore literature. Attend writing workshops, dramatic readings, interactive exhibitions and multi-sensory activities. 

Date: 13-15 March 2020

Location: Multiple venues across Singapore including City Link Mall, Bras Basah Complex and Haque Centre of Acting & Creativity

Opening hours: Various timings 

Admission: Free

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2. Symphony in the Gardens: Gardens by the Bay

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Pack your picnic basket and blanket to Gardens by the Bay for a unique orchestra experience under the stars and among the Supertrees. Listen to sounds by Brahms, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Prokofiev and Lully as the sun sets. Conducted by Grammy-nominated Darrell Ang and performed by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. 

Date: 15 March 2020

Location: Gardens by the Bay

Opening hours: From 6.30pm

Admission: Free

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3. Arts in Your Neighbourhood: March Edition

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Discover the friendly neighbourhood of Bukit Panjang in the 14th edition of Arts in Your Neighbourhood, an initiative by the National Arts Council to bring enriching art experiences. Look forward to over 40 art activities across 15 locations, including a dance performance on a moving bus and former karang guni Uncle Teong’s experiences as a rag and bone man. 

Date: Till 29 March 2020

Location: Multiple venues across Singapore 

Opening hours: Various timings 

Admission: Free

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4. Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market

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Shop everything vintage including haute couture, home decor, vinyl records and more at Singapore’s premiere vintage flea market. Meet craftsmen and collectors, choose from 40-60 booths of old school goodness, and listen to live DJs spin. 

Date: 13-15 March 2020

Location: Katong Square 

Opening hours: 4pm-10pm

Admission: Free

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5. This Is The 90s

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Take a trip down memory lane with sing-your-heart out anthems from the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Nirvana, TLC and more at Cherry Discotheque’s ‘90s party. Free entry for the first 100 ladies before midnight, and feel free to come in your best ‘90s ‘fit. 

Date: 13 March 2020

Location: 133 Cecil St, Singapore 069535

Opening hours: 10.30pm-3am

Admission: $30 (comes with one free drink)

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6. Sunday Social Market

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Get the best of music, fashion and food at Camp Kilo’s usual Sunday Social Market. Shop clothing, accessories, crafts, bakes from artisanal crafts and indulge in Camp Kilo’s roasts. Vendors this weekend include ZENKO Superfoods, Nikki Bakes and weakforbatik. Feel free to bring your pet along too! 

Date: 15 March 2020

Location: 66 Kampong Bugis, Level 1, Singapore 338987

Opening hours: 12pm-10pm

Admission: Free

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7. El Jefe 5D Movie Dining Experience

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Whip up your sight, smell and taste buds at local culinary school Cookyn Inc’s 5D movie dining experience. This sensory movie screening will take you through a six-course meal featuring food served in the film El Jefe, such as Roasted Pork Belly with Garlic Chilli Paste & Carrot Puree, Cuban Popcorn and more! 

Date: 13, 14, 20 and 21 March 2020

Location: 31 Ah Hood Road, HometeamNS-JOM Clubhouse #01-04, Singapore 329979

Opening hours: 7pm-9pm

Admission: $65

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8. SG Bedok Reservoir Walk – World Water Day Awareness

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Learn more about climate change and earth’s resources by surrounding yourself with nature. Join Singaporean travel boutique company Travel Wander in taking a walk around Bedok Reservoir. This mini tour will explore the history and surroundings of Bedok Reservoir, followed by brunch at Tampines Hub Hawker Centre. 

Date: 14 March 2020

Location: Bedok Reservoir 

Opening hours: 7.30am-10.30am

Admission: Free 


9. Arty Afternoon: Patterns at Play

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Immerse yourself in shapes and colours at STPI’s windmill-making workshop. Get to try out basic relief-painting, create your own pattern-filled windmill, learn about graphics and illusion and more! Suitable for all ages. 

Date: 15 March 2020

Location: 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236

Opening hours: 1pm-4pm

Admission: Free

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10. Sakura Matsuri: Tale of the Peach Boy

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Spring is here, but you don’t have to travel all the way to Taiwan or Japan to marvel at cherry blossoms. Find over 20 pink and white varieties at Gardens by the Bay’s annual floral display set. Also get to discover the tale of the legendary Momotary, a boy born from a peach and take pictures at Japanese tea houses and torii gates. 

Date: 6-29 Mar 2020

Location: Gardens by the Bay

Opening hours: From 9am

Admission: From $8 

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11. Good Dates/Bad Dates

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Everyone has their share of bad dates — confront and relive those moments through Javanese illustrator HAFI’s solo art show. Her exhibition will showcase vibrant illustrations of real dating disasters she experienced in Singapore; from struggling to stay interested in the conversation and waiting to go home. There’s bound to be something you can relate to. 

Date: Till 15 Mar 2020

Location: Oxley Bizhub Singapore

Opening hours: 7.30pm-10.30pm

Admission: Free

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12. Every Step Counts

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What if we told you that you could walk with a Benesse Prize winner? Join multidisciplinary artist and winner of the 12th Benesse Prize, Amanda Heng, as she revisits her Let’s Walk series, first performed in 1999. In her projections along the Esplanade Tunnel, she moves forward, looks back, turns inwards and ventures outwards — feel free to join along. 

Date: Till 22 Mar 2020

Location: Esplanade Tunnel 

Opening hours: All day 

Admission: Free 

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13. Will You Do You?

Are you ready to defend Singapore, especially with current issues like digital threats, climate change and trade wars? This special exhibition by the Singapore Discovery Centre explores how everyone can be better prepared to deal with these challenges. The exhibition will also cast a spotlight on three pillars of defence in Singapore: Digital Defence, Economic Defence, and Psychological Defence. 

Date: Till 22 Mar 2020

Location: 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365

Opening hours: 9am-6pm 

Admission: Free 

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14. Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Cao Fei

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Take a walk up to National Gallery’s rooftop and admire not just the view but an exhibition by Cao Fei, one of China’s leading contemporary artists. Cao will be presenting Fu Cha, a large-scale kinetic sculpture installation that studies Asia’s history on migration and Singapore’s identity as a port city. This installation is also Cao’s first presentation for the new year before her exhibitions in London and Beijing. 

Date: 17 Jan – Oct 24 2020

Location: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957 

Opening hours: 10am-7pm
Admission: Free

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15. Lorongs of Wisdom 2020

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Geylang is notorious for its sleazy reputation — but is there more to this neighbourhood? Find out more about Singapore’s red light district through a tour by Geylang Adventures, a social initiative that focuses on the different dimensions of Geylang. Part of the Singapore Biennale, this tour involves a 3-hour walk performance to discover Geylang in a new light. Find out more here

Date: Multiple dates

Location: 1 Lor 23 Geylang Road, Singapore 388352

Opening hours: 7pm-10pm

Admission: From $53 

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16. We Bare Bears x Kumoya Pop Up Cafe

Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears (WBB) will be taking over Kumoya Cafe with their first ever pop-up. Look forward to a WBB-themed food menu designed by bento artist Shirley Wong and the Kumoya kitchen team. Get to purchase exclusive merchandise and stand to win a giant 90cm plush Ice Bear worth $199 when you spend $108 in a single receipt. 

Date: 4 Jan – 12 April 2020 

Location: 8 Jln Klapa, Singapore 199320

Opening hours: 12pm-9.30pm (Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays), 12pm-10.30pm (Fridays-Saturdays). Closed on Mondays. 

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17. #FutureTogether at Gardens by the Bay

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In honour of Singapore’s bicentennial, Japanese art collection teamLab and Gardens by the Bay has come together to present #FutureTogether, a futuristic light exhibition. Egg-shaped structures light up and change in colour when touched, and seasonal flowers scatter and change hourly. While #FutureTogether officially runs from 16 Jan next year, the outdoor artworks are available for viewing from 15 Dec. 

Date: From 15 Dec 2019 

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr 

Opening hours: 9am-late 

Admission: Free for Singaporeans, $10 for foreigners 

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18. Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience

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Learn more about the wild at Living Worlds, the world’s first travelling wildlife and exploration exhibition. Created and produced by Kingsmen in collaboration with Discovery Inc. and Science Centre Singapore, this exhibition brings the animal kingdom to life with cutting edge multimedia storytelling and immersive experiences. 

Date: Till 22 Mar 2020

Address: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Road Singapore

Opening hours: 10am-6pm

Admission: From $18

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19.  2219: Futures Imagined

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Wonder what our world will look like in the next 200 years? Step into the future as various artists, architects, filmmakers and writers imagine what the future will be like at this immersive exhibition at ArtScience Museum. The exhibition will take you through five acts, including scenarios like the impact of climate change. 

Date: Till 5 Apr 2020 

Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue

Opening hours: From 10am 

Admission: From $16

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20. Experience a fairytale with Disney: The Animation

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Whether you’re a Disney fan or not, we think you’d enjoy this exhibition. Appreciate what goes on behind-the-scenes in the drawing room and marvel at over 500 original paintings and sketches from over the course of 90 years, curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. From timeless classics like Steamboat Willie (1982) to recent blockbusters Moana (2016), the exhibition pays homage to the artistry and technological innovation that have brought Disney’s world-renowned characters to life. 

In addition, get to see exclusive artworks from the upcoming Frozen 2! Tickets are highly in demand, so to avoid disappointment, book them before going down.

Date: Till 29 Mar 2020

Address: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm

Admission: From $19

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