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

It’s a public holiday on Monday! Well, this means that you can have fun all weekend without worrying about Monday blues. From movies and theatre shows to pop-up markets, you will definitely find something to do this weekend.

  1. Thai Festival 2019

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Celebrate all things Thai at the Thai Festival 2019. This annual festival will be held at the Thai Embassy in Orchard. Munch on Thai treats such as mango sticky rice while watching various cultural performances. There are also booths selling clothes and accessories there!
Date: 16th – 19th May 2019
Address: Royal Thai Embassy
Opening hours: 11am to 9pm

SG:Digital Wonderland 2019

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Singapore’s largest tech carnival is back! Previously known as Tech Saturday, SG:Digital Wonderland promises an exciting lineup of programmes suitable for all ages. The carnival is split into three sections: Discover, Experience and Innovate. There is a wide range of activities in each section. Choose from 20 workshops such as learning to create a mobile app or building a toy for children with special needs. You can also participate in the virtual reality Zombie Busters game! There is even a drone arcade where one of the games involves using a drone converted race car to race it in water.
Date: 18th – 19th May 2019
Address: Suntec City Convention Centre, Hall 404 – 406
Opening hours: 11am to 8pm
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3. Ocean Fest: The Noisy Ocean @ S.E.A Aquarium

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Ocean Fest is back this year and starts this Friday! With the theme ‘The Noisy Ocean’, the activities are centred around the sounds from the deep blue oceans. The activity “Sound Box Blasting” lets you have a 3D experience of how marine animals feel when there are underwater blasting and drilling. You can also discover the different sounds of the oceans at the Sound Stations.
Date: 17th May – 30th June 2019
Address: S.E.A Aquarium
Opening hours: 10am – 7pm
Tickets: $20 – $40
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4. Dempsey Village Farmers Market

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The Farmers Market is back at Dempsey for one day only! Look out for organic produce and goods from local makers at the market. There are also three different workshops (Soapmaking, History of Weeds and Making Nasi Ulam) for you to attend. But you will have to register beforehand. While some vendors accept PayLah and PayNow, you are encouraged to bring cash. Do bring along your own bag as well to reduce waste!

Date: 18th May
Address: SIRI HOUSE DEMPSEY 8D Dempsey Road #01-02, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 249672
Opening hours: 9am – 5pm

5. Civilised by The Necessary Stage

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Support local with The Necessary Stage’s new play, Civilised. This play, written by Haresh Sharma and directed by Alvin Tan, explores the effects of colonisation while also examining how present-day Singapore continues to colonise through money and discrimination.  Do note that it is rated R18 due to mature content and coarse language. Students, senior citizens and NSFs can purchase the tickets at a subsidised rate!
Date: 15th – 18th & 22nd – 25th May 2019, 8pm
18th – 19th & 25th – 26th May 2019, 3pm
Address: The Necessary Stage Black Box Theatre
278 Marine Parade Road
Marine Parade Community Building, B1-02
Singapore 449282
Tickets: $28 – $36
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6. Naiise Iconic Open House

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Naiise Iconic will be joining the list of stores in Jewel Changi Airport! It will feature local designers and a range of products. They are having their open house this weekend and there are so many things you can do there! There will be a gift bar where you can customise the products and gift wrap. After you are done shopping, you can stop by their Tea Bar by Teapasar and The Pantry where you can relax with pastries, ice-cream and coffee. If you sign up for their newsletter, you might also win one of the 1,000 welcome gift bags (worth $100+).
Date: 18th – 20th May
Address: Jewel Changi Airport
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
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7. Screening of ‘1987: Untracing the Conspiracy’

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‘1987: Untracing the Conspiracy’ recounts the details of infamous Operation Spectrum where 22 people were arrested and detained without trial. Ex-detainees share how they were physically and psychologically tortured by their interrogators. This film is also the winner of the Best Southeast Asian Feature in Freedom Film Festival 2015 and there will be a post-screening Q&A with ex-detainees and the director of the film. If Singapore history is your thing, be sure to check out this film in this rare screening. However, note that this film is R21.
Date: 19th May, 2pm
Address: The Projector
6001 Beach Road #05-00 Golden Mile Tower
Singapore 199589
Tickets: $11.50 – $13.50

8. International Museum Day at National Museum Singapore

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Spend International Museum Day with National Museum Singapore! Participate in a variety of activities such as a scavenger hunt in the permanent galleries or drop by their craft stations and make your own memento. There is also a tour of this 132-year-old building for 15 pairs of parents and child. So do register ASAP as slots are on a first come first serve basis!
Date: 18th May, 11am – 5pm
Address: National Museum of Singapore
Tickets: Free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, $10 – $15 for Non-Singaporeans.
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9. Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019

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16th May marks the beginning of the 42nd Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA). SIFA 2019 has a range of arts events from specially curated films screening to exciting dance performances and even talks for you to attend. Both local artists and international artists from as far as South Africa are involved in this year’s festival. Do purchase your tickets soon as some programmes are already sold out!
Date: 16th May – 2nd June
Address: Various
Tickets: Free – $150

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10. Bayfront Pop-Up Market

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Bayfront Pop-Up Market happens every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Bayfront Plaza (SG50 Lattice). There is a wide range of items from clothes to novelty goods up for purchase!

Date: 17th – 19th May 2019
Address: Bayfront Plaza
Opening hours: 5pm – 9pm on Fridays I 11am – 9pm on Saturday and Sundays
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11. 22 Stories

22 stories, 22 characters, 22 rooms to explore. This is Andsoforth’s biggest immersive installation ever, and they’ve gone all the way with what we’re looking at to be this year’s most Instagrammable exhibition. Each of the 22 rooms are all inspired by various scenes in fairytales, split into 4 zones: Grimmsneyland, Land Of Nights, Wonderland, and Storyland. Get ready for Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, huge swans, magical beanstalks, croquet grounds, and more. You’ll be lucky to spot Cinderella or The Little Mermaid as they spontaneously appear, if not you can just fill your tummies over at the Wonder Bar with farm-to-table meals from Farm Appetit.
Date: 24 April – 8 June 2019
Opening hours: Fri from 5.30pm – 9.30pm, Sat& Sun from 10am – 2pm and 5.30pm – 9.30pm
Address: 200 Pandan Gardens (Beside Ayer Rajah CC)
Tickets: $38 per person, available now online
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12. Geylang Serai Bazaar 2019
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The annual Hari Raya Bazaar is back this weekend, and will be running for the next month. Crowds flock to the stalls lining the streets around the Wisma Geylang Serai area to break fast with the various mouth-watering eats and shop decorative items like traditional clothes and rugs. And in case your intention to go is just for the ‘gram, this year’s bazaar will have a heavier focus on traditional Malay food and lesser ‘hipster’ food stalls. But all stalls will be Halal, and you can expect offerings like lobster rolls and a White Rabbit bucket drink.
Date: 3 May – 5 June 2019
Address: area around Wisma Geylang Serai

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