Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore (26th – 28th April)

Wind down April to the tunes of The Phantom Of The Opera, one of the biggest musical productions ever that is finally returning to our shores or drop by Public Garden, the largest regional flea market to pick up quirky and unique trinkets from local and international designers. And for the foodies, Shilin Night Market and a free flow hot pot and alcohol pop-up dining experience is happening this weekend!

1. Phantom Of The Opera

The longest running show on Broadway is making its long-awaited return to Marina Bay Sands Theatre again to thrill theatre goers. Opening this week on 24 April and running until 8 June, The Phantom Of The Opera is a tale of unrequited love and passion set in the Paris Opera House when a disfigured musical genius falls in love with a young soprano protégé. The theatre masterpiece written by Andrew Lloyd Weber is back with an award-winning score featuring classic songs like “All I Ask Of You”, “Masquerade”, and “Music Of The Night”.

Date: 24 April – 8 June 2019
Address: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenune, Singapore 018956
Tickets: from $75 to $225, now available online via Sistic 

2. Shilin Night Market 

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Source: (left) @daveltk/ Instagram

The largest and probably the most famous night market in Taiwan is coming to Singapore over these two weekends. Held at The Grounds@Kranji at Singapore Turf Club, the Shilin Night Market will have the best of Taiwanese street grub and souvenirs. Taiwanese designers and artists will be also making a trip down all the way from Taiwan, and you’ll be able to score unique loots like totes, bucket hats, and jewelry. Keep busy with arcade games, KTV booths, live music performances and even movie screenings!

Date:19 – 21 April 2019, 26 – 28 April 2019, 3pm – 11pm daily
Address: The Grounds@Kranji (Singapore Turf Club Carpark B)
Free entry! 
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3. Transfix Presents Cosmic Gate 

As part of their 20th anniversary tour, legendary trance DJs Cosmic Gate will be making a quick pit stop at Zouk this Saturday to bring their surreal soundscape as you travel to space and back on the dance floor. The German duo was last here less than a year ago, but they’ve promised something special for trance fans – and you’ll have to go down to find out what!

Date: 27 April 2019, 10pm – 4am
Address: Zouk, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, 179022
Tickets: $35 for ladies, $45 for men, available at the door
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4. Free-flow hot pot and tipples at Dragon Boat 

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Love hot pot? And beer? This pop up might just be for you! Dragon Boat offers up a secret pop-up dining experience so exclusvie you don’t even know where you’ll be dining until you arrive. The only thing you can expect is free flow Chinese hot pot, beer and wine. For just $79++ a person, you’ll get broth with sliced beef, pork, salmon, as well as all the other sides like vegetables noodles and sauces. Beer, white and red wine is included too. Limited to just 30 diners every night, so only invite those who you really want to enjoy a secluded dinner with!

Date: 23 – 30 April 2019
Address: entrance at Duxton Plain Park – exact directions given upon booking
Price:$79++ per person for free flow alcohol and hot pot, $49++ for just hot pot. Whatsapp +65 8127 2728 to book.
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5. Feather Blade Pop Up – Inspired by English Steakhouse Flat Iron

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Inspired by his time at English steakhouse Flat Iron, Sheen started his own pop-up steakhouse here in Singapore so that everyone can enjoy good steak at a good price. A 200g fillet of steak only costs $21 at Feather Blade, and is slathered in butter and cooked sous vide before being seared for that smoky, charred flavor. The menu only has one main – steak, but there are four different sides and a wider selection of beers, spirits and wines to choose from to go with your meat. The Feather Blade will be setting up shop at Zui Hong Lou temporarily, with plans for a more permanent location in the future.

Date: Every weekend till end April 2019
Address: Zui Hong Lou, 90 Club Street, Singapore 069458
Expected damage: steak at $21++, sides from $7++ and alcohol drinks from $14++

6. Public Garden

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Discover unexpected treasures at the Public Garden, where independent labels and eccentric designers from Singapore and everywhere else come together this weekend to showcase the best of their wares in a flurry of quirky creativity and expression. Shop all sorts of goodies like fashion apparel, jewelry, accessories, art and even skincare and beauty products. Some brands and designers might even take customizations so you can truly own something unique.

Date: 27 – 28 April 2019
Address: Hall 403, Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Center, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039
Free Entry! 
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7. Kaskade and Showtek dropping the beats next at Marquee

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Continuing the party over at Marquee is Kaskade on the 26th and Showtek on the 27th to party it up in style! Judging by the queue last weekend to get into the hottest club in town, make sure to head down early and don’t go for that smoke break until you’re ready to leave. Queues aside, the megaclub is still a fantastical adult playground, with a ferris wheel that doubles as a photo booth and a 3 story high slide.

Date: 26 – 27 April 2019, 11pm till late
Address: B1-67, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands
Tickets: $28 for females and $38 for males at the door, includes 1 house pour per ticket
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8. Gardens By The Bay: Tulipmania

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It’s Amsterdam’s turn to take the spotlight for Tulipmania! Fields of tulips are blooming in the Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay, with over 35 varieties of tulip in vibrant colours. Be transported into the idyllic pastoral landscapes of Dutch countrysides, with towering windmills and farmhouses with thatched roofs.

If you’re posting those snaps to the ‘gram, drop in the hashtags #gardensbythebay #GBTulipmania #KLM and tag @gardensbythebay @KLM, and you might win a trip to Amsterdam! Seniors get an additional 50% off their tickets if they purchase them at the Gardens.

Date: 12 April – 20 May 2019
Address: Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Tickets: $12 for one conservatory, $20 for two conservatories
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9. ArtScience Museum: Wonderland

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Source: Phoebe Powell

Fall down the rabbit hole at ArtScience Museum’s upcoming exhibition revolving around our favourite curious girl Alice as she ventures into Wonderland. The immersive exhibition takes visitors into the magical world of Alice through theatrical sets, eye-catching props and secret doorways. And of course, join the iconic Mad Hatter’s Tea Party brought to life by digital projections.

Date: 13 April – 22 September 2019
Address: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Tickets: $16 for Singapore Residents and $19 for a regular ticket, now available online
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10. Packaging Matters exhibition at National Gallery

Brands have all established that nostalgia works, and the latest exhibition at the National Museum takes a dive into the complex history of food packaging in Singapore. Curious about how Horlicks cans and Tiger Beer looked like when they were first released? Head down to the Stamford Gallery to find out more about bottling and canning factories back in the early 20th century, and how some brands have changed their packaging over the years.

Date: until 15 September 2019, 10am – 7pm daily
Address: Stamford Gallery, Level 1, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, S178897
Free entry!
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