Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore (31st August – 2nd September)

Festivals and events in Singapore

Gear up for the new month with a jam-packed weekend full of exciting festivals and bazaars happening back-to-back! Covering everything from food and alcohol with events like Beerfest Asia, Chang Sensory Trails, and World Food Fair, to unconventional dance parties held at 6AM in the morning on a riverboat, you’ll be in for a fulfilling and whirlwind 2 days.

1. Beerfest Asia 2018

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If an ice cold beer is one of the ways to your heart, head down to Beerfest Asia 2018, the celebration of all things beer! Expect over 600 local and international brands to chug from, a limited edition Beerfest Asia Birthday Beer created by breweries from all around the world, and lots of other unique craft concoctions like sour and fruity brews.

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Beer highlights include Germany’s Schneider Weisse and Spain’s Estrella Galicia, and craft beer fanatics can keep a lookout for brews from passionate breweries like Epicurean Nomad, Puntastic Beverages, and The Mad Tapper too! 

Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore (31st August - 2nd September) 13Burgers and fries from 25 Degrees. Source: 25 Degrees Singapore

Of course, food will also be available to go with your beers, with F&B vendors like 25 Degrees, Easy Eggs, The 1925 Brewing Co. Restaurant, and more.

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There’ll even be beer workshops, a beer run, beer yoga, and plenty of carnival game stalls and inflatables to let your hair down and play to your heart’s content, and if you’re looking for something more relaxing, unwind to the tunes of live local bands, DJs, and tribute acts performing Coldplay, Queen, and U2 instead. 

Click here to purchase your tickets!

Address: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Date: 30th August – 2nd September
Ticket Pricing: $20 – $150
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2. World Food Fair 2018

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Foodies, this one’s for you – the annual World Food Fair is finally back and it’s the largest one yet! Boasting over 200 local and international F&B vendors, you can indulge in exclusive delicacies hailing from Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Europe, enjoy promotional prices, and catch cooking demonstrations by professional chefs.

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Some of the vendors include KECha Singapore (N23) with their revamped Fruity Flora Tea Series, Ocean Seafood (G57) and their over-the-top abalone, lobster, and oyster Laksas, and Peng Guan Bak Kwa (E39) with their barbecued pork going at an amazing discount of just $10/500g – the usual Bee Cheng Hiang ones retail at $56/1kg!

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Plus, there’ll even be deals like a free Durian Ice-Cream Cone up for redemption from House of Durian (J51), so keep a lookout on their Facebook page for more promotions!

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Address: Singapore Expo Hall 5, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150
Date & Time: 30th August – 2nd September | 11AM – 10PM
Website

3. Chang Sensory Trails 2018

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If you’re a big fan of Thai cuisine, you’ll be pleased to know that the popular Thai food festival Chang Sensory Trails is finally here! Having met with resounding success during its pitstop in London and Los Angeles, you can be sure that you’ll be in for a great night out with plenty of Chang beer and delicious feasts prepared by 8 local Thai restaurants.

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Dig into signature dishes like Gin Khao’s famed Watermelon Fried Rice ($13), Aroy Dee’s Thai Style Prime Ribs with Aroydee Signature Sauce ($8) and Stir-Fried Soft Shell Crab and Garlic ($12), and Long Chim’s Spicy Pork with Rice Cake and Betel Leaf ($12)!

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A designated photo wall will also be erected for you to snap away, and local bands O.K Ready! and 53A will be performing eclectic tunes to groove to.

Address: The Lawn @ Marina Bay, 8A Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018984
Date & Time: 31st August – 1st September | 4PM – 10PM
Website

4. Wheeler’s Market

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Clock in some downtime at Wheeler’s Market, the Instagrammable Wheeler’s Estate’s first-ever creative bazaar! Filled with talented buskers and 22 retail vendors for you to browse and shop from leisurely, you can find unique fashion pieces, handmade crafts, aesthetic home decor, and even biking gear from Artisan & Fox, CAMIRA ASRORI, Wheeler’s Yard Bike, and more.

Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore (31st August - 2nd September) 8Sustainable hand-woven bags from Artisan & Fox. Source: Artisan & Fox

Photo-worthy grubs from Holy Gucamoleh and The Baking Rooster will also be on sale, so don’t worry if you get peckish!

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Address: Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798386
Date & Time: 1st – 2nd September | 9AM – 6PM
Website

5. Israel Film Festival 2018

Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore (31st August - 2nd September) 1Waltz with Bashir. Source: The Projector

Film buffs, make time in your schedule for the Israel Film Festival 2018. Held at The Projector, catch a specially-curated lineup of award-winning movies that includes the poignant Waltz with Bashir, the heart-wrenching drama The Cakemaker, and dark comedy Longing.

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Click here to check the movie screening timings and purchase your tickets!

Address: The Projector, #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589
Date: 29th August – 2nd September
Ticket Pricing: $13.50
Website

6. Straight Outta Golden Mile

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Excite the adventurous hipster in you with a night out at Straight Outta Golden Mile, a block party held at Golden Mile’s rooftop carpark! Expect a wide variety of music genres ranging from hip-hop and afrobeat to soul, jazz, and funk, and a lineup of local and international DJ spinning live like Shellsuit and Intriguant.

What’s more, the cover charge is only $12, and if you arrive before 10PM, entry is completely free-of-charge!

Address: The Great Escape Rooftop Carpark, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589
Date & Time: 31st August | 9PM – 3AM
Ticket Pricing: $12
Website

7. Jump Start (Morning Dance Party)

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Early birds, kickstart your morning with Jump Start, an all-new dance party held just as the sun begins to rise! A revolutionary form of clubbing that aims to promote healthy living and starting the day right, the party is held aboard Southeast Asia’s only Mississippi Riverboat, and features sunrise yoga, disco yoga, dance.

Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore (31st August - 2nd September) 3DJs include Orio Leshem from Fat Fish Familia and KiDG. Source: Jump Start

To top that off, ticket-holders are entitled to complimentary breakfast like Acai bowls from Randy Indulgence, iced teas, hot coffees, and cold brews from Kindred Teas, Hook Coffee, and WCC by Park Bench Deli respectively, and will even receive goody bags too!

Refer to the programme schedule here and purchase your tickets here.

Address: Stewords Riverboat @ 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Berth 1, Marina South Pier, Singapore 018988
Date & Time: 29th August | 6.30AM – 9.30AM
Ticket Pricing: $45 (Yoga & Dance) | $35 (Dance)
Website

8. Out-of-print Book Sale

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If you’re an avid reader with a voracious appetite for owning books, now’s your chance to go on a shopping spree without breaking the bank at Ethos Books’ Out-of-print Book Sale! Filled with all sorts of genres from non-fiction gems to riveting fiction and poetry, most of the books at the week-long sale are rare and from personal library collections, and will soon be out-of-print. As many as 135 different titles will go for a mere $2 too, so bibliophiles, make sure you come prepared with sufficient storage for your loots because no bags will be provided!

Address: Ethos Books, #06-131 Midview City, 28 Sin Ming Lane, Singapore 573972
Date & Time: 1st – 7th September | 10AM – 6PM
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9. Wine Lust 2018

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Wine aficionados, you’re in luck because we’re well into Wine Lust 2018, a month-long, islandwide celebration of all things wine! Organised by the folks behind 1-Altitude and Monti, the festival boasts a range of promotions, activities, and special events, and everyone is invited, whether you’re a wine enthusiast or beginner.

Participating restaurants like Monti, Pollen, The Summerhouse, and even The Grand Hyatt Singapore will hold masterclasses, wine dinners, champagne barbecues, and exclusive chef collaborations, and 3 month-long programmes will also be ongoing – Wine Then Dine, BYOWine, and Wine & Tapas Passport.

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The former will allow diners to pre-purchase special Wine Lust menus and enjoy exclusive discounts via Chope, BYOWine will entitle you to free corkage and discounted prices when you make your wine purchase at selected retailers, and the latter lets passport holders drink 2 complimentary glasses of Jean Leon and 1 tapas for just $40 – book your passport here!

Date: 10th August – 10th September
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10. Rainforest Lumina

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We’ve never had the chance to see the sun setting at the Singapore Zoo, but in celebration of its 45th birthday, we can now do so with their brand new attraction, Rainforest Lumina! It’s the first multi-sensory night walk in Asia, and the 1km light trail features over 10 interactive zones with various light installations and projections such as the Luminous Pathway, Shimmering Islands, and Lantern Passage.

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A total of 7 time slots are available every night, so book yours here!

Address: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Date: From 1st July 2018
Ticket Pricing: $22 (Adult), $16 (Child 3 – 12 years old)
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