Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore (10th – 12th May)

Kick back with some tipples this weekend at the Singapore Cocktail Festival or catch an indie film at the upcoming European Film Festival. Also opening this week is Pangdemonium’s latest play inspired by the #MeToo movement and Singapore’s first ever Japanese onsen day spa. And just in case you missed it, the Geylang Serai Bazaar is back in full force!

1. Singapore Cocktail Festival 2019

Source: Singapore Cocktail Festival

Source: Singapore Cocktail Festival

Sample the best of the region’s cocktails from bars like Smoke and Mirrors, and Junglebird, or sample handcrafted liquors at the Artisanal Tasting Room. Bartenders from The World’s 50 Best Bars and Asia’s 50 Best Bars lists will also be making an appearance, with cocktails going at $12 nett. If you’re interested in watching bartenders work their magic, catch the “Barstylez International Bartender Championship” or pop by brand experiences like the “Hendrick’s Botanical Sanctuary” and a “Monkey Shoulder Boom Box Bar” to discover more about your favourite spirits.

Date: 10 – 12 May 2019, 4 – 11pm
Address: Festival Village @ Empress Lawn
Tickets: 1 day ticket at $37, 3 day tickets at $53, bundle tickets available online now
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2. Supercharge Your Life

Source: (left) @freshlypressedsocks/ Instagram, (right) @twocuriously/ Instagram

Source: (left) @freshlypressedsocks/ Instagram, (right) @twocuriously/ Instagram

Be inspired by entrepreneurs and creative minds at the Supercharge Your Life Creators Market. Shop everything from scents to socks, plants to skincare, and even healthy bakes and gourmet coffee beans. Brands like Alche{me}, CAMIRA ASRORI x Envet, Fossa Chocolate, Hush Candles, Plain Supplies, Sunday Punch, Yoga Superfuel and more will be there. There’ll also be complimentary curated workshops, tarot readers, and special musical guests to complete the whole supercharging process.

Date: 11 May 2019
Address: Funan Showsuite, Corner of Hill Street & High Street (Opposite The Treasury)
Free entry
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3. Lulu’s Lounge Does Monte Carlo: Second Anniversary Weekend

Source: Lulu's Lounge

Source: Lulu’s Lounge

Take a trip this weekend to Monte Carlo at Lulu’s Lounge to celebrate their second anniversary! Be entertained by two of Singapore’s most fabulous drag queens Mona Kee Kee and Becca D’Bus, whilst Ritual IBIZA troops will add some sensual live performance like burlesque dancers as the club turns into a extravagant black carpet soirée.

Date: 10 – 11 May 2019, from 9pm – 5am
Address: Pan Pacific Singapore, 7 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039595
Free entry, dress code: casino, sultry, chic
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4. Geylang Serai Bazaar 2019

geylang serai bazaar 2019 food

The annual Hari Raya Bazaar is back this weekend, and will be running for the next month at Wisma Geylang Serai. Crowds flock to the over 300 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 in addition to favourite mainstays like Ramly Burger and nasi bukhari.

Date: 3 May – 5 June 2019
Address: area around Wisma Geylang Serai

5. This Is What Happens To Pretty Girls 

this is what happens to pretty girls

Inspired by the #MeToo movement, Ken Kwek’s latest play delves into a deeper topic of sexual violence and how it affects not just women, but also men. Get served up with the harsh but honest truths of modern day society who blames the victims of sexual assault and harassment as the play touches on a sensitive but socially relevant (and slightly taboo) topic. Directed by Tracie Pang, the cast includes both familiar faces and new ones like Adrian Pang, Oon Shu An, Pam Oei, Thomas Pang, and Tess Pang.

Date: 10 – 26 May 2019
Address: Drama Centre Theatre, #03-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064
Tickets: from $40 – $75, now available via Sistic
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6. Japanese onsen Yunomori Onsen is Singapore first ever day spa

Source: Yunomori Onsen

Source: Yunomori Onsen

Yunomori Onsen has just opened its first branch in Singapore, which makes it Singapore’s first ever Japanese day spa. For just $38 per person, you get to relax and soak in warm baths all day long. And just like in Japan, the baths are segregated by gender and is open concept so you get to see everyone in the nude and vice versa. Women can choose from 5 different pools: bubble bath, soda spa, jet bath, silk bath, and cold bath, whilst the guys have the option of an additional pool of a hot bath. For further indulgence, get a Thai massage starting from just $38, or get a Korean scrub to feel fresh and smooth after removing all your dead skin. Perfect for some me-time or a little relaxing hanging out session.

Address: #02-17/18 1 Stadium Place
Open daily from 10am – 11pm
$38 for a day pass, massages and cafe available as add-ons
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7. 1855 Whisky & Wine Week 2019: Garden Of Aromas

1855 the bottle shop

Source: 1855 The Bottle Shop/ Facebook

1855 is back with their annual whisky and wine week, where you get to explore pickings of the finest wines and whiskies from over 10 countries. Those familiar with this week will get their wallets ready as there will be complimentary tastings as well as amazing deals and rare whiskies that you cannot miss out on if you’re an avid drinker. For every $200 spent, you also get a sure-win Scratch & Win card where you stand to win a Kadeka wine chiller.

Date: till 12 May 2019, 11am – 10pm daily
Address: Suntec City East Atrium, Level 1
Free entry
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8. European Union Film Festival

Source: Sing Street

Source: Sing Street

This year’s edition of the European Film Festival sees 27 films from around Europe take the silver screen. This year shines the spotlight on Romania, with headlining film Beside Me that explores the connectivity between human beings on a subway train when they get stuck together and won the Best Feature Drama 2019 award at the I Will Tell Film Festival London. Other highlight films include A Fortunate Man (Denmark), One Last Deal (Finland), Once Upon A Time In Anatolia (Turkey) and Sing Street (Ireland).

Date: 10 – 19 May 2019, various timings
Address: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Tickets: $12, now available online
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9. 22 Stories

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Source: @jujujucloe/ Instagram

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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10. Phantom Of The Opera

Source: Kimmel Center

Source: Kimmel Center

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

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