Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore (22nd – 24th March)

Make the best of the school holidays by going out and enjoying the sun! This week is like a TV show come to life as cute characters from everywhere like San Francisco to Bikini Bottom visit our sunny island. Gudetama, Hello Kitty, We Bare Bears, and SpongeBob are all here! There’s also the world’s first ever Happiness Film Festival this weekend for those who are currently experiencing a quarter-life or mid-life crisis.

1. Sentosa FunFest 2019

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Last year it was giant We Bare Bears. This year, it’s the Sanrio gang! Gudetama, My Melody and Hello Kitty are visiting Sentosa this March holiday for this year’s edition of FunFest. There’s going to be a 3m tall giant gooey egg on Palawan Beach – you won’t be able to miss it! After that, head to the beach filled with over 800 inflatable Gudetama lazing around. Lucky fans will be able to catch Hello Kitty and her BFF My Melody at various photo-points around the beach too – and they are even taller standing at 4m tall. So kawaii.

Date: 16 – 24 March 2019
Address: Palawan Green, Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa
Free entry, with free entry to Sentosa via the Sentosa Express and Sentosa Gateway
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2. Happiness Film Festival 

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Unhappiness levels in the world is dropping, and while Singapore is not on the bottom of the list, we’re not exactly the happiest country in the either. We’re can get caught up in the rat race that we sometimes forget to enjoy the present. In possibly the world’s first ever Happiness Film Festival about , the opening film is none other than A Brave HeartThe Lizzie Valasquez Story which tells the story of Lizzie Velásquez who recounts her journey from a cyber-bullied victim to motivational speaker.

Other films explores other aspects of well-being, including feature films like Finding Hygge, all about the Danish concept about being ‘cosy’ and contentment, and Minimalism, which examines the important things in life that really matter. The festival also has invited guest speakers to share about their failures in Screwed Up Moments, and touching on how to discover meaning and purpose in life in the Happiness 101 experience.

Date: 20 – 24 March 2019
Address: The Projector, *SCAPE and Aliwal Arts Centre
Full schedule up here
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3. We Bare Bears Pan Asian Tour

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The cuddly bear bros will be visiting Singapore! Expect lots of food and fun as Panda, Grizz and Ice Bear take on our tourist hotspots. Scoop up limited edition merch like mugs and plates, or make your own We Bare Bears keychains and other crafts. On 23 and 24 March, you’ll even get to meet Grizz, Ice Bear and Panda in real life at Tampines 1 and Century Square as they show up to spread some paw-sivity with bear hugs! After Singapore, the We Bare Bears will be continuing their tour around other cities in Asia.

Date: 20 – 26 March 2019
Address: Tampines 1 and Century Square
Full schedule up on the website 

4. Nickelodeon Fiesta 

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Gather your young ones or the younger siblings and head to Clarke Quay for some cartoon fun with Nickelodeon’s popular characters. Find Dora if you can, or snap pictures with SpongeBob & Patrick, who have ventured out of Bikini Bottom to meet with fans. Side activities like painting lanterns and creating flower garland will keep the little ones occupied, and there’s even a Nickelodeon Fiesta River Cruise where you can take a cruise down the Singapore River. The themed River Cruise is free during the fiesta, although you have to get down early to register as spots are limited. While they haven’t released more details, you can definitely expect to get fun surprises on the way.

Date: 23 – 24 March 2019
Address: Clarke Quay, 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
Free entry! Full schedule up here
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5. Sentosa Boardwalk AdVENDture

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Walking into Sentosa just got more exciting with this new adVENDture lining the boardwalk bridging the islands. A huge variety of snacks and drinks like salted egg yolk chips, bakkwa bites, beer, and even chili crab. And if you’re as forgetful as us, you can still stock up on your beach essentials by grabbing plasters, sunscreen, antiseptic wipes from Banana Boat’s machine.Korean beauty brand su:m37° has got all your skincare needs covered for a last minute staycation with moisturisers and face washes just a button away, and stop by the book vending machine if you forgot to pack a good read. Best thing is that they’re open 24/7 round the clock!

Address: Sentosa Boardwalk
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6. UNSCENE at NOISE Invasion Festival 2019

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NOISE is invading Parklane’s carpark next! With a solid lineup of promising local acts from bands and dancers to art installations, you’ll be amazed at the burgeoning talents of our underground scene. Highlights include p71sma’s interactive dance piece ‘Longgok’, an interpretation of the human and the “unseen” in a modern time (aka trying to live anonymously in a world where there is little privacy thanks to the internet) and performances from FAUXE and Shye. Will you see the unseen?

Date:  23 March 2019, 5.30pm – 10pm
Address: 8th floor carpark, Parklane Shopping Mall, 35 Selegie Rd, Singapore 188307
Free entry
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7. Sunday Social Market

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End your weekend right with a little retail therapy and good food. The Sunday Social Market at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club is a melting pot of interests; there’s live beats from house DJs, artisanal bakers and crafters, and hearty roasts from Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. After filling your bellies with pork crackling and roast chicken, stuff your bags with goods – swimwear made using recycled materials from UBU Swimwear, quirky shirts from Pixaluna, jewelry from Joyas Caladas and AELV, ornaments from Bisous La, local knick-knacks from WhyKenot, and eco-friendly products from The Clean Attempt. Coastline Coffee will be on hand to satisfy any caffeine cravings.  Not to forget a kids corner to keep the young ones occupied as you gorge on delicious roasts and groove to chill beats from Jean-Baptise, YuJin and David Carollo. Remember to bring plenty of cash as no cards are accepted.

Date: 24 March 2019, 12pm – 10pm
Address: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, Singapore 338987
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8. Sake Matsuri 2019: Spring Edition

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The second edition of the Sake Matsuri is happening this weekend over at UE Square. With spring on our heels, you’ll be able to score limited releases and seasonal craft sake as well as other bestsellers from some of the best sake distributors. Entry tickets are at $45, but you get to taste over 200 different sakes from all corners of Japan and enjoy one full glass of a sake you liked. You also get to bring home a souvenir sake cup. If you find some that you like, you can even get discounts of up to 30% off the retail price! The sparkling sake is mostly likely to run out first, so get there early to not miss out. Sake enthusiasts might enjoy the cheese and sake pairing session, or join the masterclass led by a sake sommelier Joshua Kalinan to venture into the world of sake.

Date: 23 March 2019, 2 – 8pm 
Address: UE Square, Skylight Atrium, 81 Clemenceau Avenue, Singapore 239917
Tickets: $45, available online. Masterclass and pairing tastings tickets available from $25
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9. tokidoki Inflatable Playground at Changi Airport

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A colorful inflatable unicorn playground in Changi Airport Terminal 3 is every tokidoki fan’s dream. Go down the 5m tall Unicorn slide into a giant ball pit with huge tokidoki characters and bouncy donuts. On 23 and 24 March, Donutella and Sandy will be hosting meet-and greet sessions for photo ops. While entry to the inflatable playground and meet-and-greet is free, you need to redeem a pass which requires a minimum spend.

Bring your love for tokidoki as you jet all over the world with the limited edition tokidoki x Changi Airport traveling accessories. Choose from a passport cover, travel packing cubes and matching mother and daughter totes when you spend a minimum of $60 in the public areas of Changi Airport. You can even get your hands on a tokidoki cabin luggage, but you’ll have to spend at least $688.

Date: 15 March – 1 May 2019
Address: Changi Airport, Terminal 3
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10. Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

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You have one last weekend to check out the Prudential Marina Bay Carnival before it closes till next year! The carnival has everything from stomach-churning rides to luck-based games where you can score exclusive prizes. With 22 rides to pick from, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Extreme Ride is the newest ride to open last month, and the rotating ride will spin you into oblivion at speeds of over 100km/h. As a closing promotion, there’s going to be a 2-for-1 deal on ALL carnival games! You’ll get double the chances to score that giant unicorn plushie that you’ve been eyeing all this while.

Date: 22nd December 2018 – 24th March 2019 | 4PM – 11PM daily
Address: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970
Price: free to enter, games and rides require additional credits

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