Things to do this Weekend in Singapore (25 – 28 October)

With the long weekend coming up, here’s an array of activities to do, from celebrating the Festival of Lights at Little India to satisfying your Sichuan food cravings. Happy holidays!

1. Celebrate Deepavali with festivities

Source: Little India | Facebook

Source: Little India | Facebook

Celebrate the Festival of Lights in the heart of Little India as bright colours illuminate Serangoon Road and Race Course Road from 7pm to midnight. Before that, check out the Deepavali Festival Village along Campbell Lane and Hastings Road from 10am to 1pm. You’ll find an array of stalls offering everything from traditional wear, festive treats, to henna tattoo art and live music. Pop by the Indian Heritage Centre for craft activities and interactive performances. Admission is free!

Date: 26 – 28 October 2019

Address: Various locations along Little India 

Opening hours: From 10am

 

2. Neon Jungle at Gardens by the Bay

Source: Gardens by the Bay | Facebook

Source: Gardens by the Bay | Facebook

The Supertree Grove at Gardens by the Bay lights up with neon installations of plant and wildlife species, including endangered Southeast Asian animals. Further, enjoy performances by local acts such as The Cold Cut Duo and Stanly and Deborah. Purchase cool handmade goods and eco-friendly products from the night market and dance the night away to street jams and an electronic dance music party! Admission is free. 

Date: Till 28 October 

Address: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay 

Opening hours: 6pm – 11pm

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3. Halloween Horror Nights 

Source: Resorts World Sentosa | Facebook

Source: Resorts World Sentosa | Facebook

There’s no better way to celebrate Halloween than to spook yourself at Halloween Horror Nights. This highly-anticipated scream fest is back with five haunted houses, two killer shows and two scare zones. From twisted clowns to haunted houses inspired by blockbuster Thai horror films Shutter and 4bia, you wouldn’t want to miss this experience. In addition, rock out to their new event, a metal procession titled Death Fest Live. Buy your tickets here

Date: Till 31 October 

Address: Universal Studios Singapore

Opening hours: Till late 

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4. UFC Fight Night Singapore 

Source: UFC | Facebook

Source: UFC | Facebook

Catch UFC’s finest athletes such as Ben Askren and Demian Maia battle it out in the ring at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Leading up to the showcase, get to meet fighters at Open Workouts and meet-and-greet sessions. Purchase your tickets from the UFC’s website, or watch online on UFC Fight Pass. Tickets to the fight start from $58. 

Date: 26 October 

Address: Singapore Indoor Stadium

Opening hours: 5pm – 8pm

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5. Re-Imagine Voilah! 

Source: Violah France Singapore Festival

Source: Violah France Singapore Festival

Lover of all things French? Be spoiled for choices at the Voilah! French Singapore Festival 2019. In collaboration with the Department for Culture, Education and Science of the Embassy of France in Singapore, engage in riveting activities such as mixing French wines with Singaporean food. In addition, catch the latest French movies and get the chance to interact with French writers, scientists, performers and avant-garde artists. This year’s music lineup include musical group, Opus Jam. 

More information on Voliah! can be found here

Date: Till 12 Nov 

Address: Across different locations

Opening hours: Timings vary across events 

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6. Search for Tokidokis at the River Safari 

Source: Wildlife Reserves Singapore | Facebook

Source: Wildlife Reserves Singapore | Facebook

Have a magical good time as the River Safari transforms into a colourful new world filled with Tokidoki characters. Hunt for the hidden river gem at the River Gem Trail and take home limited edition tokidoki x River Safari pins. Also, be mesmerised by mermaid performances and a ‘merry-not-scary’ theme party! 

Purchase your admission ticket online and enjoy up to 15% savings. 

Date: Till 31 October

Address: 80 Mandai Lake, River Safari

Opening hours: 10am – 5pm

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7. Tuck in at L’Espresso’s signature English Afternoon Tea Buffet 

Source: Goodwood Park Hotel | Facebook

Source: Goodwood Park Hotel | Facebook

In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in support of the Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF), Goodwood Park Hotel’s resident cafe, L’Espresso, is offering a special edition of their signature English Afternoon Tea Buffet. Expect a pink-themed spread complete with a chocolate fountain and french-inspired pastries such as an exquisite Pink and Lychee Delight. Even better – L’Espresso will be giving out pink ribbon pins worth $2 to diners, and the total value of the number of pins given out go to BCF. 

Date: Till 31 October 

Address: Goodwood Park Hotel

Opening hours: 10am – 12 midnight 

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8. Get freaky at Dirty Circus feat. Cirque Le Soir 

Source: Cirque Le Soir | Facebook

Source: Cirque Le Soir | Facebook

London’s Cirque Le Soir is back at nightclub CÉ LA VI by popular demand to perform their theatrical oddities. Be prepared to be dazzled by magicians, sword swallowers, fire breathers and more! Party the rest of the night away with the electrifying beats of CÉ LA VI’s resident DJs. 

Date: 26 October 

Address: 1 Bayfront Avenue Hotel, Tower 3, Level 57 Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

Opening hours: 6pm till late 

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9. Tuck into all things Sichuan at Edge 

Source: Pan Pacific

Source: Pan Pacific

We may identify Sichuan with mala xiang guo, but the Chinese province offers so much more than that beloved spicy goodness. From now till 26 October, indulge in a myriad of Sichuan specialties at Edge at Pan Pacific. Be spoiled for choices such as Szechuan dan dan noodles, Chong Qing baked sea bass and stir-fried frog with pickled chilli. For dessert, pick from silky beancurd with beancurd skin and mango sago with pomelo. 

Prices start at $88/adult and $44/child. Includes unlimited servings of teh tarik and cendol with durian ice cream. 

Date: Till 26 October 

Address: Pan Pacific Hotel 

Opening hours: 6.30pm to 10.30pm 

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10. World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 

Source: World Press Photo | Facebook

Source: World Press Photo | Facebook

As part of its worldwide tour, the World Press Photo Foundation has made its stop in Singapore. Held at the National Museum of Singapore, the exhibition features the World Press Photo of the Year, and for the first time, the World Press Photo Story of the Year. Apart from the exhibition, there will also be a series of talks and on photography and photojournalism. Admission is free. 

Date: Till 27 October 

Address: National Museum of Singapore

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm 

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