Things to do this Weekend in Singapore (10-12 Jan)

1. Singapore Art Week

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Source: Singapore Art Week | Facebook

The first week of 2020 kicks off with Singapore Art Week, Singapore’s annual celebration of visual arts. This year’s nine-day festival include exhibitions and workshops featuring works from artists locally and worldwide. More than 100 events will take place across Singapore, including locations like the Malay Heritage Centre, Kallang Riverside Park and Parkview Museum. Visit the full lineup here

Date: 11-19 Jan 2020

Location: All across Singapore

Opening hours: From 10am

Admission: Charges vary across venues 

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2. Light to Night Festival

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Source: National Gallery | Facebook

Part of Singapore Art Week, Light to Night Festival returns to transform the Civic District into an art playground. Admire beautiful projections on sites such as National Gallery, Victoria Theatre and Asian Civilisations Museum, learn more about history, immerse yourself in interactive artworks and watch performances by Singaporean performers. 

Date: 10-19 Jan 2020

Location: Civic District 

Opening hours: 10am-12am

Admission: Free

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3. Gelam Gallery Alive

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Source: The Admin

Check out wall murals and shop handcrafted products at Gelam Gallery, Singapore’s first outdoor art gallery. During this two week event, get to also attend workshops like soap-making and bag painting and watch local artists perform the dustbin makeover challenge. You’ll get to vote for your favourite painted bin, and the top three artists will win cash prizes! 

Date: 10-18 Jan 2020

Location: 80 Arab St, Singapore 199777

Opening hours: From 10am

Admission: Free

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4. So Cantai Market

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Source: @sogelammarket | Instagram

Explore Indian culture through a quaint art market in Little India. Participate in workshops like henna art, kolam making and diya painting and shop artisanal candles, colourful ceramic ware and more. Enjoy lively dance performances and experience fun activities related to Indian culture. There’ll also be a photo booth where you can snap lots of pictures! 

Date: 10-18 Jan 2020

Location: 5 Campbell Ln, Singapore 209924 

Opening hours: From 11am 

Admission: Free

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6. New Year’s Dive

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Source: AJ Hackett | Facebook

Celebrate the New Year as the Dutch do: dive into the sea with family and friends. Organised by AJ Hackett Sentosa, this New Year’s dive will take place at the beautiful beaches of Sentosa and will include all-day wine and beer promotions, delicious Dutch snacks, old Dutch games as well as music by Dutch DJs. 

Date: 11 Jan 2020

Location: AJ Hackett Sentosa 

Opening hours: 3pm-10pm

Admission: Free 

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7. Welkom Festival

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Source: Hollandse Club | Facebook

Have a fun-filled day at Welkom Festival, an annual event organised by the Hollandse Club to  share with the public what this family friendly social club has to offer. Try your hand at a soft serve competition, watch a ballet show, work out at an aquafit session, have your photo taken underwater and more! 

Date: 12 Jan 2020

Location: 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814

Opening hours: 10am-3pm 

Admission: Free

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8. Makan Matters — The Hungry Hopefuls

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Source: Telok Ayer Arts Clib

Take an edible journey through Turkey and the Middle East with Makan Matters’ dining pop-up, The Hungry Hopefuls. At $80++/pax, you’ll get a 7-course dinner, an after party and most importantly a night to remember. Come hungry! 

Date: 11 Jan 2020 

Location: 2 McCallum St, Telok Ayer Arts Club, Singapore 069043

Opening hours: 7pm-10pm

Admission: $80++

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9. Heritage & Food Trail

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Go on a guided tour through Chinatown to learn more about this historical attraction and bask in the Chinese New Year activities. Get to savour authentic Cantonese cuisine at the famous Chinatown Complex Food Centre and more! Tickets can be purchased at Kreta Ayer Community Club or online from the go.gov website

Date: Till 19 Jan 2020

Location: Chinatown

Opening hours: 2.30pm-5pm 

Admission: $15 

10. SG Farmers Market

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Source: @ourtampineshub | Instagram

Shop local produce at SG Farmers Market, where you get to choose from a wide selection of Singapore farm produce ranging from seafood, eggs, vegetables and many more from different vendors. Learn new recipes at cooking demonstrations and expand your knowledge at talks. Get to also redeem eco-friendly gifts and win lucky draw prizes! 

Date: 11-12 Jan 2020

Location: 1 Tampines Walk, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 520940

Opening hours: 9am-3pm 

Admission: Free

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11. Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations

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Source: Chinatown | Facebook

As we wave goodbye to Christmas, we say hello to Chinese New Year. Welcome the Year of the Rat as Chinatown dolls itself up with bright lights, zodiac animal sculptures and lanterns. Shop for clothes and New Year delicacies and immerse yourself in Chinese culture. There will also be lion dance and stage performances on select nights, so don’t miss out on that. View the full lineup of festivities here

Date: 4 Jan – 22 Feb 2020 

Location: New Bridge Rd and Eu Tong Sen Street 

Opening hours: 6pm-10pm 

Admission: Free 

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12. Lorongs of Wisdom 2020

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Source: Geylang Adventure | Facebook

Geylang is notorious for its sleazy reputation — but is there more to this neighbourhood? Find out more about Singapore’s red light district through a tour by Geylang Adventures, a social initiative that focuses on the different dimensions of Geylang. Part of the Singapore Biennale, this tour involves a 3-hour walk performance to discover Geylang in a new light. Find out more here

Date: Multiple dates

Location: 1 Lor 23 Geylang Road, Singapore 388352

Opening hours: 7pm-10pm

Admission: From $53 

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13. We Bare Bears x Kumoya Pop Up Cafe

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Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears (WBB) will be taking over Kumoya Cafe with their first ever pop-up. Look forward to a WBB-themed food menu designed by bento artist Shirley Wong and the Kumoya kitchen team. Get to purchase exclusive merchandise and stand to win a giant 90cm plush Ice Bear worth $199 when you spend $108 in a single receipt. 

Date: 4 Jan – 12 April 2020 

Location: 8 Jln Klapa, Singapore 199320

Opening hours: 12pm-9.30pm (Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays), 12pm-10.30pm (Fridays-Saturdays). Closed on Mondays. 

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14. #FutureTogether at Gardens by the Bay

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Source: teamLab

In honour of Singapore’s bicentennial, Japanese art collection teamLab and Gardens by the Bay has come together to present #FutureTogether, a futuristic light exhibition. Egg-shaped structures light up and change in colour when touched, and seasonal flowers scatter and change hourly. While #FutureTogether officially runs from 16 Jan next year, the outdoor artworks are available for viewing from 15 Dec. 

Date: From 15 Dec 2019 

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr 

Opening hours: 9am-late 

Admission: Free for Singaporeans, $10 for foreigners 

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15. Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience

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Source: Science Centre Singapore

Learn more about the wild at Living Worlds, the world’s first travelling wildlife and exploration exhibition. Created and produced by Kingsmen in collaboration with Discovery Inc. and Science Centre Singapore, this exhibition brings the animal kingdom to life with cutting edge multimedia storytelling and immersive experiences. 

Date: Till 22 Mar 2020

Address: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Road Singapore

Opening hours: 10am-6pm

Admission: From $18

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16.  2219: Futures Imagined

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Wonder what our world will look like in the next 200 years? Step into the future as various artists, architects, filmmakers and writers imagine what the future will be like at this immersive exhibition at ArtScience Museum. The exhibition will take you through five acts, including scenarios like the impact of climate change. 

Date: Till 5 Apr 2020 

Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue

Opening hours: From 10am 

Admission: From $16

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 17. Experience a fairytale with Disney: The Animation

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Source: Frozen

Whether you’re a Disney fan or not, we think you’d enjoy this exhibition. Appreciate what goes on behind-the-scenes in the drawing room and marvel at over 500 original paintings and sketches from over the course of 90 years, curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. From timeless classics like Steamboat Willie (1982) to recent blockbusters Moana (2016), the exhibition pays homage to the artistry and technological innovation that have brought Disney’s world-renowned characters to life. 

In addition, get to see exclusive artworks from the upcoming Frozen 2! Tickets are highly in demand, so to avoid disappointment, book them before going down.

Date: Till 29 Mar 2020

Address: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands

Opening hours: 10am – 7pm

Admission: From $19

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