Things To Do This Weekend In Singapore (19th – 21st October)

Festivals and events in Singapore

Gear up for a treat this weekend with its exciting lineup of activities and jamborees! From shopping at the largest outdoor bazaar along the Singapore River and merrymaking at one of the biggest Oktoberfest celebrations in Asia to getting your adrenaline fix at a horror film festival, there’ll definitely be something for everyone.

1. Singapore River Festival

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If the bars, clubs, and restaurants along the Singapore River are your go-to places for a great night out, you’re in luck because the month-long Singapore River Festival is back to make it even better!

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The biggest edition yet, there’ll be plenty of exciting activities lined up throughout the festival, including the LAH Bazaar at Clarke Quay, the largest outdoor bazaar along Singapore River! Coined “Local At Heart”, there’ll be a variety of F&B pop-ups, local designers selling handcrafted goods, and carnival games.

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Besides the riverside fiesta, you can also expect an AR dodgeball face-off with “fireballs”, a stunning LED kite show in the night sky, an outdoor circus and street performances, and Walaoween, a local-themed Halloween street party at Circular Road!

Check out the festival’s schedule here!

Note: LAH Bazaar only accepts payment exclusively via EZ-Link cards, which can be purchased on-site.

Address: Singapore River, across Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, and Robertson Quay
Date & Time: 16th October – 11th November
Website

2. LE ROUGE

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Here to paint the town red literally, LE ROUGE is Chanel’s latest interactive beauty pop-up where makeup junkies can learn more about the making of Chanel makeup while snapping some Insta-worthy pictures!

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Awash in bright vermillion red to honour the signature Chanel shade, the pop-up is laboratory-inspired and features 3 different zones known as the Red Factory, Red Corridor, and Red Bar.

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Expect large tanks full of lipsticks and nail polishes, a makeup station to play around with various products, a digital wall of moving lips, and an illuminated passageway that leads to a lounge area with specially concocted red cocktails. Plus, you’ll get exclusive access to the limited-edition red Chanel No. 5 bottle!

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Note: Admissions are subject to availability, so register here to enjoy priority entry!

Address: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007
Date & Time: 17th – 21st October | Wed – Fri: 11AM – 10PM, Sat – Sun: 10AM – 10PM
Website

3. Scream Asia Film Festival

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For those of you who are avid fans of horror movies, knock yourself out at the Scream Asia Film Festival, a 10-day horror movie festival that will be screening a total of 11 feature films and 1 short film from all around the world!

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Some of these features include Folklore: An HBO ASIA Original Series, Mom and Dad, an adrenaline-pumping thriller starring Nicholas Cage, and The Fake, an animated piece by the director of blockbuster Train to Busan.

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Plus, there’ll be masterclasses taught by said acclaimed horror directors Yeon Sang-ho of Train to Busan and Joko Anwar of the award-winning Satan’s Slaves – aspiring filmmakers, make sure to sign up here!

Check out the film schedule here.

Address: The Cathay, Handy Rd, Singapore 229233
Date: 19th – 28th October
Website

4. Oktoberfest Asia 2018

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Beer lovers, great news – Oktoberfest Asia 2018 is finally here! Treat yourself to quality brews from Paulaner Brauhaus, Singapore’s only German Microbrewery & Restaurant, Weihenstephan, one of the oldest existing brewery in the world, and more!

Every regular ticket entitles you to a Free Oktoberfest Asia 500ml beer stein, free flow choice of brews from 6PM – 11.30PM, and a complimentary platter of Roast Pork Knuckle, Crispy Pork Porchetta, Veal, Pork, and Chicken Sausage to go with your ice cold beers.

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Of course, there’ll be music for you to groove to as well, with a live band performing a mix of pop, chart-toppers, and traditional German Oktoberfest Music!

Note: The single platter is only available from 6PM – 10PM on 18th, 19th and 20th October.

Address: Tan Quee Lan Street
Date & Time: 18th – 20th October: 6PM – 12AM | 21st October: 11AM – 8PM
Website

5. Actually Affordable Artist Market

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Who says art has to be expensive? Head down to Actually Affordable Artist Market this Sunday and bag home gorgeous masterpieces by local artists, craftsmen, and designers without burning a hole in your pocket!

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Featuring vendors like Laugh and Belly, who specialises in adorable illustrations, Henn.drawn, a temporary Jagua tattoo artist, and GENTLE ELEPHANTS, a floral printmaker, there’ll even be workshops to teach how you to make your own accessories from UV-resin! To join the workshops, simply express your interest at the booth on event day!

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Note: Only cash payment will be accepted unless otherwise stipulated by the artist at their booth.

Address: 66 Kampong Bugis, Ground Level, Singapore 338987
Date & Time: 21st October | 2PM – 7PM
Website

6. Neon Jungle

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Get your phones ready for some boomerangs and IG-worthy photos at Gardens by the Bay’s Neon Jungle! Promised to be the largest collection of neon lights in the form of endangered animals native to South East Asia, you can also expect a Neon Night Market offering handmade goods and organic bites, a Moonlight Cinema hosting 2 free outdoor movie screenings, live music acts, circus street performances, and an electronic dance party to end off the evening with a bang!

Click here to find out more about the programme schedule!

Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Date & Time: 19th – 21st October: 4.30PM – 11PM | 22nd – 28th October: 6PM – 11PM
Website

7. Finnish Film Festival 2018

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Film buffs, this one’s for you – the Finnish Film Festival 2018! Back for its second edition at The Projector, it will feature a total of 14 specially curated films that include the heartwarming feature made from vintage stop-motion footages that date back to the 80’s, Moomins And The Winter Wonderland, riveting thriller Euthanizer, award-winning comedy Man And A Baby, and the bold and thought-provoking Tom Of Finland.

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There’ll even be screenings of masterpieces from Aki Kaurismäki, who has been dubbed as Finland’s best-known film director!

Plus, Finnish matrons from the community here in Singapore will be selling their homemade bakes like Karelian pies at the Intermission Bar, so make sure to check the movie screening times and book your seats here!

Address: #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589
Date: 11th – 21st October
Ticket Pricing: $13.50
Website

8. “Sunflower Surprise” Floral Display

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Now’s the last chance to immerse yourself in a gorgeous sunflower field at Gardens by the Bay! Inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the road to the Emerald City is paved in yellow, “Sunflower Surprise” boasts over 10,000 sunflowers and more than 40 types of sunflower varieties.

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These include unusual ones like the fluffy ‘Teddy Bear’, the enormous ‘Uniflorus Giganteus’, which has blooms as large as a human’s face, and the ‘Russian Mammoth’, which towers over everything at 4m tall!

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Amidst the flowers, you’ll be able to spot adorable figurines of heroine Dorothy, her faithful dog Toto, pals Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion, as well as the magnificent Wizard’s castle too!

Address: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Date & Time: 31st August – 21st October 2018 | 9AM – 9PM Daily
Ticket Pricing:
Website

8. Halloween Horror Nights

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Halloween Horror Nights 8 (HHN8) is back for 18 terrifying nights with 5 haunted houses! Featuring a very realistic and detailed set of the popular Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’ , the other haunted houses revolve around Asian folklores that hit close to home.

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Be transported to a Malay Kampung that’s haunted by a woman who died a tragic death in ‘Pontianak’, time travel back to the Japan edo-era in ‘The Haunting of Oiwa’, fight to escape the demonic creatures at the ‘Pagoda of Peril’, and flee from Chinese vampires at ‘Killuminati’!

Ticket prices range from $58 to $68, and you can purchase them here.

Address: Universal Studios Singapore
Date & Time: 27 September 31 October | 7.30PM late
Ticket Pricing: Non-peak: $58, Peak: $68
Website

9. Singapore by Nguan

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With 150k followers on Instagram, local photographer Nguan is no stranger to most shutterbugs and photography enthusiasts. Known for his pastel, dreamy-looking street photography, you’ll be able to view his decade-spanning series “Singapore” in a physical exhibition as part of the Singapore International Photography Festival 2018.

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Meant to examine the themes of longing and regret against a backdrop of soft and delicate hues, the photos will be bringing out some thought-provoking narratives and emotions about the complexity of our daily Singaporean lives, so be prepared!

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Admission is free, so feel free to drop by even if you’re simply looking to get out and about!

Address: #02-21, Blk 9, Gillman Barracks
Date & Time: 8th September – 28th October | Tues – Sat: 12PM – 7PM, Sunday: 12PM – 5PM
Website

10. Rainforest Lumina

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We’ve never had the chance to see the sun set 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)
Website

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