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Things to do this Weekend in Singapore (20-22 Mar)

Sit on the Singapore River Cruise for a huge discounted price (locals only!), go on a trishaw tour around Chinatown and more!

1. Healthy Chinatown

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Learn how to boost your immune system with traditional chinese medicine at this sharing session by Thye Shan Medical, a TCM heritage brand in Singapore. There’ll also be other fun activities such as traditional street games, a health and beauty tour, trishaw tour of Chinatown and more! Each ticket comes with a goodie bag that consists of 3 face masks, 1 pack of anti-bacterial wipes, food vouchers, and a bottle of Water Chestnut with Sugar Cane drink. 

Date: 21 & 22 Mar 2020 

Location: Smith Street 

Opening hours: 2pm-6.45pm

Admission: $2

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2. Singapo人: Discovering Chinese Singaporean Culture

Source: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

What does it mean to be uniquely Chinese Singaporean? Discover that and more at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre’s latest exhibition. Journey through five interactive zones that highlight elements distinctive to the Singaporean Chinese identity, from food to culture and music. Local personalities Stefanie Sun and Anthony Chen will also contribute to the exhibition by sharing their own unique items, so keep a lookout for that. 

Date: Till 31 Dec 2020

Location: Raffles Place, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906 

Opening hours: 2pm-8pm (Mon), 10am-8pm (Tue-Sun)

Admission: Free

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3. Nineteen80 Power Up: Relaunch Weekend

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Shake away all the bad vibes of late at Nineteen80’s relaunch party weekend. The retro bar is expanding its space, going from one single unit to four units. Be the first to witness this new facelift with retro hits from the 80s to 00s, a refreshed cocktail menu and more arcade machines. 

Date: Till 21 Mar 2020

Location: #01-02-05, 21 Tanjong Pagar Rd, Singapore 088444 

Opening hours: From 9pm

Admission: $18 

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4. March On with River Cruise

Source: Singapore River Cruise

Go on the famous water cruise that takes you around the Singapore River at a special price till this weekend only. Local residents get to book a Group Package of 4 tickets for $10 in total, and individual prices go at just $5 (U.P. $25/ticket). Each ticket entitles you to a Round Cruise that takes you through Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Marina Bay Area. 

Date: Till 22 Mar 2020

Location: Singapore River

Opening hours: 9am-10pm

Admission: From $5

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5. Kampong Glam Instant Photowalk

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Discover the Kampong Glam district with OKB Polaroid Store, a collective of polaroid enthusiasts in Singapore. In this photowalk, you’ll explore various landmarks and iconic streets around the area while uncovering unique back alleys and interesting street art in the process. Open to individuals of all ages and photography levels. Tickets come with a roll of film. Instant cameras available for rent too. 

Date: 21 Mar 2020

Location: Kampong Glam 

Opening hours: 3pm-6pm 

Admission: From $30 

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6. World Water Day Trail

Source: Jurong Lake Gardens

Celebrate World Water Day on the 22nd of March with a discovery trail around Jurong Lake Gardens. Explore the park’s flora and fauna through interactive activities, get to know more about Singapore’s water history, and find out the actions you can take to fight climate change. At the end of the trail, you’ll also be served complimentary blue water tea while watching the sunset! 

Date: 22 Mar 2020

Location: Jurong Lake Gardens 

Opening hours: 3.30pm-6.30pm 

Admission: $22 (adult), $12 (children below 12 years)

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7. #SportsWeekend at Decathlon

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Want to get your fit on for free? Join Decathlon’s group classes over the weekend. Choose from yoga, zumba to functional training. Spots are filling up fast, so hurry! 

Date: Till 20 Apr 2020 

Location: Various locations across Singapore 

Opening hours: Various timings 

Admission: Free 

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8. Backyard Beats, Beer & Bagels

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Liquor brand Heart of Darkness is joining forces with Two Men Bagel House to bring the “best beer and bagels in Singapore”. Be the first to witness the launch of the new Marlow’s Mellow Pomelo IPA, catch graffiti artists do their thing live, chill out to mellow beats by DJ all night long and more.

Date: 21 Mar 2020

Location: Kult Yard, 195 Pearl’s Hill Terrace 01-54, Singapore 168976

Opening hours: From 3pm

Admission: Free 

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9. Domingo Tropical

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Express your inner Carmen Miranda and add some rumba to your Sunday at Camp Kilo’s latest jamboree. Expect an OTT fiesta with lots of dancing, beats from the congo drums, salsa and more! Bonus points if you come dressed in your fruit hat and costume. 

Date: 22 Mar 2020

Location: 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, Singapore 338987

Opening hours: 2pm-10pm

Admission: Free

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10. Arts in Your Neighbourhood: March Edition

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Discover the friendly neighbourhood of Bukit Panjang in the 14th edition of Arts in Your Neighbourhood, an initiative by the National Arts Council to bring enriching art experiences. Look forward to over 40 art activities across 15 locations, including a dance performance on a moving bus and former karang guni Uncle Teong’s experiences as a rag and bone man. 

Date: Till 29 March 2020

Location: Multiple venues across Singapore 

Opening hours: Various timings 

Admission: Free

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11. El Jefe 5D Movie Dining Experience

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Whip up your sight, smell and taste buds at local culinary school Cookyn Inc’s 5D movie dining experience. This sensory movie screening will take you through a six-course meal featuring food served in the film El Jefe, such as Roasted Pork Belly with Garlic Chilli Paste & Carrot Puree, Cuban Popcorn and more! 

Date: 13, 14, 20 and 21 March 2020

Location: 31 Ah Hood Road, HometeamNS-JOM Clubhouse #01-04, Singapore 329979

Opening hours: 7pm-9pm

Admission: $65

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12. Sakura Matsuri: Tale of the Peach Boy

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Spring is here, but you don’t have to travel all the way to Taiwan or Japan to marvel at cherry blossoms. Find over 20 pink and white varieties at Gardens by the Bay’s annual floral display set. Also get to discover the tale of the legendary Momotary, a boy born from a peach and take pictures at Japanese tea houses and torii gates. 

Date: 6-29 Mar 2020

Location: Gardens by the Bay

Opening hours: From 9am

Admission: From $8 

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13. Every Step Counts

Source: Singapore Art Museum

What if we told you that you could walk with a Benesse Prize winner? Join multidisciplinary artist and winner of the 12th Benesse Prize, Amanda Heng, as she revisits her Let’s Walk series, first performed in 1999. In her projections along the Esplanade Tunnel, she moves forward, looks back, turns inwards and ventures outwards — feel free to join along. 

Date: Till 22 Mar 2020

Location: Esplanade Tunnel 

Opening hours: All day 

Admission: Free 

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14. Will You Do You?

Are you ready to defend Singapore, especially with current issues like digital threats, climate change and trade wars? This special exhibition by the Singapore Discovery Centre explores how everyone can be better prepared to deal with these challenges. The exhibition will also cast a spotlight on three pillars of defence in Singapore: Digital Defence, Economic Defence, and Psychological Defence. 

Date: Till 22 Mar 2020

Location: 510 Upper Jurong Road, Singapore 638365

Opening hours: 9am-6pm 

Admission: Free 

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15. Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission: Cao Fei

Source: National Gallery

Take a walk up National Gallery’s rooftop and admire not just the view but an exhibition by Cao Fei, one of China’s leading contemporary artists. Cao will be presenting Fu Cha, a large-scale kinetic sculpture installation that studies Asia’s history on migration and Singapore’s identity as a port city. This installation is also Cao’s first presentation for the new year before her exhibitions in London and Beijing. 

Date: 17 Jan – Oct 24 2020

Location: 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957 

Opening hours: 10am-7pm
Admission: Free

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16. Lorongs of Wisdom 2020

Source: Geylang Adventures

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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17. We Bare Bears x Kumoya Pop Up Cafe

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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18. #FutureTogether at Gardens by the Bay

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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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19. Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience

Source: Science Centre

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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20. 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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21. Experience a fairytale with Disney: The Animation

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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