Things to do in Singapore this weekend
Top Left Image Credit: PHOTOGRAPH BY MANDY BARKER, 2018 taken from ArtScience Museum
While this year’s Singapore Grand Prix Formula One Night Race might be canceled, that doesn’t mean you can’t have an exciting September. With plenty of new art exhibitions and other F1 themed experiences, you’ll definitely have a blast.
Not to mention, there’s Mid Autumn Festival happening on 1st October so it’s also time to load up on those mooncakes!
Events happening in September
Edible plants, African landscapes and sunflowers galore at Gardens by the Bay
Had to postpone your holiday to Europe? The Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay is decorated with European themed landscape in a tranquil countryside with flowers such as sunflowers, foxgloves, larkspurs, kangaroo paw, coleus and pelargoniums.
Also on display is the Edible Garden which features vegetables and herbs grown for use in the kitchen. Designed to inspire and create awareness of the importance of food security and resilience, it features a range of interesting temperate ornamental vegetables, herbs and flowers such as colourful Swiss chards and sweet pepper, purple kohlrabi, white variegated thyme, and more.
Mid Autumn Festival Light Up - Gardens by the Bay
Photo credit: Gardens by the Bay
On the outdoor grounds of Gardens by the Bay, you can catch colorful lanterns lighting up the night. With over 2000 hand painted lanterns in full swing, don’t forget to bring your cameras!
Date: 18 September 2929 to 4 October 2020
Planet or Plastic - ArtScience Museum
PHOTOGRAPH BY JORDI CHIAS, 2009 taken from ArtScience Museum
The ArtScience Museum has teamed up with National Geographic to bring you a new exhibition post circuit-breaker - Planet or Plastic. Raising awareness of the devastating impact of plastic and pollution on the oceans, the photos and videos by National Geographic photographers will surely open your eyes to the impacts.
Date: 12 September 2020 to 28 March 2021.
Don’t forget to also check out the Future World : Where Art Meets Science exhibition while you’re there. The interactive exhibits are extremely photogenic.
Rock With Us Live Concert
Megastar Angela Zhang, Singapore icons Joi Chua and JimmyYe, and pop icon WeiBird will be headlining the inaugural ROCK WITH US: Online Charity Concert. The concert will help to raise funds for underprivileged children in Singapore, specifically the Darul Ihsan Orphanage,Singapore, a children’s home dedicated to providing for the daily sustenance and education of Muslim orphans as well as other unprotected and indigent Muslim children.
Date: 23rd September 2020, 9pm
Who else is a Disney fan? Disney’s Mulan is finally coming to cinemas in Singapore on 4th September 2020 and we can’t wait! You can enjoy free popcorn vouchers and no booking fees when you get your Cathay Cineplex tickets on Klook, exclusively for Disney’s Mulan.
You can also enjoy $5 off your premium popcorn combo for Golden Village when you purchase your Disney’s Mulan movie tickets on Klook.
Break the Silence: The Movie
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’d definitely have heard of the world famous K-Pop group BTS. Back with their 4th feature film, Break the Silence: The Movie, get ready to see the personal side of the group and their shenanigans offstage.
Showing in cinemas 10 September 2020 to 16 September 2020.
Fullerton Hotel Life at Your Own Speed Special
There’s plenty to entertain your little ones with this September school holidays with this exclusive Fullerton Hotel Life at your own Speed package on Klook. Not only is it a staycation in their heritage room, the little ones will love the many freebies like the Lego Set, Fullerton Bears and Supercar contests.
Package Inclusive Of:
- 1-night accommodation at The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
- Enjoy Weekday/Weekend Stay in a Heritage Room
- Breakfast for Two Adults & Two Children (below 12 years old)
- Complimentary pair of Signature Fullerton Bears
- Complimentary Lego Polybag Gift (One Per Stay)
- One-time 15-minutes ride in a Vintage Vespa Sidecar for Two Guests (1 passenger per Sidecar; not available for children below 10 years old)
- One Complimentary Extra Bed for Child below 12 years old
- Complimentary self-parking at One Fullerton
- Draw the Super Car Contest for Kids. Top 3 Winners will enjoy Dining Vouchers at The Fullerton Hotel
- Cookies decorating session at Town Restaurant (Monday to Saturday starting from 3pm)
- Scalextric Model Car Race at Post Bar (Monday to Sunday starting from 5pm)
Activities to do on the weekends
1. Mini Golfing at Holey Moley
Have a TEE-RRIFIC time with your friends over at Holey Moley with some mini-golf. Each hole is built to perfection with themes like Game of Thrones, the Simpsons and even Monopoly. You can even engage in some friendly competition and the loser buys supper!
2. Throwback to the 90s at the Indoor Skating Rink Hi-Roller
Reminisce on the good ol’ days of roller skating at Hi-Roller, an indoor skating rink! Enjoy the neon lights and skate to sick beats with your squad. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner, your Klook booking includes Helmet, guards, and skate rental so you’re well protected.
3. Go on a Sunset Cruise
Treat your bae to a sunset cruise along Singapore’s beautiful Southern straits. This open-decked ferry allows you to take in the views and enjoy the seabreeze as you glide along the waters. There is even a chef onboard to feed you a lovely dinner!
4. Try out a Singapore themed Escape Room
Uncover the secrets of Sisters’ Island or take part in the Naval Battle of Changi all at the Amazing Chambers Singapura Escape Room experience. Learn about Singapore’s history and culture as you solve clues and puzzles to help you escape!
5. Visit Pulau Ubin
Head on a day trip to some of Singapore’s nearby islands? Pulau Ubin has plenty to do, from kayaking to fishing or even just cycling around the island. You can even choose to spend the night under the stars at their campgrounds.
6. Go Bungee Jumping at AJ Hackett
Trust us when we say bungee jumping at AJ Hackett Sentosa will accelerate your heart rates in a split second. Who says such thrilling things can only be done overseas? The jump overlooks the Siloso Beach and you’re sure to enjoy the views while you hang upside down.
7. Learn a new skill
Learn the art of pottery making from the oldest surviving kiln in Singapore the Dragon Kiln over at Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle. Get tips and tricks as you go through the entire process of making your own traditionally fired ceramic art piece.
8. Dine aboard the Singapore Flyer
Enjoy a romantic time with your loved ones aboard the Singapore Flyer as you wine and dine while taking in the scenic Singapore skyline after dark. Cheers to the good views! For a limited time only, we’re offering a complimentary glass of wine with every dining experience booked.
9. Explore the Joo Chiat neighbourhood
You’ve seen it on Instagram but have you visited the famous colorful shophouses along Koon Seng Road? Explore the culturally rich Joo Chiat district, a heritage town in Singapore. Ever lively and entertaining, the area has welcomed a couple of new cafes and attractions, solidifying its claim as the ‘go-to’ hangout spot in the east!
A new way to explore the Joo Chiat neighbourhood is via this unique sidecar tour! Not only does it make for cute pictures, let the experienced guide share exciting anecdotes about the area as you glide along the streets.
Do expect plenty of eyes on you as you zoom past.
10. SINGAPO人 at Chinese Cultural Centre
Explore the roots of being a Chinese in Singapore and how the Chinese culture has evolved in our melting pot that in Singapore at the SINGAPO人 exhibition at Chinese Cultural Centre. The interactive exhibits and even a fun personality quiz will take you back in time. Plus, all the exhibits are extremely photo-worthy!
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Gallery, Level 2
Time: 2pm – 8pm (Monday) 10am – 8pm (Tuesday to Sunday)