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Best Things To Do In Singapore This Weekend (Oct 14-16)

Festivals, pop-ups and parties to check out.

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Want to take things slow this weekend? Or perhaps you're on the hunt for freebies, fun festivals or other buzzy events to attend? We've got you covered.

Photo: Uniqlo

Uniqlo Raffles City opening weekend

This is the brand’s 27th store in Singapore, but it doesn’t mean opening weekend (Oct 14 to 16) at Uniqlo’s latest Raffles City outlet is going to be any less celebratory. The first 200 daily Uniqlo app members to head to the store can enjoy complimentary cold brew coffee, tea or chocolate from Flash Coffee. Spend a minimum of $60 to get a go on the spin and win wheel, or a minimum of $90 to receive a laptop bag plus a chance at the spin and win wheel. Keep your eyes peeled for select offers and promos in-store available from Oct 14 to 20.

The Raffles City store also has a couple of unique features that continue even after opening weekend. For starters, they provide steam ironing services for newly purchased items at no additional cost — just in case you want to wear your buys immediately. Fitting rooms will include work bags and shoes to help you better visualise your work fit.

When: Oct 14-16
Where: Uniqlo Raffles City, #02-41/42, 252 North Bridge Road
More info

Photo: Malay Heritage Centre

MHC ClosingFest

The Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) is closing on Oct 30 for a refresh. MHC ClosingFest is a final showcase of local Malay culture and heritage before its revamp, featuring a host of performances, workshops and exhibitions. It kicks off on Oct 14 (8.30-10.30pm) with local artistes taking the stage to pay tribute to the traditional joget dance genre. Admission is free.

Bazaar Nusantara, held on Oct 15 and 16 (4-10pm), has a whole host of interactive activities that spotlight cultural practices, cuisines and performances of Banjarese, Baweanese, Bugis, Javanese and Minangkabau people. Craft activities, workshops and traditional Malay music interactive sessions will also be held.  

When: Until Oct 30
Where: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate (located in Istana Kampong Gelam)
More info

Photo: Rumours Beach Club

Rumours Beach Club x Lovefingers

Party it up on the beach at Rumours Beach Club when Lovefingers helms the decks on Oct 14, igniting Siloso Beach with trippy, pulsating beats. Add to the mix the cool sea breeze, spectacular sunsets, and Indonesian grill nibbles and tipples available throughout the night, this is one you shouldn’t miss.

When: Oct 14. Doors open from 4pm
Where: Rumours Beach Club, 40 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa.
More info

Photo: Asian Civilisations Museum

Lunchtime Concerts at ACM

Need to quickly destress over lunchtime? Here’s one unique way to do it. Pop in to Asian Civilisations on Fridays in October and November for free lunchtime concerts held in partnership with Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Soak in an hour of classical music – and you may even catch an original composition, ‘Zoomorphic Muses – An Afternoon at the Museum’, which draws inspiration from ACM’s collection.

When: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov 4, 11. 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
Free admission. More info

Photo: Marina Bay Sands

Mental: Colours of Wellbeing

Guiding visitors to delve deeper into stereotypes around mental health is this exhibition features 24 interactive exhibits, large-scale installations and art projects, seven of which were created by homegrown artists. It’s as much as a personal, intimate journey as it is gaining perspectives of mental health and making connections in this day and age — be prepared not only to marvel at the installations, but also to reflect on this introspective journey.

When: Until Feb 26, 2023
Where: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave
Tickets from $18 (adults). More info

Photo: Mandai Wildlife Group

A Flight to Remember

Jurong Bird Park’s last day of operations will be on Jan 3, 2023, exactly 52 years since its opening. From Sep 3 to Jan 3, 2023, it’s holding a series of events to celebrate the park before it moves to its new nest at Bird Paradise in Mandai Wildlife Reserve in the second quarter of 2023.

Go on a self-guided trail of Jurong Bird Park and take time to explore with heritage displays along the way that illustrate the park’s milestones. Launching in November is a Nostalgic Signature Tour where seasoned guides guide visitors through the park’s history (tour bookings open Oct 19), as well as a nostalgic food festival with traditional pushcarts selling hawker fare and carnival activities.

When: Until Jan 3, 2023. Open Thur to Sun, eve of PH and PH until Nov 2, 2022. Open daily from Nov 3, 2022 to Jan 3, 2023.
Where: Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill
Tix at $34.20 (adult) and $22.50 (child) for Singapore residents. More info

Halloween Horror Nights

Things are getting spooktacular at Universal Studios Singapore once more, with Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) making a comeback after a two-year hiatus. We got a preview of the mega scare-fest, which is on from Sep 30 to Nov 5, and can confirm that it's still as thrilling and terrifying as we remember it to be (read it here).

When: Sep 30 to Nov 5 (select nights)
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway
More info

House of Dreams exhibition

With over 600 Barbie dolls on display at the House of Dreams, an exhibition happening from Sep 20 to Oct 21 at ION Art Gallery, this is the largest public showcase of Barbie dolls in one location in Singapore. Expect to see Barbie decked out in luxury designer threads, dolls made in the likeness of pop culture icons, and rare Barbie dolls worth thousands of dollars. They’re all from the personal collection of local avid collector, Jian Yang, who has Asia’s largest collection of Barbie dolls with 12,000 dolls. Watch a video preview here.

When: Sep 20 to Oct 21, open daily from 10am to 10pm
Where: ION Art Gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard
More info

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