Things You Should Be Doing This Weekend (15 – 21 Oct 2018)

Monday, October 15, 2018

Things You Should Be Doing This Weekend (15 – 21 Oct 2018)

We are already halfway through the month, and you can see the festivities gearing up a notch this week. From Halloween-themed activities to Oktoberfest, you can look forward to plenty of thrill, drinks, food, shopping and excitement for this whole week! You will really have no excuse to complain that you’re bored. But broke? You will have plenty of reasons to complain that you’re broke this week.

 

Exhibitions / Tours / Events

 

Scream Asia Film Festival

 

 

In the month of Halloween, Scream Asia, a horror film festival is being organised by mm2 Entertainment and Cathay Cineplexes to slake Asia’s immense thirst for horror films. Screening a total of 11 feature films and 1 short film from various nations such as Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Brazil, UK and USA. These films are selected by renowned Singaporean filmmaker Eric Khoo and South Korean film programmer Jongsuk Thomas Nam.

 

Location:

All Cathay Cineplexes

Date:

19 – 28 October 2018

Time:

Various

Admission:

$13 per ticket

Website:

https://www.cathaycineplexes.com.sg/promotions/scream-asia-film-festival-2018/

 

Neon Jungle 2018

 

 

While Gardens by the Bay is known for its flora, there is the obvious lack of the fauna. But this month, we have the neon animals gracing the Gardens. Step in after dark and admire the neon light installations in the form of endangered animals native to the biodiversity-rich Southeast Asia. Ponder about how deforestation causes imbalance in the ecosystem which puts more than 100 wildlife species at the risk of extinction each day. Best, these neon animals will be situated in Supertree Grove hence admission is free!

 

Location:

Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay

18 Marina Gardens Dr

Singapore 018953

Date:

19 – 28 October 2018

Time:

4.30pm – 11pm (19 – 21 October)

6pm – 11pm (22 – 28 October)

Admission:

Free

Website:

http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/whats-on/calendar-of-events/neon-jungle.html

 

WTA Finals 2018

 

 

For the tennis lovers who are fans of the annual women’s tennis event, the WTA Finals Singapore is happening this month at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. You’ll get to see the likes of Simona Halep, Angelique Kerber, Pettra Kvitova and the most recent Grand Slam winner Naomi Osaka pitting their all against each other right on our homeground! Also, you can look forward to performances by Jason Mraz for his feel-good melodies!

 

Location:

Singapore Indoor Stadium

2 Stadium Walk

Singapore 397691

Date:

21 – 28 October 2018

Time:

Various

Admission:

From $27 – $239

Website:

http://www.wtafinals.com/

 

A1 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour

 

 

For those who have heard of this iconic boy band, you will be surprised (and feel old) to learn that it’s actually their 20th anniversary this year! After a long hiatus, A1 is back reunited and is on a reunion tour! Making a stop in Singapore this Saturday, you should look forward to their old hits such as Like A Rose, Same Old Brand New You, along with various other covers and hits that will make your money worth its while!

 

Location:

MES Theatre @ Mediacorp

1 Stars Ave

Singapore 138507

Date:

20 October 2018

Time:

8pm

Admission:

$98 – $248

Website:

https://www.apactix.com/events/detail/a1-2018

 

 

Activities/Food/Shopping

 

Singapore River Festival

 

 

The Singapore River is typically one of the first places that come to our mind whenever we think about a nice place to stroll during the night. From the relatively chill vibes you get at Robertson Quay, and the relatively vibrant atmosphere you get at Boat Quay with all the various eateries and pubs and then finally the bustling party vibes you will get at Clarke Quay, the Singapore River is essentially a lifeline to our Singapore’s nightlife. For about 1 month starting from this week, the Singapore River will go through a transformation. From a massive outdoor bazaar in the Clarke Quay area, LED kites light shows, local circus acts, gameshows, movie screenings and even a Singapore-themed Halloween street party! So look out for it this week!

 

Location:

Singapore River, across Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, and Robertson Quay

 

Date:

16 October – 11 November 2018

Time:

LAH Bazaar: 3pm to 10.30pm

The SR Gameshow: 6pm to 10pm (26 & 27 October / 2 & 3 November)

AR Challenge: 12pm till late (2 & 3 November)

Sky Aquarium: 7pm to 10pm (2 & 3 November)

Riverfront Spectacular: 6pm to 10pm (Friday), 3pm to 10pm (Saturday) (26 & 27 October / 2 & 3 November)

Walaoween: 6pm to 10.30pm (26 October), 3pm to 10.30pm (27 October)

Admission:

Free

Website:

http://www.srf.sg/

 

Oktoberfest Asia 2018

 

Other than Halloween festivities, October is also the month for beer! Named Oktoberfest, it is the world’s largest beer fest that originated from Germany and gradually spread throughout Europe and subsequently the rest of the world. This weekend, stay tuned to an Oktoberfest at a bigger scale in a fully air-conditioned festival-styled marquee right smack in the central. A ticket to this event will entitle you to free Oktoberfest Asia 500ml beer stein for 1, free flow choice of brews from 6pm to 11.30pm, and entertainment provided by the Rock Oompahs from Munich. Also, there are various other quality food, wines and other beverages along with merchandise available for purchase.

 

Location:

Tan Quee Lan Street

Date:

18 – 21 October 2018

Time:

Main Event:

Thursday – Saturday, 6pm to 12am

Family Day:

Sunday, 11am to 8pm

Admission:

$85++

Website:

Oktoberfest Asia 2018

Donburi Revolution 2018

 

The Donburi, arguably one of the most popular dish from Japan apart from ramen and sushi, is actually popular enough that Singapore is having an event centred around it! The first DIY Donburi Event in Singapore will be held this week at Marina Square Central forum. Families and everyone who loves rice and Japanese food can get to sample rice from different regions in Japan as well as to create their own original donburis by choosing their favourite toppings made by Japanese restaurants. There will also be live cooking demonstrations, onigirl and temari sushi workshops and more! Best thing, the registration is free, so bring your loved ones along and learn how to make true and authentic Japanese cooking!

 

Location:

Marina Square Central Forum

6 Raffles Boulevard

Singapore 039594

Date:

19 – 21 October 2018

Time:

11am – 9pm

Admission:

Free, but registration required

Website:

https://www.facebook.com/events/564252437327636/

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfybq6CW9uXq-ghfGgD3RV8RZByko_Y3EEubtYyn3VVQSVkyA/viewform

 

FestivalForGood 2018

 

 

Just as its publicity poster states, this 2-day long festival will encompass a variety of activities as well as tons of products and services (more than 50 booths’ worth!) from fashion and lifestyle to technology and fitness. Also, one truly notable highlight of this festival is that FestivalForGood is organised by Singapore’s social enterprises, and they will also be holding workshops as well as conversations to increase awareness of what social enterprises do and their importance. And what’s a festival without live performances? So look out for them too!

 

Location:

Marina One

5 Straits View

Singapore 018935

Date:

20 – 21 October 2018

Time:

11am – 7pm

Admission:

Free

Website:

https://raise.sg/festivalforgood.html/

 

Singapore Wine Fiesta 2018

 

 

Themed “The Body of Wine”, this year’s Wine Fiesta is held at The Fullerton Bay Hotel with the majestic view of the Marina Skyline. And what’s better than gulping down sipping a variety of wines in different styles from Light, to Full-bodied wines. You will also get to pair the 250 over featured wines with gourmet treats prepared by renowned chefs! With the event taking place over 2 days, you know that you can cover all of the wines available if you choose to do it. 😉

 

Location:

The Fullerton Bay Hotel
80 Collyer Quay
Singapore 049326

Date:

19 – 21 October 2018

Time:

12pm – 10pm

Admission:

$45++

Website:

https://www.winefiesta.com.sg/

 

Horror Haunt: The Curse of Amityville

 

 

Fans of horror movies? USS’s Halloween Horror Nights ain’t scary enough for you? Then give this year’s Horror Haunt held by Cathay Cineplexes a try! From Annabelle, Freddy, Michael Myers, Chucky, Jigsaw and the Nun, you will be able to relive your horrors in reality. And speaking of cheap thrills, you will be entitled to give this haunted house a go if you’re able to produce a $5 same-day receipt from Cathay Malls, ticket stub from Cathay Cineplexes or a $10 entry fee! To all the boyfriends out there, what better way to show off your courage by visiting a haunted house after your movie date at Cathay Cineplexes?

Location:

Cineleisure, Level 3

8 Grange Rd

Singapore 239695

 

The Cathay Level 1 External Atrium

Handy Rd

Singapore 229233

Date:

Cineleisure: 18 – 21 October 2018

The Cathay: 25 – 28 October 2018

Time:

18 & 19 Oct: 6 – 10pm

20 & 21 Oct: 2 – 10pm

Admission:

Minimum $5 same-day receipt from Cathay Malls or $10 cash

Website:

http://thecathay.com.sg/event/horrorhaunt2018

 

 

 

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