Things You Should Be Doing This Weekend (27 Aug - 2 Sep 2018)

Monday, August 27, 2018

Things You Should Be Doing This Weekend (27 Aug – 2 Sep 2018)

It’s nearing the end of the year, and I’m sure some of you are already making plans to travel overseas with your family or friends! But while waiting for your well-deserved break at the end of the year, here are some things you can do right in Singapore over this weekend! Or even throughout this whole week if you decide to!

 

Exhibitions / Tours

 

 

Singapore Experience Lab

Ever watched our Do It For The Money episodes and found yourself unable to answer all of Dee Kosh’s questions about Singapore despite living in Singapore all your life? Then perhaps it is good for you to refresh your knowledge about Singapore through the Singapore Experience Lab. Located at Singapore Visitor Centre at orchardgateway, the Singapore Experience Lab is a free immersive showcase of Singapore’s must-visits and must-dos. Utilising AR, visitors will get a deeper appreciation into Singapore’s local culture and delicacies. There is also a time tunnel where it will bring you through the years since Singapore’s founding till today. This tour takes only about 30 minutes, and is ideal for anyone who wishes to kill sometime before their movie starts.

Tours start at 10.30am, 11.30am and 4pm, and are limited to ten pax per tour. Based on a first come, first served basis, no bookings are required for the tour.

 

Location: Singapore Visitor Centre

216 Orchard Road (Next to orchardgateway@emerald)

Date: All year round

Admission: Free

Website: http://www.visitsingapore.com/travel-guide-tips/getting-around/tourism-centre/

 

 

Sunflower Surprise @ Gardens by the Bay

I’m sure everyone reading this would have visited Gardens by the Bay by now, but if you’re someone who likes sunflowers, then now is the time to make another trip to Gardens by the Bay! From 31 Aug to 21 Oct 2018, 9am to 9pm daily, Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome will be having a floral display of sunflowers with more than 10,000 sunflowers of different shapes and sizes! It will also be in accordance to the theme of “Wizard of Oz” where Dorothy and her dog, Toto made their way on the Yellow Brick Road to the Wizard’s Castle in Emerald City. Be one of the first to experience it this weekend at Flower Dome!

 

Location: Gardens by the Bay

18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Date: 31 August to 21 October 2018

Admission:

Entry to Flower Dome for Singapore Residents:

$10.80 (Adult), $7.20 (Child/Senior Citizen)

Entry to Flower Dome & Cloud Forest for Singapore Residents:

$18.00 (Adult), $10.80 (Child), $13,50 (Senior Citizens)

Website: http://www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/en/whats-on/calendar-of-events/sunflower-surprise-2018.html

 

 

National Gallery Singapore (Various)

Website: https://www.nationalgallery.sg/

For fans of art, which I think some of you are, based on the drawings and sketches we have received, the National Gallery Singapore is a good source of inspiration for you guys, and especially right now, where you can get to see the works of artists from classical to modern. These are some of the notable exhibitions that are going on right now.

 

 

Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore

Lim Cheng Hoe (1912–1979) was the leading watercolour artist of his generation and co-founded the Singapore Watercolour Society. Largely self-taught, he studied painting under the then-art inspector of schools, Richard Walker, and honed his skills in the 1950s and 1970s by practicing and interacting with fellow artists during outdoor painting sessions. Beginning with the early days of his practice in the 1930s, this exhibition features over 60 artworks, sketches and archival materials that highlight Lim’s mastery of outdoor watercolour landscape painting.

Location: City Hall Wing, Level 4 Gallery

Date: 02 Aug 2018 – 09 Jun 2019

Time: All Day

Admission: General Admission (Free for Singaporeans)

 

 

Wu Guanzhong: Expressions of Pen and Palette

An innovator in fusing Chinese ink with Western modernism, and a significant painter of the 20th century, Wu Guanzhong (1919-2010) is also known as a prolific writer on art criticism and creativity. The exhibition explores the relationship between his artistic creations and literary writing by bringing together major works from Singapore’s National Collection and a key Southeast Asian private collection.

Location: Wu Guanzhong Gallery, City Hall Wing, Level 4

Date: 31 Aug 2018 – 30 Sep 2019

Time: All Day

Admission: General Admission (Free for Singaporeans)

 

 

Flowers and People – Dark by teamLab

This immersive work invites visitors to step into a magical flowerscape where they can explore and even determine the flower life cycle. Depending on where the visitor stands, the interaction with the installation causes the flowers to blossom or fade away. The visitors’ movements cause continuous change in the work. Previous visual states can never be replicated, and will never reoccur. The cycle of growth and decay repeats itself in perpetuity as the flowers shed their petals, wither and die, or come to life and blossom once again.

Location: City Hall Wing, Level B1, outside The Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery

Date: 05 Jan 2018 – 09 Sep 2018

Time: All Day

Admission: General Admission (Free for Singaporeans)

 

 

Walk, Walk, Walk: Search, Deviate, Reunite by teamLab

Walk, Walk, Walk: Search, Deviate, Reunite reflects teamLab’s continued exploration of Japanese spatial logic. Drawing on the “flattened” perspective in traditional Japanese art, a virtual world constructed in 3-D on a computer is brought to life through “flattened” moving images.

Location: City Hall Wing, Level B1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery

Date: 05 Jan 2018 – 09 Sep 2018

Time: All Day

Admission: General Admission (Free for Singaporeans)

 

 

Sunday Tea Ceremonies

Every first Sunday of the month, enjoy the unique experience of being part of Rirkrit Tiravanija’s untitled 2018 (the infinite dimensions of smallness) by taking part in a tea ceremony held within the installation.

This experience is free for visitors to participate in, but onsite registration is required on a first come first served basis.

Location: Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery, Level 5

Date: 02 Sep 2018

Time: 02:00 PM – 05:00 PM

Admission: Free

 

 

Before It All Goes: Architecture From Singapore’s Early Independence Years

If you’ve liked how we’ve captured footages of Singapore in our Singapore Like You’ve Never Seen Before, then you will like this exhibition. A solo exhibition of Darren Soh (https://www.facebook.com/darrensohphotographer/), who is an architectural photographer of Singapore who has captured some of the most beautiful images of Singapore that you’ll ever see. For those who are interested to learn more, Darren will be giving a talk on September 4 from 7.30pm to 9pm, or you can sign up for his seminar ($45) on September 8 from 1pm to 4pm.

 

 

Location: Chapel Gallery, Objectifs

155 Middle Road, Singapore 188977

Date: 23 Aug to 29 Sept 2018

Time: Tues to Sat, 12pm to 7pm / Sun 12pm to 4pm

Admission: Free admission

Website: https://www.objectifs.com.sg/before-it-all-goes/

 

 

Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes

For fans of Marvel who have been putting it off, the Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes exhibition showcases the past 10 years’ worth of Marvel movies (20 of them, to be exact) and displays the art, tech and sets behind the film. This exhibition has been ongoing since June 2018, and will be ending at the end of September 2018! For those who have yet to visit, do so while it’s still around!

Location: ArtScience Museum

6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Date: 9 June to 30 September 2018

Time: 10.00am to 7.00pm daily

Last admission at 6.00pm

Admission: $15.00 (Local Adult), $11.00 (Local Child/Senior Citizen/Student)

Website: https://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/marvel-exhibition.html

 

Activities/Food/Shopping

 

 

Kidz & Craft @ KidZania

This activity is for the family! From 8 Aug to 9 Sep 2018, KidZania is holding a variety of activities to allow children to get their hands down and dirty. Such activities include canvas painting, seal carving, plant potting, and even soap making! As the activities will end in another 2 weeks, be sure to make a trip down to learn a skill or two with arts and handicraft!

 

Location: Palawan Kidz City

31 Beach View #01-01/02 Singapore 098008

Date: 8 August – 9 September 2018

Time: 10am – 6pm

Admission:

Baby (under 2 years old): Free

Toddler (2 – 3 years old): $25.00

Kid (4 – 17 years old): $58.00

Adult (18 – 59 years old): $35.00

Senior Citizen (60 & above): $25.00

*prices are cheaper if tickets are bought online

Website: http://kidzania.com.sg/event/kidz-craft/

 

 

World Food Fair 2018

The 15th edition of World Food Fair is happening this weekend for only 4 days! Indulge yourself with over 200 local and international food and beverage establishments, providing you with tastes from all over the world right at your fingertips! From Japanese Umeshu and European beers, to Taiwanese cold brew tea, Herbal Soup from Hong Kong, and authentic Japanese desserts and sushi. You will be spoilt for choice!

 

Location: Singapore Expo Hall 5

1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150

Date: 30 Aug – 2 Sep 2018

Time: 11am – 10pm daily

Admission: Free (Note: Food are not free)

Website: http://singaporefoodshows.com.sg/world-food-fair

 

 

Chang Sensory Food Trail

When one food show over the weekend isn’t enough, we actually have 2! Brought to Singapore shores by Chang, the Thai beer, Chang Sensory Trails celebrates kinships among friends and strangers. A home where people from around the world gather and feed their shared passion for craftsmanship – in food, art and music. Stay tuned for the performances by O.K Ready as well as a local band, 53A while you feast on the Thai cuisine offered by 8 of Singapore’s best Thai restaurants in Singapore!

 

Location: The Lawn @ Marina Bay

Date: 31 Aug – 1 Sep 2018

Time: 4pm – 10pm

Admission: Free

Website: https://www.changbeer.com/changsensorytrails-singapore/?lang=en

 

 

Beerfest Asia 2018

Fans of beer rejoice! Beerfest Asia is back, with a variety of over 600 types of beer cider (over 100 of them are new to the festival), and over 30 live acts throughout the festival. To celebrate the 10th birthday of Beerfest Asia, unique birthday beers will also be showcased in this event! And of course, it is only right to only start drinking on a full stomach, so you keep a lookout for sumptuous offerings by Char, 1925, 25 Degrees, No Signboard, and many more!

 

Location: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay

18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Date: 30 Aug – 2 Sep 2018

Time:

Thurs: 6pm – 12am

Fri: 4pm – 12am

Sat: 3pm – 12am

Sun: 2pm – 11pm

Admission:

Advance Pass (till 1 day before): $20 (Thurs/Sun), $25 (Fri/Sat)

Standard Pass (at festival door): $25 (Thurs/Sun), $30 (Fri/Sat)

Group of 4 (at any 1 day): $75

 

Alright, with such an abundance of activities and events going on, there is no excuse for you to think that there’s nothing to do this weekend! But remember, be it eating or drinking, do so in moderation!

 

 
*Image credits to the respective event’s websites