Best Things To Do in Singapore This Weekend (Jan 27-29)

June Baek and Son Pham of GRLA
June Baek and Son Pham of GRLA

Concerts and parties to dance to, exciting (and delicious) pop-ups and some art to see this weekend.


Upcoming Concerts and Festivals

Ultimate List of Concerts and Festivals Happening in Singapore
We compiled all the best upcoming concerts in the city-state to put in your gig calendar. Read more.
Ultimate List of Concerts and Festivals Happening in Singapore
We compiled all the best upcoming concerts in the city-state to put in your gig calendar. Read more.

Keep up with the latest concerts and festivals compiled in this list!


GRLA at Ghostwriter

Photo: Ghostwriter

Looking for an epicurean adventure with cool cocktails this weekend? Head to the corner of Club Street where something exciting (but fleeting) is happening. Ghostwriter, is a concept by Sago House, Low Tide, and Underdog Inn where budding restauranteurs can test-run their projects.

Guerrilla (GRLA) by Son Pham (of Sonny’s Pizza) and award-winning mixologist June Baek will be wrapping up their residency this weekend so come down for some Asian-inspired snacks and drinks.

Happening till Jan. 29 at Ghostwriter at Low Tide, 98 Club Street, Singapore 069467.


EP!C presents Diplo with Hong & Jeremy Boon

It’s an EDM dance party at Zouk with Diplo helming the decks. Expect hit tunes like Lean On and Where Are U Now. Tickets start from S$100.

Jan. 28, 10pm till late at Zouk, 3C River Valley Road 01-05 to #02-06, 179022.


Bay Spring Carnival

Festive carnivals by the bay are really becoming a thing now. It’s okay of you missed the Christmas edition, the CNY one is here till Jan. 29.

Hop on the fun rides (including a new all-white carousel), try your hand at carnival games, and snap plenty of pics at the stunning light installations.

Tickets start from $30 and are available online.

Happening till Jan. 29 at Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018970.


Tropika x Kampong Boogie present Gabriele Poso

Culture and art collective Tropika is making its comeback with a daytime global music event in collaboration with party people Kampong Boogie.

VIP of the event is Italian maestro and multi-instrumentalist Gabriele Poso, known for his spiritual and energetic compositions of Afro-Latin, soul and electronics have helped redefine modern jazz.

Poso will be joined by local heavyweights; Kampong Boogie’s party starter SWTLKR will be on the mic and joining him on deck duties will be Anand, Tom Shellsuit, Dean Chew and Ramesh.

Tickets start from $30 and are available online.

Happening Jan. 29 from 4 to 11pm at Kult Kafe, 200 Turf Club Road, #01 – 19B, Singapore 287994 .


ITZY Checkmate World Tour

Members of South Korean girl group Itzy in a promotional image. Image: JYP Entertainment
Members of South Korean girl group Itzy in a promotional image. Image: JYP Entertainment

The five-member K-pop group will play at The Star Theatre on Jan. 28 for their Checkmate world tour.

Fun fact: Itzy is pronounced “it-zee” and means the girls have everything you want in Korean, and their fandom “Midzy” means trust.

Jan. 28, 6pm at The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617.


‘Tales From an Expanding World’ by Patricia Piccinini

Photo: Yavuz Gallery

Australian artist Patricia Piccinini is bringing in more of her hyperreal works to Singapore at the Yavuz Gallery from Jan. 7.

Tales From an Expanding World further explores the issues, concerns and possibilities faced in contemporary life. Piccinini’s works draw inspiration from concepts of the uncanny to the advent of the cyborg, biopolitics and posthumanism.

She also has other hybrid humanoid creatures currently being exhibited at the ArtScience Museum.

Till Feb. 5 in Gillman Barracks at 9 Lock Rd, #02-23, Singapore 108937.


Nagai Hokkaido Cuisine opens in Suntec City

The restaurant’s Hand-carved Ice Plate Sashimi. Photo: Nagai Hokkaido Cuisine

An omakase from Sapporo, which is frequented by high-ranking officials, has landed in Suntec City in its first-ever outpost.

Nagai Hokkaido Cuisine in Singapore is helmed by Makoto Nagai, the son of the chef-founder, serving up lunch sets that start from S$28 and omakase menus from S$98.

READ MORE: Sapporo omakase lands its first outpost in Suntec City


HomeTeamNS’s adventure clubhouse in Bedok Reservoir

The longest indoor water slide in Singapore. Photo: HomeTeamNS
The longest indoor water slide in Singapore. Photo: HomeTeamNS

Bedok Reservoir is getting new developments in a recreational building that has opened to the public. Some facilities and activities include the longest indoor water slide, an indoor wet obstacle rope course, climbing walls and a relaxing laze pool.

There’s also a large infinity pool that overlooks the reservoir, barbeque pits and “Mancaves” where families can sing their hearts out in karaoke machines.

READ MORE: Slip and slide through the longest indoor water slide at Bedok Reservoir’s adventure clubhouse


Get rid of clutter

Photo: Greensquare and Books Beyond Borders
Photo: Greensquare and Books Beyond Borders

For this weekend, maybe stay in and finally start getting rid of unnecessary items and donate them to people who need them more! Dispose of any kind of junk mindfully to these places that will rehome them for you.

READ MORE: Spark Joy & Give Back: The best resources for clearing your clutter in Singapore


Living Pictures’ at National Gallery Singapore

Browse through 150 years of photography in Southeast Asia at the National Gallery Singapore in a new exhibit that showcases a range of mediums and modes of photography, 3D displays and engaging hands-on activities.

Over 300 works are displayed from the mid-19th century until the present, captured by photographers from across the region.

Admission is free.

Check out more information on their website.

Till Aug. 20 at the Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, Level 3, City Hall Wing in the National Gallery Singapore.


‘Anxiety’ popup museum by EYEYAH!

A mental health popup for both children and adults by art magazine EYEYAH! is exhibiting in Temasek Shophouse until Feb. 4.

The illustration-heavy museum features 40 artworks by contemporary digital artists locally and internationally that will provoke conversation around what anxiety looks and feels like, its causes, and how to overcome it.

Admission is free. Open 8am to 9pm weekdays; 11am to 5pm weekends; closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Till Feb. 4 at Temasek Shophouse, 28 Orchard Road, S238832. Check out their website for more information.


Future World and Digital Light Canvas Refresh 2022

Graffiti Nature – Red List. Photo: teamLab
Graffiti Nature – Red List. Photo: teamLab

ArtScience Museum’s permanent exhibition, Future World: Where Art Meets Science, as well as Digital Light Canvas by teamLab at The Shoppes, will reopen following extensive redevelopment works to reveal artworks that invite visitors to experience these dynamic spaces in a new light.

READ MORE: See the new teamLab digital interactive installations at Marina Bay Sands

ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974


Rifle Range Nature Reserve

Rifle Range Nature Park. Photo: NParks

Rifle Range Nature Park. Photo: NParks

Located along Rifle Range Road, the park is also the site of the former Sin Seng Quarry, which ceased operations in 1998. The area covers approximately the size of 123 football fields and visitors can embark on more than 7 km of trails and boardwalks – each offering a different experience.

READ MORE: Walk in the park: New nature reserve in Singapore features a former quarry and a 31 meter-tall deck


Night Safari presents: The 4 Tasmanian Devils

A new gang of mammals has arrived in Singapore! The four Tasmanian Devils — Crumpet, Snickers, Jesse and Panini — are now accepting visitors after a four-year journey of trying to get them to the city-state.

The Devils were brought over with help from Australia’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania under the Save the Tasmanian Devil Programme, where they help care for Devils with Devil Facial Tumour Disease, a highly contagious transmissible cancer that results in large facial tumors.

Get your tickets now to meet the small but feisty creatures up close!

READ MORE: Meet Night Safari’s Devils: 4 Tasmanian Devils debut in new Wallaby exhibit

Night Safari, open 6:30pm to midnight (Last entry at 11:15pm) at the Wallaby Exhibit, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826


Doraemon exhibition lands at National Museum of Singapore

One of Japan’s beloved characters is having an exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore with 40 contemporary artworks from 28 contemporary artists.

The works are sectioned into different areas. Original manga drawings are specially shipped from the Japanese creator’s museum in Japan, and contemporary artworks by respectable artists (both Japanese and local) show their own creative interpretation of the robot cat.

There’s also a popup cafe selling Dorayakis and a merchandise store selling all things Doraemon.

READ MORE: Doraemon Exhibition to open at National Museum of Singapore tomorrow (Photos)

Till Feb. 5 at National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897, open 10am to 7pm daily (last admission at 6:30pm)


Avatar: The Experience in Gardens by the Bay

Photo: Avatar and 20th Century Studios
Photo: Avatar and 20th Century Studios

The alien world of Pandora from James Cameron’s 2009 sci-fi film Avatar has taken over the Cloud Forest in Gardens by the Bay from now till March next year.

It’s only a month till the film’s sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, premieres and in the meantime, go through an immersive walkthrough featuring animatronics, suspenseful soundtracks and interactive spaces through five different zones.

READ MORE: Avatar’s magical world of Pandora takes over Gardens by the Bay (Photos)

Till Mar. 31 at Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, #03-02/03, Singapore 018953, open 9am to 9pm daily (last admission 8pm)


Yun Nans Stonepot Fish opens at Northpoint City

The Yun Nans Stonepot Fish. Photo: Yun Nans
The Yun Nans Stonepot Fish. Photo: Yun Nans

Yun Nans is opening a new restaurant serving Stonepot Fish at Northpoint City.

The dish, which is powered by high-pressure steaming and boils in minutes, drew a four-hour-long queue when it first opened in China.

The pots are imported from Yun Nan and made of natural granite to pressure steam the freshly slaughtered fish in the broth in less than six minutes.

READ MORE: Yun Nans to open Chinese Stonepot Fish in Yishun’s Northpoint City next week

Yun Nans Stonepot Fish, open 11:30am to 10pm daily, Northpoint City, #01-103 (South Wing), 1 Northpoint Drive, Singapore 768019


Coravin Pivot Wine Preservation System

The Coravin Pivot Wine Preservation System. Photo: Coravin Inc.
The Coravin Pivot Wine Preservation System. Photo: Coravin Inc.

A nifty wine device by global wine tech company Coravin Inc. lets you keep your still wines for up to a month.

So no more fussing over finishing that bottle of wine because the brand’s latest invention Coravin Pivot preserves still wines using Argon gas.

The device is now available in all 1855 The Bottle Shop outlets.

READ MORE: Fine wine: New device that lets you preserve wine for up to a month launches in Singapore


Haidilao employs robots at new Northshore Plaza outlet

Photo: Haidilao

Photo: Haidilao

Yes, we’re not kidding. In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Chinese hotpot chain has leveled up with robotic arms made to pick and serve guests the ingredients they ordered.

READ MORE: One byte at a time: Haidilao celebrates 10th Anniversary with serving robots at Northshore Plaza outlet

Open 10:30am to 4am daily at Northshore Plaza, 407 Northshore Drive, #01-01 Northshore Plaza I, Singapore 820407


Get hiking!

The Lost Ark at Alexandra Woodland. Photo: Delfina Utomo
The Lost Ark at Alexandra Woodland. Photo: Delfina Utomo

Avoid the crowds at the usual hiking spots and divert into these seven locations we think you might enjoy!

READ MORE: 7 unexpected places for hiking and trails in Singapore


Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice opens at Vivo City

The famous Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice is now serving its hearty plates at its first stand-alone mall stall in VivoCity.

A new menu item exclusive to the outlet is a Sharing Platter for two. Their food is still served on red hawker plates with a traditional interior. There’s also a large display window boasting its array of piled-up food like its fried pork and chicken chops, prawns, braised pork and chap chye (mixed vegetables).

READ MORE: From stall to mall: Beach Road Scissors Cut Curry Rice expands with new VivoCity outlet

Open daily from 10am to 10pm at VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585, B2-23A.


MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing at ArtScience Museum

Wheel (2021) by Hiromi Tango and Dr Emma Burrows. Photo: ArtScience Museum
Wheel (2021) by Hiromi Tango and Dr Emma Burrows. Photo: ArtScience Museum

MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing has 24 interactive installations from contemporary artists, scientists, makers, and designers all around the world that touch on weighty topics like addiction, anxiety and suicide.

Tickets are S$21 per adult and S$18 for Singapore residents.

READ MORE: 24 shades of mental: ArtScience Museum turns mental health colorful in new exhibit

Till Feb. 26 at ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974, open 10am to 7pm daily, last entry at 6pm. For more information, head over to their website.


Candlelight Concerts

Immerse yourself in a series of candlelit classical concerts performed by string quartets, oriental strings and pianists at various iconic locations.

For the latest updates, ticketing details and the full lineup, check out their website.


Patricia Piccinini: We Are Connected

Human-animal hybrid sculptures by Patricia Piccinini. Photo: Patricia Piccinini and Institute for Cultural Exchange
Human-animal hybrid sculptures by Patricia Piccinini. Photo: Patricia Piccinini and Institute for Cultural Exchange

These hyper-realistic sculptures might give you the creeps but Australian artist Patricia Piccinini vows that her works share a mutual loving connection between humans and animals.

Now at ArtScience Museum, Piccinini’s bizarre creatures explore a future where hybrids exist cohesively for the better rather than at an expense of other species.

The over 40 works are exhibited throughout six sections of the space in sculptures, installations, videos, and collages.

READ MORE: ‘Bizarre’ but ‘beautiful’: Hyperrealistic works coming to ArtScience Museum

Till Jan. 29 at the ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974, last entry is at 6pm.


Nothing is Forever: Rethinking Sculpture in Singapore

National Gallery is presenting its first major sculpture exhibition in 30 years with an interesting set of art including tombstones from Bukit Brown cemetery and a morbid interpretation of Sir Stamford Raffles that encapsulates sculpture’s history and evolution in Singapore.

READ MORE: Sculpted Singapore: National Gallery exhibit shows the art all around

Till Feb. 5 at National Gallery Singapore’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery and The Spine Hall, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Level B1 Basement Concourse in the City Hall Wing.




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