Best Things To Do in Singapore This Weekend (Mar 24-26)

Photo: Gardens by The Bay
Photo: Gardens by The Bay

See sakura blooms with a Pokemon, get cute things for your cat, and make a trip to Singapore’s countryside 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!

Jigger & Pony launches new cocktails

Award-winning bar Jigger & Pony has launched IDENTITY, its fifth annual themed menuzine that feature over 20 cocktails, tipples and punch bowls.

Highlights include Ugly Tomatoes, made with fruits that were deemed ugly to sell to consumers and served in a fancy unconventional glass; and the Dirty Martini, a filthy martini made with Bombay Sapphire Gin, homemade brine and olive oil emulsion and olives stuffed with miso, cream cheese and black olive crumb.

Jigger & Pony, 165 Tg Pagar Rd, Amara Hotel, Singapore 088539

Singapore Cat Festival

Cat paw-rents are known to spoil their kitties with toys, accessories and more, so think of the Singapore Cat Festival as Christmas for cats.

Whether you need a new kitty litter box, want to stock up on healthy cat kibble, upgrading to a bigger cat condo – or just looking for cute new toys for playtime, the festival is the place to be.

Partnering with Lazada, check out brands like Almo Nature, Neko Neko and UniCharm at the festival.

Admission is free.

Happening on Mar. 25-26, 11am-9pm at Great World City, 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City, Singapore 237994.

The Gentle Warrior’s Women’s Festival

Bollywood Veggies might just be one of Singapore’s most underrated attractions. Not only is it an organic farm with a bistro, the place and its community also promotes a simpler way of living in busy Singapore.

Be part of the celebrations of co-founder Ivy Singh-Lim’s birthday this weekend at The Gentle Warrior’s Women’s Festival where you’ll find stalls and booths showcasing talented makers and small women’s businesses. Bring home some bread, handmade soap, nut butters, curry puffs and more.

Happening Mar. 25-26, 10am-3pm at Bollywood Veggies, 100 Neo Tiew Rd, Singapore 719026.

Visit Sakura Afro Pikachu at Gardens by The Bay

Photo: Gardens by The Bay

Sakura season may be in full swing in Japan but we can also experience it here in Singapore. This year’s sakura floral display in Gardens by The Bay takes you across scenic spots in Japan – spot trains, torii gates, lakes, Mount Fuji and of course, sakura blossoms everywhere.

Stick around for lots of photo opportunities and catch dance performances by Sakura Afro Pikachu.

Happening till Apr. 9, 9am-9pm at Gardens by The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953.

Sip & Savour’s Cocktail Extravaganza

Singapore’s leading lifestyle group 1-Group has brought back Sip & Savour, a month-long party campaign till March 26 across eight drink-and-dine destinations.

The time has come for bar collaborations, drink-and-dine programs with guest shifts from award-winning bars in Malaysia and Thailand, themed brunches, grill-outs and of course, elaborate parties.

Guest Shift x Budi Bar Melaka

  • Happening March 25 at The Alkaff Mansion
  • The bar team from Melaka’s Budi Bar will be taking over The Vault in Alkaff Mansion to serve Melaka-inspired cocktails that reinvent traditional flavors

Sip & Savour Closing Grill-out Party

  • Happening March 26 at The Summerhouse
  • Expect outdoor grilled meats and seafood by the Wildseed Bar team and live performances

Check out their page for more events and details on the cocktail lineup.

Sneakertopia: Step Into Street Culture

Sneakertopia: Step Into Street Culture brings together sneakers, street culture, and art conceived by local and international artists, creatives, contributors and brands.

The showcase of over 100 limited-edition sneakers and 70 murals, installations, designs and original artworks at the ArtScience Museum is also its Asian debut after exhibiting in Los Angeles and New York.

Notable works include ones from U.S. creatives including McFlyy, Michael Murphy, Mimi Yoon, Tommii Lim, and Smoluk, as well as 17 Singaporean and locally-based creatives like Mandopop icon JJ Lin.

Tickets start S$18.

Till July 30 at the ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974.

Sofia Coppola: Things Left Unsaid

The Virgin Suicides (1999)

The cinematic world of director Sofia Coppola is dreamy and intimate, often explored through a strong female gaze. Celebrate her films like The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation, Somewhere and The Bling Ring which will be screening at the ArtScience Museum this weekend and the month of March.

Until Mar. 26 at the ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974.

LOSTINTHENOST x Ghostwriter pop-up

Photo: Ghostwriter

What’s next at the F&B incubator space Ghostwriter this month? LOSTINTHENOST, a pop-up experience by NOST, helmed by two friends Erik David Tan and Jinfero (Jin) Tanzil will take over the space for most of March.

Inspired by movies, cartoons, music and video games from then and now, expect an unexpected spread with dishes like Lunchbox (S$26), a smorgasbord of pimento cheese sandwiches, Fromage de tête, pickles, olives, grapes, Ritz crackers, infused honey, mushroom brie and carrot or Bishokuya (S$19) which features grilled river prawn with crispy vermicelli, caviar, chives and Maggi rum butter.

Happening till Mar. 25, at Low Tide, 98 Club Street, Singapore 069467.

The PreShow at Yang Club

A live music venue has emerged in the heart of Clarke Quay.

Yang Club is bringing 7-piece band Gravity who has been opening for big acts like Guns & Roses, Spice Girls, Metallica, Westlife and more.

Its signature cocktails (S$25) highlight Asian flavors like the Spiced Mala Margherita, Mt. Hua Guo which is made with vodka, peach liqueur and Sakura blossoms.

Its bites include Crispy Kurobuta Char Siew Bao, Saucy Crab and Egg Affair, Battered Cauliflower with Togarashi.

There is no cover charge or dress code.

Happening Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10pm at 3A River Valley Road, #01-02 Clarke Quay, 179020.

Peranakan Museum reopens

The Peranakan Museum is now open after four years of being under renovation.

There are over 800 objects that were newly acquired and donated showcased in the museum’s nine galleries spanned across three floors. The museum now focuses on inclusivity and explores the multi-faceted diversity of Peranakan culture and communities.

Admission is free.

39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941.

Living your best (budget) life

After the recent budget announcement where we are told to not “rely” on the government, we came up with a list of alternatives you can make to your life.

Smart watches, convenience store coffees and hidden gems are the way to go.

READ: How to not ‘rely so heavily on govt support’ while still living your best life

Xiabu Xiabu opens at Bras Basah

Xiabu Xiabu’s Seafood and Beef Set (S$38). Photo: Xiabu Xiabu
Xiabu Xiabu’s Seafood and Beef Set (S$38). Photo: Xiabu Xiabu

No more sharing of hotpots in this joint as China’s Xiabu Xiabu arrives in Bras Basah.

The personal hotpot sets start from S$28 where diners have full access to the restaurant’s condiments bar, rice and noodles section, and ice slushie bar.

Bubble teas are also available from Tea Mi Tea.

READ MORE: Hot pots and bubble tea: China’s Xiabu Xiabu opens at Bras Basah

Xiabu Xiabu, Bras Basah Road, #01-03/04 Lazada One, Singapore 189554, Open 11am to 11pm daily

Break it up

A couple in despair. Artwork by Midjourney
A couple in despair. Artwork by Midjourney

Well, if it ever comes down to it, we got the list of the best places to end things with your partner in Singapore.

The libraries, cinemas and parks might be the ideal place to rip the bandaid. Here’s why.

READ: Best places to break up in Singapore

All the best.

29Rooms Singapore

29Rooms is bringing its award-winning sensorial creative experience to Asia for the first time. The event features 29 showcases, including a perfume room dedicated to American popstar Billie Eilish.

READ MORE: Celebrated “sensorial” creative experience 29rooms is making its Asia debut in Singapore in February

Till Apr. 16 at Gardens by the Bay, West Lawn, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, open 4pm to 10pm on Wednesday and Thursday; 12pm to 10pm from Friday to Sunday; closed Monday and Tuesday

Bar up at No Sleep Club

Ranked 15th in Asia’s Best Bars 2022, No Sleep Club is a Coconuts favorite when it comes to after-work dranks. So much so that we interviewed owner Jun to give the public some love advice based on some of the craziest dates she has seen as a bartender.

The bar also happens to be a hotspot for dates so if you’re looking to treat your loved ones to a great time, head on over!

READ MORE: Dating horror stories & biggest bar no-nos as told by the owner of No Sleep Club

Le Matin Patisserie reopens

Chef-founder Mohamed Al-Matin of Le Matin Patisserie. Photo: Le Matin Patisserie

Chef-founder Mohamed Al-Matin of Le Matin Patisserie. Photo: Le Matin Patisserie

Famed bakery Le Matin Patisserie has opened at ION Orchard with a 37-seater concept cafe. It will house its signature bakes as well as new unique creations.

READ MORE: Biggest bake yet: Le Matin Patisserie to open at ION Orchard tomorrow

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

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.

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

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)

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

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.

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