Best Things To Do in Singapore This Weekend (Sept 22-25)

All photos by Delfina Utomo
All photos by Delfina Utomo

This weekend, we got a popup showcasing a race car made of bricks, spooky Halloween-themed events and a hidden corner selling bizarre British souvenirs, among many others for your consideration.

GLAMboyant 2022 at Kampong Gelam

For 10 days straight, join a lineup of activities from food, culture, music and sports held within the Kampong Gelam neighborhood.

This get-together will take place across Aliwal Street Carpark, Baghdad Street, Haji Lane, Sultan Gate and Sultan Gate Park to drive traffic and bring the culture-rich neighborhood to life.

Activities include streetside live performances, an outdoor cinema, a BMX tricks competition, thematic precinct tours and sustainable art and graffiti workshops.

From 23 Sept. to 2 Oct. For more information, you can head over to their website.

LEGO Technic McLaren Formula 1 popup

The Singapore Grand Prix 2022 is nearing and a LEGO popup showcasing a replica of the McLaren Formula 1 race car is making its first pit stop in Southeast Asia.

The life-sized model, built by LEGO-certified professionals, will be exhibited in front of Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. It is built with 288,315 bricks and measures 5.7 meters in length and 2.4 meters in width.

There will also be building activities and speed challenges for the LEGO enthusiasts.

From 23 September to 2 October 2022, 11am to 9:30pm at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, 391A Orchard Rd, Singapore 238873.

Five Iron Golf Singapore open house

One of the golfing bays at Five Iron Golf on Cecil Street. Photo: Five Iron Golf
One of the golfing bays at Five Iron Golf on Cecil Street. Photo: Five Iron Golf

To celebrate its first anniversary since its opening, golfing sim company Five Iron Golf will be hosting an open house where both golfers and non-golfers can enjoy an hour free of golfing simulation.

Guests can also expect a variety of golf games, drinks, food and music with prizes to be won.

Those interested can register on their website.

READ MORE: Stroke it out at New York’s Five Iron Golf on Cecil Street

Happening 23 and 24 Sept. at Five Iron Golf Singapore, 139 Cecil Street, #13-01.

Get a slice of London town at Mustafa Centre

Here’s a hidden gem not many know about. Deep into Mustafa Centre, there’s a little corner selling all-things royalty.

Get the most bizarre British souvenirs like fine china with Prince Harry and Megan’s face plastered on it and of course, the late queen on cups, bags, among others.

READ MORE: God save these souvenirs: This secret corner in Singapore is a little slice of London town

Go crazy at Mustafa Centre, 145 Syed Alwi Rd, Mustafa Centre, Singapore 207704.

The Script to play Singapore Indoor Stadium

Irish three-piece rock band The Script will play at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sept. 25.

Audiences can expect to hear the band’s greatest hits such as The Man Who Can’t Be Moved, Breakeven, and Superheroes.

The band is currently touring Asia and will head to Bangkok (Sept. 28) and Jakarta (Sept. 30) after.

Tickets are still available via Sistic.

READ MORE: The Script to play Singapore in September

Happening 25 Sept. at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691.

Barang-Barang Sale by Kult Studio & Gallery

Kult Studio & Gallery’s Barang-Barang Sale is happening this Saturday with a spread of snazzy paintings, prints, totes, exclusive Kult merchandise and rare figurines.

Paying by PayNow is preferred and even crypto currencies.

Till 9 Oct. at Kult Studio & Gallery, 409 Race Course Road, #03-01A Singapore 218657.

Universal Studios Singapore’s Trick or Thrills

Halloween for the kids! Families can meet stars from Illumination’s Minion Monsters and Gru’s Girls, DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar and Trolls, and Sesame Street this spooky holiday at Universal Studios Singapore.

Groove along to a DreamWorks’ Trolls rock show at Mel’s Diner Stage where kids can snap plenty of photos with the band at the end of their set and grab treats too.

Besides the thrills, guests can also enjoy the park’s other rides, attractions and entertainment.

Also, to keep the spirit alive, prizes will be awarded to guests with the best Halloween costumes!

Till 6 November at Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269. For more information, you can head over to their website.

S.E.A. Aquarium’s Deep Boo Sea

Marine animals at S.E.A. Aquarium can get spooky too! The habitats of animals like elephant fish, squirrel fish, old wife fish, and over 100 species of live corals, among many others, will morph into scary Undersea Neighbourhoods with elaborate decorations this Halloween season.

There is also a Trick-or-Treat Trail around the aquarium where kids can uncover spooky animal secrets, learn quirky facts about marine animals from Count Mobula, an animated manta ray with a cape, and test their knowledge in the complimentary Scare-arium Fun Sheet.

Till 8 November at S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269. For more information, you can head over to their website.

XM Studios unveils 1:30 scale Batcave

XM Studios’ Batcave. Photo: Adrian Lee/Coconuts
XM Studios’ Batcave. Photo: Adrian Lee/Coconuts

To celebrate Gotham’s superhero, Kitchener Complex’s XM Studios has unveiled its Batcave with new statues alongside exclusive DC collectibles and merchandise, and a lineup of activities happening till Oct. 2.

The Batman-themed event’s activities include lucky draws and exclusive in-store promotions. The Batcave features incredibly detailed replicas of the Bat Armory, Bat Computer, Trophy Room and more.

READ MORE: Singapore collectibles store opens Batcave with superhero-themed activities

Till 2 October at XM Studios, Level 3, Kitchener Complex, 809 French Road.

Art Encounters: Till the Last Blossom

The ninth edition of Art Encounters by Art Outreach, a traveling exhibition housed in repurposed shipping containers, returns with a series of delicate paper works and meditative pigment on paper drawings by local artist Ashley Yeo.

Till the Last Blossom features a site-specific cascading paper installation and paper sculptures made with much intricacy.

Yeo will also work her magic on a live-drawn pastel mural on 17 and 18 September, and demonstrate her paper-cutting skills. Guests can also try making decorative paper decals and candle holders to take home.

Admission is free, no sign ups required.

Till 24 Oct, 11am to 9pm, at Plaza Singapura (Outdoor Atrium), 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839. For more information, you can head over to their website.

Pixar Putt

Photo: Pixar Putt Asia
Photo: Pixar Putt Asia

This open-air mini-golf experience is inspired by stories, characters, and icons from your favourite Pixar movies like Up, Inside Out, Ratatouille, The Incredibles, Lightyear, Toy Story and more.

Book a slot to play on this interactive and colourful course set by the water at the Waterfront Promenade in Marina Bay.

The course is suitable for all ages, whether or not you’re a golf pro or a first-timer. Tickets start from S$28 (Monday – Thursday) and $38 (Friday and weekends).

Till 9 Oct at Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay, from 10am to 8.30pm. For more information, head over to their website.

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

A colorful exhibit aimed at normalizing conversations about mental health issues has arrived from Melbourne to 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 26 Feb. 2023 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.

Jurong Bird Park’s A Flight To Remember

Jurong Bird Park is moving out soon and they have a line up of activities for guests before its big rebranding next year.

The 20.2-hectare park, home to 3,500 birds across 400 species, is offering trails and will be recreating the park’s old cuckoo clock tower and Panorail.

READ MORE – Bird bonanza: Jurong Bird Park to bid farewell for now with a flock of activities

Till Jan. 3 at Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill, 628925. For more information, head over to their website.

Little Farms launches five-course vegan menu

The Fable Slider Smash & Olive Oil Bruschetta. Photo: Little Farms
The Fable Slider Smash & Olive Oil Bruschetta. Photo: Little Farms

Singapore grocery chain has launched its first five-course plant-based menu for the entire September on every Monday at its Katong Point outlet.

For S$48 per person, try dishes that has minced pork made from mushrooms and squid made from konjac, using products from three plant-based brands such as Fable, Happiee! and V2.

READ MORE – Little Farms launches a five-course vegan menu for the whole of September

Happening every Monday till 26 Sept. at Little Farms, 451 Joo Chiat Rd, #01-01, Singapore 427664.

Korean street food stall-inspired Daejim opens at Tanjong Pagar

Daejim’s Ganjang Gejang (S$40), soy-marinated raw crab. Photo: Adrian Lee/Coconuts
Daejim’s Ganjang Gejang (S$40), soy-marinated raw crab. Photo: Adrian Lee/Coconuts

Several cuts of meat, raw beef and soy marinated crabs for the more adventurous, and soju cocktails are just some of the many things offered at Daejim.

The restaurant, inspired by traditional Korean pojangmacha aka street food stall tents spread across South Korea, hopes to bring people together with their love for Korean cuisine.

READ MORE – Korean street food stall-inspired restaurant opens tomorrow at Tanjong Pagar

Open daily from 12pm to 3pm for lunch, 5pm to 2am for dinner at 4 Craig Road, Singapore 089664

Osteria Mozza brings back its pizzas and salads for lunch

Osteria Mozza’s pizzas and salads at Hilton Singapore Orchard. Photo: Osteria Mozza
Osteria Mozza’s pizzas and salads at Hilton Singapore Orchard. Photo: Osteria Mozza

The famed pizzas and salads by Osteria Mozza is back on the menu at Hilton Singapore Orchard.

Previously available at its Marina Bay Sands outlet, the 120-seat restaurant is serving up its acclaimed sourdough pizzas, with 10 different flavors, and salads only for lunch. Draft beers are also brought in to join the fun.

READ MORE – Osteria Mozza to sling pizzas and salads for lunch comeback at Hilton Singapore

Open for lunch 12pm to 2:30pm, Monday to Saturday, closed Sundays at 333 Orchard Road, Level 5.

Pet-friendly Well Collective cafe opens in Punggol

New cafe spot for North-East residents and their pooches.
New cafe spot for North-East residents and their pooches.

A new Japanese-French cafe has opened in Punggol. Well Collective, which is owned by the same people who run Botany on Robertson Quay and the Ritual on Bukit Timah Road, offers inclusive menus with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free dishes. They also exclude the use of pork and lard, but are not Halal-certified.

An alfresco space is sectioned off for fur parents to dine in with their pups.

READ MORE: Feast with Fluffy at pet-friendly, Japanese-French cafe in Punggol

Open 10am to 10pm daily at Northshore Plaza II (#02-11/12), 418 Northshore Drive

Candlelight Concerts

Through August, September and October, immerse yourself in a series of candlelit classical concerts performed by string quartets, oriental strings and pianists at various iconic locations.

A Tribute to Coldplay at The Arts House – 22 September

A Tribute to Lady Gaga – 23 September

Best of Joe Hisaishi at CHIJMES – 26 September

A Tribute to ABBA – 27 September

A Tribute to Queen at S.E.A. Aquarium – 28 September

Film Scores at S.E.A. Aquarium – 29 September

Dates are subject to change. For the latest updates, ticketing details and the full lineup, check out their website.

Meters Above Sea Level with Mandala Masters

Indulge in a Michelin culinary experience prepared by power couple Virgilio Martínez from Central and Pía León from Kjolle, as well as a world-class team from Peru.

According to this year’s Michelin Guide, Central from Lima, Peru, is ranked second in the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and the best restaurant in South America

For a few months only, the chefs will present a Peruvian-themed spread inspired by stages of elevation throughout Peru, while exploring the many depths of Peruvian ingredients.

Lunch starts at S$320, while dinner starts at S$448 with an option to add wine and cocktail pairings.

Till 30 Oct at Art, 1 St Andrew’s Road, #06-02 National Gallery Singapore, Singapore, 178957. For more information 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 5 Feb 2023 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.

Off / On: Everyday Technology that Changed Our Lives

See how far we’ve come with the tech we used to use back in the 70s to the 00s! A treasure trove of vintage memorabilia like early IBM and Apple computers, pagers and typewriters are being displayed all in one place. Even touching and pushing all buttons are encouraged.

Read more: Retrotech: Return to the analog age at Singapore National Museum

Until Oct. 30 at the National Museum of Singapore. Open 10am to 7pm daily, last admission 6:30pm. Free for Singaporeans and children under 6. For more info go to the OFF/ON exhibition website.

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