Weekend Warrior: April 12-14

Photo: It’s The Sampan
Photo: It’s The Sampan

A quick digest of the coolest happenings in Singapore.


Friday, Apr 12

It’s The Sampan

Singapore’s first boat crawl, likely a play on music cruise festival It’s The Ship, will begin at Chimi’s, a Mexican cantina where you’ll get a complimentary drink before you step on board a bumboat vessel. Sip on Budweiser beers while the boat takes you to Get Juiced, where the party continues through the night.

8:40pm till late at Chimi’s. $15.

KITKAT Chocolatory Pop-Up Store

KitKat’s latest flavor, the pink-hued KitKat Ruby, made with Ruby cocoa beans, is a first of its kind for the brand. Besides this, you can also try other interesting limited-edition flavors at the pop-up including Durian Delight, Chendol, Green Tea with Cranberry, Milk Tea with Rose, and Traditional Nasi Lemak.

Until April 14; 10am-10pm at VivoCity. Free.

Marquee’s Grand Opening

Debuting with a party series spanning two weekends, Ferris Wheel nightclub Marquee will launch with Dutch DJs Tiësto and Afrojack (with A$AP Rocky) on Apr 12 and 13 respectively, followed by Above & Beyond on Apr 19 and Steve Aoki the next day.

Until Apr 27; Fridays & Saturdays 10pm-late at Marquee at Marina Bay Sands. $20-$48.

PetExpo 2019

Learn how to take better care of your pets with talks and workshops, and browse through clothes and accessories by over 90 local and regional vendors at PetExpo’s biggest edition to date.

Until April 14; 11am–8pm at Singapore Expo Hall 7. Free.

Polish SHIOK! Festival

Celebrating 50 years of diplomatic ties with Singapore and Poland, this festival will showcase performances by Polish Folk Ensemble and Maya Dance Theater, plus demonstrations by freestyle footballer, Krysztof Golonka. There will also be football matches to watch, played by both kids and adults, craft workshops, and a showcase of traditional Polish food.

Until April 14; Various timings at Our Tampines Hub. Free.

Singapore Yacht Show

Back for its ninth year, the luxury lifestyle event will once again display a range of yachts and include activities for those who are interested in learning more. There will also be a wide range of food, bespoke jewelry designs, and artwork to purchase.

Until April 14; 3pm-9pm at Marina Sentosa Cove. $22 for single day pass. $154 for VIP pass.  

Tom Green

Actor/comedian Tom Green will be making his rounds across Asia, stopping by our shores on his first-ever Asian tour.

8pm–10pm at Vagabond Hotel. $84 for general admission. $114 for VIP admission.


Bask in the beauty of Netherlands’ national flower, with over 35 varieties of tulips, such as the golden Yellow Flight and new ones such as the red and white Singapura, which is a commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Singapore’s founding.

Until May 20; 9am–9pm at Flower Dome. Entry fees apply.


Saturday, Apr 13

Mosscape Concept Pop-Up Store

Nyee Phoe Group, a landscape design company which has been running for over 100 years, usually works as a consultancy, bringing nature into homes and office spaces with statement pieces like plant-covered walls. With this new concept shop, the company aims to bring smaller-scale landscape design that people can buy and take home: think clocks covered in flowers and leaves, terrariums, and other plant-covered home decor, alongside a takeaway menu with locally-grown produce, plant workshops, and food and health talks.

Until June 30; 10am–10pm at Scotts Square L1. Free.

Truffle Making and Appreciation Workshop

Participants will learn what goes into truffle chocolate, and try their hand at making them with Singapore’s first-bean-to-bar chocolate maker, Fossa Chocolate. They’ll also get to sample five different chocolates from various origins and production methods at the session.

3:30pm–5:30pm. Siri House. $100.

Vivent Les Vins Libre Festival

Natural wine festival from the peeps behind new traveling natural wine bar Drunken Farmer. There will be 19 winemakers on site for the festival, and other activities such as food and wine tastings, natural wine masterclasses, and more.

Until Apr 15; various timings at Drunken Farmer.


The trippy new traveling exhibition takes you down the rabbit hole into the world of Alice in Wonderland, with whimsical corners, theatrical sets, audiovisual artworks, and wacky props all across the gallery. To start, you’ll enter Lewis Carroll’s drawing room and get a “Lost Map of Wonderland,” as an interactive element to the exhibition. Highlights include the “Queen’s Croquet Ground,” where you can get hands-on with the installation, and the iconic “Mad Hatter’s Tea Party,” a digital projection work where the feast appears in front of your eyes.

Until Sept 22; various timings at the ArtScience Museum. Adults $16-$19, children and seniors $12-$14.

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