Weekend Warrior: Aug 9-11

National Day fireworks over the bay. <i>Photo: Super Loco</i>
National Day fireworks over the bay. Photo: Super Loco

A quick digest of the coolest weekend happenings in Singapore.


Friday, Aug 9

Beats, BBQ & Booze

Listen to chill beats while you munch away on a National Day menu of locally-inspired dishes by Artichoke, along with drink specials. Traditional old school games will also be ongoing, for those who’d like a throwback to the good ‘ol days.

1pm-11pm at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Admission is free.

Loco Local Buffet

This four-hour feast of local favorites includes dishes like Hainanese chicken rice, bak kut teh, satay, fried carrot cake, and desserts such as ice kacang and assorted Nonya kuehs.

Until Sept 1, 6;30pm-10:30pm at Lime Restaurant at Parkroyal on Pickering. Sun-Thurs $68/person, Fri-Sat $78/person.

Localicious Tunch Buffet

Dine on familiar favorites such as oyster omelette, satay bee hoon, laksa, and more at this buffet, which will also be serving free-flow bandung, lime juice, and soya bean milk.

Noon-3:30pm at White Rose Café. $38.

Moments of Singapore

Tay Zhiyong’s exhibition will showcase 19 pieces of watercolor paintings inspired by daily moments of his everyday life in Singapore. The artwork includes casual scenes along Amoy Street and Robinson Road, as well as illustrations of boats around Singapore’s waterfront.

Until Sept 2 at The Fullerton Hotel.

NDP Pop-up

National Day weekend is a great time to go shopping for local brands, some of which are making an appearance at this pop-up. Names include The Good Makers Company, FrankSkincare, and Pigpighooray. Tanglin Gin will also be available for purchase, and local baker Inthebrickyard will be selling freshly baked cakes by the slice.

Until Aug 10; 11am-10pm at Hustle Co. Admission is free.

Raffles, Pineapples, & The Swamp 

Local art duo Ripple Root’s latest art collection will feature paintings, 3D objects, fashion, and historic objects turned into art pieces. Reflecting on the island’s past, the exhibition also illustrates Singapore’s industrial developments and rise to modernity.

Until Aug 31 at Yang Gallery.

Viva Singapore 2019

To celebrate Singapore’s 54th birthday, Super Loco Customs House is having a fiesta offering with unlimited Mexican food and drinks. Look out for a margarita buffet and taco station, and watch the National Day fireworks show with the rest of the country after the sun goes down.

5pm-1am at Super Loco Customs House. $125.


Saturday, Aug 10

AIA Family Fest 2019

Celebrating both Singapore and their own birthday, AIA is hosting a family-friendly fest all weekend. The event will have you reminiscing on your childhood as well as looking forward to the adventures of tomorrow, with games, retro snacks, and movie screenings.

Until Aug 11, 10am-10pm at The Promontory at Marina Bay. Admission is free, activities priced individually. 

Ginger Garden Farmers Market

While wandering through the gardens with music playing in the background, you can shop for local farm produce, try tasty foods, or even have a picnic. There will be an organic selection of produce from local farmers, as well as craftsmen and artisanal producers.

10am-4pm at The Villa & The Halia at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Admission is free.

Mao Faber Durian Night

The first ever Mao Faber Durian Night features Mao Shan Wang durians from Pahang, as well as durian-themed stage games and other local delicacies such as satay, BBQ chicken wings, and grilled seafood.

6pm-10pm at Faber Deck. Admission is free. 

Westlife: The Twenty Tour

Celebrating their 20th anniversary, Westlife is making a big return to the Lion City on their Twenty Tour, bringing with them nostalgic hits like Swear it Again, Flying Without Wings, and If I Let You Go.

8pm-11pm at National Stadium. $108-$248.


Sunday, Aug 11

Ownself Action Party

Before the National Day weekend comes to a close, extend the party shenanigans at this BBQ shindig, where there’ll be local beers on offer, as well as skewers by the folks from In Bad Company.

4pm-11pm at Bunkerbunker.

Smells like Singapore spirit: Patriotic parties and other happenings over the National Day 2019 long weekend

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