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25 awesome things to do in Singapore this weekend (Mar 17-19)

Put on your best outfits and head out for an electro picnic music festival, boozy parties and art exhibitions.

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By Tay Shi Ting | Mar 14, 2017

  • 25 awesome things to do in Singapore this weekend (Mar 17-19)
    Garden Beats Festival. Photo credit: Colossal Photos

Work, work, work, work and it's finally the weekend! The biggest cocktail festival in Singapore, an electro picnic festival, beer parties and thought-provoking art exhibitions are all happening over the next three days.

Friday, Mar 17

FESTIVAL
The annual St Patrick's Day Street Festival will be in full swing on Circular Road. Head to iconic Irish pub Molly Malone's where they'll be serving traditional Irish boxty for $12 (or $20 with a half pint of Guinness) and look forward to live music from a number of Irish bands. Through Mar 19


For more events on St Patrick’s Day, check out our round-up here.


DRINK
The Singapore Cocktail Festival is back this year with a festival village featuring thematic cocktail rooms, a food bazaar and more. You even get to vote for the winner of Singapore’s Next Top Cocktail. Through Mar 21

FESTIVAL
Join the St Patrick's Day edition of the famed Singapore Pub Crawl with an open top party bus chauffeuring you to three Irish pubs and VLV. Enjoy special drink deals and freebies while you're at it. Tickets are $50 each or $160 for a group of four. Mar 17


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FOOD
The annual durian festival at Goodwood Park Hotel is back until Jul 31. Turning 34 this year, the festival will showcase desserts using only the premium D24 and Mao Shan Wang varieties of durian. Besides their classics like durian puffs, crepes and mousse cakes, this year there's also the D24 matcha cake, made using a matcha white chocolate mousse and an Italian sponge biscuit exterior; and the cashew nut crumble tartlet, involving a vanilla mousse and crunchy Oreo cookie base. Get 15% off all takeaway durian pastries at The Deli when you pay with any UOB card. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


EVENT
The local LGBT organization She+Pride is organizing Queer Karaoke IWD Edition, where you'll get to sing songs from Alicia Keys, Beyonce, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Destiny's Child, Britney Spears, Nina Simone and Lady Gaga. Tickets are $12 (includes one drink). Mar 17

PERFORMANCE
Singapore’s contemporary dance company Art Fission managed by Cultural Medallion recipient Angela Liong is putting up Future Feed, a dance interpretation of our modern eating habits. It will be held at the glamorous Victoria Theater and Concert Hall. Mar 17-18

EXHIBITION
Singapore photographers Liana Yang and Lavender Chang will be presenting Pet Me, Pet Me, Look at Me, Love Me—images exploring ideas regarding intimacy and longing, all inspired by written works. Along with the exhibition are workshops and conversations with other artists, held at The Arts House. Mar 17-Apr 12


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TRAVEL
It’s time to plan your next major getaway. Whether you’re going to Canada to breathe the same air as Justin Trudeau, to Japan for cherry blossom season or to eat like a king in Italy, do it in style and fly Cathay Pacific. The airline is currently offering special premium economy class seats from $398 all-in to more than 50 beautiful destinations. UOB cardholders will see fares as low as $188 (valid until Apr 3). Terms and conditions apply. More here.


FESTIVAL
Part of this year’s i Light Marina Bay, Gastrobeats comprises the old school Uncle Ringo carnival, F&B options from Skewer Bar, A Poke Theory and Starker, and on the weekends, performances by Disco Hue, The Lion City Boy and more. Alternatively, you can join the silent disco party. Through Mar 26

EXHIBITION
Celebrate the best of photojournalism at the World Press Photo exhibition held at the National Museum of Singapore. Through Mar 26 

Saturday, Mar 18


Garden Beats Festival. Photo credit: Colossal Photos

FESTIVAL
Singapore's all-day electro picnic Garden Beats Festival is now in its third edition with a solid line-up featuring house producers Tube & Berger, futuristic electro trio Autograf and Ghanaian musician Ava Sante, alongside beautiful social art installations and other fringe activities. Mar 18

EXHIBITION
This is your last chance to catch Kult’s latest show, Choking Hazard: An Exhibition about Toys where more than 30 local and international artists and designers are showcasing their works made from dismantled toys, exploring the controversial issues linked with the world of toys like mass production, consumerism and gender. Mar 18

FASHION
The grand sneaker laundry store Holystic finally opens at Wheelock Place, offering four types of cleaning, restoration, de-yellowing, deodorizing, repairing, customization and more, using trusted brands like Jason Markk and Reshoevn8r. Mar 18


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FOOD
The people behind the wildly popular Seorae Korean Charcoal BBQ Restaurant recently opened Patbingsoo Korean Dining House, the first eatery in Singapore specializing in both bingsu and other food obsessions trending in Korea. Wide selection of bingsu aside, they also have some decadent dishes like their Rolling Cheese Pork Ribs, made with premium mozzarella and cheddar cheeses and thick pork ribs doused in spicy gochujang. UOB cardholders get 15% off when you order this dish. Terms and conditions apply. Valid until Jul 31. More here.


PARTY
Head down to Kyo’s fourth anniversary party. They'll be bringing in five-man band Octave One from Detroit for a 90-minute house and techno performance. Tickets are $20 (includes two drinks). Mar 18

FILM
Good ol' Alliance Francaise is at it again, bringing back its Francophonie Festival to celebrate all things French over 13 days with a host of film screenings, talks, exhibitions and concerts. Opening the festival is an exhibition that pays tribute to the famed Nicole Lambert comic strip in Madame Figaro. Through Mar 24

FESTIVAL
Sustainable light installation fest i Light Marina Bay is back to light up the waterfront and our Instagram feeds for the fifth year in a row with massive, dazzling displays by design studios from around the region and beyond. And that's not all, the festival is also known for its festival village, market, food options and other fun activities. Through Mar 26

Sunday, Mar 19


Objectifs' Stories That Matter. Photo credit: Vlad Sokhin

PARTY
The not-so-hidden The Great Escape is hosting an open-air Summerdaze party featuring Singapore-based DJs, a couple of hip hop outfits and food from Park Bench Deli. Also happening, The Great Singapore Garage Sale with tons of preloved items on sale. Mar 19

DRINK
Perhaps you need Super Beer Sunday before you head back to work. 3rd Culture Brewing Co at Maxwell Food Centre has a whopping 12 beer taps and they'll be pouring brews from Singapore, Spain and more at $8 each. Mar 19

FILM
Part of Migrant Workers Awareness Week, the National Gallery will host a screening of the film Remittance, the story of Marie, a Filipino domestic worker who struggles to find a balance between her work, personal life and family. Mar 19


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TRAVEL
If you want the best deals on hotel rooms, look no further than Agoda, one of the world's most comprehensive and used travel fare aggregator websites, where you can book both accommodation and flights. Make your bookings with any UOB card to get up to 75% off, and an additional 7% off hotel stays. There’s also a further 8% off your hotel stay if you’re going on a staycay or taking a trip Down Under. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


DRINK
It's the last day of the week-long Singapore craft beer takeover at Good Luck Beerhouse featuring three local breweries—new big-flavored craft beer line Brewlander, rockstar cat labeled Rye & Pint Brewing Co and Innocence Brewing. Mar 19

HEALTH
Silent Disco Asia has collaborated with local health and fitness community platform Soulscape to launch Silent Yoga. You’ll be given your own set of wireless noise-canceling headphones for the yoga session. Through Mar 26

EXHIBITION
The National Library Board will be showcasing more than 100 works from Singapore’s established Chinese calligraphy artist Tan Swie Hian for a week-long exhibition. It encompasses paintings, sculptures, multimedia performances, and personal manuscripts and notebooks. Though Mar 26

EXHIBITION
Singapore gallery Objectifs is hosting Stories That Matter with the theme "Conspicuous Consumption". Over nine days, there will be screenings, talks and workshops investigating societal and cultural issues surrounding human consumption and its catastrophic effects. Through Mar 25

 

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