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SG Weekend: 24 exciting things to do in Singapore this weekend (Feb 3-5)

It's a party-fuelled weekend, peppered with local theater productions to watch and fun workshops to join.

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By Adam Kerr | Jan 30, 2017

  • SG Weekend: 24 exciting things to do in Singapore this weekend (Feb 3-5)
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It’s the second Chinese New Year weekend! But if you’re already had your fill of reunion dinners and house visits, there’s a number of exciting parties, interesting talks by local creatives and workshops to sharpen your cooking skills across all three days.

Friday, Feb 3


Actor, Forty. Photo credit: The Pond Photography

THEATER
Part of this year's Huayi Chinese Festival of the Arts, Actor, Forty is a story about a woman in her forties who takes on multiple identities to deal with difficult family issues. Feb 3-6

PARTY
It's going to be a huge night of music in the sky as Dutch duo Marlon Flohr and Ralph van Hilst, better known as Bassjackers, bring their brand of EDM to Ce La Vi. Feb 3

TALK
The Sticker Lady’s exhibition “Greetings from Singapore” may be over, but she's taking over BooksActually to discuss her book of photographs of statement-making pieces that you're probably already familiar with (read: my grandfather road). Feb 3


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FOOD
If you haven’t already, book a table for an overdue reunion dinner at PARKROYAL on Pickering. Start off at Lime’s three live stations, serving red garoupa with Chef Fei’s secret sauce, Cantonese “har lok” jumbo tiger prawns and shredded abalone sea treasure soup. There are also CNY favorites like the bak kwa and pork floss pizza and their Peranakan signature, sambal stingray. End the meal with a hearty serving of homemade bean curd with black sesame sauce, 8 Treasure Cake or pan fried nian gao. UOB Cardholders will enjoy 20% off their total restaurant bill (30%, if you’re a UOB Reserve, Privilege Banking or Visa Infinite Card holder). Terms and conditions apply. More here.


PARTY
After releasing his seminal 1977 LP four years ago, Danish electronic producer Rune Reilly Kolsch returns to the Cologne-based record label Kompakt with a highly-anticipated new album, 1983, which continues to defy the foundations of techno with its melody-driven tracks. He’ll be helming the decks at Zouk with Pacha Ibiza resident Alex Kennon. Feb 3

TALK
Documentary filmmaker Chan Tze Woon will be at Objectifs to talk about his time in Hong Kong, the political climate there and showcase bits of his latest docu-feature Yellowing, which documents the 2014 Umbrella Movement. Feb 3

PARTY
The fourth installment of Boat Quay club Headquarters' Foreign Affairs night sees one of Hong Kong's finest techno DJ taking over the club's turntables. Ocean Lam has shared the stage with movers and shakers of the techno scene like Jimpster, Efdemin and even Sven Vath, who was at Zouk just last weekend. Feb 3


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SHOPPING
Chinese New Year may be over but staying in touch with fashion is forever. Expand your wardrobe by shopping at multi-brand off-season online store YOOX and splash that ang pao cash on discount prices from esteemed fashion houses like Dolce & Gabbana, Maison Margiela and Balmain. They also have bedroom and bathroom items, kitchenware and furniture from brands like Ferm Living, Tom Dixon, Missoni and many more, to make your home a little sleeker. Check out using any UOB card (only valid if it’s issued in Singapore) and use the promo code “UOBY2017” to receive free shipping and 15% off all your items. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


PARTY
If you were heartbroken when Refuge closed on Circular Road, turn that smile upside down. It’s back, this time at Chijmes, and having its Beat Camp night, with DJs Drem and Gravity dropping old school hiphop and R&B. Feb 3

EXHIBITION
Visual artist Nicola Anthony works with local poet Marc Nair to explore the architecture of memory of three huge cities (London, Singapore and Yangon) through artworks that reflect on (and sometimes embed) Nair's poems in an exhibition called Intersection. Through Feb 11

EXHIBITION
Prolific Burmese artist Htein Lin dives into his past as a political prisoner who was put behind bars for his pro-democracy beliefs at his exhibition, Recovering the Past. Through Mar 5

Saturday, Feb 4


Dakota Crescent

CULTURE
Before one of Singapore's oldest public housing estates gets demolished say one last goodbye at the upcoming walking trail, Dakota Adventures, as a group of long-time residents of the estate guide participants around the flats and share their stories. Plus, you'll get a tour of their new homes at Cassia Crescent. Feb 4

PARTY
Your favorite dynamic duo Adrian Wee & KiDG are returning to Zouk’s new location for their iconic Poptart night of indie-flavored everything, from Queen to The Killers, so get your dancing shoes ready. Feb 4

PARTY
Soak up the sun at So Sofitel's monthly rooftop pool party, with a lineup of acts which include JNR, who'll be spinning a dancehall and reggae set, Oliver Osborne and others, as you guzzle $15 mojitos and house pours through the night. Feb 4


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FOOD
Now that you have your family reunions, don't forget about your friends. Rally the troops and head over to Grand Park City Hall to catch up on the latest gossip over a buffet spread of old-school dishes like tender poached chicken with ham, braised grouper in claypot, crispy prawn fritters, braised duck with sea cucumber and black mushroom, braised mustard greens with crab meat and conpoy, and many others. UOB cardholders will enjoy a 4-for-3 deal, where one will dine for free with every three paying adults. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


ART
Over at STPI, Singapore Literature Prize-winning poet Cyril, author of And The Walls Come Crumbling Down Tania De Rozario and last year's Young Artist Award winner Pooja Nansi come together to share with personal histories and memories through poetry and music. Feb 4

WORKSHOP
Chinese New Year isn't over, so you still have time to impress your relatives with your elite cooking skills. Join this Singapore-based Italian as she teaches you how to conjure up a tasty tiramisu using traditional methods. Feb 4

PARTY
Celebrate the genre long associated with racial and sexual minorities at Yum Seng Disco Cock and have a great festive time breaking out those retro dance moves to the great tunes by Bobby Luo, Ritz Lim and Shigeki. Singapore's favorite drag queens Becca D'Bus and Mona Kee Kee will also be making an appearance. Feb 4

WORKSHOP
Take your Italian cooking up a notch and learn to make wholesome, homemade gnocchi using potatoes (or even pumpkin), served with a browned butter and sage sauce, at this workshop in Holland Village. Feb 4

PARTY
Immerse yourself in a night of reggae goodness as Canvas and Singapura Dub Club present British dub reggae producer Prince Fatty and others to celebrate the music and life of the late Bob Marley. Feb 4

Sunday, Feb 5


Singapore Biennale on Wheels. Photo credit: Singapore Art Museum

ART
This fifth edition of the Singapore Biennale, titled “Atlas of Mirrors” is showcasing 58 pieces and installations from 60 artists (10 of which are Singaporean) and three art collectives. Now you can rent a bike for free to cycle across the seven different venues. Through Feb 26


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SHOPPING
Besides shoes, the other thing you can never have enough of are bags. Check out online luxury shopping portal Reebonz where you can find luxury bags and other items from coveted brands like Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Alexander Wang and everything in between, at super marked-down prices (80 percent cheaper, if you're lucky); bags are from $600-$2,500, shoes $500-$1,500, apparel $300-$3,000 and small leather goods $300-$800. Make your payment with any UOB card and use the promo code “12UOB<first 6 digits of your card>” to receive 12% off (no minimum spend required). Terms and conditions apply. More here.


PARTY
This edition of Kult Kafe's Sunday on the Hill will see a live performance by local musician Tinkerer, followed by some chill tunes from DJs Shellsuit and Stew Bamrah. On the food front, Sidecar Sausages and Banyan Tamarind Foods have you covered. Feb 5

EXHIBITION
Marvel's AVENGERS S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibition is on display at the Science Centre. Pretend you're a recruit at The Avengers headquarters and go on a behind-the-scenes journey into the lives of Captain America, Iron Man, The Hulk, Black Widow and Ant-Man. Through Mar 5


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