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SG Weekend: 26 fun things to do in Singapore this weekend (Jun 16-18)

Markets, Asia’s largest mirror maze and a new live music night at Refuge to add to your to-do list this weekend

By Adam Kerr | Jun 15, 2017

  • SG Weekend: 26 fun things to do in Singapore this weekend (Jun 16-18)
    Smack My Beach Up at Tanjong Beach Club

As the saying goes, “you snooze, you lose”. There’s no time to catch up on sleep debt this weekend, especially when it’s the first weekend since Asia’s largest mirror maze opened at Science Centre Singapore. There are also a couple of markets to check out, like the one at Esplanade Annexe Studio and Camp Kilo Charcoal Club over at Kampong Bugis. Also new is Refuge's live music series launching this weekend. So yeah, sleep can wait.

Friday, Jun 16

EXHIBITION
Asia's largest mirror maze has landed here as a new permanent installation at Science Centre Singapore. The visually-appealing maze features 105 mirror cells, more than 17 interactive exhibits and experiments on light, a bunch of holograms and fake exits. Admission is free but you'll still have to pay admission charges to the center itself.

MARKET
The Hive will be showcasing the latest gender neutral swimwear, lingerie and modestwear by 11 up-and-coming local designers in a runway show and market bazaar held at their iconic open air space that boasts Singapore's beautiful skyline as its backdrop. Jun 16

PARTY
Zouk’s going hard by bringing dutch hardstyle DJ Headhunterz in to helm the decks this weekend. He's performed at huge hardstyle music festivals like Qlimax and Defqon.1, as well as household festivals Electric Daisy Carnival and Tomorrowland. Jun 16

DRINK
The world's most-loved champagne is throwing a massive 24-hour island-wide party this weekend. More than 40 venues across Singapore, including Capital, 1-Altitude, The Summerhouse and W Hotel, will play host to Singapore's inaugural Moet Party Day. Jun 16-17

FESTIVAL
Claymore Connect is hosting the inaugural Peranakan Festival, where performances, arts workshops and exhibitions have been lined up over four weekends to promote the Straits Chinese community's heritage. Through Jun 17

MARKET
Make sure you make a date to head down to this year's Geylang Serai Bazaar, whether it's to look for traditional goodies and costumes, or to find the next big trending food item among the 1,000 stalls at the bazaar. Through Jun 24

DRINK
If you're flying out from Changi Airport from now till Jul 1, be sure to drop by DFS and check out the six-week long Whisky Festival. They are launching exclusive whisky brands like he William Grant & Sons Rare Cask Reserve's Araid collection. On weekends, head over to the Terminal 2 & 3 DFS duplexes and take part in whisky tastings, food pairings and gain insights from whisky experts. Through Jul 1

EXHIBITION
Check out the colorful and eccentric world of upcoming visual artist Howie Kim's debut solo exhibition at Artistry. Titled The Millennial Funfair, the exhibition sees Howie's personal experience with loss told through fantastical and cryptic symbols, metaphors and representations. Through Jul 2

THEATER
For an adrenaline-pumping, high-energy evening, look no further than the highly-entertaining, non-verbal South Korean comedy theatrical performance, CHEF: Bibimbap vs Chilli Crab, making its debut at the Resorts World Theatre. Category 1 ($98) and VIP ($118) weekend ticket holders will even get a special edition chilli crab tart as part of their ticket price. Through Jul 22

Saturday, Jun 17


Of Methodist

CONCERT
It's going to be a double bill of R&B goodness at Refuge's inaugural LIVE series, which will feature a local and a regional urban artist in one night. Kicking this shindig off is Singapore's alt R&B darling Of Methodist and rising melancholic heartbroken singer-songwriter from KL, Alextbh. Jun 17

FOOD
Part of The Lo & Behold Group's first-ever month-long festival, feast on Tanjong Beach Club's bottomless brunch which entitles you to endless rounds of tipples, fresh Fine de Claire oysters that keep coming, juicy cuts of Australian Skirt Steak from the live carving station and more. Check out the menu here. Jun 17

CONCERT
Young English singer-songwriter and former The Wanted member Nathan Sykes' vocals will leave you swooning when he makes his solo debut at this year's edition of myVillage's "A Rooftop Affair". Spend $100 at the mall to redeem a ticket, or $180 for two. Jun 17

PARTY
It feels just like yesterday that Silent Disco Asia officially made its mark in Singapore. They're celebrating their first birthday right where it all began—Kult Kafe. They’ve promised to make this their biggest ever Silent Disco Asia event and will feature a series of DJs who have performed over the past year. Jun 17

WELLNESS
Pure Yoga is heading outdoors for the first time this weekend to celebrate International Day of Yoga. Enjoy complimentary (and popular) Yin Yang Yoga and Vinyasa flow classes at Emily Hill during their first free community outdoor #YogaForAll event. Jun 17

MARKET
A group of emerging designers and brands are coming together for a pop-up flea market at Esplanade Annexe Studio. Expect whimsical pieces from indie clothing label Mash-Up, handcrafted jewellery from threeonetwofive and other knick-knacks from the likes of Envet, Candles of Light, Binary Style and more. Jun 17-18

EXHIBITION
Calling all Harry Potter fans—if you’re in withdrawal after reading Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts, time to ooh and aah over some Harry Potter stamps, prop replicas, toys and other memorabilia from private collectors all around the world at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Through Jun 25

EXHIBITION
Slither over to the Singapore Zoo if you like your reptiles as they will be launching their new exhibit, Reptopia, over several weekends. Expect charm-eleon greet and meet sessions, workshops, and if you're really into scaly fiends, go for their Camp Fest over the weekend of May 27-28 where you can snooze with nightlife of the wild kind. Through Jun 26

FOOD
Before heading down to National Gallery for Yayoi Kusama's exhibit, first feast on an afternoon tea set inspired by the artist's works available just a stone's throw away at The Courtyard, where you will get to taste (and Instagram, of course) five specially-made sweets that correspond with her artworks, such as a lychee mousse flecked with dots mirroring her Gleaming Lights of the Souls constellation. Through Jul 10

FOOD
Goodwood Park Hotel's annual durian festival returns, unfrazzled by the suspension and food poisoning cases last year, with all-time favorites like durian puffs and crepes and new creations like a designer cakes shaped after the fruit itself. Through Jul 31

Sunday, Jun 18


Smack My Beach Up at Tanjong Beach Club

PARTY
Join multi-talented DJ and producer Elli Arakawa at the special edition of Tanjong Beach Club's day-to-night “Smack My Beach Up" party as she whips up a delicious repertoire of deep house and disco tunes. Jun 18

MARKET
Camp Kilo Charcoal Club welcomes back the Sunday Social Market, a passion project by DJ Zig Zach and Jade Amar. Enjoy great house music by The Sunchasers, Shigeki Ito, DJ-SiFi and Muto while sifting through artisanal baked goods, crafts, fashion accessories and more from the likes of Mystic Vintage, Flabslab, Laark and more. Jun 18

EXHIBITION
Eitaro Ogawa, Tamae Iwasaki and Tomohisa Miyauchi have turned their 700-page soft cover photobook HDB Homes of Singapore into a photo exhibition of the same name, which will be showcased at SPRMRKT. Through Jun 27

FOOD
Ah Hoi's Kitchen at Hotel Jen Tanglin is throwing a Festival of Crabs where you can feast on not one, not two, but 10 different styles of meaty Sri Lankan crabs. There’s no way to eat all of them (at one go at least), so be smart and get your claws on the Salted Egg and Crispy Yam Crab, Glass Noodles and Chinese Wine Crab or Claypot Crab Beehoon. Through Jul 31

FOOD
While there's an undying love for Goodwood's durian fiesta among Singaporeans, we're also excited about the durian offerings at Marriott Cafe. This year, they're running a durian-centric version of their highly popular local high tea buffet where you can try a slice of their durian strudel, durian swiss rolls and more. Through Aug 9

EXHIBITION
Enter the whimsical world of Yayoi Kusama at National Gallery Singapore, the first big-scale survey of her work in Southeast Asia. Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow curated by the Gallery's Russell Storer and Adele Tan, will showcase more than 120 paintings, sculptures, videos and installations spanning over seven decades—some of which have never been shown before. Through Sep 3

EXHIBITION
Robots have invaded the ArtScience Museum and everyone’s invited to take a peek at what the future of cybernetics, artificial intelligence and genetic modification might look like at the HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species exhibition. Come with an open mind as you interact with life-like humanoids and find out how robots are already living among us. Through Oct 15

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