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SG Weekend: 27 awesome things to do in Singapore this long weekend (Apr 14-16)

Besides the opening of Artbox Singapore, get your fill of parties, markets and foodie events this long weekend.

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By Adam Kerr | Apr 12, 2017

  • SG Weekend: 27 awesome things to do in Singapore this long weekend (Apr 14-16)
    Eatmepoptart presents: LoveLive. Photo credit: eatmepoptart

Here comes the long weekend! If you’re stuck in Singapore like the most of us, fret not; it’s going to be an exciting, funfilled one with the return of the Bandwagon Riverboat series, the opening of Artbox Singapore, and the very first Michelin Guide Street Food Festival. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Friday, Apr 14


Bandwagon Riverboat

PARTY
The Bandwagon Riverboat series returns for a Good Friday special, with international and local acts like Berlin-based DJ Oblique, Bangkok-based German house producer Boris Rubin, Singapore's techno cutie pie and founder of Headquarters Cats On Crack, and more. Apr 14

MARKET
This month’s Vintage Market on Baghdad Street by One Kampong Glam and Fri-nally Fete Street Art Market will feature more than 20 stalls selling jewelry, beauty products, knick-knacks, snacks and more, including patterned handmade pouches by Nur & Sara, salted egg yolk chips from Emma and batik shirts by Batique. Apr 14-16

PARTY
Keep your Fridays fresh at Refuge as DJs Drem & Gravity spin a repertoire of old school hip hop and R&B beats throughout the night. Apr 14


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FOOD
One of the most interesting things about quaint restaurant Wine & Chef, down on Keong Saik, is that their menu sees a variety of Hokkien-inspired dishes that are lovingly cooked with elements of Italian cuisine, be it with the ingredients or style of cooking. Dishes like the traditional Hokkien mee has all the flavors we're familiar with, except for the fact that they use linguine and premium ingredients like blue swimmer crabs and tiger prawns in place of slices of prawn and squid. Use any UOB card when making payment to receive 10% off your total bill. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


MARKET
One of Bangkok's most popular outdoor markets, Artbox, will be making its way to Bayfront Event Space (next to Marina Bay Sands). As its first outpost, they've teamed up with Invade to host the market across two weekends, so expect to find all the trendy clothes, drinks, food and craft stalls, along with live music and photo spots, that made it so successful in Bangkok. Apr 14-16 & 21-23

PARTY
Remember the days when hip hop, R&B and reggaeton were everything you'd hear on radio? Relive those days at Blu Jaz Cafe as DJ Jag and Titus lay down some all-time favorite tracks of yesteryears for you to drop it like it's hot. Apr 14

FOOD
Taking place at The Coliseum at Resorts World Sentosa, the inaugural edition Michelin Guide Street Food Festival will bring together 12 Michelin-starred and Bib Gourmand-listed establishments including Joel Robuchon Restaurant, Shoukouwa and Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle. Apr 14-15


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FOOD
We're excited to join Timbre+ in celebration of their first anniversary. They're throwing a month-long affair with exciting events, great discounts and freebies for the whole of April. This weekend, they're having a skewers-themed outdoor supper extravaganza featuring food partners Iskina Cebu, Kush and Big Bern's American Grill who'll dish out mouth-watering meat-on-sticks like Barbecue Baboy (charcoal grilled skewered pork belly), mid-wings with salted egg sauce, cheesesteaks skewers and more. Apr 14-15

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PARTY
While techno music and big room anthems have been at the forefront of mainstream electronic music these days, Dutch DJ and producer Franky Rizardo has been sticking to his guns and making a name for himself in the realm of deep house. Taking on the decks at kyo this week, he'll be dishing out his flavor of catchy underground house melodies and hooks layered over sexy basslines. Apr 14

FOOD
The culinary team behind award-winning The Villas at Ayana Resort and Spa Bali are taking over The Fullerton Hotel’s Town Restaurant kitchen, bringing famed Balinese classics like their whole roasted babi guling and street food classics like nasi jenggo and bebek betutu along with them. Through Apr 14

THEATER
Revisit the swinging ‘60s with this sexy musical set in a nightclub on Orchard Road. Funny, bittersweet and brimming with nostalgia, Tropicana The Musical recreates Singapore from a bygone era. Through Apr 30


No plans for Easter? Check out our essential guide on where to have a nice Easter Sunday brunch.


Saturday, Apr 15


Sakura Parfait at Japan Food Town

FOOD
Japan Food Town is throwing a springtime celebration in conjunction with the sakura season that’s in full bloom in Japan right now. The food enclave will be colored pink with sakura-inspired menus featuring popular spring ingredients like bamboo shoots, sakura shrimp and nanohana. Besides trying these special dishes by over 16 restaurants, look out for a real sakura display flown in from Japan. Through Apr 16

PARTY
Grab your leather jackets, super-tight tees, cute sundresses and get your hair done for the second edition of The Projector's Grease Sing-A-Long extravaganza. Catch the film and sing along to all your favorite hits during the film screening at 8pm, followed by a dance party where you can get jiggy with it. Apr 15

FESTIVAL
Get the lowdown on Singapore’s indie music scene at the all-day and all-night City65 Music Festival happening at Tin Hill Social Kitchen & Bar, with performances by Stopgap, Dru Chen, Jack and Rai, and many others. Apr 15


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TRAVEL
Besides the packing bit, the other head-turning part of travelling is when planning your itinerary, especially if you're the sort that likes to jam-pack the days with activities. Your browsers will be filled with countless tabs of all the places to go and things to do. But with Klook, you'll be able to find all the info you'll ever need on one website. They showcase popular activities you can check out in various cities across Asia, and at a lower price than traditional tour operators or travel firms too. If you have Japan in your sights, you’ll be able to get $22 off your purchase of Japan Rail passes if you check out using any UOB card with the promo code “UOBJR22”. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


PARTY
If you didn’t have enough of indie-flavored everything at last weekend’s Poptart, head over to Montreux Jazz Cafe as local electronic musician Jasmine Sokko and sultry alt R&B singer Ffion joins the Poptart duo for their second edition of LoveLive. Apr 15

MARKET
In conjunction with Tropicana The Musical, check out the opening weekend fair at Capitol Piazza where you can get your hands on some quirky knick-knacks from the handmade and vintage market, reminisce the good ol' carefree days by playing some old school games, snack on kachang puteh and listen to live covers of classic oldies and current songs. Apr 15-16

FESTIVAL
One of Singapore's most anticipated food festivals has returned for its 21st edition. The World Gourmet Summit will feature top notch international and local chefs who will take take center stage to create bite-sized gastronomy and degustation dinners. Rest assured there'll be tons of events and workshops to sign up for, like a mescal degustation masterclass, an Argentine food workshop and more. Through Apr 16


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FOOD
Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar's claim to fame is its $6 French wine glasses, and not just during happy hour but all day, every day. Their wine list is entirely French, with the geographical range covering the usual, from Bordeaux to Puligny-Montrachet to Graves to Chateauneuf du Pape. On the food front, they have a pretty classic menu of salads, sandwiches, pastas and mains, as well as value-for-money dishes like roast chicken salad and tagliatelle pasta with Bolognese sauce. Use any UOB card upon payment and receive 15% off your food bill. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


FOOD
The first-ever Siloso GrillFest is a two-weekend beachside BBQ party that brings together 20 mobile booths operated by F&B establishments from Amara Sanctuary Resort, Wave House Sentosa, Ola Beach Club, and more. Be sure to check out the 4.5 meter-long BBQ pit, which may be the longest in Singapore, as you chow down on hearty meats and as local music acts play live. Through Apr 16 & 21-23

THEATER
A critically-acclaimed production that had a sold-out debut run in 2015, Normal tells the story of two Singaporean students who don’t achieve conventional academic success. Through Apr 16

FOOD
The Coffee Lounge at Goodwood Park Hotel may be known for its Taiwanese porridge menu, but from now till May, satisfy your love for laksa as they create six decadent and delicious renditions using homemade rempah (spice paste), other high quality ingredients and garnished with daun kesum (laksa leaves). Think laksa with crab leg, laksa in claypot form, and the like. Through May 21

EXHIBITION
The photography series "Hong Kong Shop Cats" by Dutch visual artist and photographer Marcel Heijnen has garnered quite a following since 2016. This year, the exhibition will be held outside of Hong Kong for the first time, right here at Artistry. Through Jun 4

Sunday, Apr 16


Monti's Sunday Brunch

FOOD/DRINK
What’s a two-hour Sunday feast compared to a brunch that that goes on for 12 hours straight? That’s what Monti’s offering for their Easter edition of Monti Festino. It kicks off at noon, so tuck into a lavish Italian-style buffet spread, which includes a wide selection of seafood on ice, a live risotto station, a live carving station and pasta from the kitchen. There’s also the “Amp You Mojito” and DIY Bloody Mary booths where you get to spike your own drinks before heading up to the rooftop to party till midnight. Apr 16


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TRAVEL
It isn’t surprising that our national carrier Singapore Airlines is one of the world's most awarded airlines, especially with our ever-expanding fleet and exceptional in-flight service. When it comes to the aviation scene in Singapore, we’re world class (Changi Airport has been voted the best airport in the world for the fifth consecutive time this year). From now to Apr 27, UOB cardmembers can purchase special early bird Economy Class fares to over 50 cities on Singapore Airlines, including Ho Chi Minh City, Hong Kong, Tokyo and even Australia. Terms and conditions apply. More here.


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

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 and new creations like a designer cakes shaped after the fruit itself. Through Jul 31


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