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SG Weekend: 33 fun things to do in Singapore (Oct 27-29)

May the scariest thing to happen to you be your hangover

By Amanda Chai, Adam Kerr | Oct 25, 2017

  • SG Weekend: 33 fun things to do in Singapore (Oct 27-29)
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It's the spookiest weekend of the season, and you can expect the Halloween party scene to be just as heaving. But if alcohol poisoning is what frightens you the most, there's also a good selection of film festivals and performances to choose from, to ride out Hallow's Eve in peace. 

Friday, Oct 27


After Dark Halloween Special presents: The Asylum at Kilo Lounge

HALLOWEEN
Trust The Glory Hoes trio to come up with an alternative affair this Halloween. Catch one of the greatest and longest-running cult films The Rocky Horror Show and join in all the festivities they’ve conjured at The Projector, which includes “bags of shit”, the usual themed dinner and a groovy aftermovie dance party. Oct 27

HALLOWEEN
The Last House on Emily Hill a.k.a. Kult Kafe is taking advantage of its dark, quiet surroundings and turning its colonial house and compound into a freaky-looking haunted house, complete with a meandering maze that promises to keep you up to at night. After scaring yourself silly, head upstairs and dance it all off to the tunes of DJ Shellsuit and Stew Bamrah. Oct 27

HALLOWEEN
Kilo Lounge will turn into a dark asylum that's said to surface as the harvest moon rises this Halloween, creating a bridge between our world and the dark and psychic realm for evil spirits to cross over. Sounds like a fun night to get absolutely smashed with all the CBD zombies. Oct 27-28

HALLOWEEN
Newcomer Bar Rouge Singapore is getting in on the Halloween festivities and will transform their sky-high premises into a dark and twisted wonderland where our sweet heroine Alice has turned into the Witch of Horrorland, accompanied by the Grim Reaper who was once the White Rabbit, and the Maddest Hatter, who apparently has gone off his rocker. Oct 27-28

DRINK
Singapore's largest outdoor wine festival, Wine Fiesta, is back for its 10th anniversary, with over 300 wines from around the world to try over three days. Winemakers and vineyard owners will be present to share about their production processes and characteristics of their wines. Oct 27-29

HALLOWEEN
Over at Cineleisure's Horror Haunt: School of Horrors, you’ll be tasked to go through various school-themed rooms to solve the mystery of the death of an innocent schoolgirl who was found dismembered in the toilet with her eyes gouged out. You'll get a reward if you manage to figure out what happened to the dead schoolgirl (or at least the first 75 people each day will). Through Oct 29

FILM
The annual student-run film fest Perspectives Film Festival returns for a super-sized 10th edition showcasing a total of 11 films across seven days. Each of the them will explore the theme of rebellion; the kind that goes against social norms or defy institutional systems and go on to inspire the world with their ideas. Through Oct 29

PERFORMANCE
This year, Esplanade celebrates dancers, dancemakers and the form itself in its 12th annual da:ns festival—its biggest yet—boasting seven ticketed productions, 75 workshops and masterclasses and more than 70 free performances and activities to check out. Through Oct 29

FILM
A Design Film Festival is one of the more stylish and highly anticipated film festivals in Singapore, is back for its seventh edition. Catch Dries, this year's designer biopic which shines the spotlight on one of the industry's most private designers, Dries Van Noten or the Black Mirror-esque eye-opener You're Soaking In It, which blows the top off the advertising world. Through Oct 29

FILM
The National Gallery Singapore is messing with minds and shaking things up with Painting with Light, a showcase of more than 30 award-winning feature-length and short films exploring the multi-sensory medium of art. Through Oct 29

HALLOWEEN
Now on their seventh edition, Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights returns on select nights, all circling the central theme of the seven new incarnations of sins present in modern society—cruelty, deception, malice, manipulation, narcissism, perversion and obsession. Through Oct 29

FOOD
Shuck away at Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar’s self-proclaimed Oysters Festival, which will roll out the finest oysters from the French ocean, including the Grand Cru de France, a vintage, special deep-cupped oyster that’s earned the title “Royal Oyster”.Other signature oyster varieties that will be available include oyster La Royale N1, La Royale N3, Wild oyster N3 and Fine Selection, with prices starting at $5. Through Oct 31

EXHIBITION
On the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, the National Museum of Singapore remembers 1942, with their first large-scale, blockbuster war exhibition featuring more than 130 artefacts from 10 overseas museums and institutions. It’s the biggest collection of war stories to date, but go because the exhibition explores events and portrayals of World War II beyond just your textbook syllabus. Through Mar 21 (2018)

Saturday, Oct 28


Haw Par Villa

HALLOWEEN
Nothing could be scarier than losing touch with your roots, but Asian Civilisations Museum’s Halloween event ACM After Dark: The Peculiars comes close. Inspired by notions of the strange and peculiar, this year’s program includes a line-up of ghouls in galleries, spooky trails, tarot card reading, and Asian-inspired circus acts like contortion. There’s even a brilliantly named “Look What You Made Me Do” segment that consists of hands-on craft workshops. (Don’t expect to find the old Taylor, though, ‘cos she’s dead.) Oct 28

HALLOWEEN
What's Halloween partying without Zouk? Right in the heart of Clarke Quay lies Zouk's Laboratorium of Horror, helmed by one diabolical Dr. Gore. Enter the grotesque site and tread carefully so as not to accidentally step on vile bodily secretions, parts and organs just lying around the premises. Oct 28

WELLNESS
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Yoga Seeds yoga studio is conducting a special ladies-only workshop, to boost breast health and overall well-being through yoga. The session will explore yogic breathing, practice of yoga asanas and adopting yogic mindfulness to one’s lifestyle and nutrition, which work towards improving blood circulation and reducing the risk of breast cancer. Stay till the end for a breast self-examination and Q&A session. Oct 28


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PARTY
Your favorite alcohol delivery app BottlesXO is throwing its first massive techno party over at Labrador Park where Training Shed used to be; more specifically in a warehouse with a rooftop terrace and wall-to-wall windows. Party to the tunes of Israeli duo Fat Fish, Singapore-based DJs Amy Dabbs and Jeck Hyde and Singapore's own Zig Zach and Erwin Linden while sipping on beers from New Zealand's Tuatara, Italy's Birra Follina and France's Henri Darnat or French house wines from Marrenon. There'll also be a selection of spirits courtesy of Proof & Company. Get your tickets via the BottlesXO app at $15 with the code "141BXO" to get one free drink and free entry for a friend (exclusive to SG Magazine readers). Oct 28

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PERFORMANCE
The Analog Room’s signature in-store live performance series Outln is back, to celebrate the release of local girl-pop band Obedient Wives Club’s new EP. Joining them on the bill are electronic pop artist Jasmine Sokko and OWC’s very own Cherie Ko. Dance to the live music, browse some good ol’ vinyl, and don’t forget to grab a cocktail by Monkey Shoulder at the event. Oct 28

DRINK
The Singapore Pub Crawl crew invites you to paint the town red in the most hellish way possible. In partnership with justsaying.Asia, Chillin’ Like A Villain #3 will bring crawlers to four lethal bars in a party bus of evil, before ending the night in a deadly danceclub. Remember to come dressed in your Halloween best; free shots and exclusive drink deals await. Oct 28

PARTY
Get down to a night of reggae and dub at Root Down, where Lion Steppaz Sound System will take over The Great Escape with roots and culture music lasting into the wee hours of the morning. Oct 28

FESTIVAL
Haw Par Villa gets a new lease of life this month as Noise Singapore takes over to host their inaugural Noise Invasion Festival with a line-up of music performances by the likes of Sam Rui and M1LDL1FE, a street dedicated to food, an art market, workshops and more. The festival is part of a bigger Haw Par Villa Fiesta (happening Oct 28-29) to celebrate their 80th anniversary—which will showcase a new "Journeys to Hell" museum within the infamous Ten Courts of Hell, as well as special tours and exhibits honoring the founding Aw brothers. Oct 28

HALLOWEEN
If you’re having trouble picking from all the Halloween parties, keep it old-school and take it down to Eatmepoptart, this time happening at Kinki rooftop bar. Terror at the Funhouse will bring together all your favorite '80s, '90s and '00s pop hits—perhaps because reliable ol’ pop seems to be dead these days? Oct 28

RUN
Half run, half glow-in-the-dark party, Skechers Blacklight Run is a 5km night fun run that prioritizes the experience (and the ‘gram) over actual movement. Don’t expect much running here; you’ll be busy fighting the hordes of people taking giddy selfies. Lit up by UV and neon lights, the technicolor trail taking place at Palawan Green at Sentosa is out to give Color Run a run for their money, pun very much intended. Perfect for sloths looking for a good time and the illusion of being fit. Oct 28

FILM
Initiatives like Objectifs' Women in Film are needed to give women filmmakers the attention they deserve. Back for its third edition, the showcase continues to serve as a powerful hit back at the patriarchy, highlighting  a selection of six feature-length and five short films from Europe, the U.S. and Singapore. Through Oct 28

FOOD
Mexican king of the (Duxton) hill Lucha Loco is stepping up with their first Taco Libre event, featuring tacos made by six of Singapore's top chefs like Artichoke's Bjorn Shen, Cheek by Jowls' Rishi Naleendra and Dave Pynt of Burnt Ends over 12 weeks (rotates every fortnight). These chefs will be vying for top suds as the "Ultimate Taco Champion". Through Nov 4

EXHIBITION
The third edition of Objectifs’s Women in Photography group exhibition spotlights eight international and local women photographers and their works exploring domesticity and family. Follow Belgian photographer Bieke Depoorter around North America where she documents the homes of strangers who let her stay a night in I Am About to Call it a Day; or peruse uncomfortable portraits of Bangladeshi housewives and housemaids in Jannatul Mawa’s Close Distance. Through Nov 19

Sunday, Oct 29


The Fantasy of the Deer Warrior. Photo credit: Fade In/Fade Out

DRINK
The end of the Halloween weekend doesn’t mean the party stops. Starting from 1pm, it’s all about the day-drinking the “morning” after, at kult kafe's Sundead on the Hill. The poison of the day is tequila; come early for a tequila cocktail masterclass with Dre Masso, or just hang back at the tequila tiki cocktail bar with burritos and chimichangas by Banyan Tamarind Foods. Admission is free. Oct 29

HALLOWEEN
For one last horrific hurrah, there’s Monster Bash at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club. Enter a freaky underworld and try your hand at carnival games like apple-bobbing and the Tombstone Toss. Fat Fish will provide the tunes, and the $500 cash prize for Best Dressed should provide incentive enough to put some extra thought into your costume. Oct 29

WORKSHOP
At this edition of #OrioleCreates, Oriole Coffee + Bar will transform into a mysterious lofty moonlit Japanese palace filled with silent masked creatures resembling No-Face, all inspired by the Japanese animated film Spirited Away. You’ll learn how to put together a mysterious forest terrarium complete with a No-Face figurine, airplant and lush moss in a glass vessel. Oct 29

FILM/CONCERT
Make haste, Star Wars fans. If you were planning to rewatch Star Wars: The Force Awakens, do it this weekend at the Esplanade, where for the first time, more than 70 orchestra musicians will perform John Williams’ revered soundtrack live to the film, complete with dialogue and sound effects. Oct 29-31

FILM
It’s your last chance to check out the selection of films at Fade In/Fade Out, which spotlights classic Asian tales of deities, mythical creatures and the supernatural. The screenings, which take place at Woodlands Regional Place, are free-of-charge, but come early to snag a seat at Medium Rare, Singapore’s first full-length English feature about the gory Toa Payoh ritual murders. Through Oct 29

EXHIBITION
Monsoon Song is Singaporean artist Fyerool Darma’s second solo exhibition, two years after he debuted with a series of paintings exploring the Malay identity and dissociation. His latest draws from the aesthetics of urban subcultures, traditional ceremonies and the folk craft of Singapore, Malaysia and the region. Through Oct 29

CONVENTION
If you’ve always wanted to try the affordably priced products on Qoo10 (but feared they were too cheap to be true), now’s your chance to cast all apprehension aside. For the first time, the e-commerce retailer is taking the great deals offline for a Digital Fair at Plaza Singapura. Over 35 digital and IT stores will be participating. Through Nov 15

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