Wondering what to do this weekend? Here’s the SG Lifestyle Team’s weekly round-up of FREE WEEKEND ACTIVITES TO DO IN SINGAPORE (well, mostly free) during Phase 2 as we try to adapt to a new normal while waiting for the current COVID-19 situation to improve.
This includes a mixture of virtual/digital events/activities you can do at home, as well as physical events/places to visit/attend. Nevertheless, please do your due diligence to do your part to stay safe.
Recommended Advisory Notice: Let’s play our part to Stay Safe during this period:
Wear a mask and see a doctor promptly if you are sick!
Wash your hands regularly and properly using soap and water!
1) Try Out: Chocolate Bites
Fancy some chocolate to brighten up your mood this weekend? Why not try making your own with this Chocolate Bites recipe by thelaughingcow_sg. Have a happy weekend with this yummylicious treat!
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👩🍳 It’s #cookingtime for a new cheesy recipe! . Chocolate Bites: 🍫 250g Black Chocolate 🥥 1 tbsp Coconut Oil 🍪 12 Digestive Biscuits 🥣 55g Butter 🍓 225g Strawberries 🍭 2 tbsp Sugar 🥛 1 can Condensed Milk 🐮 16 Portions The Laughing Cow Original 🍋 2 tbsp Lemon Juice 🧪 1 tbsp Vanilla Extract . 1️⃣ Microwave the 🍫 with the 🥥 and spread the mix in an ice tray. 2️⃣ Make a Strawberry puree out of the 🍓 and the 🍭, and mix it with the 🥛, 🐮, 🍋 & 🧪. 3️⃣ Blend the 🍪 with the 🥣. 4️⃣ Spread in separated layers and ❄️ it. 5️⃣ Make your 👪 happy!
2) Workout to Fitness: Cardio Boxing Workout | Good Moves
Checkout SG Lifestyle’s fitness pick for the week Cardio Boxing Workout | Good Moves by Well+Good. This cardio workout incorporates boxing moves to get your heart rate up, and incorporates strength training for your next boxing session. Burn some calories this weekend before you start indulging in more good food.
3) Get Creative: Moving Paper Fish | Paper Crafts for Kids
If you love to create paper crafts with your kids, you gotta see this! Here is an easy Moving Paper Fish | Paper Crafts for Kids by Easy Kids Craft that you can consider making this weekend. Have fun expressing your creativity while educating your kids along the way by sharing with them the parts of a fish too!
4) Contest: [POSE, SHOOT & WIN $30!] by Our Tampines Hub
Do you know that the Hollywood and movie characters have landed in Our Tampines Hub? Head down to Festive Plaza and strike a pose with your favourite movie character using OTH props at the photo spots!
You can participate in the photo contest by taking a photo, leaving a comment on why you love this movie character and post it on Our Tampines Hub Facebook page, like and tag a friend. Photo contest ends on 31 Oct 2020. 30 winners with best photo entries and comments stand a chance to win $30 Festive Mall vouchers each. So hurry!
5) Play: Costume Quest 2
Explore spooky time-traversing landscapes, don adorable new costumes that transform into powerful Hallo-warriors, and collect even Creepier Treat Cards to wield in combat against a legion of hygiene obsessed baddies. Return to Auburn Pines and protect Halloween once more in this RPG sequel from Double Fine. Download it for FREE here till 29 Oct 2020!
6) Virtual Event: Youthcreates Virtual Duathlon Challenge
Register now and get your heart pumping fast this weekend by testing your limits with the Youthcreates Virtual Duathlon Challenge. Complete the challenge between 19-31 Oct and win $10 GrabFood vouchers. You can either register as an individual and complete a 8km run and 80km cycle or as a 2 pax-team (1 person runs 16km and another person cycles 160km). $100 GrabFood voucher is up for grabs if you are among the top 2 performers of this challenge or have the most inspiring post on Instagram.
Click HERE for more info and to register.
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Want to get your heart racing💗 this spooky season👻? Well here we go! The long-awaited Virtual Duathlon by our very own YouthCreators! Let’s do it the right way – by keeping fit🏃🏾🚴🏻♀️ ! Join us for 2️⃣ intense weeks of competition (19 – 31 Oct) and stand a chance to win attractive GrabFood vouchers💰. Keep swiping to learn more, or visit our page for FAQs🤔 Registration starts now and ends on 14 Oct. Don’t wait! Click on the link in our bio to register now❗
7) Visit: #MusicForEveryoneSG at National Museum of Singapore
Following its celebrated run at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, internationally-acclaimed exhibition Music for Everyone: Variations on a Theme by interdisciplinary artist Song-Ming Ang and curator Michelle Ho is now in Singapore.
The homecoming exhibition appeals to music lovers with displays that reference a series of music concerts organised by Singapore’s Ministry of Culture from 1971 to 1985, in response to deploying the arts as a means of nation-building during this period. The physical showcase also highlights the relationship we have with music on a personal and societal level through the humble recorder and the universal language of music-making, as well as online dialogue sessions and digital programmes. As there are audio elements within the exhibition, you are also encouraged to bring your own earphones.
When: Till 8 Nov 2020
Where: National Museum of Singapore | 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
Opening hours: Daily from 10am – 7pm | Last admission at 6.30pm
8) Virtual Event: #NeverBeforeSG art showcase
Over the last several months, we’ve seen artists, theatre practitioners, and more creatives banding together for various collaborations that mostly take place online. But brace yourselves, because this is Singapore’s largest online art showcase so far.
#NeverBeforeSG, Singapore’s first and largest online art showcase presented by the National Museum of Singapore, aims to capture our collective state of mind as we move into a new normal. Be mesmerised by the digital video essays by photographer Chia Aik Beng and fashion designer veteran and multi-disciplinary artist Yang Deron’s collection of 140 works by photographers, writers, architects, and other creatives.
Access #NeverBeforeSG for free via neverbefore.sg.
9) Play with kids: Simple And Fun Game Activities For Kids with Dad
Flustered by the sudden changes in weather and need to quickly improvise on activities to entertain your kids at home? Look no further than this video – Simple And Fun Game Activities For Kids with Dad by Kids Art & Craft as there are ample tips which you can consider playing with your kids. Spend some valuable time with your loved ones and keep them excited with the challenges. Who knows you might just be able to unlock their hidden talent!
10) Visit: ‘The Only Constant’ by Shen Jia Qi
In her solo showcase ‘The Only Constant’, local artist Shen Jia Qi builds upon time’s unpredictable reputation through an array of vibrant colours, beckoning us to take a closer look. Her emotive use of colour trigger a sense of collective familiarity and memory, subsequently reminding us of the routines that we associate with our identity, roles within society and overarching existence.
Translating visuals from the urban environment of Singapore, her luminous paintings reminiscent of the golden hour, teleports us to deeply personal spaces. Prompting a look inward at our day to day routines, boundaries and comforts.
Where: SPRMRKT @ Cluny Court
When: 12th October 2020 to 10th January 2021
11) Visit: The Library of Unread Books Art Exhibition
An art installation made up entirely of books unread by their original owners is set up at I_S_L_A_N_D_S in Excelsior Shopping Centre. Heman Chong and Renée Staal’s project of ‘The Library of Unread Books’, is back for its eighth iteration. It is a living reference library with a collection of over 2,000 titles that traces the perimeters of knowledge and reflects on notions of access, excess and the politics of redistribution.
Every single book in the collection was once private property and has been donated by a previous owner who did not read it when it was in their possession.
Where: 5 Coleman St, Excelsior Shopping Centre, B1-07B Singapore 179805
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📚 Heman Chong (@hemanchong) is an artist whose work is located at the intersection between image, performance, situations and writing. His practice can be read as an imagining, interrogation and sometimes intervention into infrastructure as an everyday medium of politics. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Weserburg Museum, Jameel Arts Center, Swiss Institute New York, Art in General, Artsonje Center, Rockbund Art Museum, South London Gallery, NUS Museum, amongst many others. Renée Staal (@renee_martine) co-founded The Library of Unread Books with Heman Chong in 2016. She has worked at art institutions and architecture practices such as National Gallery Singapore, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA). She has also contributed to numerous artist-run projects in The Netherlands. The Library of Unread Books will be open again for browsing this weekend (16-18), Fri-Sun, 12-7PM. Come through! _ “The Library of Unread Books” Heman Chong & Renée Staal 2 – 25 October, 2020
12) Contest: 11 Seconds Challenge
Make a wish at Clarins 11.11 Fairyland. Let a fairy guide you through a magical world of Clarins filled with plant-powered skincare gift sets, exciting games and many more!
To participate, simply check-in to Clarins.com on 3 different days to unlock a new game and win extra gifts! The faster you complete the game, the higher points you will receive! Top 10 players will bring home 2 full-sized Clarins products.
Register and play HERE.
13) Visit: Singapore’s Alternative Jurassic Park
If you find Jurassic Mile at Changi a tad too far or crowded these days, why not consider this alternative that is available at Fu Shan Garden? Fu Shan Garden, located in Woodlands, is home to an array of interactive dinosaur installations since 1997, making it the old school Jurassic Park in Singapore. Though nowhere as realistic as the statues at Changi Jurassic Mile, the sculptures at the Woodlands playground allows you to be in close contact and touch.
You may find a mini tyrannosaurus rex, lurking behind the bushes, waiting for the opportune time to feed or a gargoyle-like pteranodon perched atop a log watching over its fellow prehistoric pals. Check out the playground this weekend.
Where: 81 Woodlands Street 81, Singapore 730827
We hope you enjoy this week’s round-up of weekend activities to do in Singapore FOR FREE!
More importantly – stay safe and don’t say we NEVER share!
Psst… Need even more ideas on what to do? Read last week’s post: