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: Crispy Puff Pastry Apple Strudel – Easy Recipe
Enjoy making this delicious Crispy Puff Pastry Apple Strudel by City Life Meal. It’s a yummylicious treat for your family during tea time
2) Workout to Fitness: Do This Exercise Every Hour
Working from home or job searching during this testing period and have no time to leave your hot seat? Here’s SG Lifestyle’s fitness pick for the week Do This Exercise Every Hour by Redefining Strength. You can do this quick exercise while seated to stretch and strengthen your muscles.
3) Get Creative: Draw a fish
Learn how to draw a fish with Lovely Kids YouTube channel by using basic shapes in 3 minutes. Guide and train your kids’ hand and eye coordination to draw a school of fishes together.
4) Contest: [SPOT & WIN $20] by Our Tampines Hub #SupportLocalSG
Put your eyes to the test! Do you have what it takes to spot 5 differences in the picture? Enter your answer in the comment section, LIKE and SHARE the post to participate.
5) Play: Into The Breach Search
Control powerful mechs from the future to defeat an alien threat with this free game of the week. Each attempt to save the world presents a new randomly generated challenge in this turn-based strategy game from the makers of FTL. Download for FREE here till 10 Sept!
6) Virtual Event: CultureFest by Indian Heritage Centre #SupportLocalSG
Celebrate through rediscovering the diversity of Indian arts, culture and heritage in Singapore with the first digital edition of Indian Heritage Centre CultureFest. Tune into IHC’s website and Facebook page for traditional and contemporary cultural performances, panel discussions, workshops, story-telling sessions, cooking demonstrations, and art installations, all revolved around the epic literary work Ramayana.
7) Visit: McDonald’s to get your free minion collectible with a Happy Meal #SupportLocalSG
McDonald’s is offering the largest-ever collection of Minion Happy Meal Toy Collectibles featuring a line-up of 35 minions in different outfits for you to collect. To make things extra special, each of the toy designs will come with an exclusive Golden Minion twin. Each minion will come packaged in opaque capsules to contain the surprise which will only be revealed when you open them up! Bring out your ‘despicable’ self and get them first.
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The cute 𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗜𝗢𝗡𝗦 are 𝗯𝗮𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 at @mcdsg to free the fun islandwide! All eyes on 3 Sep as the mischievous Minions will appear at McDonald’s restaurants across Singapore with new eats and new fun. Enjoy your favourite Chicken McNuggets with a brand new 𝗦𝗺𝗼𝗸𝘆 𝗡𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗼 𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗦𝗮𝘂𝗰𝗲 𝗗𝗶𝗽, available with every purchase of Chicken McNuggets and Happy Sharing Box. New sweet treats like 𝗬𝘂𝘇𝘂 𝗖𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺.𝗖𝗵𝗲𝗲𝘀𝗲 𝗣𝗶𝗲 and 𝗠𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗻 𝗪𝗮𝗳𝗳𝗹𝗲 𝗖𝗼𝗻𝗲 make perfect sweet endings. From 4 Sep 11am, bring home the largest-ever collection of Minion Happy Meal Toy Collectibles in 35 different designs – packaged in a minion capsule, it’s like a blind box you won’t know what’s inside until you open it to reveal your favourite Minions in different outfits. If you love the brand new dip, you can purchase a bottle at $5.50 from 17 Sept onwards, along with delivery exclusive bundles on McDelivery and @grabfoodsg. For more great deals, check out your @mcdsg app, there will also be Minion in-app game and more 1-for-1 deals coming up soon.
8) Virtual Show: Silver Arts 2020 by National Arts Council #SupportLocalSG
Silver Arts advocates the meaningful possibilities seniors have in the arts. It is an annual festival dedicated to celebrating seniors and creative ageing through collaborations between artists, arts organisations and community partners to foster the arts into the lifestyles of seniors. It is held virtually from 1 to 13 September on the Silver Arts Facebook page to ensure the safety and well-being of our seniors during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
9) Visit: ‘An Exercise of Meaning in a Glitch Season’ and ‘Time Passes’ Exhibitions #SupportLocalSG
Why not visit these exhibitions with your family and show your support to local arts as they are presented as part of Proposals for Novel Ways of Being, a new initiative launched by National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum as a collective response by the visual arts community to the global pandemic and its impact on our community.
An Exercise of Meaning in a Glitch Season looks into contemporary art practices that embody these ideas, highlighting local articulations that mirror the many undercurrents the world is grappling with in light of this pandemic.
Time Passes is conceived as a corridor of time that echoes the indeterminate passage of our days as we navigate through the pandemic that is still to pass, and the detritus it will leave behind.
10) Contest: Food Photo Contest
Create a photo story with 5-10 original photos that knocks down the pathway to the long-forgotten recipes while showing that classic food deserves to be part of the modern era diet. Showcase what’s in your culinary treasure and stand a chance to win some cash prizes. Click HERE
11) Activity with kids: Easy Home Recipes with Ribena #SupportLocalSG
Discover the joy of whipping up simple Ribena treats together with your kids. Get creative with your ice cream, granola bar and frozen yogurt frops this weekend.
12) Virtual Event: My Family Weekend by Families for Life’s #SupportLocalSG
Families for Life’s annual My Family Weekend is back, kicking off the upcoming September school holidays with a special weekend on Facebook Live for the whole family to enjoy!
Happening each night live from 8pm to 9.30pm on Families for Life Facebook page, play as a family in various thematic trivia quizzes with our host Shannon and stand to win* limited edition FFL NETSFlashPay card sets. Look out for secret codes given out throughout each session and you might be one of 3 lucky participants to win the grand prize* of a staycation at Marina Bay Sands each night!
13) Pop-up Store: TRYBE ACTIVE @ Visual Arts Centre #SupportLocalSG
Trybe Active is a culmination of all workout gear: comfortable, empowering and versatile. Visit the pop-up this weekend to grab your favourite attire.
Where: Visual Arts Centre – #01-02 Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road, Singapore 238469 (Directly above Dhoby Ghaut MRT, turn left from Exit B 30m)
14) Visit: Singaplex’s “Not An Art Exhibit” #SupportLocalSG
Visit an Art event in Singapore organised by InkInk Collectibles and Singaplex. View a range of new posters and a very select (M/L) range of our T-shirts at Singaplex’s #NotAnArtExhibit
Stand a chance to win one store credit of 100SGD by:
- Liking their Facebook and Instagram.
- Visit the pop up event and take a photo with photo props and post to FB/IG (public view) and use the hashtag #NotAnArtExhibit to tag them
Where: 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex #04-49, Singapore 180231 | Time: 12.30pm – 6pm
15) Visit: SNEAKY TREASURES by Cuturi Gallery #SupportLocalSG
Cuturi Gallery presents Sneaky Treasures, a solo exhibition by French artist Idir Davaine (b. 1990, France). Adopting a seemingly playful and intuitive approach, Davaine returns with his polychromatic palette, coupled with his latest exploration of liberating forms in this series of nine paintings across canvas and paper. Click HERE for more info.
16) Activity with kids: #ScienceAtHome experiment by 3M
Enjoy your weekend with your kids by having fun with some simple chemistry experiment. Challenge yourself and build excellent “chemistry” with your children today as you observe the balloon inflate while sharing the science and logic behind the experiment!
17) Make a pledge: SMU PAW Animal Day #SupportLocalSG
Play a small part through this food donation campaign to feed rescued animals from six animal welfare groups! In collaboration with Silversky and Wellness, SMU PAW is pledging against animal discrimination – we all love furkids and they deserve to be loved equally and fairly, regardless of breed or background!
So… All you need is to perform the following actions and Silversky will donate 400g of dog kibbles for each action completed:
- Additional “FOLLOW” on Instagram @silverskypets
- Additional “LIKE” on Silversky’s Facebook page
- Every ONLINE PLEDGE MADE. (Fill up the form and you will receive 1 entry to our lucky draw and you will stand a chance to win attractive prizes!)
Each person can donate up to 1.2 kg of kibbles which is equivalent to 5 dog meals!
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: