singapore what to do weekend for free 12 13 sept 2020

What to Do in Singapore this Weekend For FREE on 12 – 13 September 2020!

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: 煎蕊燕菜月饼 Chendol Jelly Mooncake

The Mooncake festival is fast approaching in 3 weeks. Have you eaten any mooncakes this year? If you are not a huge fan of traditional mooncakes, why not try making this Chendol Jelly Mooncake by Cooking With Chef Black. Enjoy this with your beloved family and friends to relish a beautiful mid-autumn. Alternatively, if you prefer getting your hands on some unconventional and IG-worthy mooncakes, check out this post here!

2) Workout to Fitness: Full Body FAT BURNING Workout (GET RIPPED FAST)

Here’s SG Lifestyle’s fitness pick for the week Full Body FAT BURNING Workout (GET RIPPED FAST) by Famy Ashary. This is a great full body workout with intensive workout that you can do! No equipment required.

3) Get Creative: How To Make an Easy Origami Butterfly (in 3 MINUTES!)

Learn how to fold an easy origami butterfly within 3 minutes and have fun with your kids this weekend. Challenge them to see who can fold a bigger and nicer butterfly!

4) Check Out: “Candylicious Summer” at Our Tampines Hub

Check out the myriad of free activities that you can participate in! Get started by playing summer pool Football and then take quirky photos with our eco-sustainability props!! Immerse yourselves with interactive summer fun games, and the mini maze walkthrough!! Challenge yourself with our candylicious memory game and end it off by playing the mini golf course.

Take a creative selfie with your family and friends at Candylicious Summer at the Festive Plaza @ Our Tampines Hub from 11am-9pm this weekend. Participate in the “Candylicious Summer Selfie Contest”, and say what you love most about “Candylicious Summer”! Best 10 winners will walk away with a $10 Festive Mall voucher!

5) Play: Railway Empire

For this week’s free game, if you like trains, try out Railway Empire, where you will create an elaborate and wide-ranging rail network. Purchase over 40 different trains modelled in extraordinary detail, and buy or build railway stations, factories and attractions to keep your network ahead of the competition. Download HERE for free from 10 – 17 Sept 2020!

6) Virtual Event: Virtual Eco-conscious & Social good Festival #Swap4Earth

Get ready to swap mindsets in order to learn, connect, empathise and then act to strengthen integration to our Planet and the People. Hosted by Sustainable Singapore, together with EarthFest and Swapaholic, the two-day online extravaganza is all about going in with the new and out with the bad – all while creating zero waste. Some exciting activities include the highly popular book swap, fashion swap and plant swap! A fun-filled virtual event for all ages this weekend. It will be live-streamed via Zoom, so register online to get your tickets today. More details HERE.


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Looking to attend a wide variety of sustainability activities – from workshops to talks to live conversations? 🌱 Feeling distant from the sustainability community now that physical events are limited? 😭 We heard you! 🤗 The Sustainable Singapore Gallery is proud to present #SWAP4EARTH, a virtual eco-conscious festival, happening on 12 and 13 September! The two-days only online festival will witness swapping of ideas & habits for an environmentally & socially sustainable Earth! What to expect? 🌱Virtual Talks addressing environment & social concerns 🌱Conscious Workshops 🌱Community Marketplace 🌱100% Plant-based selections 🌱Live Performances 🌱Swap Activities When is this happening? 12 & 13 September 2020 Virtual Event Space How do I sign up? Learn more about the programmes and sign up for the ones you are interested in on Swap4Earth is organised by @swapaholicyou and @earthfestsg and is hosted by #sustainablesingaporegallery #marinabarrage #sgevents #responsiblefashion #virtualevent #virtualevents #onlineevents #onlineevent #ecofriendly #ecolifestyle #sustainableliving

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7) Visit: Apple Store @ Marina Bay Sands

If you are an Apple fan, this is the place to go. From a distance, Apple’s latest store in Singapore stands out like a floating orb on the still waters at Marina Bay. Located at the heart of creativity, it will be a space for one to explore, connect and create something new. However, do expect a queue as the newly opened store will be implementing safety measures. Click HERE for more details.

8) Walk: Skechers Friendship Walk 2020: Online Edition

Lace up those running shoes for the third edition of the Sketchers Friendship Walk. It is held virtually this year and participants can complete their chosen distance anytime and anywhere – think of your nearest neighbourhood park or personal treadmill. You may also win exciting rewards! What a great way to stay active and keep fit, while also spending valuable time with friends and family. Click HERE for registration details.

9) Try Out: TikTok food trend – Cloud Bread

Be a viral TikTok star with this easy recipe that will change the way you look at bread. The overwhelming popularity of “Cloud Bread” has been catching people’s eye with its beautiful appearance just like the dalgona coffee trend before it. So try it now with this recipe from SoraNews24 HERE!

10) Visit: (Re)Imagining The Image Exhibition

Visit the Gajah Gallery for a group exhibition spotlighting works by eight prominent contemporary artists from Southeast Asia. The features of the exhibition include historical images from the region’s colonial era to personal pictures taken by the artists in present-day to fuel our curiosity and broaden our ways of seeing the world. Make an appointment today via phone: 6737 4202 or email:

Where: #03-04 Tanjong Pagar Distripark 39 Keppel Road Singapore 089065


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Gajah Gallery is pleased to announce (Re)Imagining The Image, a group exhibition which invites eight prominent contemporary artists from Southeast Asia to confront and engage with images spanning from our region’s colonial era to our present age. The artists in the show draw from a plethora of photographs: from present-day personal pictures taken by the artists, to archival photographs that illumine lost histories in their countries. These original images are then copied, contrasted, concealed or subverted into vivid, independent objects in their own right—ranging from screen prints on fabric; ink on paper works; hyperrealist, oil on canvas paintings; or three-dimensional, mixed media pieces. It would be difficult to discuss photography in Southeast Asia without addressing the complicated histories attached to the medium, which had long been a tool of colonialism. What appear as innocent, idyllic 19th century portraits and landscapes taken by British photographers in Indonesia, for instance, were in fact highly staged, deceptive photographs that stripped away context and complexity to sell neatly represented images that served agendas of control. The works in the show aim to reclaim such images to reckon with difficult, painful pasts and uncover the invisible truths concealed in these historical pictures—revealing the tensions between those who are seen, who are unseen, and those who see. The artists open up conversations on wide-ranging, yet interconnected issues ranging from exoticism, colonialism, feminism, to unresolved personal and collective histories that have long plagued the region. Yet, though their contexts and concerns are diverse, the artists are bonded by a belief in how pictures and their histories are never static—rather, they hold the capacity to perpetually fuel our curiosity, broaden our ways of seeing the world, and help us understand more deeply how our past and present are continuously created, shaped and coloured. Whereas photographs in the region had occasionally been used to silence and suppress, the exhibit is thus a powerful testament to how photographs can in fact be used to do the reverse: spark agency, and liberate.

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11) Contest: JustCo PUBG Mobile Championship

Organised by global coworking space JustCo, the gaming event invites you to relieve some stress and buddy up with fellow e-gamers in a virtual shootout – PlayUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile Championship. Compete against players from the region and the top three winning teams stand to walk away with $18,000 worth of prizes. Not bad for two days’ worth of gaming and most importantly, participation is completely free too. More details available HERE.

12) Visit: Robinsons @ Jem Moving Out Sale

Hop by Robinsons at Jem this weekend! If anything caught your eye, you can grab them at up to 80% off and additional $10 off with every nett spend of $180.

13) Download Virtual Wallpaper: Gardens by the Bay #FLOWERSNEVERSTOPBLOOMING #DISNEYMAGICMOMENTS

If you have worked from home all these while and are getting tired at your wallpaper, why not change things around and download these brought to you by Gardens by the Bay. Spot the Disney characters and surprise your colleagues while sharing some magic at your next online meeting with these virtual backgrounds taken in the grand setting of the Gardens.

14) Try Out: Prank Food – Roast Pork Belly Shaped Jelly Cake by HNC Kitchen

When you are such a big meat eater but wish to just eat vegetarian, especially in the ghost month of Lunar Calendar. You can make this Roasted Pork Belly Shaped Jelly Cake! It is very easy to make with some simple ingredients and steps and you can prank your family too.

15) Visit: Art Showcase – Sam Lo & Cat Mama Shop (Cat Welfare Society x Volkswagen) Pop Up Store

Get up close with Sam’s artwork on the Tiguan R-Line that pays homage to the community’s role in shaping and inspiring their growth. At the same time, check out cute kitty-themed merchandise and cat care items at the Cat Mama Shop pop-up store, where your purchases support Cat Welfare Society’s efforts to help community cats. Visit the Volkswagen showroom this weekend to check both of them out – make an appointment HERE.

16) Contest: SITEX x Sudio Giveaway

Be one of the first few in Singapore to get your hands on the Sudio Elva earpiece when you enter this giveaway contest held by SITEX in collaboration with Sudio Singapore! FYI – their official launch date is on 14 September 2020!

17) Visit: Happy Ice Warehouse Sales

Are you a big fan of ice cream or craving for brown sugar boba milk tea? Well, here’s a recommended combination where you can have the best of both worlds. Get a box of brown sugar boba ice cream from the Happy Ice Warehouse Sales this weekend. There are other interesting ice cream flavours such as pudding & boba, taro chunk & boba and red bean jelly! What’s more if you are the first 100 buyers with a min spend of $34.90, you can get a box of brown sugar boba ice cream for $1. Sign-up HERE.

Where: Block 2021, #01-198, Bukit Batok Street 23, S659526 | Time: 10am-7pm

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:

What to Do in Singapore this Weekend For FREE on 5 – 6 September 2020!

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