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Free admission to Science Centre Singapore VisualSG exhibition till 13 August 2017

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You’re in luck, free admission to Science Centre Singapore VisualSG exhibition, light field, which showcases the personal interpretations of light through the works of 8 young local artists.

Inspiring, immersive and Instagrammable, the exhibition runs from now till 13 August.

#SupportLocal and head on down to #LightFieldSG today! Admission to#ScienceCentreSG is free for all Singaporeans and PRs on weekdays

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Photos via ScienceCentreSG Facebook post

 

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Things to do this weekend in Singapore (17-19 Aug)

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It’s back to the mundane work grind after our refreshingly long national day weekend. Can someone say hump day?

But don’t despair, we’re already halfway through this week! Why not start planning your perfect weekend to cheer yourself up? Here’re 10 events and places you can hit up to get that well-deserved break.

1. Baybeats Festival (17-19 Aug)

Photo Credits: Baybeats Singapore

There’s no debate about this. This festival is packed with acts from all genres. It never fails to feature the very best of our local music scene.

Photo Credits: Tung Pham/The Projector

Relieve some stress with Caracal’s crashing, rocky riffs or groove along to some synthpop at Disco Hue’s set. Maybe they’ll even perform their new single which dropped last week. It’s a banger.

Address: Esplanade stages differ according to sets

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Time: Timings differ according to sets

Ticket pricing: Free

2. Singapore Night Festival (17-25 Aug)

Photo Credits: Singapore Night Festival

Light up the not so starry night with Singapore Night Festival’s exhibits! You can even become one with this year’s art by playing around in interactive installations.

Photo Credits: Singapore Night Festival

Create your own stunning shower of sparks at Ember Rain by pedalling on a bicycle or take The Leap of Faith by crossing a staircase illuminated in tricky spots.

Address: Differs according to exhibits

Time: 7.30PM – 12AM

Ticket pricing: Free

3. Orchid Extravaganza Floral Display (Now-22 Aug)

Photo Credits: Gardens by the Bay

Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome is transformed to a blooming orchid wonderland with more than 14,000 orchids of over 120 varieties.

Get your cameras ready, because these gorgeous flowers are displayed against the backdrop of colourful Peranakan shophouses. It’s a visual delight.

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Address: Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Time: 9AM – 9PM

Ticket pricing: Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

4. Emonightsg: The Second Anniversary (Aug 17)

Photo Credits: Emonight Singapore

Say goodbye to Zouk and hello to Esplanade! Emonight’s second anniversary party takes over a new location for you to suffocate in. Of course, we will always tahan the lack of oxygen for some pop punk goodness.

If you don’t get hyped up chanting along to all the songs from your child/teenagehood, you’re probably dead inside.

This is their first all ages event, so in their words: “IF YOU’RE ONE OF THOSE 17 YEAR OLDS THAT KEEP TRYING TO SNEAK INTO EMONIGHTSG: THE B-SIDES EVERY MONTH, HAVE NO FEAR NO NEED ALREADY!”

Address: Esplanade Annex Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981

Time: 10PM – 4AM

Ticket pricing: Free

5. Take part in a Harry Potter quiz night (Aug 17)

Photo Credits: Geektyrant

Think you’re an expert on all things Harry Potter? Team up with your fellow Hufflepuffs and Slytherins to battle it out in this magic-filled trivia night!

There’ll even be a themed cocktail – actual alcoholic butterbeer, anyone?

Address: Tree Lizard, Blk 25 B1-01 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249670

Time: 7PM – 9PM

Ticket pricing: $8 per person

6. Create your own travel journal  (Aug 18-19)

Photo Credits: The Social Space

If you’re wanderlost at how to even begin journalling, or you always gaze enviously at those beautiful travel sketches on Instagram, head down to The Social Space.

This workshop will equip you with all the skills you need to craft your perfect travel journal. Besides a talk and demo, you’ll even head on a guided walk around Chinatown for some live sketching practice!

Address: The Social Space, 333 Kreta Ayer Road, #01-14, Singapore 080333

Time: 9AM – 11AM

Ticket pricing: $65, inclusive of art materials, drink & cake

7. Make Italian biscotti with your partner (Aug 18)

Photo Credits: BakerzatWork Academy

Baking and cooking with your significant other is never a bore. Get your hands dirty and create delightfully crunchy double chocolate and almond biscotti!

Perfect to pair with morning coffee, or to load in a jar as a thoughtful homemade gift.

Address: BakerzatWork Academy, 100 Beach Road #02-19 Shaw Tower, Singapore 189702

Time: 10AM – 1PM

Ticket Pricing: $35 per person, $70 for two people

8. Watch a film directed by Banksy at The Projector (Aug 18)

Photo Credits: The Projector

Does that name sound familiar? This enigmatic man is the brains of Dismaland, the dystopian pop-up Disneyland back in 2015.

He put his brains behind another project in 2010. Titled Exit Through The Gift Shop, his documentary screened at our homegrown theatre gives insight into the extent artists go to in order to produce and present art.

Address: The Projector, 6001 Beach Road #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589

Time: 8:30PM – 10:30PM

Pricing: Standard $13.50, Concession $11.50

9. Farmer and Healers Market (Aug 19)

Photo Credits: Open Farm Community

Enrich both your body and soul with workshops that teach you how to set up your own edible garden anywhere.

Photo Credits: Citizen Farm

Formulate your very own organic beauty blends, or even create delicious alcohol mixes with herbs and botanicals like blue pea flower and speciality mint. Psst: It’s a pet-friendly event. Bring those paws out.

Address: Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Rd, Singapore 248819

Time: 10AM – 6PM

Pricing: $50 for general admission

10. Singapore Peranakan Buffet (Now-Aug 31)

Photo Credits: Conrad Centennial

Indulge in tender, braised ginger garlic pork belly (tau you bak), crunch into those cute little Nyonya chicken kueh pie tees and sink your teeth into a juicy Buah Keluak beef burger.

Chef Alex of Conrad Singapore collaborated with renowned and award-winning Singaporean Chef Shermay Lee to create these yummy dishes at Oscar’s buffet line.

Full time NSmen get 30% off lunch and dinner every day except Sundays! Just flash your SAF card.

Address: Conrad Centennial Singapore, Two Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982

Time: Lunch – 12PM – 2:30PM, Dinner – 6PM – 10PM, Sunday brunch – 12:30PM – 3.30PM

Pricing: Mon – Sun (Lunch): Adult: S$59++, Child: S$29.50++

Sun – Thurs (Dinner): Adult: S$78++, Child: S$39++

Fri – Sat (Dinner): Adult: S$88++, Child: S$44++

Sun Brunch: Adult: S$98++, Child: S$49++

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Carouselland: Fashion, food, all-round fun

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If you spend an insane amount of time looking for deals and bargaining on Carousell, hopefully not lowballing with the sellers for that one perfect item, Carouselland is the place you need to be this weekend.

Happening on the 11th and 12th of August at the Marina Bay Sands Halls A & B, Carouselland will be the largest indoor marketplace in Singapore featuring more than 400 popular sellers from Carousell.

Let your inner fashionista go wild with @vintagewknd, a vintage fashion curator selling a variety of unique patterned shirts and skirts, or simply get a cute little succulent for work from @lushnplush.

Photo Credits: vintagewknd, lushnplush

You can even be crafty by signing up for the various workshops offered. We love the idea of this workshop conducted by @funwithartz – you can create your own adorable miniature meepok bowls from resin!

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Photo Credits: Carouselland

If you need a break from all the shopping, put your haul downand head to the retro gaming area for a blast back to the past. Try your hand at the Nintendo NES (1986), Super Nintendo (1991), Sega Mega Drive (1989) and the PS1 (1994).

Of course, what’s a bazaar without food? Grab a bucket, yes, a bucket of meatballs at Sofnade or indulge in artisan french fries served with a generous helping of garlic aioli sauce at The Daily Menu Co. There will also be unicorn milkshakes, mochi ice-cream, halal takoyaki and even rosti!

Photo Credits: Sofnade Instagram

There’s shopping, gaming and food. What’s not to like? Don’t miss this fun-filled weekend and head down to Marina Bay Sands!

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CAROUSELLAND: Trails & Treasures

11-12 August 2018, 12-9pm | Marina Bay Sands Halls A & B

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Here’s A Different Kind of Festival at Sands for Singapore 2018

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Mention Marina Bay Sands and the word ‘luxury’ comes to mind. For what it’s worth, the glittering shopping mall, home to world class celebrity chef restaurants and haute couture brands, has branded itself as the destination for all things opulent.

But here’s what you may not know: since 2013, MBS has raised nearly a whopping $20 million in total for local charities. They achieved that milestone with help from the public via their annual Sands for Singapore Charity Festival, with this year being their sixth edition.

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Sands for Singapore is a yearly multi-day event that aims to raise awareness and funds for MBS’ partner charities. Different facets of the integrated resort are used to host various activities catered for family and friends. Regardless of age, there’s something for everyone.

Here’s how you can extend your help to the community in fun and celebratory ways:

Chill over live music and award-winning hawker food

Photo Credit: Marina Bay Sands

In partnership with Dignity Kitchen, a hawker training school for the disabled and disadvantaged, chefs from MBS’ signature restaurants will prepare top notch dishes from their menu with help from the beneficiaries of Dignity Kitchen.

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This festival will give members of the social enterprise a chance to acquire new knowledge and showcase their culinary skills. Participating restaurants include db Bistro & Oyster Bar and Bread Street Kitchen and Bar.

On top of that, enjoy performances by local bands Supersonic, 53A, and the HubbaBubbas. If you get bored, there’ll be fringe activities such as art jamming and drone fishing to participate in.

Go on an amazing race

Photo Credit: Marina Bay Sands

Grab five other pals and form a team of six to participate in this year’s Play It Forward. Representing a local charity of your choice, partake in creative challenges around the resort. Each station in the route symbolises a charity supported by MBS.

Sweat it out

Photo Credit: Marina Bay Sands

Together with Community Chest, get on your feet and go on a 4km walk around Marina Bay. If you’re up for a challenge, race 57 floors up to the SkyPark Observation Deck. Not only do you get to burn those calories, you stand to win attractive prizes sponsored by MBS, too. Not bad at all.

Visit the museum and other attractions

Photo Credit: Straits Times

During this festival weekend, all ticket sales from the ArtScience Museum, Sampan rides, Sands SkyPark Observation Deck and the new Digital Light Canvas will go to local charities.

Sands for Singapore Charity Festival 2018 runs from 24 to 26 August at various timings. Entry is free. For more information, visit here

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