Exciting things to do and see this weekend

(26th-28th The Long Deepavali weekend)

So, guys, it’s the long weekend. Have any plans? Well, you might have thought of going on a trip and exploring a nearby country. But hold on, you can do a lot more staying on our sunny island this weekend. Bask in the sunlight, chill by the beach, visit the iconic places and do the cliché stuff; all in your very own Singapore. 

It’s Deepavali this weekend, the Festival of Lights. Seeding in some information here, Deepavali is one of the major festivals in India and it’s celebrated in Singapore in a lavish way too. The festival marks the triumph of good over evil. It’s when houses turn into homes with lights, laughs and lots of love. There’s so much food and loads of gifts going around among households. This year, it’s a double treat. Not just will you get to witness and celebrate the festival but also, on a weekend. Now that you’re in Singapore, I encourage you to completely take advantage and be part of the cultural festivities.

1 Little India

It’s Deepavali this weekend, the Festival of Lights. Seeding in some information here, Deepavali is one of the major festivals in India and it’s celebrated in Singapore in a lavish way too. The festival marks the triumph of good over evil. It’s when houses turn into homes with lights, laughs and lots of love. There’s so much food and loads of gifts going around among households. This year, it’s a double treat. Not just will you get to witness and celebrate the festival but also, on a weekend. Now that you’re in Singapore, I encourage you to completely take advantage and be part of the cultural festivities.

2 Gardens by the Bay

No no, this is not just any other day out at Gardens by the Bay. It’s the Deepavali celebrations. So, it can’t be low key right? Happening at the Supertree Grove till 26th October, the Gardens by the Bay Deepavali celebrations are going to be a lot of fun activities and even an Indian Traditions Exhibition. To top it up, a Rangoli art reimagines with reused bottles! Rangoli is an art form which is made on the ground, traditionally, using flour, colored rice or flower petals. 

Details: Deepavali Programme

There’s also going to be moonlight open cinema at the Supertree on the 25th, 26th and 27th. Guys, it’s FREE! The movies that’ll be screened are American comedy-drama Empire Records (1995), French drama film The Chorus (2004), and award-winning Indian musical drama Secret Superstar (2017) on the respective dates. 

Details: The Moonlight Cinema

Alongside, there’s also the Youth festival happening at the Gardens. Soak into the beauty of the Supertree Grove transforming into an enchanting neon jungle with light installations, colossal neon sculptures, roving LED stilt walkers and a bunch of exciting programmes. Let your inner kid out at the fun zone and enjoy the night market. 

Details: Youths celebrate! 2019 (Neon Jungle)

3Universal Studios Singapore

Isn’t October just getting better?  There’s Halloween and Deepavali, and to celebrate and enjoy these, we have a long weekend. What else could have been a better way to end the month! This weekend will be the best and the last one for you to enjoy the Halloween Horror Nights as Universal Studios Singapore comes back with its ninth edition. There’s going to be 5 haunted houses, 2 sinister shows, 2 menacing scare zones and crazily terrifying surprises (I can’t and won’t give away everything :P). Head down to USS before 31st to experience Singapore’s most iconic Halloween event before it’s gone! 

Details: Halloween Horror Nights 2019

4 Re-Imagine Voilah!

Bonjour! Ca va?

Aren’t you missing those French vibes? Don’t lie, all those French you use around, says a lot ;P Singapore is back with the Voilah! French Singapore Festival 2019. Get into a variety of concerts and watch some of the freshest French movies. It will be one of a kind indulgence with French wines paired along Singaporean food. Experience the luxury and lavishness as you watch the French writers and performers deliver their best performances. 

Details: Voilah! French Singapore Festival 2019

5 Zedtown Asia Battle of Singapore

It’s the 26th of October. All you gotta do is pick up your Nerf gun, fight some lurking Zombies and survive! The ideal Saturday right? In their own words, “Singapore has been overrun by Zombies—hawker centres have been ravaged, Zombie aunties have taken over the streets and the CBD faces a cataclysmic collision between corporate zombies and actual flesh-eating ones. Like any Singaporean, you absolutely hate to lose and there’s no way you’ll concede to these Zombies. As one of the last remaining Survivors, carve out your own tale as you venture deeper into the Zedtown journey with interactive storytelling, immersive environments and the use of innovative technology.”

Be quick, it’s only happening on the 26th, at 12pm and 6pm.

Details: Zedtown Asia Battle of Singapore

6 The Bubble Tea Factory

Bubble Tea a.k.a Boba a.k.a Pearl Tea a.k.a Tapioca Tea! Isn’t it an emotion? Yeah, if you’re in Singapore, it’s almost impossible to not have tried Boba at least once. Mostly everyone falls in love with it and it becomes an essential in their lives (honestly, I’m not one of those :P). Hold your breath! cause for all the Bubble tea lovers out there, here’s the good news (or probably the best?) Enjoy a multi-sensory and immersive experience into the world of bubble tea with 10 playful, visually aesthetic and spectacular illustrations featuring Asia’s favourite beverage. Would have loved to say it’s a free event, but nope! There are tickets and they’re selling pretty fast. So go book your visit now and dip yourself into the world of bubble tea. Catch hold of this event before 3rd Nov.Details: The Bubble Tea Factory – Opening Special

6 Big Beach Clean-up

Do you feel like doing something nice and satisfying? Something involving nature? Something that contributes towards keeping the environment clean? Well, if you haven’t felt or thought about it, you should most definitely do so now! All you have to do is take out 3 hours from your whole day, go out, join the cause and you’ll even meet new people! This event is organised by Seven Clean Seas who have removed over 37,000kg ocean plastic from Singapore’s coastline! 

Start your long weekend with the most relaxing, meaningful and enjoyable event. Get your boots on and join them at 12pm.

Details: Big Beach Clean Up Singapore

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