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Weekend Guide (Feb 11 and 12)

Weekend Guide (Feb 11 and 12)
Armed with a smartphone, visitors will be able to explore the animated forests, and even help replant the forests, in this permanent development at the ArtScience Museum. Photo: ArtScience Museum

Weekend Guide (Feb 11 and 12)

VENTURE INTO THE WILD AT ARTSCIENCE MUSEUM

Venue: ArtScience Museum

11/02/2017 to 11/02/2017

FREE

Into The Wild will transform over 1,000 sq m of ArtScience Museum’s public spaces into a virtual rainforest, with the help of the world’s first Tango-enabled smartphone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. Visitors can act as rangers while encountering some of the wildlife that inhabits the rainforests of South-east Asia. They will even be able to plant a virtual tree with the use of the phone. Also, if you make a pledge of S$38, an actual tree will also be planted in Rimbang Baling, which is one of the last pristine rainforests in Sumatra. 


FAMILIES FOR LIFE “I STILL DO” COUPLES PICNIC

Venue: Fort Canning Green

Address: River Valley Rd

11/02/2017 5pm to 11/02/2017 9.30pm

FREE

As Valentine’s Day comes around, couples in the mood for love might want to check out the “I Still Do” Couples’ Picnic, organised by Families for Life. This year’s edition see activities where couples can create their own candles or put messages in bottles, as jazz singer Melissa Tham croons some tunes. There will also be an outdoor movie screening of the romantic comedy, About Time.

VALENTINE’S DAY 2017

Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Bandstand

Address: 6 Cluny Rd

11/02/2017 6pm to 12/03/2017 10pm

FREE

Take your significant other or loved one to this two-day musical affair. Singapore-based French-Mauritian singer-songwriter Jonathan Meur and acoustic duo band Scarlet Avenue will be playing on Feb 10; while guitarist Daniel Purnomo takes the stage on Feb 11. Doors open at 6pm, so head there early “chope” your spot, before the live bands start at 6.30pm.

SINGAPURA CLASSIC REVIVAL: LALOOLALANG BAZAAR

Venue: National Museum of Singapore

Address: 93 Stamford Rd

11/02/2017 noon to 12/02/2017 10pm

FREE

Take a step back in time while shopping for food and fashion wares inspired by the 1960s to the 1980s at the Singapura Classic Revival flea market. Expect interesting finds such as embroidered bags from retail company Artisans Haven SG, and yummy snacks such as goreng pisang (banana fritters) in flavours such as Milo Dino and gula melaka (palm sugar) with coconut from Going Bananas SG.

CYBERSECURITY CARNIVAL

Venue: Atrium @ Toa Payoh HDB Hub

Address: 22 Lim Tua Tow Road

11/02/2017 to 12/03/2017

FREE

Cyber Security Agency’s (CSA) carnival marks their first-ever public education campaign with a two-day carnival to educate visitors on how to integrate cyber security with our lives. Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Cybersecurity, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim will be gracing the event. Visitors can look forward to learning more about cybersecurity from experts and cyber champions. Popcorn and candy floss are available for visitors to munch on as well.

MULTI-SPORT EVENT WEEKEND AT THE SINGAPORE SPORTS HUB

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub

11/02/2017 to 12/02/2017

Free entry for spectators. S$10 onwards for Sports Hub HolyCrit X

Get sporty and get moving at Singapore Sports Hub’s multi-sport weekend. For the first time at the National Stadium, the event will also include criterium racing, a partnership with Sports event HolyCrit X. Visitors will get to see cyclists compete against each other in a fixed-gear criterium night race. Registration is open for those who want to participate: S$10 for the fixed-gear category and S$25 for the road bike category. Limited slots available. Find out more details at https://www.facebook.com/holycritsg.

THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC CONCERT

Venue: Sentosa

Address: Palawan Green

11/02/2017 6.30pm to 11/02/2017 8.30pm

FREE

As part of Sentosa’s Love in Springtime celebration, you and your loved ones can enjoy a mini outdoor concert by the beach at Palawan Green. Be entertained with folk songs and xin yao music by local group Thank You For The Music. Free tang yuan (sweet glutinous rice balls), will be given out during the concert.

SLINGOLOGY AT LONG BAR

Venue: Long Bar, Raffles Hotel Singapore

11/02/2017 9pm to 12/02/2017 1am

FREE for entry

Talk about one last fling for the Singapore Sling: Head to Raffles Hotel’s Long Bar for its Slingology event before the venue closes its doors for restoration. The event will feature unique spins on the original Singapore Sling, such as Operation Dagger’s Singapore Sling Amuse Bouche, featuring pomegranate gin, compressed pineapple and pink peppercorns (starting at S$25++); and Manhattan Bar’s version, which features ingredients such as Fords Gin and Luxardo Sangue Morlacco Cherry Brandy (starting at S$23++). And yes, this is your one last chance (for awhile, at least) to toss peanut shells on the floor. Long Bar is scheduled to re-open in mid-2018.

HEADS UP: URBAN VENTURES

Venue: Keong Saik Rd & Jiak Chuan Road

18/02/2017 3.30pm to 18/02/2017 10.30pm

Free for entry

Ground-up placemaking initiative Urban Ventures is returning to the streets of Keong Saik road and Jiak Chuan road on Feb 18 with a new addition. The event will feature three stages showcasing 21 local up-and-coming bands from the NOISE Music Mentorship Program 2016 such as singer-songwriter Mars, who fuses folk and soul and hip-hop music; and singer-songwriter Adia Tay, who will be performing her original tracks on set. DJs Brandon P and Oliver Osborne will be spinning. Artworks by local artist SKLO and street artist Samantha Lo, aka the Sticker Lady, will be on show.

HEADS UP: VALENTINE VENDETTA

Venue: Skyline

Address: Level 45, Singapore Land Tower

14/02/2017 6pm to 15/03/2017 1am

S$35 onwards

Singles, get ready to mingle on Valentine’s Day at the Valentine Vendetta event, which returns for its sixth year with a masquerade-themed party on Feb 14. There will be games, such as The Best Proposal; and guests will stand a chance to win up to S$1,000 worth of prizes. Early bird tickets are S$35 (includes two drinks) at https://valentinevendetta2017.eventbrite.sg. The early bird deal will end on Feb 14. Tickets will be at S$45 at the door.