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What’s On This Weekend In Singapore: 1 – 3 October 2021

Kick off the tenth month of the year with these unique things to do around the island or online.

1. Friendzone Fridays

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Friendzone Friday is an online gathering of people who live in Singapore and are between 18 and 35 years. Spend a chill Friday evening enjoying meaningful conversations on surprising topics and maybe making some new friends.

Friendzone Fridays
Address: Online
Date and time: Fridays, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $10

2. Singapore Philatelic Museum – Virtual Tour of Past Exhibitions

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Singapore Philatelic Museum is closed for a major renovation and redevelopment till 2022. However, you can still have a peek at the museum’s past exhibitions from the comfort of your home! From permanent galleries that introduce the World of Philately to Singapore’s history and culture, and themed exhibitions ranging from The Little Prince, Shakespeare, Zodiac Animals and more.

Singapore Philatelic Museum – Virtual Tour of Past Exhibitions 
Address: Online
Date and Time: Ongoing

Admission: Free

3. Gudetama Eggs-ercise Journey 2021

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Join Gudetama, everyone’s favourite egg, for a relaxing stroll this October to recharge yourself and have fun. For those who want to take things a step further, you can unlock eggs on the “virtual lazy walk” – the more you exercise, the more stages you unlock!

Choose course lengths from 1.3, 10 and 20 to 50 kilometres, and set your own route and time to start and finish. Just collect your race pack and merch in person at Palawan Kidz City, Sentosa, or choose to have it delivered to your doorstep for an additional fee of $6. Each race pack includes $110 worth of merch, from a Dri-fit Sports T-shirt and Exclusive Gudetama Sticker Set to a Bacon Sports Towel and Drawstring Bag plus partner deals. Register here.

Gudetama Eggs-ercise Journey 2021
Address: Online
Date and time: 2, 3, 9, 10 October; time up to you!
Admission: $39.90

4. Free Heart-Based Listening

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You deserve to be heard – especially during the “loneliness epidemic”. And what better place to practise heart-based listening than at this event hosted by We Are Hear (WAH). For the first 15 minutes, there will be an intro to WAH as the basics in listening. Then, you will be paired in dyads or triads to practice listening and sharing. Don’t worry, this is a safe space – where all people, all emotions and all feelings are welcomed.

Free Heart-Based Listening
Address: Online
Date and time: 2 October, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

5. The Limitless Run 2021

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Limitless Singapore was founded to help youths aged 12 to 25 find hope and worth – with the goal of ending powerlessness caused by poverty, mental illness and social inequality. Last year’s The Limitless Run raised $60,015, which helped provide more than 1,000 counselling sessions for youths in need of mental health treatment. By participating in The Limitless Run 2021, you will be helping to fund the increased costs required to meet the growing need for the non-profit organisation’s services.

Scan the QR in the photo here or on the website to sign up and find out more details about this online fundraising race, which you can customise – from a 5K or 10K solo run to a 10K group run. All proceeds go to supporting youth mental health programmes in Singapore.

The Limitless Run 2021
Address: Online
Date and time: 3 October, 12 a.m., to 10 October, 11:59
Admission: From $20 to $100 (depending on race length and group size)

6. ICanCode Online Coding Program

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Children and teens age 7 to 18 years can join via Zoom to develop coding skills through interactive learning activities. Specifically, there are four 90-minute coding lessons per month with an online instructor from the start date selected (there are two to choose from this Sunday). They range in difficulty and include: Scratch, Minecraft, Roblox, Python and Microbit.

ICanCode Online Coding Program
Address: Online
Date and time: 3 October, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Admission: From $240

7. Youth for Inclusion Summit 2021

Across the globe, there are as many as 200 million people with intellectual disabilities (ID), but they remain one of the world’s most stigmatised and underserved populations. Enter the Special Olympics Asia Pacific’s Youth for Inclusion (YFI) Summit 2021, which seeks to empower young people with and without ID from across the region to be advocates for inclusion, by engaging in insightful discussions and deep diving into the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals 4 (Quality Education) and 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth).

This year’s YFI Summit 2021 will be held virtually via Zoom and through livestreaming sessions. Find out about the conference agenda and sign up here.

Youth for Inclusion Summit 2021
Address: Online
Date and time: 3 October, 5 p.m., to 8 October, 6:30 p.m.
Admission: Free

8. Steinway Artist Joja Wendt – STARS ON 88

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Steinway Artist Joja Wendt is Germany’s most successful pianist – no one reaches a huge audience with the piano as he does. With STARS ON 88, the piano virtuoso presents his most POPular program until now: the audience will have a wild journey through pop history with surprising reinterpretations of the most famous songs by Michael Jackson, Robbie Williams, AC/DC or Ed Sheeran. Bonus: Joja Wendt will give shine to legendary hit giants such as Vivaldi, Bach or Rachmaninov.

Do preview the Covid protocols at The Star Performing Arts Centre before going, given the latest restrictions (including only groups of two being allowed).

Steinway Artist Joja Wendt – STARS ON 88
Address: The Star Performing Arts Centre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, 138617
Date and time: 3 October, 6:30 p.m.
Admission: From $50 (for kids under 12) to $130 for adults, depending on the category

By Sara Lyle Bow

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