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What’s On This Weekend In Singapore: 10 – 12 September 2021

Weekends aren't boring if you've got a list of to-dos!

1. Exciting Equine Activities at the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre

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Looking for an enjoyable yet unique way to spend time with your family and friends? Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre (STCRC)’s got you covered. Get a chance to interact with majestic horses at STCRC from this September. A variety of activities are available for the whole family, including horse riding, horse grooming, and exclusive stable tours.

Get up close and personal with horses and ponies at Southeast Asia’s premier equestrian facility. Learn about and interact with these magnificent creatures in an exclusive 30-minute behind-the-scenes walking stable tour at *$68 per person. That is not all – enjoy a first-hand experience at horse or pony petting and feeding at the STCRC arena, home of the 2010 Youth Olympic Games Equestrian Jumping event. Or, enjoy a unique riding and stable tour experience for just *$98 per person at STCRC! The package includes a 30-minute stable tour and a 15-minute horse or pony riding session in the STCRC arena.

*Enjoy a special price of $50 per person when you make a group booking for a minimum of four persons in the same time slot.

Exciting Equine Activities at the Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre
Address: 1 Equestrian Walk, Woodlands Ave 3, 737863
Date and time: From September 2021 to 2 January 2022
Price: From $68 (special price of $50 per person available for group bookings)

2. Children’s Festival featuring Art-Zoo Wonder Gardens

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After a hiatus of one year, Gardens by the Bay’s annual Children’s Festival returns to Supertree Grove in time for the September school holidays. Featuring giant inflatable art sculptures of the six characters of Art-Zoo Wonder Gardens: Bruno Bear, Little Kong, Cheerful Caterpillar, Radiant Rhino Beetle, Super Speedy Snail and the Lovely Ladybirds.

With the focus on making Gardens by the Bay accessible to families, Children’s Festival featuring Art-Zoo Wonder Gardens is free. No pre-booking of admission time slots is required. Kids can pick up a trail map to complete the activities that involve each of the six Art-Zoo Wonder Gardens characters at their own pace to receive a souvenir. For families who want to experience even more activities, there is also a series of Little Critters’ Wonder Workshops priced at $16 per child on weekends.

The design of Art-Zoo Wonder Gardens was influenced by research about children and play done in collaboration with DesignSingapore Council.

Children’s Festival featuring Art-Zoo Wonder Gardens
Address: Supertree Grove @ Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr., 018953

Date and time: 4 September to 3 October 2021, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Admission: Free access. Fees for workshops apply.

3. Digital Youth Showcase

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As the nation aims to be a global force in the Esports industry, Event Midas – organisers of NEXUS Your Playground – invites youth gamers, Esports enthusiasts, and Esports professionals to engage and explore a series of exciting workshops and activations in the Youth Digital Showcase this September.

To be held across 17 weekends of friendly tournaments, approximately 220 youths will get the chance to showcase their Esport skills through interactive workshops and be part of a community platform that provides access to professional opportunities and experiences in the local Esports industry. Some of the key partners are Byro Energy, Prism+, SGAG, and Huggs Coffee.

The focus of the Youth Digital Showcase is to raise the awareness of Esports among youths in Singapore and allow them to have transferable work experience, equipping them with the skills they need to perform the duties required of Esports tournaments or activities such as hosting live streams, shoutcasting, competitive know-how, and many more. In partnership with SGAG, the team will be producing interactive tik-tok videos as shoutcasters, game observers and stream producers.

Interested youths between 15 to 35 years can register for the Youth Digital Showcase here: linktr.ee/sbnexus or scan the QR code on the poster. 

The format of the Youth Digital Showcase matches will be a best of 3, under the mobile game Wild Rift by Riot Games. All participants will receive goodie bags filled with exciting products and vouchers worth up to SGD $80. 

Digital Youth Showcase
Address: Scape Media Hub, Level 3 Orchard Link, 237978
Date and time: 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., 4 September to 30 October 2021 (Registration begins now till 19 September 2021)
Price: Free

4. Eggslut’s 1st Store In Singapore

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Are you ready? The insanely popular Los Angeles cult favourite Eggslut will be opening its very first location in Southeast Asia on 9 September. Inspired by the humble egg, Eggslut Singapore’s menu will feature signatures such as the Fairfax, Slut, and the wagyu-steak filled Gaucho for diners who enjoy their beef, along with delectable sides to round off your meal.

This opening represents the brand’s first foray into Southeast Asia, joining the ranks of the other restaurants around the world in L.A., Las Vegas, London, Seoul, Tokyo and Kuwait City.

Eggslut Singapore is located at Scotts Square, and will officially open its doors on 9 September at 11 a.m., where the first 100 customers will receive an exclusive Eggslut gift.

Eggslut Singapore
Address: 6 Scotts Rd., #01-12, 228209
Date and time: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., 9 September 2021

Price: Free

5. 9/11 Coming Together

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Join The Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square online this Saturday for a 30-minute “9/11 | Coming Together,” special. This event will commemorate and honour the lives lost during the devastating September 11 attacks that took place in the World Trade Centre 20 years ago. The special will be narrated by award-winning journalist Jane Clayson Johnson.

9/11 Coming Together Choir and Orchestra Special
Address: FB Live
Date and time: 10:45 p.m. (SGT), 11 September 2021
Admission: Free

6. Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival Lawn Installation “Those Moonlit Moments …”

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Produced by Thailand artist Boonyavee Boonsakda (Ngaew Ngaew), in collaboration with the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, “Those Moonlit Moments …” is an outdoor installation of four large lanterns featuring the artist’s characters who are enjoying mooncakes and each other’s company under the gentle and watchful eye of Ngaew Ngaew’s Moon Rabbit, a character the artist created specially for the Mid-Autumn Festival and is inspired by the Jade Rabbit from Chinese folklore which keeps the goddess Chang’e company on the moon. 

The installation represents our collective wish to be able to get together and reunite with our loved ones, both locally and overseas, without fear of COVID-19. It will be on display on the lawn of the memorial hall until 26 September 2021.

Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival Lawn Installation “Those Moonlit Moments …”
Address: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall Outdoor Lawn, 12 Tai Gin Rd., 327874
Date and time: Now till 26 September 2021
Price: Free admission

7. Museum Roundtable 25th Anniversary Celebrations – Mystery Museum Tours

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In celebration of the Museum Roundtable’s 25th Anniversary in 2021, the National Heritage Board has prepared an exciting line-up of special anniversary programmes this September. From 4 to 26 September 2021, members of the public will be able to register for specially curated tours that will give participants different and unusual insights into the collections and workings of “Mystery Museums” in Singapore.

Calling all fashion enthusiasts! Take a peek into the history of fashion and craftsmanship in Southeast Asia as the Museum Roundtable brings you through the fashion artefacts on display in some of Singapore’s museums.

The “Fashion Confessions” bus tour to two “mystery” museums will be a 3-hour showcase of the history of fashion and its cultural significance in Southeast Asia. Participants will learn about the stories, significance and craftsmanship behind fashion artefacts, such as garments, headpieces, jewellery and other accessories, and explore the ways in which these artefacts empower identities and strengthen community ties.

Each bus tour will include guided tours and hands-on activities conducted during the bus ride as well as onsite at participating museums. Tour participants will receive a special 25th anniversary gift bag from the Museum Roundtable, and might even have the chance to win a Museum Label prize during the tour!

Fashion Confessions
Address: Two museums, to be revealed on the day of the visit
Date and time: 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 September 2021; 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Admission fees: $20/pax

Registration and more details at Mystery Museum Tours registration page.

8. Ticket Sale Open For 2021’s Singapore Writers Festival

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Something’s brewing: The 24th edition of the Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) is back from 5 to 14 November 2021.

Presented by Arts House Limited (AHL) and commissioned by the National Arts Council (NAC), this year’s hybrid festival (with some programmes held in-person and online) will bring together local and international authors to share candid thoughts and juicy opinions, creating safe spaces for the public to indulge in their literary pleasures. Some names that might excite you? Think Queer Eye‘s Tan France, Wet Market to Table author Pamelia Chia, veteran horror writer R.L. Stine and more!

Festival Director Pooja Nansi, shared her inspiration for this bold endeavour, ”Everyone needs a light-hearted pick me up. This year’s rather cheeky theme hopes to bring about some cheer and laughter to the local and international literary community. By exploring complicated relationships between guilt and pleasures, we are hoping that these novel pursuits will appeal to a wider audience and signal that the festival is not afraid of pushing boundaries to move Singapore’s literature scene forwards.”

Early-bird festival passes are now available for sale here.

Singapore Writers Festival Tickets
Address: Venue to be revealed closer to event date
Date and time: 5 to 14 November 2021, schedule to be revealed soon
Festival passes: $28 for Early-Bird Festival Pass Plus ($35 Regular), $16 for Early-Bird Festival Pass ($20 Regular)

9. Yoga By The Beach

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Get your yoga fix this weekend at Sentosa where you will breathe, stretch and enjoy a “Power Breakfast” on a Saturday morning. This class is fun and welcoming to all, whether you are a beginner or a seasoned practitioner. 

Each yoga session will last for 1 hour and will be conducted by Urban Yogis – a wellness company based in Singapore with the mission to offer unique and immersive learning experiences through Pop Up Yoga, workshops, retreats and community building.

For more, please head to here. Fuel up right after the class with a “Power Breakfast” prepared by Ola Beach Club. Choose between scrambled eggs or chicken franks sets.

Yoga By The Beach
Address: Ola Beach Club, 46 Siloso Beach Walk, 099005
Date and time: 9:30 to 10.30 a.m., 11 September 2021
Admission: Free with registration

By Willaine G. Tan, August 2021. Text and images provided by the respective event press releases and/or event pages.

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