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What’s On This Weekend In Singapore: 24 – 26 September 2021

End the month of September strong with this solid line-up of things to do.

1. NEXUS International School (Singapore) Open Day

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Thinking of enrolling your young ones in school? NEXUS International School (Singapore) is having its open day on the 25th of this month – the perfect opportunity to head down and see inside its school to find out what NEXUS has to offer. You can expect to meet with Nexus’ team of dedicated educators to understand more about NEXUS’s curriculum, teaching approach and student life. Plus, you’ll get to explore campus grounds to see how the learning environment is like first-hand. 

NEXUS International School (Singapore) Open Day 
Address: 1 Aljunied Walk, 387293
Date and Time: 25 September 2021; see website

Admission: Free with registration

2. Moon Mirrors on Discovery Lake at Singapore Discovery Centre

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Sure, you could check out the Mid-Autumn Festival light-up displays at Gardens by the Bay or Chinatown, but you only have one more weekend to enjoy the lovely Moon Mirror floating light installation at the Singapore Discovery Centre. While you’re thereperhaps before the night show begins at 6 p.m. – try your hand at making a Rabbit Lantern Craft with the little ones at the playground. Bonus: You can light up your lantern when you join a special Lantern Walk storytelling programme!

Moon Mirror + Rabbit Lantern Craft
Address: 510 Upper Jurong Rd., 638365
Date and time: all day (installation lights up from 6.pm.); weekdays: 1 to 6 p.m., weekends: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Admission: Free

3. The Conscious Gathering Singapore by Green Is The New Black 

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Join global industry leaders and experts to unlearn and relearn all about sustainable fashion and more at engaging talks live in Singapore and also broadcasted from Paris. In addition, there is a networking dinner and other networking opportunities available at the in-person event hosted by City Developments Limited at the Singapore Sustainability Academy. Note: There are only 90 tickets available for each day, so chope yours now, if you haven’t already!

The Conscious Gathering Singapore
Address: Singapore Sustainability Academy, 180 Kitchener Rd., #06-10, City Square Mall, 208539

Date and time: 24 and 26 September, 2:30 to 9 p.m.
Admission: Free (virtual event); from $68.56 (in-person event)

4. Shimano Cycling World X Zwift Cycling Challenge

Grab five mates, hop on the in-house road bikes at Shimano Cycling World and then complete a 150-kilometre route along sand and through towering Sequoia trees. Not only will you have the satisfaction of doing something challenging-but-fun with your friends, you’ll also walk away with one goodie bag each and one entry to a lucky draw. Sign-up is required before the event, as is wearing socks and covered shoes.

Shimano Cycling World X Zwift Cycling Challenge
Address: 6 Stadium Walk, #01-02, 397698 (opposite Kallang Wave Mall)
Date and time: 24 to 26 September (various times)
; see website
Admission: $15

5. Secret Suppers for Singapore Food Festival 2021

Do you like surprises? If so, you’ll love the Secret Suppers concept, as part of this year’s Singaore Food Festival. Select a date and time in one of Singapore’s cultural precincts including Chinatown, Little India, Kampong Glam, Katong and Joo Chiat. Then, you can find clues about which one of 18 restaurants you’ll be dining at – and get to select off-menu dishes from secret menus. Cool, right? Price is $70 per person.

Secret Suppers
Address: Various locations (see website)
Date and time: 24 and 25 September (various times; see website)
Admission: $70; confirm availability and book ahead here.

6. Power of Mind Body Healing online talk

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“This talk will help you understand how you can heal your body and your life by harnessing the power of your subconscious mind” is the promise of this free, 1.5-hour online event. Sound interesting? Then, sign up on Facebook and look forward to a lively presentation with plenty of opportunities for discussions plus chances to practise meditation. (Just SYK, this is an ideal preview for the 4-Day Silva Life Systems and Intuition Workshop.) Can’t make this Saturday’s event? No worries! The talk is held every fourth Monday of the month.

Power of Mind Body Healing
Address: Online
Date and time: 25 September, 10 to 11 a.m. (also 25 Oct. and 22 Nov.)
Admission: Free

7. Margaux vs. Pauillac Grand Cru Tasting live on Facebook

Yes or no: Are you new to world of fine wines? Do you find opening a bottle is too wasteful for one person? Do you miss discussing wines with your friends? Would you like to have your own mini blind tasting?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, consider tuning in for an exciting Facebook Live tasting that will include four premium bottles – from a 1995 Mouton Rothschild and 1995 Pavillon Rouge du Chateau Margaux (priced at $1,350 and $560, respectively).

First, though, order your Grand Cru Discovery Pack so you can sample and savour the lovely elixirs along with other oenophiles. Can’t get your pack in time to join this weekend’s event? Don’t stress – you can watch the recorded broadcast anytime!

Margaux vs. Pauillac Grand Cru Tasting
Address: Online (Facebook Live)
Date and time: 25 September, 2 p.m.
Admission: Event is free, but $139 to to order Grand Cru Discovery Pack

8. Selling ‘Anything’ And ‘Everything’ On Facebook

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Glean the wisdom of a professional digital marketing strategist in this online workshop (available for multiple dates) aimed to teach you has to sell anything and everything on Facebook starting from scratch.

The class syllabus will cover: How to find the hottest trends of products in 2021 that are highest in demand? How to attract lots of customers on facebook to buy from you with just 5 minutes of work each time? And how to continue to receive recurring sales from existing customers even if you stop working?

Selling ‘Anything’ And ‘Everything’ On Facebook
Address: Online
Date and time: 25 September, 2 to 5 p.m. (other dates throughout October; see website)
Admission: Free

9. On Emotional Intelligence at Workplace virtual event

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Hosted by easecounsellingservice, this paid online event will unpack the popular topic of Emotional Intelligence (EI), which is said to be linked to many positive outcomes for individuals – including positive relationships, job progression, mental and physical well-being.

But how, pray tell, do you put EI into practice at work? Attend this workshop to find out! Over the course of 1 hour and 45 minutes, you’ll learn about how to build EI and apply to real situations at work with a series of reflections and hands-on practice facilitated by a professional counsellor.

On Emotional Intelligence at Workplace
Address: Online
Date and time: 25 September, 7 to 8:45 p.m.
Admission: $19.98

10. Coffee Workshop at Chimichanga Little India

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What’s Chimichanga’s newly designed Coffee Workshop all about? So glad you asked! It is structured for coffee enthusiasts to explore the origin of coffee beans and various techniques, to produce the perfect cup of coffee.

At this 2-hour in-person event, you’ll be exposed to a comprehensive hands-on overview of the synchronicity of the hand technique in brewing and the coffee’s roasting profile, and its influence to the final cup’s tasting profile.

There’s a minimum of 2 persons to do the class (so you get your money’s worth!). Bonus: You’ll go home with a gift bag of 150 grams coffee beans, and can dig into a serving of Churros at the end of the class. Sweet!

Coffee Workshop
Address: Chimichanga Little India, 36 Dunlop St., 209364
Date and time: 26 September, 3 to 5 p.m. (other dates available; see website)
Admission: $100

11. The Louvre – Paris: Highlights Art Tour Livestream Program

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Welcome – or should we say, “Bienvenue!” – to the famed Musée du Louvre in Paris… well, a virtual tour of it. This 1.5-hour online programme will review several noteworthy highlights from the museum’s impressive collection, including Winged Victory and the Mona Lisa, plus many more.

The tour is hosted by Robert Kellem, the Founder and Director of Washington, DC History & Culture, a non-profit community organisation with the mission of “bringing people together to experience the history and culture of Washington, DC – and the world!”

The Louvre – Paris: Highlights Art Tour Livestream Program
Address: Online
Date and time: 26 to 27 September, 11 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Admission: Free

By Sara Lyle Bow

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