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What’s On This Weekend In Singapore: 8 – 10 October 2021

Goodie, goodie – there's lot of fun to be had this weekend!

1. Deepavali events at the Indian Heritage Centre

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Deepavali is around the corner – this upcoming 4 November, to be exact – and the Indian Heritage Centre is already decked out for the holiday, with a mini light-up celebration and open house that started last Friday and will run through 14 November. During the same period, there are also fun drop-in activities on offer at the IHC such as a free festive paper lamp craft.

This Saturday and next, there is a Rangoli & Kolam Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., which is free though you do have to register to attend. Or take one of the Little India Trishaw Trails every Friday this month from 6 to 8 p.m.

Indian Heritage Centre
Address: 5 Campbell Ln., 209924
Date and time: Various timings through 14 November (see website)
Admission: Free, though registration required for some activities (see website)

2. Silver Arts exhibition

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Witness the creative energies of seniors in action at the Silver Arts exhibition, as they team up with local artists to create exciting art works. Enjoy grooves of the past in Stop, Look, A-Go-Go; glimpse into the lives of seniors and their caregivers in Spaces Between The Clouds or flip through their collection of life hacks in handmade books in A Library of Splendid Hacks.

Seniors and their families are encouraged to enjoy the online version of the exhibition from the safety of their homes. The exhibition is also available at Woodlands Regional Library, Jurong Regional Library and Ang Mo Kio Public Library till 30 November 2021.

This exhibition is a part of Silver Arts, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.

Silver Arts exhibition
Address: Various locations and online (see website)
Date and time: Various timings (see website)

Admission: Free

3. International Day of Older Persons

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Boost social awareness of ageing issues and commemorate International Day of Older Persons at the Science Centre Singapore all this weekend.

Themed Digital Empowerment for Seniors, this year’s event features Digital Experience, Health On Your Wrist, Near Field Communication, LED Story Circuitry and Mobility Training. Take the whole family to learn more about older persons through a plethora of exciting activities like designing a paper circuit or exercising on a jigsaw puzzle!

You can enjoy all the exhibits and activities just by purchasing a regular ticket to the Centre.

International Day of Older Persons 
Address: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd., 609081
Date and time: 8 to 10 October; 10 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and 2 to 4:45 p.m.
Admission: Activities are complimentary with every paid Science Centre Singapore admission ticket

4. Children’s Day Celebration 2021

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Give your kids the ultimate gift for Children’s Day: a line-up of fun events on Facebook Live designed just for them and their special day. On top of the family activities, there will be cute preschool performances, a virtual tour of Jurong Central, a grand lucky draw and more. Prizes to be won are worth $1,088 in total. Entry is totally free.

Children’s Day Celebration 2021
Address: Online
Date and time: 9 October, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Admission: Free

5. Singapore Garden Festival Horticulture Show

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An offshoot (get it?) of the Singapore Garden Festival (SGF), this year’s Singapore Garden Festival Horticulture Show (SGF Hort Show) – organised by the National Parks Board (NParks) – will incorporate both virtual and physical activities.

Such as? Well, the virtual programming for the event includes Facebook Live sessions, Zoom webinars and videos on gardening, floral arrangements, aquascaping and more. The popular SGF MarketPlace is also going digital this year, enabling consumers to shop for plants, gardening and horticultural products anytime and anywhere all throughout the SGF Hort Show duration.

Along with virtual talks and workshops, on-site displays will take place at Singapore Botanic Gardens and Jurong Lake Gardens (see dates below). Key highlights include several competitions such as an Orchid Competition, which will showcase beautiful blooms across 68 categories grown by hobbyists and the horticulture industry, as well as an Edibles Competition, Bonsai Competition, Nano Tank Aquascaping Competition, Balcony Gardens and Vertical Greenery competitions and more!

Singapore Garden Festival Horticulture Show
Address: Online (see website) and offline at Singapore Botanic Gardens (9 to 17 October) and Jurong Lake Gardens (23 to 31 October)
Date and time: 9 to 31 October 2021 (see website for specific timings)
Admission: Free

6. TAS Voices

The opening concert for the International A Cappella Festival happened this Wednesday the 6th. As part of the annual festival, the events will continue throughout the month, including this online concert by TAS Voices, the adult wing of The A Cappella Society. For a nominal fee, you can enjoy these talented vocalists give a virtual performance, delivering a mix of classic and recent hits.

TAS Voices
Address: Online (see website)
Date and time: 9 October, 6 p.m.
Admission: $5.98

7. Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival

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Did you miss the recent 9.9 sales or the National Day discounts before that? Or maybe you’re a super-shopper and can’t wait for sale day season to start next month (we see you, 11.11, Black Friday and Cyber Monday!). Before those big shopping days, don’t miss out on Shopee’s 10.10 Brands Festival, which started 22 September and runs till midnight this Sunday.

Not sure where to begin? Check out the Midnight Brand Specials, $0.10 Mega Surprises and $10 Luxe Deals. Head to the Shopee Mall – which is celebrating its fifth anniversary, just SYK – to save money and earn points on your purchases on brands from Samsung and Nintendo to Sulwhasoo and SHISEIDO.

Shopee 10.10 Brands Festival
Address: Online
Date and time: Through 10 October

8. Highball Heist 2

Drawing on their mutual passion for the written word, Nicholas Alexander (Head Bartender of Writers Bar), Kaustubh Singh Negi (Bar Manager of The Old Man Singapore) and Rachel Lim (Bartender of The Old Man Singapore) are hosting an exclusive evening of literary-inspired cocktails at Writers Bar this Sunday.

Look forward to a selection of six delectable creations inspired by that classic: Scotch and Soda. For gin lovers, start the evening with a Setengah Setengah, concocted with Hendrick’s Gin, barley, malt and lemon, or go for the Death In The Gulf Steamcrafted with Hendrick’s Orbium, a limited edition expression based on the famous flagship Hendrick’s Gin, with toasted red rice and oat.

Cocktails start at $20. Make sure to book a table, if you’re keen to sip and savour.

Highball Heist 2
Address: Writers Bar, 1 Beach Rd., Raffles Hotel Singapore, 189673
Date and time: 10 October, 5 to 9 p.m.
Admission: Reservations can be made via 6412 1816.

By Sara Lyle Bow

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