Weekend warriors: things to do this weekend (7/1-8/1)
Happy New Year Weekend Warriors!
Celebrate the first weekend of the year in style and check out this list of fun things to do over the weekend.
Get up close and personal with the charismatic South Korean actor Song Seung Heon. The Summer Scent actor is in town to talk about his upcoming drama, Saimdang. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to interact and play games with the Korean heart-throb.
Event venue: The Cathay, Level 1 Atrium
Event date and time: 7 Jan 2017, 7.00pm-8.00pm
The official light up and opening ceremony of Chinatown Chinese New Year celebrations is a mainstay of Chinese New Year festivities in Singapore. Expect to be awed by mesmerising performances by local and China leading performance troupes. End your night on a high note with a captivating firecrackers and fireworks display.
Event venue: New Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
Event date and time: 7 Jan 2017, 6.00pm-10.00pm
Spend your weekend with a glass of wine in hand at Mahota Market’s Wine Gallery. Sample a wide range of organic wines at the wine gallery. The best part of it all? Tasting is complimentary.
Event venue: Mahota Commune, 809 French Road, S200809
Event date and time: Jan 7 2017, 2.00pm-6.00pm
Had a rough start to the year? A visit to the instagrammable Gudetama Cafe will right any wrong. If you’re not sure of what to get, treat yourself to a hearty smoked salmon eggs benedict and a decadent passion fruit chocolate mousse cake.
Address: 3 Temasek Boulevard, 01-361 Suntec City Mall, S038983
Watch as the streets of Little India transforms with the start of the Pongal harvest season. There will be stunning twinkling lights, colourful decor and did I mention cows, bulls, calves and goats? Snag a picture with the animals and an olden day wooden bullock cart and enjoy the heritage carnival at its best.
Event venue: Hastings Road
Event date and time: 7 Jan 2017-15 Jan, 10.00am-8.00pm
Kampung Playstreets is an event that takes place at Baghdad street on the first Saturday afternoon of each month. Enjoy the simple pleasures in life and take part in Authentic Malay games provided by the Malay Heritage Centre.
Event venue: Baghdad Street, S199664
Event date: 7 Jan 2017
Get in touch with your artistic side and make your way down to the Artist and Empire Exhibition that explores the various ways in which the British Empire has been represented and contested through art. Marvel at close to 200 works from international and regional collectors and Singapore institutions.
Event venue: National Gallery, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, National Gallery Singapore
Event date and time: Now-26 March 2017
(Image credits (from top): mwave,mykoreandrama, chinatownfestivals,mahota, gudetamacafe,littleindia,singaporewellnessassociation,nationalgallery)……
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