Weekender Guide SGP: Things to Do on March 3-5, 2023
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Weekender Guide SGP: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, Drink on March 3-5, 2023

Ahh, another weekend is upon us and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in the city! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Singapore’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do this weekend—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss. To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Singapore to see what’s best in store for the weekend.

1. Urban Beer Festival 2023

Urban Beer Festival 2023
Photo by Eventbrite/Urban Beer Festival 2023

Get your taste buds (and liver) ready as over a hundred of the best craft brews in Singapore are coming together for Urban Beer Festival, a two-day event that aims to celebrate the art of brewing. Enjoy a curated selection of lagers, pale ales, session IPAs, stouts, sours, and more along with some delicious grub like katsu sandos and Wagyu fat-fried chips provided by Gyu San, Wagatomo, and Frenchie. Get your tickets via Eventbrite.

When: 12 PM-10 PM, March 3-4

Where: Urban Park at Guoco Tower, 1 Wallich Street

How much: S$35 (Gen Ad), S$55.50 (UBF x Bounceback Bundle Ticket)

2. Season of Impressionists – A Vincent Van Gogh Inspired Afternoon Tea

In collaboration with ARTiSTORY and The National Gallery, London, Anti:dote will be offering a themed afternoon tea inspired by “Sunflowers,” a famous painting created by Vincent van Gogh in 1988, starting this weekend. See how executive pastry chef Yong Ming Choong and senior sous chef Jacky Lai reimagined the classic masterpiece and turned it into food art while enjoying the bar’s specially created cocktails and mocktails. View the menu here. For reservations, click here or call +65 6431 6156.

When: 12 PM-2PM and 3 PM-5 PM, March 3-April 2

Where: Anti:dote, Fairmont Hotel Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road

How much: Starts at S$58 per guest

3. Singapore Muslim Festival 2023

It’s time to strengthen your faith this weekend. Presented by Jamiyah Singapore, Singapore Muslim Festival 2023 is a three-day event featuring international and local Muslim speakers, Islamic scholars, and artists who will share their knowledge about the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). Expect to explore more than 200 booths offering halal food and drinks, books, fashion and lifestyle products, and services. A new fully immersive VR exhibition will also be available if you want a different kind of history lesson.

When: 10 AM-10 PM, March 3-5

Where: Hall 5, Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive

How much: Free

4. Trash to Treasure: A Kids 3D Printing Workshop Using Recycled Materials

Trash to Treasure: A Kids 3D Printing Workshop Using Recycled Materials
Photo by Eventbrite/AirLab @National Design Centre

Let your kids learn something new this weekend and sign them up for a 3D printing workshop! This two-hour workshop aims to introduce kids to the world of 3D printing and how they can use plastic waste and bamboo to create sustainable products. There will be a hands-on activity featuring designs from the “Circular Futures: Next Gen” exhibition where kids will receive a kit to assemble. They’ll also have the opportunity to build their own mini-structures and learn about 3D design software and filament making from plastic waste. Register a slot via Eventbrite.

When: 10 AM-12 PM, March 4

Where: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Central Singapore

How much: S$18

5. Oishii! Delicious Japan

Oishii! Delicious Japan
Photo by Eventbrite/JFOODO

Immerse yourself in Japan’s rich food culture by connecting with Japanese food experts and students living in the city-state. Organised by the Japan Food Product Overseas Promotion Center (JFOODO) and Waseda Shibuya Senior High School, this four-hour event will feature a presentation by student groups, a panel discussion by George Lim and Chiyomi Kawasaki, and a tasting of signature Japanese dishes, such as mochi isobe-yaki and seafood chirashi-sushi. Reserve a spot via Eventbrite.

When: 10 AM-2 PM, March 5

Where: Waseda Shibuya Senior High School, 57 West Coast Road

How much: Free

6. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Ever dreamt of stepping inside a 19th century painting? Visit Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at B1 Forum, which opens today (March 1), to enjoy a 360-degree multi-sensorial exhibit that dives into the world of Vincent van Gogh. Over 300 artworks are on display, plus an area with floor-to-ceiling projections where you can find a seat and take pictures with your friends and loved ones. Get your tickets via Fever or Klook for package options.

When: Until Oct. 1

Where: B1 Forum, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway

How much: S$24 for adults and S$15 for children

7. Mattel PlayHouse Singapore

Mattel PlayHouse Singapore
Photo by Website/Trip.com

Visit the first Mattel Playhouse in Asia for a fun and immersive space featuring Barbie, Hot Wheels, and Thomas and Friends, and more! Enjoy up to 12 activities, from ball pits and train rides to interactive games, and stations where you and your kids can take pictures for the gram. Get your tickets via Trip.com.

When: Until April 9

Where: Marina Square (Let’s Play @ 03-208/209), 6 Raffles Boulevard

How much: S$28 (weekdays), S$32 (weekends, public holidays, and public holiday eve)

8. Disney100: Experience Wonder at Jewel

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Disney at Jewel Changi Airport! Step into the Disney100 archway to visit Shiseido Forest Valley, which features a four-metre-tall Mickey Mouse platinum statue and lots of Disney-themed photo spots featuring “Up,” “Encanto,” “Snow White,” and more. When the night falls, find a good spot to watch the world’s tallest indoor waterfall synchronise with Disney-themed light and music projections. Visit their website for more details.

When: Until April 9

Where: Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard

How much: Free

9. Sneakertopia: Step Into Street Culture

If you can’t wait for Sneaker Con Southeast Asia this April, you might want to visit the ArtScience Museum for now and check out their sneaker and street culture exhibit called “Sneakertopia.” Featuring over a hundred limited-edition sneakers, murals, and original artworks, the 2023 Asian and Southeast Asian premiere of Sneakertopia celebrates the art and history of the iconic footwear we’ve always loved. Book your tickets here.

When: Until July 30

Where: ArtScience Museum, 10 Bayfront Ave.

How much: S$18 (Adult), S$14 (Child) for residents / S$21 (Adult), S$16 (Child) for tourists

10. NLB’s First Self-Service Manga Library

Waku waku! If you love anime and manga, head over to City Square Mall this weekend and borrow a book (or two) from their newly opened self-service manga library. Launched by the National Library Board of Singapore, the Grab-n-Go library features over 5,000 manga books, including popular titles like “Dragon Ball Z” by Akira Toriyama and “Spy x Family” by Tatsuya Endo. Feeling lost? You can ask its robot concierge, Mr. Kiasu, for recommendations!

When: Until August 2023

Where: Level 4, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road

How much: Free

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