The 5ingaporean Weekender: 5 Things to do this weekend (18 – 20 March 2016)

Since there was great reception to my previous The 5ingaporean Weekender post, so I’ll be introducing everyone to 5 things you could do this weekend (18 – 20 March, 2016). Your weekend will never be boring again!

1. Be Part of a World Record at Earth Hour Singapore

(Image: WWF Singapore Facebook)

Event: Earth Hour Singapore
Date: 19 March, 2016
Time: 6PM
Venue: Float @ Marina Bay

Earth Hour is back again this year! As part of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF)’s effort to unite people to protect the environment by turning off non-essential lights between 8.30PM – 9.30PM local time. This year’s Earth Hour will kick off with a celebration from 6PM onwards at the Float @ Marina Bay. Be involved in a world record initiative as participants will from a human forest as they try for the biggest yoga tree pose ever (just by balancing on one foot), to raise awareness about deforestation and haze pollution that have troubled the region for past years.

There will also be an Earth Hour Concert featuring ‘live’ music from local artistes Tay Kewei, Inch Chua, Dru Chen and Roze Kasmani. There are also entertainments from E-merged Dance Crew, Stopgap, Munah & Hirzi and radio DJs Cheryl Miles and Joshua Simon. Also, there will be an unique Earth Hour performance by sand artist Stacey Lee.

At 8.30PM, you will get the best view in town as you witness Singapore’s most famous buildings in the surrounding areas switched their lights off in support of Earth Hour.

Beside being present for the event itself, go the extra mile by signing the petition to protect peatland in Indonesia and also, to stop the haze pollution that has been troubling the regions over the past many years.

Bring your family and friends to Earth Hour Singapore and with collective efforts, we can help fight climate change!

2. Celebrate all things Irish at St. Patrick’s Street Festival 2016

(Image: St. Patrick’s Day website)

Event: St. Patrick’s Street Festival 2016
Date: 19 – 20 March, 2016
Venue: Singapore River – Circular Road

Another ‘green’ event on this week’s list, but this is really a literally ‘green’ event. The St. Patrick’s Day is a day whereby to celebrate the culture and heritage of Irish people worldwide. Its characteristic is marked by festival-goers wearing green attires or shamrocks. The St. Patrick’s Street Festival in Singapore has been growing every year since its first parade in 2006. If you are feeling green or wish to experience Irish culture and heritage, come on down to Circular Road, along Singapore River!

You will be exposed to Irish cuisines like the traditional Whiskey & Bacon Marmalade with Soda Bread, Irish Cola, Pat’s Martini and Shepherd’s Pie, etc. There are also ‘live’ music, featuring artistes like local artistes Amery & Vannessa, Firefly Search Party, Lounge Out Loud, Rock Rosettes and Celtic musicians The Craig Horse, which will entertain you while you are indulging in the world of Irish traditions.

Wear your greens and come on down to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Click HERE for more info!

3. Fill your souls with blossoms at Gardens by the Bay

(Image: Gardens by the Bay)

Event: Blossom Beats Floral Display
Date: 11 – 27 March, 2016
Time: 9AM – 9PM
Venue: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Price: Admission charge to conservatories applies (HERE for full price range)

Why fly to Japan to see blossoms when you can view it right in our own backyard?

Gardens by the Bay has imported more than 20 varieties of cherry blossoms (or sakura) and peach blossoms from Japan into the Flower Dome and guess what? They are already blooming! Stepping into a garden of pastel blooms coupled with designs of a traditional Japanese garden (featuring displays such as tori gate, Japanese screens and kimonos) will definitely make you feel that you’ve been teleported to Japan. With the air-conditioned dome, it will be it extremely comfortable for visitors and the one of the best place to escape from the heat.

4. Elyx House @ Potato Head Folk

(Image: Absolut Elyx Singapore’s Facebook)

Event: Singapore Cocktail Week: Elyx House @ Potato Head Folk
Date: 16 – 19 March, 2016
Venue: Potato Head Folk, 36 Keong Saik Road

For all you alcohol and cocktail lovers around, as we are heading towards to last end of the Singapore Cocktail Week, there is one very atas (high-class-like) experience that you would not want to miss out from. For the first time in Singapore, Absolut Elyx is having its pop-up store. With that, they will be launching a range of bespoke cocktails inspired by the luxury Vodka. You will get to taste new types of cocktails like Asian Spies Trade and Ka Ka Manis which will be served in Absolut Elyx’s signature copper pineapple cups and punch bowls.

While enjoying your cocktails crafted by Gareth Evans (who’s a global ambassador of Absolut Elyx), Monica Berg (who represented Norway in a world-class bartender competition) and Irwan (the bar manger of Potato Head Folk),  you can chill with the Elyx jazz band.

Grab your drinking buddies down to Keong Saik Road and start experiencing another kind of alcohol! Cheers!

5. Disney On Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival

(Image: Singapore Sports Hub)

Event: Disney On Ice Presents Magical Ice Festival
Date: 11 – 20 March, 2016
Time: Various (Click HERE for showtimes)
Venue: Singapore Sports Hub
Price: $25 – $120 (excl. booking fees)

One way to escape from the humid weather that we are experiencing during the past two weeks is to watch Disney on Ice. It will definitely be cooling. Since this weekend marks the end of the March holidays, bring your children to watch their favourite Disney’s characters, such as Anna & Elsa from Frozen, Ariel from The Little Mermaid and Rapunzel & Flynn from Disney’s Tangled, etc and get ready to enter a world of enchantment! Final show will be held on the 20th, so lets help your children to end the March holidays with a blast!

Tickets sales are ongoing. Buy your tickets HERE!



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