The 5ingaporean Weekender: 5 Things to do this weekend (11 – 13 March 2016)

Hey there! Weekend is coming and you are feeling bored? That happened to be my case like every week, especially last week! It is quite tiring to stay at home and rot during the weekends when it’s one of the only times where you can get to enjoy life after at tiring week at work. Then something came to my mind, why not I collate 5 things that we Singaporeans, and tourists alike (yes, no one will be left behind), can do or visit every weekend!

The 5ingaporean Weekender series will introduce everyone to 5 things to do each weekend and I hope this will help everyone to plan for the weekend and to jio your family and friends out for some fun weekend! xoxo

1. Watch movie at the Botanic Gardens with your loved ones
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Event: School’s Out@ A Botanic Garden Movie Series
Date: 12 March, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 7.30PM – 9.30PM
Venue: Swan Lake (near Tanglin entrance of Botanic Gardens)
This weekend marks the start of the week-long March Holidays so give your children some well-deserved break by bringing them down to the Botanic Gardens! Being Singapore’s first and only UNESCO site, having a stroll down the park while appreciating the beauty of nature.
In the evening at 7.30pm, bring your picnic basket and head down to Swan Lake with your family to watch Hotel Transylvania 2! I am sure your kids will definitely love it and you can take it as a time for family bonding! Watch movie, gaze at the stars, family bonding – ALL IN ONE! What a way to kick off the start of the Holidays!
2. Immerse into the world of design at Singapore Design Week 2016
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Event: Singapore Design Week 2016
Date: 8 – 20 March, 2016
Venue: National Design Centre and various venues across Singapore 
Singapore Design Week is back again! Organised by DesignSingapore Council, the Singapore Design Week returns into its third editions, promising a diverse range of more than 100 design events and programmes. For the first time, the National Design Centre will host the Design & Make Fair where more than 30 Singapore designers, craftsmen and artisans will be assembled under one roof. For all those artsy people out there who has a high taste for design, this is definitely an event you do not wish to be absent from. You will get to view and even purchase a wide range of products designed, or made in Singapore. Of course, it’s more than shopping for art products. Those who wants some hand-on can take part in activities such as soap-crafting, glass-painting, leather crafting and ceramic doll making. The Design & Make Fair will definitely let you experience art in a brand new way! It will be on throughout the Singapore Design Week from 8 – 20 March, from 11AM to 8PM!

(Image: DesignSingapore Council)

Coffee-lovers, look here! Coffee crafting is an art too. With the collaboration between baristas and artists, the art of coffee making will definitely be brought to a higher level. This weekend, it’s time for you to take a good break and enjoy some specialty coffee while engaging in coffee-talks with fellow participants and baristas! I am sure it’s going to be a great and eye-opening experience! Register your interest here: planetluna.co.

There are much more activities that you can take part in or exhibitions that you can visit apart from the two I’ve mentioned above! Check out more of the activities organised this week in collaboration with Singapore Design Week 2016 HERE!

3. Celebrate Easter with Resort World Sentosa
(Image: RWS)
Event: USS Easter Eggstravaganza 2016
Date: 7 March – 17 April, 2016
Venue: Universal Studios, Singapore

Easter is coming and USS is bringing back the Easter Eggstravaganza again! Since it was just opened on 7 March (which is like just a couple of days back), you can make use of this weekend to travel down to USS to take part in the ‘festival’! Apart from taking rides (which you can do it everyday and any time of the year), do go for the Easter Show at Pantages Hollywood Theatre and Eggingham Gardens. Also, do take part in the Egg Hunt to redeem some prize!

For Madagascar fans out there, there will be a meet-and-greet session with your favourite Madagascar characters, with an optional Easter Buffet Lunch. Wait no more, guys, and just celebrate Easter with USS!

I am still traumatised by the roller coaster rides I took last year. Meh. HAHAHA 

4. Have A Great Family Time at i Light Marina Bay 2016
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A directory of i Light Marina Bay outside The Shoppes at MBS

Event: i Light Marina Bay 2016

Date: 4 – 27 March, 2016
Time: 7.30PM – 11PM (extended to 12MN on Fri & Sat)
Venue: Marina Bay area
If you are looking for some light to your life, look no further. i Light Marina Bay is back into its fourth year. Lots of well-lit art installations and buildings that will illuminates the whole of Marina Bay waterfront. i Light Marina Bay is Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA).

This year, there is a record of 73 buildings and organisations around Marina Bay taking part in the event. There are also 25 innovative installations, with 14 of them coming from the creativity of local artists. These makes it the highest participant from local art scene to date, the very reason that you should really go down and appreciate the innovation and creativity of our local talents!

Apart from being mesmerised by the lights, there are also other activities to take part in during the event! This Friday (11 March) marks the opening of PasarBella Goes To Town, held at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza. This is a small market where delicacies like seafood, meat, dairy and wines, etc. are being sold! It’s like a NTUC Fairprice, but in the heart of the Downtown and seaview! It will be open from 4PM – 11PM (Mon – Thurs) and 4PM – 12MN (Fri – Sun) till 20 March!

Of course, apart from food, if you are in the mood of shopping (well well well, you’ll definitely not run of places to shop in Marina Bay), but on a tight budget, there is a Marina Bay Waterfront Bazaar that will be opening from 11 – 20 March at the Event Square. You will be spoilt for choices there, for sure! With a wide variety of products, such as handicrafts, LED products, fashion apparels, gadgets and snacks, being sold there, you will confirm spend quite a long time there contemplating over the choices!

(Image: i Light Marina Bay)

For those who wants to see more lights apart from those installations and buildings along Marina Bay, Future World: Where Art Meets Science is definitely a must-go! In collaboration with award-winning Tokyo-based art collective, teamLab, the exhibition is the new permanent addition to the ArtScience Museum. At the exhibition, visitors will get to explore a fully immersed 1500 sq m digital universe, where 15 spectacular art installations will be brought to life and evolve in real-time through visitor presence and participation. It will be opened this Saturday, 12 March. Check HERE for the ticketing details.

There are so many more happenings that will be taking place during i Light Marina Bay 2016, check HERE for more!
5. Get Great Deals at IT Show 2016 
(Image: Square Space)
Event: IT Show 2016
Date: 10 – 13 March, 2016
Venue: Suntec Singapore L3, L4 & L6
Time: 11AM – 9PM (L3), 12NN – 9PM (L4 & 6)
TECH GIGS ASSEMBLE! The IT Show, Singapore’s largest IT, Digital, Mobile and Consumer Electronic Exhibition is back from 10 – 13 March at Suntec Singapore! If you are a tech gig, or you are looking for some cheaper-than-usual gadgets, the IT Show is where you have to go this weekend! For the latest and best deals for gadgets, you can visit the Tech Showcase at level 4 (Halls 405 & 406). Lots of great new products will be on sale, and you can be one of the first to grab that as your prized possession of the week! For example, Sony will be launching its α6300 mirrorless camera which features the world’s fastest autofocus speed and is capable of 4K video recording quality.

The Sony α6300 mirrorless camara (Image: diyphotography)

Gamers, here’s a deal for you. Listen up. THE ENTIRE LEVEL 6 IS YOUR HEAVEN. Yep, for the second year in running, the organisers are dedicating the entire of the level 6 exhibition area for games. GAMEX will provide you with activities ranging from e-sports competition to exclusive hands-on sessions and also not forgetting the best gaming deals in town.

For those of you who are looking forward to the trade-in programme, here’s a great news for you! For the first time, you can trade in their old and/or faulty laptops, tablets and smartphones for cash vouchers to spend at the show. That means you can bring down your not-in-use-anymore gadgets and exchange for some vouchers so that you can upgrade to a better one! WOOHOO~

Check out more details HERE!

Maybe I should go down to IT Show this weekend to see if there are any camera lens on offer that I could consider. HEHE ^^

*If you have any lobangs to share with me for the next weekend (18-20 March), do comment below or drop me an e-mail HERE! Have a great weekend!*

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