Five things to do this weekend (Jun 9-11)

Lots of things to learn and see.

Maisy Phua

Self-proclaimed fashion icon, pomeranian mom and Paris Hilton fan.

Published: 9 June 2023, 11:04 AM

It’s time to make the most of your June holidays – whether you prefer to stay at home or go out and have fun, a variety of activities await.

Here are five things to do this weekend (Jun 9 to 11):

1. Learn more about local biodiversity at Green Market’s online talks

If you love nature but would rather stay home, you can attend one of Green Market’s free talks on the significance of local wildlife from Jun 10 to 11.


The latest edition of Green Market aims to raise awareness on Singapore’s extensive biodiversity and encourage participants to cherish and protect the environment. PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE


As of Jun 6, in-person entry to all programmes held at the Punggol Regional Linrary are fully subscribed. However, interested parties can still register for the Zoom broadcast of the talks. 

Participants can look forward to learning fun facts and engaging storytelling sessions like Wild Punggol: Human-Wildlife Relationships, Then and Now, Birds: Of Names and Folklore and Fantastic Fungi: More than Meets the Eye.

Participants are required to create a verified myLibrary username if they do not have one to register for the talks. More information on the Green Market 2023 programmes can be found here.

2. Relax and unwind at the Zentosa LiveWELL Festival

If you love fitness and nature, you’re in luck – the Zentosa LiveWELL Festival is set to return for its second edition at Sentosa from Jun 10 to Jul 25.

With over 250 activities available, this year’s festival highlights mental wellness and the positive effects of strong lasting relationships.


The event will kick off with a 5km Discovery Walk at Palawan Green where guests can discover more about Sentosa’s coastal and natural history. PHOTO CREDIT: SENTOSA DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION


Festival-goers can look forward to health-related talks, healthy food, and free music programmes such as Jazz by the Beach.

Additionally, in collaboration with the National Arts Council and National Heritage Board, the festival will feature an interactive art installation as well as poetry created by local artists Kult Studio & Gallery and Charlene Shepherdson.

More information on the Zentosa LiveWELL Festival programmes can be found here.

3. Marvel at circus performers at the Carousel of Wonders

Thrill seekers can look forward to a riveting modern circus show by one of Asia’s largest modern circus troupes at SAFRA Tampines this Sunday (Jun 11).

The circus show aims to challenge the visual limits of movement, creativity and interaction through modern performances including pyrotechnics simulation, acrobatics, lights, drums, dance and juggling.


Produced by PeopleUp Theatre, the circus show boasts over 30 sold-out performances. PHOTO CREDIT: PEOPLEUP THEATRE


Carousel of Wonders™ – Modern Circus Show of the Year will offer three time slots – 10am to 11.30am, 2pm to 3.30pm and 6pm to 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at $32 each, with a 10 per cent discount available for SAFRA Members.

4. Participate in open conversations at the Own Your Voice Show

The Own Your Voice Talk Show is Singapore’s first in-person, live talk show that explores rarely discussed topics such as alternative perspectives on success, relationships, purpose and fulfillment.

Participants are greatly encouraged to join in on conversations to share their own experiences and opinions in the “safe, judgement-free zone”.


Prominent guest speakers at the event include Benjamin Wong, the co-founder of Kinobi, a career accelerator in Southeast Asia helping the emerging Gen Z workforce. He has also been recognized as one of Forbes 30 Under 30 (2022) in Asia. PHOTO CREDIT: THE SMU BLOG


The talk show will take place on Jun 10 from 3.30pm to 5.30pm as well as 8pm to 10pm at level 5 of the SCAPE Gallery. Tickets are priced between $10 and $15.

5. Catch a performance by T.H.E Second Company at the Esplanade

If you need some time to unwind, you can catch one of cont·act Contemporary Dance Festival’s performances at the DBS Foundation Outdoor Theatre at Esplanade.

The Con.tact (short for continued act) Contemporary Dance Festival, will return this year for its 13th edition, which focuses on the essence of dance from Jun 9 to 25.


Con.tact Contemporary Dance Festival 2023 will feature 16 live performances and over 20 classes and workshops in June. PHOTO CREDIT: POEY YT


Audiences can look forward to local, regional and international artists at Dance at Dusk, a performance by T.H.E Second Company taking place from Jun 9 to 11 at 6.30pm and 8pm. 

More information on the concert programmes can be found here. Admission is free and non-ticketed – seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

BONUS: Visit Burger King's Chicken Fries Adventure Caravan

From Jun 10 to 11, fans of Burger King can look forward to Burger King Chicken Fries and exclusive limited-edition Burger King merchandise at the Chicken Fries Adventure Caravan.


The event will take place at the Hard Court of SAFRA Choa Chu Kang. PHOTO CREDIT: BURGER KING SINGAPORE


Customers are encouraged to purchase a box of Burger King’s Chicken Fries and present their same-day receipt to the caravan staff in exchange for a gachapon (toy vending machine) ticket.

Each receipt grants participants one shot at the gachapon for a chance to win Chicken Fries plush toys, Chicken Fries cooler bags and other Burger King exclusive merchandise.

More updates on the Burger King Chicken Fries Adventure Caravan can be found here.

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