Charity event Sands for Singapore to be held Aug 4-6 at MBS; features lifestyle marketplace, tapestry weaving

The three-day event offers free admission to visitors.

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Published: 2 August 2023, 12:09 PM

Charity event Sands for Singapore will return this year with a lifestyle marketplace, gourmet food pop-ups and performances at the Marina Bay Sands (MBS) Event Plaza from Aug 4 to 6.

Titled Where Hearts Come Together, the three-day event will offer free admission to visitors. Established in 2013, the event aims to raise funds for MBS’ partner charities. It has raised over $31 million since its inception.

Here is what visitors can expect at the event:

1. Create tapestries at Heartwork: A Community Weaving Studio

As the highlight of this year’s charity event, MBS has partnered with non-profit arts intermediary Art Outreach Singapore for a tapestry-weaving activity.

Visitors will learn how to upcycle old linens to create tapestry through weaving. The creations made will be auctioned off to benefit the local arts community.


According to MBS, the activity aims to deliver the message of collective action. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/MARINA BAY SANDS

2. Shop for lifestyle goods at the Giving Marketplace

Similar to previous runs, the Giving Marketplace is a returning highlight at this year’s charity event.

The marketplace will offer a variety of products for sale, such as handcrafted bags, crocheted accessories, and baked goods. It comprises a total of 16 non-profit organisations and social enterprises.

3. Indulge in gourmet treats at the food pop-ups

Food offerings from MBS’ signature restaurants Black Tap and Yardbird will be available for purchase at the event.

Black Tap’s signature CrazyShakes range from $21 to $25 and are offered with nine different flavours including strawberry, cinnamon toast crunch and peanut butter. An exclusive national day-themed CrazyShake will also be available for $18.

Visitors may also feast on local delights like satay, ngoh hiang (fried meat rolls) and vegetarian kathi rolls.


Local food offerings will be available throughout the duration of the event. PHOTO CREDIT: GOODTO, NYONYA COOKING, BEEXTRAVEGANT

4. Participate in an evening stroll with the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk

An evening stroll organised by the Community Chest is set to take place on Aug 5 from 7.15pm.

The Heartstrings Walk is approximately four kilometres long and will be held along the Marina Bay Water Promenade. It is suitable for people with mobility aids and the route is subject to change.

Interested participants may register via the Heartstrings Walk website at $25 per pax or $80 in a group of four. Goodie bags are also up for grabs at the event at a limited quantity.

5. Catch nightly live performances by local acts

Homegrown artists and bands will showcase their live sets throughout the event.

Performer highlights include Sezairi, Iman Fandi and Glenn Yong. Sezairi will take the stage on the first night of the event, followed by Iman Fandi on the second night and Glenn Yong on the concluding night.

Visitors can expect to see Chasing Daylight, lullaboy, SuperSonic, Cinnamon Persimmon and 53A’s live performances as well.


(From left) Sezairi, Iman Fandi, Glenn Yong will showcase their live performances for each day of the event. PHOTO CREDIT: COLLECTIVE MINDS, DEEZER, FACEBOOK/GLENN YONG


The first day of the event will run from 5pm to 10pm on Aug 5, while the subsequent two days will be held from 2pm to 10pm. Free admission is granted to all visitors.

More information about the event schedule can be found via MBS’ website.

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