Five things to do this weekend (Apr 7-9)

Roll out with Transformers at Gardens by the Bay, or take pictures with cosplayers at COSFEST.

Kelly Chin

Gets emotionally attached to fictional characters.

Published: 6 April 2023, 3:29 PM

With the long Good Friday and Easter weekend coming up, there are plenty of exciting hop-penings going on. 

From cosplay conventions to Easter markets, here are five things to do this weekend (Apr 7-9):

1. Drop by COSFEST - Legend of the Flower Guardian

Cosplayers and anime fans can look forward to COSFEST at the Gardens by the Bay on Apr 8.

Organised by the Singapore Cosplay Club, the convention features comics, cosplay, music and arts booths along with special meet and greets.


This edition of COSFEST will be located at the Flower Field Hall Waterview Room, which is beside the Flower Dome. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE COSPLAY CLUB


There will also be masterclasses from various international guest comic artists and celebrities such as creator of DC’s Comics Black Lightning, Tony Isabella.

The event runs from 12pm to 8pm. Tickets are priced at $23 for one, and $40 for a set of two, and are available on Eventbrite, Peatix and the Gardens by the Bay website.

2. Hop on down to the Wheeler’s Market Easter event

Wheeler’s Market is having a free Easter-themed market on Apr 9 from 10am to 5pm.


Wheeler’s Market was created as a platform for local brands to showcase artisanal collections or collectibles. PHOTO CREDITS: INSTAGRAM/DUCKADOODLES, KUEH CLOUDS, INDIANINKS.SG, AKINDOOOF


The booths by 20 local brands sell accessories and homeware, with one that offers jagua and henna for visitors.

Wheeler’s Market: Egg-Cited! Edition will be held at 2 Park Lane, Wheeler’s Estate, Singapore 798386.

3. Visit Kampong Bugis Cosmic Market

Celebrate spring at Kampong Bugis Cosmic Market with a plethora of locally grown and made produce and goods.


The farmer’s market is a free, pet-friendly, non-ticketed event. PHOTO CREDIT: NITHIYA LAILA


Happening on Apr 8 and 9, visitors can look forward to performances from DJs, an Easter egg hunt, free-roam chickens from market vendors, local artists booths, as well as fresh produce and sustainable goods from local farms, craftsmen and artisanal producers.

Kampong Bugis Cosmic Market will run from 11am to 6pm on both days at 66 Kampong Bugis.

4. Unwind at the Punggol Regional Library

If you’re looking to relax in quieter places this weekend, head over to Punggol Regional Library to check out their Punggol Stories exhibition.


The exhibition is a permanent installation that opened to the public on Apr 5, along with the amenities on the third to fifth levels of the library. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/HAN XINYI


There are four parts to the exhibition – Punggol Pioneers, Seaside Solace, Farm to Fable and Winding Waterways – and an interactive  Memory Map, which features more than 50 memories of historical Punggol.

Also on the newly opened levels of the library is the ExperienceIT section showcasing exciting AI technology. This includes the AWS DeepRacer Arcade, which allows users to learn AI skills in a fun and engaging way, and RoboDog which simulates reinforcement learning.

5. Catch the Transformer statues at Gardens By the Bay for the last time

This weekend also marks the last chance for Transformers fans to catch the life-sized statues at Gardens by the Bay before they roll out of Singapore on Apr 10.


The Optimus Prime and Optimus Maximal statues stand at 6m and 4m respectively. PHOTO CREDIT: GARDENS BY THE BAY


Towering over the Silver Leaf Garden, the statues are free and open for the public to take pictures from 5am to 12am daily.

Visitors can also scan a QR code found at the venue to access interactive features of the display.

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