Five things to do this weekend (Apr 14-16)
Get your game on at a classic arcade or discover the history of the kebaya at a museum this weekend!
A bazaar, book fair and a kebaya exhibition are just some places you can explore to end off the week.
Here are five things to do this weekend (Apr 14-16):
1. Play arcade games hosted by Magnum
To celebrate the release of its new limited-edition Classics Remix Range, Magnum is hosting classic arcade games such as the Claw Machine, Hammer Machine and Punching Machine at Mama Diam bar.
The games will be available for visitors to play throughout April. They will also be required to purchase food or drinks from the bar before playing.
Aside from the physical arcade, the ice cream brand has also launched a gamified online arcade, which includes games like Maze Runner (Pac-Man).
Prizes such as the Nintendo Switch Lite, Apple AirPods, Tamagotchis, film cameras and Magnum merchandise can be redeemed upon winning Magnum Gold Coins from the online and in-person games.
2. Indulge yourself at the Kampong Gelam Ramadan Bazaar
Although the month of Ramadan is drawing to an end, it’s not too late to enjoy the vibes at the Kampong Gelam Ramadan bazaar.
Bazaar goers can enjoy a plethora of freshly prepared food and drinks, which include durian goreng ($10 fried durian puffs) from Bogeh SG and air balang ($5), which are various coloured drinks prepared in large cylindrical containers.
3. Visit the Singapore Art Book Fair
The Singapore Art Book Fair (SGABF) will be held at the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) this weekend.
Visitors can look forward to contemporary and innovative art books and zines.
The book fair also features creatives such as artists, designers, distributors, small presses, institutions, galleries, zinemakers, and printmakers, both homegrown and international.
Besides the booths, there will be a series of book launches, discussions and artist talks as part of the SG Art Book Dialogue, all of which will be held at the Engine Room beside the Exhibitor Hall.
Those interested in visiting the book fair can purchase tickets from SGABF’s website. Tickets are priced at $8.
4. Discover the the history and heritage of the kebaya
The Love, Kebaya exhibition is the latest showcase by the National Heritage Board (NHB), and is currently located at the National Museum of Singapore until Apr 23.
It covers the community stories behind the traditional costume and showcases designs by craftspersons and practitioners.
The exhibition follows the recent multinational nomination of the kebaya to the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) of Humanity.
The exhibition is free and open daily from 10am to 7pm. It is currently located at The Platform, on the second floor of National Museum of Singapore until Apr 23. Last admissions are at 6:30pm.
5. Party with Escape 56
Escape 56, a “secret location pop-up party series”, will hold a night party at Haw Par Villa on Apr 15, between 10pm and 3am.
The sixth anniversary party of Escape 56 will offer a night of multi-genre music and lights and headlined by award-winning Spanish music producer John Talabot.
It will also feature local DJs Sivanesh (Sivilian Affairs) and A’alely (Strange Weather) and “light installations for a multisensory experience”.
Though the first two waves of tickets, priced at $38 and $48, have been sold out, student tickets (priced at $28) and tickets from the third wave ($68) are still available and can be bought online on Peatix.
Regular tickets from the first, second and third release, come with one standard house pour Jäger Mini as well as a Redbull.