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Five things to do this weekend (Apr 30-May 2)

You can try some Singapore-flavoured ice cream or bite into the ultimate cheesy burger this weekend.

Gabriel Choo
Gabriel Choo

Published: 30 April 2021, 1:36 PM

We’re nearing the start of a new month in May and thankfully, we have the Labour Day long weekend to get an extra dose of fun and rest.


Here are five things to do this weekend (Apr 30-May 2): 

1. Admire some glass sculptures

Starting this weekend, Gardens by the Bay will be holding a glass sculpture exhibition that is set to run until Aug 1.

Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom will feature 25 large-scale installations and over 80 pedestal sculptures and two-dimensional works by renowned American glass artist, Dale Chihuly.

 

The large-scale works can measure up to 10 metre in height and weigh as much as 3,600 kilograms. PHOTO CREDIT: CHIHULY STUDIO

 

The exhibition will be held at the Flower Dome, Cloud Forest, Gallery, Outdoor Gardens and Gallery at Bayfront Pavilion.


The exhibition is open from 9am to 9pm on Monday to Friday, and 9am to 10pm on the weekends and public holidays. You can get your tickets to the exhibition here.

2. Take a sneak peak at the Museum of Ice Cream

Singapore’s very own Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) will only be opening in August. But starting this weekend, you can already get a preview of the full experience at MOIC’s free pop-up retail showcase.

Held at Design Orchard, the exclusive pop-up will feature a Lifeguard Hut and waffle-cone palm trees setup.

 

You can also try Singapore-flavoured ice cream including Lychee Bandung and Taro Milk Tea at the pop-up. PHOTO CREDIT: MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM

 

You can also check out MOIC-themed products from Kydra Activewear, The Ice Cream & Cookie Co, Artisan Sense and Brewlander.

 

The pop-up retail showcase will take place from Apr 30 to May 27 and is located at 250 Orchard Road, Singapore 238905. The pop-up will open from 10.30am to 8pm daily.

3. Watch ‘Precious Is The Night’

The highly anticipated movie, Precious Is The Night, starring Singaporean model-influencer Chuando Tan will be exclusively released at Cathay Cineplexes theatres from Apr 29.

Set in the 1960s, Precious Is The Night is a murder mystery thriller that is triggered by the death of a lady from a mysterious wealthy family

 

Precious Is The Night is Tan’s first movie role and he will be playing two characters. PHOTO CREDIT: MM2 ENTERTAINMENT

 

Co-produced by Singapore’s mm2 Entertainment and Taiwan’s Pure Films, this movie also stars local artistes Tay Ping Hui, Xiang Yun and her real-life daughter Chen Yixin, as well as Taiwanese actresses Nayeli and Chang Tzu-lei.

You can watch the official movie trailer here.

4. Snack on a Chick 'N' Cheese burger

McDonald’s Singapore has launched its latest menu special, including a brand new Pizza McShaker Fries (from $3.50).

 

The latest Chick ‘N’ Cheese burger is perfect for all cheese lovers. PHOTO CREDIT: MCDONALD’S SINGAPORE

 

If you are more adventurous, you can try the new Chick ‘N’ Cheese burger (from $6.40), which is made up of a cheesy mozzarella patty, a crispy chicken patty and a sweet tomato chilli jam between two sesame buns.


The popular Ha! Chicken Drumlets (from $2.40 for 2 pieces) will also be making a return to the menu and will be a part of the Happy Sharing Box D (from $7.85).

5. Visit IKEA’s newest outlet in Jurong

If you are looking for a fun retail therapy experience, then you can head down to the newest IKEA Jurong outlet that opened on Apr 29.


The outlet will go cashless with 22 check-out counters across its three floors. There will also be one-stop kiosks in the store for a seamless shopping experience.

 

The Jurong outlet is the smallest in Singapore and Southeast Asia. PHOTO CREDIT: IKEA SINGAPORE

 

One of the highlights in its restaurant includes the Click and Collect service where you can order your food before reaching the restaurant. There is also an interactive digital wall where customers can ‘paint’ by waving their hands or legs.


The IKEA Jurong outlet in Jem mall is located at 50 Jurong Gateway Road, #02-12/13/14, #03-15/16/17 and #04-20/21/22, Singapore 608549. It opens daily from 10am to 10pm.


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