Five things to do this weekend (Feb 17-19)

Entry to the Peranakan museum and its festivities on the opening weekend is free of charge.

Seif Umar

Published: 17 February 2023, 3:20 PM

There’s no better feeling than to wind down on the weekend after a busy week at school or work. From diving deep into Peranakan heritage, to taking photos at uniquely-themed rooms, there are plenty of activities to help you destress.

Here are five things you can do this weekend (Feb 17 to 19):

1. Go for a photoshoot at 29Rooms

Looking to update your Instagram feed but don’t know any aesthetic places to take good photos? 29Rooms Singapore might be your answer!

A multisensory experience for those looking to get unique photos or explore the different themed rooms, 29Rooms was first featured in Los Angeles and New York. 

These themed rooms use scents, sounds, and visuals to create environments for visitors to explore and engage with.

One of the rooms includes the Make A Mess Room, where unique backdrops are created by visitors from throwing paint over the walls, floor, and furniture. 

Another room is the Invisible Embrace Room, created in collaboration with Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Billie Eilish.


The opening of the 29Rooms Singapore experience marks its first stop in Asia. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/SHERLYN SIM


The experience will be open until Apr 16. Tickets can be purchased via its website, starting at $32 for adults and $20 for those aged 6 to 17.

2. Watch the SPL 2023 Community Shield

Football fans can look forward to the return of the 2023 Singapore’s Premier League (SPL). On Feb 19, the 2023 SPL Community Shield will be held at Jalan Besar Stadium.

The community shield match will also see the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology, having been approved by the Football Association of Singapore (FAS) after passing a final assessment by FIFA.


The community shield will be played by defending SPL champions Albirex Niigata, and Singapore Cup champions Hougang United. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE PREMIER LEAGUE


Ticket sales for the 15th edition of the community shield have already begun since Feb 11, but fans can still try their luck at the Jalan Besar ticketing booth. Tickets sold onsite will be subjected to availability.

Tickets are priced at $15 for adults and $10 for children aged 12 and below. Kick off will start at 6pm, and fans can also head down earlier to enjoy a range of activities as part of the match day fan experience build-up. 

This includes an interactive activity booth set up by the FAS Referees’ Department, where fans can get a hands-on experience to understand how VAR technology works. 

3. Catch the reopening weekend of the Peranakan Museum

If you’re someone who appreciates history or arts and culture, then you should visit the Peranakan Museum during its reopening weekend. After four years of renovation works, the museum will finally reopen to the public on Feb 17. 

In conjunction with its reopening, the museum will host festivities on its opening weekend. From Feb 17 to 19, visitors can catch the Armenian Street Party: Peranakan Museum Reopens between 5pm and 10pm.


The reopening of the Peranakan Museum will see a plethora of new objects obtained or donated over the last decade. PHOTO CREDIT: Asian Civilisations Museum


Some activities visitors can do while at the festivities include dining at the makan market, and taking part in gallery tours and craft workshops.

The Peranakan Museum is located at 39 Armenian Street, and will open from 10am to 7pm daily, and 10am to 9pm on Fridays. Entry to the museum and its festivities on the opening weekend is free of charge.

4. Hike at the Northern section of Rail Corridor

If you’re looking to have a getaway from city life, taking a hike at the newly opened Northern section at Rail Corridor might be a good choice. It has a total distance of 6km between Kranji and Hillview MRT stations.


Since Feb 10, the Northern stretch of the corridor has been opened to the public. PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL PARKS BOARD


The Rail Corridor will serve as a key ecological environment for the native biodiversity. New amenities include a recreational area for community activities and a bridge that leads to a 6m-high lookout tower. 

With the opening of the Northern section, the Rail Corridor now has more than 21km of connected paths from the north to the south. Park goers can also access over 30 paths that connect to various neighbourhoods.

5. Grab a bite of KFC’s Mac ‘N Cheese Zingerito

If you’re a foodie or simply adventurous, you can check out KFC’s latest addition – the Mac ‘N Cheese Zingerito.

The Mac ‘N Cheese Zingerito can be purchased as a set meal or ala carte. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/FITRI MAHAD


The Mac ‘N Cheese Zingerito boasts a good mix of chicken, turkey bacon, and cheese. If you’re looking to satisfy your stomach, there are options to purchase it as a set meal or box meal.

The meal comes with THREE options, with the wrap itself costing $7.15, the Box priced at $11.25, and the Buddy Meal, which costs $21.75. The Mac ‘N Meal Zingerito is available for both dine-in and takeaway.

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