Five things to do this weekend (Feb 3 – 5)

Start February off by attending the Chingay Parade or festive celebrations at the National Museum of Singapore.

Fitri Mahad

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Published: 3 February 2023, 12:32 PM

Start your February off with the Chingay Parade, 4D theatre rides or just decorating your room on Bondee!

Here are five things to do this weekend (Feb 3 – 5):

1. Attend the Chingay 2023 Parade




Chingay returns at full-scale for the first time in two years, and those who have not got their tickets can still enter the free-standing area on a first-come-first-served basis on Feb 4 and 5. 

Spectators can look forward to acts such as longboarding, parkour, and BMX bike stunt performers. These performances will align with the festival’s theme, Embrace Tomorrow, providing young, talented Singaporeans a platform to showcase their skills in a mix of traditional, contemporary visual and performing art.

Chingay 2023 also features innovative art pieces.

This includes a container art installation made up of 28 20-footer and 40-footer containers and a Rabbits ART-Venture installation which consists of creative portrayals of the “Chingay Rabbit” following the theme, Future Singapore. Those keen to visit the artworks can do so at the F1 Pit Building.

The Rabbits ART-Venture installation is open to public viewing from 6pm to 10pm on Feb 3 and 4, and from 2pm to 10pm on Feb 5. The container art installation is open on Feb 5 from 2pm to 10pm, and Feb 6 to 9 from 6pm to 10pm.

2. Embark on a 4D theatre ride at Singapore Discovery Centre’s Total Defence event




Singapore Discovery Centre (SDC) is commemorating the upcoming Total Defence Day on Feb 15, with a month of activities and experiences running from Feb 4 to Mar 3.

Visitors looking for a thrilling experience can give SDC’s 4D multi-sensory rides a try at the XD Theatre. There are two shows available, and the screenings are free of charge.

There will also be three award-winning short films screened at the iWERKS Theatre, including Azza, Gallant, and SQ117. Timings for the shows at both theatres can be found here.

SDC’s REDACTED? features a series of visually striking installations that highlight overlooked issues that still plague Singapore, from scams to social stigmas.

Visitors can pick up a trail card to fill in through the exhibition. Once the blueprint is completed, they can head over to SDC’s souvenir shop to collect a prize. The exhibition is open from 12pm to 7pm on weekdays and from 11pm to 8pm on weekends, public holidays, and school holidays.

3. Catch CNY celebrations at the National Museum of Singapore




The National Museum of Singapore is running a series of interactive activities in celebration of Chinese New Year on Saturday (Feb 4).

Visitors can look forward to an ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement) workshop, museum hunt, craft activity, lion dance and music performance from 10.30am to 6pm.

Aside from the hands-on activities, the National Museum of Singapore will also hold two performances featuring a selection of auspicious animals.

This includes a half-hour long Lion Dance performed by He Xin Lion Dance Troupe will take place at the Main Entrance from 12pm to 12.30pm.

Visitors can catch another music performance later in the day from 4.30pm to 5pm featuring festive songs inspired by plants and animals held at The Platform on level two.

The National Museum of Singapore opens from 10am to 7pm daily. Except for the ikebana workshop, all activities and performances are free for the public.

4. Dive into Bondee as you kick your feet up at home




Not everyone shares the idea of having to spend your weekends outside. For some, an enjoyable weekend might just entail decorating their room on the social networking app Bondee.

The app allows users to customise an avatar and a room of their own, as well as chat with friends and interact with their avatars.

With an overwhelming amount of customisation options to choose from, some might want to source for inspiration when decorating their rooms.

Unleash the inner gym rat or turn your room into an office cubicle – the room is your oyster.

5. Stream new releases on Disney+ Singapore




If you’re struggling to find anything to watch, Disney+ Singapore has a multitude of releases lined up for February 2023. 

Marvel fans can now stream Black Panther: Wakanda Forever that follows the people of Wakanda coping with the grief of losing their king, including T’challa’s sister Shuri (played by Letitia Wright), his mother Ramonda (played by Angela Bassett) and Nakia (played by Lupita Nyong’o). 

Those who prefer horror can look towards Japanese horror, mystery and drama series Gannibal.

It features a police officer, Daigo Agawa, posted to a mountain village where strange things start to happen. Soon, he realises that the Gotos, a family living in the village, may have something to do with these happenings.

Viewer discretion is advised as gore and violence are depicted in the show. The season finale of Gannibal was aired on Feb 1.

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