Five things to do this weekend (Jan 29-31)

It's the last weekend of January already!

Gabriel Choo

Published: 29 January 2021, 2:04 PM

January is already coming to an end (say what?!), which means that Chinese New Year  is around the corner. 

While there might be new safe distancing restrictions in place from this weekend, you can still hang out in groups of eight! 

Here are five things to do this weekend (Jan 29 to 31): 

Get into the CNY mood at Chinatown



While the annual Chinese New Year festive street bazaar and countdown party is cancelled this year, Chinatown will still be decked with 888 festive lanterns. These include 88 oxen lanterns, lanterns of pomelos, blossom trees, gold coins and ingots.

There is also a towering 10m-tall ox structure opposite Chinatown Point.

The lanterns are hung along Eu Tong Sen Street and New Bridge Road and will be lit up daily at 7pm until Mar 12.


Gobble down some cookies



Popular cake shop Baker’s Brew is offering peranakan-themed cookies this CNY. They come in three flavours — Muah Chee Peanut (S$26.80), Pineapple Bak Kwa (S$26.80), and Ondeh Ondeh (S$27.80). You can order them at a bundle of three at S$78 and place your orders online.

Alternatively, you can head down to the following physical stores:

1. Great World, 1 Kim Seng Promenade #B1-K103, 237994
2. Paragon, 290 Orchard Road #05-46, 238859
3. Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore #B2-42, 238839
4. Sembawang, No. 6 Jalan Tampang, 758950
5. Upper Thomson, 246H Upper Thomson Road, 574370
6. Tangs@Vivo booth (until Feb 9)

Head to a galaxy far, far away



The ArtScience Museum will be hosting the Star Wars Identities exhibition from this weekend until Jun 13.

This is part of the global tour’s final stop after having been going on for several years. The exhibition will feature close to 200 original items from the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art archive, such as authentic props, models, costumes and artwork from the original Star Wars films.

A standard adult ticket is priced at S$32 and you can purchase them online here.

Marvel at Georgette Chen’s artworks



Another exhibition you can visit this week is the National Gallery’s Georgette Chen: At Home in the World. 

Georgette Chen is a late local artist who had contributed significantly to the development of Singapore’s then-nascent artistic community. 

The exhibition will showcase some of her most prominent artworks and rare archival materials of her life. The exhibition runs until Sep 26 and is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents. 

You can find out more information here.

Visit a new cafe



Located near Paya Lebar MRT, Sweet Hut is a new cafe serving a wide variety of traditional snacks, finger food and bubble tea. 

They also offer modern desserts such as the Musang King Durian Mousse (S$9.90) and Nonya Green Bean Soup with Durian (S$6.90). 

Sweet Hut is located at 654 Geylang Rd, Singapore 389584, and opens on Monday to Sunday from 2pm to 4am. You can check out the full menu here.

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