Five things to do this weekend (Jul 14-16)

Beat the heat with free scoops of ice cream from the Museum of Ice Cream.

Chloe Tham

Chooses to watch the same three movies in rotation instead of catching a new one.

Published: 14 July 2023, 1:34 PM

Whether it’s catching a movie or dancing to popular K-pop tunes, this lineup of activities might let you bond with loved ones in the following few days.

Here are five things to do this weekend (Jul 14 – 16):

1. Catch free film screenings at Family Film Day

Held in the Festive Arts Theatre at Our Tampines Hub, eight films will be screened for free as part of the Singapore International Film Festival’s (SGIFF) Family Film Day event on Jul 15.

Visitors may catch the various films at three different timings – 1pm, 3:40pm and 5pm – at the one-day only event.

The lineup of films include local and international productions, some of which are award-winning animated film On Happiness Road by Sung Hsin-yin, Ghongo by Srinivas Bhakta and Happy Birthday by Ang Geck Geck.


According to SGIFF, the event aims to provide families with an opportunity to bond over film and to foster a deeper appreciation for cinema in Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: SGIFF


Visitors may now register for tickets to watch the ‘Singapore Short Films: The Quest of Growing Up’ segment. Ticket confirmation will be issued upon registration via SGIFF’s website. 

Slots for films On Happiness Road, Petite Maman and Every Floor Looks The Same are fully booked. However, interested visitors may join the waitlist for more tickets.

2. Get free ice cream and tickets to The Museum of Ice Cream Singapore

The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) will give out free scoops of ice cream in celebration of National Ice Cream Day on Jul 15 and 16 at Plaza Singapura.

Additionally, MOIC has collaborated with ice cream sandwich uncles at Orchard Road to celebrate the occasion.


Singapore is one of the five countries with the Museum of Ice Cream. PHOTO CREDIT: MUSEUM OF ICE CREAM


The museum will also bring Asia’s largest outdoor sprinkle pool to Singapore, at approximately 9.7 metres in length.

3. Volunteer your time to the Community Fair

For youths to find out more about volunteering, the Youth Corps Singapore has organised a Community Fair on Jul 16. 

From 11am to 5pm, the fair will feature 21 exhibitors from youth-led interest-based clusters and affiliates to learn more about communities that the Youth Corps help.

Youths may also expect to participate in interactive workshops like a Dialect Challenge to befriend and care for seniors.


Visitors may also get the chance to sign up as a volunteer at the fair. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/YOUTH CORPS SINGAPORE


This event will conclude the Youth Corps’ Do Good Fest.

4. Meet Singapore Specials at East Coast Park

Believed to be descendants of free-breeding kampong dogs, Singapore Specials are a mixed breed of canines. They are independent street dogs that are misunderstood to be aggressive.

To subvert these stereotypes, the Singapore Specials Club will hold an interactive event on Jul 15 in celebration of Singapore Specials Day.

The event will feature activities like games, canine blood donations, educational pet talks and a race from 11am to 7pm.

The event is free for all to join at Parkland Green, East Coast Park.

5. K-pop Random Play Dance

Dance to the latest K-pop songs at *SCAPE’s K-pop Random Play Dance (KRPD) on Jul 14.

KRPD is a returning event held monthly at *SCAPE, with a different song list each month. This weekend’s run of the event includes songs from artists such as LOONA, NCT, Blackpink and NewJeans.


The KRPD event has been ongoing in Singapore since 2018. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@KPOPDANCEOFF


This edition of the dance gathering is held at the Youth Park at 7pm.

Bonus: Catch the last few days of the BTS Dynamite Experience and NLB Read! Fest

Organised by LEGO, the BTS Dynamite Experience with displays and photo booths will conclude on Jul 16 at Orchard Road.

The National Library Board’s (NLB) Read! Fest will also see the last few days of the event this weekend. Though slots for some workshops are fully booked, visitors may still attend dialogue sessions and an informal zine-jamming session.

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