Five things to do this weekend (Jun 16-18)

Recharge this weekend with some wellness and physical activities, or indulge in good food and good art.

Dini Qistina Binte Ali

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Published: 16 June 2023, 3:10 PM

Spend this weekend celebrating Father’s Day, or unwinding with your loved ones. You can find inner peace at wellness activities, or sweat it out at some outdoor activities.

Here are five things to do this weekend (Jun 16-18):

1. Rejuvenate at the Wellness Experience Space

The Wellness Experience Space, held from Jun 17 to Jul 9, is a multi-sensory pop-up that features innovative installations.

This pop-up is part of the Wellness Festival Singapore which offers a lineup of wellness offerings to promote physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

The installations include Active Arena, AMSR Wonderland, Mirror Scent Trail, Sound Bath Jamming, Masterclass Greenhouse, and a Wellness F&B Zone.

The Active Arena features an obstacle course that requires participants to balance on a slackline and swing across the course. Punching bags are also available for them to let loose.

The Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response (ASMR) noises can be created by playing with the textured cubes at the ASMR Wonderland.

Visitors can experience an “urban jungle” at The Mirror Scent Trail where the area is infused with three unique scents “representing the ebb and flow of daily life”.

At the Sound Bath Jamming activity, they can expect to practise a mix of sound bathing and music jamming.

Masterclass Greenhouse will also offer free mindful colouring activities over views of Marina Bay.

Visitors can also purchase food and drink at the Wellness F&B Zone.


The Wellness Experience Space is free of charge and open every day of the event. PHOTO CREDIT: WELLNESS FESTIVAL SINGAPORE


The Wellness Experience Space is located at the Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands. Open from Mondays to Fridays from 5:30pm to 10:30pm, and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30am to 10:30pm.

2. Indulge in a Father’s Day meal at Binary

Binary – a new gastro bar at Palais Renaissance – is offering premium beef and whisky specials in celebration of Father’s Day.

Menu highlights include Asian and Western flavours, bespoke cocktails, and an extensive wine list.

Diners can also expect mains at $38, small plates at $18, desserts at $16, and kebabs at $18 for a choice of two skewers.

Exclusively on the Father’s Day weekend from Jun 17 to 19, diners can enjoy a complimentary glass of GlenDronach Original 12 Years.


To redeem this offer, fathers are required to present a photograph of themselves with their child to the staff. PHOTO CREDIT: BINARY SINGAPORE


Binary is located at 390 Orchard Rd, #01-01A Palais Renaissance, Singapore 238871, with opening hours from 11.30am to 10.30pm every day.

3. Admire artworks by persons with disabilities at Chapel Gallery

An art exhibition, A Piece of Home, features over 60 artworks across the mediums of paintings, prints, and ceramics by 26 artists with disabilities.

Organised by a non-profit organisation for the disabled ART:DIS, this exhibition is the first time that the works have been publicly displayed.


According to curator John Tung, the exhibition represents the culmination of years of training from each individual artist. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/KELLY CHIN


Audio tours are also available at the exhibition for selected artworks to allow for more accessibility and inclusivity for those with visual impairments. 

A Piece of Home will run until Jun 18 at Chapel Gallery 155 Middle Road. The exhibition is free and open to the public from Tuesdays to Saturdays from 12pm to 7pm, and on Sundays from 12pm to 4pm.

4. Enjoy water sports at Choa Chu Kang Sports Centre

More than 20 free sports activities – including swimming and obstacle courses – will be offered at the health and fitness event HealthierSG Fest @ North West on Jun 17 and 18.

Visitors can look forward to a variety of activities for all ages and abilities, including sports inflatables, throwback kampung games, water activities such as water volleyball, and even wheelchair basketball.


The new flagship event aims to promote healthy living in the North West District. PHOTO CREDIT: NORTHWEST COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COUNCIL


The event will kick off with a 4km brisk-walking session on the first day and a 10km running session on the second day, followed by water sports activities like kayaking and water trampolining.

The event will take place from 7am to 11am on both days. A full schedule of the event programmes can be found here.

5. Learn about the Dragon Boat Festival at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Members of the public can visit the Wan Qing Dragon Boat Festival at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall on Jun 17 and 18 to learn more about the story and traditions behind the Dragon Boat Festival.

There will be live performances, cultural workshops, and a heritage walking tour for visitors to look forward to.

A Dragon Boat Festival show will take place on both days from 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Various guided tours and trails like the Balestier Heritage Healthcare Trail will also be available at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.


Participants can look forward to visiting landmarks such as the former Tan Tock Seng pavilion wards and the former nurses’ quarters (now Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine). PHOTO CREDIT: SUN YAT SEN NANYANG MEMORIAL HALL


Available slots for the tour include 10.30am to 12pm (English) and 11am to 12.30pm (Chinese) on Jun 18 and 11am to 12.30pm on Jun 17 (Chinese). Tickets are priced at $12 per pax.

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