Five things to do this weekend (Mar 31-Apr 2)

Get your brain working in an escape room, or get a kick out of a new pair of sneakers.

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Published: 31 March 2023, 11:35 AM

Want to exit the month of March and enter April with a bang? There are new events and promotions lined up for you this weekend to enjoy with friends and family.

Here are five things you can do this weekend (Mar 31-Apr 2):

1. Get a pair of new kicks at Sneaker Con

Sneakerheads can look forward to buying, selling or even trading their sneakers with others at Sneaker Con on Apr 1 and 2.

The convention will take place at Singapore Expo Hall 5 from 11am to 8pm, and is set to showcase over 200 vendors and brands

This will be the first time that Sneaker Con will be hosted in Southeast Asia ever since its founding in 2008.

Visitors can check out latest sneaker collectibles, bid on exclusive sneakers, and meet renowned industry influencers like Pigeon Dunk sneakers designer Jeff Staple, SBTG and TwoJsKicks.


Sneaker Con’s world-famous trading pit will also be available in Singapore for visitors to exchange sneakers and collectibles. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @SNEAKERCON_SEA


Tickets for admission into Sneaker Con are priced at $45 for a one-day pass, $75 for two-days and $70 for a one-day VIP pass.

General admission tickets grant visitors entry into the event and one raffle chance to win a Jeff Staple x staniflou New Balance 2002R. VIP ticket holders are entitled to an additional raffle chance, access to the VIP event lane, and 10 per cent off all official Sneaker Con merchandise.

2. Shop for antiques at The Vintage Fair

Organised by furniture shop Journey East, The Vintage Fair will be making its eighth run from Apr 1 to 2, at Tan Boon Liat Building along 315 Outram Road.

Visitors can browse and shop for a wide range of antiques, vintage and handcrafted homewares that have been carefully curated by vendors to put on sale.


Vendors like Black Bean Source will be showcasing its collection of vintage watches, pocket knives and card games that have been preserved for years. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @JOURNEYEAST


All items have been kept in pristine condition, and are available for visitors to admire and possibly breathe new life into.

Admission to The Vintage Fair is free, though a RSVP must be made before heading down to the event.

3. Challenge yourself with STEM-themed escape rooms at Escape @ Science Centre (E.S.C)

From Mar 31, Science Centre will be introducing three new STEM-themed escape concept rooms in collaboration with creator and entertainment company Gushcloud International and Singapore-based theatre company How Drama.

Titled Escape @ Science Centre (E.S.C), visitors can challenge themselves to use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to solve puzzles that incorporate elements of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

The three concept rooms – Museum of Humankind, Shangri-La and Dr. X – all have unique storylines and theatrics that actively engage with visitors as they try to complete challenges and escape from extraterrestrial beings and evil doctors.


Experience what it is like to be the last humans alive, be part of a glitching metaverse, or race against time in search for a lost friend. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE SCIENCE CENTRE


Phones are allowed into the Museum of Humankind, and physical actions like crouching and crawling are involved in all of the escape rooms.

E.S.C will be open every Thursday to Sunday from 10am to 10.30pm. Tickets are available online from $25 per pax, and a 10 per cent discount can be applied when purchasing three or more tickets for the same room, or 20 per cent discount for six or more tickets.

4. Splurge on arts and crafts at ARTCADE

Calling out to anime, stationery and arts & crafts enthusiasts! An art market convention will be held this weekend from Apr 1 to 2 at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Multi-Purpose Hall 7.

Organised by a group of local creators and artists, this iteration’s ARTCADE will be hosting more than 80 local and international creators and small businesses, where they will be boothing and selling their original and fan-made works in the form of stickers, art prints, jewellery and more.


The previous iteration of ARTCADE was held in September 2022, and hosted a total of 145 creators. PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/ @ARTCADE.SG


As a “playground for creatives”, the event aims to bring together independent creators and fan art communities to engage with one another and promote their creations to Singapore’s youths and the local art scene.

The event is open from 12pm to 7pm, though doors close at 6.30pm.

Admission into ARTCADE is free. Visitors who intend on purchasing goods from the creator booths are encouraged to use cashless payment methods or have on hand exact cash.

5. Dig in to McDonald’s new Chicken McCrispy Sweet Paprika and Calamansi McFizz

For anyone that is craving something both sweet and spicy, McDonald’s has got you covered!

The fast food chain recently launched its new limited-time Chicken McCrispy Sweet Paprika on Thursday (Mar 30).

The Chicken McCrispy Sweet Paprika can also be purchased as part of a six-piece sharing bucket. PHOTO CREDIT: MCDONALD’S SINGAPORE


The two-piece Chicken McCrispy Sweet Paprika will be available from $6.80 a la carte, or $8.85 as an Extra Value Meal.

Accompanying the Chicken McCrispy Sweet Paprika is the new Calamansi McFizz ($3.80), Watermelon Twist Cone ($1.20).

The Crisscut Fries will also be returning during this promotional period, and will be sold in medium (from $4.40) and large (from $4.70) sizes when bought separately, and can be upgraded from regular fries for $1 in value meals.

These items can be bought after breakfast hours at 11am on weekdays and 12pm on weekends for both dine-in and takeaway options.

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