Five things to do this weekend (Nov 13-15)

Check out the virtual Orchard Road Christmas light up, or get close to a well-loved cartoon character this weekend!

Gabriel Choo

Published: 13 November 2020, 12:45 PM

Whether you are finishing up your last few exams or have already started the school holidays, there’s always something fun to do to unwind and get that break you deserve.

As we approach the end of the year, it’s also time to get into the mood for the festive season! 

Here are five things to do this weekend:

1. Bask into the Christmas spirit

Nothing quite says Christmas in Singapore like the annual Orchard Road Christmas light up. PHOTO CREDIT: ORCHARD ROAD BUSINESS ASSOCIATION


Christmas is coming soon! The annual Orchard Road light-up starts this weekend and this year’s theme is “Love This Christmas”.  

This year’s design includes snowflakes intertwined with mistletoes and hollies in white, gold and blue, and will stretch from Tanglin Mall to Dhoby Ghaut. The event will be officiated by President Halimah Yaacob at ION Orchard and live-streamed via Community Chest’s Facebook page

For the first time, the Orchard Road Christmas light up will go virtual too. You can enjoy a 360-degree tour on a virtual car drive down the 3.1km stretch from Tanglin Mall to Dhoby Ghaut. Check it out here.

2. Get the new iPhone 12

The latest iPhones come in the new pacific blue colour. PHOTO: APPLE


The new iPhone 12 is out! And if you are an Apple fan, you’ll be happy to know that the smartphone will be available for sale in Singapore from 13 Nov. The new models include the iPhone 12, 12 mini, Pro and Pro Max, with an array of colours including graphite, silver, gold and pacific blue. Prices start from $1,149. 

Find out more about the new phones here.

3. Take a self-portrait and be part of a group action

Celebrate Singapore’s diversity by taking a self-portrait. PHOTO CREDIT: INSIDE OUT SINGAPORE


As part of the Singapore International Photography Festival, Inside Out Singapore is gathering participants to capture a self-portrait in hopes of celebrating our diversity in this island-city and ignite the spirit of togetherness and hope in our community.

The pictures will be taken by a roving photobooth truck. It will then be printed and showcased on infrastructures across six locations – DECK, The Substation, 37 Emerald Hill, Tekka Centre, ION Orchard and Kreta Ayer Square. 

You can also sign up to be a volunteer and assist in pasting large-format portraits across Singapore’s streets too! 

More information can be found here.

4. Meet Doraemon

Snap a photo with the well-loved Cat-Robot at the National Museum of Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: National Museum of Singapore


Doraemon is in town! The well-loved cartoon character will have its own figures outside the lawns of the National Museum of Singapore as part of a new exhibition where visitors can snap photos and purchase limited edition merchandise.

Titled Doraemon’s Time-Travelling Adventures In Singapore, the exhibition highlights how Doraemon has been a popular culture icon in Singapore. Find out more about the event here.

5. Bloom a virtual flower

Connect with Japan at Gardens by the Bay’s latest showcase. PHOTO CREDIT: NAKED, INC.


As part of Gardens by the Bay’s latest collaboration with Tokyo-based creative company NAKED, you can now ‘blow’ dandelion fluffs and simultaneously connect with people from Japan. 

The exhibition, which features an interactive installation of a 2m-tall dandelion structure, lasts till this weekend. It is set against the backdrop of the Supertrees. Find out more here.

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