Five things to do this weekend (Nov 4-6)

Start your November off with some outdoor activities!

Fitri Mahad

Probably the only person that likes to hear the koels go ‘uwu’.

Published: 4 November 2022, 2:02 PM

Kickstart your November with festivals, food and immersive experiences!

Here are five things to do this weekend (Nov 4 to 6):

1. Roll up your sleeves at Singapore’s first-ever outdoor camping festival




Held on Nov 5 and 6, the Pretty Ch!ll Festival is Singapore’s first ever outdoor camping festival.

Attendees can expect live performances, vintage pop-up stores and recycling workshops. They can also purchase food at the outdoor grill stations, including a signature 1.3kg ‘Tomahawk’ and grilled fremantle octopus.

Admission is free for all. The festival will take place from 10am to 7pm at Wheeler’s Estate. Those interested can register for the event here.

2. Visit the Singapore Writers’ Festival




The Singapore Writers Festival (SWF) 2022 will host its first ever outdoor Festival Village from Nov 4 to 20.

The Festival Village spans the Arts House and the fully-pedestrianised Anderson Bridge area of the Civic District over three weekends. It features Call It Singaporeana, a free music performance that re-narrates Singapore’s history through poem and song. There will be two sessions on Nov 13, one from 5pm to 5.45pm and another from 8pm to 8.45pm. 

Hosted by the author and co-founder of Sing Lit Station, Daryl Qilin Yam, Read It If You Dare: A Twilight Reading will see festival authors spill their thrills, fears, and regrets in response to a series of dares. The free programme will take place on Nov 5, from 8pm to 9pm.

Festival Passes can be purchased at $30 from SWF’s website or through SISTIC.

3. Immerse yourself in Avatar: The Experience at Gardens by the Bay




Exclusively premiering in Singapore, Avatar: The Experience immerses visitors into the story world of the film, Avatar.

Held till Mar 31, 2023, the experience features interactive experiences and giant statues, including a life-sized animatronic Banshee standing six metres tall. 

Visitors can also expect new creatures from the upcoming film, Avatar: The Way of Water to be included in the experience.

Tickets to Avatar: The Experience are priced at $27 for adults and $23 for seniors (60 years old and above) and children (3 to 12 years old) who are Singapore Residents.

4. Explore national monuments with a ‘free and easy’ puzzle hunt




Monumental Hunt in the Civic District is a ‘free and easy’ puzzle hunt that will take participants to nine National Monuments.

Organised by the National Heritage Board, participants can search for objects and solve puzzles as they navigate in and around the monuments at their own pace. 

Upon completing the entire hunt, participants will obtain one of eight limited edition pins that feature the National Monuments. 

Monumental Hunt in the Civic District will run every Saturday from Nov 5 till Dec 17, with three start-off times: 10am, 11am and 12pm.

Tickets go for $20 per adult and $15 for children aged seven to twelve years old. The hunt is free for children aged six and below.

5. Dig in at the Great Guinness Grill Out




Visitors can expect flame-cooked food, live music and masterclasses at The Great Guinness Grill Out held on Nov 5 and 6.

Situated at Gillman Barracks, the event will also feature the Spicy Saucy Challenge consisting of six levels of “increased intensity”. Visitors can also try out the new Guinness NITROSURGE. 

General admission tickets are priced at $20 and will include a free 500ml Guinness pint to be redeemed at the event’s registration area.

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