Five things to do this weekend (Oct 23-25)

It’s time to get artsy, or be fascinated by retired birds.

Gabriel Choo

Published: 23 October 2020, 1:20 PM

It’s the penultimate weekend in October (which means we are nearing the end of the year soon!) 

There are plenty of virtual festivals to attend this weekend, but if you prefer to head out, you can spend some time and be fascinated by elder birds!

Here are five things to do this weekend (Oct 23 to 25): 

1. Pay retired birds a visit


The retired birds at Jurong Bird Park’s latest exhibition have lived long beyond their natural lifespans in the wild. PHOTO CREDIT: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE


Tweet, tweet! There is a new aviary at the Jurong Bird Park where retired birds from the Kings of the Skies show will spend their golden years. 

The new exhibit houses eight different birds from six different species, including a 60-year-old Egyptian vulture.

You can get a 20 per cent discount for admission tickets to the bird park if you purchase your tickets online here.

2. View art pieces by a centenarian


Centenarian Lim Tze Peng is holding his first virtual solo exhibition. PHOTO CREDIT: ARTSREPUBLIC.SG


A legend in the local art scene. Centenarian Lim Tze Peng, who just turned 100 in September, is holding his first virtual solo exhibitions with Ode To Art gallery. 

The exhibition, A Century of Memories, showcases 20 new works of scenes of pre-modernised Singapore which are painted from his memory. 

There are three virtual galleries, including one with over 100 works by art collectors. Register for the free exhibition here.

3. Watch some films


Singapore’s longest student-run film festival goes virtual for the first time. PHOTO CREDIT: PERSPECTIVES FILM FESTIVAL


The Perspectives Film Festival returns for its 13th edition with films centred around the theme, ‘Truth’. 

The student-led event will feature eight international films, with six of them premiering in Southeast Asia. 

Highlights from this year’s lineup include Sundance Award-winning documentary Feels Good Man.  You can also purchase merchandise and find out more information here.

4. Say bonjour!


There are over 50 programmes featured at vOilah! PHOTO CREDIT: VOILAH.SG


The vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2020 is another online festival taking place this weekend. 

Presented by the Embassy of France in Singapore, the festival will feature over 50 programmes regarding culture, education, science and lifestyle between Singapore and France. It will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of former French premier, Georges Clemenceau’s visit to Singapore. 

More information on the event can be found here.

5. Have a wild & wet time


Make your weekend worthwhile by having fun at HydroDash. PHOTO CREDIT: SENTOSA


Been awhile since you last took part in water activities? Don’t worry! You’re sure to have a fun time at HydroDash at Sentosa, Singapore’s first floating aqua park. 

The inflatable playground features fun-designed obstacles courses where you can happily bounce and slide your way through! 

Tickets are priced from S$18 and you can get them online here

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