Five things to do this weekend (Oct 30-Nov 1)

It’s the Halloween weekend, so time to get your annual dose of horror.

Gabriel Choo
Gabriel Choo

Published: 30 October 2020, 12:54 PM

Halloween and Deepavali are around the corner and there are plenty of events where you can get into the seasonal mood.

If you don’t celebrate either, don’t worry. There are also new store openings and a festival for those who love to write or read this weekend too! 

Here are five things to do this weekend: 

1. Get ready to scream!

Enjoy Halloween with ArtScience Museum this year. PHOTO CREDIT: MARINA BAY SANDS


Singapore’s flagship Halloween event, the Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights,  may be cancelled this year because of COVID-19, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate it. 

If you’re looking for your annual dose of horror, head down to the ArtScience Museum! There is a specially curated programme screening of the 1920 silent horror flick The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari and a series of other short films from American filmmaker David Lynch. 

The event is free and you can find out more here.

2. Get into the Deepavali mood

The Deepavali light-up is on display at Little India. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/INDIAN HERITAGE CENTRE


Deepavali is in two weeks and Little India is already shining as bright as ever. While there are no usual night markets this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, the festive lights will still be switched on every night from 7pm. 

The Deepavali Festival Village will take place virtually this year with F&B and shopping promos, workshops, OOTD ideas and Deepavali tidbits. 

More information can be found here.

3. Singapore Writers Festival

Singapore Writers Festival is held virtually this year. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE WRITERS FESTIVAL


If you are a bookworm or an aspiring writer, you’ll be thrilled to know that the Singapore Writers Festival will be taking place this weekend. 

Held virtually, the festival features a diverse line-up of programmes such as digital installations, podcasts and vodcasts. There will also be the usual panel discussions, workshops, readings and exhibitions. 

Festival ticket prices start from S$12. Find out more here.

4. Visit the new LEGO store

You can never be too old for LEGO. PHOTO CREDIT: LEGO


Calling all LEGO fans! A new LEGO Certified Store opened just last week in Tampines Mall. 

The new store features a Lego Art Wall with a Star Wars-themed mosaic display and an augmented reality kiosk, Digibox. You will get to visualise how the LEGO sets will look like when assembled. 

There is also a dedicated ‘adults corner’ displaying more complicated sets such as the LEGO Technic series and LEGO Star Wars. 

5. Visit Don Don Donki’s newest store

Don Don Donki’s ninth and newest outlet is at HarbourFront Centre. PHOTO CREDIT: Don Don Donki Official Website


Don Don Donki will be opening its 9th outlet in Singapore at the HarbourFront Centre this weekend. Stand a chance to receive welcome packs if you are among the first 50 shoppers from Oct 30 to Nov 1.

The Japanese retail chain is famous for its range of Japanese products from food to beauty to household products such as salmon aburi, sparkling sake and makeup sponges. 

Find out more here.

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