Five things to do this weekend (Sep 1-3)

Meet Pikachu or catch free movie screenings over the long polling weekend.

Chloe Tham

Chooses to watch the same three movies in rotation instead of catching a new one.

Published: 31 August 2023, 1:32 PM

Kick off the month of September by watching football matches at the Lion City Cup, basking among the floral displays at Jewel and more.

Here are five things to do this weekend (Sep 1-3):

1. Support U-15 football teams at the Lion City Cup

The 27th edition of the Lion City Cup will make its return on Sep 1 and 3 after a seven-year hiatus.

Four Under-15 (U15) teams will be playing this year – Malaysia’s Selangor Football Club, Thailand’s BG Pathum, Indonesia’s Borneo FC and Singapore’s National Development Centre (NDC).


In the last edition held in 2015, English club Tottenham Hotspur’s U15 team lifted the Lion City Cup after claiming a 4-0 victory over Liverpool FC’s U15. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/LION CITY CUP


The tournament will begin on Friday (Sep 1) with debutants Borneo FC and BG Pathum facing off at 5pm. The NDC will then take on Selangor FC at 8pm.

The final and the third-place play-off will be held two days later on Sep 3.

All matches will be played at Jalan Besar Stadium. Limited tickets are available via SISTIC.


2. Meet and take pictures with Pikachu

In collaboration with oil and gas company Shell, Pokémon is releasing special edition dehumidifier plushies of popular characters Pikachu, Eevee, Snorlax and Charizard from Sep 1.

From Sep 2 to 3, meet-and-greet sessions with Pikachu will be held at selected time slots at six Shell stations – Shell Hougang, Shell Siglap, Shell Paya Lebar Macpherson, Shell Bukit Nature Park, Shell Havelock and Shell Tampines Avenue 2.

Customers have to hold a Shell GO+ membership and the Shell Asia app installed in order to take pictures with the mascot.


The first 100 customers that purchase a Pokémon dehumidifier plushie from Sep 2 to 3 can also get a free goodie bag. PHOTO CREDIT: SHELL SINGAPORE


The Pikachu and Snorlax dehumidifier plushies will be available for purchase on Sep 1, while Eevee will be released on Oct 1 and Charizard on Nov 1. All plushies will be on sale from 10am on the respective release dates.

3. Catch free film screenings at Wisma Geylang Serai

Free movie screenings will be held at Wisma Geylang Serai on Sep 3, as part of the MINDS Film Festival (MFF).

Organised by MINDS and Singapore Film Society, the festival aims to promote greater awareness, understanding and advocacy of intellectual disabilities within the local community.

From 2pm to 6.30pm, the session will include two films – Korean comedy Inseparable Bros and Japanese documentary The Reason I Jump.


Another session of MFF will be held at the Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre on Sep 10. PHOTO CREDIT: MINDS FILM FESTIVAL


Seats are available at a first-come-first-serve basis. More information about the festival can be accessed via MFF’s website.

4. Visit Jewel Changi Airport’s floral festival

Jewel Changi Airport will host its inaugural Jewel Blooms floral festival from Sep 1 to 10. Its Shiseido Forest Valley and Canopy Park Petal Garden will feature floral installations by local floristry artists.

A marketplace will also be set up from Sep 1 to 3, with eight pop-up stalls run by local artisans, plant nurseries and other eco-friendly vendors. This includes names like tropical orchid grower Toh Garden, floral wholesaler and distributor Candy Floriculture, and Nobleman School of Floral Design.


A one-day Plant Swap activity will also be held on Sep 2 at Level 2 South Gateway. PHOTO CREDIT: JEWEL CHANGI AIRPORT


A total of five talks, workshops and demonstrations about ikebana arrangements, horticulture and floristry will be held by experts on Sep 2 and 3. All are free to participate, except for the Bell Jar Arrangement workshop priced at $65 per person.

The event is free for all to enter, though admission fees into Canopy Park still apply. More information about the event can be found on Jewel Changi Airport’s website.

5. Watch Australia’s Got Talent star Cosentino at Marina Bay Sands

Globally acclaimed magician Cosentino will conclude his last live show in Singapore on Sep 3. His live touring shows have won multiple Merlin Awards, the highest accolades in the magic industry.

Cosentino: Decennium – The Greatest Live Magic Show features a variety of death-defying escapes, mind-boggling stage illusions and Cosentino’s trademark blend of dance and magic with a touch of comedy.


Cosentino has been awarded both the International Magician of the Year and the International Escape Artist of the Year. PHOTO CREDIT: BASE ENTERTAINMENTS ASIA


Held at the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, the entire performance duration is 75 minutes with a 20-minute intermission.

Tickets for the magician’s show are still available, priced from $58 to $168 via SISTIC.

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