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Five things to do this weekend (Sep 18-20)

Eat some mooncakes or be dazzled by Mid-Autumn lantern displays this weekend!

Gabriel Choo
Gabriel Choo

Published: 18 September 2020, 4:53 PM

This weekend marks the start of many mid-autumn festival events, so get ready to be dazzled by lantern displays, gobble down boxes of mooncakes and have fun under the full moon.

Here are five things you can do this weekend, Sep 18 to 20:

1. Celebrate Mid-Autumn at Gardens by the Bay

The Apricot Grove exhibition at Gardens by the Bay. PHOTO CREDIT: GARDENS BY THE BAY OFFICIAL WEBSITE

 

Gardens by the Bay will be hosting their annual Mid-Autumn Festival starting from this weekend till Oct 4.

Some highlights for this year’s festival include exhibitions like Apricot Grove and Royal Family’s Walk.

All the lantern sets will be lit up every night from 7pm to 10pm. There are also virtual programmes that you can take part in. Check out their website for more details.

2. Marvel at Mid-Autumn lanterns in Chinatown

The Mid-Autumn Festival light-up ceremony in Chinatown took place on Sep 17. PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/@CHINATOWN.FESTIVALS

 

Another highlight of the Mid-Autumn season is the Chinatown light up where you can get up close to many large lanterns and bask in the festive mood.

However, due to COVID-19, other activities such as mooncake making and lantern painting will take place virtually. There will also be a Zoom Escape Room where you can learn more about Chinatown’s history through puzzles.

Find out more here.

3. Eat some mooncakes

Awfully Chocolate’s Classic Baked Mooncakes are available at the online mooncake festival organised by Sinpopo Fairs. PHOTO CREDIT: SINPOPO FAIRS

 

What’s Mid-Autumn without mooncakes?

While there are still restrictions in terms of physical mooncake fairs, you can always shop for mooncakes at an online one organised by Sinpopo Fairs.

Touted as the first and largest dedicated online mooncake fair, there are dozens of brands such as Awfully Chocolate, Crystal Jade, Swensen’s and TWG Tea chipping in their own flavours.

Go get your mooncakes now.

4. Listen to some music at the ASEAN Music Showcase Festival

Marian Carmel will be one of the 20 artists playing at the virtual ASEAN Music Showcase Festival.
PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/@MARIANCARMELMUSIC

 

If you don’t celebrate the Mid-Autumn festival and you’re looking to unwind instead, don’t worry!

This weekend, the annual ASEAN Music Showcase Festival will take place as well.

Held virtually, 20 artists from around Southeast Asia, including Linying and Marian Carmel from Singapore, will be performing.

Check out the performance schedule here.

5. Visit Singapore’s first 7-Eleven and Coca-Cola crossover store

The first Coca-Cola concept store in Singapore opened earlier this week. PHOTO CREDIT: COCA-COLA, 7-ELEVEN

 

Having just opened a few days ago, you might also want to spend the weekend to visit the Coca-Cola X 7-Eleven crossover concept store located at the House of Eden in Raffles Place.

The store features an eclectic mural showcasing 7-Eleven specialties like Mr Softee, Slurpees and 7Cafe, as well as claw machines too.

Read more about the store here.


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