Photo credit: ION ORCHARD, DISNEY+

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

It’s the last weekend of September!

Amanda Tan

Skills include buying the same jeans in different colours.

Published: 23 September 2022, 1:52 PM

Get out and explore the island with a series of exciting activities and exhibitions or stay home and get comfortable with a nostalgic film.

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

1. Hang out with over 600 Barbie dolls at the House of Dreams exhibition



Whether you’re a Barbie fan or not, there definitely will be a doll that catches your eye at the House of Dreams exhibition – the largest public showing of Barbie dolls in Singapore with over 600 dolls on display at ION Art Gallery.

Courtesy of Barbie collector Jian Yang, who owns Asia’s largest collection of over 12,000 dolls, you can expect to see Barbies of various heights, skin tones and body types and even ones modelled after characters from iconic shows and prominent celebrities.

House of Dreams is located at ION Art gallery, Level 4, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801 and is open from 10am to 10pm. Admission is free.

2. Catch the live-action remake of Pinocchio on Disney+



Looking for a film to keep you occupied this weekend? You can now catch the live-action adaptation of 1940’s Pinocchio on Disney+.

Released to the streaming platform on Sep 8 as part of Disney+ Day, 2022’s Pinocchio stars Tom Hanks, Cynthia Erivo, Giuseppe Battiston and Luke Evans with Benjamin Evan Ainsworth, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Keegan-Michael Key in voice roles.

The film follows wooden puppet Pinocchio as he strives to become a real boy after being brought to life by the Blue Fairy.

3. Check out exciting installations and activities as part of the Grand Prix Season



As the Grand Prix season approaches, fans of the Formula 1 can look forward to a line-up of showcases, pop-up installations and activities all around Singapore, at places like Orchard, Somerset, Sentosa, Clarke Quay and Kampong Gelam.

These include activities like workout sessions and dance battles as well as an installation of a Technic McLaren F1™ Race Car made out of LEGO bricks.

The Grand Prix Season Singapore 2022 will make its return from Sep 23 to Oct 2.

4. Reimagine the Jiangshi at ActionCity’s BLAXK art toy collectible gallery



Get a glimpse of classic folklore character, Jiangshi in various forms in this collaborative exhibition by ActionCity and sculptor Daniel Yu.

Titled Altered Realities: A Jiangshi Introspection, the exhibition will showcase over 120 such Jiangshi creations and other macabre-themed collectibles produced during Daniel’s art career.

There will also be 13 artworks by various artists on display from Sep 24 to Oct 20 and Oct 21 to Nov 20.

The exhibition will be located at BLAXK by Actioncity in Funan mall at 107 North Bridge Road, Funan, #01-03. Admission is free.

5. Learn more about Little India’s history at Re-Route Festival 2022



As part of Singapore Design Week, the Re-Route Festival will spotlight Little India’s heritage through design activations that showcase the less known aspects of the district’s history.

Running from Sep 16 to Oct 9, the festival aims to demonstrate how design can be used as a tool to highlight Singapore’s heritage. 

Some activities visitors can expect include a playground for both the young and old and a food tasting tour.

The full slate of programmes and registration information for these activities can be found on the festival’s website.

You may like these