Five things to do this weekend (Sep 29-Oct 1)

Unwind by enjoying yourself at one of the many festivals held over this weekend!

Ong Chin Wen

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Published: 29 September 2023, 3:32 PM

Look out for a weekend full of exciting art and music events, along with festivities to celebrate both Mid-Autumn and Halloween!

Here are five things to do this weekend (Sep 29 – Oct 1):

1. Kick off spooky season at Halloween Horror Nights 11

Get ready for a thrilling time as the highly anticipated Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) held at Universal Studios Singapore (USS) returns on Sep 29. 

This year’s event would feature five haunted houses, three scare zones, two live shows and a unique dining experience.


Some highlights of this year’s run include The Weeknd: After Hours Til Dawn Nightmare and Netflix’s All Of Us Are Dead themed haunted houses. PHOTO CREDIT: RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA


HHN11 will take place on select nights from Sep 29 to Nov 4, with event nights having different opening hours depending on expected attendance. The event begins from 7.30pm to 1.30am on peak nights and from 7.30pm to 12.30am on non-peak nights.

Admission tickets start from $79 and can still be purchased on the Resorts World Sentosa website. More information on the event can also be found on the same page.

2. Join in on Mid-Autumn celebrations with Tunes By The Moon at Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ)

As the Mid-Autumn Festival approaches this weekend, members of the public can visit Paya Lebar Quarter for Tunes By The Moon to listen to medleys by local buskers while “moon-bathing” under lantern displays. 

Musicians Arya Yunata, Aika & Aili and Amanda Lee will perform on Sep 29, Sep 30 and Oct 1 respectively. All busking performances begin at 7pm and are open to the public.


The public can enjoy the lantern display at PLQ@Parkside (left) and tune into local artist performances happening at PLQ Plaza (right). PHOTO CREDIT: INSTAGRAM/@PAYALEBARQUARTER


Additionally, LandLease Plus members can redeem various rewards until Oct 1 at PLQ@Parkside. Member exclusives include receiving a $10 LandLease E-voucher by spending $200 and above on a maximum of three same-day combined receipts. 

3. Listen to live music while camping out at Sunda Festival

For more music performances, head over to Sunda Festival, a music and arts festival happening from Sep 30 to Oct 1 at Sarimbun Scout Camp. 

The two-day festival features notable DJs, live bands, along with a range of activities and workshops for festival goers to enjoy. Artists like Xes Xes Loveseat and Wax’O Paradiso are scheduled to perform at the event. 

Attendees can choose to book on-site accommodations or camping facilities to enhance their event experience. 


This brand new festival features camping and renowned music acts from across Asia-Pacific. PHOTO CREDIT: EVENTBRITE


Sunda Festival will start at 1pm on Saturday and conclude at 11pm on Sunday. Last chance two-day festival tickets can still be purchased at the price of $128 on its website or on Eventbrite.

Those under 12 years old would be able to attend the festival for free. All festival goers under 18 years old would have to be accompanied by an adult. 

4. Appreciate architecture at Singapore Archifest 2023

Members of the public can look out for a diverse selection of programmes in the opening weekend of Singapore Archifest 2023. The festival will run from Sept 29 to Oct 28.  

Organised by Singapore Institute of Architects (SIM), the festival would include activities like an exhibition, installations, film screenings and an immersive outdoor exploration game. Events in this year’s run of Archifest would be centred around the Kampong Gelam district. 

A highlight of the festival is Architours, where participants would be led on guided tours that grant behind-the-scenes access to some of Singapore’s newest architectural sites. 

Tours would occur over the event weekends and would be led by chaperones from The Architectural Society (TAS) at National University of Singapore (NUS). 


This year’s edition of the festival is themed Interim: Acts of Adaptation, with all events being based around adaptive architecture. PHOTO CREDIT: ARCHIFEST 2023


Admission to the exhibition, installations and participation in the immersive outdoor exploration game is free-of-charge. More information on ticketed events in the festival can be found on its website.

5. Celebrate all things Japanese at World X Fest Japanese Edition

A new event blending summer matsuri (festival) elements with J-pop culture, World X Fest Japanese Edition, will be held at Clarke Quay Central from Sep 29 to Oct 1. 

Some highlights of the festival include games helmed by cosplayers, food stalls and after-hours night activities. 

Attendees can look forward to events like the Tora-Q Mascot Gijinka cosplay competition. J-pop artistes will also be performing tracks from popular anime series One Piece, Naruto and Demon Slayer at the festival. 

Other activities that visitors can participate in include meet-and-greet sessions with guest cosplayers, and special variety shows featuring the events’ guest artistes.


Festival goers can expect to see popular guest cosplayers and J-pop artists from the region at the event. PHOTO CREDIT: WORLDXFEST


While the admission to the festival is free, interested attendees are encouraged to reserve their spot to the event on Eventbrite

Those looking to visit the festival can head over to the World X Fest 2023 website for more details on the event. 

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