Five things to do this weekend (Sep 4-6)

Be part of social causes, go on a heritage tour or catch the highly anticipated movie, Mulan!

Gabriel Choo

Published: 4 September 2020, 12:31 PM

In a blink of an eye, September is already upon us.

But if you are planning to wake up only when September ends, don’t. There are plenty of activities that you can do to unwind and recover from the Zoom fatigue you have from working and studying at home!

Here are five things you can do this weekend!

1. Visit Gardens by the Bay's Pocket Gardens Surprise

The Pocket Gardens Surprise is a fortnightly mini garden display with time-limited exhibitions. PHOTO CREDIT: GARDENS BY THE BAY


If you’re a fan of fancy flowers, you’ll be thrilled to know that Pocket Gardens Surprise, a fortnightly mini garden display, is being held at Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome.

There are a couple of time-limited exhibitions – the Out of Africa (The Baobabs) which runs till Sep 13, and the Patio Garden (Australian Garden) which runs till Sep 27.

Additionally, operating hours will be extended from 8am to 9pm starting this weekend. Do remember to get your tickets online first and note that admission charges to the Flower Dome still apply. More information can be found here.

2. Run for humanity

What better way to spend your weekend than to keep fit by running?

Ground Zero Run, organised by Mercy Relief, is a race where runners help raise funds in support of disaster-stricken communities by running either 5km or 10km for charity.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the race will be entirely ‘virtual’. How does it work? Well, runners get to choose their own running routes at their own time and pace. Sign up here.

3. Go on a heritage tour

Time to be a tourist in our own country. PHOTO CREDIT: ONE FABER GROUP


While we can’t travel abroad just yet, we can always use the time we are stuck in Singapore to learn more about part of our own heritage.

Starting this weekend, One Faber Group is organising a two-hour ‘Let’s Gai Gai Tour’ around Mount Faber Park to Faber Point and a round-trip cable car ride on Mount Faber Line. Book your slot now.

4. Catch the long-awaited Mulan movie

Yes, it’s finally here! This weekend marks the opening weekend for the highly anticipated live-adaptation of Mulan after a long postponement since March due to COVID-19.

The Disney film features a string of Chinese A-listers, including Liu Yifei as the main heroine, Donnie Yen, Gong Li and Jet Li. Get your tickets here. 

5. Be part of the #EastCoastBeachPlan

You can spend your free time in a meaningful way. PHOTO CREDIT: GABRIEL CHOO


No, this is not part of DPM Heng Swee Keat’s East Coast plan. It’s a ground-up initiative where Singaporeans do their part to save Mother Earth by picking up litter on the beach due to lesser cleaners being around because of COVID-19.

So, gather a group of friends and be part of this meaningful initiative too! You can also join the Telegram group for more information regarding the cleanliness status of the different parts of the beach.

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