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Five things to do this weekend (Sept 17-19)

Here’s five activities to treat yourself with this weekend.

Gabriel Choo
Gabriel Choo

Published: 17 September 2021, 9:19 AM

Yes, it’s Friday again! 

This weekend, Gardens by the Bay is hosting a variety of fun things to do — but there are things for nature lovers and foodies to do too. 

Here are five things to do this weekend (Sep 17 to Sep 19): 

Celebrate Mid-Autumn at Gardens by the Bay

PHOTO CREDIT: GARDENS BY THE BAY

In light of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival (Sept 21), Gardens by the Bay is hosting its own festival which features nine lantern sets and community displays across their outdoor garden and Flower Dome. 

Running until Oct 3, this year’s theme is blessings, which is inspired by Chinese lanterns that are traditionally released to the sky for good blessings. Highlights include a 32m by 19m tall lantern as well as community art installations created using plastic bottles. 

Ticket sales start at $12 for an adult Singaporean and you can get them here.

 

2. Visit an Art-Zoo

PHOTO CREDIT: GARDENS BY THE BAY

 

Gardens by the Bay has also recently opened Art-Zoo, an inflatable park, after a year-long hiatus.

Named Art-Zoo Wonder Gardens, the pop-up event features an outdoor trail with six giant inflatable art sculptures such as ‘Bruno Bear’, ‘Little Kong’ and ‘Cheerful Caterpillar’. 

Admission is free and no pre-booking of admission time slots is required. Art-Zoo Wonder Gardens runs daily from 10am to 7pm until Oct 3. Find out more here.

3. Run for a good cause

PHOTO CREDIT: FACEBOOK/PUB Green Run

 

It has been four years but the PUB Green Run, formerly known as the Green Corridor Run, is back this year as a virtual run

Participants will complete the run at a time and place of their choice from Sep 18 to Oct 31 by recording their run route and timing using the PUB Green Run app. Competitive runners can join the 10km run, while other runners can join the 3km non-competitive family run. 

For every sign up, $10 will be donated to the Nature Society (Singapore) and fund the rewilding of the Rail Corridor. Find out more here

4. Eat at IKEA’s new bistro

PHOTO CREDIT: IKEA SINGAPORE

 

IKEA Singapore has opened a Swedish Bistro at its Tampines outlet, which features a grab-and-go concept focused on convenience. 

The menu includes new items such as the Gourmet Hotdog with Nacho Cheese (S$3), Country Chicken Pie (S$4.50) and Chicken Skewers (Two pieces for S$3.50, four pieces for S$7). You can also purchase their iconic Swedish Meatballs (six pieces for S$5) or Plant Balls (six pieces for S$5). 

Swedish Bistro IKEA Tampines opens daily at 11am. 

5. Try LiHO’s new drinks

PHOTO CREDIT: LIHO SINGAPORE

 

Bubble tea chain LiHO is launching its new Blooming Brew Tea series this weekend (Sep 17), which  has incorporated an “advanced natural sweetener” that allegedly has no sugar, fat or calories in it. 

Ranging from S$2.60 to S$3.60, the new series includes the Orange Peel White Tea, Orange Peel Rose White Tea, Jiangnan Longjing Tea and Osmanthus Longjing Tea. 


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