Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! 1 October marks the start of the Mid-Autumn festivities with a whole weekend line-up of exciting activities all around Singapore. Head over to Chinatown for their amazing Mid-Autumn festival light-up with over 700 sculptured lantern pieces illuminating the streets of Chinatown. With this year’s theme being ‘family’, the lantern display will be the perfect embodiment of the theme with heart-warming scenes of families celebrating the Mid-Autumn Festival, from carrying traditional paper lanterns to enjoying mooncakes. While you are at it, head on over to Gardens by the Bay for their Mid-Autumn festival light-up as well with close to 2,000 lanterns hand-painted and coloured by community groups and the Gardens’ senior staff.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 Street Light-Up
1 October – 16 October
7 p.m. – 12 a.m.
Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 Light-Up
1 October – 4 October
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, 018953
If you are passionate about the environment (as we all should be #savetheearth) and nature, ArtScience’s line up of films are perfect for you. From gigantic potassium mine burrows deep within earth to the final forest frontier floating in space, ArtScience on Screen: Earth Watch contemplates humanity’s troubling relationship with planet Earth. The films feature a diverse cinematic mix of Ghibli-esque tales, surrealist documentaries and cult sci-fi goodness.
Pre-book your tickets here.
ArtScience on Screen: Earth Watch
2 – 9 October
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Get ready to shop till you drop this weekend at IMM, JCube and Westgate. These malls are teaming up to roll out a ‘3-in-1’ mega sale event themed “West The Sale?” offering shoppers up to 90% off at participating retail stores and value-for-money promotions both offline and online. Over 70 stores are participating in this sale such as Bath and Body Works, Converse, Kate Spade and FILA. Families with young children can even enjoy a 1-for-1 admission ticket to The Rink at JCube, Singapore’s first and only Olympic sized skating rink.
West The Sale?
1 – 4 October
If you loved the first two, you are going to love the third edition of Gardening with Edibles! Hear from NParks experts as they share tips and resources on harvesting your edible plants, re-growing vegetables from kitchen scraps, growing orchids and some species of orchids used in cooking and food plating.
Gardening with Edibles
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Drink your way around the world with this globetrotting beer experience. The Good Beer Company boasts six globally inspired small-batch beers sure to delight any beer fanatic out there. Enjoy an Espresso Martini Stout, Coconut & Lime Sour or a Pinot Noir Gose.
No Passport Required
3 – 4 October
12 p.m. – 10 p.m.
The Herencia Singapore, 46 Kim Yam Road, #01-06/07, 239351
Spend your Saturday afternoon learning about Teochew Kueh heritage, acquiring all the essential skills for making Traditional Teochew Tiam Tor Kuehs during a fully hands-on workshop led by Chef Müm Yoon, the Executive Chef of Yoon’s Traditional Teochew Kueh. You can even sample her very own exclusive Yoon’s Signature Teochew Png Kuehs, her very own Signature Ngoh Hiang and authentic Teochew Cikak Kueh during the Kueh High Tea session!
Tickets are at $135 and can be bought here.
Traditional Teochew Tiam Tor Kueh Workshop
3 October and 10 October
2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Jun Jie Industrial Building, 153 Kampong Ampat, #07-05, 368326
Searching for something adventurous to do this weekend? Why not kayak around the Ketam and Jelutong Mangroves and get close to nature! You will get to immerse yourself in the natural wildlife in the area such as mudskippers, hornbill birds and, if you are lucky, the otters. Grab some of your friends and sign up here!
Pulau Ubin Mangrove Kayaking
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Pasir Ris Beach
Step back in time through the doors of Strait Enclave, and be transported to the 1920s Singapore was once part of the British’s Straits Settlement. Enjoy the sights, sounds and sense of a Peranakan style heritage shophouse. The charmingly traditional and elegantly riveting space is perfect to spend quality time or catch up with friends and to reminisce the past over an awesome traditional English breakfast in Colonial style.
Reserve a table at the Straits Enclave by emailing them to enjoy a truly unique experience.
Sunday Morning Colonial English Breakfast
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Straits Enclave, 318A Joo Chiat Rd, 427569
By Jashleen Kaur, October 2020 / Photos: respective events and Facebook
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