Not a fan of the F1 weekend festivities? Have no fear, there are plenty of other cool events and activities to check out.
1. Urban Ventures – Keong Saik On the Road
17 September 2016 | 4pm – 10.30pm | Keong Saik Road | Free Admission
After its first successful community fair earlier this year, Singapore-based design studio LOPELAB returns once again to transform Keong Saik Road into an arts carnival – street art, foosball, beer pong…basically, the works.
Visitors can look forward to making new friends at the ping pong tables, burning calories at a Zumba party and indulging in goodies from popular eateries Luxe and Neon Pigeon. The best part? Admission is free, so just bring your party hats (and mosquito repellent) to enjoy the festivities.
(Source: LOPELAB Facebook)
2. Singapore’s Largest Indoor Flea Market
16 – 18 September 2016 | 11am – 10pm | Big Box Convention Centre (Level 3), 1 Venture Ave, Jurong East, Singapore 608521 | Free Admission
Organised by The Mega Flea Market, this weekend’s indoor flea market promises over 200 stalls with everything under the sun – from clothes to kitchenware to electronics. Selected brands will also have exclusive discounts at the flea market, so you just might score some pretty good deals. Time to start your Christmas shopping early, perhaps?
(Source: Singapore’s Largest Indoor Flea Market Facebook)
3. Deepavali Light-Up Ceremony
17 September 2016 | 7pm – 12am | Serangoon Road (Opposite Serangoon Plaza) | Free Admission
Deepavali may be a month away, but Little India will be kickstarting the festive season with a traditional light-up ceremony this weekend. Check out the area for traditional and contemporary cultural performances, pretty light displays and of course, plenty of photo opportunities.
(Source: Your Singapore)
4. Majulah Belanja (Onwards, To Treat)
18 September 2016 | 9am – 2pm | Woodlands Lodge 2, 190 Woodlands Industrial Park E7, Singapore 757178 | $37 per person
Majulah Belanja is a unique cook-off event that aims to bring locals and migrant workers together through food. Participants will be invited to cook and dine with the migrant worker hosts at their dormitories, where they can also learn more about the diverse cultures and nationalities present in Singapore. Featured dishes will include dumplings, Nakshi Puli (Bangladeshi fried dumplings) and samosas.
(Source: Geylang Adventures Facebook)
5. Sporting Champions at Madame Tussauds Singapore
Runs until 30 September 2016. | 10am – 7.30pm | Madame Tussauds Singapore, Imbiah Lookout, Sentosa | $25 (Adult), $15 (Children/Senior Citizens)
Want to get up close and personal with your favourite F1 drivers, but can’t deal with the crowd at Marina Bay? Snap all the selfies you want at Madame Tussauds Singapore, where wax figures of Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton will be displayed for a limited period.
There will also be wax figures of other sports stars like Cristiano Ronaldo, Muhammad Ali and Yao Ming on display, so yes, this is the place to take dozens of selfies without looking like an overly-starstruck fan.
(Source: Madame Tussauds Singapore Facebook)
6. Splash and Dash Pool Party
17 September 2016 | 2pm – 8pm | WET® Deck, W Singapore – Sentosa Cove | $35 per person (includes 1 drink and access to the pool)
Want to celebrate the weekend in a cooler (both literally and figuratively speaking) way? Take a dip at the Splash & Dash pool party at W Singapore in Sentosa Cove, where internationally-renowned DJ/producer Marko Liv will be spinning some electrifying beats.
(Source: W Singapore Sentosa Cove)
7. The Spy, The Thug, His Wife, Her Lover
17 – 18 September 2016 | 5.30pm – 10pm | Undisclosed location | $88 per person
Fancy something a little different for dinner? Pop up dinner theatre And So Forth offers a unique theatrical dining experience, where diners will be led through a series of situations, storylines and secrets to get to dinner.
Participants will only be informed of the meeting location on the day itself, following which they will have to do some investigative work to get to the final venue.
(Source: Andsoforth Facebook)
8. Tapestry of Life: Exhibition of Vintage and Contemporary Asian Textiles
Runs until 30 September 2016. | 11am – 7pm | Degiosart Gallery, #01-82 Eng Hoon Road Singapore, Blk 57, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 160057 | Free Admission
If you’re looking for a quieter weekend experience, head to the Tapestry of Life exhibition at Degiosart Gallery, where textile art from all over Asia will be displayed. Learn more about Asian cultures by exploring the art of textile craft, such as the Japanese Boro or traditional Indonesian Batik.
(Source: DEGIOSART Facebook)