Go crazy this long weekend with a wide range of activities, from weekend markets and food fares to music festivals and exciting parties.

You guys, this weekend in Singapore is a bit one. And a long one, thanks to Hari Raya Haji. For starters, the monster Ultra Singapore finally here, a wonderful photography exhibition is opening at The Arts House, we're getting a new bourbon bar and there's a Thai market at Tanjong Pagar Railway station. And that's just scratching the surface. Here's what else to do in Singapore this long weekend.

Friday, Sep 9

FILM
A Design Film Festival is on its last weekend, with films like Original Copy, about the last film poster painter in Mumbai, Crazy about Tiffany's, about the iconic jewelry brand and In Pursuit of Silence. Tickets sell out fast. Sep 9-11

DRINK
It's the first of many Oktoberfest events, but Swiss Club has been organizing their own version of the German boozy party since 2000. Expect the usuals–crispy pork knuckles, German sausages and of course, beer. Through Sep 11

FESTIVAL
Green Living is returning to Marina Bay Sands Convention Center for its second run, with more eco-lifestyle activities, workshops and eco-friendly products covering smart mobility, health and wellness, urban farming and more. Oh, and admission is free. Sep 9-11

DRINK
One of the top 100 breweries in the world, Lervig from Norway will be having a One Night Stand at one of our favorite beer bars, Freehouse on Boon Tat.

MARKET
Homegrown designers will throng at the Food & Venture Weekend Market to sell quirky crafts at Millenia Walk. There are brands like Euphoramics who'll be there with their handmade ceramic goods, The honey&gazelle Design Studio with unique art prints and stationery, and more. Sep 9-11

DRINK
Back for its second, wine-heavy edition, Savour has doubled its size and will feature over 400 different wine labels from South America, Argentina, Spain and more. Wine connoisseur or not, have a dizzying time at the Marina Bay Sands Exhibition Center. Sep 9-11

FILM
Objectifs is holding a series of short film screenings involving selections from South Korea, Thailand, Hong Kong and of course, Singapore, based on the theme, "Youth Today". On the line-up for the Singapore contingent of this year’s Asian Film Focus is The Tiger of 142B, The Trams, The Mountains, The Family Photo, 3 Seconds and more. Through Sep 10

NEW PLACE
Louisiana-themed bar Bourbon Street is opening with a party tonight. $10 bourbon shots all night. 

NEW PLACE
Also opening tonight is Massive Collective's new nightlife space at South Beach, Penthouse, with festivities all weekend long. Sep 9-11.

FOOD
Head over to Neon Pigeon for a dessert pop-up by the winner of Iron Chef (Thailand Pastry Edition) and head pastry chef of Ce La Vi Hong Kong, Jason Licker. He’ll be preparing his signature White Chocolate Sake Cream ($16) and more at the pop up. Sept 9-10

ART
Singaporean artist Tan Choo Kai has a new collection, National Day Celebration, that'll showcase his interpretations of natural landscapes and scenery on our fair island at Pan Pacific Singapore's Public Art Space. Through Oct 31

DRINK
The newly revamped Hard Rock Cafe is celebrating their fifth year of Calipong where you can spend a night with your friends playing pong against other teams to become this year's champions. Sep 9

PARTY
Check out Berlin's up and coming underground DJ, vom Feisten, who is bringing his blend of deep house and techno at Headquarters by the Council. Sep 9

DRINK
Join the Grand Prix Singapore Pubcrawl this weekend for drinks at four bars and a club, and talk about F1 with old friends and make new ones while you're at it. Sep 9

TALK
Independent cultural and social enterprise Post-Museum is organizing a Ghost Stories Campfire Night Session at The Substation, so bring along your spookiest tales. Sep 9

FOOD
If you still haven’t checked out Japan Food Town at Wisma, here’s a reason to do so on this public holiday. It’s the last day for you to check out the Matsusaka Beef Fair and enjoy top quality A4 grade Matsusaka beef from in different ways at participating restaurants like Inaniwa Yosuke and Shabu Shabu Tajimaya. Sep 9-11

 

Saturday, Sep 10


Sirloin roast beef roll by Sushi Takewaka at Japan Food Town's Matsusaka Beef Fair

WELLNESS
Humanity Singapore’s annual barefoot walkathon, Bare Your Sole, returns to help raise funds and awareness for Singaporeans who are less fortunate and struggle to survive on a daily basis. Throw your shoes off and take a scenic walk around OCBC Square, passing by the Kallang Wave Mall, Sports Hub Library and more. Sep 10

FESTIVAL
Water Falls is a new event that is focused on understanding and raising awareness on the freshwater crisis through music, dance and art. Held at the Aliwal Arts Centre, you can expect breakdancing, drumming and other performances. Sep 10

FESTIVAL
The ninth annual Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) will turn the entire Sands Expo and Convention Center into a melting pot of pop culture, filled with local and regional cosplayers, die-hard collectors and more. Sep 10-11

MARKET
Take a walk around the Maker’s Market at the Outdoor Plaza of the mall and have a look at the selection of handcrafted jewelry, accessories, natural beauty products and more from names like 13rushes, Fayyterrarium, Avoavoshake, Mint&Ordinary and more. Sep 10-11

FESTIVAL
It's another food festival! Organized by Naiise, head down to The Cathay and check out Instagram-worthy foods from Poppy and Co., Better Butter and more at this two-day festival aptly called “I Eat Design”, where food and design come hand in hand. Sep 10-11

PHOTOGRAPHY
Witness: The Archive of Cultural Revolution, photographer Li Zhensheng's collection of 100 images from a time of great socio-political violence, opens to the public today at The Arts House, as part of the Singapore International Photography Festival. There's a tour at 2pm.

FESTIVAL
Last year’s Road to Ultra proved that Singapore had a healthy stream of EDM lovers, leading the huge brand to set up camp with the full-fledged edition of Ultra Music Festival right here in Singapore, which sees EDM stalwarts like deadmau5, Axwell and Ingrosso, Above & Beyond and Kygo, alongside local acts like DJ Myrne, Shigga Shay, Rave Republic and Maurice Simon. Sep 10-11

THEATER
The main segment of the Singapore International Festival of Arts will have highlights which include controversial stage production Five Easy Pieces by acclaimed Swiss director Milo Rau, plays like Everything by My Side by Fernando Rubio and more. Through Sep 17

FOOD
Dinner theater experience designer AndSoForth is back with their latest interactive dinner sessions The Spy, The Thug, His Wife and Her Lover happening at a secret location. Tickets are at $88 here. Through Sep 18

 

Sunday, Sep 11


Cars lined up at the Motoring Heritage Day

EXHIBITION
Take a break from all the octane-fuelled, F1-themed festivities and make your way down to Dempsey Hill to take a look at some beautiful vintage cars during Motoring Heritage Day. Instagram 30 spotless pre-war Vintage and post-war Classic cars and motorcycles from the 1920s to the 1970s. Sep 11

CONCERT
If you grew up listening to your parents' records, then you'll know who Elvis Costello is. Well, he is coming to with over 35 years of music. Tickets start from $48, available via Esplanade. Sep 11

FILM
Hear the stories of ex-detainees who were arrested back in 1987 a Marxist plot against the government in the documentary 1987: Untracing the Conspiracy by independent filmmaker Jason Soo, followed by a Q&A session with Jason and the ex-detainees themselves. Sep 11

PARTY
Tanjong Beach Club is throwing their iconic "Smack My Beach Up" party this weekend, in preparation for the upcoming F1 Singapore Grand Prix the following weekend. Sep 11

ART
Redsea Gallery is exhibiting the collaborative works of art by renowned Surrealist artist Salvador Dali and his publisher, Pierre Argillet. Check out this rare collection of over 100 original etchings, watercolors, tapestries and porcelain plates. Sep 11-Oct 5

 

Monday, Sep 12


Tanjong Pagar Railway Station (photo credit Ezekiel Koh)

MARKET
One of your last chances to hang out at Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, the Fantastic Thai Market is bringing together over 100 vendors selling (presumably Thai) food and merchandise, live bands and food trucks by Kerbside Gourmet and Kombi Rocks, who specialize in food and restoring vintage cars and vans. Sep 12

FESTIVAL
Music Matters Live is now in its 11th year. Look out for a wide range of music, with highlights such as The Veronicas, an Australian pop punk band fronted by identical twins; electronic indie pop band from Israel, Garden City Movement; New Zealand’s R&B songstress, Aaradhna; and more. Sep 12-15

BOOK
There's an exhibition of Singaporean comics from the turbulent days under British rule to modern times at the National Library, with books, artefacts and original art by Benjamin Chee, Cheah Sinann, Troy Chin and more. Through Sep 30

FESTIVAL
As we gear up for the season of all things art—from dance productions, night festivals and theatre work—here’s another one to add to your list. The Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) returns for its fifth year to celebrate this widely accessible form of art. Through Nov 13