20 things to see, do, eat and drink in Singapore this weekend (Jan 8-10)

You made it through the first work week of the year, so it’s time to treat yourself this weekend. There’s a rail corridor hike, lots of flea markets and a new PasarBella outlet to check out at Suntec City. 

Friday, Jan 8

Drinkpreneurs is having its first networking session at Bash. Meet your business soulmate here. 

Three writers, Yeow Kai Chai, Heng Siok Tian and Phan Ming Yen, will read stories inspired by their recent trip to Angkor Wat, in Creativity from Constraints: The Adopted Story, at the Marine Parade Library.

The first MAAD Flea Market of the year is here, with local artists, designers and makers hawking their wares. The Organisation of Illustrators Council will be drawing portraits, too. 

The Get Real! monthly hip-hop, RnB and Reggaeton party is turning one at Blu Jaz Cafe, so dress like Tupac and go.

Check out the new PasarBella outlet at Suntec. Stalls include Pimp My Salad, Mediterranean-inspired bistro Pita & Olives and gourmet sandwich stop Porsena Deli.

The local jewelry designer Carrie K. is winding down their pop-up at the National Design Centre,so stock up on sparkly baubles for your fingers with up to 75% off selected designs. Check out the five other markets to head to this weekend here.

Zai Kuning and his collaborators Andy Chia and Andy Yong talk about their creative processes and will play a few folksy songs at this super chill artists’ panel session, We are Alone But Never Lonely.

Sat, Jan 9

Say goodbye to the Green Corridor at this five-hour hike from Kranji MRT to Kampong Bahru road (near SGH). Bring good hiking shoes. 

The New Year celebrations aren’t quite over at South Beach yet because they’re having a New Year’s party. Go for the beer and house wines.

Biker group Warpigs Singapore is throwing a street party to celebrate its 20th anniversary at Handlebar. There will be pop-up tattoo parlours, pinstriping booths, leathercraft stalls and bike building workshops.

The One-Day Fit Swag Convention has some unconventional workouts like Piloxing, K-pop X and more. 

If you missed their first social market, Open Farm Community is having another one. Vendors include Kerbside Gourmet’s food truck, Casse-Croute’s cold cuts and Selva Foods’ vegan friendly acai bowls.

Troy Chin is launching Part 7 of The Resident Tourist at Kinokuniya. In this autobiographical comic, he deals with the struggles that come with adulthood.

Check out this edgy and fun workshop by Sally Wen Mao, which embraces the theme of being a “bad b!tch” in creative writing. Participants will also analyze work from Beyonce, Missy Elliot, Nicki Minaj and female powerhouses in pop culture.

The Lomography Embassy of Singapore is having a Film Photography: Shooting to Scanning workshop, where it revists the dying art of shooting with film. 

Palme d’Or winning film Dheepan, which is about three Sri Lankan refugees who pose as a family in France, is showing at Golden Village. Watch it if you haven’t already.

The Fullerton Hotel is doing a tour that explores its rich history and architecture, so bring your history geek of a friend to this one.

The Run For Smiles event is raising money for kids in Vietnam to undergo surgery for their cleft lips. Donations are welcome.

Sun, Jan 10

Ce La Vi’s resident DJ Deepak will be spinning with Brendon P. and Anand at Re:Groove, with Latin American-inspired mixes.

Grab tickets to the Sri Thendayuthapani Temple tour now, which is all about Thaipusam and explores Chettiar culture.