If you’re intending to pack your weekends in November with activities, we’re sure you’ll have no trouble doing so. Here’s a list of fun activities – from making your own sourdough bread to discovering indie artists – we’re sure you’ll enjoy.
1. Welcome a baby zebra at the Singapore Zoo
Singapore Zoo has welcomed a new baby animal – a Grevy zebra foal, Izara!
Born on 30 September, Izara (which means “star’) is now ready to meet visitors. Given that Grevy’s zebras are the most endangered species out of the world’s three remaining zebra species, Izara’s birth is indeed special and worth celebrating.
Head down to the Singapore Zoo and say hi to her!
Get your ticket to the Singapore Zoo here. Adult and youth tickets retail for S$36.90 and a child’s ticket is S$25.20.
2. Art jamming session at Spin Paint House
Splat Paint House has opened a new studio known as Spin Paint House, which specialises in Spin Art, and we recommend that you head down and create some amazing artwork.
Let your creativity run wild by spinning your canvas at a high speed on a custom-built table using a hand crank fuelled by your own energy while pouring paint on it. This is truly an activity anyone can take part in, even young children – in fact, they probably won’t be able to get enough of it!
Book a spin paint package here. Prices start from S$65 for a standard package.
3. Go on a live stream tour of a traditional food business
Get a virtual behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a family-run curry puff factory, a traditional bread factory, hawker stalls or durian stalls with Tribe Tours through a live stream.
You can even interact with the craftsmen and get your questions answered. If you find yourself craving the food you’re watching, don’t fret because you can get it delivered.
The timing for each live stream may vary due to the respective operation timings of the places visited. Visit the Tribe Tours website for more information.
4. Catch live singing and sand drawings all at once
Be mesmerised by a unique musical expression of storytelling at Grains of Glory – The Best of Musicals, where some of the best musical hit soundtracks like The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon, and Anastasia are brought to life through sand drawings by international sand artist Lawrence Wong and the voices of Singapore soprano Moira Loh and acclaimed violinist Seah Huan Yuh.
Grains of Glory – The Best of Musicals will show on 19 and 20 November 2021 at the Sands Theatre in Marina Bay Sands, playing for 60 minutes long with no interval. Tickets retail from S$50 to S$80, and can be purchased from SISTIC.
5. Visit the newly reopened Choa Chu Kang Public Library
More reason for you to visit a library: the revamped Choa Chu Kang Public Library has several new exciting features such as an indoor garden, nature walls, a community wall, and a hydroponics showcase.
Designed with a focus on environmental awareness in mind, the library is a great place to learn more about how you can promote sustainable living in our urban community.
6. Make your own sourdough with Tiong Bahru Bakery
If you’ve always loved the sourdough from Tiong Bahru Bakery (TBB) and had always wished you could replicate it at home – guess what – they’re sharing their recipe.
Located next to TBB’s outlet at The Foothills, Fort Canning Park, it will be Singapore’s first dedicated space to the art of the Sourdough, offering classes and a platform to explore everything sourdough to aficionados of all levels.
Guided by chef Paul Albert, TBB’s sourdough expert and baker, using his 160-year-old sourdough mother, you’ll be brought on a sourdough and fermentation journey with classes held throughout the week, for all levels.
For starters, there’s the Beginner class which are held on Wednesdays through Fridays from 2pm to 6pm to introduce the fermentation process and the baking of sourdough bread.
If you sign up for the Beginner class, you’ll take home the TBB Sourdough Starter Kit, which includes the Banneton, the full recipes (yes, the 160-year-old sourdough starter included), and a customised bread lame to create the perfect loaf at home.
You’ll also find Intermediate and Advanced (details to be announced soon) classes conducted over the weekends between 2pm and 7pm where different recipes will be shared to further your knowledge and skills.
A Beginner class is priced at S$207.85 while Intermediate class is at S$300. The workshop will be held exclusively at 70 River Valley Road, The Foothills (Fort Canning Park), #01-05, Singapore 179037. Book a spot here.
7. Celebrate Brickfest with LEGO
LEGO fans can head down to ION Orchard for Brickfest 2021and admire unique fan builds by both local and international Adult Fans of LEGO.
The exhibition is broken into two themes.
Feel like a time traveller as you take a step back in time with the theme “Memories” and admire these nostalgic builds representing something of yesteryears.
Next, travel to the future with the second theme – “Imagine”. “Imagine” is all about what the future may bring where builders will incorporate futuristic elements into their designs. From ideas and creations ranging from pop culture to traditional castles and Chinese architecture, there’s something for everyone.
There will also be LEGO builds by budding builders who participated in the Singapore Brickfest “Our Everyday Heroes” competition showcased in the exhibition. On top of the exhibit, you can even take part in online workshops hosted by LEGO artist Jeffery Kong!
Brickfest 2021 will take place from now to 14 November 2021 and will be open from 11am to 9pm. The exhibition will be held at ION Gallery located at 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, Level 4, Singapore 238801. Register for Brickfest 2021 here.
8. Enjoy Southeast Asian art at the National Gallery Singapore
Go on a journey around Southeast Asia through art at Dalam Southeast Asia, the first-ever Project Space showcasing less-studied artists from all around the region.
The Project Space will kick off with The Tailors and the Mannequins: Chen Cheng Mei and You Khin.
Be fascinated by beautiful works of art set in Singapore, Cambodia, and around Southeast Asia during the 1970s and the 2000s which served as an inspiration for these artists.
The Tailors and the Mannequins: Chen Cheng Mei and You Khin will run until 10 April 2022 and is the first of four exhibitions set to enter the space every six months until 2023.
9. Join Make-A-Wish Singapore’s fund-raising run
Kickstart the festive season with Make-A-Wish’s fund-raising event, Santa Run for Wishes 2021.
Returning virtually for the second time, the run will be held from 1-19 December 2021 with registration opening in November so don’t miss your chance to register!
This year, participants can clock in as much distance as they want and unlock e-badges along the way at different milestones such as 3km, 5km, and 20km.
Make-A-Wish Singapore has waived all registration fees. Those who have previously registered and paid a registration fee will receive a full refund credited to their used payment method by 10 December 2021. The run will commence on 1 December 2021 and registrations are open until 19 December 2021. Register for the run here.
10. Attend virtual art exhibitions and art workshops
Check out new community-based initiatives like Art in the Commons: Data Visualising Jurong and Singapore Art Museum’s first-ever fully virtual exhibition Between the World and Us – A Think! Contemporary Primary School Virtual Exhibition. There are also The Explorer Project’s virtual workshops that are perfect for the young ones to take part in.
Art in the Commons: Data Visualising Jurong
The Singapore Art Museum has partnered with Science Centre Singapore to showcase this work. In collaboration with Singaporean artist and Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) lecturer Debbie Ding and her students from NYP’s School of Design and Media, they have created works featuring the changing identity of Jurong over the years.
Take a step back in time with these two works. The first showcases how the past events in Jurong are still present in today’s world while the second revisits the imagined discovery of oil buried in Jurong in the past. This is an interactive piece where you can take a slow descent down a mysterious, cavernous mine shaft.
This exhibition will open on 26 November 2021 at the Science Centre Singapore.
Between the World and Us- A Think! Contemporary Primary School Virtual Exhibition
This is the ninth edition of the Think Contemporary Programme and its first-ever virtual programme. This year’s theme is Between the World and Us and the exhibit will feature 18 artworks on the diverse experiences of Primary Four students in Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic. This exciting exhibition is spread across four sections which are, The Stories, The Spaces, The People, and The Home.
This exhibition will open on 18 November 2021.
Bring art into homes through interactive virtual programmes
Let your kids’ imaginations run wild and create their own art through a series of child-friendly virtual art workshops as part of The Explorer Project. The Explorer Project has a series of programmes inspired by the relocation of The Explorer sculpture to the Science Centre Singapore.
The Explorer Project’s art workshops will open on 27 November 2021.
11. Be serenaded at “The Little Prince – A Musical Journey”
Watch art, culture, and technology merge together in “The Little Prince – A Musical Journey” that will kick off the vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2021.
Be serenaded by music from renowned French composer and pianist Theirry Huillet, violinist Clara crenate and the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra.
Experience the world of The Little Prince with narration from Hossan Leong and Alistair Tertois as the Little Prince, presented using hologram technology, to give an extra magical touch to the performance.
“The Little Prince – A Musical Journey” will run from 3-4 November 2021 and tickets are priced at S$65 and will be available for purchase through SISTIC.
12. Take your tastebuds on a journey with Sunday Luxe’s Honey with Chef Petrina Loh
The Sunday Luxe Series will be returning on 7 November 2021 and transformed into a day of learning and tasting surrounding the theme of honey. You will be treated to a variety of honey-themed culinary experiences such as high tea, fine-dining dinner pop-ups, and even a masterclass by Chef Petrina Loh. Her menu is highly influenced by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) with wellness and nourishment being a priority.
The Thoughtful Host Masterclass by Chef Petrina Loh
The masterclass will take participants through a three-course meal preparation demonstration exploring the use of TCM herbs and honey in dishes. You will even learn how to make TCM herb-infused honey!
Participants will receive a gift pack of herbs from Eu Yan Sang along with recipes and a jar of Chef Petrina’s TCM herb-infused honey.
Then, savour a delicious menu of Australian Wagyu Beef Tataki infused with Lingzhi Honey, 13 Honey Royal Honey Ginseng Lacto Chicken, and sweet Galangal Panna Cotta.
The masterclass will run from 12pm to 1.30pm. Prices are at S$150 for one person and S$275 for two people. Each ticket includes admission to the Honey Produce Market. Get your tickets here.
High on Honey High Tea by Chef Petrina Loh
Indulge in sweet and savoury Asian Fusion delights by Chef Petrina which are infused with high-quality honey varieties from 13 Honey. Some of these delights include Truffle Duck Rillette with Okinawan, Sweet Potato Mash Mini Tacos, and even sweet treats like Burnt Miso Pound Cake with Whipped Sour Cream and 13 Honey’s Honey Dew Honey!
There are two high tea timings: 2pm to 3.30pm and 4pm to 5.30pm. Prices are at S$65 for one and S$105 for two, each ticket includes admission to the Honey Produce Market. Get your tickets here.
Honey Dinner by Chef Petrina Loh
Feast on this specially curated dinner menu that perfectly blends honey together with TCM herbs in delicious seafood and meat dishes.
Highlights include Jeju Live Abalone with 13 Honey’s Royal Honey, Ginseng Lacto Chicken, and USA Calrose Rice “Pao Fan” in American Ginseng Broth. You can even enjoy a tasty dessert like the Galangal Panna Cotta with 13 Honey’s Wu Wei Zi Honey and Salted Honeycomb Candy.
There are two dinner timings: 5.30pm-7.30pm and 8pm-10pm. Prices are at S$165 for one and S$295 for two. Tickets include admission to the Honey Produce Market and a S$20 voucher for online takeout orders. Get your tickets here.
13. Take a photo with Jackson Wang at Madame Tussauds Singapore
Calling all Team Wang fans! As part of Madame Tussauds Singapore seventh anniversary, they have added Jackson Wang’s wax figure to their music zone and you can now visit it!
Almost as handsome as he is in reality, his figure portrays the iconic “W’ gesture of Team Wang and is outfitted in apparel from the Fendi x Jackson Wang Capsule Collection.
Fans can even stand a chance to win an autographed magazine when they take part in the “100 ways” TikTok Challenge in the attraction and tag @mtssingapore in it!
Enjoy a promotion bundle using your SingapoRediscovers vouchers on Klook. The bundle is priced at S$45 and comprises a ticket to Madame Tussauds, a Digital Photo, and an exclusive Jackson Wang 2D Plaque.
14. Listen to hit Mandopop songs sung by Singapore’s treasured talents
Listen to well-loved renditions of Mandopop songs originally performed by idols like JJ Lin, Jay Chou, and Stefanie Sun sung by Singapore’s very own treasured talents.
“Sunset Vibes” sessions start at 6pm and “Starlight Vibes” sessions start at 9pm, each offering a different ambience.
These Mandopop concerts will run from now until 19 November 2021. Book your tickets here. Prices start from S$58.