Weekend Picks: 21 – 22 Oct

Sentosa Merlion

Didn’t have enough play during the mid-week Deepavali public holiday? No problem, the fun picks up again this weekend with these great outing opportunities, storytelling and cultural events.


1. Japanese Calligraphy Exhibition in Singapore

20 to 25 Oct, 10 am to 6 pm

The Luxe Art Museum

Culture vultures, be sure to catch this showcase of calligraphy masterpieces from the Japanese Calligraphy Art Academy – the first time this highly established institute is holding such an exhibition here. There are daily calligraphy demos, plus accompanying cultural events held at various heartland hubs. Find out more.

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2. Special Storytelling and Craft: Halloween

21 Oct, 10:30 am to 11:30 am

Queenstown Public Library

Enjoy a special session of Halloween-themed stories and craft activities at this free event aimed at kids from ages four to six.

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3. Malay CultureFest 2017

Till 28 Oct

Malay Heritage Centre

Celebrating a wide variety of Malay traditions and cultures, this festival’s kid-friendly programmes this weekend include a craft session creating Bugis jewellery from recycled materials and a demonstration of different fighting styles. More info.

Malay CultureFest


4. Da Capo XII: Miyazaki in the Park

22 Oct, 5 pm to 7 pm

Singapore Botanic Gardens

The NUS Wind Symphony celebrates its 50th anniversary with this concert in the park featuring the soundtracks from Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved anime films, such as Spirited AwayMy Neighbour Totoro and Howl’s Moving Castle. Details.

Spirited Away movie still


5. Storytelling Special: 398.2 Guest Storytelling Session

21 & 22 Oct

Toa Payoh Public Library and Jurong Regional Library

Catch master storyteller Roger Jenkins and his team as they pay tribute to folklore and fairytales with exciting and performance-led storytelling sessions. At Toa Payoh Public Library on Saturday 21 October, and Jurong Regional Library on Sunday 22 October.

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6. Bright Nights at Sentosa

20 Oct to 12 Nov, 6 pm to midnight


The State of Fun gets all aglow with luminous gems including Insta-worthy decorative light displays at the beach, dining deals and activities like UV tattoos and an interactive doodle wall. Learn more.

Sentosa Merlion


7. Istana Nature Guided Walk (Deepavali Open House)

22 Oct, 10 am to 4 pm

The Istana

Take the opportunity during the Istana’s Deepavali Open House to go on a guided nature tour of the grounds, where you can discover more about the rich flora and fauna to be found there. Details.

Istana Open House


8. LEGOLAND Malaysia Halloween Brick-or-Treat

Till 31 Oct


Promising lots of deliciously spine-tingling fun and goodies, this year’s Brick-or-Treat features games, giveaways, lots of walking Halloween characters and more.




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