Weekend Picks: 8 – 9 Sept

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It’s the weekend before school reopens, so be sure to squeeze out every last drop of fun from it. There are heaps going on, from superpowered-up sand sculptures and giant lanterns to a science fiesta and mega toy and comic convention.


1. Sentosa Sandsation 2018: MARVEL Edition

Till 16 Sept, 10 am to 9 pm

Siloso Beach, Sentosa

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Don’t miss this sandsational edition of Asia’s largest sand festival, where the heroes of Marvel’s cinematic universe are rendered in stunning detail by master sand sculptors. There are also Marvel-themed fringe activities and free workshops. Find out more.

Guardians of the Galaxy Sand Sculpture


2. Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 2018

6 to 24 Sept, 6 pm to 11 pm on Fri, Sat & Sun

Gardens by the Bay

Enter a fantastical world of mythical creatures and natural wonders at this celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival. See huge lantern displays, catch cultural performances, try out traditional games and more. Details.

Mid Autumn @ GBTB 2018


3. one-North Festival 2018

7 to 8 Sept


Immerse yourself in the latest that science and technology has to offer through interactive displays, educational tours and fun workshops for the family. Learn more.

one north Festival 2018


4. Japan Summer Festival

8 to 9 Sept

Singapore Sports Hub

Held in conjunction with Sports Hub Community Play Day, this cultural fun-and-play event offers visitors the chance to experience the many aspects of Japan such as its food, arts, traditions and pop culture. More info.

Japan Summer Festival Sports Hub Play Day


5. The Conductor’s Spellbook

8 to  9 Sept

Victoria Concert Hall

Telling a magical story about music, enchantment and spells, this performance by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra is a wonderful introduction to classical music for the young. Find out more.

The Conductors Spellbook


6. Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2018

8 to 9  Sept

Marina Bay Sands Expo & Convention Centre

This pop culture extravaganza returns with more spectacular cosplay pagaentry, exciting meet-and-greets with artists and creators, and cool performances. Details.

Generic comics


7. Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 Official Light-up

8 Sept, 6:30 pm to 10 pm

New Bridge Road & Eu Tong Sen Street

See Chinatown come alive in a blaze of lights at this opening ceremony and street light-up which kicks off the annual Mid-Autumn celebrations. Look forward to a dragon dance, Chinese cultural performances and a grand fireworks finale. More info.

Chinatown Mid Autumn 2018


8. Future World Singapore

From 1 Sept

ArtScience Museum

This popular gallery’s lineup of interactive and digital artworks has been refreshed and expanded from 15 to 19, offering visitors even more fun and dazzling experiences. Learn more.

Sketch Piston - Playing Music (2015)
Sketch Piston – Playing Music (2015)


READ: Colourful Huts at this Playground in the North

READ: How to Give Your Child's Learning a Boost