Five things to do over the weekend of March 18-19

Join in the Holi celebrations at Esplanade along the riverfront, or check out the largest celebration of cocktails in Asia! The island is partying this weekend, so check out our pick of five exciting things happening in the next two days in Singapore.

1. Singapore Cocktail Festival

Photo courtesy: Singapore Cocktail Festival Facebook
Photo courtesy: Singapore Cocktail Festival Facebook

Be spoiled for choice at Singapore’s inaugural cocktail festival – there will be nine themed cocktail rooms and up to 50 different types of cocktails available at the Festival Village.

This event promises to be the largest celebration of cocktails in Asia – and is sure to keep you tipsy.

The festival also offers several workshops and masterclasses, and even themed cocktail tours in the line-up of activities. Cocktails are reasonably priced at $12 nett each.

When: March 18-19
Where: 99 Beach Rd, Singapore 189701
Entry: Free   

2. St Patrick’s Day Street Festival 2017

Photo courtesy: St Patrick's Day Singapore Facebook
Photo courtesy: St Patrick's Day Singapore Facebook

St Patrick's Day Street Festival is an annual festival, celebrating all things Irish. It will take over Circular Road this weekend.

Look forward to Irish dance performances, Guinness-infused dishes and folk-rock performances by bands like Babushka and Gan Ainm. Children are also welcomed as there'll be face painters, balloon sculptors and a big bouncy castle.  

When: March 18-19
Where: Singapore River, Circular Road, Singapore 049411
Entry: Free

3. GAME OF THRONES Minisculpture Exhibition

Photo courtesy: Salavat Fidai
Photo courtesy: Salavat Fidai

Russian artist and sculptor, Salavat Fidai, produced 16 GAME OF THRONES themed sculptures into the tips of fragile graphite pencils. They will be on display at K+ Curatorial Space at Scotts Square.

When: March 18-19
Where: K+ Curatorial Space at Scotts Square
Entry: Free

4. Holi-wood se Bollywood

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

First envisioned by vocalist and guitarist Ambarish Ghosh, Crossroad Traffic was formed in 2009 and is the first Indian expat rock band in Singapore. The group comprises Sudeshna, Anand, Ananthan, Srishti, Prabhjot and Gopi.

The musical style of Crossroad Traffic is built on influences of rock and Indian classical music, spiced with jazz rhythms and a blend of ragas (traditional Indian tunes), rock music, guitars and drums. The band performs Indian folk songs, Bollywood numbers and original compositions.

When: March 19
Where: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre
Entry: Free

5. BUY 1 GET 1 FREE BOOKS POPULAR Bras Basah Exclusive

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Photo courtesy:

If you love books, good news! POPULAR will be having an exclusive sale at Bras Basah Complex. It’s Buy 1 Get 1 Free on over 5,000 titles. Other attractive promotions include Buy 1 Get 1 Free selected stationery, textbooks and assessment books, CDs and IT gadgets.

When: March 18-19
Where: Bras Basah Complex
Entry: Free

Kareyst Lin
Kareyst Lin – Senior Correspondent

Kareyst has experience in writing about B2B technology for Computerworld Singapore, MIS Asia and CIO Asia; and on government technology for GCIO Asia. Her pet areas are artificial intelligence, Internet of Things and smart cities - these are fueled by her obsession with sci-fi movies and philosophy of mind. An active Yoga practitioner and cat lover, with a background in Indian philosophy, subaltern and diaspora studies.


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