Five things to do on the weekend of June 24-25

Istana opens its doors this Sunday, so if you haven't been to the President's residence, do snatch the opportunity! There are exciting shows lined up. 

Alternatively, catch a play, a party at Zouk, or head to the unique barber shop and tattoo studio pop-up event happening at Cathay Cineleisure. 

1. Istana Open House 

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In celebration of Hari Raya Puasa, the Istana grounds will be open to the public on Sunday, 25 June 2017, from 8.30am to 6.00pm.

Visitors can look forward to music and dance performances, as well as a display of birds by Wildlife Reserves Singapore, a balloon sculpturing booth by SingTel and a Henna painting booth by Cognizant.

When: June 24
Where: Istana
Entry: Free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents, S$2 for all others

2. DreamWorks Day

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You probably have watched at least one or two DreamWorks animations. And here it is - the first ever DreamWorks Run in Asia.

Meet the colourful cast of Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How To Train Your Dragon and Madagascar and take this opportunity to interact and take pictures with the Dreamworks characters.

When: June 24
Where: Gardens By The Bay
Entry: S$25-65

3. Mambo Jambo

Photo courtesy: Zouk Singapore Facebook
Photo courtesy: Zouk Singapore Facebook

A national phenomenon and possibly the longest running party in Singapore’s nightlife history, Mambo Jambo makes its much-awaited return!

Besides being an essential clubbing experience for party-goers who have just turned 18, the Mambo Jambo also welcomes the old friends back to celebrate the many years of Zouk as a mecca of dance and an institution of music.

When: June 25
Where: Zouk 
Entry: S$35-45

4. Boeing Boeing

Photo courtesy: W!LD RICE
Photo courtesy: W!LD RICE

It’s a swinging bachelor’s dream come true: three beautiful air stewardesses, each taking her turn as his girlfriend… and each happily unaware of the others’ existence.

Modern day Casanova Bernard's world goes haywire when his friend Robert visits. Can Bernard ride out the storm? How long can he keep it up? 

This is W!LD RICE’s fourth restaging of Boeing Boeing, directed by Pam Oei. Catch this funny and fun theatre production! 

When: June 24-25
Where: Victoria Theatre 
Entry: S$45-80 

5. INK & CUT

Photo courtesy: INK & CUT
Photo courtesy: INK & CUT

INK & CUT is a two-day barber shop and tattoo studio pop-up event happening at The Cathay, from 1pm to 9pm daily.

The event will be helmed by Singapore’s first modern traditional barbershop – The Hounds of The Baskervilles (HOTB) and popular local tattoo studio – Gimmelove Tattoo (GML).

When: June 24-25
Where: Cathay
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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