Five things to do over the weekend of Aug 12-13

This weekend offers a myriad of activities for you to choose from. If you fancy joining in the excitement that's happening at the Singapore Cricket Club, head down for the 5th installation of the SCC International Twenty20 tournament! 

Just nearby, the National Gallery is hosting the Civic District Outdoor Festival with giant illuminated rabbits for your Instagram creativity. Besides that, there are also a variety of other fiestas and performances happening around the island this National Day weekend, so do check them out below. 

1. SCC International Twenty20 2017

Photo courtesy: SCC
Photo courtesy: SCC


For the first time ever, the International SCC T20 tournament has been officially sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) and also approved by the Singapore Cricket Association (SCA).

Two international cricket stars, the legendary Muttiah Muralitharan – rated as the greatest Test match bowler ever by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack – and Australian opening batsman Ed Cowan, will be joining the host team for the three-day tournament. 

When: 12-13 August
Where: Singapore Cricket Club
Entry: Free

2. Civic District Outdoor Festival

Photo courtesy: National Gallery
Photo courtesy: National Gallery

This outdoor extravaganza extends the art experience beyond the Gallery’s walls and into the Civic District. Discover eye-catching light installations, theatre performances and pop-up stalls. Don't miss an opportunity to picnic with giant illuminated bunnies!

When: 12-13 August
Where: National Gallery Singapore
Entry: Free

3. Fiesta Balik Kampong

Photo courtesy: Orange Events Facebook
Photo courtesy: Orange Events Facebook

This fiesta is bringing back the concept of “balik kampung” right here at Tanjong Katong Complex, to reminisce the glory days back then.

If you love traditional homemade delicacies, unique accessories, custom made clothing, bags, churros and rainbow drinks, be sure not to miss it!

When: 12-13 August
Where: Singapore Cricket Club
Entry: Free

4. Without Sight – Performance & Dark Room Experience

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Experience what it is like to have partial or no sight, and let your other senses take over. This music performance and sensory experience, both taking place in the dark, will offer a fresh perspective on connecting with life and our fellow human beings.

When: 12-13 August
Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio
Entry: Free

5. Army Daze 2

Photo courtesy: Army Daze
Photo courtesy: Army Daze

This production is a sequel to one of Singapore' best-loved comedy Army Daze. It catches up with Malcolm Png three decades later: the mummy’s boy is now an SAF regular, serving as Director of Public Affairs. When his son Justin enters national service, it brings back vivid memories of his own experience. 

When: August 12-13
Where: National Library Level 3
Entry: S$43-98

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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