Five things to do over the weekend of July 15-16

Get ready for an action-packed weekend in Singapore, especially as the circus is in town. Whether your plan is to dance to the beats of a music festival or indulge your palate with a tasty oyster treat, there are a bunch of events for people of all ages in the city.

1. Cirque du Soleil Kooza

Photo courtesy: Kooza by Cirque de Soleil Facebook
Photo courtesy: Kooza by Cirque de Soleil Facebook

Cirque du Soleil combines a thrilling, heart-stopping acrobatic performance with the art of clowning.

The KOOZA story follows "The Innocent" who represents the child within us all, as he takes a journey of self-discovery through a kingdom of eccentric characters, electrifying thrills and out-of-the-box surprises.

Presented in a colourful medley of costumes and characters, KOOZA springs open like a bejewelled toy box to capture the audience's imagination and set pulses racing.

When: July 15-16
Where: Under the Big Top 
Entry: S$88-318

2. Baybeats 2017 

Photo courtesy: Nik Voon
Photo courtesy: Nik Voon

The biggest music festival of its kind in Singapore and the region, Baybeats presents a fist-pumping line-up showcasing prominent Singapore and international acts.

They proudly cover genres including folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro and everything in between.

The festival also celebrates the music-loving lifestyle with a festival village that brings together local indie crafters and entrepreneurs.

When: July 15-16
Where: Esplanade 
Entry: Free 

3. World Oyster Festival 

Photo courtesy: Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro Facebook
Photo courtesy: Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro Facebook

If oysters are your thing, be excited! World Oyster Festival is back for the 5th year running. 

Be spoilt for choice with Greenwood's seasonal array of over 20 types of cult oysters flown in from across the world.

If you can't decide on which to try, there is a S$99 Tasting Platter which includes 16 pieces of Chef's pick-of-the-day!

When: July 15-16
Where: Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro  
Entry: Free

4. Songs of the Sunny Island 

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Singapore Wind Symphony celebrates music by Singapore singer-songwriters!

Led by conductor Adrian Tan, this special concert features homegrown stars Nathan Hartono and Joanna Dong.

Come sing along to familiar tunes and discover new favourites.

When: July 16
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
Entry: S$15

5. Art-Zoo Inflatable Park @ RWS

Photo courtesy: Art-Zoo Facebook
Photo courtesy: Art-Zoo Facebook

Art-Zoo Inflatable Park returns with a pop-up playground featuring selected popular inflatables: Grasslands, Honey Hives, Savannah, Underwater and a brand new slide!

Bounce on the colourful inflatables and enjoy a fun day out with your family and friends at Resorts World Sentosa.

When: July 15-16
Where: Resorts World Sentosa
Entry: S$10-20

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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