Five things to do over the weekend of Dec 10-11

From getting a swim into an intellectual pool to giving yourself some time to chuckle, here are the five interesting things you can consider doing this weekend.

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Popular BookFest@Singapore

BookFest@Singapore has established itself as Singapore's largest and most successful book festival over the past nine years. This year, the annual mega book and stationery event returns for the tenth year running, targeting book lovers, retailers, distributors, students, educators, families and working professionals.

When: Ongoing till Dec 11, 10:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: Suntec City Convention Centre, Halls 401 – 405, 1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore, 039593
Cost: Free

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We Tech Care

Held in support of the President's Challenge, We Tech Care is Microsoft's flagship philanthropy event. It comes with exciting and educational activities for all ages. Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, will be gracing the event as Guest-of-Honour, as this event brings together Microsoft partner organisations, volunteers, government leaders, non-profits and start-ups to create a lasting positive impact.

When: Dec 10 Saturday, 1.30pm to 5.30pm
Where: Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053
Cost: Free

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Bill Bailey – 'Larks in Transit'

Larks in Transit is a compendium of travellers' tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. The British comedian returns to Singapore after a massive hit back in 2014. This time he is armed with tales and jokes about travellers. You may even hear a little quip about an 'excruciating' encounter with the one and only Sir Paul McCartney.

When: Dec 11, Sunday, 8:00pm
Where: Universal Culture Centre for Arts, 50 Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore 119279
Cost: $88-$158

The Handy-Craft Market-The Cathay. Photo courtesy: Facebook page of Cathay lifestyle

The Handy-Craft Market-The Cathay

Hit up The Handy-Craft Market comes with seasoned shopaholic instincts as you scour through store after store at this specially curated flea market. Showcasing products by independent crafters and local designers, it's all about a very artisanal Christmas with the best of food, lifestyle, design, craft and accessories. Hands-on with fun terrarium and felt rose making workshops or just chill with live local music performances that'll be sure to set you up good for some merry-making.

When: Dec 10 and 11, 8:00 am – 09:00 pm
Where: The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, Singapore, 229233
Cost: Free

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Public Garden Christmas 2016

At this annual Christmas fair, discover unique finds presented by local and regional sellers from cities like Bali, Chiang Mai, Jakarta, Brunei and Bangkok. Goods range from stationery and art to accessories, apparels and beauty, so you won't leave empty-handed. Look out for pop-up cards and paper paraphernalia by Paper.

When: Dec 10, Dec 11 and Dec 17, at 1:00 pm
Where: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Cost: Free