Weekend Guide (June 25-26)
MAKER FAIRE SINGAPORE
Head down to Singapore University of Technology and Design on Saturday and Sunday for the Singapore Science Festival event – Maker Faire Singapore. Expect to see more than 600 inventors, creators and enthusiasts display their quirky and fun projects in science, art, craft, technology and engineering. Highlights include a human-sized hamster wheel, and a cotton-candy shooter. Load up on science and innovation facts and activities, too, as there are 75 workshops, from making music on a slime synthesiser to making mini robots. From 10am to 6pm. Pre-registration is required. Get more information at https://makerfairesingapore.com/.
SAFYC FLEA MARKET
In conjunction with the Wild Wild Splash! event, SAF Yacht club is organising a market on Saturday from 10am to 5pm. There will be up to 35 vendors selling pre-loved threads, sports accessories, toys and books. Grub-wise, there are stalls tempting you with Ramly Burgers, desserts, cakes and more. Visitors can purchase a S$20 admission pass that entitles them to go on unlimited sea-sports joyrides, which include jet-ski, banana boat, ski tubes, power boat and sail boat. Those with young children can participate in paddle boating and building coloured sand castles. SAF Yacht Club is located at 43 Admiralty Road West. From 10am to 5pm. Admission is free.
CAMPUS GAME FEST
An initiative spearheaded by Singapore Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) and Institute of Technical Education (ITE), the three-day event, which started on Friday, will see more gaming and tech fun for youths. Check out the DIY Garage, where attendees learn how to put together pre-loved computer parts. Or try out for tournaments such as The CPL Championship CS: Go and DOTA 2 Edition, Xbox Fifa Challenge Cup, and Pokemon Video Games National Championships. At ITE College Central, 2 Ang Mo Kio Drive. Admission is free. Get more information at http://campusgamefest.org/.
MADAME TUSSAUDS SINGAPORE: CELEBRATING FATHERS 2016
Madame Tussauds Singapore’s Celebrating Fathers event continues for the fifth and final weekend. All dads wearing the Dads For Life Celebrating Fathers wristband can enter Madame Tussauds for free when accompanied by a ticket holder. There will be activities prepared especially for dads, such as Spot The Dads, where visitors get to identify the number of father figures on display. Take photos with cool dads such as Brad Pitt, David Beckham and Singapore’s founding father Lee Kuan Yew. All fathers will receive a limited-edition Father Figures souvenir brochure. Until June 30. Tickets from https://www2.madametussauds.com/singapore/.
RABOBANK FAMILY FUN AND CHARITY CHALLENGE
Head to the ground floor of South Beach Tower on Saturday for Rabobank’s family fun and charity challenge day. The event hopes to get participants to finish 30,000 pull-ups in order to raise 30,000kg of food for families in Boon Lay who are in need. It’s set to be a fun day out, too, as there’s a family carnival with balloon-sculpting, along with entertainment featuring international performers. At The South Beach, 38 Beach Road South. Admission is free.
RETRO FEVER PARTY @ GARDENS BY THE BAY
Love all things retro? Come boogie tonight at Gardens by the Bay to the music of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The event features Mediacorp Radio Class 95FM DJ Jean Danker, who will be playing host this special night. Show off your moves as part of the Saturday Night Retro Zumba and Ka Ra Robics Mass Dance, and watch the light and sound show at the Supertree Grove with pyrotechnics thrown in. From 7.45pm to 10pm. Admission is free.
HEADS UP: THE OLD WORLD WINE MINI FAIR
Hosted by The Wine Family, sit back for an afternoon of wine sampling and discovery next Saturday. The Old World Wine Mini Fair will bring together more than 30 French, Italian, Spanish, German and Portuguese wines to sample. Each ticket comes with a S$10 voucher that you can spend on bottles to take home and a S$5 pour token that you can use to get a little more of any wine that you love. Tickets and more information at http://www.wine-family.com/.
HEADS UP: CLUB MALAM
As part of the Singapore International Arts Festival, the O.P.E.N presents Club Malam. The event will feature eight artists from Singapore, Germany and Indonesia, including Speak Cryptic, music duo NADA and media artists Brandon Tay and Eugene Soh, as well as two art installations by Formanek and von Bismarck. Tattoo artist Brandenburg will be there to ink visitors with temporary tattoos to set the mood. Taking place on July 7, from 6.30pm to 11pm. Admission is free for those with the O.P.E.N pass. Tickets for the pass start at S$45 from SISTIC.