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Where To Shop, Eat And Play This Weekend (29 Nov to 1 Dec)

As November comes to an end and we officially enter the month of Christmas (I mean, December), it’s the perfect time to squeeze in some fun between our frantic holiday preparations. Here’s what you can look forward to this weekend.

1. SITEX 2019


This massive IT exhibition is a tech-lover’s dream, with gadgets ranging from wellness devices like fitness trackers to the latest advances in gaming consoles and accessories. Not in the market for a new gadget? There’s plenty of other things to do here besides shopping. Look forward to experiential zones hosting an array of activities like board game tournaments, VR gaming sessions, wellness workshops like Stretch Therapy, live cooking demos and much, much more.

28 November to 1 December 2019
Halls 5 and 6, Singapore Expo, 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150
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2. C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2019

Haven’t had enough of costumes and dressing up yet? Well, there’s no need to wait for next Halloween, because C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2019 is here! Dress up as your favourite characters, or come in regular clothes and be awed by professional cosplayers. This lively event is full of gaming sessions and showcases, merch booths with tons of cute anime trinkets, figurines and fan art, and even an Anisong concert featuring J-pop acts like SCANDAL and May’n.

29 November to 1 December 2019
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 4, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
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3. Weird Wonderful Pasar Malam


This weekend market has a bit of everything, making it the perfect way to round off the month. Sink your teeth into mouth-watering treats like BBQ specialties from Aux Deus Amis, then cool off with refreshing drinks from Ding Dong. You can also get an early start on holiday shopping with 30 festive gift stalls selling an eclectic mix of quirky goods like scented candles and decorative terrariums. But that’s not all: the market also features family-friendly craft workshops where you’ll create floral art pieces and acrylic coasters, as well as a lively Disco Yoga session that will have you grooving to the beat.

30 November 2019, 4 pm to 10 pm
Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
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4. Christmas Wonderland at Gardens by the Bay


Gardens by the Bay transforms into a winter haven with the return of its Christmas Wonderland. Be dazzled by over 40 luminarie light sculptures, including a massive luminarie Christmas tree and a 21-metre tall Spalliera. This year’s festival also plays host to a Christmas parade with festive floats and an all-new Santa’s workshop filled with snow, animatronic elves and, of course, Santa himself. You can also look forward to exciting performances like acclaimed London production Snow Play, nightly “snow” blizzards and a European-style Christmas village full of festive delights.

29 November to 26 December 2019
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
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5. Ethos Books Festive Sale 2019

Want to pick up a new book? How about a whole new bookshelf? Well, Ethos Books is hosting a holiday sale, with prices as low as $5 for a new tome! Local authors like Alfian Sa’at and Teo You Yenn will also be making an appearance as they talk about (what else?) writing and books. Getting hungry? Enjoy delicious pastries by Ethos masterchefs as you devour a new book.

29 November to 1 December 2019
The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936
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6. S.E.A. Aquarium’s Glowing Ocean


Hauntingly beautiful and thought-provoking, Glowing Ocean uses gorgeous light-art installations to highlight the impact of climate change on marine life through living representations of the ocean’s hues. Visitors can also learn more about the ocean and its inhabitants through educational talks by experts and watch manta ray feeding sessions for a close-up glimpse at these gentle giants.

30 November 2019 to 1 January 2020
S.E.A. Aquarium
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