Can’t wait to unwind during the weekend? We get you. But before you log off from your devices and retreat to your safe haven, check out our curated guide to this weekend’s (28 - 30 Apr) most buzz-worthy events and happenings in Singapore that are worth a spot on your calendar — from learning about sustainable beauty with CLARINS at it latest pop-up in town to shopping pre-loved fashion items during Vestiaire Collective’s annual Vestiaire Days sale.
28 Apr - 2 May: Shop Vestiaire Collective’s largest sale of the year
This is your opportunity to browse and shop from over 500,000 limited-time special deals of pre-loved items at up to 70% off. New to the app? You can use ‘WELCOMEVC’ to enjoy SGD30 off your first purchase of SGD150 or above, as well as enjoy no selling fee on your first listing before SGD2,000.
The details: The Vestiaire Collective ‘Vestiaire Days’ sale will take place from 28 April to 2 May 2023. Shop here.
29 Apr: Elevate your coffee moments with Joe & Dough
Millennial Walk has launched its Neighbourhood Socials initiative from April to June 2023 to celebrate talents in the creative industry. This April, it has launched a series of coffee-related lifestyle activities, including a ‘Brewing Good Times’ Pop-up Market and a ‘Coffee for our Community’ experience with Singapore-born speciality brand Joe & Dough.
The experience comprises several curated activities, including a coffee bean showcase, latte art demonstrations and coffee-making. And, of course, you’ll get to savour a cup of Joe & Dough’s signature coffee too with any spend. P.S. This perk is limited to the first 150 cups.
The details: The ‘Coffee for our Community’ experience with Joe & Dough will take place on 29 April 2023, 2PM at The Great Hall, Millennial Walk, 9 Raffles Blvd, S 039596. Secure your slot by presenting a receipt with any spend at The Great Hall before 2PM.
Till 30 Apr: Discover Lancôme’s latest fragrance at the IDÔLE pop-up
Decked in rose gold for an “immersive” experience, the pop-up spotlights the French beauty brand’s latest fragrance, the Lancôme IDÔLE, which is now available online and in stores. From 28 to 30 April, enjoy complimentary engraving service with any purchase, and complimentary bottle painting service with every purchase of a 100ML Idôle fragrance.
The details: The Lancome IDÔLE pop-up will be open till 30 April 2023 from 10AM to 10PM at ION Orchard, Level 1 Atrium, 2 Orchard Turn, S 238801.
Till 1 May: Check out Kenzo Parfums’ New Collection at Metro Paragon
Kenzo Parfums has unveiled La Collection Memori, a new, seven-fragrance line that is inspired by the happy days of the brand’s founder, Kenzo Takada’s childhood. Explore the collection in person at the Metro Paragon Spring Floral Fair pop-up, where you’ll get to jot down your favourite memory and hang it on the Memory tree to redeem a complimentary sample from the new fragrance collection.
Don’t miss out on the gifts with purchase too — this includes walking home with a 4ML Flower by Kenzo L’Absolue Eau de Parfum, a 10ML Kenzoki Youth Flow Serum and a Red Kenzo Parfums tote bag when you purchase a fragrance from La Collection Memori.
The details: The Metro Paragon Spring Floral Fair pop-up will be open till 1 May at Metro Paragon Atrium, 290 Orchard Road, #02-28, Paragon, S 238859.
Till 7 May: Learn about sustainable beauty at the DOMAINE CLARINS pop-up
Discover how French skincare brand Clarins honours and protects the environment through its responsible and sustainable beauty initiatives at its pop-up. The pop-up features seven experiential zones, including a ‘Cleansing Garden’ station to discover Clarins’ cleansing range and a ‘Responsible Beauty’ section to recycle your Clarins empties and receive an additional sample. (Terms and conditions apply.)
Stand to enjoy a complimentary beauty consultation that’s tailored to your skin’s needs too. Plus, redeem Clarins samples and OATSIDE Oat Milk when you complete your consultation.
The details: The DOMAINE CLARINS pop-up will be open from 27 April to 7 May 2023, from 10AM to 10PM at ION Orchard’s B4 Atrium, 2 Orchard Turn, S 238801. Register here.
More events, exhibitions and new stores to check out in Singapore
Till 3 May: Visit the 'Hello Summer!' by Jung Beauty pop-up
For K-beauty lovers, head over to the ‘Hello Summer!’ by Jung Beauty pop-up to check out trending skincare products, a Korean-style caricature booth and experience a complimentary skin analysis session.
The details: The 'Hello Summer!' by Jung Beauty pop-up is located at B1 of Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road, S 247933. It'll be open till 3 May 2023.
Till 3 May: Check out the ‘Perfect’ Marc Jacobs fragrances pop-up
Marc Jacobs has unveiled a new floral scent, the Perfect Eau de Toilette, to celebrate the strength of being authentic through its luminous floral scent.
Experience the new scent at its two-week-long pop-up, where you can stand to win special goodies such as fragrances and vouchers, as well as decorate yourself with custom temporary tattoos.
The details: The ‘Perfect’ Marc Jacobs fragrances pop-up will be open till 3 May 2023 at Plaza Singapura. Find it in front of Sephora, Atrium @ Plaza Singapura, #01-56/57, 68 Orchard Rd, S 238839.
Till 7 May: Participate in Project Green at Plaza Singapura
Keen to do your part for Earth Day, but not sure where and how to start? Consider making your way to Plaza Singapura as the mall has unveiled its sustainability showcase ‘Project Green’ to encourage shoppers to contribute to the green movement. Take part in eco-workshops and sign up for in-store crafts demo sessions and enjoy an assortment of shopping and dining deals from participating brands.
Look forward to these activities:
- 29, 30 Apr: Crochet Demo with Recycled Yarn at Spotlight
- 29, 30 Apr: Sew a Palm Tote Bag with Organic Fabrics at Spotlight
The details: ‘Project Green’ is located at Level 1, Main Atrium, at Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, S 238839. Learn more here.
Bring your elders to ‘Reunion’ at the National Museum of Singapore
Looking for a calm and conducive environment for you and your folks to spend some quality time in? Bring them out to ‘Reunion’, a new social space at the National Museum of Singapore that aims to support the health and well-being of seniors, including those with mild cognitive impairment and dementia.
Designed with the support of the Lien Foundation, the social space features several key components, including music booths, a Quiet Room and a Memory Lane immersive experience. Café goers can check out Café Brera too; it’s the museum’s latest eatery that serves up fresh bakes and wholesome eats. The café’s menu also includes dysphagia-friendly food for those with swallowing difficulties.
The details: ‘Reunion’ is located at Level 1 of the Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, S 178897. The social space is open daily from 9AM to 6PM, while Café Brera is open daily from 9AM to 5PM.
Visit ECCO’s new PRIME concept store
Looking to expand your shoe-drobe? Danish brand Ecco has opened its latest PRIME concept store at Raffles City shopping mall. Step inside, head towards the store’s cosy lounge and seating area and enjoy a cup of coffee while you browse the brand’s selection of footwear. The store offers an embossing service as well for shoppers to personalise their leather goods.
The details: The new ECCO PRIME concept store is located at #02-07, Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Rd, S 179103, and is open from 11AM to 9PM daily. Learn more about ECCO here.
Shop luxe beauty at Gucci Beauty’s new flagship store
If you’ve been tempted to try out Gucci Beauty’s stylish range of lippies, foundation and assorted beauty offerings, this is your sign to do so. Gucci Beauty has just opened its second flagship store in Singapore at Raffles City, which is also home to an interactive fragrance bar that introduces shoppers to the world of The Alchemist Garden Gucci’s collection of luxury fragrances.
In addition to showcasing the brand’s latest beauty launches, such as the Éternité de Beauté foundation, it will also offer monogram engraving and initial embroidery services on a selection of its products.
The details: Gucci Beauty’s new boutique is located at #01-40A, Raffles City, 252 North Bridge Rd, S 179103, and is open from 10AM to 10PM daily.
Till 30 Apr: ‘Travel’ back in time at The Magnum Classic Remix Arcade
Ice cream brand Magnum has joined hands with local speakeasy bar Mama Diam to host a ‘live’ arcade experience that showcases Magnum’s latest Remix Range of flavours. The space is inspired by popular nostalgic games of the past and features Magnum Remix Art pieces created by local illustrator Kai Lee.
Visit The Magnum Classic Remix Arcade at Mama Diam or online and participate in the remixed arcade games to stand to win “unlimited” prizes too, including a Nintendo Switch Lite, Apple AirPods, Tamagotchis, and film cameras.
The details: The Classics Remixed with Magnum x Mama Diam ‘live’ arcade experience will be available till 30 April 2023. The space will be open from 4PM to 10:30PM from Mondays to Thursdays, and from 4PM to 12AM on Fridays, Saturdays and Public Holidays.
Shop and dine at MUJI’s newest store in 100AM mall
MUJI-philes, head over to 100AM mall as the popular Japanese lifestyle chain has opened its latest outlet there in line with the celebration of MUJI Singapore’s 20th anniversary. This marks MUJI Singapore’s second Café&Meal outlet in this country, with its first located at Plaza Singapura.
The details: MUJI Singapore’s 10th store is located at 100AM Mall, 100 Tras Street, #04-04 to 08, S 079027. MUJI 100AM is open daily from 11AM to 9PM, while MUJI Cafe&Meal is open from 11:30AM to 8:30PM.
Till 30 Apr: Check out the Maison Margiela x Gentle Monster pop-up at Marina Bay Sands
South Korean-born eyewear brand Gentle Monster has staged a pop-up at its Marina Bay Sands boutique to celebrate the arrival of its collaboration collection with French luxury fashion house Maison Margiela.
The pop-up presents Gentle Monster’s unique reinterpretation of Maison Margiela’s signature elements, such as the black masks, loose thread and fabric details. P.S. Singapore is chosen as one of the seven cities in the world to showcase this highly anticipated collaboration between the two cult brands.
The details: The Maison Margiela x Gentle Monster pop-up is located at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B2-103/104/105, S 018972. The pop-up will be available till 30 April 2023.
Till 30 Apr: Immerse yourself in the ‘Well Commune: Shenton’ pop-up wellness sanctuary
Hoping to take things slower during the weekend? Head over to Well Commune: Shenton, a ‘healing playground’ that invites visitors to explore a spectrum of wellness experiences. Some of the events and activities that you can look forward to include an alternative approach to sound healing, a kimchi workshop, a ‘Coffee Vibes’ experience with coffee from Common Man Coffee Roasters, and a wellness marketplace held on the opening and closing weekends.
The details: Well Commune: Shenton is located at 140 Cecil Street, PIL Building, Level 13, S 069540. Get your tickets via Klook here.
Till 1 May: Catch Rilakkuma and friends at Changi Airport
Flying out of Singapore soon? Be sure to pop by the Rilakkuma Holiday event at Changi Airport. The event features carnival rides and fun photo spots for kids and the kids at heart to enjoy. Stand to redeem Changi-exclusive Rilakkuma Premium items too with every SGD50 spent in a single receipt at Changi Airport public areas from T1 to T4.
The details: The Rilakkuma Holiday carnival event is open on Fridays from 5:30PM to 9:30PM and on Saturdays, Sundays and on Public Holidays from 12PM to 10PM. Spend a minimum of SGD80 in Changi Airport public areas from T1 to T4 (or SGD100 at supermarkets) to redeem five carnival credits. Click here to learn more.
Till 16 Jul: Discover Nespresso’s new Vertuo Pop machine at its pop-up
Can’t live without coffee? Head over to Suntec City to discover Nespresso’s smallest Vertuo machine ever, the Vertuo Pop. As with the other machines in the brand’s Vertuo range, the Vertuo Pop is a smart device that identifies your coffee capsule and prepares your coffee instantly. Talk about convenience with every cuppa.
Drop by the Vertuo Pop pop-up for a closer look at the machine and its four colour ways: Mango Yellow, Spicy Red, Aqua Mint and Liquorice Black. You can also participate in fun and interactive activities, including a coffee personality pop quiz to win Nespresso vouchers. Don’t forget to pick up a complimentary cup of Nespresso coffee too while you’re there.
The details: The Nespresso Vertuo Pop Experience will be stationed at the Suntec City Atrium (Convention Centre) till 16 April 2023. It will make its way to several other locations in Singapore, including VivoCity Central Court 1 from 16 to 28 May 2023, Northpoint City South Atrium from 3 to 15 June 2023, and Causeway Point Atrium from 4 to 16 July 2023. Admission is free.
Till 30 Jul: Step into street culture at 'Sneakertopia'
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Consider yourself a sneakerhead? This one’s for you. The Sneakertopia: Step Into Street Culture exhibition is making its Asian debut at ArtScience Museum, which will showcase over 100 limited-edition sneakers and 70 artworks from both international and local creatives.
Featuring 10 colourful zones, the exhibition will take visitors on a creative journey through the world of sneakers and all its connected cultures. Highlights include Singapore-born singer JJ Lin’s personal sneaker and artwork collection, a larger-than-life sneaker made from cardboard by French sculptor smoluk, and local creative Josiah Chua’s BTS x McDonald’s sneaker, which went viral in 2021. The exhibition also has a dedicated pop-up store for you to shop for new kicks, figurines and other lifestyle products to fuel your love for all things sneakers and streetwear.
The details: Sneakertopia will run till 30 July 2023. Tickets are priced from SGD14.70 per adult and includes entry to the MENTAL: Colours of Wellbeing exhibition. Get yours here.
Visit ‘Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience’ at Resorts World Sentosa
Step into the universe of revered Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh at this immersive exhibition that has finally landed on Singapore's shores. Located at Resorts World Sentosa, the exhibition is a “360-degree digital art experience” that will present more than 300 of Van Gogh’s artworks in a multitude of mediums — think interactive installations, a VR (virtual reality) experiential journey, artwork displays and more that will give you a glimpse of his world.
Wrap up your journey at the thematic cafe space, which features an exclusive menu including Van Gogh-themed chocolates by Singaporean chef Janice Wong. You’ll get to peruse an array of exclusive exhibition merchandise there as well.
The details: The ‘Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience’ exhibition is now open at Resorts World Sentosa, B1 Forum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, S 098269. The exhibition is open from 11AM to 8PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; from 10AM to 9PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and from 10AM to 7PM on Sundays. Tickets are priced at SGD15 for children and SGD24 for adults. Get your tickets here.
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