Weekend planner Sept 7-8: Pet flea market, Japan Summer Festival and other fun activities

The weekend is finally here!

Don't waste it away by spending it at home because there are lots of activities happening around the island to enjoy with your friends and family.

Weekends will never be the same again with this weekend planner.


The first weekend market for pets organised by The Pet Pop-up will be happening at Our Tampines Hub this Sunday (Sept 8), with an array of local and international merchandise going at up to 80 per cent off.

The venue will include a 'Pet Parent Flea' segment for pet owners to sell their pre-loved items, as well as an adoption drive by Save Our Singapore Dogs (SOSD), where about 30 pooches will be looking for their forever homes. 

When: Sunday, Sept 8, 10am to 5pm
Where: Tennis Courts, Arena @ Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523


PHOTO: Sportshubtix

Japanese summer festival Natsu Matsuri is back in Singapore.

Enjoy a Pokemon carnival and Bon-Orodri mass dance, yukata try-outs, stage performances, join the J-Pop Fitness Dance Jam session, and visit over 100 food and merch stalls.

Tickets are available for just $6 each (till Sept 6), or you can buy them at the event for $8. Admission is free for kids below 1.2m tall.

The festival is held together with the Sports Hub Community Play Day, where you can take part in various heritage-themed challenges, and try go-karting. Click here to grab your tickets and for more information.

What: Japan Summer Festival
When: Sept 7 and 8, 12pm to 9pm
Where: National Stadium


Put your most fashionable foot forward this weekend at the Zalora Fashion Festival, happening on Saturday (Sept 7) at The Deck.

Check out Instagram-worthy themed rooms filled with your favourite brands such as Adidas, Calvin Klein, Vans, Nars, and Skin Inc, with music courtesy of DJ Linda Hao and performances by homegrown singer, Tabitha Nauser.

Guests can enter a hashtag challenge for the chance to win some Zalora stash, with goodie bags available for the first 100 shoppers at the event. 

When: Saturday Sept 7, 12pm to 9pm
Where: The Deck, 120A Prinsep St, Singapore 187937 


Regular patrons of the Pump Room at Clarke Quay can revisit the establishment for a brand new experience when the live entertainment venue reopens on Saturday (Sept 7), under a new owner and new name.

The Crossroads, operated by microbrewery Crossroads Brewing Co., takes over the space left by the iconic dining and entertainment establishment.

Expect to imbibe seasonal craft beers brewed onsite while bobbing to the beats of local and international live bands.

For its grand opening this Saturday, party on from 1pm to 3am, with seven bands taking the stage the whole day. To celebrate, Crossroads will also be giving out a free Crossdog cocktail to each guest.

What: Grand opening of The Crossroads (formerly The Pump Room)
Where: The Crossroads, 3B River Valley Road, The Foundry, #01-09/10, Singapore 179021


We have our @latinadasg 2019 Booklet program ready!!! More information coming soon!!! Watch this space!!! #LatinadaSG #LATINADA2019 #LatinAmerica #FoodFestivalSG

Posted by Singapore's First Latin American Food Festival "Latinada" on Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Starting Sept 8, be transported to Latin America for a week-long fiesta of Latin beats, sizzling salsa and yummy food.

If you can tell your chimichurri from your pico de gallo, this may be right up your alley.

Latin food festival Latinada 2019 will see 11 chefs, 12 restaurants, and 13 events across a week of festivities that celebrate the culinary and cultural diversity of Latin America.

Where: Various restaurants, for more info click here.
When: Sept 8 to 16


Peanuts fans will want to catch this before it goes.

Kumoya Cafe, which changes its theme every three months or so, is back with the world's most famous beagle adorning its walls and its plates. As usual, the menu is curated by the Kumoya kitchen team and food artist Shirley Wong, a.k.a Little Miss Bento.

Here's some too-cute-to-eat items on the menu you can expect:

It's nearing the end of its three-month run so catch it before it goes.

Introducing the first-of-its-kind Snoopy-centric pop-up café in Singapore and South East Asia. Have fun dining on...

Posted by Kumoya Singapore on Thursday, June 13, 2019

Where: Kumoya Cafe, 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320
When: Till Sept 22. Opening hours: Closed on Monday. Tuesday - Thursday, Sunday (12.00pm - 9.30pm) Friday and Saturday (12.00pm - 10.30pm) (last order 30 minutes before closing)


PHOTO: Singapore River Festival

Clarke Quay Central has transformed into a Japanese arcade arena this Singapore River Festival till Sept 15, where shoppers can play classic games like Taiko No Tatsujin, Magic Gun Gun and Mario Kart, Sweet Land, Claw Catcher and Gashapon Drop.

To give it a go, simply redeem arcade tokens with a minimum spend of $30, (or $50 from the supermarket).

Games not your thing? Drop by on Sept 7 and 14 for evening performances by Japanese Taiko drums and LED acts.

For kids, there's also an outdoor interactive maze along the river (till Sept 29) decorated with origami butterflies, snails, flowers and more to fulfil your #ootd goals.

Click here for more details.

What: Playground at Clarke Quay Central
Where: Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen St, Singapore 059817
When: September, 11am to 10pm


Discover Tanjong Pagar this Saturday and explore the nooks and alleys as you run through one of Singapore’s most vibrant precincts with the District Race app. Find out more: http://bit.ly/TPDistrictRace

Posted by District Race SG on Thursday, September 5, 2019

Here's a race with a difference. Think you know your city? You may be surprised.

With the District Race app in hand, runners can choose your own route within the CBD area and navigate through a series of virtual checkpoints and challenges to maximise your score.

Explore surprising nooks and alleys, and #discovertanjongpagar while collecting as many points as possible.

Run your own race, or with a few friends, within the hour. Points and attempts are shown on the live leaderboard.

Participants will also receive a $10 Refinery Concepts voucher on the day of the event. Register here.

What: District Race Tanjong Pagar.
Where: Urban Park @ Guoco Tower, 1 Wallich St, Singapore 078881 
When: Saturday, Sept 7, 5pm to 8.30pm
Price: $10 per ticket


Reminisce on your NS days as you challenge yourself and your whole family to action-packed activities at the Singapore Discovery Centre, as it unveils new defence-related programmes.

There'll be activities to learn about army training like Ur Army Days — a one-day ticketed event which focuses on the NS experience featuring over 20 activity stations, specially curated to closely replicate the real-life experience of army training.

Or enjoy a new thrilling military ride experience at Operation Lightning Crush, a military-themed 4D ride show which will allow visitors to feel the adrenaline rush as they experience the full impact of our defence forces — air, land and sea — with thrilling twists, turns, and explosive effects.

Get more information here.

What: Our Army Days
Where: Singapore Discovery Centre
When: Saturday, Sept 7, 10am to 6pm
Admission: $12