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What's on this weekend in Singapore: Dec 25 - 27, 2020

What's on this weekend in Singapore: Dec 25 - 27, 2020
PHOTO: Grand Hyatt Singapore

1. Exploring The Abandoned World War 2 Marsiling Bunkers


Hosted by Beyond Expeditions SG , explore the abandoned WWII Marsiling Bunkers with an adventurous trekking activity. You’ll have a smashing time bashing your way through the rainforest and exploring abandoned hidden WWII structures!

Expect sprawling underground tunnels leftover from British rule, rambling jungle vines, giant geckos, ankle-high mud and more!

(Note: In line with current Covid-19 safe distancing measures, each trek will have a maximum of 8 people, split into two groups.)

Exploring The Abandoned World War 2 Marsiling Bunkers
Slots available till Jan 16, 2021
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Beyond Expeditions SG

2. Grand Hyatt's Christmas Feasts


Close out 2020 with the finest festive feasts this Christmas and New Years’ Eve at Grand Hyatt Singapore’s five restaurants.

This luxe hotel located in the Orchard area boasts five equally unique restaurants: Mezza9StraitsKitchenPete’s Place10 Scotts and Oasis Restaurant

And they are pulling out all the stops for the 2020 festive season, crafting their festive menus with sustainable ingredients to surprise your palates come during Christmas dinners.

How? Think traditional festive dishes, with a twist. Introducing a spread of Christmas and New Years’ Eve lunch and dinner feasts of 2020! Click here for more details on reservations.

Grand Hyatt's Christmas Feasts
Dec 24 & 25, 2020
10 Scotts Rd., 228211

3. Murder At Mandai Camp: The Case Reopens In December

Put on your investigator’s cap once again as Sight Lines Entertainment presents Murder at Mandai Camp: The Case Reopens , the sequel to Mandai Camp: A Supernatural Murder Mystery that ran three days in June 2020.

The event is set to be Asia’s first virtual horror-mystery escape room with live-action gameplay and provides an immersive experience with 360° views, surround sound and choose-your-own-adventure mechanics. Tickets are going at $20 per person or $88 for 5 people.

For more information or to purchase your tickets, you can head here.

Murder At Mandai Camp: The Case Reopens In December
Dec 22, 2020 - Jan 2, 2021
8 p.m. -  4 a.m.

4. Esplanade Come Together (Week 3: Revisit)


This December, join Esplanade as it celebrates friendships new and old as artists and kindred spirits come together for a time of collaboration, reflection and revelry. Look forward to a diverse variety of exciting free performances across four weeks. 

The line-up of all artists for Come Together can be viewed on Catch daily live performances at the Esplanade Concourse and every weekend at Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, along with daily live streams from Esplanade Concourse at 8.30 p.m. on Esplanade's Facebook and Offstage.

Esplanade Come Together (Week 3: Revisit)
Dec 22 - 27, 2020

5. Combing For Ice And Jade by Kurt Tong


Hosted by the Singapore International Photography Festival , the SIPF is a biennale gathering of minds for the arts and appreciation of photography! The 7th SIPF 2020 will take place from Nov 5, 2020 & Jan 30, 2021.

Combing for Ice and Jade is a love note from Kurt Tong to his nanny, Mak Ngan Yuk, who worked for his family in Hong Kong for nearly forty years. 

Working closely with his nanny for a period of seven years, Tong traces and reveals her story through a combination of materials from his family archive, found photographs from Mak’s extended family, new photographs, Chinese Ink Painting and women’s magazines from China that span six decades.

Combing For Ice And Jade by Kurt Tong
Till Jan 10, 2021 (free admission)
Esplanade Tunnel, 1 Esplanade Dr., 038981

6. Christmas Screenings: Adventures from Moominvalley


Celebrate a warm and whimsy Christmas this year at the ArtScience Museum with a season-long screening of wintry themed episodes from Adventures from Moominvalley, the 1990-91 series that follows the magical quests of a young Moomin and his friends in the idyllic Moominvalley.

There will be 4 screenings daily of all five episodes at 11 a.m., 1.30 p.m., 4 p.m., 6.30 p.m.

Christmas Screenings: Adventures from Moominvalley
Dec 8, 2020 - Jan 10, 2021
ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, 018974

7. Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express


Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express will present some of the most extraordinary objects and documents to showcase centuries-old history that retraces the legacy of the train, allowing visitors to discover events that transformed the world, and shaped the map.

Explore the tracks and landscapes that generations before had once travelled on, and witness what then, only a few explorers and diplomats had.

Tickets are at $25 and they are even offering a Family Bundle at $88(2 adults & 2 children - ages 3 -12).

Once Upon A Time on The Orient Express
Dec 12, 2020 - June 13, 2021
Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr., West Lawn, 018953

8. KAIJUU Christmas Market


Come ROAR with KAIJUU Fibers for its last event of the year – the Christmas Market! KAIJUU specialises in magical hand-dyed yarn from the crockpot. Its hand-dyed yarns are painted with bright colors to inspire others to wear brightly colored items.

The brand is all about wanting you to know that it is okay to be loud and mismatched.

KAIJUU Christmas Market
Till Dec 24, 2020 (Weekdays: 5 p.m.- 9 p.m; weekends: 2 p.m.- 9 p.m.)

9. Time Passes by Singapore Arts Museum (SAM)


Guest curated by Samantha Yap, Time Passes is conceived as a corridor of time that echoes the indeterminate passage of our days as we navigate through the pandemic that is still to pass, and the detritus it will leave behind.

Its title references the middle chapter in Virginia Woolf’s novel 'To the Lighthouse' which captures a movement in time and feeling. Tickets sold here. [Free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents]

Time Passes by Singapore Arts Museum (SAM)
Till Feb 21, 2021
10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily
City Hall Wing, Level 3, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery B, National Gallery Singapore

This article was first published in The Finder.

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