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9 things to eat, see and do this weekend (Oct 2-4)

Whether you’d like to feast on affordable three-course meals or get spooked, look no further than our exciting guide

To eat/drink

1. Dine at the National Gallery Singapore’s first restaurant


If you can’t wait till the National Gallery Singapore officially opens its doors, you might want to first check out Aura, a fine-dining Italian restaurant slated to open on Oct 1. Brought to you by the il Lido Group, the dining establishment will offer Italian cuisine featuring antipasti, mains and pasta complete with a beautiful alfresco dining area.

More information here.

2. Treat your loved ones to Gu Ma Jia


When was the last time you spent quality time with your parents or grandparents? We say, take them to Gu Ma Jia Restaurant for some delicious home-style cooking that is also made with less oil and no added MSG. In line with SG50, the restaurant is also launching an exclusive promotion for Pioneer Generation Cardholders entitling them to 10 per cent off the total bill and a free welcome drink.

More information here.

3. Tuck into a three-course meal for $25


For just $25, you’ll be able to enjoy Caffe B’s latest three-course lunch set menu which showcases delectable Italian fare with a Japanese touch. New additions include appetisers like Pepper-Crusted Tuna Salad and main courses such as Baked Chicken Breast with Aubergine Parmesan and Gratinated King Prawn.

More information here.

To see

1. Watch the revamp of a feet-tapping classic musical

It’s the last weekend to catch Saturday Night Fever in town, and this run is completely different from any other. The 2015 Asian Tour of the West End and Broadway iconic dance musical will feature a revamped script and completely re-conceptualised production.

More information here.

2. Watch contemporary local films about good old Singapore times

Local filmmaker Royston Tan said, “I want to archive these places before they are lost forever.” He has successfully done so with many of his films, and some of them – such as Old Places and Old Romances – will be screened at Archifilms this year. Have a nostalgic weekend when you catch these screenings at Archifilms.

More information here.

3. Catch “Running Man” star and rapper Gary Kang live


Make a date with Running Man star and rapper Gary Kang this Friday, when he will be meeting and greeting his fans here ahead of his surprise appearance at a mystery school for channel M’s “School’s Out”. He may even reveal which lucky school will get to spend an afternoon filming with him. Only one way to find out!

More information here.

To do

1. Light up your life at this fun run and carnival

This unique non-competitive charity run, ‘Light Up Your Life Run’, is the first of its kind organised jointly by an animal welfare organisation and a human charity organisation. Categories for participation include the individual 5 km and 10 km run, as well as the 2 km dog walk (dog accompanied by owner). Every participant will receive a goodie bag, and even if you’re not joining in, you can also enjoy activities on the sideline with your friends or family.*

*Event may be cancelled if the the three-hour Pollutant Standards Index (PSI) goes above 300 on Saturday

More information here.

2. Get spooked silly at Universal Studios

Halloween season has begun, and Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Singapore is back for a even scarier night terrors. This year, can you survive the host of ghouls in an infected HDB block, a derailed MRT train and a paper hell house?

More information here.

3. Raise awareness about breast cancer and support survivors

The Pink Ribbon Walk aims to bring breast cancer fighters, survivors and supporters together in a symbolic 3.2km walk. You can also join in the fun activities for young and old at the carnival taking place before the walk, and visit booths by brands like WINX, Pangdemonium, Nestlé Fitnesse, Jean Yip, Blackmores and many more.*

More information here

By Pamela Chow and Samantha Francis