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Things To Do This Weekend (Sept 2023 Edition)

Have no weekend plans this week? Fret not. From one chronically bored individual to another, here are a few things that you can consider doing to spruce up your weekend itinerary.

Van Gogh Singapore: The Immersive Experience

The Van Gogh: Immersive Experience is an internationally known visual and virtual art experience centred around the life of the prolific and famous Dutch painter.

What makes this exhibition worth a chunk of your time in your already short weekend? After all, Van Gogh’s works are often featured in the world’s best museums or even on clothing and apparel. Well, the exhibition presents the visitor with a unique perspective to learn about his life and experiences, experiencing them alongside him through unique mediums such as VR.

The exhibition has been around town and has received nothing but praise by famous press outlets such as TimeOut and Forbes. It’s been announced that September would be the last month; so be sure to visit the exhibition if you haven’t already!

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

Opening recently in this first week of August, Van Leeuwen is an iconic ice cream shop originating from and famous in the Big Apple. Its’ storefront, located at Orchard Central entices you to enter with a rainbow-coloured walkway, where you are promptly greeted by even more colours through their offering of ice cream flavours.

The store imports a variety of flavours popular in their New York outlets that us locals have never seen before such as Marionberry Cheesecake. Another thing to note is that the store values inclusivity, looking to provide a sweet treat to anyone regardless of their dietary restrictions. You can find plant-based options not only in their flavours but in their toppings as well.

Van Leeuwen Ice Cream

Orchard Central #01-19, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896

Opening Hours: 12pm – 11pm (Sun – Wed), 12pm – 12am (Thurs – Sat)

Gardens by the Bay: Orchids of Machu Picchu

Gardens by the Bay’s latest project, a collaboration with the Embassy of Peru and Inkaterra, presents Orchids of Machu Picchu. Being Singapore’s national flower, there also exist varieties of orchids that are widely prominent and featured in the region of the UNESCO world heritage site.

The arrangement of flowers draws inspiration from the Inca Trail, a historical network of pathways that once linked the expansive Inca Empire. Guests have the opportunity to journey back in time, following the footsteps of a 15th-century Inca ruler through a stunning array of rarely-seen regional orchids. Taking place in the Cloud Forest, this exhibit features unique Orquideario (Spanish for Orchidarium, a display terrarium specifically featuring orchids).This is a fantastic chance to learn about a foreign culture, especially considering exhibitions at Gardens by the Bay are known to be nothing short of spectacular!


Thank you for reading this article and we hope that these suggestions will give you a list of exciting activities to fill your weekends with! Remember to sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we have new articles ready for you and have a fantastic weekend!


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