What’s on this weekend: 9 – 10 September 2017

By Jillian Wong on 7th September 2017

What’s on this weekend: 9 – 10 September 2017 Image from iStock

Round off the September school holidays with a beautiful display of autumnal blooms, a carnival at Changi Airport and a picnic with an adorable bunny.

Watch a Grimm Brothers fairytale about the power of words
A king, a golden-haired lady and an imp. Discover what happens when Gerta boasts that she can spin straw into gold – except that she can’t! The Players Theatre’s musical adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin gives an inventive spin on the classic Grimm Brothers fairytale and in the process, shows how our choice of words carries consequences. Suitable for children of all ages.

9 – 24 September 2017, 1pm (10 & 17 Sep) and 11am (16 Sep), Ulu Pandan CC Theatrette. Read the synopsis here and get your tickets from Sistic.

Immerse in all things comics, anime, manga, toys and games
Bring the whole family down to the Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC), which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Mingle with popular cosplaying personalities, meet your favourite comic artists, and even dress up as your favourite characters! You can look forward to a special Star Wars zone, an area inspired by Tokyo’s Akihabara district and exclusive merchandise.

9 & 10 September 2017, Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Halls D, E and F. Visit the event website for more details.

Go on an exciting carnival ride at Changi Airport
As part of its ‘Changi Loves Kids’ initiative, Changi Airport is throwing a carnival filled with rides, games and prizes! Plus, children dine for free on weekends between 11am to 2pm at selected establishments at all three terminals! They’ll also receive a free carnival pack filled with fun activities like colouring sheets, cut-out models and more.

From now until 8 October 2017, noon – 11pm, Changi Airport Terminal 3, Departure Hall Level 2, near Row 11. Click here for more information.

Have a picnic with an adorable bunny
Fancy a picnic with Miffy? Don’t miss your chance to frolic with the adorable Dutch bunny at Junction 8! The picnic costs $50 for a family of four and you can reserve your spots in-person at the Customer Service Counter. They’re available on a first-come first-serve basis so hurry! You can also get up-close at a meet-and-greet and take part in a fun Shrink Art workshop.

9 September 2017, 4pm, Junction 8 Level 3 Roof Garden. Find out more here.

Enjoy an evening of opera classics
Relax to the beautiful strains of opera as the Mus’Art Wind Orchestra performs classics by Mozart, Puccini and other great composers.

9 September 2017, 5 – 6.15pm, Esplanade Concert Hall. Find out more here.

Witness the beauty of autumn
Step into an autumnal wonderland at Gardens by the Bay’s Autumn Harvest floral display! Marvel at flower fields filled with blooms in dazzling red, gold and green, farm plots overflowing with fruits and vegetables, and check out the mini Halloween exhibit featuring more than 10 varieties of pumpkins.

From now until 29 October 2017, 9am – 9pm, Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. Find out more here.

Have a sandsational time at Asia’s biggest sand festival
Admire sand artworks, enjoy discounted rides and feast on sand-themed food and beverages at Sentosa’s Sandsation festival! On view are over 30 intricate and larger-than-life sandcastles created by local sand sculptor JOOheng. Entry is free this weekend, so make your way down!

From now until 17 September 2017, 10am – 9pm, Siloso Beach. For more information, click here.