Things to do this weekend: Majulah Live, a (virtual) train to Japan, glamping at Jewel Changi and more

Things to do this weekend: Majulah Live, a (virtual) train to Japan, glamping at Jewel Changi and more

Weekend Fun

Text: Azrin Tan

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It's been quite a while since Phase 2 was introduced — and so, more and more of our favourite eateries, bars, and attractions have opened up their doors to customers. With that being said, bigger events still remain on hold. Not to fret though. This week, enjoy top-notch digital performances by local talents, hop on a (virtual) train to Japan, and get riled up for the biggest film festival in Singapore.

CELEBRATE | Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of Arts 2020

Coming back strong despite the relatively bleak mood of 2020 is the annual Kalaa Utsavam-Indian Festival of Arts: a celebration of the local Indian arts and culture scene which is set to feature a range of both live and digital streams of various performances. Some festival highlights include culturally rich dance performances such as Amara - Dancing Stories of Banteay Srei by Absaras Arts, and Pallavi through Abstractions by Chowk to palatable short plays such as Pathey Nimidam - 10-minute plays in collaboration with RDG. There will also be multifarious digital experiences such as free music performances and podcast conversations between prominent individuals in the scene.

From 20 to 29 November. Find out more about the programmes here.

ENJOY | Majulah Live

All your favourite local talents are coming together to deliver to you Singapore's first high-quality digital entertainment experience that features both quality stand-up comedy and standout music to keep you pumped over the whole weekend. Notable personalities such as Fakkah Fuzz, Jinx Yeo, Rishi Budhrani and Sharul Channa will be appearing for Majulah Comedy Live on 21 Nov, whilst the arresting voices from the likes of Aisyah Aziz, Estell Fly, Jon Chua JX, as well as FAUXE & Shye will be giving you real-time ear-candy performances for Majulah Music Live on 22 Nov.

From 20 to 21 November. Find out more about Majulah Live here.

EXPERIENCE | Glamping In The Clouds at Jewel

Ditch the hotel staycay and go for something a little more experimental with Jewel Changi Airport's very own rendition of glamping right in the midst of the indoor flora and fauna and the iconic HSBC rain vortex. Available all through the holiday season, the experience will allow you to spend a night in the whimsical Shiseido Forest Valley, a perfect spot to retire after a long day out and about. You can even have your own aesthetic day picnics (in an air-conditioned environment!); a perfect option for those planning mini parties and the like.

Book from 20 November 2020 till 3 January 2021. Find out more about Glamping In The Clouds here.

TRAVEL | The Japan Rail Fair

Get on this (virtual) JR train to Eastern Japan as it takes you through an immersive experience for Japan lovers and first-timers alike. Hosted by the East Japan Railway group, this train ride will feature various interactive activities that revolve around the highlights of the much-loved East Asian spot. You'll have a chance to learn more about specific attractions like their Ehime Prefecture or get to enjoy a live tasting session of Shochu with sampling sets being delivered right to your door.

From 20 to 22 November, 27 to 28 November. Learn more about The Japan Rail Fair here.

FILM | Moonlight Cinema for Singapore International Film Festival

As we await the 31st Singapore International Film Festival, Moonlight Cinema brings to us two films that remind us of wistful times abroad. Denise Ho: Becoming the Song, follows the story of famed Hong Kong singer Denise Ho as she takes on a search of her identity through music. The home screening will also come complete with a Q&A segment with the filmmaker. Faces Places is a visual treat as we embark on a journey with the iconic muralist JR and filmmaker Agnes Varda through the French countryside.

The screenings run from 20 to 21 Nov. Find out more about Moonlight Cinema's free screenings here, or book your tickets for the 31st Singapore International Film Festival here.