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Things to do this weekend: Sakura x Hello Kitty display at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Art Book Fair, and more

Things to do this weekend: Sakura x Hello Kitty display at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore Art Book Fair, and more

Weekend fun

Text: Jean Chua


Phase 3's been 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, visit both sakuras and Hello Kitty at Gardens by the Bay, flip through zines at Singapore Art Book Fair and more.

EXHIBIT I Hello Kitty x Sakura Display at Gardens by the Bay

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The odds of seeing sakura flowers in Japan isn't likely in 2021. Thankfully, Gardens by the Bay gets it —and will be bringing not just these beautiful blooms, but also Hello Kitty in their newest display at the Flower Dome. As you walk through the majestic torii gates, you'll instantly be transported back to Japan as you catch sights of the popular cartoon character adorned in the midst of the oriental gardens and flower fields featuring pink-hued petals. The whole display is so picturesque, it makes for a splendid backdrop for your OOTDs.

Available now at Gardens by The Bay, Flower Dome from 9am-9pm. Admission charge to Flower Dome applies. Find out more here.

ART I Singapore Art Book Fair

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After being cancelled last year due to the pandemic, the highly-awaited Singapore Art Book Fair is finally back again this year. If you're a huge fan of sifting through contemporary art books, design catalogues and literary zines, then you simply can't miss this annual event. Immerse yourself in the astounding talent of local artists as you show your support for their work just by taking time out to appreciate their artworks, design, and photography. And if you find yourself falling head over heels with their work, you can even purchase it back so you'll have a new piece of artwork to decorate your home.

Available from 5th March to 7th March, at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore and 72-13, home of The Curators Academy and T:>Works.

CULTURE I SeptFest 2021: In The Margins

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It's been a sad time for the local art community seeing how renowned arts centre, The Substation, recently announced its departure from Armenian Street. However, here's some good news to soften the blow. After a six-year hiatus, the much-loved arts festival SeptFest is finally returning; a timely commemoration to the end of an era with its impending departure. SeptFest 2021: In The Margins will be a month long celebration of art and culture with theatre productions, film screenings, music performances and art exhibitions spanning four weekends, featuring well-known local artists like writer Alfian Sa'at and musician Subhas Nair. Don't miss out on The Substation's final hurrah, and catch it before it's gone forever.

Available till 28 March at The Substation. Find out more here.

DINE I Sky High Hawker

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We traditionally associate hawker fare to be enjoyed at hawker centres, and fine dining to be savoured at picturesque rooftops. But what if you could have the best of both worlds — affordable, scrumptious street food paired with a stunning view of Singapore's skyline? Introducing Sky High Hawker, where Singapore's finest chefs will be serving up their renditions of our much-loved local fare like chicken rice and satay while soaking up the unparalleled views from 57 floors high above our city. It will be a gastronomic dining experience like never before, and in case you think good food with a good view will eat up your wallets — prices start at $10.

Available 6 & 7 March, from 12pm-10pm. Find out more here.

EXPERIENCE I Lobster Air

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Arguably, the best part of long plane rides? The delish airplane meals. Lobster Air, a new restaurant that aims to recreate the feeling of dining on the plane with its unique airline cabin-themed interior. And it's not just the unique interiors of the restaurant that will make this one unforgettable dining experience, the food is definitely palatable too — serving drool-worthy dishes like Baked Boston Lobster when you opt for the exquisite business or first class menus. Even the waiters are authentic cabin crew, as most of them are actually pilots and flight attendants who lost their job due to the pandemic.

Located at #02-36, City Gate, 371 Beach Rd, 199597.