Things to do in March 2021
Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day may be behind us, but March brings a fair share of exciting dates to look forward to, including International Women’s Day and every student’s favourite – the March school holidays.
From attractive tech deals at the IT Show Festival to an all-new exhibition by Yayoi Kusama, here are 16 new things to do in March 2021 to keep you busy this exciting month.
1. Spot Hello Kitty amongst the cherry blossoms at GBTB’s Sakura exhibit
The Sakura Matsuri exhibit in 2020
Image credit: @gardensbythebay
We can’t quite hop on a plane to catch the cherry blossoms in Japan just yet, but we can still admire them IRL at the Sakura exhibit at the Flower Dome in Gardens by the Bay. Complete with torii gates and rickshaws, this will be quite the photo op to sprinkle your IG feed with beautiful blooms, pastel hues, and all things Japan.
Image credit: @hervacation
From sakura cherry blossoms to momo peach blossoms, you’ll also catch a glimpse of Japanese red-crowned cranes adorning the blooms. What’s more, Hello Kitty will be gracing this annual floral extravaganza for the first time, taking you through Japanese traditions like the nodate tea ceremony and furoshiki fabric wrapping.
Date: From 1st March 2021
Time: 9AM-9PM, Daily
Location: Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay
Price: $12 (adult) I $8 (children and seniors)
2. Get discounted tech gadgets at the IT Show Festival 2021
You can get these deals islandwide at stores like Challenger and Harvey Norman
There’s nothing that brings greater satisfaction than snagging a deal on something expensive and at the IT Show Festival, you can get up to 50% off on electronics, with popular brands like Secretlab and Samsung.
For the lowdown on deals on TVs, Bluetooth headphones, computer monitors and laptops, keep an eye out for the digital brochure that will be released on 8th March 2021. To whet your appetite for this year’s festival, last year’s IT Show had deals like $100 off the Sony WF-1000XM3 ($239, U.P. $349), and a whopping 50% off the Prism+ X270 Gaming Monitor ($349, U.P. $699)!
Date: 11th – 21st March 2021
Location: Online and in participating stores islandwide
3. Have a taste of Japan at the KINOKUNIYA pop-up stores
Image credit: @kinokuniya_super
For Singaporeans, “Kinokuniya” might be associated with the large Japanese bookstore nestled within Takashimaya, but for the Japanese, it’ll bring to mind a highly-popular supermarket chain over there.
From Daiso and Meidi-ya to Don Don Donki, Singaporeans can’t seem to have enough of all things Japanese. This March, we’ll get an extra dose of Japan with Kinokuniya’s two pop-up stores which will stock their best-selling exclusives like Strawberry Butter (from $13.50) and Premium Truffle Soy Sauce ($20.50).
JAPAN RAIL CAFE
Dates: 27th February – 18th March 2021
Location: 5 Wallich Street, #01-20 Guoco Tower, Singapore 078883
Isetan Scotts Departmental Store
Dates: 3rd -18th March 2021
Location: Level B1, 350 Orchard Road, Shaw House, Singapore 238868
4. Learn how to make wax figures at Madame Tussauds
Image credit: @mtssingapore
If you’ve ever seen photos of celebrities next to their wax figures before, you know how creepily accurate they can be. Making a good wax figure takes lots of skill and practice but if you want to try your hand at being a wax artist for one hour, you can sign up for Madame Tussauds: Behind The Magic.
Not only will you get to learn how the experts make these life-like figures, but you’ll also get some hands-on experience while crafting your very own wax souvenir to take home.
Date: Until 27th March 2021
Price: From $49.90 (SRV eligible)
5. Try your hand at painting watercolour botanical art
Image credit: National Parks
It’s no secret that artists are obsessed with nature, and if you want to try your hand at recreating that beauty yourself, the Painting Foliage in Watercolours workshop will provide expert tips to get you there.
Conducted by Botanical Art Society Singapore, participants will learn the step-by-step process to paint an elegant Calathea leaf which they’ll then be able to take home.
Date: 6th March 2021
Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Botany Centre, Classroom, Level 2
6. Hear from some of the best filmmakers in Singapore
Director Ong Kuo Sin (centre) has worked with famous local artists like Mark Lee and Michelle Chong
Image credit: @burger_gs
Be it IG stories or TikToks, most of us snap videos on the regular – but if you want to take things to the next level, check out the ciNE65 workshops to learn from some of the best creators in Singapore. You’ll get to hear from a panel that includes Ong Kuo Sin, director of the hit Channel 8 show ‘School Days’ which won the best sitcom of the year at the Star Awards.
With both online and hands-on sessions, four film workshops will be held throughout March. From producing a film within a tight budget to directing an impactful short film that’s sure to make your audience shed a tear, you’ll even get the chance to hear more about the process of making an actual feature film.
Dates: 3rd, 10th, 30th, and 31st March 2021
Location: The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
7. Have a staycation at a brand new hotel in Singapore
Image credit: The Clan Hotel Singapore
If there’s one thing Singaporeans love to do, it’s having a staycation. Instead of visiting the same places every time, check out the newest addition to Singapore’s long list of luxury hotels – The Clan Hotel.
Officially opening to the public on 1st March 2021, the hotel has a full range of amenities, like a 24-hour Sky Gym and a Sky Pool for you to kick back 30 stories up in the air. Located a stone’s throw from Telok Ayer MRT, The Clan Hotel has an interior that’s a #throwback to the vibrant history of the area, giving you a chance to live it up like a towkay, if only for a weekend.
Sky Pool (L) and Sky Gym (R)
Image adapted from The Clan Hotel Singapore
Date: From 1st March 2021
Location: 10 Cross Street, Singapore 048417
Price: From $295/night
8. Channel your inner superhero in a Marvel Virtual Run
Image credit: @zxynpot
With Disney+ finally in Singapore, Marvel fans can now binge on Marvel shows to their hearts’ desire. Take this further and channel your inner Captain America by signing up for the Marvel Virtual Run, and become an honorary member of the Avengers.
Image credit: @lim_chuen_yang
Participants will get exclusive Marvel merchandise including a t-shirt, an Avengers trophy, and a drawstring bag, and they’ll also have a chance to win figurines and Lego sets by participating in an Instagram fan photo contest.
Date: Until 30th April 2021
Price: From $25
9. Catch the Margins exhibit at the ArtScience Museum for the last time
Image credits: @artsciencemuseumsg
A picture is worth a thousand words, which is why the Margins: drawing pictures of home photography exhibition at ArtScience Museum is the perfect place to learn more about the untold stories of Singapore. The exhibition features over 490 images by 15 Singaporean photographers and will be sure to inspire you to explore the lesser-known parts of our nation.
From Nguan’s dreamy pastel photos of Singapore, to an installation that visually recorded the daily haze levels for a full year, even true blue locals will get the chance to see Singapore through fresh perspectives.
Date: Until 28th March 2021
Time: 10AM-7PM, Daily
Location: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Price: $6/person (SRV eligible)
10. Stretch along to Frank Ocean beats at Yoga Movement
Image credit: @yogamovement
With a whole range of benefits like fitness, mindfulness and wellbeing, it’s little wonder that yoga is such a popular activity among Singaporeans. But for a twist on this traditional experience, check out Yoga Movement’s newest Orchard outlet for their unique March pop-up classes.
You know you’re in for a wild ride with classes like Frank Ocean Flow and Punk Rock Hot Core to send you straight vibing throughout your flow session.
Price: From $19/class
11. Take funky mirror selfies at Yayoi Kusama’s latest exhibition
Image credit: @the__noon
We all remember the flood of polka-dotted Instagram posts when Yayoi Kasuma’s cheery “Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow” exhibition hit our shores a few years back. For an extra dose of IG-worthy positivity, check out Yayoi Kussma: recent paintings, held at Gillman Barracks for a limited time only.
Coming to Singapore for the very first time, this exhibition features mirror-like melted ‘clouds’ on the ground, with intricate monochromatic paintings lining the walls of the space.
Date: Until 6th March 2021
Location: Ota Fine Arts, Gillman Barracks, 7 Lock Road, Singapore 108935
Opening hours: Tues – Sat 11AM-7PM | Sun 11AM-6PM (Closed on Mondays and Public Holidays)
12. Brew your very own potions at the Wizard’s Den
Image credit: @thewizardsdenau
If you’re still disappointed that you didn’t receive a Hogwarts admissions letter when you turned 11, find respite by brewing your very own potions at The Wizard’s Den, and live out your wizarding fantasies for 90 minutes.
Decked out with robe and wand, you’ll craft your very own alcoholic concoction with the help of a much nicer potions master than Snape. It’ll be a fun evening of riddles and challenges as you unlock ingredients to produce a cocktail for a toast to your childhood fantasies.
To prevent muggles from finding this magical spot, the secret location will only be revealed when you sign up.
Date: Until 29th April 2021
13. Pose with multi-coloured hearts at Suntec City’s ‘Love’ installation
Image credit: @nummikijung
Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t mean we have to stop posting over-the-top photos with bae. If you’re on a date in the area, hop over to Suntec City for a pop-up photo spot that literally screams “love”.
Image credit: @vonnie_0812
Featuring a psychedelic backdrop of multicoloured hearts, get creative as you pose around the iconic “LOVE” sculpture or the unique curved heart-shaped mirrors on the walls. There isn’t a specified end-date for this pop-up installation so do head down ASAP if you wish to check this place out.
Location: Suntec City #01-313 (West Wing)
14. Support the local art scene at The Substation: SeptFest
Image from SeptFest 2015
Image credit: @wweishh
Those aching for a potent dose of live performances will be thrilled to know that SeptFest will finally be back after six years with the theme of “In The Margins”.
The festival will showcase local and regional talents through a whole slew of performances, including the Migrant Workers Community Museum exhibition, the Waltz of the Flower theatre performance, and a music performance by NADA x ScRach Marcs.
There’s free admission to all exhibits, and tickets to performances at SeptFest 2021 start from $30.
Date: 4th – 28th March 2021
15. Snag incredible book deals at Big Bad Wolf online book sale
Image credit: Azinuddin Ghazali
2021 might be well underway, but if you’re in need of fresh page-turners to help you along as you fulfil your reading resolutions, head on down for the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale. With up to 95% off, you can expect sales on some crowd favourites like Ready Player One ($5.90) and Paper Towns ($7.00) among over 60,000 book titles.
Apart from your standard novels, there are also other things on sale like educational activity boards and Marvel sticker packs that are sure to be a hit with children. The fair will be held completely online this year, so keep an eye on their website for any updates on any new books up for sale.
Date: Until 5th March 2021
16. Paint your next masterpiece alongside adorable cats
Image credit: @consider.the.wild.flower
Art jamming and visiting cat cafes are both extremely therapeutic things to do in Singapore – and you can now combine the two at Wildflower Studio for a one-stop power-packed remedy for a stressful week.
For $35, you’ll get a welcome drink, a canvas and access to their craft materials to paint your heart away for the 2-hour session. This home-based studio is also home to three adorable cats – Saffron, Sundae, and Soba – which you’re free to play with and pet throughout.
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Block 838 Yishun Street 81, Singapore 760838
New things to do in March 2021
With a whole slew of events and holidays happening, March 2021 is looking to be a busy month ahead. From attractive sales and art exhibitions to a quirky Harry Potter cocktail-making workshop, shake things on our next outing with family and friends – and make March a month to remember.
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