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.

For more things to do this March 2021, check out our other articles on the best deals this month and the new cafes and restaurants in March.


1. Spot Hello Kitty amongst the cherry blossoms at GBTB’s Sakura exhibit


Sakura exhibit 2019 GBTB
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. 

Hello Kitty x GBTB
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)

Gardens by the Bay website


2. Get discounted tech gadgets at the IT Show Festival 2021


IT store
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

IT Show Festival website


3. Have a taste of Japan at the KINOKUNIYA pop-up stores


KINOKUNIYA pop up store
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


Madame Tsussads Behind The Magic
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)

Book Behind The Magic tickets here


5. Try your hand at painting watercolour botanical art


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
Time: 9AM-12PM
Location: Singapore Botanic Gardens, Botany Centre, Classroom, Level 2
Price: $50

Register for the Painting Foliage in Watercolour workshop


6. Hear from some of the best filmmakers in Singapore


Ong Kuo Sin
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

ciNE65 Facebook


7. Have a staycation at a brand new hotel in Singapore


The Clan Hotel 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 and Sky GymSky 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

The Clan Hotel Singapore website


8. Channel your inner superhero in a Marvel Virtual Run


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.

Marvel Virtual Run trophy
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

Marvel Virtual Run website


9. Catch the Margins exhibit at the ArtScience Museum for the last time


Margins exhibit
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)

Book tickets to Margins: drawing pictures of home here


10. Stretch along to Frank Ocean beats at Yoga Movement


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

Yoga Movement website


11. Take funky mirror selfies at Yayoi Kusama’s latest exhibition


Yayoi Kusama
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)

Yayoi Kusama: recent paintings website


12. Brew your very own potions at the Wizard’s Den


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

The Wizard’s Den website


13. Pose with multi-coloured hearts at Suntec City’s ‘Love’ installation


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”.

suntec installation
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


septfest 2015
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

SeptFest 2021 website


15. Snag incredible book deals at Big Bad Wolf online book sale


Big Bad Wolf 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

Big Bad Wolf Books website


16. Paint your next masterpiece alongside adorable cats


Wildflower Studio
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.

Price: $35/person
Duration: 2 hours
Location: Block 838 Yishun Street 81, Singapore 760838

Wildflower Studio website


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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Cover image credits: @littlebluebirx, @thewizardsdenau, @consider.the.wildflowers