What you can do this weekend:
1) Meet Under the Banyan Tree for some 80′s films at the National Museum of Singapore
Is the National Museum of Singapore a gorgeous place to unwind and catch a free open-air movie? You bet.
This weekend, Cinémathèque, a program of the National Museum of Singapore, is presenting two movies as part of its Under the Banyan Tree series – The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (Friday, 17 September) and Electric Dreams (18 September).
Starting at 8pm at the Stamford Garden, The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai, is a popular cult film in the 1980′s, directed by WD Ritcher. This 103-min long sci-fi adventure reveals how Buckaroo and his crew prevents the Red Lectroids aliens from taking over the world.
Electric Dreams is also a classic film of the eighties, directed by Steve Barron. It centers around a love triangle in which a man, woman and a computer named Edgar, are caught in.
Whether if it’s with your lover, army mates, girlfriends, or colleagues, watching old-school 80′s films open air are just so refreshing compared to the usual movie-and-dinner dates at cold, predictable shopping centers, don’t ya think?
See you Under the Banyan Tree, at National Museum of Singapore!
2) Participate in a Mass Lantern Walk this Mid-Autumn Festival at Chinatown
This Mid-Autumn or Mooncake Festival is a good time to burn off calories from all the feasting of mooncakes, and indulge in the revelry of this traditional Chinese festival by taking part in the Mass Lantern Walk.
Dress up for the event and bring your lantern with you. The walk starts at the field beside Outram Park MRT on 18 September at 7.30 pm.
The walk will bring you through the heart of Chinatown – which is painstakingly decorated with colourful and festive lighting now, to our Singapore River and also to The Central at Clarke Quay.
Even if you might feel like you have been to this places before, take pride in the lights and sights of our multi-racial country all dressed up to the nines with these seasonal decorations, and our unique conserved shop houses.
This is a free event which will last 2 and a half hours. Starting point is at the open field next to Outram Park MRT Station, Exit E.