Weekend Guide

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (5-7 Sep 2014)

By Anjali RaguramanEvents - 05 September 2014 8:00 AM | Updated 6:59 PM

TGIF!: Your weekend guide (5-7 Sep 2014)


The most exciting swimming event of the year happens Friday 5 September at Singapore Swim Stars. Some of the world’s best swimmers will meet for a showdown at the Sports Hub’s OCBC Aquatic Centre.

Catch the swimming world's finest at Singapore Swim Stars on 5 September at the OCBC Aquatic Centre (Photo: Facebook/Marina Bay Sands)

Among the 60 swimmers from 18 countries will be the reigning 100m freestyle world champion James Magnussen, as well as Olympic Gold medalists Jessica Hardy and Kosuke Kitajima.

Head back to the Sports Hub on Saturday 6 September for the fourth edition of Tiger Street Football. Former Chelsea and Barcelona player Deco is in Singapore, along with some of his former Portuguese team-mates (Vitor Baia, Nuno Gomes, Paolo Ferreira and Maniche) for an exhibition match at the cage at the river walk in front of the National Stadium.

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From left to right: Vitor Baia, Maniche, Deco, Asia Pacific Breweries head of marketing Rene de Monchy, Paulo Ferreira and Nuno Gomes

Matches with regional teams from Cambodia and Myanmar begin from 3.05pm, but the all-star match is at 6.05pm. Be sure to stay on for the prize presentation and a meet-and-greet session with the famous footballers. 

Kids & family

Comic and pop-culture fans will be in for a treat this weekend (6 and 7 September) at the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) 2014. Catch Mexican comic-book artist Humberto Ramos and the man behind Tokidoki, Simone Legno, as well as a host of cosplayers and collectors. Make sure you get your tickets here.

Also catch Singapore’s very own Wayne Ree, the man behind ‘Tales from a Tiny Room’, at the Books Actually booth, which will feature works from its comic and genre-centric collective, The Comic Strip. 

Also catch over 200 local and international acts - from jugglers to clowns, beat boxers to sword swallwers- at the Sentosa Buskers Festival which starts this Saturday, 6 September. Head over to Palawan Beach and walk around the Beach Plaza, where acts will be on from 4.30 to 9.30pm.  

Parties & nightlife

House music pioneer French DJ Francois K at Club Kyo is on deck, and Australian duo Feenixpawl, made up of Aden Forte and Josh Soon, take on Zouk on Friday 5 September. On Saturday, Italian duo Vinai will spin at the club.

Axwell’s remix of the track ‘In My Mind’ sealed the duo’s place in the EDM ranks

For more ideas on what else is coming up this September, check out the Must List.

For more ideas on more things to do this weekend, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great weekend and see you back here next week.