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Sands for Singapore Charity Festival

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Time Out says

The annual Sands for Singapore Charity Festival is all about giving back and making a collective difference – it’s made obvious through this year’s theme, “Where Hearts Come Together”. From August 4 to 6, join in the celebrations as the integrated resort brings together nonprofits, social enterprises, and regular folk to do good for the greater community – all while having fun.

We’ve got our eyes set on Heartwork: A Community Weaving Studio, a new community-driven tapestry weaving workshop. Here, used linens and fabrics from Marina Bay Sands are cleverly repurposed to create new colourful tapestries, using a traditional loom. The public can do their part to create these tapestries, which will then be sold off. It’s done in collaboration with Art Outreach Singapore and all proceeds will be used to support the local art community – talk about weaving everyone together.  

You don’t have to be an avid shopper to be drawn to the Giving Market. It’s always a hit since you’ll be shopping for a good cause. Browse through the 16 stalls: from delicately crocheted pouches to fresh bakes, every purchase you make here will support different enterprises. 

Make sure to also try some of the gourmet bites, featuring some of Marina Bay Sands’ best restaurants: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, Yardbird Southern Table & Bar, and signature buffet restaurant RISE. You’ll want to head down with an empty stomach since proceeds made will be given back to the community. Tuck into the likes of the fiery mala x reaper fried chicken ($16), smoked brisket ‘slider’ ($18), and a gigantic mac & cheese croquette ($14). Or, celebrate Singapore’s local fare with satay ($10 for half a dozen sticks), ngoh hiang ($6) and vegetarian kathi roll ($8). Wash it all down with the National Day CrazyShake® ($18), which stands out in its vibrant hues of red. 

Sands for Singapore Charity Festival will also have free live performances nightly, featuring local artists like Glenn Yong, Iman Fandi, and Sezairi, along with bands and solo acts like NationOne, lullaboy, and 53A. The charity festival is also pet-friendly, but you’ll need to keep your dogs leashed. 

See what else you can do at Sands for Singapore Charity Festival here.

Pailin Boonlong
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