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1. Explorers of Sentosa by Thomas Dambo

Four giant sculptures have landed at Sentosa’s Palawan Beach! These massive titan-like sculptures are the creation of internationally acclaimed recycling artist Thomas Dambo, and marks his very first installation in Southeast Asia.

Dubbed the Explorers of Sentosa, these four sculptures are made from upcycled wood and plastic. Snap pictures with the striking family of giants, namely: Reef the Chief, Curious Sue, Little Lyn and Dreamer Dee, while discovering the hidden parts of Palawan Beach! These installations are free for the public.


Dates: Now till end 2024

Address: Palawan Beach, Sentosa Island, 099981 (various locations)




2. River Hongbao 2023

Singapore’s largest and most spectacular CNY festival is back this year at Gardens by the Bay, and admission is completely free, no tickets required! The star of the show has got to be the 18 gorgeous and enchanting lanterns that will be lit up, such as the God of Fortune, Dance of Spring, The 12 Zodiacs and more!

Plus, enjoy nightly stage performances and shows by Chinese cultural troupes, Getai singers and Mediacorp artistes! Visitors to the festival can also look forward to an amusement park with rides and carnival games, tons of F&B options at the food street, a CNY-themed exhibition and more! For the full line-up of activities at River Hongbao, see here


Dates: 20th to 28th January 2023

Address: Supertree Grove, The Meadow and SG50 Lattice, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Opening Hours: Various




3. Dahlia Dreams

Usher in the Year of the Rabbit with Gardens by the Bay’s new Dahlia Dreams display, featuring 100 rabbits, a 1.5-metre driftwood sculpture, a 6-metre tall lantern set and more! Explore reinterpretations of popular Chinese fables like “The Hare and the Tortoise”, as well as displays of popular cultural aspects like lion dance, spring couplets, CNY goodies and many more!

There will be over 2000 flowering plants on display, with over 40 varieties of dahlias, alongside CNY blooms like celosias, chrysanthemums, cymbidiums, marigolds and pussy willows, just to name a few—providing the perfect backdrop for all your CNY OOTDs! 



Dates: Now till 26th February 2023

Address: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Opening Hours: 9am-9pm daily




4. Bay Spring Festival

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If you missed the Great Bay Fiesta last December, don’t fret! The Bay Spring Carnival is here to satisfy all your festival needs, with the largest selection of carnival rides, illuminated displays, fairground treats, nostalgic games and more! Plus, no admission ticket are needed, and you can get your carnival credits here

Just for the CNY season, there will be a mesmerising Cherry Blossom Garden complete with fairy lights and lit-up inflatables—perfect for snapping tons of pictures for some truly magical memories. Stay tuned to the enchanting light-up of the garden every evening as well! The carnival also opens till 1am on CNY Day 1 and 2, so you can enjoy the festivities all night long!


Dates: Now till 29th January 2023

Address:  Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday, 4pm-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 1pm-10.30pm



5. HDL x Ice Magic Pop-up

There’s nothing better than hotpot on a cold day, and HDL gives you just that with their first ever restaurant pop-up at Ice Magic: The Great Fantasy on Ice! Try a one-of-a-kind hotpot experience where you get to dine on ice, literally, in sub-zero temperatures! You’ll be having your hotpot meal at the Ice Bar and you can choose from 3 different package prices: 2 pax ($248), 4 pax ($488) or 6 pax ($698).

You’ll be enjoying an exclusive “Hi Magic” hotpot menus available just for the pop-up that include your choice of beef or pork, Signature Shrimpwah Paste, Sliced Fish, Chicken with Cumin, Vegetable Platter, Cheese Toufu, Pork Ball with Pork Fillings, HaiDiLao Dipping Sauce and complimentary free flow hot soy milk! For more details, see our full article here


Dates: Now till 29th January 2023

Address: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970

Opening Hours: 10am-2pm, 3pm-7pm & 7pm-10pm daily



6. Light To Night Festival 2023

This year’s Light To Night Festival carries the theme of “Here and Now” and will be held at various venues at the Civic District. Highlights from the festival include mesmerising installations like Ephemeral: giant inflatable bubble-like displays that have a holographic sheen during the day and light up in multiple colours at night. You can also expect live music performances, shows, dance acts and more!

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You can also look forward to popular light projections at the facades of Victoria Concert Hall, National Gallery Singapore, The Arts House and Asian Civilisations Museum. For some bites and retail merchandise, head to the Art X Social festival markets and take your pick of some local eats, crafts, artworks and more! For the full line-up of activities and events at the festival, see here


Dates: Now till 26th January 2023

Address: Various

Opening Hours: Various




7. Bountiful Thrills

Celebrate the Lunar New Year at Universal Studios Singapore (USS) with Bountiful Thrills! USS is transformed into a cheery spring-filled wonderland with a scenic cherry blossom street, festive meet and greets with your favourite characters and more! Meet characters dressed in their festive costumes, like Minions, Shrek, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Woody, Optimus Prime and others.

There will also be a daily ang bao giveaway (while stocks last) from 22nd to 30th January 2023 where you stand a chance to win freebies like Universal Express passes, retail or food vouchers, plushies and more! Stroll down USS’ IG-worthy cherry blossom street and snap lots of pictures for some extra luck!


Admission: From $88

Dates: Now till 5th February 2023

Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

Opening Hours: Various




8. 兔gether

The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) has a new bunny-themed exhibition that’s aptly dubbed 兔gether (tù-gether, or together) at their roof garden filled with adorable IG-worthy installations to welcome the Year of the Rabbit!

The rooftop exhibition is free to enter, and features various mixed-media artworks about some of the characters you see in CNY mythology. On selected nights, you can also enjoy a free light show! Light shows are from 7.30pm to 8.30pm on these dates: 28th January, 25th February, 25th March.


Dates: Now till 31st March 2023

Address: SCCC Roof Garden

Opening Hours: 10am-10pm daily




9. Chingay 2023

The highly popular Chingay Parade Singapore returns to the F1 Pit this festive season with a myriad of experiences including arts, culture, music, heritage and more! This year’s theme is “Embrace Tomorrow” and calls on us to cherish the present while welcoming the future together as a community with hope and confidence!

Look forward to a bold and vibrant parade filled with diverse talents from Singapore’s multi-ethnic community, and be awed by the iconic mega Chingay floats as well as 17 mini floats co-created by individuals from the community! Tickets range from $20 to $60 and you can get them here


Admission: from $20

Dates: 3rd to 4th February 2023

Address: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975

Opening Hours: 8pm onwards




10. Disney100: Experience Wonder at Jewel

Disney fans are bound to have a blast at the new Disney100: Experience Wonder at Jewel, celebrating Disney’s 100th anniversary! Experience true wonder with a Disney-fied version of the iconic light show at Jewel’s Rain Vortex, plus snap photos at the striking all-silver Disney100 archway and 4-metre tall platinum Mickey statue situated right in front of the Rain Vortex.

There will also be tons of IG-worthy photo ops with Disney-themed backdrops at the Shiseido Forest Valley and Canopy Park, all taken from some of the most iconic scenes from popular Disney films like Doctor Strange, Encanto, Snow White, Toy Story and more! There will also be a Disney-themed pop-up retail store for you to shop some exclusive merchandise! For more details, see our full article here


Dates: Now till 9th April 2023

Address: 78 Airport Blvd., Singapore 819666