Festivals and events in Singapore
In the blink of an eye, it’s already November. Before more of the year pass by in a blur, head out and create some unforgettable memories at these exciting activities and parties lined up this weekend! There’s another magical appearance by our favourite Disney Tsum Tsum characters, a container-themed pop-up food market in the East, and all-day free access to the magnificent view from AJ Hackett Sentosa’s Skybridge!
1. Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum
Source: Gardens by the Bay
Great news for those who missed the adorable Disney Tsum Tsum installations during the Mid-Autumn Festival – they’re back again this time at Gardens by the Bay for the floral Christmas display “Poinsettia Wishes”!
Expect plenty of magical light installations, festive baubles, beautiful “snowy” landscape, and a giant Christmas tree adorned with Mickey and his Tsum Tsum buddies! Other Disney characters that will be present include Chip and Dale, Olaf, Dumbo, and more.
Address: Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Date & Time: 2nd November 2018 – 6th January 2019 | 9AM – 9PM Daily
Ticket Pricing: Adult: $12, Senior Citizen (≥60 years old): $8, Child (3-12 years old): $8
2. Market On Wheels “Streets Edition”
Easties, rejoice! The Insta-famous container pop-up market Market On Wheels is back for its third installation at Bedok Mall, this time with street graffiti all over its walls. Again, expect plenty of delectable street food, live performances, and photo ops!
F&B vendors include the usual suspects like The Juicy Way, Annette Ice Cream, EGG STOP, and Cereal Citizen, and retail vendors like vintage store Vintagewknd are also present.
Read our full article on MOW at Bedok Mall here!
Address: Bedok Mall, 311 New Upper Changi Rd, Singapore 467360
Date & Time: 12th October – 11th November | Mon – Fri: 11AM – 9PM Daily, Sat – Sun: 11AM – 10PM
3. JUST Egg Food Truck Experience
Source: Grand Hyatt Singapore
If you’re a vegan, head down Grand Hyatt Singapore to be the first in Southeast Asia to taste America’s famous vegan company JUST’s Vegan Eggs!
Known for making international headlines thanks to their Vegan Mayo, JUST’s eggs are made with a mung bean protein isolate which apparently contains the same amount of protein as a chicken egg but with zero cholesterol. It also requires 77% less water to produce than the traditional egg and emits 40% fewer greenhouse gases!
The eggs will be specially-prepared into a patty and then sandwiched with freshly-baked homemade corn bun, vegan cheddar cheese, avocado puree, and tomato jam. Each of these original JUST Egg Sandwich creations will cost only $5, so make sure to head down early before they run out of stock!
Address: Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
Date & Time: 1st – 3rd November | 12PM – 9PM
4. AJ Hackett Sentosa First Anniversary Party
Source: AJ Hackett Sentosa
If you’ve never gone up to AJ Hackett Sentosa’s Skybridge before, now’s your chance to do so for free at their First Anniversary Party! Boasting freshly-barbecued food, ice cold beers, and refreshing tropical cocktails, the party will also have lots of adrenaline-pumping entertainment like live DJ sets, street performances, and yes, free access to the Skybridge (U.P. $16) all day.
Source: AJ Hackett Sentosa
On top of that, there’ll be specially discounted rates for the Bungy Jump and Giant Swing, free-flow beers from 3PM – 4PM, and free-flow selected cocktails from 7PM – 8PM!
Address: AJ Hackett Sentosa, 30 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore 099011
Date & Time: 3rd November | 2PM – 10PM
5. Come Together Holland V – Car Park Party 2018
Source: The Local People
It’s not every day you’ll find an outdoor cinema in Holland Village’s car park, so mark your calendars for Come Together Holland V – Car Park Party, an outdoor movie screening that promises to have an “Instagram-ready” picnic area with cosy bean bags and complimentary snacks like popcorn, candy floss, and kachang puteh!
Source: Wordup Clocks
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) will start playing at 7.30PM, but until then, browse around at The Local People’s Art Market, which will feature local designers and craftsmen like Pindemic and Wordup Clocks as stall vendors!
Note: The bean bags are limited, so bring your own mat just in case.
Address: Holland Village, Q82 Open Air Car Park
Date & Time: 2nd November | 5PM – 11PM
6. Dia de Muertos Singapore 2018
Source: Dia de Muertos Singapore 2018
If Disney and Pixar’s Coco made you shed buckets of tears, the Dia de Muertos Singapore is something you’ll want to look out for – the largest Mexican Day of the Dead celebration in Southeast Asia!
Source: Dia de Muertos Singapore
Back again for its 4th edition, partygoers can expect plenty of music, performances, a gif photo booth, and activities like dance workshops. Delicious Mexican grub from vendors like Slow Braised Lengua Pambazos and Torta Ahogadas from Park Bench Deli, empanadas from Munets, and burritos from Vatos Urban Tacos will also be available for you to feast on!
Note: Each ticket will entitle you to one free non-alcoholic beverage while stocks last.
Address: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Date & Time: 3rd November | 12PM – 11PM
Ticket Pricing: $20
7. The Great Moscow Circus
Source: The Great Moscow Circus
For those of you in need of some fun amidst your mundane work routine, catch The Great Moscow Circus and witness their spectacular and death-defying acts! Back in Singapore after more than a decade, audiences can expect new and improved acts from this famous Russian circus such as the ‘Motorcycle Globe Of Death’, where motorcyclists perform insane stunts, ‘The Giant Wheel’, where acrobats risk their lives on a giant spinning wheel, and ‘The Rubber Man’, a contortionist who does extremely weird poses!
Source: The Great Moscow Circus
Address: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Date & Time: 25th October – 23rd November | Tues – Fri: 7.30PM, Sat: 12PM, 4PM, 7.30PM, Sun: 11AM, 3PM, 6.30PM, Public Holiday: 12PM, 4PM
Ticket Pricing: Standard: $65 – $155 | Child (3 to 12 years old): $55 – $135 | Senior Citizen (60 years and above): $55 – $135
8. Singapore River Festival
Source: Singapore River
If the bars, clubs, and restaurants along the Singapore River are your go-to places for a great night out, you’re in luck because the month-long Singapore River Festival is back to make it even better!
Source: JonOoi Photography
The biggest edition yet, there’ll be plenty of exciting activities lined up throughout the festival, including the LAH Bazaar at Clarke Quay, the largest outdoor bazaar along Singapore River! Coined “Local At Heart”, there’ll be a variety of F&B pop-ups, local designers selling handcrafted goods, and carnival games.
Besides the riverside fiesta, you can also expect an AR dodgeball face-off with “fireballs”, a stunning LED kite show in the night sky, an outdoor circus and street performances, and Walaoween, a local-themed Halloween street party at Circular Road!
Check out the festival’s schedule here!
Note: LAH Bazaar only accepts payment exclusively via EZ-Link cards, which can be purchased on-site.
Address: Singapore River, across Boat Quay, Clarke Quay, and Robertson Quay
Date & Time: 16th October – 11th November