Events and festivals in Singapore
Whether it’s feasting on Japanese delicacies at a Japanese food festival, working out in a massive neon-lit pop-up training event, or immersing yourself in a spectacular sunflower field, this weekend is jam-packed with all kinds of activities for a fulfilling time away from work!
1. PUMA Train #24Seven
It doesn’t matter if you’re a fitness enthusiast or not – head down to PUMA Train #24Seven for a one-of-a-kind workout experience that’s almost like an exciting fitness carnival of sorts with neon lights, adrenaline-pumping music, and plenty of F&B and wellness pop-up stalls!
Event mockup. Source: PUMA Train #24Seven
Led by PUMA’s team of elite Team Faster trainers and GuavaPass’s fitness leaders, there are over 50 specially curated fitness workouts to sweat it out at. These include BalletBody, a unique ballet-based workout created by professional ballet dancers, an aqua-bag boxing HIIT class, and even a K-Pop Fitness Jam by special guest Mina Myoung, a South Korean dance choreographer from one of Seoul’s most famous dance schools, 1MILLION Dance Studio!
Some of the trainers include 2x National Tae Kwan Do Champion Dan Michael and WeBarre Co-Founder Anabel Chew. Source: @minamyoung
In between workouts, refuel with cold brews, cold-pressed juices, grain bowls, and more at the F&B stations, which includes restaurants and cafes like Cedele, Lunar Coffee Brewers, and a special collaboration between Amazin’ Grace and Randy Indulgence.
Source: Randy Indulgence
On top of that, pamper yourself with a whole bunch of activities such as face-painting with glow-in-the-dark neon paint, a gorgeous hair makeover at a braid bar, a quick massage at Vaniday’s station, and touch up your makeup for free at a beauty booth by The Face Shop to look fresh and stunning all day!
Source: PUMA Train #24Seven
Plus, lockers are available for rent outside the hall, so you don’t have to worry about your belongings. Just make sure to bring your own mat to the event, and arrive 30 minutes before your workouts so that you have enough time to check in and set up your mat.
Note: The general admission ticket costs $55, and for every ticket purchased, you’ll receive a welcome pack worth $75. Studio classes require add-on costs.
Address: Suntec Convention Hall 403, Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Date & Time: 7th October 2018 | 10AM – 10PM
Ticket Pricing: From $55
2. “Sunflower Surprise” Floral Display
Lust no more for the gorgeous sunflower fields that you can only find overseas – we now have one right here at Gardens by the Bay! Inspired by The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, where the road to the Emerald City is paved in yellow, “Sunflower Surprise” boasts over 10,000 sunflowers and more than 40 types of sunflower varieties.
Some of the sunflowers on display at Sunflower Surprise. Source: Gardens by the Bay
These include unusual ones like the fluffy ‘Teddy Bear’, the enormous ‘Uniflorus Giganteus’, which has blooms as large as a human’s face, and the ‘Russian Mammoth’, which towers over everything at 4m tall!
Amidst the flowers, you’ll be able to spot adorable figurines of heroine Dorothy, her faithful dog Toto, pals Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion, as well as the magnificent Wizard’s castle too!
Address: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Date & Time: 31st August – 21st October 2018 | 9AM – 9PM Daily
Ticket Pricing: $12 (Adult) | $8 (Senior Citizens ≥60 years old) | $8 (Between 3-12 years old)
3. 25th Anniversary Japan Food Matsuri
Source: Takashimaya Department Store
Fans of Japanese cuisine, this one’s for you – the 25th Anniversary Japan Food Matsuri at Takashimaya! Besides featuring mouth-watering delights from Kyushu, Okinawa, Hokkaido, and more, there’ll also be an authentic standing Izakaya-style dining, live cooking demonstrations by guest chefs, and a pop-up sake and whisky bar!
Okinawa A4 wagyu sushi served medium-rare. Source: Takashimaya Department Store
Keep a lookout for delicacies like the traditional Japanese wagashi, grade A4 wagyu beef, kurobuta pork, and king crab meat sashimi, as well as signatures dishes of well-known chefs Teppei Yamashita and Sho Naganuma!
Everything is freshly flown in directly from Japan! Source: Takashimaya Department Store
That’s not all – a series of performances and workshops on flower arrangement, origami, makeup, and matcha tea will also be available!
Address: Takashimaya Department Store B2, 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
Date & Time: 28th September – 14th October
Source: On The List (Singapore)
Get your fill of retail therapy at OnTheList, a flash sale event for luxury brands that first originated from Hong Kong! Back again after the resounding success of its first run, this upcoming flash sale will feature premium eyewear, watches, shoes, apparel, and tea at 55% – 80% off!
Juicy Couture accessories were part of their past flash sales too! Source: @onthelist_official
Meant to offload the luxury brands’ excess inventory in a more sustainable way, some of the designer items up for grab hail from brands like Oakley, Ray-Bans, BERING, Rivieras, and Fjällräven.
Do note that OnTheList is for members only, so sign up here to receive an invitation!
Address: #05-05A, Ngee Ann City Tower A, 391 Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
Date & Time: 4th & 5th October: 8AM – 8PM | 6th October: 10AM – 5PM
5. Halloween Horror Nights
Source: Resorts World Sentosa
Halloween Horror Nights 8 (HHN8) is back for 18 terrifying nights with 5 haunted houses! Featuring a very realistic and detailed set of the popular Netflix series ‘Stranger Things’ , the other haunted houses revolve around Asian folklores that hit close to home.
Be careful of what’s lurking in the shadows! Source: Resorts World Sentosa
Be transported to a Malay Kampung that’s haunted by a woman who died a tragic death in ‘Pontianak’, time travel back to the Japan Edo-era in ‘The Haunting of Oiwa’, fight to escape the demonic creatures at the ‘Pagoda of Peril’, and flee from Chinese vampires at ‘Killuminati’!
Ticket prices range from $58 to $68, and you can purchase them here.
Address: Universal Studios Singapore
Date & Time: 27 September – 31 October | 7.30PM – late
Ticket Pricing: Non-peak: $58, Peak: $68
6. The Archifest 2018
If you are interested in architecture and design, Archifest (the Singapore Architecture Festival) is perfect for you! Celebrating all things architecture and the built environment, look out for highlights like urban farming workshops, an architectural “bake-off”, and a series of film screenings.
Through design-related projects, conferences, workshops, and tours, the festival invites everyone to play a part in enhancing the world we live in. Plus, even if you are not a huge fan of architect, there are plenty of Instagrammable installations for you to take pictures of! As an added bonus, admission is free!
Check out the programme schedule here.
Address: 2 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018972
Date & Time: 29th September – 30th October | 1PM – 7PM
7. Singapore by Nguan
With 150k followers on Instagram, local photographer Nguan is no stranger to most shutterbugs and photography enthusiasts. Known for his pastel, dreamy-looking street photography, you’ll be able to view his decade-spanning series “Singapore” in a physical exhibition as part of the Singapore International Photography Festival 2018.
Meant to examine the themes of longing and regret against a backdrop of soft and delicate hues, the photos will be bringing out some thought-provoking narratives and emotions about the complexity of our daily Singaporean lives, so be prepared!
Admission is free, so feel free to drop by even if you’re simply looking to get out and about!
Address: #02-21, Blk 9, Gillman Barracks
Date & Time: 8th September – 28th October | Tues – Sat: 12PM – 7PM, Sunday: 12PM – 5PM
8. Rainforest Lumina
Source: Rainforest Lumina
We’ve never had the chance to see the sun set at the Singapore Zoo, but in celebration of its 45th birthday, we can now do so with their brand new attraction, Rainforest Lumina! It’s the first multi-sensory night walk in Asia, and the 1km light trail features over 10 interactive zones with various light installations and projections such as the Luminous Pathway, Shimmering Islands, and Lantern Passage.
Source: Rainforest Lumina
Source: Rainforest Lumina
A total of 7 time slots are available every night, so book yours here!
Address: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Date: From 1st July 2018
Ticket Pricing: $22 (Adult), $16 (Child 3 – 12 years old)