Festivals and events in Singapore
Unwind and treat yourself with this weekend’s lineup of indulgent events! Whether it’s feasting at a gourmet block party, discovering new music finds at an international music festival right here at Clarke Quay, or getting some value-for-money retail therapy at a beauty and skincare warehouse sale, we have you covered.
1. BITES & VIBES
Food delivery giant foodpanda has teamed up with Sunshine Nation to hold BITES & VIBES, a block party with lots of music performances, wellness activities, and gourmet food!
Source: burger joint Singapore
Live bands and DJs like Sam Rui and MARICELLE will be dropping adrenaline-pumping beats all day, and there’ll be bites from pop-ups by Park Bench Deli, burger joint Singapore, and DON HO for you to dig into.
As part of going green, the jamboree will only be using biodegradable packaging too, and health enthusiasts can participate in yoga and barre sessions by F45 Training, Pure Yoga Singapore, and WeBarre as well!
Address: Amoy Street, Singapore
Date & Time: 9th September | 12PM – 10PM
2. MUSIC MATTERS LIVE 2018
Source: Music Matters
If indie bands and non-mainstream music has always been your cup of tea, head down to Music Matters Live 2018, Asia’s first independent music festival that brings emerging artists from all around the world to Singapore’s stage!
Back when Boyce Avenue was in town as part of Music Matters’ lineup! Source: Music Matters
Back for its 13th edition, the 5-day music festival will see over 30 acts from more than 14 different countries, with names like Chores from New Zealand, blues artist Ben Catley from Australia, and rapper DANakaDAN from America.
Alan Walker performing at the Electric Zoo music festival in NYC. Source: Alan Walker
Note: The event kicks off at the iconic Fountain Square at Clarke Quay on 7th – 8th September, and will be held at various participating venues and Timbre Music outlets till 12th September.
Address: Clarke Quay, Singapore
Date & Time: 7th – 12th September
3. Comex 2018
Source: Comex ITShow
Mark your calendars, because Comex 2018 is finally back! The largest IT fair in Singapore will offer exclusive discounts and deals on the latest tech gadgets and accessories, and you can even repair or trade-in your old laptops, computers, smartphones, and Apple products for cash vouchers to spend in the Comex show! As usual, lucky draws will available, with prizes and vouchers of up to $500,000 worth up for grabs.
You can get a wireless charger at 50% off while stocks last! Source: COMEX and ITSHOW
Don’t forget to check if there are redeemable freebies for any of your purchases!
Refer to the floor plan here.
Address: Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Date & Time: 6th – 9th September | 11AM – 9PM (Level 3), 12PM – 9PM (Level 4 & 6)
4. Vintagewknd Pop-up @ AMK Hub
Fashionistas, get your hands on gorgeous vintage finds from Vintagewknd’s largest pop-up to date! Stationed near McDonald’s at AMK Hub, you can add one-of-a-kind vintage blouses, skirts, dresses, and outerwear to your wardrobe, and can even find men’s shirts, plus-sized items, and premium denim and rare designs!
Address: AMK Hub, 53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Ang Mo Kio New Town, Singapore 569933
Date & Time: 3rd August – 9th September | 11AM – 9PM Daily
5. Mega Beauty Bazaar 2018
Source: Mega Beauty Bazaar 2018
Calling all beauty junkies – Luxasia, one of the biggest beauty and luxury lifestyle brand distributor in Asia, is holding a massive warehouse sale for you to stock up on beauty and skincare products for cheap!
Elizabeth Arden’s Visible Whitening Melanin Control Night Capsules (50 capsules) were going at $35 instead of the usual $151 at last year’s sale! Source: @price_vs_price
Fragrances and cosmetics are also available at the Mega Beauty Bazaar 2018, and you can expect brands like Anna Sui, Burberry, Chloé, Elizabeth Arden, GLAMGLOW, and Make Up For Ever at amazing discounts of up to 80%!
Address: Luxasia Building, 12 Tai Seng St, Singapore 534118
Date & Time: 7th September: 10AM – 8PM | 8th September: 10AM – 6PM
6. Mid-Autumn at Gardens by the Bay 2018
Source: Gardens by the Bay
For those of you who aren’t huge fans of mooncakes, celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay instead! Specially transformed into a fantasy land with exquisite lantern installations of mythical creatures and flowers, there’ll even be a breathtaking light show and interactive zones for you to eat, play, and shop at.
Be prepared to be dazzled by massive lanterns that stretch up to 70m long, let a lighted lotus lantern float down the Dragonfly Lake, and drape well-wishes over a magnificent Golden Wishing Tree!
Relive your childhood with traditional games like Kuti Kuti and Goli while you’re there, and feast on an impressive array of local and Asian delights at the Supertree Grove Food Street when you get peckish!
Refer to the programme schedule and check where the various activities are located here.
Note: Programmes are free unless otherwise indicated.
Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Date & Time: 6th – 24th September | Mon – Thurs: 6PM – 10PM, Fri – Sun: 6PM – 11PM
7. Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention 2018
Anime and comic fans, this one’s for you – the STGCC is back with brand new exclusive limited edition merch, exciting eSports tournaments, talks and showcases by established artists, and live EDM and Anisong performances!
You can get your copies of these limited edition Han Solo and Princess Leia comics by ReedPOP signed by comic book artist Mark Brooks at the Walk of Fame! Source: Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention – STGCC
You’ll be able to find everything from comics and games to toys and collectibles, and get autographs from the creators of Marvel, DC Comics, and artists behind popular cartoons and comics like My Little Pony, Thor, Black Panther, and Batman!
Snag this 24K gold-plated Iron Man miniature figurine ($80) created by Disney just for the STGCC 2018! Source: Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention – STGCC
There’ll even be contests to take part in, like LEGO’s Speed Building Challenge where contestants are supposed to assemble a full-size Voltron model with LEGO bricks – winners get to walk away with a limited-edition autographed LEGO Voltron set!
LEGO’s Voltron Set. Source: Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention – STGCC
Check the floor plans and event schedule here, and purchase your tickets here!
Address: Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Date & Time: 8th – 9th September | 10AM – 8PM
Ticket Pricing: $10 – $150
8. Out-of-print Book Sale
Source: Ethos Books
If you’re an avid reader with a voracious appetite for owning books, now’s your last chance to go on a shopping spree without breaking the bank at Ethos Books’ Out-of-print Book Sale! Filled with all sorts of genres from non-fiction gems to riveting fiction and poetry, most of the books at the sale are rare and from personal library collections, and will soon be out-of-print. As many as 135 different titles will go for a mere $2 too, so bibliophiles, make sure you come prepared with sufficient storage for your loots because no bags will be provided!
Address: Ethos Books, #06-131 Midview City, 28 Sin Ming Lane, Singapore 573972
Date & Time: 1st – 7th September | 10AM – 6PM
9. Wine Lust 2018
Wine aficionados, you’re in luck because we’re into the last lap of Wine Lust 2018, a month-long, islandwide celebration of all things wine! Organised by the folks behind 1-Altitude and Monti, the festival boasts a range of promotions, activities, and special events, and everyone is invited, whether you’re a wine enthusiast or beginner.
Participating restaurants like Monti, Pollen, The Summerhouse, and even The Grand Hyatt Singapore will hold masterclasses, wine dinners, champagne barbecues, and exclusive chef collaborations, and 3 month-long programmes will also be ongoing – Wine Then Dine, BYOWine, and Wine & Tapas Passport.
The former will allow diners to pre-purchase special Wine Lust menus and enjoy exclusive discounts via Chope, BYOWine will entitle you to free corkage and discounted prices when you make your wine purchase at selected retailers, and the latter lets passport holders drink 2 complimentary glasses of Jean Leon and 1 tapas for just $40!
The Wine Lust Sunset Cocktail Finale Party on 9th September is undoubtedly the highlight though, with all the participating restaurants, bars, hotels, and wine distributors coming together under one roof at 1-Altitude for a night of indulgence and celebration. Keep a lookout for party-exclusive premium sakes that aren’t easily found in Singapore!
Date: 10th August – 10th September
10. Rainforest Lumina
Source: Rainforest Lumina
We’ve never had the chance to see the sun setting 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)