Festivals and events in Singapore
This weekend, it’s all about indulging yourself and leaving your worries behind! Dance to great music at a highly-anticipated 3-day indie music festival, get some retail therapy at the Boutique Fairs Singapore extravaganza, and knock back glasses of premium wine and whiskies for free.
1. Neon Lights
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Indie music fans, the massive 3-day indie music festival Neon Lights is finally here! Boasting an impressive lineup of both local and international stars with headliners like Yuna, Interpol, and Caribou, there’ll also be a delicious spread by F&B vendors for festival-goers to refuel with!
Food-wise, look forward to hearty bagel sandwiches from Two Men Bagel House, blow-torched grilled meats and donburis from The Swag Social, refreshing sorbets from Popaganda, and more.
Book your tickets online here!
Address: Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Road, Singapore 179618
Date & Time: 9th – 11th November | 9AM
Ticket Pricing: $25 – $280
2. Boutique Fairs Singapore: The Gifting Edition 2018
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Back again to shine a spotlight on one-of-a-kind designs and high-quality merchandise, this year’s edition of Boutique Fairs Singapore: The Gifting Edition 2018 will feature more than a whopping 250 independent, design-led international and local labels!
Spread across 2 floors, shoppers will be able to browse from fashionable apparel, handmade accessories, aesthetic home decor, eclectic art, beautiful blooms, and adorable knick-knacks, as well as yet-to-launch products and exclusive collections!
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Brands include international womenswear label Whole9yards, quirky accessories store Make History, and home decor shop Candles Of Light. When your legs are feeling sore, head up to the 3rd floor to relax your feet at the F&B lounge area!
Plus, there’s even a dedicated recreational area where activities like sewing and basic leather crafting workshops, tasting classes, and even a pop-up nail salon will be available!
Address: Level 2 & 3, F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Date & Time: 9th November: 9AM – 8PM | 10th November: 10AM – 8PM | 11th November: 10AM – 6PM
3. Wine & Whisky Week: Christmas Edition
Whether you’re a wine aficionado or whisky lover, make haste and head down to Wine & Whisky Week: Christmas Edition, Singapore’s largest wine and whisky event! Admission is free for all with complimentary tastings, and highlights include a Singapore-exclusive Auchentoshan 30-year-old Single Cask release, masterclasses, and discounts on over 500 labels!
A total of more than 500 labels of wine and whiskies from over 200 countries will be available at the event, and these include Monkey Shoulder, an unconventional 100% malt whisky that’s made for mixing.
Address: Level 1, Suntec City East Atrium, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
Date & Time: 31st October – 11th November | 11AM – 10PM
4. Mamma Mia!
This is for all the 80’s and 90’s kids out there – the world famous musical Mamma Mia! is now in town! Sing along to all the catchy hits from ABBA such as Dancing Queen, Super Trouper, and Does Your Mother Know? as you watch the comedic and heartwarming story of how the protagonist, Sophie, goes on a journey to discover who her birth father is while she prepares for her wedding!
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Address: MasterCard Theatres, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Dates: 3rd – 18th November
Ticket Pricing: $58 – $392
5. 22nd German Film Festival 2018
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Film buffs, immerse yourself in some of Europe’s finest selection of films at the 22nd German Film Festival! Screened over 3 whole weeks at GV Plaza, The Projector, and the Singapore Writers Festival, expect a diverse range of film genres ranging from documentaries, feature films, dramas, to even children movies.
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These include award-winning films like In the Fade (2017), a riveting crime drama, 3 Days in Quiberon (2018), a haunting film about famous actress Romy Schneider, and LOMO – The Language of Many Others (2017), where a blogger lets his viewers decide his actions in life.
Refer to the film schedules and purchase your tickets here at GV Plaza, The Projector, and the Singapore’s Writers Festival.
Dates: 2nd – 11th November
6. 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
7. 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
8. The Great Moscow Circus
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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
9. Singapore River Festival
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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!
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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
Featured image source: Neon Lights