Top 10 things to do in Singapore in October
Chilly weather, shorter days and fall foliage? None of that for us. Thankfully, summer is all year-round here in sunny Singapore, and with plenty of sun, comes plenty of exciting things to do. Fill your October calendar with some tennis action at the WTA finals, vino tastings at Wine Fiesta, a high-kicking Kinky Boots musical and more. But of course, October isn't completed without spooky Halloween parties and the ultimate Halloween Horror Nights scare fare.
The best supernatural trails in Singapore
It's one thing to have haunted spots in Singapore, and it's another thing to want to explore and learn more about the stories and histories behind the places. Lucky for the curious cats out there, it's easy to jump on a trail or tour of some these places. Best to have a camera on you for in case you capture anything on film... RECOMMENDED: 10 local myths and superstitions that every Singaporean should know
The romance of Orchard renewed
Sitting atop the famous and celebrated Orchard Road, the hotel formerly known as Orchard Parade Hotel is back with a new name and a new look. With newly refurbished rooms and recreational areas, Orchard Rendezvous Hotel is ready to welcome travelling families, business travellers, long-stay guests, and pretty much everyone to come for a stay.
Loco for locavore: we talk to local farmers feeding the movement
Growing up in Singapore, chances are, you’ve been to a local farm on a school excursion. You arrive in an air-conditioned bus, complain about the stench, pay for feed, pat some cuddly animals and leave the same way you came after an hour or two. But these farms have more to offer. An increasing number of chefs – from those running Michelin-starred restaurants to those behind casual eateries – are stocking their kitchens with produce grown in Singapore, driving the locavore movement here. We chat with four local producers to uncover their stories, struggles and the future of farming. RECOMMENDED: The best farms in Singapore and the best sustainable restaurants in Singapore
The UK's rising princess of pop is dropping by for a special one-off show in Singapore. Her solo releases and collaborations have achieved so much success in the past years post-Rudimental, and it's all due to her knack for seamlessly fusing a variety of genres from infectious pop and dance to electronica and ballads. Expect an energetic performance set to the tracklist of her album Speak Your Mind, including chart-toppers like Alarm, Ciao Adios and 2002, as well as hard-hitting collaborations like Friends with Marshmello, Rockabye with Clean Bandit and Sean Paul, and Don't Leave Me Alone with David Guetta.
Fakkah Fuzz: Unmarried
Save this local funnyman’s Netflix special Almost Banned for a night in. Instead, head to the Esplanade to catch this brazen comic deliver brand new material based on Asian parents’ obsession with marrying off their children and his experience as an unwed millennial. Gather all your single friends – this is not one for the easily offended. Helicopter parents not welcomed.
Guess who’s back? Mr. A-Z himself stops by for a night of acoustic medley, armed with new and old tracks like I’m Yours, The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) and Love Someone. As part of the final edition of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, this marks the singer's only stop in Asia this year.
ACM After Dark
Nothing gives us the heebie-jeebies like Asian supernatural beliefs. Inspired by Asian folklore and the museum’s displays, this annual Asian Civilisation Museum spookfest presents a slew of family-friendly activities, thrilling performances, movie screenings and paranormal talks that’ll keep you and your little ones entertained until the clock strikes midnight. Brave yourself for haunting tales by the river and make a souvenir to bring home, or unravel your special element in our spooky trail. Go on, and put your scariest face on!
The Great Moscow Circus
Come one, come all – The Great Moscow Circus returns to Singapore after 10 years with its red and white Big Top Tent, setting camp at Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands. Gather your family and friends for a brand new lineup featuring over 45 circus superstars, 16 sensational acts and more than 100 tonnes of equipment. Expect a mix of traditional and modern acts including friendly clowns and acrobatic artists with daredevil motorcyclists, death-defying aerial stunts, jugglers, illusionists and more. A live circus band is also added to the mix for an authentic experience. Don't expect any of those crazy antics with elephants or lions – no animals are involved here.
Street Superior Festival
Singapore’s premier sneaker and streetwear convention – Sole Superior, is back for their sixth edition of Street Superior Festival (SSF). This time bigger and better with a plethora of activities and events to boot. Featuring 16 showcase brands, 70 individual vendors, along with an extensive line up of DJs, parkour and graffiti artists, as well as an Under Armour arcade basketball and an indoor skate ramp by Vans x Pirate Life, it’s the streetwear event of the year you just can’t miss. Key highlights to look out for include exclusive limited edition launches, pop-up concerts and activity highlights from brands like Casio G-SHOCK, Pony, FLABSLAB, Timberland, and many more. Be sure to check out L.E Convenience, a pop-up sneaker mini-mart by Limited Edt selling hype sneakers, drawing inspirations from your neighbourhood convenience stores, minus the eggs and the bread. Take a break and grab some grub from 15 independent vendors including wagyu sliders and sukiyaki don from Tokidon, Park Bench Deli sandwiches, reinterpreted versions of carrot cake from Carrot Cubes, JengGood’s Laksudon (Laksa Udon), and many more. If you’re feeling a little warm after excitedly rushing from booth to booth, cool down with some bubble tea from Kipo’s, Yolo’s refreshing acai bowls and Ollella’s signature Indonesian avocado milkshakes.
Explore Singapore's best
The best museums in Singapore
There’s a lot more diversity than you’d reckon when it comes to museums in Singapore. Besides the usual arts-focused spaces, we’ve rounded up a broad spectrum of other funky collections: toys, optical illusions and more. RECOMMENDED: 11 tourist attractions Singaporeans never go to and 101 best things to do in Singapore
Best farms in Singapore
Farms? What farms? The Little Red Dot is as famous for its agriculture industry as Jamaica is for bobsledding. But even though less than 1 percent of our land area is dedicated to farming activities, there’s an impressive variety of farms in Singapore. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly activity on the weekend or a getaway from the hustle and bustle, pick any of these for a breath of fresh air.
City guides & stories
Free things to do in Singapore
If there’s one word we Singaporeans love more than ‘discount’, it’s ‘free’. And despite Singapore being among the top in various ‘most expensive city’ lists, there are plenty of free things to do around the island. Now we're adding one more to the list of free things in Singapore: every first Tuesday of the month, Time Out Singapore is distributed free in the evenings at MRT stations around the CBD. We also regularly have giveaways on our contest page where you can win staycations, dining vouchers and more. Here, we list the best free things you can do around the city.
Singapore’s best parks for picnics
After spending many a sweaty hour trekking around various parks, here's our list of the best spots to picnic at in Singapore. These places don't require you to travel to the middle of nowhere, they're scenic, they have some shade and decent patches of grass, and most importantly, they're located near the toilets (but not too near). So pack your basket, pick up your mat, and head to these parks for some fun in the sun.
10 things to do at Singapore Changi Airport
Missed your flight? Departure been delayed? Or are you just the type of person who likes to show up three hours ahead of schedule? Whatever the reason, if you’ve got a couple of hours to kill, there's no airport in the world that's better to be in than Singapore's Changi. There's plenty reasons Changi is number one, here's 10 of them.