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Your comprehensive guide to the best events and things to do in Singapore

Do's and Don'ts for tourists in Singapore
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Do's and Don'ts for tourists in Singapore

As a gastronomical paradise with plenty of sun (and the occasional downpour) all year 'round, Singapore is unsurprisingly on plenty of travel bucket lists. But before making your way down to the Lion City, it’s about high time tourists get schooled on the much-needed lesson on how to behave in public. Take this handy etiquette guide to heart (and head) and explore the city like a local – there's a reason why it stays clean and green. RECOMMENDED: Guide to getting around Singapore on public transport and 101 best things to do in Singapore

The best free Mid-Autumn Festival events in Singapore
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The best free Mid-Autumn Festival events in Singapore

Sweet mooncakes to indulge in? Check. Colourful lanterns to light up the night? Check. Celebrate one of the most beloved cultural affairs in the Chinese calendar with family and friends at these free Mid-Autumn festival events that don't cost a single cent. RECOMMENDED: 9 best places to buy mooncakes in Singapore and the ultimate guide to Chinatown  

The best heritage trails in Singapore
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The best heritage trails in Singapore

We know about the slick CBD sky scrapers and other iconic landmarks already so it's time to get to know Singapore and all its heritage and stories it has to offer. There's really plenty of history, and while reading it from books might bore you, it's best to strap on some sturdy walking shoes and get out in the the great outdoors.  RECOMMENDED: The best tours of Singapore and the best secret parks and hidden green spaces in Singapore to explore

Iconic architecture and landmarks in Singapore
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Iconic architecture and landmarks in Singapore

Not to humblebrag but Singapore's got it all. Good food that's easy to find, great museums for some quality art fix, getting around the island is easy breezy and to top it off – iconic architecture that will catch your eye. That's how sure we are.  RECOMMENDED: The oldest restaurants in Singapore and the harshest TripAdvisor reviews of Singapore

Ways to party like a VIP in Singapore
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Ways to party like a VIP in Singapore

Step aside New York, there’s another city that never sleeps. Walk down Clarke Quay past midnight and you’ll find rows of buzzy nightclubs churning energetic bangers and attracting lines of ravers eager for an electric night. But if you're one of those partygoers who prefers to be the star of the night, here's how you can kick it at Singapore's best clubs in true VIP style without having to compete with the sweaty crowd.  And if it all sounds good, sign up for the American Express Platinum Credit Card now, and party like a VIP at the best clubs in the city including Zouk and Capital.

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The GREAT Food Festival
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The GREAT Food Festival

Take your taste buds on the ultimate culinary journey at this mega food fest. Cooking up a storm this year are international culinary stars such as one-Michelin-starred chefs Masayasu Yonemura, Scott Webster and Sam Leong, as well as Cat Cora, Susur Lee, Oliver Piras, Francesco Brutto and more. The festival is split into several zones, promising something for everyone.

Halloween Horror Nights
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Halloween Horror Nights

Not for the faint-hearted – Universal Studios Singapore's annual scare event returns for another year of terror. Brace yourself for a Universal-meets-Netflix special with the highly anticipated Stranger Things haunted house, featuring 12 thematic rooms including the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods. Asian horror also takes centre place in this year's edition – come face-to-face with a Chinese secret society of vampires in Killuminati, feel the chill in your spine as you tread carefully in a Malay village to escape the infamous long-hair ghost in Pontianak and step back in time to the Edo-era of Japan in The Haunting of Oiwa. 

Archifest
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Archifest

Explore the city’s urban environment and celebrate all things architecture and design that contributes to the community, addresses humanity issues and enhances everyday lives. There'll be talks, exhibitions, workshops and its signature Architours, where you'll get the chance to enter and walk around exquisitely designed homes and religious buildings.

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Peter and the Starcatcher
Theatre

Peter and the Starcatcher

What if we tell you that there's a story prior to Peter Pan's iconic adventures with the Darling children? Based on the Broadway production, Pangdemonium takes on Rick Elice's Peter and the Starcatcher, a heartwarming prequel that shadows a young starcatcher-in-training named Molly who's on a secret mission, voyaging across the seas with three other orphans. Follow the children as they overcome obstacles to make their way to Neverland safely.

The Color Run
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The Color Run

Grab your tiara, pull on that tutu and head down to Sentosa for another edition of the world’s happiest 5km run. Think illuminating bubbles, colour shows and various glow zones. Be prepared to be dusted in neon-coloured powder as you run or walk through the route.

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The Piano Guys
Music

The Piano Guys

YouTube sensation – The Piano Guys – returns with their signature classical take on mainstream pop tunes. Along with Jon Schmidt on piano and Steven Sharp Nelson on cello, videographer Paul Anderson and producer Al van der Beek make up the team behind the successful series of self-made videos which have garnered over one billion views since 2009.

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20 best things to do while you're in Singapore
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20 best things to do while you're in Singapore

What we absolutely love to do in the city. The crème de la crème of what Singapore has to offer – we present our top 20

The best museums in Singapore
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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

The best Jacuzzi hotels in Singapore
Hotels

The best Jacuzzi hotels in Singapore

Soak all you want, any time you want, however you want – welcome to the spa life

Co-working spaces in Singapore
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Co-working spaces in Singapore

Working from home not cutting it for you? Try one of these co-working spaces instead

The best hotels for a staycation in Singapore
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The best hotels for a staycation in Singapore

Feel like taking a short break without leaving the island? Let the Time Out Singapore team show you around the best hotels for the job

Best farms in Singapore
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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

Cycling routes: East Coast
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Cycling routes: East Coast

Cycling routes: Kallang
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Cycling routes: Kallang

Cycling routes: Hillview
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Cycling routes: Hillview

Guide to MacRitchie
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Guide to MacRitchie

Guide to Seletar
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Guide to Seletar

Guide to Pasir Ris and Changi
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Guide to Pasir Ris and Changi

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Free things to do in Singapore
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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
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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.

Things to do in Singapore at 3am
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Things to do in Singapore at 3am

Besides supper and bar-hopping, there’s plenty to do in the wee hours here, from shopping for flowers to practising your dribble. Move aside, New York – we’re a city that doesn’t sleep, too

The best spas in Singapore
Health and beauty

The best spas in Singapore

Your ultimate guide to the swankiest spas in Singapore – all tried and tested by Time Out Singapore

10 things to do at Singapore Changi Airport
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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. 

Guide to Singapore's offshore islands
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Guide to Singapore's offshore islands

Lush flora and diverse fauna beckon from Singapore’s offshore islands – we heed the call and check them out

101 things to do in Singapore

Food and Drink
Restaurants

Food and Drink

From streetside hawker fare to Michelin-starred meals, explore Singapore through your taste buds

Nightlife
Nightlife

Nightlife

There are more interesting things to do after dark than ordering a Singapore Sling

Shopping
Shopping

Shopping

We are the region's best shopping destination after all

Arts and Culture
Art

Arts and Culture

The top arts and culture experiences in the city

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