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The best things to do in Singapore in September 2019

Gear up for all the on-track and off-track action in this buzzing city

Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
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September in Singapore has become synonymous with the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix, but the high-speed action and world-class entertainment aren't the only ones keeping the city wide awake. Fill up your tank and rev up your engines for a high-octane September with top music acts, plenty of comedy heroes, interesting interactive exhibitions, and of course, the Mid-Autumn Festival to mark the end of the autumn harvest.

This month, burn your energy at the F1 Grand Prix and all its concerts and after-parties, indulge in delicious mooncakes and light up lanterns at Moonfest, experience the thought-provoking theatrical production Caught, laugh out loud with Joe Wong and The Try Guys, boogie down with The 1975, Al McKay's Earth, Wind & Fire Experience, and more.

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City Hall: If Walls Could Talk
National Gallery Singapore
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City Hall: If Walls Could Talk

icon-location-pin National Gallery Singapore, City Hall
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Imagine the secrets that lie behind the walls of City Hall. If your curiosity is piqued, journey through this immersive multimedia experience and uncover the lesser-known tales of Singapore’s most pivotal moments including major historical events that took place in the iconic building via the Gallery’s interactive digital wall.

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Silver Arts

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Bond with your elders through a series of free arts programmes including film screenings, dance performances and concerts like An Evening of Nanyin Jazz, Nostalgic Melodies of Yesteryears and Natya Darpana (Mirror of Gestures). The diverse line-up features artists and performing arts groups from different cultural backgrounds, generations and abilities. The programmes are also available in English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil and various Chinese dialects. Silver Arts is happening at various locations including the National Library Building and School of the Arts.

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Caught

icon-location-pin Miaja Gallery, River Valley
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First performed in San Francisco in 2016, Caught by Christopher Chen is a novel theatrical experience held within an art exhibition. Throughout the course of the evening, you’re introduced to Lin Bo, a Chinese fugitivewho spent two years in a detention camp over a piece of art. But is everything as they seem? Question your ideas of power, authenticity and stereotypes as the mystery unfolds.

muse, singapore grand prix f1
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Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix

icon-location-pin The Padang, City Hall
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Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel aren’t the only ones making noise during Formula 1 season. Feel the floor quake when headliners EDM supergroup Swedish House Mafia, Brit sci-fi rock masters Muse, and Cali funk- rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers take the stage alongside Gwen Stefani, Fatboy Slim and more.

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Nightlife

The Podium Lounge

icon-location-pin The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore, City Hall
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The Podium Lounge is bringing out the poppers for another ritzy, star-studded affair. Besides rubbing shoulders with Asia's A-listers, dance the night away with headliners Spice Girls' Melanie C (aka Sporty Spice), rapper-singer-actor Raleigh Ritchie (aka Grey Worm from Game of Thrones), and musical comedy troupe The Cuban Brothers. Ignite your passion for fashion with luxury streetwear brand MTHEMOVEMENT, and feast your eyes on contemporary artist Jan Larsen's interactive exhibition and Mutt Motorcycles' display of bespoke bikes.

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Amber Lounge

icon-location-pin Millenia Walk, City Hall
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Flaunt your high-flying VIP status as this F1 after-party goes 'Ice White' on September 21 with stunning creations by globally renowned designers Mr. G and Frieda Brides, and sample refreshing cocktails from Finland. It then turns up the heat with a 'Classy in Red' themed party on September 22, complete with something sultry, exotic and exciting for every party-goer. MOBO and Brit Award-winning singer Ella Eyre, Amber Lounge resident DJ Sigala, and Bangkok Invaders are also performing and burning the midnight oil so you can party all night long.

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An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s – 1819
Photo: National Museum of Singapore and National Heritage Board
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An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s – 1819

icon-location-pin National Museum of Singapore, City Hall
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Travel back in time to the bustling trading port of the East Indies that drew the attention of the Dutch and British East India Companies. The East Indies were the centre of the spice trade, comprising the Malay Peninsula and Indonesian Archipelago. But the European arrival is only a fraction of its longer history. Uncover the other factors at play leading up to the events of 1819 through this informative exhibition.

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Archifest

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Explore the city’s urban environment and celebrate all things architecture and design at Archifest. This year, it’s all about craft – discover the handiwork behind the architectural marvels around you and how they add vibrancy to our city. Go beyond with talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops and see the art of construction in a different light. Archifest takes place at various locations including the URA Centre.

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Comedy

The Try Guys

icon-location-pin The Star Theatre, Buona Vista
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Let The Try Guys (of Buzzfeed fame) – Keith, Ned, Zach and Eugene – prove their status as ‘Legends Of The Internet’. They’re bringing their signature brand of ‘trying everything and anything’ to life at the Star Theatre this month. Unedited and unfiltered, the quartet reimagine all the viral content you love in this interactive show.

Halloween Horror Nights
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Halloween Horror Nights

icon-location-pin Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa
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Not for the faint-hearted – Universal Studios Singapore's annual scare fare returns for another year of terror. Brace yourself for five haunted houses, two scare zones and two nightmarish shows come dusk. Pluck up your courage for the main star, Curse of the Naga, an original haunted house created by filmmakers behind the Thai horror blockbusters Shutter and 4bia. And what's Halloween without killer clowns, creepy dolls and a never-before-seen death metal procession of the macabre?

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