Gear up for another high-octane weekend at the Marina Bay Street Circuit as the night race returns. EDM supergroup Swedish House Mafia, Brit sci-fi rock masters Muse, and Cali funk rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers are headlining the night race’s entertainment stage alongside some of the biggest names in music. Joining them in the F1 entertainment line-up are Hollaback Girl pop idol Gwen Stefani, legendary DJ Fatboy Slim (real name Norman Cook), reggae icons Toots and the Maytals, and American roots rock duo Larkin Poe, and more.
Swap the unbearably cold cinema for an alfresco film affair under the stars. Make the most of the balmy evenings with Movie at Capitol by Spearing Events. From September 20 to 22, dive into the Marvel cinematic universe with three action-packed blockbusters at Capitol Piazza’s outdoor plaza – Marvel Studios' Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel Studios' Captain Marvel, and Marvel Studios' Avengers: Endgame.
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.
Race your way to CÉ LA VI and trade trackside views for a stunning, aerial panorama of the city skyline. From September 18 to 22, the ultimate rooftop nightlife destination gears up for Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix with parties featuring international DJs on the decks spinning more than your usual car jams.
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.
Flaunt your high-flying VIP status as this Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix after-party goes 'Ice White' on September 21 with an ice-themed fashion show by designers Mr. G and Frieda Brides. The F1 soirée 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.
Take your F1 party to the hip Haji Lane with energetic beats courtesy of DJ Shai, the funky soul grooves of Ground Up and the Cuban tunes of Havana Social Club. That's not all – the artsy narrow street will also be filled with the sweet sounds of buskers and their trusty guitars at Singapura Club and Going Om.
Spread across five days, the Sky Grande Prix is drifting our way for yet another round of themed parties. Maximise your F1 experience with an exclusive 30-minute sunset cruise through Marina Bay where you can get up close in style with the Singapore Grand Prix. The party boat departs from Chimi's, sailing every half-an-hour from 5pm to 7pm.
Start your engines for an adrenaline-charged F1 party at Bar Rouge. Witness all the on-track action in the dazzling race-side view through the rooftop nightclub's live screening of the race. The evenings are soundtracked by local DJ Casey on Thursday, UK open-format maestro Andy Purnell on Friday, highly-acclaimed turntablist and hip-hop duo Bangkok Invaders as well as MC Unda on Saturday, and local DJ veterans Kenneth Francis, Styluxtakut, Rattle, and Fadille closing the weekend event on Sunday.
Singapore's cashless club (yes, you read that right) is throwing an outdoor F1 carnival and it's free. Make a pit stop at Clarke Quay Fountain Square where you can have a dig at the Heineken F1 Pit Crew – Tyre Activation, VR racing simulators and carnival games. Pump up your gas at food and drink booths by Get Juiced, Heineken and Red Bull. The event is also soundtracked by the likes of Subhas Nair, Sheikh Banafe, Yeti Pack, Charlie Williams as well as a line-up of over 20 DJs.
Experience the thrill of the race from Mr Stork’s 360-degree viewpoints with great music and even greater booze and bites. This race weekend, the rooftop bar transforms into a carnival-style shindig complete with the sounds of DJ Highness and DJ Yujin. Choose your poison from a selection of bars set up by Red Bull, Belvedere Vodka, Johnnie Walker and Jägermeister, where each bar is pouring unique concoctions.
Rev up your engines for an unforgettable weekend with Heineken. Partake in a variety of exciting F1-themed activities with refreshing Heineken from the 13 Heineken Bars in hand. Try your hand at being a pit crew member at the tyre changing station, snap the ultimate selfie at the photo booth, and keep up with all the on-track action with live screenings at Waterside @ F1, Marina Bay Circuit.
A 12-hour poolside music marathon this F1 weekend? Yes, please! Get down to disco at this epic pool party with a squad of international DJs including London's Ben Spalding, Sweden's Double F.O.G, and Ireland's Gamadon. Expect a mix of disco, nu-disco, funk, boogie and house, as well as innovative food and drinks to take your rooftop party to new heights.
Before you race to the tracks, make a swift drift to this beachside bash and soak up the good vibes with DJ Andrew M who is spinning energetic beats to keep you pumped. If you've got a need for speed, race through a round of Flip Cup to the finish line or show off your mad stability skills with a Jenga block in one hand and a drink in the other.
Strap yourself for an energetic night with Jeffrey Sutorius who's part of the Dutch trance powerhouse Dash Berlin. With a decade-long experience under his belt, the hit-maker has performed at festivals like Ultra, EDC and AMF, and has released countless of EDM essentials. Now, he's making his return as Dash Berlin, firing up the dancefloor with his signature blend of vocal and uplifting trance.
British clothing brand Fred Perry brings back its high-energy concert featuring rising local musicians. Catch Charlie Lim and Coming Up Roses take the stage, as KiDG helms the decks on September 20. Then continue the groove on September 21 with Ice Cream Sundays and Revision Music, as well as Singapore Community Radio stream, a live tattoo pop-up, and the Many Stories, One Shirt exhibition. Have your fill of tasty bites by Gravy Baby and thirst quenchers by Bunkerbunker while you're at it.
Blast to the past when Tamiyas and Hot Wheels were making rounds in our childhood. Revisit that moment with Nineteen80's throwback bash with the greatest hits of the yesteryears spun by Bobos, Ollie’des and Andrew Chow.
Celebrate your weekend with DJs Adrian Wee, KiDG and Hedger, who are helming the decks at Zouk. With a sweet selection of indie rock, electro, punk and all your guilty pleasure, don't miss the chance to pop and lock it with these bass-heavy jams.
Shake off the stress of the week and let your hair down at this 90s and 00s tribute party. DJs Lincey and The Dinosaur will have you partying till the sun's up with back-to-back replays of smash hits by everyone's favourite teen idols – Britney Spears, Westlife, Nirvana and Destiny's Child.
Feast your eyes on the stunning visual showcase by DZ Engineering SRL at Gallery II at The Art House this F1 weekend. Up on display are impressive images of twelve historical and contemporary sites in Italy, taken by six talented Italian photographers. The spotlight doesn't just shine on the European country, either – keep an eye out for certain iconic landmarks in Singapore that highlights DZ Engineering's past lighting projects, shot by Italian track designer Jarno Zaffelli.
Roll out those belly laughs as the Malaysian Association of Chinese Comedians (MACC) head our way for their tenth year anniversary. The Malaysian comedy group is bringing their new tongue-in-cheek material across the border to Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia before wrapping it all up to focus on their solo careers.
Escape the urban jungle and reacquaint yourself with what nature has to offer. The family-friendly tour, organised by Edible Garden City, takes you on a multi-sensory adventure across their farm. Play farmer for a day as you smell, touch and taste the variety of edible crops grown on the premises, meet some feathered friends the free-ranging chickens, and explore how insects play an important role in recycling food waste.
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.
I am, but also showcases works by four women artists as they explore beyond the labels they inhabit, overcoming the ways they have been restricted and seeking ways of empowerment through their identities. Artists Anna Chan, Dipali Gupta, Fazleen Karlan, and Maisarah Kamal look into relationships, family, marriage, career aspirations and the self in this exhibition.
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.
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.
Chinatown transforms into a brightly-lit spectacle to welcome the Mid-Autumn festivities – but this time, with a Singapore Bicentennial twist. Under a myriad of colourful cellophane lanterns along the streets are various numbers of festival activities including a mass lantern walk (September 8), nightly shows (now until September 13), and a festive bazaar and trade fair (now until September 22). Stick around for more traditional Chinese cultural performances and lion dance displays.
Malaysian artist Wong Perng Fey presents a solo exhibition inspired by his time living in Beijing, where artists and migrant workers face the constant threat of eviction as old buildings are torn down in an effort to gentrify all neighbourhoods. Wong's works present his bittersweet impressions and memories of demolished villages; a modern day critique of rapid urbanisation.
Dust off your yoga mat and find your zen at Yoga of Light, a powerful yoga and meditation workshop popping up this September at some Singapore's favourite venues like lululemon, Plain Vanilla Bakery, and Shake Farm. Yoga of Light is a powerful and uplifting experience with easy-to-follow restorative yoga and guided meditation, all set to gentle electronic music.
Luxury eyewear brand Linda Farrow is a favourite among celebrities like Rihanna, Beyoncé, and the Hadid sisters. Ahead of its 50th anniversary in 2020, the brand is collaborating with On Pedder to showcase its collections, past and present. Many of its quirkiest styles have been designed in collaboration with the likes of Jeremy Scott, Alexander Wang and Yaz Buckley, so don't miss a chance to view these unique designs. Selected styles are also available for purchase.
Here’s the perfect excuse to cruise: Marina at Keppel Bay is hosting an exclusive Bicentennial National Day voyage onboard its marine treasure, The Admiral, on August 3 and 9 from 6.30pm to 9.30pm. With a pitstop at the Marina Bay right when the fireworks go off, it's a great alternative to catch the show away from the massive crowds.
From 18 to 20 July, you can commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11's landing on the moon at Moongazers. The three-day event is complementary to Floating Utopias. Specially curated by ArtScience Museum, the programmes explore the reverberations of Apollo 11's achievement through a series of performances, talks and workshops.
Raised in Taiwan, Singapore-born artist and researcher Benedict Yu explores the concept of home by showcasing his birthplace and his struggles with homesickness. As part of the exhibition, SPRMRKT has also created the artist-inspired Lion Head Meatball ($12.90). Order the dish made with Chinese mushroom, minced pork and cabbage simmered in a rich pork and tea broth while you soak in the beauty of Yu's art.
Check out Siah Armajani's first institutional exhibition in Asia. Inspired by democratic ideals and American vernacular architecture, this Iranian-born artist's sculptures, drawings and public installations dwell on principles like 'nobility of usefulness' and 'art on a civic scale'. Don't miss highlights which include the large-scale installation Sacco & Vanzetti Reading Room #3 (1988), the Tomb series drawings and models, and a film programme developed by film scholar and curator Dr Marc Glöde, which expands on Armajani’s early experimental films from 1970.
Of Ordinary Things is award-winning artist Liu Ling's representation of the forgotten aspects of life. In discovering the beauty of the ordinary, Liu explores realism in and through art, thereby bringing to light erstwhile ignored realities. As part of Liu's exhibition, SPRMRKT at STPI is running all-day promotions throughout July. Guests who order a bottle of Chateau Beaulieu and Coteaux d’ Aix-en-Provence Rose are entitled to a complimentary choice of Asian hummus and flatbread, sweet potato fries or oyster corn fritters.
The family-favourite Rainforest Lumina returns with a second season that's packed with 10 new multisensory zones in a one-kilometre stretch of the lush tropical rainforest. Follow the luminous path that leads you to a quirky group of virtual animals known as the Creature Crew. Stay #woke on eco issues while you discover the enchanted world of Rainforest Lumina with an immersive audio-visual experience.
Feast your eyes on a visual treat at the ArtScience Museum. This playful yet poetic exhibition explores the history of inflatable objects, showcasing the effects they have on art, architecture and social activism over the decades after the first hot air balloon took off. Catch the masterpieces of over 15 international and local artists. Out of the 40 artworks featured, eight are of giant inflatables that are suspended in the galleries to amp up the dramatic displays.
Delve further into Singapore’s past with a two-part showcase at the historic Fort Canning Park. Time Traveller is a cinematic experience that takes you through 700 years of history with five multimedia shows. While Pathfinder is a free-and-easy experience that presents Singapore’s journey from past to present through eight interactive pavilions and installations.
Travel back in time to the Cretaceous period and solve the mystery behind the elusive Australian polar dinosaurs. Get your little paleontologist started at seven thematic, multi-sensorial zones, introducing the science of fossilisation. Engage with everything from holographic mapping to augmented and virtual reality environments.
Take the kiddos on an art adventure at National Gallery Singapore. This year’s Children’s Biennale features 11 interactive artworks by local and international artists. Let your little hitmakers create their own tunes at Chance Operations or immerse them in an experiential journey across time and space at Stardust: Soaring Through the Sky’s Embrace.
Enliven your Orchard experience with an all-new roving pop-up concept, NAO (Night at Orchard). Happening every first weekend of the month along the stretch between ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City, expect a showcase of talents across fashion, arts, dining, and music. Highlights include culinary offerings by popular brands like Old Chang Kee and Michelin-starred restaurant Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, shopping options with the likes of up-and-coming brands such as oasis:skin and Indigo Culture, and busking performances from NoonTalk artiste Gavin Teo, One Moment of Glory winner Jill-Marie Thomas, and popular indie acts like Codie Loh, Raphael Leong and Yeo Ming Jun.
Stop and smell the beautiful orchids like Phalaenopsis bellina and Maxillaria tenuifolia at Gardens by the Bay's newest orchid display in the Cloud Forest, Scentsational Orchids. Learn about the different scent each type produces, and take in the sweet and intense fragrance of the massive floral display.
Surround yourself with flora atop National Gallery Singapore. As part of the gallery's Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series, Sea State 9: proclamation garden by Charles Lim Yi Yong transforms the space with herbage found in reclaimed areas such as Changi, Tuas and the Southern Islands. Besides showcasing the biodiversity of flora in Singapore, it also shines a light onto the city's history of land reclamation. The garden is considered a work in progress, so expect the exhibition to evolve as the plants grow day by day.
This Easter weekend, take the kiddos out for an egg hunt, chase the Easter bunny, get your craft on and stuff yourself silly with chocolates at these Easter events.
Fall down the rabbit hole at ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition Wonderland. Immerse yourself in this playful and interactive exhibition based on Lews Carroll’s timeless stories of Alice and her adventures through Wonderland. Developed by Australian Centre for the Moving Image (AMCI), this immersive showcase makes Singapore its first stop as part of its global tour. Suitable for all ages, it invites visitors and families alike to take a trip through the looking glass into the enchanted world.
Teaming up with Ikkan Art Gallery, Miaja Gallery is proud to present digital artworks by teamLab as part of its permanent installation. An art collective based in Tokyo, teamLab is widely known to create art that transcends boundaries. Feast your eyes on Waves of Light, a digital artwork consisting of computer-generated waves that are expressed as a continuous body of water, creating a new experience between humans, nature, and art. Inspired by nature, life cycles, and the infinite movement of particles, the artworks showcased in this gallery tell stories that resonate deep within the human essence.
The Human-Nature exhibition brings together innovative products, research concepts, communication works and art, the exhibition begins with an introspective probe on how humans perceive robots. This selection of works poses questions about being human and explores how humans excel beyond their natural abilities. To gain an insight into the nature of human beings and technology, the museum offers a bilingual Human-Nature catalogue which serves as a necessary exhibition accompaniment and provides an in-depth narration, parallel questioning, and full descriptions of the exhibiting design works.
Journey further into Southeast Asia – past and present – as the Asian Civilisations Museum opens three new permanent galleries Ancestors and Rituals, Christian Art and Islamic Art, along with new items on display in the museum's Trade galleries that explore the artistic exchanges within Asia and the rest of the world. The Ancestors and Rituals gallery shines its spotlight on a diverse range of Southeast Asian artefacts that reflect the barter of ideas and cultural interactions among various tribes and communities in the region. The Christian Art gallery exhibits intricate works of cross-cultural art created in Asia that are dedicated to the religion. The Islamic Art showcases the wealth of artistic traditions that arise from the expansion of Islam in Southeast Asia. As part of Southeast Asia in the World, the museum is also hosting a new series of trails that provide visitors an understanding of Southeast Asia's role in the world through beautiful illustrations by local artist Muneera Malek.