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Top 10 things to do in Singapore in July

Here's our guide to what's happening throughout July 2017 in Singapore

Photo: Darren Leong Yew Mun

We're expecting plenty of rainfall and thundery showers at the beginning of July, so stay dry at these museums or indoor playgrounds with the little ones. This month, catch a performing arts event or hang out at these venues for live music. For more, check out our calendar of events below. 

Our July 2017 highlights

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The OPEN
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The OPEN

‘Enchanment’: that’s the theme for SIFA 2017, and it couldn’t be more appropriate. Its function – as an antidote for an increasingly cynical world – brings with it ideas that begin at The OPEN, a ‘pre-festival’ that promises equal parts wit and laughter through lecture-performances, films and interactive performances.

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Singapore City , Singapore Until Sunday July 30 2017
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Cirque Du Soleil: Kooza
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Cirque Du Soleil: Kooza

The newest instalment of world-famous circus series, Cirque Du Soleil, returns with the clown-inspired Kooza. Featuring an international cast of 50 acrobats, musicians, actors and singers, the show tells the story of ‘The Innocent’, who goes on a self-discovery trip and meets eccentric characters and experiences countless thrills along the way.

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Marina Bay Sands Until Sunday August 13 2017
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Pesta Raya 2017
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Pesta Raya 2017

Pesta Raya returns to celebrate the rich heritage and beauty of Malay traditional and contemporary arts. Anticipate musical performances from new and old artists including a dikir barat battle, Malaysian rock icon, Ella, and Indonesia's rising indie-alternative band, Payang Teduh. Learn more about the Malay archipelago at the screening of Setan Jawa, which features the visual imagery of Javanese mythology, and accompanied by a live gamelan and Western orchestra. 

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Esplanade Theatres on the Bay , Esplanade Until Sunday July 23 2017
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Voices of the Amazon
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Voices of the Amazon

Voices of Amazon makes its debut in Singapore, raising the importance of preserving the unique ecosystem of the Amazon rainforest whilst embracing the true spirit of Brazil. Follow Beleza, a water spirit, on a quest to cure her dying sister, which leads her into the heart of the Brazilian rainforest. There, she discovers that the forest is no longer abundant in plants and natural medicines. The intriguing storyline unfolds through a fusion of ballet, contemporary dance and capoeira. 

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MasterCard Theatres , Bayfront Friday July 28 2017 - Saturday July 29 2017
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Poetry Festival Singapore 2017
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Poetry Festival Singapore 2017

Formerly known as National Poetry, the annual poetry event returns with the local-and-proud-of-it theme, 'Regardless of Race'. The festival features works from established and aspiring local poets that celebrate the nation's multi-racial and multi-lingual society. Also, look out for a poetry writing and performance workshop ($38/person) led by homegrown artist Shivram Gopinath. The two-hour session will introduce hip hop, comedy, prose monologue and traditional poetry reading. 

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Singapore City , Singapore Friday July 28 2017 - Sunday July 30 2017
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Singapore Food Festival 2017
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Singapore Food Festival 2017

Immerse yourself in the local food scene at this year's Singapore Food Festival (SFF). Start from STREAT, SFF’s signature event and work your way through various workshops and events such as Ion Orchard’s Chocolate Wonderland (Jul 14-16), kueh pairing workshops, and The 50 Cents Fest where you’ll get to try hawker dishes for – you got it – 50 cents. Additionally, indulge in traditional hawker fare paired with artisanal wines hosted by Merchant Wine Store. For a relaxing time, tuck into a curated picnic basket on the lawn while enjoying a local food film under the stars at Open Farm Community. 

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Singapore City , Singapore Until Sunday July 30 2017
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Piece of Peace World Tour
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Piece of Peace World Tour

Sydney Opera House, Taj Mahal, the Acropolis – these are just a few of the world’s iconic landmarks that have been recreated into massive LEGO installations. Marvel at the craftsmanship that went into each one, and participate in the Brick by Brick art project, where you can add LEGO pieces to create a topographical map of Singapore.  

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Singapore City , Singapore Thursday July 27 2017 - Monday September 4 2017

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