Top 10 things to do in Singapore in July

Here's our guide to what's happening throughout July 2018 in Singapore

Photo: International Champions Cup

The World Cup fever is still going strong – catch a free screening at these places or chill out at one these sports bars – and to cap off a brilliant month, the International Champions Cup (did someone say Arsensal?) is making an Asian pit stop in Singapore. Eat away at Singapore Food Festival and join in Time Out Singapore Dining Series: Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner. Else, get your creative juices flowing at these art jamming studios or pick up a new language at these language schools. Or (finally)make good on your New Year's resolutions and finally start going to a gym (or punch a bag at a MMA gym) – here are some gyms with a view that'll make exercising that tad bit more tolerable. 

For more events, be sure to check out our calendar of events below.

Our July 2018 highlights

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Time Out Singapore Dining Series: Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner
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Time Out Singapore Dining Series: Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner

Heritage food in Singapore goes beyond the usual chicken rice and chilli crab. Our culinary landscape is held together by a rich tapestry of dishes from the myriad of cultures that make this city home. Time Out Singapore is proud to present its first ever Dining Series the Time Out Singapore Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner happening on July 25 and 26 as a part of the Singapore Food Festival.

In an age where convenience, efficiency and speed reign, it’s a challenge to slow down and catch a breath. Let us take you back to the good old days where people gathered over a meal that’s been laboured over for hours and prepared from the heart.

The dinner is an exploration of traditional Eurasian, Peranakan, Malay and Chinese food beyond the conventional, presented by some of Singapore’s top chefs. It sees Damian D'Silva of Folklore, Han Li Guang of Labyrinth, Haikal Johari of Alma by Juan Amador and Pang Kok Keong of Antoinette team up to present a seven-course dinner ($150 nett, including alcohol pairing) that will satisfy and enlighten guests about Singapore’s culinary history. 

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Folklore , Kallang Thursday July 26 2018 - Friday July 27 2018
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International Champions Cup
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International Champions Cup

Gear up football fans, some of the biggest clubs in the world are heading to Singapore this July to face off at the 2018 International Champions Cup. Already in its sixth edition, the annual football competition will see Arsenal, Atlético de Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain go head-to-head at the National Stadium. Taking on a new format, this year's tournament features 18 football clubs playing 27 matches across United States, Europe and Singapore – making us the only Asian pit stop for this season. All the matches will be broadcasted live on Mediacorp's Toggle, including the three Singapore events.

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National Stadium , Kallang Thursday July 26 2018 - Monday July 30 2018
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Singapore Food Festival 2018
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Singapore Food Festival 2018

As a country of food lovers, it's no surprise we have an official festival celebrating our love for grub. Highlights include the 50 Cents Fest at Chinatown Food Street, where local favourites go for the princely sum of, you guessed it, $0.50, as well as other events involving Park Bench Deli, beer yoga, making rainbow lapis and Curry Day by Old Chang Kee. Here are 6 ways to stuff your face during Singapore Food Festival 2018.

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Singapore City Until Sunday July 29 2018
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Singapore Theatre Festival
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Singapore Theatre Festival

Media freedom, surveillance, racism and the value of our national heritage and history – these are some of the social themes explored in the eight plays staged during this year’s edition of the Singapore Theatre Festival. Presented by local theatre company Wild Rice, the annual festival spotlights established, emerging and undiscovered homegrown playwrights.

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LASALLE College of the Arts , Rochor Until Sunday July 22 2018
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Pink Dot
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Pink Dot

Ditch your white shirts and make for Hong Lim Park – Pink Dot is back for another evening of promoting diversity and celebrating the freedom to love. Celebrate with music performances, activities and speeches by prominent members of the LGBT community.

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Hong Lim Park , Raffles Place Saturday July 21 2018
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Sasha Velour
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Sasha Velour

Bask in the presence of the ever-glamourous Sasha Velour, RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 winner and reigning queen, as she slays the stage with a 75-minute one-woman-show – transported straight out of Brooklyn's incredible nightlife scene. Expect nothing short of this artsy queen's signature numbers including Cellophane, This Woman's Work, Don't Cry Out Loud and other brand new creations. With her iconic bald head and striking unibrow, Sasha is definitely here to turn heads and to celebrate all things drag. 

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Shine Auditorium , City Hall Wednesday July 25 2018
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Happy Ever Laughter
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Happy Ever Laughter

Get this: twelve of Singapore’s biggest comics are getting together to give you a happy ever laughter like no other. Up for its fourth season, the biggest live stand-up comedy event returns from 11 to 29 July at Capitol Theatre. Book tickets to see your favourite funny man (or woman) roast each other for the ultimate comedic showdown. This year’s cast includes Kumar, Suhaimi Yusof, Sebastian Tan, Irene Ang, Koh Chieng Mun, Selena Tan, Preetipls, Fakkah Fuzz, Alaric Tay, Sharul Channa, Rishi Budhrani and Judee Tan.

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Capitol Theatre , City Hall Until Sunday July 29 2018
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ODESZA
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ODESZA

The wait is finally over. The chill-bass duo will be making a stop in Singapore as part of their A Moment Apart tour. The Grammy-nominated band will be taking over The Coliseum this July, with a setlist of tracks from their highly-anticipated third album as well as hits from the yesteryears. Seems like All We Need is an electronic night filled with dreams and nostalgia à la Odesza.

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The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel , Sentosa Friday July 20 2018
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Singapore Garden Festival
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Singapore Garden Festival

Guess what? Looks do matter, even if you’re not competing in a beauty pageant. The biennial Singapore Garden Festival is proof of that, with top local and international designers congregating to show off their green thumbs. Prepare to be floored by a variety of horticultural masterpieces. The main highlight of this floral festival is the impressive orchid showcase in the Flower Dome and a ‘secret garden of edibles’ – whatever that means. Pick up a wide variety of gardening tools and some grub at the marketplace too.

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Gardens by the Bay , Marina Bay Saturday July 21 2018 - Friday August 3 2018

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