FREE TASTING: VANISHING TRADES OF EARLY SINGAPORE LOCAL SNACKS
Sample Singapore local delicacies such as ‘Muah Chee’, (a glutinous rice flour mixed with peanuts and sugar) and more at Singapore Visitor Centre. Don’t miss out their ‘Kacang Puteh’, (mixed nuts wrapped in cone shaped paper) stand which once scattered the streets of Singapore.
When: 7th - 9th July, 14th - 16th July, 21st - 23rd July and 28th - 30th July
Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm
Where: Singapore Visitor Centre at 216 Orchard Road Singapore 238898 (opposite Somerset MRT)
Exhibition: Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission - Danh Vo
Vietnamese-born Danish artist Danh Vo presents a series of compelling new sculptures as part of his first outdoor installation in Singapore. A continuation of his existing practice, this installation explores issues of cross-cultural identity and the definition of cultural values.
Venue: National Gallery Singapore, Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Gallery
Also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is undoubtedly the most important event in the Chinese calendar. For 3 weeks prior to the start of Chinese New Year, you'll be able to soak in the festive mood throughout the island with celebrations in the form of colorful processions, seasonal markets, riotous lion dances and overlaying it all, the excited chatter and laughter of people meeting up, exchanging mandarin oranges for good luck and feasting on special dishes.
Enjoy a myriad of fringe activities, ranging from the official Street Light-Up, Festive Street Bazaar, Chingay 2017 Night Fiesta @ Chinatown, Chinatown CNY Countdown Party and more!
Whether you’re an art aficionado or just a casual gallery browser, head to Singapore Art Week for myriad quality art experiences. Taking place over twelve days, Singapore Art Week 2017 promises an unparalleled experience of the best of local, regional and international art. Expect blockbuster art fairs, gallery openings, art tours and more.
Journey along the ARTWALK trail and be transported to a world of Hindu gods and goddesses, as legends come to life through stories told within the walls of one of Singapore’s historic monuments. Discover an eclectic mix of captivating artworks and music performances as you walk along paths less travelled around Little India.
A four-day celebration of the visual arts, held across a variety of venues in Singapore, including museums, art precincts and non-profit spaces. Art Stage Singapore is the leading Asian art fair connecting the world to the best of Asian contemporary art. With a deep understanding of Asia’s dynamic visual arts scene, Art Stage Singapore represents the diversity of contemporary art rising from the region.
Gillman Barracks’ signature programme Art After Dark is back for its flagship edition on Friday 13 January 2017 during Singapore Art Week. Art After Dark is a highlight event of Singapore Art Week 2017, a twelve-day celebration of the visual arts held across Singapore.
Art lovers can look forward to enjoy an unforgettable evening at Gillman Barracks—Singapore’s visual arts cluster, where our galleries, the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) Singapore, and other visual art tenants will premiere their new exhibitions and open their doors till late in celebration of Singapore Art Week. There will also be the launch of Gillman Barracks public art project, outdoor F&B pop-ups, and a showcase of live music acts throughout the night.
So come down for an unforgettable evening of live music, food, and of course, contemporary art.
Kick start the new year with a bang at one of the hottest indie music festivals in the world — the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, right here in Singapore. A highlight on the Southeast Asian music festival calendar, this annual extravaganza is definitely not to be missed.
Hipsters or not, put on your festival togs and ready yourself for up to 14 hours of terrific tunes, amazing food and eclectic vibes.
Usher in the Chinese New Year at the River Hongbao, a celebration of all things Chinese at Singapore’s iconic Floating Platform @ Marina Bay. Be astounded by the larger-than life lanterns depicting figures of Chinese myth and legend, handcrafted onsite by craftsmen from China. Enjoy a myriad of fringe activities, ranging from amusement rides to carnival games, operas and exotic delicacies sto round up this colourful
Love fireworks? Then you’ll love the River Hongbao Opening Night and the Chinese New Year Eve Countdown Party – each has its own pyrotechnics display, welcoming the new year in bright, auspicious style.
Fireworks can be seen through our hotel rooms and Premier Lounge on Level 24 as well!
Esplanade Presents: Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 2017
Huayi showcases the works of outstanding Chinese artists of all genres, be they traditional or contemporary, mainstream or cutting-edge, by providing them with a platform on which they can present their works to international audiences in Singapore. Huayi provides audiences with a taste of some of the most dynamic forms of Chinese artistic expression. It introduces our audiences to works that Open to Public reveal the unique individual voices of Chinese artists and allows audiences to reflect on different perspectives and interpretations of what it means to be Chinese.
With its colourful traditions, the annual Hindu festival, Thaipusam, often brings traffic in Singapore to a standstill – and with good reason. Join thousands of Hindu devotees as they embark on an annual procession seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks to Lord Subramaniam.
When: 9 February 2017
Venue: Between Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple at Serangoon Road and Sri Thendayuthapani Temple at Tank Road
This National Event is also the largest street performance and float parade in Asia. From the main parade site to the heartlands, this street extravaganza epitomises the dynamism of Singapore's vibrant and multicultural society. Enjoy a myriad of exclusive performances, ranging from the Vibrant floats, dancing dragons, prancing lions, stilt walkers, wushu masters, performers of different races in their traditional costumes and more.
The Fort Canning Sculpture Tour will take you through the charming sculptures found around Fort Canning Park. Join us as we explore and discover the stories behind some of these sculptures and appreciate these beautiful works of art.
Music@Empress is a monthly music concert series held at the Empress Lawn. This is part of NAC’s efforts to energize the Civic District through programming at outdoor spaces. The concert will be held on every last Saturday of the month and will feature established arts groups and local community based arts groups.
Venue: Empress Lawn
When: 25 Feb 2017 (Every last Saturday of the month)
You may have tasted nutmeg and clove in various cuisines, but have you ever seen their trees? Join us as we guide you through the Spice Garden, which was once the site of Singapore’s first Botanical and Experimental Garden started by Sir Stamford Raffles in 1822!
If you want an active outing with your family and friends, join us for a fun-filled day in the Civic District where the area is transformed into a walkable, cyclistfriendly, and activity-filled precinct on every last Sunday of the month. The weekend will be filled with good food, good music and good fun for the young and old.
Venue: Connaught Drive, Empress Lawn, Esplanade Park
The two expositions are held concurrently to offer the ideal one-stop convenient hub for professionals to source for supplies and explore business opportunities with both regional and international counterparts. They are the most dedicated events on the region’s café, coffee and tea industries in Singapore.
As the only trade and consumer exhibitions in Southeast Asia catering to the café, coffee and tea communities, Café Asia & ICT Industry Expo will bring together café owners and managers, coffee and tea exporters and importers as well as distributors and suppliers of café-related machinery and equipment in a dynamic marketplace.
Want to run a café business? Visit Café Asia 2017!
Through the use of intelligent lighting, the Marina Bay waterfront will be transformed into a kaleidoscopic display of light, colour, shadows and play for people of all ages to enjoy. Beyond its spectacular showcase of visual art and urban space, the festival also offers a dynamic line-up of events and programmes over four weekends. With eclectic performances, delectable outdoor dining options, engaging workshops and more, i Light Marina Bay 2017 presents a multi-sensory experience with something for all.
Get ready for a weekend of exhilarating entertainment under the stars! Returning to Marina Bay Sands for the 4th year, from 31 March - 2 April 2017, Sing Jazz features extraordinary music from multiple Grammy Award winners, featuring Corinne Bailey Rae, Nik West, Incognito, Hitman David Foster & Friends and more.
Put on something green and grab a pint of Guinness at the St. Patrick’s Day Street Festival and celebrate the rich culture, arts, community and all things fun and Irish! Soak up the festive atmosphere of all things Irish, and come partake in the celebrations.
St. Patrick’s Street Festival Details Date: 17 March 2017 (TBC) Venue: Singapore River - Circular Road Cost: Free admission
immerse yourself in a magical, surreal world along Singapore’s Great Street of fun, food and fashion. Feast your eyes on our colourful display of kaleidoscopic decor and designs.
As you relax and indulge in the many shopping delights and experiences on Orchard Road, bask in the shimmering sensations and enjoy the lights and beauty of this wonderful time of the year. A time for loving, giving and celebrating all that is good and great.
Deepavali dazzles with the most intense of colours - rich saffron and turmeric - illuminated by the light of a thousand oil lamps. Celebrated by Hindus across the world to mark the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness, the symbolism of Deepavali is aptly summed up in the simple act of lighting an oil lamp.
Experience free spectacular performances, light installations and a multitude of activities for all to enjoy. Visitors can look forward to an exciting line-up that will transform the festival grounds into a constellation of glittering local and international acts against the night sky.
Singapore roars to life on National Day, as it remembers its colourful rise to independence and beyond. Sit back and enjoy various programme of stunning spectacle of military parades, multicultural song-and-dance performances, pyrotechnics and fireworks extravaganza set against the stunning cityscape framed by the Marina Waterfront.
The Hungry Ghost Festival is one of the best times of the year to soak in the local culture and observe traditional rites in hyper-modern Singapore.
Unlike Halloween in Europe, the Hungry Ghost Festival is linked to the Chinese practice of ancestor worship. For the visitor, it’s a perfect opportunity to see some of the city’s living culture in action, with many people tending roadside fires, burning faux money and other offerings for ghosts and ancestors to use in the afterlife. Food is also left out to satisfy the appetite of the hungry ghosts.
On Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Muslims in Singapore end their time of fasting with a joyous celebration of forgiveness, fellowship and food. Marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadhan is the festival of Eid, known in Singapore as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa. Ramadan is a period of sober repentance for Muslims, with approximately 30 days of dawn-to-dusk fasting. Adherents of the faith also devote much of the month to worship, charitable deeds and acts of compassion.
Don't miss the thumping drumbeats and delicious dumplings - the exciting ingredients that make the Dragon Boat Festival a sizzler of a festival in Singapore! Get your adrenaline pumping by a festive atmosphere rules as participants pull furiously on their oars, leaders beat their drums, flags are waved and spectators cheer on their favourite teams. It is vigorous action, tragic history and thrilling camaraderie, blended into one compelling and exciting spectacle.
Held from 15 - 17 September, the annual racing season welcomed scores of partygoers and visitors to the 2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX, alongside an eclectic range of off-track entertainment. Expect high-speed racing, blockbuster concerts, star-studded parties, pop-up stores and more highlights during the Grand Prix Season Singapore.
Watch the future take shape at Asia’s representative event, CommunicAsia2017. As devices become increasingly connected, the Internet-of-Things is expected to expand exponentially with the number of internet-connected devices predicted to exceed 40 million by the year 2020. Revolutionary innovations will also abound as crowdfunding empowers the masses to turn their ideas into reality.
This event showcases products and services like consultancy and training services, passenger, ramp and cargo handling services, aircraft galleys, lavatories, closets, overhead bins, crew rests, and other monuments and many more related products and services etc. in the Railway, Shipping & Aviation Products industry.
When: 21 - 22 February 2017
Venue: Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre
Singapore Airshow is Asia's largest and one of the most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world. A truly global exhibition where the latest state-of-the-art systems and equipment, together with their related technologies and developments, are displayed by top aerospace companies around the world.
The Singapore Yacht Show is your opportunity to discover some of the world's finest superyacht and international yacht brands in an elite and highly social setting, giving you a chance to enjoy luxury yachting at its finest.