Rain or shine, SG is still a hubhub of excitement.
Even as Singapore enters into the southwest monsoon season, the island comes alive with fun and leisure activities in July. Get some fresh air at mass runs, join a pop fandom at concerts or bring the kids to appreciate flora and fauna at a garden festival and a wildlife park.
Bring your adventurous tykes on a jungle trek at night. Don’t worry, the Rainforest Lumina will be safe — this nocturnal trip is Asia’s first multimedia night walk experience at a wildlife park. What will make this even more fun for your little explorer are the powered-up animal characters of the Creature Crew, which render help and guide them on the path to this enchanted world. Take the first step into the lush rainforest of the Singapore Zoo by visiting its homepage here.
From 1 July 2018 onwards, 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Road, 729826
The queen of power ballads is coming to Singapore and her two-night performance in the city is set to be filled with her top-charting songs from a long and illustrious music career. Not to be missed if you were a big fan of her 90s’ and 2000s’ hits like “It’s All Coming Back to Me” and “Because You Loved Me”, not to mention a little song called “My Heart Will Go On”. Get your tix here.
3-4 July 2018, 8-10 p.m.
Sands Grand Ballroom, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, 018956
Since 2006, the Singapore Theatre Fest!val has been the only festival in Singapore that focuses on presenting fully realised productions of new writings to celebrate the local theatre aspirants in the Lion City. Presented by local theatre group W!LD RICE, the 2018 edition will showcase eight brand new productions conceptualised and created by local writers and producers. Show your support for SG talent by booking your seats here.
5-22 July 2018, multiple timings
LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally St, 187940
K-Pop fans get ready: After a small meet-and-greet earlier this year, Wanna One is heading back to Singapore as part of their world tour. This will be the band’s first full-fledged concert in the country so fans can expect it’s going to be good. It’s a one-day only event so you had better rush to this site before the tix get snapped up.
13 July 2018, 8-10 p.m.
Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, 397691
It’s time to celebrate all things food, from hawker centres to Michelin-starred restaurants, all at the Singapore Food Festival. Held over two weeks, the festival (it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year) is all about showcasing the best in food in the city – and there’s a lot to be proud of. Expect to sample local favourites and innovative collaborations between chefs, as well as to attend events such as musical performances and cooking classes. Click here for when, what and where to go.
13-29 July 2018, multiple timings
Instead of staying home just to catch the FIFA World Cup 2018, why not watch the biggest names in international football face off against each other at the National Stadium live? As the Southeast Asian stop on the International Champions Cup tour, Singapore gets to play host to some of the biggest names in European football, with past visiting teams including FC Bayern Munich, Chelsea FC and Internazionale Milan. Expect opportunities during this weekend to interact with your favourite players as they head out into the city to sample local fare or visit major attractions. If not, just settle for watching the matches here (or at these at these great bars and restaurants).
26-30 July 2018, 7:30-9:30 p.m
National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, 397629
Head over to Gardens by the Bay for this floral exhibition that will showcase garden designs and flower creations for a little home or office inspo. It doesn’t matter if you’re a serious gardener or just have an interest in plants, the Singapore Garden Festival will inspire you with new ways to decorate the house (or your room), and the variety of plants alone will astound you. Start planning your garden trail here.
21 July – 3 August 2018, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Dr, 018953
Try doing something really worthwhile this month — run for the Singtel-Singapore Cancer Society 2018 Race Against Cancer. One in three Singaporeans die of cancer every year, which is why an event like this to raise awareness and funds to run programmes and services is so important. Register to take part and start training for three different categories — you can compete in the 10-kilometre or 15-kilometre runs, or just enjoy the 5-kilometre “fun run”. Or, you can choose to donate or sign up to a volunteer, too. Whichever you choose, just know you’ll be doing your part!
22 July 2018, 7-1o a.m.
Angsana Green, East Coast Park
Winner of hit show RuPaul’s Drag Race – Season 9 and reigning queen, Sasha Velour visits Singapore for the first time to perform some of her famous numbers like “Cellophane”, “This Woman’s Work” and “Don’t Cry Out Loud”. Naturally, expect stylish, glamorous get-ups and brand new material in the Sasha Velour Live in Singapore tour that should have you in both in awe and in stitches. Head to SISTIC to grab a seat.
25 July 2018, 8-10 p.m.
Shine Auditorium, 100 Beach Rd. 189702
Alert all you feline lovers — the inaugural Singapore Cat Festival is here. Promised as a cat-only event, the Festival celebrates Singapore’s unique, local cat culture, and will feature local and international cat product vendors, educational talks, sharing sessions between cat owners, and fun activities all in one weekend. Admission is free but, psst, you should RSVP via EventBrite to enroll in a lucky draw.
14-15 July 2018, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Leisure Park Kallang, Level 1 Atrium, 5 Stadium Walk, 397693
The velvet gloves are off for the fourth run of the biggest local standup comedy event. 12 of Singapore’s best comedians including Irene Ang and Kumar will battle it out on stage for Happy Ever Laughter, for the bragging rights to be the best comedians in the biz. Expect LOL-savageness as these artistes trade punchlines to win your laughs, applause, and votes. But first, they have to get you to buy your tickets from SISTIC.
11-29 July 2018, multiple timings
Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Rd, 178907
Growers, producers, hipsters, vege-lovers, or anyone really, can head down to Sprout:Farm-to-People Festival. Probably the largest farmers’ market in SG, the inaugural festival celebrates sustainable agriculture, urban farming, and honest, healthy and yummy food. Over 55 local exhibitors — from urban farmers to farm growers, artisanal food specialists to farm-to-table restos — will be selling their produce, dishing out delish meals and hosting hands-on workshops about urban farming. Held over two days and across six zones in the venue, it’s free to attend, but if you register here, you will get a chance to win an exclusive goodie bag.
7 – 8 July 2018, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, Hall 406, 1 Raffles Boulevard, 039593
Yes, it’s the durian season, but if you are fearful of hazarding the many pop-up stalls to pick the right one to try, head to the Durian Pop-Up 2018 at Resorts World Sentosa to get an education. While there will be many durian varieties such as the Mao Shan Wang, the Golden Phoenix and D24 available for tasting and buying, newbies might want to try registering for a durian appreciation workshop, (21 and 28 July, and 4 August; SGD $20 per person) to learn about the different flavour profiles and tips on choosing durians while sampling a platter of the fruit.
6 July- 8 August 2018, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Resorts World Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
If there is ever a way to convince your LO why jogging long distances is lots of fun, this 5-kilometre run would be it. The Hello Kitty Run: Fruity Rush that’s based on the iconic cat-like character returns to SG again, but this time, with a fruit-based theme. Register for the run here and get your runner’s entitlement pack that includes a t-shirt, zip pouch and carrier amongst other goodies. Bonus: Children born on and after 16 July 2014, get to enter free!
15 July 2018, 8-10 a.m.
The Promontory @ Marina Bay, 11 Marina Blvd, 018940
Exercise your legal right to party on the street with the Urban Ventures X Street Party. After 10 editions of this party event that’s held outdoors in public spaces, the organisers promise that this year’s iteration will feature the best highlights from the past. Get hyped for a whole lot of activity including outdoor yoga, a capoeira performance, an artisans market, DJ sets, free manicures, salsa dancing, a Vespa scooter tour, and more!
7 July 2018, 4-11:30 p.m.
Multiple locations along Temple St
By Karen Fong. Additional Reporting by Chris Ong, July 2, 2018.
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