Culture vultures should not miss this year's exciting Singapore International Festival of Arts, headed by local theatre luminary Ong Keng Sen. Expect some of the biggest names in the international arts scene, such as film composer Michael Nyman, cutting-edge German theatre company the Berliner Ensemble and New York-based The Wooster Group, best known for their experimental theatre.
The Singapore Garden Festival returns this year at Gardens by the Bay and is set to impress with even more spectacular garden and floral displays. Expect to see creations by local and top designers from renowned garden shows around the world, an exquisite display of the rich and diverse heritage of orchids as well as over 70 stalls selling plants, gardening wares and other memorabilia.
See Singapore's heritage district in a whole new light as the Bras Basah and Bugis precinct comes alive with spectacular outdoor light installations as part of this bustling nocturnal festival. Featuring a breathtaking variety of music, dance, art and aerial performances in addition to late night openings at the participating venues, this is one excellent reason to stay out late.
Commemorate one of the most important festivals on the Chinese calendar as it kicks off with a rousing street parade, multi-cultural performances, fireworks and a glittering light-up display. Soak in the sights and sounds of Chinatown through a traditional lantern walk, and sweeten your holiday with traditional treats such as mooncakes and fine tea from the bustling street bazaar.
The first event of an annual series, this one-of-a-kind showdown will see the world's best swimmers, like Jeanette Ottesen (2011 World Champion) and French world medalist Frederick Bousquet, battle it out in an exciting competition. Also, there'll be an Open Water event, where up to 3,000 participants can come together for a fun swimming session on the East Coast.
Start those engines as the world's only Formula 1 night race returns for the seventh time with the world's best drivers and a blistering hot line-up of top entertainers. It promises to be an action-packed weekend as drivers blaze their way through the Marina Bay Street Circuit at speeds exceeding 200 miles per hour, sending adrenaline levels skyrocketing with heart-stopping twists and turns.
Attend this annual architecture festival for cool structures, fresh design ideas and insider information on the latest news in the industry. This year's event is themed 'Crowd' and investigates people and culture as much as architecture and ideas. Look forward to other new highlights including talks, workshops and special exhibits by established key players.
Universal Studios Singapore returns for their fourth Halloween extravaganza, putting together a fright fest to scare you out of your wits with scare actors and adrenaline-spiking sound effects. Ready those nerves of steel as you explore four scare zones and four haunted houses, each with its own set of unforgettable surprises. Plus, enjoy selected USS rides all night long.
Matthew Bourne brings a well-loved classic to life with his contemporary theatre style, amazing award-winning designs and an all-male ensemble. See how the famed English choreographer combines dance, mime, humour and character comedy to create an unforgettable version of Swan Lake - one to truly call his own.
Celebrate the beauty, joy and vivacity of movement at this annual dance festival. Be moved by the powerful male swans in Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake, marvel at legendary flamenco dancer María Pagés’ new work I, Carmen, or experience dance yourself through the festival's workshops. da:ns brings you performances by some of the most exceptional artists from around the world.
Horror lurks at every corner of Laddaland, the haunted village where this year's Spooktacular takes place. Gather your courage and explore the village, in which cursed spirits roam and look for new souls to claim and join their realm. This Halloween adventure on Sentosa island promises to be a bloodcurdling night of terrifying fun