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[OCT 2017] Things to do in Singapore

Autumn Harvest Floral Display at Gardens by the Bay

AUTUMN HARVEST FLORAL DISPLAY

1 September – 29 October 2017
Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
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A lavish flower field saturated in rich hues of orange, red, gold and green welcomes visitors this September, as autumn comes to Flower Dome in the “Autumn Harvest” floral display. Savour how the
traditional season of crop gathering is interpreted in creative ways – a bounteous land is inhabited by a fruit and vegetable giant; a lush farm plot overflows with abundant produce and blooms like heleniums, callunas, phloxes and chrysanthemums; and Cinderella’s pumpkin carriage sits pretty amidst pumpkin trees.

Pumpkins take on yet another twist in the mini Halloween exhibit, where myriad carved and decorated versions celebrate the most anticipated festival of fall. There are more than 10 varieties of special pumpkins to see, such as the pristine white “Polar Bear”, the pretty striped “Pump-Ke-Mon” and the bizarre-looking “Red Warty Thing”.

Mid-Autumn Festival at Gardens by the Bay
Photo Credit: Gardens by the Bay

Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay 滨海花园庆中秋

22 September – 8 October 2017
Gardens by the Bay
FREE
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A much-anticipated event in the Gardens’ calendar, Mid-Autumn @ Gardens by the Bay draws visitors with its sprawling lantern displays and myriad festivities amidst a lush garden setting.

This year, the Gardens celebrates autumn abundance with lantern sets symbolic of bountiful harvests and good fortune, nightly cultural performances, a food street featuring Asian delights, and craft booths offering activities like lantern decorating, umbrella painting and Chinese knotting.

halloween horror nights 2017 singapore

Halloween Horror Nights 7 Singapore

29 Sep – 29 Oct 2017
Various Timings
Universal Studios Singapore
From $58
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Singapore’s most anticipated after-hours Halloween event is back, with spine-chilling, ‘Sinister’ thrills. 7 Deadlier Sins from the abyss of macabre and evil, to bring horror to one and all. Halloween Horror Nights 7 promises an adrenaline pumping experience with all new themes – across 5 terrifying haunted houses, 2 frightening scare zones and 2 killer live shows. The all-new zombie laser tag experience* with an action-packed battle against flesh eating zombies is not to be missed. Plus, enjoy thrilling rides such as Battlestar Galactica: HUMAN vs CYLON™, TRANSFORMERS The Ride: The Ultimate 3D Battle, Revenge of the Mummy and more.

Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2017

Chinatown Free-Guided Walking Trail

01 Oct 2017
3:30pm
Kreta Ayer Square
FREE
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Discover Chinatown’s heritage and culture in this FREE walking trail that covers Kreta Ayer Road, Sago Street, Pagoda Street and New Bridge Road, where it has become an enduring and iconic venue for both locals and visitors to visit and soak in the Chinese festivities.

Prior registration is strongly recommended as the trail is on a first-come-first-serve basis and each trail is limited to 10 participants. Participants can embrace the bountiful photo opportunities as the streets in Chinatown will be decorated for the Festive Street Light-Up. You can also shop for festive goodies at the bustling Festive Street Bazaar and carnival and enjoy Nightly Stage Shows at Kreta Ayer Square.

Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival

5 – 6 Oct 2017
6:00pm & 9:30pm
Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
FREE + Ticketed Programmes
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Octoburst! 2017 is coming! First, register for the flagship Octoburst! Drawing Competition and Colouring Fun and  check out the exciting performances that Esplanade will be presenting this year. Lastly, stay tuned to the Facebook page and be sure not to miss the fun lined up for you!

Eden in Iraq Exhibition

Eden in Iraq Exhibition

6 – 20 Oct 2017
National Design Center
FREE
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Eden In Iraq is an interdisciplinary, environmental art and design exhibition tracing the evolution of the wastewater remediation project in the marshes of southern Iraq near the historic site of the Garden of Eden.

On display at the National Design Center October 6-20 will be design and engineering drawings, models, photo, art, and video works. The rich history of the Marshes and its People are discovered through this work. The project, to design a wastewater garden in S. Iraq, has had the support of many levels of Iraqi society from villages to the Prime Minister’s Office.

Farmers Markets

Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens

07 Oct 2017
9:00am – 2:00pm
Farmer’s Markets at Lower Gardens
FREE
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The Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens is a great way to kick start your weekend. There will be lots of vendors selling fresh foods including Fresh Organic Vegetables, Olive Oil, Cheese Bread, Wine and Honey.

Voice Out! (Concert in the Park)

Voice Out! (Concert in the Park)

7 Oct 2017
4:30pm – 7:00pm
Singapore Botanic Garden
FREE
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Let your hair down this October and celebrate World Mental Health Day! Unwind with live music by local and international artistes with your friends and family! Relax at the park and enjoy art activities and street performances. Join us for a mindfulness session and learn to relax your mind. Come early to reserve your picnic spot and collect a set of *limited edition tote bag and picnic mat! Let’s voice out our support for persons facing mental health issues!

*Limited-edition tote bags and picnic mats will be given out at the event venue from 4.30pm onwards while stocks last, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Friday the 13th Gin Block Party

Friday the 13th Gin Block Party

13 Oct 2017
5:00pm to 1:00am
Lobby Lounge/The Terrance – Conrad Centennial Singapore
From $15++ per glass
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Join in if you dare on Friday the 13th as Conrad Centennial Singapore presents Gin Block Party with an outdoor pop-up Gin Bar and BBQ. Featured food include BBQ Black Pudding with Blood Orange Salsa and Conrad Satay of:

  • Angus beef rib eye seasoned with barbeque sauce, soya bean paste, honey and curry leaf
  • Pork collar seasoned with ginger, garlic chilli padi, calamansi, soya sauce, black peppercorn
  • Sakura chicken thigh seasoned with peanut butter, sambal oelek, toasted shrimp paste, shaoxing wine and mirin
  • Sakura chicken thigh with chimichurri spices, aji panca molido (panca pepper), mustard and coriander

Plus65 Concept celebrates National Museum 130th Anniversary!

Plus65 Concept celebrates National Museum 130th Anniversary!

13 Oct 2017
Various Timings
National Museum of Singapore
FREE
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This October, celebrate the 130th birthday of one of Singapore’s beloved and iconic cultural institutions! Come discover the National Museum’s fascinating history, the building, its galleries and people behind it through art installations and guided tours led by our curators and docents.

Enjoy live music performances, craft activities for children, giveaways, some retail therapy, food and more as you reacquaint yourself with the National Museum of Singapore.

Savourworld Oktoberfest 2017
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Oktoberfest 2017

13 – 15 Oct 2017
Savourworld
$28
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Savourworld’s Oktoberfest weekend takes place from 13 to 15 October, 5.30pm to 11.30pm. At the general admission price of only $28 per person, each reveller gains entry into the sprawling festival hall and is served one complimentary welcome stein of the celebrated Maisel’s Weisse beer. Expect to tuck into traditional hearty German fare (starting from $8) like crispy pork knuckles, rotisserie chickens and a large assortment of sausages, including weisswurst, bratwurst, currywurst and more.

Vows with a View at Artemis

15 Oct 2017
11:00am – 3:00pm
Artemis
From $68nett per couple
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Artemis, Singapore’s stunning Mediterranean-inspired rooftop restaurant helmed by Executive Chef Fernando Arevalo, will play host as a wedding destination for couples looking for a romantic sanctuary whilst saying their vows. The fair will take place at Artemis Grill on Sunday, 15 October 2017 from 11am to 3pm, with registration from 10.30am onwards, priced at $68 nett per couple.

Couples will not only have a chance to witness the breathtaking transformation from an elegant and chic rooftop restaurant and bar to a serene and charming wedding venue, but will also be able to have a full run through of a mock solemnisation, which will begin at 11.30am. During the fair, couples will also have a chance to view the various table and flower decorations, will be treated to a scrumptious 3-course lunch menu, which will be indicative of Artemis’ offerings on their special day.

Downtown Line 3 Open House

15 Oct 2017
10:00am – 6:00pm
Along DTL3
FREE
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RSVP and be one of the first to preview the 16 new stations along the Downtown Line at the DTL3 Open House on 15 October 2017, where all stations will be opened to public from 10am to 6pm. Visitors can enjoy free rides, and participate in fun games and activities at the Open House! Admission is free too!

Stand to win attractive prizes when you take part in our #DTL3OpenHouse contest on 15 October. Simply share your best Open House moments with us via the hashtag #DTL3OpenHouse on Instagram. Save the date and join us for a fun-filled event!

Outsider Fashion Art Festival

Outsider Fashion Art Festiva

20 Oct 2017
Big Box
FREE
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OUTSIDER will showcase an inclusive and immersive experience for the public, set against a supermarket backdrop with live art, exhibitions, installations, fashion presentations, workshops and more. Presentations from 10 featured fashion designers will kick off this inaugural edition; each of which represent the best from Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.

Alongside these designers will be 10 local artists who will include visual art installations that mirror the OUTSIDER festival theme. The festival will also feature 45 works done by this year’s fashion graduates from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA). Their works will be displayed for an extended period in the Atrium from 20 October till 29 October 2017.

Katong Square Lifestyle & Vintage Market

20 – 22 Oct 2017
1:00pm – 10:00pm
Katong Square
FREE
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A Regular Monthly Vintage Flea Market held on the Second Weekend of Every Month at Katong Square!

Singapore’s Only True Blue Vintage Flea Market with Vinyl Records, Vintage Jewellery, Vintage Watches, Vintage Haute Couture, Objets D’Art, and All You ever wanted in a Bohemian Flea Market Ambience!

Urban Ventures Street Party VOL.7

Urban Venture Street Party VOL.7

21 Oct 2017
4:00pm – 10:30pm
Keong Saik Road, Singapore
FREE
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Presented by The Working Capitol at Keong Saik Road, Urban Ventures Street Party VOL.7, with the theme Self-Expression and a splash of exhilarating thematic programme highlights, you can be sure that this party will be talk of the town! There will be food, LIVE music, Beer yoga session, Artisans’ Market and more!

If you’re into a cultural experience, join us as we explore the hidden alleys and stories of the former red-light district between 1930s to 1980s with Charmaine Leung, author of “17A Keong Saik Road” at the “Stories of Keong Saik: Red-lights and street life” tour.

Miyazaki in the Park

Da Capo XII: Miyazaki in the Park

22 Oct 2017
5:00pm – 7:00pm
Singapore Botanic Garden
FREE
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Join the NUS Wind Symphony in the Park for an evening of fun as they celebrate their 50th anniversary with soundtracks from Miyazaki’s famed anime works such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Howl’s Moving Castle, Spirited Away and Ponyo on the Cliff.

Come dressed as your favourite character for the birthday bash and be sure to turn up early to get your free face-painting, balloons and ice cream!

Wine Fiesta 2017

Wine Fiesta 2017

27 – 29 Oct 2017
Various Timings
Clifford Square (next to Fullerton Bay Hotel)
$45
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The Straits Wine Company proudly presents Singapore’s largest outdoor wine festival, Singapore Wine Fiesta 2017!

This is your chance to sample over 300 wines from around the world while meeting the winemakers and vineyard owners in person to learn about their production processes and characteristics of the wines. This year marks Wine Fiesta’s 10th Anniversary, and to celebrate we’ll be featuring the “Best Of” what Wine Fiesta has to offer!

Indulge in great food, meet fellow wine lovers, and find your new favorite drink at this fun-filled festival! Participating restaurants include Kilo, Maggie Joan’s, Meat Smith, Monti, Morsels and Tin Hill Social

Art of Living Preview 2017

Art of Living Preview 2017

27 – 30 Oct 2017
Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
FREE
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Art of Living is an art and lifestyle exhibition featuring contemporary art, crafts, furniture and home decor from more than 30 artists and designers across Asia and Europe.

Free Admission. Come and join us for the Art of Living experience!

Opening Hours For Public
27 October 13:00 – 20:00
28 & 29 October 11:00 – 20:00
30 October 11:00 – 17:00

ACM Afterdark 2017
Photo Credit: Asian Civilisation Museum Facebook Page

ACM After Dark 2017

28 Oct 2017
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Asian Civilisations Musuem
FREE
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Asian supernatural and beliefs come to life at ACM’s well-loved annual Halloween offering. Be thrilled by activities and performances inspired by the objects from the galleries. Hear haunting tales in the galleries, strike poses at our dress-up booths and make your own spooky souvenir to take home! We promise you a night at the museum to remember.

Halloween Sunday Brunch

Halloween Sunday Brunch

29 Oct 2017
12:30pm to 3:30pm
Oscar’s – Conrad Centennial Singapore
From $108++ (Adult) & $54++ (Child)
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JSpook yourself out at the Oscar’s Halloween Sunday Brunch, highlights includes:

  • Frightful BBQ station with Bloody Steaks and Creepy Lobsters
  • Spooky Seafood Bar with oysters, lobsters, crabs, scallops, mussels and more
  • Chinese Zombie Pumpkin Soup with Crab Meat and Vampire Roasted Beetroot and Garlic Soup
  • Chocolate Red Velvet Ghosts, Blood Orange Coffin Cake and Almond Fingers
  • Halloween G&T featuring Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin
  • Kids Corner with movie screening and pumpkin painting, plus Trick or Treat candies
  • Chef’s Pumpkin Carving Competition

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