20 Events in May 2018 to attend in Singapore

20 April to 30 September – The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030

Whether you’re 15 or 50, playgrounds are a part of our childhood. Reminisce your childhood memories in this exhibition featuring playgrounds from the 1930s to futuristic playgrounds in 2030s. Learn about the thought process behind every design and even design your own if you’d like!

When: 20 April to 30 September 2018

Time: 10am – 7pm

Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

Nearest Station: Bras Basah

Admissions: Free for Singaporeans and PRs

For more information: Official Website

2 May to 14 May – Peroni Sunset Cinema

After the very first edition of the Peroni Sunset Cinema sold out, it is back again this year with new award-winning films, food and drinks, all happening on a picture perfect beach. Unlike other outdoor cinemas, the gates to Peroni Sunset Cinema opens at 5pm. That is way before the movie screening starts for you and your friends to soak in the tropical atmosphere, catch up over dinner and sway to the beats from DJs and instrumentalists. There will also be fresh coastal cuisine available at the event by Tanjong Beach Club, but you’re free to bring in your own food if you’d like. Tickets are available here.

When: 2 to 14 May 2018

Time: Movies start at 7.45pm (Mon/Fri) or 8.15pm (Sat/Sun), Gates open at 5pm

Address: Tanjong Beach, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, 098942

Nearest Station: Harbourfront

Admissions: $29.80 per pax/movie

For more information: Official Website

2 May to 27 May – Shakespeare in the Park – Julius Caesar

If you’re a huge fan of Shakespeare and have been to every single play based off his works, you mustn’t give this a miss. Directed by Guy Unsworth, this play has a modern age twist to it. Based in 2018 and here in Singapore, the setting will be feature present day current affairs and international relations and Julius Caesar will be played by a woman, as a woman. Look forward to a thrilling night under the stars. P.S. All who purchase tickets for Shakespeare in the Park before 18 May are eligible to win a 2D1N staycation at Swissotel The Stamford with a ride in a chauffeur-drived Audi too!

When: Every Wednesday to Sunday from 2 to 27 May

Time: Gates open at 6pm, show starts at 7.30pm

Address: Fort Canning Park, River Valley Rd, 179037

Nearest Station: Fort Canning Park and Dhoby Ghaut

Admissions: Prices start from $45

For more information: Official Website

3 May to 6 May – Thai Festival 2018

Don’t have the time to fly to Thailand for a short holiday? No problem! The Thai Festival organised by the Royal Thai Embassy is back again with all-time favourite Thai foods, fruits and fashion – specially flown in from Thailand! Keep a look out for cultural performances too and be prepared to have a blast! Stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to Bangkok or Samui when you spend more than $20 on products at the festival or upload your photos from the event on Instagram.

When: 3 to 6 May 2018

Time: 10am – 9pm

Address: Royal Thai Embassy, 370 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238870

Nearest Station: Orchard

Admissions: Free

4 May to 6 May – Singapore Cocktail Festival

If you’re a huge fan of cocktails and an even larger fan of mixology, this event’s made for you! There will be 25 bar pop-ups, 20 spirits tasting booths and 12 celebrity guest bartenders. If you want to get your hands in the action, there are a few workshops available too. If spectating is more of your thing, there will also be an Asia Bar Battle going on over the event days. Ticket prices start from $28, and everyone will get to walk away with a 3 pieces cocktail set worth $50 and a SG Cocktail Passport. What are you waiting for?

When: 4 to 6 May 2018

Time: 4pm – 1am (4 & 5 May), 4pm – 11pm (6 May)

Address: Empress Lawn, 9 Empress Pl, Singapore 179556

Nearest Station: City Hall

Admissions: From $28

For more information: Official Website

5 May to 6 May – Doujin Market

A pop-culture inspired youth arts fair, “Doujin” is used to describe passionate individuals that highlight or self-publish their own work in Japanese. At Doujin Market, expect to find many creative individuals or groups exhibiting their creations in the form of comics, manga, music, games and stories. There will be more than 200 creators at the event along with exhibitions by companies in related fields for them to share about their products, expertise and opportunities for collaboration. Other highlights include seminars to further hone your skills, and manuscript and portfolio reviews for budding artists!

When: 5 to 6 May 2018

Time: 12pm – 7pm (5 May), 11am – 6pm (6 May)

Address: Hall 406, Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard, 039593

Nearest Station: Promenade and Esplanade

Admissions: Free

For more information: Official Website

6 May and 20 May – Sunrise Yoga & Breakfast by the Ocean

District 1 Yoga, the organisers of this event, specialise in bringing unique yoga experiences to the public. This time round, they are bringing you a brand new experience doing yoga at sunrise by the ocean, with breakfast after. It’s sure to power you through the entire day, as you get to enjoy a hearty breakfast with toasts, spaghetti, tea and more. This would be a perfect chance to start your Sunday right!

When: 6 and 20 May 2018

Time: 6.30am – 9am

Address: East Coast Park (Carpark D5, BBQ PIT 39), 449876

Admissions: $19

For more information: Official Website

11 May to 12 May – SIDES 2018

Organised by Frontier Danceland which specialises in contemporary dance, SIDES is back for its 5th edition featuring 3 strikingly different contemporary pieces that are the brainchild of choreographers from around the world, such as from Israel, UK, France and Singapore. Be prepared to be mesmerised by the carefully thought out strokes and movements from the dancers. Interested? Find reviews of previous editions of SIDES here, here and here.

When: 11 to 12 May 2018

Time: 8pm (11 May), 3pm & 8pm (12 May)

Address: SOTA Studio Theatre, 1 Zubir Said Drive, 227968

Nearest Station: Dhoby Ghaut and Bencoolen

Admissions: $30 (8pm shows), $25 (3pm show)

For more information: Official Website

11 May to 13 May – Blogtique Weekend

Blogtique Weekend is a 3-day fair where local bloggers, along with young entrepreneurs, showcase and sell their offerings. There will be games to look forward to, along with workshops such as henna drawing, terrarium making, and most importantly – retail therapy! If you want to give back to society, bring down clothes that you no longer need as there will be a clothes donation drive there too in partnership with The Salvation Army.

When: 11 to 13 May 2018

Time: 11am – 9pm

Address: SAFRA Mount Faber, Lobby, 2 Telok Blangah Way, Singapore 098803

Nearest Station: Telok Blangah

Admissions: Free

For more information: Official Website

12 May – Who Let The Dogs Out!

Attention all dog lovers and owners out there, this dog carnival is perfect for you! You get to ogle at all the cute dogs that will be strutting down the Project Dog Runway, and marvel at them displaying the tricks up their paws at Dogs Got Talent. There will also be 2 guest speakers at the event to share with you more about your dog’s health, and how to spot if your dog suffers from kidney disease and more. Seats for the talks and competitions are limited, so be sure to sign up here if you’re interested.

When: 12 May 2018

Time: 9am – 12pm

Address: Dog Run @ West Coast Park, W Coast Ferry Rd, 126978

Nearest Station: Haw Par Villa

Admissions: Free

For more information: Official Website

12 May – Cycle & Connect

As its name suggests, Cycle and Connect is organised with the aim of letting participants connect with their loved ones through cycling on a 15km route starting from Punggol Promenade. There will be game stations and refreshment points along the way too if you want to take a break! All participants will also get a goodie bag and be automatically entered into a lucky draw with the top prize being $1000 worth of travel vouchers!

When: 12 May 2018

Time: 7am – 11.30am

Address: Punggol Promenade, Nature Walk, 3 Punggol Point Rd, Singapore 828694

Nearest Station: Punggol Point

Admissions: $19 (When you bring your own bike), $29 (When you don’t have your own bike)

For more information: Official Website

18 May to 20 May – CelebFest Ramadhan 2018

To all our Muslim friends out there, kickstart your festive shopping at CelebFest, as there will be tons of booths with offerings from many popular brands in the region! On top of getting your shopping fix, there will also be many booths featuring delicious foods and performances from your favourite celebrities to look out for.

When: 18 to 20 May 2018

Time: 10 am – 10 pm

Address: Suntec City, 1 Raffles Boulevard, 039593

Nearest Station: Promenade and Esplanade

Admissions: Free

19 May – Fitness Fest 2018

Working out can’t get more fun than this! Get to participate in a mass workout session through a 12 hour long fitathon with various fitness celebrities and even the famous fitness influencer Kayla Itsines! The Fitness Fest is also a great chance to discover other sports, as there are 8 dedicated sport arenas, each featuring a type of sport from boxing to parkour, Barre, CrossFit and more! There will also be tons of talks, workshops and cooking demonstrations on how you can live healthily. Last but not least, after all the vigorous workouts, be sure to replenish your nutrients at the Food Village and shop away at the Wellness Market!

Tickets are selling at $50 now, but you get tons of merchandise and goodies from participating brands along with $50 worth of shopping village vouchers. Purchase them here.

When: 19 May 2018

Time: 9 am – 9 pm

Address: B2 Expo Halls, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, 018956

Nearest Station: Bayfront

Admissions: $50 (Early Bird while slots last), $55 (till 18 May)

For more information: Official Website

19 May – Astronauts One

If you are always on the lookout for indie music and are a huge supporter of the local music scene, Astronauts’ EP launch should not be missed! In the R&B/Funk scene, get ready to dance the night away as they will also be joined by other local acts Subhas and Ffion. If you just want to sit back and relax, they also have beer add-ons available for purchase, with craft beers from Brewlander Singapore.

When: 19 May 2018

Time: 7.30pm – 10.30pm (Doors open at 7pm)

Address: *SCAPE Ground Theatre, Level 2, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978

Nearest Station: Somerset

Admissions: $20 (General Entry), $25 (Door sales)

For more information: Official Website

25 May to 27 May, 1 June to 3 June – Artbox 2018: Oasis

Artbox is back again for its 2nd year after the overwhelming response last year. Hailing itself to be Singapore’s largest pop-up creative market, it’s going to be way larger than before (3x larger) as it now takes over the entire Bayfront Event Space (that’s 140,000 sqft!). There will be more than 400 regional and local makers and partners, bringing you a market with everything you’ll possibly want. Whether it’s food, chill out zones, performances or Instagram-worthy art installations, there’s something for everyone!

When: 25 – 27 May, 1 – 3 June 2018

Time: 3pm – 11pm

Address: Bayfront Event Space, Marina Bay, 12A Bayfront Avenue, 018970

Nearest Station: Bayfront

Admissions: Free

For more information: Official Website

26 May – Retro Fantasy 2018

Do you constantly find yourself wishing that you could turn back time before the invention of smartphones and tablets, when people actually interacted with other people and had fun together offline? While it’s impossible to go back to the past, it’s possible to relive it for a day at Retro Fantasy, where you’ll be able to have a hands-on experience on your retro arcade games from back in the days, a Pokémon challenge circuit, competitions, lucky draws and many more!

When: 26 May 2018

Time: 10am – 5pm

Address: Level 2, Multi-Purpose Hall, Pasir Ris East CC, 1 Pasir Ris Drive 4, 519457

Nearest Station: Pasir Ris

Admissions: $4

For more information: Official Website

26 May to 27 May, 2 June to 3 June – DBS Marina Regatta

To celebrate DBS hitting its 50 year milestone, this year’s DBS Marina Regatta will be larger than ever, with the addition of a new segment: Battle Bay Extreme. Powered by Under Armour, it is said to be the region’s largest scale high intensity obstacle course with 3 difficulty levels to best suit your fitness level. All participants will also get to walk away with event merchandise, and you’ll be happy to know that proceeds from the obstacle course will go towards a good cause – Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities, which supports the adoption of innovative digital solutions for Active Ageing for seniors.

When: 26 – 27 May, 2 – 3 June 2018

Time: 8am – 9pm

Address: The Promontory, 11 Marina Blvd, 018940

Nearest Station: Downtown

Admissions: From $8 to $48

For more information: Official Website

27 May – Adventure Trail Challenge (ATC)

An island-wide annual adventure trail race, the ATC is back for its 15th year since it started in 2004. While Singapore might seem like a concrete jungle, this year’s ATC will include many different elements from kayaking courses, to multi-terrain adventure trails, scenic bike trails and more! If you consider yourself an outdoor adventurer, this is made for you!

When: 27 May 2018

Admissions: From $47 to $57

For more information: Official Website

27 May – Run for Good: Coffee and Tea Run

Love running or you’re simply a huge fan of coffee and/or tea? Consider signing up for Run for Good: Coffee and Tea Run organised by Central Singapore Community Development Council that aims to encourage people to run for good causes! All fees collected will be going to the Whampoa Community Development Welfare Fund! If you’re wondering where the coffee and tea comes in, every participant will get a cup of premium craft coffee or tea from café specialists all around Singapore. If you’re feeling hungry after the run, there will be a farmers’ market there too with many healthy offerings!

When: 27 May 2018

Time: 7.30am – 9.30am

Address: Whampoa CC, 300 Whampoa Dr, 327737

Nearest Station: Boon Keng or Toa Payoh

Admissions: $12 for Individuals, $10 for Group Sign Ups of 4-7 (Family)

For more information: Official Website

30 May – Sweatosa

If you’re a secondary, pre-tertiary, or tertiary school student, consider making Pocari Sweat your go-to drink this upcoming month, as you can use the unique bottle caps from your Pocari Sweat drinks to redeem Sentosa attractions! If you register beforehand, you stand a chance to win Under Armour Tees, free Sentosa attractions or Ultimate Ears Wireless Speakers and more. Here are the list of attractions available for redemption:

When: 30 May 2018

Time: 9am – 6pm

Address: Sentosa Siloso Beach (Emerald Pavilion)

Nearest Station: Harbourfront

Admissions: Free

For more information: Official Website

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