20 Events in Singapore You Should Attend in July 2018

 

Running out of events or activities to do this July? Check out this specially curated list of activities that we’ve compiled specially for you! Singapore is not that boring after all!

Sports:

#1: 14 June to 15 July – Watch the World Cup 2018 for FREE

Credits: Newsamericanow.com

Unless you’re completely cut off from social media, I’m sure most of you would have heard of the highly-anticipated 2018 FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football tournament contested by the men’s national teams of the member associations of FIFA. It is currently ongoing in Russia starting from 14 June and will end with the final match on 15 July 2018. This year’s host country is Russia, who was awarded the hosting rights in December 2010.

Not flying to Russia to catch the World Cup Live or are not subscribed to the World Cup channels? Fret not. Here are some free alternatives to catch the matches live if you want to soak in the World Cup atmosphere am not too keen on burning a hole in your pocket at pricey sports bars.

 

Where to watch


Exact locations


Community centres [1] 55 community centres across the island
Mcdonald’s [2] 22 selected outlets
HomeTeamNS [3] [4] [5] Sembawang/ Bukit Batok / Balestier clubs
Safra clubs [6] All locations
Sports hub [7] OCBC Square
Changi airport [8] Terminal 3 (North Departure Hall)
Downtowneast [9] Event Square (Level 2)
Timbre+ [10] JTC Launchpad @ One-North


[1] to [10] contain the links to the respective websites for more information.

Although technically some of the places like Mcdonald’s or Timbre+ isn’t exactly free… I’m sure no one will chase you away even if just stand around to watch the games! In addition, most of these venues have special food or merchandises or even staycation discounts and packages to make the experience even sweeter, so check out the links listed above to find out more about their deals! Check out 13 World Cup Fun Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About to impress your friends this season!

To make things even more convenient for you, we’ve attached a neat table of the remaining matches, in Singapore Time!

Credits: Worldsoccertalk.com

When: 14 June to 15 July 2018

Time: Subject to match timings

Venue: Varies (as above)

Admission: Free! (apart from your own food & beverages)

For more information, refer to the links above for the respective venues.

 

#2: 26 to 30 July – International Champions Cup (ICC) Singapore 2018

Image result for icc singapore 2018Credits: sportshub.com.sg

Still can’t get enough of the World Cup Fever even after it ends? Here’s your chance to catch Europe’s best football teams facing off against each other at Asia’s only stop for the International Champions Cup (ICC) 2018.

This second edition in Singapore will see English Premier League giants Arsenal, Spanish La Liga’s illustrious Atlético de Madrid and French Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain facing off at the National Stadium, in their bid to become global ICC champion.

Cheer on your favourite teams and players LIVE and enjoy the game in its full glory!

Here are the fixtures:

When: 26, 28 & 30 July 2018 (Thursday, Saturday & Monday)

Time: 7.30pm (Approx 2hours)

Venue: National Stadium

Nearest station: Stadium MRT station (CC6)

Admission: $28-$513.40

For more information: Visit their website

 

#3: 15 July – Hello Kitty Run (Fruity Rush) Singapore 2018

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Hello Kitty fans, listen up! The iconic Sanrio cartoon character is coming back this year with a fruity theme to add flavour (get it?) to the 5km run! Expect loads of fun for both children and adults alike!

 

When: 15 July 2018, Sunday

Time: 8am

Venue: The Promontory @ Marina Bay

Nearest station: Bayfront MRT Station (CE1 / DT16)

Admission: $55-60

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#4: 22 July – Ice Cream Run Singapore 2018


Credits: justrunlah.com

What better way to spend a Family Day than to go for an Ice Cream Run, right? And no, I didn’t mean a trip to the supermarket, I meant a run – literally! Join this family-friendly  5km run / walk filled with exciting activities and loads of old school ice cream (think potong ice cream)!

 

When: 22 July 2018, Sunday

Time: 7.30am

Venue: Eunos Petal Garden (606 Bedok Reservoir Road)

Nearest station: Kaki Bukit MRT Station (DT28)

Admission: $29.90-49.90

For more information: Visit their website.

 

 

Food:

13 to 29 July – Singapore Food Festival 2018

If the Great Singapore Sale isn’t enough to satiate your appetite, the Singapore Food Festival is back to satisfy your passion for great food this July! Marking its 25th edition are pop-up food events and workshops with top local chefs in a showcase of the best of Singapore’s cuisine.

Over this period, there will be multiple food events happening all across the sunny island, some of which include the highlight of the entire festival, STREAT, and other events like Beer Yoga. Make sure to bring a hearty appetite along to the festival as you feast on what this festival has to offer!

For more information, head over to their website for many more food events happening during the Singapore Food Festival in this exciting month of July!

Here are some of the food events from Singapore Food Festival we found worth going:

#5: 13 to 14 July – STREAT 2018

Singapore Food Festival - StreatCredits: facebook.com

Kickstarting the festival is the highlight of the Singapore Food Festival, STREAT – a two-day outdoor event featuring a line-up of hawkers and chefs preparing food in both traditional and modern styles. Here are some eateries that will be there:

  • Non Entrée Desserts
  • Fishball Story
  • Old Bibik Peranakan kitchen
  • Xiao Ya Tou
  • Lolla

And many more!

If you prefer fine-dining options, a pop-up restaurant helmed by chefs Emmanuel Stroobant and Haikal Johari (chefs of Michelin-starred resturants Saint Pierre and Alma respectively) will be at the event as well. You will be able to enjoy a five-course meal specially curated for this event at a price of $60 nett per person.

 

When: 13 to 14 July (Friday to Saturday)

Time: 5pm-10.30pm (13 July) & 12pm-10.30pm (14 July)

Venue: Empress Lawn (10 Empress Place)

Nearest station: Raffles Place MRT Station (EW14)

Admission: Free ($60 for the five-course meal mentioned above, the other prices varies from stall to stall)

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#6: 13 to 27 july – Beer Yoga & Citylights

Image result for Beer Yoga & City Lights by District 1 YogaImage credits: eventbrite.sg

Organised by District 1 Yoga, BeerYoga is the marriage between two great lovesbeer and yoga. Both are centuries-old therapies for body, mind and soul. The joy of drinking beer and the mindfulness of yoga complement each other and make for an energizing experience.

*Note! They do not provide yoga mats – attendees are required to bring their own mats, towels and a bottle of water to keep yourself hydrated.

 

When: 13 July | 20 July | 27 July 2018

Time: 7pm-9pm

Venue: Clifford Square (1 Fullerton Square)

Nearest station: Raffles Place MRT Station (EW14)

Admission: $29 for 1 hour of Beer Yoga, which includes a FREE bottle of Beer!

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#7: 13 to 29 July – Sentosa Grillfest

Credits: sentosa.com.sg

What’s better than a day at the beach? When the stretch of the beach has been transformed into a food street! Over the span of three weekends, Sentosa’s eateries and some second-generation hawkers will be gathered to whip up a feast for you.

Some fare served up at this event includes the Jumbo Prawn Hokkien Noodles and Salted Egg Chicken Waffles. Salivating already? Make sure to mark these dates on your calendars for a relaxing yet fulFILLING weekend by the beach!

When: 13 to 15 July 2018 | 20 to 22 July 2018 | 27 to 29 July 2018

Time: 6pm-11pm

Venue: Siloso Beach

Nearest station: Harbourfront MRT station (NE1 / CC29)

Admission: Free (other than your own food that you buy)

For more information: Visit their website.

#8: 28 to 29 July – The 50 Cents Fest

Credits: chinatownfoodstree.sg

Yes, you heard that right! This food fest consists entirely of food priced at (multiples of) 50 cents, starting from $0.50! A trip back to memory lane, some featured food includes Kopi Gu You and Kerubu Bee Hoon. Expect to be entertained by performances such as traditional opera as well!

 

When: 28 to 29 July 2018 (Saturday & Sunday)

Time: 11am-11pm

Venue: Chinatown Food Street (Smith Street)

Nearest station: Chinatown MRT Station (NE4 / DT19)

Admission: Free (Food prices ranges in multiples of $0.50, starting from $0.50)

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#9: 30 March to 22 July – Durian Fiesta 2018

,Credits: goodwoodparkhotel.com

Not part of the Singapore Food Festival, but still an event worth looking out for: The much-anticipated Durian Fiesta at Goodwood Park Hotel celebrates its 35th anniversary this year! Indulge in an exciting galore of tantalising durian pastries and desserts, each filled with the richness and goodness of the finest D24 and ‘Mao Shan Wang’ durians.
A total of 12 premium and meticulously handcrafted confections – out of which four are this year’s new highlights – will be available amongst some of their signature favourites and popular delights including the Durian Mousse Cake, Durian Puff, Durian Strudel and Durian Ice Cream.

If you fear the queue at The Deli in the hotel, you’d be thrilled to know that there’ll be a pop-up durian fiesta stall at Causeway Point shopping mall! You can even pre-order to beat the queue.

When: 30 March to 22 July 2018

Time: 9am-9pm daily (The Deli) & 10.30am-9.30pm (Durian Fiesta stall)

Venue: Goodwood Park Hotel (22 Scotts Rd) & Causeway Point Shopping Mall

Nearest station: Orchard MRT Station (NS23) & Woodlands MRT Station (NS9)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website for the full menu that they have to offer!

Nature:

#10: 30 June to 8 July – Singapore Botanic Gardens Heritage Festival 2018

Image result for Singapore Botanic GardensCredits: gov.sg

This year, Singapore Botanic Gardens celebrates its 3-year inscription anniversary as a World UNESCO Heritage site! Join in the festival with a series of many exciting activities ranging from concerts, performances, food trails and heritage tours. There is even free entry to the National Orchid Garden during this period!

Some notable events include the Market Square @ Orchid Plaza, where you get to enjoy some snacks while shopping for your next green ornament, and a performance by the Jazz Association (Singapore)(JASS). There will even be a Korean film (with English subtitles),  The Shower, screened for a romantic movie-under-the-stars experience!

 

When: 30 June to 8 July 2018

Time: 8.30am-7pm

Venue: Various locations in the Gardens

Nearest station: Botanic Gardens MRT Station (CC19 / DT9)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website for the full schedule of the various events happening during this period.

#11: 1 to 30 July – Rainforest Lumina @ Singapore Zoo

Credits: rainforestlumina.wrs.com.sg

Did you know that the Singapore Zoo is 45 years old this year? To celebrate this milestone, they are introducing an immersive multimedia rainforest night walk this coming July! Be prepared to be wowed by the audio and visual effects at Rainforest Lumina and join the Creature Crew on a whimsical adventure.

When: July 2018

Time: 7.30pm – 12am (Last entry at 10.30pm)

Venue: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826

Nearest station: Khatib MRT Station

Admission: $22 for Adults, $16 for Children

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#12: 19 July – Figurine Terrarium Workshop @ Orchard

Figurine Terrarium Workshop @ Orchard!Credits: sg.funzing.com

It’s time to get creative and create your very own personalised terrarium. What’s more, you get to bring home your very own creation! These terrariums are easy to maintain, and make super cute gifts!

Everyone gets a choice of one adorable figurine to add a little extra fun to their terrarium! Choose from an array of figurines, and find one that best suits your terrarium.

 

When: 19 July 2018 (Thursday)

Time: 8pm-10pm

Venue: Picnic @ Wisma Atria

Nearest station: Orchard MRT Station (NS22)

Admission: $40-55

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#13: 21 July to 3 August – Singapore Garden Festival 2018

Image may contain: one or more people, flower, cloud, nature, text and outdoorCredits: facebook.com

Food stalls aren’t the only things popping up this July. Enter a magical world of exciting garden designs and exquisite floral creations as you watch Singapore go into full bloom this month. Apart from the breath-taking exhibitions such as the Landscape & Fantasy Gardens, you can even bring some of the magic home from the Vibrant Marketplace also set up at this event. Be prepared to be enchanted by the power of Nature!

 

When: 21 July to 3 August 2018

Time: 9am to 10pm

Venue: Gardens by the Bay

Nearest station: Bayfront MRT Station (CE1 / DT16)

Admission: $12-33

For more information: Visit their website for the full schedule of all activities happening during this period.

 

Parenthood:

#14: 6 to 8 July – Baby World Fair

NO.1 LEADING BABY FAIRCredits: babyworldfair.com

One of the largest baby fairs in Singapore, the Baby World Fair 2018 brings together the best and biggest names in the maternity, baby and family industry. Expect to be spoilt for choices for essentials ranging from prams, buggies, travel systems, car seats, nursery furniture and to stylish baby clothes and innovative accessories, all at unbeatable prices.

 

When: 6 to 8 July 2018 (Friday to Sunday)

Time: 11am-9pm (Closes at 8pm on Sunday)

Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5

Nearest station: Expo MRT Station (CG1)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#15: 21 July – Pregnancy: Get Started

Credits: smgwomenshealth.sg

Intending to start a family now or in the near future but are uncertain? Facing certain difficulties in conceiving?

Attend this event with talks by 3 experienced obstetricians and fertility specialists to find out the potential reasons behind infertility, or how you can better prepare yourself for pregnancy!

 

When: 21 July 2018

Time: 2pm-3.45pm

Venue: Suntec City Tower 4

Nearest station: Esplanade (CC3) / Promenade (CC4) / City Hall (EW13) MRT Stations

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

Entertainment / Arts & Culture

#16: 17 to 20 July – A Samsui Love Story: A Food & Dance Affair

Image result for samsui love storyCredits: artsrepublic.sg

A marriage between food and dance, this unique event comprises of a 5-course modern Singaporean meal (by Chef Nixon Low) interwoven with contemporary dance (by choreographer Naomi Tan). Be prepared to have your senses tingled as you immerse yourself in this interactive dining experience, while being part of a special journey transcending time and space.

Synopsis:

In 1937, she travels a great distance to come to Singapore to work as a Samsui woman. He works for the British government as an undercover spy disguised as a satay street vendor, with a mission find out if the community of Japanese fishermen in Singapore was providing intelligence for the Japanese military. They fall in love, her not knowing his dark secret, and him not knowing what war may bring. Follow the star-crossed lovers as their love grows and holds strong through the trials and darkness of war-torn Singapore.

(Language: English)

When: 17 to 20 July 2018

Time: 7.30pm-10pm (2.5h)

Venue: Caldwell House Alcove @ CHIJMES

Nearest station: Esplanade (CC3) / City Hall (EW13 / NS25) MRT Station

Admission: $95-105

For more information: Visit their website.

#17: 20 to 22 July – Tuesdays with Morrie: 最后14堂星期二的课

Image result for tuesdays with morrie singaporeCredits: sistic.com.sg

Fans of the classic novel Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom will be delighted to find out that this theatrical adaption (featuring Golden Horse Award-winner Jin Shi Jie as Morrie and popular host Pu Xueliang as Mitch) brings to life this top-selling memoir, all while being gentle, charming, thought-provoking and full of vitality at the same time.

Synopsis:

Based on author Mitch Albom’s interviews with his college Professor Morrie Schwartz. Schwartz was afflicted with the terminal ALS disease (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and the story chronicles his thoughts about living a meaningful life over a series of meetings—always on Tuesdays—that Schwartz had with Albom before his passing.

(Language: Mandarin with English subtitles)

 

When: 20 to 22 July 2018

Time: 8pm (Friday & Saturday), 2.30pm (Sunday) (Duration: 2h30min)

Venue: Esplanade Theatre

Nearest station: Esplanade MRT Station (CC3)

Admission: $27-118

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#18: 28 July – Royal Opera House x The Projector presents: Swan Lake

Image result for swan lake royal ballet the projectorCredits: singaporefilmsociety.com

The famous Swan Lake requires no introduction – Watch as The Projector collaborates with the Royal Opera House to present this unique live cinema experience in this series of classical and contemporary Operas and Ballets specially curated just for you. Join the Royal Ballet as they present a new production of Tchaikovsky’s magnificent classical ballet!

 

When: 28 July 2018

Time: 8pm-10pm

Venue: The Projector (6001 Beach Road Golden Mile Tower)

Nearest station: Nicoll Highway MRT Station (CC5)

Admission: $25

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#19: Ongoing – Funzing presents: Popcorn Pop Up Cinema & Quiz Nights

Related imageCredits: sg.funzing.com

Tired of conventional movie theatres in the same old boring setting? Join Funzing as they organise pop-up cinemas from big screens under the stars to rooftop cinema parties, immersive screening indoors at hip cafes and the coolest watering holes in town!

In July, be spoilt for choices as they screen movies ranging from Moana (for the kids or those young at heart), to classis like Back to the Future or My Neighbour Totor. For the romantics, they’ll also be screening Romeo + Juliet, Me Before You, Moulin Rouge and more! There is truly a movie for everyone, and the ever-changing venues will keep you on your toes for the latest updates!

If normal movies are too boring and you want to take it up a notch, you can also join their Quiz Nights, testing you on your movie knowledge and stand a chance to win prizes!

Oh and did I mention that the tickets often includes 1 drink (alcoholic or non-alcoholic depending on the location) and free flow popcorn? What are you waiting for! Get your ickets now!

 

When: Ongoing (various dates available, subject to screening dates)

Time: Varies

Venue: Varies

Nearest station: –

Admission: $8-19

For more information: Visit their website for the full July schedule.

#20: 21 July – Pink Dot 10

Credits: pinkdot.sg

Feel strongly about the freedom to love? Want to support the LGBT community in Singapore but don’t know how? This year, the Pink Dot SG is back again to encourage openness and acceptance amongst Singaporeans, straight or gay alike! Watch concerts and guest DJ Bobby as they perform through the night and be enchanted as everyone waves the iconic pink flash lights together, lighting up the whole field.

Aptly held at Hong Lim Park, where it was the ‘only venue in Singapore where public protests were allowed’, come with an open mind, no matter whether you’re gay or not, and bask in the atmosphere! Pink Dot represents an open, inclusive society within our Red Dot, where sexual orientation represents a feature, not a barrier. #reddotforpinkdot

If one pink event is simply not enough for you, there’ll be a series of PinkFest events happening from 5 July to 23 July. Check here for their schedule.

When: 21 July 2018

Time: 3pm-late

Venue: Hong Lim Park (Upper Pickering St)

Nearest station: Clarke Quay MRT Station (NE5)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

I hope some of these events have piqued your interest and have a wonderful July ahead!

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