20 Events in Singapore You Should Attend in October 2018

 

Discover the month of Halloween and Beer (psst, Oktoberfest?) with this extensive list of activities to do!

 

Fitness:

 

#1: 7 October – Puma Train 24/7 

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Get ready to PUSH to new limits, refuel to POWER yourself and revel in the afterPARTY at PUMA Train #24Seven. Attend Singapore’s FIRST-EVER experiential fitness party to experience a unique training experience!

 

When: 7 October 2018

Time: 10am-10pm

Venue: Suntec Convention Hall 403

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

Admission: $35-55

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#2: 13 October – YOLO Run

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YOLO Run launches again in Singapore!

Join in the meaningful way to YOLO, free yourselves and run shirtless to be part of the YOLO Run Movement. YOLO Run is said to be one of the most liberating run you will ever participate in. As you only live once, the organisers want YOLO Runners to seize the day and live each day beautifully.

On top of this, a series of fun-filled activities, booths and vendors awaits you at the Race Village after the run, completing the YOLO experience.

 

When: 13 October 2018

Time: To Be Announced

Venue: Gardens by the Bay West Lawn

Nearest station: Bayfront MRT Station (DT16/CE1)

Admission: $43-67

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#3: 13 October – Spartan Race @ Sentosa

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Spartans! It’s time to embark on your #SpartanTrifecta2018 as you commit to your next Spartan adventure! There is 3 variations to this race – Sprint, Super, and Hurricane Heat. Challenge yourself on sandy terrains as you take on 25+ obstacles over a 13km+ Super course, on your way to your victorious finish across the Spartan finish line.

Meet yourself on the Spartan battlefields – sign up now!

 

When: 13 October 2018

Time: Starts at 7.30am (Reporting time varies for each category)

Venue: Sentosa Island

Nearest station: Harbourfront MRT Station (NE1 / CC29)

Admission: $118-188

For more information: Visit their website.

 

 

 

#4: 14 October – Great Eastern Women Run

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Southeast Asia’s largest all-women run is back!

Join them for another year of great fun as we celebrate Great Eastern’s 110th Anniversary.

After the run, reward yourself with refreshing treats prepared by the organisers!

 

When: 13 October 2018

Time: 5am-10.30am

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub

Nearest station: Stadium MRT Station (CC6)

Admission: $49-88

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#5: 12 to 28 October – Got To Move (Dance Festival)

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Got to Move (GTM), an initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC), is the nationwide dance movement that celebrates the diversity of dance in Singapore. With two pop-up events throughout the year in addition to an anchor festival held annually in October, Got to Move aims to ignite Singaporeans’ interest in dance and to deepen their appreciation of the art form. It is a national platform to bring together Singapore’s dance professionals and enthusiasts and to showcase their talents and works to a diverse audience.

Their spotlight event includes a Dance Carnival on 28 October that features the signature GTM Dance-Walk as well as a myriad of other activities on the Festival Grounds at Empress Lawn! No experience needed!

Find out the schedule for the 2 weeks of workshops and dance activities island-wide here!

 

When: 12 to 28 October 2018

Time: Varies

Venue: Island-Wide / Empress Lawn (Spotlight event)

Nearest station: Varies / Raffles Place MRT Station (EW14)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

 

Food / Festivals / Events

 

#6: 27 September to 31st October – Halloween Horror Night 2018

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This year, the 8th instalment of Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) will feature five haunted houses, three live shows and two scare zones. Taking centre stage will be Asian horror (think the Malay female vampire ghost Pontianak and the Japanese ghost story of Yotsuya), a proven hit amongst Singaporeans, spread across four haunted houses.

Something new this year will be the highly-anticipated USS’ first ever Stranger Things haunted house – a collaboration with Netflix’s Stranger Things.

The house will feature the most number of thematic rooms to date. Fans will be transported into twelve artfully recreated scenes and storylines, from the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods.

A hair-raising and blood-curling experience is a guarantee!

 

When: 27 Sept to 31 October 2018

Time: 7.30pm-12.30am (non-peak), 7.30pm-1.30am (peak)

Venue: Universal Studios Singapore

Nearest station: Harbourfront MRT Station (NE1 / CC29)

Admission: $53-68

For more information: Visit their website.

 

 

#7: 6 October – Urban Ventures 11 Street Party

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Stop twiddling your thumbs, IT’S THE LAST STREET PARTY IN 2018! Get ready to indulge in local Art, Music, and Culture at Urban Ventures 11 Street Party!

Indulge and be entertained by:

⭑ Live music feat. Subsonic Eye & more
⭑ House, jazz, funk & disco from James Selva & gang
⭑ Body marbling, tarot card reading & street performances
⭑ Mouth-watering popup bar and food vendors

In a car-centric metropolis like Singapore, Urban Ventures is an independent place making initiative curated by LOPELAB to reclaim the streets with art, music, and culture.

 

When: 6 October 2018

Time: 4pm-10.30pm

Venue: Temple Street

Nearest station: Chinatown MRT Station (NE4 / DT19)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#8: 13 & 14 October – Game Start 2018

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Southeast Asia’s Premier Gaming Convention is back this year to celebrate its 5th edition! This year is set to bring back annual favourites as well as new and exciting content for everyone, including game showcases and previews, esports, indie games, retro gaming, tabletop games, cosplay and more!

SEA Major, the largest fighting game tournament in SEA, and host of the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals as well as a Master Tekken World Tour event, returns with as well and will be held at GameStart 2018!

Psst! The first 300 visitors per day will also receive a Random Loot goodie bag so be sure to get your tickets in advance!

 

When: 13 & 14 October 2018

Time: 10am-9pm

Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401-403

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

Admission: $12-70

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#9: 16 October to 11 November – Singapore River Festival

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The Singapore River Festival returns bigger and more exciting this year! Presented by EZ-Link and My Plus Life, they’ve got activities lined up for everyone from October to November! Look forward to their headline activity, the LAH Bazaar, which spans across all 3 quays, and many more activities!

Here’s a rough schedule of what to look out for:

⭑ 16 Oct to 11 Nov – LAH Bazaar, the largest outdoor bazaar in Singapore River (Across Clarke Quay)
⭑ 26 to 27 Oct & 2 to 3 Nov – Riverfront Spectacular, outdoor circus performances (Clarke Quay promenade)
⭑ 26 to 27 Oct & 2 to 3 Nov – SR Day Out, an outdoor picnic area with movie screenings
⭑ 26 to 27 Oct & 2 to 3 Nov – SR Gameshow, a LIVE gameshow where YOU are the participant
⭑ 26 to 27 Oct – Walaoween, a Singapore themed Halloween street party (Circular Road)
⭑ 2 to 3 Nov – Sky Aquarium, an aerial LED kite performance (Boat Quay)
⭑ 2 to 3 Nov – AR Challenge, an augmented reality play area (Clarke Quay Fountain Square)

 

When: 16 October- 11 November 2018

Time: Varies

Venue: Varies

Nearest station: Varies

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#10: 18 to 20 October – Oktoberfest

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Oktoberfest Asia’s journey started in 2013, as Asia and Singapore’s most authentic Bavarian Oktoberfest.

This year, in a specially built, fully air-conditioned Oktoberfest Marquee, free flow beers from Bavarian and local breweries will be served, giving festival-goers a chance to enjoy a variety of beers from illustrious German breweries such as Paulaner Bräuhaus, Bitburger, Weihenstephan and Benediktiner; including Festival Beers that are brewed specially for Oktoberfest!

Be sure to be entertained by the true Munchen band –Rock Oompahs whom we specially engaged from Munich, Germany for the festival. They will be dressed in traditional Lederhosens and play classic pop dance tunes, current hits and traditional German Oktoberfest Music with a Rock Twist.  

 

When: 18-20 October 2018

Time: 6pm-12midnight

Venue: Open field next to Tan Quee Lan Street (Opposite Bugis Junction)

Nearest station: Bugis MRT Station (EW`1 / DT14)

Admission: $63-154

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#11:  27 October – Food Japan 2018

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Food Japan is ASEAN’s largest dedicated showcase of Japanese food and beverage, with an array of authentic Japanese ingredients and food, culinary techniques and equipment, demonstrations and classes.

This is a must-go event that highlights the strength of made-in-Japan products and showcases the latest food trends and innovation driving the F&B sector in Japan.

 

When: 27 October 2018

Time: 11am-4.30pm

Venue: Suntec Singapore Halls 401-402

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

Admission: $4

For more information: Visit their website.

 

Nature

 

#12: 19 to 28 October – Neon Jungle @ Gardens by the Bay

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Deforestation causes imbalance in the ecosystem and puts more than 100 wildlife species at the risk of extinction each day. Step into the Neon Jungle after dark and spot the wildlife illuminated in the urban oasis.

Discover for yourself the largest collection of psychedelic neon lights, featuring some of the most endangered animals native to the biodiversity-rich South East Asia.

 

When: 19-28 October 2018

Time: 4.30pm-11pm (19-21 Oct) | 6pm-11pm (22-28 Oct)

Venue: Gardens by the Bay (Supertree Grove Lawn and Colonnade)

Nearest station: Bayfront MRT Station (DT16/CE1)

Admission: Free, unless otherwise stated

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#13: 27 October – Singapore Specials Day: Chapter 2 (Adoption drive)

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Rescue, Rehab and Rehome!

On top of adoption drives conducted by local Animal Welfare Groups, get busy shopping from their generous vendors who will be contributing a percentage of their sales proceeds to the shelters, and join the fun contests organised by Bark A Tree!

 

When: 27 October 2018

Time: 10am-4pm

Venue: Telok Kurau Park

Nearest station: Kembangan MRT Station (EW6)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

 

 

Concerts / Culture / Music

 

#14: 28 September to 20 October – Peter and the Starcatcher (by Pangdemonium)

Image result for Peter and the Starcatcher (by Pangdemonium)Credits: Sistic.com.sg

If you’re a fan of Peter Pan, you’re bound to love Peter and the Starcatcher. Hilarious and heartwarming, this prequel will display the creativity and determination of a child. For the sake of the mystical ”starstuff”, Molly and three orphans are forced to embark on a voyage through dangerous seas filled with nasty pirates and dubious mermaids.

Join them as they fend off the Black Stache and other evil creatures in the pursuit of the elusive Neverland. Pangdemonium brings a fresh spin to the Broadway production and you can expect colourful characters and catchy musical numbers. Bring the whole fam!

 

When: 28 September to 20 October 2018

Time: 2.30pm-5pm, 7.30pm-10pm

Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building

Nearest station: Bugis MRT Station (EW`1 / DT14)

Admission: $20-$90 (excluding SISTIC fees)

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#15: 2 & 3 October – Sam Smith Concert

Image result for sam smith singapore 2018Credits: Sportshub.com.sg

Sam Smith needs no introduction – And fans will be delighted to hear that he’ll be here in Singapore this October!

The success of this soulful singer, has been fuelled not only by his truly amazing powerhouse vocals but also his equally emotionallycharged live show. Don’t miss the opportunity to catch one of the most expressive vocalists of this generation and sing along to crowd favourites like “I’m Not The Only One”, “Money On My Mind” and “Stay With Me” live at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

 

When: 2-3 October  2018

Time: 8pm-10pm

Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium

Nearest station: Stadium MRT Station (CC6)

Admission: $128-348

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#16: 12 & 13 October – A Singapore Trilogy

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 L’arietta Productions, the Singapore based chamber opera company presents Singapore Trilogy, by National Arts Council Young Artist Award winner Dr. Chen Zhangyi. The three chamber operas pay homage to our national obsessions – kopi, food and shopping.

Singapore Trilogy follows milestone moments in a regular Singaporean’s life.

In Laksa Cantata, on the Bride’s big day, the groom wants to serve Laksa, but she doesn’t! Can they learn to compromises and start their new chapter as a married couple with or without Singapore’s favourite dish?

In Window shopping, older woman and a young bright eyed girl explores the personal relationship one has with themselves and how each of us develops over time in a shoe shop. Is there such a thing as the perfect pair? The perfect life?

And finally in the newly commissioned work Kopi for One, a familiar kopi aunty welcoming a woman who has returned after a long time away. The waitress encourages the father to tell his daughter how much he loves her. In a culture where love is shown with actions instead of with words, do we really say what we want to our closest ones? Can a cup of kopi save their relationship?

Bring your loved ones, sip a cup of kopi and watch these stories unfold, accompanied by the stunning music composed by Dr Chen Zhangyi.

 

When: 12 & 13 October  2018 (Fri & Sat)

Time: 8pm-9.30pm (12 Oct) | 3pm-4.30pm / 8pm-9.30pm (13 Oct)

Venue: The Arts House at The Old Parliament

Nearest station: Clarke Quay (NE5) / City Hall (EW13 / NS25) / Raffles Place (EW14/NS26) MRT Station

Admission: $32-40

For more information: Visit their website.

 

 

#17: 20 October – Pink Martini

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Founded in 1994, the international musical phenomenon known as Portland’s “little orchestra” performs its multilingual repertoire on concert stages and with symphony orchestras throughout the world. Armed with its infectious signature style crossing genres of classical, jazz and old-fashioned pop, Pink Martini made its European debut at the Cannes Film Festival in 1997 and has since performed at prestigious venues the world over. Thereafter, they have been inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame and Oregon Music Hall of Fame in 2014.

Come join Pink Martini with lead singer China Forbes for a lively evening of song from our new album ‘Je dis oui!’ as well as old favourites from past albums, and don’t forget to bring your dancing shoes!

 

When: 20 October 2018

Time: 7.30pm-9pm

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

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

Admission: $48-158

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#18: 27 October – Jason Mraz Concert

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Multiple GRAMMY® Award winner, platinum selling artiste Jason Mraz will perform in Singapore this October – Mraz’s only stop in Asia!

A chart-topping headliner, Jason Mraz has earned numerous diamond and platinum certifications for his various releases, including his classic singles “I Won’t Give Up,” “Lucky,” and the record-breaking “I’m Yours.” He has won two Grammy Awards, received the prestigious Songwriter Hall of Fame Hal David Starlight Award and sold out fabled venues such as The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square Garden and London’s O2 Arena.

Hurry get your tickets now!

 

When: 27 October 2018

Time: 7.30pm-9pm

Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall

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

Admission: $108-248

For more information: Visit their website.

 

Parenting / Children

 

#19: 5 to 7 October – Octoburst: A children’s festival

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We’re bursting with excitement. It’s time for Octoburst!, the annual children’s festival once again!

Participate, play and get those imaginative minds fired up at the 16th edition of this three-day celebration of children, bursting with performances, activities, workshops and more. This year, through the magic of theatre, dance and music, share with your little ones the importance of being inclusive and the values of friendship and family.

In conjunction with and in celebration of the Children’s day weekend, this festival was designed and curated specially for the tiny tots (and the young at heart), Octoburst! is where one feels the joy of the self-expression, explores all corners of the imagination, and sees the wonderful world that we live in through different perspectives.

It’s a family-party weekend that’s about learning how the world works, disguised as pure fun. So, come on down, get involved in the arts and make some memories at your favourite giant durian this October!

 

When: 5-7 October 2018

Time: 10am-10pm

Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

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

Admission: Free (Some paid programmes ranges from $14-25)

For more information: Visit their website.

 

#20: 12 to 14 October – Baby Fair 2018

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Hailed as the biggest baby far  in South East Asia, Baby Fair 2018 is back!

Featuring the biggest collection of baby/maternity products from top premium brands on massive sale, expect hot exclusive deals, insane discounts, and unbeatable offers + huge savings up to 90% off!

 

When: 12-14 October 2018

Time: 11am-8pm

Venue: Singapore Expo

Nearest station: Expo MRT Station (CG1)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website.

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