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JAN

What's Happening in JANUARY

Singapore Motorshow 2024

11 - 14 January 2024

Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre

Prepare yourself for a magnificent display of automotive excellence as the renowned Singapore Motorshow 2024 steals the spotlight! From January 11 to 14, 2024, the electrifying action returns to the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. This must-visit event promises to leave motoring enthusiasts and industry professionals awe-inspired. Get ready to be thrilled by the legendary Russ Swift stunt show, indulge in exclusive celebrity sessions, get a sneak peek of the latest cuttingedge electric vehicle models, and get your chance to win an exciting brand-new Subaru or Nissan vehicle!

Source Credit: https://www.motorshow.com.sg

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Chinatown Chinese New Year (CNY) Street Light-Up 2024

19 January – 9 March 2024

Chinatown Precinct

Also known as Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival, Chinese New Year is undoubtedly the most important event in the Chinese calendar.
 

3 weeks prior to the start of Chinese New Year, you'll be able to soak in the festive mood in Chinatown as it comes alive with street decorations, lanterns, festive street stalls and performances. 
 

Don’t miss the Chinatown Street Light Up and the variety of colours and smell of festive street stalls.  With its lively festive atmosphere, this is definitely the place to head to during this time of the year!

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Singapore Art Week 2024

19 - 28 January 2024

Various Locations Around City Area

Get ready for the biggest celebration of visual arts in Singapore! 

From 19-28 Jan, let art take over as you explore the enchanting world of art and limitless creativity, with over 150 events. Catch exciting and innovative presentations by both Singaporean and renowned international artists, as well as marquee SAW events that range from light installations, performance art, tours and trails, physical exhibitions and more.

Source Credit: https://www.artweek.sg

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Light to Night Singapore 2024

19 January – 8 February 2024

Civic District

Light to Night is back for its 8th edition, with the beloved visual arts festival focusing on the theme ‘Reimagine’, with over 60 works of art and activities to discover. Expect to be enchanted by artwork projected onto iconic locales, live performances and interactive installations galore.
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Coldplay: Music Of The Spheres World Tour

23, 24, 26, 27, 30 & 31 January 2024

8pm 


National Stadium 

Following the spectacular sellout success of Coldplay’s newly announced January and February 2024 dates in Asia, the band have today announced additional dates as part of their record-breaking Music Of The Spheres World Tour.

Already making history for announcing an unprecedented four-show run at Singapore’s largest venue, Coldplay will now be the first act ever to play five nights at Singapore’s National Stadium. The band also broke Singapore’s record for most tickets sold by an artist in a single day, surpassing 200,000.

DHL is the Official Logistics Partner of the Music Of The Spheres World Tour, supporting the band in their mission to cut the tour’s direct emissions by 50%.

Source Credit: 

https://ticketmaster.sg/activity/detail/24_coldplay

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Thaipusam

25 January 2024

Keong Saik Road

Anchored by a large, colourful annual procession, Thaipusam sees Hindu devotees in Singapore seeking blessings, fulfilling vows and offering thanks. The festival is celebrated in honour of Lord Subramaniam (also known as Lord Murugan), the destroyer of evil who represents virtue, youth and power.

The Thaipusam ceremony starts in the early hours of the morning. The first batch of devotees carry milk pots and wooden kavadis (ceremonial devices used for religious self mortification in Hinduism). Some pierce their tongues with skewers and carry a wooden kavadi decorated with flowers and peacock feathers balanced on their shoulders. Other devotees carry spiked kavadis that require elaborate preparation.

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Artbox 2024

26-28 January 2024,

2-4 February 2024,

12pm - 11pm


Expo Hall 2

Part pop-up market, part festival, ArtBox is the place to get your street culture and shopping fix all at once. Visitors can expect tantalising street food, enchanting live performances, carnival games and workshops galore.
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FEB

What's Happening in FEBRUARY

River Hongbao

8 - 17 February 2024

Gardens by the Bay

The River Hongbao has been on Singapore’s festive calendar every year since 1987. It is an eleven-day extravaganza of lights, sights, and sounds to usher in the Chinese Lunar New Year. Held at the NS Square, the Marina Bay floating platform, this iconic event has become an integral tradition of Singapore’s Lunar New Year celebrations for locals and tourists alike.

River Hongbao features an impressive light-up with mega lanterns, dazzling fireworks, cultural performances from home and abroad, food street and interactive fringe activities. Itis a fun-filled carnival for the whole family to enjoy during this Lunar New Year. River Hongbao is open to public and admission is free. 

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Ed Sheeran:
+-=÷× Tour in Singapore

16 February 2024

National Stadium

Ed Sheeran: + - = ÷ × Tour in Singapore is presented by UOB and supported by KrisFlyer as the official sponsor, promoted by AEG Presents Asia.

The show in Singapore will take place on 16 February 2024 at the National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub. Tickets priced from S$88 onwards.

*All tickets have been Sold Out!

Source Credit: 

https://www.sportshub.com.sg/events/ed-sheeran-tour-singapore

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Photo Credit: AEG Presents Asia

An Evening with
Ed Sheeran

17 February 2024

Capitol Theatre

In case you weren't able to get your hands on the Ed Sheeran: + - = ÷ × Tour in Singapore concert tickets on February 16 2024, here's your chance to see him perform one more time.


Capitol Theatre will be hosting a one-night-only show, An Evening with Ed Sheeran, on February 17. He will be performing one day after his highly anticipated and sold out concert at the National Stadium.

Get your tickets for "An Evening with Ed Sheeran" from January 12, 3pm onwards at Ticketmaster. All tickets are priced at SGD$298 and limited to a maximum of 2 per every transaction.

Get your tickets from 12 January, 3pm at: 

https://ticketmaster.sg/activity/detail/24sg_edsheeran2nd

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Photo Credit: AEG Presents Asia

CHINGAY 2024

23 - 24 February 2024

F1 Pit Building

The Chingay Parade is the largest street performance and float parade in Asia. The Chingay parade is set to go digital for the first time this year, yet is expected to still play its part in rallying people from diverse backgrounds and lifting the viewers' spirits.

If a single event could capture the essence of Singapore’s unique multicultural personality, it would be the Chingay Parade—an annual marvel of dazzling floats, dancing dragons and stilt walkers. It may be held during the Chinese New Year festivities, but this wondrous event brings together people and performances from across Singapore’s cultural spectrum, and is celebrated by Chinese, Malays, Indians and Eurasians alike.

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HSBC Women’s World Championship

29 February - 3rd March 2024

Tanjong Course,
Sentosa Golf Club

Boasting one of the strongest fields in women’s golf outside of the five Major Championships, the HSBC Women’s World Championship will see the top LPGA players battle it out in Singapore. 

The four-day extravaganza will be a platform to celebrate the sport of golf, the brilliant women competing in it and inspirational women from all facets of life throughout the World.

Recognised as one of the premier golf events in Asia, the HSBC Women’s World Championship marks a welcome return for professional women’s golf to Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region after its one-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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MAR

What's Happening in MARCH

Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour in Singapore

2, 3, 4 & 7, 8, 9 March 2024


National Stadium

Taylor Swift announced additional dates to Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour today. Singapore will be the only stop in Southeast Asia. Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour in Singapore is presented by Marina Bay Sands and supported by the Singapore Tourism Board, official bank and pre-sale partner UOB, and official experience partner Klook, promoted by AEG Presents Asia, and produced by Taylor Swift Touring.
 

The shows in Singapore will take place on 2, 3, 4 & 7, 8, 9 March 2024 at Singapore’s National Stadium.

*All tickets have been Sold Out!

Source Credit: 
https://www.sportshub.com.sg/events/taylor-swift-the-eras-tour

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Photo Credit: AEG Presents Asia

Sneaker Con Southeast Asia 2024

2 - 3 March 2024

Resorts World Sentosa

Get ready to lace up for the encore, as Sneaker Con SEA returns to the Lion City for its highly anticipated 2nd edition in 2024!

 

Following the resounding success of the inaugural Sneaker Con Southeast Asia, the stage is set for another electrifying showcase of the world’s most coveted kicks. Stay tuned for more details and get ready to elevate your sneaker game to new heights! See you at Sneaker Con SEA 2024 – where hype meets the streets.
 

Source Credit: https://sea.sneakercon.com

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KAMPONG GLAM Ramadan Bazaar

10 March - 8 April 2024

Kandahar Street

The Ramadan bazaar returned to the Kampong Glam cultural precinct after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19. I will be held along Kandahar Street and run till 20 April from 3 pm to 11 pm.

The Kampong Glam bazaar is part of a five-week bonanza dubbed Cinta Cahaya Ramadan ("Ramadan Light of Love" in Malay), organised by volunteers from One Kampong Gelam (OKG), the business association for the precinct.

Other activities to commemorate the fasting month include a light show projected on the facade of Sultan Mosque, craft workshops and tours.

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Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar

8 March - 9 April 2024

Wisma Geylang Serai

A month leading up to Hari Raya, visitors can drop by Geylang Serai to enjoy the festival light-ups. The festivities typically take place along Sims Avenue and Changi Road, in between Paya Lebar and Eunos MRT stations.

From Wisma Geylang Serai, Joo Chiat Complex, Haig Road and all the way to City Plaza, there will also be numerous physical bazaars and a myriad of cultural programmes that visitors can participate in to experience the festive vibes.

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APR

What's Happening in APRIL

Bruno Mars
Live in Singapore

3, 5 & 6 April 2024

National Stadium

Fourteen-time GRAMMY Award winner, Bruno Mars, will be returning to Singapore, performing at the National Stadium in April 5 this year!

Tickets for April 5 were immediately sold out. And due to overwhelming demand, event organiser Live Nation added 2 more shows on April 3 and 6.

This is great news for Bruno Mars fans who missed out on his previous concerts tours in 2014 and 2018 at the National Stadium and Singapore Indoor Stadium respectively.

So get your tickets now before they're sold out again at Ticketmaster!

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HSBC SINGAPORE RUGBY SEVENS 2024

*TBC

Singapore National Stadium

Catch the top nations in rugby square off against each other at the National Stadium, and immerse yourself in the thrills, music and family activities that surround the colourful festivities.As the only Southeast Asian stop on the ten-leg HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series, the Singapore edition saw rugby lovers congregating at the National Stadium to cheer their hearts out for their favourite teams.

Besides being treated to spectacular tackles and lightning runs down the pitch, the spectators soaked in the raucous atmosphere at the National Stadium, with costumed fans, deafening cheers and heartfelt singalongs.

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MAY

What's Happening in MAY

Singapore HERITAGE FEST

*TBC

Various Locations Around Singapore

Singapore HeritageFest is an immersive celebration of our shared culture and heritage.

It is a platform for exploration and discovery where we can relive the stories that connect us. Through interactive and meaningful experiences, we aim to inspire everyone to keep our heritage alive.

This year, come revisit the heydays of our budding travel industry, as well as the historically rich flora and fauna dotted across our island.

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Singapore International Festival of Arts

*TBC

Various Live Spaces Around The City

For 42 years, the Singapore International Festival of Arts has been showcasing Singapore’s thriving creative and arts scene. Interesting and thought-provoking work from local and international artists are presented through various mediums such as, music and literary, theatre and dance performances. The festival takes place at spots around the city and Civic District. The Festival House will be located at The Arts House.

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Vesak Day at Phor Kark See Temple

22 May 2024

Kong Meng San
Phor Kark See Monastery

Vesak Day, which falls on the full moon day of the 4th lunar month, is an important event for the Buddhist community. One of the most popular rituals you will notice on Vesak Day is that of ‘bathing’ the Buddha.

Visitors can take a look at such procession at Phor Kark See Temple on Bright Hill Road where you can see devotees practice the two-hour-long ‘three-step, one-bow’ ritual, taking steps on both knees, bowing at every third step as they pray for world peace, personal blessings and repentance.

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What's Happening in JUNE

JUN

Dragon Boat Festival

10 June 2024

Bedok Reservoir / Kallang River / DBS Marina Regatta

Thumping drumbeats and delicious dumplings are the exciting ingredients that make the Dragon Boat Festival a sizzler of a festival in Singapore.

Age-old tradition lives on in modern Singapore with the Dragon Boat Festival, a traditional Chinese holiday with apocryphal origins dating back to China’s Warring States era.

Dragon boat races and dumplings—two of the most distinctive elements of the festival — have their roots in a story of patriotism and politics.

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Hari Raya Haji

17 June 2024

Also called the Festival of Sacrifice, Hari Raya Haji commemorates Ibrahim’s (Abraham) complete obedience and faith in God when he was asked to sacrifice his son, Ismail. On this day, Muslims all over the world attend sermons at mosques and offer prayers. To commemorate the sacrifice, Muslims observe the korban, or the ritual slaughter of lambs, goats and sheep. According to tradition, the meat is then distributed to the person who contributed the animal, his family and friends, with a third going to the poor and needy.

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JUL

What's Happening in JULY

Singapore Food Festival

*TBC

Various Locations Around Singapore

A celebration of local culinary tradition, dining culture, innovation and artistry, the annual Singapore Food Festival beckons die-hard gourmands to savour Singapore in every bite.

The festival showcases Singapore food culture through myriad dining experiences with four distinct themes of modernity, art, culture and tradition. Whether you’re a gourmand who appreciates culinary innovation, a lover of authentic culture and artistic presentations, or a foodie with a taste for tradition, Singapore Food Festival is bound to satisfy.

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AUG

What's Happening in AUGUST

National Day

9 August 2024


The Float@Marina Bay /
Marina Bay Area

Singapore certainly knows how to host a birthday party–especially its own! Since Singapore gained its independence in 1965, The Float@Marina Bay has played host to the National Day Parade (NDP) seven times. With the platform’s unobstructed view of the sky and water, visitors can expect the NDP to be a grand affair. Crowd favourites include the Red Lions skydivers and spectacular fireworks. Visitors can catch the festivities on television or watch the parade and fireworks at various locations such as Gardens by the Bay.

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Hungry Ghost Festival

18 August 2024

Various Locations Around Singapore

Discover the rich traditions of Singapore’s Chinese population during The Hungry Ghost Festival, which honours the memories of the deceased.

The Hungry Ghost Festival is rooted in Buddhist and Taoist culture and happens during the seventh month of the Lunar calendar — take note of the dos and don’ts of the season.

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World Gourmet Summit

*TBC

Various Restaurants Around Singapore

Head to the World Gourmet Summit in Singapore for a celebration of fine cuisine, excellent wines and wonderful dining experiences.

The annual World Gourmet Summit is a fresh take on food festivals, with its focus on top-notch wining and dining. It is, after all, Southeast Asia’s premier haute cuisine festival, where you’ll enjoy back-to-back epicurean experiences, from vintner dinners to themed and celebrity meals.

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Singapore Night Festival

*TBC


Various venues around the Bras Basah & Bugis precinct

Every August, Singapore’s city centre flourishes with outdoor performances, popup art installations and interactive light installations titled Night Lights on historic buildings. Night owls will enjoy the many events held late into the night brought together by partners and stakeholders in the district, and and they will be entertained by the various street performances by local and international artists.

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SEP

What's Happening in September

Mid-Autumn Festival

17 September 2024


Chinatown Precinct

One of the loveliest Chinese festivals, the Mid-Autumn Festival in Singapore celebrates the end of the autumn harvest with family gatherings, lanterns and mooncakes.

Moon-viewing parties and lantern-walking are popular ways to enjoy the Mid-Autumn Festival. Mooncakes — a sweet delicacy commonly associated with the Mid-Autum Festival — is traditionally made with a red bean or lotus seed paste filling.

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Formula 1™ Singapore Grand Prix

20 - 22 September 2024
 

Marina Bay Street Circuit

For one weekend in September every year, downtown Singapore is transformed into a magnificently illuminated racetrack for the Grand Prix Season. The Singapore Grand Prix takes place over 61 laps of the 5.063 kilometre Marina Bay Street Circuit.

 

Aside from the races, visitors can also participate in the Grand Prix Season Singapore and enjoy exciting off-track activities all across the city in the weeks leading up to the F1 race.

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What's Happening in October

OCT

DEEPAVALI

31 October 2024

Little India Precinct

As one of the major cultural festivals in Singapore, Deepavali (also known as “Diwali” or the “Festival of Lights”) is a celebration that marks the triumph of good over evil.

 

Bright colours, tantalising aromas and the light of a thousand oil lamps fill the streets of Little India during Deepavali. During the festival, massive statues of elephants and peacocks stand proudly across Little India. According to Hindu tradition, the former alludes to royalty and abundance, while the latter symbolises victory, love and wisdom. You’ll also find elephant and peacock motifs in many jewellery pieces sold in this cultural precinct.

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NOV

What's Happening in November

Standard Chartered SIngapore Marathon 2024

29 November - 1 December 2024

Chinatown > Little India > Marina Bay Sands > Gardens by the Bay

Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is an iconic national event and a highlight on Singapore’s sporting calendar. Every first Sunday of December, tens of thousands of participants from all over the world and all walks of life run past some of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks and vibrant skylines such as Marina Bay Sands, Garden by the Bay and the Esplanade.

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DEC

What's Happening in December

Orchard Road Christmas Light Up

*TBC

Along Orchard Road

Singapore’s must-visit lifestyle destination, Orchard Road, comes to life as Christmas comes to town. Be enchanted by bright lights, sparkling decorations, and festive fun for the family, as Christmas on A Great Street returns to Orchard Road. 


Fret not if you find yourself occupied during the festive season—the lights, music and decoration linger until 1 January 2024, giving you ample time to soak in the festive mood.

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