Exciting Events Happening In October
Shang Social Hairy Crab Feast
Crab lovers, you’re in for a treat! From now till 10 November, indulge in a seasonal Hairy Crab Feast lunch and dinner menu by Chef Gordon Leung—whose fine-dining Cantonese restaurant earned its own Michelin star in 2017—at the conceptual Shang Social located at Jewel Changi Airport. Expect a delectable 7-course meal comprising exquisitely presented dishes made from the freshest ingredients—think steamed hairy crab and pork dumplings, wok-fried prawn and hairy crab meat with spinach ball, and crispy rice cracker with hairy crab meat and roe.
The seven-course meal is available at $138++ per person (minimum 2 pax). Add $20++ for a bottle of 180ml 8-year-old Chinese Yellow Wine (Calabash Shao Xing Wine).
Make your reservations here.
Voilah! France Singapore Festival
The Voilah! France Singapore Festival is back and the festival presents the best of France-Singapore collaborations in the realms of culture, education, science, lifestyle, tourism and sports through diverse and engaging events all across the island. A meeting point between French and Singaporean communities, Voilah! is a celebration of the deep and long-standing relationships between France and Singaporean partners. Held from 3 October to 17 November, Voilah! 2019 is presented by the Embassy of France in Singapore and supported by close to 100 Singaporean and French institutions.
For more information, visit www.voilah.sg.
Disney: Magic of Animation
Uncover the magic behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ most beloved animated movies at Disney: Magic of Animation, opening at ArtScience Museum on 26 October 2019. The exhibition offers visitors the rare opportunity to experience over 90 magical years of Disney animation. One of the highlights of the show is the debut of original artworks from the highly-anticipated film, Frozen 2. The exhibition pays homage to the artistry and technological innovation that have brought Disney’s world-renowned characters to life. Shown in Southeast Asia for the first time, this landmark exhibition features over 500 exceptional art pieces, including original drawings, paintings, sketches and concept art curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. In keeping with ArtScience Museum’s ethos of presenting captivating interactive exhibitions, the show also includes projections, audio-visual displays, alluring exhibits that transport visitors into the world of Disney’s films, and hands-on educational activities.
Disney: Magic of Animation will run from 26 October 2019 till 29 March 2020.
Tickets are available for purchase from 1 October 2019 at all Marina Bay Sands box offices and website.
Inside IWC History Exhibition
Together with its longstanding retail partner Sincere Fine Watches, IWC Schaffhausen is set to debut its broadest retrospective exhibition in South East Asia yet. Taking place from 14 to 27 October at the Level 1 Main Atrium of Takashimaya Shopping Centre, the Inside IWC History Exhibition will showcase close to 20 archived references flown in from the IWC Museum in Schaffhausen. Expect to trace the evolution of IWC’s Pilot’s Watches, Portugieser and Portofino lines, and delve into the less known heritage of the Swiss watch manufacture in artfully decorated ladies timepieces.
For more information, visit watches.iwc.com/insideiwchistory
Gillman Barracks: A Solo Exhibition by Faris Nakamura
Singapore’s visual arts enclave Gillman Barracks will be presenting Remember This Place, For We Will Be Back Here Again Someday, a new solo contemporary art exhibition by Faris Nakamura. The exhibition will be on view at Richard Koh Fine Art from 4 to 19 October 2019. Following his sold-out show at S.E.A. Focus earlier this year, Faris Nakamura continues his inquiry of spaces in Singapore, presenting his recent works in painted wood and mild steel. Investigative, poignant and angled with a poetic scrutiny, Remember This Place, For We Will Be Back Here Again Someday questions the privilege associated with the limited space we have in Singapore and its inevitable aftermath on the country’s architecture. The series draws the viewer in by coaxing alternate perspectives on viewing and questions about the psyche of space planning.
For more information visit gillmanbarracks.com
Watch Art Grand Exhibition
The biggest horology event to ever hit our shores, Patek Philippe will be throwing the doors wide open to its Watch Art Grand Exhibition for an unforgettable horology experience. The 16-day exhibition will see a stellar array of over 400 timepieces, from across a time span of three-and-a-half centuries, being flown into Singapore for the momentous occasion. Even more impressive is the fact that the fifth edition of this pivotal showcase is the Swiss watchmaker’s largest installation yet: Spread across 1,800sqm, the exhibition comes complete with 10 themed rooms that each spotlight a particular facet of the Patek Philippe universe and the history of watchmaking.
For more information, and to register for this free exhibition, visit patek.com. The Watch Art Grand Exhibition is at Marina Bay Sands Theatre from now till 13 October.
Mon – Thu: 10.00am to 8.30pm (last entry 7.30pm)
Fri – Sat: 10.00am to 10.00pm (last entry 9.00pm)
Sun: 10.00am to 5.00pm (last entry 4.00pm)
Archifest 2019 celebrates architecture and the built environment in Singapore, as well as the importance of architecture in place-making. Organised by the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA), Archifest advocates for vibrancy in local design culture by creating opportunities for the public and architectural professionals to interact. The exciting program line-up consisting of architours, talks, film screenings and workshops have been designed to stimulate curiosity and nurture a design-conscious society through engaging conversations.
Now till 9 October, 9am – 9pm daily
The URA Centre & various locations
For more information visit https://www.archifest.sg/
The Bubble Tea Factory
Immerse yourself in all-things bubble tea at The Bubble Tea Factory, a multi-sensory exhibition right here in Singapore! Running for just two months, come and delight in a feast for the senses as you step into an enchanting world inspired by Singapore’s favourite drink. From upside-down bubble tea trees and visually stunning installations, to creative and delicious bubble tea-inspired treats, an immersive and unforgettable experience awaits all bubble tea lovers. Join in the fun and discover happiness at The Bubble Tea Factory – you’ll even get to enjoy a cup of bubble tea from curated vendors, on the house!
Get your tickets at www.thebubbleteafactory.co.
Pink Ribbon Walk, 5 October
Pink Ribbon Walk is Breast Cancer Foundation (BCF)’s flagship annual community event organised to raise awareness and emphasise the importance of healthy lifestyle, and to demonstrate solidarity with those afflicted with breast cancer. Held annually during the Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) in October, this year’s Walk will be 12th in the series. The theme for this year is “Shared Courage – Stronger Together, We Overcome”. It is a rallying cry to everyone with a mother, sister, wife, aunty, friend, colleague; to stand together in solidarity with women afflicted/ struggling with breast cancer or who have passed on due to breast cancer.
5 October 2019, Saturday
Singapore Sports Hub, OCBC Square
4PM – 8PM
For more information visit https://www.pinkribbonwalk.sg
Wine Fiesta, 5-6 October
Wine Fiesta celebrates its 12th year at Grand Hyatt Singapore. This year the festival will be bumping up the experience with gourmet food to go with our wines.Taste over 200 wines, meet the winemakers’ themselves who will be there to share their stories, and join in our expert-led masterclasses to learn more about the wines. Chef Gregor Streun, Grand Hyatt Singapore’s Executive Sous Chef, has curated a special menu to pair with wine regions from around the world, mapping out your journey through Australia & New Zealand, Central Europe, France & Spain, Italy and North & South America. You won’t want to miss this epicurean experience!
5 Oct 2019 (Sat), 12-9pm
6 Oct 2019 (Sun), 12-7pm
At The Gallery, Grand Hyatt Singapore
For more information visit https://www.winefiesta.com.sg
Klook Travel Festival, 5-6 October
Breaking free from the confines of the traditional travel fair model, Klook launches the Klook Travel Festival, a one-of-a-kind experiential travel fair that brings together and celebrates travel, fun and community under one roof. The festival will also be the first fair in Singapore to exclusively target a growing segment of Free and Independent travellers (FITs). Join them for a weekend of talks featuring some of the most intrepid personalities in an enlightening programme of events, and be inspired to build your perfect holiday. Enjoy event-exclusive discounts, shop for all your travel essentials and stand a chance to win attractive prizes valued at a total of $50,000.
5 and 6 October 2019
11:00am – 9:00pm
Halls 401 and 402, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
Free Entry: https://www.klook.com/activity/27101-klook-travel-fest-singapore-pass/
Bicentennial Fashion Showcase, 4-13 October
Paragon plays host to a special Singapore Bicentennial Fashion Showcase, in collaboration with Raffles Design Institute (RDI) and HP Indigo. Merging the love of fashion and our nation, 14 original apparel designs by RDI students pay tribute to heritage, culture and people synonymous to Singapore over the last 200 years. Each of the pieces are printed using the new HP Stitch S series printers that deliver exact color management and replicable both over time and across the fleet.
From 4 to 13 October 2019, at Paragon Atrium 2
Halloween Horror Nights, Ongoing
Experience all-new frights as Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights returns. Make your way through five haunted houses and two scare zones, watch two killer shows, and try to survive the Undertaker as he roams around, searching for the next unsuspecting victim. And for the first time ever, experience an original haunted house from the directors of blockbuster Thai horror films Shutter and 4bia, along with an all new metal procession exclusively on Peak Nights. Nine lives won’t be enough as you experience what’s waiting for you at Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights.
On now till October 31.
For more information visit https://www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg
Jaden Smith Live In Singapore, 24 October
Rapper, singer and actor Jaden Smith will be performing in Singapore for the first time at Zouk on October 24, following the release of this second album, Erys, in July. Known for songs such as Icon and Fallen from his 2017 debut album Syre, Smith is also a fashion icon in his own right.
Tickets are now on sale. Visit here for ticket information.
ERDINGER OKTOBERFEST 2019
It is time to put on your lederhosen and dirndls, raise a stein of Erdinger and shout “Prost!”. Experience Oktoberfest at its best at the Erdinger Oktoberfest in Clarke Quay on 11 and 12 October 2019. As the original Oktoberfest beer in Singapore, Erdinger is bringing the ultimate Oktoberfest experience to the island. Be ready to indulge in steins of smooth Erdinger Weissbier, and for the first time at Oktoberfest, the Erdinger lager will also be available. Keeping with true Bavarian traditions, Erdinger Oktoberfest will be presenting mouth-watering German specialties including sausages and sauerkraut prepared in partnership with Harry’s, Le Noir and Yin Bar. No Oktoberfest is complete without time-honoured games such as stein hoisting, where you put your muscles to the test by lifting a one- litre stein of beer in one outstretched arm for as long as possible – and gelande quaffing, which is the art of sliding full beer mugs across a long table or bar top.
11 & 12 October
6pm – 12am
Venue: Clarke Quay, Central Fountain Square
For more information: http://bit.ly/OktoberfestClarkeQuay2019
Get ready for a jam-packed October filled with concerts, various festivals and special activities! From showing your support for breast cancer to getting spooked out at Halloween-themed events, stay tuned as we bring you our curated list of happenings you’ll not want to miss.
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