September sees the return of many events and music acts. Techies will be excited to know that COMEX 2019 makes a comeback this month, while music enthusiasts can keep an eye out for returning K-pop artists such as Epik High, EXO, and the iconic Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix star-studded concert lineup.
This month, we are also looking forward to a slew of cultural events leading up to the Mid-Autumn Festival and other fun ones like the Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights and Pangdemonium’s Urinetown musical. Let’s get right into it.
29 August to 8 September – Walking With Dinosaurs – The Live Experience
Based on the eponymous BBC television series, Walking With Dinosaurs – The Live Experience features an entourage of 18 life-sized dinosaurs. The show takes the audience back in time – from where it all began, to the extinction of these majestic creatures.
Walking With Dinosaurs – The Live Experience
Date: 29 August (Thursday) to 8 September 2019 (Sunday)
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691
Ticket prices start at S$78. For more information, visit https://www.sportshub.com.sg/WWD2019.
31 August to 15 September – Sentosa Sandsation: Star Wars Edition
Sentosa Sandstation is back for its third year, this time with a Star Wars edition. Marvel at 20 Star-Wars themed sand sculptures created by renowned sand artists from around the world, or have a go at it yourself at the sand sculpting workshops. Star Wars fanatics can also look forward to free movie screenings and exclusive Star Wars-themed merchandise.
Sentosa Sandsation: Star Wars Edition
Date: 31 August (Saturday) to 15 September 2019 (Sunday)
Venue: Sapphire Pavilion Beach Front, Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa
Admission is free. For more information, visit https://www.sentosa.com.sg/en/things-to-do/events/sandsation/.
5 to 8 September – COMEX 2019
Check out the latest technologies, exclusive offers and great bargains at COMEX 2019! With over 600 exhibitors, visitors can look forward to an extensive line-up of the latest and hottest consumer technology gadgets and accessories – all in one place. COMEX 2019 will also play host to the Singapore Photography Festival and Esports Festival Asia.
Date: 5 September (Thursday) to 8 September 2019 (Sunday)
Venue: Suntec Singapore, Levels 3, 4 and 6, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Admission is free. For more information, visit https://www.comexitshow.com.sg/.
7 to 8 September – Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2019
Back for another year, the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival features a line-up of activities that allow visitors to discover and experience the customs and traditions observed during the Mid-Autumn celebrations. For the first time, this year’s festival invites visitors to join the Memorial Hall in releasing three larger-than-life sky lantern helium balloons.
Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2019
Date: 7 September (Saturday) to 8 September 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 10:30am – 9pm
Venue: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874
Admission is free. For more information, visit https://www.sysnmh.org.sg/en/whats-on/events/wan-qing-mid-autumn-festival-2019.
13 to 14 September – Mid-Autumn Yeah!
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) presents the Mid-Autumn Yeah! celebrations, which allows visitors to learn about Mid-Autumn traditions. Visitors can look forward to a multi-sensory experience with activities such as music performances, tea-tasting workshops and moon-gazing sessions.
Date: 13 September (Friday) to 14 September 2019 (Saturday)
Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
Admission is free. For more information, visit https://www.singaporeccc.org.sg/series/mid-autumn-yeah/.
14 September – Epik High in Singapore
South Korean alternative hip hop veterans Epik High return to Singapore – this time, for a one-man live performance. Fans can look forward to best hits and crowd favourites such as ‘Born Hater’, ‘Happen Ending’ and ‘Fly’.
Epik High Live in Singapore
Date: 14 September 2019 (Saturday)
Venue: The Coliseum at Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Ticket prices start at S$148. For more information, visit https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/epik0919.
14 September – Feeder Live in Singapore
Welsh rock band Feeder – comprising of frontman Grant Nicholas and Taka Hirose on bass – is set to deliver a sensational performance at The Pavilion @ Far East Square. Featuring tracks from their latest album ‘Tallulah’, fans can look forward to a setlist filled with snappy, expertly produced and utterly organic tracks.
Feeder Live in Singapore
Date: 14 September 2019 (Saturday)
Venue: The Pavilion @ Far East Square, 28 China St, #01-01 Far East Square, Singapore 049570
Ticket prices start at S$118. For more information, visit https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cfeeder0919.
15 September – EXO PLANET #5 – EXplOration – in Singapore
For the fourth consecutive year, K-pop boy band EXO will be back in Singapore for another live performance. On top of an elaborate production which boasts spectacular lighting and visual effects, fans can look forward to hits including ‘Growl’, ‘Monster’, and ‘Love Shot’, as well as newer numbers such as ‘What a life’ and ‘Close to you’.
EXO PLANET #5 – EXplOration – in Singapore
Date: 15 September 2019 (Thursday)
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691
Ticket prices start at S$178. For more information, visit https://www.sportshub.com.sg/EXO.
18 September – An Evening with Devin Townsend
Devin Townsend will be performing in Singapore for the first time ever. Held at Gateway Theatre, the Canadian musician will be performing a selection of tracks from his entire music career. Fans will also have opportunities to ask Devin about his career and his new album ‘Empath’ during the show’s Q&A sessions.
An Evening with Devin Townsend
Date: 18 September 2019 (Wednesday)
Venue: Gateway Theatre Black Box, 3615 Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 159461
Ticket prices start at S$108. For more information, visit https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/cdevin0919.
19 September to 27 October – Antoine Rose: Another View
Mazel Galerie Singapore presents Antoine Rose’s first-ever solo exhibition in Asia. Titled ‘Another View’, the exhibition features the award-winning Belgian photographer’s latest aerial photos from all countries around the world such as Japan, Italy and Sweden.
Antoine Rose: Another View
Date: 19 September (Thursday) to 27 October 2019 (Sunday)
Venue: Mazel Galerie Singapore, #02-16 Pacific Plaza, 9 Scotts Road, Singapore 228210
Admission is free. For more information, visit https://mazelgalerie.com/en.
20 to 22 September – Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2019
The Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix continues to enthral crowds with its iconic combination of night race action and world-class entertainment. Witness the world’s finest drivers go wheel-to-wheel under lights at speeds of up to 325km/h, threading the barriers around Singapore’s picturesque Marina Bay.
With the spectacular backdrop of heritage buildings and a stunning skyline – coupled with a stellar line-up of music performances by the hottest acts from the international music scene such as Swedish House Mafia, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Muse and Gwen Stefani, this is one event not to be missed!
Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
Date: 20 September (Friday) to 22 September 2019 (Sunday)
Venue: Singapore Marina Bay Street Circuit
Ticket prices start at S$98. For more information, visit https://singaporegp.sg/en.
21 September – Launch of the Eurasian Heritage Gallery & Eurasian Association Open House
In celebration of the Eurasian Association’s (EA) centennial, the EA will be launching its newly-revamped Eurasian Heritage Gallery at the Eurasian Community House. The revamped Gallery will see the three previously-separated galleries integrate to form a seamless and cohesive presentation of the Eurasian story.
Launch of the Eurasian Heritage Gallery & Eurasian Association Open House
Date: 21 September 2019 (Saturday)
Venue: Eurasian Community House, 139 Ceylon Road, Singapore 429744
For more information, visit http://www.eurasians.org.sg/eurasians-in-singapore/eurasian-heritage-centre/.
27 September to 13 October – Urinetown: The Musical
Laugh ‘til you wet your pants at Urinetown: The Musical! Set in a demented yet uncannily familiar dystopian world, Urinetown is a satire comedy that takes the piss out of politicians, populism, “people power”, capitalism, corporate corruption and even musicals themselves.
Urinetown: The Musical
Date: 27 September (Friday) to 13 October 2019 (Sunday)
Tuesdays to Saturdays: 8pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 3pm
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 3, Singapore 188064
Ticket prices start at S$30. For more information, visit https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/town1019.
27 September to 31 October – Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights 9
Universal Studios Singapore’s (USS) Halloween Horror Nights returns for its ninth edition with all-new frights spread across five haunted houses, two scare zones and two shows. On top of haunted houses crafted based on the three most common phobias – clowns, dolls, and confined spaces – visitors can also look forward to quintessentially Asian-themed haunted houses that hit close to home, such as a haunted chalet and the spirit of Naga – a well-known ancient entity in Asian folklore.
USS Halloween Horror Nights 9
Date: 27 September (Friday) to 31 October 2019 (Thursday)
Venue: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Tickets start at S$60. For more information, visit https://www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg/.
28 September – [email protected]: Young, Wild, and Free
Celebrate an early Children’s Day with your young ones at the Asian Civilisations Museum, where both the young and old will discover the different Southeast Asian celebrations of the day through an interactive drama. Kids will even get to create their own toys inspired by the colourful collection on display at the museum.
[email protected]: Young, Wild, and Free
Date: 28 September 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 1pm – 5pm
Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
For more information, visit https://www.acm.org.sg/whats-on/family-fun/saturdays-at-acm.
Visuals courtesy of Sentosa Development Corporation, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, CK Star Entertainment, SM Entertainment, Mazel Galerie Singapore, Singapore GP Pte Ltd, Pangdemonium, Resorts World Singapore, and Asian Civilisations Museum.