The month of May represents the season of Spring for many nations around the world. While Singapore may not have the same luxury of experiencing the wonders of the season, the list of the many happenings around the country may just be enough to make up for it! Check out our Quick Beats for May 2021 to see what you can experience during the month!
Singha Food Fest
Thailand has recently celebrated the Thai New Year of Songkran, but you don’t have to travel to the country to join the festivities. Singha Beer brings these celebrations to Singapore with their Singha Food Fest, a decentralised food festival where you can indulge in all things Thai!
Various restaurants across the island are participating in the food fest, and by ordering Singha Beers alongside your dishes, you can earn points towards getting rewards.
Date: 13 Apr to 10 May 2021
For information on participating restaurants and how to register, check out their official website.
Singapore Symphony Orchestra
Live concert performances are back, and you can now experience them in May with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra’s (SSO) list of performances during the month. Experience the music of Mozart live in person where the performance will have its biggest impact.
See our article on SSO’s May programmes to view more information on the performance details and dates.
Kingsmen Takeover campaign
Gaming and food may seem like two different things, but EMERGE Esports has combined the two together! The Kingsmen Takeover campaign sees the arrival of discounts for various stores and outlets, with many of them being F&B!
Simply follow the Kingsmen’s Instagram page and show it when making payment to enjoy deals of up to 20% off.
Date: Till 10 May 2021
Details of participating stores and details of the deals can be found on the Kingsmen’s Instagram page.
Cultural Extravaganza 2021
The annual Cultural Extravaganza from Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) returns after a year-long hiatus to explore Chinese Singaporean culture for every generation. 20 programmes will be available across 30 days in a hybrid format, including ticketed on-ground events, online streams, and pay-as-you-wish activities.
Date: 14 May to 12 June 2021
Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre,1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906 (for onsite performances)
See our article detailing the big programmes for Cultural Extravaganza 2021 or visit the official for the complete list dates and times.
Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom at Gardens by the Bay
Dale Chihuly, one of the world’s most renowned glass artists from Seattle, brings his large-scale glass installations to Singapore in the new Glass in Bloom exhibition at the Gardens by the Bay.
See the intricacies of the glassworks amongst the natural beauty of the Gardens either in the day or after-dark as they light up against Singapore’s night sky.
Date: 1 May to 1 Aug 2021
Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: 9am – 9pm (Weekdays). 9am – 10pm (Weekends and Public holidays)
Pricing: Complete experience (Outdoor Gardens & Gallery, Conservatories): $27 for weekdays and $30 for weekends and PH (Adults).
For more information on the exhibition, see their official website. Check out our article to see what you can expect at the exhibition.
Putien Duotou Clams Festival
Putien brings back their ever-popular Duotou Clams on the menu! They come by way of the Duotou village of Putian, Fujian, where Spring ushers way to the rising heat of Summer and helps the clams reach their peak.
The clams come as eight different dishes cooked in eight different styles, such as Baked Duotou Clams on Hot Plate, which is the traditional way the locals savour them, or Red Mushroom Duotou Clam Soup, where the Duotou clams are cooked with broth containing savoury Red Mushrooms. There’s also a special offer to enjoy two of the eight dishes at just $46.80.
Availability: Till the end of July
Location: All Putien outlets across Singapore
Adventure Cove Waterpark Reopening
Resorts World Sentosa is set to reopen its Adventure Cove Waterpark (ACW), where guests can return to enjoy such attractions as the iconic Whirlpool Washout or cruise down Adventure River, which is now enhanced with mini tipping buckets, splash buckets as well as water shooters!
Date: 12 May 2021
Location: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Opening hours: Opening Week (12 May to 16 May). Every Friday to Sunday, Friday to Tuesday (School Holidays), Open on Public Holidays,10am – 5pm [Subject to change]Pricing: Adults: $32 (peak) $26 (non-peak), Child/Senior: $24 (peak) $20 (non-peak), Youth: $28 (peak) $24 (non-peak).
More information can be found at Adventure Cove Waterpark’s official website.
Liked any of the selections we have for you this month, or have others you think we should include in this list or the next? Let us know @ firstname.lastname@example.org, or slide into our DMs on Facebook and Instagram. See you next month!
Photo of Dale Chihuly: Glass in Bloom by Darren Chiong of the DANAMIC Team. Additional visuals courtesy of Chok Dee Thai, Singapore Symphony Orchestra, EMERGE Esports, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Putien and Resorts World Sentosa (in order).