Been bored recently? Perhaps wanting a little spontaneous excitement? Then, take a peek at our Try What Now list — a series dedicated to showing what you (and your family and friends) can experience in Singapore for the coming month!
We hope the National Day-themed August brought you much energy as September continues to bring in much excitement with big events happening throughout the month. Check out what you can experience in the month right here!
1. Halloween Horror Nights 10
The spooky season is coming – and so is Singapore’s most-anticipated haunted house spectacular. After taking a break during the pandemic, Halloween Horror Nights returns for its tenth edition to deliver more jump scares!
Gather fellow thrill seekers and venture into three different haunted houses where you will fight zombies, visit a cursed hotel and enter the world of a crazed artist. You can even solve puzzles with friends to escape demented villains in a unique laser-tag experience.
Date: Select nights, 30 September to 5 November
Location: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Price: S$70 per pax (peak), SS$68 per pax (non-peak), S$388 for 4 (peak) S$338 for 4 (non-peak).
To see what spooks are in store for you this Halloween Horror Nights 10, check out our article.
2. Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix
Prepare to witness a weekend of exhilarating races at the Marina Bay Street Circuit asphalt. Follow the journey of star-studded drivers as they race to the top, or if you’re more interested in the entertainment programmes, don’t miss your chance to catch performances by award-winning acts like Green Day!
Date: 30 September to 2 October
Location: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Price: Click here for the detailed breakdown of ticket prices.
3. COMEX 2022
Are you looking to upgrade your home with the latest gadgets? Well, there’s no better time and place to do it than at Singapore’s largest tech show! For four days only, head down to Suntec Convention Centre to discover an array of products such as laptops, TVs and speakers. There’s also a smart home demonstration by Möwe where the brand will show you how to seamlessly integrate smart devices into daily living.
Date: 1 to 4 September
Time: 12pm to 9pm daily
Location: Suntec Convention Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
For a preview of what COMEX 2022 has to offer, visit their website.
4. Algorithmic Fissures
Do the visual arts excite you? Expand your imagination with a visit to Algorithmic Fissures, a contemporary art exhibition exploring algorithms’ impacts on mass culture. Two artists – Jamie Cooper (UK) and Jaxton Su (Singapore) – come together to create video art, sculptural objects and hyperrealistic installations that delve into the concept of digital surplus.
Date: 3 to 25 September
Time: 4pm to 9pm (3 Sept), 2pm to 8pm (4-25 Sept)
Location: Supernormal, 21 Moonstone Ln, #09-01 Poh Leng Building, Singapore 328462
5. Singapore Food Festival
For all the foodies out there, if there’s one event you cannot miss, it has to be the Singapore Food Festival. This year, the festival promises the best of both worlds, focusing on fusion dishes that blend local, traditional flavours and contemporary cuisines!
Beyond just the main festival itself, you can also keep your eyes peeled for selected outlets serving their rendition of a local twist, for a limited period of time.
Date: 24 August to 11 September
Location: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
Price: S$15 per pax and S$50 for a group of 4 (weekdays), S$20 per pax and S$70 for a group of 4 (weekends)
6. Singapore Design Week 2022
Calling all artisans! After a two-year hiatus, Singapore Design Week (SDW) is back to showcase the best design from Singapore and beyond. This year, SDW comes with a fresh vision that demonstrates Singapore’s distinctive brand of creativity, exploring design through three defining pillars: Design Futures, Design Marketplace and Design Impact, with more than 50 events and 200 designers over 10 days.
Date: 16 September to 25 September
More information about the events happening around Singapore Design Week 2022 can be found on their website.
7. Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival
Chinatown is now soaked in a beautiful glow with lanterns decked out along the streets, as part of the Mid-Autumn festivities. Along with basking in the sheer beauty of the lights and taking some insta-worthy shots, you can also look forward to a stage show on the 3rd, 4th and 10th of September, as well as a lantern painting competition on the 4th of September.
Date: 26 August to 25 September
Time: 7pm to midnight daily
Location: Upper Cross Street, New Bridge Road, South Bridge Road and Eu Tong Sen Street
To see the full festival programme, visit the Chinatown Festival website.
8. Singapore Vegan Festival
If you’ve been debating plant-based meals, have your doubts cleared and your taste buds rekindled with The Singapore Vegan Festival. The festival returns for its fourth edition and extends islandwide with exclusive food tours and special vegan events that celebrate and highlight Singapore’s alternative food and culture scene.
You can soak in some cultural vegan experiences like eating a traditional Indian meal on a Banana leaf or having Peranakan meals. Along with vegan goodness, you also get a taste of culture on the side.
Date: Now till 4 September 2022
9. Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 @ Gardens By The Bay
If you thought Gardens by the Bay was lit enough, you might be wrong this Mid-Autumn Festival. The attraction brings visitors a whole array of new, breathtaking light fixtures and displays, ranging from Chinese animals in the zodiac to intricate lamps. Based on the theme of Reunion, Gardens by the Bay celebrates the fundamental significance of the festival, bringing family and friends together!
Date: Now till 11 September
Time: 6.00pm – 10.00pm daily (Lanterns will be lighted up from 7:00 pm)
Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
More information about the Mid-Autumn Festival event at Gardens By The Bay can be found on their 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 @ email@example.com, or slide into our DMs on Facebook and Instagram. See you next month!
Visuals courtesy of Singapore GP Pte Ltd, Algorithmic Fissures, Singapore Food Festival, and Chinatown Festival Committee.