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11 Things to do in October 2022

Been bored recently? Want 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’re finally inching closer to the last three months of the year – time flies so fast, doesn’t it? So as we welcome the month of October, here are some activities we have curated in our Try What Now list, which you and your family can keep your eyes peeled for! 

1. Singapore Biennial 2022

Calling all art enthusiasts! If you are one to spend hours appreciating and analysing art, then be sure to check out the Singapore Biennial 2022. The Singapore Biennale was established in 2006 as a platform for international dialogue in contemporary art. The seventh edition of the Singapore Biennale is named Natasha and will feature over 50 artists and collaborators embarking on a collective journey. 

Date: 16 October 2022 – 19 March 2023
Location: Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Rd, #01-02, Singapore 089065
Price: Adult: $15 , NSFs / Senior Citizens (60 years & above): $10, Students (7 years and above): Free Admission

More information about the Singapore Biennial 2022 will be revealed soon in October. Be sure to check their social media pages on Facebook and Instagram to get updates or visit their website to book tickets.

2. Seeing the Invisible 

You might have heard of augmented reality. You might have seen art. But have you seen a blend of both worlds? You can catch the beautiful marriage of the two in the second season of the ‘Seeing the Invisible’ augmented reality art exhibition coming to Gardens by the Bay. 

The exhibition features augmented reality works by 12 international artists, allowing for the creation of an expansive, immersive experience that engages with existing features of the natural landscape beyond the limitations of what is possible with physical artworks. Many of the works created for the exhibition will address themes revolving around nature, the environment and sustainability, as well as explore the interplay of the physical world with the digital one.  

Date: From 12 October 2022
Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Price: Free Admission

3. Japanese Film Festival

Are you a fan of Akira Kurosawa, Yasujirō Ozu or simply love consuming Japanese media? Then the Japanese film festival is a must-go for all you cinephiles! The Japanese Film Festival of Singapore is held annually, dedicated entirely to Japanese cinema. Organised by the Japan Foundation and the Japan Creative Centre, the film festival takes place for several weeks at the start of every year.

JFF aims to showcase the best of Japanese contemporary and classic cinema. The festival is curated in hopes that the films will raise interest in Japanese culture in its many diverse manifestations. This year’s festival welcomes a diverse line-up that showcases uniquely charming, powerful, unsettling and intimate stories of human relationships and lived experiences.

Date: 6 October to 5 November 2022
Location: Shaw Theatres Lido, Oldham Theatre, Projector X Picturehouse
Price: $10, 413.50 or $15 depending on location

4. A Spanish Serenade with Sunflowers

Try What Now October 2022: A Spanish Serenade with Sunflowers

Who isn’t a fan of Sunflowers? And to see a whole garden of them? Count me in! In collaboration with the Embassy of Spain, a Spanish Serenade with Sunflowers takes inspiration from the region of Andalusia in southern Spain, with the cities of Seville, Jaén and Córdoba being highlighted.  

Sunflowers and other popular Spanish garden blooms like pelargonium, petunias and evergreen palms enhance GBTB’s interpretations of a Spanish courtyard garden, with other highlights like flamenco dances to add to the Spanish theme.
Date: Sat, 1 Oct – Sun, 30 Oct 2022
Time: 9am – 9pm
Location: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Price: Admission charge to Flower Dome applies

5. Deepavali Open House at Indian Heritage Centre 

Try What Now October 2022: Little India Deepavali street light-up arch

The festival of lights is coming soon! So if you’d like to indulge in the festivities, then get ready to celebrate the Festival of Lights at Indian Heritage Centre this October with 4 weekends of non-stop activities for the whole family! Programmes include traditional craft workshops, cooking demonstrations by celebrity chefs, rich heritage trails, live performances, and free cultural craft activities. 

You can also look forward to popular evening Trishaw Rides in this open house and a brand-new Big Bus Tour where visitors can take in the sights, sounds and festivities of Little India. With the museum decorated in vibrant and Insta-worthy light displays as well as exclusive IHC money packets to be given away, what are you waiting for?

Date: 1 to 23 October 2022
Location: Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Ln, Singapore 209924
Price: Free Admission

6. Control in Spontaneity 

Try What Now October 2022: Control in Spontaneity

Gazing upon Lee Jung Woong’s work for the first time, it is hard to tell if one is looking at a painting or a photograph. His hyper-realistic painting featuring an Oriental brush in mid-motion is arresting, yet contemplative at the same time. 

This October, Ode to Art will feature 15 new works by Lee, titled Control in Spontaneity, as part of his newer Brush – Blue series. On display from 7 October till 7 November in the gallery at Raffles City Shopping Centre, visitors will get to experience Lee’s mastery of trompe l’oeil first-hand. Lee’s iconic hyper-realistic Brush series has found success worldwide; his works were exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions and featured in auctions by Sothebys and Christies.

Date: 7 October to 7 November 2022
Location: Ode to Art, #01-36E/F Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore 179103 
Opening hours: 11am-9pm, daily

7. The Ukrainian’s Ballet Swan Lake

Try What Now October 2022: Swan Lake

For fans of the arts, this one is certain to be a treat for your eyes. The United Ukrainian Ballet is staging the famous ballet Swan’s Lake, which promises to transport the audience to another world with their take on the classic. With multiple award-winning dancers from The National Opera of Ukraine, Kharkiv Opera Theatre, Odessa Ballet Theatre and Lviv Ballet Theatre all having their own stories to tell about escaping war-torn Ukraine to perform, this performance looks to be one of the most emotional ones you’ll ever see.

Date: 13 to 16 October 2022
Location: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, B1, Singapore 018973
Price: S$55 to S$185

8. Singapore Watch Fair 2022

If you are interested and are passionate about watches, look no further, as the Singapore Watch Fair is back for its 2022 edition! Here you’ll find the latest masterpieces from both established and independent watch brands, and you can also find out more about vintage watches that date back to the 1800s. Of course, you can also get your hands on different pieces, be it prestigious vintage watches or the latest watches from brands. 

Date: 26 to 30 October 2022
Time: 12pm to 7pm
Location: The Tent @ Ngee Ann City 391A Orchard Road, Singapore 238873
Price: Free

Registration for the event can be done on their website. For more information, you can visit their Instagram profile.

9. Avatar: The Experience

Try What Now October 2022: Avatar the Experience

If you grew up watching Avatar and are excited about the upcoming sequel, you’d be delighted to know that Gardens By The Bay is having an immersive walkthrough event for Avatar to satiate you before the film arrives! 5 different zones with bioluminescent environments, mystical creatures and more from the planet Pandora await you at the event. So get ready to be fully immersed in the experience!

Date: 28 October onwards
Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Price: S$35 for Adult SG Citizens, S$27 for Children (3-12 Years Old) SG Citizens

Pre-sale tickets can be purchased here. For more information about the event, be sure to check out their official page.

10. One Love Asia Festival Singapore 2022

Are you a big fan of Mandopop? Then, we’ve got you covered. One Love Asia Festival is sure to live up to your love for the genre with 2 days of music and lifestyle from some of the most popular and prominent figures in the Mandopop scene. With artistes such as Stefanie Sun (孙燕姿), Tanya Chua (蔡健雅) and more, get ready to sing your hearts out at the festival! 

Date: 22 to 23 October 2022
Location: 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
Price: General Admission – S$121 for a 1-day pass, S$221 for a 2-day pass, Premium Admission – S$161 for a 1-day pass, S$281 for a 2-day pass

Check out their Instagram page for updates and more information. Tickets for the event can be bought from SISTIC.

11. H Y P E W O R L D 

Try What Now October 2022: HYPEWORLD

For the first time since 2019, Singapore will be having another outdoor EDM Festival, and this one features some of the biggest names known in the music industry. With acts such as R3HAB, DJ Snake, Yellow Claw and more, get ready to party till the sun goes down with your friends with the sickest beats from the best in the business. 

Held across two days, be sure to get your tickets now, or risk missing out on what could be one of the best nights of your life!

Visit their website at this link for more information on the event and visit this link to book your tickets now!

Date: 22 to 23 October 2022
Location: 31 Marina Park Singapore, 019191
Price: S$158 for a one-day pass, S$278 for a two-day pass

More information about the event can be found on their official website. To book tickets for the event, visit their page.

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 protected], or slide into our DMs on Facebook and Instagram. See you next month!

Visuals courtesy of Gardens by the Bay, Indian Heritage Centre, The United Ukrainian Ballet, and Hype Records.


Brought to you by The DANAMIC Editorial Team!

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