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Wow, it is already the penultimate month of the year! But not to worry, there’s still some fun you can squeeze in with your family and friends during the upcoming holiday period. Check out our curated list of experiences for November 2022 here!
1. vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2022
Love all things French? Well, now you can get a slice of France with the vOilah! France Singapore Festival, an annual France Singapore festival presented by the Embassy of France in Singapore.
Among other things, exhibitions, concerts, multimedia installations, and even a French food market will be part of the festival. Enjoy France’s renowned selection of films in the French Film Festival, or go restaurant hopping with the Tour de Singapore as you savour the best French cuisine offerings in the Central Business District. Cap your experience off with a musical performance by the French quartet Tana.
Date: Now till 27 November 2022
To see the full lineup of programmes for vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2022, check out their official website.
2. Singapore Writers Festival 2022
Singapore Writers Festival is back to celebrate the literary arts with more than 200 programmes planned for the festival, featuring top literary talents from all over the world.
Among the headliners at the festival are multi-award-winning American writer and author of Citizen: An American Lyric Claudia Rankine; Lois Lowry, author of YA dystopian novel The Giver; and American Nebula and Hugo Award-winning science fiction writer Ted Chiang. There will be immersive experiences, exhibitions, performances, and meet-the-author sessions for literary fans to enjoy at SWF 2022!
Date: 4 to 20 November 2022
Price: S$30 (Festive Pass), S$15 (Festive Youth Pass)
To see the full lineup of programmes for the Singapore Writers Festival, check out their official website. You can also book tickets online.
3. Sentosa Food Fest
Food, food, and more food! That’s the plan at Sentosa Food Fest, where foodies can gorge themselves on gastronomic delights over ten consecutive weeks.
As part of Food Fest, there’s Sentosa GrillFest, where you can enjoy street food along the lush sands of the beach. There’s also the Sentosa Restaurant Trail for people to savour cuisines from across the globe served at 12 scenic venues along Sentosa. Also, enjoy the food truck experience with Food Truck Fiesta, where you can partake in various food options whilst watching movies at the beach!
Date: Now till 31 December 2022
For more information on Sentosa Food Fest, visit their official website.
4. Ana Tzarev- Postcards For The Future
Artist Ana Tzarev has experienced a life of much change and uncertainty in her 85 years, having been born right before World War II. Her solo art exhibition in Singapore seeks to alert the world to what it very soon stands to lose, featuring 47 new paintings with colourful palettes that depict the daily details of life around the world.
Date: 19 to 27 November 2022
Location: Art Space @ Helutrans, 39 Keppel Rd, #01-05 Distripark, Singapore 089065
Opening hours: 11am – 6pm
5. The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022
The Doraemon Exhibition is coming to Singapore to give us a blast of nostalgia! Debuting outside Japan for the first time, the exhibition features a selection of distinctive contemporary artworks from 28 leading Japanese artists and arts groups, in addition to original drawings and sketches by the creator, the late Fujiko F Fujio.
Date: 5 November 2022 to 5 February 2023
Location: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm daily
More information about The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022 can be found on its official page. You can buy tickets online from Klook.
6. Anime Festival Asia 2022
Anime Festival Asia is back with a bang! This November, the Japanese pop culture event returns in a physical format to bring the latest in trending anime, cosplay, and gaming.
The event features new gamified elements in the dedicated festival zones; the zones have a range of anime and gaming experiences that come direct from Japan. The AFA Creators Hub has also been expanded for local creatives to get a bigger platform to showcase their work. Meet & greet celebrated VTubers as well, with Gawr Gura (hololive English), Mori Calliope (hololive English), Moona Hoshinova (hololive Indonesia), and Anya Melfissa (hololive Indonesia) making an appearance as part of AFA Night Live!
Date: 25 to 27 November 2022
Location: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre (Levels 3 & 4), 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
Price: S$21 (Exhibition access), S$32 (Exhibition + stage access), S$98 (Exhibition + stage + AFA Night Live!)
For more information on Anime Festival Asia 2022, visit their official website. You can also book tickets on Ticketmaster.
7. Seasons Of Bloom
Fill the upcoming holiday period with some Nordic charm as Gardens by the Bay brings a yuletide floral display, with flowers from Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden showcased at the Flower Dome. Headlined by Poinsettias, the iconic Christmas bloom, you’ll be able to experience the festive feel surrounded by the vibrant flora!
Date: 9 November 2022 to 2 January 2023
Location: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Price: Admission charge to Flower Dome applies
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm
8. RE•MIX 2022
Organised by Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, RE•MIX 2022 is a youth cultural festival featuring a variety of onsite activities and art exhibitions for people to take in the Chinese Singaporean culture. Bazaar, Dance, Music and Play programmes are among the experiences visitors can enjoy during the festival.
Date: 18 to 27 November 2022
More information about RE•MIX 2022 will be released at a later date. Visit the official website or their social media platforms on Facebook and Instagram to be updated.
9. The TECH Show 2022
Are you looking to see and get the latest tech? Go on and visit The TECH Show 2022 this November, with many deals and special events happening at the event that will surely get the tech-savvy in a dizzy mood!
Date: 25 to 27 November 2022
Location: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre (Levels 4), 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
Opening Hours: 12pm – 9pm
Visit The TECH Show 2022’s official website or Facebook and Instagram social media platforms to have a tease of what to see at the event.
Like 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!
Visuals courtesy of Jazz Association (Singapore) (JASS), Singapore Writers Festival, Sentosa Development Corporation, Ana Tzarev, National Museum of Singapore, Anime Festival Asia, and Gardens by the Bay.