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!
February may be the shortest month for 2023, but rest assured, there’s more than enough time to check out the various experiences happening around Singapore this month. See what is in store for you right here!
The historic Chingay parade is back with a full-fledged live performance after its last two editions were presented in an online and hybrid format. This year sees the parade take on the theme of “Embrace Tomorrow” as it sets out to enchant audiences in new ways.
Theatrical and musical elements will be featured at Chingay 2023, with more than 3,000 performers on hand to present a spectacular showcase with multiculturalism, youthfulness and vibrant community arts at the fore. Visitors can also see the gigantic Container Art Installation at the event that serves as the backdrop for the show and the unique Rabbits Art-Venture Installation made by students from various schools and institutions.
Date: 3 and 4 February (8pm to 9.30pm)
Location: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
Price: [Parade 1 – 3 February] Sector A – S$50 (Cat 1), S$40 (Cat 2), S$28.50 (Cat 3) | Sector B/C/D – S$20 [Parade 2 – 4 February] Sector A – S$60 (Cat 1), S$50 (Cat 2), S$28.50 (Cat 3) | Sector B/C/D – S$20
Chatuchak Night Market Singapore
Chatuchak Night Market Singapore brings the best that Thailand has to offer all in one place! The 25,000 square feet night market will have 180 vendors for visitors to check out, with 60 coming straight from the country.
Food is the big draw for Chatuchak Night Market, which has popular dishes like Thai Otah, Boat noodles, Moo ping (Thai grilled pork skewers), Prata from Satun province, and more. Vendors will also sell merchandise, which visitors can purchase as they munch on the various Thai fare.
Date: 7 February to 2 April 2023
Location: The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994
Opening Hours: Tuesdays to Sundays (Monday closed), 4pm to 10pm
ARTBOX is back after a three-year hiatus, this time held indoors at the Singapore Expo with more than 20 distinctive shipping containers featured at the event.
Almost 300 booths will be at ARTBOX this year, hailing from various countries around the region. Experience food items like Cantonese-style barbecue pork from Bangkok eatery Tang Jai Yang, or grab some fashion items like jewellery sold by vendors. Art and music will also be a highlight of the event, with installations from the likes of visual artist Aundraj Jude and more, as well as performances by Tay Kewei, Derrick Hoh, and Alfred Sim, among others.
Date: 24 February to 26 February (Weekend 1), 3 March to 5 March (Weekend 2)
Location: Singapore Expo Hall 6, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150
Price: General Admission – S$5 (Early Bird), Multi-Admission – S$30 (Early Bird)
Opening Hours: 12pm to 10pm
Glow Festival 2023
Destress and unwind at Glow Festival 2023 as it takes the lead on health and wellness. The event is set to bring a multi-sensory festival experience, with Marina Bay Sands’ indoor expo hall transformed into a virtually augmented tropical rainforest to immerse visitors into a peaceful mind.
Many unique workshops will be available at the festival, with names like Tara Stiles, Hiro Landazuri, and Sjana Elise leading wellness experiences for visitors. Glow Festival 2023 will also end with an exciting afterparty, allowing you to let loose on the dance floor.
Date: 4 February to 12 February 2023
Location: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Price: S$49 per session (Early Bird), S$69 per session (Standard) [Each ticket comes with a CORI SKIN LAB Advanced Healing Cream worth S$135]
For more details on the programmes available at Glow Festival 2023, visit their official website. To book a session, visit this site. You can also follow their social media pages on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
The multi-sensory event that has made waves in America has landed on our shores as it makes its first debut overseas. 29Rooms is an Instagram haven featuring 29 themed rooms that beg visitors to go wild with their cameras.
Collaborations with local and international artists are featured at 29Rooms Singapore, using the theme Lost & Found. Each room is unique, with interactive elements for visitors to experience — such as the Flag Your Goals room which lets you screen print personal goals onto a T-shirt that you can hang up. There’s also the XRoom which hosts various music acts, speakers, and F&B concepts.
Date: 10 February to 16 April 2023
Location: Gardens by the Bay West Lawn, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Price: S$35 (Weekdays), S$48 (Weekends)
Opening Hours: Wednesdays to Sundays, 10am to 10.30pm
LASALLE Rock & Indie Festival 2023
The sixth edition of the Rock & Indie Festival by LASELLE arrives this February. The festival has been a platform for showcasing established and up-and-coming local musicians in the rock and indie scene, and this year is no exception.
A lineup of eight acts will perform live at LASALLE College of the Arts, including headline band Aggressive Raisin Cat and local pop/R&B singer-songwriter LAYYI.
Date: 10 February to 11 February 2023
Location: Flexible Performance Space and Campus Green, LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
Opening Hours: 5pm to 9pm
Ticket reservations can be made here.
Candlelight Concerts’ Valentine’s Day Special
Love is in the air this February, and you can make the month an especially memorable one with the Candlelight Concerts’ Valentine’s Day Special! Enjoy an intimate candlelit concert with your loved one as the Vocalise String Quartet serenades you with romantic melodies from iconic films and music artists.
Date: 13 February to 14 February 2023
Location: CHIJMES Hall, 30 Victoria St, #01-28 CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Price: From $35
Duration: 65 minutes
Tickets can be purchased at the Fever site.
Peranakan Museum Reopening
The Peranakan Museum has been undergoing renovations for nearly four years, but it will soon be reopening its doors to the public this month!
The building has been completely refurbished, bringing brand-new permanent galleries available for visitors to check out. New thematic showcases, objects, interactive displays, and programmes will also provide greater insight into the diverse Peranakan cultures of Singapore and Southeast Asia. Nine galleries spread across three floors, examining three grand themes — “Origins”, “Home”, and “Style” — about the Peranakan identity.
Location: 39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941
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 on our social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok. See you next month!
Visuals courtesy of LASALLE College of the Arts, Candlelight Concerts, and Peranakan Museum.