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Say yes to food and fun this month, as March brings some activities to cater to the artsy and the hungry. Check out what’s in store here!
1. Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2023
As Ramadan begins this month, the streets of Geylang Serai will glow not just from the Hari Raya light-up, but also from the various stalls operating at the much-anticipated Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar.
This year is special because the Bazaar will start its first day earlier than expected, having begun on the same day as Ramadan. Visitors can check out over 700 stalls hawking F&B and retail wares at this year’s Bazaar, up from 70 last year. Interactive art installations are also available to experience as people explore the Geylang Serai area.
Date: 17 March to 21 April 2023
Location: Near Geylang Serai Market and Food Centre, 1 Geylang Serai, Singapore 402001
Opening hours: 10am to 11.59pm (Extended to 6am on Hari Raya Puasa [April 22])
2. Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
The works of influential artist Vincent Van Gogh come to life in this must-see experience. It is an immersive 360-degree showpiece with Van Gogh’s art uniquely presented through large-scale digital projections that cover wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling.
Accompanying the exhibition is a Virtual Reality (VR) experience that allows visitors to discover the inspirations behind several of Van Gogh’s most beloved works. Other activities to check out include a themed cafe, yoga classes, and art jamming sessions, which provide a truly enriching experience!
Date: 1 March to Q3 2023
Location: Resorts World Sentosa, B1 The Forum, 26 Sentosa Gateway, Level B1, 098138
Price: S$24 (Adults), S$15 (Child)
Opening hours: 11am to 8pm (Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays), 10am to 9pm (Fridays & Saturdays), 10am to 7pm (Sundays)
3. Singapore Biennale
It’s your last chance to check out Singapore Biennale, as the event ends this March. The seventh edition of the event, named Natasha, serves to get audiences to embark on a journey to re-discover ways of seeing and relating to the world. Over 50 artists and collaborators are featured, with a series of artist talks, performances and workshops for visitors to look forward to.
Date: Till 19 March 2023
Location: Various locations
Price: Adult: $15, NSFs / Senior Citizens (60 years & above): $10, Students (7 years and above): Free Admission
4. IT SHOW 2023
The latest in IT gadgets and discounts on popular products can be found in one place as IT SHOW returns this March. Located at Suntec Convention Centre, visitors can see various tech ware — including TVs, audio devices, home appliances, and more!
Date: 9 March to 12 March 2023
Location: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
Opening hours: 11am to 9pm (Level 3), 12pm to 9pm (Level 4)
Register for tickets for free entry and a chance to win a prize at their Sure Win Lucky Dip.
5. Urban Beer Fest
The art of the brew takes centre stage as Urban Beer Fest brings together some of the finest independent craft beer makers to the city area. A curated selection of over 100 craft beers and delicious food from establishments like Gyu San, Wagatomo and Frenchie can be sampled.
Date: 3 March to 4 March 2023
Location: Guoco Tower 1 Wallich Street Singapore, Singapore 078881
Price: Starting at S$35 for a single admission
6. Tree Spirit/ 森灵: Visions of the Arboreal by Lim Tze Peng
Acclaimed centenarian artist and Cultural Medallion winner Lim Tze Peng is best known for his street scenes of old-world Singapore and muddled calligraphy pieces, but this exhibition delves into a rare selection of his lesser-known works.
Created between 2006 and 2008, these large-scale ink works demonstrate the artist’s experimentative and contemporary spirit as he began to bridge Chinese painting traditions with Western artistic strategies. A Curator Tour is also available for visitors to gain further insight into his paintings.
Date: 11 March to 19 March 2023
Location: The Arts House Gallery II, 1 Old Parliament Ln, Singapore 179429
Price: Free admission
Opening hours: 12pm to 7pm
More information about the exhibition can be found on the Not Gallery website.
7. Sakura @ Gardens by the Bay
Spring season arrives in Japan this March, but you don’t need to travel to the land of the rising sun to experience the sakura floral display. Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome will be transformed into a pink paradise with a cherry blossom viewing experience reminiscent of the ones found in Japan. A lineup of Japanese-themed activities will also be held to further immerse you in the spring experience.
Date: 11 March to 9 April 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
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 @ email@example.com, or slide into our DMs on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok. See you next month!
Visuals courtesy of H&B, Exhibition Hub, Fever, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore Biennale, Not Gallery, and Gardens by the Bay.
*Article updated with new details