Have you been bored recently? Want a little spontaneous excitement? Then, peek at our list of Try What Now — a series dedicated to showing what you (and your family and friends) can experience in Singapore for the coming month!
The horror-filled Halloween arrives this month, but don’t be spooked because there’s no lack of exciting events that you can experience in October! See what’s there to check out in Singapore with our guide for the month!
Universal Studios Singapore Halloween Horror Nights 11
October is finally here! You know what that means: Halloween! And what is Halloween in Singapore without the annual Halloween Horror Nights? Nothing, that’s for sure. But don’t fret, as the popular Halloween Horror Nights 11 is happening pretty soon!
Prepare to scream your lungs out as not one but five terrifying haunted houses. One is a collaboration with popular singer and songwriter The Weeknd, inspired by his albums ‘After Hours’ and ‘Dawn FM’. Also, fans of the Netflix show All of Us Are Dead can get their own zombie experience with the haunted house that is themed after the show!
Additionally, three scare zones — Dead Man’s Wharf, The Hacker and The Cursed Kiramam await throughout the park as you wander the streets. And don’t forget to catch the two live shows: the grand opening Scaremony called Judgement Day, and The Hacker: Game Over. If all those scares make you hungry, join King Yama’s Feast in Die-ning in Hell for a scarily sumptuous three-course meal.
Date: Till 4 November 2023
Location: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Price: From S$79
- Peak nights: 7.30 pm to 1.30 am
- Non-peak nights: 7.30 pm to 12.30 am
Singapore Watch Fair 2023
Indulge in the luxury of time (literally) with the Singapore Watch Fair 2023. The fair features 24 brands and independent watchmakers as avid watch collectors discover an array of some of the world’s finest timepieces and more!
Stand a chance to witness well-known collectors — Sandro Fratini and Ali Nael, who partner with FutureGrail to reveal The Essence of Time Museum. Prepare to be wowed with Arnaud Tellier’s curation of rare limited-edition watches from various brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Rolex and more.
Date: 18 to 21 October 2023
Location: Equarius Hotel Ballroom, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Equarius Hotel, Singapore 098269
Price: Free admission
Opening hours: 12 pm to 8 pm
For more information, visit the official page on Resorts World Sentosa website.
LKY: The Experience
Delve into the life of Lee Kuan Yew with LKY: The Experience, which presents spectacular sets that reimagine iconic chapters of his history. Prepare to be amazed by over 20 immersive rooms filled with 100 years of legacy.
The journey begins with a free showcase featuring 100 stories collected from everyday people from all walks of life on how Mr Lee’s legacy has left a mark, shaped mindsets and influenced history in numerous ways.
But that’s not all the experience has to offer: explore zones revealing lesser-known moments to satisfy any ounce of curiosity you might have. Travel through time and rainbow slides and encounter a novel retelling of the late Mr. Lee’s story — beyond his political career. The experience aims to urge visitors to reflect on how Lee Kuan Yew’s life has shaped his ideas and actions that have greatly impacted the path of our thriving nation.
Date: 6 October to 31 December 2023
Location: 11 Prinsep Link, Singapore 187949
Opening hours: 10 am to 8 pm
gamescom Asia 2023
Calling all gamers! gamescom asia, is back, bigger and better than ever. This year, gamescom asia is expanding the experience by bringing the Entertainment Zone for the first time this year!
One of the highlights of the Entertainment Zone includes Cosplaying. Anyone and everyone is more than welcome to put on their best costumes to cosplay their favourite game characters. So slip into your favourite characters and get spotted on the show floor!
But that’s not all; get up close and personal with your favourite creators, developers, and influencers who shape the gaming world. Create unforgettable memories, chat about your interests, and snap epic selfies for you to treasure. So, look forward to a weekend of games, technology showcases, live entertainment, cosplay, and more!
Don’t worry about missing out if you aren’t able to attend the Entertainment Zone, as you’ll still be able to feel the hype through the online shows! Watch the latest trailers, teasers, extended content, talks and more that will be presented at gamescom Asia this year. Be sure to follow and subscribe to gamescom on Facebook, and enable alerts on YouTube to know when they go live.
- Entertainment Zone: 21 to 22 October 2023
- Online Shows: 19 and 22 October 2023
Location: Suntec Convention Centre, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
Price: S$19 (Online price)
KITA Food Festival 2023
Malaysia’s Kita Food Festival will be making its debut in Singapore with a pop-up event in October, offering visitors a way to elevate their relationship with food.
Experience a luxurious food experience, with the festival hosting of four- and six-hand dining events at various restaurants — including a Big Sunday Barbecue on the last day featuring an all-star lineup of Singapore’s best up-and-coming chefs and hottest barbecue restaurants. There are also TED-style talks from leading chefs, food thinkers, and producers from around the world.
Date: 19 to 23 October 2023
For more information on KITA Food Festival 2023 and to buy tickets for the event’s programmes, visit their official website.
Chrysanthemum Charm @ Gardens by the Bay
From the open grasslands on the steppes of Mongolia to Singapore, witness a dazzling display of chrysanthemums with Chrysanthemum Charm at Gardens by the Bay.
Featuring 80 varieties of diverse chrysanthemums — including more than 10 new varieties debuting in Southeast Asia — the floral display attempts to emulate the same beauty seen in wild lands of Mongolia. Other Mongolian cultural elements include a life-sized, specially-crafted Mongolian ger (translates to ‘home’ in Mongolian), showcasing the traditional nomadic lifestyle of the natives.
Date: Till 13 November 2023
Location: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 211 Marina Way, Singapore 018977
Price: S$12 (Standard Entry Ticket for Singaporeans – Adults)
Opening hours: 9am to 9pm
German Film Festival 2023
In collaboration with KinoFest, the German Film Festival presents an eclectic selection of films from German cinema, presenting audiences with complex stories amidst the backdrop of multicultural landscapes.
Films like Sisi & I, We Might As Well Be Dead, and Elaha are among the few you can experience. The festival also opens with Sun and Concrete, an adaptation of Felix Lobrecht’s best-selling autobiographical novel, with director David Wnendt and Lobrecht coming down in person for a post-show Q&A.
Date: 19 to 4 November 2023
To see the full list of films and buy tickets, visit the festival’s official page on The Projector’s website.
Bon Voyage, Le Le! @ River Wonders
Singapore’s very own born and bred Giant Panda Le Le will unfortunately be leaving for China in the second half of December. But before he bids adieu, Mandai Wildlife Group is hosting the farewell campaign Bon Voyage, Le Le! with several Le Le-themed activities for visitors to take part in!
Revisit Le Le’s adorable moments, such as his first appearance to his more playful escapades, through a series of photo points around River Wonders. There will also be a panda mascot family at the Panda Courtyard for you to snap photos with! For the full panda experience, come in your best panda-inspired outfit and you’ll be able to receive an exclusive Le Le sticker sheet.
Date: 6 to 31 October 2023
Location: River Wonders, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Price: S$42 for Adult, S$30 for Child (Special promo for one adult and one child admission at 40% off till 31 October)
Opening hours: 10 am to 7 pm
Like any of the selections we have for you this month, or should we include others in this list or the next? Let us know at email@example.com, or slide into our DMs on Facebook, Instagram, or TikTok. See you next month!
Visuals courtesy of Resorts World Sentosa (圣淘沙名胜世界), Lucid Experiences, gamescom asia, and Mandai Wildlife Group.