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11 Things to Do in Singapore: November 2023

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Welcome to November! Just like that, we’ve made it through 10 whole months of 2023 – congratulations to all of us! If you were looking for ways to celebrate making it this far into the year, look no further than this guide as we explore exciting events that’ll fill your November with sweet memories. So buckle up as we walk you through the happenings of this month!

Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2023

It’s that time of year again! Anime Festival Asia is back for its 15th edition, and it’s bigger and better than ever. The three-day festival is not to be missed for anyone interested in Japanese culture – with an array of exhibitions and booths; there won’t be a second you aren’t entertained. For anyone who’s been to the fest before, you’ll know that there’s something interesting happening at every corner. 

This year, on top of the cosplayers roaming around the halls, guests will have the chance to meet their favourite Japanese artists and entertainers! The first day will see exciting performances during the highly anticipated AFA x I Love Anisong Concerts. On the second day, fans will get the chance to meet and greet their favourite VTubers during the AFA x hololive Meet. And to close the entire festival, Anime Festival Asia has partnered with SACRA Music to present AFA x SACRA Music Festival – the star-studded lineup of performances by artistes like Flow and ASCA will surely keep you on your feet!

Date: 24 November 2023 to 26 November 2023
Location: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593

For more information, check out the festival’s official website and to secure your tickets, head over to Ticket Master’s website!

39th vOilah! French Film Festival

The 39th edition of the vOilah! French Film Festival have film lovers reeling. With a whopping 38 titles across a multitude of different genres, visitors will be kept satisfied all month long. Make sure to catch their opening film at Sentosa’s Movie by the Beach, which will be nothing short of a vibe, with five different films that will entertain any age.

This event will span seven different community centres across Singapore. Talk about convenience, am I right? From critically acclaimed movies like The Animal Kingdom to family-friendly titles like Miraculous: Lady Bug and Cat Noir, there’s something for everyone to enjoy! 

Date: 9 November 2023 to 21 November 2023
Various locations

Want to find out more? For the complete list of titles and locations, check out vOilah! French Film Festival’s official website 

Korean Film Festival

Shifting our sights 9378 kilometres from France to South Korea now with the annual Korean Film Festival! This year, the festival presents 13 intriguing titles that will thrill, suspense and move you. Immerse yourself into the genius and creativity in the record-breaking industry with films like Switch and documentaries like Nam June Paik: Moon Is The Oldest TV

Date: Till 5 November 2023
Golden Village Suntec City, Level 3, 3 Temasek Blvd, #03-373, Singapore 038983
Price: Free admission

Grab your friends and grab a bucket of popcorn as you dive deep into the niche world of Korean films this month! Secure your tickets at Peatix’s official website now! For a complete list of titles and more information on show timings, head over to Singapore Film Society’s Instagram page

TRIFECTA Launch Festival 

TRIFECTA by The Ride Side (TRIFECTA) is sliding into view this November, with four action-packed weeks filled with exciting activities across sports, community, art, and music – from surfing, snow and skateboarding to marketplaces, art exhibitions and art markets; it’s got you covered! 

The festival is split into four parts: 

  • TRIFECTA Launch Week, celebrates the opening of TRIFECTA with activities like balance board open sessions, showcases by pro surfers and snowboarders, and even a special clinic by Sakura Yosozumi, the world’s very first Olympic women’s park skateboarding Gold Medalist!
  • This is BS!, centres around the community by hosting community art markets, a preloved market space for boardsport gear and DJ takeovers. They also offer tasty foods and booze, cool beats and anything surf, snow and skate!
  • On the Flipside, focuses on art shows and workshops dedicated to allowing participants to explore their creativity! Ranging from linocut carving to breathwork and cold immersion workshops, you’ll leave with a new tool in your tool belt.
  • TRIFECTA Music Festival, ending the festival on a high, the last week will present audiences with a showstopping list of both local and international artistes like Shye, Club Mild, Ruel and Phum Viphurit– just to name a few! With three music stages, three ride arenas and three festival grounds, you’ll be entertained every second of the festival!

Date: Till 19 November 2023
Location: 10A Exeter Rd, Singapore, Singapore
Opening hours: 7 am to 10 pm

Bask in the immaculate atmosphere of the festival with your friends and family by securing your passes at Trifecta’s official website! For those of you who are popping by for the musical acts, you can get your tickets from the Trifecta Music Festival page

Singapore Writers Festival 2023

The Singapore Writers Festival is back for another year! This year, audiences will be treated to a plethora of different experiences that will give them the opportunity to immerse themselves in the creative arts. Beyond just writing, the festival also offers musical and theatrical performances that span a myriad of genres, making it fit for people of all ages and backgrounds!

Be prepared to have your brain teased at the festival with exhibitions, workshops, as well as, keynote talks from notable speakers like renowned literary figure Viet Thanh Nguyen! The festival– which will be held at different locations across the country – will leave you inspired and craving more, trust me. 

Date: 17 November 2023 to 26 November 2023
Various locations 
Price: From S$15 

For the complete list of activities and locations, be sure to check the Singapore Writers Festival’s official website

The Marketplace Collective 

Also known as T.Cartel Bazaar, The Marketplace Collective needs no introduction, with many of their pop-ups appearing around the country. This month, they’re heading to the Suntec Convention Centre and bringing over 200 lifestyle and maker stalls

If you aren’t looking to shop, fret not! There are also tons of delicious food and beverage options, photo booths and carnival games to keep you busy. With a booth covering every inch of the venue, it’ll be hard to control your spending!

Date: 4 November 2023 to 5 November 2023
Suntec Convention Hall 404, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
Price: Free admission 
Opening hours: 12 pm to 9 pm

To find out more and receive updates about the event, visit their socials on Instagram!

Twilight Flea and Feast

This one’s for our Halal friends! The Twilight Flea and Feast event returns to the Suntec Convention Centre once again with more mouth-watering treats, curated shopping and interactive performances!

This event has proven time and time again to be nothing short of lively and jovial! With the sheer number of activities, you can rest assured that it’ll be a hit for anyone of any age!

Date: 10 November 2023 to 12 November 2023
Location: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hall 405 & 406, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593
Price: Free admission
Opening hours: 12 pm to 10 pm 

For additional information, take a look at Twilight Flea’s socials on Instagram and Facebook.

Boutique Fairs

If you’re a parent looking for weekend family fun, this is the event for you! Boutique Fairs is holding their Gift Edition 2023 this November at the F1 Pit Building for three days of non-stop shopping and engaging activities.

Stretching over two levels and seven rooms, this event is sure to keep everyone in the family busy! There will be over 300 brands to choose from, like activities for your little ones and engaging talks on topics like growing successful businesses in Singapore. The event also doubles as a date spot; with its extensive list of booze and food stalls, you’ll be drowning in options!

Date: 17 November 2023 to 19 November 2023
F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975


  • S$5 (Unlimited 3-day entry) 
  • Children under the age of 12 enter for free

Opening hours: 

  • 10 am to 8 pm (17 November and 18 November)
  • 10 am to 6 pm (19 November)

Head over to Boutique Fair’s official website for the complete list of activities and amenities or to book your tickets for this one-stop event!

The Tech Show

One of Singapore’s biggest electronic shows is back! This year’s Tech Show will present event-goers with crazy discounts over a massive 150 brands! In conjunction with 11.11, experience the best deals for products ranging from tech, home and lifestyle.

On top of all that, there will also be a sure-win lucky dip, with no required minimum spend – you definitely will not be leaving this event empty-handed! If you’re dropping by with a product in mind, remember to visit the spend and redeem booth for a free gift!

Date: 9 November 2023 to 12 November 2023
Suntec Singapore, Level 4, 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983
Price: Free admission
Opening hours: 12 pm to 9 pm

Make sure to visit The Tech Show’s official website to learn more about the event! 

New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v13 Pop-up

Things to do in November 2023: New Balance

New Balance shoes have amassed a cult following over recent years, and now, they’re making a comeback with a new drop accompanied by a pop-up you can’t miss! Introducing New Balance’s Fresh Foam X 1080v13 shoes! With New Balance’s latest shoe-fitting technology and their state-of-the-art 3D foot scan, you’re guaranteed to find the best fit for all your needs.

At the pop-up, you can even jump onto a treadmill to test out your new kicks and stand a chance to walk away with an exclusive New Balance runner kit and a 20% discount voucher for their apparel! Don’t forget to grab a sweet reward courtesy of SwirlGo too!

Date: Till 5 November 2023
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre Atrium
Price: Free admission
Opening hours: 11 am to 9 pm

Poinsettia Wishes at Gardens by the Bay

As part of their iconic year-end showcase, Gardens by the Bay is presenting Poinsettia Wishes! As the name suggests, visitors can expect to see the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, covered in beautiful Poinsettias and extravagant Christmas decorations, to get them into the holiday mood!

Because the event is in collaboration with the Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish embassies, the showcase will carry a heavy Nordic vibe to it with adorable Nordic Nisses sprinkled into the mix!

Date: 24 November 2023 to 1 January 2024
Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Price: S$12 (Standard Entry Ticket for Singaporeans – Adults)
Opening hours: 9 am to 9 pm

To book your tickets, drop by the Gardens by the Bay official website now!

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

Photo of New Balance Fresh Foam X 1080v13 Pop-up by Russell Loh of the DANAMIC Team. Additional visuals courtesy of Anime Festival Asia, TRIFECTA, The Arts House, New Balance Singapore, and Gardens by the Bay.

Jillian Metta Lau

Bookworm by day, concert maven by night, and an avid dreamer longing to trade pages for passports and explore the globe's symphony of cultures.

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