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10 Things to Do in Singapore: February 2024

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!

It’s a leap year in 2024! That means an extra day to enjoy everything you want to do, and luckily for us, February 2024 is chock full of events to check out. Food and festive fun await everyone this month, so join us to see what is on offer here in Singapore!

Chingay 2024

Chingay 2024 "Blossom" Trailer

Ticket sales for Chingay 2024: Blossom has BEGUN! 🌺 Experience the floral festivities of Chingay 2024 at F1 Pit Building this February! As our performers and individuals come together like petals unfurling and blossoming to light up this night parade! ✨ Feel the passion and energy of our many different talents, abilities and communities, adding a whole new vibrancy to the rich tapestry of Chingay right before your very eyes 🤩Book your tickets via SISTIC at the link here: 💕#ChingaySG2024

Posted by Chingay Parade SG on Thursday, December 7, 2023

A momentous spectacle awaits audiences as the Chingay parade returns in February 2024. With this year’s theme being “Blossom”, the parade aims to showcase a vibrant performance from various communities.

This year’s edition will see 3,500 performers take to the stage at the F1 Pit Building, alongside 17 Community Floats and the iconic Chingay large floats. New for this year is the display of Singapore’s longest interactive floor projection. Measuring at a massive 230 metres, it will be one of the demonstrations to look out for!

🗓️Date: 23 and 24 February 2024
📍Location: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975

Seat Category
Parade 1Friday, 23 Feb 2024S$50S$40S$28.50S$20
Parade 2Saturday, 24 Feb 2024S$60S$50S$28.50S$20

*PAssion Card members enjoy 20% off on all admission tickets.

Make sure to grab your tickets from the SISTIC website! More information about Chingay 2024 can be found on Chingay’s official website.

Singapore Airshow 2024

Flying high in February is the Singapore Airshow 2024! With the return of the Weekend@Airshow public days, families and aviation enthusiasts can look forward to a number of exciting aviation-themed activities.

Catch the high-speed precision manoeuvres on show by local and visiting aerobatic flying teams, which will have everyone glued to the skies. There is also the unique opportunity to see the latest commercial and military aircraft on display, including getting to meet the pilots as well!

🗓️Date: 24 and 25 February 2024
📍Location: Changi Exhibition Centre, 9 Aviation Park Rd, Singapore 498760

  • S$34 (Adult)
  • S$17 (Child)
  • S$240 (Group, includes 4 tickets and 1 car park label)

Opening Hours: 9.30am – 5pm

Singapore Airshow 2024 tickets are available from SISTIC, and you can check out more information about the event from their official website!

River Hongbao 2024

It’s the Chinese New Year season, and you know what that means? That’s right, it is the return of River Hongbao, where a vibrant lineup of activities amidst an exciting festive atmosphere greets visitors!

For River Hongbao 2024, Gardens by the Bay transforms into a magical garden locale with the help of more than 20 lantern sets, with the suspended dragon being the largest-ever lantern display on show. Be sure to catch it swirling around the Supertrees! Kids can enjoy the amusement rides and carnival games, while parents may check out the various stage performances at the event.

🗓️Date: 8 February to 17 February 2024
📍Location: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
💲Price: Free admission
Opening Hours:

  • (8 Feb 2024) 6.30pm – 10.30pm
  • (9 Feb 2024) 6.30pm – 12.15am
  • (10 Feb to 17 Feb 2024) 2.30pm – 10.30pm

That is just a tease of what River Hongbao 2024 has to offer. To see all the activities you can experience, visit the River Hongbao’s official website.

Spring in the Sea @ S.E.A. Aquarium

Things to Do in Singapore February 2024: Spring in the SEA

S.E.A. Aquarium is bringing the Year of the Dragon celebrations to the sea with their Spring in the Sea event, blending the cultural period with the curiosities of marine exploration.

As part of the festivities, visitors can enjoy the fantastic underwater dragon dance presentation by the divers from the aquarium, hosted daily at 3.30pm. Also, experience an interactive journey as you learn how Chinese greetings intertwine with the characteristics of marine animals like sea dragons. The end of the trip also gets guests up close to S.E.A. Aquarium’s manta ray mascot. Grab a hug or snap a picture with him!

🗓️Date: Till 25 February 
📍Location: S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269

  • S$41 (Adult)
  • S$37 (Child)

Opening Hours: 10am – 5pm

Swim on over Spring in the Sea at S.E.A. Aquarium by booking your tickets from the Resorts World Sentosa website.

Artbox 2024

Things to Do in Singapore February 2024: Artbox 2024

It’s your last chance to check out Artbox 2024, with the event making its final hurrah on the first weekend of February 2024. For those who missed the opening weekend, you’re in for a treat! Upon entering the Expo halls, you can immediately check out Central Avenue, a space decked out in traffic theming, with a three-level crate display as its spotlight. Meanwhile, the Open Plaza houses several activities like KTV containers, VR booths, and much more!

But a day out isn’t complete without shopping, and Artbox has you covered on that front. There are 140 retail outlets, including vendors from South Korea and Thailand, selling all manner of merchandise, such as clothing, scents, and snacks, among other things. Speaking of snacks, you can also spend your time snacking on the variety of food options available! Over 100 food stalls are ready to serve you good food — from Taiwanese offerings to Korean delights; there will surely be something for everyone.

🗓️Date: 2 to 4 February 2024
📍Location: Singapore Expo, Hall 2, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150
💲Price: From S$6 (Weekdays), From S$7 (Weekends)
Opening Hours: 12pm to 11pm

Be sure to hurry and visit the Artbox official website to secure your tickets for its last weekend!

Singapore Sky Lantern Festival

Ready for a visually spectacular night? The inaugural Singapore Sky Lantern Festival presents an unforgettable showcase of paper lanterns lighting up Sentosa Island as they soar into the night sky. Visitors are invited to pen their wishes into the lanterns before releasing them to the skies.

Before the lantern release, enjoy the afternoon music festival with a guest celebrity DJ blasting out an array of music from House to Pop and Rock. There’s also a wide selection of stalls offering local and international food to satiate your hunger while awaiting the lantern launch. 

🗓️Date: 21 February 2024
📍Location: Palawan Green, Siloso Beach Walk Sentosa Singapore, 098236
💲Price: S$50 (excluding booking fee)
Opening Hours: 3pm – 12am

Tickets for the Sky Lantern Festival can be purchased from the Eventbrite website.

Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

Things to Do in Singapore February 2024: Harry Potter Experience

After a massively successful run in the US and the UK, Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience brings its magic to the Asia-Pacific, debuting in Singapore at Sentosa.

Potterheads can check out an ethereal outdoor trail experience inspired by the iconic Forbidden Forest. The trail features mystical creatures from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series, such as Hippogriffs, Unicorns, and Nifflers. While there, you can try the famous Butterbeer beverage and get your hands on exclusive merchandise from the films!

🗓️Date: Starting 3 February 2024
📍Location: Coastal Trail, Sentosa Island

  • S$51 (Adults) 
  • S$39 (Children)

Opening Hours:  7:45pm – 11pm (last entry at 10.15pm)

Tickets for the experience can be purchased here! For my information on Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience, visit their official website!

Soar into fun @ Universal Studios Singapore 

Things to Do in Singapore February 2024: Soar into Fun USS

Universal Studios Singapore is celebrating Lunar New Year with a couple of pals! Soar into Fun brings DreamWorks Animation’s Po and Master Tigress from Kung Fu Panda, who will headline live shows as they set out to find the next Dragon Warrior to save the Lunar New Year celebrations.

Alongside the decorations, which sees the park space adorned with lanterns inspired by DreamWorks’ films and immersed in cherry blossom trees, visitors can also get the chance to have meet and greets with the Minions, Po and Tigress, and Shrek, Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots and Kitty Soft Paws. When night arrives, catch the lively dragon dance with all your favourite characters as they usher in the New Year.

🗓️Date: Till 25 February 2024
📍Location: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269

  • S$98 (Adults) 
  • S$78 (Children)

Opening Hours: 10am – 8pm

Join your festivities by booking your tickets through the Resorts World Sentosa website!

Asia Comics Expo Vol 002

Get ready to be immersed in the universe of comics, art, cosplay, games and collectables with Asia Comics Expo Vol 002! Hundreds of artists, cosplayers, and toy collectors will be coming down to showcase their magnificent works, costumes, and wares for everyone to enjoy. Also, be sure to support the small business exhibiting at the event!

🗓️Date: 17 and 18 February 2024
📍Location: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Blvd, Singapore 039593

  • 1 Day ticket: S$10
  • 2 Days ticket: S$18.50

Opening Hours: 11am – 7.30pm

Grab your tickets for Asia Comics Expo Vol 002 via the Eventbrite website!

The Legend Of the Dragon Gate Drone Show

Things to Do in Singapore February 2024: The Legend of the Dragon Gate

Ushering in Chinese New Year, Marina Bay presents a stunning dragon-themed drone show over six nights. Called “The Legend Of the Dragon Gate“, the show will present the story of the mythical Dragon King to curious eyes over the Marina Bay precinct. With over 1,500 drones involved in the performance, it’s sure to be a great way to start the auspicious season!

🗓️Date: 6, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18 February 2024
📍Location: Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade
💲Price: Free admission
Time: 8pm

More information on The Legend Of the Dragon Gate and Marina Bay Sands’ other Lunar New Year offerings can be found on their website.

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!

Photos of Artbox 2024 by Leo Chia of the DANAMIC Team. Additional visuals courtesy of Resorts World Sentosa, Fever, and Marina Bay Sands.

Russell Matthew Loh

Watcher of films and player of games. Dabble with writing in between.

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