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11 Things to Do in Singapore: April 2024

Have you been bored lately? Craving some spontaneous excitement? Then take a peek at our list of ‘Things to Do’ —  a series dedicated to showcasing what you (and your family and friends) can experience in Singapore for the upcoming month!

April 2024 brings a delightful mix of surprises, so don’t be an April Fool and scramble around hunting for things to do like Easter eggs; instead, we’ve rounded up a handful of crackin’ events that run throughout the month for you to indulge in a little egg-scapade of excitement!

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2024

Things to do April 2024: Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2024

The Geylang Serai Bazaar, which we’ve all come to love and look forward to, is back for another year—this time, bigger and better than it’s ever been! This year’s edition offers a crazy mix of creative foods, gorgeous lifestyle stalls, and cultural experiences.

The Geylang Serai Bazaar is at the intersection of modernity and tradition; past and present. With the hundreds of booths present at the bazaar, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to munch on, a shopping wonderland or simply just a place to hang out with your friends, the Geylang Serai Bazaar has it all! 

🗓️Date: Till 10 April 2024
📍Location: 1 Geylang Serai, Singapore 402001
⏰Opening Hours: 10am to 11:59pm

Given the sheer scale of the bazaar, it’s understandable if you have no idea where to start experiencing it. But not to worry, you can head on over to our guides on the bazaar’s culinary and lifestyle offerings! If you’re ready to plunge head-first into the wonder that is the Geylang Serai Bazaar, make sure to check out the official Wisma Geylang Serai Facebook page!


Things to do April 2024: Hamilton

Need I say more? Prepare to be swept away by the cultural phenomenon that is Hamilton!  The critically acclaimed and award-winning musical is gearing up for a legendary run in Singapore starting in April. It is set to dazzle audiences and immerse them through a journey of America’s history like never before. 

A theatrical masterpiece with an innovative blend of hip-hop, jazz, R&B, and Broadway genres, that is rooted in Ron Chernow’s esteemed biography, the musical breathes new life into the story of Alexander Hamilton, presenting it through a modern lens that’s both captivating and thought-provoking and creating a dynamic and engaging musical experience for all.

As the story unfolds before your eyes, you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll be transported through time as you witness the birth of a nation and the struggles of those who shaped its destiny, where America’s past collides with the present in a whirlwind of captivating storytelling and electrifying music.

🗓️Date: 19 April to 9 June 2024
📍Location: Sands Theatre, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
💲Price: Starting from S$80

Tickets are selling fast! Don’t miss your chance to witness this extraordinary production that has taken the world by storm. Book your tickets now on the Marina Bay Sands website, and get ready for a theatrical experience unlike any other!

Sakura Floral Display @ Gardens by the Bay

Things to do April 2024: Sakura Floral Display @ Gardens by the Bay

Are you bogged down at work, trying to satisfy the wanderlust of travelling that’s slowly gnawing away at your insides? If you’re looking for a nicotine patch; a temporary getaway, we have just what the doctor ordered! One visit to the Sakura Floral Display @ Gardens by the Bay will do just the trick!

Gardens by the Bay is giving you a one-way ticket to experience the mesmerising enchantment of the cherry blossom trees this April! Step into the scenic beauty without having to splurge on a flight ticket to Japan. In the morning, visitors can take in the picturesque contrast of the light pinks of the cherry blossoms against the contrast of the baby blue sky. When the sky darkens, visitors can sit back and take in the idyllic scenes of the cherry blossom trees lighting up the dark sky alongside light projections that dance on the ground – adding a little bit of magic to the night.

🗓️Date: Till 21 April 2024
📍Location: Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Ticket TypesSingapore ResidentsNon-Residents
Senior (60 years old and above)S$8
Children (3 to 12 years old)S$8S$18

⏰Opening Hours: 9am to 9pm

So, close whatever flight you were just about to book and head on over to the Gardens by the Bay website to book tickets to the Sakura Floral Display instead!

Azaleas of Shangri-La @ Gardens by the Bay

Things to do April 2024:

Step into the heavenly realm of Azaleas of Shangri-La, an extraordinary event inspired by the mythical paradise of Shangri-La. Transforming the Cloud Forest at Gardens by the Bay, this enchanting experience transports you to a world adorned with the breathtaking beauty of over 15 varieties of azaleas in hues of pink, red, yellow, orange, and cream.

The allure doesn’t stop at the azaleas; you’ll also encounter a curated collection of traditional medicinal herbs like lingzhi, cordyceps, beard moss, and saffron. This botanical treasure trove is complemented by native Himalayan flor, such as rhododendrons and cymbidiums, painting a vivid picture of the region’s rich natural and cultural heritage.

Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, a culture seeker, or simply someone looking to immerse yourself in beauty, Azaleas of Shangri-La promises an unforgettable journey into a world of wonder. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the magic of the Himalayas right here in Singapore!

🗓️Date: 9 April to 5 May 2024
📍Location: Gardens by the Bay, Cloud Forest, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953

Ticket TypesSingapore ResidentsNon-Residents
Senior (60 years old and above)S$8
Children (3 to 12 years old)S$8S$18

⏰Opening Hours: 9am to 9pm 

Wander through a landscape that mirrors the vibrant colours of the Himalayas. Visit the Gardens by the Bay website to get your tickets for Azaleas of Shangri-La today!

Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers from the Chris Hall Collection

Things to do April 2024: Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers from the Chris Hall Collection

Whether you’re a history buff, an avid collector or simply an appreciator of art or Japanese culture, the Fukusa: Japanese Gift Covers from the Chris Hall Collection is a must-visit event this month. 

The tradition of presenting a gift with silk covers was born during the Edo period. These silk covers are known as fukusa—picture a more sophisticated version of wrapping paper, if you will. They have stood the test of time and are a symbol of the intricate and exceptionally talented Japanese textile artistry. 

You can expect to dive into the world of a time way before us and appreciate the beauty, talent and craftsmanship of this traditional Japanese practice, where you’ll have the honour of gawking at over 80 fukusa, kimonos and other examples of Japanese textile excellence. The exhibition also crosses oceans and travels back in time through the exchange of crafts between Japan, China, and the West. What more could you ask for?

🗓️Date: 19 April to 25 August 2024
📍Location: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian St, Singapore 179941

  • Singaporeans and Permanent Residents: S$6 
  • Foreigners: S$16

⏰Opening Hours: 

  • Daily: 10am to 7pm
  • Fridays: 10am to 9pm

More information on this transcendent exhibition can be found on the official Peranakan Museum website. Have fun exploring!

Boutique Fairs Singapore

Things to do April 2024: Boutique Fairs Singapore

Looking for an excuse for a shopping spree? The much-anticipated Boutiques Fair Singapore is back this April, with a showcase of over 300 design-forward brands and exclusive launches of 80 new brands that will leave you wanting more!

Browse a curated collection of women’s and men’s fashion, accessories, home décor, lifestyle products, children’s toys, and gourmet food and beverages. With such diverse offerings, there’s something for everyone at this one-stop destination for all things chic and stylish.

Boutiques Fair also put an emphasis on connection — not just with products but with the talented minds behind them. Meet and engage with designers, brand owners, and community organisations, gaining insights into the stories, inspirations, and craftsmanship that go into each exquisite piece. From ready-to-wear fashion to bespoke accessories, you’ll find treasures that reflect unparalleled vision, expertise, and passion.

🗓️Date: 26 to 28 April  2024
📍Location: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd, Singapore 038975
💲Price: S$6 for 3-day unlimited entry (includes $1 booking fee). Free for children under 12
⏰Opening Hours: 10am to 8pm (10am to 6pm on Sunday)

Don’t miss your chance to be part of this sensational shopping extravaganza. Book tickets and learn more about your ultimate fashion and lifestyle destination this April at the Boutique Fairs Singapore website.

Ben & Jerry’s – Free Cone Day

Going out in Singapore for the past few months has almost been like stepping into an oven – it’s been sweltering. The weather has not been kind to us, but Ben & Jerry’s has! 

The Ben & Jerry’s – Free Cone Day couldn’t have chosen a better time to be bestowed on us. Mark your calendars for 16 April 2024 and start scouting for the closest Ben & Jerry’s outlet in your area. Free Cone Day is an affair celebrated all over the world. So, in light of that, Ben & Jerry’s is giving away free ice cream to thank their loyal customers for their support over all these years. All you have to do is brave the heat for a minute and make your way to any Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shop. There you have it: one free ice cream coming right up!

🗓️Date: 16 April 2024
⏰Opening Hours: 12 pm to 8 pm

It’s really as simple as that! There’s plenty of free ice cream to go around! All you need to worry your pretty little head about is which of the many decadent flavours you’re gonna happily munch on! For more information, head over to the official Ben & Jerry’s website!

Indian New Year Open House

Things to do April 2024: Indian New Year Open House

Let’s ring in the Indian New Year 2024 with the Indian Heritage Centre! Join in the festivities with several free lobby activities, programmes and workshops all in one place. Allow me to give you a tiny glimpse of the list of happenings that are in store for you!

  • Traditional Folk Dance Workshop: If you’ve always believed that Indian Dance is an art that not everyone has the talent to master but have always wanted to give it a go, now’s your chance! The Indian Heritage Centre is giving you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to try your hand (and legs) at the vibrant art form that is Traditional Folk Dance. You can even explore the history, heritage, and evolution of Tamil folk dances while you’re at it!
  • Kerala Mural Art Workshop: One of the best introductions to a new culture is through their art. So, join the fun at the Kerala Mural Art workshop and experience this meticulous art form firsthand. The class will be led by renowned artist Manikandan Punnakkal, who will guide participants through the ancient art of Kerala mural painting! Tickets for his first class have already sold out, so quickly secure your seat for the session!

🗓️Date: 13 and 14 April 2024
📍Location: Singapore Visitor Centre @Indian Heritage Centre, 5 Campbell Lane, Singapore 187964

🗓️Date💲Price: ⏰Time
Tamil Traditional Folk Dance Workshop7 April 2024Free Admission10 am to 12 pm
Kerala Mural Art Workshop14 April 2024S$153 pm to 5 pm

If you’re looking for more information or you’re itching to book your tickets to these workshops, visit the official Peatix website!

Things to do April 2024: Cheong Soo Pieng: Layer by Layer @ National Gallery Singapore

Discover the captivating artistry of Singaporean artist Cheong Soo Pieng at the National Gallery Singapore’s newest exhibition, Cheong Soo Pieng: Layer by Layer. Offering a unique glimpse into the scientific analysis of over 30 works by the pioneer of the Nanyang art style, marking Southeast Asia’s first foray into the science of material exploration within the realm of art.

Led by curator Teo Hui Min, step beyond the canvas with the utilisation of cutting-edge tools like x-ray scans and infrared photography to unveil hidden dimensions of Cheong Soo Pieng’s creative process and innovative material usage. Bridge the gap between art and science, and enrich your understanding of Singaporean artistry by delving into the intricacies of his works from the 1950s to the 1980s across three compelling sections that unravel fundamental questions about the essence of painting itself.

Celebrate Cheong Soo Pieng’s legacy as this exhibition also kickstarts the Singapore Artist series in the National Gallery Singapore, a testament to their commitment to nurturing local talent and fostering a deeper appreciation for our cultural heritage.

🗓️Date: 5 April to 29 September 2024
📍Location: National Gallery Singapore, Level B1, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery
💲Price: Free Admission
⏰Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm

Don’t miss out on this enlightening exhibition! Head over to the National Gallery website to learn more, explore, question, and unravel the mysteries of Cheong Soo Pieng’s artistic creation.

Things to do April 2024: Figuring a Scene @ National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore continues to explore the world of experiential art with its latest exhibition, Figuring a Scene. Curated by Deputy Director of Curatorial & Research Dr. Patrick Flores, the exhibition offers a fresh perspective on Southeast Asian artworks and materials. It invites you to step into a world where art transcends traditional boundaries and takes on new dimensions of meaning.

Witness how elements from nature, such as fire and air, are depicted in various art forms and form intricate connections between art, nature, history, and society. This exhibition challenges conventional storytelling methods, embracing emotions, imagination, and sensory experiences as integral elements of art appreciation, and discovers the interplay between seemingly opposing forces, like fire symbolising destruction yet intertwined with Singapore’s national development.

Join Dr. Flores and others on a thought-provoking journey that invites you to question, explore, and connect with art in ways you’ve never imagined. Figuring a Scene is as much about observing the art as it is about engaging with it on a deeper level. Reflect on the process of art creation, the meaning behind materials, and the collective experience of viewing and interpreting exhibitions.

🗓️Date: 5 April to 1 December 2024
📍Location: National Gallery Singapore, Level 3, UOB Southeast Asia Gallery
💲Price: General Admission ticket required. Free for Singaporeans and PRs.
⏰Opening Hours: 10am to 7pm

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your artistic horizons, learn more about the exhibition on the National Gallery website and uncover the hidden depths of the art of Figuring a Scene. 

The Bermuda Festival

Things to do April 2024: The Bermuda Festival

In the spirit of Songkran from Thailand, it’s time to get wet and wild this April! Tipsy Unicorn presents The Bermuda Festival, a wet and exhilarating party right at Sentosa. With food, drinks, and games featured at the festival, it is set to be an electrifying atmosphere.

Visitors get to experience four distinct zones at the festival. The Kingdom of Xebel zone has fun activities like Dunk Machines and the iconic Seadog and Bone game. Meanwhile, get ready to soak yourself in Möet and Chandon at The Kingdom of Trench zone. The Kingdom of Valor presents participants with water guns and one-on-one battles in the zone. Finally, The Kingdom of The Brine brings a mystery guest DJ for all the party people.

🗓️Date: 12 April to 14 April 2024
📍Location: Tipsy Unicorn, 36 Siloso Bch Walk, #01-01, Singapore 099007
💲Price: S$25 (Men), S$18 (Women) [Early-bird prices]

Early bird tickets are still available, so quickly head to the Tipsy Unicorn website to grab them!

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 Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar and Sakura Floral Display by Brendan Tan and Leo Chia of the DANAMIC Team. Additional visuals courtesy of Hamilton International Tourm Gardens by the Bay, Peranakan Museum, Boutique Fairs Singapore National Heritage Board, and National Gallery Singapore.

*Article updated with corrected dates


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