St Patrick’s Day Street Festival from 16-18 March 2018!
WEAR GEREN, enjoy and soak in LIVE musical performances, fun games and children’s activities. And of course, plenty of Guinness! There’s something for everyone on the street!
St Patrick’s Day Street Festival @ Circular Road takes place today from 6pm onwards – Car-free Circular Road
Saturday & Sunday, 17 March 2018 to 18 March 2018 (2pm to 10pm) – LIVE Music stage, street games and activities
St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, 18 March 2018 (2.30pm onwards)
- SPARKS – Art Wellness Exhibition
Happening from 9 March 2018 to 18 March 2018, admire the paintings, sculptures, photography and digital media at SPARK! Art Wellness Exhibition at Raffles City Shopping Centre, Level 3 Atrium. Proudly brought to you by 100 seniors with more than 7,000 years of age combined and 10 artists.
Relish in the imagination, zest and creativity of seniors in nursing homes across Singapore.
To find out more, visit www.silverpages.sg/wellness-exhibition.
3. All In! Young Writers Festival
All In! Young Writers Festival is an annual gathering of industry experts and key players in Asia with the intent of interacting with students who are involved and interested in the various writing fields.
The 10th edition of the festival features a selection of creative writing and media-related workshops, panel discussions and masterclasses aimed at aspiring writers aged 12 to 25.
Happening from 16 March to 18 March 2018, there are various events at different timings at Scape, Level 5! For more information, check out here.
4. Boutiques Fair Singapore
Happening at the F1 Pit Building this year, Boutiques is a twice-yearly shopping event that brings together a curated mix of independent vendors across women’s fashion, menswear, jewellery, bags and accessories, gifts, home decor, and children’s clothes, toys, and accessories. The event is absolutely free!
5. MAAD @ I Light Marina Bay
From now till 18 March 2018, MAAD @ i Light Marina Bay is held in conjunction with Singapore Design Week 2018. MAAD features the works of artists, craftsmen, designers, and makers from Singapore and around the region, alongside workshops like bookbinding. Opens from 3:00pm till late at the Red Dot Design Museum. Free of charge!
6. Shopee Online IT Fair
Visit Shopee for the latest deals on electronics and appliances. Items’ prices are slashed by up to 80 percent! Wait no more, get those unbeatable deals right now!
7. IT Show 2018
Definitely not to be missed, Singapore’s largest IT, mobile and consumer electronics exhibition is back! Expect good buys from this trip to Suntec Singapore! There’s bound to be something that catches your eye in the new digital age!
Snag up all the good deals before it’s too late!
8. Singapore Improv Festival
This year’s Improv Festival is returning for its second edition! The Singapore Improv Festival (SIF) presents completely unscripted and unmissable stories created with nothing but a little help from the audience and the performers’ own creativity. One can expect unique tales of love, horror, adventure and science fiction and much more — made up completely on the spot.
Fake news, a Royal Wedding, the Singapore budget and cryptocurrency may seem to have nothing in common, but improbable scenarios involving all the above can only come to life with the magic of improvisational theatre. Diverse audience suggestions will spark the stories that will be presented at the SIF, from 15 March 2018 –18 March 2018 at the Aliwal Arts Centre. Tickets can be bought here.
9. Vanda Dendrobium Electric Supercar Showcase
Vanda Dendrobium Electric Supercar Showcase is held from now till Sunday 18 March 2018.
Held in conjunction with Singapore Design Week 2018, catch a glimpse of the Vanda Dendrobium – an electric supercar named after a genus of orchids native to Singapore. This is the first public showcase of the Vanda Dendrobium! Don’t miss it!
Time: 10am to 7pm daily
Venue: Glass Atrium, Level 2
Admission to the showcase and talks are free. For more information, visit here.
10. Art Day Out! x Singapore Design Week
Together with Singapore Design Week, Gillman Barracks brings a daytime open house – Art Day Out! Expect everything from one-off art exhibitions to an array of immersive hands-on art activities for the young ones in tow. Look out for the Wallpaper Handmade Retreat in particular, which features a special selection of artwork by international and Singapore-based creatives designed to aid mental, spiritual and bodily well-being. Happening from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Gillman Barracks, this event is free!
11. Family Artisanal Market
The Family Artisanal Market is a family bonding event with activities that bring out creativity and expression to both adults and children alike. Be serenaded by the live acoustic music and visit the 27 artisanal booths serving wholesome food and handicrafts.
Admission to the Market is free and open to the public. To find out more about the programme outline, simply click here.
12. Graffiti Battle
A completely free event! Witness an intense live graffiti battle hosted by Artscience Museum happening on 17 March 2018 (Saturday) from noon to 8:00 pm featuring five street artists from Singapore and Malaysia.
Held in conjunction with i Light Marina Bay and inspired by the museum’s on-going exhibition Art from the Streets, the eight-hour-long contest will have artists go head-to-head as they test their creativity and skills to create an urban artwork – that’s 6m by 2.4m in size – all from scratch. The catch? The theme of the graffiti will only be revealed to the artists on the day of the battle.
Find out more here.
13. Holland Village Farmers’ Market
The first Holland Village Farmers Market kicks off this Singapore Design Week, as part of FoodFoodFood @District Design Dialogue – Holland Village.
For this edition, they have curated a holistic selection of 15 vendors who are a mix of local farmers as well as local craftsmen and artisanal producers who will have all the goodies to make for a perfect start to the Weekend! This is a FREE non ticketed event!
It is also advised to:
Bring CASH for the produce you would like to buy – there are ATMs at Holland Village Station as well as a DBS ATM at Raffles Holland.
You can also Paylah and Paynow or WAAVE depending on the vendors but old school cash is highly encouraged!
BYOB – Bring your own water bottle (to hydrate) and reusable bags (for your shopping).
For more information, visit here.
14. Urban Ventures Street Party – Vol 9
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Party at the streets this weekend with DJ Beats, food pop-ups by Th Travelling C.O.W. and Edition Eats, acro performances, lip-sync sessions by drag queens, Latin dances, an artisanal market, free beauty services, and a space-age augmented reality photo booth. Click here and here for more information!
The event is entirely free, happening from 2:00pm to 10:30pm on 17 March 2018 and from noon to 9:00pm on 18 March 2018 at Keong Saik Road.
8 New Year’s Eve Celebrations to end 2018 in Singapore
It’s finally time, 2018 is coming to a close. No current plans to end the year? We got you covered!
Before we bring in the “New Year, New Me” memes and start coming up New Year Resolutions that we “commit” to, here are a few places to celebrate and spend the last moments of 2018 with your beaus.
To new beginnings!
1. Block Party Countdown 2018 at Clarke Quay
Unleash your inner child in this year’s epic Block Party Countdown at Clarke Quay’s Fountain Square! The block party theme, “PLAY”, will feature vibrant coloured interlocking play blocks, specially constructed three-dimensional structures, and a pedal-powered illuminating LED wall, all designed to bring a fun and imaginative playground element to the party.
Get your Instagram-worthy photo moments and interact with dancing green toy soldiers and unicorn mascots that will be roaming the area.
Hosts, DJs Gerald Koh and Kimberly Wang from 987FM, will kick the party into gear high with music from award-winning local bands, Shirlyn and The UnXpected, and entertainment from plenty of fun stage games prepared.
After the countdown, remember to not leave as the party continues all around the various clubs and bars at Clarke Quay!
For more information: https://www.capitaland.com/sg/malls/clarkequay/en/events/block-party-countdown-2018.html
Address: Clarke Quay Fountain Square, 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
Time: 9PM – 1230AM
Ticketing Price: Free
2. Mediacorp Let’s Celebrate 2019 at The Promontory
Why watch the live telecast when you can be there? This year’s celebration is hosted by Chua Enlai and Sonia Chew at The Promontory.
Dance your way through the night in a Dance Party done by Republic Polytechnic’s Electronic Music Production.
Catch performances by local acts such as Taufik Batisah, Joanna Dong, Gentle Bones, Shabir, Sufi Rashid, Yung Raja & Fariz Jabba, Shak and the Baits, Joie Tan and Nadi Singapura.
Jarrell Ng, Newly-crowned SPOP SING! winner, and finalists, Marcus Tay, Daryl-Ann Jansen and Karena Yeo, will be performing as well.
There will be also a collaboration between Mediacorp celebrities, Pierre Png, Romeo Tan, Carrie Wong, Sheila Sim and Joel Choo, and ten of Singapore’s top fashion models, to put up a special item with homegrown singer Aisyah Aziz, to showcase some of the works done by local designers.
And of course, it isn’t a New Year’s celebration without the iconic mass display of fireworks! An explosion of technicolour fireworks will light up Singapore’s beautiful skyline at the stroke of midnight.
For more information: https://tv.toggle.sg/en/channel5/shows/lets-celebrate-2019
Address: The Promontory at Marina Bay, 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940
Time: 730PM – 130AM (Doors open at 7PM)
Ticketing Price: Free
3. Star Island Singapore Countdown 2019 at The Float at Marina Bay
If fireworks are the only thing that sparks your interest in New Year celebrations, you won’t want to miss the multi-sensory technicolour fireworks and light show at The Float at Marina Bay. Be the first in Singapore to experience the futuristic magic of fireworks as Star Island Singapore will debut for the first time outside of Japan.
It is a one of a kind fireworks musical with a new action-packed universe of world-class fireworks, 3D surround sound, synchronised light displays and performances.
Individual LED bands will be given so attendees can fully immerse themselves in the multi-sensory show.
Pre-show activities such as the Food Truck Fest with various food and delights and a bazaar selling quirky items will also be featured.
For more information: https://star-island.sg
Address: The Float at Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805
Time: 5PM – 130AM
Ticketing Price: $30 – $148
4. New Year’s Eve Countdown at Esplanade
Music lovers, this is your chance! Esplanade is hosting six hours’ worth of dynamic music at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre to usher in the new year. The celebration will be carried by celebrity host, Timothy Nga.
Be entertained all night long with performances by Nick Zavior, Amni Musfirah & The Hustlers, NovoBloco and Bloco Singapura. Spend the last moments of 2018 moving to the grooves and dancing to the beats!
Address: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Time: 7PM – 1AM
Ticketing Price: Free
5. New Year Countdown Celebration at Heartbeat@Bedok
Newly-opened early this year, Heartbeat@Bedok is hosting its first countdown party.
Catch a performance by TMD (Too Much Drama), a multi-lingual band from Singapore and put your dancing to good use and help break the record of the “Largest Silent Disco” in the Singapore Book of Records, by dancing non-stop for 5 minutes.
Participants are provided with a wireless noise cancelling headphone and can choose between channels of disco, house and rock. What are you waiting for? Every thing is provided, you just have to show up and dance into the new year!
Address: Heartbeat@Bedok, 11 Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 469662
Time: 7PM – 1AM
Ticketing Price: Free
6. Our Tampines Hub Countdown 2019
Join Our Tampines Hub for a fun-filled evening with local celebrities, Jade Seah and Suhaimi Yusof.
There will be community performances, and for the first time ever, 10-minute synchronised fireworks, laser and wave flames display at the stroke of midnight.
Our Tampines Hub has got you covered. Attendees will be given a party pack and a special eco-gift for the new year.
Address: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
Time: 7PM – 12AM
Ticketing Price: Free
7. Sentosa Siloso Beach Party 2018
Calling all beach fans, here’s where you can have a beachin’ time! The annual beach party is back once again for its 12thedition.
The iconic party promises a night of non-stop fun with a medley of international and local DJs from all around the world and spectacular fireworks.
Jay Hardway, South Holland producer best known for his collaboration with Martin Garrix, will be headlining the party this year.
The full list of acts are DJ Kaylova, DJ Luane, Make You Freak, Twins Gone Wrong, DJ Ezra Hazard, DJ YouKeep, DJ Jensen, DJ Caden, DJ Xin, DJ Kevin O’Hara, DJ Boy and DJ Natchang.
The stellar DJ line-up will keep you pumping adrenaline all night as you party next to the coastal waves and sand.
For more information: https://www.sentosa.com.sg/silosobeachparty
Address: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Time: 6PM – 6AM
Ticketing Price: $48 – $108
8. New Year Eve Party at Wave House Sentosa
Spend the night riding the waves at Wave House Sentosa’s countdown party!
Join the exhilarating flowboarding experience by riding the FlowRider and the FlowBarrel. It is an endlessly fun ride with the waves creating a safe, non-curling, endless sheet of water flowing over a composite vinyl surface, much like a trampoline. For a more sporty new year’s celebration, experiment and perform tricks by carving up and down the surface, just like you would in other board sports!
Apart from the waves, there will be comfortable sofa seating where you can chill and count the hours away to 2019. Choose from a variety of extravagant food and drinks from the restaurant and bar whilst listening to the feel-good music.
For more information: https://wavehousesentosa.org/nye_party/
Address: Wave House Sentosa, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, 099007
Time: 9PM – 4AM
Ticketing Price: Free (18 years and above only)
C3 AFA 2018: A taste of Akihabara in Singapore
Since the days of Naruto in 480p to present day Boruto in HD, Anime Festival Asia (AFA) has been a staple for local fans of anime and Japanese pop culture. The annual affair has grown tremendously since it first reached our shores back in 2008, solidifying its status as a pilgrimage of sorts, akin to the wonders of Akihabara.
Back for its tenth anniversary, AFA 2018 proved to be the best its ever been with performances from a star-studded lineup at the I Love Anisong concert series, renown cosplayers and more exclusive merchandise than ever before. Didn’t get to attend? Fret not, here’s everything you missed from the greatest anime exhibition of the year.
Walk in and you’ll be greeted by this massive Gundam model. I don’t know about you but the sooner we get actual functional Gundams the better!
Fans of Gunpla were also in for a treat with this huge selection. There’s even more selections at the back!
Of course, AFA wouldn’t be complete without the game taking Japan (and frankly, the world) by storm. Whether you love or hate the Gacha mechanics of the game, it’s hard to argue with Fate Grand Order’s (FGO)’s success. Staying true to the game mechanics, at the center of the exhibition was a summoning circle where fans could place their phones to summon in-game characters.
Gaming was also a huge part of AFA this year. Apart from FGO, Honkai Impact also featured a booth where players could compete in time trials. Scattered around the exhibition were also other games such as Taiko Drum Master, Touhou and even PUBG.
My favourite part of AFA though, was undoubtedly the food. It was like a taste of Japan without actually flying there!
The Day Stage also featured a ton of prominent celebrities and guests, from Eri Sasaki (pictured) to the creators of Pop Team Epic and even famous cosplayers such as Hakken (pictured).
And this pretty much sums up AFA in one picture. It’s a celebration of all things Japan. It’s quirky, fun, and fans can be another side of themselves, even if it’s for just a day.
What to expect at C3 Anime Festival Asia 2018
Celebrate a decade of Japanese pop culture at C3 Anime Festival Asia (AFA)’s tenth anniversary. The three-day event promises anime fans and Japanese pop culture enthusiasts the very best of content and experiences straight from Japan.
For the first time, AFA will be holding a red carpet event in front of Suntec to usher in the event. An online portal will also be launched as part of the Anime for a Cause initiative, where fans can participate in lucky draws to win items donated by celebrities and partners.
Tickets to the ever-popular I Love Anisong concert series are selling fast thanks to a star-studded lineup featuring the likes of TrySail, GARNiDELiA and May’n.
Concert tickets start from SGD$88 for one-day general admission, or SGD$158 for one-day VIP tickets. All VIP tickets come with an autograph opportunity and one Anisong lightstick. Attendees will also get access to special showcases and guest talkshows.
Full concert line-up and details can be found here.
Cosplay enthusiasts are also in luck with celebrity cosplayers from around the world making an appearance. Expect Angie, KANAME and Siutao amongst others.
Local cosplayers are also in luck with the chance to pit their skills and craft to emerge victorious at the World Cosplay Summit Singapore Preliminaries. Winners will fly to Nagoya, Japan next year and battle it out with the best cosplayers across the globe. Competition guidelines can be found at here.
Of course, what would AFA be without anime? Fans can expect exclusive premieres for January 2019 shows such as Mob Psycho 100 2. Voice actors from Frame Arm Girls, Love Live! Sunshine!! and Sword Art Online Alicization, amongst others, will also be at the event.
Anime merchandise will also be available. Stock up on the latest merch from Bandai, GOODSMILECOMPANY, and others.
AFA 2018 runs from November 30 to December 2, 1oam to 8pm daily. Tickets for the exhibition start from SGD$15 for one-day admission. More details on ticketing and activities can be found here.