1. Hive Social x Camp Kilo
Let’s kickstart your weekend by joining us for a social get together night for our Hive Community at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club.
Date: 20th April 2018
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Venue: 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01
A great way to relax, unwind & have fun whilst getting inspired in a fun and upbeat atmosphere. You deserve a night out after a hard week at work. Bring your friends along!
Ps: Happy hours drinks and live Dj music exclusively for Hivers! Sign up here. It’s free!
2. Pizza and Chill (Code) with us!
Meet the best of the best engineers from around the world to learn how they were able to solve problems through their work in their respective industries.
It’s a casual event, where you will be able to munch on insanely delicious pizza, while also getting the opportunity to learn from some of the top minds behind Singapore’s tech scene by listening to their experiences. No path to becoming a successful developer is the same – so if you’re looking to start your journey or are simply looking to meet awesome people, this is the place to be on 20th April 2018.
MEET THE SPEAKERS
Jason Choo, Singapore’s Prince of Hackathons
Participant of over 30 hackathons in Singapore and the US, hear what Jason has to say about his experience working with teams from all around the world. If you’ve participated in hackathons or are looking to jump into the scene, you’ll definitely want to hear Jason’s inspirational story on how he discovered his passion for developing and hackathons!
Stan Shalom, SGAG’s Product Manager
First tech hire at SGAG and responsible for tech solutions of Singapore’s funniest social media company, Stan Shalom will be sharing insights on what to consider when starting development on a project. Failure is often more probable than success when it comes to software development. Learn as he shares his experience on how SGAG’s team approaches problems!
Ivan Choo, Horangi’s Head of Engineering
With 10+ years experience in building cybersecurity products and currently leading the engineering team at Singapore-based startup Horangi Cybersecurity, Ivan will share his experience working as a software engineer in a company full of hackers and hunters. Gain insights into his team’s best practices in secure software development!
Your FREE ticket covers:
-Exclusive networking with Industry Leaders with expertise in technologies
-First look into top picks of developer job opportunities on Wantedly (and other companies)!
-FREE pizza (how could you say no that?)
…and much more!
*For the first TEN attendees to arrive, we will give you an exclusive Wantedly T-Shirt!
There are limited seats available, so RSVP now!
3. Disability Inclusion Festival
“There is no greater disability in society, than an inability to see a person as more”.
Through this event, you and your friends/families are invited to change your perception towards people with disabilities. There will be a series of talks, activities booth with sure win fun, movie screening and also story telling by a famous writer Ms Eva Wong Nava on a book turned movie “Open: A Boy’s Wayang Adventure”. You can also enjoy free guided tour conducted by staff of Enabling Village to know more about the space!
Run down of the event:
● Story telling of “Open: A Boy’s Wayang Adventure by author Ms Eva Wong Nava
● Sharing of Dyslexia by Ms Chen Wei Teng, author of “Murphy, See How You Shine!”
● Talk by Judy Wee, Consultant – “Dreams do Matter”
● Awareness talk by Inclusion Ambassadors from Disabled People’s Association Singapore
Highlight of booths and activities:
● Art of Imagination – experience making an art work while being blindfolded
● Create and give away bouquets of kindness & encouragement for free plus other craft work activities with BeKind SG
●Have a round of “soccer” through a para game “Goalball” with ActiveSG
Movie Screening of Theory of Everything” (from 3pm-5pm)
● Know more about the lives of Stephen Hawking through a movie titled “Theory of Everything”. The film describes the life of Stephen Hawking after he found out of his illness and how he managed to cope with that despite the illness.
The film received positive reviews, with praise for the musical score, cinematography, and the performance of Felicity Jones and especially Eddie Redmayne, which earned him nominations for a variety of accolades in award shows and film festivals; including winning the Academy Award for Best Actor.
This is a part II of the mass escape game at https://www.facebook.com/events/2013091248953641/.
4. Earth Day Yoga x LNT
Celebrating Earth Day 2018!
Where in nature do we reside?
What is our experience of nature?
How might we experience deeper care for collective wholeness and health?
Themed End Plastic Pollution, Earth Day 2018 is dedicated to inspiring change in human attitude and behavior around usage of plastics.
Through a walk in the park, we will explore litter trails and their impact and how plastics are now threatening the health of our environment. Along the way, be introduced to the principles of Leave No Trace (LNT), an outdoor ethics program to help nature enthusiasts make better decisions to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.
Experience your connection to nature through a 60-min gentle grounding practice of yoga & meditation in the park. The session is suitable for beginners. Bring along your own yoga mat, and good spirits!
Comfortable attire suitable for movement, and covered footwear recommended for all participants.
This event is pay-as-you-wish. All contributions will support the Outdoor Ethics Ambassador Programme, a non-profit community outreach effort of Better Trails.
We will send you an email that includes the meeting location and related information after registration.
Join us – walk the talk better, and come make the earth your mat (:
Organised by Better TrailsBetter Trails is a social enterprise founded to promote outdoor ethics through Environment Education and Outdoor Recreation. The event is part of our Mindfulness Adventure series held in collaboration with Yoga Trainer, Sixian.Sixian hopes to help people find stability of mind, and fullness of breath through yoga. A believer that there is wisdom in the body, she is led to guide people in cultivating stillness and finding freedom of movement in their daily lives, both on and off the mat.5. DIY Neon Bar SignTurn any room or office into a city of lights!Come by the Hive Lavender’s MakerHive Workshop for a special session on creating your very own neon bar sign. Get funky and creative with your design and words, and end the night with a sign you can proudly call your own.All materials will be provided.Limited to 15 pax. Sign up here.6. Future of Work Forum 2018
Digitalisation, automation and innovation are changing the fundamental nature of work. Understanding these shifts can help business leaders and HR professionals plan ahead. It will be critical for organisations to have an enterprise “future of work” roadmap combining different functions across HR, IT, business strategy and finance, with an actionable view of talent, training and development, communication, leadership, culture, and organisational impacts.
The Dialogue with Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communication and Information & Ministry of Health, will touch on Cultivating a Healthy and Productive Workforce. With a growing workforce, it is inevitable that healthcare plays an important part in the workplace ecosystem. To build a healthier and progressive workforce, we have to focus on encouraging individuals to adopt healthier lifestyles. This would require the collective efforts of all stakeholders to work closely together to overcome these challenges.
In a first of its kind report done in collaboration with HR Tech startup EngageRocket, the Near Future of Work Report dives into disruptive forces within the Singapore workforce which we will experience within the next few years. EngageRocket co-founder and CEO would share the insights from interviews of business and HR leaders in Singapore on what they saw would impact them the most in the near future.
The fireside chat themed ‘Re-imagine the Future Workplace’ will dive into how business and HR leaders play a critical role in pivoting their organisations amidst a rapidly changing business and technological landscape. The rise of digital workplaces and mobile workforces, paired with the growing diversity of views and expectations across employees are also at the heart of the shift. Today’s business and HR leaders must rethink and reimagine the future of work to drive organisational capabilities and transform workplaces while creating an innovative, collaborative and engaging employee experience.
8:15 am : Registration & Networking Breakfast
9:15 am: Realizing the TRUE purpose of HR by Mr Aju Murjani, Managing Director, ASEAN & ANZ, Excelity Global
9:35 am: Employee Engagement: Where have we been, where are we going? by Mr Lewis Garrad, Employee Research & Engagement, Growth Markets, Mercer
10:00 am: Dialogue: ‘Cultivating a Healthy and Productive Workforce’ with Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communication and Information & Ministry of Health
11:15 am: Near Future of Work Report by Mr Leong Chee Tung, Co-Founder and CEO, EngageRocket
11:45 am: Fireside Chat: “Re-imagine the Future Workplace”
- Moderator: Dr Jaclyn Lee, Senior Director, Human Resources and Organisation Development, SUTD
- Panelist: Ms Rosaline Chow Koo, Founder & CEO, CXA Group
- Panelist: Ms Evangeline Chua, Chief People Officer, GovTech
- Panelist: Mr Patrick Tay, Member of Parliament and Assistant Secretary-General, NTUC
12:30 pm: Networking Lunch
1:30 pm: End of Event
*No complimentary parking coupon will be issued
**Programme is subject to changes
Dress Code: Business Casual / Office Wear
Get your tickets here.
7. Personal Stories for a Sea of Change #11
No experience in any artistic pursuit is necessary. All you need is an open heart and an adventurous spirit.
Register here now! It’s free!
8. RedMart’s First Wine Fair
Be the top spenders of participating brands and stand a chance to win these attractive prizes!
9. Wine Down Weekend
Visit Mahota Wine Gallery this Saturday from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm and taste a beautiful selection of organic wines from the renowned Toro and Rueda regions of Spain. Tasting is complimentary.
RSVP to email@example.com with your Name and Mobile# to sign up.
10.NIKKEI X NUS Enterprise Digitalization Forum 2018
AI x Robotics Solutions for Service Innovation
Venue: NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium～The future of innovation for service process, services industry and medical fields～
They are honoured to announce the 3 Year Anniversary of FAT FISH and they will be celebrating it with their flag event STRAWBERRY SPACE which is also in its 3rd edition!
Their special guest, and official walking legend, OG, and inspiration to many, who they are so excited to have the honour of hosting in Singapore, all the way from the western parts of the world, Mr. Louie Vega, himself!
A godfather of global dance music, Louie Vega has painted an award-winning career from a palette mixed with everything from salsa and afro-beat, to jazz, hip-hop and soul. What distinguishes the Grammy winner and 5-time nominee as one of the best living house music deejays is his ability to evolve alongside the times, distill the current musical landscape through his unique taste and put his own timeless spin on it. “Little” Louie Vega, as he is sometimes affectionately known, was born in the Bronx into a musically gifted family (his father, a jazz saxophonist, and his uncle, Salsa King Héctor Lavoe). The “Little” moniker is ironic, given the fact that by the 80s he was deejaying at clubs he wasn’t even old enough to attend, holding residencies at Studio 54, Devil’s Nest, Hearthrob, Roseland, and the Palladium. Soon Vega was producing his own remixes, which included Information Society’s “Running”, Noel’s “Silent Morning” and Debbie Gibson’s “Only in my Dreams”. Then in 1991 he joined Atlantic Records—and hit the mainstream. Teaming with an-up and-coming Marc Anthony, he helped to produce “Ride on the Rhythm”. An immediate hit, the single put Vega and Anthony on the map. The duo would rock the club circuit, with their success culminating when they opened for Tito Puente at his 100 Album concert at Madison Square Garden.
One of the keys to Vega’s success is his knack for refusing to being boxed into any one category, not only reflected in the various music styles his songs play with, but by his fruitful collaborations with other artists. And so more success came in 1991 from the production team he created with Brooklyn-based deejay Kenny “Dope” Gonzalez. Masters at Work, as they were called, were responsible for the critically acclaimed albums “Nuyorican Soul” and “Masters At Work – Our Time is Coming”. Not to mention the duo found the time to remix and or produce for Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Madonna, Jamiroquai, Tito Puente, India, Janet Jackson, Tania Maria, George Benson, Black Eyed Peas, Jocelyn Brown, Los Amigos Invisibles, Bebe Winans, and Earth Wind & Fire.
They will also be hosting a very special 2nd guest, one of their favourite Tel Aviv Dj’s, selectors, Producers- Amichay Matyas (sound familiar, The Block)!
Amichay is pushing boundaries in Tel-Aviv’s underground for the past 20 years. Being an active force as a DJ and selector, he still keeps himself busy by digging the crates for new sounds to raise the bar he set at a young age and. Within these 20 years, he also gained mythical reputation within the Israeli club culture with his residency at The Block. He regularly warms-up for DJs such as Theo Parrish, Maurice Fulton, DJ Harvey and others at the renowned club in Tel-Aviv. But in a desolated and exclusive venue anywhere in the world that will project the right atmosphere of total musical freedom and hi-fidelity sound, Amichay’s record selection will hit you at the right spot at the right moment.
With both feet in the club culture, it seemed only right to think about the next musical move: a record label. Championed by their residencies at The Block, Amichay Matyas and Yogo founded Bauhaus Records in 2017, based on music put forward by musicians from their own city. The records come in all shapes and sizes; House, Acid and other obscurities made in Tel-Aviv. Amichay is currently dedicating his al to his passion, leaving other trajectories aside and following just one; music. This love for music is his driving force and his addiction to collecting vinyl records stems from that core. As a lifelong music fanatic, record collector and co-owner of a label which pays tribute to the white city of Tel-Aviv, Amichay is well established, manifesting cosmic old school flavors with unheard uniqueness.
More for the Line-up, their SG base dream team:
Jean-Baptiste Berchoteau aka JB
Mack Hampson Esquire AKA JustMack
Back Stage dream team on the sound and light:
Duncan Huntersson Scott
Huge SHOUT OUT for the support from
Rebel Decibel Soundsystem for the amazing sponsorship.
Dress code: GET THE FUNK OUT OF YOUR CLOSET.
The only rule: NO EGO, AMIGO.
Get your tickets here. $45 for early birds and $60 at the door.
12. Kickstarter programme for couples
Having been in the wedding trade for 25 years, Chris Ling Photography and Z Wedding Design would be the best duo to approach when it comes to understanding wedding couples and their requirements. We noticed that most couples shop with no prior knowledge of what goes into a wedding planning, leaving them as easy preys for companies that can talk their way through a package of things one may not actually want or need. In the end, expectations were not fulfilled, leaving only nasty memories of their wedding journey.
To prepare yourself, why not join our Kickstarter Program to help you better understand wedding packages and provide a guiding light on how to shop for one with our wealth of knowledge?
For those who are clueless on where to begin, this program is for you as…
~ From past surveys, a couple spends an average of 1.5 hours at a single bridal shop to understand a package.
~ This time-consuming process leaves couples exhausted, resulting in high tendency to make wrong decisions out of impulse.
~ It is nearly impossible for one couple to understand all bridal houses in Singapore.
~ You might miss out on the package that really suits you.
You should, therefore, attend this seminal if you want to…
~ Understand what both of you, bride and groom, actually need in a wedding package.
~ Learn how to fully understand packages at any bridal shop in just maximum 15 minutes and cover at least 3 bridal house within hours.
~ Reduce the risk of signing a wrong package by cutting away the stress caused by hard-sell tactics.
~What is the correct way to look for a dream wedding gown.
~ Find out how to read a photographer’s portfolio.
~ Learn what to look out for in pre-wedding photos.
~ Discover how to maximise your dollar to fullest value.
Come and join the one and only bridal ‘Kickstarter Program’ in Singapore and find out how this program can help you to become a Chris Ling Photography and Z Wedding’s couple that many can only dream of before!
Date: 21 or 22 Apr 2018 (Sat or Sun)
Time: 2:00PM – 4.00PM
Location: 33 Tras Street, Singapore 078973
Fees: Free of charge.
Registration Link: https://www.zwedding.com.sg/workshop/.
Max. only 20 couples. Book your slot fast to avoid disappointment.
Circular Design Product Exhibition aims to showcase the work of participants from Sustainability Circle. The participants have gone through an 8-week intensive Circular Design process, experiencing the circular design process through the Circular Design Guide by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and IDEO.
Participants from various backgrounds such as engineers, designers, business developers, have created their circular design products and will be sharing their experiences during the exhibition presentation. Light refreshments will be provided. It is also a good chance for you to network with like-minded people in the industry!
Here is also your chance to understand what we will be doing in the next season of Sustainability Circle, which will be a practice of the biomimicry process, and how you can be a part of the next season.
Sustainability Circle is an initiative by Sustainable Living Lab (SL2) to practice sustainable innovation frameworks (eg. Circular Design, Biomimicry, Systems Thinking etc) to build real solutions for a better world.
In support of Singapore’s Year of Climate Action.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE:
Venue:Singapore Sustainability Academy
180 Kitchener Road
Celebrate true love with the shimmering blue South China Sea as your backdrop. Join us for our first-ever wedding showcase open to the public.
As a prelude to your big day, be inspired by a fully guided tour of magical venues, including our crystal blue pool where couples will get to walk on water or tie the knot by the poolside, outdoor solemnisation venues, and Grand Ballroom. Discover our collection of magnificent art pieces such as the ethereal glass sculpture handmade with 10,614 glass tubes by famous American artist Nikolas Weinstein, which will add a touch of elegance to your wedding.
In addition to enjoying an exclusive sneak peek of gorgeous wedding and solemnisation venues, you will also enjoy a romantic date with your partner. Savour award-winning gastronomic delights at gourmet food stations and enjoy exquisite organic floral tea! Make a date with us!
Price: $38 per couple
Dress Code: Summer Chic
15. One Piece Pop Up Store Singapore
Be the first to get your hands on the latest exclusive official merchandise. With more than 150 products, you fanatics will not want to miss this! Products are in super limited quantity so come early to claim your treasure before anybody else does!Come dressed as your favourite One Piece character and stand to get a goodie bag worth $100*. Look out for our WANTED posters and cosplayers, post your photos on Instagram with hashtag #onepiecesg and#313xonepiece and you might win yourself some pirate loots*!*terms and condition apply
Calling all explorers! Embark on a multi-sensory, interstellar experience on#AltimateSG’s 4th Anniversary. Fly halfway through the galaxy and way past your bedtime in high-octane and heart-thumping fashion, to Altimate’s party planet, the best kept secret of the galaxy. Get your adrenaline rushing through our birthday with exploding stars and colliding worlds, with our state-of-art visual and sound effects.
Our party stalwarts like DJs Rattle, Lorri and Big M, together with Emcee Sonorus will helm the deck to keep the convivial spirit up for a fist-pumping action to bring the party through the night. Hop onto a space shattering discovery as Altimate concocts a Cosmic Cocktail, served throughout the birthday weekend.
✉LADIES ONLY GUESTLIST TO ALTIMATE ONLY✉
// Cover Charge
$40 NETT ( access to Altimate only, inclusive of 1 standard drink and 1 Cosmic Cocktail )
$45 NETT ( all access, inclusive of 1 premium pour and 1 Cosmic Cocktail )
// Drinks Promo
$12 nett on selected house pours & beers
2 for $30 nett on selected house pours & beers
1 bottles of sour plum for $100
4 Jagerbombs for $50
**All Night Long**
1 for $10 / 6 for $50 Mystery Pour
1 for $10 / 6 for $30 / 12 for $50 Sour Apple
// Twin Bottle Promo
Courvoisier VSOP, Auchentoshan 12 years
Belvedere Vodka, Chivas 12 years
▬▬Table Reservations ▬▬
Call: 6438 0410
STANDARD CLUB RULES
– Age Requirement : Ladies 18 years old, Men 21 years old
– Original Singapore ID or passport required
– Management reserves the right to refuse entry
– Table reservations are entitled to priority entry
– Guestlist to Altimate is valid before midnight
Plain Vanilla Foods – Plain Vanilla Home – Meri Meri – Rifle Paper Co – My Sweet Scarlett – Atomi – Fog Linen Work – Mosser Glass – Redecker – Peg & Awl – Murchison Hume – Sophie the Giraffe – Mr. Black Garment Essentials – St Eval Candle Company – various books and magazinesAnd count your lucky stars: we’re also offering 10% off on our regular-priced retail range in store.• Mystery Grab Bags •
Take a gamble with these bags filled with our pick of the best bits from our merchandise range. Each one is priced at half their value – play it safe with a themed bag, or go for the mystery mix if you’re a risk taker. Only limited quantities are available each day.
• The Golden Egg & Golden Ticket Hunt •
You’ve hit jackpot if you find a golden egg in your cupcakes, or a golden ticket in your shopping bag. Exchange your golden harvest with us at the Lucky Sale counter for a special prize from us and our partners.
• Ro Bags: An Exclusive Prelaunch Showcase •
Founded in New York, this maker of high-quality leather goods makes its local debut with an exclusive sneak peek at its range of small accessories. Browse their current season selection and enjoy a pre-launch discount of 20% off any purchase.
• Make Your Own Coffee with Allpress Espresso •
There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but free coffee? Aye! The catch: you’ll have to learn to make it yourself on an espresso machine under the watchful eyes of the Allpress Espresso experts.
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With support from: My Sweet Scarlett, and Allpress Espresso Singapore.
Powered by The Barbershop Music X Bacardi House Party.
Record Store Day is a party all over the world, because the fun of hanging out and buying records in a record store happens all over the world. This year’s Record Store Day celebration in Geylang features two great ‘orang lama’ indie band, and our very own Geylang Ska Syndicate.
Also get your hands on Fred Perry’s exclusive Record Store Day tote bags designed by local and international illustrators with every record purchase made at The Barbershop Music.
Date: 21st April 2018
Time: 8:00 pm to 11:59 pm
Venue: The Panic Room SG
19, Camp Canine
FOURS x Camp Kilo Charcoal Club returns for it’s 2nd edition of Camp Canine!
Bring on your fur game and join us on a fun-filled pet-day-out chock full of activities to keep your pooch wagging all day long!
Camp Canine will pay tribute to the many different breeds of doggies that visit our camp, through a host of fun activities that will provide oodles of fun bonding for them & their human companions. Woof!
Date: Sunday, 22 April 2018
Entry: Free Entry
Location: 66 Kampong Bugis, Level 1, Singapore 338987
20. The Summerhouse Earth Market
The Summerhouse is back with its 2nd edition of Earth Market! Whether you’re a green activist, peace maker, or simply someone who appreciates the finer things in life, we’ve got you covered.
Pop by for a scrumptious brunch and meet homegrown owners of raw, unheated, unfiltered honey, 100% Natural Rooibos Ice Tea Brew, homemade pet treats, sustainable lifestyle products and many more!
|| Getting Here ||
Bus Services 103 & 117
Alight at Seletar Aerospace Drive, Aft Baker Street
Venue: The Summerhouse
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.