What's On in Singapore
There is always something going on in Singapore, from dazzling cultural celebrations and food festivals to thrilling street races and sporting highlights. Festivals in Singapore will appeal to expats of all ages and interests.
Here's a small selection of the most popular happenings on Singapore's events calendar.
Annual events in Singapore
Chinese New Year (January/February)
Celebrations in Singapore usually start long before the actual festival. Locals buy gifts and decorate their homes in advance. Festivities include parades and lion dances as the streets of Singapore’s Chinatown come alive with the sound of traditional music.
World Gourmet Summit (April)
Hailed by some as Singapore's best food event, this annual celebration of the culinary arts draws renowned chefs from all over the world. Apart from attending masterclasses held by these experts, attendees can also partake in a charity dinner with cuisine by a participating master chef.
Great Singapore Sale (June to August)
Every year, for eight weeks, expats can indulge their shopping habits with great deals on just about everything, everywhere – from fashion to watches, jewellery, electronics and more, all over Singapore.
Dragon Boat Festival (June/July)
Dragon boat racing is celebrated across Southeast Asia. Expats living in Singapore can join in on the festive buzz as teams race their highly decorated traditional boats, with leaders beating their drums, flags waving and spectators cheering on their favourites.
Singapore Night Festival (August)
Each year, various parts of Singapore are lit up in a dazzling display defined by the year's theme. An array of events is included, like late-night museum openings and street performances by local and international artists.
Singapore Grand Prix (September)
Each year, this legendary Formula One World Championship motor race takes place in roads around Marina Bay. Held at night to avoid Singapore's typically hot, humid weather, the circuit utilises powerful lighting systems to replicate daylight conditions and the most stringent safety protocols are adhered to in order to ensure driver and spectator safety.