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.

Chinese New Year (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. 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 (May)

Every year, for eight weeks from May to July, expats can indulge their shopping habits with great deals on just about everything, everywhere – from fashion to watches, jewellery, electronics, toys and more, all over Singapore.

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/September)

Expats living in Singapore can head to various locations throughout the city to enjoy this celebration of arts and culture. Each year has a different theme, and includes an array of events like breathtaking light displays and street performances by local and international artists.

Singapore Grand Prix (September)

This Formula One World Championship motor race takes place in Singapore and was the inaugural F1 night race. Using roads around the Marina Bay area, the race takes place at night to avoid the hot and humid conditions typical of Singapore during the day. 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.