The Singapore Grand Prix may be over – but the Singaporean adventures definitely aren’t. Here’s your guide to what to get up to this month…
Celebrate Lord Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana by taking part in the festival of lights (aka Deepavali or Diwali), the biggest party in the Hindu calendar. Head to Little India to shop at the festive markets and admire the elaborate decorations along Serangoon Road, which are particularly spectacular by night. For a flavor of Deepavali, don’t miss the Festival Market on Campbell Lane, where you can try delicious vegetarian dishes, spicy crackers and barfi (milk-based sweets). Watch music and dance performances on Deepavali Eve at Race Course Road, the hub of the Deepavali Countdown. This year, Deepavali falls on 18 October, but the lead up to the festival starts in mid September.
When: 17 Sep–12 Nov
Where: Little India
Insider tip Spend a night at a Singapore Stopover Holiday-discounted hotel near Little India, so that getting to and from the festivities is easy. Don’t forget to use your Boarding Pass Privileges to get amazing discounts at lifestyle hot-spots such as Toni & Guy, Nankai Crocodile and Gordon Max.
Halloween Horror Nights 7
If you relish a healthy bit of horror, you’ll enjoy this Halloween shudder-fest from Universal Studios Singapore®. Get your horrible kicks at two shows, two scare zones and five haunted houses. Just don’t expect a good night’s sleep afterwards…
When: 29 Sep–29 Oct (select nights)
Where: Universal Studios Singapore®
Wonder Full – Light & Water Show
Watch the story of life being told via lasers, electric lights, water screens and a symphonic soundtrack. It’s a zippy spectacle, lasting just 13 minutes, but it has already attracted more than four-million admirers.
Where: Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands®
When: Every night
BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global
Watch the world’s Top 8 singles and doubles players battle it out for victory across an eight-day sporting extravaganza. This is the biggest tournament in women’s tennis, and the crown jewel of the WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) season. Singapore has been given the baton to host the event for five years; 2017 will be the fourth year the WTA Finals is held in this city-state. The setting is suitably cinematic: the state-of-the-art, SG$1.3 billion Singapore Sports Hub.
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium
When: 22–29 Oct
Insider tip Bed down in a Singapore Stopover Holiday-discounted hotel near the Stadium, so you can have maximum time on the courts. Get generous discounts on hot-spots such as Toni & Guy, Nankai Crocodile and Gordon Max with your Boarding Pass Privileges.
Wine Fiesta Singapore
This boozy three-day, al fresco fiesta features wine tastings, free masterclasses, live performances, interactive workshops and more. Winemakers from all over the world will be in attendance; expect grape things (and probably a hangover). This year, Wine Fiesta is celebrating its 10th anniversary – this should be the best Fiesta yet, especially since the theme for 2017 is ‘The Best Of’. Bottoms up.
Where: Clifford Square
When: 27–29 Oct
Insider tip Complement your Singapore Wine Fiesta experience with Singapore Airlines Boarding Pass Privilege-discounts on various restaurants and attractions, such as the National Gallery, Alive Museum and the MINT Museum of Toys.
Singapore Fashion Week
Singapore Fashion Week will once again champion Asian sartorial talent, shining its light on designers such as Jason Wu, Lai Chan, Weekend Sundries, Exhibit and more. Highlights of the event include the ‘Harper’s Bazaar Asia Newgen Fashion Award 2017’ and the MDIS Graduation Fashion Show 2017. Dress to impress.
Where: National Gallery Singapore
When: 26–28 Oct
Singapore Restaurant Week
Enjoy three-course dinners from just S$38 at some of the city’s top restaurants, thanks to Singapore Restaurant Week. This annual event, originally inspired by New York’s dining scene, has gone from strength to strength in the Garden City: last year’s Restaurant Week saw more than 45,000 seats reserved in one week. Singapore was the first Asian city to host the food festival; come armed with your appetite and your culinary curiosity.
Where: Across the city
When: 28 Oct–4 Nov
Insider tip Enjoy more discounted restaurant and bar experiences with help from Singapore Airlines’ Boarding Pass Privilege programme; you could save money at wining-and-dining favorites such as Boca, Crystal Jade Palace, Tangerine and Raffles Singapore.
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