The largest Lunar New Year event is back choreographed fireworks, interactive ig-worthy installations and plenty of entertaining performances. Don't miss out on the intricate handmade lanterns, fringe activities and a Chingay cross-over.
River Hong Bao happens until 1 February, 2 – 11 pm at The Float @ Marina Bay.
It's Aussie Day this Sunday, and while you can join in on the different parties going on islandwide, Green is the New Black and Kilo Kitchen have teamed up with the support of Collectius to raise money for the affected communities and wildlife rescue. Get your tickets or donate here.
Australia Day Bushfire Fundraiser happens 25 January, 6 – 11 pm at Kilo Kitchen.
See the country from an off-kilter perspective with Singaporean artist Zhu Hong's interpretation of the city's many nooks and corners. And where better than in the heritage building of The Fullerton Hotel?
Streetscape of Singapore happens until 28 February at East Garden Gallery, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore.
Red is more than just an auspicious colour, but one of unprecedented service at the Kempinski Hotels. To celebrate, diners are treated to five courses of exclusively crafted bites, alongside Red Rhapsody Afternoon Tea at the Lobby Lounge and a special Lady in Red cocktail over at 15 Stamford.
Lady in Red 10th Anniversary happens until 26 January, 3 – 5 pm at The Capitol Kempinski.
Istana Open House
Once home to Singapore's British governors and now office of the current President, The Istana is a site of national significance. Its grounds will be open on the second day of Chinese New Year.
Istana Open House happens on 26 January, 8:30 am – 6 pm at The Istana.
A former ship repair factory. A heritage space. Now, activated and enriched by Singapore Arts Club's pop up exhibition featuring contemporary artworks, workshops, tours, and even billiard table chats with artists and beer.
Twenty Twenty happens until 28 January at 2 Canvan Road.
Taiwan Food Festival makes Sentosa home, recreating a mini Ningxia Night Market with over 30 food vendors directly from the popular night market. Think Flaming Beef Cubes, Crispy Salted Chicken, Egg-bombed Scallion Pancake, and Mandopop performances by local acts as well as games for young ones.
Asian Night Market happens until 9 February, 5 – 11:30 pm at Siloso Point, Sentosa.
Lunar new year comes on the heels of the Gregorian new year this year, so it's not too early to start stocking goodies from the festive street bazaar, awe at the handmade lanterns lighting the roads, and catch nightly stage performances welcoming the year of the Rat.
CNY Festival happens until 24 February at Chinatown.
Calling all sparkling wine lovers; Singapore's leading private members club will transform the terrace into a whimsical secret garden with a dedicated Nyetimber bar and special pairing menu of small plates by Head Chef Colin Buchan. Plus, catch a series of special events happening throughout the activation.
The Nyetimber Secret Garden happens until 29 February at 1880.
Probably the most festive area in Singapore is further illuminated by Japanese art collective teamLab (you know them for Future World at ArtScience Museum, or your Instagram feed). Now that same magic goes outdoors in honour of the bicentennial year with larger than life installations and interactive indoor artworks.
#futuretogether happens until 15 March, from 7 pm at Gardens by the Bay.
A utopian or dystopian future depends on what you do in the present. Follow this thought-provoking journey into possible future worlds created through a series of immersive installations, meditative spaces, films, paintings and sculptures. What would living look like 200 years from now?
2219: Futures Imagined happens until 5 April at ArtScience Museum.
If you've always felt like brunch shouldn't be limited to the first few hours of the day, 25 Degrees gets you. Up until the last weekend of next month, their exclusive Fried Chicken with Mac & Cheese Waffles awaits. A juicy fried chicken thigh marinated in cajun spices, toppedwith a sunny-side and served with two crispy house-made mac & cheese waffles drizzled with bourbon maple syrup …and now we're hungry.
Extended Weekend Brunch happens every weekend, 7 am – 5pm at 25 Degrees, Hotel G.
The yearly visual art celebration has a lot going on this year, from the famous Art After Dark to the launch of the new Cuturi Gallery. Immerse in traditional art like a discourse in Chinese ink painting or experience it in the engaging Aliwal Urban Art Festival. View the full programme here.
Singapore Art Week happens until 19 January across various locations.
The fourth edition continues to shine literal light across five celebrated historical and cultural landmarks. Following the theme 'Invisible Cities' from Italo Calvino's novel, the event features interactive installations like Optical Maze and large-scale live-action escape game experience True Lies: Secrets of the Gallery among the full day to night programme.
Light To Night Festival happens until 19 January, 10 – 12 am at Civic District.
The legendary French DJ and producer has had eight full-length albums under his belt, a glittering discography that includes #1 hits, gold and platinum records, a constant tour diary with annual slots at Carnaval de Rio and Tomorrowland. And he's in town tomorrow.
Bob Sinclar happens 10 January, from 10 pm at CÉ LA VI Club Lounge.
This needs no introduction. Before catching the film (or not), Andrew Lloyd Webber’s record-breaking musical is back the same month for a strictly limited season and well, a cast of less traumatising cat-looking people.
CATS happens until 5 January at Sands Theatre.