What's Happening: Events in Singapore from Jul - Dec 2019

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By Nicole Chan

July 19 2019

Running out of date ideas? Looking for ways to spice up your spare time? We've got you covered. Our little red dot is always bustling with new activities to do, and 2019 isn't any different. STYLEGUIDE brings you a specifically curated list of events happening in Singapore, ranging from arts & culture to sports - so do not fret, there's something for everyone! 

Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019

25 May - 20 Dec 2019

After winning the Children’s Museum Award in 2018, National Gallery Singapore returns with Gallery Children's Biennale. This second bi-yearly edition’s theme is Embracing Wonder, which invites the young and young-at-heart to connect with their creativity and embrace new possibilities with art. Besides enjoying 11 interactive artworks by Singapore and Southeast Asian artists, have fun composing your own tunes, wandering beneath massive lanterns, experimenting with wind chimes and more!

Rainforest Lumina Season 2

14 Jun 2019 - 9 Feb 2020

Following the success of the first season of Rainforest Lumina, the multi-sensory night trail is back for its second season. Experience the Singapore Zoo like never before as you embark on a mission with the 8 Creature Crew, whereby each member has a special virtue that helps to enforce the unity among humans, animals and nature. The interactive and luminescent installations are not only exciting; they're educational as they find unique ways to enlighten us on the significance of protecting wildlife. 

Cirque Du Soleil – Kurios

5 Jul - 18 Aug 2019

Marked as their sixth production in Singapore, the world-renowned circus act is returning with a brand new theme - KURIOS. It elucidates a tale in which time comes to a complete stop, transporting audience members into a fantasy world where anything and everything is possible. Prepare to be wowed by an international cast of mystical characters, from contortionists and musicians to world-class gymnasts and yoyo-wizards. 

Aladdin

21 Jul - 1 Sept 2019

Brought to you by the producer of The Lion King, the well known and loved Disney story of Aladdin comes alive in this brand new, magical musical! It will comprise of all the songs from the classic Academy award winning film, including age-old favourites such as "A Whole New World", "Friend like Me" and "Arabian Nights". With awe-inspiring special effects, breathtaking sets and a talented cast, Aladdin promises to be an entertaining night for the whole family.

Orchid Extravaganza

26 Jul - 5 Sept 2019 

This year’s Orchid Extravaganza pays homage to Singapore's multicultural heritage and celebrates her pop culture with a creative spin on familiar icons, as seen through the eyes of multi-talented Singaporean singer-songwriter Dick Lee. By blending flora and pop art, the orchard display features landmarks and objects that have become part of local culture. For instance, slipper orchids allude to Peranakan nonya slippers while colourful orchids hanging from bamboo poles are a nod to the practice of hanging clothes out to dry.

Baybeats

23 - 25 Aug 2019

The largest music festival of its kind in Singapore and the region, Baybeats is back with its 18th edition and presents a line-up showcasing up-and-coming Singapore and international acts, including genres such as folk, pop, R&B, hip hop, metal, post-rock, emo and more! Expect a hyped-up mellifluous experience as you jam with the Singapore skyline as an epic backdrop to some epic sounds. 

TEDxYouth@Singapore

14 Sept 2019

TEDxYouth@Singapore is built with the initiative and belief that small acts can shape big realities, hence their theme of this year’s event is “Future of Us”. Through this event, they hope to educate and inspire youths to understand important issues that are prevalent and specific to Singapore society. Through a thoughtfully curated list of talks, TedxYouth@Singapore wants you to envision a future created by the collective action of individuals empowered by knowledge and fuelled by passion to ignite change for the better.

The Straits Times Run

9 Sept 2019

 

In its seventh year, The Straits Times Run 2019 is shaking things up again as they're promoting the event to a very specific audience - schools. The run gives school runners (even those who do not represent their school on a regular basis) an opportunity to do so in a mass participation event. They also have a new 3.5km Fun Run for th epublic to celebrate ST publisher Singapore Press Holdings’ 35th anniversary. While the 10km and 18.45km distances will return in due time, the ST Run organizers hope that the new categories will inspire you and your school to get moving.

IT'S THE SHIP

13 - 15 November 2019

Arriving at its 6th edition this year, Asia's largest festival at sea is a 3-day 2-night party vacation unlike any other! From non-stop music, exhilarating activities to pop up parties and good food on a luxurious cruise ship, be prepared to sail the seas and get the experience of a lifetime. 

EOY J-Culture Festival 2019

28 - 29 December 2019

Since 2009, EOY J-Culture Festival has been offering a fun avenue for J-pop and anime lovers to congregate and parade their passion through independent performances, cosplay, film and more. This annual cosplay and youth community event promises a highly fascinating and eye-opening experience for fans and non-fans alike so do not miss it! 

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