In Singapore This June 2022: Pink Dot, GastroBeats, i Light


What's On in Singapore This June 2022: Pink Dot, GastroBeats, and i Light

Singaporeans are spoilt for choice when it comes to the hottest happenings as the city-state never seems to run out of things to do, places to see, and events to attend. This June 2022, Singaporeans, whether young and old, solo or with company, can revel and participate in these three events, namely the return of i Light Festival following a two-year hiatus, GastroBeats — the biggest festival for music heads and foodies, and Pink Dot, Singapore's annual event in support of the LGBTQ+ community.

Pink Dot 14

Pink Dot 14 is the first event the Singaporean landmark LGBTQ+ rally will be having following two years of online-only happenings. Participants can expect to be treated to the Pink Dot Concert and speeches, as well as have the chance to meet and learn from LGBTQ+ community leaders at The Community Tent. Attendees are advised to show their support with placards and to gather with their loved ones in pink. Be apprised that only fully vaccinated Singaporean citizens and permanent residents are allowed to participate in Pink Dot 14, in accordance with Speakers' Corner regulation. As it will be outdoors, participants need not wear face masks and may even have picnics in the event.

When: 3 PM to 7 PM on June 18

Where: Hong Lim Park

GastroBeats Festival

Good food, live music performances, graffiti art, and inflatable playgrounds are in store for the attendees of this year's GastroBeats. Your guilty pleasures will be satisfied by the fest's chow, which includes local street food favourites and creations by culinary masters. Meanwhile, you can catch live performances from DJs, solo artists, and bands from Thursday to Sunday evenings.

A ticket for Monday to Thursday is priced at S$9, whereas a weekend ticket costs S$11. Those planning to attend GastroBeats by bus may ride buses 97, 106, 133, 502, and 518 and alight opposite Marina Bay Sands MICE bus stop. Those commuting by train may take the Circle Line or Downtown Line to Bayfront MRT Station and go out at Exit E.

When: 4 PM to 10:30 PM until June 26

Where: 12A Bayfront Avenue

i Light Festival

I Light Singapore is Asia's leading sustainable light festival held in Marina Bay. Organised by Singapore's Urban Redevelopment Authority, the festival returns this year after being gone from the scene for two years due to the health crisis. It showcases sustainable and environmentally friendly light art installations by Singaporean and global artists in a bid to encourage and educate the public to make more sustainable choices.

Admission to i Light is free. One of the installations visitors can see in the event is Ping Lim's and Ian Grossberg's "Alone Together," which documents the lives of those living in isolation amid the pandemic. There is also Ivana Jelić's "Keep on Moving," an installation inspired by chronophotography showing the frame-by-frame movements of a runner in motion. The runners are depicted as plastic mannequins, which allude to our consumerist society.

When: 7:30 PM to 11 PM (extended to 12 AM on Fridays and Saturdays) until June 26

Where: Marina Bay

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