What’s on Singapore: Best Things to See, Do, Eat, on Sept. 26-Oct. 2, 2023
September 25, 2023
Ahh, another week is upon us, and you’re looking for cool things to get up to in Singapore! We’ve saved you the hassle with The Beat Singapore’s rundown of the best places to hit up and things to do right now—from blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up sights and new restaurant openings, to the hottest activities that you shouldn’t miss.
To keep your finger on the pulse of the city, follow The Beat Singapore to see what’s best in store for the week ahead.
1. Fluid Art Jamming Workshop
Let your creativity run wild at this fluid art workshop as you dive into a world of bold and bright colours to decorate your bear with. Whether you're an experienced artist or just starting out on your creative journey, this workshop is designed for all ages, beginning from seven years old and up.
The workshop, offered by the arts and crafts store, Room To Imagine, will feature a high-quality bear model with movable limbs and fluid colors made in-studio. Although this is not a guided workshop, the staff will be present to assist you with a few pointers, ensuring you can paint your bear with confidence and ease. To embark on this artistic journey, order your bears here.
When: 11 AM-6 PM, Sept. 27
Where: Room To Imagine, 57 Ubi Centre, Ubi Centre #07-04, Singapore
How much: S$30-S$649
2. World Food Fair
Foodies, prepare for a mouthwatering adventure this Thursday as the four-day World Food Fair kicks off. The event will showcase 1000+ products from more than 200 local and international exhibitors, bringing together a blend of local and global flavours.
The seating and dining areas were expanded to provide more space for everyone. It is also encouraged that all attendees bring their own reusable containers, cups, and recycle bags to the event. To know the complete lineup of exhibitors participating in this year's fair, click here.
When: 11 AM-9 PM, Sept. 28-Oct. 1
Where: Singapore Expo Hall 5, 1 Expo Drive
How much: Free admission
3. Mid-Autumn Festival Fundraiser Event
Celebrate the mid-autumn festival full of mooncakes and heartfelt sharing. This season, Shan You has teamed up with Gin Thye to offer a delightful opportunity to savour baked mooncakes and snowskin mooncakes packed in a lantern box complete with a tealight.
What makes this celebration even more meaningful is that with every purchase, you'll be contributing to mental health advocacy, making this holiday season's festivities much more meaningful.
Orders can be picked up either at the Shan You Counselling Centre or the Shan You Wellness Community office. For your convenience, you may also order online by clicking here. Make your purchase count!
When: Until Sept. 29
How much: S$68-S$138
4. Tangs Mid-Autumn Fair 2023 at Nex
Keep your lunar enthusiasm alive and step into a mooncake wonderland at this mid-autumn fair in collaboration with Nex and Tangs. This event is an absolute treat for mooncake lovers, thanks to the scrumptious mooncakes from leading brands Tai Chong Kok, Bread Garden, and new contemporary creations from Conrad Singapore Orchard and The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore.
There’s a bonus for members, as they can acquire NEXpoints with a minimum spending of S$20 per single transaction. For more information, visit NEX’s official website.
When: 10 AM-10 PM, Until Sept. 29
Where: Nex Atrium, Level 1, Serangoon Central, 23, Singapore
How much: S$20 minimum spend
5. Universal Studios Singapore (USS) Halloween Horror Nights 11
Thrill seekers are in for a treat! Dust off your best Halloween costumes as early as this September and prepare to experience the horrors of five immersive haunted houses, three bone-chilling scare zones, and two heart-pounding shows at the 11th edition of USS Horror Nights that will test your bravery to the limit. Notably, one of the haunted houses is inspired by the music of pop sensation The Weeknd.
If the scares aren’t enough, guests can also indulge in the "Die-ning in Hell Experience," featuring a delectable three-course dinner at King Yama's Feast. This specially ticketed event is not suitable for children aged 13 and below due to its intense and frightful effects. To learn more about USS Halloween Horror Nights, go here.
When: 7:30 PM-1:30 AM and 7:30 PM-12:30 AM, Sept. 29
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway
How much: Starts at S$79 via Resorts World Sentosa
6. World X Fest 2023 Japan Edition
Celebrate Japanese culture and entertainment as the Singapore River Festival presents the World X Fest 2023 Japan Edition, where guests can immerse themselves in the J-pop world and meet talented anisong artists.
There will also be an original mascot cosplay competition, anime-inspired yatai food and games stalls, after-hours night activities, and a chance to win cash and Japan travel-related prizes. You may check out the full schedule of events here.
When: 10 AM-10 PM, Sept. 29-Oct. 1
Where: Clarke Quay Central, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, Singapore
How much: N/A
7. Kids Eat Free at The Marmalade Pantry Anchorpoint
Calling all families with little foodies and budding chefs! Don’t let this month pass without treating your kids to a special meal. The Marmalade Pantry is giving out free meals to kids 10 years old and younger for every main course ordered.
The complimentary kid’s meal includes creamy chicken pasta, mushroom tomato pasta, crispy chicken nuggets and fries, and grilled ham and cheese toast, plus a bonus of a single scoop of ice cream in chocolate, strawberry, or vanilla. Terms and conditions apply. To explore the full menu and plan your visit, go here.
When: 11 AM-10 PM, Until Sept. 30
Where: The Marmalade Pantry, Anchorpoint, 370 Alexandra Road, Singapore
How much: Free (Kids Only)
8. ONE Fight Night 14: Stamp vs. Ham
Two of the world's most phenomenal female athletes will go head-to-head in the battle for the Women’s Interim Atomweight MMA World Championship. This epic clash features Muay Thai and kickboxing gold medalist Stamp Fairtex versus Asian MMA Champion Ham Seo Hee.
Apart from the main event, there are two more all-female World Title bouts, featuring Strawweight Muay Thai queen Smilla Sundell versus atomweight ruler Allycia Hellen Rodrigues. Meanwhile, Danielle Kelly and Jessa Khan will face off for the inaugural ONE Atomweight Submission Grappling World Championship.
When: 8 AM-12 PM, Sept. 30
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore
How much: S$48-S$1,428 via Ticketmaster
9. Barrack’s Fashion Pop-up Fiesta
Eyes here, fashionistas! Fashion marketplace Barrack will spoil you with a treasure trove of wallet-friendly and trendy products below S$100 from your favourite online brands.
Make sure to explore every stall to shop for the latest clothes, accessories, beauty products, kids’ fashion, and influencer pre-loved apparel sale (full proceeds will be donated to Animal Lovers League).
Shoppers also have a chance to win cash prizes with Barrack’s OOTD and Pet Fashion contests. And the excitement doesn't end there, because the fiesta will have DJ performances to keep the vibes high and interactive photo booths. Click here to RSVP so you can receive a goodie bag.
When: 12 PM-8:30 PM, Until Oct. 1
Where: The Barrack Shop, 710 Geylang Road, Singapore
How much: Free entrance
10. Stranger Things – The Encounter: Singapore
Summon your fellow Hellfire Club mates because you won’t want to miss the last chance to experience the Upside Down at “Stranger Things: The Encounter” in Singapore.
Step into the world of Hawkins as you and your group explore seven iconic locations straight from the hit Netflix series. You can also interact with your favourite characters at the Stranger Things Universe and conclude your adventure at the Creel House. If you’re feeling peckish, fret not; you can visit the Starcourt Mall to indulge in delicious food and acquire exclusive merch from this event.
When: 2 PM-10 PM and 10 AM-10 PM, Until Oct. 1
Where: Bugis+ (formerly Iluma), 201 Victoria Street, Singapore
How much: S$34-S$119 via Mighty Experiences
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