June: The Great Singapore Sale
Shoppers, if there's a 2019 sale to await with bated breath, this is it! From June 21 to July 28, all of Singapore will be buzzing with offers and discounts to celebrate The Great Singapore Sale (GSS).
Fish for amazing deals on just about everything, from fashion and jewellery, to electronics , and perfumes, making this the best time to visit Singapore.
July: Singapore Food Festival
Here's a fortnight (July 12 to 28) that celebrates local cuisine and innovation, so you can leave satisfied. Now in its 26th year, the SFF showcases Singapore's food culture through varied dining experiences with four distinct themes of modernity, art, culture and tradition. See highlights from last year's festival here.
August: Go For The Art
August is a good month to bookmark for Singapore art trails. The iconic National Gallery Singapore (NGS) straddles two major landmarks—the former Supreme Court and City Hall—and features over 8,000 artworks, which is the largest public display of modern Southeast Asian art. It also plays host to international exhibitions, such as the 2017 blockbuster show —Yayoi Kusama: Life Is The Heart Of A Rainbow. For more Instagram worthy designs, head to the Red Dot Museum, which curates award winning products and design concepts from over 30 countries. Be sure to make a pit stop at the Design Museum Shop to collect the slickest souvenirs. And finally, the gorgeous ArtScience Museum, shaped like a lotus flower, mostly hosts touring exhibitions curated by renowned museums across the world. More details on Singapore museums here.
National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road, Singapore; Red Dot Design Museum, 11 Marina Boulevard, Singapore
September: Grand Prix Season
Singapore’s adrenaline is at an all-time high in September when the Grand Prix Season is in session. The country hosts the world’s first FORMULA 1 night race, plus a host of exhilarating off-track activities. This year, the artist line-up includes Red Hot Chili Peppers, CardiB, Swedish House Mafia, DJ Fatboy Slim and Hans Zimmer! Major superstars on the food front too - Heston Blumenthal will be cooking! Tickets and line-up here.
October: Diwali Lights In Little India
If you happen to be in Singapore during Diwali and find yourself feeling home sick, Little India will make you feel better. For one, the Diwali lights will warm your heart, plus, you'll get a chance to explore this interesting neighbourhood. The local food is of course, delicious, and the multi-coloured shop-houses and vibrant murals make for pretty Instagram posts. More details on the neighbourhood here.
November: For the Island's Track List
The gorgeous running trails and a string of marathons are a great way to work off all that food festival chunkiness and prepare for the party season ahead. Our favourite running track is the 3.25 km heritage trail, which takes you around the City Hall district to uncover architectural gems and heritage sites from the colonial era. Go one step further and sign up for a marathon; in any given month, you’ll find serious running competitions, such as the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and the Sundown Marathon. Gardens by the Bay with its waterfront parks and vertical gardens are good for strollers, as is Singapore’s iconic Botanical Gardens.
Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore.
December: Bring In The New Year
What better way to bring in the New Year, than in a country that straddles culture and cutting edge which such finesse. Plus, we don't have to tell you that the party scene here is sexy, shimmering and non-stop, much like Singapore itself. Before you travel, check in on visitsingapore.com for party recommendations and booking details, but also see our guide to drinking in Singapore, here.
For more travel-related information, guides to Singapore's neighbourhoods and information about events like the Grand Prix, log on to visitsingapore.com.
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