The spooky month of October is finally here! Drink to that at this year’s Oktoberfest, and prep the little ones (& yourself) for a month of celebrations!
From now till 13 October 2019, say “Prost” and dig into a hearty Oktoberfest meal at poolside restaurant, Blue Potato. Start your Oktoberfest feast with the quintessential Cold Cut Platter (S$42++) which includes salami, Rauchschinken (Black Forest Ham), Leberkäse (meatloaf), Leberwurst (liver pâté) with our Laugenbrezel (German soft pretzels). For a taste of Bavarian culture, tuck into Honey Bavarian Baby Pork Ribs accompanied with potato wedges and sauerkraut (half rib $26, full rib S$35).
Pork knuckles are a vital part of the Oktoberfest tradition. Indulge in the Crispy Oven-Roasted Pork Knuckle, Snail Sausage (pork) and Nürnberger Platter (for two – S$58++) accompanied with sauerkraut, potato wedges, Laugenbrezel (German soft pretzels) and onion sauce.
The Oktoberfest Specials are available during lunch from 12pm to 3pm and during dinner from 6.30pm to 10pm (last order 9.30pm) at Blue Potato.
For enquiries and reservations, please call us at 6239 1847/1848 or email email@example.com
Oktoberfest At Blue Potato
Now till 13 October
20 Merchant Rd, 178882
The world’s most famous beer festival is coming to Singapore again and Paulaner’s celebrating it the Bavarian way with the best beer, best food, original music and in Singapore’s one and only authentic Bavarian micro-brewery! So, get your Dirnd’l and Lederhos’n on and join Paulaner for a month of epic celebrations!
1L beer mugs with specially brewed Oktoberfest beer, hearty food, Bavarian fashion and 2 fabulous bands flown in from Germany – soak it all up the authentic way and only at Paulaner Bräuhaus!
Freshly brewed on-site, its original Paulaner Oktoberfest beer is brewed according to the traditional Oktoberfest beer recipe. Slightly stronger in % volume than regular beers, this brew is the color of dark honey – with a distinctively pleasant taste and aromatic notes of malt followed by a slight hint of sweetness. Early birds can purchase a beer booklet (10+2) for only $140++. Hearty, authentic Bavarian fare – a perfect match to its rich and malty Paulaner Oktoberfest beer.
Bring your friends and tuck into its specially curated 3-course Bavarian sharing platters menu! Find out more here.
Oktoberfest At Paulaner
Now till 27 October
9 Raffles Boulevard, #01-01, Millenia Walk, 039596
Temasek Shophouse and NUS Business School’s Asia Centre for Social Entrepreneurship & Philanthropy (ACSEP) have come together to launch For Love Shines: An Ode to 200 Years of Philanthropy in Singapore, a Singapore Bicentennial exhibition.
For Love Shines: An Ode to 200 Years of Philanthropy in Singapore, is conceptualised from NUS ACSEP’s landmark research “Philanthropy in Asia Series” that delves into 200 years of philanthropy, and highlights five significant eras that demonstrate the evolution of Singapore’s philanthropy-scape.
Launched at Temasek Shophouse – a social impact hub that seeks to serve the common good, the exhibition is open to the public from now to 31 October 2019.
For Love Shines: An Ode to 200 Years of Philanthropy in Singapore
Now till 31 October
Weekdays: 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Weekends and Public Holidays: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Temasek Shophouse, 28 Orchard Road, 238832
If you love a good g&t, or just gin in general – be sure to head to CE LA VI for its weekly sunset sessions! And, the folks at The Botanist Gin have created two special cocktails just for the occasion: The Botanist Sunset, an Insta-worthy and delightfully tasty cocktail made with Fever Tree Aromatic tonic ($23) and The Botanist Spritz, a refreshing and bubbly spritz featuring prosecco and club soda that is simple and easy to drink ($23).
Sunset Sessions: The Botanist Gin x CE LA VI
Now till 13 October
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
CE LA VI, 1 Bayfront Avenue Hotel, Tower 3, Level 57 Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, 018971
Voilah! 2019 presents a vast spectrum of more than 50 programmes that span across various fields from culture, education, science, lifestyle, tourism, to sport. Each programme of this multidisciplinary festival is co-produced by a local partner and, collectively, they seek to tantalise the senses of every festival-goer. The festival will open with a grand harmony created by French and Singapore musicians. Renowned superstar cellist, Gautier Capuçon will play with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in a one-night-only performance that explores the impassioned Schumann Cello Concerto.
Voilah! 2019 also presents programmes that facilitate exchanges between the two communities, and propose alternative views on familiar issues and spaces. Four Francophone writers will take part in the annual Singapore Writers Festival to share their perspectives on the role of language in the formation of identities and communities.
Find out more about the various events and more here!
Voilah! France Singapore Festival
3 October to 17 November
Takashimaya Department Store’s annual festival of Japanese gastronomical culture — Japan Food Matsuri — returns on Thu 3 Oct 2019 to Takashimaya Square, B2! This annual festival (“matsuri” means festival in Japanese) brings people together to experience Japanese food and products for all, young and old. Enjoy fresh seafood bentos from Hokkaido, assorted Japanese sweets and snacks like matcha cheese tarts, soft serve, obanyaki, and discover an entire range of Japanese beauty and wellness products!
Japan Food Matsuri is held in conjunction with Takashimaya Department Store’s 26th Anniversary with the tagline: “Love the Now, Embrace the Next”, by telling us to cherish what we currently have by living in the moment, while keeping an eye on the exciting things that the future brings!
Soak yourself in the festive atmosphere with Japanese food from the numerous stalls, and join in the fun with lucky draws, live demonstrations, and more!
The Finder Kids is throwing a kooky Halloween carnival at Wheeler’s Estate, and you are invited! Pre-register online by September 27, 2019, for an afternoon filled with awesome activities such as the Monster Hunt, photo-taking, terrifyingly delicious treats, a costume contest and much more! Suitable for kids aged 2 to 12.
The Finder Kids’ Monster Mashup Halloween!
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Lane, 798386
After 12 months away, Urban Ventures 12 is back with a bang at Keong Saik and Jiak Chuan Road!
This time Urban Ventures is activating the community and bringing your favourite bars and restaurants in the area out onto the streets. Expect good food, drinks and quality music that tickle your tastebuds and tingle your ear drums! In true UV fashion, they’ve got something for everyone. This includes fitness classes, workshops, market stalls, roving performances, DJs, live music, live art, F&B, and more. The full programme will be announced very soon – so keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the ground!
Urban Ventures 12: Keong Saik Street Carnival
3 p.m.– 10:30 p.m.
Keong Saik Rd
Wheeler’s Estate aims to be a one-stop lifestyle destination where you can enjoy food, music and shopping. Wheeler’s Market is created to bring more activities to our space as well as providing a platform for local talents to showcase their artisanal collections or collectibles. Get ready to pick up cool treasures while enjoying live music performances!
The Straits Times Photo Exhibition will feature 100 images captured by ST photojournalists in 2018 and 2019. Some of the best videos produced by its photojournalists and video team will also be shown.
The World Press Photo exhibition celebrates the most provocative, powerful and poignant images taken by photojournalists and documentary photographers around the world. A new digital segment will also showcase the winning entries of the Digital Storytelling Contest is added this year.
Don’t miss The Straits Times’ Series of Talks on Photojournalism, too. This series of talks and panel discussions will be conducted by ST photojournalists and two visiting World Press Photo award-winning photojournalists and will be held as part of the outreach programme during the festival. Topics include Climate Change, Drone Photography as well as Social and Human Rights Issues.
Through The Lens: Photo exhibitions by The Straits Times
5 – 27 October
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
National Museum of Singapore, Stamford Gallery and The Concourse, 93 Stamford Rd, 178897
The GREAT Wine & Dine Festival returns this year to showcase some of the world’s best wines as nominated by the world’s best palates led by Ms. Jeannie Cho Lee, a renowned Wine Pinnacle Awards Committee member who is also the first Asian Master of Wine. Bringing together the wines from the nominees in the Wine Pinnacle Awards, the festival is set to be the premier wine event in Southeast Asia for both wine professionals and enthusiasts, featuring over 400 wines and craft sake.
Wine-lovers can look forward to masterclasses by the world’s top wine critics such as Doug Frost, Master of Wine and Master Sommelier; as well as tasting and acquiring the world’s best wines in one place. Additionally, guests can look forward to a tantalising spread of food and desserts, including wine-pairing dinners at some of Resorts World Sentosa’s celebrity chef restaurants such as table65, Fratelli Trattoria and TEPPAN by Chef Yonemura, along with a first-in-Singapore pop-up dining concept – Los Angeles’ cult Lobsterdamus, known for their grilled wild-caught Maine lobsters.
Tickets and more information to The GREAT Wine & Dine Festival 2019 are now available for purchase on www.thegreatfestival.sg.
The GREAT Wine & Dine Festival
10 to 12 October
10 October 2019, 3pm – 10pm: Trade & RWS Members
11 – 12 October 2019, 11am – 10pm: Open to Public
Resorts World Sentosa, Resorts World Convention Centre (West Ballroom), 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Singapore’s leading bilingual theatre company raises its curtains for The Wright Stuff Festival with Permanence by Gina Chew – an original script written with an unapologetic honesty about the seductive undercurrents of toxic relationships. Delving deep into the desires and picturesque expectations of adulthood, Permanence explores underlying dilemmas faced by young women in contemporary 21st-century society.
Gina Chew was first involved in the inaugural The Wright Stuff back in 2017 – a playwright- mentorship programme that culminated in an intimate performance space: NOWplaying@17 with Toy Factory Productions Ltd, which has now evolved into a festival of original works that spans across 4 weekends in tandem with, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts at the NAFA Studio Theatre.
Get your tickets here.
Permanence by Gina Chew
10 – 13 October
3pm / 8pm
NAFA Studio Theatre, Nanyang Academy Of Fine Arts Campus 3, 151 Bencoolen Street, 189656
The Brazil Global Tour 2019 is coming to Singapore next month! The Brazil National football team will return to Singapore for two spectacular international friendlies against the best football teams in Africa.
Held at the National Stadium, the Brazilian National football team will take on the Senegal National football team on 10th October 2019, and the Nigeria National football team on 13th October 2019.
Witness world-class players on show in these two thrilling matches next month. Tickets go on sale on now at Sportshub.
Health Fiesta (健康保健展), the premier Health, Wellness and Nutrition event is back at Singapore Expo Hall 4B from 11 to 13 October 2019, with more exhibitors and products from a diverse array of brands and new exciting programmes.
The event will also feature free informative sessions by doctors and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) physicians, cooking demonstrations and sharing sessions with celebrities, as well as an engaging forum by the Society for Men’s Health.
For the first time, the highly-anticipated 23rd APHCA Hair & Makeup Olympics will take place under the same roof on 11 and 12 October. Held in conjunction with the International Beauty & Wellness Professionals Forum, it will feature the exciting “Nail and Lashes” and “Hair and Makeup” competitions.
Targeted at visitors aged 35 and above, the fifth edition of Health Fiesta will feature more than 100 exhibitors and 200 brands from various health and wellness industries.
Find out more here.
11 to 13 October
11am to 9pm (Sunday till 8pm)
Singapore Expo Hall 4B, 1 Expo Dr, 486150
The Massive! The Exclusive! The Explosive! Top in the market, doing what we do best, and bringing only the best to you! It is the No.1 BEST Baby Fair with massive varieties and the best offers.
Expect the unexpected with World-class brands! Enhanced shopping experience! Most Comprehensive range of products catered to pregnancy, birth and beyond!
Mummys Market Fair – Biggest Baby Fair in Southeast Asia
11 – 13 October
Singapore EXPO & MAX Atria, 1 Expo Drive, 486150
Singapore’s iconic Restaurant and SkyBar CÉ LA VI presents its newest event: Sky High Circus, a whimsical themed brunch series in collaboration with Evolve Arts to offer families with an entertaining and memorable experience. Sky High Circus was launched on Sunday, 8 September 2019, with its next edition on Sunday, 13 October 2019 from 12 – 3 pm and the final edition for the year on Sunday, 10 November 2019. Sky High Circus is the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon with loved ones as families can delight in themed performances and games while enjoying the breathtaking views of the Singapore Strait and Bay with exceptional cuisine and drinks.
For this edition of Sky High Circus, children will be taken through an exciting Superheroes themed journey led by a talented group from Evolve Arts.
Brunch is available at S$98++ for adults, while kids can dine for free with an Entertainment charge of S$30++. With the inaugural event sold out, reservations are recommended and can be made at +65 6508 2188 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sky High Circus at CÉ LA VI
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
1 Bayfront Avenue Hotel, Tower 3, Level 57 Marina Bay Sands SkyPark, 018971
Tanah•Air 水•土：A Play In Two Parts is directed by Drama Box’s Artistic Director Kok Heng Leun, together with renowned theatre artists Koh Wan Ching and Adib Kosnan. Tanah•Air 水•土：A Play In Two Parts looks at the dispossession and loss of the indigenous Malays and Orang Seletar of Singapore. “Tanah” (land) and “Air” (water) were their homes (Tanah Air) until the arrival of foreign interventions, displacing them from both. The deep sense of loss continues to be felt today.
“Tanah” is inspired by Isa Kamari’s “Duka Tuan Bertakhta”. Set in 1819 Singapore, a young girl loses her home on the sea and is forced to come ashore. As she navigates around the various parties who stake their claims to this land, she questions her identity, and struggles to find her footing on this land she calls home.
“Air” is a verbatim performance that looks at the displacement of the Orang Seletar, an indigenous community of Singapore, and how as Singapore evolved, they had to resettle in Johor, only to face the threat of being displaced again with the impending development of their customary territories.
What happens when a community’s ties to their land are severed? How do we know when to fight, negotiate, or simply succumb to agents of power?
Performed in Malay and Chinese, with Malay, Chinese and English surtitles
Tanah•Air 水•土：A Play In Two Parts
16 – 20 October
8.15pm – 11.15pm
Malay Heritage Centre,85 Sultan Gate, 198501
Revel in the reopening of our beloved Grande Dame and celebrate the event of a lifetime with a multitude of sensationally gifted Singaporean and international performers, a magnificent showcase of the hotel’s delectable culinary experiences, bespoke cocktails and wines, and a discovery of our most iconic intimate spaces including newly restored suites and gardens.
Look forward to an array of palatably enticing creations presented to you by our new celebrity chef restaurants: BBR by Alain Ducasse’s take on the traditional Pulpo a La Gallega, La Dame de Pic’s signature berlingots and 藝yì by Jereme Leung serving Spicy Tiger Prawns. Indulge in North Indian tandoori at Tiffin Room and tenderly cooked steaks by Butcher’s Block. Sip on specially curated bespoke cocktails and wines throughout the night.
Learn more at www.rafflesfestival.com.sg
Fancy entering an infinite galaxy of pearls, and finding yourself within a larger-than-life cup of bubble tea? For just two months from 19 October, The Bubble Tea Factory welcomes visitors to enjoy an enthralling and immersive bubble tea journey. Designed to stimulate the mind and provide a feast for the senses, visitors can look forward to more than ten multi-sensory and visually-stunning installations that will extend across its 7000sq ft premise at *SCAPE.
The Bubble Tea Factory invites visitors to immerse in the experience and relish its grounds with their five senses of sight, sound, touch, smell and taste.
The Bubble Tea Factory is open from 19 October to 18 December 2019, from 4 pm to 10 pm on weekdays, and 10 am to 10 pm on weekends. Tickets are available now via official ticketing partner Eventbrite and cost $24 (weekday) and $28 (weekend). Find out more here.
The Bubble Tea Factory
19 October to 18 December
4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends
*SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, 237978
Free flow beers from Erdinger Weißbräu and Paulaner Bräuhaus will be served, giving festival-goers a chance to enjoy a variety of beers from illustrious German breweries including Festival Beers that are brewed specially for Oktoberfest. A special Oktoberfest Buffet Menu is being prepared for VIP festival-goers to enjoy along with their free flow beers.
Be sure to be entertained by the true Munchen band –Rock Oompahs whom we specially engaged from Munich, Germany for the festival. They will be dressed in traditional Lederhosens and play classic pop dance tunes, current hits and traditional German Oktoberfest Music with a Rock Twist.
*Separate ticket charge applies for entry before 6pm.
Grab your tickets now at www.oktoberfestasia.com
Oktoberfest Asia 2019
Oktoberfest Marquee on Tan Tye Place beside Clarke Quay
The Finder Kids is throwing a Halloween Hunt at Cluny Court, and you are invited! Pre-register online by October 18, 2019, for an afternoon filled with awesome activities such as the Halloween Hunt, photo-taking, terrifyingly delicious treats, a costume contest and much more! Suitable for kids aged 2 to 12. *Free admission but pre-registration is required*
Spaces are limited! Click here to pre-register now!
Singapore Polo Club has planned a line of thrilling games and activities that’s sure to send a chill up your spine. And… if you are game enough, visit it’s haunted room but… Beware…. Something is lurking in there…..!
Register your interest before 14 October at email@example.com
The party is ideal for children aged six and above at $35+ for members and $45++ for non-members. Find out more here!
This is only the start of what’s to come and the fate of Singapore lies in your hands. Choose to battle at Zedtown Asia: Battle for Singapore as a Survivor, where you’ll need to overcome the challenges that stand in your way en route to ending the Zombie Apocalypse.
Tickets to Zedtown Asia: Battle for Singapore, are available via Sports Hub Tix, and ticket prices range from $40 for the ‘Alpha Zombie’ category to $125 for the ‘VIP’ category, for a single session. There are only a limited number of participation spots left at Asia’s first-ever zombie survival game, with even more limited spots available for both the ‘Alpha Zombie’ and ‘VIP’ categories.
What’s more, the first 100 ticket holders who present their Zedtown tickets at Zouk on 26 October 2019 will enjoy complimentary access to Zouk’s Halloween Party – the official after-party venue for Zedtown Asia: Battle for Singapore.
Do note Zedtown players must be 18 years or older to participate in the event. For more information on Zedtown Asia: Battle for Singapore, please visit www.zedtown.sg.
Zedtown Asia: Battle for Singapore
National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, 397629
Inspired by the famous 18th-century Chinese book Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, the Asian Civilisations Museum has created a fantastical world full of creatures in this one-night-only Halloween special. Get spooked by chilling performances and paranormal panelist talks.
Or go on our first-ever, adults-only immersive experiential storytelling in the dark. Make your own wicked awesome souvenir or have your fortunes drawn by local illustrators: You might just find your new favourite haunting ground.
ACM After Dark: Tales From Beyond
7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Pl, 179555
The exhibition offers visitors the rare opportunity to experience over 90 magical years of Disney animation. One of the highlights of the show is the debut of original artworks from the highly-anticipated film, Frozen 2.
From Steamboat Willie (1928), the first Disney cartoon with a synchronised soundtrack, classic films including Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) and The Lion King (1994), to blockbusters such as Frozen (2013), Zootopia (2016) and Moana (2016), the exhibition pays homage to the artistry and technological innovation that have brought Disney’s world-renowned characters to life.
Shown in Southeast Asia for the first time, this landmark exhibition features over 500 exceptional art pieces, including original drawings, paintings, sketches and concept art curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. In keeping with ArtScience Museum’s ethos of presenting captivating interactive exhibitions, the show also includes projections, audio-visual displays, alluring exhibits that transport visitors into the world of Disney’s films, and hands-on educational activities.
(image: Frozen 2, 2019, Concept art, Lisa Keene © Disney)
Disney: Magic of Animation
26 October to 26 March 2020
ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, 018974
Singapore will play host to the last leg of the 2019 ASICS Relay series happening on 26 October 2019 at Bayfront Event Space, Singapore!
The third edition of the ASICS Relay in Singapore will see more than 1500 teams racing the night relay in celebration of fitness, friendship and teamwork. Runners and supporters can also look forward to an evening of festivity filled with music, food and good fun.
So, gather your buddy of 2 or team of 4 members, and battle for the top spots in Southeast Asia’s largest night relay race to win attractive prizes. Keeping true to our belief that teamwork precedes individual ability. Together we go far!
Located in the iconic Sim Lim Square, Pinball Wizard will be transported for one night only into the grounds of Transylvania, inspired by the venue’s iconic Dracula pinball machine. Guests can expect music hits from the 90s through to the early ’00s, and are invited/actively encouraged to dress up for the Halloween event. Best-dressed prizes will be awarded on the night!
For table reservations, please contact Pinball Wizard at +65 8189 1971 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Melodi Ghui, September 2019 / Photos: respective events and Instagram
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