This September, gear up for a whole slew of exciting activities coming your way as we enter the final months of the year. Check out these twelve events happening this month – just in time for the term break too!
30 Aug to 14 Sep: Singapore Science Festival
Augmented reality, chemical processes and all things science take centre stage at the 19th edition of the Singapore Science Festival. Jointly organised by the Agency for Science, Technology and Research and Science Centre Singapore, visitors will go on an educational journey through hands-on experiments, informative talks and curated workshops. Try your hand at exploding watermelons at the festival’s headlining AR game, created by local artist Eugene Soh, for maximum fun time with your geek gang.
Tickets to Singapore Science Festival from $30, visit Science Centre Singapore for more information.
31 Aug to 15 Sep: Sentosa Sandsation: Star Wars Edition
There’s still nearly four months before the latest Star Wars film opens in cinemas, but you can still indulge in your inner Jedi as Sentosa Sandsation brings your favourite characters to life in sand sculpture form! 20 iconic personalities such as Yoda, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader will be on display at the Siloso Beach as part of Southeast Asia’s largest sand sculpting festival, along with a live demonstration of Singaporean sand artist JOOheng Tan recreating famous villain Jabba the Hutt. Workshops and exclusive merchandise are also available for those who prefer to try things out or bring home souvenirs!
Admission to Sentosa is free for Singapore residents, visit Sentosa Sandsation for more information.
1 Sep: Bites & Vibes by Foodpanda
Kick off this month with delectable treats and live band performances as Foodpanda’s Bites & Vibes street party returns for a Sunday of food, music and wellness. More than 10 restaurant vendors will line Amoy Street with their wares – expect Mexican delights from Chico Loco, burgers from 25 Degrees Singapore and more! A stellar lineup of acts including indie alternative band Stop Gap, modern brass collective Barirumbles Brass and DJ KiDG will also be sure to keep the party going late into the night.
Admission is free, visit Bites & Vibes for more information.
7 Sep: Swapathon
Sustainable fashion is a buzzword for youths these days, and the upcoming Swapathon is hoping to push the concept further by introducing Singapore’s first ever sustainable fashion marathon. Organised by the Public Utilities Board and Swapaholic at the Marina Barrage, visitors can look forward to swapping their pre-loved clothes and earning points while picking up all-new wares. Nothing to swap? Visitors are welcome to head down for live music, good food and free upcycling workshops to learn more about going green.
Tickets from $25 for swappers/free for non-swappers, visit Swapathon for more information.
14 Sep: 2019 Epik High in Singapore
Veterans in the K-music scene, EPIK HIGH will be holding their first ever solo concert in Singapore this month at The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel. The alternative hip-hop trio will be performing their chart-topping songs such as ‘Fly’, ‘Born Hater’ and ‘Lovedrunk’ in what’s sure to be a nostalgic night to remember.
Tickets from $148, visit SISTIC for more information.
15 Sep: EXO PLANET #5 – ExplOration – in Singapore
Don’t mess up their ‘Tempo’; mega boyband EXO is finally making their return to our sunny island for EXO Planet #5 – ExplOration – in Singapore! Happening at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the K-pop juggernaut is sure to bring the house down with hit songs like ‘Overdose’, ‘Call Me Baby’ and ‘Love Shot’, as well as solo stages from the individual members.
Tickets from $178, visit SportsHubTix for more information.
15 Sep: Pay with Plastic at Tiong Bahru Market
Reducing our carbon footprint and feasting on hawker food come hand-in-hand at Tiong Bahru Market and World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore’s Pay with Plastic initiative on 15 September. From 8am to 6pm, simply trade in used, rinsed plastic bottles for 50-cent coupons (up to $5) that can be used to redeem dishes from participating stalls. These bottles will then be sent for recycling, helping everyone do their part for the environment. Bonus: Bring along your own reusable container for an additional $1 coupon!
Admission is free, visit Pay with Plastic for more information.
16 Sep: The 1975 Tour in Singapore
Four years since their last appearance at Laneway Festival, English pop-rock quartet The 1975 will be stopping by for the Singapore leg of their tour at The Star Theatre. Not only can fans expect songs from their latest album, A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships, the boys may also tease new music from their upcoming record that concertgoers will be able to hear live ahead of everyone else!
Tickets from $88, visit APACTIX for more information.
17 Sep: Music Is Universal
It’s said that music is a global language – and Music is Universal definitely embodies that with an evening of musical performances from all over the globe. Held at Zouk, four singer-songwriters will be spotlighted in a specially curated setlist that music fans from all walks of life will enjoy: American artist Jeremy Zucker, English duo Oh Wonder, Filipino alt-rock band juan karlos and homegrown talent Charlie Lim.
Admission by invite only, visit Universal Music Singapore for more information.
20 to 22 Sep: Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019
The most iconic racing event of the year is back with a bang as the Formula 1 circus heads to the Marina Bay Street Circuit from 20 to 22 September. Alongside the heart-stopping race and variety of trackside food options, the concert segment is not to be missed – headliners Gwen Stefani, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Muse will be joined by both local and international acts for three days of non-stop action.
Tickets from $98, visit Singapore Grand Prix for more information.
28 Sep: The Try Guys: Legends of the Internet – Live in Singapore
You’ve followed their exploits on Youtube since 2014, and at last, adventurous collective The Try Guys will be performing in Singapore for the only Southeast Asian stop on their first tour, Legends of the Internet. Made up of Keith Habersberger, Ned Fulmer, Zach Kornfeld and Eugene Lee Yang, the popular quartet will be bringing along their thrilling original performances to The Star Theatre stage in a unique, interactive way unlike any other show seen before.
Tickets from $98, visit SISTIC for more information.
29 Sep: Singapore Vegan Festival
Think going vegan means you’ll be stuck with boring dishes forever? The Singapore Vegan Festival proves otherwise – for one day only, discover the finer side of plant-based cuisine through cooking demonstrations by international chefs and panels about health, fitness and vegan nutrition. Head down to Raffles City Convention Centre on an empty stomach to try out the market stalls that’ll be set up by homegrown vegan brands too!
Tickets from $18, visit Singapore Vegan Festival for more information.
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