1. Reopening of the Glass Rotunda at the National Museum of Singapore
After two years of renovation, the Glass Rotunda at the National Museum of Singapore will finally be reopening this December. The gallery, which pays homage to natural history, will house two new interactive digital art installations. Story of the Forest is a commissioned digital piece by Tokyo-based art collective teamLab, the same team behind the popular Future World exhibit at the ArtScience Museum. The other installation, Singapore, Very Old Tree, is a creation by renowned local photographer Robert Zhao.
Dates: From 10 December 2016
Location: National Museum of Singapore
Admission: Free for Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents, Standard Admission for foreigners. See here for details.
(Source: The National Museum of Singapore)
2. The Nutcracker by the Singapore Dance Theatre
This December, the Singapore Dance Theatre presents a true Christmas classic for the holiday season. Based on the original story by E.T.A Hoffman, The Nutcracker is a heartwarming story about love, loss and the beauty of imagination. Audiences can look forward to a ballet presented on a stunning set, with enthralling choreography by Janek Schergen and costumes designed by local theatre designer Aaron Yap. Definitely a must-watch for the festive season.
Dates: 7 to 11 December 2016
Time: Refer to performance schedule here.
Location: Esplanade Theatre
Admission: From $30. See here for more details.
(Source: Singapore Dance Theatre)
3. ZoukOut 2016
Our favourite dance music festival in Singapore returns once again for two days of good beats, booze and of course, partying. Indulge in some year-end revelry, as the 16th edition of ZoukOut brings together some of the biggest names in the music industry – including headline acts like Hardwell, Alan Walker, Martin Garrix and more. For more details on the set list, see here.
Dates: 9 to 10 December 2016
Time: 8pm until late
Location: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Admission: From $128. See here for details.
(Source: ZoukOut Facebook)
4. Slipper Race 2016
Take a walk in your slippers for a good cause (and burn off some calories in anticipation for all that Christmas feasting you know you’re going to do) at Slipper Race 2016, a non-competitive 3.5km race. Jointly organised by SAFRA Punggol and youth social enterprise Soule, the event aims to help provide better educational and training opportunities for beneficiaries in Singapore and Cambodia. Why slippers though, you may ask? Well, many underprivileged children in Cambodia walk 3 to 6 kilometres a day to get to school, and the Slipper Race hopes to stimulate that experience and encourage Singaporeans to help the less privileged in their educational pursuits.
Dates: 10 December 2016
Venue: SAFRA Punggol and Punggol Waterway Park
Admission: From $15. See here for details.
(Source: Project Happy Feet Facebook)
5. MasterChef Dining & Bar Singapore
Fancy seeing some MasterChef action in real life? MasterChef Dining & Bar Singapore brings together top MasterChef personalities from around the world – such as world-renowned chef Marco Pierre White – to create bespoke menus that any foodie will appreciate. Other invited MasterChef personalities include Audra Morrice, Reynold Poernomo and Singaporean Woo Wai Leong (who won MasterChef Asia btw). Besides experiencing exlusive menus created specially for the event, patrons will also be able to interact with the chefs in an open-kitchen setting – so yes, this is your chance to get that celebrity selfie you were hoping for.
Dates: Runs until 9 December 2016.
Time: 12pm to 2.30pm; 7pm to 10pm
Location: Ash & Elm, Intercontinental Singapore
Admission: From $138. See here for details.
Charred Mangalica Pork by Chef Woo Wai Leong (Source: MasterChef Dining & Bar Singapore)