Date: 27 February 2015 – 28 February 2015 (Friday – Saturday)
Time: 8pm (Pre-Parade: 7pm)
Venue: F1 Pit Building (next to Singapore Flyer)
Admission: $28.50 – $60
Seeing as how this year is Singapore’s 50th birthday (as if you didn’t know by now, from all the SG50 events and activities that have been going on), the theme for this year’s Chingay is We Heart SG. More than 10,000 floats and performers will turn the F1 Pit Building into a vibrant display of lights, pyrotechnics and festive cheer. Get your tickets here.
Date: 7 February 2015 (Saturday)
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Walk (or should we say dance?) down memory lane with Retrolicious, as Tommy Page, All-4-One and Color Me Badd play some of their top hits from the 80s and 90s. Come on, you know you want to groove to old-school tunes like Tommy Page’s classic hit ‘A Shoulder to Cry On‘. Don’t forget to dress up in your best retro gear, because you could walk away with a pair of SCOOT Business Class tickets to Gold Coast. Get your event tickets here.
Date: 14 February 2015 (Saturday)
Venue: Fort Canning Green, Fort Canning Park
Admission: $98 – $150
No plans for Valentine’s Day? The Gathering has the perfect solution for you, as they present their first multi-artist lineup of live music. Whether you’re going with or without a date, you’ll get to rock out to indie acts like Belle and Sebastian and Caribou. Get your tickets here.
(Source: The Gathering Facebook)
Great World Cabaret
Date: 19 February 2015 – 17 March 2015
Time: 8pm (Mon – Fri), 3pm and 8pm (Sat – Sun), no shows on Wednesdays
Venue: Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa
Admission: $68 – $128
Relive the swinging 60s (and 70s!) in Singapore with the Great World Cabaret – a musical that promises loads of nostalgic songs, references to icons (like striptease queen Rose Chan) and um, sequins. Lots of sequins. The musical, which is presented by Dream Academy (aka Selena Tan), will feature a different stand-up comedian every week – including Hossan Leong, Mark Lee and Judee Tan. Get your tickets here.
Cycle Out Poverty
Date: 28 February 2015 (Saturday)
Venue: Civil Service Club, 2 Netheravon Road
Admission: $38 – $48
If you need to burn off some calories from all that Chinese New Year feasting (you know you do), sign up for Cycle Out Poverty. The charity cycling event, which is organised by Habitat for Humanity Singapore, hopes to raise $50,000 for their Star-Builders programme. The initiative gives youth from disadvantaged backgrounds the resources to participate in Habitat volunteer programmes. There are 3 options to choose from – the 40km route (for the hardcore cyclist), the 25km route (for those who prefer a more relaxing ride) and the 5km fun ride (for lazy, but well-meaning people). Register here.
(Source: Cycle Out Poverty 2015)
Ben & Jerry’s Red Velvet Cake Ice Cream
Date: 1 March 2015 (Saturday)
Venue: Major supermarkets and convenience stores island-wide
OK, we know this technically isn’t an event (or in February for that matter), but we just had to list it because we love Red Velvet. And all good things should be shared, right? Come 1 March, Ben & Jerry’s will be launching its limited edition Red Velvet Cake ice cream in Singapore. Think rich Red Velvet Cake pieces buried within cream cheese frosting swirls, waiting to be found like treasure…We could wax lyrical about it all day, but it’s probably better if you try it for yourself.