Cirque du Soleil returns to Singapore this year for an amazing show you won’t want to miss. Featuring 46 circus performers from 17 different countries, Totem tells the story of human evolution through some pretty impressive singing, acting and of course, acrobatics.
Dates: 28 October – 6 December 2015
Time: Tue – Fri: 8pm / Tue (10 Nov): 4.30pm & 8pm / Sat: 4.30pm & 8pm / Sun: 1.30pm & 5pm
Venue: Under the Big Top at Bayfront Avenue, next to Marina Bay Sands.
Admission: From $98 (Get your tickets here.)
Singapore’s biggest literary event is back again and this year’s edition, themed Island of Dreams, will feature over 300 programmes and activities centred around the literary arts.
Event highlights include a meet-and-greet with award-winning biographer Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, who is best known for his books Becoming Dickens (2011) and The Story of Alice (2015). There will also be literary performances, songwriting workshops and even a letterpress printing masterclass. Not a bad way to impress a date.
Dates: 30 October – 8 November 2015
Time: Varies on the events
Venue: Various (See here for full list of venues.)
Admission: From $5 (Get your tickets here.)
(Source: Singapore Writers Festival Facebook)
It’s time to get your cruise wear out, because Asia’s largest music festival out at sea is happening this November. It’s The Ship is a 4-day round trip cruise from Singapore to Langkawi…except with a musical festival on board. Kind of like ZoukOut, but on a ship. With headline acts like Showtek, Kaskade and Ferry Corsten alongside over 30 other international acts, boarding a cruise has never been more exciting.
Dates: 20 – 23 November 2015
Time: 1pm (20 November) – 8am (23 November)
Venue: The Royal Caribbean International’s Mariner of The Seas (aka the ship you’ll be partying on)
Admission: From $588 (Get your tickets here.)
(Source: It’s The Ship)
As a final nod to this year’s SG50 celebrations, the newly commissioned National Gallery Singapore will be opening its doors to the public next month. The Gallery, which is located within the refurbished City Hall and former Supreme Court buildings, is one of the largest visual arts spaces in the region.
The Gallery will kick off their Opening Festival with Share the Hope, an art carnival with community activities for all. The Opening Festival will run until 6 December 2015 and will include activities such as film screenings, musicals and dance performances.
Dates: 24 November – 6 December 2015
Time: 11am – late
Venue: National Gallery Singapore
(Source: National Gallery Singapore)
Deepavali is just around the corner and as excited as you are about getting another public holiday (you know you are), the Festival of Lights is also one of the most colourful times of the year in Singapore. If you’re not going away over the holiday, head to Little India for a vibrant display of lights, activity and of course, good food.
Date: 10 November 2015
Time: All day
Venue: Little India