5 Things to Do In November 2016

1. Singapore River Festival 2016

The annual Singapore River Festival returns once again to bring people from all walks of life together. This year’s edition will feature a tightrope spectacle by French performance group Underclouds Cie, who will be performing in Asia for the first time at the festival. The headline performance, which is inspired by the story of the Singapore River, will include a mix of tightrope acrobatics, choreography, music effects and multimedia projections.

Other highlights of the festival include Circular Spectacular – a street carnival with live music, street performances and art installations – as well as the curiously quiet dance party Silent Disco. Foodies can also look forward to a range of good eats, specially curated by a panel of chef judges.

Dates: 4 to 5 November 2016
Time: Varies. See here for more details.
Venue: Clarke Quay and Boat Quay areas
Admission: Varies. See here for more details.

singapore-river-festival(Source: Singapore River Festival)

2. SCC International Rugby 7s 2016

Presented by the Singapore Cricket Club, this year’s international rugby tournament will see top teams descending upon our humble shores to compete for the coveted Ablitt Cup. Rugby fans can look forward to three full days of action-packed matches, as teams from Australia, Dubai, Fiji, Italy, South Africa and the United Kingdom battle it out on the field in one of the world’s oldest rugby tournaments.

Dates: 4 to 6 November 2016
Times: See here for more details.
The Padang

Admission: From $10 and up. Get your tickets here.

scc-rugby-7s-singapore(Source: The SCC 7s Facebook)

3. Amoy Street Bloc Party

The historic Amoy Street has seen many popular bars and restaurants popping up in recent years, so it was only a matter of time that someone threw a big street party for all to enjoy. Come November, the good people at the Spa Esprit Group will transform Amoy Street into a bustling street festival for the first time, with live performances, day drinking (#yasss) and of course, plenty of good eats. Tantalise your tastebuds with signature dishes from participating establishments like Ding Dong, boCHINChe, Employees Only and more.

Date: 20 November 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 3pm – 10pm (party continues at Ding Dong until 12am)
Venue: Amoy Street
Admission: Free

ding-dong-singapore(Source: Ding Dong Facebook)

4. 27th Singapore International Film Festival

Film buffs can look forward to the 27th edition of the Singapore International Film Festival, which will feature over 100 film screenings across various genres, as well as masterclasses and talks led by industry experts. The audience can also participate in the Audience Choice Award by voting for their favourite film after each screening.

The festival, which brings together independent filmmakers from all over the region, will present both feature and short films from 52 different countries. The festival’s opening film Interchange – which will premiere at Marina Bay Sands – is a noir fantasy thriller by Dain Iskandar Said, one of Malaysia’s most well-known filmmakers.

Dates: 23 November to 4 December 2016
Time: Varies. See here for details.
Location: Varies. See here for details.

Admission: Varies. See here for details.

singapore-international-film-festival-2016(Source: Singapore International Film Festival Facebook)

5. Singapore Writers Festival 2016

Started in 1986 as a biennial festival, the Singapore Writers Festival brings together the world’s best literary talents alongside budding local creatives. This year’s theme is Sayang, which references the multi-faceted Malay term for endearment or pity.

Explore the depths of human emotion and the beauty of language, as the festival presents various readings, exhibitions, performances and more. Highlights of the festival include feature film One Hour To Daylight, as well as a reading by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri.

Dates: 4 to 13 November 2016
Time: Varies. See here for more details.
Location: Varies. See here for more details.

Admission: Varies. See here for more details.

singapore-writers-festival-2016(Source: Singapore Writers Festival Facebook)

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