Events in June 2013

Snakes and Ladders

It is the year of the snake in the Chinese zodiac, and to celebrate, the Singapore Philatelic Museum has put up an exhibition about this fascinating reptile. Bring the kids down to discover little-known facts about snakes. The permanent galleries at the museum introduce visitors to the world of philately, the study of stamps and postal history and other related items. Museum admission rates are $6 for adults and $4 for children aged 3 to 12. Museum admission is free on New Year's Day, Chinese New Year, National Day, Hari Raya Puasa, Deepavali and Christmas Day.

When: 01 February – 01 September 2013

Where to go: Singapore Philatelic Museum

The World Street Food Congress 2013

Calling all foodies! Street food is one of the most easily accessible parts of any nation’s culture. From Malaysia’s assam laksa to Vietnam’s chuoi nuong and even Mexico’s tacos, they’re all available at the World Streetfood Jamboree. Beat the queue and buy your tickets online, or get your one day passes at the doors. Priced at $28, one day passes include S$20 worth of food coupons, access to all demonstrations and music performances. Street food items are priced from S$6 upwards. Children age 6 and under may enter for free.

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When: 31 May – 09 June 2013

Where to go: F1 Pit Building & Paddock

The Great Singapore Sale 2013

It’s time to snap up some great deals again with the return of the Great Singapore Sale (GSS). This eight week shopping extravaganza is celebrating its 20th anniversary, and there are a whole host of gifts and prizes to be won. Shop with your MasterCard, the official card of the GSS, and not only stand to win tickets to the Phantom of the Opera, but also the biggest spender reward of $20,000! Head on down to the official GSS website for ecoupons, tourist privileges and more!

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When: 31 May – 28 July 2013

Where to go: Participating shops and merchants

Zoolympix 2013: Rescue Rangers

The Zoolympix are back for the 2013 school holidays. Wildlife across the world is in danger and your children are needed to save the planet! There are six different rescue missions to be completed, and participants will receive their reward at the end with a sure-win lucky dip. The Zoolympix are from 10 am to 4 pm daily, and cost $3 to take part. It is recommended for children between 5 and 12 years of age. The registration booth is at the start of the Treetops Trail. Admission to the zoo is not included.

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When: 01 – 09 June 2013

Where to go: Singapore Zoo

PC Show 2013

piano-mar2013Singaporeans love their tech goods, and the PC Show is the place to get score tech deals. Whether you’re looking for a new tablet, laptop, phone, camera, printer, memory card, keyboards or any other accessories, you’ll be able to find the best deals here. Make sure to be there before the doors open for the best deals, as many booths will sell a limited number of items at rock bottom prices with lots of freebies thrown in. The PC Show is open from 12 pm to 9 pm daily.

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When: 06 – 09 June 2013

Where to go: Singapore Expo Halls 5 & 6

Singapore Street Festival 2013

The Singapore Street Festival (SSF) uses street culture programmes to provide a performance platform for youths from Singapore and the region to showcase their skills and creativity. The SSF launches with the Vision into REALITY Concert and is headlined by SSF mentors and friends. Renowned artists such as Robert Fernando, Tama Goh, Khor Ai Ming and Erick Guansing among others will be sharing the stage with young performers. The SSF’s varied programme also includes a graffiti art showcase, a street dance competition, urban football freestyle competition, street magic performances and more!

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When: 07 June– 14 July 2013

Where to go: Various

Beerfest Asia 2013

If beer’s your passion, you can’t afford to miss Beerfest Asia. Now in its fifth year, it’s bigger and better than ever before. There will be more than 400 types of beers from all over the world, including award-winners from this year’s Asia Beer Awards, and new to market beers. You can also learn about the beer brewing process, sample home brews and purchase your own home brewing kit. The Whiskey & Wine Lounge is Beerfest’s newest marquee, and you can get whiskey and wine from America, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, Australia, Chile, France and other countries in one convenient location. Music and comedy are also essential components of Beerfest Asia. Don’t miss out on international and local bands and Comedy Club Asia’s performance.

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When: 13 – 16 June 2013

Where to go: Tent @ Marina Promenade (F1 tracks behind Singapore Flyer)

Road to EVO: South East Asia Major 2013

Gamers who are into fighting games might want to check out the South East Asia Major, the largest fighting game tournament in Asia. 60 players from 11 countries will be attending this tournament, competing against each other in Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3, King of Fighters XIII, Soul Calibur V and BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend, among others. If you can’t make it down, don’t worry – the tournament will be streamed live.

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When: 21 – 23 June 2013

Where to go: Alienware Arena (Lucky Chinatown)

Yfest 2013

Swing by the Esplanade and watch performers at this youth festival sing and dance their hearts out at the Y-Singstations and Urban Zone. Visitors will also be encouraged to try out graffiti painting under the guidance of local graffiti artists. The Swop Shop at the Esplanade Festival Village provides an opportunity for everyone to “freecycle” their unwanted clothes, books, DVDs and more. You could also blast out some tunes yourself at the K-OK! Booth, an arcade style karaoke machine.

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When: 21 – 23 June 2013

Where to go: Esplanade

Chris Tucker The Return Tour Singapore

Hollywood funnyman Chris Tucker is bringing his stand up show to Singapore for the first time. Prepare for a night of laughs from the man who has worked alongside Jackie Chan, Luc Besson, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro. Comedian Terry Hodges opens this one night only performance. As the show contains adult language and sexual content, audience members must be aged 16 and above.

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When: 25 June 2013

Where to go: Kallang Theatre

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