2013 Formula 1 SingTel Singapore Grand Prix
Get yourself into gear at the most famous race of them all as Formula One brings its Italian Stallion Ferrari and Deutsch drive Mercedes to Singapore streets. Watch the super cars race it out in the nocturnal Marina Bay street circuit and seize the opportunity to see star racers such as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel in action. For F1 fanatics and car enthusiasts alike, the time to burn rubber has arrived.
When: 20 – 22 September 2013
Where to go: Marina Bay/Esplanade Area
2013 Formula 1 Concert
The concert commemorating the F1 race is set to sparkle with stars just like the race itself. For those who are much more interested in raving on than revving up, fret not because you have not been forgotten. This year the glitzy lineup includes music industry heavy weights such as Rihanna and Justin Beiber. For the young at heart, Grammy award winner Tom Jones promises a memorable performance. Other headliners include The Killers, Korean bad boys Big Bang and Bob Geldof. Treat yourself to a truly international audio fest with the Dhol Foundation and up-and-coming songstress Laura Mvula. Local bands like The Great Spy Experiment and The Sam Willows are also set to take the stage making this concert all inclusive entertainment for music fans of all genres and generations.
When: 20 – 23 September 2013
Where to go: Stages at the Singapore Grand Prix
1 World Music Festival
As if the superstar lineup at the F1 concert was not enough to blow your mind, Singapore is set to shimmer with even more star power this September with the 1 World Music Festival. Enjoy a musical montage at the marina with a lineup of artists of various genres such as rappers Tinie Tempah and Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion) and electro/house newcomers Far East Movement and Iggy Azalea. Other performers include Malaysian songstress Yuna and DJs Taboo and Cosmic Gate. Let your hair down, put on your shiny new pumps and party to music from all over the globe at one location this September at the 1 World Music Festival.
When: 20 & 21 September 2013
Where to go: Marina Barrage
For connoisseurs of Asian cuisine and those who are fascinated with the ingredients that create the fire that defines the Asian gastronomical experience, Spicy Saturday promises to enlighten in more ways than one. An informative “Spice is Nice” exhibition and a walk along Fort Canning Spice Garden is what the spice curious can expect from Spicy Saturday. Learn all about the origins and uses of spices that are so essential to Asian cooking and bring home a special origami spice frame to commemorate your spicy adventure. Recommended for children aged 5 to 12 and accompanying adults, Spicy Saturday is ideal for families wanting to spend quality time together. Tickets cost $20 per adult and child pair, and the programme starts at 10am.
When: 14 & 28 September 2013
Where to go: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Hairspray the Musical
If you enjoyed the hilariously heartwarming sight of John Travolta prancing around in chubby drag in Adam Shankman’s movie rendition of “Hairspray”, then it’s high time you watched the smashing Broadway musical that inspired it all. For the very first time in South-East Asia, “Hairspray” makes its run in Singapore. Enjoy the hilarious antics of the plus-sized Tracy Turnblad as she fights her way through a parade of criticism to make it big on the Corny Collins Show. “Hairspray” is a brilliantly comedic musical that manages to discuss serious issues that are still relevant today such as racial discrimination, segregation and the female body image. Audiences will be given something to laugh about and much to reflect on in this ticklish but thought provoking production.
When: 26 September – 01 October 2013
Where to go: Esplanade Theatre
Club Dream: S.W.A.G - Sexy, Wild and Glamorous
A glitzy event for glamour girls and the rest of the glitterati to flaunt their fierceness at a dance party, Wednesday nights at club Dream are perfect for starlets who wish to dress to the nines and party. If you have always secretly craved the Hollywood treatment with paparazzi and red carpets rolled out exclusively for your Jimmy Choos and Louboutins then S.W.A.G is the event you will not want to miss out on. Indulge in decadence with five free Champagne Bellinis before midnight and another two after, and free entry for girls only.
When: Every Wednesday
Where to go: Club Dream, The Cannery, Clarke Quay
Sentosa Buskers Festival 2013
The stress of city life calls for the constant reminder of the Joker’s infamous line – Why so serious? Everyone can be a child again at this year’s Sentosa Buskers Festival. Enjoy Sundays of silliness with an international kaleidoscope of street performers and be entertained by acts such as Titan the Robot, Duoh Lala, Tuto Tul, Javi Javinchy and more. A mixed bag of humor, stunts and all round craziness spell Fun with a capital F for the whole family!
When: 7 – 15 September 2013
Where to go: Merlion Plaza to Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2013
The mid-Autumn festival is set to become one of the most celebrated cultural festivals in the Chinese calendar. Organized by the Kreta Ayer-Kim Seng Citizens’ Consultative Committee, this luminescent festival of rainbow colored delights will be a memorable experience for one and all. The Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2013 will kick off on 7 September with an opening ceremony featuring fireworks and multicultural performances, symbolizing the racial harmony that is the cornerstone of Singaporean culture. Bask in the ambience of Chinatown’s street light-up and explore the street bazaar with over 300 stalls offering mooncaks, lanterns, tea and other festive goods.
Street bazaar: 6 – 19 September2013 Opening Ceremony: 7 September 2013 Street Light-Up: 7 September – 4 October 2013
Where to go: Chinatown
Full Steam Ahead: Pre-Race Blowout
A beach party for those who wish to go beyond borderline ballistic best describes Full Steam Ahead. Unleash the marine party animal in you as you groove to the sand, sea and sounds of top local DJs. Singapore’s one and only full moon party promises to suck the sanity out of Saturday night with fire twirlers, giant beach balls and floating lanterns. Celebrate lunar lunacy with a banquet of scrumptious food, refreshing drinks and fun frolics at Tanjong Beach Club.
When: 14 September 2013
Where to go: Tanjong Beach Club, Sentosa
Racing of Yesteryears
Indulge in an evening of eras gone by reminiscing about the glorious monochromatic beginnings of grand prix races. Head down to Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt to partake of their special F1 menu. With a specially crafted music list and live band performance, your gourmet dinner will be served in the beautiful neo-Palladium building with a view of the Singapore River. Chef Jonathan Koh trained at Michelin-starred Le Jardin De Sens and Villa Augusta, and his menu will showcase the best of seasonal artisanal ingredients. Meanwhile, Maître’d Novalan Dorassamy will ensure your wine pairs perfectly with your meal. Enjoy an evening of nostalgia and top shelf wining and dining as you travel back into golden days for one silvery night.
When: 20 – 23 September 2013
Where to go: Olivia Cassivelaun Fancourt, The Arts House
Singapore International Triathlon 2013
Physical endurance is set to be tested at the Singapore International Triathlon this year. This race will allow a host of athletes with varying abilities to prove their prowess at different events such as a mini triathlon, sprint triathlon and even a kids triathlon. The Family Fun Relay is a new and invigorating activity for the whole family to enjoy together. With international sanctions from the International Triathlon Union and the Asian Triathlon Confederation, titans of triathlons should not miss out on the only international triathlon event in Singapore that also benefits the Singapore Children's Society.
When: 28 & 29 September 2013
Where to go: East Coast Park (Car Park E2)
Calling all techno nerds and gadget geeks, this is the one conference “by geeks for geeks” that you do not want to miss. Promising no startup or how to get rich talks, topics that will be covered include talks and ideas about current progressions and trends in the tech industry. This conference will therefore be ideal for tech professionals and students who want to keep abreast of the latest digital developments. Other hot topics such as data anonymisation, programming and app development will also be covered at the event.
When: 7 September 2013
Where to go: Microsoft 21st Floor, Marina Boulevard
Sentosa Boardwalk Bazaar
Bargains on the boardwalk and shopping by the sea are what you will get at the Sentosa Boardwalk Bazaar. Soak in the scenery as you stroll along the boardwalk and seek out unique items including hand crafted products and vintage high quality apparel. Like seashells on sandy beaches, you never know what you will find till you begin exploring the quaint little tents showcasing everything from fashion to manicures and henna art services.
When: Every Saturday
Where to go: Sentosa Boardwalk