10 Exciting Events in Singapore to Start The Year 2018 with
Usher in the new year with this line-up of exciting activities in Singapore! Burn away your post-holiday weight by joining the Transformers Run at Palawan Green. Immerse in Indian culture during the Pongal Festival and hunt for good bargains at Little India. Golf fans can look forward to seeing their golf idols in action at the Singapore Open. Are you a mom or an expectant mother? You should not miss the grand Baby Fair that kicks off 2018!
All these and more are in store for you in Singapore this January! Read on to learn more and choose the event that suits your taste. Happy new year!
Transformers Run 2018
Good for families to spend time together in a sharing way
The first ever Transformers Run is happening in Singapore this January! The event is highlighted with a 5-km Fun Run of family-themed carnival that promises to bring a lot of fun to the whole family. The Transformers Run is organized by SouthWest Community Development Council (SWCDC) with the support of SG Cares and Community Chest. Proceeds from this event will go to charity.
Imagine Dragons Evolve World Tour
Good for fans of rock and roll music
The Grammy Award-winning band is returning to Singapore for a one-night only concert! The event is part of the band’s Evolve World Tour. Evolve is Imagine Dragon’s third album, which includes rising hits like “Whatever It Takes” and “Thunder”. Fans will also get to hear live rendition of the band’s smash hits such as “It’s Time”, “Believer”, and “Radioactive”.
Vienna Boys Choir
Art & Culture
Good for kids to see, sing, study and socialise with Vienna Boys Choir
The week-long SVBC event will culminate with a celebratory concert with the Vienna Boys Choir. The singing group is considered to be the youngest ambassadors of Vienna, serenading the world with their angelic voices. Singaporeans will get a chance to interact and learn from the Vienna Boys Choir during SVBC Week and hear them sing at the finale concert. The choir will be accompanied by the Kids’ Philharmonic Orchestra.
Pongal Harvest Festival
Good for those want a soak-up of Indian culture right in Singapore
Pongal is a traditional Indian harvest festival that is also celebrated in Singapore. It is the farmers’ way of giving thanks to Surya, the Sun God and giver of life. During the festival, Little India becomes a hub of activities that celebrates Indian culture. Look out for bargains at the mini village along Campbell Lane or cultural performances and street light-up at Kinta Road.
M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2018: Let’s Walk
Art & Culture
For a dose of contemporary art in interaction with others
Imagine a series of performances and art installations against the backdrop of Marina Bay. That’s what Let’s Walk is all about. It is a modern take on art and performance which was started by Singaporean artist, Amanda Heng. In 2018, Let’s Walk will be adopted as the theme for the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. Amanda Heng will conduct a Walking Workshop with art and design students from different institutions. The public is free to join the walk which will begin at The Substation and end at Merlion Park.
Singapore Open Golf 2018
Sports & Fitness
Good for fans of golf
If you are fond of golf, then this is your chance to see the best golfers in the world in action! Reigning US Masters champion, Sergio Garcia from Spain, and former Open champion, Louis Oosthuizen from South Africa, will be among the golf superstars who will compete in the US$1 million tournament. They will be joined by top players from the Asian and Japan Tours.
Baby World – Baby Fair 2018
Good for families to shop for baby stuff at huge discounts
Baby Fair Singapore is dubbed as the largest and leading baby fair in Singapore. Once a year, the biggest players in the maternity and baby products industry converge to provide a smorgasbord of choices ranging from nursery furniture to adorable baby clothes. Moms and moms-to-be can enjoy huge discounts on various items. 1,500 free goodie bags are also up for grabs!
ART STAGE Singapore 2018
For art lovers to enjoy and know more about the art market
Art Stage returns to Singapore for the 8th edition of this annual event. It is considered as the flagship art fair of Southeast Asia, kicking off the international art season every January. The fair features the best of Asian contemporary art in an effort to create a stronger and more unified Southeast Asian market.
KidsFest 2018: Hairy Maclary and Friends
For any kid to meet up and have fun with many of the popular characters
KidsFest is coming back to Singapore for another year! Six world-class theatre productions for kids will be featured in the 2018 KidsFest, including the beloved Hairy Maclary and Friends. The family-friendly musical is an official adaptation of the popular Hairy Maclary children’s books by Lynley Dodd.
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore 2018
For music lovers to indulge in the ultimate festival vibe with food and drink in hands
St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival promises a full day of music, food, drinks, fun, and good vibes at The Meadow – the perfect venue with the iconic Marina Bay Sands at the background. The 2018 line-up of artists includes international acts Amy Shark, Billie Eilish, Bonobo, AlexTBH, Heals and many more. They will be joined by Singapore’s very own Amateur Takes Control, Masia, Obedient Wives Club, Tim de Cotta, and The Lion City Boy.