Hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend that just passed…because you won’t be getting another one until May (and those will be Tuesdays so…). But that’s okay, because events all around Singapore this April cater to just about everyone. If you’re looking to get cultural, there’s lots to discover about Singapore’s own history, or if shows are more your thing, Katy Perry’s upcoming concert might be right up your alley. More into sports, the Singapore Rugby 7s might be just the thing for you.
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Check out these 12 activities we’ve rounded up here and see what tickles your fancy. We’re pretty sure you’ll find some way to entertain yourself this month.
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NTUC Income Run and Farmer's market
Happening at the end of April, the Income Eco Run takes place at the F1 Pit Building and will this year include a Farmer’s Market from a slew of local and eco vendors including Beans to Bar, VeganBurg, Bettr Barista and Bushwick Biotech. Find out how you can live a zero waste lifestyle in Singapore, or live a more sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyle. There will be workshops run by Edible Garden City, Zero Waste SG and more.
Income Eco Run 2018 happens on 29 April, 2018 at the F1 Pit Building. IncomeEcoRun.sg.
Katy Perry Witness Tour
Rejoice, KayCats: Katy Perry is bringing her Witness tour to the Singapore Indoor Stadium on April 8. The only performer with three RIAA Diamond Song Awards for “Roar”, “Dark Horse” and “Firework”, she’ll be performing hits from her latest album as well as her classic favourites.
Get your tickets at sportshub.com.sg.
Singapore International Jazz Festival
ICYMI, the Singapore International Jazz Festival (SING JAZZ) is turning up the heat this year with shows by leading international artists like Jamie Cullum, Lauryn Hill, Estelle and DJ Ferry Corsten. The festival will run from 6-8 April with music playing till the wee hours of the morning (literally, The Late Show goes from 10pm to 4am!).
Also don’t miss the Festival Village, a whole new part of the event for this year that showcases 16 local and regional bands starting from Wednesday.
SING JAZZ runs from 4 to 8 April at Marina Bay Sands.
Happening 6 to 8 April over at the Singapore Expo Hall, PetExpo is the country’s largest pet fair where animal lovers can pick up accessories for their furry friends and even meet a new one or two! Part of the proceeds from the event will go to animal shelter groups in Singapore with events like a doggy fashion show. This year PetExpo will also be hosting their very first Made in Sgpaw Square where local pet-preneurs come together to sell their products and services.
PetExpo happens 6 to 8 April at the Singapore Expo Hall.
Japan too far away to head to for a long weekend? No worries, just visit Gardens by the Bay where an Anime Garden has been set up in the Supertree Grove. Anime-fans can take part in a range of colourful, themed activities including concerts, celebrity cosplayer appearances and even a Pikachu parade.
Anime Garden at Gardens by the Bay is on from now until 18 March.
Rugby 7s Singapore
Hot men in shorts? Who would say no? And thanks to the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2018, you can see 16 teams of them as they battle out on the National Stadium. If the game itself isn’t your thing, no worries, there’s a host of parties and entertainment offerings for you to enjoy including performing acts in the stadium as well as post-game fun in Clarke Quay.
The HSBC World Rugby Singapore Sevens will be held from 28-29 April 2018. Find out more at the official website.
Singapore International Festival of the Arts
For a whole month, Singapore celebrates the arts with theatre, dance and music performances, bringing together the best of local and international artists. This year’s theme is titled “Legacy and the Expanded Classic” and explores how legacies have left their mark on our future through the arts as well as what “classic” means in the 21st century.
SIFA runs from 26 April to 12 May. More information is available at www.sifa.sg
A chance to reacquaint yourself with a little bit of Singapore history, Monument Trail is a stroll to all the historical landmarks of the Civic District. It starts at Cavenagh Bridge near the mouth of the Singapore River, once the heart of Singapore’s commercial activity and entrepôt trade, and brings you through Empress Place and Esplanade Park before ending at War Memorial Park. Along the way you can also learn about the interesting trees that line the areas.
Monument Trail happens Saturday, 28 April. Register online at www.nparks.gov.sg/events.
Embark on a night of heart-stopping magic with Circus 1903 this April. While it has a massive cast of acrobats, contortionists and illusionists, the show will not involve any live animals – just puppets.
Get your tickets at sistic.com.sg.
Break Out 2018 K-Dance Extreme Comedy
Want to watch Korean b-boys bring out the fancy footwork? Head down to the MES Theatre at MediaCorp this April for Break Out 2018 K-Dance Extreme Comedy. Featuring Korea’s leading breakdancers, be prepared for slick moves and side-splitting antics.
Get your tickets at sistic.com.sg.
Evening Chorus at Kranji Marshes
Don’t worry if you can’t hold a tune, this event is more walking than warbling and gives visitors a chance to explore the Kranji marsh, woodland and grass habitats. Visitors will be guided through the ecologically sensitive core conservation area which is not usually opened to the public. The approximately 3 km guided walk will take visitors on a two-hour journey.
Evening Chorus at Kranji Marshes takes place on Saturday, 14 April, register online at www.nparks.gov.sg/events.
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Singapore Heritage Festival
Fancy catching a film at a drive-in cinema reminiscent of Jurong in the 70s; embarking on explorations to learn about the lesser-known aspects of Chinatown’s history; or soaking in the old-meets-new charm of Jalan Besar? The 15th edition of the Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF), Singapore’s signature heritage festival organised by the National Heritage Board, will be offering all that, and more, over three weekends in April. This year, the festival will focus in five key locations — Jurong, Jalan Besar, Chinatown, Bras Basah Bugis and Toa Payoh.
The Singapore Heritage Festival happens over the three weekends of April from 6 to 22 April.