Kickstart your summer in Singapore with a visit to one of the hottest events of the season. Whether you’re looking for an outdoor cinematic experience with a twist, a foodie festival or an after-dark dance concert, we share the top six events you can’t miss this season.
Peroni Sunset Cinema, until 15 May
The popular outdoor cinema experience sponsored by Italian beer company Peroni returns for another year, with an exciting new line-up of international films on Tanjong Beach, Sentosa. Extended to 14 days this year, the sell-out cinema event offers a unique cinematic experience as the sun sets, creating a tropical holiday feel. The 2019 line-up includes Green Book, Instant Family, Widows and biographical drama A Private War.
Arrive early for an immersive experience where you can relax on the beach with a drink and a bite to eat. The event opens at 5pm and the screenings begin at 7.45pm, and the beach bar and DJs are sure to keep you entertained until the sunset.
Tickets cost $31.80 and include a deck chair and the use of wireless headphones, for an immersive silent cinema vibe.
Peroni Sunset Cinema, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore
Singapore International Festival of Arts, 16 May-2 June
Singapore’s annual art festival returns with a creative calendar across dance, music, theatre, film and visual arts. Bringing together local talent and international artists, the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) adds a modern touch to creative 21st-century art. The programme includes a range of free events, outdoor events and dynamic installations, and a training workshop for actors. SIFA will also host 13 live performance productions across six weekends, to add an immersive and interactive element to the festival.
AIA Glow, 25 May
Reset, refresh and recharge with this one-day feel-good activity day, open from 7am until 11pm. Take part in fun activities, enjoy a mind-boosting yoga class or unwind at a live performance. Classes are available for all fitness levels, and offer something for everyone, from beginners to specialist yoga for runners and kids’ yoga for the whole family. At 4pm, re-energise with a 5km fun run before finishing the day at live performances from festival favourites The Sam Willows, Nina Nesbitt, Rudimental and Lost Frequencies.
Create your own day, with prices from S$19 for a yoga class pass. An all-day pass for S$99 includes one celebrity yoga session and $10 credit to spend at the food marketplace.
AIA Glow, Palawan Green, Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa Island, Singapore
Ultra Singapore, 8-9 June
For the ultimate music festival this summer, look no further than the 4 Ultra Singapore weekend electronic dance festival this June, which offers an unforgettable experience. Phase one headliners include a DJ set from Porter Robinson, Martin Garrix and international artist Skrillex, who previously performed at the opening festival in 2015 and was joined on stage by P Diddy. Headliners on the Resistance stage include Art Department, Eats Everything, Hot Since 82, Jamie Jones and Josh Wink. More artists are set to be announced for phase two of the electric dance festival of the summer.
Ultra Singapore, Ultra Park, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore
Great Singapore Sale, 21 June-28 July
Shop and save this summer with the popular Great Singapore Sale, which takes place across a variety of luxury retailers offering discounts of up to 70% off RRP. Locally known as GSS, the shopping festival covers the luxury boutiques of Orchard Road, including the shopping malls, independent labels and brands in Chinatown, Haji Lane and Little India. There are deals that go beyond fashion, including luxury jewellery, electronics, health and beauty treatments, hotel stays and experience days.
Singapore Food Festival, 12-28 July
Explore and celebrate Singaporean culinary culture at this colourful festival, a feast of authentic delights for foodies. The Singapore Food Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, and 2019 will bring more flavours to the city-state with dining experiences for locals and travellers to enjoy. Some of Singapore’s best talents will be cooking up a feast across four distinct themes: art, culture, modernity and tradition. Guests can enjoy a wide range of artistic and flavourful dishes at the festival, as well as food-themed activities and events.