20 Events in Singapore You Should Attend in January 2018

6 January – Transformers Run 2018

transformers run 2018
Image credit: Transformers Run

The Transformers Run is a 5km fun run held at Sentosa on 6th January. Look forward to booths and games at the carnival starting at 12pm! The actual run only starts at 4pm but you can head down early to soak in the fun at the carnival. There will be a NERF Arena, inflatables, Transformer merchandises, F&Bs and Transformers’ showcases to enjoy.

The race pack will include an official Transformers Run T-shirt, a water bottle, a wristband, a drawstring bag as well as other goodies and discount coupons.

When: 6 January 2018, Saturday
Time: 12pm to 8pm
Address: Sentosa Island, Palawan Green
Admissions: $85 for a standard ticket (requires pre-registration)
Nearest MRT Station: Harbourfront MRT
For more information: Visit their website here


7 January – Imagine Dragons Evolve World Tour Live in Singapore

imagine dragons evolve concert singapore
Image credit: Live Nation

Since making their full-length debut with 2012’s multi-platinum Night Visions, Imagine Dragons have drawn worldwide adoration for their anthemic yet moody alt-rock. On their third album Evolve, the Grammy Award-winning band shifts perspectives and takes on a brighter but more layered emotional outlook.

When: 7 January 2018, Sunday
Time: 8pm
Address: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Admissions: $98 – $228
Nearest MRT Station: Stadium MRT
For more information: Visit Sports Hub Tix here


13 January – Farmers Market at Loewen Gardens

farmers market at loewen gardens

Taking place one Saturday a month, the main idea behind the Farmers’ Market is to capture a piece of home – the simple pleasure of people chatting about food and being passionate about produce. Find organic vegetables, cheeses, breads, pasta, wine, olive oil and jams and chutneys.

On 13 January, Avo & Co., Frank Food Company, Papa’s Grove, SwissQonnect Pte Ltd, Salut-Lebanon, BottlesXO, SPGranola, Petite Rollcake by Linley, Love-Style-Fashion, Foster Foods, Mountain Fresh SG, Beatrice’s Pure NZ Avocado Jam and TARG will all be there plus much more!

When: 13 January 2018, Saturday
Time: 9am – 2pm
Address: 75E Loewen Road, Singapore 248844
Admissions: Free
Nearest MRT Station: Farrer Road/Holland Village/Queenstown MRT
For more information: Visit their Facebook page here


13 January – Natural Soap Crafting

natural soap crafting
Image credits: Itchy Fingers

This natural soap crafting workshop will be conducted by Rough Beauty. Rough Beauty features handcrafted soaps made using natural and plant-based ingredients. These ingredients are high quality and natural, and essential oils are used instead of synthetic fragrances. In the workshop, you can expect to learn about the properties of natural additives and how to add them in your soaps!

When: 13 January 2018, Saturday
Time: 10am
Address: Sarah and Schooling, 157A Jalan Besar Singapore 208874
Admissions: $95/pax (requires pre-registration)
Nearest MRT Station: Jalan Besar/Lavender MRT
For more information: Visit their website here


13 January – A Pole Story ‘Adventures In Wonderland’

a pole story
Image credits: The Brass Barre

The Brass Barre proudly presents a pole dance extravaganza that will thrill you with its display of grace, athleticism and artistry! Students and instructors of The Brass Barre and selected International pole stars, as well as their team of cancer survivors and seniors, The Rose Diamonds, will come together to put on a display that showcases the beauty, strength and versatility of the art form.

When: 13 January 2018, Saturday
Time: 6.30pm doors open, showtime 7 – 8.45pm
Address: Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556
Admissions: From $80
Nearest MRT Station: City Hall/Raffles Place MRT
For more information: Visit their website here


13 January – National Gallery Singapore – Family Art Workshop

family art workshop
Image credit: Sistic

Get creative as a family in this fun, hands-on workshop! This art workshop is suitable for children age 7 and above. Pick up new skills for art making under the guidance of artists, then create your own masterpieces using recycled materials inspired by works in the Gallery. You and your children can expect to learn about the elements of Impressionist painting – light, colour and shape.

When: 13 January 2018, Saturday
Time: 1.30 – 3pm
Address: Keppel Centre for Art Education, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
Admissions: $20 for an adult-child pair, or $30 for an adult-child trio.
Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade MRT
For more information: Purchase your tickets here


13 & 14 January – Hack for Good Learning Festival

hack for good
Image credit: Youth Corps Singapore

Hack for Good is a marketplace for youths with ideas for social good. If you’re between 16-35 years old, this activity is for you! The learning festival serves as a platform for youth to develop into volunteers with the heart, knowledge and skills. The youth will be inspired to serve, gain insights and get equipped to do good better and create more impactful change in the community. There will be many workshops, panel sessions and simulation sessions that you can be a part of! There will also be outdoor mass exercises and a marketplace, focusing on social enterprises happening at The Youth Park. All you have to do is to sign up for the activities at their website. You’ll have to join as a member first!

When: 13 January 2018, Saturday
Time: 10am – 9pm
Address: Youth Corps Singapore, The Red Box, 113 Somerset Road, Singapore 238165
Admissions: Free, registration required
Nearest MRT Station: Somerset MRT
For more information: Visit their Facebook event here


14 January – EarthFest 2018

earth fest 2018
Image credit: EarthFest Singapore

EarthFest is having its third edition this year! Just like the first two, it has been designed to be sustainable, fun, and inspirational for all ages. At EarthFest, you can expect a food fair of delicious international and new age planet-friendly foods, a Farmer’s Market of local businesses with sustainable products, an eco-carnival with engaging low carbon games, as well as other various opportunities like talks, screenings and more.

Swapaholic will also be there, so bring some clothes that you’ve stopped wearing and swap them for other pre-loved pieces!

When: 14 January 2018, Sunday
Time: 11am – 4.30pm
Address: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Admissions: Free, registration required. Get your free tickets here
Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront MRT
For more information: Visit their website here


19 – 21 January – Baby World 2018

baby world 2018
Image credit: Baby World Fair

Baby World Fair is the largest baby fair in Singapore, with hundreds of thousands of products from over thousands of leading and boutique baby brands. If you’re a parent, expectant or not, do head on down to Expo on the 19th to 21st of January to get your supplies early with the best prices! There will also be baby-friendly facilities for you at the fair, such as a feeding area, a changing room, a resting zone and a nursing room.

When: 19 – 21 January 2018, Friday – Sunday
Time: 11am – 9pm on Friday & Saturday, 11am – 8pm on Sunday
Address: Singapore Expo Hall 4
Admissions: Free
Nearest MRT Station: Expo MRT (take note that Expo MRT will be closed on 21 January, Sunday)
For more information: Visit their website here


19 – 20 January – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert

harry potter in concert
Image credit: Sistic

The Harry Potter Film Concert Series returns to the iconic Esplanade Theatre with Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert, the second film in the Harry Potter series. Following the success of the Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert, the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra will perform Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets in Concert here at the Esplanade Theatre. Audiences will be able to relive the magic of the entire film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen while hearing the orchestra perform John Williams’ unforgettable score live.

When: 19 & 20 January 2018, Friday & Saturday
Time: 7pm
Address: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Admissions: From $105
Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade MRT
For more information: Purchase your tickets here


19 – 20 January – 007 In Concert

007 in concert
Image credit: Sistic

28 world-class musicians from the United Kingdom and from the BASE Philharmonic Orchestra in Singapore will be performing all the hit songs from 50 years of 007 movies. You will enjoy the greats like Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Skyfall, Thunderball, Live And Let Die, Goldeneye and Licence To Kill, amongst all the others. The live band sound is topped off by the stunning vocals of 2 international singers, all under the baton of British conductor Pete Harrison. Everything comes together to perform these iconic and technically difficult pieces for your pleasure.

When: 19 – 20 January 2018, Friday & Saturday
Time: 7.30pm
Address: Grand Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
Admissions: From $65
Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront MRT
For more information: Purchase your tickets here


19 – 21 January – World Snack Fair 2018

world snack fair 2018
Image credit: World Snack Pte Ltd

World Snack Fair will be happening on the 19th to 21st January 2018! Head over to Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre with empty stomachs and full wallets and get ready to sample snacks from all over the world! There’s going to be hundreds of brands and thousands of snacks from Japan, Korea, Europe, Australia and Asia. There’s even going to be a free tasting of the Doraemon Yogurt at the Front Entrance!

When: 19 – 21 January 2018, Friday – Sunday
Time: 11am – 8pm
Address: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Admissions: Free
Nearest MRT Station: City Hall/Esplanade/Promenade MRT
For more information: Visit their Facebook event here


20 January – Tea Pairing for Kombucha

tea pairing for kombucha
Image credit: Citizen Farm

First of all, a little background info – Kombucha, the Tea of Immortality, is a fermented tea that’s currently all the rage around the world. Through the use of SCOBY (Symbiotic Colony of Bacteria and Yeast), tea and sugar are converted into probiotics that are good for your gut. A certified tea sommelier with the Australian Tea Masters, Melissa blends her own teas and collaborates with A.Muse Projects, a Singaporean tea company.

In this workshop, you will learn how to select good teas for kombucha making (say goodbye to commercial teabags), stack flavours with different sugars, and the basics of fermentation. This course is suitable for beginner and intermediate kombucha makers. You’ll be receiving 6 different types of tea, 4 types of sugar and 3 types of kombucha samplers.

When: 20 January 2018, Saturday
Time: 2 – 4pm
Address: Citizen Farm, 60 Jalan Penjara, Singapore 149375
Admissions: Ticketed, $100 (registration required)
Nearest MRT Station: Queenstown MRT
For more information: Visit their website here


21 January – Run For Hope 2018

run for hope 2018
Image credit: Run For Hope

Run For Hope (RFH) is an annual run organised by Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, Regent Singapore and the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) to raise much-needed awareness and support for cancer research. For more than 30 years, the Four Seasons group of hotel & resorts across the world have been deeply committed to the cause of advancing cancer research.

Gear up and start training! If you are an avid runner, go for the 10km category! The 3.5km Fun Run will be suited for families and friends, who wish to have a meaningful bonding time with a scenic view by supporting a worthy cause – cancer research.

When: 21 January 2018, Sunday
Time: 7am
Address: Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
Admissions: $50 for each participant if you sign up as Buddies, or $52 if you are a PAssion card member or past participant
Nearest MRT Station: Stadium MRT
For more information: Visit their website here


24 January – Munah & Hirzi Live: Curtain Call

munah hirzi live curtain call
Image credit: Munah & Hirzi

For one night only, pioneer prince and princess of the local YouTube scene, Munah Bagharib and Hirzi Zulkiflie or also known as MunahHirziOfficial (MHO), are bringing a night of hilarity (and heartbreak) as they celebrate the end of an era; their final curtain call; the closing of their YouTube Channel.

From their humble beginnings of putting out guerilla-styled videos attempting dares to well-produced music parodies, the dynamic duo has been making millions laugh out loud since 2007. With more than 142, 000 loyal subscribers on the MHO YouTube Channel and a resounding 32 million views on their channel, be prepared for the most epic send off the decade!

When: 24 January 2018, Wednesday
Time: 7.30pm doors open, 8pm show begins
Address: Capitol Theatre, 11 Stamford Road, Singapore 178884
Admissions: Unfortunately, only the Standard General Admission (Standing) tickets priced at $65 are left so hurry and get it now!
Nearest MRT Station: City Hall MRT
For more information: Purchase your tickets here


26 January – Art After Dark x Singapore Art Week 2018

art after dark
Image credit: Gillman Barracks

Gillman Barracks’ flagship edition of the night time open house event, Art After Dark, returns this 26 January 2018! There’s going to be new gallery openings, such as FOST Gallery’s The Foster Emporium, Ota Fine Art’s Chen Wei: Fresh Dewdrop as well as existing exhibitions like Chan + Hori Contemporary’s PERFECT STRANGER, and Element Art Space’s Erianto – Artificially in Order.

When: 26 January 2018, Friday
Time: 7 – 11pm
Address: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108937
Admissions: Free
Nearest MRT Station: Labrador Park MRT
For more information: Visit their Facebook event here


27 January – St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival Singapore 2018

st jerome's laneway festival
Image credit: St Jerome’s Laneway Festival

The 2018 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival – also the 8th Laneway in Singapore – promises to be a full sensory experience for music fans, with a focus on the best new and established live acts in the game. Expect a day of good music, good food and drinks, good fun and good vibes, with this line-up:

Aldous Harding – alextbh – Amateur Takes Control – Amy Shark – Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals – Billie Eilish – Bonobo – Father John Misty – HEALS – Loyle Carner – Mac DeMarco – MAS1A – Moses Sumney – Obedient Wives Club – Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – Slowdive – Sylvan Esso – The Internet – THELIONCITYBOY – The Ransom Collective – The War On Drugs – Tim De Cotta – Wolf Alice

When: 27 January 2018, Saturday
Time: 10am – 12am
Address: The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Admissions: From $158
Nearest MRT Station:
For more information: Visit their website or Facebook page


27 January – Safari Zoo Run 2018

safari zoo run 2018
Image credit: Safari Zoo Run

Safari Zoo Run will be returning for its 10th installment in 2018! You can choose from a variety of race categories for all abilities and ages; experienced runners can enter the 10km competitive race while families can enjoy a leisurely trot with the 5.5km run or 2.5km dash. Children will love the 2.5km kids’ dash!

When: 27 January 2018, Saturday
Time: 6am
Address: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
Admissions: From $70 for adults
How to get there: 
Chua Chu Kang – board bus no. 927 at Chua Chu Kang Interchange and alight at Singapore Zoo’s bus stop
Ang Mo Kio – board bus no. 138 at Ang Mo Kio Interchange and alight at Singapore Zoo’s bus stop
For more information: Visit their website here


30 January – Foster The People Live in Singapore

foster the people
Image credit: LAMC Productions

The iconic indie pop frontrunners, Foster The People will perform in Singapore on Tuesday, 30 January, 2018 at Zepp @ BigBox Singapore!

Foster The People burst onto the indie scene with their massively popular and infectiously catchy single ‘Pumped Up Kicks’, which led them to take home a Billboard Music Award for Top Rock Song as well as Grammy, BRIT, NME and Teen Choice Award nominations.

When: 30 January 2018, Tuesday
Time: 8 – 11pm
Address: Zepp@Bigbox, 1 Venture Avenue, Singapore 608521
Admissions: $138 (free standing)
Nearest MRT Station: Jurong East MRT
For more information: Visit their website here


10 February – Marina Run 2018

marina run 2018
Image credit: Marina Run

Yes, this run is happening in February but now would be a good time to register for it! Early bird rates have already concluded on 10th December, but you can still purchase the normal rate at $45 for 5km, $55 for 10km, $65 for 21km or $75 for 30km!

The Herbalife Marina Run features all of the beauty and grandeur the Marina Bay area has to offer. Your unforgettable journey will take you from the waterfront communities, over the Marina Barrage, past iconic landmarks and through the beautiful Gardens. Whether you’re an experienced runner or just looking for a scenic jog, The Herbalife Marina Run promises a great time for participants of all speeds.

When: 10 February 2018, Saturday
Time: 5.30am
Address: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018951
Admissions: Ticketed
Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront MRT
For more information: Visit their website here



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Jia Jun is the editor of The Ladies Room. While she's not editing articles, she's usually at the pantry, looking for food. Oh and she writes pad reviews for a living.

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