20 Events in Singapore You Should Attend in March 2018
2 to 18 March – The Father
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The Father, staged by Pangdemonium, is a theatrically thrilling exploration of a 70-year-old man’s deteriorating mind as he sinks under the frightening weight of dementia. The audience walks in his shoes as his perception of the world around him starts to warp and crumble. Part family drama and part mind-bending puzzle, The Father is told with gripping suspense and brutal honesty as it illustrates who André becomes as his mental faculties start to fracture.
Starring Lim Kay Siu, Tan Kheng Hua, Janice Koh, Frances Lee, Emil Marwa and Keagan Kang, and directed by Tracie Pang.
When: 2 to 18 March 2018 Time: Tue-Fri: 8pm, Sat: 3pm & 8pm, Sun: 3pm Address: Victoria Theatre Admissions: Fri/Sat evenings from $50 to $70; Sun/Tue/Wed/Thu/matinees from $40-$60 Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place/Esplanade MRT For more information:Visit Sistic here
3 March – Exo Planet #4 – The E?yXiOn
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“EXO PLANET #4 – The E?yXiOn–” kicked off its first show in Seoul in November 2017 at Seoul Gocheok Sky Dome. EXO performed many songs for the 3-hour show in South Korea including ‘Ko Ko Bop’ and ‘Power’ from their 4th studio album and repackage album, which helped them achieve the status of quadruple million sellers. They also performed hit songs such as ‘Growl’, ‘CALL ME BABY’, and ‘Monster’. The audience in Singapore can also look forward to enjoying these performances as well as special individual stages during the show here on 3 March.
This will be one of the most exciting concerts of the year with an elaborate production including impressive staging with spectacular lighting and visual effects. For K-pop fans, this concert is definitely one not to be missed.
When: 3 March 2018, Saturday Time: 4pm Address: Singapore Indoor Stadium Admissions: $138 to $298, not many seats left! Nearest MRT Station: Stadium MRT For more information:Visit Sports Hub Tix here
3 March – Garden Beats Festival 2018
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Sunshine Nation’s Electronic Picnic Festival is back this March with a multi-sensory experience of music, food and games at Fort Canning Park.
Throw on your summer vibes and get ready to groove to the hottest electronic tunes! Expect an eclectic line-up of your favourite international and local DJs, featuring Youngr Live, Pomo Live, andhim, Hernandez Bros., [.gif], Fat Fish Familia and more.
Here’s the map of the area:
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Highlights of the festival includes:
Garden Beats Stage – where you can dance all day long to a mix of feel-good rhythms by local and international acts
Social Fields – where you can gather with your friends under their hippie-tent to marvel at the wooden art installations lovingly built by their volunteers
Picnic Fields – Surrounded by a forest of lush greenery, the Picnic Fields play the perfect host to a chilled afternoon for a cosy picnic with your best friends. Pack your own culinary delights, spread your picnic blanket and enjoy the beats.
Playing Fields – Get ready for some sack racing, croquet or lawn bowling
Styling Fields – make your Woodstock fantasies come to life with festival-ready flower crowns and more
When: 3 March 2018, Saturday Time: 10am to 10.30pm Address: Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park, River Valley Rd, Singapore179037 Admissions: From $85 to $125. Get your tickets here Nearest MRT Station: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut MRT For more information:Visit their website here
4 March – Seasports Extravaganza Upsized
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The Seasports Extravaganza will be a fun-filled day packed with thrilling water sports – get ready for the spills and thrills! Participants can enjoy 7 hours of unlimited access to a wide array of water activities including boat rides to Lazarus Island, Giant Water Inflatables, Live DJ, JetSkis, JetSurfs, Kayaks, Stand Up Paddle, Towables, Water Blob, Water Mats and Segways.
A standard ticket, which excludes Boat Rides, Jetskis, Jetsurfs and Towables, costs $18 for a child and $28 for an adult. If you’d like to get the all-access pass, it’s $38 for a child and $48 for an adult. All passes include one drink. Purchase your passes here.
When: 4 March 2018, Sunday Time: 10am to 5pm Address: ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Admissions: Ticketed Nearest MRT Station: Harbourfront MRT For more information:Visit their website here
5 to 18 March – Singapore Design Week
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The annual SDW brings together a collection of local and international design activities in Singapore. Organised by the DesignSingapore Council, the SDW is open to the design community, businesses, design students, public sector officers and the general public.
As one of Asia’s premier design festivals, SDW champions design thought leadership by bringing the design, business, and public policy worlds together to answer how they can intersect better to bring about needed innovation and solutions to build businesses, engage communities and enrich people’s lives. It is a hub where the best design talents and businesses from Singapore and Asia converge to be showcased to the world; and a platform where Singaporeans and visitors can experience the value of design through delightful activities.
Spice up your lunchtime with a free concert! On the musical menu is a six-course serving of classical delights – get a taste of the Italian wits of Rossini, the storm and passion of Beethoven, the aromatic French musings of Satie, the lush American tunes of Bernstein and Korngold. There’s sure to be a melody you’ll savour!
Please collect a free ticket at the ground floor atrium before proceeding to the concert hall. Doors open half an hour before the concert. This concert will last approximately 45-60 minutes and is suitable for ages 5 and above. No admission for infants-in-arms.
When: 8 March 2018, Thursday Time: 12.30pm Address: Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place, Singapore 179558 Admissions: Free Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade/Raffles Place MRT For more information:Visit their website here
9 March – SAM Late Nights
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Hang out at the museum on Friday nights when it’s free entry for all, and exhibitions remain open till 9pm! The second Friday of every month from January to March is extra special with #SAMLateNights, featuring immersive film installations and artworks at #cineramaSG, meet-the-curator sessions, live visual and music performances by Canvas Conversations, and al fresco food and drink under the museum canopy by Standing Sushi Bar. There’s only one SAM Late Night left, on the 9th of March so head down to SAM from 6pm till late!
When: 9 March 2018 Time: 6 to 10.30pm Address: SAM at 8Q, 8 Queen St, Singapore 188535 Admissions: Free from 6pm to 9pm Nearest MRT Station: Bras Basah MRT For more information:Visit the Facebook event here
9 Mar to 1 Apr – i Light Marina Bay
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i Light Marina Bay, Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival is back! The sixth edition of i Light Marina Bay will illuminate the night sky around Marina Bay with Instagram-worthy installations from 9 March till 1 April 2018! The festival will showcase 22 interactive light art installations from 13 countries, including three installations that will be made with used bottles and containers.
In addition to the installations, there will also be music performances, Art-Zoo (an interactive art inflatable park), outdoor dining options, and a pop-up bar.
When: 9 March to 1 April 2018 Time: 7.30pm to 11pm from Sunday – Thursday, 7.30pm to 12 midnight on Fridays and Saturdays Address: Marina Bay Admissions: Free (some attractions are ticketed.) Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place/Downtown/Bayfront MRT For more information:Visit their website here
10 March – National Addictions Awareness Day 2018
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Jointly organised by the National Addictions Management Service (NAMS) and the North East Community Development Council, this event raises awareness of the different types of addictions, preventive measures and treatment, as well as the various platforms where persons with addiction issues and their families can seek help and support.
Get up close and personal with Irene Ang, actress, Founder of FLY Entertainment as she shares her experience on substance abuse from a caregiver’s perspective.
Hear local artiste Rafaat Hamzah talk about his own recovery from addiction issues and the struggles he faced.
Catch Nat Ho as he joins the community to spread the message of hope and recovery from addictions.
When: 10 March 2018, Saturday Time: 9.30am to 3pm Address: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523 Admissions: Free Nearest MRT Station: Tampines MRT For more information:Visit their Facebook page here
10 March – SSO at Gardens By The Bay
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The Singapore Symphony will be playing at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay on 10th March. Get ready for violins, trumpets and more to play Korngold, Mozart, Lenny and Satie. Bring your friends and family down to Gardens by the Bay for this free concert!
When: 10 March 2018, Saturday Time: 6.30pm Address: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay Admissions: Free Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront MRT For more information:Visit their website here
14 to 18 March – Disney on Ice Celebrates Everyone’s Story
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Grab your Mickey ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney experience at Disney On Ice celebrates Everyone’s Story! Be charmed by a cast of over 50, with Mickey Mouse, his sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White and Tiana. Relive the magic of Disney’s Frozen with Anna, Elsa and the hilarious Olaf as they discover that true love is the greatest magic of all. Sing-along to over 30 unforgettable songs including “Let It Go,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and “Hakuna Matata.”
Exciting moments from Disney•Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin and more will leave the whole family with memories to last a lifetime.
When: 14 to 18 March 2018, Wednesday to Sunday Time:
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Address: Singapore Indoor Stadium Admissions: $25 to $120 Nearest MRT Station: Stadium MRT For more information:Visit Sports Hub Tix here
15 to 18 March – Swan Lake by the American Ballet Theatre
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One of the world’s best loved ballets performed by one of the most prestigious ballet companies. Set against Tchaikovsky’s haunting score accompanied by Singapore Lyric Opera Orchestra, American Ballet Theatre’s Swan Lake brings his dark fairy tale to life through captivating storytelling and breathtaking choreography.
The performance lasts for about 2 hours and 15 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.
When: 15 to 18 March 2018, Thursday to Sunday Time: 8pm and 2pm Address: Esplanade Theatre Admissions: $45 – $240 Nearest MRT Station: Esplanade MRT For more information:Visit Sistic here
15 to 18 March – Comex IT Show 2018
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The Largest Tech show in Singapore at Suntec Singapore is back on the 15-18 March 2018! The show occupies up to three levels of great offers from Tech Gadgets, TVs, Notebooks, Tablets, Desktops, Gaming Products and lots more.
Check out the new Smart Tech living experience area for homes and offices, and bring back some insights and designing tips. Repair your Apple iPhone glass and get a free original battery replacement at the same time.
Join in and be dazzled by the extensive range of brands and product offers to take home and get a chance to win up to $500,000 worth of prizes and vouchers when you sign up for the instant lucky dip.
Trade-in your old or faulty Notebooks, Tablets, Monitors, smartphones, Desktops etc. for Cash Vouchers to spend at the show.
When: 15 to 18 March 2018, Friday to Sunday Time: 11am to 9pm Address: Suntec City Convention Centre, Levels 3, 4 and 6 Admissions: Free Nearest MRT Station: City Hall/Esplanade MRT For more information:Visit the Facebook event here
16 March to 8 April – Sakura Matsuri Floral Display
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Be captivated by the blossoms of the Sakura Matsuri floral display at Gardens by the Bay! Bring a date and take a romantic stroll in the Flower Dome amidst pretty pink flowers that fit perfectly in a lovely anime-inspired display. If you don’t have plans to visit Japan or Taiwan this March, head on down to Flower Dome to take in the beauty of cherry blossoms!
When: 16 March to 8 April 2018 Time: 9am to 9pm Address: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953 Admissions: $10.80 for an adult ticket, if you purchase the tickets online Nearest MRT Station: Bayfront MRT For more information:Visit their website here
17 March – Family Artisanal Market
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The theme of the Family Artisanal Market is family bonding with a day out in beautifully landscaped surroundings, taking part in activities that are uniquely selected to bring out creativity and expression.
Enjoy entertaining acoustic live by the duo, Veteran indie musicians Patrick Ng and Mark Pestana. Be it working together with a farmer to grow seedlings and take home your own plants, or flowing to the languid movements of belly dancing, children and parents can occupy themselves with a different kind of experience with the 25 exclusive vendors present at the market.
There are four activities available for registration: at 10am there’s Family Yoga and Grow Your Own Garden, and at 11am there’s Clay Impressions and Belly Dancing for Kids (register here). Family Yoga and Belly Dancing for Kids are both sold out but you can still register for Grow Your Own Garden and Clay Impressions at $5 for a ticket.
When: 17 March 2018, Saturday Time: 10am to 4.30pm Address: Novotel Singapore on Stevens Admissions: Free entry but activities are ticketed Nearest MRT Station: Stevens MRT For more information:Visit the Facebook event here
17 March – World Down Syndrome Day 2018: Carnival & Buddy Walk
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Celebrated worldwide on the 21 March annually, World Down Syndrome Day is a global event to raise awareness and exemplify the abilities of persons with Down syndrome while advocating equal rights for them. This year’s theme of “What I Bring To My Community – Advocating rights and opportunities for meaningful contributions” fully embodies the need for all of us to come together on this special day!
The funds raised from this event will go into the running of the many educational and enrichment programmes for persons with Down syndrome to enable them to lead an inclusive life in the community. Register for the event and purchase your carnival tickets here.
When: 17 March 2018, Saturday Time: 8am to 3pm Address: Dhoby Ghaut Green, 10 Penang Road Admissions: Ticketed Nearest MRT Station: Dhoby Ghaut MRT For more information:Visit the Facebook event here
23 to 25 March – True Colours Festival
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The True Colours Concert brings together some of the Asia Pacific’s most accomplished performing artistes with disabilities in a multi-faceted celebration of talent. It features a line-up of star performers such as Australian jazz crooner Tony Dee, violinist Adrian Anantawan from Canada, Malaysian rock group Caliph Buskers, international street dance crew ILL-Abilities, Singaporean pianist Dr Azariah Tan, celebrated ballet dancers Ma Li & Zhai Xiaowei from China, France’s Got Talent 2016 second runner up Aliénette Coldfire from the Philippines, the unique Digital Orchestra from the UK and more. The True Colours Concert is presented by The Nippon Foundation and UNESCO, produced by Very Special Arts Singapore and promises to delight your senses and make your heart soar!
Make a day of it, by visiting the True Colours Festival Village, held in OCBC Square, just a short walk away from the concert venue. Interactive experiences, film screenings and theatre performances, food, drink and things to buy!
When: 23 to 25 March 2018, Friday to Sunday Time: Friday 8pm, Saturday & Sunday 6pm Address: OCBC Square and Singapore Indoor Stadium Admissions: $22 for an adult ticket, $9 for a child ticket (9-12 years old). Purchase your tickets here. Nearest MRT Station: Stadium MRT For more information:Visit Sports Hub Tix here
25 March – Feeding the 5000 Singapore
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The internationally renowned Feeding the 5000 events provide a delicious free feast to 5000 members of the public, made entirely from fresh, top-quality ingredients that would have otherwise been wasted. This large community event aims to shine a light on the global food waste scandal, champion its delicious solutions and catalyse community movement.
After being organised in over 40 cities in the world, Feeding the 5000 is now coming to Asia for the first time! Bringing together citizens, students, governments, NGOs, businesses, food personalities and celebrity chefs, Feeding the 5000 events are open to all.
When: 25 March 2018, Sunday Time: 11am to 3pm Address: City Square Mall (Outside Square and B1 Square) Admissions: Free Nearest MRT Station: Farrer Park MRT For more information:Visit their website here
30 March to 1 April – Michelin Guide Street Food Festival 2018
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The second edition of the Michelin Guide Street Food Festival features a specially curated line-up of 15 establishments, featuring local street food favourites from Michelin-listed restaurants and hawker stalls from the MICHELIN Guide Singapore 2017.
New in the line-up for this year’s edition includes hugely popular Man Man Unagi with their signature Una-Don, local favourite New Ubin Seafood with their highly raved Heart Attack Fried Rice and one of Singapore’s few Peranakan restaurants, Blue Ginger with its popular Durian Chendol. Besides local hawker favourites, you can also get to enjoy creations from Michelin-starred restaurants such as Joël Robuchon Restaurant which will be creating two exquisite desserts and Song of India with their exciting selection of Naans paired with Butter Chicken. All participating establishments will be showcasing the dishes at value-for-money prices starting from $3!
When: 30 March to 1 April, Friday to Sunday Time: 6-8pm or 8.30-10.30pm Address: Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269 Admissions: $30 for a standard ticket, $200 for a VIP ticket. Tickets are almost all sold out so hurry! Nearest MRT Station: Harbourfront MRT For more information:Visit their website here
31 March – Illumi Fest Run 18
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Bigger, better, brighter! The one of its kind ILLUMI paint party run is back! LIVE, LOVE & GLO is all that matters. LIVE the experience of the ultimate party on the run. Share the LOVE with kindred spirits in a celebration of colour, and GLO the night away as you dance to the beat of electrifying music amidst a sea of illuminated hearts.
The party never stops with the ILLUMI glow zones placed across the run route and music pumping. Blaze through the run in a flash of colour and celebrate in illuminated flair.
If you’ve participated in the run last year, it will only cost you $45, while for first-timers it’s $55. If you sign up with a friend, it’s $100 for the both of you!
When: 31 March 2018 Time: From 4pm Address: i Light Marina Bay Admissions: $45 – $55 Nearest MRT Station: Raffles Place MRT For more information:Visit their website here
Yoong Jia Jun
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.