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20 Events You Should Attend in Singapore in January 2020

Health & Wellness

#1: 5 Jan, 12 Jan & 19 Jan – Re-moving Cancer

Cancer is becoming commonplace in today’s society, with the number of cancer cases increasing steadily over these years. It is said that 1 in every 4 or 5 Singaporeans have a chance of developing cancer in their lifetime. Rather than going through all the emotional and physical torture after contracting cancer, why not prevent it? Cancer Exercise Specialist, Vincent Yong will share some exercises that will keep you healthy. By making a positive change, you reduce your chance of contracting cancer. 

When: 5 January 2020, 12 January 2020 & 19 January 2020

Time: 3.30pm – 4.30pm

Venue: OCBC Arena, Hall 2

Nearest Station: Stadium (CC6), Kallang (EW10)

Admission: $15

For more information: Visit their website

 

#2: 11 Jan – UPLIFT 

GOYA will be holding their first UPLIFT event to inspire women to live better through moving, eating, sleeping and balancing. Women of influence in the wellness industry will be brought in to share how you can achieve a healthy balance in life. 

When:11 January 2020

Time: 10.00am – 2.00pm

Venue: The Common Ground

Nearest Station: MacPherson (CC10/DT26)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

#3: 11 Jan – NUS Bizad Charity Run 2020

NUS Bizad Charity Run is an annual fundraising event organised by NUS Business School Alumni Association, supported by NUS Bizad Club. Every year, the funds raised from the event will be donated to a different organisation. This year, funds would be donated to TOUCH Community Services – Elderly Care! Make a difference to society by donating to the event or joining in the run and keeping fit! 

When: 11 January 2020 

Time: 3.00pm onwards

Venue:  NUS Business School, Mochtar Riady Building

Nearest Station: Kent Ridge (CC24)

Admission: $25 – $1000

For more information: Visit their website

 

#4: 17 Jan to 19 Jan – The WKND F!T Edition 

The WKND is a new lifestyle travel concept for millennials by Zouk that will be hosted at sea. Experience specially curated wellness events by well-respected instructors. Some programmes to look out for include Beer Yoga, Pilates, Dance Fitness and more! This weekend will be unlike your regular chill getaways, be prepared to work up a sweat! 

When: 17 January 2020 – 19 January 2020

Time: Check-in from 6pm onwards 

Venue: Onboard Dream Cruise

Nearest Station: Marina South Pier (NS28)

Admission: $280 – $493

For more information: Visit their website

 

#5: 19 Jan – Aquathlon 2020

An aquathlon requires you to complete 2 activities, swimming and running, consecutively. You do not have to be a professional to join this event, just make sure to choose a suitable category – Experienced Athletes or Beginners. Love sports? Challenge yourself with something new!

When: 19 January 2020

Time: To Be Confirmed

Venue: Casuarina Grove, East Coast Park 

Nearest Station: Bedok (EW5) 

Admission: $65 – $180

For more information: Visit their website

 

#6: 19 Jan – Swim Expo Asia

Swim Expo Asia is no regular swimming competition. It challenges you to conquer swimming in the open waters with over 10 categories to choose from! Join as an individual or find yourself a buddy who is in this challenge with you! Avid swimmers, are you ready?

When: 19 January 2020

Time: 7.00am onwards

Venue: NSRCC Sea Sports Centre Singapore

Nearest Station: Tanah Merah (EW4/CG)

Admission: $73 – $317

For more information: Visit their website

 

#7: 19 Jan – 2020 Singapore Canoe Marathon 

Singapore Canoe Marathon (SCM), the largest canoe annual canoe event in Singapore is back with over 60 categories this year! Individuals from all walks of life are welcomed to participate and challenge your limits and perseverance. 

When: 19 January 2020

Time: Varies according to shows

Venue: Varies according to shows

Nearest Station: Varies according to venue

Admission: Varies according to shows

For more information: Visit their website

 

Arts 

#8: 11 Jan to 19 Jan – Singapore Art Week 2020

There beautiful thing about art is that there’s  no right and wrong and it is open to different perspectives and opinions. Be prepared to be wowed by a range of visual art projects, exhibitions and discussions showcased by individuals, organisations or other art intermediaries alongside their perspective on these works. It will be held island-wide, in museums, galleries and even unconventional places. Keep a lookout around your surrounding and you might see something special! 

When: 11 January 2020 – 19 January 2020

Time: Varies according to shows

Venue: Varies according to shows

Nearest Station: Varies according to venue

Admission: Varies according to shows

For more information: Visit their website

#9: 11 Jan – SAFRA Go-Kart Challenge 2020

Love karting? If you are, this challenge is just for you! Challenge with like-minded individuals to clock the fastest lap timing and get a chance to receive professional karting tricks! Both advanced and novice players are welcomed to take part.

When: 11 January 2020

Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pm

Venue: The Karting Arena 

Nearest Station: Sixth Avenue (DT7)

Admission: $60 (SAFRA Member), $70 (Public)

For more information: Visit their website

 

#10: 16 Jan to 15 Mar – #futuretogether

#futuretogether features a total of 7 digital art installations. In support of Singapore Bicentennial, it is themed Aspirations, Connectivity, and Possibilities. Each theme will be showcased through different installations inspired by some Singaporeans’ dreams and hopes. 

When: 16 January 2020 – 15 March 2020

Time: 7.00pm – 12.00am

Venue: Gardens by the Bay, Dragonfly Lake & Bayfront Plaza

Nearest Station: Bayfront (CE1/DT16)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

#11: 31 Jan & 1 Feb – Chingay Parade

Did you know that Chingay means the art of costume and masquerade in the Hokkien dialect? It is also one of the largest street and floats parade in Asia. Marking the 60th year of community building by the People’s Association, 2020’s Chingay is themed “Colours in Harmony”. “Colours in Harmony” symbolises Singapore’s uniqueness of having a diversity of cultures and races. 

Some of this year’s highlight includes: 

  • Electrifying Opening with release of 200-m long firecrackers
  • The World’s Biggest and Longest Flying Dragon
  • Highly skilled Stilt walkers vs Sky Runners 
  • Multi-ethnic cultural performances by local talents and international acts
  • Stunning display of lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, and fireworks

When: 31 January 2020 & 1 February 2020

Time: 8.00pm – 9.30pm

Venue: F1 Pit Building  

Nearest Station: Promenade (CC4 ), City Hall (NS25/EW13)

Admission: $28.50 – $60

For more information: Visit their website

 

 

Events / Festivals

#12: 6 Dec to 26 Jan – FestiveFurama

As Christmas ends, we look forward to welcoming 2020 and the Lunar New Year. Festive Furama will be here with us throughout this 2 month-long festive celebration. Immerse yourself in the exciting pop-up stores and workshops that promises you a fun-filled experience with your loved ones! Kids can look forward to bouncy castles, balloon sculpting, magic shows and more!

When: 6 December 2019 – 26 January 2020 (Fridays & Saturdays ONLY)

Time: 11.00am – 2.00pm, 5.00pm – 8.00pm

Venue: Furama Riverfront

Nearest Station: Outram Park (EW16/NE3), Tiong Bahru (EW17),  Chinatown (NE4) 

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

#13: 8 Jan to 19 Jan – M1 Singapore Fringe Festival

The M1 Singapore Festival aims to be a platform of discussion through the engagement of art such as dances, music, visual art, and theatre. This year’s theme, My Country and My People, get us to think boldly about the unification of Singaporeans as a country while being sensitive to others.

When: 8 January 2020 – 19 January 2020

Time: Varies according to shows

Venue: Varies according to shows

Nearest Station: Varies according to venue

Admission: Varies according to shows

For more information: Visit their website

 

#14: 10 Jan to 12 Jan – Hooray! Collective Market

Hooray! Collective Market will be housing 50 local and overseas stalls at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre! There will be a wide range of goods such as fashion collectibles, art pieces, photographs and more! While shopping, sway along to the tunes of live Chinese music performances by both local and overseas bands!

When: 10 January 2020 – 12 January 2020

Time: 11.00am – 7.30pm 

Venue: SCCC Ho Bee Concourse, Level 1

Nearest Station: Tanjong Pagar (EW15) 

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

#15: 11 & 12 Jan, 18 & 19 Jan – Lunar New Year Flea Market

Aside from the usual Lunar New Year shopping at Chinatown, Arts Haus has organised a themed flea to celebrate this festive season. There will be entertaining martial art performances and other activities apart from just shopping! Everyone is welcomed even if you don’t celebrate the Lunar New Year. For parents who dread bringing your kids to Chinatown due to the crowd, here’s your chance! There will be activities to keep your child occupied, so you can shop in peace.

When: 11 & 12 January 2020,  18 & 19 January 2020

Time: 11.00am – 6.00pm

Venue: 18 Pearl’s Hill Terrace

Nearest Station: Outram Park (EW16/NE3/TE17), Chinatown (NE4/DT19)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

#16: 12 Jan – Welkom Festival

As the new year begins, Hollandse Club welcomes both their members and non-members to discover the different family-friendly activities they organise. Of which, it includes: 

  • Free Trial Classes – Sports, Dance, Fitness
  • Sports Carnival
  • Dance Performances
  • Pool Party
  • Kids Entertainment Zone

Apart from the activities lined up, Camden Hill will also be offering a special buffet. At an incredibly low price of just $15 nett for kids and $30 nett for adult, enjoy a wide range of different cuisines! 

When: 12 January 2020

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Venue: Hollandse Club

Nearest Station: Botanic Gardens (CC19/DT9)

Admission: Free – $36

For more information: Visit their website

 

#17: 18 & 19 Jan – Bayfront Pop-up Market

Here at Bayfront Pop-up Market, discover beautiful and exclusive artwork by Singapore’s artisans. Some of which includes painting, stationery, hand-made jewellery and more! Support the hard work and effort of local artisans there! If you’re not free on these 2 dates, fret not. The market will be held once a month till April 2020.

When: 18 January 2020 & 19 January 2020

Time: 11.00am – 9.00pm

Venue: Bayfront Plaza 

Nearest Station: Bayfront (CE1/DT16)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

#18: 23 Jan to 1 Feb – River Hongbao

River Hongbao (RHB), the event that Singaporeans look forward to the most to during the Chinese New Year season is back! Get into the festive mood as you head over to the nicely lit and decorated The Float @ Marina Bay. Remember to check the timings and catch the daily fireworks that will light up the Marina Bay skyline throughout these 10 days!  

Some highlights of RHB 2020 includes: 

  • Spectacular Firework 
  • Lanterns 
  • Hongbao Design Exhibitions
  • Local & Overseas Performance
  • Carnival & Street Food

When: 23 January 2020 – 1 February 2020

Time: 2.00pm – 11.00pm

Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay

Nearest Station: Esplanade (CC3), Promenade (CC4/DT15), Bayfront (CE1/DT16)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

 

Community

#19: 8 Jan – YMCA Charity Movie Night

As we enjoy the Christmas season, there are others out there trying to make ends meet. Give a gift to these individuals by joining a movie screening by YMCA. All proceeds will go towards lower-income families under the YMCA Financial Assistance and Capabilities Scheme (FACES) to reduce their financial burden. Receivers include individuals with long term illness, disabilities or single-parent circumstances. 

When: 8 January 2020

Time: 7.30pm – 10.00pm

Venue: Shaw Theatres Lido

Nearest Station: Orchard (NS22/TE14)

Admission: $50 – $80

For more information: Visit their website

#20: 11 Jan – ImpAct Festival

Environmental issues are getting more prominent in today’s society. ImpAct Festival aims to create and reinforce a good change and increase awareness for a better community and environment. Through a series of Green Talks, Workshops and Marketplace, learn and understand how you can make a change. 

When: 11 January 2020

Time:  11.00am – 5.00pm

Venue: Wisma Geylang Serai

Nearest Station: Paya Lebar (EW8/CC9)

Admission: Free

For more information: Visit their website

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