The O.P.E.N.

Short for Open, Participate, Engage, Negotiate, this pre-festival of ideas engages the public to delve deep into the theme of Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA): Enchantment—through diverse platforms.

Date: From 28 Jun

Venue: Various venues   

Website: www.sifa.sg/theopen

Abode of Peace and the Lion City: A Brunei-Singapore Exhibition

Step inside this insightful exhibition to explore more about the diplomatic ties between Singapore (the Lion City), and Brunei (the Abode of Peace). Here, you’ll learn about the people of Brunei and their unique culture through stories, stamps and artefacts. 

Date: From 1 Jul 

Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum

Website: www.spm.org.sg

Nearest MRT: Bras Basah 

KOOZA by Cirque Du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil swings back into town with their latest production, Kooza. Aside from riveting acrobatic acts, uproarious antics and a live fusion soundtrack of jazz, funk and Bollywood tunes, Kooza presents a spellbinding narrative about the main character, “The Innocent”, and his colourful adventure of self-discovery. 

Date: 12 Jul-27 Aug 

Venue: Big Top Tent, Bayfront Avenue, beside Marina Bay Sands

Website: www.sistic.com.sg   

Nearest MRT: Bayfront   

The Great Wall: One Woman’s Journey

Witness an ingenious musical adaptation of a familiar Chinese folklore, the legend of Meng Jiang Nü, whose tears brought the Great Wall down. With a brand new script by acclaimed Singaporean playwright Jean Tay and a talented cast including Na-Young Jeon from London’s West End and homegrown singing sensation Nathan Hartono, this musical promises a captivating tale of love, strength and walls. 

Date: 14-30 Jul

Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, The National Library Building

Website: www.sistic.com.sg/events/cwall0717

Nearest MRT: Bugis 

Singapore Food Festival 2017

With creations from famous chefs and hawkers, to food trails and art performances inspired by food, the Singapore Food Festival 2017 will serve up a variety of experiences for different taste buds. 

Date: 14-30 Jul  

Venue: Various venues 

Website: www.visitsingapore.com/singaporefoodfestival

Raya @ Istana Kampong Glam

In celebration of Hari Raya Aidilfitri, the Malay Heritage Centre opens its door for visitors to revel in the festivities as you learn more about Singapore's history and Hari Raya through a variety of fun-filled programmes and performances.

Date: 15 Jun  

Venue: Malay Heritage Centre 

Website: www.malayheritage.org.sg

Nearest MRT: Bugis   

Pesta Raya – Malay Festival of Arts

Photo by Erik Wirasakti

This annual cultural festival, held after Hari Raya Puasa (a holiday that celebrates the end of the Ramadan month of fasting), pays tribute to the Malay arts and heritage with an array of music, dance and theatre performances. 

Date: 20-23 Jul 

Venue: Esplanade Theatre 

Website: www.esplanade.com/pestaraya

Nearest MRT: Esplanade 

International Champions Cup Singapore

Soccer fanatics unite! Singapore is the exclusive Southeast Asian host of the highly-anticipated tournament; so head down to the National Stadium this July to witness your favourite players from Chelsea FC, FC Bayern and FC Internazionale live in action. 

Date: 25, 27 and 29 Jul 

Venue: National Stadium 

Website: www.internationalchampionscup.com

Nearest MRT: Stadium 

Piece of Peace World Tour Singapore 2017

Photo by Piece of Peace

First launched in Japan in 2003, Piece of Peace is a world heritage exhibit built with Lego bricks, featuring a collection of world cultural and natural heritage replicas. This exhibition aims to allow individuals to experience the world heritage and ponder over the legacy we leave for future generations.

Date: 27 Jul-3 Sep

Venue: Fort Canning Arts Centre

Nearest MRT: Bras Basah