1. Singapore Cocktail Festival
A glass of cocktail

Once a year, the best bartenders in the world fly to Singapore to host pop-up parties. Sample their worldclass cocktails and attend seminars where you can learn about the intricacies of running a globally ranked bar. This year, expect to rub shoulders with master mixologists like Terry Kim from ALICE in Seoul when you visit the Singapore Cocktail Festival, and feast on an array of dishes at the festival village.

Date: 4-13 May

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.singaporecocktailfestival.com

Participants at the STAR WARS RUN

The STAR WARS-themed run returns—bigger and better this year! Pick a side—light or dark—then duke it out against your fellow runners in the competitive 10km or non-competitive 5.4km. Runners will also be part of a first-of-its-kind flag-off where the Light and Dark side participants for the non-competitive 5.4km will run in opposite directions. Young children will also be in for a treat with the inaugural 540m Young Jedi Dash! All in the spirit of good fun, this exciting event will also screen STAR WARS movies afterward.

Date: 5 May

Venue: F1 Pit Building

Website: www.esprimo.com.sg/StarWarsRunSG/

Singer Bruno Mars

Here to promote his new album, music phenom Bruno Mars will be belting out his chart-topping hits like “That’s What I Like”, “24K Magic” and “Versace On The Floor” in the Singapore Indoor Stadium. The dazzling costumes, sets and choreography of his lauded concert cannot be missed.

Date: 6 & 7 May

Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium

Website: www.sportshub.com.sg/sportshubtix/Pages/Bruno-Mars-2018.aspx

Nearest MRT: Stadium

4. (re)collect: the making of our art collection
Georgette Chen. Family Portrait. c. 1954. Gift of the artist’s estate. Collection of National Gallery Singapore.

Make a family trip to National Gallery Singapore in the heart of the Civic District, where the world’s largest collection of Southeast Asian art resides. Showcasing close to 130 works from the National Collection, (re)collect tells the story of Singapore’s art history, through acquisitions and donations from artists like Affandi, Georgette Chen, Lim Hak Tai and Latiff Mohidin.

Date: 11 May-30 Aug

Venue: National Gallery Singapore

Website: National Gallery Singapore

Nearest MRT: City Hall

5. Hari Raya Light Up

On every night of the Holy fasting month of Ramadan, the streets of Geylang Serai are illuminated by colourful lights. The Geylang Serai Bazaar sells an array of contemporary street food, along with many different traditional accessories, garments and decorations, which draw throngs of Muslims and non-Muslims alike to this exuberant night market.

Date: 12 May-29 Jun

Nearest MRT: Paya Lebar and Eunos
(each MRT accesses each end of the light-up)

6. TORUK – The First Flight by Cirque du Soleil
Performance by Cirque du Soleil

Inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR, Cirque du Soleil returns in stunning new light with the fantastical tale of TORUK. Be transported to the world of Pandora by a visually stunning live set, puppetry and stagecraft buoyed by a soaring cinematic score.

Date: 24 May-3 Jun

Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium

Website: www.vizpro.sg

Nearest MRT: Stadium

7. Begonia Brilliance
Exhibition at Gardens by the Bay

Themed on sustainability, this special festival will revamp Gardens by the Bay’s Flower Dome with an assortment of begonias. Enjoy the vast diversity of floral species that grow in Gardens by the Bay, while you learn about the future of farming.

Date: 25 May-1 Jul

Venue: Gardens by the Bay

Website: Gardens by the Bay

Nearest MRT: Bayfront

8. Ocean Festival!

In celebration of World Oceans Day, dive into a new wave of family fun at S.E.A. Aquarium™ this June school holidays with this ocean conservation-themed festival. Bond over interactive activities and workshops as you explore the wonders of marine life together. Deepen your experience by getting involved in beach cleanups, competitions and more!

Date: 26 May-24 Jun

Venue: S.E.A. Aquarium™

Website: S.E.A. Aquarium™

Nearest MRT: HarbourFront

9. Children’s Season at the National Museum

In conjunction with the Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930–2030 exhibition, Children’s Season at the National Museum invites young people to explore the many ethnicities and cultures that call Singapore home. At this exhibition, you and your family can discover diversity through performances, storytelling and family workshops.

Date: 26 May-30 Jun

Venue: National Museum of Singapore

Website: National Museum of Singapore

Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut

10. Singapore Zoo Turns 45!

Go wild as one of the top zoos in the world celebrates its 45th birthday! Rekindle your love for animals at the Singapore Zoo’s exciting anniversary festivities. Take a trip down memory lane when you revisit the zoo’s past while enjoying fun-filled activities and new exhibits such as RepTopia and Fragile Forest! Get ready to fall in love with the Singapore Zoo all over again.

Date: 26 May-30 Jun

Venue: Singapore Zoo

Website: Singapore Zoo

11. Flipside
Interactive installations at Flipside

Enjoy interactive installations and engaging performances by captivating artists from Singapore and around the world. All things off-kilter are showcased here, in an eclectic soiree that lets attendees of all ages discover art through play.

Date: 27 May-5 Jun

Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Website: www.esplanade.com/flipside

Nearest MRT: Esplanade