1. Spectra – A Light & Water Show

Set to an orchestral soundtrack composed by award-winning Singaporean producer, Kenn C, this free-to-public outdoor light and water show is a four-act journey that starts off with Singapore’s origin as a multicultural hub, and closes with a sneak peek into a future using projections. The show takes place nightly after 8pm.

Date: Ongoing

Venue: The Event Plaza at Marina Bay Sands

Website: www.MarinaBaySands.com/Spectra  

Nearest MRT: Bayfront 

2. Deepavali Celebrations 2017

Join in the merrymaking as the Hindus in Singapore celebrate the ‘Festival of Lights’ with Henna art, performances, and plenty of shopping in Little India and beyond.

Date: Till 12 Nov

Venue: Various venues

3. Night at Sentosa

More than just a leisure destination, Sentosa Island (also known as The State of Fun) is one of Singapore’s hottest nightlife stops with its selection of the finest bars such as Tanjong Beach Club and Mambo Beach Club. This October, the popular island resort is hosting an Oktoberfest party—a boozy celebration of bratwurst, beer and Bavarian vibes.

Date: 1-31 Oct

Venue: Sentosa Island

Website: www.sentosa.com.sg

Nearest MRT: HarbourFront

4. Henna Workshop

An ancient form of body art, henna are temporary tattoos created using the dye from the henna plant. During Deepavali, Hindus will usually have intricate henna designs drawn on their hands to signify blessings that will “light up the soul”. Head down to the Singapore Visitor Centre and discover the best Henna artist in town. 

Date: 6-18 Oct

Venue: Singapore Visitor Centre, orchardgateway@emerald

Website: www.visitsingapore.com/travel-guide-tips/getting-around/tourism-centre.html

Nearest MRT: Somerset 

5. Forever Crazy by Crazy Horse Paris

Photo by Charles Loh

The iconic Parisian cabaret, Crazy Horse Paris, makes its way to our little red dot for an extraordinarily mesmerising cabaret showcase that encapsulates feminine beauty with a mischievous artistic charm—featuring a thoughtfully curated medley of the best acts from their legendary repertoire.

Date: 11-29 Oct

Venue: The MasterCard® Theatres at Marina Bay Sands

Website: www.sistic.com.sg/events/crazy1017

6. Sirri na Pesse: Navigating Bugis Identities in Singapore

The Malay Heritage Centre invites visitors to check out the fourth instalment of the Se-Nusantara (meaning 'From the same [Malay-Indonesian] archipelago') series of exhibitions called Sirri na Pesse. This exhibition aims to rediscover the rich heritage and culture of the Malay-Bugis community in Singapore.

Date: 13-28 Oct

Venue: Malay Heritage Centre  

Website: www.malayheritage.org.sg

Nearest MRT: bugis

7. BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global

The most prestigious tournament in women’s tennis returns with 10 days of non-stop sporting action and entertainment on and off the court.

Date: 20-29 Oct  

Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium  

Website: www.wtafinals.com

Nearest MRT: Stadium

8. Singapore Wine Fiesta 2017

Photo by Johan Persson

This largest outdoor wine fair in Singapore features winemakers from around the world and offers four days of wine tastings, masterclasses, live performances, and other exciting activities.

Date: 26-29 Oct  

Venue: Clifford Square

Website: www.winefiesta.com.sg  

Nearest MRT: Raffles Place

9. Singapore Fashion Week 2017

Supported by Council of Fashion Designers of America, Singapore Fashion Week 2017 returns to the Lion City with more dazzling designer debuts and high-profile headliners. This extravagant fashion event has been graced by a strong global line-up such as Guo Pei, Carolina Herrera, Victoria Beckham and Thakoon Panichgul and Dion Lee. Also, don’t miss talks, and special programmes happening at the same time.

Date: 26-28 Oct

Venue: National Gallery Singapore

Website: www.singaporefashionweek.com.sg

Nearest MRT: City Hall  

10. Halloween Horror Nights® 7

Universal Studios Singapore® returns for its seventh instalment—bringing you the most intense and immersive Halloween event with horrifying haunted houses, terrifying scare zones, and more.

Date: Till 29 Oct (selected nights)

Venue: Universal Studios Singapore®

Website: www.halloweenhorrornights.com.sg   

Nearest MRT: HarbourFront