If you’re an avid sports enthusiast, time your trip to Singapore so you get to catch top sporting action at these world-class events.

HSBC Women’s World Championship

See the best in women’s golf at this four-day golf tournament, which brings together all the winners from the previous Ladies Professional Golf Association season as well as the top 20 players from the Rolex Women’s World Ranking of that year. The event sees the world’s top women golfers take to the greens at Sentosa Golf Club.

Enjoy breath-taking golf action as well as an exciting line-up of music and food offerings off the greens. Party to sets by local DJs and tuck into delectable bites from leading restaurants and world-class bars.

The 2020 HSBC Women's World Championship is cancelled due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019).

HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens
Players in action on the field during HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens

A Southeast Asian exclusive, the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens features 16 of the world’s top rugby nations competing at the eighth leg of a legendary 10-leg series. Expect explosive Rugby Sevens action as the teams square off for national pride and top honours.

Even after the game ends, the fun continues to flow with an array of lifestyle and entertainment offerings both on and off the pitch. In-stadium entertainment programming include acts performing classic rugby anthems and boisterous sing-alongs to keep the crowd entertained, as well as a fun zone with plenty of activities for all in the family to enjoy. 

The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens will be held from 10-11 October 2020. Find out more at the official website.

UFC Fight Night Singapore
Close-up of one of the MMA fighter at UFC Fight Night Singapore

When the UFC—the world’s premier mixed martial arts league—comes to town, its glitzy live event is preceded by a week of festivities. UFC Singapore Fight Week culminates with UFC Fight Night Singapore, where the UFC’s best MMA exponents duke it out in explosive action at Asia’s first live UFC event of the year.

Participants and spectators can also look forward to other fringe activities as part of the proceedings. Past events have included interactive games, open work-out sessions where you get to watch your favourite UFC heroes go through their training paces, and fan village experiences which include autograph sessions with UFC stars.

Find out more at the official website.

International Champions Cup
Teams battling it out on the field at the International Champions Cup ICC in Singapore

Before the European football league season commences in August, multiple European champions like Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Inter Milan fine-tune their strategy with round-robin match-ups in football-obsessed Singapore, which attracts fans from around the region. Besides matches that pit the world’s best players against one another, fans can also take part in various football-themed activities at vibrant after-party venues like Clarke Quay and CHIJMES.

The 2020 International Champions Cup is cancelled due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019).

Grand Prix Season Singapore
Aerial view of Singapore’s skyline in the Central Business District CBD during the FORMULA 1 Night Race.

Rev into top gear with the FORMULA 1, and the 10-day Grand Prix Season Singapore surrounding it. Whether you’re Team Ferrari, Red Bull or Mercedes, get ready for some edge-of-your-seat action as the best racing teams take to the street circuit in the heart of Singapore’s downtown.

Then, get pumped up off-circuit at the many premium entertainment and lifestyle events being held all over the island-state. Enjoy special menus offered by select restaurants just for race week and have a ball at the glitzy parties of CÉ LA VI, 1-Altitude and Manhattan Bar, which has been crowned Asia’s best bar.

Jam to tunes by top-billing music acts (both local and international)—previous years have seen the likes of Jay Chou, Dua Lipa, Katy Perry, Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue and John Legend take to the stage for full concerts. Or let your hair down, put on your dancing shoes and head to exclusive after-parties, such as Amber Lounge or Podium Lounge.

Grand Prix Season Singapore takes place the week leading up to race days, which happen in the month of September. Find out more here, and about the race on the official website.

Notice: The Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2020 is cancelled due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019).

Get in on the action
4 winners at the finishing line of the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon. Photo by IRONMAN (Asia)

Itching to get some sporting action yourself? Whether you've a competitive streak or just want to take things easy while keeping active, Singapore’s got you covered. 

For competitive events, check out the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon (December), OSIM Sundown Marathon (May) and OCBC Cycle (May). For participatory events, take your pick from, from themed or character runs—great for families and young children—to thrilling night runs. Check out this guide to endurance sports for the full listing of the major events happening in Singapore this year.

If you’re looking to chase that adrenaline rush, include one (or more!) of the many thrilling activities in Singapore such as bungy jumping at Skypark Sentosa by AJ Hackett, or indoor skydiving at iFly. Check out this guide to adrenaline-pumping activities in the city.