Out and about in October? Then you’re in for a treat!
A whole host of thrilling events await visitors to Singapore this month, from world-famous sporting events to exhibitions showcasing new heights of luxury.
Here’s our guide to the novel, unique and exciting events happening in the month of October.
Deepavali Light Up
Celebrate the Hindu festival of lights on the colourful streets of Little India with the Deepavali Light Up. The beloved annual street light-up returns from the months of September to November, with exciting activities for visitors of all ages.
Drop by the neighbourhood and soak in the festivities with treasure hunts, cultural displays and a Tamil rap competition. Virtual cooking demonstrations and variety shows are available for those looking to enjoy the celebrations from the comfort of their homes.
Date: 16 Sep – 13 Nov
Venue: Little India
Singapore International Photography Festival
Delve into the wondrous realm of photography and see the world in a different light with the Singapore International Photography Festival.
Hands-on activities and insightful exhibitions abound at the eighth edition of this festival, which centres on the theme ‘Future Known as Unpredictable’.
Hone your skills with acclaimed street photographer Aik Beng Chia, create your own keepsake image with workshops like A Copy For The Future and admire the artistic vision on display at exhibitions like Dark Cities and Nowhere Here.
Date: 16 Sep – 30 Oct
Venue: Peace Centre, 37 Emerald Hill
Whether you’re an aspiring b-boy or a lover of ballet, this year’s da:ns festival is bound to have you on your feet.
Held at Esplanade –Theatres on the Bay, this year’s edition of the lauded dance festival boasts a stellar line up of events, from ballet under the stars to performances exploring Balinese dance traditions.
Marvel at the surreal beauty of Tree of Codes—a collaboration between famed choreographer Wayne Mcgregor, award-winning artist Olafur Eliasson and Grammy-award winning Jamie xx—or discover the fascinating world of hip hop with Nick Power.
Date: 13 – 23 Oct
Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Madly Gems Pop-up
A scintillating collection of gems await you at this exclusive pop-up event. Dig deep into realm of sparkling treasures and discover one that speaks to your individual style, with Madly Gem’s exquisite range of rubies, amethysts, emeralds and other precious stones.
Besides being a feast for the eyes, visitors will get to sample themed treats and confections that will tantalise their tastebuds, and watch a professional gem cutter bringing a rough stone into its final, sparkling form.
Date: 11 Oct – 10 Nov
Venue: Marmalade Pantry @ Ion Orchard
Discover a world of glittering jewellery and timeless time pieces at UltraLuxe, an haute fashion exhibition that’s bound to take your breath away. Held at the Tent at Ngee Ann City, this annual exhibition brings the world of luxury to the heart of Orchard Road.
Be dazzled by a curated showcase that showcases the craftmanship of over 90 jewellery houses, watchmakers, designers and fashion brands. The event boasts a range of historical displays and experiential activities, from workshops to masterclasses.
Date: 21 – 30 Oct
Venue: Tent @ Ngee Ann City
Singapore Biennale 2022
Art in myriad forms take front and centre stage at the Singapore Biennale. Now in its 7th edition, this year’s event— intriguingly named ‘Natasha’— encourages visitors to rediscover the world from the perspective of intimacy and spontaneity through the act of naming.
Visitors can expect an inspiring showcase of over 50 different artists and collaborators from all across the globe, ranging from Egypt and Norway to Indonesia and Taiwan at Singapore Art Museum (SAM), and beyond the gallery in places such as the Southern Islands and heartlands of Singapore.
Date: 16 Oct – 19 Mar 2023
Venue: Singapore Art Museum @ Tanjong Pagar Distripark and various locations
HypeWorld Music Festival
The name is apt, the stage is set and EDM lovers are in for a blast, with two nights of nonstop partying at the HypeWorld Music Festival.
Held at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay, this outdoor music festival boasts world-class acts like DJ Snake, Mercer, MORTEN and a whole host of other internationally acclaimed artistes.
Date: 22 – 23 Oct
Venue: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
The International TI11
Get your game on for a rumble in the jungle, with the eleventh edition of The International.
For the first time ever, this crown jewel of esports events will be held in Southeast Asia, with Singapore setting the stage for some of the world’s top Dota 2 players.
Witness a riveting display of strategy, finesse and teamwork during the Playoffs, as 16 of the finest Dota 2 teams duke it out for a spot in the Finals. The culmination of the event will see the four remaining teams competing at the Indoor Stadium for the coveted Aegis of Champions trophy.
Date: 8 – 30 Oct
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre [Playoffs], Singapore Indoor Stadium [Finals]
One Love Asia Festival 2022
Lovers of Mandopop music are in for a treat at the One Love Asia Festival 2022.
A two-day bonanza featuring a constellation of A-listers, this musicthis music festival is bound to be an unforgettable affair. The line-up for this star-studded festival includes famed local songbirds like Tanya Chua and Stephanie Sun, alongside international sensations like Kelly Chen and F.I.R.
Date: 22 & 23 Oct
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Tour De France Prudential Singapore Criterium
A legendary cycling event takes our city by storm this October, with Singapore playing host to the Tour De France Prudential Singapore Criterium.
Held for the first time ever in Southeast Asia, this sporting extravaganza will see 32 riders from 8 of the best professional cycling teams in the world compete in a quest for glory.
All the action takes places in the heart of the city, on a specially-designed street circuit. Sports fans can soak in the adrenaline and buzz by joining in a range of amateur racing series like the Absolute Cycle Race and the Brompton World Championships.
Date: 28 – 30 Oct
Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay
Avatar: The Experience
The magic of the silver screen comes to life at Gardens by the Bay with Avatar: The Experience. Inspired by the science-fiction landscapes of James Cameron’s blockbuster hit, this immersive experience features five distinct zones filled with beautiful flora, futuristic landscapes and fun for the entire family.
Date: 28 Oct onwards
Venue: Gardens by the Bay