1. Gallery Children’s Biennale 2019
A mother and child walking over an art piece, Firewalk (Bridge of Embers) Photo by Mark Justiniani

The highly anticipated Gallery Children’s Biennale returns in 2019 with ten new interactive and immersive art installations that will spark the imagination of both young and old. Presenting the most extensive display of artworks by Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists to date, this event is curated specially for the young ones. You and your family can engage in endless possibilities offered through art and invest in the imaginary, the fantastic and the impossible. Coupling thematic programming with the annual Singapore International Children’s Film Festival, this exhibition lets you dive into diverse art forms beyond the conventional.

Date: 25 May to 30 Dec

Venue: National Gallery Singapore

Website: https://www.nationalgallery.sg/festivals/childrens-biennale-2019

Nearest MRT: City Hall


2. Rainforest Lumina Season 2
A bottom-up shot of the entrance of Rainforest Lumina at night

Presented by Singapore Zoo, this lush and luminous world invites you to embark on a night walk into a magical rainforest. Illuminate your senses as you experience an enhanced multisensory adventure with over ten immersive zones. Meet the Creature Crew, a quirky group of virtual animals who will bring you on a whimsical adventure, on which you and your young ones can capture memorable photos and take home exclusive souvenirs.

Date: From June

Venue: Singapore Zoo

Website: www.rainforestlumina.sg

Nearest MRT: Take bus 138 from Ang Mo Kio MRT station


3. Great Singapore Sale (GSS): Experience Singapore
Ladies decked out in local brands shopping along Orchard Road

Take home a slice of Singapore from the refreshed GSS: Experience Singapore. Originally entitled the “Great Singapore Sale”, this year's event will extend beyond attractive discounts and deals, and will offer experiential events that shine spotlight on local talents and culture.

Date: 21 Jun to 28 Jul

Venue: Orchard Road and various locations across the island

Website: www.gss.sra.org.sg


4. The Jungle Adventure: A Romp on the Wild Side
Publicity poster of The Jungle Adventure: Mowgli and friends

Bring your children on an unforgettable adventure with Mowgli and friends, as ‘the jungle boy’ discovers who he is and where he belongs. At this compelling puppet show, your kids will learn the importance of wildlife conservation through interactive play.

Date: 24 Jun to 7 Jul

Venue: The Pavilion at Far East Square

Website: https://www.sistic.com.sg/events/jungle0719

Nearest MRT: Telok Ayer


5. Fantastic Mr Fox

Highly praised when it was first staged in 2012, The Little Company's thrilling and hilarious production—this time in Mandarin—of Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr Fox tells the inspiring story of the brave and clever Mr Fox, who outsmarts three nasty farmers and saves his animal friends.

Date: 31 Jun to 6 Sep

Venue: KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT

Website: https://www.srt.com.sg/show/fantasticmrfox/

Nearest MRT: Fort Canning


6. Soar Into Summer
Publicity poster of Despicable Me’s Minions.

Just for this season, you can meet and take photos with Sanrio's Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel, your favourite Minions from Despicable Me, dressed up in their summer best, and even Megatron from the Transformers franchise, in Universal Studios Singapore™. Plus, enjoy the rest of the park's thrilling rides and attractions.

Date: 5 Jul to 18 Aug

Venue: Universal Studios Singapore™

Website: http://www.rwsentosa.com/universalsummer

Nearest MRT: HarbourFront


7. Cirque Du Soleil – Kurios
Publicity poster of Cirque Du Soleil – Kurios.

Cirque du Soleil comes to Singapore with their newest creation under the Big Top, KURIOS – Cabinet of Curiosities. Get ready to unravel a world of curiosities and have it turned upside down. KURIOS is an event you should definitely not miss!

Date: 5 Jul to 18 Aug

Venue: Under the Big Top, Bayfront Avenue

Website: www.sistic.com.sg/events/kurios0819

Nearest MRT: Bayfront


8. Singapore Food Festival
Locally-inspired sandwiches on display from Park Bench Deli

Experience an array of exciting food-related activities at this annual eclectic food extravaganza which consists of various sub-events. Head to its signature event, STREAT, to indulge in Singapore’s traditional or ‘mod-Sin’ (or modern Singaporean) cuisine. Don’t miss its other sub-event, The 50 Cents Fest, where you can savour iconic local dishes sold in denominations of S$0.50.

Date: 12-28 Jul

Venue: Various locations

Website: Singapore Food Festival


9. START at Gillman Barracks
A couple looking at an art piece at Gillman Barracks

Join the all-new START at Gillman Barracks—a three-day art and lifestyle event that will feature affordably priced art from an array of galleries, screenings of films about contemporary art and collecting art, as well as insightful discussions.

Date: 19-21 Jul

Venue: Gillman Barracks

Website: www.gillmanbarracks.com

Nearest MRT: Labrador Park


10. International Champions Cup Singapore 2019
Players at International Champions Cup Singapore.

The third edition of the International Champions Cup Singapore features EPL giants Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur, Italian champions Juventus and also welcomes back Inter Milan as they battle for this prestigious global trophy. Catch a glimpse of the players when they are out and about in town and revel in the football fever that will grip the island.

Date: 20-21 Jul

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub and various locations across Singapore

Website: https://www.internationalchampionscup.com/territories/sg

Nearest MRT: Stadium


11. Aladdin
The cast of Disney’s Aladdin musical performing on stage

Lavish costumes and special effects will blow you away at this live musical adaptation of Disney’s Aladdin. Sing along to memorable tunes from the classic Academy Award-winning film and be whisked away to another world by the elaborate sets.

Date: 21 Jul to 1 Sep

Venue: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands®

Website: https://baseentertainment.com.sg/shows/aladdin/

Nearest MRT: Bayfront


12. Orchid Extravaganza
A display of orchids at the Orchid Extravaganza

You’ll love the heritage orchids, such as the Papilionan, Miss Joaquim, Aranda Singa Gold, Aranda Noorah Alsagoff and dendrobium S. R. Nathan, which will be on display at this Singapore Bicentennial-themed floral display. Come explore the roots of Singapore’s thriving orchid culture and admire award-winning varieties.

Date: 26 Jul to 15 Sep

Venue: Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay

Website: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

Nearest MRT: Bayfront


13. The 50 Cents Fest
A top-down shot of crowd at The 50 Cents Fest at Chinatown

The 50 Cents Fest will be running its 4th consecutive year this July. This year, the event is Hokkien-themed, where visitors can learn about Singapore’s Hokkien culture through a range of activities, from traditional Hokkien dishes feature to stage performances, street activities and thematic event décor. You can also enjoy local dishes that are sold in denominations of $0.50.

Date: 27-28 Jul

Venue: Smith Street, Chinatown Food Street

Website: www.chinatownfoodstreet.sg/the-50-cents-fest

Nearest MRT: Chinatown


14. From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience

2019 marks the 200th anniversary of Stamford Raffles' arrival in Singapore, but this centrepiece showcase invites you to discover our longer, 700-year history in one exciting multimedia experience. Prepare for a front row seat to Singapore's 700-year history, with live actors, moving sets and special effects, which will take you through all the sights, sounds and drama.

Date: Till 15 Sep

Venue: Fort Canning Centre

Website: https://www.bicentennial.sg/the-bicentennial-experience/

Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut