1. Singapore Experience Lab
Singapore Experience Lab at Singapore Visitor Centre @ orchardgateway

Come join us at the Singapore Experience Lab, a showcase of Singapore's past, present and future tourism products in the comfort of a conserved shophouse. Visitors can join a 30-minute experiential tour, where they will be taken on an immersive journey which introduces Singapore's hidden stories and off-the-beaten track experiences, narrated through augmented reality, interactive project mapping, bespoke installation and doodle art. The lab tours are scheduled daily at 10.30am, 11.30am and 4pm. Please approach the staff if you would like to join the tour.

Date: Till May 2019

Venue: Singapore Visitor Centre @ orchardgateway

Website: Singapore Visitor Centre

Nearest MRT: Somerset

2. Deepavali Celebrations
Traditional clay diya lamp

Join in the merriment of Deepavali, also known as the Festival of Lights, which is a mesmerising celebration of the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. Celebrated by Hindus around the world, Deepavali is best experienced in the heritage precinct of Little India, where colourful lights and decorations line Serangoon Road and Race Course Road. Visitors to Little India can look forward to experiencing a host of vibrant cultural events, and taking their pick from festive delicacies and traditional garments.

Date: 22 Sep to 30 Nov

Venue: Little India

Website: Deepavali

Nearest MRT: Little India

3. Private Parts

First staged in 1992, Private Parts is a moving production that tells the stories of several transsexuals, who are finding themselves and their identities in society. Originally written by acclaimed local playwright Michael Chiang, the 2018 restaging of this heart-wrenching classic is directed by award-winning actress and director Beatrice Chia-Richmond.

Date: 2-18 Nov

Venue: Drama Centre Theatre at the National Library Building

Website: www.sistic.com.sg/events/cprivate1118

Nearest MRT: Bugis

Performers on stage for MAMMA MIA! Photo by MAMMA MIA! 2017-18 UK Tour Cast Press/Publicity Photos by Brinkhoff/Mögenburg (MAMMA MIA!)

Fuelled by ABBA’s catchy hits, this renowned tale of love and friendship has won the hearts of theatre-goers the world over. Come be a part of this quirky Greek wedding’s celebrations, as Sam and Donna find out that marriage has more moving parts than they expect.

Date: 3-18 Nov

Venue: Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands®

Website: MAMMA MIA Website

Nearest MRT: Bayfront

5. Neon Lights Festival

This eclectic music festival immerses you in whimsical decorations, pop-up art installations and mobile performances. Acclaimed musicians from around the world specially fly to Singapore to play at this weekend-long party, which will also indulge your artistic passions with insightful craft workshops.

Date 9-11 Nov

Venue: Fort Canning Park

Website: www.neonlights.sg

Nearest MRT: Fort Canning

6. Christmas on a Great Street
Main arch along Orchard Road for Christmas on a Great Street

Witness Orchard Road transform into a wonderland inspired by Disney's beloved characters this festive season. The iconic shopping street's first branded light-up spans four themes: Mickey Mouse & Friends, Disney Princess, Disney's Frozen and Disney•Pixar's Toy Story. In addition to basking in the splendour of the over-street light decorations, fans can step into the enchanting world of Disney's Cinderella at Wheelock Place and Disney's Frozen at Orchard Central. Find the perfect Disney gift and wrap yourself in the magic this Christmas!

Date: 10 Nov 2018 to 1 Jan 2019

Venue: Orchard Road

Website: www.orchardroad.org/christmas

Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut, Orchard and Somerset

7. Guards at the Taj

This dark comedy’s witty humour and whirlwind of emotions won it the Obie Award for Best New Play in 2016. The Taj Mahal will be completed very soon, but can imperial guards Humayun and Babur stay out of trouble until then? The Singapore Repertory Theatre invites you to enjoy Guards at the Taj with its gripping twists and deep perception into the human condition.

Date: From 14 Nov

Venue: KC Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road

Website: www.srt.som.sg/guardsatthetaj

Nearest MRT: Fort Canning

8. Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.
Domus Collection and Tatsuo Miyajima Installation view at Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, 2016. Photo by Alex Davies, image courtesy of the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

See more through less at the first exhibition on Minimalism in Southeast Asia spanning two major venues. Experience the coming together of Asian and Western art in their most essential forms.

Date: From 16 Nov

Venue: National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum

Website: www.minimalism.sg

Nearest MRT: Bayfront and City Hall

9. Twilight Encounters
Couple looking at the leopard in the Night Safari

Come dusk, embark on a wildlife adventure like no other at Mandai! Discover more about the fascinating animals in Night Safari through engaging activities for the whole family and top your night off with Rainforest Lumina, a multimedia night walk at Singapore Zoo.

Date: 17 Nov to 31 Dec

Venue: Night Safari

Website: www.twilightencounters.sg

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

10. Glowing Ocean
Jellyfish floating underwater

Here’s your chance to admire luminescent marine life and enjoy glow-in-the-dark underwater performances. Held in one of the world’s biggest oceanariums, Glowing Ocean also invites you and your family to meet its jovial mascots and take photos with them.

Date: 17 Nov 2018 to 20 Jan 2019

Venue: S.E.A. Aquarium™

Website: www.rwsentosa.com/SEAA

Nearest MRT: HarbourFront

11. Dragons and Mythical Beasts

Are dragons real? Be amazed by the Dragons and Mythical Beasts display at the Singapore Zoo, which will introduce you to many animals that inspired the tales of dragons. Learn about these legendary creatures and draw your own conclusions as to whether they are real or just a figment of human imagination.

Date: 17 Nov to 31 Dec

Venue: Singapore Zoo

Website: www.wrs.com.sg/en/singapore-zoo/whats-on/

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

12. C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2018
Cosplayer taking a selfie

Enjoy concerts by anime performers and famous voice artists at this lively exposition. C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore 2018 is also your chance to collect rare merchandise, take pictures with colourful cosplayers and watch public screenings of popular anime.

Date: 30 Nov to 2 Dec

Venue: Suntec City

Website: www.animefestival.asia

Nearest MRT: Esplanade

13. A Craftsman’s Journey: From Dream to Reality
Participants getting some hands-on fun during the workshop

Join us to experience how Passion is made Possible with our Singaporean Craftsmen! Our craftsmen will be at the Singapore Visitor Centre @ orchardgateway to showcase their talent and share how they pursue their dreams. Take part in the exclusive interactive workshops conducted by our craftsmen, where you will get first-hand experience in making and tasting local produce. The interactive workshop is scheduled every Thursday to Sunday at 10.30am & 11.30am. No registration needed.

Date: Till 27 Jan 2019

Venue: Singapore Visitor Centre

Nearest MRT: Somerset