1. An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s – 1819

Explore the 200 years leading up to the pivotal events surrounding Singapore’s founding in 1819. Start your journey with the bustling world of trade in the East Indies that attracted the Dutch and British East India Companies from the early 17th century.

Date: 21 Sep to 31 Mar 2020

Venue: National Museum of Singapore

Website: www.nationalmuseum.sg

Nearest MRT: Bencoolen, Bras Basah and Dhoby Ghaut

2. Re-Imagine Voilah!
Une petite nuit au lit by Cie Cahin-Caha at the Voilah! French Singapore Festival

Catch a variety of concerts and some of the freshest French movies during the Voilah! French Singapore Festival 2019. This annual celebration will indulge you in unexpected experiences, mixing French wines with Singaporean food, alongside sessions with French writers, scientists, performers and avant-garde artists.

Date: 12 Oct – 24 Nov

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.voilah.sg

3. Boutique Fairs

Discover sustainability- and design-oriented brands and their handcrafted apparel, shoes, accessories, jewellery and more. This multi-storey indoor market also indulges its guests in a wide range of food and beverages, as they pore through an array of art, fashion, furniture, homeware and toys.

Date: 15-17 Nov

Venue: F1 Pit Building

Website: www.boutiquefairs.com.sg

Nearest MRT: Promenade

4. The King’s Fiesta

Jurong Bird Park is the first wildlife institution outside of the Philippines where guests can see the Philippine Eagle. Join us at Jurong Bird Park as we celebrate the arrival of the ‘King of the Skies’ with music, dancing, games, face-painting and more. Young visitors will also learn more about birds of prey through various edutaining challenges.

Date: 16 Nov - 31 Dec

Venue: Jurong Bird Park

Website: www.birdpark.com.sg

Nearest MRT: Take bus 194 from Boon Lay MRT station

5. Disney Tsum Tsum River Escapade

These holidays, join Disney Tsum Tsum on an exhilarating escapade at the River Safari. The Tsum Tsums have dressed up to hang out with their river friends. Put on your explorer gear and try to spot them amid interactive experiences and insta-worthy photo opportunities!

Date: 16 Nov - 31 Dec

Venue: River Safari

Website: www.riversafari.com.sg

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

6. Christmas on A Great Street

This Christmas, come celebrate Christmas on A Great Street and discover “The Greatest Gift” on Orchard Road. Create precious and memorable moments with your loved ones and immerse in the joyous spirit of the holiday season, in the company of the ever-endearing Santa Claus. Another highlight to look out for is this year’s Great Christmas Village, which will return on a bigger scale, offering many more amusement rides, “live” music performances and carnival food and drinks.

Date: 16 Nov 2019 – 1 Jan 2020

Venue: Orchard Road

Website: www.orchardroad.org/christmas

Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut, Orchard and Somerset

7. Suddenly Turning Visible: Art and Architecture in Southeast Asia 1969–1989

Southeast Asian art and architecture are manifestations of the dreams and development of our region. As you explore the reinvention of art movements and vernacular traditions, you’ll discover lesser-known links between modern art and architecture through three influential regional art institutions: The Cultural Centre of the Philippines, the Alpha Gallery in Singapore and the Bhirasri Institute of Modern Art in Bangkok.

Date: 19 Nov 2019 - 15 Mar 2020

Venue: National Gallery Singapore

Website: www.nationalgallery.sg

Nearest MRT: City Hall

8. Hermès Petit h

From the master artisans of Hermès, come whimsical objects birthed from Petit h; where objects are born from leftover materials, the latter breathing life into the former. Their challenge is to take a new look at materials, to reinvent, innovate and create dreamlike and useful objects. These one-of-a-kind creations are shown through a travelling caravan that will be coming to Singapore.

Date: 22 Nov - 15 Dec

Venue: Hermès Singapore, Liat Towers, 541 Orchard Road

Website: www.hermes.com/us/en/petit-h

Nearest MRT: Orchard

9. Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction
Event poster for Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction

Helmed by Patrick Flores as the Artistic Director, Singapore Biennale 2019: Every Step in the Right Direction focuses on the imperative of making choices and taking the steps to consider current conditions and the human endeavour for change and betterment. This international contemporary visual art exhibition will take place in multiple locations across the city centre, including museums, galleries as well as cultural and heritage venues.

Date: 22 Nov 2019 - 22 Mar 2020

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.singaporebiennale.org

10. Neon Lights 2019
A group of people at the Neon Lights music festival

Groove to the music of local and foreign bands, while you soak in the wide variety of art on display. Every year, popular musicians from around the world fly to Singapore to play at this weekend-long, multi-stage outdoor soiree, held on the verdant slopes of Fort Canning Park.

Date: 23-24 Nov

Venue: Fort Canning Park

Website: www.neonlights.sg

Nearest MRT: Fort Canning

11. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Event poster for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

It’s the notorious English barber’s first time in Singapore! The winner of 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical and starring Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, this riveting Broadway musical by Stephen Sondhiem will bring you to the edge of your seat.

Date: 28 Nov - 8 Dec

Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands®

Website: www.srt.sg/show/sweeney-todd

Nearest MRT: Bayfront

12. C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore (C3AFA)
Cosplayers and the crowd at C3 Anime Festival Asia Singapore

C3AFA invites one and all to dive into Japanese pop culture, fashion trends, anime and manga. The winner of ‘Best Leisure Event’ at the Singapore Tourism Awards 2019, this showcase will be graced by local and international cosplayers, voice artists, singers, performers and musical groups, whom you can get to know through a variety of interactive programmes.

Date: 29 Nov - 1 Dec

Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre

Website: www.animefestival.asia

Nearest MRT: Promenade