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. Hari Raya Light-Up
Night-time outdoors scene of street lights with passing traffic along the Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar

Hari Raya Aidilfitri or “Eid al-Fitr”, marks the end of Ramadan—the Islamic holy month of fasting and repentance—with joyous celebration. During the month leading up to Hari Raya Aidilfitri, visit the Geylang Serai Bazaar and admire the colourful lights that illuminate the streets. Under its dazzlingly lit canopies, you will find an array of contemporary street snacks as well as an assortment of traditional wares and accessories. Besides Geylang Serai, a smaller scale bazaar is also held in the historic Muslim quarter of Kampong Glam.

Date: May-Jun

Venue: Geylang Serai

Nearest MRT: Eunos


3. Dino Quest Exhibition
Onlookers in front of a dinosaur showcase at Science Centre Singapore

Travel a million years back in time and join Professor V and Rex on an immersive quest to find the elusive dinosaurs of Australia. Explore different theories and discover how the different fields of science work together, through a real-life Dinosaur Scientist Adventure. Curated by world-renowned palaeontologist Emerita Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich, this exhibition features seven interactive zones that offer thematic and technology-powered adventures. Join us to find out what it takes to be a Dinosaur Detective!

Date: 1 Jun to 31 Aug

Venue: Science Centre Singapore

Website: www.science.edu.sg/whats-on/exhibitions/dinoquest

Nearest MRT: Jurong East


4. Rainforest Lumina
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


5. ULTRA Singapore
A wide-angle view of the crowd in front of the ULTRA main stage Photo by Colossal Photos

You’ll be blown away by the world’s top DJs at this international electronic dance music festival. Rub shoulders with fellow revellers at the Singaporean leg of ULTRA, as you enjoy laser and pyrotechnic displays that will light up ULTRA’S various stages.

Date: 8-9 Jun

Venue: Ultra Park, 1 Bayfront Avenue

Website: www.ultrasingapore.com

Nearest MRT: Bayfront


6. Children’s Festival at Gardens by the Bay
Children’s Festival 2019 key visual featuring Disney•Pixar Toy Story 4’s character, Woody

Children’s Festival 2019 will see the transformation of Gardens by the Bay’s Supertree Grove into a colourful carnival filled with family activities inspired by upcoming film Disney•Pixar Toy Story 4. With free admission for all visitors, festival-goers can get to race in self-driving cars, go through an obstacle course for children and enjoy a Disney•Pixar Toy Story 4 inspired-edition of the Garden Rhapsody, a signature light and music show by Gardens by the Bay.

Date: 15-30 Jun

Venue: Gardens by the Bay

Website: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg/childrensfestival


7. 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


8. The World’s 50 Best Restaurants
Interior staged shot of chef preparing teppanyaki at Waku Ghin

Savour the best of culinary innovation, diversity and sustainability at ‘the Oscars of global gastronomy’, which will be held in Singapore this year. Hosted in Asia for the first time and featuring an equal balance of voters from both genders, The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, sponsored by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, will boast its prestigious gala awards, bespoke dinners, interactive masterclasses and lively discussions.

Date: 25 Jun

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.theworlds50best.com


9. Beerfest Asia 2019
A group of attendees posing with their drinks at Beerfest Asia Photo by Beerfest Asia

The 11th edition of the largest beer festival in Asia invites you to savour more than 600 different beers by over 50 exhibitors from around the world. At Beerfest Asia, you will be entertained by a variety of musicians, who will keep the party going until the early morning.

Date: 27-30 Jun

Venue: Marina Promenade

Website: www.beerfestasia.com

Nearest MRT: Promenade