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

Venue: Singapore Visitor Centre @ orchardgateway

Website: Singapore Visitor Centre

Nearest MRT: Somerset


2. 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: Till 14 Apr

Venue: National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum

Website: Minimalism: Light. Space. Object.

Nearest MRT: Bayfront and City Hall


3. TOYBOX by Hasbro
Key visual for TOYBOX by Hasbro

Join us for the inaugural TOYBOX by Hasbro, a family-friendly carnival that promises to transport you to a world of your favourite Hasbro toys. Organised by Kingsmen, this flagship event features an exciting range of Hasbro toy brands, including games and activities from Transformers, NERF, My Little Pony, Monopoly, Play-Doh, Cluedo and Baby Alive. Look out for the Monopoly Apartments—an Instagrammable installation that brings to life the iconic Green House and Red Hotel; Play-Doh Picnic Party—a picnic-themed area where families can create their very own Play-Doh picnic spreads; and many more pop-up attractions. Complete with a festival stage, a Hasbro retail shop and a myriad of F&B stalls, TOYBOX by Hasbro is where families can look forward to a full day of fun—there will be something for everyone!

Date: 1-17 Feb

Venue: Sentosa Palawan Green (near Beach Station)

Website: www.toyboxsingapore.com

Nearest MRT: HarbourFront


4. Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman

Sir Stamford Raffles—author of The History of Java, and collector of natural history and cultural materials from Southeast Asia—is known for establishing modern Singapore as a British port. He has been viewed as a scholarly expert in the region, a progressive reformer, a committed imperialist, and even a plagiariser. Co-curated with the British Museum, and keeping with the Asian Civilisations Museum’s mission to explore encounters and connections, this exhibition presents a multi-layered picture of Raffles, and illustrates that his legacy is more complex than often understood.

Date: 1 Feb to 28 Apr

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum

Website: www.acm.org.sg

Nearest MRT: Raffles Place


5. River HongBao 2019
Fireworks at the River HongBao Festival by Marina Bay Photo by River Hong Bao Committee

Enjoy fireworks, interactive lantern displays and lively performances at this annual Lunar New Year celebration by the riverside. Watch as our night sky is lit up with the works of award-winning artists from Australia, China, USA and Italy during the Fireworks Spectacular, happening on four special nights (3, 4, 9 & 10 Feb). These pyrotechnic displays are each 12 minutes long and spread over three time slots on each of these four nights, including nightly fireworks for the duration of River Hongbao.

Date: 3-10 Feb

Venue: The Float @ Marina Bay

Website: www.riverhongbao.sg

Nearest MRT: Promenade


6. Fortune Gathers at Resorts World™ Sentosa
Two lion dance during Chinese New Year celebrations at Resorts World™ Sentosa

Watch masters of different divination schools perform live demonstrations at Fortune Street, enjoy a Sesame Street Monster Lo Hei show at Universal Studios Singapore™ and catch the Queen of Mandopop, A-Mei, performing with superstars Anna and Eve Ai in a special live showcase. Celebrity chef restaurants at Resorts World™ Sentosa will not only be rolling out special festive menus, but will also be hosting dragon and lion dances to usher in good luck for the Chinese New Year.

Date: 3-19 Feb

Venue: Resorts World™ Sentosa

Website: www.rwsentosa.com/CNY2019

Nearest MRT: HarbourFront


7. Wild Chinese New Year
Lion dance greeting visitors outside the Singapore Zoo entrance

Usher in the Lunar New Year on the wild side at our wildlife parks with miniature pigs, collared peccaries and red river hogs. Don’t forget to explore the “zoo-diac trail” in the Night Safari, where you’ll be wowed by talented lion dancers illuminated by LED lights.

Date 4-19 Feb

Venue: Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park

Website: www.wildcny.sg

Nearest MRT: Singapore Zoo, River Safari, Night Safari: Take bus 138 from Ang Mo Kio MRT station; Jurong Bird Park: Take bus 194 from Boon Lay MRT Station


8. Chingay Parade
Chingay performance with the crowd Photo by People’s Association

An exuberant parade comprising colourful floats, stilt walkers and dancers of different races, Chingay celebrates not only the Chinese New Year, but also the cultural diversity of Singapore. In commemoration of the Singapore Bicentennial, Chingay 2019 will be themed “Dreams Funtasia (Bicentennial Edition)”. The event will open with a 270-metre-long painting tracing the “Past, Present, and Future of Singapore”, which will reflect on Singapore’s journey and transformation from place to nation. Besides two nights of parades, a carnival will be held this year from 15-17 Feb along the parade route near the Singapore Flyer.

Date: 15-16 Feb

Venue: F1 Pit Building

Website www.chingay.org.sg

Nearest MRT: Promenade


9. Chinese New Year
Lady admiring the Chinese New Year decorations and lights in Chinatown

Also known as the Spring Festival, the Lunar New Year is one of the most important festivals in the Chinese calendar. Celebrate it with locals and soak in the festive atmosphere when you visit Chinatown for the annual street light-up (20 Jan-6 Mar), which will abound with mesmerising decorations and boisterous revelry.

Date: 5-6 Feb

Venue: Chinatown

Website: Chinese New Year

Nearest MRT: Chinatown


10. Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 2019
Key visual for Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts 2019

Celebrate the Chinese New Year at the Esplanade with an inspiring and exciting line-up of arts performances, both ticketed and free, by outstanding local and international Chinese artists.

Date: 15-24 Feb

Venue: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Website: www.esplanade.com/huayi

Nearest MRT: City Hall and Esplanade


11. Matilda The Musical
Performers performing a musical on stage

Don’t pass on this highly decorated musical, which tells the story of one of Roald Dahl’s most imaginative and intrepid characters. Originally put on by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this musical has delighted audiences of all ages and has won over 85 international awards.

Date: From 21 Feb

Venue: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands®

Website: https://entertainment.marinabaysands.com/events/cmatilda0319

Nearest MRT: Bayfront


12. Light to Night Festival 2019: Traces & Echoes
Key visual for Light to Night Festival 2019: Traces & Echoes

Every year, this urban arts festival celebrates the stunning Civic District of Singapore. With a bevy of food, collectibles and artistic experiences, it aims to make art accessible, bringing a range of creative expressions to a wide audience across numerous iconic venues.

Date: 28 Jan to 24 Feb (Bicentennial Edition)

Venue: National Gallery Singapore

Website: www.lighttonight.sg

Nearest MRT: City Hall


13. The MICHELIN Guide Street Food Festival
The entrance to The MICHELIN Guide Street Food Festival at Resorts World™ Sentosa

Singapore’s thriving culinary scene consists of countless cuisines, local classics and 39 Michelin-starred restaurants. At this food festival dedicated to the multi-cultural street food of Singapore, one can savour local favourites prepared by Michelin-starred restaurants and Bib Gourmand eateries, all in a single locale.

Date: 22-24 Feb

Venue: The Coliseum, Resorts World™ Sentosa

Website: www.guide.michelin.com

Nearest MRT: HarbourFront


14. Late Company

Topics like loss and empathy will be frankly discussed at Pangdemonium’s staging of Late Company, a riveting production themed on an imminent and widespread problem—cyberbullying.

Date: 22 Feb to 10 Mar

Venue: Victoria Theatre

Website: www.pangdemonium.com

Nearest MRT: City Hall


15. HSBC Women’s World Championship 2019
Female golfer giving her best shot during the HSBC Women’s World Championship

Catch the world’s most talented golfers in action during this sporting event. Dubbed “Asia’s Major”, this tournament features some of the world’s best female golfers and has drawn fans from around the globe. World-class golf aside, this event is also known for its great parties that indulge guests in great food and music.

Date: 28 Feb to 3 Mar

Venue: Sentosa Golf Club

Website: www.hsbcgolf.com/womens

Nearest MRT: HarbourFront