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Fun Things To Do In August 2018

Now that we’re (mostly) done with National Day festivities, check out these events to keep the rest of your August buzzin’! 

Carouselland 2018: Trails & Treasures


Bring forth your shopaholic for Carouselland is back and bigger than ever! Touted as Singapore’s largest indoor marketplace bazaar, the two-day event in August will feature 400 curated booths with a wide range of new and pre-loved items, including retro collectibles and games, handmade gifts and vintage fashion. Look out for the Local Pride Section, which spotlights up-and-coming individuals from our vibrant creative scene through sharing sessions and workshops. Rachel Lim of Live Bonito and Insta-photographers Yafiq and Yais Yusman will also be there!

When: 11 to 12 August
Time: 12 to 9pm
Where: Marina Bay Sands Hall A & B
Free admission, click here for more info.

Independent Market National Day Fair

Feeling post-National Day blues? Head down to The Independent Market to indulge in anything and everything Singapore! From local designers and makers to publishers and illustrators, explore Singapore’s creative scene through books, art prints, home ware and more. You’ll be doing plenty of shopping, so don’t forget your wallets!

When: Now to 13 August
Time: 10am to 10pm
Where: VivoCity Southeast Boulevard
Click here for more info

RWS Street Eats 2018


The second edition of RWS Street Eats has returned, just in time for National Day! Get ready for a foodgasmic experience with Southeast Asia’s most iconic hawker delights from over 20 street food stalls curated from across the region. Keep your taste buds ready for food showcases from the likes of Top Chef Vietnam 2014 finalist, Chef Steven Long with his popular Pho Bo & Vietnmese Summer Rolls, as well as Chef Zainal Abidin and Chef Mohd Fairus’ Flying Roti Canai. It’s also the perfect opportunity to introduce your children to all the delicious fare the region has to offer!

When: 9 to 19 August 2018
Time: Monday to Thursdays, 9am to 10pm
Friday to Sunday & Public Holidays, 9am to 10pm
Where: Resorts World Sentosa, Malaysian Food Street, Waterfront Level 1
Click here for more information.

Singapore Night Festival 2018


Round up the kids ‘cause the ever-popular Singapore Night Festival has returned to light up the Bras Basah and Bugis precincts with all things artsy. Themed “Bring on the Night”, its 11th edition strives to spotlight creatives and collaborators of different disciplines, backgrounds and industry. Supported by over 60 partners, look forward to a dynamic display of 27 performances from various genres and mesmerising art installations, alongside a myriad of F&B options and artisan craft offerings.

When: 17 to 25 August
Time: 7:30pm to 12am
Where: Bras Basah.Bugis
Click here for more info.

Singapore Science Festival 2018

Encourage your child’s burgeoning interest in science at Singapore Science Festival 2018! This year’s theme focuses on all-things A.I. (artificial intelligence) – through various fringe activities, workshops and events, the festival allows visitors to understand the technology and what really makes A.I. tick.

When: 17 August to 8 September 2018
Click here for more details

Maker Faire Singapore 2018

Dip into the Do-It-Yourself culture at Maker Faire Singapore! With over 350 booths and workshops by makers around the region, this family-friendly festival provides a platform for engineers to artists and scientists to crafters to showcase their hobbies, experiments and passion projects. Beyond that, Maker Faire has plenty of workshops ranging creative DIYs, coding and programming – get the kids involved for a educational and fun time!

When: 18 August to 19 August
Time: 10am to 6pm
Where: Community Auditorium @ Our Tampines Hub
Admission fee:
One-day pass: Adult: $10, Child: $5
Two-day pass: Adult: $15, Child: $8
Click here for more info.

Films at the Fort


Forget the cinemas and opt for a different film-going experience instead, like catching a movie under the stars. As the best premier, open-air alternative to mall cinemas, Films at the Forts combines award-winning films with gourmet food and wine, making it the perfect place to unwind with family and friends. Tickets are usually in high demand, so book your spot early.

When: Now till 19 August
Time: From 5pm onwards
Where: Fort Canning Park
Click here for more info.

Orchid Extravaganza 2018


Art meets nature in award-winning filmmaker, Royston Tan’s floral tribute to the multicultural heritage of Singapore. Think an extravagant orchid display of over 14,000 orchids of over 120 varieties set amidst a vivid backdrop of Peranakan shop houses – what better way to celebrate Singapore’s melting pot of cultures?

Also, create learning opportunities for the little ones during your visit to the Flower Dome. Simply join the daily ‘ASK Me!’ tours by the friendly Display Interpreters as they share fascinating botanical facts and anecdotes about the floral display.

Besides the stunning floral display, look out for a series of Peranakan-themed events such as handicrafts, performances and workshops by the Gunong Sayang Association!

When: Now to 22 August
Time: 9am to 9pm
1 to 3 August: 9am to 10pm
Where: Gardens by the Bay – Flower Dome
Admission charges to the Flower Dome apply, click here for more information.

Beerfest Asia 2018

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The 10th anniversary of Beerfest Asia 2018 brings a supersized edition with over 600 local and international beers available, five tents of live music performances and DJ acts, and tons of food options from around the globe. Plus, beer enthusiasts can catch the Asia Beer Awards, or partake in a free beer workshop conducted by brewers and beer brand ambassadors. Time to leave the kiddos at home and let loose!

When: 30 August to 2 September
Time: Thurs: 6pm to 12am
Fri: 4pm to 12am
Sat: 3pm to 12am
Sun: 2pm to 11pm
Where: The Meadow, Gardens By The Bay
Admission fee: From $20 onwards
Click here for more info.

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