Your Guide To The Best Events & Happenings In August 2023

All geared up for August with these awesome experiences

Ready for August? We know we are! Embrace the new month with positive vibes and discover our guide to the best events and happenings in August 2023 in Singapore — from limited-time pop-up store openings to fun music festivals — that you should check out with your besties, stat.

Things to do in Singapore: August 2023

1. Lancôme Advanced Génifique Skin Repair Lab at Ngee Ann City

Till 29 August 2023

Lancome’s latest pop-up places the spotlight on its best-selling Advanced Génifique Serum. Visitors are able to experience the serum firsthand via immersive experience rooms as well as enjoy a complimentary consultation, courtesy of the brand’s Skin Screen analysis machines. Lancome is also giving away complimentary seven-day sampling kits to visitors via its Génifique Vending Machine at the pop-up.

Address: Ngee Ann City at Civic Plaza, 391 Orchard Road, S 238874

Time: 10AM to 9.30PM daily

Price: Admission is free. Sign up for your slot here.

2. La Prairie Cobalt Immersion Pop-Up

Till 31 August 2023

Café pop-up at ION Orchard

The La Prairie Cobalt Immersion Pop-Up.

The luxury Swiss skincare brand has unveiled a new pop-up that also houses its first Cobalt Café in Asia. The pop-up aims to take visitors on an experiential journey to learn more about the brand’s proprietary formulations. Upon completing the experience, visitors will be able to redeem a limited-edition pastry and coffee set by Keong Saik Bakery. They may also receive personalised consultations from La Prairie’s team of professional skincare experts.

Address: Level 1 Atrium, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, S 238801

Time: 10AM to 9PM daily

Price: Admission is free

3. A Common Wonderland by Common Man Coffee Roasters

26 and 27 August 2023

Weekend Event with Latte Art Workshop & More at Anchorpoint

Level up your latte art skills, groove to curated tunes and more at ‘A Common Wonderland’.

In celebration of its 10th birthday, popular coffee brand Common Man Coffee Roasters will be hosting a weekend event titled, A Common Wonderland. The event invites coffee enthusiasts and the community to participate in a series of activities, including hands-on latte art sessions led by skilled baristas. The event will also feature several artisan booths, live DJ sets from 4PM and culinary delights.

Address: Common Man Coffee Roasters Anchorpoint, 368 Alexandra Road, #01-01, S159952

Time: 10AM to 11PM

Price: Admission is free. RSVP for the event here.

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4. UNIQLO x Studio Ghibli ‘Hey, Let’s Go!’ activities at Bugis+

Till 14 September 2023

UNIQLO x Studio Ghibli collection launch in Southeast Asia

Catch larger-than-life inflatables of the Catbus and Totoro from Studio Ghibli’s ‘My Neighbour Totoro’. Right - Participate in a stamp rally. (Photos from: UNIQLO Singapore)

It’s finally here: UNIQLO and Studio Ghibli’s second collaboration collection is now available exclusively at the UNIQLO Bugis+ store and will be launched in all stores and online from 21 August. Studio Ghibli fans will also be able to check out a series of Instagram-worthy installations at Bugis+, meet and greet Spirited Away’s Yubaba, and participate in a stamp rally in the mall. Spotted a Catbus at Bugis+ 😱 @UNIQLOSG #GhibliUT #sgnews #studioghibli #sgevents #TikTokSG ♬ Ghibli-style nostalgic waltz - MaSssuguMusic

TheBeauLife checks out the UNIQLO x Studio Ghibli collection at Bugis+.

Address: Level 2 Atrium, 201 Victoria St, S 188067

Time: 11AM to 10PM from Monday to Friday, 10AM to 10PM on Saturday and Sunday

Price: Admission is free

5. ‘Notes From The Ether: From NFTs To AI’ at ArtScience Museum

From 19 August to 24 September 2023

This exhibition, which offers viewers a glimpse into the future of digital art, showcases the work of 20 contemporary artists who work with the emerging technologies of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, S 018974

Time: Open daily from 10AM to 7PM (Last entry is at 6PM)

Price: SGD6 per person for Singapore Residents and tourists

6. Waves of Change Festival 2023 at ArtScience Museum

Till 27 August 2023

Discover the ocean’s amazing marine life and learn how you can love, care and take action for the ocean at the Waves of Change Festival, which will also take place at the ArtScience Museum. The annual event features thought-provoking conservation art, a selection of films that explore ocean-related themes and talks by experts in their field.

Address: Level 4, 6 Bayfront Avenue, S 018974

Time: Open daily from 10AM to 7PM (Last entry is at 6PM)

Price: Admission is free

7. Wine Lust wine festival

Till 10 September 2023

Wine Lust Festival Singapore 2023

Wine Lovers, don’t miss out on Wine Lust! (Photos from: 1-Group)

Listen up, wine lovers! Presented by 1-Group (AKA the folks responsible for popular restaurants such as Botanico, Oumi and Monti), this year’s Wine Lust festival offers an array of exciting activities hosted across 15 dining concepts islandwide. Highlights include a ‘Weekend Fiesta’ brunch feast at Sol & Luna, which has live stations serving up delectable treats, and ‘The Grape Escape’, the festival’s first-ever wine bus tour. Check out the programme lineup here.

Address: Across 15 destinations islandwide.

Price: Varies according to destinations.

8. ‘Coachtopia’ at Coach Play Singapore Shophouse

Now open when i’m with you i’m in #Coachtopia 🦋 Coach has launched its new sub-brand that’s dedicated to circular craft and collaborative community. Check out the collection at the Coach Play Singapore Shophouse! ✌🏼 #TikTokSG #sgnews #sgfashion #coachtopia #coachNY ♬ original sound - vibey music 🎶 🕺 🪩

#ICYMI, Coach has launched Coachtopia, a new sub-brand that focuses on circular craft and collaborative creativity. Designed for and in collaboration with climate-conscious consumers, Coachtopia products can be reimagined, remade and recycled to have multiple lives.

The collection is on display at the Coach Play Singapore Shophouse for a limited time. The shophouse will also feature the Coachtopia Cloud Canvas, an interactive screen where users’ movements become part of the 3D dynamic cloudscape. This dedicated experience also includes a specially curated ‘Coachtopia’ dessert menu, which will be available from 6PM from Thursdays to Tuesdays.

Address: 5 Keong Saik Road, S089113

Time: Opens daily from 10AM to 10PM. The cafe is open from Thursday to Tuesday at selected timings (9.30AM to 3PM, 6PM to 9.30PM)

Price: Admission is free

9. Saint Laurent pop-up store at Paragon Shopping Centre

Till 30 September

Paragon Shopping Centre Saint Laurent pop-up till September 2023

Shop Saint Laurent’s lineup of women’s bags and accessories at its pop-up store. (Photo from:

PSA: You deserve the finer things in life. If your ideal wardrobe consists of sleek and sexy black separates and a leather jacket, Saint Laurent is where you should be to fulfil your fashion goals. Check out the French luxury fashion house’s pop-up store at Paragon Shopping Centre, which features its lineup of women’s bags and accessories.

Address: Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Rd, Atrium 2, Level 1, S 238859

10. New store opening: NOWAFTER CAFÉ

Now open

New cafe 2023 in Orchard, Singapore

Art meets dessert at the newly-opened NOWAFTER CAFÉ. (Photos from: @nowaftercafe).

Located on the third floor of Design Orchard, NOWAFTER CAFÉ “celebrates the freedom to express arts and culture through food and beverages.” Some of the café’s insta-worthy offerings include the Blackmisu, a dark cocoa take on the classic tiramisu, and the Iced Uji Matcha Einspänner.

To celebrate its opening, the café is offering a special 10% discount on all of its beverages for a limited time only. You can also stand to receive a gift with any purchase, available while stocks last.

Address: 250 Orchard Road, #03-01, S238905

Time: Open daily from 9AM to 6PM

11. Singapore Night Festival

18 to 26 August 2023

Singapore Night Festival 2023 - Lineup and programmes

Left - The Singapore Night Festival’s Festival Village at Armenian Street. Right - ‘A Stone’s Throw (Away) by WY-TO Group. (Photos from: Singapore Night Festival)

Themed, Singapore, the Great Port City, the 14th edition of the Singapore Night Festival will feature over 50 experiences spanning project mapping installations, experiential programmes, Festival Villages, performances, and more. This year’s festival highlights include a new, dedicated family zone around Fort Canning Rise for children and an indoor roller skating rink titled Time Is A Black Circle by local artist Dawn Ng, which reimagines Singapore’s lively disco scene in the past.

Address: Various locations within the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct

Time: Daily from 7.30PM to 12AM

Price: Admission is free. Some programmes are ticketed. Early bird sales for Time Is A Black Circle run till 17 August and are available via Klook. Get your tickets here.

12. dUCk Cafe pop-up at MONDAYS..

Now open for a limited time only

Mondays.. cafe with dUCK brand

Singaporean dUCKies, get a taste of the dUCk Cafe experience at MONDAYS.. (Photos from: @theduckgroup)

Popular Malaysia-born lifestyle brand dUCK has teamed up with local café MONDAYS.. to bring its dUCK Cafe experience to Singapore for a limited period of time. The pop-up features a selection of food and beverage items that are curated exclusively for the pop-up, such as a Spill The High Tea Set for two, A Peachin’ Smoked Duck Salad and Lavender Taro Canelés.

Address: 8 Jalan Klapa, S199320

Time: Open from 9AM to 8:30PM from Tuesday to Thursday, and from 8:30AM to 8:30PM from Friday to Sunday

13. ‘Travel Lounge’ and ‘Hotel’ pop-up rooms at National Museum

From 4 August 2023 

Pop-up Rooms Inspired by SIA and Goodwood Park Hotel at National Museum

Left - ‘Travel Lounge’ pop-up room. Right - ‘Hotel’ pop-up room. (Photos from: National Museum of Singapore)

The National Museum of Singapore has welcomed two new pop-up rooms that are inspired by its ‘Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800-2000s’ exhibition, which opened in May. The first pop-up room, titled ‘Travel Lounge’, is inspired by the Singapore Airlines Raffles Lounge that was first launched in 1976. The second pop-up room, titled ‘Hotel’, is inspired by the Goodwood Park Hotel in the 1980s and it showcases the recreated hotel lobby, corridor and hotel room. 

Address: 93 Stamford Rd, S 178897

Time: 10AM to 6:30M daily

Price: Admission is free. Visitors may opt for the audio tour for SGD5 and reserve their preferred timeslot here.

14. Orchid Extravaganza at Gardens by the Bay

Till 17 September 2023

Orchid Floral Display at Flower Dome Singapore

Left - ‘Kebaya’ display. Right - ‘Rumah Pahang’, a recreation of the traditional houses found in Peninsular Malaysia, Pahang. (Photos from:

Step into a floral wonderland that is Gardens by the Bay’s latest exhibit, which places the spotlight on orchids in the east tropics. Presented in partnership with the Embassies of Indonesia and Thailand and the High Commissions of Brunei Darussalam and Malaysia, the exhibit will feature orchids cultivated from species native to each of the country’s land.

Visitors will also get to walk through a Lath House display, discover the cultural significance of kebaya (a traditional blouse worn by women in various countries in Southeast Asia), and snap photos in front of recreations of each country’s traditional houses, which are adorned with cultural artefacts and handicrafts.

Address: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, S 018953

Time: Open daily from 9AM to 9PM

Price: SGD12 for Singaporean residents aged between 13 and 59 years old. Book your tickets here

15. New store opening: NESUTO at Jewel Changi Airport 

 Now open

Instagram user @iris.nihao checks out NESUTO’s newly opened store at Jewel Changi Airport.

NESUTO has opened the doors to its Jewel Changi Airport store! The confectionery atelier serves up several outlet-exclusive creations, including its Chocolate Orange cake, Matcha Chestnut cake and Whiskey Chocolate cake. NESUTO will also introduce six flavours of Bonbons at its new store.

Address: 78 Airport Blvd., #01-236 & 237 Singapore Changi Airport, 819666

Time: Open daily from 11AM to 9.30PM

16. KOSÉ’s INFINITY Premium Sleeping Pack Atrium Pop-Up

Till 3 August 2023

Pop-up retail store by KOSÉ at Paragon Shopping Centre

Get a first look at the KOSÉ INFINITY Premium Sleeping Pack at Paragon Shopping Centre.

Here’s a skincare product that works hand in hand with you as you give yourself some much-needed beauty rest: the KOSÉ INFINITY Premium Sleeping Pack! Make your way to the brand’s atrium pop-up at Paragon Shopping Centre to shop and discover the new gel night pack before it officially launches at all KOSÉ departmental store counters on 4 August.

Sign up as a new member at the pop-up to receive a four-piece gift with any purchase and be one of the first 200 to follow KOSE’s TikTok to redeem a 3-day sampling kit. Stand to receive an INFINITY Skin Integration Oil Mask for free too when you purchase the INFINITY Premium Sleeping Pack*.

* Limited to the first 100 bottles sold.

Address: Atrium 1B, Level 1, Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Road, S 238859

Price: Admission is free

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17. Craft Beer Festival - Brewnanza Fest 2023

3 to 6 August 2023

Sip on over 100 unique craft beer brews at Brewnanza Fest 2023.

Can’t resist a refreshing bottle of craft beer? You’re in luck as Singapore’s craft brewery Brewlander is set to host the “coolest craft beer event in Singapore yet” with Brewnanza Fest. The event will feature over 100 unique craft beer brews from local and renowned international breweries. You’ll also get to jam out to music performances and tuck into delicious bites from eateries including The Kongsee, Shake Shack and JAGUARITA’S.

Address: Bayfront Event Space, Bayfront Ave, S 018971

Time: Varies according to day.

Price: From SGD33 for a general admission preview pass on 3 August, which includes one free beer. View pricing details and book your tickets here.

18. Sunday Folks x & Other Stories

4 to 6 August 2023

Redeem this rosy ice cream treat when you purchase any two beauty products from & Other Stories’ ION Orchard store.

H&M’s sister brand & Other Stories is collaborating with artisanal dessert brand Sunday Folks to present an exclusive ice cream flavour “Bloomin’ Rose”, which will be available for free with the purchase of any two beauty products from & Other Stories’ ION Orchard store. The ice cream flavour is inspired by & Other Stories’ ‘Rose Revival’ scent, which has notes of green pear, rose, magnolia and cedarwood.

Address: #03-24A/24-26, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, S 238801

Time: 1PM to 5PM

19. Supergoop! SPF! Party Pop-Up

4 to 6 August 2023

From the US, to Thailand, and now in SG: Supergoop! is bringing its SPF! Party to Design Orchard, Singapore. 

If you’re reading this, this is your reminder to re-apply your sunscreen if you haven’t! Beauty brand Supergoop! will be hosting an SPF! Party in Singapore to showcase its iconic products, including the PLAY Everyday Lotion with sunflower extract broad spectrum sunscreen SPF 50 PA++++. This is your chance to shop the brand’s suncare lineup in a fun pop-up setting.

Redeem complimentary sample-sized products when you complete each station on the Supergoop! SPF Party map. You can also give yourself a hair makeover as well as enjoy snacks from Korean bagel café B for Bagels and local acai brand The Acai Affair.

Address: Level 2, 250 Orchard Road, S 238905

Time: Open daily from 10:30AM to 7PM

Price: Admission is free and is open to public

Read: Supergoop Senior Vice President, International Natalia Obolensky opens up about all things Supergoop! and suncare in our interview.

20. Sands for Singapore Charity Festival

4 to 6 August 2023

Black Tap, Rise, and Yardbird gourmet pop-ups at Marina Bay Sands

Indulge for a good cause at the Sands for Singapore Charity Festival. Left - Crispy Wings. Right - National Day Crazy Shake. (Photos from: Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer)

Marina Bay Sands is inviting diners to indulge for a good cause with its Sands for Singapore Charity Festival. Taking place over the weekend leading up to National Day, Marina Bay Sands’ annual signature event will feature gourmet pop-ups by Black Tap Craft Burgers & Beer, RISE and Yardbird Southern Table & Bar — selected items on their menus will be specially priced for all to play their part for charity, where all proceeds will be donated to the local Community Chest.

The Sands Singapore Charity Festival will also play host to several events too, including Heartwork: A Community Weaving Studio, a community-driven tapestry weaving initiative that invites the public to weave fabrics using upcycled linens and fabrics sourced from Marina Bay Sands. For more details, see here.

Address: Marina Bay Sands, Event Plaza, 10 Bayfront Ave, S 018956

Time: The Festival opens at 5PM, 4 August 2023. Varies according to programmes

Price: Admission is free.

21. Artsy Weekend at Crane Joo Chiat

12 to 13 August

Weekend local arts market pop-up Singapore 2023

Left - Shop local at Crane Joo Chiat’s Artsy Weekend market. (Photo from: @crane.official) Right - A reversible halter top from local apparel brand slowthread. (Photo from: @slowthread__)

Organised by lifestyle co-working space Crane, the upcoming Artsy Weekend market will feature 20 local artists, makers and crafters including Steak and Eggs PleaseSlowThread and Blue Atelier Swimwear. There will be food booths too to keep your bellies filled as you chat and meet with some of Singapore’s best-loved creators. While you’re in the Joo Chiat neighbourhood, do take the chance to pop by the Joo Chiat Farmer’s Market too.

Address: Crane Joo Chiat, 285 Joo Chiat Rd, S 427535

Time: 10AM to 6PM Price: Admission is free. Book your slot here.

22. Nespresso Vertuo Pop-Up at Westgate

Till 13 August

Help yourself to a cuppa at the Nespresso Vertuo Pop-up.

Shout out to the Westies who love a good coffee! Nespresso has brought its colourful Vertuo Pop-up to Westgate, which gives coffee lovers in the West the chance to redeem a complimentary cup of coffee and experience the Vertuo Pop machine up close.

Address: Westgate Level 2 Atrium, 3 Gateway Dr, S 608532

Time: Daily from 11:30AM to 8:30PM

Price: Admission is free

23. Sundown Festival 2023

12 to 13 August 2023

Jam Hsiao and MIYAKI to perform in Singapore 2023

Expect an electrifying lineup of music acts at this year’s Sundown Festival, including Jam Hsiao and MIYAVI.

Presented by Skechers, the festival’s headlining acts include Mandopop singer Jam Hsiao, Malaysian rapper Namewee and Bling Empire’s Kim Lee. Sundown Festival also recently introduced Samurai guitarist MIYAVI, Italian brother-duo DJ Vinai and Thai street artist Benzilla as the latest additions to its lineup.

Festival goers will also get to shop limited-edition merchandise from the exclusive ‘Sundown Festival Merch x Benzilla’ collection, which includes a t-shirt, tote bag and scarf.

Address: Pasir Panjang Power Station, 27 Pasir Panjang Rd, S 117537

Time: Open from 5PM to 1AM on both days

Price: Advance Tickets (Pen A) are priced from SGD138. VIP Access tickets are priced from SGD168 for a Tier 4 VIP Standing ticket. Get your tickets here. Food and drinks are priced between SGD2 and SGD20.

24. Fenty Beauty Singapore Flyer Premium Experience

Till 13 August 2023

Catch makeup artist @aungkeng’s highlights from the Fenty Beauty Singapore Flyer Premium Experience.

This is your last chance to try out Fenty Beauty’s ‘Premium Champagne Experience with a ‘Fenty Beauty Special’ before it ends in August. The experience includes a 30-minute rotation on the Singapore Flyer in a shared capsule, priority boarding to skip the queues, a glass of champagne or mocktail, an assortment of nuts and a complimentary admission to the Time Capsule, post-ride.

Address: 30 Raffles Avenue, S 039803

Time: Daily at 3PM, 4:30PM, 5PM, 6:30PM, 7PM, 7:30PM and 8PM

Price: Tickets are priced between SGD31 for children aged 12 years and below, and SGD79 for adults. Sephora Beauty Pass members will receive 20% off for adult tickets here with the promo code “SFXFB20”.

Shop: 13 matte foundations that are perfect for oily skin types, including Fenty Beauty’s Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation.

25. KENZO Flower Ikebana EDP pop-up at Sephora 

Till 23 August

KENZO Flower Ikebana EDP pop-up

Visit the KENZO Flower Ikebana EDP pop-up at Sephora ION for a closer look at the brand's latest fragrance. 

KENZO Parfums is hosting a pop-up event for fragrance lovers to explore the brand's range of scents, including its new Flower Ikebana Eau de Parfum. The pop-up will feature complimentary caricature sessions on selected days. Shoppers will also get the chance to bring home a personalised sampling kit consisting of KENZO's bestsellers and new launches. 

Address: Sephora ION Launch Pad, 2 Orchard Turn, #B2-09, S 238801

Time: The caricature session will be available on the following days and times: 

  • Friday, 4 August: 7PM to 9PM
  • Saturday, 5 August: 2PM to 4PM
  • Saturday, 12 August: 2PM to 4PM
  • Saturday, 19 August: 2PM to 4PM

Price: Admission is free

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