This article was first published on 30 May 2023.
Ready for your mid-year check-in? We hope you’re making good progress with your new year’s resolutions and if you need a breather from the daily grind, here’s your guide to the best events and happenings in June 2023 in Singapore — from interactive museum installations to pop-up events — that you should add to your calendar, stat.
Things to do in Singapore: June 2023
1. Goodman Open House at Goodman Arts Centre
The Goodman Arts Centre’s annual open house is back with programmes spanning art forms including music, dance and visual arts for families. Held for one day only, the event includes a mix of free and ticketed programmes, such as an urban art jam led by Singaporean artist EBAO and a sound bath experience by musician Neil Chua. The open house will also feature several pop-up food stalls for visitors to grab a quick bite.
Address: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road S 439053
Time: 10AM to 5PM
Price: Admission is free. Some activities are ticketed. View the programme lineup here.
2. Stranger Things - The Encounter: Singapore at Bugis+
Strangers Things fans, you won’t want to miss this: The Mighty Jaxx Group has teamed up with Netflix to present an interactive retail experience showcasing iconic locations from the TV series. Be prepared to journey through ‘The Lab’, ‘Joyce’s House’, ‘The Upside Down’, and ‘Creel House’ before treating yourself to Scoops Ahoy ice cream and Surfer Boy Pizza.
Fans are also welcome to make a pit stop at the Starcourt Mall Arena to get their hands on special Stranger Things merchandise and the Stranger Things Visitor Center for photo opportunities.
Address: Level 2 and 7, Bugis+, 201 Victoria St, S 188607
Time: Open daily from 2PM to 10PM on weekdays, and 10AM to 10PM on Fridays and weekends
Price: Tickets are priced from SGD15 for access to the Starcourt Mall Arena. Get your tickets here.
3. Katsushika Hokusai-inspired high tea experience at SKAI
This is your last chance to experience a bespoke high tea experience inspired by the renowned print series, Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji at SKAI on level 70 of Swissotel The Stamford before it ends on 1 July 2023. Organised in partnership with ARTiSTORY and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the event will help guests learn more about the artist Katsushika Hokusai and his renowned artworks. The afternoon tea treats also feature a subtle Japanese influence.
Address: SKAI, Level 70, 2 Stamford Rd, S 178882
Time: Daily from 3PM to 5PM
Price: SGD68++ per adult and SGD34++ per child (6 to 12 years old. Make your reservation here.
4. New Tiong Bahru Bakery outlets at VivoCity, Plaza Singapura and Woodleigh Mall
In the mood for a ‘qua-son’? We know you are. Getting your hands on the wildly popular French pastry has become even easier now as Tiong Bahru Bakery (TBB) has unveiled its newest outlets at VivoCity, Plaza Singapura and Woodleigh Mall respectively. P.S. Tiong Bahru Bakery’s croissants are baked fresh every two hours. Their selection of bread, savouries and French pastries are also available all day long.
- TBB VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #01-188B, S 098585. Open daily from 7:30AM to 10PM
- TBB Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Rd, #01-23, S 238839. Open daily from 7:30PM to 10PM
- TBB Woodleigh Mall, 11 Bidadari Park Dr, #02-47, S 367803. Open daily from 7:30Am to 8PM
5. Eco-wellness experiences at PARKROYAL COLLECTION hotels
PARKROYAL COLLECTION has introduced several new eco-wellness programmes for guests to enjoy a mindful staycation experience. For a more restful sleep, guests can now opt for a Sleep Ritual turndown service comprising fresh herbs from the hotel’s Urban Farm (the latest situated on level 16 of PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering), a tea set and a scented pillow pouch.
Guests can also look forward to limited-edition eco-wellness activities and packages, such as the ‘Wellness-in-a-Garden’ curation of activities including an Urban Farm Tour with a Wellness Set Lunch and a singing bowl experience.
- PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, 6 Raffles Boulevard, S 039594
- PARKROYAL COLLECTION Pickering, 3 Upper Pickering Street, S 058289
6. Elijah Pies at Tanjong Pagar Plaza
Elijah Pies not only taste delicious — they look incredibly aesthetically pleasing too. The local pastry brand has opened its second store in Tanjong Pagar Plaza, which serves up a new menu of handcrafted pies (sweet and savoury) and beverages. With its cosy yet minimalist-looking interiors, the store has become a new favourite among cafegoers on TikTok.
Address: Elijah Pies (Home), 7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza, #01-102, S 081007
Time: Open daily from 10AM to 6PM on Mondays to Wednesdays and from 10AM to 10PM from Thursdays to Sundays
7. Spy x Family pop-up cafe at Esplanade Mall
Are you a fan of Spy x Family? Get your fill of all things related to the popular manga and television series at its pop-up cafe in Esplanade Mall. Fans will get to feast on various food, desserts and beverages inspired by the series including Anya’s Pink Pasta, a pasta dish with pink creamy mushroom sauce, ham and cheese, served with peanuts on the side, of course. (IYKYK.)
Get your hands on limited-edition merchandise at the pop-up, including a complimentary lenticular card with every SGD15 spent on merchandise. You can also stand to receive a luggage tag with SGD40 spent. Available while stocks last.
Address: ANIPLUS café, 8 Raffles Avenue, Annex Esplanade Mall, #01-13C, S 039802
Time: Open daily from 11.45AM to 9:15PM Price: From SGD7 for a non-alcoholic ‘Yor’ Sangria mocktail. Walk-ins and reservations are available. Book your seat here.
8. Aperol Summer Social at Levant rooftop bar
Singapore experiences ‘summer weather’ almost all year round, but summer parties can still feel special to us when there’s great food, drinks and company. Italian liqueur brand Aperol has joined hands with rooftop bar Levant to host a six-week-long Summer Social experience featuring Aperol-based cocktails, tropical beats by live DJs and panoramic views of the Lion City.
Address: 32 Tras St, Level 4, S 078972
Time: Open daily from 5PM to 12AM
Price: Cocktails from the Summer Social pop-up menu are priced at SGD18++ each. Reserve your spot here.
9. Dioriviera pop-up at Tanjong Beach Club
From The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles to the Ember Beach Club in One&Only Desaru Coast, Malaysia and now at Tanjong Beach Club in Singapore, Dior has pulled out all of the stops in giving luxury lovers the ultimate vacation experience as it presents its Dioriviera capsule collection. The pop-up, which was graced by K-pop actor and singer Cha Eun Woo, features a swimming pool, Dior day beds with the brand’s signature Toile de Jouy print and a café for beachgoers to lounge in style.
Address: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, S 098942
Time: Tanjong Beach Club is open from 10AM to 8PM on Mondays to Fridays, and from 10AM to 9PM on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays.
10. L’Occitane Hotel Singapore Pop-Up Event
Beauty brand L’OCCITANE is bringing its biggest and most immersive pop-up event to Singapore. Named L’OCCITANE Hotel, the pop-up will invite visitors to embark on a “nature-inspired sensory journey” featuring immersive projection rooms, such as an “Almond Forest”, and an “Immortelle Flower Field”. There will also be an “Almond Spa”, a “5 Essential Oils Bar”, an “Immortelle Suite” and a gift shop for visitors to shop for their favourite L’OCCITANE products.
Visitors will stand to receive an eight-piece sample kit of the brand’s best-selling products at the pop-up. Be one of the first 1,000 to RSVP to receive an additional travel-sized product with any purchase.
Address: Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd, #01-01, S 179103
Time: The pop-up will be open from 6PM to 10PM on 28 June 2023, and from 10AM to 10PM daily from 28 June to 9 July 2023.
Price: Admission is free and open to public. Walk-ins are welcome. Register your spot here.
11. Wellness Festival Singapore 2023
This year’s Wellness Festival Singapore will see more than 180 activities taking place across 10 precincts islandwide, including a Wellness Experience Space multi-sensory pop-up at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza and activations across Jewel Changi Airport, Sentosa, National Gallery Singapore, and more.
Running for three weeks, visitors will be able to explore a wide range of wellness offerings that cater to different preferences, ages and abilities. Love getting caffeinated? You can also learn about teas at the Wellness Tea Bar by The Tea Story or the ‘Teakle Your Fancy’ session by MONTI. See here for the Wellness Festival Singapore 2023’s programme line-up.
Address: Across 10 precincts islandwide
Time / Price: Varies according to programmes.
12. Avengers: Beyond Earth’s Mightiest at Jewel Changi Airport
Avengers lovers, assemble! Catch a series of Avengers-themed activities and photo spots at Jewel Changi Airport. Head over to the HSBC Rain Vortex indoor waterfall to witness a 2-minute Marvel Avengers-inspired Light & Sound Showcase and water projections of The Wasp flying across it.
Stop by the Shiseido Forest Valley and spot a 5-metre-tall Iron Man statue, interactive Avengers-themed photo spots, and larger-than-life installations. There’s also an Avengers Forever exhibition at Canopy Park that chronicles the history and events of The Avengers.
Address: Jewel Changi Airport, 78 Airport Boulevard, S 819666
Time: Jewel Changi Airport is open daily from 10AM to 10PM. The light and sound showcase is available at 8PM on weekdays (Monday to Thursday) and 8PM and 10PM on weekends and public holidays (Friday to Sunday).
Price: Free. Admission to the Canopy Park is priced at SGD8. Get your tickets here.
13. ‘Synthetic Visions for a Future Past (Jurong Dreaming)’ at Science Centre Singapore
This new contemporary art installation by Singaporean artist Kapilan Naidu looks to document and reimagine the experiences and memories of the many people who have lived, worked and played in the Jurong neighbourhood. This is also the third and last edition of Art in the Commons: Data Visualising Jurong, a programme presented by the Singapore Art Museum in collaboration with Science Centre Singapore to uncover community interests within the Jurong district.
Address: Level 2 Mezzanine Space, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, S 609081
Time: 10AM to 5PM from Tuesdays to Sundays
Price: SGD4 for children and senior citizens and SGD6 for adults for Singaporeans and PRs. Get your tickets here.
14. Sip on cocktails by Raffles Courtyard x Compendium Spirits
Escape the hustle and bustle and retreat to the Raffles Courtyard at Raffles Hotel for a cocktail or two. The heritage icon has joined hands with local distillery Compendium Spirits to launch a line-up of six artisanal cocktails inspired by the ingredients of Asia and flavours native to locals. Highlights include the CT Fizz, a concoction made by Raffles Courtyard’s bartenders using Compendium Spirits’ Chendol Gin.
Address: Raffles Arcade, 328 North Bridge Rd, S 188719
Time: Daily from 2PM to 10:30PM, Happy Hour daily from 5PM to 7PM
Price: SGD15 per cocktail during Happy Hour, SGD22 on regular occasions. Book a table here. The venue observes a Casual Chic dress code.
15. i Light Singapore 2023 Festival and GastroBeats
Asia’s leading sustainable light festival returns this year with 14 light art installations and a line-up of programmes. Presented by DBS, this year’s i Light Singapore 2023 Festival has brought together 22 artists from eight countries, whose works are curated to the festival’s theme A New Wave and inspired by the colour blue.
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Food, beverage and music festival GastroBeats will be back as well and will be located within the Festival Village at Bayfront Event Space. Visitors will be able to taste cuisines from 50 homegrown food and beverage vendors; tune into live performances by local musicians, and participate in carnival games.
Address: Marina bay, South Beach, and Millennia Walk
Time: 7.30PM to 11PM daily, with extended hours to 12AM on Fridays and Saturdays
Price: Free. Charges apply for certain programmes. See here.
16. Asia 2023 at Kallang Outdoor Arena
Put your beer glasses up and get ready for a swingin’ good time at Beerfest Asia 2023, which celebrates its 13th edition this June. Touted as Asia’s largest beer festival, look forward to sampling or shopping over 600 varieties of beers, including lagers, ales and stouts. Get the good times going with gourmet bites and ‘live’ musical acts too, including Killer Queen, a Brisbane-based tribute band and their amazing Queen covers.
Address: Kallang Outdoor Arena, Kallang Carpark 4, 14 Stadium Drive, S 397641
Time: 22 June (6PM till late), 23 June (5PM till late), 24 June (4PM till late), 25 June (2PM to 11PM)
Price: Prices start from SGD33 for a general admission ticket inclusive of one beer. Get your tickets here.
17. Rose Romance floral display at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Love is in the air at the upcoming ‘Rose Romance’ seasonal floral display at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. Presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Italy in Singapore, the display will transport your sights and senses to the region of Puglia in southern Italy, which is famed for its whitewashed hill towns, or ‘trulli’, which are limestone houses with conical roofs.
Address: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, S 018953
Time: Daily from 9AM to 9PM
Price: SGD8 for seniors and children and SGD12 for adults for Singapore residents. Get your tickets here.
18. Golden ZOObilee at Singapore Zoo
Singapore Zoo celebrates its 50th year anniversary on 27 June 2023. To commemorate this special milestone, it has launched ART-ZOO Happy ZOObilee, which features eight animals presented in larger-than-life inflatables or 2D sculptures. This programme includes a 21-metre-long inflatable art playground, an Instagram-worthy Happy ZOObilee trail, animal interaction sessions and craft workshops. Learn more here.
Want to dive deeper into the zoo’s rich history? Check out the Zoo Adventure Tour: ZOObilee edition from 27 June to 27 August 2023, a private buggy tour now open for bookings.
Address: Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Rd, S 729826
Time: Varies according to attractions. Singapore Zoo is open daily from 8:30AM to 6PM.
Price: SGD50 for the ZOObilee Bundle, which admits one adult and one child. This promotion is valid for local residents and same-day admission till 25 June 2023. Terms and conditions apply. Get your tickets here.
19. Yoasobi by Kanpai Pop-Up Market
Japanese bar and restaurant Yoasobi by Kanpai is set to host its first-ever pop-up market featuring 10 to 15 local vendors. Taking place for one night only, the event will also offer a ‘live’ DJ set, complimentary canapés, and Asahi pints for the first 100 attendees.
Address: Yoasobi by Kanpai, 33-35 Pekin St, #01-01, S 048763
Time: Saturday, 11 June 2023, 4PM to 9PM
Price: Admission is free. Reserve a spot here.
(Photos from: L'OCCITANE and Aperol/Levant)
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