Your Guide To The Best Events & Happenings In May 2024

Have a marvelous May with these exceptional experiences

How is your May looking like so far? This month is packed with a wide variety of lifestyle activities and cultural experiences that are waiting for you to explore — from the highly anticipated arrival of Hamilton the musical at Marina Bay Sands to the Singapore debut of Borealis, a light and sound installation inspired by the Northern Lights at Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay. Read on as we round up all the fun things you can do in Singapore this May 2024.

Things to do in Singapore: May 2024

1. Swarovski high tea at SKAI

Till 31 May 2024

High tea experience in Singapore May 2023 - Swarovski high tea at SKAI

Enjoy afternoon tea delights at SKAI.

Does your ideal girl’s date involve sweet treats, savoury delights and colourful gems? Plan a date with your bestie at SKAI as the restaurant has collaborated with Swarovski to launch a limited-time High Tea experience. Tuck into Blue Fin Tea with Caviar, Swarovski Pistachio Cherry Almond Genoa, Madagascar Vanilla Scones, and more. Complement these treats with a cocktail or two too.

Address: SKAI Restaurant, 2 Stamford Road, S 178882

Time: 3PM to 5PM daily

Price: Prices start at SGD68++ per adult, inclusive of a glass of mocktail. Book your table here.

2. Lancome Idôle House pop-up

22 May to 31 May 2024

Beauty pop-up in Singapore: Lancome Idôle House

Think pink: the Lancome Idôle House pop-up opens up on 22 May.

Step inside the beauty brand’s upcoming interactive pop-up for a closer look at the latest fragrance and make-up additions to its Lancome Idôle range. Check out the L’Eau De Toilette fragrance, the Idôle Tint, which is the brand’s first-ever liquid eye-blusher, and the newly extended 20-shade range of the Teint Idôle Ultra Wear foundation.

You’ll also get to experience personalised make-up services, snap photos, redeem a gift from the vending machine, and experience make-up masterclasses to level up your beauty game.

Address: ION Orchard, B4, 2 Orchard Turn, S 238801

Price: Admission is free.

3. LEGO Star Wars pop-up at Wisma Atria

1 May to 19 May 2024

May the force be with you. Star Wars fans, drop by the LEGO Star Wars pop-up on 4 May 2024 to catch local costumed fan group, 501st Legion do an Imperial March-in and special character appearances by LEGO Darth Vader. Don’t forget to participate in the trivia contest for the chance to win a signed LEGO Star Wars set, and shop LEGO Star Wars products.

Address: Wisma Atria, Level 1 Indoor Atrium, Level 2 Entrance, 435 Orchard Rd, S 238877

Price: Admission is free.

4. Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale Gold Nobile pop-up at Changi Airport

Till 19 May 2024

Terminal 1 Departure Transit - Guerlain Pop-up in Singapore

Discover Guerlain’s new skincare range at Terminal 1, Departure Transit in Changi Airport. (Photo from: Allen Tan, Bam Visual)

Hopping on a plane soon? Drop by the Guerlain Orchidee Imperiale Gold Nobile pop-up to learn more about the brand’s new Orchidee Imperiale Gold Nobile skincare range. The 70-square-metre space also offers specialised facial treatments and personalised beauty consultations.

Address: Terminal 1, Departure Transit (next to The Shilla Duty Free store), Changi Airport, 60 Airport Blvd., S 819643

Time: 6AM to 1AM daily

Price: Admission is free.

5. Borealis at Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay

From 4 May 2024

Borealis light and sound installation Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

‘Borealis’ by Dan Acher is coming to Singapore. (Photo from:

Is catching the Northern Lights, also known as aurora borealis, on your travel bucket list? If you’ve yet to witness this natural phenomenon, here’s another opportunity to admire its beauty without having to travel out of the country. Keep your eyes peeled for Switzerland-based artist Dan Acher’s Borealis, an immersive outdoor art installation that blends art and technology to recreate the magical splendour of the Northern Lights.

Address: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, S 018953

Time: Catch the preview on Saturday, 4 May 2024 from 7.30PM to 8.15PM. Shows available from Sunday, 5 May 2024.

  • Mondays from 8PM to 8.30PM
  • Saturdays and Sundays, 9PM to 9.30PM

Price: Admission is free. Learn more here.

6. Tulipmania at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay

Till 26 May 2024

Tulipmania floral display at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore

Floral wonders: ‘Tulipmania’ at Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay. (Photo from: @gardensbythebay)

Did you know? Tulips symbolise love, rebirth and new beginnings. Feast your eyes on the magnificent beauty of this timeless flower at Tulipmania, a floral display that transports visitors to the iconic tulip farms in the Netherlands. Tulipmania will also feature a blend of traditional and modern elements of the Dutch landscape, such as the windmill and watermill alongside technological advancements in urban farming and clean energy.

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

Time: 9AM to 9PM daily

Price: From SGD8 for Singapore residents. From SGD18 for non-residents. Get your tickets here.

7. Singapore HeritageFest 2024

1 May to 26 May 2024

Singapore HeritageFest in May 2024 Singapore

Learn more about Singapore’s built heritage at this year’s Singapore HeritageFest. (Photo from: Singapore HeritageFest)

Singapore HeritageFest is back with over 120 programmes that celebrate Singapore’s built heritage. Participate in a wide range of activities, ranging from workshops to trails and exhibitions. Highlights include My Bay Experience History Wanderers, where you’ll get to paddle through Singapore’s urban reservoir and gain access to hidden corners of the Marina Basin, and Haunted History: Armenian Street - Fort Canning, a walking tour that tells haunting tales of the area around Armenian Street and Fort Canning Hill.

Address: Varies according to programmes Time: 6AM to 1AM daily

Price: Registration is required. Check out the programme lineup and get your tickets here.

8. Hamilton the musical at Sands Theatre

Till 9 June 2024

Hamilton the musical by Lin Manuel Miranda in Singapore

The award-winning musical ‘Hamilton’ has finally landed in Singapore. (Photo from: Hamilton International Tour Singapore).

The award-winning musical has finally landed on our shores, making Singapore its third stop following its debut in Manila and Abu Dhabi as part of its international tour. Written by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton stands out for its captivating score that blends several musical genres — from hip hop and jazz to R&B and Broadway. It tells the story of America’s founding father Alexander Hamilton as he “fights for honour, love, and a legacy that would shape the course of a nation.”

“Even if history isn't your thing, 'Hamilton' brings Founding Fathers to life in a modern, relatable way. I also appreciated how the musical’s deep themes of ambition, friendship, love, and legacy hit home with every beat,” shared #TBLBureau’s Kersie, who had the opportunity to be part of the musical’s gala night in Singapore.

Address: Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, S018956

Time: Each performance lasts for 2 hours and 50 minutes, including intermission.

  • Tuesdays to Fridays, 8PM
  • Saturdays, 2PM and 8PM
  • Sundays, 1PM and 6.30PM

Price: Tickets are priced between SGD80 and SGD720. Prices exclude booking fees. Get your tickets via Marina Bay Sands or Sistic.

9. Small MUJI exhibition at Open MUJI Plaza Singapura

Till 25 June 2024

Exhibition by Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka in Singapore at MUJI Plaza Singapura

‘Cityscape of Singapore’ by Tatsuya Tanaka. (Photo from: MUJI Singapore)

You'll need to squint your eyes to catch this cool exhibition! Be sure to check out the small MUJI exhibition, which features 16 miniature exhibits created by artist and photographer Tatsuya Tanaka using MUJI products. Three of the pieces are pay homage to Singapore’s landmarks as well.

Address: MUJI Plaza Singapura, Open MUJI, 68 Orchard Road, #01-10 to 22, Plaza Singapura, S 238839

Time: 10AM to 10PM daily

Price: Admission is free.

10. The Xperience at CQ @ Clarke Quay

Till 31 July 2024

Roller skating rink, White Rabbit cafe and games at The Xperience pop-up in Singapore

The Xperience at CQ @ Clarke Quay.

Looking for a new hangout spot for you and your friends? Head over to Clarke Quay for The Xperience, a new fully air-conditioned pop-up space that houses a thematic roller-skating rink, Singapore’s first White Rabbit pop-up cafe, and a variety of skill-based carnival games, simulators and claw machines.

Address: 3B River Valley Road, CQ @ Clarke Quay, Blk B, #01-01, S 179021

Time: Sundays to Thursdays and Public Holidays, 12PM to 10PM Fridays, Saturdays and Public Holidays from 12PM to 2AM

Price: Admission is free. Learn more here.

11. Frida Forever exhibition at ArtScience Museum

From 4 May to 1 September 2024

Mexican artist Frida Kahlo exhibition in Singapore

Check out the ‘Frida Forever’ exhibition at ArtScience Museum. (Photo from:

Get to know the incredible life and legacy of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo through this limited-time experience, which features a line-up of exhibitions, programmes, film screenings and a VR experience. Highlights from this experience include Frida Kahlo: The Life of an Icon, an immersive biographical exhibition that illustrates how the artist became one of today’s most influential cultural icons.

Address: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, S 018974

Time: 10AM to 7PM daily (Last entry at 6PM).

Price: Priced from SGD19. Get your tickets here.

(Cover photos from: and

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