Your Guide To The Best Events & Happenings In October 2023

Have an extraordinary October with these buzzy highlights

Don’t you find it odd that we’re already in October? Time sure flies by quickly, but rest assured that we’ll always make time for these exciting new events, festivals and pop-ups. Discover our handy guide to the best things to do in Singapore this October 2023.

Things to do in Singapore: October 2023

1. MCM Fragrances pop-up

Open till 22 October 2023

Digital creator @josephtansm gives his followers a tour of the MCM Fragrance pop-up event.

The German luxury house's pop-up places the spotlight on its range of fragrances, including the MCM, the MCM Ultra and its recently launched MCM Onyx. The pop-up also features a special ice cream booth created in collaboration with artisanal bakery café Sugartree Gelato, where shoppers are able to get their hands on two exclusive ice cream cone flavours that are inspired by the scent notes of the brand's fragrances.

To redeem this perk, you'll need to purchase any MCM Fragrance at the pop-up. Alternatively, you can also pick up this sweet treat for SGD5 and receive a 1.5ML fragrance sample along with your purchase. 

Address: Main Central Court, Level 1, VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, S 098585

Price: Admission is free 

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2. philosophy iconic 5 step regimen pop-up

Open till 29 October 2023 

Things to do in Singapore in October 2023: philosophy skincare pop-up at ION Orchard

Left - philosophy SEA brand ambassador and Thai singer Jeff Satur at the pop-up. Right - Stand to redeem a complimentary cup of yoghurt at the pop-up.

Skincare brand philosophy has staged its first-ever pop-up in Singapore to re-introduce beauty enthusiasts to its gentle yet efficacious skincare formulations. The preview of the pop-up saw the appearance of Thai singer, actor and philosophy Southeast Asia ambassador Jeff Satur, who serenaded the crowd and his fans with a few of its biggest hits. 

Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on activities, sample the products, snap photo-worthy moments, and redeem complimentary cups of yoghurt at the pop-up. 

Address: ION Orchard, B4 Station, S 238801

Time: 10AM to 10PM daily 

Price: Admission is free 

3. Paik’s Noodle

Now open Who’s up for a comforting bowl of Jajangmyeon? 🙋‍♀️ South Korean celebrity chef Baek Jong Won has opened his ‘Paik’s Noodle’ Noodle House in Singapore and we got to try some of their most popular dishes! Here’s where to find them: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, B1-177/177A, S 038983 (near the Fountain of Wealth) #TikTokSG #sgnews #sgfood #koreanfood #singapore ♬ Asian style warm tropical house - Future Oriented Triad

Watch: TBL gets a taste of Paik’s Noodle’s popular dishes, including the ‘jajangmyeon'.

Hands up if you’re craving noodles right now! South Korean celebrity chef Baek Jong Won, who has Street Food Fighter and Backpacker Chef, has opened a new noodle house in Singapore.

Named Paik’s Noodle, the outlet serves up a curated menu of Korean noodle, meat and rich dishes, including jajangmeyon (black bean sauce noodles), jjampong (seafood noodle soup) and tangsuyuk (sweet and sour pork).

Address: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-177/177A, S 038983

Time: Monday to Thursdays from 11AM to 9PM, Fridays to Sundays from 11AM to 10PM


6 October to 31 December 2023

Things to do in Singapore in October 2023: LKY The Experience

An artist's impression of ‘Follow The Rainbow’ from ‘LKY: THE EXPERIENCE’. (Photo from: Lucid Experiences)

Dive into the memories, milestones and motivations of Singapore’s founding father, Lee Kuan Yew, in this immersive experience put together by Lucid Experiences. Organised in partnership with TRCL and the Community Chest, LKY: THE EXPERIENCE houses 20 rooms across three zones that aim to showcase Mr Lee across different stages of his life — from child to statesman. You can also look forward to interactive installations, multimedia displays and hands-on activities.

Address: 11 Prinsep Link, S 187949

Time: 10AM to 8PM daily

Price: Tickets are priced at SGD18 per person and are available for purchase via Pelago. Senior citizens aged 65 and above are entitled to a 20% discount, while the experience is free for children aged 12 and below with the accompaniment of one paying adult.

5. AHC Skincare pop-up

23 October to 5 November 2023

Leading Korean aesthetic skincare brand AHC is set to unveil its first-ever pop-up in Singapore at VivoCity. The pop-up will provide skincare fans with the opportunity to learn more about the brand, including its popular Eye Cream for Face.

It will offer several complimentary gifts and activities, including a 3-piece set worth SGD36 for customers who complete the brand's guided journey. The brand will also give away more than SGD10,000 worth of gifts and prizes for those who spend at least SGD100 at the pop-up, such as a two-day, one-night stay at The Westin Singapore. 

Address: Central Court, Level 1, 1 Harbourfront Walk, S 098585

Time: 10AM to 10PM daily

Price: Admission is free 

6. Gateway to Hell: Reliving the Gruesome 60s Halloween event

Till 31 October 2023 

orchardgateway has teamed up with events management agency The Blue Pocket to present the shopping mall's first-ever, "bone-chilling" Halloween event. Shoppers will have the chance to step inside the mall's immersive haunted house set in 1960s Singapore, which will feature a VR (virtual reality) gaming experience and a photo booth. The mall will also host a Halloween-themed Atrium Fair for shoppers to purchase Halloween merchandise and enjoy special promotions.  

Address: 277 Orchard Rd, S 238858

Time: The haunted house experience will be open from Mondays to Fridays, 6.30PM to 11.30PM, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 12PM to 11.30PM. Its opening hours will be extended till 1AM during the Halloween weekend of 27 and 28 October. 

Price: SGD32.90 per pax. Purchase your tickets here.

7. Tipsy Unicorn at Sentosa

Now open

Things to do in Singapore in October 2023: Tipsy Unicorn Beach Club

Dance the night away at Tipsy Unicorn, the latest beach club in Sentosa.

Talk about a beach party experience like no other — Tipsy Unicorn, the latest venture by the folks behind popular F&B concepts including Tipsy Flamingo, has finally opened. Boasting arresting pink and purple hues, this new seaside entertainment destination spans 19,000 square feet and sits up to 500 party-goers. Tipsy Unicorn also houses an outdoor rooftop fitness space for the sporty crowd and a shop-in-shop concept in collaboration with Puma.

Address: 36 Siloso Beach Walk, #01-01, Sentosa Island, S 099007

Time: Mondays to Thursdays from 11AM to 9PM, Fridays to Saturdays from 12PM to 12AM, Sundays from 11AM to 10PM. Place your reservations here.

8. Shiseido Vital Perfection Pop-up

12 to 27 October 2023

Things to do in Singapore in October 2023:

You glow, Anne! Actress Anne Hathaway is the face of Shiseido Vital Perfection.

Beauty lovers, will this be your new favourite skincare range? #ICYMI, Shiseido recently appointed ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ actress Anne Hathaway as the global ambassador of its Vital Perfection line. If you’re interested in giving this skincare line a go, the brand will be offering samples of its products along with complimentary coffee at its upcoming pop-up. There will also be a photo booth for you to snap some shots with your new Shiseido skincare finds.

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

Time: 10AM to 9PM daily

Price: Admission is free

9. The Conscious Festival

14 to 15 October 2023

Things to do in Singapore in October 2023: The Conscious Festival on sustainability

A #throwback moment from The Conscious Festival in 2019.

Get informed about our planet, participate in purposeful programmes and shop for conscious goods at The Conscious Festival. The three-day event will also present a gamified experience to encourage guests to immerse themselves in the festival’s activities for a chance to bring home grand prizes, including a staycation at the eco-chic Parkroyal Collection Pickering.

Address: South Beach, 38 Beach Road, S 189767

Time: 12PM to 7PM

Price: Tickets are priced at SGD20 per pax, which will grant you access to both days at The Conscious Festival and all of the activities. Persons aged below 18 enter for free.

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10. Marimekko Flagship Store & Café

Now open

Things to do in Singapore in October 2023: New Marimekko store at ION Orchard

Live in colour at Marimekko’s latest space in town.

Trust us — life’s merrier when you have Marimekko. The Finnish lifestyle brand, which is known for its vibrant designs such as the Unikko poppy flower print, has opened a new flagship store at the heart of Singapore’s popular shopping district. Live laugh @Marimekko ✌🏼 The Finnish brand has opened a new flagship store and café at ION Orchard. Fill your ‘drobe and living space with colourful cosy pieces, and treat yourself to their croissants and coffee. ❤️ #TheBeauLife #TikTokSG #sgnews #sgfashion #TikTokFashion #marimekko #thingstodoinSingapore #sgcafe ♬ original sound - EX7STENCE™

Watch: TheBeauLife Bureau plays dress up at the new Marimekko flagship store.

What’s even better? The store also boasts a café concept for coffee and pastry lovers to grab a bite whilst they shop for the brand’s range of apparel and home decor goods.

11. Heroine Make x Pony pop-up

Till 15 October 2023

Things to do in Singapore in October 2023: Heroine Make x Pony pop-up at Bugis

A closer look at the Heroine Make x Pony Y2K-inspired pop-up located at the Bugis+ Atrium.

Japanese cosmetics brand Heroine Make has unveiled its new collaboration with South Korean makeup artist and YouTuber PONY Syndrome, which spotlights the new Micro Mascara Advanced Film EX that is designed to tame stubborn, short lashes.

To celebrate the launch of this new product alongside its bestselling favourites, the brand has also staged a Y2K-themed pop-up for beauty lovers to redeem complimentary vouchers, samples and as well as exclusive offers on its products.

Address: Bugis+ Atrium, Level 2, 201 Victoria Street, S 188067

Time: 10AM to 10PM daily

Price: Admission is free

12. BHG Bugis Beauty Hall 3rd Anniversary

Till 15 October 2023

Content creator @reginachow_sg documents her experience at the BHG Bugis Beauty Hall 3rd Anniversary event.

Hoping to get a head start on your holiday gifting? You’re just in luck as department store BHG Bugis is celebrating the third anniversary of its Beauty Hall with a slew of promotions on a wide array of beauty and skincare products. Think 20% off cosmetics and fragrances with minimum SGD200 spend, 30% off regular health and wellness products, and more.

The department store’s celebratory weekend lineup also features complimentary flash makeovers, skin consultations from leading beauty brands such as Gucci Beauty, and a tea blending workshop organised in partnership with Gryphon Tea.

Address: 200 Victoria Street #01-100, #02-17 & #03-11, S 188021

Time: 10:30AM to 10PM daily

13. The Sigi Grocer Pop-Up

3 to 15 October 2023

Things to do in Singapore in October 2023: The Sigi Grocer pop-up

Add to cart! Sigi Skin is hosting a grocer-inspired pop-up at Tanglin Mall.

Sigi Skin is back with another pop-up! This time, the local skincare brand is placing the spotlight on its Calming Breeze Bodywash — its first foray into bodycare. In addition to giving beauty lovers a closer look at the new product, the pop-up will also feature a photo booth and exclusive gifts with purchase or participation. You can also stand a chance to spin the gachapon machine when you spend a minimum of SGD250 nett at the pop-up.

Address: Tanglin Mall Atrium, 163 Tanglin Rd, S 247933

Time: 10.30AM to 9.30 PM daily

Price: Admission is free. Registration is required. Sign up at the door or online here.

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14. OktoBEERfest 2023 at Paya Lebar Quarter

6 to 15 October 2023

Put your pints up, ‘cause OktoBEERfest 2023 is happening at Paya Lebar Quarter.

Fancy kicking off your weekend with a pint or two? Paya Lebar Quarter is hosting a beer festival at PLQ Plaza, which will feature a generous lineup of craft beers, mouthwatering eats and live performances on the weekend. There’s even a life-sized beer pong activity that you can participate in at PLQ Parkside for a chance to bring home exciting prizes — sweet!

Address: 10 Paya Lebar Rd, S 409057

Time: 5PM to 10PM

Price: Admission is free

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