Here’s a mega list of incredible things to do in Singapore in April 2019 – we’re talking events, concerts, new menus, shopping, parties and everything in-between.
Until 18 April
This one cannot be missed! Artist Von Wong and frequent collaborator and social impact strategist Laura Francois have unleashed their latest thought-provoking art installation, which will make you think twice about ever using a plastic cup again. Plastikophobia (pictured top) appears like a crystal-like cave, but look closer: it’s made from a staggering 18,000 disposable plastic cups! And to drive home a point, all the cups were collected from Singapore’s food courts over just one and a half days. Take a moment and let that sink in. These throw-away cups have been collected, cleaned, melted and fused together to become at once creepy and beautiful. It’s a scene you need to experience in the flesh before the cups make their way to the incinerator (like the majority of plastic in Singapore that doesn’t get recycled) after the exhibit’s six-week run.
Plastikophobia at Sustainable Singapore Gallery, Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018951
Theatre: Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Truth
3 – 20 April
Drama lovers, you need to catch this witty and comedic play when it hits KC art Centre this April. What’s it about you ask? Sex, lies and best friends’ wives. In the nutshell, Michael is having an affair. His lies to cover it up get bigger and bigger. But the truth, when revealed, proves to be far from straightforward and we find out who is deceiving whom. Written by French award-winning playwright Florian Zeller and translated by Academy Award-winner Christopher Hampton, The Truth will have you rolling in the aisles. Read our review here!
Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Truth, KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT ‐ 20 Merbau Road Singapore 239035
Party: Marquee Singapore opens at MBS
Brace yourself, Singapore largest club is all set to open doors this month. It’s a sprawling space – think 2,300 sq mtrs featuring three floors at The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Marquee Singapore also have a functional Ferris wheel and three-storey tall slide inside the club! This will be the fourth Marquee club in the world – the other three are in New York, Las Vegas and Sydney – and the first one in Asia. And expect nothing but the best international DJs – the opening line up includes Dutch DJs Tiësto and Afrojack for 12 & 13 April and English electronic music group Above & Beyond and American electro house DJ Steve Aoki for 19 & 20 April.
Marquee Singapore, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 2 Bayfront Avenue, #B1-67, Singapore 018972
13 April onwards
If the mere mention of Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland turns your eyes bright and wide, this one’s for you. In its newest exhibit, ArtScience Museum will let you step through the looking glass and into a Wonderland of sorts. Stunning, playful and interactive, this one-of-a-kind exhibition follows Alice’s journey through popular culture as she transcends generations, gender and geography to become a subcultural icon. Think about it – she and her story have been in over 40 films, over 30 TV shows and countless music videos, video games, high fashion, advertising and more. Impressive, magical and theatrical sets, bold interactive environments, fun props and incredible audiovisual artworks promise to make the Wonderland a memorable experience. Find more deets on Wonderland at the ArtScience Museum here.
Wonderland, 13 April – 22 September 2019, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Nature: Floral Fantasy at Gardens by the Bay
14 April onwards
This one’s big news! Head down to Gardens by the Bay for the launch of its newest attraction. Yas, there’s a brand new dome to check out and it’s filled with the prettiest blooms from around the world. We can’t wait to check out how the flowers, artistry and technology come together in what’s touted as a dream-like experience. Explore four amazing landscapes – the lush and vibrant of Dance, the bubbling brook in the Float, the rain oasis and waterfall in the Waltz and the cave-like space of the Drift… and a 4D ride titled Flight of the Dragonfly.
Floral Fantasy at Gardens by the Bay, Bayfront Plaza, Singapore
See: Explore Jewel Changi
17 April onwards
Yassss, finally! Jewel Changi Airport officially opens doors on 17 April. Trust us when we say, it’s a glorious Jurassic Park by day and Pandora by night place where you can shop and eat. There’s so much to do there, you could easily spend a whole day wandering, eating, drinking and splurging. But not before you read about all the local brands that are made us proud.
Drinks: Auchentoshan Lawn Party
17 – 21 April
Auchentoshan, the iconic single malt whiskey label is all set to host a fun pop-up at Chijmes. Chill at the lawns, make-your-own-cocktails for $10, game booths, photo-walls for groupfies, and nibble on bites from The Berlin Bar, The Modern Izakaya and Harry’s.
Auchentoshan Lawn Party, Chijmes lawn, 30 Victoria St, Singapore 187996
Music Festival: Skechers Sundown Festival 2019
19 – 21 April
Move over Coachella, we’ve got Skechers Sundown Festival to give us all those festive vibes. Make your way to Siloso beach this weekend for the next best thing. For its 10th anniversary, Skechers Sundown Festival is big with a massive three-day, two-night party. Expect to see over 50 artists from 11 Asian nations for one of Asia’s largest music festivals. Apart from the live gigs, be sure to catch the film screenings (two award-winning movies) and Borneo Laboratory’s sustainable art installations. Plus. you can also pitch your tent or sign up for a glamming package.
Skechers Sundown Festival 2019, Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Taking part in a silent disco is one thing but imagine doing it while being suspended over five floors and walking on bouncy nets. Not for the faint-hearted indeed! But daredevils, boogie your way through three music channels and defy gravity come 20th April.
Silent Disco, Airzone, 2pm-6pm, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539
Food: Easter brunch and buffets with the family
Egg and rabbit puns aside, Easter also gives us all a reason to feast. We’ve happily put together an egg-cellent Easter brunch and buffet roundup so bunny hop away for a celebration. Make those reservations asap!
Theatre: The Studios at Esplanade
Till 27 April
This ought to be on your to-do list. Catch local theatre productions by Singapore artists and their stories of the human condition. The theme for this year’s The Studios is ‘The weight of a stone in a pocket’ and it touches upon topics like racism, family politics and love.
The Studios, Esplanade Theatre Studio and Esplanade Annexe Studio ‐ 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
Concert: John Mayer, Anne-Marie, Emily Burns, Sons of an Illustrious Father and Ed Sheeran
Woah, now that’s what we call a helluva month! We told you 2019 was gonna be big when it comes to concerts and international performances. This month will have everyone from John Mayer (1 April), Anne-Marie (9 April) and Emily Burns (9 April) to Sons of an Illustrious Father (25 April) and Ed Sheeran (26 April) coming down to entertain us. Block your calendars! And for the motherload of concerts in 2019, check this piece out.
Shop: Shilin Night Market
19–21 & 26–28 April
Guys, this one’s a goodie! One of the most popular markets from Taiwan is coming to Singapore for two weekends and we’re counting down the days. Experience all things Taiwanese but with a local twist as you encounter street delicacies, artisan stores, movie screenings, games and everything in between. But of course, we know you’re here for the shopping. Be prepared for seriously adorable ceramic plates by @about.weourus, boba tote bags and badges from Apoozi Studio, hand-made earrings by @naznaxdesign and so.much.more.
Shilin Night Market, 3pm-11pm, The Grounds@Kranji, Carpark B, Singapore Turf Club, 1 Turf Club Avenue, Singapore 738078
Musical: The Phantom of the Opera
24 April onwards
Fun fact: It’s been over three decades since this musical first opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London! Gaston Leroux’s novel comes to life once again in Singapore this April and we can’t wait. With Andrew Lloyd Webber’s phenomenal score, you’ll feel your emotions rise and fall with the haunting love triangle that ensues.
The Phantom of the Opera, 24 April – 12 May, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973
Honeycombers Event: Your Business Launchpad: Meet the experts on setting up and scaling
So are you launching or scaling your business in Singapore? Well, then you simply must attend this free networking night and panel talk. Powered by the Singapore Economic Development Board, we’re bringing together successful entrepreneurs and industry experts to inspire and advise budding entrepreneurs and startups for the next stage of success.
Catch Adrien Barthel of Sleek, Adrian Tan of WeWork Southeast Asia, Sam Baxendale of Salt, and James Nicol of Myriad talk about their journey and ask them your own burning questions during the panel talk. There’s also a speed networking session alongside industry experts from UOB Bank, The Entertainer, RSM and us, of course! Limited seats, so book yours right away!
Your Business Launchpad: Meet the experts on setting up and scaling, free but registration required, WeWork, 8 Cross Street, Singapore 048424
Honeycombers Event: Get ready for Girls’ Night Out
Glam Squad, assemble! We’re back for another edition of the Girls’ Night Out and it’s all happening at Raffles City on Thursday, 25 April. Text your besties and block your calendars, this one’s got all the ingredients for one fashionably fun evening – we’re talking free-flow wine, delicious canapes, exclusive fashion styling sessions, makeovers by MAC, hair styling by Dyson and gel manicures by Fe The Nail Lounge! As always, the tickets are priced at a cool $35, so you know what to do.
Psst: Limited seats for the fashion styling sessions, so book your tix ASAP!
Girls’ Night Out at Raffles City, tickets at $35, Raffles City Shopping Centre, Level 3, 252 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 179103
Talk: Taff x Zerrin Presents – Breaking Up with Fast-Fashion
People, it’s time for a wardrobe intervention! Sustainable fashion boutique Zerrin has joined forces with the Textile and Fashion Federation (Taff) and Fashion Revolution SG to talk you into breaking up your toxic relationship with fast fashion. Learn about ethical fashion, get tips on being a thoughtful consumer, find out why sustainable fashion is more ‘expensive’ and more at this free event. The guest speakers include Honeycombers’ Editor-in-Chief Selina Altomonte, Fashion Revolution SG’s country coordinator Laura A. Francois, Maisha Concept’s founder Rakhee Shah, Raffles Singapore’s lecturer Anisa Johnny.
Taff x Zerrin Presents – Breaking Up with Fast-Fashion, free event but registration required, Tencel Studio (Rooftop) Design Orchard 250 Orchard Road Singapore 238905
Events: Fashion Revolution Day
In case you missed the memo: Fashion Revolution is a global movement to shine a light on the true cost of fashion. To commemorate Fashion Revolution Day, some of our favourite local labels are hosting interesting events around Singapore. Yes, Taff x Zerrin (above) is one of them. OliveAnkara is teaching us at the art of crown headwraps, there’s a Shibori workshop at Laselle, shoemaking, batik and tapestry weaving sessions at the Green Collective and more. The Fashion Pulpit is also screening Udita – a film about the women of Bangladesh’s sweatshops and their fight on 25 April.
Fashion Revolution Day, various locations in Singapore
Concert: The Proclaimers: Live in Singapore
You’ve probably already heard the news. The Proclaimers are coming back to town. Seven years after their last gig at the Singapore Grand Prix, this Scottish duo will be playing at the Capitol Piazza on 29 April. For 31 years, they’ve given us timeless chart-toppers like ‘I’m On My Way’, ‘Letter from America’, ‘Let’s Get Married’ and of course, how can we forget the iconic ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’. And they recently released their latest studio album, ‘Angry Cyclist’ so you can expect a live rendition of some new tracks too. Get your tix for the best seats in the house and enjoy a charismatic stage performance of pop, folk, new wave and punk along with perfect harmonies.
The Proclaimers: Live in Singapore, tickets start from $98, 8 – 9.30pm, 11 Stamford Road, Capitol Piazza, Singapore 178884
Drinks: Drunken Farmer natural wine pop-up bar
Wine lovers, toast to this! Spa Esprit Group’s latest foray Drunken Farmer is a travelling natural wine pop-up bar and it will be calling Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari in Dempsey home till the end of June. The highlight? Over 90 natural, bespoke and responsibly made wine labels from Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and South Africa. Get a glass from $12 or a bottle from $60. We have it a whirl and have grown rather fond of natural wines. Read all about it here
Drunken Farmer, Wednesdays to Fridays from 6pm-11pm, Tiong Bahru Bakery Safari, 130E Minden Road Singapore 248819
Shop: Public Garden
27 – 28 April
Look who’s back after its grand Christmas edition? Save the date for Public Garden – a retail Nirvana that unites new and returning local and international names for a fun-filled weekend. More details to come so stay tuned!
Public Garden, 1pm-7pm Hall 403, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Shopping: Naiise Iconic Open House
Jewel Changi Airport is home to more than just the world’s tallest waterfall. It’s a hub for some of our favourite local brands including homegrown multi-label boutique, Naiise. Bringing you the best of local designers and brands, Naiise is hosting an iconic open house on 27 April. Take a first glance at the open house where you can personalise products and gifts at the Gift Bar or help designers discover their next big thing at ‘Launchpad’. There’s also a Tea Bar by Teapasar and a communal cafe to rest your legs and enjoy pastries, ice-cream and coffee.
Naiise Iconic Open House, 10am-10pm, Jewel Changi Airport, 80 Airport Boulevard, Singapore 819642
Food: Durian Fiesta 2019 at Goodwood Park Hotel
Drooling over durian? Make your way to Durian Fiesta 2019 at Goodwood Park Hotel and dig into some of the most divine durian creations using only the best D24 and Mao Shang Wang durians. If you’ve been a regular, you’ll notice six new D24 desserts on the menu.
Durian Fiesta 2019, Until 14 July 2019, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221 or order online
What you missed!
Food: Filipino food at Straits Clan Dining Takeover Series
4 –6 April
Straits Clan, a private members’ club on Bukit Pasoh Rd, is all set to debut its Dining Takeover Series this April to showcase underrepresented cuisines and celebrate local culinary icons. Kickstarting this foodie initiative is Chef Margarita Forés, who was crowned Asia’s Best Female Chef in 2016. Making her culinary debut in Singapore, Chef Margarita will serve her distinctive and modern take on traditional Filipino food in a four-course dinner menu at $68++ for Straits Clan members and $88 for guests. Gotta have the right connections!
Straits Clan Dining Takeover Series, Straits Clan, 31 Bukit Pasoh Rd, Singapore 089845
Food: Muchachos Burrito Bash
No sweeter words have ever been said! Our friendly neighbourhood Cali-Mex diner, Muchachos is celebrating National Burrito Day the only way they know how – by stuffin’ us silly. We’re talking one-for-one burritos all day and night on 4 April or one burrito with a free beer, you pick! And if that’s not enough, they are serving up an extra special Burrito de Pollo Frito – fried chicken wrapped in a soft tortilla for one day only.
And if you’re really up for the challenge, bring your stretchy pants down and a big appetite for a burrito speed-eating contest. The three fastest eaters to chow down a massive 2lb burrito win vouchers to eat more! *bliss*
Muchachos Burrito Bash, 182 Cecil Street #01-01 Frasers Tower, Singapore 069547
Shop: Native Union’s pop-up at Kapok
Until 4 April
Going gaga for all things terrazzo? Get your trend game on at the Native Union pop-up at Kapok. Bring home wireless charging docks and phone covers from the iconic lifestyle brand’s new collection. The items are made from environmentally-friendly handcrafted Jesmonite so each design is unique and one-of-a-kind. You can even try the custom-made charging bar that features integrated wireless chargers and premium lightning cables. Besides, you also get a cool tote bag for purchases over $200 and a Native Union Belt cable for bills over $300. Win-win!
Native Union pop-up, Kapok Singapore, 111 Middle Road, National Design Centre, #01-05, Singapore 188969
Festival: Singapore Heritage Festival
Until 7 April
Back for the 16th time, Singapore Heritage Festival is also going the Bicentennial way this year. It all kicked off on 15 March, and lets you uncover lesser-known stories from the last 700 years and perhaps get a fresh perspective on Singapore’s history, communities, people and legendary moments. While you might have missed a chunk of it in March but there’s a lot you can do in the first week of April – like the Tour of Alexandra Hospital, Tea Cultures exhibit, Singapore Maritime Gallery Heritage Tours and several other events in Kraji too.
Singapore Heritage Festival 2019, various locations
Event: HER Planet Earth Sunset Cocktail Reception & Charity Event
Did you attend our Be Strong Stay Sane HoneyTalks event last year? If you did, we know you left the venue inspired by our speakers, one of whom was Christine Amour-Levar. She’s a social entrepreneur, environmental advocate, marketing specialist and the woman behind HER Planet Earth. Back home from a pioneering expedition to Son Doong Cave in Vietnam, the team at HER Planet Earth will share stories and anecdotes while photographer Sandra Lim will exhibit and auction limited edition prints of the Vietnamese cave (also known as the largest cave in the world). Also sharing his story will be Singaporean extreme sportsman Thaddeus Lawrence. Get your tix for the good cause ‘cos all proceeds from this event go to UN Women Vietnam.
The Lost World – HER Planet Earth Sunset Cocktail Reception & Charity Event, Indochine Restaurant Supertree 18 Marina Gardens Drive #03-01, Gardens by the Bay Singapore, 018953
Shop: The Vintage Fair 2019 at Journey East
6 – 7 April
Eeeep! One of our favourite furniture stores Journey East is hosting a fun vintage shopping event. Back for the fifth time running, expect to find vintage fashion, collectables, and decor accessories from labels like A Vintage Tale, Eelloo, Little Red Dot Vintage, Izzy Lamp, Lippystore, Enamel Inc. and Vinyls by DJ Jeff-0.
The Vintage Fair 2019 at Journey East, 315 Outram Rd, #03-02 Tan Boon Liat Building, Singapore 169074
Sports: HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2019
13 –14 April
Doesn’t matter if you’re a long-time lover of rugby or a new fan, you are bound to take back some memorable moments from this game. Over the past three editions of the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2019, underdog teams, Kenya and Canada have won the first two editions, whereas, in 2018, Fiji won by a hairsbreadth in one of the great Sevens matches. This year, Japan is joining the mix as the Asian Qualifier Hong Kong rounds up the roster of 16 competing nations.
Besides, it’s fun for full fam – there’ll be free all-day screenings and line up of Dreamworks characters like Poppy and Branch from Trolls, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and the Minions to chill with. Plus, there’s a Splash-N-Surf, live gigs by local acts, fun contests and *drum roll please* American rock band Smash Mouth – that gave us hits like songs like ‘All-Star’ and ‘I’m a Believer’ – headlining on Saturday and on Sunday, the cast from Broadway’s five-time Tony Award-nominated musical Rock of Ages performing 80s rock hits. Catch all the details here.
HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2019, National Stadium, Singapore Sports Hub ‐ 1 Stadium Dr, Singapore 397629
Party: Crawl of Thrones
Hold the door! Did someone say Game of Thrones-themed pub crawl? On 13 April (two days before the new season airs) Creative Insurgence and Singapore Pub Crawl are planning on bringing the House down with this bar hop. Here’s your excuse to dress up as your favourite Game of Thrones character, crawl to four bars (Chimichanga, Chimi, Cuba Libre and Get Juiced) to drink GoT inspired cocktails, pose at photo walls and win some merch too.
Crawl of Thrones – A Game of Thrones Bar Crawl, meeting point Chimichanga, 36 Dunlop Street
Workshop: The Art of Home Infusions and Cocktail Batching at Siri House
Have you been to Siri House, Dempsey Hill’s newest is a lifestyle space by Thai luxury property developer Sansiri? In case you haven’t heard, Siri House is hosting a series of workshops titled Home Bar 101, including this one by Mark Tay, Jam at Siri House’s beverage director and co-founder of the positively delicious Sunday Punch. This April, sign up for the ‘Art of Home Infusions and Cocktail Batching’ session to up your hosting game.
The Art of Home Infusions and Cocktail Batching, Jam at Siri House, Blk 8D, #01-02 Dempsey Road, Dempsey Hill, Singapore 249672
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