What does the month have in store? Read on for the most exciting things to do in Singapore this April!
We’re marching into a new month with a lineup of fun and exciting activities in the city. We can’t wait to enjoy evenings of live music and drinks with our friends, while also indulging in a range of Easter festivities and theatre shows. Keep up to date with all the best things to do in Singapore this April (and you won’t end up looking like a fool when it begins).
Best things to do in Singapore: April 2023
1. Eat and drink: 1-for-1 deals at Tampines 1
Until 30 April
East-side folks, pop by Tampines 1 for Ramadan dining options with 1-for-1 deals. All you have to do is sign up as a FRx member to redeem these promos! What better way to commemorate the festive month than with delicious treats?
We’re talking about addictive spicy chicken at Popeyes, authentic Chongqing chicken at Streats Cafe and loads more eats. New one-for-one deals will be released every Wednesday, so keep your eyes peeled for the latest updates on the FRx app. Psst: there are also fun workshop passes and supermarket vouchers to be redeemed, so download the app to find out more.
1-for-1 deals at Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, Singapore 529536
2. Eat and drink: Easter weekend roast at Level33
7 – 9 April
You’ll want to make space in your belly for this roast. Available exclusively from 7 to 9 April, this limited menu at the urban microbrewery offers indulgent Easter-themed communal dishes for the whole crew (complete with stellar views of the city skyline). Tuck into fork-tender lamb leg that’s been slow-cooked for 12 hours, or cut yourself a serving of roasted chicken that’s brined in stout, air-dried, and roasted in an oven. We’re also looking forward to dessert: a decadent basque cheesecake featuring hickory wood-smoked raspberries and blueberries.
Easter weekend roast at Level33, #33-01, Tower 1, Marina Bay Financial Centre, 8 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018981
3. Staycation: The Clan Turns Two – Double The Celebration package
This is your sign to take a break from work and treat yourself to a luxurious staycation. The Clan Hotel is turning two and it’s celebrating with an immersive hotel package you won’t be able to resist. Available for bookings from now to 24 May, it includes a Chinese calligraphy workshop, a four-course dinner menu at Qīn Restaurant & Bar, exclusive anniversary gifts, and a two-night stay in a Master Series Premier Room or Grand Premier Room. Now, that’s what we call a staycay to remember.
The Clan Turns Two – Double The Celebration package, Far East Square, 10 Cross Street, Singapore 048417
4. Entertainment: da:ns focus
April – May
After 17 successful editions celebrating movement and diverse dance styles, da:ns festival is making way for da:ns focus with five themed weekends of electrifying dance programmes from now till March 2024. Expect a range of dance forms like contemporary, street dance, ballet and more, touching on issues of diversity, inclusion and connection.
The first themed weekend starts on 14 to 16 April with EveryBody: a weekend of dance projects to empower dancers, non-professionals, and the diversely-abled. Street dance crew Ill-abilities will share their stories as they move on stage in their No Excuses, No Limits show. Take part in Let’s Dance, which encourages everyone to hit the dance floor; beginner dance sessions in the EveryBody Workshops; and a Dancer Development Workshop to learn more about creative and inclusive practice. There’ll also be participatory programmes with accessibility features such as sign language interpretation and wheelchair access.
On 5 to 7 May, Body Language spotlights the relationship between dance and text. Check out Revisor, a satirical piece of dance-theatre by award-winning collaborators Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young; and Come On In, an audio-based installation that invites you to listen, move, and be moved.
da:ns focus, Esplanade – Theatres On The Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
5. Eat and drink: Crafted by Peter Zweiner’s poolside pop-up
1 – 2 April
Dao by Dorsett AMTD Singapore has teamed up with burger experts Crafted by Peter Zwiener for an incredible two-day poolside pop-up event. Indulge in a decadent brunch menu while enjoying panoramic views of the downtown city skyline. The set menu includes dishes like the classic burger and corn-fed chicken leg. Each dish is served with Crafted’s signature homemade BBQ sauce and an array of sides such as buffalo wings, gambas al ajillo, and grilled seasonal vegetables. Round off your meal with a delicious milkshake like the Million Dollar Smile, made with a creamy blend of biscoff and caramel. Or pick your poison from a range of craft cocktails, wine, and beer.
Crafted by Peter Zweiner’s poolside pop-up, #07-01, OUE Downtown 1, 6 Shenton Way, Singapore 068809
6. Entertainment: STEM-themed escape rooms at the Science Centre
Science, drama, and entertainment collide at the Science Centre this April. Grab tickets to an immersive experience that merges the ever-popular escape room concept with STEM-themed puzzles. Test your wit and escape the wrath of extraterrestrial beings in the Museum of Humankind; overcome physical obstacles, earthquakes, and battle lasers in Shangri-La; and rescue a friend from the diabolical professor in Dr X. This is one adventure you don’t want to miss.
STEM-themed escape rooms at the Science Centre, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
7. Event: Ben & Jerry’s free cone day
Nothing tastes better than free ice cream! If you’ve got a sweet tooth, mark your calendars for Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day. This annual event is making its return on 3 April at VivoCity from 12pm to 8pm. Grab classic flavours like chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate therapy, vanilla, and a new limited edition flavour, Topped Dirt Cake. Lactose intolerant? No problem. There are non-dairy options, too. While you’re standing in line, take part in exciting on-ground activities for a chance to win prizes. Try spotting Woody the cow at unexpected places, or do fun quizzes that put your Ben & Jerry’s knowledge to the test.
Ben & Jerry’s free cone day, #02-K1, Scoop Shop in VivoCity, 1 Harbour Front Walk, Singapore 098585
8. Event: HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens
8 – 9 April
We’re psyched for the upcoming HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens! This two-day tournament will be held at the National Stadium on 8 and 9 April, offering an impressive array of activities even non-rugby fans can enjoy. Relive the 70s at the Roller Kids and Roller Disco Zones; ride the Stingray – the world’s first half-pipe surfing machine; and groove to live music performances at OCBC Square. Worn-out parents in dire need of a break can let their little ones have fun at the Kids Drop-Off Zone’s programmes and Easter egg hunts. What a perfect way to spend the weekend.
HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, National Stadium Singapore, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629
9. Eat and drink: Brunch and Easter egg hunts at Binary
Jazz up your Easter weekend with Binary’s Easter brunch menu. This exclusive four-course menu presents a blend of Asian and Western dishes that cater to every palate. We suggest staying until 1pm to join the egg hunt extravaganza. Winners will receive a complimentary bottle of Louis Roederer 243 Brut worth $118. And that’s not all! You’ll also enjoy live tunes from the Krio quintet’s diverse range of techno, melodic house, and down-tempo beats.
Brunch and Easter egg hunts at Binary, #01-01A, Palais Renaissance, 390 Orchard Road, Singapore 238871
10. Eat and drink: Vincent van Gogh-inspired afternoon tea at Anti:dote
Ready to embrace the tai tai life? Reserve a seat at Anti:dote for afternoon tea inspired by one of Van Gogh’s most notable works: Sunflowers, created in 1888. Its themed delicacies and beverages are a treat for the senses. Savour art reimagined as food with a series of sunflower-themed bites, alongside specially-crafted cocktails and mocktails. By the end of the session, you might even feel like you’re a part of Van Gogh’s painting.
Vincent van Gogh-inspired afternoon tea at Anti:dote, Level 1, Fairmont Singapore, 80 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189560
11. Exhibition: Tulipmania: Its Wild Origins at Gardens by the Bay
From 21 April
Walk straight into tulip paradise at the Flower Dome in Gardens by the Bay. This brand new exhibition takes on a Turkish twist, retracing the rich history of tulips. Discover vibrant tulips of varying shapes and forms cultivated from wild species on Turkish soil. These flowers will be set in a landscape that showcases some of Turkey’s most iconic landmarks and architecture. But if you haven’t caught the Sakura floral display, pop over before 16 April to enjoy the beauty of cherry blossoms, as well as take part in Ikebana workshops where you can learn the Japanese art of floral arrangement.
Tulipmania: Its Wild Origins at Gardens by the Bay, Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
12. Explore: Embark on the refreshed Toa Payoh heritage trail
Down for a bit of exploration? Why not take on the refreshed Toa Payoh heritage trail? You’ll learn more about the history of Singapore’s “model town” and lesser-known stories of the neighbourhood’s significant landmarks while clocking in your steps for the day. Visit all 29 heritage sites including the grand Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery, the iconic Toa Payoh Dragon Playground, and two newly marked sites like Block 53 (also known as the “VIP Block”). Don’t forget to pack your sunscreen and a bottle of water.
Embark on the refreshed Toa Payoh heritage trail, multiple locations including Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery and Toa Payoh Sports Complex
13. Eat and drink: Kampong Glam Ramadan Bazaar
Until 16 April
April is teeming with Ramadan bazaars in celebration of the holy month. If you want to skip the crowds at Geylang Serai, pop by Kampong Glam instead. This annual festival includes 86 stalls hawking delicious food and drinks like banh mi, birria tacos, refreshing cups of Broti milk tea, and more. Need some help deciding which ones to tackle first? Check out our guide to the Kampong Glam Ramadan Bazaar.
Kampong Glam Ramadan Bazaar, 3 Muscat Street, Singapore 198833
14. Book ahead: Daughters Of Tomorrow – Mother’s Day Fundraising Gala
Looking to make your Mother’s Day celebration more meaningful? We’ve got just the thing. Sign up for this Mother’s Day fundraising gala dinner by local charity Daughters Of Tomorrow. The event will centre around empowering mothers and celebrating their journeys, with all proceeds going towards helping low-income mothers. Simply offer a donation to show your support for this community.
If you want to make a bigger impact, consider becoming a sponsor by purchasing the Gala Platinum Package for $30,000, which includes recognition on the stage backdrop and a complimentary table. Alternatively, you can purchase a gold-tier table for $8,000 or a silver-tier table for $5,000.
Daughters Of Tomorrow: Mother’s Day Fundraising Gala, 7pm – 10pm; Jen Singapore Tanglin, 1A Cuscaden Road, Singapore 249716
April’s looking mighty fine with tons of things to do in Singapore!