Wanna know what the month has in store? Here’s our list of top things to do in Singapore this August!
What? It’s August already? No one told us! Now that we’re here, let’s approach the new month with a pat on the back. It has been a hectic ride with the Covid restrictions. But hang in there and remember to have fun as we welcome National Day. Here are all the fun but safe things to do this August in Singapore! Read on for exciting deets on upcoming events…
Amazing things to do this August in Singapore
1. Fashion: The Front Row
27 Aug onwards
Take the front seat as Singapore’s virtual fashion festival returns! This time, 10 new local labels, designers and creatives are coming together to provide you with the best collections locally and across the globe. Enjoy the impressive line-up of virtual fashion shows, podcasts, and interviews with industry experts and fashion creatives. Oh, and don’t forget to check out the newly improved 360-degree 3D fashion village with a cool ambience that you don’t want to miss.
The Front Row, available online
2. Virtual: National Day virtual party
Count down to National Day with new ways to celebrate Singapore before 9 August. With all the banners and decor starting to line up, it’s time to get the ball rolling with the celebrations. Get in the mood by listening to classic National Day songs like Home and Everything I Am or revel in the NDP 2021 choir and dance virtual event where you can sing along to The Road Ahead. There’s even a VR face tattoo filter. How cool is that?
National Day Virtual Party, available online
3. Watch: Movies at Alliance Française de Singapour
Following up from the dance exhibition, these films showcase biographical dramas as well as stories and documentaries from the realm of dance. So be sure to take hold of this unique opportunity to learn and appreciate the art of dance.
Movies at Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130
4. Exhibition: Paladin by The Final Bosses
8 – 31 Aug
Bullying is a prevalent issue in society. Spreading awareness and educating ourselves about bullying is an important social agenda that everyone’s picking up. That’s why the folks at The Final Bosses have organised a wonderful exhibition of their limited designer toys that translates artist stories and thoughts centred around bullying.
Paladin, Main Atrium, L1, Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road, Singapore 238839
5. Virtual: Playing the Hand
6 – 8 Aug, 13 – 15 Aug
Haven’t seen a magic show in quite a while? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Through the power of Zoom, Singapore’s youngest magician duo, Darren Tien and Jerryl Tan, invite you for a live virtual theatrical magic show full of humour and interaction coupled with dazzling illusions.
Playing the Hand, available online
6. Eat: All New Feastival
1 – 15 Aug
Time to take full advantage of dining at home by sprucing up the experience with an upgrade. A festival for your senses awaits! Chope is partnering with 28 restaurants and bars for exciting and creative dishes that you can get delivered right to your doorstep. Feast away and support the F&B industry in Singapore.
All New Feastival, order online
7. Eat: Ro-jiak Brunch
7 – 9 Aug
What better way to celebrate Singapore than to enjoy a brunch spread full of local flavours? W Singapore – Sentosa Cove offers a feast of succulent local delights like chilli lobster (yum!) and so much more, all delivered to your doorstep. Oh, and it comes with bottles of fantastic beer.
Ro-jiak Brunch, order online
8. Virtual Party: Werewolf – The Last Supper
6 – 7 Aug, 13 – 14 Aug
Remember playing the werewolf game with your friends back in the good ol’ days? Well, how about upgrading it to a virtual experience accompanied by a dining experience? Have a spooky supper night with two four-course dinners and a bottle of premium prosecco. But don’t let your guard down because there’s a werewolf on the prowl…
Werewolf – The Last Supper, available online
9. Drink: An Artful High Tea
19 Aug onwards
Calling all tea lovers and connoisseurs! Sofitel Singapore City Centre is teaming up with The Art Faculty (TAF) to provide you with exquisite two-tiered artist-designed afternoon tea boxes (we love that!). The beautiful packages are designed by talented artist Selena Seow from TAF. Treat yourself to delights like mango sago coconut scones, Portuguese egg tarts and more.
An Artful High Tea, Sofitel Singapore City Centre, L5, 9 Wallich Street, Singapore 078885; available online for takeaway and delivery
10. Watch: Moonlight Cinema
20 & 22 Aug
Hands up, film fanatics! Singapore International Film Festival is showcasing its annual festival of film screenings to help foster an appreciation of local films and directors. We’re talking about homegrown filmmakers like Royston Tan, Tan Pin Pin and Ng Xi Jie. It’ll be held in the scenic Gardens by the Bay, so get your popcorn ready and put your phones on silent mode!
Moonlight Cinema, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
11. Culture: Kampong Gelam’s Hall of Fame
This is the perfect opportunity for us to celebrate and acknowledge our very own homegrown artists and talents. Get your cameras ready and come on down to Kampong Gelam (only in twos, of course) where you’ll marvel at outdoor murals in back alleys. Take part in urban art-themed activities like the Polaroid walk, where you’ll be provided with a Polaroid camera for photo opportunities alongside a guided tour around the vibrant area filled with stories! Return home with takeaways from Blu Jaz Cafe to complete your experience.
Hall of Fame, Bali Lane and Ophir Road
12. Exhibition: The Lasalle Show
1 – 7 Aug
With both online and offline opportunities to admire the works of Lasalle graduates, the school is bringing back its exhibition to showcase different works by various faculties. The display ranges from fine arts and film to media arts, dance and more. Attend the virtual exhibition or visit it in person and request an arrangement to meet with some of the graduates for interview opportunities.
The Lasalle Show, Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940; available online
Now, go forth and have fun with our list of things to do this August in Singapore!