What does February have in store? Read on for the most exciting things to do in Singapore this month!
Ah, the month of Cupid is just around the corner! We’re excited for lovebirds to celebrate Valentine’s Day – but if you’re looking for more things to add to your list of activities this month, we’ve got plenty on the cards to choose from. Check out our guide on the best things to do in February.
Best things to do in February in Singapore
1. Nightlife: Shanghai Underground: Fire & Fortune
If you’re looking for an excuse to party it out this Chinese New Year, we suggest popping by none other than The Dragon Chamber. This funky Chinese speakeasy has built a reputation for its guerilla-style dishes that put modern twists on Chinese classics. It’ll be presenting the final instalment of its Shanghai Underground party series this month with Fire & Fortune. The kopitiam-themed shebang sees performances by drag queen Becca D’Bus and DJ Kidg, cocktail pong, and red packets stashed with freebies.
Shanghai Underground: Fire & Fortune, The Dragon Chamber, 2 Circular Road, Singapore 049358
2. Things to do: Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience
From 3 February
We’ve got fantastic news for the Potterheads – the Forbidden Forest experience is coming to Singapore! After its massively successful launches in both the US and the UK, this event is making its Asia-Pacific debut soon. Aspiring witches and wizards of all ages are invited to Sentosa where the Coastal Trail will be transformed into a whole new world. Encounter mystical creatures like hippogriffs and unicorns, and practice casting your own spells. Don’t forget to grab a mug of butterbeer while you’re there, and snag merchandise from the gift shop.
Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience, The Coastal Trail, Sentosa
3. Dine: Asia’s 50 Best Female Chef May Chow’s takeover
28 – 29 February
Exciting news incoming! Hong Kong‘s very own May Chow is set to bring a piece of her restaurant Little Bao to Singapore. For just two nights only, May will be taking over Junior the Pocket Bar with a pop-up menu full of delights as part of her Asia tour for 2024. The menu features the likes of a fried chicken bao, fried beef noodle fries, and even an ice cream bao created in collaboration with Apiary. To complement the menu, bar owner Hazel has prepped cocktails like a mushroom peppercorn martini and pineapple soy sauce highball. As usual, Junior the Pocket Bar takes no reservations, so be sure to show up early to snag a seat.
Asia’s 50 Best Female Chef May Chow’s takeover, Junior the Pocket Bar, 5 Ann Siang Hill, Singapore 069787
4. Things to do: Granturismo Prisma pop-up
Until 25 February
Car fanatics won’t wanna miss this, because the Granturismo Prisma is here to celebrate the history and future of the Granturismo. For a limited time only, this Fuoriserie one-off will be on display at a pop-up showcase within the idyllic Dempsey. This is your opportunity to get up close and personal to check out the car and all its intricate design details. Look closely and you’ll find more than 8,500 letters painstakingly hand painted on the car’s body, which is hand-varnished to perfection.
Granturismo Prisma pop-up, 26 Dempsey Road, Singapore 247693
5. Culture: The Other Book Club book discussion session
If one of your New Year’s resolutions was to get back into reading, we highly recommend getting involved in a book club to keep you accountable. The Other Book Club is a great one! It’s an LGBTQ-friendly space, providing a safe haven for one and all to gather. For this month’s session, the group will delve into Scattered Vertebrae by Jerrold Yam. You’ve still got time to read up before the session, so be sure to book your spot!
The Other Book Club book discussion session, venue to be revealed
6. Entertainment: The Kumar Show
Multiple dates in February
Catching local comedians do their thing is one of our favourite ways to pass the time. And we’ll be watching none other than Kumar. Taking the stage at Ikigai Izakaya, Kumar’s bringing his 20 years of industry experience with him as he hosts multiple shows throughout February. Expect his typical flamboyant flair along with relentless jokes that revolve around the local landscape.
The Kumar Show, Ikigai Izakaya, 20 Upper Circular Road, #01-06, Singapore 058416
7. Things to do: Sexual assault first responder training
Have you ever wondered what the right course of action is when someone you love has been assaulted? It’s a sensitive topic, but we think it’s best to be ready with the right skills. Aware’s in-person workshop covers a number of skills and will familiarise you with trauma reactions and symptoms. You’ll also walk away with skills like how to provide support to survivors of assault, ensuring safety, active listening, and empathy.
Sexual assault first responder training, #01-22, 5 Dover Crescent, Singapore 130005
8. Shop: Sentosa Festive Market by Sunday Social
3 – 4 February
If you’re itching to spend a little money this month, we won’t judge you. We know it’s only been a few weeks since 2024 started, but we already need a breather. If you feel that way too, head down to Sentosa for Sunday Social’s latest market. In support of the Latin American and Caribbean festival, this Carnival-themed festive market is a global fusion, supported by 10 embassies, South American associations, and Latin American-owned. businesses.
Sentosa Festive Market by Sunday Social, Palawan Green, Palawan Beach Walk
9. Nightlife: Ice Cream Sundays presents: Monkey Timers
Ready to start your 2024 partying? Let’s give it up for local party collective Ice Cream Sundays and its first pop-up party of the year. Japanese DJ-production duo Monkey Timers will be bringing their blend of new house and disco dub to us this month. Supported by resident DJs Bongomann, Toppings, and Muto, it’s sure to be a brilliant start to Ice Cream Sundays’ roster of events. To get your buzz on, sip away on drinks featuring Bombay Sapphire, Bacardi Carta Blanca, Dewar’s, 42 Below and other spirits.
Ice Cream Sundays presents: Monkey Timers, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road, Singapore 089065
10. Health & wellness: Singapore’s first tennis and pickleball festival
For anyone looking to pick up a new sport, pay a visit to the first ever tennis and pickleball festival. Organised by Play Tennis and Play Pickle, the festival brings together both veterans and beginners. Try your hand at these popular racket games in an environment meant to educate and nurture. It’s hosted by expert coaches who are ready to share tips on how to improve your skills.
Singapore’s first tennis and pickleball festival, Red Quarters, 26 Jalan Benaan Kapal, Singapore 399629
11. Eat & drink: 2024 Great Beef and Reef Series at Bedrock Origin
Until 31 March 2024
The first edition of this series in 2024 spotlights fresh produce from Ireland in a six-course dinner tasting menu ($158++ per pax), which you can pair with six wines (top up $88++) from Bordeaux. Strap in, because you’re in for a treat at the elegant restaurant.
Start with poached blue lobster featuring the crustacean sourced from Kilmore Quay paired with creamy fish velouté, grilled sweet corn and salmon roe. Next, the grilled Irish oysters are slow-cooked in a butter sauce and topped with pickled Sichuan peppers for a little kick. As a recreation of the Irish classic, the slow-cooked lamb stew is served with green pea mash, oyster mushrooms and barley.
Continue your culinary journey with the 14-day dry-aged Irish Silver Hill duck. Brined with brown sugar, coriander seed, and fine salt, it’s coated with a nutty, crunchy pistachio crumble and gets the fiery treatment on Bedrock’s applewood grill. Finally, the star of the show makes an appearance. The grass-fed Irish applewood grilled whiskey aged beef tenderloin is scrumptiously paired with oven-baked zucchini and cherry tomatoes. End on a sweet note with Guinness chocolate cake – and have yours with cognac for the full experience.
2024 Great Beef and Reef Series at Bedrock Origin, Sundays to Thursdays, #01-02, Oasia Resort Sentosa Hotel, 23 Beach View, Palawan Ridge, Singapore 098679
12. Local love: Street Corner Heritage Galleries: Katong-Joo Chiat
Take a stroll through the vibrant streets of Katong and Joo Chiat as the National Heritage Board (NHB) unveils the Street Corner Heritage Galleries. Featuring iconic businesses with over 30 years of history, these heritage gems weave tales of resilience, innovation, and intergenerational piety, offering a fascinating peek into the precinct’s rich history. Participating vendors include Kway Guan Huat Joo Chiat Popiah, Kim Choo Kueh Chang, Guan Hoe Soon Restaurant and Joo Chiat Fei Fei Wanton Noodle House.
Each storefront transforms into “mini-museums,” showcasing their journey through historical documents, photographs, and artefacts. The scheme aims to foster a deeper appreciation for heritage in everyday spaces, with guided trails and workshops adding an interactive touch to this cultural exploration.
Street Corner Heritage Galleries: Katong-Joo Chiat, multiple locations
13. Date: New World’s End’s Valentine’s Day package
1 – 29 February
If you’re looking for a memorable Valentine’s Day date idea, look no further. New World’s End has launched its Valentine’s Day bundle. Go hand in hand with your beau and travel 60 years into the past to experience the heyday of Singapore’s first amusement park. Take a tour through Jalan Besar with a set of headphones each as you’re taken through an experiential love story. After the tour ends, you’ll be welcomed to Exit Stage Left with limited-edition cocktails crafted with local spirits and native botanicals. Missing out on a gift? You’ve got the option to add on a box of pralines from Laderach. Or how about a mini preserved flower bouquet from Arcana Flowers? Or go for a bottle of gin from Brass Lion Distillery, Compendium Spirits, Singapore Distillery, or Tanglin Gin.
New World’s End’s Valentine’s Day package, 85 Desker Road, Singapore 209646
Say adieu to January and make room for exciting memories in February with these amazing things to do in Singapore!