Presenting our first guide of 2022... Looks like January is going to be an exciting month! Check out what’s on in Singapore.
We don’t know ‘bout you but we’re feeling 22! It’s time to chase away the bad jujus of 2021 and manifest all the good vibes for 2022. The year begins on a high with a fab mix of events waiting for you. From unique staycations and fitness classes to kickstart your New Year resolutions, to theatre shows and short films that celebrate local talent, here’s a roundup of all the exciting things to do in January 2022.
Best things to do in January 2022
1. Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration
This is one magical exhibition you don’t want to miss. Celebrating all things Mickey Mouse, Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration arrives in Singapore for its first-ever international showing outside the United States! Explore seven themed rooms and snap away with many photo-worthy installations, we’re psyched!
Toast to the cutest couple at Mickey and Minnie’s Love room. If you’re a fan of Mickey’s classic comics, you’ll enjoy stepping into a half-tone world at the It All Started With A Mouse room. Celebrate Mickey with his best pals at Mickey’s Friendships room. You don’t want to miss the whimsical Sorcerer Mickey’s Magic, futuristic Forever Mickey, and Mickey at Disneyland rooms too!
One of our faves? The Mickey Loves Singapore: Dreamland Carnival room. It’s a colourful space designed by local artist WhenIWasFour. The vibrant art features iconic landmarks, traditional snacks, and a game of hide ‘n seek Mickey style. Don’t forget to participate in the Pop-Up Disney! Trivia activity and stand to win a gift! To complete your experience, shop at the Mickey Mart retail store, showcasing the widest range of Mickey-themed merchandise. This non-ticketed area is filled with shelves of homeware, plush toys, limited edition collectibles, customisable ornaments, Pop-Up Disney! exclusives and more.
Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration, now till 20 March 2022, daily 11am – 9pm; Level 3, Suntec Convention Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
2. Watch: Where Dreams Take Flight: Singaporean Short Stories
Changi collaborates with local filmmakers to bring you short films that explore untold stories of human connections at Changi Airport during the Covid pandemic. The first movie ‘Auntie Oh Lives In Your Memories’ by Kathleen Bu follows a staff at the airport’s baggage claim who, due to the lack of social interaction, feels lost. Told through a whimsical lens, she relives the stories and lives within abandoned luggages of passengers. The other two films, ‘Last Call’ and ‘Vuja De’, will be released in subsequent months.
Where Dreams Take Flight: Singaporean Short Stories, watch online
3. Theatre: The Good Citizen
8 – 9 January
An original play created by participants of Singapore Youth Theatre, this show reimagines living in Singapore as a board game. Watch as The Good Citizen uncovers what players have to do and sacrifice to fit into the mould of a good citizen. This holistic theatre-making programme gives a first-hand experience and an outlet for budding artists (ages 13 to 17) to write, direct, perform. They also explore some behind-the-scenes action such as designing and stage managing.
The Good Citizen, Sat and Sun: 2pm, 5pm and 8pm, The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice, Funan, 107 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179105
4. Eat: Luke’s Goes Local
Luke’s Lobster and local chefs unite to celebrate Singaporean flavours with special menu items. From now till 15 January, tuck into a Peranakan-spiced sambal archar lobster roll created by chef Annette Tan of FatFuku. Then, look out for Park Bench Deli’s Cantonese influenced PBD XO smoked duck lobster roll from 15 January to 15 February.
Luke’s Lobster, multiple locations including Great World City, Isetan Scotts and Jewel Changi Airport
5. Shop: The SaleSale’s New Year’s Sale
Until 10 January
Snag heavily discounted luxury items from 60 designer brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Saint Laurent, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana… the list goes on. Look out for spontaneous discounts and offers on socials, too. From now till 10 January, enjoy an extra 20% off on already discounted items of up to 70% off! Shop till you drop and snag that bag of your dreams.
The SaleSale, #01-04, 13 Dempsey Road, Singapore 249674
6. Explore: Zenyum Smile Gym
Until 23 January
Zenyum unveils its first Smile Gym, a cool and immersive pop-up that spotlights the power of your smile. Discover its smile ritual with the ZenyumSonic toothbrush and the ZenyumFresh range or get to know more about the Zenyum invisible braces. There’s a bevy of activities waiting for you. Get a customised smile kit pouch for free with every purchase of the ZenyumSonic travel bundle, play the claw machine to win prizes and vouchers, and enjoy free ice cream every weekend until 16 January, limited to 100 cups. And finally, snap away at the multiple IG-worthy stations.
Zenyum Smile Gym, 11am-8pm, daily, Level 3, Design Orchard, 250 Orchard Road, Singapore 238905
7. Light to Night Festival
14 January to 3 February
The marquee event of Singapore Art Week is back to bring the Civic District to life. Explore the world in a new light with the theme ‘New Ways of Seeing, Thinking and Being’. Highlights include an immersive outdoor AR exhibition set against the backdrop of the Civic District and returning favourites like the Art Skins on Monuments light projections, immersive art installations at more locations and the return of live music.
Light to Night Festival, multiple locations including National Gallery Singapore
8. Fitness: The Flow Pilates by Lab Studios
From 3 January
The mindful fitness specialist presents The Flow Pilates by Lab Studios, a unique reformer-only pilates fitness studio that’s centred around a dynamic reformer method. This low impact yet high-intensity strength-based workout has a muscular endurance training approach that strengthens, tightens and sculpts your body quickly and safely. Classes include Reformer Align (suitable for beginners), the all-rounded Reformer Dynamic and cardio-filled Reformer Jumpboard.
The Flow Pilates by Lab Studios, 437 Joo Chiat Road, Singapore 427650
9. Stay: Staycation in the Wild
Looking to spice up your new year? Look no further. Staycation in the Wild is the perfect getaway if you’re still hesitating to travel. Enjoy a cosy stay amidst the rainforest and get up close with wild creatures. We’re talking feeding and chit-chat sessions with Asian elephants. Fuel up with a scrumptious dinner at Forest Lodge and complete the night with an illuminating trip down Rainforest Lumina. If that’s not enough, you can even take part in clay modelling activities. What a perfect staycay!
Staycation in the Wild, until 15 May, Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
10. Explore: SkyHelix Sentosa
Hop on Singapore’s highest open-air panoramic gondola ride for 12 minutes of 360-degree views. You’ll be admiring the Sentosa sights as the ride slowly rotates 35 metres above ground to give you a great vantage point. Tickets are priced at $18 for adults and $15 for children (aged four to 12), and they come with a drink or an exclusive souvenir. More bites and beverages like slushies, pastries and soft serves are available at the snack bar.
SkyHelix Sentosa, 41 Imbiah Road, Sentosa, Singapore 099707
11. Art: Nam June Paik: The Future is Now
Check out this immersive and multisensory art exhibition making its final and only Asian stop in Singapore. Having travelled to the best museums around the world, it showcases five decades of Nam June Paik’s pioneering work with the use of television and video in art. Be amazed by his works including 180 installations, projections, modified televisions, video sculptures, robots and so much more.
Nam June Paik: The Future is Now, until 27 March, #01-01, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Stay tuned as we update the guide with more things to do in Singapore this month!