Wanna know what the month has in store? Here’s our definitive list of the top things to do in Singapore this November.
It’s a November to remember! We’re almost done with the year but don’t fret, we promise you so much more fun as we usher in the festive season (hint: Deepavali feasts). Whether it’s scrumptious Indian food or exciting festivals, you’re in for a busy month. Read on for all deets on the best things to do this November in Singapore…
Best things to do in Singapore: November 2021
1. Culture: Opening of Hell’s Museum
29 Oct onwards
We all know Haw Par Villa for its rich history… and frightening depictions of hell. Now, the cultural theme park is opening the gates of its newest extension: enter Hell’s Museum. It boasts specially curated displays that give cultural perspectives on the taboo topics of death and the afterlife. Get ready to be spooked just in time for Halloween!
Opening of Hell’s Museum, 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628
2. Exhibition: Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration
19 Nov onwards
How about a little slice of Disney? Enjoy an immersive and imaginative exhibition of seven themed spaces for fabulous photo opportunities. Expect a giant Minnie Mouse sofa in Mickey and Minnie’s Love Room and a ton of fun installations for the entire fam. You can even purchase special bundle tickets that come with Mickey Mouse accessories and goodies. Oh, and we’re psyched for the merch. Look forward to exclusive knick knacks inspired by Singapore’s history and culture. That sure is swell, as Mickey would say!
Pop-Up Disney! A Mickey Celebration, Level 3, Suntec Convention Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
3. Workshop: Tiong Bahru Bakery Sourdough Workshop
If you haven’t dined at Tiong Bahru Bakery (TBB) yet, you’ve been missing out. Known for its craft in delish bakes, it’s now offering to pass down its knowledge and skill in the art of the sourdough. TBB is introducing baking workshops at Singapore’s first dedicated space for such artistry. Led by chef Paul, there are classes for beginners all the way to the experienced.
Tiong Bahru Bakery, #01-05, The Foothills (Fort Canning Park), 70 River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
4. Virtual: CalmCon Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival
12 – 13 Nov
Let’s be real. The pandemic has been taking a toll on us – on top of our existing problems. That’s why it’s important to check in on ourselves from time to time. Calm Collective Asia’s Calm Con is encouraging you to do just that. Get insights from experts at this virtual mental health and wellbeing festival on how to thrive both personally, professionally and much more.
Calm Con Mental Health and Wellbeing Festival, available online
5. Festival: Singapore Writers Festival 2021
5 – 14 Nov
Calling all literary lovers! Your fave festival is here with 140 new and exciting programmes both online and offline. Poetry readings, tours, conversations with authors, workshops… there’s something for everyone. Following the theme of “guilty pleasures”, give in to yours as you engage in the plethora of programmes awaiting you. Whether it’s a walkthrough of the city’s most gruesome crime scenes or adventures for romanticists, the festival covers every genre. We’d say taking part in this festival would be the “write” thing to do!
Singapore Writers Festival 2021, available online and at multiple locations
6. Arts: Singapore Clay Festival 2021
19 – 29 Nov
Ready to experience Singapore’s first pottery festival? With more than 130 potters from 57 studios, you’ll be amazed by the wide range of clay works. You’ll learn about all things pottery at this multi-event celebration featuring educational programmes like pottery workshops and exhibition sales. Explore Singapore’s clay heritage or bring home your own craft. Get ready for a celebration of ceramics.
Singapore Clay Festival 2021, Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru, Singapore 159053
7. Eat: Deepavali spread at StraitsKitchen
3 – 7 Nov
Free-flow Indian food? Count us in! With Deepavali just around the corner, StraitsKitchen offers a special lunch and dinner menu prepared from Chinese, Malay and Peranakan kitchens. Enjoy mouth-watering dishes like tawa kabab, hyderabad nalli dhum biryani and local desserts like sago gula melaka as well as an assortment of kuehs. You don’t wanna miss this buffet spread.
Deepavali Spread at StraitsKitchen, Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road, Singapore 228211
8. Culture: Sotong Game Staycation
1 – 22 Nov
Whether you’re obsessed with Squid Game or you think it’s overrated, you don’t want to miss Singapore’s first Squid Game-themed staycation. With the iconic “Red Light, Green Light” doll, dalgona candy and red jumpsuits, you’ll be a part of this Netflix homage IRL. Play five nostalgic old school games and check out the photo booth to capture moments of your experience. You can stand a chance to win either a steak dinner for two or 1 million Grab points. Join in the hype!
Sotong Game Staycation, Goodwood Park Hotel, 22 Scotts Road, Singapore 228221
9. Concert: Grains of Glory – The Best of Musicals
19 – 20 Nov
It’s been way too long since we’ve had an awesome concert experience. The wait is finally over. Grains of Glory brings you the finest artists putting on a show filled with sand artistry, singing and violin performances. Expect musical renditions of classic soundtracks like The Phantom of the Opera, Miss Saigon and Anastasia. This audio-visual production promises to be a treat for everyone!
Grains of Glory – The Best of Musicals, B1, Sands Theatre, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, 4 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018973
10. Virtual: Interwoven Threads
7 Nov onwards
Enjoy a series of online playback theatre performances by practitioners from India and Singapore with diverse abilities. Using text, poetry, movement, metaphor and music, the talents will playback your real-life story on the spot. Interact with them and share your views on what home means to you as well as your future hopes and dreams. This will be one therapeutic experience…
Interwoven Threads, available online
11. Eat: Best of Both Worlds Afternoon Tea
While waiting for Australia’s VTL to launch, experience a taste of its local cuisine along with Singapore’s for a hearty afternoon tea. Look forward to unique treats like The Fullerton’s signature pandan lamington, a classic Aussie sponge cake infused with pandan leaf fragrance (yum!). This tea experience is also available for takeaway and delivery if you’d like to enjoy it in the comfort of your home.
Best of Both Worlds Afternoon Tea, The Landing Point, The Fullerton Bay Hotel Singapore, 80 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049326
12. Watch: 32nd International Film Festival
25 Nov onwards
There’s nothing like going back to basics and the 32nd International Film Festival knows just that. Reverting to a cinema-only format, this year’s edition showcases more than 100 films across six local cinemas. The 11-day festival evokes memories, emotions and inspired conversations through captivating flicks. It’s the perfect film lover’s dream.
32nd International Film Festival, multiple locations
13. Eat: Opening of Minion Cafe
If you thought the Minion craze was over, think again. We’ve got the very first immersive Minion cafe in Southeast Asia. Fans of the beloved characters can enjoy a scrumptious menu based on the franchise and get cafe-exclusive merch. Snap pics with your friends and family as you dive into the world of the Minions. Say yellow to good food and fun.
Opening of Minion Cafe, #01-01C, Merchant’s Court, Block A Clarke Quay, 3A River Valley Road, Singapore 179020
14. Watch: Happy Ever Laughter – The Multi-Comedian Task Force
25 Nov onwards
The pandemic has taken a toll on us enough. It’s time to let go and laugh like there’s no tomorrow with 12 of our very own local comedians! We’re talking Gurmit Singh, Suhaimi Yusof, Sebastian Tan aka Broadway Beng and many more coming together for the biggest live stand-up comedy show, Happy Ever Laughter – The Multi-Comedian Task Force. Back for the fourth time, the play promises you more wit and humorous punchlines you don’t want to miss. So grab a loved one and burst into laughter this month!
Happy Ever Laughter – The Multi-Comedian Task Force, Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road, Singapore 178907
15. Virtual: Murder at Old Changi Hospital
12 Nov onwards
If you haven’t tried this game last month, now’s your chance. Play Sherlock and solve the cold murder case of Singapore’s most haunted hospital. You don’t want to miss this adrenaline-pumping escape room that’s going hybrid. The live escape game will provide you with vital evidence and case files that’ll help with solving the virtual gameplay of Murder at Old Changi Hospital. Additionally, check out the art digitalisation of local works.
Murder at Old Changi Hospital, available online
There you have it: our mega list of all the great things to do in Singapore this November.