Wanna know what the month has in store? Here’s our list of top things to do in Singapore this October!
Hello, October! Can you feel the festive fever kicking in already? ‘Cause we can, and it’s got us shook with excitement. We can’t deny that it’s going to be an eventful one as we count down to Halloween (cue the spooky music). Read on for juicy deets on all the exciting things to do in Singapore this October…
Best things to do in Singapore this October
1. Things to do: Halloween events around town
No October guide would be complete without a great big shoutout to Halloween. We’ll be out and about for some spooky fun this month. Expect Halloween events for kids that veer towards the family-friendly side, as well as parties for adults that’ll send shivers running down your spine. Remember to come dressed to the nines in your best costume! If you aren’t keen on renting one, we’ve also got ideas for hauntingly timeless looks.
Halloween events around town, multiple locations
2. Concert: Nathan Hartono’s In the Clouds
After seven long years, we’re welcoming Nathan Hartono’s return to the stage at his latest concert. After spending many a month in his mind palace reflecting on his fame and his time in the industry, the music veteran is now ready to share his work. This time, he’s back with a new album that speaks of his experiences. Get your dancing shoes on because it’ll be an electrifying night.
Nathan Hartono’s In the Clouds, Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road, Singapore 178907
3. Drink: Jigger & Pony Group celebrates international craft cocktail culture
14 – 18 October
In case you haven’t heard, Singapore is hosting the World’s 50 Best Bars ceremony for the first time ever come 17 October. This annual list celebrates the best of the international drink industry; it’s a coveted celebration of bar culture around the world. Enthusiasts and the most discerning of imbibers can take the chance to experience cocktail cultures from around the world. The Jigger & Pony Group will be welcoming a number of bartenders from London, Seoul, Shanghai, Paris and more at its various bars. Book your spot and join the boozy festivities!
Jigger & Pony Group celebrates international craft cocktail culture, multiple locations including Jigger & Pony, Sugarhall, Gibson, and Live Twice
4. Entertainment: Into the Woods by Pangdemonium
From 27 October
Putting a twist on classic fairytales, Pangdemonium’s take on the popular production circles a multiverse of heroes and villains. Enter the Witch, Wolf, Giant, and Stepmother – they’re unleashing their evil upon the kingdom. Coming to the rescue, Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Jack, and the Baker assemble to avenge the evils that unfold in their world. But be warned, the path is booby-trapped with hurdles and obstacles.
Into the Woods by Pangdemonium, Singtel Waterfront Theatre @ Esplanade, 8 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039802
5. Drink: Oktoberfest 2023
Thanks to Oktoberfest, local establishments are offering us great dining and drinking deals this month. Fun fact: the harvest festival commemorates the nuptials of Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese. It’s become a staple celebration in Bavarian culture, held every year since 1810. Sip on some of the greatest beers at spots like Paulaner Brauhaus and 1-Atico, or feast on pretzels and crispy pork knuckles at The Alkaff Mansion and Park Backerei.
Oktoberfest, multiple locations
6. Entertainment: Baybeats 2023
6 – 8 October
We’re ready for three days’ worth of indie rock and alternative music by the bay. This October, Esplanade welcomes regional acts and overseas collaborations. Get ready for a power-packed line-up spread across four different stages showcasing a multitude of genres. And thanks to the Baybeats Budding Programme, you’ll get to discover new local musicians to add to your playlist. After checking out all the details on Baybeats, mark your calendars – it’s gonna be a good time.
Baybeats 2023, multiple locations within Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
7. Concert: Show Lo World Tour Evolution
Multi-hyphenate talent Show Lo is taking our city by storm with his one-night-only concert. Expect the performance to take on the epitome of evolution. The show promises a musical extravaganza that’s set to transform your experience. Combine that with Show Lo’s timeless hit songs, it pays homage to the past, celebrates the present, and envisions an inspiring future.
Show Lo World Tour Evolution, Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691
8. Drink: North American bartenders takeover at Cat Bite Club
One thing to do in Singapore this October? Hit up Cat Bite Club for one of the hottest guest shifts around the island. Talents from San Francisco, Mexico City, and Miami will share their skills and knowledge in collaboration with Altos Tequila. Besides specialty cocktails, you can also enjoy the regular menu at Cat Bite Club. Expect a collection of over 100 agave and rice-based spirits.
North American bartenders takeover at Cat Bite Club, 75 Duxton Road, Singapore 089534
9. Entertainment: Comedy night at The Projector
Bring out the animal side of you at this month’s comedy night. The hour-long affair sees Prem John taking the stage. Fans of the local comedy scene might find him familiar, and for good reason. He’s the founder of East Coast Comedy and a TV star. His new special Tiger Cub explores his past, present, and future after he discovers one of his ancestors was a tiger hunter.
Comedy night at The Projector, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589
10. Things to do: Singapore Archifest 2023
Until 28 October
Back for its 17th edition, Archifest returns with over 80 programmes. Activities and installations follow the theme “Interm: Acts of Adaptation” to provoke introspection and the adaptability of our environment that builds and meets the demands of our ever-growing society. Kampong Glam will serve as the playground for experimentation and dialogues alongside the signature Archifest Conference and Exhibition.
Singapore Archifest 2023, multiple locations around Kampong Glam
11. Eat & Drink: Resident Chef Series at 67 Pall Mall
Calling all wine lovers: check out private members’ club 67 Pall Mall for the largest wine list in Singapore, an extensive whisky collection, and a fantastic events calendar that spotlights wine. Nestled in the swanky penthouse of Shaw Centre, the space is home to a stunning restaurant with amazing views. It’s here that the Resident Chef Series shines, with chef François Mermilliod of Bar-A-Thym helming the kitchen from September to November.
Each month brings a new menu inspired by dishes from Southern France, with Mediterranean touches and Asian flavours. For October, look forward to creations such as chilled Boston lobster ravioli, chargrilled carabinero red prawns and Iberico pork jowl, and cherry tomato confit tarte tatin. Plus, roasted deboned whole pigeon for sharing, fish and seafood bouillabaisse, and organic chicken breast with baby carrots and morel mushrooms.
Resident Chef Series at 67 Pall Mall, #27-00, Shaw Centre, 1 Scotts Road, Singapore 228208
Bring on the new month with these exciting and incredible things to do in Singapore for October!