Wanna know what the month has in store? Here’s our definitive list of top things to do in Singapore this September!
We’re almost there! Just a few months left of this eventful year before we welcome in the festive season. Are you all geared up for the new month ahead? We can’t wait to munch on delish mooncakes during the Mid-Autumn Festival and check out exciting activities at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix. Read on for the juicy deets on awesome things to do this September in Singapore…
Best things to do in Singapore: September 2022
1. Entertainment: Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2022
30 September – 2 October
The adrenaline-packed Singapore Grand Prix has returned to our shores after a two-year hiatus. You can expect more than 100 hours of entertainment across the three-day weekend. Think 92 performances, 79 roving acts, plus tons of art installations and activities to keep you busy. The explosive event will also feature exciting stage acts by Westlife, Black Eyed Peas, The Kid Laroi, Suede, and TLC. Are you ready to rumble?
Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix 2022, until 2 October, Marina Bay Street Circuit
2. Eat and play: Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival
Until 25 September
The Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations at Chinatown are set to be a smashing affair. You’ll find a spectacular street display of lighted sculptures and colourful street lanterns following the theme Blossoming Flowers under the Full Moon. Feeling peckish? Head down to Smith Street and weave your way through a bustling bazaar complete with street-style dining. You can even take part in a lantern painting competition and watch free weekend stage shows at Kreta Ayer Square.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival, until 25 September, multiple locations including New Bridge Road, Eu Tong Sen Street and Upper Cross Street
3. Event: HoneyKids Asia International School Fair
Calling all parents! The HoneyKids Asia International School Fair is returning for its 9th edition this September. This year’s fair will feature top international schools from both Singapore and Malaysia. So you won’t have to trawl from school to school (or across the Causeway) to find the best learning environment for your child. Get all your burning questions answered by principals and admission staff who’ll chat everything from bilingualism to early years education to deciphering curricula and the cost of schooling. The best part? Admission is free.
HoneyKids Asia International School Fair, #07-21, Trehaus, 109 North Bridge Road, Singapore 179097
4. The Elephant Room turns three
It’s crazy to think that this Indian-inspired bar opened during the pandemic. Yup, it’s gone through the tedious circuit breaker period and continues to improve itself by spotlighting Indian spirits with cool renditions and reimagined classics. To celebrate its third birthday, The Elephant Room has invited three guest bartenders – Jishnu, head bartender of Ekaa Mumbai (7 September), Zest, a Korean bar that’s #48 in Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 (13 September), and Clumsies from Athens which received fourth place in the World’s 50 Best Bars 2022 (24 September). Make a reservation before it’s too late!
The Elephant Room Singapore, 20A Teck Lim Road, Singapore 088391
5. Eat and drink: Kausmo pop-up at Dao by Dorsett AMTD
24 – 25 September
Want to taste a four-course dinner that challenges food norms and food wastage? Reserve a table for two at Kausmo’s pop-up this September. At just $100++ per pax, the dining experience will feature thoughtfully-sourced produce from local farms, and will take place within the newly launched Dao by Dorsett AMTD. We love that its menu transitions from bright and refreshing to richer, umami flavours. Think dishes like red snapper aguachile and spiced brisket ragu. Delish!
Kausmo pop-up at Dao by Dorsett AMTD, until 25 September; #07-01, OUE Downtown, 16 Shenton Way, Singapore 068809
6. Travel: Scoot X The Pokemon Company: Pokemon Air Adventures
From 9 September
Pokemon fanatics, this is your sign to book tickets with Scoot to Tokyo and Seoul this September. This ongoing collaboration between The Pokemon Company and Scoot will see passengers treated to an array of Pokemon-inspired in-flight amenities. We’re talking original merchandise like tote bags, lanyards, buckets hats and aircraft models, as well as specially curated Japanese in-flight meals available for pre-order. You might not be able to catch ’em all, but you can catch this Pokemon-themed flight.
Scoot X The Pokemon Company: Pokemon Air Adventures, from 9 September, book online
7. Play: Pixar’s pop-up mini golf course
You’re probably no stranger to mini golf courses, but have you tried out a Pixar-themed one? We’re loving this open-air, pop-up event at the Waterfront Promenade. It features interactive putting holes inspired by iconic stories and characters from Disney and Pixar’s most beloved films. Think along the lines of Toy Story, Monsters, Inc., The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Wall-E, Inside Out and more. Book your tickets online and hit that hole-in-one!
Pixar’s pop-up mini golf course, from 26 August, Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956; book online
8. Entertainment: Big Astronomy at the omni-theatre
From 3 September
Whether you’ve got a kid to entertain during the September school holidays, or you just want to catch a cool (and educational) show, the Singapore Science Centre has your back. Pop down and catch the latest omni-theatre experience with Big Astronomy. In this programme, you’ll witness the diverse collaboration of scientists and ponder the mysteries of outer space. Psst: sign up fast because we hear goodie bags will be given out to the first 50 families.
Big Astronomy at the omni-theatre, Science Centre Singapore, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433; book online
9. Arts and culture: Singapore Flamenco Festival 2022 Vivir!!!
21 – 25 September
Live entertainment has been back for a while now, but we still can’t get enough of it. If you’re looking for more performances to tune in to, check out this upcoming festival. You’ll have the opportunity to experience the lively and colourful world of flamenco, and learn what it means to connect with each other through live music and dance. Don’t forget to look out for performances from international guests like Miguel Lavi and David Caro.
Singapore Flamenco Festival 2022 Vivir!!!, until 25 September, multiple locations including the Esplanade and Geylang; book online
10. Drink: 28HongKong Street takeover
5 – 20 September
Fancy a tipple? You’ll be pleased to hear this beloved speakeasy is hosting guest shifts from the winners of Asia’s 50 Best Bars this month. For two weeks starting 5 September, co-founders of JungleBird, Joshua Ivanovic and Lolita Goh will take to the bar to put a tropical spin on its myriad of rum-focused cocktails. If that’s not enough, on 20 September, co-founders of Tesouro by Firefly, Arijit Bose and Pankaj Balachandran will fly in from India to serve cocktail creations for every palette.
28HongKong Street takeover, from 5 to 20 September, 28 Hongkong Street, Singapore 059667
11. Exhibition: Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival
Until 11 September
Celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival with friends and family at Gardens by the Bay. The outdoor marketplace and a slew of cultural performances have returned to this festival’s annual line-up. Fill up on delicious Asian fare from a selection of more than 10 stalls, and watch homegrown talents belt out your favourite Mandarin pop songs, along xin yao and ming yao melodies. Only want to stop by for pics for the ‘gram? No problem. You’ll be treated to beautiful lantern sets near the Supertree Grove. Hot tip: look out for the Colonnade of Lights exhibition that features 1,000 unique lanterns hand-painted by beneficiaries of Gardens by the Bay.
Gardens by the Bay Mid-Autumn Festival, until 11 September, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
12. Entertainment: Asean Music Showcase Festival 2022
10 – 11 September
The gates of hell might not be where you’d expect to find live music, good food and drinks. But this September, that’s exactly where you can go to enjoy it. Three stages will be set up across Haw Par Villa, hosting more than 40 acts from Asean countries like Taiwan, India and Australia. Bop to hits from bands like Amateur Takes Control, To The Bone, Logic Lost, The Filters and more right in the heart of this quirky sculpture park.
Asean Music Showcase Festival 2022, until 11 September, Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore 118628; book online
13. Eat: White Rabbit ice cream pop-up at Chin Mee Chin Confectionary
Until September 11
Nothing beats the nostalgic taste of White Rabbit candy. If you’re missing the flavours of this childhood sweet, taste it in ice cream form at this fun pop-up at Chin Mee Chin Confectionary. This cafe in Singapore is doling out a limited-time set menu consisting of kaya toast and eggs, a drink, and a cup of White Rabbit ice cream for just $9.50. But what we’re really obsessed with? Its range of official White Rabbit merchandise. Think adorable mugs, pillows, umbrellas and canvas bags that’ll take you back to the ’90s.
White Rabbit ice cream pop-up at Chin Mee Chin Confectionary, until 11 September, 204 East Coast Road, Singapore 428903
14. Entertainment: Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights
From 30 September
We’ve truly missed navigating the spooky mazes and scare zones at Halloween Horror Nights. And now this freaky event is back at Universal Studios Singapore for its 10th edition. Be prepared for frightfully new experiences across 19 event nights. We’re talking three original haunted houses, including one named Killustrator: The Final Chapter that pays tribute to some of the scariest moments from the last nine editions of HHN. Plus, two spine-chilling scare zones that feature ghastly sightings of pontianaks, and a dark twist on the zodiac. You can even take part in an exhilarating game of laser tag as you escape the clutches of blood-thirsty villains. Warning: this isn’t for the weak-hearted.
Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights, until 5 November, Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269; book online
15. Learn: Objectifs Junior YouTubers filmmaking camp
5 – 7 September
Is your young one dreaming of being the next YouTube sensation? Sign them up for this three-day filmmaking camp that’s taking place during the September school holidays. This exciting workshop will equip them with the knowledge to transform everyday spaces into interesting backdrops. And they’ll have the opportunity to practice their videography skills and learn to edit footage with a free video editing app. You might have the next internet star on your hands.
Objectifs Junior YouTubers filmmaking camp, until 7 September; register online
Bring on the new month with these exciting and interesting things to do in September!