Weekly Mashup: The Best Things to Do in Singapore (Jul 29 to Aug 4)
Music lovers, foodies and fitness freaks in Singapore, get ready for a treat this week! An extra note for the fitness freaks; don’t let the oh-so-mouth-watering food lure you away from your fitness goals.
Here are our top picks on what’s hip and happening in Singapore this week:
The Singapore Botanical Gardens; the much loved UNESCO Heritage site is all set to come alive with the beautiful music played by the Juying Secondary School Symphonic Band (JSSB) on the 3rd of August. This time the band is scheduled to showcase more of their popular tunes; ones that are familiar to the fans and enthusiasts. You know what that means; the perfect way to unwind, let go and sing along to your favorite pop songs! To give you a gist of what’s coming, some of the music that they will be playing at the event include all-time favorites from Avengers, Pirates of the Carribean and the Greatest Showman. It’s even free! So, all you pop lovers, your weekend just got busy, didn’t it? Read more about the event here.
SICF 2019 Grand Prix Concert
This year the Singapore International Choral Festival is about to go bigger, bringing together choirs from a wide range of countries like Indonesia, Hong Kong, China, Chinese Taipei, Singapore, Thailand, Ghana, and even Australia. Not only is it going to be a relaxing musical retreat, but it is also meant to serve as a single platform for choirs of all ages to indulge in the rich cultures coming together at the choral festival. It also gives an opportunity for the participants to build connections and exchange ideas on a global level. So think no further and head to the SICF Grand Prix Concert to watch the best choirs from around the world compete for the top prize. Oh, and there will be a surprise performance by Colorful Stones of Shenzhen Shekou from China too. Head here for more details.
Encounter Beethoven: A Mid-Summer Chamber Concert
Complete musical heaven; that’s one way to describe the amazing concert where nine legendary musicians will be performing Beethoven, Adolphe Blanc and Glinka chamber music at the Victoria Concert Hall. There will be stars like Joakim Røbergshagen (violin) from Norway and Jo Anne Sukumaran (bassoon) playing with re: Sound and other exceptional musicians at the event. Now you know we weren’t kidding when we said this week would be a music lover’s paradise! Members can even get an early bird discount of 50%. So what are you waiting for? Get more details here.
Richard Clayderman Asia Tour 2019
We know for a fact that this event title gave you goosebumps, at least for some of you. Well-known French pianist Richard Clayderman is coming to the Star Theatre as part of his Asia Tour 2019. For those of you who are not familiar with the iconic star, well, it would be worthwhile for you to know that he holds the Guinness World Record as the most successful pianist in the world. He also has a record of 267 Gold and 70 Platinum discs to his credit. He has played more than 1,200 concerts all around the world and has sold millions of his albums worldwide. The media has even often compared him to the likes of Beethoven for popularizing the piano more than anyone else since.
Let’s not get carried away now. The legend will be creating a romantic night with his magical renditions of “Mariage D’amour”, “Souvenirs D’enfance” and many more. Couples in Singapore; all aboard. Check out details of the event here.
Singapore River Festival 2019
The Singapore River Festival is back again, for its fifth year of plain fun! This time there would be a highlight event at each of the quays along the river. From live bands to fireworks, to musical feats and exclusive activities for children, the event has something for everyone. There will also be open-air dinners and movie screenings as well for romantic couples. And don’t worry there will also be pop-up food kiosks to keep your batteries charged. Read more details about the event here.
The Street Food Festival 2019 The Great World Edition
This one is an out and out celebration for foodies! It is a simple old-fashioned event where you can simply hang out, enjoy mouth-watering street food, shop your heart out and relax in a Kampong community. This time the festival is slated to bring unique versions of street delicacies from around the world. Plus, there are lots of free giveaways almost every hour. So be on the lookout for that too in your 11 days of pure food bliss accompanied by retro music. Read more about the event here.
The Wedding Pop Up X the Hive Lavender
From an amazing lineup of music and food events, now we have a wedding fair. And not just any wedding fair; a one-stop complete wedding fair with a community of some of the most established vendors in the field. It is all about affordable luxury this time (yes, there is such a thing) and you can get the best quality of everything you need to make your big day extra special without having to burn a hole in your pocket. Just stepping into the fair will give you the most positive and festive vibes that will make you all the more excited for your day. And when you step out, you will have a lux dream team all ready to make a memorable wedding day for you. Learn more about it here.
Free Fitness Workouts, Glow in The Dark Activities
On account of National Day, fitness lovers get to enjoy a whole 3 days of fun and games at the HarbourFront Centre. You can even sign up for free before the 28th of this month and get a chance to receive a goodie bag on the day of the event. There will be lots of nostalgic games, along with some millennial style games including glow-in-the-dark activities, not to mention some delicious local delights. There is also yoga for all those who love the peacefulness of the concept. And there will be mama shop fun redemption as well. Get more details here.
Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2019
Yet another fun yet purposeful activity to indulge in for fitness enthusiasts, the Community Chest Heartstrings Walk 2019 is organized by the Community Chest and the Marina Bay Sands this year. And this time, the event is scheduled to be bigger than ever bringing in people from all parts of the community including partners, social service users, and volunteers; all working towards building “community that shares, and a nation that cares”. Now that’s a powerful collective effort! You should totally be a part of it. Learn more about this activity here.
Decathlon X GetActive Race
Now that all the food and fun is out of the way, let’s finish with one last fitness event; the first-ever Decathlon Race in partnership with GetActive. It essentially involves a 7 KM race around scenic Singapore where you get to choose whether to run solo or with a buddy to challenge you all the way. And those of you who are not experienced “runners”, they’ll take care of you too. All you have to do is join the Facebook Running Club and let them prep you up to the D-day. And hey, even if you’re not exactly a fan of running, the event would be the best place for you to make some cool new friends. So take one for your social circle! Learn more details here.
So those are some of the best events happening in Singapore this week. Which one of these events are you going for? Let us know.