Half a year has already passed, and now the midyear madness is here in Singapore. It’s that time of the year when you sink your teeth in sumptuous traditional Singaporean dishes, let your inner shopaholic run loose, and indulge in other midyear events and festivities only here in Singapore.
Here are some of the most exciting events lined up to take Singapore by storm this month of July:
What’s On in Singapore this July 2018
1. Channel Your Inner Yogi and Be Happy at Happy Yoga 2018 – (July 1)
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Start the month in a Zen-like state when you stretch your way to fitness and conditioning at the Happy Yoga 2018. Hold those calming and relaxing poses as Adam Fazlur guide you to a place of inner calm and peace amidst the lush greens and soothing atmosphere at the Singapore Botanic Gardens.
2. Dash with Snoopy and Friends – (July 1)
Bedok Reservoir Park
Everyone’s favourite pet beagle, Snoopy, will visit Singapore and hold a racing event together with his friends – Peanuts, Charlie Brown, and Lucy on-site. Bring the kids along and be sure to have your smartphone cameras ready because there will be a giant inflatable Snoopy, somewhere in the scenic Bedok Reservoir Park, you won’t miss it!
3. A Night with a Diva: Celine Dion in Singapore – (July 3 and 4)
Grammy-award winning pop-ballad queen, Celine Dion is set to take Singapore stage on fire with her world-class performances of her record-breaking songs such as ‘My Heart Will Go On’ and ‘I Am Your Angel’. However, truly a momentous event such as this comes with a price as ticket prices start at $150 and go all the way up to $1,200 for VVIP seats.
4. Catch a Glimpse of the Singapore Theatre Scene at the Singapore Theatre festival 2018 – (July 5-22)
Lasalle College of the Arts, 1 McNally Street, Singapore 187940
For over a decade, the Singapore Theatre Festival has been celebrating contemporary Singaporean local theatre through the production of fresh and original writing pieces developed by local writers. On its sixth edition, guests will be treated to productions inspired by real-life stories such as Press Gang and When the Cold Wind Blows, which touches on the subject of journalism and Singapore’s military service, respectively.
5. Celebrate Agriculture @ Sprout – (July 7-8)
1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, 039593
Everybody needs food. And what better way to celebrate food than by taking part in the inaugural affair of Sprout – a special farmer’s market which highlights urban farming, sustainable agriculture, and of course, a healthy range of good and clean food. There’s something for everyone in this event with a hefty lineup of six sessions which include Sprout & Grow, where urban farming will be highlighted and where a variety of fresh local produce will be sold. There will also be a live cooking demo where you can pick up tips and recipes on how to whip healthier meals in the kitchen.
6. Feast on Singapore’s Best Food Finds on Streat @ the SFF – (July 13 & 14)
10 Empress Place, Empress Lawn, Singapore 179555
Opening for the highly-anticipated Singapore Food festival 2018, Streat is an event worth the attention of its own. The two-day event will organize a set of festive gastronomic creations produced through the partnership of two Michelin-star chefs Haikal Johari and Emmanuel Stroobant. The event will be anything short of indulgent with luxurious traditional and modern offerings from notable establishments such as Fishball Story, Lolla, and Xiao Ya Tou. Of course, where there’s plenty of delectable food, there should also free-flowing drinks. And that’s just what guests will get at the SFF this year. For the first time ever, Streat will put on feature a dedicated bar that had been awarded as Asia’s Best Bar of 2018 – Manhattan.
7. Eat ‘til You Drop at Singapore’s Food Festival (SFF) – (July 13-29)
Undoubtedly one of the biggest food events on Singapore calendar, the SFF gathers everything that makes Singaporean cuisine great in this 18-day event. From top-class local chefs to pop-up events, and multi-sensorial dining experiences, the SFF is not just about busting your bellies as the event will showcase a collection of food-inspired art, new food creations, and workshops on everything related to Singaporean cuisine. Be sure to bring tissue packets and chope your seats in this gastronomic affair like no other.
8. Try the Combination of Beer, Yoga, and Citylights @ SFF – (July 13, 20, and 27)
Clifford Square, 1 Fullerton Square, Singapore 049178
The SFF always bring something new and healthy or a combination of both to the festival’s lineup every year, and this time, the surprise combination is beer, yoga, and citylights. Even if you’re really into any of the three, the event is something worth trying. The relaxed feeling you get after you down a bottle of beer and the meditative state you get from doig yoga make a combination that is sure to take you to cloud 9. If anything, it’s an event that you can go to with a (good) excuse to go drinking with friends… to health!
9. Sentosa Grillfest: a Grillout Feast You Shouldn’t Miss – (July 13-15, 20-22, & 27-29)
Siloso Beach Walk
Siloso Beach has always been known for beach-crazed parties, but for three weekends this July, the partying will have to step aside for a grand feasting by the beach featuring a wide range of food including traditional naan platters, and Jumbo Hokkien noodles from second generation hawkers and a number of F&B operators spread across a 1-km stretch along Siloso Beach. Don’t forget to grab a cold fruit drink or beer and bask in the live music and cool summer breeze by the sea.
10. The Great Singapore Sale: A Shopper’s Dream Come True – (Whole month of July)
Shoppers from all over the world unite for this exhilarating retail therapy/shopping bonanza organized in Singapore. Whether you’re a self-admitted shopaholic or simply a resourceful homemaker, there are plenty of wares to be had in this grand shopping event which will run for ten weeks in choice places such as Orchard Road, Chinatown, and Little India. If you know where to look, you’d find crazy discounts up to 70% off on clothing and select accessories. But don’t empty your pockets on the first few days yet (because you might!), as promotions will surely pop here and there as we go late into the month.