We’re halfway through 2018, but the events here in Singapore just keep on coming unlike the summer rain. But despite the unwavering rise in temperature, we serve you the hottest events from international dance parties and film festivals to off-the-wall art events and gaming competitions only here in Singapore:
Hottest Events in Singapore: June 2018
1. Shop ‘til you Drop at Artbox 2018 – (until June 3)
Bayfront Event Space (beside Marina Bay Sands)
The biggest and well-received Bangkok pop art market returns to Singapore with triple the size of the venue from last year, and a whopping 160 vendors and over 80 food stalls all set to make you go gaga until the first weekend of June.
2. Feast Your Eyes in the Mexican Film Festival – (June 7-13)
The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower 6001 Beach Rd Singapore 199589
The Mexican Embassy, in collaboration with The Projector and several NUS Alumni, bring you a week-long cinema fiesta from one of the most culturally vibrant nations in the world. Witness world-class feature films of various genres including thriller, horror, and romance, unfold on the silver screen. Be sure to catch feature titles such as “Abel” by Diego Luna and Michael Franco’s “April’s Daughter”.
3. Pull off an all-nighter at the 24-Hour Bookstore Event – (June 8-9)
BooksActually, 9 Yong Siak St, Singapore 168645
Fans of the Tiong Bahru iconic bookstore, BooksActually, will be pleased to experience a revival of the annual book lovers’ tradition – The 24 Hour Bookstore Event, with this year’s exciting set of book launches and open for all in-store reading at night as a form of a fund-raising drive for them to find a permanent store location in order to cater to more readers in the future.
4. Go Big and go Hardcore at the Asia Game Festival (AGF) – (June 9 -10)
Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593
Calling all die-hard gaming, animation, and J-Pop fans… The first-ever Asia Games Festival will feature an amazing line-up of exciting games, animations, and music. For one, the event will showcase the first-ever PUBG 100-man battle royale. If that’s exactly not your thing, you will still be treated to an impressive list of triple-A title video games, indie games, as well as tabletop games. To cap off the day, a series of performances from some of the biggest J-pop bands will get everyone strutting their stuff on the dance floor the hardcore way.
5. Party with la chicas at the Little Havana Fiesta – (June 10)
16 Jiak Chuan Rd, Singapore 089267
Put on your dance shoes and get ready for some serious partying Cuban-style at the Little Havana Fiesta. Organized by one of Singapore’s well-renowned tapas bar, Esquina, in collaboration with Bacardi House Parties, expect a long, fun night of great food, drinking, and nonstop dancing. Enjoy Cuban house specialties such as Tortilla de Patata and Ropa Vieja together with some rum favourites such as Cuba libres as well as the party staple, mojitos.
6. Don’t miss out this month’s biggest EDM event at Ultra Singapore – (June 15-16)
1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971
If your body is craving for the loud, hypnotic beats of EDM, then you’re in for an early treat as Ultra will bring a solid lineup and the explosive sets of some of the biggest EDM artists such as Afrojack, DJ Snake, and Nicky Romero here in Singapore. Be sure to dress up properly as the summer is going to get even a lot hotter at this year’s Ultra event.
7. What’s in a WORD? – (until June 20)
Kult Studio & Gallery, 11 Upper Wilkie Rd, Singapore 228120
Word nerds and lovers of language (or the art of writing), this one’s for you. Check out WORD., an art show of writing which features over 25 artists from all around the globe to showcase various writing mediums and styles such as calligraffiti, freestyle, and typography to highlight several written scripts such as Arabic, Urdu, and even Braille. As part of the Kult trademark, expect visuals to be not only introduced in typical canvases, but even in their digital counterparts such as digital animations and augmented reality, even.
8. Get into Zen mode at the Yoga Fiesta – (June 23)
Palawan Green, Siloso Beach Walk
In one with the International Yoga Day festivities, yogees from all over the world will gather together on this fun-filled event to learn various yoga poses to relax the mind and to ease the building tension in the muscles of the body, all in the spirit of unity and harmony. Some of the event’s highlights include dog yoga (or doga) where humans and pets join hand in paw to achieve a zen-like state of meditation through silent yoga and yogalates (a fusion of yoga and pilates).
9. Soak up the Sun at Aquabeats 2018 – (June 30)
Adventure Cove Waterpark, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269
Go slip in slidin’ in the summer’s biggest water party: Aquabeats. This exhilarating event brings the element of “wet and wild” fun to a whole new level. Having the insanely talented international DJs such as Jade Rasif and Roxy June on board will only get your adrenaline pumping faster as you course through the park’s crazy slides such as the Riptide Rocket as well as the competition-inviting Dueling Racer, where you get to challenge your pals to a slippery and watery sliding race.
10. The Geylang Bazaar sets up shop in time for Ramadan – (whole month of June)
Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar
1 Geylang Serai, Singapore 402001
During the holy month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world spend their days in prayer, fasting, and feasting with great food. This time also marks the annual Ramadan Bazaar held at Geylang Serai where visitors get to enjoy exotic and unusual delicacies such as edible helium balloons, rainbow foods, as well as feeding and drinking from a bucket. This is also when some of the well-loved Malay dishes including the Ramly burgers and keropok lekor (fish crackers) take the spotlight.