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This June, get into the swing of summer with these exciting events happening in Singapore. There’s something happening almost every weekend. With two public holidays, concerts and museum events happening, it won’t be hard to keep yourself entertained all throughout the month.
1. Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes, ArtScience Museum
Avengers fever is still alive and kicking here in Singapore with this tenth anniversary interactive exhibition that takes a unique look at each Marvel Studios super hero. Using state-of-the-art AV technology and immersive media, the exhibition takes visitors through an interactive journey through all your favourite films include Black Panther, Thor: Ragnorok as well as the recent Avengers: Infinity War.
Opens June 9
2. Children’s Festival: Small Big Dreamers, National Gallery
This experiential art exhibition invites visitors of all ages to see the world in new ways. Artist Lee Wen, a pioneering performance artist and cultural medallion recipient has created a range of art for people to experience called A Waking Dream: Sun-boy and Yellow Man. Walk through this dream world and get the opportunity to compose your own music, put your agility and flexibility to the test and even maneuver obstacle courses – with the freedom of a child.
Runs 9 June – 9 September, National Gallery Singapore
3. Ultimate Space Adventure, White Sands at Pasir Ris
If you happen to be heading East to Pasir Ris, head over to White Sands and discover all you didn’t know about outer space. Some activities to get involved in include a Balloon Space Maze in the main atrium where you can learn about animals that have actually been sent into outer space, as well as a Mass Stargazing Session taking place over the weekends.
More details are at WhiteSands.com.sg, event runs from 15-25 June.
4. The Great Singapore Sale
Every Singaporean’s favourite non-holiday to celebrate, the Great Singapore Sale is practically a cultural extravaganza where we can all stand to save a little money on some of our favourite shopping items. Be sure to check out the bargains all around town with some retailers offering as much as 70% off. And it’s not just limited to shopping, check out hotels, spas and F&B venues who will also be offering up some much appreciated discounts. Credit: Singapore Tourism Board
5. Ultra Singapore
The ultimate house music festival is back this summer with an amazing line up of stellar DJs including Skirllex, Alesso, Kygo and deadmau5 all slated to perform during the two day, three-stage event. The acts will be spread across three stages going late into the night with only the most electrifying, pulsing music that makes this event one of the most energetic in town. Photo credit: Ultra Music Festival
From: June 15-16
6. Artbox Singapore
If you love shopping lesser-known and up-and-coming brands, don’t miss Artbox Singapore, ready for its second year. While experience from last year taught us that the crowds might be a little next level, the goodies you’re likely to find might just outweigh the hassle. Expect artisans from around Asia to be showcasing at the event, making it a great place to pick up a few presents for other people (and for yourself of course). The event will run over two weekends, so hopefully the second one taking place on 1-3J une is a bit quieter. Photo credit: AsiaOne
From: 1-3 June
7. Pesta Ubin
Running from the last weekend of May until 24 June (aka. Ubin Day), Pesta Ubin celebrates all things nature in Singapore with events on Pulau Ubin suitable for all friends and family. Take this opportunity to sign up and kayak through the mangroves surrounding the island, or go by land and do a little biking. You can even do walking tours that take you to little known areas of the island with experienced guides explaining the history as well. Photo credit: Pesta Ubin Facebook Page
Starts: 24 Jun (Sun) with Ubin Day
8. The Lion King
The musical version of one of Disney’s most popular movies is hitting our shores this June. Be sure to book your tickets so you can singalong to this award-winning production that boasts towering puppets and of course, all your favourite songs.
Starts: 27 June
9. Hari Raya Aidilfitri
Instead of staying home on this public holiday, why not head to the Malay Heritage Centre’s annual open house and learn a bit more about Singapore history and Hari Raya? There will be performances, talks and in the evening, festivities will continue as the grounds at Istana Kampong Gelam are light up in celebration.
Starts: 23 June
10. Dumpling making at Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
The Dragon Boat Festival, also known as the Dumpling Festival is a great time to learn how to make these delicious creations! Visit the Sun Yat Sen Nanyan Memorial Hall for a series of cooking sessions as well as storytelling to learn not just how to make them, but also where these dumplings came from. It’ll be both an educational and delicious day.
Starts: 16 June
11. Niall Horan in concert
Another One Direction-er will be heading to town this June when Niall Horan follows in Harry Styles’ footsteps for a performance here at The Star Theatre. Expect to hear lots from his debut album Flicker including the hits This Town and Slow Hands. A little less pop, a little more folksy than his former bandmates, expect an easygoing, evening of good, hummable tunes.
Starts: 12 June
12. TWICE 2ND TOUR ‘TWICELAND ZONE 2: Fantasy Park
Singapore is the first Southeast ASian stop on the band TWICE’s tour right after their three-day concert in Korea. Performing at the Indoor Stadium for their second concert in Singapore, expect lots of visual effects of high production value from the 9-woman girl group. Last year the group performed to a sold out, 5,000 strong crowd at The Star Theatre, now in a bigger venue, expect an even bigger show.
Starts: 17 June
13. DBS Marina Regatta
Held at the The Promontory@Marina Bay, DBS is partnering with UnderArmour for this edition of the regatta that is being spread over two weekends for the first time. Together the brands have teamed up to create an extensive land and water obstacle course called Battle Bay Extreme with all proceeds going to charity. If that’s not your thing, you can also take part in yoga classes, visit the Creator’s Market and participate in a slew of other activities perfect for the whole family.
From: 2-3 June
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