Top 10 Things to Do in Singapore this August

Find out exactly what an AirPiano means as Jo Hamilton performs her much lauded album Gowns for the first time in Singapore.Their last gig in Singapore was a real success so you might want to make sure you’re in attendance for the National Eve Partee 2012, featuring the popular LA-based hip hop group Far East Movement.Can’t argue with this—the National Day Parade 2012 provides the best fireworks display you’ll see all year so even if you don’t have tickets, park yourselves where you can get a good view of the festivities.The iconic Heineken Green Room (HGR) celebrates its 10th anniversary by taking partygoers back to where it all began—Zouk.Having recently released their latest album Gossamer, one of the earliest and most favorite electropop acts Passion Pit, performs in Singapore for the first time.US alt-rock outfit Garbage is set to rock Fort Canning Park with songs off their newest album Not Your Kind of People, as well as some old faves like “Stupid People”.New Order, one of the most influential bands in the ’80s (partly owing to them comprising of members from the now-defunct Joy Division), will perform their first comeback concert here.Touring together for the first time in two decades, legendary ’60s band The Beach Boys presents their classics and tunes from their new album, That’s Why God Made the Radio.Having performed to rave reviews all over the world, incredibly fit percussion group Drum Tao is set to enthrall the local audience once again with their explosive Taiko drumming and synchronized gymnastic stunts.Shane Mardjuki is a transsexual in Purple, a re-enactment of sorts directed by Goh Boon Teck—’nuff said.More events in Singapore, August 2012