Top 10 Things to Do in Singapore this November

The Singapore Writers Festival heads into its 27th year, presenting an even bigger and better program line-up. Get up close and personal with famous authors, from the likes of philosopher A.C. Grayling to crime writer Stephen Leather. November 1-10

Love indie beats? Then don’t miss Camp Symmetry. See exciting acts perform live for this inaugural music festival, such as Texan post-rockers Explosions in the Sky and Californian surf band Best Coast, to name a few. November 2

It’s fine dining at its best with the week-long culinary festival, Chefs With Altitude. Bite into exquisite creations by award-winning names such as French chef Xavier Beaudiment from Le Pré and Tristan Stephenson from the UK’s Worship Street Whistling Shop. November 11-17

Funnyman Michael McIntyre will have you rolling on the floor laughing with his effortless ability to inject humor into everyday situations. November 12

Rev up for Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express—a futuristic, high-octane musical about rivalry, love and hope that’s bound to captivate both young and old. Expect two hours of phenomenal 3D effects, jaw-dropping daredevil stunts and infectious energy. November 13-24

Catch Russia’s highly acclaimed Bolshoi Ballet and its enchanting rendition of Swan Lake as it makes its one and only stop in the region this year. November 20-24

Calling all art enthusiasts! Whether you want to admire works of art or take home a masterpiece, visit the Affordable Art Fair and its more than 100 galleries for stunning art pieces that won’t leave a hole in your pocket. November 21-24

It’s a race unlike any other. Take part in the Swissôtel Vertical Marathon 2013 and make your way up one of Southeast Asia’s tallest hotels. November 24

Spice up your Christmas shopping with Boutiques Flea Market at Gallery Hotel. This special Christmas edition will feature independent designers, so get ready to snag one-of-a-kind fashion pieces, snazzy home décor items, and much more. November 27-28

The much-anticipated Singapore Biennale is back, featuring the crème de la crème of both Southeast Asia’s art world, as well as farther afield, with countless thought-provoking pieces. Ongoing till February 16

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