As we officially enter October and welcome the annual rush of year-end festivities, we can’t help but feel a subtle undercurrent of anxiety and excitement. Particularly special this year after 2 years of hushed celebrations and limitations, many of us may find ourselves overwhelmed as the world around us jumps back to life with a multitude of activities in store. But hey, we’ve got your back – so here are 33 things to do in Singapore this October.
BASK IN THE COLOURS AND HISTORY OF DEEPAVALI
F1 hype aside, this month is also about celebrating Deepavali. Bask in the festivities surrounding the Festival of Lights this year with the Indian Heritage Centre Deepavali Open House, as they present an array of exciting programmes from Oct 01 to 23 that showcase the colours, beauty, and traditional arts and craft of Deepavali. Patrons can look forward to the first-ever Deepavali Big Bus Tour that’ll introduce them to the sights of the Little India precinct onboard an open-top bus, marvel at light installations that replicate the festive season’s street lights, participate in evening trishaw rides, heritage trails, crafts workshops, cooking demonstrations and a whole lot more!
CELEBRATE THE F1 SINGAPORE NIGHT RACE
Joining in the excitement surrounding the global Formula One series, InterContinental Singapore welcomes the return of the F1 Singapore Night Race with an exclusive Dining Party at The Lobby Lounge and stay in Singapore’s largest Presidential Suite. From Sep 28 to Oct 02, international artiste Janine Annice and Red Bull 3Style finalist DJ Hanif will be bringing electrifying live music to The Lobby Lounge as diners indulge in an exclusive night race menu, featuring a limited edition Blurry Flags cocktail alongside their signature bites. For an unforgettable after-party, host your own at the luxurious Presidential Suite between Sep 30 and Oct 03, with a special night race package that a 3-night stay, personalised amenities, $2,000 in dining credits, and more!
CHECK OUT STÜSSY’S NEW CHAPTER IN SINGAPORE
An iconic brand throughout the 70s to 90s, Stüssy is finally making a comeback in Singapore with the opening of their new Stüssy Singapore Chapter Store in the heart of town at Scotts Square. Bringing their brand of creativity and pop culture back on our shores, the new store features a vibrant retail space that mixes natural and industrial elements, stocking their famed tees, caps, classic sweats, jackets, cargo pants, and more. In celebration of the opening, Stüssy has also launched an exclusive Singapore Surfman logo tee that fans will definitely not want to miss out on.
CHEERS TO ENDLESS FUN IN ORCHARD
Bringing together both the Oktoberfest celebrations and F1 Singapore Grand Prix excitement, the iconic Crossroads café at the Singapore Marriott Tang Plaza Hotel turns up the heat with authentic German bites and Erdinger draught pint twin deals from now till Oct 03 so you can soak in the Oktoberfest vibes with your buddies, as well as an exclusive deal on Henriot Champagne bottles from now till Oct 09, alongside thrilling live screenings of the F1 Singapore races as they add onto the bustling atmosphere that’s bound to pervade Orchard Road through the weekend.
COSPLAY AND ENJOY SUBWAY’S NEW JAPANESE CURRY SUB
Introducing a limited-time addition to their menu, Subway Singapore drops the new Japanese Curry sub, a mouth-watering flavour we’ve all waited too long to taste! Paying homage to the Japanese Manga culture, drop by select Subway stores around the island and be wowed by their Manga transformations. Specially for the fans, appear as your favourite Anime and Manga characters from Oct 05 to 18 to enjoy 25% off their Japanese Curry subs.
CUSTOMISE YOUR OWN BEAUTY DRINK
Coming to 313@Somerset on Oct 29 and 30, and Nov 04 and 05, look out for Dr. Ora’s adorable juice truck, where you’ll get to customise your very own cocktail of beauty and health-supplement boosted beverages. At this Vitamin Beauty Bar, all you have to do is approach them for a quick skin consultation, then get some hands-on experience mixing suitable supplements into antioxidant-rich, fruit-infused water for yourself. Patrons will also receive an exclusive tote bag filled with Dr. Ora’s best-selling supplements, a tumbler, and their specially curated recipe kit.
EMBARK ON A BAR CRAWL UNLIKE ANY OTHER
For fans of artisanal beverages and cocktails, 28 HongKong Street invites us on an experiential journey through 4 different concepts, all within the same space – which means we get to enjoy the perks of a bar crawl without worrying about the Singaporean climate! The 28HKS Bar Crawl brings us around the world with unique themes surrounding each of the four-part experience, showcasing a total of 32 unconventional creations, including special presentations by labels such as AMASS, Michter’s, Bacardi, Bombay Sapphire, and Maison Ferrand.
ENJOY FOODPANDA’S SCARY GOOD DEALS
A nod to Halloween this month, foodpanda invites us all to celebrate the spooky season with them as they launch a series of Scary Good Deals throughout the entire month of October. From now till Oct 23, enjoy up to 50% off pick-up orders from some of our favourite restaurants, including Carl’s Jr., A-One Signatures, and Eighteen Chefs, or stay in and enjoy the same unbelievable deal on delivery orders from the likes of A&W, Da Paolo, Penang Culture, White Restaurant, and many more! All the way till Oct 31, look out for a $0.99 delivery fee special on orders from Burger King, Subway, Jollibee, and KOI Thé. For pandapro users, all their orders from Burger King for October get to enjoy free delivery. And that’s not all: foodpanda is also offering a limited-time offer on their 12-month pandapro subscription now, going at only $2.99/month!
EXPERIENCE A NEW HALLOWEEN HORROR EXTRAVAGANZA
The first-ever Halloween Xtravaganza by X-SCAP8, explore this exciting new spook fest with 3 key fright zones, tear-jerking activities, two adrenaline-filled insta-worthy zones, and more – all on the newly-opened 7th floor of Orchard Central. Solve thrilling riddles, escape your fears through an indoor obstacle course, conquer a chilling high elements course, and get up close with a spine-tingling spooky magic show within a dark, haunted theatre. Happening from Oct 28 to 31, turn up in your most eerie outfits and stand a chance to bag yourselves some attractive prizes too!
EXPERIENCE JURONG POINT’S FIRST-EVER JAPAN MATSURI
If you’re missing Japan, head over to Jurong Point from now to Oct 23, to indulge yourself with a whoel line-up of activities at their inaugural Japan Matsuri. Look forward to Japanese yatai at the atrium, where you’ll find mouth-watering street food including Takoyaki, Okonomiyaki, Sushi, mochi ice cream, and more. Then bond with your loved ones over Matsuri games like Goldfish Scooping, Senbonbiki, and Water Balloon Yoyo. While there, don’t miss out on exclusive deals offered by participating retailers and brands on a wide range of Japanese goods.
FIGHT FOOD WASTE WITH A LIMITED-EDITION UPCYCLED ICE CREAM
In collaboration with Food Bank Singapore, Creamier Handcrafted Ice Cream & Coffee has released a brand new Over The Moon flavour to commemorate World Food Day. Having celebrated the Mid-Autumn Festival recently, Over The Moon steps up to fight food waste with a creamy, luscious tub of ice cream featuring a rich, salted egg flavour churned with out-of-season premium lotus yolk mooncakes. Purchase your own tub to support the cause and give this flavour a go – 10% of proceeds will be donated to Food Bank Singapore.
GET LOST IN A WORLD OF WINES AND SPIRITS
Happening from Sep 30 to Dec 31, Changi Airport Group presents the world’s most internationally acclaimed and exclusive selection of wines and spirits with the inaugural World of Wines and Spirits (WOWS) showcase. In partnership with Lotte Duty Free, the exquisite experience will feature over 200 of the finest bottles from more than 75 brands and breweries. Alcohol collectors and epicureans can look forward to getting their hands on some of the most prized, and some extremely rare, first-in-the-region items from the likes of Bowmore, The Macallan, Midleton, Penfolds, and more.
GET ON THE HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS SCARE TRAIN
The year’s most anticipated Halloween event in Singapore, Universal Studios Singapore is back with the 10th edition of its famous Halloween Horror Nights. From Sep 30 to Nov 05, experience frightfully new encounters with three original haunted houses, two scare zones, macabre dining, a behind-the-scenes journey with Monsters & Manifestations, and even a laser-tag challenge to add to the thrill of this yearly affair! For an exclusive encounter, fans may choose to sign up for the R.I.P. Tour, which includes an Express Unlimited pass for haunted houses and rides.
GET UP CLOSE WITH A LEGO MCLAREN F1 RACE CAR
Welcoming the return of the Singapore Grand Prix 2022, head over to Orchard Road from Sep 23 to Oct 02 to witness a life-sized LEGO replica of the actual McLaren Formula 1 race car itself! Located in front of Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza, the LEGO showcase marks its very first stop in Southeast Asia. Be amongst the first to view – and sit in – this spectacular feat of LEGO engineering, designed in close collaboration with McLaren Racing. While there, fans will also get to participate in interactive activities such as challenges to achieve the best build time and photo stations for unique memories.
GO ON A STAYCATION WITH YOUR FUR-KIDS
A perfect getaway specially designed to pamper your dogs, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa is back with a refreshed Pampered Paws staycation package that offers your fur-kids the same elevated comfort and lush experience that the hotel has been known for. You’ll find pet amenities from premium pet food and supplies distributor Silversky and homegrown pets lifestyle brand Ohpopdog, alongside an exclusive in-room dining experience featuring a menu carefully made with premium human-grade ingredients by local pet bakery and gourmet BossiPaws for that ultimate tropical beach retreat.
GRAB FLASH COFFEE’S SEASONAL BREW
The phenomenal Flash Coffee chain is back this season with a new, limited-time Dirty Maple Chai Latte and Cold Brew options. Don’t forget to grab them while they last from now till Nov 13. The Fall-exclusive Dirty Maple Chai Latte is now available island-wide, while Cold Brew options are limited to select Flash Coffee outlets. Fans need not worry though: they’re both now available for purchase through the Flash Coffee app.
HAVE A DIFFERENT LATTE EXPERIENCE AT HOME
An all-new dairy product, the irresistible FARMHOUSE Café Latte Low Fat Coffee Flavoured Milk now offers coffee lovers a convenient solution to satisfy their need for a quick, aromatic fix any time of day. Made from Arabica beans, the new beverage is not only rich in notes of chocolate, nuts, and caramel that the beans are known for, it boasts low-fat Australian fresh milk. Grab your own pack now at all leading supermarkets and convenience stores.
HAVE A TASTE OF JAPAN AT GARY’S
Can’t wait for a taste of Japan? Beat the queue and airfare this month at Gary’s, as the renowned Italian restaurant presents an exclusive menu from Oct 11 onwards that highlights three premium ingredients from Japan’s Mie Prefecture as part of a special showcase. Surrounded by an abundance of seas and mountains, the region’s thriving agriculture and fishing industry will be presented through mouth-watering creations by the team at Gary’s, including highlights like Mie Ise Shrimp with Ponzu Caviar, Mie Udon with Truffle Cream, and a selection of seafood and meats with Mie Spicy Miso.
IMMERSE IN A NIGHT OF REVELRY BY THE BEACH
Coming to Singapore for one night only, experience the world-renowned DJ Lovefingers’ dark and trippy sets at Rumours Beach Club come Oct 14, from 4pm onwards. Let loose and immerse in an unforgettable evening of captivating tunes along the picturesque Siloso Beach as Lovefingers fills the night with his signature genre-bending experimental beats, fuelled by the club’s selection of Indonesian grill bites – so you can keep going all night.
INDULGE IN MONSTER CURRY’S ANNIVERSARY DEALS
Celebrating 10 years of faithfully serving Singaporeans our favourite Japanese curry dishes, head over to Monster Curry this month to enjoy a series of anniversary promotions. Fans of the brand will be more than delighted to learn that from Oct 10 onwards, they’ll get to enjoy the Pork and Chicken Katsu Curry Rice for just $10 for the entire week. Throughout the following week, diners get to enjoy accompanying Pokka Green Tea or Pepsi for just $0.10 with a minimum spend of $10. Grab your buddies for the final week of October – cause you’ll be able to get every 2nd single Curry Rice at $10!
LOOK FORWARD TO GO THE EXTRA MILE FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL HARM
Organised by the Lutheran Community Care Services in a bid to raise awareness and support for victims of sexual and dating violence, Let Our Voices Run 2022 is a wholesome campaign that not only gives us another reason to stay fit and healthy, it also allows us to play a part in taking another step forward in the movement to prevent such experiences from occurring in tertiary institutions. All you have to do is prepare to walk, run, and cycle the greatest distance to bag the win and score yourself a shining digital media. All proceeds will go towards building the capacity of student champions and campus personnel to adopt restorative initiatives.
MEET YOUR FAVOURITE POKÉMON WITH CIRCLES.LIFE
Introducing their new travel subscription product, challenge yourself to take on Circles.Life’s Dare To Roam challenge come Oct 30! Especially for fans of Pokémon, the event will be happening from 9am to 5pm at *SCAPE, where you’ll flex your knowledge identifying Pokémon silhouettes and seeking lost luggage on a stamp collecting adventure with travel-themed challenges to beat! There’ll even be interactive Pokémon Meet & Greet booths and a Circles.Life experience zone to learn more about their latest offerings.
PARTICIPATE IN SHARP SINGAPORE’S ANNIVERSARY GIVEAWAY
Commemorating their 110th anniversary this year, SHARP Singapore celebrates the huge milestone with a slew of exciting campaigns to thank consumers for all these years of support. In need of any household essentials and electronics? Drop by any authorised SHARP retailer from now till Nov 30 to pick from their range of market-leading products and stand a chance to be amongst 10 winners who’ll walk away with a Sharp Plamascluster Air Purifier worth $1,599, or win yourself the grand prize of a Sharp 8K Ultra HD 70” Android TV worth $8,399!
REGISTER YOUR CHILD TO UNLEASH THEIR POTENTIAL
Now available on a first-come-first-served basis, register before Oct 31 for your child to have a chance to learn from actual Tottenham Hotspur Development Coaches at the upcoming AIA Kids Football Clinic. Happening on Nov 12 and 13, coaches Shannon Moloney and Jerome Barker will bring young, aspiring footballers through some of their nifty drills and mini tournaments, where they’ll even be handpicking 25 participants to join them at an exclusive Tottenham Hotspur Elite Kids Camp next year!
SEE THE FIRST T-REX SKELETON TO BE AUCTIONED IN ASIA
In an exciting, unprecedented move, the world’s leading auction house Christie’s will be bringing their upcoming cross-category Hong Kong Autumn Auction highlights preview to Singapore – boasting their most expansive preview on our shores to date. Happening from Oct 28 to 30 at the Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall, and The Arts House at The Old Parliament, the preview will showcase some of the most exquisite works from Christie’s 20th and 21st Century Art, which include Southeast Asian Art and Chinese Paintings, alongside an array of Luxury items from jewellery and watches to handbags. Taking prime position for the 20th/21st Century Art Evening Sale in Hong Kong next month, Shen the T. rex will be on display at Victoria Theatre & Concert Hall for collectors, connoisseurs, and fans to experience the colossal, prehistoric icon.
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR FEMALE EMPOWERMENT IN STEM FIELDS
Happening on Oct 29 at the Sands Expo & Convention Centre, the inaugural United Women Singapore STEM Festival will be showcasing activities and talks with professionals in the industry, hoping to inspire learners of all ages and demonstrate how STEM fields can shape our future. The festival will feature an exciting line-up of activities, including interactive booths to explore the latest innovations being pioneered by cutting-edge STEM organisations, as well as talks by thought leaders in the industry. Female students will also get to access exclusive hands-on STEM activities and interact with industry professionals at the festival.
SNAG A BEARBRICK WITH THE NEW SOFT 7
Celebrating 7 years of offering fans worldwide unparalleled comfort and versatility, ECCO’s wildly popular SOFT 7 series receives a fresh makeover for its Autumn/Winter 2022 collection in honour of the occasion. Collaborating with award-winning Icelandic artist Kristjana Williams, well-known for her nature-inspired art, the new collection features warm and inviting prints of the Danish “Harvest Garden” and “Winter Garden”, drawing inspiration from the Danish Autumn’s rich colour palette. With every purchase of the ECCO SOFT 7, customers will also receive a limited edition, shiny silver ECCO x BE@RBRICK 100% while stocks last.
SPEND HALLOWEEN WITH YOUR PETS
A one-stop event for all fur-parents and animal lovers alike, head over to South Beach Avenue this Halloween weekend, on both Oct 29 and 30 to enjoy a day of thrilling activities designed for you and your pets to engage in together. Look forward to a weekend bazaar filled with special offers and promotions, as well as an exciting showcase of pedigrees, educational talks, pet contests, adoption drives, a Treasure Hunt, and even Lucky Draws to participate in!
VISIT THE JAPAN RAIL FAIR
In honour of Japan’s 150th anniversary since the opening of their railway system, The Japan Rail Fair was launched by the Japan Rail Café to take us on eye-opening journeys through the country’s sights and sounds. In its third edition this year, the fair will present both physical and digital activities for fans to participate in. Happening on Oct 14 to 16 at Urban Park, Guoco Tower, highlights this year include exclusive dairy produce from Narita Dream Dairy Farm, a live performance of JR East’s famous Yamanote Line jingle, an exploration of Saitama’s Railway Museum and simulators, tickets to Tokyo to be won, and so much more!
WATCH AWARD-WINNING LGBTQ+ FILMS
Come Oct 07 to Oct 16, join in the longest-running film festival in Singapore dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community as the Love & Pride Film Festival by Golden Village enters its 13th edition. Continuing their inspiring effort to champion acceptance and understanding of alternative sexual orientations, 7 stellar films from Canada, Taiwan, UK, and Singapore will be featured this year. The line-up includes internationally-acclaimed titles such as The Teacher, Miss Andy, and Sweetheart. Celebrating 13 years, Golden Village will also be hosting a premiere priority screening of BROS on Oct 04 – don’t miss out!
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WATCH THE BMSG ROSTER’S LARGEST EVENT YET
Celebrating their second anniversary, the stellar roster of talents from Japanese music management label BMSG will be streaming the recorded show of their explosive collaborative performance that happened at the BMSG FES on the night of Sep 17. Available from now till Oct 31, the show highlights the remarkable achievements and performances by supergroup, BE:FIRST, as well as artists including SKY-HI, Novel Core, Aile The Shota, and edhiii boi, fans were also treated to a surprise performance of their new digital single by all 15 artists, New Chapter.
WELCOME THE MONTH WITH FREE-FLOW DRINKS
Get in on the F1 action at Thirty Six Brewlab & Smokehouse as they gear up for three days of exciting free-flow drink packages in tandem with the F1 Singapore Grand Prix from Sep 30 to Oct 02. Throughout the entire weekend, the bar will be offering live screenings of the race alongside endless pints of Lion Brewery Co. beers – freshly brewed on-site – house wines, and signature cocktails with alongside a four-hour free-flow package so you’ll always have a cold one in hand as you enjoy every second of the action.
WORK UP AN APPETITE AT CAPITOL AND CHIJMES
Taking the Formula One Grand Prix Season in Singapore up a notch as they celebrate Oktoberfest concurrently, both Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES will be inviting us to fuel our appetites alongside adrenaline-pumping experiences from Sep 30 to Oct 23. Dig into authentic German delicacies and enjoy free-flow beer, live music, and lucky dips as you watch live-screenings of the race and test your skills with racecar simulators.