Be thoroughly entertained with shows, festivals and new experiences

It is now April, and this new month is brimming with things to eat, see and do. Below, check out 19 different events happening all across Singapore; we promise you won’t be disappointed as outdoor fitness festivals, musical showcases and other new experiences await.
 

FESTIVAL
 


Songkran Music Festival 2019
 

The Songkran Music Festival which opened to rave reviews in 2019 may not be happening this year, but Wild Wild Wet is still set on livening things up at Downtown East with an all-new festival experience. Head on over to the first-ever Songkran Water Fest 2021 that brings a slice of Thailand to our shores; during the month of April, the local attraction will be transformed into a Thai-themed locale boasting water gun battles, Thai-inspired treats and more. Apr 1-30

FESTIVAL/MUSIC

Following last year’s cancellation of A Tapestry of Sacred Music, the annual Esplanade music festival that celebrates musical expressions of faith is back to offer more. Simply embark on a spiritual journey through music and understand a myriad of cultural expressions practised by communities all over the world, in a secular setting. Apr 1-4

EXHIBIT
 


Credit: El Masnou
 

So you’ve been to the much-lauded pop-up, The Bubble Tea Factory, which happened last year at *Scape to eat, drink and play with boba. Now, look forward to yet another exciting, immersive experience offered by the very same team and discover the all-new otter-themed attraction, Otah & Friends. Step into the home of Otah the Otter to find whimsical exhibits and installations, as well as the otter himself. While you’re at it, feel free to take plenty of pictures to update your Instagram feed. Through Apr 4

ARTS/EXHIBIT

All about nurturing and promoting local Chinese arts and culture, the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) is once again breathing life into traditional Chinese art forms. Check out its latest exhibition Poetic Strokes: Singapore’s Classical Chinese Poetry in Calligraphy, a showcase which reimagines classic Chinese poetry through the artistry of calligraphy. Through Apr 4

FESTIVAL
 


 

With outdoor fitness festivals back on the calendar, fitness platform Supernova will be kicking off the highly-anticipated Supernova Fitness Picnics. As part of the pilot programme supported by Sport Singapore, activities including deep-stretch sessions and fat-blasting HIIT workouts will be conducted in a safe and experiential way. Apr 3, 17

FOOD/DRINK
 


 

Take brunch up a notch on the weekends with Ce La Vi’s Breezy Brunch. The bar is offering free-flow prosecco, wine, spirits, beer and cocktails at $88 to complement its ala carte menu. Opt for a table in the alfresco area to enjoy some of that fresh air while you toast to the weekends, then continue the party post-brunch by heading to the Sky Lounge after 3pm. Apr 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24 and 25

SHOW

Bring the little ones to the Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands this April for Harry the Hat, as this modern adaptation of the beloved folktale is sure to capture their hearts. In the interactive storytelling session, a humble cap seller tries to get a bunch of mischievous monkeys to return his hats. More info here. Apr 10, 11, 17 and 18

SHOW

A leisurely trip to France may be out of the question for now, but you can still be transported to a Parisian cabaret thanks to local theatre company Sing’theatre. Staging its iconic show No Regrets, a Tribute to Edith Piaf for its 15th anniversary, the play will delve into the story of celebrated French singer Edith Piaf. More info here. Apr 14-25

SHOW

Embark on a cinematic journey across Latin America as the first-ever Caribbean Cinema Showcase is finally happening in Singapore. Taking place at Our Tampines Hub’s state-of-the-art Festive Arts Theatre, the showcase aims to share the arts and culture of the Caribbean to the local public. With a total of nine films in the line-up, all can look forward to enjoying everything from romantic comedies to animated flicks for the young-at-heart. Through Apr 25

POP-UP
 


 

From now till May, step into a world of chocolate at Changi Airport as the transportation hub has collaborated with leading global chocolatier The Hershey Company. At T3, visit the pop-up inspired by the iconic Hershey’s Chocolate World store in New York’s Times Square that includes an Amazing Chocolate Machine dispensing newly-launched chocolate varieties. Personalise your own Hershey’s Giant Bar, then enjoy photo-ops at larger-than-life chocolate installations too. Through May 3

FOOD/DRINK

Trust Thai beer brand Singha to marry our love for spicy, hearty nosh and lager at the first-ever Singha Food Fest in Singapore. In compliance with safety regulations, the festival has become a decentralised one, with over 17 participating restaurants offering delicious dishes such as Tom Yum Goong, Pad Thai, River-side Grilled Prawns and more. The whole shebang will even culminate in a lucky draw for festival-goers to win a grand prize—a 2D1N staycation at Andaz Singapore. Through May 10

EXHIBITION 

Office practices have changed dramatically over the past year, but one thing’s for sure: flexible work arrangements are here to stay. Have a good look at the coming evolution of office design as the National Design Centre has partnered with interior design studio Paperspace Asia to offer The Office, Disrupted – Redesigning the Workplace in a Time of Change

Introducing new ideas surrounding space, human connections and technology, the exhibition ultimately explores how these concepts converge in the workplace to create the ideal work life. More information about the exhibition here. Through May 13

EXHIBITION
 


 

As the final destination on this travelling exhibition’s global tour, Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition will be giving local fans of the George Lucas media franchise a reason to geek out this end-January. Discover nearly 200 props, models, costumes and artwork from the original film franchise, then answer the simple yet profound question—what force shapes you? Through Jun 13

POP-UP

Explore the old-world charm and grandeur of the Orient Express as this travelling exhibit arrives in Singapore for the very first time to allow locals the chance to experience what it must have been like to hop on a journey from Europe to the East.
 


 

With two original train carriages, a 158-year-old locomotive and 300 heritage items such as uniforms, shields and more, seize the opportunity to check out this exclusive pop-up by pre-booking your tickets in advance. Through Jun 2021

STAYCATION

Get hooked with Parkroyal Collection Pickering’s new Bait and Breakfast staycation. This unique experience includes a one-night stay at the hotel’s Collection Signature Suite and a three-hour private fishing trip around the Southern Islands. Sail away onboard the luxurious Wellcraft 330 Coastal yacht, courtesy of Wanderlust Adventures, while learning the art of fishing from a professional guide. You’ll be provided with all the equipment, accessories and live bait for your fishing adventure. Limited to five guests per trip, you’ll also enjoy a stopover at Lazarus Island to bask in the sunshine.
 


 

That’s not all. The package includes full Collection Club benefits with daily champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails at the Collection Club Lounge, as well as 20 per cent off at Lime Restaurant. Prices start from $1100++ to $1500++ per room per night. Available for booking from now to Jun 30, 2021. Terms and conditions apply. Through Jun 2021

EXHIBITION 

While many of us would like to leave 2020 behind and look forward to brighter days, it’s important to remind ourselves how strong and resilient people have been during those dark months. Happening from Feb 27 to Aug 29 at the National Museum of Singapore is Picturing the Pandemic: A Visual Record of COVID-19 in Singapore, which offers an intimate look into life in Singapore in the new normal, and perhaps a way to share with future generations what it was like during the early phases of the pandemic. Through Aug 29

EXHIBITION

This 2021, seize the opportunity to head back into galleries and art spaces. The Singaporean and Southeast Asian art museum, National Gallery, has finally unveiled its latest exhibition, Georgette Chen: At Home in the World. Having opened late last year, the late local painter’s eponymous exhibition will undoubtedly feature some of her most prominent artworks as well as rare archival materials to showcase her life and times, in Singapore and globally. More information available here. Through Sep 26

ARTS/EXHIBITION
 


 

In the new and refreshed Goh Seng Choo Gallery at the National Museum of Singapore, visit A Voyage of Love and Longing which features a selection of the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings paired with Malay literature for the first time. Rediscover the rich cultural heritage of our local Malay community and neighbours through 19th century drawings alongside Malay pantuns (rhyme quatrains), classical texts, love ballads and more. Through Dec 31

MUSIC/FESTIVAL
 


 

Originally slated to take place across two weekends in April 2020, Hydeout music festival has instead introduced an ever-evolving music hub to keep fans satisfied thanks to a constant release of exciting content throughout 2021. Check out episodes with iconic DJs such as DJ Snake, Don Diablo and Martin Garrix, as well as major singer-songwriters like Rita Ora, Charli XCX and Tinashe. You’ll also want to mark your calendars for performances by some of the hottest rappers around, including Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy and The Kid Laroi. Through 2021