23 fun things to do this July 2023

, 23 fun things to do this July 2023
Asahi Super Dry Brewery Installation – Barley Field

How time flies; we are now officially in the second half of the year. But this little red dot is not slowing down one bit. From food, art and history tours to exciting concerts, read on to find out all the festivals and events taking place this month.


11th World Oyster Festival
Jul 1 to 31, Greenwood Fish Market 

, 23 fun things to do this July 2023
This event is a one-stop oyster crawl experience at both Greenwood Fish Market’s Bukit Timah and Quayside Isle outlets. Try 32 oyster varieties from nine countries: Canada, France, Portugal, the Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand, Australia, USA, and Japan, right here on our shores.


Lego BTS Dynamite Experience
Jul 7 to 16; Orchard Road (in front of Ngee Ann City)

, 23 fun things to do this July 2023
The Lego Group, in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board and Orchard Road Business Association, is shaking up Orchard Road with a Lego BTS Dynamite experience designed to immerse visitors in a Dynamite town. Get ready for visually captivating photo opportunities and interactive activities across three zones, namely Lego BTS Big Builds Stage, Disco Retail Zone and Record Discovery Zone, inspired by the Lego Ideas Bts Dynamite Set which features the South Korean boy band in Lego minifigure.


Singapore Street Festival
Jul 7 to 13 Aug; 313@somerset, Jem, Parkway Parade and PLQ

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After a three-year hiatus, the Singapore Street Festival is back. Themed “The NXT Generation”, the festival has partnered with Lendlease to provide local youth with a platform to express their creativity and showcase their talents. They can take part in a host of festivities, including the Asia Global Belly Dance competition, Singapore Yo-Yo competition, one-on-one street soccer competition and busking acts.


Asahi Super Dry Presents: The Art of Taste
Jul 7 to 20; Visual Arts Centre

, 23 fun things to do this July 2023

Get ready for a sensorial experience that gives visitors a taste of the unexpected vibrancy of modern Japan. The pop-up features Super Dry Brewery Installations including a barley field and a sensorial light show, a beer tasting masterclass, a taste zone and live performances. Entry is free, but pay $6 for the tasting masterclass where you can try the new Asahi Super Dry.


Singapore Rum Festival
Jul 8 and 9; The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore

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The inaugural festival will be presenting over 20 of the best rum brands, from Bacardi and Mount Gay to Doorly’s, Hampden, Neisson, Black Tot, Renegade, TCRL, Black Tears, and La Progresiva. It will also shine a spotlight on regional Southeast Asian rums. Discover the flavours of Cambodia with Samai (the first premium rum to be produced in the country) and explore the Thai rum scene with Phraya and Chalong Bay. 


Around The World
Now till Jul 15, Alliance Francaise

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This exhibition showcases the best of French transportation across the ages., inspired by French author Jules Verne and his famous Extraordinary Voyages collection which includes the celebrated novel Around the World in 80 Days.


Marina Bay Sands’ “Where Music Takes Over”
Jul 15 to Aug 2; Marina Bay Sands

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Marina Bay Sands’ music festival “Where Music Takes Over” will feature over 10 concerts and musical performances in a celebration of culture, music and live entertainment. There will also be fringe activities at various venues across the integrated resort over nearly three weeks.


Game On Global Tour by Edgar Plans
Now till Jul 16, Funan

, 23 fun things to do this July 2023

Get your “game on” with a one-of-a-kind interactive experience featuring Plans’ expansive collection of sculptures and paintings. See huge 2.5-metre-tall Lil’ Heroes representing NBA legends such as Larry Bird, Michael Jordan and LeBron James in and around the mall. Limited-edition merchandise are also available at Blaxk by ActionCity.


Open Systems
Now till Jul 27, Singapore Art Museum

, 23 fun things to do this July 2023

Discover contemporary art beyond expectations while exploring the metaverse of video games with Open Systems, Singapore Art Museum’s first virtual initiative. It hosts 18 artworks featuring artists and thinkers from 14 countries reimagining virtual environments through film, music videos, video essays, and games.


Singapore Food Festival
Jul 19 to 30; islandwide

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The Singapore Food Festival marks its 30th anniversary with a celebration of the country’s rich culinary traditions and innovation, and the creative talents who are reimagining Singaporean cuisine. Returning for two weeks in July, festivalgoers can look forward to the largest-ever Festival Village, hybrid masterclasses, food tours, culinary workshops and festival exclusives around the island.


Zentosa LiveWELL Festival
Now till Jul 19, Sentosa 

, 23 fun things to do this July 2023

Feel, bond, play, eat and rest – Sentosa will be an island retreat for everyone seeking to personalise their wellness journey. Zentosa LiveWELL Festival will offer a range of experiences all across Sentosa Island, with more than 250 activities across five holistic wellness pillars to empower guests to care for their mental health.


Singapore Festival of Football
Jul 26 to Aug 2; National Stadium

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Football fans will get to see top clubs in action ahead of the 2023/2024 football season – Liverpool FC, Leicester City FC, FC Bayern Munich and Tottenham Hotspur – at the National Stadium. Italian club Roma has withdrawn from the festival, and will be replaced by Lion City Sailors in the Tiger Cup on Jul 26. With four clubs from Europe’s top leagues, and one of Singapore’s top football clubs in the line-up, look forward to an electrifying atmosphere and thrilling action on the pitch.


Plating Up WA: Singapore Edition
Now till Jul 23,  islandwide

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Plating Up WA: Singapore Edition is back for its second year with selected restaurants, cafes, and bars throughout Singapore serving specially created dishes and drinks using Western Australian produce. Expect plenty of great WA-inspired dishes and drinks, as well as four-hands dinners with guest chefs. Some of the participating venues this year include Monti, Oumi, Open Farm Community, and LeVeL33. 


Destination Good Times
Jul 28 and 29; Tanjong Pagar Distripark

Heineken will be hosting the first-ever Boiler Room experience in Singapore, featuring the highly anticipated local debut of the underground club music mavens from London. Aside from a stellar line-up of DJs from Singapore and international cities, fans can enjoy an array of beer cocktails inspired by various cultures and their unique Heineken traditions at the He150ken World Bar, created in partnership with Sago House, (No.31 on Asia’s 50 Best Bars 2022 list). Buy tickets here.


Singapore Zoo’s 50th anniversary “Golden ZOObilee”
Now till Aug 27, Singapore Zoo

, 23 fun things to do this July 2023

Singapore Zoo celebrates 50 years of connecting people with wildlife, and its evolution as a zoological institution dedicated to animal care and conservation. Look forward to its “Golden ZOObilee” from Jun 27 to Aug 27, filled with lots of activities and festivities to celebrate its monumental achievements.


World Oceans Day
Now till Aug 13, S.E.A. Aquarium, Resorts World Sentosa

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Get ready for an immersive and educational experience at S.E.A. Aquarium’s Ocean Fest. Be inspired to protect the world’s oceans by uncovering the wonders of marine biodiversity and conservation, and taking a deeper look at the responsible use of our resources.


Andrew Gn: Fashioning Singapore and the World
Now till Sep 17; Asian Civilisations Museum 

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The retrospective marks the first time Asian Civilisations Museum is spotlighting a Singaporean fashion designer. In the five sections showcasing more than 100 archival works, the public will discover Andrew Gn’s impact on fashion, his cultural identity as a designer, and learn how his work bridges the dichotomies of East and West, tradition and modernity, and the local and the global.


Singapore Cable Car’s 50th anniversary celebrations
Now till Sep 30, Mount Faber Peak

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Pokemon-themed cable cars, wrapped in the recognisable red and white colours of Poke Balls, are the highlight. At Mount Faber Peak, snap pictures at various photo points – including vintage cable car cabins – with a variety of Pokemon.


Sensory Odyssey: Into the Heart of Our Living World
Now till Oct 29, ArtScience Museum

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Visitors are taken on a voyage through seven ecosystems from around the world. These environments are brought to life through ultra-high-definition video projection, spatial audio, and unique scents that engage and magnify visitors’ perceptions of sight, sound, and smell.


Semangat yang Baru: Forging a New Singapore Spirit
Now till Oct 29, National Museum of Singapore

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This is a pilot exhibition by Founders’ Memorial which showcases challenges faced by the country’s first-generation leaders during the nation-building years from the 1950s to 1970s. It is co-presented with the National Museum of Singapore.


Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel, 1800s–2000s 
Now till Nov 19, National Museum of Singapore

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Come on board for an exhibition that traces the evolution of Singapore’s identity as a travel destination, through the lens of those who arrived at our shores from past to present. Get up close with a special selection of over 600 artefacts, including the iconic Changi Airport flight information display flip board, Raffles Hotel doorman uniform, and the Neptune Theatre Restaurant’s signage.


Gallery Children’s Biennale
Now till Mar 31, 2024, National Gallery Singapore

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The 4th edition of Gallery Children’s Biennale 2023 is themed “Let’s Make a Better Place” and will showcase 11 art installations by international artists that spotlight four core values: Care, Collaborate, Imagine and Respect.


Raffles Place Audio Tours
Ongoing; Raffles Place

, 23 fun things to do this July 2023
Heritage Tour map

Raffles Place Alliance presents two audio tours – the Heritage and Art Tours – to help visitors explore the area through the lens of art and history. The Heritage Tour focuses mainly on the history of Raffles Place and its monumental locations, while the Art Tour allows visitors to marvel at the works of art that surround the area, created by artists from Singapore and around the world.