As we prepare to enter the start of Q2, we may be done with the first festive season of the year, but things are by no means slowing down. Looking forward to a year of new releases and experiences, we present these 20 things to do in Singapore this March for a month of exciting discoveries.
BE PART OF JOHOR’S LARGEST COFFEE FESTIVAL
Happening from Mar 16 to 19, Johor Bahru City Square welcomes all to the inaugural Johor Coffee Week. Slated to be the largest festival of its kind in the state, the event promises to wow both coffee lovers and the general public alike as they showcase the widest variety of coffee brands under one roof. The festival also introduces two brand new coffee competitions where the best baristas and roasters in Malaysia will come together to compete and display their skills. With exciting giveaways on the line and attractive coffee prizes to be won, be sure to save the date and not miss out on this vibrant extravaganza. To complete the experience, participate in their pre-event Cup-ture The Beans campaign from now till Mar 19. Simply snap a picture with the life-sized coffee bean at JB City Square’s Level 1 Atrium to redeem RM20 cash vouchers at Johor Coffee Week.
BROWSE SINGAPORE’S FIRST-EVER MANGA LIBRARY
Calling out to all manga fans, head over to City Square Mall now to discover an extensive library of over 5,000 beloved manga books at the National Library Board’s first-ever Manga Library pop-up! The first to be launched in a shopping mall, the fully self-service Grab-n-Go library will be exclusively available at City Square Mall from now till Aug. Comic lovers can also look forward to getting back in touch with familiar homegrown series, like the iconic Mr Kiasu and The Bookworm Gang.
CATCH THE ACTION AT THE FIBA 3X3 ASIA CUP
Come Mar 29, the highly anticipated FIBA 3×3 Asia Cup will return for its sixth edition. Following the electrifying event’s successful run last year at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, this year will see them holding it at the Singapore Sports Hub OCBC Square for the first time ever. Fans can look forward to more 3-on-3 basketball action as the region’s best men’s and women’s teams come together to battle for the top spot and earn themselves a place to compete at the FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournaments next year.
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL FRAGRANCE DAY WITH KRISSHOP
Rounding up their top fragrance picks for all occasions, the omnichannel retailer celebrates Mar 21 with a curation of some of best scents they carry. Head over to KrisShop’s e-store to browse unique scents such as Diptyque Paris’s Eau Rose and Ange Gardien Paris’s Clovis, or head to work confidently with Burberry’s Hero Men and Narciso Rodriguez’s For Her Pure Musc. Get into the right mood with Banyan Tree’s Grounding Aromatherapy Set and reed diffusers from Six, Pristine, and Jo Malone. A perfect chance to also look out for Mother’s Day gifts that your in-laws would definitely approve of, check out KrisShop’s extensive selection of fragrances and take advantage of their ongoing promotions from now till the end of March.
COMBAT SINGAPORE’S HUMID WEATHER WITH HERBAL PHARM
Dedicated to ensuring Singaporeans stay healthy or as long as possible, Herbal Pharm has consistently given us solutions that supplement the Singaporean lifestyle with their range of premium Singapore-centric nutraceuticals, including their Traditional Aleppo Soap 30% Laurel Oil bar soap and shower gel. Specially made to combat our hot and humid climate, the soap is suitable even for those with sensitive skin, helping all of us deal with common skin issues like dermatitis and eczema.
DISCOVER THE WORLD OF VINCENT VAN GOGH
Making their Southeast Asian debut in Singapore, the internationally renowned Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience arrives at Resorts World Sentosa, opening to the public from Mar 01 onwards. Presenting a 360-degree digital immersive art experience, the spectacular event transports us into the world of Vincent van Gogh through cutting-edge digital projections, Virtual Reality, stunning replicas, and atmospheric spectacles across a massive space of over 17,000sqft!
ENJOY A GROUND-BREAKING COOKIE FROM SUBWAY
From the award-winning Singapore-based Alchemy Foodtech company comes the next step in their mission towards carbohydrates and sugar reduction solutions. Made specially for Subway, the new “born in Singapore” Chocolate Chip Cookie Siew Dai boasts a sugar content of almost half Chocolate Chip cookie’s 17.5g, while still maintaining the same amount of chocolate goodness.
EXPERIENCE ONE OF THE LARGEST CRAFT BEER FEST IN SINGAPORE
Happening on Mar 03 and 04, enjoy a weekend of fun and delicious brews at the Urban Beer Festival. Head over to Urban Park at Guoco Tower to explore more than 20 independent craft breweries – including 13 Singapore-based small batch makers – showcasing over 100 varieties of agers, pale ales, session IPAs, stouts, award-winning brews and more. Elevating the experience, Gyu San will also be serving their wagyu fat-fried katsu sandos alongside bites from modern Japanese restaurant Wagatomo, Frenchie Wine Bar, and L’Arte Pizza.
GRAB A PAIR OF ECCO’S PERFORMANCE GOLF FOOTWEAR
As the official Footwear Partner for the 15th HSBC Women’s World Championship, ECCO shines a spotlight on their comfortable and high-performance golf footwear this season. Their comprehensive repertoire includes the specially designed GOLF BIOM C4, GOLF BIOM G5, and GOLF BIOM H4, all showcasing ECCO’s superior comfort and functional innovations. There’s also the special edition Women’s GOLF BIOM® G5, which will be worn by ECCO ambassador Lydia Ko as she competes this season.
GROOVE TO LIVE MUSIC AT YANG CLUB
Offering a brand new experience at Clarke Quay, Yang Club has launched The Preshow, an exciting live music show fronted by 7-piece band GRAVITY, on a fully realised mini concert stage happening every Tuesday and Thursday from 9.30pm onwards. Head on over to indulge in evenings of vibey tunes with no cover charge or minimum spend. You’ll also get to take advantage of their attractive bottle packages and Asian-inspired cocktails for unforgettable nights with your buddies. Complementing the experience, their sister bar, Yin Bar, also holds nightly acoustic performances for more chilled-out evenings.
IMMERSE IN A WORLD OF SNEAKERS AND STREET CULTURE
Put your best foot forward this season at the ArtScience Museum, where sneakerheads and street culture aficionados will get a chance to immerse in a different world with the arrival of the larger-than-life Sneakertopia: Step Into Street Culture exhibition. Featuring over 100 limited-edition sneakers, 70 murals, installations, designs, and original artworks by 30 artists and creatives, the exhibition also gives us a chance to view never-before-seen works and get up close with some of our favourite icons.
INDULGE IN DELICIOUS FRIED CHICKEN ANYTIME
Fulfil that craving for fragrant and juicy fried chicken any time of day with Tyson’s fuss-free fried chicken offerings. Easily prepared within 15 minutes, go for their wildly popular Buffalo Chicken Wings, Chicken Karaage, and Grilled Tenders to enjoy mouth-watering bites while you’re chilling at home, hosting a party, or even to impress your buddies at potluck gatherings. From now till Apr 16, you’ll even stand a chance to win amazing lucky draw prizes such as a gold chicken drumstick, Nintendo Switch Lite, and Apple Airpods when you purchase any Tyson products, snap a picture of the receipt, and send it over to them! Find more information on their Facebook page.
JOIN MARINA SQUARE’S BALLOON-FILLED OCEANIC ADVENTURE
Just in time for the school holidays, Marina Square transports the whole family to a sunny paradise from now till Mar 19 with the return of their signature balloon extravaganza. Back with their largest-ever display, be amazed by majestic balloon sculptures from the talented hands of artists from Singapore, China, Spain, Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Entering the Singapore Book of Records for “The Largest Number of Balloons used in a Display”, the immersive experience includes exciting activities and workshops alongside mesmerising oceanic scenes that’ll captivate both adults and children alike.
MEASURE YOUR HEIGHT, ENJOY DISCOUNTS
From Mar 02 to 19, Meow Barbecue is celebrating the differences that make us all unique with a special promotion that allows us to enjoy discounts according to our height differences – yes, height. Pick out two members of your party – we recommend going for the tallest and shortest – to receive up to 40% off with a difference of 50cm and more, for the entire group.
PARTY WITH THE NEW GENERATION OF LEGO FRIENDS
From now till Apr 09, meet the new LEGO Friends at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, where they’re throwing a dazzling party for the whole family to celebrate new friendships in a modern, inclusive world. Specially curated to encourage emotional and social development through play, the little ones can look forward to exciting and meaningful activities at the party. Guests will also have a chance to get acquainted with each of the eight new characters through activities based on their respective personalities, including speed building challenges, BMX stunt shows, interactive art booths, and more.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT AT THE HSBC SINGAPORE RUGBY SEVENS
Making a highly-anticipated return after 4 years, the top rugby nations in the world will once again congregate in Singapore to vie for supremacy at the National Stadium. Happening on Apr 08 and 09, tickets are now available via the Singapore Sports Hub website. This year’s extravaganza of epic rugby action also features family-friendly festivities, delicious selections of food, and unique engagements for fans and spectators of every age.
SAVOUR SOME OF SINGAPORE’S BEST COCKTAIL EXPERIENCES
Celebrating cocktail culture and its vibrant community, don’t miss out on the amazing flavours and unique experiences around the island with the second edition of 1-Group’s Sip & Savour campaign. Happening now till Mar 26, the month-long campaign takes us on a journey through unique drink-and-dine programmes at 8 iconic destinations, exciting bar collaborations, themed brunches, grill-outs, exclusive parties, and even one-night-only guest shifts by award-winning teams from Malaysia and Thailand.
SOAR BEYOND THE EXPECTED WITH MARTELL NOBLIGE
Inviting us to join them on a month of activities that showcase the beauty of Martell Noblige, fans would not want to miss the Martell Noblige Swift Party happening on Mar 30, where they’ll get to explore secret rooms and experience exclusive collaborations with award-winning bartender Peter Chua of Night Hawk alongside coffee experts from Five Oars Coffee Roasters, as they immerse in the sounds of Gen Neo, DJ Farah Farz, and DJ Inquisitive. They’ll also be launching their first-ever collaboration with local streetwear designer Amos Ananda, giving us a bold collection of apparel and accessories that feature Martell’s swift emblem. Then taste the rich blends developed by Master Mixologist Remy Savage at more than 35 select bars island-wide for a new cognac and coffee experience, where you’ll also get a chance to participate in their lucky draw with grand prizes worth up to $38,000!
TAKE IN THE BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS OF THE PIANO GUYS
Bringing their magical sound to Singapore, the internationally acclaimed award-winning Utah-based duo is taking their famed pop-classical crossover act to our shores at The Star Theatre. Happening only on Mar 14, and their only stop in Asia, don’t forget to save the date so you finally get to experience their exciting cello-piano combo live!
TOAST TO ST. PATRICK’S DAY
There’s honestly no St. Patrick’s Day celebration without Ireland’s iconic Guinness stout. Come Mar 17, head over to the picturesque 225Smokehouse for a blast with your buddies over $8 stout pints. Throwing the ultimate street festival on Mar 18 and 19, immerse in the quintessential Irish celebration with arguably their greatest export at partner bars like Muddy Murphy’s from the evening of the 17th, before hitting the streets of Boat Quay the following day to partake in a spectacle of all things Irish – from food and music, to games and more stout – immersing in highlights such as live performances by The Craic Horse and Gan Ainm. From now all the way up to that weekend, find exclusive promotions and giveaways with Guinness at selected bars across the island.