It’s finally here – the sprint to the end of the year, where the annual rush of festivities and holiday promotions come at us in full force, each hoping to wrap the year bigger than the next. If you’re as excited as us to welcome the incoming holiday season, how about checking out these 32 things to do in November!
APPRECIATE THE ART AND BEAUTY OF CLAY
Celebrating all things clay from Nov 10 to 13 at the Enabling Village, the Singapore Clay Festival’s first stand-alone Clay Makers’ Market is a ceramics art and craft exhibition, where more than 120 Singapore-based creatives will be showcasing over 60 tables of their unique works that we can also purchase. Boasting a diverse range of ceramic works, the exhibition and sale will present works by master potters the likes of Ahmad Abu Bakar, Jessie Lim, Garima Mittal, Mona Malhotra, Rachita Tania Misra, and many more!
BOOK AN ECO-FRIENDLY STAY AT JEN SINGAPORE ORCHARDGATEWAY
Teaming up with Zurich-based sustainable bag retailer Freitag this season, JEN Singapore Orchardgateway by Shangri-La transforms into an eco-friendly zone with a reimagined Superior Cityview King Room with exclusive Freitag furnishing and one-off bags made from used truck tarps and biodegradable textiles. For a limited-time and limited to 40 bookings only, this one-of-a-kind room is available exclusively on their website until Jan 02. Guests will also get to take home exclusive merchandise from their stay, including an amenities pouch, card holder, and key fob!
CELEBRATE SMOKE & MIRRORS’ 7TH YEAR
For one night only, destination rooftop bar Smoke & Mirrors will be celebrating seven years of cocktail crafting atop the National Gallery Singapore with a special guest shift. Happening on Nov 22, Joe Schofield – one half of Manchester’s award-winning SCHOFIELD’S BAR – and Paola Mariotti – General Manager of STERLING – will be serving up perfected classics like the Negroni and exclusive creations like the Smoke & Mirrors which pay tribute to the venue’s anniversary.
CELEBRATE YOUNG ASPIRATIONS AND YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Organised by Invade in partnership with the Somerset Belt Office, under the National Youth Council, Sandbox Somerset celebrates the spirit of entrepreneurship, featuring 100 Somerset youth founders and their various achievements across different industries. An exciting platform for aspiring youths to network with their peers, gain business insights, get mentorship opportunities, and even pitch for funding, the event also includes retail and F&B pop-up stores, and performances by young artists over the weekends of Nov 25 to 27, and Dec 02 to 04 at the Somerset Youth Park.
CHECK OUT SIA’S FIRST-GENERATION OF A380 BUSINESS AND SUITES SEATS
Exactly 15 years ago, Singapore Airlines’ Airbus 380 took to the skies for the first time, featuring specially designed Business Class seats and the iconic Singapore Airlines Suites. Part of their mission to bring greater in-flight comfort and space with an innovative cabin design, the first generation of A380 Business Class and A380 Suites seats have now been donated to the National Museum of Singapore, depicting the unique and innovative story of our national commercial aviation scene.
CHECK OUT TIMBERLAND’S NEWEST CAPSULE COLLECTION
On their nineth collaborative project, Bee Line and Timberland come together once again for yet another amazing capsule collection that celebrates the past and owns the future. The iconic rubber toe boots is reimagined in tonal wheat, black, and red colourways, alongside apparel that juxtaposes the outdoor vibes of Timberland with abstract Bee Line iconography by artist Shaun Crawford. The Bee Line x Timberland FW22 Capsule will be exclusively available from Nov 17 at Timberland Jewel Changi Airport.
DISCOVER THE CONNECTION BETWEEN ART AND SCENTS
Celebrating the freedom to create, new luxury house of scents Maison 21G invites us to revitalise our senses with A Polysensorial Reconnection, an immersive showcase of unique interpretations by various artists on the five perfumery families – Floral, Aquatic, Woody, Citrus, and Amber. Bringing to life the invisible artistry of scents through the works of photographer Lee Yik Keat, digital illustrator Andre Wee, and DJ and producer MYRNE, the engaging exhibition also showcases specially curated fragrances by Maison 21G founder and scent designer Johanna Monange.
DROP BY THIS PREMIER SNEAKER AND STREETWEAR CONVENTION
Returning after a 2-year hiatus due to the pandemic, Sole Superior is finally back with their highly-anticipated Street Superior Festival. Happening on Nov 26 at the swanky new DRIP club in the heart of Orchard Road, the festival will bring together streetwear and sneaker communities, featuring highlights such as the Sole Superior x Saint Barkley sneaker collaboration preview, event-exclusive merchandise, a binary chiptune showcase, the launch of Sole Superior’s first online gallery and digital showcase, an extensive marketplace for communities and independent vendors, exciting lucky draw prizes and much more!
EMBRACE THE OUTDOORS AT WHEELER’S ESTATE
Creating a localised outdoor experience for one and all, the free-admission Pretty Chill Festival happening on Nov 05 and 06 at Wheeler’s Estate is one of the first-ever camping-themed outdoor festival in Singapore. Encouraging us to get in touch with the outdoors more, look forward to a special showcase by Jeep and the homegrown OATSIDE, as well as brands such as Mellow Over, Outside SG, Roger&Sons, and many more. There’ll even be workshops where attendees will get to bring home their self-made chopsticks, recycled carabiners and coasters, and indigo dye hand towels.
ENCOUNTER ANNA BEREZOVSKAYA’S LATEST WORKS
Get drawn into the mesmerising and altogether unique “Poetic Realism” of internationally renowned artist Anna Berezovskaya’s works this month as REDSEA Gallery presents White Night, a solo exhibition of her latest paintings. Drawing inspiration from Asian culture and stories, look out for clear Southeast Asian influence in paintings such as Dragon Tamer and MoonCake Festival, alongside 26 other never-before-seen artworks produced exclusively for the gallery. White Night will be on display from Nov 12 to 27.
ENJOY THE FINEST OF AMERICAN LOBSTERS AND SCALLOPS
Bringing fresh American Lobster and US Atlantic Sea Scallops to our shores, Food Export USA – Northeast proudly showcases their superior produce at popular establishments such as Bedrock Bar & Grill, Buko Nero, Bistecca, Chinoiserie, El Fuego, Lawry’s The Prime Rib, La D’Oro, Naeum, as well as hotels like Andaz Singapore and Novotel Singapore on Stevens. Sustainably harvested and handled with care to ensure their consistent quality and value, foodies in Singapore can now have a taste of these highly sought-after gems at participating restaurants.
ENTER A GARDEN OF ECO CHRISTMAS TREES
In a landmark collaboration between City Square Mall and Temasek Polytechnic’s School of Design to champion sustainability efforts, Into the Garden of Eco Christmas Trees showcases unique trees designed and built by students from the Polytechnic using pre-owned and sustainable materials sponsored by City Square Mall and tenants like NTUC FairPrice, Watsons, Airzone, FujiFilm, Starbucks, and Decathlon. The campaign presents 10 shortlisted designs out of an overwhelming 400 entries, which will be on display at City Square Mall from Nov 18 to Dec 28 – consequently setting the record for the largest display of Christmas trees made of repurposed materials in the Singapore Book of Records.
EXPLORE UNIQUE GIFT OPTIONS WITH BOUTIQUE FAIRS SINGAPORE
Happening from Nov 25 to 27 at the F1 Pit Building, over 240 local boutique brands and designers will come together to bring us three days of spectacular gifting options with The Gifting Edition 2022 by Boutique Fairs Singapore. From fashion, accessories, and beauty, to home décor, toys, and lifestyle products, find brands such as Stolen, Hide the Label, GRAYE, Rever, Compendium Spirits, Brass Lion Distillery, and Mr Bucket Chocolaterie, as well as up-and-comers like Jovial Crafts, Parachoote, and Studio Karyn Lim.
FIND COMFORT AND DURABILITY WITH ECCO’S NEWEST RANGE
Unwavering in their vision to combine functionality and comfort, ECCO is back with their latest Nouvelle, Grainer, and Staker collections as we once again head out for the experiences we’ve been missing over the past 2 years. A culmination of fashion and function, the ECCO Nouvelle series takes classic footwear staples and elevates them with the rugged elements of real-world requirements, including their latest water-repellent and waterproof innovations. Revisiting their stylish workwear-inspired heritage boots, the ECCO Grainer and ECCO Staker bring modern comfort and aesthetics to everyday footwear, featuring distinct robust soles and remarkable durability coupled with an impressive softness.
GATHER INSIGHTS ABOUT CONTENT CREATION AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE
Created to connect, educate, and celebrate the online creator ecosystem, CreatorWorld is a B2B2Creator festival that brings brands, platforms, agencies, and online creators together in a four-day event that aims to help young creators. Happening from Nov 24 to 27 at *SCAPE, the inaugural event is part of IMDA’s Singapore Media Festival, featuring keynotes, panels, workshops, and performances that look into the pillars of Community Growth, Platforms, Making Money, New Tech, Web3, and Working with Brands.
GET A PIECE OF THE CARHARTT WIP X QUARTERSNACKS COLLAB
Having collaborated with since the beginning of 2020, Carhartt WIP and Quartersnacks cements their exciting partnership with a special capsule collection for Fall/Winter 2022. Inspired by the unique scenes of New York’s “mom and pop” businesses, the selection of utilitarian garments display the resulting grocery store produce motifs. Included in the collection is also a reworking of the OG Arctic Coat.
GET BRIGHTER TEETH ON THE GO
Back with their next phase of oral care innovation, smile cosmetics brand Zenyum has proudly launched the ZenyumBright Invisible Whitening Strips – a fast-dissolving teeth whitening solution so you can go about your day while still getting that much-needed oral care in. A fuss-free and discreet solution, the strips dissolve in just 15 to 20 minutes and boast a no-rinse formula. Their new Tri-Action ZenWhite Technology also ensures gentle whitening so our teeth don’t suffer from the harsh effects of traditional whitening treatments.
GO ON A CRUISE WITH THE ENTIRE FAMILY
Making plans to take the family out and bond over the end-of-year festivities? Royal Caribbean’s Spectrum of the Seas cruise presents a luxurious adventure at sea filled with family-friendly features and activities. Parents and grandparents get to indulge in dim sum dining, movie nights, rejuvenating sessions at their Vitality Spa & Fitness Centre and more, while the young ones satisfy their curiosity with Ripcord by iFLY’s exciting indoor skydiving simulator, bumper cars, and many other highlights. From Port Klang and Penang, to Phuket, guests onboard have the option to explore an array of shore excursions that Royal Caribbean offers as well. Their Ultimate Family Suite consists of 2 storeys for up to 10 guests, and includes amenities like an in-suite slide, 3D cinema for karaoke nights, and a balcony with jacuzzi and outdoor dining.
HAVE A TASTE OF THE AWARD-WINNING KENTUCKY OWL
Brought to us by the Stoli Group, the acclaimed Kentucky Owl whiskey is finally launching in Singapore. Embodying a restless spirit and unquenching thirst for knowledge, Kentucky Owl embraces innovation and excellence in the world of whiskey making, and we now get to enjoy 4 of their best-sellers on our side of the world, including the limited edition Kentucky Owl Bourbon, Batch #11 and Kentucky Owl St. Patrick’s Limited Edition Bourbon Whiskey.
HAVE FUN AND BOND WITH THE KIDS
Coming up in time for the end-of-year holidays, Kiztopia invites us to join them at their Jumptopia Festive Village come Nov 22 to Jan 03, where they’ll welcome the spirit of Christmas at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre with over 45,000sqf of carefully curated zones. Featuring 10 specially designed giant inflatables, a snow play area, a Christmas Market, and a pizzeria café, the brand-new bouncy castle wonderland promises a season for the whole family like never before.
IMMERSE IN A WORLD OF PAW-SOMENESS
Making a comeback this year with the same energy and excitement, PetExpo – Singapore’s largest pet fair – will be happening from Nov 25 to 27 at Singapore Expo. Presenting a line-up of talks, workshops, and over 100 brands from more than 80 exhibitors, the 7,000sqm reunion sees the return of many vendors who were part of the event’s pre-pandemic hype. Similar to previous editions, PetExpo 2022 will also be holding their popular pet adoption drive for rescued pets to get a second chance at a fur-ever home.
INDULGE IN YOUR FAVOURITE COOKIES
The newest cookie deal in town – Subway’s newest cookielicious deal gets us 6 of their beloved cookies for just $6.60, so we no longer have to limit ourselves! Happening from Nov 01 to 11, go all out with their famous Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, Oatmeal Raisin, and White Chip Macadamia Nut cookies at all Subway outlets island-wide. Pair them with a cup of Costa Coffee for that perfect mid-day indulgence!
INTERACT WITH THE ARTISTRY OF CERAMIC BOTANY
Inspired by the calming scenes and sublime influence of Nature, veteran Singaporean artist Chua Chon Hee leads 20 emerging ceramic artists under her tutelage to present TAKING ROOTS // TO RISE, an eye-opening group exhibition featuring over 100 biomorphic works that navigate the relationships between botanical life, the materiality of clay, and the landscape around us. Brought to us by Potters by the Hill, a home-based ceramics studio founded by Chon Hee, the exhibition will be happening from Nov 19 to 29 at the Stamford Arts Centre.
LEARN ABOUT THE STORIES BEHIND TFP’S MOST ICONIC PUPPETS
Come Nov 09 to 13, encounter the brilliance of The Finger Players (TFP) and puppetry at ONE-TWO-SIX Cairnhill Arts Centre, long-time home of the popular company. Puppet Origin Stories @ ONE-TWO-SIX takes us on a journey to discover the background and stories behind the puppets of TFP, bringing us on nights of diverse artistry ranging from drag performances, filmmaking, and movement art, to mini exhibitions and – of course – puppet-led performances.
LISTEN TO SKY SHEN’S DEBUT EP
With the support of ART:DIS, an NPO dedicated to creating opportunities for persons with disabilities, Sky Shen has finally realised his dreams of being a professional singer-songwriter. Suffering from muscular dystrophy, experience Sky’s story through his songs, where he shares his perspective on love and relationships. Catch the release of his EP, titled Wheel You Love Me, via a mini concert at ART:DIS @ Bukit Merah on Nov 26 at 8pm, and Nov 27 at 3pm, where he’ll be performing in both English and Mandarin, as well as screening 3 accompanying MVs.
MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR SHOPPING
Go big on your shopping with Shopee’s annual 11.11 Big Sale as they present the lowest prices of the year and biggest rewards up for grabs. Earn massive savings from upsized cashbacks, vouchers, flash sales, free shipping, and even a chance to win a trip for two to the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar when you spend on the platform with Visa! From now till Nov 11, check back regularly to make the most of out the multitude of deals that are refreshed throughout the period.
PARTY AT THE MBS OBSERVATION DECK
Following the amazing return of Silent Disco to Singapore, Pelago and Silent Disco Asia announces an exciting 4-date extension of the wildly popular event. On Nov 11 and 12, and Nov 18 and 19, revellers and fans will get another chance to join in the fun atop the stunning MBS Observation Deck so you can party to an unrivalled 360-degree panoramic views of our cityscape. Experience a party like no other with LED headphones twinkling in the night sky. Snag your tickets exclusively through Pelago.
SAVOUR UNIQUE AND EXCLUSIVE PISCO COCKTAILS
From PROMPERÚ, the export and tourism agency for Peru, comes the third edition of Pisco Nights. A celebration of Pisco – Peru’s national spirit – nine of Singapore’s leading bars and restaurants will showcase the versatility of the grape-distilled spirit through creative concoctions, exclusively available until the end of November. Handpicked for their innovation and skill, head over to Bar Stories, CANCHITA Peruvian Cuisine, Gibson, Hopscotch, Jekyll & Hyde, Ju Hua Tai, Live Twice, The Bar at 15 Stamford, and The Elephant Room to have a taste of their unique, artisanal Pisco-based cocktails.
TAKE A BREAK AT KOPITIAM
Pushing the boundaries of our local foodcourt experience, Kopitiam proudly presents the first food hall in Singapore to offer roving karaoke and an i-Light-Breaks Game experience. Creating a space so we can kick back, enjoy a meal, and indulge in some leisurely fun together, the pop-up booths will be appearing at various Kopitiam outlets from now till Jan 15. Simply spend a minimum of $6 on the same day for a chance to redeem the karaoke or gaming experience. From now till Jan 17, Koptiam is also offering weekly $1 flash deals at selected outlets – so remember to keep an eye out!
TASTE THE FLAVOURS OF FUKUSHIMA
From now till Nov 30, experience the gourmet wonders that Fukushima has to offer with the JAPAN RAIL CAFÉ’S Fukushima Food Fair. A treasure trove of produce and sake, the region is known for their fresh Joban-mono seafood, and catch like premium Whitefish and Monkfish, as well as their many acclaimed sake breweries, including the prestigious Yamatogawa Shuzouten and Toyokuni Brewery. At the fair, you’ll also find exclusive Fukushima products like Aizu Tenpo yuzu miso and spicy miso, Horaiya amazake, and Hanaharu sake brewery’s Yume no Kanade Junmai Daiginjo.
VISIT THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR
Coming back after three years, the Affordable Art Fair Singapore is finally here to re-engage with our local community, collectors, art lovers, and students. Happening at the F1 Pit Building from Nov 18 to 20, the event will be the first international art fair to be held in Singapore ever since the the pandemic put a stop to mass events. This year’s edition will feature more than 75 local and international galleries from 21 countries, with thousands of artworks – from contemporary oil paintings to life-sizes sculptures – from over 550 emerging and established artists.
WITNESS ASIA’S LEADING BEAUTY EVENT HERE IN SINGAPORE
Finally back after a two-year hiatus, Cosmoprof Asia returns for its 25th edition. Here in Singapore for the first time ever, Asia’s leading beauty event will hit our shores on Nov 16, happening till Nov 18 at the Singapore Expo. Gathering beauty and cosmetics industry key players from all around the world, this year’s Special Edition will feature participation from over 1,000 exhibitors from 40 countries and educational programmes that explore contemporary market insights.