May 2019 Events In Singapore

Some say May is the best month because it starts off with a public holiday. Here’s a list of events happening in Singapore in May that will keep the positive holiday vibes going all month long.

Highlights

1. Istana Open House

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If you’ve never walked through its grand gates outside Dhoby Ghaut MRT, this month offers another chance for you to visit the Istana. The President celebrates Singapore’s tireless workers as the gates of the Istana fling open on Labour Day. Have a picnic in its verdant gardens with your family and friends.  

Date: 1 May 2019
Time: 8.30am to 6pm
Address: 35 Orchard Road, The Istana, Singapore 238823
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs, $2 for foreigners

2. AIA Glow Festival

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Catch up on your fitness goals with the AIA Glow Festival. It’s a full day of yoga, running and music by the beach. Besides a range of yoga classes you can join, there will also be musical performances by Singapore’s beloved pop band The Sam Willows and rising Scottish musician Nina Nesbitt to end the day off.   

Date: 25 May 2019
Time: 7am to 11pm
Address: Palawan Green, Sentosa, Singapore 098997
Admission: $19 to $99, tickets available on Glow Festival’s website

3. Sprout 2019

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Singapore’s biggest farm-to-people festival, Sprout, will be held at Suntec City convention centre this May. Join over 70 exhibitors, including food producers and urban farmers, as they come together under one roof for Singaporeans to learn more about our agricultural scene and even purchase some fresh produce.

Date: 11 – 12 May 2019
Time: 10am to 8pm
Address: 1 Raffles Boulevard, Hall 403, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore 039593
Admission: Free

Music and Parties

4. Troye Sivan: The Bloom Tour

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Australian pop star Troye Sivan is coming to Singapore. Even if you are not a hardcore fan, his music makes for easy listening and is sure to get you up on your feet. Troye began as a YouTube personality and talked openly about his struggles as a LGBT youth. He has since become a world-renowned pop star, collaborating with the likes of Ariana Grande and Charli XCX.  

Date: 3 May 2019
Time: 7pm
Address: 1 Vista Exchange Green, The Star Theatre, Singapore 138617
Admission: $98 to $258, tickets available on Apactix

5. Bar Rouge and Sole Superior presents D R I P

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If you are a streetwear fan who also enjoys a fun night out, Bar Rouge’s sneaker-themed party is the place to be. You can even get free entry if the bouncer ‘stans’ your sneakers and streetwear getup, so dress to impress.

There will also be hourly giveaways and lucky draws. You can stand to win Freshly Pressed socks, Converse vouchers and shoes, and other exciting prizes.  

Date: 10 May 2019
Time: 6pm to 2am
Address: 2 Stamford Road, Bar Rouge, Singapore 178882
Admission: Free if you RSVP here and quote “Sole Superior’s guest-list” at the door

6. Japanese Breakfast at Esplanade

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No, this isn’t a food event. Japanese Breakfast is Michelle Zauner’s moniker for her electronic-infused rock act. She will be performing for the first time in Singapore, so all the indie kids can get ready to have a wild night dancing along with her at the Esplanade.

Date: 13 May 2019
Time: 8pm to 10.30pm
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade, Singapore 038981
Admission: $50 ($60 at the door), tickets available on Esplanade’s website

7. Phum Viphurit at Esplanade

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Catch rising Thai singer Phum Viphurit live in Singapore before he becomes the next Ed Sheeran. He has been touring in cities like Seoul and Budapest, so clearly his music is making waves all around the globe. Enjoy an intimate session with him at the Esplanade for one night only.

Date: 15 May 2019
Time: 8pm to 10.30pm
Address: 1 Esplanade Drive, Esplanade, Singapore 038981
Admission: $35 to $50, tickets available on Esplanade’s website

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Get in touch with nature

8. Changi Beach Park Cleanup

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Show some love for Singapore’s beautiful shoreline by participating in a voluntary beach clean-up. Ocean trash often washes up on our shores and harms marine life, but you can do your bit by gathering your friends for a fun day out with other like-minded eco-lovers.

Date: 11 May 2019
Time: 3pm to 5pm
Address: 6 Changi Village Road, #01-01/02, Singapore 509907
Admission: Free, register on Eventbrite

9. Nature Walk at Mamam Beach (Pulau Ubin) 

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Recharge in nature as you follow the volunteers of Strix Wildlife Consultancy on a trail around Pulau Ubin’s Mamam Beach. Keep your eyes out for Pulau Ubin’s birds, crabs, and other flora and fauna that love to hang out on the peaceful island.

Date: 18 May 2019
Time: 8am
Address: Mamam Beach, Pulau Ubin
Admission: Free, register on Eventbrite

Bazaars

10. Bayfront Pop-Up Market

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Held across 3 days, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to drop by Gardens by the Bay’s pop-up market. Check out the latest wares from local artisans, enjoy some unique food and visit Gardens By The Bay’s Floral Fantasy exhibition at the same time.

Date: 3, 4, 5 May 2019
Time: 4pm to 9pm (Friday, 3 May) | 11am to 9pm (Saturday and Sunday, 4-5 May)
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Admission: Free

11. Ramadan Bazaar at Geylang Serai


Instagram rainbow coloured drinks to your heart’s content at the annual Ramadan Bazaar at Geylang Serai. Enjoy delicious Malay delicacies as well as contemporary food options like lobster rolls and take in the festive atmosphere.

Date: 3 May to 5 June 2019
Time: 5pm onwards
Address: Geylang Serai
Admission: Free

Arts and enrichment

12. An Artist Talk By Ong Kim Seng: Painting With Lim Cheng Hoe

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Spend an afternoon with one of Singapore’s premier watercolourists. Ong Kim Seng has documented many nostalgic scenes of Singapore past and present with his iconic watercolour technique. Get cultured as you get to know the face behind these beautiful watercolour paintings, which you’ve probably seen in galleries and museums in Singapore.

Date: 6 April 2019
Time: 10pm to 4am
Address: 1 Saint Andrew’s Road, National Gallery City Hall Wing Level 4, Singapore 178957
Admission: Free, register on Eventbrite

13. Meditation Concert with Tibetan Singing Bowls

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Yoga Seeds presents a charity concert where you can enjoy the soothing sounds of Tibetan singing bowls. The humming sound of the bowls are purported to help one reduce anxiety and stress. Mats are provided so you just have to show up. Yoga Seeds will be collecting donations to help Club Rainbow during the concert.

Date: 17 May 2019
Time: 7pm to 8.30pm
Address: 1384 Ang Mo Kio Ave 1, Bishan Park 2, Yoga Seeds, Singapore 569932
Admission: Free, register on Eventbrite

14. Art Jamming

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Start May off with a therapeutic and nourishing session of art jamming. Let your inner artist go wild on a blank canvas as you get as much or little guidance as you want. The event is held by Chalk N Pencils, which offers art classes for children and adults.

Date: 1 May 2019
Time: 9.30am to 6pm
Address: 387 Joo Chiat Road, #01-04, Singapore 427623
Admission: $30, tickets available on Eventbrite

15. Self-Awareness Workshop

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Gain a deeper sense of emotional intelligence at this workshop, which will help you to recognise your immediate reactions and how it might work against you. Learn more about your self-identity and what makes you truly unique and special. This event is organised by Just Enjoy Life, a life school that aims to coach Singaporeans in greater self-awareness and psychological wholeness.

Date: 8 May 2019
Time: 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Address: 120 Robinson Road, #15-01, JustCo, Singapore 068913
Admission: $15, tickets available on Eventbrite

May Events 2019

With this list of events for you and your girlfriends to enjoy, who says Singapore is a boring place to live?

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