There’s so much going on in Singapore this October that we don’t even know where to start! From harrowing Halloween parties to fun festivals celebrating craft spirits and wine, fab film screenings, and edgy art fairs, there’s something to suit all sorts. If you’re looking to fill up your calendar this month, these are some of the hottest events going on around the island.
1 October – 31 October 2018
It’s that time of year again when Universal Studios gets downright scary with Halloween Horror Nights, a full month of frightening freakshows, spine-tingling haunted houses, and ghoulish games. Roam the grounds and you’ll come across all sorts of thrills and chills including zombie laser tag tournaments, creepy cannibal clans, and eerie interactive experiences. We recommend saving Pontianak and Stranger Things for the last two houses resepctively.
Planning to jet off somewhere this next month? If so, be sure to check out the inaugural DFS Craft Festival going on at Changi Airport. Taking place across all terminals, the festival invites travellers to taste and engage with over 73 craft spirits and meet specialist craft distillers from around the globe. Top brands to be highlighted include Whitley Neill, Oxley Gin, Botanist, and Copper Dog to name just a few.
5 October – 6 October 2018
Singapore’s annual architecture festival has teamed up with The Projector to present an array of eye-opening films that follow the theme of ‘Design for the People’. Shown over two days, each fascinating film touches on how design can be a tool that shapes people’s lives with the goal of making you look at the way we live from a whole new perspective.
6 October 2018
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and one way to show your support is to join the Pink Ribbon Walk organised by the Breast Cancer Foundation. Both the 3.5-kilometre walk and slightly more challenging 5-kilometre run start at the Singapore Sports Hub in OCBC Square at 4pm, and all proceeds go towards raising awareness about this life-threatening disease.
Head down to Temple Street for the last edition of Urban Ventures for 2018 for an afternoon of art, music and local culture. The party starts at 4pm and goes through 10:30 pm.
7 October 2018
Gather your tribe and head down to Camp Kilo Charcoal Club on Sunday October 7th for an afternoon and evening of groove-tastic beats by Revision Music’s RAH & Senja. Think hip hop, house, reggae, rare beats, and more, plus a specially curated music market where you can swap out your vinyl for new records and pick up some very cool merch.
12 October 2018
Blackout Agency is teaming up with Brass Lion Distillery to bring you a very special bloc party where you can get a taste of the offerings from Singapore’s very first micro-distillery. Make your way to Brass Lion’s gorgeous two-storey warehouse in Pasir Panjang to get down to sick techno beats while sampling G&Ts featuring the herbaceous notes of Brass Lion’s signature Singapore Dry Gin.
14 October 2018
After Dawn brings the same great energy and music-centric vibes as the After Dark pop-up parties at Kilo Lounge, but with a more eco-conscious twist. Held at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, this family-friendly event will feature a vendor’s market with environmentally friendly local creators, tarot readings, a blanket fort, and of course great tunes and food.
16 October – 18 October 2018
You may recognize acclaimed chef Jay Morjaria from his appearance in Million Pound Menu on Netflix. Well now you can sample his divine modern Asian cuisine right here in Singapore at Neon Pigeon. For three nights the chef and food consultant will be putting together inspired menus for the lucky few who can snag a spot.
17 October – 21 October 2018
Gabrielle Chanel once said is “Red the colour of life”, and to celebrate this sentiment Chanel is throwing an exclusive beauty pop-up with a creative laboratory of multisensory experiences including the Red Bar where you can sample drinks specially concocted for the event. You can also pick up a coveted collector’s edition of Chanel No5 in a red Baccarat crystal bottle, of which only 55 pieces have been created worldwide.
20 October – 21 October 2018
Calling all vino lovers! Singapore Wine Fiesta is back, and for first time ever it will take place at The Fullerton Bay Hotel. Join fellow oenophiles to sample over 250 wines arranged by different styles from light to medium and full-bodied. There will also be gourmet treats prepared by renowned local and international chefs to ensure you have the ultimate sipping and snacking experience.
21 October 2018
The name says it all. This funky art fair was designed to be an alternative platform for local and regional local and regional artists to connect with the community and showcase their work, plus a chance for potential buyers to pick up contemporary pieces that won’t break the bank. And seeing as it’s held at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, you can also expect hearty roasts, great tunes, and all around good vibes.
24 October – 25 October 2018
If you’re a holistic business owner looking to amp up your brand or you’re thinking about delving into the wellness industry, then you won’t want to miss this incredible networking event that can help you take your business to the next level. Join forward thinking brand founders, influencers, and entrepreneurs for two days of insightful and inspiring talks on everything from marketing to fundraising and technology in the wellness world.
26 October – 27 October 2018
This October, the Singapore International Film Festival is partnering with Gardens by the Bay to offer two free outdoor movie screenings in a spectacular setting. On October 26 the series kicks off with a screening of My Girl (USA) followed by My Girl (Thailand) on the evening of October 27. Before each screening of these coming-of-age classics,dancers from Luminous Dance Academy will perform to the iconic soundtracks from the films.
26 October – 28 October 2018
What do you get when you combine ghoulish and glam? Find out at In the Woods, a freakishly fun free-for-all at Bar Rouge on the Friday and Saturday nights before Halloween. On both nights the party gets started at 10:30pm with mesmerising light shows, head-spinning beats, and wicked concoctions. Dress in your best Halloween costume for the chance to win prizes like a magnum of Belvedere, a one-night stay at Swissotel The Stamford, and champagne brunch for two at SKAI.
27 October 2018
In true Mexican spirit, Lucha Loco will be celebrating the Day of the Dead with a vibrant parade, colourful costumes, face painting, and a whole lot of tequila-induced shenanigans. The dress code is ‘dapper as death and beautifully deceased’, so don your most outrageous gear and get ready for great food and drink, groovy tunes by DJ Fat Fish, and fab games and prizes.
The White Rabbit is renowned for their OTT Halloween parties, and this year will be no exception. Explore the mysteries of the Sahara at Jewel of d’Nile, an enchanting evening where mummies, pharaohs, and goddesses alike can lose themselves in liberating libations and sultry rhythms by DJs KFC and Hookstyle. Best dressed prizes include a trip for two to Wonderfruit Pattaya and stays in a luxury villa and hotel.
Brought to us by way of London, the award-winning Cirque Le Soir will be transforming CÉ LA VI into a fantasy S&M dungeon where guests can immerse themselves in interactive theatrical acts involving fire breathers, exotic dancers, and eccentric contortionists. Rock up to the party wearing latex, and you’ll be in the running to win a bottle of Grey Goose after posting a picture with the hashtag #celavisingapore on Instagram.
31 October 2018
Halloween happens to fall on ladies night at CÉ LA VI, so grab your girl squad and head up to the rooftop for a fab neon takeover with vivid paints, glowing headbands, and high-energy Kandi beats by DJ Julian. Even better, ladies get free entry and a complimentary glass of bubbly. The cover charge for guys is $28 and includes a glass of premium pour.