Singapore comes down with F1 fever every September when the Singapore Grand Prix takes over the Marina Bay Circuit for an entire weekend of high-speed races and star-studded parties. The festivities will run from September 20 until September 22 this year, and people are already gearing up for some great Grand Prix times. But what to do that weekend if you’re not into fast cars and glitzy galas? For all the non-gearheads out there, we’ve rounded up some fun events going on around Singapore that have nothing to do with F1.
Grab your girl squad and make a beeline for Bar Rouge on Thursday night because ladies can enjoy free-flow house pours from 11pm to 1am. Styluxtakut will be on the decks all night with classic hip-hop and R&B tracks, so you can get your groove on in between rounds. Join the weekly giveaway and you stand a chance to win a free night’s stay at the stylish Swissotel the Stamford.
When: Thursday September 19, 10pm – 3am
Where: Bar Rouge, 2 Stamford Rd, Swissotel the Stamford #71-01, Singapore 178882. p. +65 9177 7307. Open Tues 6pm – 1am, Wed – Thurs 6pm – 3am, Fri – Sat 6pm – 4am
Stock up on everything from fresh organic produce to sustainable health and beauty products, fun fashion pieces, and much more at The Frank Food Market. This family-friendly shopping event takes place on the third Saturday of every month and is a great chance to get out of the house, meet new people, and support Singapore growers, makers, and producers.
When: Saturday September 21, 9am – 1pm
Where: 75E Loewen Rd, Loewen Gardens, Singapore 248845
Haji Lane is going to be jamming on September 21 when it transforms into a massive open-air party spot. The festivities kicks off at 5pm with a stellar lineup of musicians including Havana Social Club, Fungkimunkees, DJ Titus Singam, and DJ Shaifudin Suhaimi. There will also be face painting, margaritas, and a lucky draw. Try to get there early because the first 200 guests get a free tequila shot.
When: Saturday September 21, 5pm – late
Where: Haji Lane, Kampong Glam, Singapore
Help keep one of Singapore’s beloved natural gems clean and green by joining World Cleanup Day on Pulau Ubin. To get there, take the ferry across to the public jetty where you can meet up with other friends of the environment. The actual cleanup will take just under two hours, and afterwards you can celebrate a job well done with dinner and drinks at a local brewery.
When: Saturday September 21, 1:30pm – 5pm
Where: Public jetty, Pulau Ubin, Singapore
What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than grooving to cool tunes, eating great food, doing a bit of shopping, and socialising with good peeps, all while enjoying the great outdoors? Sunday Social features market stalls by local Singapore brands, chill DJ sets, cold drinks, and Camp Kilo Charcoal Club’s awesome smoky grilled eats all in a woodsy setting by the Kallang River.
When: Sunday September 22, 12pm – 10pm
Where: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, Level 1, Singapore 338987. p. +65 9830 6252. Open Fri 5:30pm – 12am, Sat – Sun 11am – 12am