Things to do in Singapore in April 2018


interesting things to do in April 2018

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2018 sure seems to be zooming past real quick. We’re 4 months in and done celebrating the New Year, CNY, and Valentine’s Day. But that doesn’t mean the excitement stops here. From a camp-in cinema to HIIT on water, this month has in store a line up of activities you certainly wouldn’t want to miss.


1. Have a comfy campout at ECP with yoga, movies, and a BBQ


unique camping trips in Singapore

Camp-In Cinema* takes camping at East Coast Park up a notch –  you won’t be sleeping in thin sleeping bags, or roughing it out in any way. Instead, you’ll get comfy mattresses with linen and bedding, and even a comfort pack as well as a cooling fan and toiletries in your tent.

Yup, your comfort is 100% guaranteed at this event. Lie back and relax as you enjoy a movie under the stars, and munch on freshly barbequed grub. The next morning, you’ll get to stretch your muscles with sunrise yoga by the ocean, and dig into a meat-free Italian Breakfast. Doubt a weekend can get any more relaxing than this.

Note: You’ll need to bring your own yoga mat.

*Due to the National Park camping regulations, sleepover at the Camp-In Cinema is open only to Singaporeans, PRs and Foreigners holding on to a Singapore Work Pass Permit or a Residence Permit, both with a valid residential address in Singapore.

Date: 28 April 2018
Venue: East Coast Park
Movie screened: Six Days Seven Nights 
Price: $98/pax. Buy your tickets here.


2. Rave and race at The Music Run


Music Run party stage 2018

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The Music Run is a workout and music festival all in one. Choose from a 5KM fun run, 5KM timed, or a 10KM timed run – you do you. There will be speakers all around pumping the latest beats, and a party at the end so your spirits will be kept high the whole way through. 

Date: April 21 2018 
Price: 5KM Fun Run: $70 | 5KM Timed: $75 | 10KM Timed: $80
Register here.


3. Learn about Singapore’s iconic old-school playgrounds


TSL instawalk toa payoh dragon playground

We all know about Toa Payoh’s dragon playground, and seen the multitude of Instagram photos of other similar old-school playgrounds. But once upon a time before they became hipster hangouts, these playgrounds were teeming with children running around in them. 

The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2010 at the National Museum of Singapore lets you learn more about how these structures of dragons and clocks were part of the childhoods of those growing up here. 

Date: 20 April 2018 – 30 Sept 2018
Address: 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Price: Free admission for Citizens and Permanent Residents


4. Watch an aerial circus show for free at Singapore International Festival Of The Arts


SIFA 2018 circus performance

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Singapore International Festival Of The Arts 2018 is your chance to explore hidden spaces you might not have access to on a daily basis. You’ll get to discover a hidden trap-door used by criminals to enter the courtroom, and even party in the old Parliament House. Plus, you’ll also be able to watch an aerial circus all the way from France for free.

Date: 26 April 2018 – 12 May 2018


5. Plan your next trip at the new Hyfe Cafe and enjoy travel discounts


Hyfe cafe deals

If you’ve ever gone travelling with your squad, you’d know the pain of planning a holiday, especially when you have so many different preferences to accommodate to. Hyfe Cafe makes things a lil’ easier, with a travel concierge and exclusive in-house booking app. The app features sample routes from over 20 countries which will help kick start your planning. Plus, they serve up pretty tasty mains from just $9.90.

Tip:  Book attraction tickets and transport passes through the app and get up to 40% off!

Address: #03-25, Tampines 1, 10 Tampines Central 1, 529536
Opening Hours: Daily, 10AM-10PM
Telephone: 8620 0075


6. Go on an Instawalk to Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar


TheSmartLocal Instawalk 2018

A previous instawalk to Tiong Bahru.

TSL’s Instawalk is finally back after half a year! This time, we’ll be taking you through the undiscovered photogenic areas of Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar. Watch out for the registration link and other updates on TSL’s Facebook page and Instagram.

Date: 21 April 2018


7. Get free ice cream at Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day


Ben and Jerry's free cone day april 2018

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April just got even sweeter because of Ben and Jerry’s Free Cone Day! They’ve been at it since 1979, to thank fans and customers for their support. We all know Singaporeans love anything free, and will join a queue just because there are goodies to be gained. Based on past years’ editions, the queues can get pretty crazy, so be sure to snag a spot early!

Date: 10 April 2018
Time: 12PM – 8PM
Venue: Click here to find a participating scoop shop near you.


8. Flaunt your style at the Harajuku Fashion Walk   


Harajuku fashion walk singapore 2018

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Stamped in big bold letters over Harajuku Fashion Walk Singapore’s Facebook page is “This is NOT cosplay event”. Harajuku fashion lovers gather and strut their stuff along a route for 3 hours every year, and find solidarity in their choice of alternative fashion and self-expression.

Date: April 7 2018
Time: 4PM – 7PM
Venue: Merlion Park


9. Get your cardio done with a free PoundFit Workout


poundfit workout singapore unique workout

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Yoga incorporated into ballet, and dancing while on a bungee – these unique workouts are slowly gaining traction. But bet you haven’t tried drumming and dancing all at once. It’s an intense workout that will give you cardio, conditioning and strength training at the same time. 

In partnership with Rock The Naked Truth, AXA will be organizing a complimentary PoundFit workout. Here’s a cool video showing how it works.

Sweat to the Music with POUND | About POUND | POUND Rockout. Workout.
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Sweat to the Music with POUND | About POUND | POUND Rockout. Workout.

Date: 26 April 2018 (register by 17 April)
Time: 7PM – 8.30PM 
Address: The Autobus 6A Shenton Way #1-01 Downtown Gallery Singapore, 068815
Price: Free, register here.


10. Discover the secrets of your neighbourhood at Singapore Heritage Festival


singapore heritage festival 2018

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Yes, another festival, but we’re not complaining! Delve into the traditions, customs, practices, as well as personal stories of your neighbourhood with Singapore Heritage Festival. There will be heritage trails, tours, open houses, and performances all around the island. Here’s the fun – the locations of the festival are secret, and will be revealed one by one on their Facebook page. Take a look at the clues, make a correct guess and stand to win some attractive prizes! 

Date: 6 April 2018 – 22 April 2018 


11. Test your balance with HIIT on water


 alternative workouts in singapore - floatfit

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As if a normal HIIT session isn’t intense enough, Floatfit HIIT puts your core to the test as you try to maintain your balance while werking those muscles at the same time. Well, if you always find yourself complaining about how it’s too hot when you exercise, perhaps an occasional dump in the water might fix that. 

Date: Click here for the list of available dates. 
Address: Beach Road, Singapore 199591
Price: $29


12. Sweat it out with a Yoga Rave at AVRY


Avry club interior

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Avry is holding a Yoga Rave session on 12 April where there’ll be a night of yoga, healthy eats and bangin’ beats. Dinner is included as well – a nutritious meal box from Grain to fuel the rest of the night. Now here’s a rare clubbing session that might actually be good for your health. 

For more nightlife spots, check out this list of newly opened clubs.

Date: 12 April 2018 
Address: 9 Raffles Boulevard, #02-02, Singapore 039596
Price: $45/pax. Buy your tickets here.


13. Get fresh produce and organic food at the Organic-Friendly Farmers Market


Organic-friendly farmers market singapore april 2018

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Health junkies, here’s another place to do your grocery shopping at – the Organic-Friendly Farmers’ Market. #Supportlocal and buy produce from local farmers. There will be workshops on urban farming, and if you’re feeling ultra healthy that day, participate in some on-the-spot fitness activities.

Date: April 7 2018
Time: 9.30AM – 4PM 
Address: 277 Orchard Road, Singapore 238858


14. Enjoy food, performances, and a laser light show at NAFA Arts Festival 2018


NAFA dance performance 2018

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As part of our celebrations for NAFA’s 80 years of establishment, NAFA Arts Festival has been organised to encourage the appreciation of the arts and to showcase the artistic talents of their students. Expect flea markets, food, and performances including a laser light show. 

Date and Time: 13 April: 4PM-10PM | 14 April: 2PM-9PM | 15 April: 11AM-5PM 


New activities and events in April 2018 


The Marina Bay Carnival may be over, but that’s not the only exciting thing our island has to offer. With so many events and activities to pick and choose from this month, there’s no need to think of what to fill your Friday nights with.