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17 Things To Do In April 2019 – Alice In Wonderland Exhibition, Songkran, & 50H Non-Stop Run

Things to do in April 2019


alice in wonderland marina bay sandsImage credit: ACMI, Phoebe Powell

The month of April brings with it an exciting lineup of events: Have a taste of Taiwan’s street food without flying out of the country, fall through the rabbit hole into a Wonderland exhibition, and party the night away in a ferris wheel at 70 feet in the air.


1. Party on a ferris wheel at Marquee, Singapore’s newest and biggest club


Marquee clubImage credit: Marina Bay Sands

No kidding – Marquee is a nightclub with a Ferris wheel with photo booths in each carriage, and a 3-storey high slide. Clearly, this is set to be Singapore’s biggest and most exhilarating club hands down. It’ll be opening on 12 April and that week, you’ll get to dance to the beats of world-renowned DJs like Afrojack and Tiesto.

Date: 12-13 April
Time: 10PM till late
Venue: The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Bayfront Avenue, B1-67, Singapore 018956
Price: From $38 (women) | from $48 (men)


2. Get Taiwanese XXL chicken at the Shilin Night Market pop-up


Shilin Night Market snacksImage adapted from:@shilinsingapore

Crispy XXL chicken, warm oyster mee sua and thirst-quenching pearl milk tea are some of the mouth-watering dishes you’ll find at Singapore’s very first Shilin Night Market pop-up – a recreation of the night market in Taiwan. This event is organised by the same company that hosted Artbox previously so you can bet it’ll be exciting. 

Get ready to walk through more than 137 booths offering up a variety of Taiwanese treats and arcade games, and even catch some movie screenings while you’re at it.

Date:19-21 April | 26-28 April
Time: 3PM-11PM
Venue:  Turf Club Ave, Singapore 738078
Price: TBC


3. Wander into a world of florals with GBTB’s Floral Fantasy


Floral Fantasy at Gardens By The BayImage credit: Gardens By The Bay

Be one with nature without having to worry about the heat of Singapore’s humidity with Garden By The Bay’s newest botanical exhibition, Floral Fantasy. This thematic attraction showcases 4 garden landscapes – Dance, Float, Waltz and Drift –  with each zone featuring different trails decked out from floor to ceiling with dangling flowers, ferns, and vines.

Floral Fantasy zone at Gardens By The BayImage credit: Gardens By The Bay

You’ll also be in for a 4D multimedia ride that showcases the bumpy path taken by dragonflies.

Date: 14 April – 13 May
Time:  Daily, 9AM-9PM (except on 14 April, Sun: 2PM-9PM)
Venue: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Price: From $9


4. Go down the rabbit hole with ArtScience Museum’s Wonderland exhibition


Alice in WonderlandImage credit: ACMI, Phoebe Powell

Wonderland may not exist in real life, but that doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to re-create the magical world that Alice fell into. Come 13 April, you’ll get to travel down the rabbit hole at ArtScience Museum’s Wonderland exhibition. Through this interactive showcase, you’ll see how Alice has been represented across decades by various artists.

You can look forward to seeing a world filled with theatrical sets, interactive set-ups and audiovisual artworks to reconstruct the world of Alice as you get a taste of the adventures she embarked on. 

Wonderland tableImage credit: ACMI, Phoebe Powell

To make wandering through Wonderland even more enchanting, the place has over 300 artefacts like first edition books, original costumes and vintage films all waiting to be discovered.

Before you enter, you’ll also be given a map, which also contains a secret code that you’ll be keying on a hidden website to unlock even more mysterious adventures beyond the exhibition.

Date: 13 April – 22 Sep
  Daily, 10AM-7PM
Venue: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974 daily, 10AM-7PM
Price: $16


5. Rock out to the performances at Sundown Festival


Sundown Festival ConcertThe Summer State performing at 2017’s Sundown Festival
Image credit: @linchangencysg

Party to live music, watch indie movie screenings and even set-up tents to camp overnight at Sundown Festival. It’s even more worth it if you jio your friends to stay the night with you as the 4-people package entitles you to enjoy a meal over a bonfire.  

This year, you’ll be tuning in to beats of artistes like Charlie Lim, DJ Soda and DJ Shogun. Unwind further with a freshly-brewed cup of beer from the festival’s booth stores as you kick back with movies such as Oh Lucy, which is about a lonely woman who discovers her alter ego when she learns English.

Date:19-21 April
Time: Fri: 3PM-3AM | Sat: 12PM-3PM | Sun: 12PM-11PM
Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Price: From $70


6. Capture selfies with over 60,000 backdrops at Palfie Pix


Palfie Pix photoboothImage credit: The Smart Local

Palfie Pix is Singapore’s first virtual selfie studio with over 60,000 backdrop themes, ranging from Korean drama-style to Jurassic World. The studio even has a costume and props section for you to dress up with. If you wanna take it all the way, you can also request for the studio’s professional makeup team to give you a new face.

Photo booth at Palfie Fix

Read more about our Palfie Pix experience here.

Time: Daily, 11AM-10PM
Venue: 181 Orchard Road, #04-07, Singapore 238896
Price: From $48


7. Uncover the hidden eateries and stores at industrial areas


Vintage clothing store

On the surface, industrial areas may seem like clusters of ordinary office buildings, but take a closer look and you’ll find hidden gems like a vintage clothing store and a dim sum shop where everything costs just $1.30!

Read more about these secret places here.


8. Tickle your funny bone with The Kumar Show


The Kumar Show Image credit: @thibaultgauriau_photography

Kumar’s wit and brazen sense of humour has made him one of Singapore’s most prominent comedians. From 2 to 30 April, he’ll be cracking jokes related to politics, LGBTQ, race, and other taboo topics. Having been in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years, the joker is known for his lip-synching sets, his Indian dances and slapstick jiggling with buff go-go boys.

Due to the sensitive nature of his jokes, only participants over the age of 18 are allowed entry. View the full schedule here.

Date: 2-30 April
Time: 7PM-9.10PM
Venue:  20 Upper Circular Road, #B1-01/06 The Riverwalk, Singapore 058416
Price: From $25


9. Visit Painting Singapore, an exhibition by Singapore’s earliest watercolour painting artist


watercolour paintingImage credit: Invaluable

Free exhibitions? We’re down. At Painting Singapore, you’ll get to see what Singapore was like before it became the concrete jungle it is today – through a series of watercolour paintings created by Lim Cheng Hoe, Singapore’s earliest watercolour painting artist.

You’ll be seeing a total of 60 masterpieces that capture Singapore’s changing environment for the past 40 decades, with images of Singapore’s kampongs, boat traffic, and landscapes showing the first skyscrapers being built.

Date: Until 9 June
Time: Daily, 10AM-7PM
Venue: 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Price: FREE for Singaporeans


10. Stock up on supplies for your furkid at PetExpo 2019


PetExpo grooming services

The PetExpo is Singapore’s largest pet fair. Apart from stocking up on supplies for your furkid, you can attend workshops that will demonstrate how to give therapeutic massages to your pets, and teach you games for pet rehabilitation. There will also be a Fur For Hope charity event, where you can let your dog get an express hair cut, hair extensions, nail trimming or ear care services to make a donation.

products you can buy for your furkid

The event will also have numerous competitions and performances to keep you and your furkid on your paws. Check out the K9 Sports Jumper Course to see dogs jumping, digging and ducking into tunnels based on their owners’ cues.

Read our article on last year’s PetExpo here.

Date: 12-14 April
Time:  Daily, 11AM-8PM
Venue: Hall 7, Singapore Expo 1, Expo Drive, Singapore 486150
Price: From $5


11. Get wet and wild at Songkran Music Festival


Songkran music festivalImage credit: Songkran Music Festival – Artist Impression

There are two things we love: music festivals and pool parties. With Songkran Music Festival held at Wild Wild Wet’s tsunami pool, you have the best of both worlds. As you splash around, you’ll be grooving to EDM tracks with DJs like Lincey and the world-renowned Quintino.

There will also be a VR gaming area with games like Beat Saber, a game that requires you to slash beats according to the song’s rhythm.

You’re probably going to need some refuelling to continuously party through the night, so check out the festival’s food trucks and pop-up bars.

Read more about the Songkran Music Festival here.

Date:13-15 April
Time: 5PM-11PM
Venue: Wild Wild Wet, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Singapore 519599
Price: $28


12. Admire flowers and get inspiration for your home garden at Singapore Horticultural Show


Image credit: Singapore Horticultural Show

Interact with nature and gain a better appreciation for plants at Singapore Horticultural Show, where there will be a series of events for all things plant-related. For some home garden inspiration, visit the Balcony Gardens showcase at Jurong Lake Gardens. While you’re there, check out the lineup of plant artwork, terrarium workshops and plant-growing competitions.

There will also be a marketplace with plants like succulents and ready-made terrariums for sale.

Date: 27 April – 5 May
Time: 10AM-7PM
Venue: Jurong Lake Gardens (West). Details TBC
Price: TBC


13. Test your endurance in the 50 Hours Non-Stop Run


Medals from the 50 hours non-stop runImage credit: @halfpintharrier

The idea of running for 50 hours Non-Stop may sound intimidating, but hold your horses, ‘cause in actuality, you’ll have 50 hours in total to complete the distance you’ve chosen to run. In this non-competitive run, participants can choose to run between 3 race categories – 43 km, 64.5km, or 86 km. The first 4 winners in each category will receive a medal.

The race will start at Bedok reservoir and if you’re a PAssion Cardmember, you’ll enjoy $4 off registration fees for all race categories.

Date: 19-21 April
Time: 9AM-11AM
Venue: Bedok Reservoir  
Price: From $24


14. Satisfy your cravings at a late-night ice cream and waffle cafe


Late-night ice creamImage credit: @lickerssg

We’ve all craved desserts at inconvenient, ungodly hours. Thankfully, there’s a handful of late-night ice-cream cafes – some of which open till 2AM – so you’ll be able to have your sweet-tooth cravings satisfied at your convenience. Most of them are also located within heartland neighbourhoods.

Read more about these late-night ice cream cafes here.


15. Watch The Truth, SRT’s new play starring Lim Yu-Beng


Cast in The Truth features Lim Yu-Beng

They say the truth will set you free, but sometimes things get complicated. That’s the gist of The Truth, a witty comedy with themes of sex, lies and cheating is about. The storyline follows the main character Michael, who tries to cover up his affair which then leads to bigger lies being told. This award-winning play stars local acting veterans like Lim Yu-Beng from Triple 9 and Neo Swee Lin.

Read more about The Truth in our article here.

Date: 19-21 April
Time: 8PM-9.20PM
Venue: 20 Merbau Road Singapore 239035 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035 
Price: From $45


16. Help plant a tree at ArtScience Museum’s Into The Wild exhibition


Habitats of endangered species shown at the Into The Wild exhibitionImage credit: Marina Bay Sands

Calling all animal-loving and environmentally conscious individuals. Into The Wild will bring you through different zones where you’ll see projections of the animals we’re trying to protect, and understand how the habitats of these animals are being threatened on a daily basis. At the final station, you’ll be planting a virtual tree, which will translate to a real tree being planted in Indonesia, Rimbang.

Search your tree on google maps and get to see its progressImage credit: Marina Bay Sands

To show you the positive impact your actions have reaped, you’ll get to “stalk” your tree growing with its exact Google Maps coordinates.

Date: From 11 February
Time:  Daily, 10AM-7PM
Venue: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Price: TBC


17. Have a romantic picnic date at a photogenic K-drama worthy spot


A scenic shot at Toa Payoh Town Park

We tend to think of Singapore as a concrete jungle, but there are still a number of secret hideouts amidst nature that are perfect for a picnic. These quiet spots look like they came right out of a K-drama. For example, Toa Payoh Town Park is filled with grassy lalang fields and has a hexagonal space by a pond.

Couple shot at Telok Blangah Hill Park

There’s also Telok Blangah Hill Park, which has colonial-style staircases, semi-circular terraces and pink bougainvillea.

Read more about these hidden picnic spots our article here.


Events in April 2019


While the month of April may not have any festive occasions, it doesn’t lack in being entertaining and exciting. Choose from this extensive list of events, from music festivals to runs to have a meaningful catch-up with friends.