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14 New And Fun Things To Do In June 2018 – Ultra Music Festival, Flamingo Float Race, & Free Mandopop Concert

Things to do in June 2018 


exciting things to do in june 2018

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We’re halfway through the year. This is the month where students all around Singapore heave a sigh of relief – the first big break of the year is finally here, and you can nua in bed all you want without anyone disturbing you. 

June promises to be an exciting time for all with a whole lineup of events, whether you’re having a month of holiday or are part of the busy working crowd. 


1. Experience out-of-this-world installations at SAM Imaginarium


SAM Imaginarium installations 2018

Take a trip to Singapore Art Museum for the eighth edition of Imaginarium, back with more eye popping and interactive installations. Find yourself captured in a magical jar, or even walk through cosmic grass – it’ll be fun for everyone in the family, whether young or young at heart.  

instagrammable installations SAM 2018

Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time
Opening Hours: Friday: 10AM-9PM | Sat-Thurs: 10AM-7PM 
Address: 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535 (SAM at 8Q)
Price: $6 for Adults, $3 for Students and Senior Citizens (Free for Singaporeans, Permanent Residents and Children under 6)


2. Join a flamingo float race at Adventure Cove Waterpark’s Splash Bash


events at adventure cove june 2018

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Beat the heat with Sentosa’s inaugural Splash Bash – think of it as a gigantic pool party. There will be different challenges at various stations situated around Adventure Cove, and you can stand to win prizes like a smartphone, smartwatch and an action camera! There’ll even be a DJ spinning some tracks and thirst-quenching drinks in flamingo floats so you’re assured of a splashin’ good time.

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Image credit: rwsentosa 

Venue: Adventure Cove Waterpark, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269
Date: 26 May 2018 – 1 July 2018 (Weekends and Public Holidays only) 


3. Visit Singapore’s many Ramadan Bazaars


lesser known ramadan bazaars 2018

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The crowd at the Geylang Serai Bazaar can get pretty crazy and can be quite a turn off to some. But if you’ve got a case of FOMO and want in on the delicious grub, here’s a list of alternative Ramadan Bazaars you can visit for similar food items, sans the crowd. 


4. Feed your Infinity War withdrawal symptoms at a Marvel Exhibition


Marvel exhibition at artscience museum singapore

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Infinity War has been out for some time now, but daily conversations and memes on the internet are still dotted with references to Thanos. For those of you who simply can’t get enough of Marvel, here’s a treat for you. Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes brings 19 Marvel movies from the past decade together, showing you the art and behind the scenes of the films. Wakanda forever

Venue: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Date: 9 June 2018 – 30 September 2018
Price: $12 – $19


5. Relax at a staycay with late checkout timings


hotels with late checkout timings singapore

Image credit: Stay Far East

After a whole night of partying, you’d probably need somewhere to crash ASAP, not to be woken till 12 hours later. You’ll be glad to know that there are hotels with checkout timings as late as 4PM for you to get your uninterrupted rest. 


6. Attend free book readings by local authors at BooksActually


booksactually 24hr bookstore event

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Who says grown-ups can’t attend storytelling sessions too? Get comfy in BooksActually, one of Singapore’s indie bookstores where there will be readings and book launches all night from the likes of Alfian Sa’at, Cyril Wong and more. This event aims to raise funds to help BooksActually find a forever home instead of having to worry about rentals. 

All you have to do is bring your own pillow and find a spot!

Venue: No. 9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 168645
Date: 8 June 2018
Time: 7PM – 2AM


7. Follow us on an Instawalk to Botanic Gardens


 Thesmartlocal instawalk

Image credit: @donnut

Instawalk to Chinatown and Tanjong Pagar last month. 

TSL’s very own Instawalk is back this month with a trip to Botanic Gardens. Discover whimsical waterfalls and snap the perfect shot for the ‘gram while you’re at it. Watch out for the registration link and other updates on TSL’s Facebook page and Instagram.


8. Party non-stop at Ultra Music Festival


ultra singapore lineup 2018

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This year’s edition of Ultra Singapore is happening from 15 – 16 June with an exciting lineup including DJ Snake, Above & Beyond, Afrojack and more! It’ll be 2 days of intense partying and jamming to sick beats. Get your tickets here ASAP to avoid disappointment. 

Venue: Ultra Park, 1 Bayfront Avenue
Date: 15 June 2018 – 16 June 2018


9. Have a movie-and-beer night at Hood Bar


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If you didn’t manage to catch The Shape Of Water while it was still in cinemas, now’s your chance. Popcorn Pop Up Cinema is screening the movie at Hood Bar. And for just $18, you get to enjoy the movie and 1  beer/house pour spirit/ soft drink. 

Venue: 201 Victoria Street, #05-07, Bugis+, 188067
Date: 10 June 2018 and 24 June 2018 
Time: 4.45PM – 9.30PM


10. Binge on affordable oysters at $2 and below 


cheap seafood in singapore

Image credit: @angiesoysterbar

Any seafood lover’s paradise would be a seafood buffet, with an endless supply of chilli crab, oysters and sashimi. Stuff your face with cheap oysters from just $1/piece and seafood buffets under $50. Seafood lovers are sure to get their money’s worth at these places. 


11. Watch a free Mandopop concert


free concerts singapore june 2018

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Didn’t get tickets to Sam Smith’s upcoming concert because of an empty wallet? Yeah, me neither. But here’s a concert you still can for free. If you’re one of those always belting out Mandarin pop hits during karaoke sessions, you’ll enjoy Sing.Lang, a Mandopop concert featuring local artistes. The lineup includes Joanna Dong, who recently made headlines for making it to Sing! China’s finals, and Benjamin Kheng from The Sam Willows. 

Venue: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, 1 Straits Boulevard, Singapore 018906
Date: 9 June 2018
Time: 7PM – 9PM


12. Enjoy a nature trail with the 5KM Sentosa Fun Walk


things to do in sentosa during the holidays

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A Sentosa Fun Walk is happening in partnership with National Geographic, so you can expect a 5KM of scenic nature trails and magnificent sunset views. After that, chill out by the beach at Palawan Green and enjoy the movie Kallang Roar under the stars, and munch on BBQ delights you can get from $15. 

Venue: Sentosa, Palawan Green 
Date: 16 June 2018 
Time: 5PM


13. Gobble up $2 hawker delights at the Tiger Street Food Festival


tiger street food festival 2018

Image adapted from: @vintageflanger

Throwback to the good ol’ days where you could get a packet of chicken rice for just $2 at Tiger Street Food Festival. Savour dishes from 15 hawker stalls such as Famous Eunos Bak Chor Mee and Tasty Street, who whips up lip-smacking Wagyu Beef and Iberico Lor Ba rice bowls. The best part? You can get each dish with just one of the purple notes in your wallet, and beer will be sold from $3-$6.

Find out more on the event page here, or read our article on last year’s edition of the festival here

Venue: Open field @ Tan Quee Lan Street 
Date: 8 June 2018 
Time: 5PM – 10.30PM


14. Check out art installations at Flipside Festival 


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Image credit: Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

The Esplanade isn’t just good for posh concerts – Flipside Festival shows that it can be family-friendly too. This arts festival turns the Esplanade into an educational playground for adults and kids alike, with over 200 activities including giant LED puppets and a never seen before musical instrument. 

Venue: Click here to see the full list of programmes and venues.
Date: 25 May 2018 – 3 June 2018 


Events in June 2018


Fun doesn’t have to be expensive, and these activities and events happening in June prove just that. There’s still another half of 2018 to conquer, so remember to take some time off to rest, relax and recharge.