Things to do in June 2019

 

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June is finally here and let’s all agree that we all need a break for toughing out the first half of 2019. For those seeking much-needed time off, here’s a list of fun events and activities to check out for this month:

 

1. Take part in Meiji Run 2019 for free snacks and cash vouchers

 

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From carnival games to photo booths and a Meiji Fair where you can stock up on snacks at discounted rates, Meiji Run 2019 should be marked down on your calendar if you’re looking for some fun in the sun.

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Win $50 Meiji Cashback vouchers by crushing the 10KM Competitive Cashback Run or join in on the more relaxing Meiji 3.5KM Fun Run with your fam and friends. As with all runs, there’ll be tons of freebies such as Meiji drinks, snacks, and merchandise up for grabs.

Read our article on Meiji Run 2019 here.

Date: 29th June 2019
Time: 7AM-8PM
Venue: 45 Serapong Course Rd, Sentosa (Palawan Green)
Price: From $35 per pax

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2. Support the freedom to love at Pink Dot 2019

 

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Just recently, Taiwan became the first nation in Asia to recognise same-sex marriage. It was a monumental step forward for the LGBTQ+ community, but more can be done.

If you believe in the freedom to love, don a pink outfit and attend Pink Dot 2019 to take a stand #AgainstDiscrimination. From music performances to moving speeches by influential members of the community, it’ll be a day where we celebrate diversity and call for a more open and inclusive society.

Date: 29th June 2019
Venue: Hong Lim park, Speakers’ Corner

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3. Explore the Istana during a rare open house

 

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As you already know, the Istana is the official residence and office of the President of Singapore – and it’s only open to the public on 5 particular days in a year. This Hari Raya Puasa, don’t miss out on the rare opportunity to explore its sprawling gardens, enjoy music performances by school bands, or attend a Nature Guided Walk to learn more about the verdure in the compound.

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Date: 5th June 2019
Time: 8.30AM-6PM
Address: 35 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238823
Price: $2 per person

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4. Stock up on books, zines, and art prints at Singapore Art Book Fair 2019

 

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For all the bookworms out there looking to add to your collection of good reads, the Singapore Art Book Fair 2019 is an event you should check out. This fair celebrates all things printed, from contemporary art books to zines and art prints. Do catch the talks and performances as well as the exhibitions put up by content creators from all over the world to find out more about the art of printed creation.

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Date: 28th June – 30th June 2019
Venue: Gillman Barracks, NTU CCA Exhibition Hall, 43 Malan Road, S109443
Price: Free

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5. Explore the scenic Lakeside Garden

 

Singaporeans in need of an escape from the concrete jungle can take a journey to the West to enjoy some serenity and greenery at the newly opened Lakeside Garden. Within this scenic park lies a lalang field where a lone tree stands, perfect for IG shots.

Apart from that, families can enjoy the numerous play areas for children, including Forest Ramble with 13 different play zones, and Clusia Cove which has a wading pool with real sand.

There are also scenic boardwalks and sports and recreation facilities, like kayak rental and a swimming pool.

Read our article on Lakeside Garden here.

Address: Yuan Ching Road, Singapore
Opening hours: 24/7
Price: Free

 

6. Enjoy a bouncy castle, Pikachu parade, and free movies at the Pokemon Carnival

 

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Calling all Pokemon lovers! If you’ve already watched Pokemon Detective multiple times and can’t get enough of the adorable creatures in the film, check out the Pokemon Carnival happening at Sentosa Cove.

Fans of all ages can look forward to a Pikachu parade, meet & greet sessions with Pokemon mascots, and playing on an inflatable slide and ball pit.

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There will also be carnival games and free movie screenings during weekend evenings at Sentosa Cove Village.

Date: 15th June – 30th June 2019
Time: 5-9PM
Venue: Sentosa Cove
Price: Free

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7. Laugh your stress off with a stand-up comedy show

 

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As the saying goes, laughter is the best medicine, so leave it to the professionals to get you into fits of roaring laughter. From Kumar-helmed Comedy at Canvas to Talk Cock Comedy which has open mic sessions anyone can join, the stand-up comedy scene here is bustling with regular shows.

Find out more about these stand-up comedy shows in our article here.

 

8. Discover hidden gems of Kallang during our next Instawalk

 


From clusters of hot pink Bougainvillea blooms to a rainbow-coloured bridge, Kallang is an area full of hidden gems that many of us have yet to discover. Join us on our next Instawalk where you’ll be taken on a tour to check out these spots, and hopefully, you’ll see this area in the East in a whole new light.

Read our article for a little teaser and sign up for #IWalkKallang here.

Date: 8th June 2019

 

9. Attend boyband night at retro arcade-bar, NINETEEN80

 

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We all wish to revisit our teenage years once in a while, and the retro arcade bar NINETEEN80 calls for a toast to that with their upcoming boyband-themed party – NOW That’s What I Call Boyband Music! You’ll enjoy a major throwback with the old-but-gold tunes from popular boy bands of yesteryear such as Westlife, BSB, and N*SYNC.

Read our article on NINETEEN80 here.

Date: 4th June 2019
Time: 9PM-late
Address: 21 Tg Pagar Rd, #01-05, Singapore 044888
Telephone for reservations: 9183 6073
Price: Free

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10. Snag free pre-loved items at the Singapore Really Really Free Market

 

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The Singapore Really Really Free Market is a temporary flea market where everything is free-of-charge, in an effort to encourage upcycling and reduce wastage. If you have lots of objects at home that no longer spark joy, you can also choose to set up a stall to give them away to others who might need them more.  

Date: 4th June 2019
Time: 9PM-late
Venue: 21 Tg Pagar Rd, #01-05, Singapore 044888

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11. Chug free booze samples and go on a 2.4km beer run at Beerfest Asia 2019

 

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From band performances to DJs churning out some sick beats and most importantly, 600 different beers up for sampling, Beerfest Asia is every nightlife-lover’s dream come true. And for the first time ever, there will be a BeerFest Run, where participants drink beer at pit stops along a 2.4km run around Marina Promenade. Complete the race, and you’ll receive a 1L Finisher Mug which you can fill up at any of the beer booths at discounted rates.

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Jio the squad because purchasing tickets in advance as a group of 4 will let you get discounts for both entry to the festival and for the run.

Date: 27th June – 30th June 2019
Time: Thur 6PM-1AM, Fri 5PM-2AM, Sat 4PM-2AM, Sun 2PM-11PM
Venue: Marina Promenade
Price: Festival entry tickets start from $20 while admission to the run are from $70. Check out Beerfest Asia’s website here for more information on prices.

 

12. Watch a dragon boat comp and learn how to sail for free at DBS Marina Regatta 2019

 

Grab the rare opportunity to watch a massive dragon boat race at DBS Marina Regatta 2019, where over 90 teams will be competing against each other around the picturesque Marina Bay Waterfront Promenade.

Adventurous souls looking for something new to try can sign up for the DBS’ sailing programme, where participants can learn how to sail a boat for free.

Besides that, there will also be fusion hawker food, busking performances, craft workshops, and an eco-themed maze to conquer.

Date: 31st May – 2nd June 2019
Time: 3PM-10PM
Venue: The Promontory@Marina Bay

Website

Read our article on the DBS Marina Regatta here.

 

13. Check out Ramadan bazaars aside from Geylang Serai

 

Laloolalang Bazaar at Malay Heritage Centre
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If you’ve already visited Geylang Serai multiple times, or if you’re not keen on squeezing with the massive crowd, fret not, because there are tons of other Raya bazaars you can check out.

All are welcome, regardless of whether you celebrate Hari Raya or not. From Sultan Bazaar outside the grand Masjid Sultan to Woodland’s first air-conditioned Bazaar Raya UTARA, these pasar malams are full of yummy goodies for you to munch on.

Find out more about these alternative Ramadan bazaars in our article here.

 

14. Jam out at Ultra 2019

 

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Party lovers itching for a wild night out – Singapore’s #1 EDM Festival, Ultra 2019, is back for y’all to jam out till you drop. This year’s star-studded lineup at Bayfront will feature popular artists like Skrillex, Jamie Jones and Knife Party. You can purchase a 1-day pass, or go all out with a 2-day ticket if you’re ballin’.

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Date: 8th June – 9th June 2019
Time: 2PM-11PM
Venue: Singapore Ultra Park

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15. Indulge in all things Japanese at RWS Summer Matsuri

 

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It’s Summer all year round in Singapore, so all the more reason to celebrate the season with RWS Summer Matsuri. Traditionally, a Summer Matsuri is an annual Japanese festival that’s held across all prefectures.

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Expect lantern displays and mass-dance performances after you’ve filled your belly with a bowl of steaming ramen purchased from stalls such by Hokkaido Musashi Ramen and Kyoto Shijimi Ramen.

There will also be free film screenings of Japanese movies such as The Travelling Cat Chronicles, a heartwarming tale centres around a kitty.

Read our article on RWS Summer Matsuri here.

Date: 6th June – 9th June
Time: 5PM-11PM
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa, The Forum, Level B1
Price: Free

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16. Pick up quirky handmade goods at Mox Parade

 

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Mox Parade is a pop-up market for local artists and budding entrepreneurs to sell their wares. From quirky handmade earrings to beauty products and original artwork, there’s a little something for everyone. While you’re there, don’t be afraid to make friends with the vendors and find out the story behind their masterpieces.

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Date: 21st June – 23rd June 2019
Time: 1PM-9PM
Venue: SOTA, School Of The Arts (Level 1)

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17. Go on a beginner-friendly walking trail

 

Dragon’s Teeth Gate rock formation at Labrador Nature Reserve

Not everyone enjoys going to the gym, and routine workouts at the same location each time can get rather dull. Change it up by going on an easy walking trail instead.

Punggol Waterway Park

Westies can look forward to visiting Bukit Batok Nature Park while fans of photography should pick Labrador Nature Reserve for its unique landmarks, such as the pastel coral Berlayer Point Lighthouse and the Dragon’s Teeth Gate rock formation.

Read our article on easy walking trails in Singapore here.

 

18. Sample a variety of food at the Yummy Food Expo

 

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Yummy Food Expo is a food convention with over 150 F&B participating stalls, where you can expect unique and newly-launched noms up for sale. Best of all, admission is free and there’ll also be tons of free samples.

Fruit tea from PARTEA
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Apart from that, you can look forward to discounted snacks. For example, the Japanese-French macarons from Annabella Patisserie will be going at prices lower than usual – $3.90 for a cup and $10 for a box of 6 pieces respectively.

Date: 27th June – 30th June 2019
Time: 11AM-10PM daily
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 5

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19. Learn how to DIY your own terrarium from just $22

 

The Plant Story
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If you enjoy DIY-ing and decorating things, keep your hands busy at a terrarium building workshop where you’ll create a mini ecosystem from scratch.

It’s basically a self-sufficient jar garden which requires no maintenance whatsoever, making it perfect for even busy office workers with no time for actual gardening. You creation can double up as desk decor, and the activity itself can be really therapeutic.

Find out more about these terrarium workshops in our article here.

 

20. Have a brunch date at a scenic waterfront restaurant

 

Summerlong at Robertson Quay

If you’ve already exhausted your list of date plans, it’s time to level up with some of the waterfront cafes and restaurants scattered along the borders of our island. Many of them have alfresco areas for that extra romantic factor – Dusk Restaurant, in particular, offers panoramic views of the Singapore skyline from Faber Peak.

Dusk Restaurant

Read our article on waterfront restaurants here.

 

Events in June 2019

 

We’ve finally reached the mid-point of 2019 and that sure as heck calls for a good break! Go forth and let loose with this list of activities – it’s time to get yourself all re-charged for the other half of 2019 ahead.