Shiok events for September 2017


Color run night 2017 Singapore

Image credit: Color Run SG

The winds of September have arrived and with it comes a fresh new lineup of events to satiate every interest – from the adrenalised Color Run to the quirky Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention. Use your one week reprieve from school – or, if you’re a working adult, some of your remaining off-days – to enjoy these 20 events we’ve picked out.




1. World Food Fair


September Events - World Food Fair 

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Think of the World Food Fair as a pimped up version of an average pasar malam. Sample from over 180 food exhibitors selling a wide range of food, from freshly-made churros and smoothies to even prime beef. Bring along this flyer to enjoy discounts on yummy goodies like crystal dumplings and salted egg fish skin!

When: 7th – 10th September 2017
Where: Singapore Expo Hall 5
Price: Free Admission


2. Labrador & Alexandra Heritage Tour


 September Events - Labrador Heritage

Labrador Battery. Image credit: @neozers

Travel back in time to World War II, and follow the route Japanese soldiers took in the battle at Labrador decades ago. During this trek, you’ll visit former military installations, such as Labrador Battery and Alexandra Barracks, and hear a first-hand account of the war from survivors.

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Be prepared to walk a lot as the 4-hour trail will cover more than 20 locations and includes rough terrain. So do remember to bring a bottle of water!

When: 9th September 2017
Where: Labrador MRT Station
Price: Free admission


3. Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention 2017


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Returning for its tenth year is the Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention – Singapore’s very own Comic Con. Cosplay as your favourite superheroes or anime characters, meet like-minded fans, snag exclusive event merch like a Games of Thrones bundle box, and get the chance to interact with guest panelists like Emmy Award-winning illustrator Frank Cho and popular cosplayer Siutao.

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Image credit: @siutao1126

When: 9 – 10 September 2017
Where: Sands Expo & Convention Center
Price: From $7


4. Eco Film Festival


 September Events - Eco Film Festival

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Held for 3 days at the ArtScience Museum, the Eco Film Festival will showcase films geared towards environmental and animal protection. Best part is, they’re all free! For all you shutterbugs, there’s also a photography competition leading up to the festival, where the winner will walk away with an award and get his photograph displayed during the festival.

When: 1st – 3rd September 2017
Where: ArtScience Museum
Price: Free Admission


5. The Jam: A Pangdemonium Fundraiser


 September Events - Pangdemonium

Adapted from: Pangdemonium

For one night only, homegrown talents including Nathan Hartono, Benjamin Kheng, and Inch Chua will come together and serenade you with original tunes and covers for Pangedomium’s fundraiser concert. So dance along the aisles of Esplanade Concert Hall as you support our underrated local arts scene!

When: 1st September 2017
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
Price: From $30


6. Color Run 2017 Night


 September Events - Color Run Night

Image credit: Color Run SG

Proving that anything looks great with a splash of neon, The Color Run is back for all those hoping to brighten up their ‘gram while keeping fit. Runners will be blanketed with coloured powder as they dash towards the finish line. Don’t worry about ruining your clothes as the colour does wash out.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Head over to the Finish Festival after you’ve completed your race and party on to great music, dancing and even more colour throws.        

When: 21st – 24th September 2017
Where: Sentosa Beach Station, Palawan Green
Price: From $70


7. Singapore Grand Prix 2017


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Adapted from: @f1nightrace, @arianagrande, @calvinharris, @thechainsmokers

The Singapore Grand Prix is back for its 10 tenth year of high-octane night racing. Will Sebastian Vettel maintain his current lead in the rankings or will Lewis Hamilton leave him in the dust?

If you prefer a different kind of adrenaline rush, head over and rave to performances by international superstars like Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, The Chainsmokers and OneRepublic!

When: 15 – 17 September 2017
Where: Marina Bay Circuit
Price: From $128


8. A Little Magic Exhibition


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Adapted from: Children’s Season Singapore

Reminisce the good ol’ days of reading a fairy tale before bed as you browse through the stamp collection at A Little Magic Exhibition. Depicting scenes from works by Hans Christian Andersen, the Brothers Grimm, and Charles Perrault, this exhibition is sure to bring forth a wave of nostalgia and magic.

For those bringing kids along, let them join in fun activities like an interactive “Mother Goose” play, a magic show and a dance performance.

When: 26th August – 25th September 2017
Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Price: Free admission for Singaporeans/PR


9. PAW-sitive: Interactive Art for Pets by Wellness


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Image credit: Wellness Pet Food

Interactive exhibition PAW-sitive is created specially for our furry friends to experience art. Let your doggos try out the “A Whole New World” installation, which will simulate them being on the clouds, as the Disney song that is its namesake is played at a frequency audible only to dogs.

Felines aren’t left out either – “In the Cat’s Belly” lets them roam about the insides of a giant cat structure, laced with moving feathers and bells. This allows them to “hunt” in the darkness of the belly. 

All the exhibits were created under the guidance of vets and animal behaviourists to ensure interactivity and safety, so you can be sure that your pets will have a fun day!

When: 30th September 2017 – 8th October 2017
Where: School of the Arts
Price: Free admission


10. Free Make-up Seminar by Peter Angel Wanneck


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Image credit: The School of Make-up

Say goodbye to hours of YouTube makeup tutorials after you’ve attended this free seminar by Peter Angel, founder of The School of Make-Up. Here, you’ll learn about makeup trends, techniques used by pros, and even get a live demonstration from the same guy who’s worked on contestants from Miss Universe Singapore and Manhunt!

When: 15th September 2017
Where: The School of Make-up
Price: Free admission


Things to do


1. Get 1-for-1 food deals at Clarke Quay


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Clarke Quay isn’t just for partying. Drop by the nightlife hub after a draining day at the office and perk up with their 1-for-1 deals on comfort food like burgers and ramen. 

Check out our article for more deets.

When: Till end 2017
Where: Clarke Quay
Price: From $10


2. Drink your hearts out at the Singapore Grand Prix Pub Crawl


 September Events - Pub Crawl

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If you’re an F1 fan hoping to celebrate racing season with friends, look no further than the Grand Prix Singapore Pub Crawl 2017. From just $35, you’ll get to bar hop and receive a total of 10 complimentary shots in a night! Along the way, play F1-themed games like a scavenger hunt and trivia quiz where you’ll win cool swag. End the night with a trip to the club – with free VIP access.

Singapore Grand Prix ticket holders can enjoy 10% off the pub crawl when they flash their race tickets to Crawl leaders on the day itself. Just note that you’ll need to purchase your pub crawl tickets on the spot instead of getting them online.

When: 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th September 2017
Where: Meet at UOB Plaza
Price: From $35


3. Get crafty at Naiise’s art workshops


 September Events - Naiise

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In September, Naiise will play host to a plethora of arts and craft workshops – from leather crafting, to jewellery making to even nasi lemak watercolour sessions. Don’t worry if you’re not the most artsy person around – lessons are designed to be beginner-friendly. Materials will be provided, so just bring yourself and your enthusiasm, and you’ll leave with rad skills and a gorgeous creation to boot.

When: Throughout September
Where: Naiise @ The Cathay
Price: From $45


4. Attend shows and performances at SIFA


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Image credit: Singapore International Festival of Arts

The Singapore International Festival of Arts will be ending its course in September so hurry up and experience its lineup of installations before they’re gone! From a haunting adaptation of the Trojan War to an immersive video installation of a warzone, you’ll definitely gain a deeper appreciation of the arts here.

Check out our article on SIFA here!

When: Last performance is on 10th September 2017
Where: Multiple locations, depending on the show
Price: From $25


5. Explore Yishun and partake in thrilling activities like drift karting


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Image credit: @maxiumumdriftsg

While some Singaporeans may have relegated Yishun as a town filled with bad news, a visit to this quiet neighbourhood will reveal that it is home to a bunch of fun activities like kayaking, cosmic bowling and go-karting. There’s even a kampung-style void deck where residents can lepak and use the shared fridge and rice-cooker.

Read more about what you can do Yishun here.


6. Support second chances by taking part in the Yellow Ribbon Run


 September Events - Yellow Ribbon Run

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Here’s your chance to run for a good cause. All proceeds from this run go to supporting the Yellow Ribbon Fund which helps ex-offenders reintegrate successfully into society and reconcile with their families. Applications are still open, so sign up now before spots are taken.

When: 17th September 2017
Where: SAF Field, Farnborough Road
Price: From $28


7. Get a gel manicure for super cheap prices


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If your nails have been in a chipped state for the longest time, it’s time to give them a new coat of life with an affordable manicure. You can now get long-lasting gel manicures under $25!

Check out our article on cheap nail salons here!


8. Listen to revamped old-school music at Pop-Up NOISE: The Great Singapore Replay


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Pop-Up NOISE: The Great Singapore Replay is a concert that will showcase collaborations between local artists like iNCH and Sara Wee. For 10 weeks, these artists have been working hard to breathe new life into classic Singaporean songs like The Mad Chinaman and Come Home to Me. Tickets are free but you’ll have to register here.

When: 9th September 2017
Where: Clarke Quay
Price: Free


9. Celebrate Roald Dahl Day at Kinokuniya


 September Events - Roald Dahl Day

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You’ve probably read the BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory as a child. Now, it’s time to revisit your childhood favourites on Roald Dahl Day at Kinokuniya. The mega bookstore has lined up a wonderful series of events like storytelling sessions and gloriumptious activities!

When: 2nd September 2017
Where: Kinokuniya Main Store
Price: Free


10. Witness aspiring thespians duke it out at the Singapore Monologue Slam 2017


 September Events - Singapore Monologue Slam

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The word “monologue” probably conjures an image of an old dude reciting Shakespearean lines in our heads. However, at the Singapore Monologue Slam, you’ll learn that this is not the case as contestants are given the freedom to perform any contemporary piece they want as long as it’s within 2 minutes. Audience members can also vote to send one performer to the finals.

When: 21st – 24th September 2017
Where: *SCAPE Gallery Theatre
Price: From $22


Things to do in September 2017


With a slew of entertaining events for everyone, forget about waking up when September ends as these jamborees will keep your social lives in check for the entire month.