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15 New Things To Do In April 2024 – Himalayas-Themed GBTB Exhibit, Tiësto At Marquee & Cat Cafe

New things to do in April 2024


If you’ve been swamped with Raya preparations, exam studying or just getting antsy waiting for vacation season, there are still plenty of new things to do in April 2024 to keep you entertained. We’re talking: new art exhibits, a musical run, and several pop-up bazaars.


1. SkyOrb Cable Cars


World’s first spherical cable car cabin with a glass floor


New things to do in April 2024 - SkyOrb Cable CarsNew spherical cable car cabin.
Image credit: MS News

We can’t all be Elon Musk and board a spacecraft whenever we want, but we can get a taste of it with the SkyOrb Cable Cars. These spherical cabins are the newest addition to the Singapore Cable Car. The space-y chrome finish and LED ring lights on the sides will make you feel like you’re travelling in something pulled straight out of a science-fiction novel.

New things to do in April 2024 - Cable car glass bottom floorImage credit: Mount Faber Leisure

Another feature of these cabins is their glass-bottomed floors, making you feel like you’re levitating over Sentosa.

The cable cars are only available on the Mount Faber to Sentosa route and can be topped up one way for $15 on weekdays and $20 on weekends. Stacked with the $3 Sentosa Cable Car promo, this would be a great budget date idea.

So if you’re looking for a way to take the cable car experience up a notch, take a ride on the SkyOrb ones.

Admission Fee
Cable Car Sky Pass: $45/adult | $35/child (4-12 years old)
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2. Marquee 5th Anniversary


Dance with renowned guest DJs like Tiësto


New things to do in April 2024 - Marquee night club

It feels like it was just yesterday that Marquee opened its doors with its iconic Ferris wheel and slide. But, surprise, it’s already been 5 years. As expected, Marquee knows how to party and is holding a 3-day event for its 5th anniversary.

Each night has a different DJ, including Grammy Award winner Tiësto. What’s more, Marquee also has free entry for ladies on 9th April with DJ Vice, so you can have a glitzy girls’ night!

Admission: 

  • 9th April: From $30
  • 12th-13th April: From $80

Date: 9th April, 12th-13th April 2024
Address: 2 Bayfront Avenue B1-67, Galleria Level, The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018972
Contact: Marquee website


3. Candlelight: Taylor Swift’s Best Hits


For the Swifties going through an Eras hangover


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It’s only been a month since The Eras Tour and some of us still having post-concert withdrawal syndrome. For another night filled with Taylor Swift songs, but without the roaring risk of tinnitus from crowds, try Candlelight: Taylor Swift’s Best Hits.

This candle-lit, piano-focused night in Chijmes allows Taylor Swift fans to sit back and enjoy the musical masterpieces Ms Swift has created. The setlist promises hits crowd pleasers like Love Story, Snow On The Beach, and All Too Well, so that you can cry out any leftover post-concert tears.

Admission: From $60.50
Date: 16th April, 18th April 2024
Address: 30 Victoria Street, Chijmes, Singapore 187996
Contact: Fever website


4. Azaleas of Shangri La at Gardens By The Bay


Smell the flowers of the Himalayas


New things to do in April 2024 - Azaleas of Shangri-LaImage credit: Gardens By The Bay

Gardens by the Bay always goes all out for their seasonal exhibits, giving visitors a taste of various regions through their over-the-top floral displays. This month, transport yourself to the Himalayas with the Azaleas of Shangri-La.

From 9th April to 5th May, you can spot 15 different species of azaleas, Himalayan herbal plants, and some Himalayan architecture to complete the picturesque set-up. With the exhibit being within the Cloud Dome, you can expect the misting hours to provide an additional air of mountainous adventure.

P.S. The Sakura Festival 2024 is happening over at the Flower Dome this month too.

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18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
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RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$10.00

5. National Gallery Singapore’s new exhibits


2 free exhibits for art lovers


New things to do in April 2024 - Figuring a sceneFiguring A Scene piece.
Image credit: National Gallery of Singapore

From 5th April, National Gallery Singapore has 2 new free exhibitions for you to fawn over: Figuring A Scene and Cheong Soo Pieng: Layer By Layer.

The former has more abstract pieces of prints and sculptures that dive into the artistic process rather than explaining the meaning behind the final piece. The latter pays tribute to artist Cheong Soo Pieng, who strived to experiment with unconventional media like fishing nets.

New things to do in April 2024 - Cheong Soo PiengCheong Soo Pieng: Layer By Layer piece.
Image credit: National Gallery of Singapore

Admission Fee
Free general admission for Singaporeans and PRs
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RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$11.09
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6. Solace Studios


Singapore’s first aeroplane-themed photobooth


Even if you’ve got no money to take to the skies, you can delulu your way into a “holiday” with an aeroplane-themed photobooth by Solace Studios. Each room at this Haji Lane studio is designed to look like a plane lavatory, plus there’s a check-in counter with a suitcase you can use to fake it till you make it.

The photo studio doesn’t just stop there in terms of aeroplane-esque details; there are boarding pass frames, mirrors that look like plane windows, and even fake passport covers as props. With 2 photo strips for $10, this is probably the cheapest flight you can catch.

Solace Studios – 30 Haji Lane
Admission Fee
$10
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30 Haji Ln, #01-00, Singapore 189223
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7. Night at Orchard


Monthly bazaar with over 50 pop-up booths


New things to do in April 2024 - Night at OrchardImage credit: Night at Orchard

Put your newly filled fiscal year pockets to good use at the newest night market series on Orchard Road, Night at Orchard. This monthly bazaar has an entire row of stalls in front of Wisma Atria and ION, with sellers from all over the world.

Whether you can’t resist crocheted cuties and plushies or need a new ‘fit for your trip to Bintan, there’s a stall for you. Even if you’re just there to get something to munch on and zao, there are bakers and snack-sellers to check out.

Date: Last weekend of every month
Address: Orchard Road, Singapore
Time: 3pm-10pm, Daily


8. Goddess: Brave. Bold. Beautiful.


Celebrate pop culture’s most iconic women at ArtScience Museum


New things to do in April 2024 - Goddess at Art Science Museum 1Michelle Yeoh and Zhang Ziyi’s costumes from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
Image credit: ACMI

Stretching from Bollywood to Malay cinema, ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibit, Goddess: Brave. Bold. Beautiful., gives props to the most monumental women in film history. There will be displays of behind-the-scenes footage, sketches, and even costumes from actresses like Anna Tsuchiya and Marilyn Monroe.

New things to do in April 2024 - Goddess at Art Science Museum 2Image credit: ACMI

If you want to pay tribute to a starlet queen at no cost, ArtScience Museum also has separate free screenings of old Hollywood films, starring Chinese-American legend Anna May Wong. The screenings also have short films and cartoon parody interviews as openers and fillers so it’s continuous entertainment.

Admission Fee
The Museum Ticket - includes Permanent and Special exhibitions:
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RECOMMENDED TICKETS AT S$18.14

9. The Music Run 2024


5km run along Marina Bay lined with speakers


New things to do in April 2024 - The Music Run trackImage credit: The Music Run

If you’re trying to work on that summer-bod, but the gym playlist isn’t motivating you enough, try out The Music Run 2024. This is not your average 5km run – speakers line the running track, pumping out music to groove to as you make your way to a rave party at the finish line. It’s also an evening run, starting at 7.05pm, so you’ll get to catch the sunset.

And don’t be deterred about the “run” component, as you’re encouraged to go at your own pace. The party will still be waiting for you on the other side, whether you walk, run, or jog.

New things to do in April 2024 - The Music Run afterpartyImage credit: The Music Run

The alcohol-free afterparty has drinks and food to energise you for dancing to 4 DJs who are ready to reward your cardio with bombastic beats. Your ticket also entitles you to a free run pack to collect before the race, which includes a Music Run shirt and a medal.

Admission: $54/pax
Date: 13th April 2024
Time: 5.30pm-10.30pm
Location: Marina Bay
Contact: The Music Run website


10. Public Garden


Cop your new faves at this indie market in Suntec


New things to do in April 2024 - Public GardenImage credit: @publicgarden via Instagram

Since 2011, the stalls of Public Garden have allowed indie artists and businesses to share their creations. They welcome vendors selling a variety of products from fashion accessories to experimental magazines.

Some of this year’s sellers include multi-media artist @somesortof.fern from Taiwan, Japanese jeweller @ami.midnight.art.silver, and local candle-pourer @buibuicandles.

Admission: Free
Date: 20th-21st April 2024
Address: Suntec Convention Hall 403 – 404, Level 4, Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Contact: Public Garden website


11. Secondary: The Musical


Throwback to nostalgic secondary school days, theatre-style


 

Hamilton isn’t the only musical in town. Something closer to home, this show is where people can relive their secondary school days – Checkpoint Theatre’s poignantly named Secondary: The Musical.

The play follows the struggles of a young teacher with her exasperating and exasperated students, as they head toward the dreaded O-Level examinations. There’ll be laughter, tears, and maybe some foot-tapping to the original songs composed for the musical.

Admission: From $63.75
Date: 19th-28th April 2024
Address: #01-02, 11 Empress Place, Singapore 179558
Contact: Checkpoint Theatre website


12. Sentosa Sensoryscape


A free-entry multisensory garden experience at night


New things to do in April 2024 - Sentosa Sensoryscape light projections

There is no shortage of free date ideas in Singapore, and you can add another with Sentosa Sensoryscape. This free-entry garden has 5 different exhibits, themed after the human senses, and decked out with light projections and augmented-reality features.

New things to do in April 2024 - Sentosa Sensoryscape Glow Gardens

You can listen to the soothing sounds of flowing water at the Symphonic Streams or get a whiff of jasmine at the Scented Sphere. At night, the zones spring to life with projections of birds, butterflies, and marine life.

Whichever zone you head to, there are ample spots for photo ops; you know, in case you need to post that soft launch quickly to seal the deal.

Sentosa Sensoryscape
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13. Songkran Kids Festival 2024


Cool down from exam stress at Wild Wild Wet


New things to do in April 2024 - Wild Wild WetImage credit: @jan27chiang via Instagram

If you and your little ones haven’t been able to make it down to Thailand for Songkran, you can still celebrate with them at Wild Wild Wet’s Songkran Kids Festival. The waterpark has gone all out to let your kids splash around with elephant-themed inflatables and weekend dance parties.

The event goes on all through April and has a special weekend splash pass for $50. The pass includes one-weekend child admission, an elephant-hooded towel, tinsel, washable tattoos, and a DJ workshop.

Admission Fee
Adult: $26 (Off-peak) | $35 (Peak)
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14. ITZY BORN TO BE Tour


For 1 night only at Singapore Indoor Stadium


For those going back and forth between going for ITZY’s concert or not, there are still tickets for K-pop group ITZY’s BORN TO BE concert on 6th April. The group is back a year after selling out their Singapore show, so you wouldn’t want to miss this second chance to see them.

There are even standing pen tickets still available, if you really want to immerse yourself into their dazzling vocals and dancing. Still, it’s fastest fingers first, so you better move quick otherwise they’ll be gone before you know it. And if you’re still undecided, check out the other concerts happing in Singapore.

Admission: From $168
Date: 6th April 2024
Address: 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore 397691

Buy tickets to the ITZY 2nd World Tour.


15. The Caffeine Experience


Play with Maine Coons at this cat cafe


New things to do in April 2024 - The Caffeine ExperienceImage adapted from: @theofficialtce via Instagram

There’s one thing we can’t get enough of, and that’s cat cafes. And at The Caffeine Experience you get to play with 17 of them. Nestled in Star Vista, this cat cafe even has Maine Coon cats, which are some of the largest, fluffiest cat species in the world.

Despite their size, these fantastic creatures are known to be more like dogs in the sense that they are inherently snuggly and playful around people. Once you’re done playing with the fluffballs, you can refuel with snacks and pastries like Keong Saik Bakery tarts.

The Caffeine Experience (TCE)
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1 Vista Exchange Green, #01-20/21 The Star Vista, Singapore 138617
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Get ready for an exciting April 2024

With exams, income tax season, and Hari Raya packed into this little month, it’s amazing how these activities squeezed themselves in. Regardless, you should definitely make time for them, so you won’t say bojio when your friends are all taking selfies at the flea markets and shows.

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Cover image adapted from: ArtScience Museum and Public Garden