Things To Do In June
Congratulations, you’re halfway through with 2015! Everybody loves June – it’s the month where we take a timely, well-deserved break before embarking on the challenges the next half of the year has in store for us.
Whether you’re jetting off for a short getaway, or planning to stay in Singapore, this list offers great recreational options that will refresh and rejuvenate you.
– Things to Do In June 2015 –
1. Play Games at the new Playnation HQ
Your exasperated mother as she turns off your video console in a huff, fed-up at your non-stop video gaming ever since the end of your exams. It’s never wise to cross the Tiger Mother, so you say: “Fine mom, I’ll go outside!”
To PlayNation to play more games. Playnation offers a variety of board and video games, as well as food for the ravenous gamer.
Address: 58 Prinsep Street, Singapore 188686; 2 Orchard Link #03-02, Singapore 237978
Opening Hours: Mon – Thur and Sun 2pm – 11pm, Fri & Sat 2pm – 3am
2. Visit The S.E.A Aquarium
Most Singaporeans’ love affairs with sea creatures start and end at the dinner table, and we forget how beautiful sea creatures can be in their natural habitats. Visit The S.E.A Aquarium with the help of our guide, and feast your eyes on these wonderfully strange creatures.
Address: 8 Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
3. Watch the Wonder Full Water Show
With laser light effects, waterworks, fire and bubbles, the Wonder Full Water Show is like Sentosa’s Songs of the Sea, but better – because IT’S FREE.
Venue: Event Plaza at the Promenade
Showtimes: Sun – Thurs 8pm, 9.30pm; Fri & Sat 8pm, 9.30pm, 11pm
4. It’s The Holidays! Shop Till You Drop in Bangkok
The holidays are here, so what better time to go on a shopping trip to Bangkok than in June? Conquer all of Bangkok’s bustling markets with our Bangkok Shopping Guide, and shop, shop, shop till you drop.
5. Visit all the Insta-worthy Places
We’ve curated a list of photogenic places for you work it like one of Asia’s Next Top Models. In case you haven’t read our article, all TSL readers also stand a chance to win a LUMIX GF7 Camera (there are three up for grabs!) this June. And hey, even if you don’t win, visiting these Instagram-worthy places could earn you some new followers!
6. Discover Lomography at the Lomography Gallery Store
There is an art to taking blurry, over-exposed and unusually saturated pictures, and it’s called lomography. The official gallery store in Chinatown is the only official lomography camera retailer in Singapore. Head down this June to learn a thing or two, or click here to find out more.
Address: 295 South Bridge Road, Singapore 058838
7. Visit the Mint Museum of Toys
The Mint Museum has an extensive collection of vintage toys, some of which those born in the 80s and 90s might remember. In fact, some of them might be so ancient that your parents and grandparents might even remember playing with some of them when they were young!
Address: 26 Seah Street, Singapore 188382
Opening Hours: 9.30am – 6.30pm daily
Admission Fee: $15 for adults, $7.50 for children and senior citizens
8. Indulge in a Japanese Buffet Bonanza
From $18.90 to $70+, every budget is accounted for in our comprehensive list of Japanese buffets in Singapore. This June, why not head down to one of these restaurants to indulge in a hearty Japanese meal (or FIVE) to reward yourself for all the hard work you’ve put in this semester. Refer to our list for your Japanese buffet options!
9. Dine at SuperTree by IndoChine
Father’s Day is this June, so why not treat your Superhero, aka your dad, to a meal that Tony Stark himself would approve? SuperTree by IndoChine is one of Singapore’s most unique dining spots because it offers you the rare opportunity to dine atop a gigantic SuperTree. Dad will feel on top of the world with such a stellar view and exquisite food.
Address: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Open from 10am – 1am.
10. Explore Chek Jawa
While it’s okay to spend a few days holed up at home binge-watching your favourite TV series or playing video game after game, it’s not okay to fritter your entire holiday break away doing just that. Variety is the spice of life, so mix it up this holiday with a trip to Chek Jawa at Pulau Ubin and experience nature in its full glory.
Check our Pulau Ubin article here if you require a guide.
– Events In June 2015 –
11. House of Riot Presents A Triple Bill: Charlie Lim, iNCH, The Great Spy Experiment
Singapore’s breakout indie stars Charlie Lim, iNCH, and The Great Spy Experiment will be performing at the Esplanade Concert Hall this June. Singapore has no talent? Just wait till you see these homegrown performers rock out – I smell a convert in-the-making.
Date & Time: 6 June 2015, 7.30pm
Tickets: $50 from Sistic
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
12. The Ultimate Tribute to Michael Jackson
The King of Pop may have passed on, but he still lives on in many of our memories. Pay homage to the late Michael Jackson this June with a show by Dantanio Goodman, a Michael Jackson impersonator, featuring his greatest hits. You’ll witness Jackson’s journey from his humble beginnings as a Jackson 5 member, to becoming one of the greatest performers the 21st century has ever seen.
Date & Time: 5 June 2015, 8pm and 6 June 2015, 3pm & 8pm
Tickets: $55 – 460
Venue: Grand Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
13. Pentatonix “Live” in Singapore 2015
Winners of NBC’s The Sing-Off, Pentatonix are here to give you an evening of pure euphony. Instrument-free music never sounded this good. You’ve watched them on Youtube, and you could hardly believe those background harmonies were produced solely by human vocal chords. This June, you’ll have to see and hear it for yourself.
Date & Time: 1 June 2015, 7.30pm
Tickets: $88 – 148 from Sistic
Venue: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, Singapore 138617
14. Singapore Comedy Fringe 2015
Celebrate stand-up comedy with 12 live stand-up comedy shows involving over 30 comedians over 5 nights from the 9 to 13 June 2015. A good mix of both local and international stand-up acts are involved, so there’s bound to be something for everyone.
Date & Time: 9 – 13 Jun 2015, 7.30 – 9.30pm
Tickets: $38 from Sistic
Venue: DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035
15. Ballet Under the Stars
Singapore Dance Theatre’s annual outdoor event, Ballet Under the Stars is back for its 20th edition. Book your tickets, arm yourself with a picnic mat, and enjoy a unique star-lit performance at Fort Canning Park.
Date & Time: 12 – 21 June 2015, 7.30pm
Venue: Fort Canning Green, Singapore 179618
16. Summertime in the Park
Rock out to live music this June at Orchard Central, all courtesy of Bandwagon, a live music finder app. Bop your head along to the folk, world music and indie rock tunes that will be blaring amidst some ultra cool kombi-vans-turned-shops. Music lovers – mark the dates down in your calenders ‘cos you won’t want to miss this!
Date & Time: 13 – 14 June 2015, 3 – 9pm
Venue: Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, Singapore 238896
17. Another Country
W!ld Rice presents a provocative look at the relationship between Singapore and Malaysia. With a carefully curated list of texts, directors Ivan Heng and Jo Kukathas open our eyes to the glaring fact that despite the separation 50 years ago, close neighbourly ties still exist between the two countries.
Date & Time: 25 June – 11 July 2015; Tue to Sat 8pm, Sat & Sun 3pm, Fri & Sat 8pm
Tickets: $40 – 75 from Sistic
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre
18. 15 Stations
If places could talk, imagine the stories they would tell. 15 Stations is an Augmented Reality Tour that gives us insight into what Tanjong Pagar Railway Station would say. Participants are required to use their smartphones to download an app, choose a route, and embark on a journey that narrates the stories of people whose lives were connected by the railway line.
Date & Time: 17 June 2015 7pm – 10pm; 18 June – 4 July Tue to Sat 12pm – 1-pm, Sun 12pm – 6pm.
Venue: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, 20 Keppel Road, Singapore 089059
19. This is Not A Film
Autobiographical, This is Not A Film captures the absurd and tragic lengths the banned Iranian director Jafar Panahi went to continue making films whilst under house arrest. Expect a measured but powerful critique of the state of Iranian cinema today. This is Not A Film made the Oscar Best Documentary shortlist. Catch it at The Projector this June with the help of our The Projector guide.
Date & Time: 20 June 2015, 6pm and 29 June 2015 7.30pm
Tickets: $25 – 45 from Sistic as part of The O.P.E.N; register here
Venue: The Projector, #5-00, Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589
20. Prudential Singapore Eye
One of the exhibiting artists, Gerald Leow, uses found objects to critique issues of authenticity, culture and identity. Source
Showcasing the work of the best contemporary artists in Singapore, Prudential Singapore Eye is the first exhibition dedicated to exploring Singapore’s contemporary art scene. Take a trip down to the ArtScience Museum this June to appreciate the works of local artists before the show travels to the renowned Saatchi Gallery in London.
Date & Time: Till June 28, 10am – 7pm
Tickets: $5.50 – 13 from Marina Bay Sands Ticketing
Venue: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
21. Dim Sum Dollies® – The History of Singapore Part 1
This June, the Dim Sum Dollies are re-telling Singapore’s history with a comedic twist. Watch the Dim Sum Dollies channel spunky Samsui Women and tither at Sang Nila Utama’s antics as he struggles to navigate the turbulent seas of… the real estate market.
Dim Sum Dollies – The History of Singapore Part 1 promises to be a cabaret comedy of epic proportions.
Date & Time: 5 – 21 June 2015, Tue – Sat 8pm, Sat & Sun 3pm
Tickets: $48 – 148 from Sistic
Venue:Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
22. DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition
Photographed by Andrew Morley. Picture courtesy of the ArtScience Museum.
This June, a joint collaboration between the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and DreamWorks Animation is set to make fans of animation movies very, very happy. An exhibition will be held at the ArtScience Museum that offers a behind-the-scenes look at the creative processes behind the films. In an exhibition gallery that has been reconstructed to replicat the actual DreamWorks’ workshops, see how your favourite movie could have ended differently through storyboards and character sculptures.
Featured movies include older DreamWorks animations like Shrek, which have become something akin to Disney classics for this generation, and also newer, but equally well-loved movies like How to Train Your Dragon.
Exhibition opens 13 June. Tickets are slated to gp on sale from May 22 onwards. Click here for more information or call 6688 8888.