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12 New Things To Do In October 2022 – Japan Fair, Sentosa Bazaar, SG’s Largest Indoor Skatepark

Things to do in October 2022

Oftentimes we find ourselves scratching our heads trying to find new things to do and see. While we have our tried and tested spots for a weekend activity, sometimes it’s nice to switch it up a little.

Whether it’s zooming around virtually or visiting new exhibits, here are 12 new things to do in the month of October.

1. Immerse yourself in Japanese culture at Jurong Point’s Matsuri Fair

Matsuri fair
Image credit: Jurong Point

If you love Japanese culture, then this one’s for you – from 12th September to 23rd October, Jurong Point will be holding its very own Matsuri Fair. Here, you will be able to try out Japanese street food such as takoyaki, sourbombe, and hitokuchi onigiri from the small stalls set up at JP1 Centre Stage

There will be performances lined up such as a Japanese cultural dance and Taiko drums act. Appearances from Japanese cosplayers are also scheduled throughout the fair. View the full schedule on the Jurong Point website. 

Address: 1 Jurong West Central 2, Singapore 648886
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6950 8134 | Jurong Point Facebook

2. Visit SAM’s futuristic exhibit with major WFH vibes  

11 New Things To Do In October - Can everybody see my screen
Image credit: Singapore Art Museum

Remember when we were working from home for 2 years? Yeah me too. Granted, some of us still have WFH as a default – and through this, we’ve grown accustomed to phrases like “Can Everybody See My Screen?” and “can everyone hear me?”. While aptly named, the new exhibition at SAM plays to the idea of digital interaction.

11 New Things To Do In October - Claw Machine
Image credit: Singapore Art Museum 

Dating app users – you haven’t been forgotten. A Souvenir by Liana Lang encapsulates modern dating in the form of a claw machine. Think about it like the entire machine is the dating pool and each ball is a potential partner. In the end of the day it shows us that it’s all about luck. 

Address: 39 Keppel Road, #01-02, Singapore 089065
Opening hours: 10am-7pm, Daily
Contact: 6697 9730 | Singapore Art Museum website 

3. Enjoy a day out at Sentosa’s bazaar by the beach 

Sentosa Bazaar

Sentosa’s Central Beach Bazaar features the International Food Street with food items from Mexico, Japan, and Great Britain. Prices here are less than $10 and your yummy snacks are served out of highly Instagramable food trucks. 

Musical fountainImage credit: Mount Faber Leisure Group 

The second coming of Sentosa’s Musical Fountain is here – and this time, it brings Singapore’s National Day songs during one of the shows. Located nearby is also the Skyjet which is able to shoot out water as high as a 24-storey building. Be sure to catch the waterworks as they reach out for the skies.

Address: 50 Beach View, Singapore 098604
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: Sentosa Central Beach Bazaar website

4. Try out sim racing to bring out your inner F1 driver  

11 New Things To Do In October - Legion Of Racers
Image credit: Legion Of Racers

With F1 being back in Singapore this year, the racing fever is sure to last at least a few months. While we can’t hop in an F1 car and race for realz, the closest we can get to that experience is sim racing. Legion Of Racers is an outlet where you can release your inner racing driver with professional equipment starting from $25/hour.

Address: 2 Kallang Avenue, #06-02, Singapore 339407
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 1pm-9pm | Sun 11am-6pm (Closed on Mondays)
Contact: 8750 1507 | Legion of Racers website

5. Visit the Barbie dollhouse that you’ve always wanted as a child 

11 New Things To Do In October - Barbie
Image credit: Zula

If you’ve ever dreamt of having your own dollhouse, then this is your chance to get some inspo. House Of Dreams is an exhibition at ION Orchard that houses Barbie dolls of different themes such as the Singapore Airlines Barbie. 

11 New Things To Do In October - ION
Image credit: Zula

Over 600 Barbie dolls are on display here until 21st October to evoke nostalgia from your childhood. This extensive collection belongs to Jian Yang, a collector since the age of 5. Admission is free and there is even a photo spot that looks like a Barbie box. As for the doll – *hint hint* it’s you.

Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, Singapore 238801
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6238 8228

6. Wander into an IRL bat cave for free 

  11 New Things To Do In October - Bat CaveImage credit: YJ Yip

With all the Marvel hype these days, DC fans are often left in the dark – but no longer, because XM Studios is shedding some light on The Dark Knight. They have built a replica of the bat cave complete with the Batcomputer and Bat Armoury. Not only that, life-sized Batman suits are also on display so you can get an idea of how tall he really is.

This local Batcave is an in-store exhibition at XM Studios where they also have figurines from other series for sale. And no, you won’t be able to hire Alfred the butler from them. 

Address: 809 French Road, Kitchener Complex, Level 3 XM Store, 200809
Opening hours: 11am-8pm, Daily
Contact: 6797 2800 | XM Studios website

7. Confront mental health stereotypes at the ArtScience Museum

11 New Things To Do In October - ASM ExhibitImage credit: Marina Bay Sands

Mental health is being brought up in conversations more often these days – so there’s no better time to learn more about it. MENTAL: Colours Of Wellbeing is an exhibition that aims to explore the parameters of mental health with 24 interactive displays.

11 New Things To Do In October - ASM
Image credit: Marina Bay Sands

Interactive exhibits like the Mirror Ritual capture the spotlight as it’s oh-so-Instagrammable but also intriguing. This mirror generates a poem whenever anyone is standing in front of it – just remember to prepare tissues in case the mirror shows you something that hits too close to home. 

Many more exhibits of the like are available here until 26th February 2023, but I’m not going to spoil it for you. Grab a friend and experience this in person, you might even discover something new about yourself. 

Book your tickets for ArtScience Museum.

Admission (Singaporeans & PR): $18/adult | $14/child
Admission (Standard): $21/adult | $14/child
Address: 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Opening hours: 10am-7pm, Daily
Contact: 6688 8888 | MENTAL: Colours Of Wellbeing website

8. Go “considerate clubbing” at the top of MBS 

Silent DiscoImage credit: Silent Disco Asia 

“Considerate” and “clubbing” aren’t usually words used in the same sentence, but that isn’t the case for Silent Disco In The Sky. Situated at the MBS Skydeck, this is a different kind of party where everyone is wearing headphones with music playing through them – controlled by the DJ, of course. 

If you’re curious, try taking off your headphones midway and behold as a crowd of people dance in unison – in silence. All jokes aside, this is a great idea for clubbers who wish to try something out of the ordinary. 

Check out this deal for Silent Disco In The Sky.

Admission: $50
Date: 14th October to 19th November (previously till 5th November 2022)
Time: Fri & Sat 10pm-2am
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands Skydeck, Singapore 018956
Contact: Silent Disco Asia website | Purchase tickets for Silent Disco In The Sky 

9. Whip out your skateboard at the largest indoor skatepark in SG

11 New Things To Do In October - Porvida
Image credit: Por Vida Skateboarding

Por Vida Skateboarding is opening their indoor skatepark at GR.iD mall. If you do any form of outdoor sports, you know how much of a killer the sun can be. An indoor skatepark makes sure that you’ll be able to skate whenever you want, no matter the weather. 

For those keen to learn, Por Vida provides skateboarding lessons and skateboard rentals too.  

Pro tip: If you want to practice the skills you’ve learnt, head to Somerset’s skatepark just one MRT stop away.

Admission: $15/person for 2 hours
Address: 1 Selegie Road, GR.iD, Singapore 188306
Opening hours: 10am-10pm, Daily (Last entry at 9pm)
Contact: Por Vida Skateboarding website

10. Party to DJ Snake, Kaskade and R3hab at Gardens by the Bay 

11 New Things To Do In October - Hypeworld
Image credit: bandsintown

As opposed to #8, Hypeworld Festival has no qualms with loud music. The festival boasts an impressive lineup of DJs such as DJ Snake, Kaskade, and R3HAB set to take the stage from 22nd-23rd October. If you got the munchies after all that dancing, local eateries and breweries will also be offering bites and beers on site. 

Check out this deal for HypeWorld Singapore.

Admission: $158 (1-day pass) | $278 (2-day pass)
Address: 31 Marina Park, Gardens by the Bay The Meadow, Singapore 019191
Contact: HypeWorld website

11. Step into Pandora at the Cloud Forest’s Avatar walk through

11 New Things To Do In October - Avatar
Image credit: AvatarTheExperience

Ahead of Avatar: The Way of Water’s release, Avatar: The Experience will be taking place at Gardens by the Bay. This is an immersive walk through experience which lets visitors experience the world of Avatar in person. 

From 28th October, this exhibit will feature the mythical creatures and the inhabitants of Pandora known as the Na’vi. As this is taking place in the Cloud Forest, don’t forget to bring along a jacket as it can get pretty chilly in there.

Get your tickets to Avatar: The Experience.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay Cloud Forest, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: 9am-9pm, Daily
Contact: Avatar: The Experience website

12. Watch the iconic Swan Lake ballet at MBS

Swan Lake Ballet
The show will run for 161 minutes, with 2 intermissions.
Image credit: Ticketmaster

A familiar fairytale to many, the iconic Swan Lake story is brought to life by The United Ukrainian Ballet this October. For those unfamiliar with the plotline, this romantic tale follows Prince Siegfried and the Swan Queen, Odette, and the curse that haunts her. 

Audiences can expect the show to be filled with critically-acclaimed dancers from ballet houses that include The National Opera of Ukraine, Kharkiv Opera Theatre, and Odesa Ballet. The ballet will be showing at the Marina Bay Sands Theatre, and Sands Rewards Members can score a 15% discount off your ticket. 

Rates: From $65/ticket
Show timings: 13th-14th October 2022 7.30pm | 15th October 2022 2pm & 7.30pm | 16th October 2022 3pm
Address: 10 Bayfront Avenue, Marina Bay Sands Theatre, Singapore 018956
Contact: Purchase tickets for Swan Lake

A new month, a new adventure

The start of a new month marks a new beginning and that applies to your list of “things to do” too. We hope that with this article, we gave you some new ideas of what to do during the month of October. 

More upcoming things to do in Singapore:

Cover image adapted from: Marina Bay Sands, Zula, Legion Of Racers
Article originally published 5th Oct 2022. Last updated by Joycelyn Yeow on 11th Oct 2022.