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14 New Things To Do In September 2022 – Minion Pop-Up, Italian Food Expo & F1 Behind-The-Scenes

Things to do in September 2022

Congratulations! You’ve officially made it through 3 quarters of the year. Just 4 more months till we’ll be Auld Lang Syne-ing off from 2022. 

If that sounds a little too close for comfort to you, then take your time to slowly savour these 14 new things to do in September – from an ASMR experience to mini-golfing by the bay.  

1. Celebrate Mid-Autumn festival at Gardens By The Bay

Image credit: Gardens By The Bay

Once upon a time, a lady ascended to the moon. Now, we eat mooncakes and light lanterns when September rolls around. 

The Mid-Autumn festival is a treat for the tummy and the eyes, and Gardens By the Bay promises to deliver on both from now till 11th September. First, grab some grub from their outdoor marketplace, then plop down by the Supertree Grove to enjoy a slew of free cultural performances as you munch on local street food. 

Flight to the Phoenix display.
Image credit: @gardensbythebay

You can also anticipate the rousing rhythms of Chinese percussion ensemble, Drum Feng, and sonorous melodies from the Tok Tok Chiang Chinese opera troupe. Traditional repertoire aside, there will also be entertainment like K-pop dance covers, Mandarin pop songs, and LED twirlers every evening.

Afterwards, take some time to soak in the glow of the multi-colored lantern installations around you. For instance, catch the Flight to the Phoenix display at the Golden Garden or pose under a stream of handmade paper lanterns at the Colonnade of Lights.

Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: 6pm-10pm, Daily (Lights up at 7pm)
Contact: 6420 6848 | Mid-Autumn Festival 2022 Website 

2. Sign up for a free Yakult Tour

Ever had something so good you just had to know how it was made? Well, Yakult is that something good and now, you can find out how it’s made from scratch to finish.

Gather at least 20 of your fellow Yakult fans and hop on one of Yakult Factory Singapore’s relaunched factory tours to learn how our beloved childhood drink is cultured, processed, and packaged.

You can also snag some free Yakult and goodies before and after the tour, and take pics with Yakult Man, your new favourite bowel hero.

Address: 7 Senoko Avenue, Singapore 758300
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-3.30pm (Closed on weekends & PH)
Contact: 6257 7882 

3. Play Disney-themed mini golf at the first Pixar Putt in Asia

What’s better than golf? Mini-golf. And what’s better than mini-golf? Disney-themed mini golf.

Kick some serious putt over at the Pixar Putt in Marina Bay Sands. Try to spot your favourite Pixar characters over a range of 18 unique mini-golfing zones, modelled after scenes from Toy Story, Up, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, and Wall-E.

If you’re planning a visit anywhere between Monday to Thursday, tickets will be priced at $28. Otherwise, they’ll be $38 on Fridays and weekends. All admissions will also be subject to a $2 booking fee.

Address: Waterfront Promenade, Marina Bay Sands
Opening hours: Mon-Fri 1pm-10pm (last entry 8.30pm) | Sat-Sun 10am-10pm (last entry 8.30pm)
Contact: Pixar Putt Singapore website

4. Experience IRL ASMR tingles at Whisperlodge

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While ASMR might be a guilty pleasure for many, the sensory phenomenon is slowly becoming more mainstream on YouTube and TikTok. ASMR uses a combination of sight, sound, and touch triggers to give you those brain-melting “tingles”.

Now you can experience these “tingles” in person at Whisperlodge, where you can sign up for any one of their ASMR sessions led by trained ASMRtists. For $158 per session, go to tingle town and shed a week’s worth of stress in just 90 minutes. 

Address: Near Tai Seng MRT. Exact location will be revealed at a later date.
Date: 17th, 24th September & 1st, 9th October 2022
Contact: Whisperlodge website

5. Rent a $1 kayak & pick up trash

Image credit: PAssion Wave

If you’re looking for an economical and ecological way to exercise, consider Passion Wave’s Kayak Rental which lets you rent a kayak for just $1. The 2-hour rental programme, aptly titled Rent-A-Craft, Pay-By-Trash, includes a life vest, a paddle, some pails and a couple of tongs.

Image credit: PAssion Wave

From 3rd-11th September, score brownie points for the environment and pick up water-borne trash at Pasir Ris Beach, Sembawang, Jurong Lake Gardens, Marina Bay or Bedok Reservoir. 

Minimum age (Jurong Lake Gardens, Marina Bay & Bedok Reservoir): 7 years old
Minimum age (Pasir Ris & Sembawang): 10 years old

Opening hours: 9am-2pm, Daily
Contact: Rent-A-Craft, Pay-By-Trash website

6. Raise your adrenaline at XScap8’s high element playground

Get your blood pumping and adrenaline rushing at Orchard Central’s newest indoor playground. X-SCAP8 features a dizzying array of high element challenges and obstacle courses for you to live out your nimble ninja fantasies.

And if being suspended 10m above ground or darting through a jungle gym ain’t your jive, there’s also a Balls & Birdies golf simulator and a Smash Lab where you can…smash things. She Hulk who?

Once your adrenaline high comes down, re-energise yourselves with some good food at their in-house bistro or take a crack at their many arcade machines.

Address: Orchard Central, 181 Orchard Road, #07-02, Singapore 238896
Opening hours: 11am-10pm, Daily
Contact: 6908 2857

7. Catch a flick at the Cathay’s Projector X: Picturehouse

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You might know Projector X from Golden Mile Tower or Clarke Quay, but they’ve just landed a brand new 4-hall outlet at The Cathay, called Picturehouse. You can catch a wide variety of classic films, indie flicks, and arthouse pieces here, as well as your usual mainstream blockbusters. 

Some of their upcoming screenings include Korean romance-mystery flick Decision to Leave, Jordan Peele’s latest Nope, and Three Thousand Years of Longing starring Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton.

Booze at Projector X looks a lot like this.
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Before your show, sit down and order a meal at their Picturehouse Bar, or dapao some of their finger food into the cinema – without worrying about getting caught. 

Address: 2 Handy Road, #05-01, Singapore 229233
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 4pm-10.30pm | Fri 4pm-2am | Sat 1pm-2pm
Contact: The Projector website

8. Visit the a heritage gallery & spice garden at Fort Canning Park

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Fort Canning is all glo’d up with a new and improved Spice Garden and Spice Gallery, with new water features and interactive displays. With over 180 different types of plants, it takes the mantle for being Singapore’s most exotic and diverse spice garden.

Image credit: NParks

The park will also have a new Heritage Gallery that depicts the development of Singapore and Fort Canning Hill through the years. If you didn’t get a chance to catch 2019’s Singapore Bicentennial, you can now watch snippets from it at the museum’s mini theatrette.

Address: River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: Fort Canning Park website

9. Catch Ballet Under the Stars at Fort Canning

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If you want to show your date how cultured and classy you are, take him or her to Ballet Under the Stars, also at Fort Canning Green. Organised by Singapore Ballet, the company will present classical and contemporary choreography over a span of 2 weekends.

As its name suggests, the show will be an outdoor one, so bring along your picnic mat and an umbrella in case it rains, as the show will still go on. Tickets start from $40 and will be available on Sistic.

Address: River Valley Road, Singapore 179037
Opening hours: 7.30pm, 2th-4th & 9th-11th September
Contact: Ballet Under the Stars website

10. Watch free concerts & life-size lanterns at Jurong Lake Gardens

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If you’ve got an excess of mooncakes at home, bring them along for a family picnic at Lights By The Lake at Jurong Lake Gardens. You’ll enjoy free weekly concerts by local artists and life-size lantern displays from around the world, peppered throughout the park.

Pen down a wish and release it with your water lantern by the ABC Waters Amphitheatre.
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You can also register for some fun family activities, like guided sunset walks and lantern riddles. Support the President’s Challenge Charity Fund too, when you purchase water lanterns or potted bonsai plants. 

Address: Yuan Ching Road
Opening hours: 24 hours, Daily
Contact: Lights By The Lake website

11. Snap photos with Minions & Gru at a new RWS pop-up

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There’s a new Minion exhibit in town, and no it’s not the one from Universal Studios Singapore. From 3rd September to 2nd January, you can visit A Minion’s Perspective Experience at Resorts World Sentosa, which features scene favourites across the Despicable Me franchise.

Look out for Gru’s Lab, where you can design your own fart gun, and the Villain zone, where you can go off on the dance floor with Balthazar Bratt. You can even snap a pic with a life-size Fluffy at The Girl’s Room, and find out which minion you are in the Minion zone.

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There will also be 100 exclusive merchandise items up for grabs at their store. Tickets start from $26 for adults and $18 for children. 

Get tickets to A Minion’s Perspective Experience.

Address: Resorts World Sentosa Waterfront, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Opening hours: 10am-7pm, Daily
Contact: Resorts World Sentosa website

12. Party it up in sub-zero at the Snow Rave

Now that we’re lowering our masks, it’s never been a better time to go clubbing. On 24th September, head down to Snow City’s Snow Rave in your winter wear for a night of cool vibes and cooler weather – with literal blizzards at random times.

So dig out your most fashionable thermals and snow goggles, because the best-dressed club kid will walk home with a 2D1N staycay at Carlton Hotel.

DJ JaGi from Korea and DJ Skabush from Singapore.
Image adapted from: @c.l.u.p_sg, @c.l.u.p_sg

Enjoy a free house pour drink when you enter, and then break it down on the dance floor to the beats by local DJs. Early bird tickets will be available for $40, and $50 for same-day purchases. 

Address: Snow City Singapore, 21 Jurong Town Hall Road, Singapore 609433
Opening hours: 24th September, 9pm-2am
Contact: CLUP’s instagram

13. Get a free insider’s tour of the F1 pit lanes

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If you’re an avid fan of F1, or any fast car that goes vroom, place your ballots for a BTS peek at the fast tracks through the Pit Lane Experience. On 29th September, 4,000 chosen ones will get the chance to tour the F1 garages and ogle the cars up close. 

You can even pretend to be Lewis Hamilton and saunter around the F1 village at Marina Bay Street Circuit and enjoy exclusive performance premieres before the public does. 

Do note that the ballot is only open to Singaporeans and local residents, and can be used to score up to 2 tickets per person. Winners will be notified by mid-September.

Address: Marina Bay Street Circuit, Marina Bay, Singapore 038975
Opening hours: 29th September, 7.30pm onwards
Contact: Pit Lane Experience balloting website

14. Feast your heart out at an Italian food expo

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From 5th-8th September, make a trip down Singapore Expo for a pseudo-vacation to Italy as Food and Hotel Asia features the best of Italian cuisine at Pavilion ITALIA. That’s 60 Italian exhibition booths of pizza, pasta, cold cuts, cheese, olive oil, truffle, condiments, wines, and more.

And yes, you’ll get to eat during the food tasting and live cooking sessions hosted by a roster of acclaimed Italian and local chefs. Splendido!

Address: 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150
Opening hours: TBC
Contact: Pavilion ITALIA details

New things to do in September 2022

And there you have it. 14 new activities and experiences to tide you through September. Whether you’re signing up for IRL tingles, a headrush, or a sub-zero party, make the most out of your time this month.

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Cover image adapted from: @gardensbythebay

Faith Leong

Currently figuring out what in the world is is life, and running other side-quests.

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