Things To Do In April 2015
If you’ve read our March round-up of things to do, you’ll know that, contrary to popular sentiment, Singapore is quite a happening place. Last month we saw everything from the makings of an art walkabout to the annual gastronomic tradition of Restaurant Week. So naysayers beware - you just might get handed this latest list of events the next time you start grousing about the paucity of worthwhile activities available in Singapore.
This month sees an exciting line-up of events that includes the highly anticipated Shakespeare in the Park, and also introduces novel new ways to pass your time, such as embarking on your own TSL-inspired #Instawalk (You're welcome!).
Read on - new adventures await!
1. Kumar Stands Up For Singapore (R18)
Watch the STB - Singapore’s Top Bapok aka Kumar- celebrate Singapore’s journey from a fishing village to a cosmopolitan city at the Esplanade Theatre. Be prepared to laugh till tears stream from your eyes.
Dates and Times: 22-26 April, Wed-Sun 8pm; Sat & Sun 4pm.
Tickets: $46-116 from Sistic
Venue: Esplanade Theatre. 1 Esplanade Drive, 038981.
2. Public Enemy
Showing at the Victoria Theatre, Public Enemy is about how a man’s quest to uphold truth turns an entire community against him. The play boasts a stellar cast including veteran actors Ivan Heng and Lim Kay Siu. Read our full interview with director Glen Goei here.
Dates and Times: 9-25 April, Tue-Sat 8pm; Sat & Sun 3pm.
Tickets: $45-80 from Sistic
Venue: Victoria Theatre. 9 Empress Place, Singapore 179556.
3. Shakespeare in the Park: The Tempest
Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest, is brought alive under the stars at Fort Canning Park. An anticipated annual event, expect astounding sets as part of the immersive Shakespeare in the Park experience as you recline on picnic mat under the stars.
Dates and Times: 29 April-24 May, 7.30pm.
Tickets: $40-$108 from Sistic
Venue: Fort Canning Park. 51 Canning Rise, Singapore 179872.
4. Russell Peters Almost Famous World Tour 2015
Comedian Russell Peters returns to Singapore after his wildly successful Notorious World Tour in 2012, which remains one of the fastest selling and biggest comedy shows in Singapore’s history.
Dates and Times: 7-8 April, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $108-$226 from Sistic
Venue: Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre Level 6, Hall 601-604. 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593.
5. Korean Drama OST Night
Avid fans can relive the best scenes from popular K dramas at the Star Theatre this April. Let them feels wash over you as Korean vocalists like Baek Ji Young and K Will belt out schmaltzy love ballads guaranteed to tug at your heart strings.
Dates and Times: 22 April, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $68 - $228 from Sistic
Venue: The Star Theatre. 1 Vista Exchange Gree, #04-01, Singapore 138617.
6. The Piano Guys Live in Singapore
The sensational Youtube quartet, The Piano Guys, are back in Singapore with their beautiful covers and unique mash-ups of popular pop ditties.
Dates and Times: 13 & 14 April, 8 p.m.
Tickets: $68 - 408 from Sistic
Venue: The Star Theatre. 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, Singapore 138617.
This highly relatable play is about two students’ struggle to navigate the tortuous Singaporean education system. Starring Oon Shu An, Noorlinah Mohamed and Zee Wong amongst others.
Dates and Times: 9-19 April, Tue-Sat 8pm; Sat & Sun 3 pm.
Tickets: $38 from Sistic
Venue: Drama Centre Black Box. 100 Victoria Street Level 5, National Library Building, Singapore 188064.
8. Singapore Art Museum Southeast Asian Film Festival 2015 Fluid Boundaries
Film still. Source
As part of the Southeast Asian Film Festival 2015, the Singapore Art Museum will be screening Fluid Boundaries, a film that contends with crossing geographical boundaries and the socio-political and cultural issues border-crossing engenders.
Dates and Times: 11 April, 7.30 p.m.
Tickets: $10 from Sistic
Venue: Moving Image Gallery, Level 2, Singapore Art Museum at 8Q, 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535.
9. Demi Lovato: Demi Lovato World Tour in Singapore 2015
Slated to perform at the Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, expect nothing short of powerful renditions of her mega hits like “Let it Go” and “Skyscraper.”
Dates and Times: 28 April, 7.30 p.m.
Tickets: $68-$228 from Sistic
Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre Level 6, Hall 601-604. 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593.
10. Charli XCX
Known for her infectious ditty, the ‘Boom Clap’ singer will go live at The Coliseum on 22 April.
Dates and Times: 22 April. 8 p.m.
Tickets: $98 from Sistic
Venue: The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa. 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269.
Things To Do
11. Go on a Treetop Walk
Nature beckons - escape the banality of the concrete jungle and explore every nook and cranny of the Treetop Walk with our guide available here.
Address: MacRitchie Reservoir Park, Singapore 298717.
12. Escape on a Short R&R Trip
For the jaded and the burnt-out: consider a rejuvenating weekend trip to the Moroccan-inspired boutique hotel, Absolute Sanctuary, in Koh Samui, Thailand. Find out more at www.absolutesanctuary.com, or read more about 10 alternative holiday ideas you never imagined were possible here.
13. Enjoy a Resort Staycation
For those wondering if it was ever possible to truly escape the sprawling cityscape of Singapore, we might have found you a safe haven. D’Kranji Farm Resort is Singapore’s version of a pastoral, rustic getaway. 5 hectares of lush greenery greet await you at this secluded getaway perfect for the weekend.
Find out more about D'Kranji Farm Resort here.
Address: 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813
14. Stuff Yourself Silling at a Pasar Malam
Relive the good old childhood days munching on a Ramly Burger. Word has it there's one going on at Woodlands MRT, beside Causeway Point, and will be there till 9 April. If you see this too late, you can check @pasarmalamSG for the newest pasar malams!
Read why we’ll always love our night markets here.
15. Walk Along Woodlands Waterfront Park
Bring your other half for a nice romantic stroll along the 1.5km long waterfront promenade after a nice meal to work up an appetite for the dessert that’s coming later!
Address: 73 Admiralty Road West.
16. Try Nookie Yoghurt
Nookie Yogurt @ PoMo is the newest addition to the fro-yo scene, and has been the Instagram community's latest pictorial obsession. Its creative and photogenic concoctions are worth a try - or two. Check out their Facebook here.
Address: 1 Selegie Road #01-04
17. Go Cosmic Bowling
Be bowled over with this psychedelic twist on a classic sport. This one has definitely got our vote for one of the more more unique late-night dating ideas. Find out more about Cosmic Bowling here.
Address: Orchid Bowl @ The Chevrons, SAFRA Tampines and SAFRA Yishun
18. Go On Your Own #Instawalk
Missed our previous #Instawalk at Sungei Buloh? Embark on your own TheSmartLocal-inspired #Instawalk at Sungei Buloh with our article as a guide.
19. Visit the Science Centre
The Science Centre is a fun hangout not just for kids, but for adults as well. Unconvinced? Read 10 Reasons To Visit the Science Centre Singapore here.
Address: 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
20. Try the Escape Hunt Experience
Last month, we featured Trapped, one the more popular escape room games that has been taking Singapore by storm. This time, we bring you an escape room game that sets itself apart from others by dedicating itself to bringing the Sherlock theme to life. Read our review here.
Address: 100 Orchard Road, #02-43 Concorde Hotel & Shopping Mall
Come What May
With a good spread of activities, this list should keep you occupied up till May, taking us one step closer on our quest to ensure you never say “I’m so bored!” ever again.