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Singapore is famous for its nightlife, its food, its vibrant mix of culture…the list goes on. You can’t be blamed for feeling overwhelmed, the event and festivals happening on this little island city-state are endless. The FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX may be the highlight of Singapore’s events calendar, but if you want something to do away from the track, or you’re just looking for something a little different, these events should be your first port of call.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is holding its first 2017 Asia live event in the Lion City. The benchmark for modern day Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), the UFC brings renowned athletes, and the world’s premier fighters together at the Singapore Indoor Stadium for a weekend to remember!
Immerse yourself in MMA in the days leading up to the fight, with regional tournaments featuring rising starts scheduled throughout the week. Fans can also ascend to their own version of UFC heaven with the UFC experience. Fitness challenges, opportunities to interact with UFC fighters, and a chance to walk away with autographed memorabilia await. You can catch your favourite stars during open workout sessions, or head to the UFC Experience fan village, where you can battle fellow fans at various games, walk in the shoes of a UFC fighter, or purchase sought after UFC merchandise.
Whether you’re a UFC regular, or you just want to try something different, The UFC are experts in providing a total fan experience. So if you get the chance, go!
The Singapore Festival of Food, organised by the Singapore Tourism Board, is a celebration of the diverse flavours and amazing talent of Singapore’s culinary past & future. Started back in 1994, it offers up everything from sumptuous street food to top international chefs on show. There’s food for every price point, and even cooking lessons available if you’re brave enough!
The main event of the festival is STREAT. Here you can sample a range of Singapore’s favourite dishes, as well as twists on modern favourites. Entry is free and you just simply pay for the food you purchase. Watch in wonder as top chefs reinvent old classics and turn traditional recipes into works of art, or throw your taste buds into the deep end, and sample street food from a curated line-up of stalls featuring mod-sin and traditional local dishes.
The Hawker Spotlight at Maxwell Food Centre, ’50 Cents Fest!’ at Chinatown Food Street, Culinary Creations at ION Orchard, Kueh Appreciation Dayat ToTT all come highly recommended!
For two weekends every August, the Singapore Night Festival (SNF) transforms the Bras Basah/Bugis heritage precinct into a midsummer’s celebration.
The festival plays host to various international and local street and music artists, all performing their original works around the streets of Singapore. However, the main drawcard of the festival remains the interactive light installations that grace the walls of the Singapore Art Museum & the National Museum. Both museums, and other locations, hold events late into the night throughout the festival, so you’re never short of something to do. Admission is free as well!
2017 will be the 10th edition of the SNF and we’re sure that it’s set to dazzle and inspire with stunning performances and light installations.
The crème de la crème of the women’s tennis circuit, the WTA Finals are returning to Singapore for more heated on-court action. The 8 best women’s Singles players and Doubles pairs will battle it out once more for their coveted championship titles and a US $7 million prize.
Taking place over 10 days, the action kicks off with the singles draw at Marina Bay Sands, followed by the doubles draw at the Fan Village a few days later. The doubles draw is also open to fan questions!
As with other Singapore based events, Fan Villages are common place. The WTA Finals give you the opportunity to get up-close and personal with your favourite tennis stars, and even walk away with an autograph or photo.