August is here, and the Lion City is ready to dazzle you with its vibrant offerings! As the scorching summer begins to (hopefully) bid farewell, Singapore comes alive with a delightful array of events and activities for locals and travellers alike. If you're wondering what are some things to do in Singapore in August 2023, you'll discover an enchanting fusion of cultures that makes the city a captivating destination for travellers!
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1. Singapore Night Festival 2023
From August 18 to 26, the Bugis and Bras Brasah precincts will transform into a magical wonderland, with over 50 activities and experiences that'll leave you in awe! Imagine strolling through enchanting night light installations, catching mesmerizing roving performances, and immersing yourself in three captivating festival villages.
There's something for everyone, including families! Bring the kiddos to the dedicated family zone, where exciting curated activities await! Experience an ultimate throwback with Time is a Black Circle which lets you groove to funky disco beats, roller skating to retro tunes at the National Museum's indoor rink, all reminiscent of the vibrant '70s scene. Grab your tickets for just $27 (or $22 with early bird pricing).
Singapore Night Festival 2023
Ticket price: From $27
Address: 81 Victoria StSingapore188065
Date: 18 to 26 August 2023
2. NDP Celebrations
Get ready to paint the town red and white as Singapore turns 58 on August 9! National Day is just around the corner, and the city has lined up a sensational bash to celebrate. The highlight, of course, is the iconic National Day Parade at Padang - don't miss it! But hey, even if you can't snag tickets, fret not! Join the family-friendly fiestas at Bedok, Jurong West, Woodlands, Toa Payoh, and Tampines stadiums on August 5 to 6. The fun doesn't stop there; brace yourselves for dazzling fireworks lighting up the sky at these locations and, of course, the showstopper at Marina Bay!
P.S. Hoping to catch the fireworks show? We share 16 best spots to do so (and with halal food nearby too!).
Address: Padang, Singapore
3. The Palawan @ Sentosa
Love some fun in the sun? Visit the newly opened The Palawan @ Sentosa! Offering a whole list of kid-friendly attractions like the Splash Tribe - water slide and playground for the young ones and the HyperDrive, a thrilling three-level electric go-kart circuit for the older kids!
P.S. Need more info on The Palawan @ Sentosa? Read more here!
The Palawan @ Sentosa
Address: 54 Palawan Beach Walk, 098233
4. Glenfiddich Films At The Fort
From August 3 to 20, this open-air cinema event is hitting Fort Canning Green with a bang! Relive the nostalgia with classics like Dirty Dancing and The Notebook, or catch the hottest new flicks, including Aftersun starring the incredible Oscar-nominee Paul Mescal! And hey, they even have pulse-pounding action with Top Gun and the captivating documentary Roadrunner.
P.S. Please note that a ticket sale may come with an alcoholic beverage. Please proceed at your own descretion.
Glenfiddich Films At The Fort
Address: Fort Canning Park, Singapore
5. Gardens By The Bay
Are you an orchid lover? The Orchid Extravaganza 2023 at Flower Dome is the place to be, happening until September 17. Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei, and Singapore have teamed up to showcase the most stunning orchids you've ever seen. It's not just flowers, it's a cultural feast! Feast your eyes on traditional houses and admire the elegant Thai Kebaya on display. It's like traveling through time and space without leaving Singapore!
Gardens By The Bay
Price: From $12
Address: Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore
Opening hours: 9am - 9pm
6. Shop at the vintage market by The Retro Factory
Get ready to have a blast because The Retro Factory is turning up the vintage vibes in town! Mark your calendars for August 4, 5, and 6, as they bring back their iconic vintage market that first rocked the scene back in 1990! Prepare to dive into a treasure trove of awesomeness, with unique finds like old books, local artist's masterpieces, funky clothes, lifestyle goodies, and oh-so-much more!
The Retro Factory
Address:Katong Square, 88 East Coast Road, Singapore
7. Take the Pokémon Cable Car to Sentosa
Hop on board the Pokémon cable car adventure in Sentosa, where a whopping sixty-seven cabins have transformed into a Pokémon paradise! Brace yourselves for the ultimate Pokémon-themed joy ride until September 30. Catch 'em all from the sky as you soar high above the city, and let the Pokémon fever ignite your inner explorer! Don't miss out on this electrifying experience that's perfect for tourists and locals alike. Gotta ride 'em all!
Address: Sentosa Island, Singapore
From delectable halal food to captivating cultural celebrations, this urban paradise offers an extraordinary experience that will leave you mesmerized. Whether you're a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or a shopaholic, Singapore has something special for every soul.