Things to do in June: Eat, run, and party all month long!

June marks the start of the school holidays, hence the month is naturally filled with many exciting events that the whole family can take part in together.

There are also other popular events to mark on your calendar this June, including crowd-favourite festivals, a long-running musical, and a walk down memory lane. Read on to see what’s worth checking out this month!

F&B

Singapore Food Expo 2019

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We all know that Singaporeans LOVE food, and nothing could possibly bring more people together than a food exhibition.

Singapore Food Expo is one of the largest food events in Singapore due to the large number of exhibitors and crowds it draws every year. This year, more than 100 exhibitors are taking part to showcase more than a thousand different food products, ranging from familiar goodies to new food items in the market.

Admission to the expo is free, so remember to bring your whole family down to feast on a dizzying array of delicious food.

Date: 31 May – 4 June 2019
Time: 11am – 10pm
Fees: Free admission
Location: Singapore Expo Hall 4, 1 Expo Dr, Singapore 486150

Festivals

Ultra Singapore

Partygoers, take note: one of the most hotly anticipated outdoor dance parties is back in Singapore!

The fourth edition of Ultra Singapore boasts a lineup of the world’s most renowned DJs and electronic music artistes playing across three specially curated stages. Fans can look forward to raving on both nights with headliners that include Martin Garrix, Porter Robinson, and Skrillex.

Date: 31 May – 4 June 2019
Fees: SGD178 – 329 (tickets can be purchased here)
Location: Ultra Park,1 Bayfront Avenue

M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival

The annual M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival, fondly known as ‘CONTACT’ to the dance community, is running its 10th edition starting from June.

Singapore’s leading contemporary dance company, T.H.E Dance Company, has commissioned local and international works that will impress, enthrall, and get you talking. Aside from watching the performances, you are also invited to engage in a series of activities, such as contemporary dance classes and workshops.

Date: 15 June – 21 July 2019
Fees: SGD25 (Standard), SGD18 (Concession),SGD 108.80) (Show Bundle)
Location: Varies by programme & activity (Esplanade, T.H.E Dance Company’s studio, Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar)

Performances

The Phantom of the Opera

If you are a fan of the longest-running show on Broadway, or want to relive the magical theatrical experience of your favourite musical, be sure to catch this masterpiece at Marina Bay Sands’ Sands Theatre.

This run of Phantom of the Opera features a 37-strong international cast, and is joined by a full 11-piece live orchestra playing some of Lloyd Webber’s most memorable music, including The Phantom of the Opera, Think of Me and Music of the Night.

Date: 24 April – 8 June 2019
Time: Tue – Fri (8pm), Sat (2pm & 8pm), Sun (1pm & 6pm)
Fees: Tue – Thu (SGD75 – SGD700), Fri – Sun (SGD75 – SGD780)
Location: Marina Bay Sands Sands Theatres, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973

INALA

This June, immerse yourself in an exciting fusion of South African and Western cultures on stage through music, song, and dance.

Look forward to a spectacular dance performance presented by the former members of The Royal Ballet and Rambert, and choreographed by multi award-winning Mark Baldwin OBE. You will also love the music played by two-time Grammy® Award-winning choral legends, the Soweto Gospel Choir.

Date: 19 June – 22 June 2019
Time: Wed – Fri (8pm), Sat (2pm & 8pm)
Fees: SGD55 – SGD700
Location: Marina Bay Sands Sands Theatres, 4 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018973

Lucy Rose

UK artist Lucy Rose is back in Singapore to promote her latest record, No Words Left.

Fans of her folk-rock tunes will remember her sold-out Singapore show in 2017 – it was so popular that Rose had to add a second night after tickets for her first show sold out within days. While her previous show was a more intimate gig, fans can look forward to a truly mesmerising performance backed by a full band this time round.

Date: 14 June 2019
Time: 8pm
Fees: SGD50
Location: The Pavilion @ Far East Square, 28 China Street #01-01 Singapore 049570

Exhibitions

Wonderland @ ArtScience Museum

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Many of us are familiar with the story of Alice in Wonderland, and it’s time to relive your childhood memories with this immersive showcase at ArtScience Museum.

Join Alice in her adventures down the rabbit hole and explore the whimsical world in various forms, ranging from animation and film to music and fashion.You’ll surely be amazed when you see the 300 artifacts and objects showcasing the evolution of your favourite story characters throughout the years.

The numerous hands-on activities and workshops available makes for an ideal day out at the museum with your children, so be sure to visit this exhibition before it’s gone!

Date: 14 April – 22 September 2019
Time: 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm (last entry)
Fees: SGD19 – 43 (details on tickets here)
Location: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974

Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore @ National Gallery

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Take a peek into the olden days with Lim Cheng Hoe’s watercolour paintings, currently on display at the National Gallery. The leading watercolour artist and founding member of the Singapore Watercolour Society was largely self-taught, and his works are a key insight into how Singapore was like before colour cameras were invented.

Enjoy over 60 artworks, sketches, and archival materials that showcase a wide variety of subjects, ranging from kampongs, hilltop views and fishing villages to boat traffic on the Singapore River, land reclamation and construction sites.

This exhibition started its run in August last year and will be over on 9 June – so it’s your last chance to catch it!

Date: 2 August 2018 – 9 June 2019
Time: 11am – 10pm
Fees: Free (Singaporeans & PRs), SGD 15 (Concession), SGD20 (Standard)
Location: City Hall Wing, Level 4, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957

Runs

[email protected] Vertical Challenge 2019

Up for a fitness challenge this June? Check out The Pinnacle @ Duxton Vertical Challenge 2019.

It is one of the few vertical challenges in Singapore, and will require you to scale 792 steps in order to get to the top. The climb may be challenging, but you will be treated to beautiful, panoramic views of the city skyline at one of Singapore’s longest continuous sky garden.

The race is divided into three categories for the competitive runners: Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Double. There is also a Non-Competitive category for individuals.

Date: 2 June 2019
Time: 8am
Fees: SGD45 (Men/Women Individual), SGD80 (Mixed team of 2, any gender), SGD20 (Non-competitive, individual)
Location: Pinnacle @ Duxton, 1G Cantonment Rd, Singapore 085301

Meiji Run 2019

Dubbed the most delicious run in Singapore, Meiji Run is the perfect outdoor activity for the whole family during the June holidays.

There is a 3.5km fun run category for you to take a leisurely run with your family and friends, as well as a 10km competitive category for the serious runners. Top 3 winners for the competitive category get to walk away with cash prizes, and you also stand a chance to win Cash Back Meiji Vouchers if you manage to complete the race within targeted timings.

Of course, you get to enjoy delicious Meiji drinks and snacks after the run – don’t forget to end your fun day with a movie screening at Sentosa either!

Date: 29 June 2019
Time: 7am – 8pm
Fees: SGD60 (fun run), SGD70 (competitive)  – early birds get SGD10 off
Location: Sentosa, Palawan Green, 45 Serapong Course Rd, Singapore

Heritage Tours

My Holland Village Heritage Tour

Have you visited Singapore’s last remaining Hakka ancestral hall? Did you know that the Home Ownership for the People Scheme was launched in Commonwealth in 1964, where some of the most iconic photos of Lee Kuan Yew was taken?

Take an afternoon off to join My Holland Village, an eye-opening history tour that traces the evolution of Singapore’s first satellite town from a rubber plantation in the 1870s to a bustling military village in the 1930s, and a renowned expatriate centre & tourist attraction today.

Participants will hear a first-hand account of Holland Village’s transformation from colourful figures in the neighbourhood. Get up-close to stall holders in Commonwealth & Tanglin Halt markets and hawker centres, and listen to interesting stories they have accumulated over the decades.

Date: 15 June 2019
Time: 8.30am – 12.30pm
Fees: Free (SGD2 if you need headphones)
Location: Holland Village MRT Station Exit A (Ticket Concourse Level)

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