Top things to do in June 2022 if you’re in Singapore

Singapore has open up so large-scale events and performances are finally back in their full glory.

AVENUE ONE has curated a list of festivals, cultural events, outdoor exhibitions, performances, and other activities that we know you’ll be interested to join.

Wan Qing Dragon Boat Festival

When: Now till 3 June 2022, 10am – 7pm
Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874
Price: Free

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Participate a host of exciting activities to celebrate Chinese arts, culture and heritage at the Wan Qing Dragon Boat Festival 2022.

You’ll get to discover the story and traditions behind Dragon Boat Festival, one of the oldest cultural festivals in the world, and revel in the rich historical and cultural significance of the festival with a line-up of live performances, cultural workshops, heritage walking tours, storytelling sessions, and more during the weekend open house (28 & 29 May 2022).

For more information, visit the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall website.

PUMA Run XX Nitro Pop-Up

When: Now till 5 June 2022
Where: 201 Victoria St, Bugis+, Singapore 188067
Price: Free

PUMA RUN XX NITRO POP-UP @ BUGIS+

Explore PUMA’s latest Run XX Nitro running shoe at an interactive, public pop-up event. There will be three modular zones that showcase and allow visitors to experience the new footwear, alongside exclusive deals to be earned upon participation.

The zones include:

  • PUMAGRIP Spring: This is a vertical steel ramp made up of PUMAGRIP found in the Run XX Nitro, marked by different height indicators. You can scale new heights to earn greater discounts.
  • Nitro Foam Pit: Dive into a pit of fuchsia pink foam cubes that replicate the foam present in the Nitro XX midsole cushion. Search for black cubes under a time crunch.
  • Monomesh Arch: This simulates the comfort from the shoes’ breathable monomesh material, and visitors get to walk through the light and wind spectacle through the tunnel.

Complete the tasks listed above and receive branded merchandise and discounts for a wide range of PUMA shoes (including the XX NITRO), apparel, and accessories.

Playtime at Toybox

When: Now till 26 June 2022
Where: Singapore Zoo and River Wonders, 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Price: S$15 for a Toybox Experience Passport that comes with a limited-edition Playtime at Toybox keychain. Members enjoy a discounted rate of S$12.

playtime at toybox

Singapore Zoo and River Wonders partner popular Hasbro brands – My Little Pony, MONOPOLY, Play-Doh and NERF – to present Playtime at Toybox this June holidays.

Look forward to embark on 12 activities in the two wildlife park, including:

  • NERF Archerfish Accuracy Challenge, where you can see how many targets you can hit
  • My Little Pony Twilight Sparkle’s Yoga Challenge, to strengthen your core muscles with animal poses. There are also beauty stations for colourful hair extensions just like Twilight Sparkle and friends!
  • MONOPOLY Central, where four property cards are scattered across the parks, and you can find them while uncovering insights about animal residents at Singapore Zoo and River Wonders
  • Play-Doh Jungle Gym, to get creative with colourful dough and tools

Visit the Mandai Wildlife Reserve website for more information.

Wings of Time

When: Now till 29 June 2022, 7.30pm (Mon – Fri), 7.30pm and 8.30pm (Sat, Sun, eves of PH, PH)
Where: Wings of Time Theatre, Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Price: S$18. Book here.

Wings of Time

Award-winning multi-sensory night show Wings of Time reopens and is refreshed.

The refreshed outdoor show that’s set in the open sea boasts enhancements that tell the same iconic story to a broader, multi-generational audience, such as upgraded pyrotechnics effects created by state-of-the-art Sparkular machines, and an even more spectacular finale.

Find out more on the Mount Faber Leisure Group website.

Groovy Summer at Universal Studios Singapore

When: Now till 14 August 2022
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Price: Admission into USS at S$68 for an adult and S$58 for a child. Special discounts and packages are available. Check the Resorts World Singapore website for details.

minions uss groovy summer

In celebration of Minions 2: The Rise of Gru coming to cinemas this June, Universal Studios Singapore presents Groovy Summer to take guests straight into the colourful world of this movie.

Guests will get to soak in the vibrant style of the 70s, snap pictures with their favourite Minions in retro threads, catch the Kung Fu Minions at Minion Fu, and try Minion-themed food and drinks.

Look forward to these activities:

  • Groovy Meet-and-Greet: Meet the mischievous trio Kevin, Stuart and Bob, along with Otto, the newest Minion from Minions 2: The Rise of Gru, who will be dressed to groove at the Lagoon Stage.
  • Flower Power: Step into the colourful atmosphere of the 70s with psychedelic backdrops along Hollywood Boulevard.
  • Minion Fu Show: Watch your favourite Minions break out their karate chops and kicks in new yellow jumpsuits at the stairs of New York Public Library.
  • Psychedelic Flavours: Indulge in the groovy flavours of the 70s with an assortment of fun and colourful Minion-themed snacks and drinks.

Visit the Resorts World Singapore website for more information.

Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia

When: Now till 25 September 2022
Where: 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957, National Gallery Singapore, The Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery, Level 3, City Hall Wing
Price: General admission is free for Singaporeans and PRs

Seven Sisters - Tjungkara Ken et al
Seven Sisters – Tjungkara Ken et al

Presented by National Gallery Singapore in partnership with National Gallery of Australia and Wesfarmers Arts, Ever Present: First Peoples Art of Australia surveys historical and contemporary works by over 150 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from across Australia.

This is the largest exhibition of its kind to travel to Asia and is drawn from the collections of the National Gallery of Australia and The Wesfarmers Collection of Australian Art.  the artworks

A celebration of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, while also grappling with Australia’s complex histories, the artworks at Ever Present show deep interconnections between past and present, as well as extraordinary artistic innovation.

This exhibition explores key aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life and culture, arranged thematically to highlight connections to land, community and ceremony, as well as experiences of colonisation and resistance.

For more information, visit the National Gallery website.

Wellness Festival Singapore

When: 3 June to 12 June 2022
Where: Various locations in Singapore
Price: Depends on event

Embodied Landscapes Somatic Movement Series - National Gallery Singapore 2

At the inaugural Wellness Festival Singapore (WFS), look forward to over 120 physical and virtual wellness offerings held over 10 days.

A few large-scale activations will take place in popular locations across Singapore and they include:

  • The Wellness Sensorium: This is a multi-sensory pop-up at The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay offering innovative and Instagrammable experiences such as the Stone Ritual, which engages visitors in the mindful and collaborative exercise of stone-stacking and Light and Sound Bath, which creates an environment that induces a state of calm.
  • Zentosa Fest: A series of wellness-themed stayover programmes, beach activities, and lifestyle offerings will be held across Sentosa in the month of June.
  • Merli Wellness Trails: Explore parks and gardens while answering questions in exchange for exclusive Merli and Friends virtual badges.

Get the full list of events and activities at the WFS on its website.

i Light Singapore

When: 3 to 26 June 2022, 7.30pm to 11pm daily, with extended hours to 12am on Fridays and Saturdays
Where: Various locations
Price: Free but charges may apply for certain programmes

MOTHEREARTH ClimateChange Data Sculpture by OUCHHH
MOTHEREARTH ClimateChange Data Sculpture by OUCHHH

i Light Singapore is back to light up Marina Bay with 20 captivating light art installations that aim to explore environmental and sustainability issues.

Based on the theme “Spark of Light”, these artworks are created by artists from 14 countries who took inspiration from the colour violet, which has the shortest wavelength and most powerful electromagnetic energy in the visible light spectrum, signifying the awakening of senses.

Plastic Whale by Feng Qiao, Liao Qingshuang, Li Jianwen and Craig Neo
Plastic Whale by Feng Qiao, Liao Qingshuang, Li Jianwen and Craig Neo

Highlights include:

  • MOTHEREARTH ClimateChange Data Sculpture: Created by Turkish new media studio Ouchhh in partnership with Marina Bay Sands, this is a video projection on the facade of ArtScience Museum. The projection transforms publicly available environmental data into a stunning visual treat comprising moving lights, colours and sounds.
  • Plastic Whale: An inflatable whale filled with recyclable plastic bottles, and scraps, breathing in distress, this artwork highlights the plight of marine creatures that are struggling to survive in their increasingly polluted homes.
  • Firefly Field: This mesmerising display of 500 flying and blinking lights mimic fireflies, known for their ever-changing bioluminescence and movement at night, and will illuminate The Promontory at Marina Bay.
Firefly Field by TOER
Firefly Field by TOER

Besides light art installation, i Light Singapore will also feature a line-up of programmes and activities for a fun-filled and enriching experience for visitors.

Get more information on its website.

GastroBeats

When: 3 to 26 June 2022, 10.30am to 10.30pm daily
Where: Bayfront Event Space
Price: S$9 for general entry. Tickets available on Klook.

GastroBeats Site Map

Taking over the Bayfront Event Space and transforming it into a 14,200sqm lifestyle playground, GastroBeats offers food, music, and play to participants.

GastroBeats General Seating Area

The month-long event, which is held in conjunction with i Light Singapore, includes live music performances from local artistes, graffiti writing battles by Graffight, and a food-themed inflatable playground by Jumptopia.

For food, there are two main sections: Local Streets, dedicated to local cuisine, and Culinary Masters, which faetures a collaboration menu between international celebrity chef Sarah Todd and three other chefs: Derek Cheong (MasterChef Singapore Season 2 Winner), Gen Lee (MasterChef Singapore Season 1, Runner Up), and finally, George Calombaris (Judge of MasterChef Australia Seasons 1-10).

Follow GastroBeats on Instagram for more information.

Singapore International Piano Festival

When: 4 to 13 June
Where: Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place, #01-02, Singapore 179558
Price: S$30, S$40, S$58, S$68 for recitals, S$20 for masterclasses, and S$8 for SIPF Festival Pass on SSOLOUNGE to catch all four online recitals.

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The 28th edition of the Singapore International Piano Festival returns with full audience recitals this June.

This year’s edition, led by Artistic Director and Singaporean pianist Lim Yan, will feature a mix of digital and live performances, starring a stellar line-up of international pianists including Japanese Kyoko Hashimoto, Berlin-based Singaporean Shaun Choo, Argentinian Ingrid Fliter, British Leon McCawley, and more.

The festival will end with a masterclass with Leon McCawley, where guests will get to hear and learn more from the British pianist who is popularly known for bringing freshness and vitality to Classical, Romantic and 20th century repertoire.

Visit the SIPF website for more information.

Movies in the Sky

When: Starting 9 June, every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8.30pm
Where: SkyPark Observation Deck, 10 Bayfront Ave, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
Price: S$48 (and includes entry to the SkyPark Observation Deck worth S$26). Book on Klook.

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Marina Bay Sands introduces Movies in the Sky, a brand-new series of movie screenings at the iconic SkyPark Observation Deck, against the backdrop of Singapore’s distinctive skyline.

You can bring along your own headphones to connect to high quality audio that plays in sync with the big screen, while you lounge in custom-designed recliner floor sofas to experience an intimate cinematic concept that’s different from a conventional theatre.

Movies in the Sky will screen a curated selection of 12 internationally acclaimed films in June and July at 8.30pm every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. You can purchase light bites and beverages from CÉ LA VI’s kiosk located right next to the screenings between 4pm and 10.30pm.

Visit Klook for more information.

SGIFF Film Club

When: 11, 15, 25 and 29 June 2022
Where: Crane @ Robertson Quay, 6 Kim Yam Road, #01-06, Singapore 239351
Price: S$38, including a light meal. Book here.

sgiff film club

The Singapore International Film Festival presents SGICC FIlm Club, an initiative to offer an intimate and welcoming space for conversations about cinema.

New sessions are available in June and will subsequently be targeted to run each month up to September so that a more diverse genres of films can be discussed.

Two mystery films will be presented on 11 June and 25 June (both from 1pm to 3.30pm), and traditional film-making styles will be reassessed.

On 15 June (7pm – 9.30pm), 2014 Singaporean multi-character thriller film Unlucky Plaza will be presented, and Perth, a 2004 Singaporean drama film, will be presented on 29 June (7pm – 9.30pm)

More information can be found on its website.

Kwa Geok Choo by Toy Factory Productions

When: 8 to 24 July 2022, 8pm (Tue – Thu), 3pm & 8pm (Fri & Sat), 3pm (Sun)
Where: Victoria Theatre, 11 Empress Place, Singapore 179555
Price: S$58, S$78, S$98. Book here.

Key Visual Kwa Geok Choo

You probably know who Kwa Geok Choo is: the wife of Singapore’s founding prime minister Lee Kuan Yew and the mother of current prime minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Toy Factory Productions presents Kwa Geok Choo, a one-woman monologue that pays tribute to the remarkable woman, as it looks into Kwa’s extraordinary life that has made an impact in directing the waves, currents, and tides that shape lives in Singapore today.

Written by Ovidia Yu, one of Singapore’s most well-known writers and directed by Toy Factory Productions’ Chief Artistic Director Goh Boon Teck, this moving theatrical piece is enhanced by the use of creative lighting and image projection to fully immerse the audience.

Through extensive research and interview, a collage portrait in words is put together by Ovidia in this riveting performance.

Tickets are open for booking now.

For more information, visit the Toy Factory Productions website.

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