With the arrival of October, we’re formally into the beloved autumn season and it’s wanting prefer it’s going to be an thrilling month forward! With quite a lot of occasions this upcoming month, date concepts are aplenty. Whether or not you and your girlfriend favor to get spooked, to groove to your favorite musical acts, or to bask in slightly aggressive gaming, there’re masses to make you chuckle, cry and scream all through the month. If all else fails, there’s all the time a tipple (or two).
- 1 1. Keisuke Takeda’s new restaurant Beef Sukiyaki Don Keisuke (opened on Sept 24)
- 2 2. Halloween Horror Nights eight, Common Studios Singapore — September 27 to October 31
- 3 three. Sam Smith Reside in Singapore, Singapore Indoor Stadium — October 2 to October three
- 4 four. Kinky Boots Musical, Sands Theatre @ Marina Bay Sands — October 5 to October 14
- 5 5. Pink Ribbon Stroll 2018, Singapore Sports activities Hub OCBC Sq. — October 6
- 6 6. Da:ns Pageant, Esplanade Theatre — October 9 to October 21
- 7 7. GameStart Asia 2018, Suntec Conference Centre Halls 401, 402 and 403 — October 13 to October 14
- 8 eight. Ready For Godot Play, Victoria Theatre & Live performance Corridor — October 17 to October 20
- 9 9. Black & White Homes Tour, Dempsey Street — October 19
- 10 10. Wine Fiesta Singapore 2018, The Clifford Pier @ The Fullerton Bay Lodge — October 20 to October 21
- 11 11. A1 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour, MES Theatre @ Mediacorp — October 20
- 12 12. Mosaic Music Collection: Pink Martini, Esplanade Theatre — October 20
- 13 13. CSC Run by the Bay, Gardens By The Bay East — October 20
- 14 14. Meals Japan 2018, Suntec Conference Centre Halls 401 and 402 — October 25 to 26 (for meals commerce), October 27 (open to the general public)
- 15 15. Singapore Jewelry and Gem Truthful, Marina Bay Sands — October 26 to October 29
- 16 16. Good Vibes With Jason Mraz, Nationwide Stadium — October 27
1. Keisuke Takeda’s new restaurant Beef Sukiyaki Don Keisuke (opened on Sept 24)
Photograph: Xie Huiqun
In case you are beef bowl fan, you’ve got to do this. Beef Sukiyaki Don Keisuke is the newest idea by famend ramen king Keisuke Takeda and his 15th restaurant in Singapore. This cozy 14-seater (counter seats solely) combines Beef Sukiyaki (sliced beef and greens simmered in a savoury-sweet sauce) and Gyu Don (beef rice bowl) to serve up a tempting Beef Sukiyaki Don that’s really spectacular. There are solely two gadgets on the menu: Beef Sukiyaki Don (S$13.90++), that makes use of US Prime Chuck Eye Roll that’s tender and meaty in flavour, and the indulgent Kiwami Wagyu Sukiyaki Don (S$29.90++), that makes use of the superbly marbled Yonezawa Beef A4, certainly one of greatest Wagyu recognized to the culinary world. Every bowl is ready proper in entrance of the visitor upon order, which makes it a enjoyable expertise. To obtain that good bowl of goodness, sugar and aromatics are added to the pot, then a ladle of sauce. Because the sauce involves a boil, slices of succulent beef are added and cooked until medium uncommon and served atop a slab of braised tofu and fluffy Japanese Koshihikari rice that was painstakingly ready in a standard donabe (a Japanese claypot). Inhale, exhale, take pleasure in. The restaurant is walk-in solely, so be ready to courageous the queue. Every order of Sukiyaki Gyu Don comes with a aspect serving of sesame tofu in a starchy Japanese dashi sauce, wobbly onsen egg, purple miso soup, and various house-made pickles. Beef Sukiyaki Don Keisuke is at #01-01, 11 Kee Seng Road, #01-01, tel: 6535 1129.
2. Halloween Horror Nights eight, Common Studios Singapore — September 27 to October 31
Photograph: Resorts World Sentosa
The theme park’s annual scare fest has all the time been a extensively anticipated occasion, and its eighth incarnation is not any totally different. This yr although, it has upped its ante (and star issue) with a particular collaboration with Netflix’s Stranger Issues for considered one of its haunted homes. With twelve totally different rooms artfully recreated from the collection (The Hawkins Nationwide Laboratory! The Byers residence with eerie Christmas lights! The Upside Down Woods!), it’s sure to thrill any horror fan. The opposite 4 haunted homes include an Asian twist and are not any much less sinister, that includes Chinese language vampires and a pontianak, which is all the time scary. Bonus? You may even get to be a part of a ritual sacrifice. Not one for the faint-hearted, you’ve been warned. Normal common admission tickets begin from $58, nab them right here earlier than it’s too late.
three. Sam Smith Reside in Singapore, Singapore Indoor Stadium — October 2 to October three
Photograph: Capitol Data, samsmithworld.com
Increase your hand if Sam Smith’s velvety-smooth voice sends you right into a weak mess each time he opens his mouth. Excellent news, he’s coming to city this month so you’ll be able to expertise the complete pressure of his vocal prowess in actual life! The English singer-songwriter, who rose to fame in October 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure’s breakthrough single “Latch”, has come a great distance. With two albums and 27 awards together with Grammys, the 26-year-old is on the peak of his profession. Sing alongside to hit tunes corresponding to Too Good at Goodbyes (2017), I’m Not The Solely One (2014) and Keep With Me (2014). We propose bringing a date, as you’re going to get all of the feels. Tickets are nonetheless obtainable for the third, which begin from $128. Go to right here for extra info.
four. Kinky Boots Musical, Sands Theatre @ Marina Bay Sands — October 5 to October 14
Don’t fear, Kinky Boots just isn’t as raunchy because the title may recommend (though it does have an Advisory 16 score). Actually, it’s a heartwarming story about an unlikely friendship between a cabaret performer and an inheritor to a shoe manufacturing unit. The pair workforce as much as produce a line of high-heeled boots in a bid to save lots of the manufacturing unit’s enterprise, proving they don’t seem to be too totally different in any case. This boisterous Broadway hit involves Singapore this month, and you may ensure you’d be completely entertained. Better of all, it options unique songs by Grammy and Tony award winner Cyndi Lauper, so you possibly can anticipate catchy tunes you possibly can bop your head to. Tickets begin from $65, purchase them from Sistic.
5. Pink Ribbon Stroll 2018, Singapore Sports activities Hub OCBC Sq. — October 6
Photograph: Breast Most cancers Basis’s web site
October is Breast Most cancers Consciousness Month, which suggests it’s the most effective time to put on pink to help this significant marketing campaign! Its objective is to unfold consciousness of this life-threatening illness and advocate early detection, with month-long actions culminating in its signature occasion, the Pink Ribbon Stroll. You’ll be able to select both to stroll the three.5km route ($40) or run the 5km route ($50). Each routes permit you an exquisite scenic view of the Kallang Basin, and include a pink unisex t-shirt and drawstring bag. Go to their web site to enroll.
6. Da:ns Pageant, Esplanade Theatre — October 9 to October 21
Photograph: Esplanade’s web site
Should you love to chop a rug in your front room flooring, you’re in luck. This October, Esplanade Theatre brings again its Da:ns Pageant, a joyous 13-day occasion which celebrates the spirit of motion. As all the time, anticipate loads of alternative to boogie with a collection of masterclasses, footwork and workshops, such because the Masterclass by Lip J which can see you get down and study a number of new strikes from the sassy veteran dancer. Even when you assume you will have two left ft, you possibly can nonetheless get in on the motion with the great record of ticketed performances, akin to Till the Lions and Worldwide Stars of Ballet. Go to Esplanade’s web site for more information.
7. GameStart Asia 2018, Suntec Conference Centre Halls 401, 402 and 403 — October 13 to October 14
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Calling all gaming lovers, prepare for a weekend of heart-thumping motion because the annual recreation conference GameStart Asia 2018 is again in Singapore for the fifth time! This extravaganza guarantees a day of quirky enjoyable, the place you get to don costumes and spend the day indulging in tabletop gaming in addition to indie and retro video games. Should you’re one for competitors, take part within the SEA Main 2018, certainly one of South-east Asia’s largest preventing recreation event – you may stand an opportunity to win over US$60,000 in prizes (however you’d should battle actual exhausting to get there)! For extra info, take a look at their Fb web page right here.
eight. Ready For Godot Play, Victoria Theatre & Live performance Corridor — October 17 to October 20
For those who like performs which have loads of philosophical dialogue however nothing main actually occurs (therefore, the ready), then this one is for you. This tragicomedy follows the lives of nomads Vladimir and his pal, Estragon, as they wander alongside a barren nation street whereas ready for a person referred to as Godot who (spoiler alert!) by no means arrives. Voted the “most significant English language play of the 20th century” in 1990 by the British Royal Nationwide Theatre, the play explores themes such because the which means of human existence. Tickets begin from $58 to $88. Purchase them from Sistic.
9. Black & White Homes Tour, Dempsey Street — October 19
For many who are aficionados of structure and/or historical past, contemplate spending your morning on the Black & White Homes Tour – a cultural journey the place you get to go to iconic black and white colonial homes and study their tales. With the homes set in lush greenery, they’re the location of idyllic tranquility and are sure to take you again in time. Tickets value S$90 per individual and it consists of transportation and refreshments. Go to right here for extra info.
10. Wine Fiesta Singapore 2018, The Clifford Pier @ The Fullerton Bay Lodge — October 20 to October 21
Photograph: Wine Fiesta’s web site
Increase your glass, vino lovers! Wine Fiesta Singapore – one among Singapore’s largest annual wine festivals – is heading indoors for the primary time. So as an alternative of sweating it out within the humid climate, you get to pattern greater than 250 wines and luxuriate in beautiful views of the waterfront within the consolation of air-conditioning! Hungry? There shall be a tasty unfold of gourmand treats whipped up by famend native and worldwide cooks that may pair properly together with your drinks. You may also attend expert-led courses and tales shared by winemakers, so anticipate a satisfying wine-filled weekend. Cheers to that! Go to their web site for more information.
11. A1 20th Anniversary Reunion Tour, MES Theatre @ Mediacorp — October 20
Make a journey down reminiscence lane as you sing alongside to British-Norwegian boy band A1’s syrupy-sweet tunes. They’re again on the town for a one-night solely gig after two years to mark the band’s 20th anniversary (gasp, who else feels previous?). This time, the band will even see the return of former member Paul Marazzi for the primary time since 2002! He give up the band abruptly then, citing private causes. Anticipate to listen to hit songs similar to Tackle Me (2000), Similar Previous Model New You (2000), Everytime (1999) and Like A Rose (2000). Tickets begin from $98. Purchase them from Apactix.
12. Mosaic Music Collection: Pink Martini, Esplanade Theatre — October 20
Photograph: Esplanade’s web site
Bask in a night of cross-genre music with this charming band. The Occasions describes them as “one of the world’s most elegant live bands” and it’s no marvel why. This “little orchestra” performs infectious music that may be a mix of classical, latin, jazz and old style pop. Tickets have been bought out right here again in 2010 and 2015, so get yours quickly earlier than they run out. Costs begin from $48. Go to right here for more information.
13. CSC Run by the Bay, Gardens By The Bay East — October 20
Photograph: CSC Run by the Bay’s web site
Finish of yr feasting will quickly be upon us, so why not forestall that by getting in a bit of train now? What’s extra, the CSC Run by the Bay might be occurring within the night alongside the scenic waterside of Marina Reservoir, so that you get to remain in form and take pleasure in a spectacular sundown view. Value it? We are saying sure! Go for the 6km non-competitive run ($58) for one thing extra manageable, or should you’re feeling adventurous, join the 12.8km ($72) or 21.1km ($84) route. Go to right here for extra info.
14. Meals Japan 2018, Suntec Conference Centre Halls 401 and 402 — October 25 to 26 (for meals commerce), October 27 (open to the general public)
Photograph: Oishii World’s web site
Are you a Japanese meals connoisseur or only a lover of all issues Nihon? Then you need to go to this devoted Japanese F&B showcase occurring finish of the month. It’s ASEAN’s largest one and it guarantees to be a showcase of the best in Japanese seasonal produce and delicacies. Anticipate a line-up of something and every part oishii, from sashimi to an array of Japanese tea. You can too sharpen your kitchen expertise by observing culinary demonstrations by Japanese cooks or making an attempt your hand at cooking courses there. Should you’re , entry tickets are priced at $four which shall be bought on-site. Go to their web site for more information.
15. Singapore Jewelry and Gem Truthful, Marina Bay Sands — October 26 to October 29
Photograph: Singapore Jewelry and Gem Truthful’s web site
Wanting so as to add one other sparkly factor to your jewelry field? The annual Singapore Jewelry and Gem Truthful might be your greatest guess. Again for its sixth version, the truthful goals to offer luxurious items and stones at reasonably priced costs direct from the supply, so that you might be positive you’d get the perfect deal. With over 200 exhibitors from 25 nations, you’d be spoilt for selection, whether or not you’re in search of one thing luxurious or a easy wearable piece. For those who love native merchandise, head to the brand new Designers Atelier Pavilion which might be showcasing gadgets from Singaporean jewelry designers akin to Carrie Okay. and Sara Tan. Do keep in mind to pre-register on the truthful’s web site earlier than you make your go to.
16. Good Vibes With Jason Mraz, Nationwide Stadium — October 27
Photograph: Uncommon Leisure
American singer and songwriter Jason Mraz might be right here for a one-night-only gig — in reality, it’s his solely live performance in Asia this yr. How honoured are we?! Held at the side of the ultimate version of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, the guitar-toting Grammy winner’s easy vocals and penchant for riffs will certainly ship good shivers down your backbone. Croon alongside to a few of his greatest acoustic, pop and soul hits, akin to Fortunate (2008), I Gained’t Give Up (2012) and I’m Yours (2008). Tickets begin from $108. Purchase them from Apactix.