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15 October Experiences In Singapore You Won’t Want To Miss (2019)

October is the month of thrills and chills especially with Halloween on the way. With a balance of action-packed activities, spooky experiences and all the photo opportunities, here are 15 October Experiences In Singapore you won’t want to miss out on!

1. Nerf Action Xperience (Launching 1 Oct)

Launching 1st October, the Nerf Action Xperience awaits those who are looking for an adrenaline-pumping good time. With an entire arena packed with multiple-themed activity zones, grab your friends and tackle exciting challenges that the experience has in store for you.

Book your experience at https://www.nerfax.com.sg/activities.

Nerf Action Xperience: Marina Square, Raffles Boulevard, #01-208/221, Singapore 039594

2. Halloween Horror Nights 9 (27 Sep – 31 Oct)

If you’re looking for a good scare (or multiple good scares), then you’ll have to make a trip to Resorts World Sentosa for their annual Halloween Horror Nights. The ninth edition will consist of five different haunted houses, two scare zones and a Death Metal concert as part of their parade.

The highlight of this year is the ‘Curse of the Naga’ haunted house, curated by the Thai film directors behind 4bia and Shutter. The event will run all the way to the October 31, so you’re definitely going to be in for an eerily good time.

Ticket Prices: S$60 (non-peak nights) & S$70 (peak nights)

Halloween Horror Nights 9: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269

3. The Bubble Tea Factory (19 Oct – 18 Dec)

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If you haven’t had enough of the myriad of bubble tea options we’ve had so far in Singapore, then you’re in for a treat. Happening from 19 October to 18 December, this pop-up boba exhibition at *SCAPE will easily lure you in. The exhibition allows you to immerse yourself in a full-on sensory experience with their ten multi-sensory and visually stunning installations.

Get your Instagram game on with the multiple photo spot opportunities and of course, free bubble tea upon entry.

Tickets: S$24 (weekdays), S$28 (weekends)

The Bubble Tea Factory: *Scape, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

4. Love & Pride Film Festival (10 Oct – 20 Oct)

Golden Village (GV) celebrates the Love and Pride Film Festival for the 11th year this October and will be featuring a variety of internationally acclaimed foreign films.

Running from 10 October to 20 October 2019 at GV Suntec and GV Grand (Great World City), enjoy the showcase of independent films all centred around the theme “Sparking Change”. The theme aims to promote conversation and understanding on LGBTQ+ issues that the community faces in a bid to encourage societal change.

Opening night tickets are S$16 for Movie Club members, S$18 for the public and tickets will include a Love & Pride Film Festival gift bag. Tickets for all other screenings are S$13 for Movie Club members, S$15 for the public.

Tickets: Golden Village

5. Archifest 2019 (27 Sept – 9 Oct)

Enhance your knowledge and uncover a newfound appreciation for the world of architecture and design at Archifest 2019, happening from 27 September to 9 October.

This year’s theme “Craft” is brought to you by Formwerkz Architects, and aims to bring the public one step closer to understanding the rigour that goes into conceptualising a building. There’ll be a range of hands-on activities, installations and exhibitions as well as a forum hosted by some of the industry’s veteran architects to provide you with a thorough art-ducation. It’s about time we pay homage to those who literally built our city.

Archifest 2019: Website | Locations & Maps | Instagram | Facebook

6. Klook Travel Festival (5 and 6 Oct)

Tired of burning multiple holes in your pockets when you go on holiday? Well, it’s almost holiday season and just in time for Klook’s Travel Festival held on 5 and 6 October. Happening at the Suntec Convention Centre, you’ll be able to snatch up some attractive flight deals, tailor your own holiday at their designated “Build Your Own Space” wall and plan an itinerary that will leave you one step closer to a dream getaway. There’ll also be an ongoing carnival where you can win travel essentials.

Get advice from others’ suffering from wanderlust like yourself as experts from The Travel Intern, influencer Qiu Qiu as well as avid traveller Nas Daily. Admission is free, but book your entrance passes in advance and be enrolled into the Klook Travel Festival Lucky Draw! Who knows? You might walk away with airline tickets, travel merchandise or attraction passes.

Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm

Klook Travel Festival Singapore: Halls 401 and 402, Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

7. Youths Celebrate! @ Gardens By The Bay (18 Oct – 27 Oct)

Located at one of Singapore’s iconic landmarks, Gardens By The Bay’s Supertrees will be transformed into a psychedelic neon jungle for this year’s Youths Celebrate! Festival running from 18 October to 27 October 2019. Snap all the photographs and enjoy various movie screenings, performances and even an upcycling workshop. There’ll even be a neon night market and a fun zone for you to unleash your inner child.

Youths Celebrate!: Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

8. Zedtown Asia: Battle For Singapore (26 Oct)

All things horrific (and gross) comes out this October. What’s Halloween month without zombies?

Come 26 October, Asia’s first-ever Zombie survival game, Zedtown Asia arrives in Singapore. Utilise your Nerf guns well and fight other survivors and zombies to be able to join leader, Count Mah Nee in the safety of his mansion. Complete challenging quests and missions set by game directors in real-time. Participants will have free reign over the National Stadium compound during this fully immersive experience.

Date & Time: 26 October, 12pm and 6pm sessions

Zedtown Asia: Singapore Sports Hub, 1 Stadium Drive, Singapore 397629 | Website

9. The Dessert Factory Pop-Up (4 Oct – 27 Oct)

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Plaza Singapura is celebrating their 45th Anniversary this October and they’ve got many a sweet treat for you!

Originally from the Philippines, this dessert museum pop-up will take you through rooms filled from floor to ceiling with every sugary-filled confection you can imagine. I swear I hear dentists crying in the background as we speak. The museum is also fully interactive—it’s the only time you’ll be allowed to play with your food!

Credit – The Dessert Museum

There’ll also be a Dessert Carnival where your usual festival activities are turned into dessert-themed carnival games. Finally, what’s a Dessert Pop Up without actual desserts to dig into? Satisfy your sweet tooth in The Dessert Marketplace or get your hands covered in sugar with the hands-on workshops available.

Dates: 4 to 27 October 2019
Tickets: Spend a minimum of S$45 in a single receipt for a pair of entry tickets, free entry for children below 3 years old

Opening Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 10 am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 2am

Pretty Sweet 45: 68 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238839 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

10. Chillfest Singapore (19 Oct)

We can’t go wrong with more music festivals. Chillfest @ The Green debuts at Fort Canning Park on 19 October. This homegrown event was created to cater to those who appreciate good music and a good time whilst simultaneously being able to learn more about sustainability.

The diverse music performances consist of both international and local acts— Charlie Lim, DJ Jade Rasif, and Youtube sensations Boyce Avenue just to name a few.

Tickets: From S$118 to S$148.

Chillfest Singapore: Fort Green, Fort Canning Park, River Valley Road, Singapore 179037 | Website | Instagram | Facebook

11. Singapore International Film Festival (18 Oct – 1 Dec)

In celebration of Singapore International Film Festival’s (SGIFF) 30th Anniversary this October, admire the work showcased by Singaporean storytellers and local talents in the art scene.

Taking place from 18 October to 1 December 2019 in conjunction with Youths Celebrate!, you’ll be able to enjoy free movie screenings at Moonlight Cinema and appreciate ‘Nature’s Playground’ a portrait exhibition following the creative journey of ten local storytellers and media personalities, (inclusive of Anita Kapoor and Fiona Xie) as they explain their inspiration to us. Widen your cinema experience and take it from the big screen into an independent one with this event.

SGIFF: Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953

12. Leica Playground @ Design Orchard (5 Oct)

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Leica Camera Asia Pacific returns with the Leica Playground pop-up on 5 October. Participants can get acquainted with their inner photographer by attending one of the many photography workshops, stroll through the featured exhibition by magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker and even expose yourself to a live photoshoot of NYLON Cover Girl. With three separate areas to explore, expect to fill up your camera roll with the installations at the ‘Terrace’ space and let your young ones run wild on their AR Treasure Hunt whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy the live music.

Or, if you’re looking for a more informative experience, ‘The Hot Seat’ is the perfect place—listen to renowned expert photographers as they answer all your burning questions. The event is free, whereas all curated workshops are priced at S$15 per ticket.

Leica Playground: Design Orchard Singapore, 250 Orchard Road, Singapore 238905 | Website

13. GameStart 2019 (12-13 Oct)

From 12 to 13 October, Suntec Convention Centre will host the sixth edition of Singapore’s largest gaming event, GameStart 2019.

Gamers, you’ll be introduced to the latest blockbuster games, esports tournaments, tabletop gaming and even have a taste of cosplay. Grab your group of friends and conquer ‘The Castle’ a themed escape room designed especially for the event and wander through Doujin Market where you’ll find a myriad of pop-culture inspired youth arts and illustration pieces created by artists in Singapore and the region.

Opening Hours: 11am to 9pm
Tickets: From S$12 to S$17.

GameStart 2019: Suntec Convention Center Halls 401-403, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593 | Website

14. Disney Animation Exhibition (26 Oct 2019 – 29 Mar 2020)

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If you prefer to walk down memory lane, the Disney Animation Exhibition will be an ideal place for you to start. Running from 26 October 2019 to 29 March 2020, Disney nerds will be able to indulge in approximately 500 pieces of artwork, inclusive of original pieces, sketches and concept art curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library.

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Travel down the Disney timeline from old classics like Snow White to modern-day Moana. Plus I know you won’t be able to let it go if you don’t pop by to see the artwork behind Frozen 2.

Tickets: S$16 (adults), S$12 (seniors/children)

Disney: Magic Of Animation The Exhibition: Art Science Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974 | Website | Facebook | Instagram

15. The Brick Bar (18 Oct)

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Taking nostalgia to the next level with Lego-themed, ‘The Brick Bar’ hits Singapore shores on 18 October.

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Let your imagination run wild as you cause mayhem in this Adult Playground, conceptualising the most insane creations with approximately a million Lego bricks, dive into ball pits and have friendly tournaments whilst indulging in Lego themed food and sipping from Lego tumblers.

No location has been released yet, so sign up for pre-release tickets as entry to this unique experience is on a first-come-first-serve basis!

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