As the year starts to draw to a close, November has in store a series of exciting and fun-filled events for your entertainment. From festivals that celebrate the art scene in Singapore to food and tech exhibitions, here are 15 experiences in November that you will want to get your hands on.
Online retailer ZERRIN returns for a second edition from 1 November to 29 November 2019 with its pop up store, The Lounge. Get ready to discover new collections and have a pleasant shopping experience with a wide array of curated independent sustainable fashion and beauty products. There will also be panel talks and immersive workshops for you to understand more about sustainability in the retail industry.
Peruse their online catalogue at https://zerrin.com/
Singapore Writers Festival is one of Asia’s premier literary events and will be holding its 22nd edition here in Singapore from 1 November to 10 November 2019.
This year’s theme “A Language Of Our Own” revolves around the usage of language and how it has evolved to accommodate a changing humanity. Enhance your knowledge in the field of language and writing with lectures, panel discussions, workshops, masterclasses and performances that will be held over the course of 10 days. Visitors to this festival will also be able to have the chance to interact with famous writers from all over the world.
Whisky Live 2019 returns to the Andaz Hotel in Singapore to celebrate its 10th anniversary with an extensive display of whisky and spirits. This weekend affair brings together many industry experts as well as brand ambassadors to celebrate this momentous occasion.
For whisky enthusiasts, you will have the chance to understand the craft and the know-hows with educational tastings by accomplished whisky experts, Master Distillers and Directors of distilleries. Visitors will also be able to purchase the huge selection of over 900 products that are available at a discounted rate.
Tickets are available here.
Away from the hustle and bustle of the urban district in Singapore, Beerkini Rocks 2019 welcomes you to the beach paradise in Sentosa. This quarterly beach party is back and it aims to give you an unforgettable afternoon with live rock music, irresistible drink promotions and fun beach games.
Some of Singapore’s homegrown bands will be taking the stage which includes Reverie and A-List as they bring the party to you with rock classics and top hits. To top it all off, there will be exclusive drinks offer and a chance to win exciting prizes with the beach games.
If you are looking for discounts off digital products, The Tech Show will be the one-stop show for you. Running from 14 November to 17 November 2019, The Tech Show presents irresistible discounts and deals on the latest I.T. products and accessories in the market.
Trade in and repair services for old PCs, Notebooks, Tablets, Smartphones, and Apple products are also available for visitors. In addition, there will also be a lucky draw for you to have a shot at winning exciting prizes and vouchers.
To usher in the spirit of Christmas, Orchard Road will turn into a wondrous street extravaganza with spectacular lighting shows and heaps of interactive Christmas themed displays.
This event kicks off on 16 November 2019 with a light up ceremony bound to take your breath away. Covering 3km of Orchard Road, there will be no shortage of entertainment as roving performers and pop-up stores selling food and drinks can be found along the entire stretch. There will be more than 30 family-friendly rides and game booths at *SCAPE and the Shaw House Urban Plaza, with the more thrilling rides found at Grange Road Car Park.
Adding to the festive cheer are nightly performances at *SCAPE by our homegrown singers such as Estelle Fly, Shye and Charlene Su.
Wine Connection returns with a 2019 edition Tasting Fair over the weekend of 16 November as wine enthusiasts will be able to taste over a hundred wines and have the chance to interact with 40 international winemakers.
The new wine collection will also be available for purchase at a promotional price— perfect for stocking up for the festive season. Attendees will receive an event pack which includes a wristband, wine order form, and tasting glass.
Tickets are available here.
Singapore International Film Festival is back for its 30th edition from 21 November 2019 to 2 December 2019. With over 90 films from 40 countries, there are a wide array of movie options for you to choose from and enjoy. Independent films and short films by local talents will also be screened, alongside red carpet premieres of highly anticipated films such as Downton Abbey and The Truth.
In addition to the movie screenings, there will be masterclasses and panel discussions where filmmakers, actors and industry experts will provide an insight into the creative process that goes behind each film. Development programmes and outreach projects are also made available to budding filmmakers.
The ticket pricing for each film differs and you can check the different prices here.
For food lovers, this is one highlight for you to take note. The Asia Pacific Food Expo 2019 is back as one of Asia’s largest scale food event with both local & overseas exhibitors exhibiting their quality produce for consumers.
With over a hundred exhibitors, visitors are given the opportunity to discover the latest food product that merchants will be exhibiting in this showcase. Local household brands as well as overseas brands will be present in this food expo as you get to indulge in several gastronomic delights in this free admission event.
The Singapore Biennale is a massive contemporary art exhibition held at various venues all over Singapore from 22 November 2019 to 22 March 2020. It aims to provide a platform for visual artists, businesses and arts organisations to engage with the community and fosters collaboration and inspiration between the artists.
This sixth edition will feature several highlights including artists insights, workshops, and art performances by various talents in Singapore. Spanning across various locations in Singapore, art installations and exhibitions will be held throughout these four months. Take a look here for the complete list of events taking place at various locations.
The Affordable Art Fair is the world’s leading showcase for affordable contemporary art where it will be exhibited in Singapore from 22 to 24 November 2019. For art enthusiasts, this year’s edition will offer a fresh plethora of local, regional, and international talents who will be presenting over 80 participating galleries.
This art fair aims to make art accessible for everyone so that everyone can discover the joy of collecting art. There will be a wide range of contemporary art priced for sale and hands-on advice will be given to all art lovers or collectors in this art fair. Even if you are not planning to purchase an art piece, it will be a great educational experience for you to learn more and enhance yourself in this field with the workshops available.
Tickets are priced at S$20 for adults and S$10 for full time students and senior citizens.
Neon Lights Festival is back for its 4th edition in November and you can look forward to a fun-filled weekend packed with amazing music at the Fort Canning Park. Enjoy musical performances by Grammy-Award winning British band Mumford & Sons, Clean Bandit and Grammy nominee and multi-platinum superstar Halsey as they grace the festival with their spectacular blend of music, alongside British electronic-soul act Honne and Norwegian electro-pop artist AURORA.
The popular Silent Disco Asia will also be back where you can don LED-equipped headphones and dance to the type of tune that you want. Indulge in the food and beverage stands for an energy refuel as you soak in the fun of the festival.
Tickets are available here.
As the festive season inches closer, get yourself in a festive mood with Morganfield’s annual Ribfest. This year, Ribfest 2019 offers a wide spread of Christmas delights to feast on such as their signature ribs and pork roast, all in buffet-style.
On top of all these delights, there will be free flow beers and wines for you to soak in the celebratory atmosphere as live bands take to the stage with exciting performances. Tickets are priced at S$88 for this one day event and there are limited seats available so get your tickets now!
Sitex, Singapore’s only consumer lifestyle IT exhibition, is back again in this latest edition with bigger and better exhibitions for visitors to experience. This is one exhibition for you to treat yourself to the latest digital gadgets and electronics as they will be sold at promotional prices and you can stand a chance to take part in a lucky draw to win attractive prizes.
Other than the huge array of consumer electronics that you can purchase, there are experiential zones for you to try out various activities such as e-sports gaming. A health and wellness zone is also included in this year’s edition where visitors will be able to try out the latest fitness gears to complement your fitness regime.
Located at the iconic Gardens By The Bay, Christmas Wonderland will transform the entire venue into a breathtaking display of Christmas festivities. Christmas Wonderland offers heaps of live entertainment, beautiful sculptures, ice skating, and delightful treats for you to indulge in.
There will be carnival games and rides available for you to take part in which include bumper cars and a mini Ferris Wheel for your entertainment. Visitors can hop on the Christmas Train to soak in the sights and sounds of the festive season as well. Enjoy some scrumptious treats at the Festive Market as you get to look at the illuminated Supertrees as part of the light show.
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