Aug 23 2012
Proof that Singapore offers something for everyone, events on the calendar for September 2012 range from a race of the world’s fastest cars to a centuries-old Chinese harvest festival. Here are the highlights of the best events throughout the month.
It’s no secret that Singapore is obsessed with technology, and half the city will be at COMEX IT Expo at Suntec City from September 1 to 4 to test drive the latest tablets and smartphones. Admission is free, but you’ll probably want to bring your credit card as some great deals will be found.
Normally Singapore is too straight-laced to allow street performers, but an exception is made for the Sentosa Buskers Festival from September 1 to 8. Head down to the beach and enjoy free family-friendly entertainment by clowns, comedians and circus performers from across the globe. All money raised by the performances will be donated to charity.
Of course, the biggest event of the month is the Formula One Night Race which turns downtown Singapore into a street circuit from September 21 to 23. Even if you’re not into the fast cars, the nightly concerts after the races feature some all-star names including Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Jay Chou. Tickets are available via www.singaporegp.sg/ and start from S$293 for a three-day pass.
If you’re interested in Singapore’s cultural offerings, visit the Chinatown area from September 15 to October 14, 2012, to experience the Mid-Autumn festival. In celebration of this traditional harvest festival, Chinatown is filled with colourful paper lanterns and stalls selling festive treats like mooncakes. There will also be family-friendly entertainment like a lantern decorating competition and traditional Chinese dance troupes. Visit chinatownfestivals.sg/ for the festival schedule.
Two exhibits are worth checking out in September at the ArtScience Museum. On until September 30, Harry Potter: The Exhibition allows fans of the series to explore Hogwarts and see props from the film like Harry’s wand. On until October 21, Andy Warhol 15 Minutes Eternal features some of the pop artist’s most iconic pieces, including the Campbell’s soup can. Admission to both exhibits costs S$28.
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