As we move into the rainy season, there are plenty of events for your monthly inspiration in this chillier-than-normal weather. Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with a mooncake fair, taste exclusive wines, and enjoy a thrilling circus, among other new and exciting events taking place around Singapore this September.
Takashimaya Mid-Autumn Mooncake Fair
Miss shopping for mooncakes? Takashimaya’s annual Mid-Autumn mooncake fair returns to Takashimaya’s department store in Orchard. Featuring more than 300 varieties of mooncakes from 25 prominent brands, including Shangri-la, HKMX, and the Fullerton Hotel, there’s no shortage of mooncakes to choose from. Spread out over two levels in Takashimaya’s department store, you can also find tea sets and sweet treats to go with this seasonal treat. If you’re looking to gift mooncakes to friends or family, you won’t want to miss this one.
Date: Now–21 September 2021
Opening Hours: Monday–Sunday from 10am–9.30pm
Festival of Wines by Shangri-La
Join award-winning sommelier Britt Ng and embark on a wine-tasting journey as Shangri-La presents its inaugural Festival of Wines, a seven-day wine extravaganza featuring exclusive wines from around the world. Hosted over wine lunch and dinner events, you’ll get to sample brews from acclaimed wine producers such as the Gaja family, the Antinori family, and other famous wineries. Don’t miss the exclusive 1971 wine dinner to mark the 50th anniversary of Shangri-La Singapore and Shang Palace, which will feature vintage French and Italian wines paired with Shangri-La’s signature dishes.
Date: 7–12 September 2021
Address: 22 Orange Grove Road, Singapore 258350
Renew Earth Sweat Shop Pop-up Showcase
A collaboration between Temasek Shophouse and Post-Museum, Renew Earth Sweat Shop is a community art showcase that responds to the environmental impact and labor conditions in the global fashion industry. Featuring upcycled fashion artwork by community artists, visitors to the showcase will learn more about sustainable and eco-friendly fashion. Workshops such as patchwork making and industrial repair are open to the public, where visitors can try their hand at contributing to sustainable fashion.
Date: Now–30 September 2021
Address: Temasek Shophouse, 28 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238832
Opening Hours: Monday–Friday from 9am–6pm and Saturday–Sunday from 11am–5pm
After its postponement due to the pandemic restrictions earlier this year, La Clique returns to the Marina Bay Sands theatre with the promise of a stunning cabaret-meets-circus show. Having entertained sold-out audiences in major cities such as New York, Montreal, and Sydney, the internationally acclaimed performance makes its debut in Singapore. Featuring a diverse cast of nine exceptional artists and the famous La Clique Palais Orkestra, the star-studded act brings thrills and laughs to the audience. With guests seated close to the action, you’ll feel as if you’re part of the show.
Date: 18 September–7 November 2021
Address: 10 Bayfront Ave, Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Exhibition Hall C, Level 1, Singapore 018956
Trick or Thrills
In lieu of Universal Studios’ iconic Halloween Horror Nights, the theme park is hosting Trick or Thrills, a Halloween event for the entire family. Since its inception last year, park visitors will be allowed to visit Universal Studios in their Halloween costumes and go trick-or-treating within the park premises.
Photo opportunities with familiar characters such as Minions, and Halloween staples such as Dracula, Frankenstein, and other famous monsters will keep you well entertained. Join in the after-dark fun with an all-new Universal Monsters Scream Alley, which promises a spook-tacular time. Finish off your visit with a horror-themed meal at park restaurant KT’s Grill, serving up Halloween-inspired dishes.
Date: 3 September–7 November 2021
Address: Universal Studios, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Miss the feeling of eating at a night market? Luckily Singaporeans can now enjoy a variety of food stalls at Eatbox, a permanent indoor food market with a wide range of vendors to suit your palate. Apart from delicious food and plenty of photo-worthy spots to snap some pictures, Eatbox will soon boast a pop-up retail space and an Instagrammable instant-noodle themed playground that’ll brighten your feed. If you’re looking to switch up your lunch or dinner options, there’s no better place than Eatbox to savor some new and tasty dishes.
Address: 2 Serangoon Road, #01-55 to 59, Singapore 218227
Opening Hours: Monday–Sunday from 8 am–10.30pm