From a glow-in-the-dark fitness party to a scenic run, there’s loads to enjoy with these fun and active events in October.
1. Pink Ribbon Walk 2018, Singapore Sports Hub OCBC Square — October 6
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which means it’s the best time to wear pink to support this meaningful campaign! Its goal is to spread awareness of this life-threatening disease and advocate early detection, with month-long activities culminating in its signature event, the Pink Ribbon Walk. You can choose either to walk the 3.5km route ($40) or run the 5km route ($50). Both routes allow you a wonderful scenic view of the Kallang Basin, and come with a pink unisex t-shirt and drawstring bag. Visit their website to sign up.
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2. Puma Train #24Seven — October 7
Following the success of the Singapore Night Run, Puma, in collaboration with GuavaPass, will be launching the first ever experiential fitness party. The inaugural glow-in-the-dark event will feature thematic zones decked out with neon lights and pumped up tunes. You can expect to discover more than 23 dynamic workouts, including a special KPOP Fitness Jam led by renowned choreographer, Mina Myoung.
3. Da:ns Festival, Esplanade Theatre — October 9 to October 21
If you love to cut a rug on your living room floor, you’re in luck. This October, Esplanade Theatre brings back its Da:ns Festival, a joyous 13-day event which celebrates the spirit of movement. As always, expect plenty of opportunity to boogie with a series of masterclasses, footwork and workshops, such as the Masterclass by Lip J which will see you get down and learn a few new moves from the sassy veteran dancer. Even if you think you have two left feet, you can still get in on the action with the comprehensive list of ticketed performances, such as Until the Lions and International Stars of Ballet. Visit Esplanade’s website for more info.
4. Black & White Houses Tour, Dempsey Road — October 19
For those who are aficionados of architecture and/or history, consider spending your morning at the Black & White Houses Tour – a cultural journey where you get to visit iconic black and white colonial houses and learn about their stories. With the houses set in lush greenery, they are the site of idyllic tranquility and are bound to take you back in time. Tickets cost S$90 per person and it includes transportation and refreshments. Visit here for more information.
5. Got to Move 2018 — October 12 to 28
The National Arts Council is back to bring the fourth edition of Singapore’s nationwide dance movement. It aims to bring Singaporeans together through dance and the high quality programmes created by a diverse group of people. Family activities include dancing to rhythm and blues, dance sport, and even parent-child ballet. For the artistic, you can do arts and crafts like hands-on silkscreen printing on a tote bag that you’ll get to bring home. Coming alone? No problem. There are a ton of dance activities for everyone! More information on their website.
6.Philips’ Carnival — October 19 to 21
Fans of Philips appliances should make a beeline for its bi-annual carnival. On top of great discounts off products, the carnival will boast loads of healthy lifestyle activities. Expand you knowledge at various health talks with topics like CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), Coronary Artery Disease, sleep, and breastfeeding. Celebrity chef Angela May will also be holding workshops “Plating Like a Professional” and “Angela May’s Favourite Cooking Hacks for Balanced Diets”. Admission is free but registration for activities and talks is highly recommended via their website.
7. CSC Run by the Bay, Gardens By The Bay East — October 20
End of year feasting will soon be upon us, so why not prevent that by getting in a little exercise now? What’s more, the CSC Run by the Bay will be happening in the evening along the scenic waterside of Marina Reservoir, so you get to stay in shape and enjoy a spectacular sunset view. Worth it? We say yes! Go for the 6km non-competitive run ($58) for something more manageable, or if you’re feeling adventurous, sign up for the 12.8km ($72) or 21.1km ($84) route. Visit here for more information.
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8. HomeTeamNS Real Run — October 21
The annual race hosted by HomeTeamNS is back, and for the first time, it is going to be held at The Meadow by Gardens By The Bay. Participants will be able to play giant Jenga, human foosball or run. People of all ages and fitness levels are welcome as there is a 3km fun walk ($40), 10km run ($55), and a half marathon ($60). Check out their website to find out more about how you can take home a race shirt, a gorgeous finisher’s medal, and have fun with family. This race is only open to Singaporeans and Permanent Residents.
9. Food Japan 2018, Suntec Convention Centre Halls 401 and 402 — October 25 to 26 (for food trade), October 27 (open to public)
Are you a Japanese food connoisseur or just a lover of all things Nihon? Then you have to go to this dedicated Japanese F&B showcase happening end of the month. It’s ASEAN’s largest one and it promises to be a showcase of the finest in Japanese seasonal produce and delicacies. Expect a line-up of anything and everything oishii, from sashimi to an array of Japanese tea. You can also sharpen your kitchen skills by observing culinary demonstrations by Japanese chefs or trying your hand at cooking classes there. If you’re interested, entry tickets are priced at $4 which will be sold on-site. Visit their website for more info.
10. Good Vibes With Jason Mraz, National Stadium — October 27
American singer and songwriter Jason Mraz will be here for a one-night-only gig — in fact, it’s his only concert in Asia this year. How honoured are we?! Held in conjunction with the final edition of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore, the guitar-toting Grammy winner’s effortless vocals and penchant for riffs will surely send good shivers down your spine. Croon along to some of his best acoustic, pop and soul hits, such as Lucky (2008), I Won’t Give Up (2012) and I’m Yours (2008). Tickets start from $108. Buy them from Apactix.
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