Vesak Day on June 2 makes this long weekend extra special for the start of June. From the evening of June 1 to 4, we’ve listed the best activities to enjoy. There are interactive festivals, quirky pop-ups, new attractions, children’s activities, and other fun events….you won’t be bored. Here’s 32 of the best things to do this weekend in Singapore.
1. Go wild at a sky-high silent disco
Get your groove on at a party in the sky atop Marina Bay Sands on June 3. Dance against the backdrop of the city skyline on Level 56, with headsets, for the ultimate silent disco experience. Organised by Pelago, expect various music genres from pop tunes to EDM, and rock – spread across three different zones. Plus, visitors receive glowing accessories, food and an entry drink. Get tickets here. Absolutely, one of the best things to do this June in Singapore.
📍SkyPark Observation Deck, Level 56, T3, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore
2. Enjoy i Light 2023
Be one of the first to experience this epic light festival. Marina Bay welcomes back Asia’s leading sustainable light festival from June 1 to 25, as well as events happening at Millenia Walk and South Beach. Presented by DBS, expect 14 beautiful installations and more creativity, using sustainable materials for the festival’s 2023 theme A New Wave focusing on the colour blue from the visible light spectrum. Read our i Light Singapore 2023 guide. Definitely, one of the best things to do this weekend.
3. Get your game on at Changi Airport
Larger-than-life installations have popped up at T3 Changi Airport. This time guests can experience everything Hasbro Gaming until July 16. There’s bouncy castles for children, life-size family games from Connect 4 to Monopoly, ig-worthy photo spots, and much more. Plus, Jewel has been decked out for Avengers: Beyond Earth’s Mightiest until August 13 to add the excitement.
📍Changi Airport, Singapore
4. See an authentic flamenco show
From June 2 to 11, you can see an authentic flamenco show by the Royal Opera of Madrid right here in Singapore. The traditional showcase is led by Paula Rodríguez – one of the most sought-after flamenco dancers in Spain, alongside a talented group of Spanish dancers and musicians. It’s happening at Kewalram Chanrai Arts Centre located at Robertson Quay. Get tickets from $65 per person. Certainly, one of most unique things to do this weekend.
📍Kewalram Chanrai Arts Centre, Robertson Quay, Singapore
5. Visit a new exhibition
Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore through Travel (1800s-2000s) is a new exhibition at National Museum Of Singapore. It brings visitors on a journey from Singapore’s past to present using four thematic zones. From transport like Changi Airport’s iconic flipboard to old pictures, nostalgic accommodations, Hawker lifestyles, ig-worthy rooms, and other everyday experiences…it’s an interactive space to learn about your history and culture.
📍93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
6. Head to flipside festival
Get excited about a whimsical circus experience down at Esplanade between until June 4. The 10-day Flipside Festival incorporates comedy, puppetry, circus and physical theatre. With dozens of events, with both international and Singapore-based artists…you’ll be spoilt for options. Definitely, one of the best things to do this weekend for families.
📍Esplanade Area, Singapore
7. Party at 1-Altitude’s pool fiesta
1-Group are hosting a number of unique experiences in June and July. Summertime Madness is a two-month celebration from June 1 to July 31. This weekend, enjoy a Sundown Beach Party at 1-Altitude Coast on June 4 from 5pm. There’ll be ig-worthy photo ops, art jamming, cocktails, champagne, and much more, alongside a fabulous sunset.
📍1 Altitude Coast, The Outpost Hotel, Sentosa
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8. Stuff your face with donuts
Be sure to celebrate World Donut Day on June 2. Luckily, we’ve already listed the best places to indulge on drooling doughnuts in Singapore. And, surely there will be discounted offers on Friday in honour of it.
📍 Various Locations
9. See the world in 8k
Be one of the first to experience Sensory Odyssey Maze: Into the Heart of Our Living World. The multi-sensory exhibition kicks off on May 27, and brings visitors of all ages on a fascinating journey into the heart of our ecosystem through 8k video projections. From the Arctic Circle to the rainforests of South America, the depths of the ocean, and seven environments…you’ll be able to see colours, hear sounds and smell scents in this never-before-seen exhibition in Singapore. Plus, it’s the Asian premiere marking its first stop on a global tour and it finishes on October 29. Tickets begin at $17. Get tickets here.
📍 ArtScience Museum, Singapore
10. Be inspired by the arts
Singapore International Festival of The Arts 2023 takes place until June 4. There are three tracks of curated offerings: SIFA X, Life Profusion and CREATION. Attendees can enjoy a range of different workshops like traditional Korean Dance, key performances, interactive talks with industry leaders, and much more.
11. Indulge at Gastrobeats
Gastrobeats 2023 merges music, food and entertainment at Bayfront Event Space from June 1 to 25, between 4pm and 11pm, as part of i Light 2023. Visitors can indulge from 50 hawker stalls, selling global eats from Asian street food classics to Mexican tacos, as well as a carnival to keep children happy. Certainly, one of the best things to do for families this weekend in Singapore.
📍Bayfront Event Space, Marina Bay, Singapore
12. Be mesmerised by a STEM fantasy world
The Science Centre will host The ELECTRIFIED Show until June 4. Led by Mr. Kiki Tay, the large in-house STEM+ production features a high-tech fantasy world full of magic and mystery where guests can immerse themselves with a one hour journey of SPARK. Certainly, the perfect activity to do with children. Get tickets here.
📍15 Science Centre Rd, Singapore 609081
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13. Go to Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience
Step inside the paintings of the iconic Vincent Van Gogh at Resorts World Sentosa at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience. B1 Forum has been transformed with 360-degree digital projections and a hyper-realistic VR experience to transport you to a world of Van Gogh. Buy tickets or read our review on the experience here.
📍 Resorts World Sentosa, B1 Forum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore
14. Celebrate Naruto’s 20th anniversary
Anime fans won’t want to miss the Naruto 20th Anniversary Exhibition currently happening at Marina Square until July 2. It features eight large installations depicting moments from the iconic anime show. Plus, there’s five different immersive experiences to enjoy and a pop-up store to purchase exclusive merch. Grab tickets on Trip.com from $22.
📍Let’s Play, #03-208/209, Marina Square
15. Marvel at See Me, See You
National Gallery is currently hosting Part 1 of the See Me, See You: Early Video Installation of Southeast Asia programme. This cool new exhibition is on display until February 4, 2024, with Part 2 coming on October 13 this year. It tells the story of how 10 different artists began using video and technology and other vital moments when the form first emerged in 1980s. Definitely, one of the best things to do this June for those who love art and culture.
📍The Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery – Level B1 – City Hall Wing
16. Get the kids involved in activities
Children’s Season 2023 returns until the end of the month with more than 100 family-friendly activities on offer across 25 museums by NHB. The first-of-its-kind Children’s Museum invites children who are 12 and under to enter a wonderful world of play and learning. Read further about the new museum here.
📍Coleman Street, 23-B, Singapore 179807
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17. Feast your eyes on roses
Rose Romance kicks off on June 2 until July 16 inside Flower Dome at Gardens By The Bay. Wander around idyllic florals from the region of Puglia in Italy. From beautiful roses to stunning trulli…it’s the perfect place for a romantic stroll and one of the best things to do this weekend.
📍Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay
18. Wander a world of GIFs
Asia’s largest collection of GIFs launched at National Design Centre in Singapore for the next three months. The festival, is free to enter, and brings together more than 80 creations from artists from across the globe for a colourful multimedia showcase. GIFFEST III is organised by EYEYAH! and uses GIFs to ignite conversations and educate on the value of imperfections for 2023’s theme Imperfect. Learn more about GIFFEST 2023.
📍National Design Centre, Singapore
19. Be inspired by Love The Last March
Love The Last March features one of the largest bronze sculptures globally, created by famous artists Marc and Gillie, boasting 45 of world’s most endangered animals marching together. The mission of the project is to create awareness to protect wildlife from extinction and inspire action. Certainly, one of the best things to do this weekend in Singapore for all age groups.
📍Near Flock Clock, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore
20. Embark on a sea journey
Dive deep into the ocean at this sea-themed dining experience for limited time only. Until June 5, diners can enjoy sea-inspired decorations, food and cocktails in a stylish 3-storey shophouse at Fifty Five Coffee Bar, alongside a never-seen-before portrait of Boats, by the late Nanyang-style oil painter, Liu Kang. Learn more about the experience.
📍55A Neil Rd, Singapore 088892
21. Indulge at a coffee festival
Singapore Coffee Fiesta is back for the second year in a row. It runs for six weeks until June 4. Organised by Nestlé Singapore, it aims to celebrate Singaporeans shared love for coffee. Explore and taste more than 60 unique coffee flavours blends from some iconic Nestlé brands, such as Starbucks, Dolce Gusto, Nescafe and beloved local kopi, to name a few. Learn more about the Singapore Coffee Fiesta 2023.
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22. Drink beer at a new Chinese pub
China’s largest pub chain, Helen’s, opened its doors recently so you can finally try their unique milk beer and coke buckets. According to their Instagram, the quirky bar at Orchard Central, will offer a range of promotions, including free flowing beer for the first few days. Read further about Helen’s Singapore.
📍181 Orchard Rd, #12-02 Orchard Central Singapore 238896
23. Check out the new Bird Paradise
The largest bird park in Asia opened in May. It’s home to more than 3,500 birds from 400 avian species. It exhibits eight walk-in aviaries where visitors can feel as if they are journeying across global ecologies. From the Southeast Asian rice terraces to South American jungles…it’s the ultimate new attraction for wildlife lovers. Learn more about Bird Paradise.
📍20 Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729825
24. Be inspired at Coach Café
The world’s first Coach Café just opened in Chinatown. The ig-worthy eatery is set in a 3-storey shophouse, and is in collaboration with one of the best brunch restaurants: Brawn & Brains. Enjoy hearty American grub inside a vintage, pastel pink and yellow setting, decked out in unique milk cartons, cereal boxes, and much more. The immersive experience is complete with instagrammable food dishes like desserts, and a pink concept store you can shop and play at.
📍05 Keong Saik Rd., Singapore 089113
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25. Hop on a Pokémon Cable Car
Celebrate the Mount Faber Line’s 50th anniversary by embarking on a Pokémon cable car adventure in Sentosa. Sixty seven cable car cabins have been decked out in Pokémon-themed decorations until September 30. Already, it’s one of the best things to do this May with children in Singapore. Learn more about the Pokémon Cable Car experience.
📍Sentosa Island, Singapore
26. Go around the world
Around the World is a new exhibition at La Galerie until July 15. It’s the perfect place to get educated on the evolution of French innovations that have revolutionized the world, with an Around The World In 80 Days twist. It’s free to enter and opened until 7.30pm weekdays and between 9am and 5.30pm on Saturdays.
📍La Galerie, Level 2, Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road Singapore
27. Be mesmerised by a colourful light show
Wings of Time is a hugely popular colourful night show in Sentosa. It features a majestic soundtrack, fireworks and 3D effects used to light up the night sky against the backdrop of the ocean at Siloso Beach. Read all about the experience.
📍50 Beach View, Singapore 09860
28. Go for a rooftop drink
Indulge in your guiltiest pleasures against the backdrop of the stunning Singapore skyline this weekend. Why not sip a cocktail at one of the best rooftop bars in Singapore, otherwise enjoy a delicious meal at nightfall at a sensational rooftop dining restaurant. The choice is yours!
📍 Various Locations
29. Catch the latest blockbuster
Why not hideaway from the rain with popcorn at a cosy cinema to catch one of the latest blockbusters to hit the big screen? Luckily, we’ve already listed the best movies to see at the cinema this month. But this weekend The Little Mermaid is on the big screen.
30. Check out a cool sneakers exhibition
Sneakertopia: Step Into Street Culture is a huge, colourful sneaker and street culture exhibition opened at the ArtScience Museum recently. It celebrates creativity, art and history of sneakers culture – concepted by award-winning producers, artists, athletes and more international celebrities. Visitors will admire more than 100 limited-edition sneakers, alongside quirky murals, designs, artworks and other installations. The exhibition finishes on July 30, 2023.
📍6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
31. Discover a hidden speakeasy
Synthesis is a creative new bar and restaurant, hidden behind an unsuspecting TCM-inspired storefront, at Tower 4 in Suntec City that you must visit soon. We recently had dinner at the new dining concept, and we can tell you that it sent our taste buds on the ultimate adventure from the TCM-style cocktails to Laksa ice cream…read our review here.
📍 3 Temasek Boulevard #01-643 Suntec City Tower 4, next to 7-11, 038983
32. Hangout at a new board game café
Why not hit up a board game café when it’s raining? or gather your mates for the ultimate games evening at Settlers Café. Enjoy delicious meals and a range of games for between one to 30 players. Superb for all your nigh owls or insomniacs. Read further about the new Settlers here.
📍Serangoon Rd, 562, Singapore 218178
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