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Best Things To Do In Singapore In November 2022 — Hello Kitty Pop-Up Café, Brunch Parties, Shopping Fairs & More

Outdoor BBQ festivals, cool shopping pop-ups, and so many more events happening this month.

Best Things To Do In Singapore In November 2022 — Hello Kitty Pop-Up Café, Brunch Parties, Shopping Fairs & More

November is set to be a busy month for social butterflies, shopaholics, and, well, just about everyone. With a whole host of exciting events happening around islandwide, these are the highlights that you’ll want to pencil in, pronto.

Photo: Guinness

The Guinness Great Grill Out

Gillman Barracks is set to transform into a fiery hub of yummy goodness when outdoor food fest The Guinness Great Grill Out returns Nov 5-6. The best smokehouses and grill gurus in Singapore come together to offer an array of barbecued bites, from Meatsmith’s delectable cheeseburgers to roast pork bagel sandwiches by Two Men Bagel House, complemented perfectly with a pint of Guinness.

Don’t leave without snagging some trinkets from local crafters at the marketplace, while DJs and live bands keep the convivial atmosphere going all weekend long.

Foodies will delight at special dining experiences and masterclasses with celeb chefs like Bjorn Shen of Artichoke and Burnt Ends head honcho Dave Pynt, where you might just learn how to make beef and Guinness pies. Fancy a challenge? Have a go at the Spicy Sausage Challenge where participants duke it out over six fiery levels of questions and hot sauces, or battle it out with a game of giant Tic-Tac-Toe or Skittles.

When: Nov 5-6, 3pm-12am
Where: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
Tix from $18 (includes one pint of Guinness). More info


Photo: Affordable Art Fair

Affordable Art Fair

Over 75 art galleries will be part of the popular art extravaganza happening from Nov 18-20 at the F1 Pit Building. Art enthusiasts, collectors and more can look forward to thousands of artworks from over 550 artists worldwide, from contemporary oil paintings to life-size sculptures. Local exhibitors like Utterly Art and REDSEA Gallery, who’ve taken part every year since Affordable Art Fair’s inception in 2010, will return. Visitors can also expect new entrants, including emerging artist from Beijing, Wanlin Jiang, who uses denim to create landscape artworks.

When: Nov 18-20; open 12pm-6pm (Nov 18), 11am-7pm (Nov 19) and 11am-6pm (Nov 20)
Where: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Tix from $10. More info


Photo: CÉ LA VI

CÉ LA VI’s Sky High Brunch

This is no ordinary brunch — it’s an all you can eat, drink and party affair atop Marina Bay Sands. Indulge in champagne, cocktails, contemporary Asian brunch grub and a side of spectacular views at this adults-only soiree at CÉ LA VI on Nov 19. Expect four hours of free flow champagne, spirits, cocktails and indulgent nosh — live buffet stations will be brimming with oysters, wagyu beef rolls, gunpowder-coated padron peppers, and then some. The cherry on top at this lavish party: dancers, games, prizes and local DJs Ramesh and Stephen Day helming the decks.

Where: CÉ LA VI Restaurant and Skybar, 1 Bayfront Avenue Marina Bay Sands, Hotel, Tower 3, 018971
hen: Nov 19, 12-4pm
Tix from $198. More info


Photos: Mazaraat Cheese, Independent Market, and Mossery

Boutiques Fairs: The Gifting Edition

Fancy starting your Christmas shopping early? Then slink over to Boutiques Fairs at the F1 Pit Building from Nov 25-27 where over 240 independent lifestyle brands will set up shop over two floors and seven rooms. Shop women’s, men’s and kids’ fashion, accessories, beauty products, lifestyle products, home décor and more, from brands such as Mazaraat Cheese, Independent Market, and Mossery (pictured above; full list of participating brands here). It’s a great way to discover new Singapore-based brands that you may have stumbled across online but want to see and feel the products IRL. Need to refuel? Pop by the café for refreshments. Most brands will also provide delivery services so you can shop without worrying about lugging your loot around.

When: Nov 25-27; 10am-9pm (Nov 25,26) and 10am-6pm (Nov 27)
Where: F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Boulevard, Singapore 038975
Tix from $5 for a four-hour admission. More info


If you’re a pawrent looking for something interesting to do with your furkid, look no fur-ther — PetExpo makes its return on Nov 25-27 for the first time since 2019. The event will take up a sprawling 7,000 sqm at the Singapore Expo Hall 6, showcasing products and accessories from over 80 vendors. Besides shopping up a storm to pamper your furry pals, there are talks and workshops on pet nutrition, wellness and rehab to attend as well. There’s also an adoption drive held by the Animal & Veterinary Service (AVS), with rescued dogs, cats, and bunnies looking for their furever home. Visitors can also expect to see 100 bichons gathering together in an attempt to set a new record in the Singapore Book of Records.

When: Nov 25-27, 11am-8pm (Nov 25) and 10am-8pm (Nov 26,27)
Where: Singapore Expo Hall 6, 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486041
Tix from $5 per day. More info

Photos: Swissotel The Stamford

Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars Café

Getting a kawaii makeover is The Stamford Brasserie at Swissotel The Stamford, which will turn into a Hello Kitty and Little Twin Stars Café from Nov 22 until Jan 29, 2023. The whimsical Sanrio sanctuary won’t just feature the characters in the interiors of the bistro, there will also be a themed menu to complete the experience. The camera definitely eats first over here. Some IG-worthy dishes include On Cloud Nine ($16), a wild mushroom soup topped with cappuccino foam, and the Sun, Moon and Stars Gelato ($16), which comprises Madagascar vanilla, matcha tea, wild strawberry, Sicilian pistachio and mango gelato.  

When: Nov 22, 2022 to Jan 29, 2023, 10am-11pm daily
Where: The Stamford Brasserie, 2 Stamford Rd, Level 1, Swissôtel The Stamford, Singapore 178882
More info

Photo: Kiztopia

Jumptopia: Festive Village

Kids and kids at heart will be jumping for joy knowing that Kiztopia’s festive bouncy castle wonderland, Jumptopia: Festive Village, is back. Occupying a whopping 45,000 sq ft of space, the mega bouncy castle wonderland features 10 new giant Christmas-themed inflatables, some towering up to 9m-high. Visitors can expect to bounce their way through life-sized gingerbread man cookies and pretzels, challenge Santa’s reindeer to a race, and more. Each bouncy castle has a maximum capacity of 50 kids (aged two and above) at any one time. A tamer, but still as adorable, Toddlers Zone is open to children aged one to three.  

Need a break? There’s plenty happening on terra firma too. Soak in festival vibes and catch live dance, magic and juggling performances, take plenty snaps at the IG-worthy ‘snowing’ zone or with cute mascots, or refuel at a pizzeria café. Need to multi-task and finish up your Christmas shopping? The Christmas market in the festive village has you covered.

When: Nov 22 to Jan 3, 2023. Open Mon-Thur at 10am-8pm, Fri-Sun, PH eve and PH at 10am-10pm. Black-out date/time: Nov 27, 6pm-10pm.
Where: Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Hall C, Level 1, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Tix from $36, promo bundles available. More info

Photo: Asian Civilisations Museum

Lunchtime Concerts at ACM

Need to quickly destress over lunchtime? Here’s one unique way to do it. Pop in to Asian Civilisations on Fridays in October and November for free lunchtime concerts held in partnership with Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Soak in an hour of classical music – and you may even catch an original composition, ‘Zoomorphic Muses – An Afternoon at the Museum’, which draws inspiration from ACM’s collection.

When: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28 and Nov 4, 11. 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Where: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place
Free admission. More info

Photo: Marina Bay Sands

Mental: Colours of Wellbeing

Guiding visitors to delve deeper into stereotypes around mental health is this exhibition features 24 interactive exhibits, large-scale installations and art projects, seven of which were created by homegrown artists. It’s as much as a personal, intimate journey as it is gaining perspectives of mental health and making connections in this day and age — be prepared not only to marvel at the installations, but also to reflect on this introspective journey.

When: Until Feb 26, 2023
Where: ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave
Tickets from $18 (adults). More info

Photo: Mandai Wildlife Group

A Flight to Remember

Jurong Bird Park’s last day of operations will be on Jan 3, 2023, exactly 52 years since its opening. From Sep 3 to Jan 3, 2023, it’s holding a series of events to celebrate the park before it moves to its new nest at Bird Paradise in Mandai Wildlife Reserve in the second quarter of 2023.

Go on a self-guided trail of Jurong Bird Park and take time to explore with heritage displays along the way that illustrate the park’s milestones. Launching in November is a Nostalgic Signature Tour where seasoned guides guide visitors through the park’s history (tour bookings open Oct 19), as well as a nostalgic food festival with traditional pushcarts selling hawker fare and carnival activities.

When: Until Jan 3, 2023. Open Thur to Sun, eve of PH and PH until Nov 2, 2022. Open daily from Nov 3, 2022 to Jan 3, 2023.
Where: Jurong Bird Park, 2 Jurong Hill
Tix at $34.20 (adult) and $22.50 (child) for Singapore residents. More info

Halloween Horror Nights

Things are getting spooktacular at Universal Studios Singapore once more, with Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) making a comeback after a two-year hiatus. We got a preview of the mega scare-fest, which is on from Sep 30 to Nov 5, and can confirm that it's still as thrilling and terrifying as we remember it to be (read it here).

When: Sep 30 to Nov 5 (select nights)
Where: Universal Studios Singapore, Resorts World Sentosa, 8 Sentosa Gateway
More info



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