The Best Festivals and Events in Singapore This October

October in Singapore is full of thrills not just because it’s the month of Halloween but also because of these wonderful upcoming festivals. From drinking yourself silly to enriching yourself culturally, these festivals promise a day full of fun and new experiences that will keep you talking about it long after it’s over. Join in the festivities this October with these four festivals mentioned below.


1.  Oktober Fest Asia – 9 – 11 October 

Join in the festivities at Singapore’s largest Bavarian festival, Oktober Fest Asia. One of the island’s best beer festival is back this October with free flowing Bavarian beers, a true Munchen band, gourmet Bavarian food and not to forget, a boisterous and vibrant Bavarian party atmosphere. Expect the finest beers – Schneider Weisse, Weihenstephan, Weltenburger, Paulaner Brauhaus Bitburger and Beneditkiner and traditional Bavarian performances presented with a modern twist. Do buy your tickets early to get a 10% discount before the early bird promotion closes.


2.  Da:ns festival – 9 – 19 October

Da:ns festival is a 11 day affair that will make you fall in love with dance and randomly break out dancing whenever, wherever. In celebration of the spirit of movement, you can twist and turn at their workshops or watch amazing performances that will inspire and lift your heart. Starting with Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake and ending with flamenco and Bollywood-bhangra, there is something for everyone regardless of dance experience. With tickets going as low as $20, there is no reason not to join in the fun this dance season!


3.  Sake Festival – 12 October

With the increasing amount of Sake lovers in our tiny island, Sake festival makes a grand return to satisfy the masses. Treat yourselves to more than 200 types of limited edition Autumn Seasonal Sakes lovingly brought to you all the way from Japan. Of course, what is Sake without the amazing accompanying Japanese food? Delectable finger bites (such as grilled wagyu, beef, tuna etc) would also be available at the festival. Don’t worry if you’re not a Sake expert, just head down to the festival for a good time and unwind with your friends and family. Do take note that there is currently a buy 1 get 1 free promotion for Mastercard users, while stock last.


4.  Perspectives Film Festival  – October 16-19

Returning this year with the thought-provoking theme of displacement, Perspectives Film Festival 2014: Breakthroughs in Cinema is brought to you by a team of local students. The line-up challenges their audience to confront humanity’s uncomfortable realities and we assure you that all 7 movies would be breath-taking, contemplative and leave you reflecting on the struggles of life. This year, Perspectives take you beyond just a passive viewer with a line-up of ancillary activities before and during the festival. These include dialogue sessions, seminars and talks by recognized industry experts. Follow them on their Facebook page for updates, information and even contests to win free tickets to their screenings.

Click here for more information on things to do and places to visit when visiting Singapore.

Images (from top to bottom) courtesy of Oktoberfest Asia, Event Finda, Liquor Shop and Bar Orihara and Perspectives Film Festival.

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