12 Exciting Events To Look Out For In 2023

Don’t miss these major happenings coming your way this 2023. From sporting events to cultural experiences, to family-friendly activities, we’ve got everyone covered.
Exciting Events To Look Out For In 2023
Photos: Chatuchak.SG, Grande Experiences, F1, Fever

Running out of fresh and interesting things to do with your family and friends? Challenge has done the homework for you. Here’s a one-stop list covering several major events taking place throughout the year. Time to bookmark your weekends and holidays!


Chatuchak Night Market Singapore
Photos: Chatuchak.SG

Chatuchak Night Market Singapore

There’s no need to catch a plane to get your dose of Bangkok’s famous night market. At this two-month event, expect a multitude of stalls featuring drool-worthy Thai street fare and lifestyle items so you can eat and shop to your heart’s content. The market opens till late, so bring along your supper buddies to enjoy a spread of authentic and exotic Thai food.

Now till April 2, The Grandstand

T3 Underground Carnival
Photo: Changi Airport Group

T3 Underground Carnival

Experience three generations of themed carnivals under one roof at Changi Airport’s Terminal 3! Spanning over 9,000 sqm with 30 over games and rides, this will be Singapore's first ever underground carnival.

Travel down memory lane with the Great World, which transports visitors to the Tua Seh Kai Great World Amusement Park complete with old-school carnival games, family-friendly rides, a heritage photo zone, and a mama shop selling childhood snacks. But if nostalgia's not your thing, there's the Modern World, where you can test your skills and stand to win extra-large plushies. Or get your adrenaline pumping at the Future World, where you can race down the Dino-Kart 3.0 circuit to flashing disco lights and music. Swing by with your loved ones for a fun-filled experience.

Now till April 2, Changi Airport Terminal 3


Van Gogh The Immersive Experience
Photos: Fever, Grande Experiences

Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Ever dreamt of being immersed in a painting like The Starry Night? Now, you’ll get to physically step into the sensorial world of Vincent van Gogh through this immersive digital art experience – featuring his work, life and secrets. With over 300 of the artist’s masterpieces integrated with 360-degree projection and virtual reality, this exhibition is a treat for art lovers.

From March 2023, Resorts World Sentosa

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2023
Photos: STB

Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar 2023

The Bazaar will return bigger than ever this year! Visitors will be spoiled for choice, with  more than 700 stalls offering scrumptious food and a plethora of lifestyle merchandise. Spanning 36 days (the longest to date), you’ll have ample time to stock up on your Hari Raya goodies and to soak up the festivities.

March 17-April 22, Wisma Geylang Serai to Tanjong Katong Complex


i Light Singapore 2023

With its beautiful and mesmerising illuminated displays, i Light Singapore 2023 offers a myriad of photo-taking opportunities for you and your family. The theme for this year’s festival, A New Wave, focuses on innovative light-art installations that evoke associations to the colour blue. Besides being highly Instagrammable, this event will feature plenty of interactive and kid-friendly attractions.

June 1-25, Marina Bay & various locations

Singapore Badminton Open

Get ready for six consecutive days of intense competition as badminton legends from around the world battle it out at the Singapore Badminton Open. This is the second-highest tournament level in the Badminton World Federation World Tour circuit, and players are competing to win up to US$850,000. A must-go for sports and badminton fans.

June 6-11, Singapore Indoor Stadium


The Formula 1 Grand Prix
Photos: F1

The Formula 1 Grand Prix

Gear up for the exhilarating and turbo-charged extravaganza that is the annual Grand Prix, which Singapore has hosted every September since 2008. At the world’s only street race, be a witness to the exhilarating and fierce competition between race car drivers who are vying for the coveted Formula 1 championship title. If you’re a music lover, you’re in for a treat: there will be nights of headlining concert acts from all over the world – so grab your tickets before they’re sold out.

September 15-17, Marina Bay Street Circuit and various locations

Others To Keep a Lookout For

  1. Singapore Food Festival
    Organised by the Singapore Tourism Board, the Singapore Food Festival is a celebration of the richness and diversity of food reflecting our nation’s multicultural population. For maximum satisfaction, come hungry!
  2. Bird Paradise
    Slated to open in Mandai by the second quarter of 2023, Bird Paradise will feature eight walk-in aviaries and 3,500 birds. Expect to be wowed by the world’s most marvellous birds and to get up close with them in a naturalistic environment.
  3. Singapore Night Festival
    Be enchanted by the nightscape of the Bras Basah.Bugis district when it comes alive with experiences revolving around all things art, culture and heritage. Unwind to live performances and participate in fun activities with friends and family during this festival!
  4. Singapore Design Week
    A celebration of creativity and innovation, Singapore Design Week will host a line-up of programmes to inspire you to think like a designer and solve problems to enrich lives. Look forward to engaging talks, workshops and exhibitions by the local and international design community.
  5. Singapore Writers Festival
    Have a love for the written word? Then don’t miss SWF, a yearly cultural event that celebrates the literary arts. Immerse yourself in a series of talks, workshops and performances by renowned authors, poets and creative professionals from the global and local scene.
    Feb 20, 2023
    Lei Ng
    Lei Ng
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