The Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA)
Back for its fourth edition, the Singapore International Festival of Arts will be a spectacle of Singapore expression, with 16 commissions by Singaporean Artists and two collaborations between local and international artists – master filmmaker Lav Diaz and the National Theatre of Korea. The full line-up will include over 90 enchanting events, including 7 Asia Pacific premieres of international productions and programmes designed to involve people as both audience and a participant, for a truly well rounded celebration of the arts.
The award-winning Tippling Club debuts a masterclass series in a bid to indulge the city’s growing hunger for culinary ambition. The classes provide a rare glimpse behind the tantalising dishes served with a focus on a single ingredient in the restaurant’s repertoire each session. This week, the class puts emphasis on the Japanese beef – Toriyama Wagyu, with participants able to learn varying techniques, from using classic butchery and modern gastronomy gadgets to the delicate act of plating. Ending the class on a high note is a three-course dinner and a take-home booklet detailing the recipe and tips taught at the class.
Think cafe hopping, but without the cumbersome and time-consuming travelling that usually comes with the experience. The anticipated second edition of the Singapore Coffee Festival will bring together Singapore’s top cafes to captivate coffee-lovers and engage festivalgoers with a diverse line-up of barista competitions, coffee workshops, demonstrations and local music acts curated by ST Sessions. Along with Al Fresco dining areas, free Wi-Fi will also be available so you can share the experience as you go.
Date: 4 August – 6 August
Where: Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore
Price: A standard ticket is priced at $22 but price may vary according to ticket type
Soak in the Singapore vibe at the much-anticipated design-centric pasar malam – Singpasar. Back for its third edition, the market will gather the best and latest collections in the design scene under one roof. You can expect to find locally designed or made products that range from furniture to food to apparel that tell Singapore’s unique story and culture. Some brands will also be launching new merchandise, including items specially created for the event, so you can grab it before it hits stores.
Singapore’s charming historic civic district comes alive in an extravaganza of art, colour and sound this weekend at the Civic District Outdoor Festival. The grounds will play host to a whooping 40 outdoor and indoor performances, which include multi-media art, installations, food streets, art markets and roving performances.