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Top Festivals and Exhibitions in Singapore - October 2017

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Singapore is ushering in autumn with festivals, exhibitions, activities, performing arts, food and beverage, workshops and fun. Enjoy yourself in the best of Singapore with this list of this month special.

Deepavali, Little India Singapore, Hindu silver chariot procession, Hindu temple singapore, little india bazaar
Tusker's Kingdom. Photo courtesy of LiSHA

Deepavali Celebration
Celebrate the beauty of the Light Festival at Little India. Take a stroll along Serangoon Road and immerse yourself in the grandeur of the street light-up. The highlight of the festival will be Let's Light-Up Little India on October 17th from 4pm to 9pm. Another important celebration is the procession of a silver chariot which will be held on October 9th from 6pm onward. Festive goodies can be purchased from both bazaars as well as from the shops in the vicinity. It's free for all. For a full listing of the events, click here.

National Museum of Singapore, National Museum 130 birthday celebration, free entry to museum, singapore free event
130th Anniversary Celebrations. Photo courtesy of National Museum of Singapore

National Museum of Singapore 130th Anniversary Celebrations
Celebrate the 130th birthday of Singapore's beloved and iconic museum with free admissions to all galleries from October 12th to 15th. Highlights of the birthday bash are the Cake Cutting Ceremony held on October 14th and Director's Tour: Welcome to the National Museum on October 13th and 15th. Visitors can shop at Artisanal Retro Market, the museum's anniversary gift shop and food bazaar. There will be a lineup of activities such as Light-up Birthday Card, Cedele Playdough, guided tours by curators and docents, and many more. Click here to find out more.

Pawsitive, Pet art installation, SOTA, world first art installation for pet, wellness pet food, silversky pet food, singapore pet shops
Furkid and parents at A Whole New World by Adeline Tan. Photo courtesy of Silversky Pte Ltd

PAW-sitive: Interactive Art for Pets by Wellness
PAW-sitive is the first of its kind in the world where pets and parents can interact with various art installations. Have your pooches and cats play at these 10 interactive art installations for free. You'll enjoy bonding time with your pet as well as socializing with other pet owners. A pet adoption drive will be held too. Free entry with registration from now until October 8th at SOTA.

Malay CultureFest, Pesta Budaya Melayu, Malay heritage centre, Singapore malay community, free vocal masterclass, free music masterclass, malay art and culture
Malay CultureFest. Photo courtesy of Malay Heritage Centre

Pesta Budaya Melayu 2017
Malay CultureFest is a 3-week long festival organised by the Malay Heritage Centre. Since its re-opening in 2012 this has been an annual celebration of Malay arts, traditions and cultures. Many events will be held from October 13th to 28th. Visitors can expect many free events from vocal masterclass, music masterclass, public talk to drama.

Mathon Paris, Shirley Zhang, Kodama, jeweluxe, jewelry exhibition singapore, jewelry sales
Left: Shirley Zhang. Top Right: Kodama. Bottom Right: Mathon Paris. Photo courtesy of JeweLuxe

JeweLuxe Singapore 2017
JeweLuxe is the first-of-its-kind curated jewelry and sophisticated lifestyle retail concept integration exhibition and concierge drive e-commerce marketplace. It will debut this month in the world-famous shopping boulevard Orchard Road from October 6th to 15th. Free entry for all.

Singapore Jewellery & Gem Fair 2017
SJGF returns for its 5th edition from October 27th to 30th at Marina Bay Sands. This largest exhibition is joined by more than 150 exhibitors from 19 countries such as Thailand, India, USA, and Hong Kong. Visitors will be pampered with a wide range of luxurious jewelry collections and everyday wearable pieces. Free admission; however, registration is a must.

Baby Market 2017, baby fiar singapore, largest baby exhibition singapore, baby goodies
Photo courtesy of Baby World

Baby Market 2017
The No.1 leading and largest baby fair in Singapore will be back from October 13th to 15th at Singapore EXPO. Baby Market is also the largest in Southeast Asia. Parents and parents-to-be could expect many star buys, freebies, and discounted items for their beloved children. Free admission for all.

Archifest 2017, architecture exhibition singapore
Photo courtesy of Archifest 2017

Archifest 2017: Building Agency
Archifest, an annual public festival for Singapore to celebrate architecture and the built environment, returns with a new theme 'Building Agency'. Built upon five pillars including Archi-Interfaces, Archicraft, Architours, Conference and Conversations, the festival will be held across multiple venues from October 4th to 15th with an exciting line-up of more than 50 events.

Mid Autumn festival, gardens by the bay, supertree groove, wan qing yuan, sun yat sen memorial hall, mooncake, chinatown singapore
Mid-Autumn Festival. Photo courtesy of Gardens by The Bay

Mid-Autumn Festival
Mid-Autumn Festival is the time for friends and family to gather admiring the moon, solving riddles, lighting up the lanterns, sipping tea and feasting on mooncakes. The festival is celebrated in many places island-wide from temples to community centers. The popular hangouts are Chinatown and Gardens by The Bay. Click here to find out more about these favorite places.

Food Japan 2017, authentic japanese food fair in singapore, japanese original snacks, japanese food & beverage, Suntec city, Oishii Japan
Food Japan 2017. Photo source: Food Japan SG

Food Japan 2017
Food Japan returns for its 6th edition from October 26th to 28th at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre. It's ASEAN's largest dedicated Japanese F&B showcase. Visitors could learn more about classic Japanese ingredients, quality seasonal produce, equipment and machinery from all over Japan. Public could visit the exhibition on October 28th by purchasing a ticket for $4 only.

Heart Mind Body Festival
The biannual wellness and spiritual fair will be held at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 27th to 29th. Visitors can expect to participate in mini workshops as well as try new products and services at Heart Mind Body Festival. Free entry for all.

Singapore RendezVous[
Singapore RendezVous, raffles marina, yacht singapore, supercar parade singapore, classic car parade singapore, fine wine singapore

Singapore RendezVous
Have an unforgettable weekend with Singapore RendezVous, a lifestyle exhibition held in stunning nautical backdrop that is Raffles Marina from October 5th to 8th. Expect a scintillating lineup where visitors could have one-of-a-kind experiences by renowned brands in luxury lifestyle - from yachts, classic cars and supercars to high-end properties, art, fine wines and gastronomy. Free entry for all.

Singapore Wine Fiesta 2017
The Straits Wine Company presents Singapore's largest outdoor wine festival, Singapore Wine Fiesta 2017, from October 27th to 29th at Clifford Square. Ticket holders could sample hundreds of wines from around the world while meeting the winemakers and vineyard owners in person to learn about their production processes and characteristics of the wines.
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Where: Various venues
Cost: Free admission for most of events
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