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10 reasons to visit Singapore in 2019

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As the year comes to a close, instead of reminiscing on how 2018 has been, let us move forth with the upcoming year and make the best out of it. There’s no better time than now to start introducing quirky and thrilling activities into your schedule!

Here are ten fun activities to do in Singapore to get you started in 2019.

1. Singapore Art Week

Watch the transformation of major cultural institutions and parks into magnificent works of art as the art community comes together for a week-long festival. As the city comes alive with the arts, visitors can look forward to discovering special commissions and exhibitions featuring up-and-coming local artists and curators. Bask in the artistic side of the city as you go on walking tours, visit exhibitions and attend after-parties.

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Dates: 19-27 January

2. St Jerome's Laneway Festival

Here’s something for indie music fans to look forward to - despite the event being postponed to a later date in 2019, the long-awaited annual indie music festival hopes to be back later in the year. Stay tuned to their page for more information and news on the Laneway Festival that will be coming up later next year.

3. HSBC Women’s Champions

To all golfers, here’s an event that will be your cup of tee. HSBC’s flagship event in women’s golf will be coming back to take place at the new Tanjong Course at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore early March next year. Watch as your favourite world-class golfers such as US stars Paula Creamer and Angela Stanford, South Korean legend Inbee Park and the ever popular and charming Michelle Wie compete for the championship title.

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Dates: 1-4 March

4. World Gourmet Summit

Guess they were not wrong when they said: “food brings people together”. The internationally renowned World Gourmet Summit will be returning to Singapore in the first quarter of 2019. Enjoy the gastronomic mastery of Michelin starred chefs as you sip the wines chosen by the wine masters to make your meal taste even more delectable. There is no time like now to celebrate food with your loved ones this upcoming World Gourmet Summit; click here to get first “dips” on event updates!

rugby 7s Photo Credit: Knight Ong/SportSGPhoto: Knight Ong/ Sport Singapore

5. HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens

A perfect 10 event for rugby fans from all over the world, as World Rugby announced the schedule for the men’s and women’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series 2019. You will be in for a good time as you watch 16 core men’s teams compete not just for the title but also for qualification for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

For more ticketing information and event updates, click here.

6. Ultra Singapore 2019

Many of the world’s most iconic DJs, producers and live acts have captivated audiences with their impressive sets at the annual ULTRA festivals that take place every year. Next year is going to be no different. Give your ears a treat as you bask in an exceptional lineup of house, electronic and hip-hop music. Even though the lineup for 2019 has not been revealed yet, we are sure that the acts will leave you mesmerised just as they had for the past three editions in Singapore.

Stay tuned here for more updates and information.

ilight Photo Credit: iLight Marina BayPhoto: iLight Marina Bay

7. iLight Singapore

iLight Marina Bay will be rebranded as iLight Singapore in 2019 to reflect geographical expansions. The festival will kick off together with the launch of the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration. Expect enthralling light installations that will reflect next year’s theme, Bridges of Time, as they delve deep into the topic of connectivity.

8. Singapore Night Festival

Sleep is for the weak; come to join in the festivities of the annual Singapore Night Festival as the night reveals a different world of its own in our little red dot! Be enticed by the wonders of the night as both art and light take on different forms and textures guaranteed to leave you wanting for more.

9. Formula 1 Grand Prix

Get ready for the annual Formula 1 World Championship night race that will be taking place in September next year! The 2019 F1 race season will begin on March 17th with the Australian Grand Prix. 2019 will mark the 1000th Grand Prix since its inception in 1950, making it an outstanding achievement in the history of the sport. So mark your calendars for a weekend of cars and stars as there will be lineups from some of the hottest pop stars in the music industry as they join us for a heart-racing weekend.

Date: 20 to 22 September 2019

UFC Photo Credit: REUTERS\Feline LimPhoto: REUTERS\Feline Lim

10. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Singapore

The UFC, home of the world’s elites has promised to hold events here in our city for the next two years to come. While last year Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fans were disappointed with the guys that were sent here to fight, they can hope to see some of the bigger UFC fight names here in the biggest fight night next year. Fans can keep their eyes peeled on their website for more details.

You can be sure to create your best memories yet with so much that’s happening in 2019.

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