So Much to Do, So Much to See in Singapore

Attractions | Written By, NOW!Singapore | May 2nd, 2017

Singapore, the Lion City, hosts an array of exciting events all year round, from art exhibitions to concerts and sporting events – take your pick!

ART

Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow
9 June 2017 – 3 September 2017
Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery
City Hall Wing, Level 3

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Yayoi Kusama is one of the world’s most influential artists, and has played a crucial role in the development of art in the 20th and 21st centuries.

The exhibition “Life is the Heart of a Rainbow” is the first major survey of the Japanese artist’s work in Southeast Asia, and will focus on the immersive and expansive nature of her practice. The exhibition will invite audiences to discover Kusama’s creative vision through paintings, sculptures, videos and installations from the 1950s to the present, including works never shown before. Step into her infinity mirror rooms, explore the development of her intricate nets, dots and pumpkin motifs, and encounter new paintings in which the artist continues to push artistic boundaries.

Children’s Biennale 2017
20 May 2017 – 8 October 2017
National Gallery Singapore
1 Saint Andrew’s Road

Children's Biennale

Held once every two years from May to October, the Children’s Biennale is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia. It aims to promote art engagement across generations and cultures and is expected to attract families, youths, cultural communities and first time museum visitors.

With “Dreams & Stories” as a theme, Children’s Biennale 2017 presents a series of artist projects and commissions that will fire the creative imagination of audiences while enabling independent exploration and discovery.

Blue Beauties
19 May 2017 – 30 June 2017
Gardens by the Bay

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In the year that Gardens by the Bay celebrates its fifth anniversary, a special colour in the Plant Kingdom takes center stage in Flower Dome. Blue may seem ubiquitous in everyday life, but true spectrum blue is one of the most uncommon colours in plants. In the “Blue Beauties” floral display, the special quality of blue blooms is celebrated as the flower field is awash in the splendor of this well-loved shade.

SPORTS

International Champions Cup
25 July 2017 – 29 July 2017
National Stadium Singapore

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The International Champions Cup (ICC) is the world’s premier summer football tournament and brings the best in football to iconic venues across North America, Europe, Australia, China and now Southeast Asia. It counts some of the world’s most valued football teams such as Manchester United, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain as champions in previous editions of the annual tournament.

Scheduled to take place at the National Stadium July 25-29 2017, the ICC Singapore will feature Chelsea FC, FC Bayern and FC Internazionale in a round-robin three-match tournament. The fixtures in July will mark the first time top flight European teams play each other in Singapore.

2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX
15-17 September 2017
Marina Bay Street Circuit

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The 2017 FORMULA 1 SINGAPORE AIRLINES SINGAPORE GRAND PRIX is a world-class event that combines gripping race action with an all-day entertainment programme featuring international headliners. Organiser Singapore GP confirmed that this year’s line up will include performances by pop darling Ariana Grande and electronic dance music duo The Chainsmokers, as well as Duran Duran and OneRepublic.

Visit www.singaporegp.sg for artiste performance timings and ticket prices.

MUSIC

Sting: 57th & 9th Tour
28 May 2017
Singapore Indoor Stadium

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Following the recent release of Sting’s highly-anticipated album “57th & 9th” and with sold out concerts already confirmed in North America and Europe, Cherrytree Management and Live Nation Lushington proudly present the return of the English singer-songwriter, who will be performing live in Singapore on 28 May 2017 at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

On the 57th & 9th tour, Sting will be joined by a 3-piece band including his long-time guitarist Dominic Miller, plus Josh Freese (drums) and Rufus Miller (guitar). Special guests in Singapore will be singer-songwriter Joe Summer and The Last Bandoleros.

Britney Spears
30 June 2017
Venue to be confirmed

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American singer Britney Spears is coming to Singapore as part of her upcoming “Britney: Live in Concert Tour”, which will also include performances in Hong Kong, Japan and the Philippines. Concert promoter IME SG confirmed that the pop diva will perform in Singapore on 30 June 2017, with venue and ticket details to be released soon. Britney Spears’ latest album “Glory” was released in August last year.

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