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Best Things To Do In Singapore In August 2022 — Go To A Faux Supermarket, Candlelight Concert, 7th Month Festival & More

Things are lighting up in August.

Don’t let the unpredictable weather dampen your mood this August. There are plenty of events happening on our little red dot that will illuminate your life, literally, from light art installations and candlelight concerts to all-new shops and retail experiences.

Zalora x Adidas ‘The Supermart’ Pop-Up

This supermart has no groceries. Instead, you’ll find plenty of Adidas and Adidas Originals products (including an exclusive Zalora x Adidas range) here at this faux supermarket.

You’ll be able to shop up a storm here, and the best part? You don’t have to lug your buys around town — browse the store, scan the item’s QR code to cart out on the Zalora app, and have items shipped directly to your home. Exclusive gifts with purchases created by local artists @jaeyyelle (main photo, left), @clogtwo and @lovage with a spend of $90 and above are also available.

Zalora x Adidas ‘The Supermart’ Pop-Up
When: Aug 3-12, 11am-9pm
Where: Bugis Junction #02-01B
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National Day Light-Up 2022

The Bras Basah precinct’s historical and cultural landmarks are glowing up once more in celebration of Singapore’s 57th birthday. This year, the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd, Central Fire Station, National Design Centre, National Museum of Singapore, Stamford Arts Centre and The Cathay will be draped in dazzling illuminations of red and white. You've been warned: Get your cameras ready.

National Day Light-Up 2022
When: Aug 1-27 (National Museum of Singapore light-up until Aug 10), 7.30pm-12am daily
Where: Various locations in the Bras Basah precinct

Singapore Night Festival

The Singapore Night Festival (SNF) will light up the Bras Basah.Bugis precinct again with a line-up of 55 programmes centred around the theme ‘Rebirth’. A crowd favourite, projection mappings are happening at National Museum of Singapore, National Archives of Singapore, Capitol Theatre, Cathay Picture House, CHIJMES and the Stamford Clock Tower. Need more photo-worthy moments? Some 15 light art installations are peppered around the precinct as well, and the Armenian Street Party makes a return featuring performances by local artists. Festival-goers can also zero in on the Festival Village, where there’ll be F&B, live DJ acts, and game stations galore. Full line-up here.

Singapore Night Festival
When:
Aug 19 to 27

Where: Bras Basah Bugis precinct

Candlelight: Best of BTS

See the K-pop kings in a whole new light. This installment of Candlelight concerts features a string quartet performing BTS hits, including ‘Dynamite’, ‘Butter’ and ‘My Universe’, at an ethereal 65-minute performance under the flickering glow of candlelight. Tickets from $35.

Candlelight: Best of BTS at CHIJMES
When: Aug 15, 23 and Sep 12 at 7pm and 9pm
Where: CHIJMES Hall, 30 Victoria St #01-28
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Starbucks Refreshers Pink Concept Store

Starbucks VivoCity is looking pretty in pink this month as it’s been transformed into the photo-worthy Starbucks Refreshers Pink Concept Store.

Come dressed in matching hues, maybe even get one of the new Starbucks Refreshers beverages, including the viral Pink Drink, for a completely pink-tastic photo.

Starbucks Refreshers Pink Concept Store
When: Until end of August
Where: Starbucks VivoCity (#01-43)

Hendrick’s Cucumber Lemonade Stand pop-up

Happening every Friday and Saturday until Aug 13, this pop-up at Junior the Pocket Bar has a slew of Hendrick’s cocktails that mix in fun and nostalgia — think refreshing slushies and fizzes with a twist. Gin aficionados should zero in on a boozy take on a childhood fave, the Hendrick’s Cucumber Lemonade, a refreshing concoction of Hendrick’s Gin, lemon juice, sugar and soda water, topped with a garnish of lemon and cucumber, of course.

Hendrick’s Cucumber Lemonade Stand pop-up
When: Aug 5, 6, 12 and 13; 7pm till late
Where: Junior the Pocket Bar, 6 Ann Siang Hill
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ShopBack Feels Good Carnival

This series of roving pop-ups is held in conjunction with the launch of ShopBack PayLater, an interest-free installment payment feature on the rewards and shopping platform.

The event is currently on at Plaza Singapura (Aug 1-7), before it makes its way to Funan DigitaLife Mall (Aug 15-21), Bugis+ (Aug 29-Sep 4) and finally, Junction 8 (Sep 12-18). Each stop will feature a series of games and opportunities for visitors to earn vouchers, cashbacks, free bubble tea, goodie bags and even a chance to win $100,000 worth of Tesla shares with every PayLater order.

ShopBack Feels Good Carnival
When: Jul 18 to Sep 18
Where: Plaza Singapura (Aug 1-7), Funan DigitaLife Mall (Aug 15-21), Bugis+ (Aug 29-Sep 4), Junction 8 (Sep 12-18)
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Haw Par Villa Spirits Festival

Haw Par Villa’s 10 Courts of Hell and its newly-built Hell’s Museum are about to come alive with festivities commemorating the Hungry Ghost Festival. Explore an exhibition of traditional Chinese paper effigies and lanterns happening from Aug 12 to Dec 31, observe a Tibetan Sur Prayer tradition on Aug 18, join in a panel discussion on Aug 18 or take things free and easy with the launch of a self-guided Taoist Trail on Haw Par Villa’s website.

Haw Par Villa Spirits Festival
When: Aug 12-26
Where: Haw Par Villa, 262 Pasir Panjang Road
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Project Future

This is one for street culture fans. This too-cool-for-school exhibition will feature unique NFT previews, digital installations, displays of limited edition kicks (including those Heineken sneakers with actual beer in them). The Project Future showcase is a precursor to Culture Cartel, which will make a return on Dec 1-4 this year, after a one-year pandemic-induced hiatus. Admission to Project Future is free.

Project Future
When: Aug 9-14
Where: 313@somerset atrium and select stores in the mall
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Under Armour Combine

If you’re fit, fab or just up for a challenge, sign up for the UA Combine competition, taking place in the cool confines of Pasir Panjang Power Station, for a chance to win cash prizes of up to $5,000. Touted to be a remarkable display of athleticism, the competition, split into men’s and women’s divisions, will have eight stations — ranging from standing vertical leap tests to 40-yard dashes — to test participants’ agility, stamina, vertical, power, endurance, strength, speed, and cognition.

Under Armour Combine
When: Aug 20
Where: Pasir Panjang Power Station, 27 Pasir Panjang Road
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