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Here’s Our Pick of the Best Things to do in Singapore – August 2019

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If you constantly find yourself planted behind a desk or stuck in the car for much of your day, you’re not alone. Thanks to our urban lifestyle and the convenience of technology, people in Singapore are more inactive than ever. All that sitting down could be taking a toll on your health. Furthermore, in an era of instant communication and rocketing productivity, it is even more important to practice self-care. This month, we curated a list of invigorating experiences to get your body, mind and soul moving.

And congrats, you’ve made it more than halfway through 2019.

Circle of Life in Singapore Zoo (till 31st August)

Image by zoeandjake via Instagram

Can’t get enough of The Lion King? How about a trip to the Singapore Zoo? Move to the jungle beats and spot animals that inspired Mufasa, Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, and the laughing Hyenas. Sing along to the tune of Hakuna Matata as mobile sets of iconic scenes from The Lion King move around the zoo. Tired of walking? Hop on the savannah themed tram for a musical performance as you ride through Singapore Zoo’s Wild Africa. Stay till the evening for a wild nocturnal experience at the Night Safari with drum and fire performances.

Fall in love with dance at da:ns festival 2019

Image of da:ns festival 2019 Footwork courtesy of Esplanade

How’s your new year’s resolution progress? Have you acquired a new skill? Calling all the dance lovers and the curious, Esplanade presents da:ns festival 2019, featuring an exciting line-up of performances and workshops from August to October. Switch up your weekend routine and discover the joy of movement with Esplanade’s Footwork for beginner.

For more information about the workshops, visit the official page here. 

Baybeats 2019

Image of Baybeats 2019 courtesy of Esplanade

Get ready to rock your weekend away at Singapore’s biggest independent music festival, Baybeats 2019! Featuring an eclectic mix of music artists, ranging from hip hop to doom metal, the three-day festival from 23 Aug to 25 Aug turns Esplanade into a music playground, which is free for all to attend and sway along to every tune. In case you didn’t know, Baybeats was founded in 2002 as a platform to nurture budding musicians and raise the profile of Singapore’s music scene. Today, it is one of the highly anticipated music festivals in this region.

For more information and the latest updates of Baybeats 2019, visit the official page here.

Singapore Night Festival 2019

Image by sgnightfest via Instagram.

Singapore’s ever popular after-dark art festival returns from 23 Aug to 31 Aug. Make the entire Bras Basah and Bugis district your runway. For those serious about levelling up their Instagram feed, there is no better time to put on your hypebeast gears and snap away at epic neon-lit art installations.

The annual street festival will take place over two weekends in August and you can expect bigger and brighter whimsical art installations as it’s the Singapore Bicentennial this year. Apart from the insta-worthy art installations and when you’re tired of queueing to get the best shot, take a break at the Festival Villages at Dhoby Ghaut Green and Armenian Street Park. The two villages feature dozens of street food kiosks, so get yourself some tasty grub and watch the streets come alive with roving art performances!

For more information and the latest updates, visit the official page here.

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