Also happening this month is the prelude to the 30th Singapore International Film Festival, at the Supertree Grove Lawn at Gardens by the Bay, as well as a wine festival

1. Capella Singapore’s 10th Anniversary

When October 11

What Capella Singapore celebrates a decade of bespoke hospitality services and luxury stays. Amid Singapore’s ultra-modern skyline, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find well-preserved examples of heritage buildings. But the hotel stands out among the sea of luxury hotels in the city as it is housed in two restored colonial bungalows. On October 11, the hotel marks its 10th anniversary with a meaningful celebration—a charity gala dinner in the Grand Ballroom.

In the light of its dedication to sustainability, all proceeds from the event will be donated to the World Wide Fund for Nature Singapore’s voluntary business initiative, Plastic Action. It aims to create a circular economy for plastics, with the ultimate goal of eliminating plastic pollution. Guests will be treated to a five-course menu by Capella culinary director David Senia, and chefs from across three establishments, including Capella Ubud, Regent Singapore and Palace Hotel Tokyo.

2. JeweLuxe Singapore 2019

When October 11 to 20

What Former artistic director of jewellery at Louis Vuitton and jewellery designer at Chanel, Lorenz Bäumer is among several jewellers who will be making their Asian debut at the third edition of JeweLuxe Singapore, at the Tent@Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. The curated jewellery festival, which features a wide array of renowned independent designers, houses and makers, will be presented in two parts—the first shining a spotlight on rare gems and iconic creations, while the second showcasing jewellery and timepieces from Europe and Asia, including Bologna-based, award-winning maison, Qayten. 

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3. Bicentennial Tribute 1—Gala Concert

When October 6

What In commemoration of Singapore Bicentennial, local baritone Martin Ng and soprano Teng Xiang Ting will take to the stage alongside international operatic soloists, Serbian soprano Ana Petricevic and Turkish mezzo-soprano Asude Karayavuz, to perform excerpts of grand operas at Victoria Concert Hall.

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4. Hagar’s 25th Anniversary: The Freedom Ball

When November 1

What Hagar, the international organisation dedicated to helping women and children recover from abusive experiences, will hold The Freedom Gala on November 1 at Regent Singapore in celebration of its 25th anniversary. Guests will get to hear stories from a handful of beneficiaries, including a former victim of slavery who is currently a doctor in Cambodia.

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5. Moonlight Cinema

When October 25 to 27

What A prelude to the 30th Singapore International Film Festival, the Moonlight Cinema returns to the Supertree Grove Lawn at Gardens by the Bay with three coming-of-age films, including the award-winning Indian musical drama Secret Superstar.

6. Afternoon Tea with Dior Parfums and Ruinart Rosé

When Till November 30

What Ruinart champagne and Dior Parfums have come together to create the most elegant afternoon tea experience at The Dining Room at The St. Regis Singapore. Featuring a delectable array of sweet, savoury and indulgent treats, the tea set seeks to complement the complex aromatics that showcase the notes of both the Joy by Dior perfume–which has a vibrant combination of citrus and subtle floral notes of Grasse Rose and Jasmine—as well as the fruity zest of the Ruinart Rosé tipple to create the most incredible afternoon.

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7. Voilah! France Singapore Festival 2019

When October 3 to November 17

What Immerse yourself in French culture with over 50 programmes presented at this festival powered by French-Singaporean partnerships, including an opening performance by Russian master conductor Vladimir Ashkenazy and French cellist Gautier Capuçon.

The travelling exhibition, No Taste For Bad Taste, by non-profit organisation, Valorisation de l'innovation dans l'ameublement (VIA), will also be on display with 40 unique pieces that represent the last ten years of French design showcased in a poetic scenography. 

For those looking for more hands-on activities, there are masterclasses led by leading arts practitioners and workshops on food and dining to pique your interest as well. Learn about the regional diversity of wine in The Wine Apprentice Champagne Class and Tasting session, led by French Sommelier Stéphanie Rigourd and Singapore's first Master of Wine, Tan Ying Hsien. And join the last artisan butter-maker, Jean-Yves Bordier, who till this date still kneads his butter by hand in a special workshop and dinner, where you'll be able to learn all there is to know about the secrets of this decadent ingredient.  

8. Da:ns Festival 2019

When October 10 to 20

What Dance world luminaries including German pioneer dramaturg Raimund Hoghe and Cuban ballet superstar Carlos Acosta will be presenting their works at this 11-day celebration of movement at the Esplanade theatre.

9. The Great Wine & Dine Festival 2019

When October 10 to 12

What This premier wine festival will showcase more than 300 wines and craft sakes, masterclasses by top critics, including Asia's first Master of Wine Jeanne Cho-Lee, and festival‑exclusive dishes by Resorts World Sentosa’s celebrity chef restaurants.

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10. Lim Boon Keng, the Musical

When October 10 to 13

What Acclaimed playwright Stella Kon draws from family memories as well as historical records to honour the legacy of her great‑grandfather, Lim Boon Keng. It is the first-ever musical to be held at Victoria Theatre about the prominent Singaporean figure.

11. Heirlooms

When October 11

What To mark the culmination of a four-year research journey, The Teng Company, which specialises in Chinese instrumental music, presents a repertoire of eight new works at the Esplanade Concert Hall, each inspired by the sounds of the nation’s Chinese music pioneers.

12. The 13th edition of the Global Wellness Summit

When October 15 to 17

What Six Senses CEO Neil Jacobs is one of the many international leaders and top-level executives from the wellness sector who will headline the 13th edition of the Global Wellness Summit from October 15 to 17 at Grand Hyatt Singapore. Participants of the progressive summit will discuss ways to positively impact the US$4.2 trillion (S$5.8 trillion) industry, focusing particularly on the Asia travel market. 

13. Backstreet Boys DNA World Tour Live in Singapore

When October 30

What The US boy band will be making a pit stop in Singapore as part of its biggest arena tour in 18 years. The group will perform songs from its newest album, DNA, as well as smash hits like I Want It That Way and Incomplete at this one-night-only concert at Singapore Indoor Stadium.

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