Top 5 things to do in Singapore this week: 7th – 12th July

It’s that time again – the start of a new week! Don’t let this one pass you by. With superb comedy, amazing art, foodie treats, a street party and a concert in the dark, below is just a handful of happenings in Sing city this week:

1. Laugh til you cry at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival

The superstars of Australia’s biggest comedy festival are coming to Singapore, bringing the world’s best comedy to one show. Catch one of Australia’s hottest comedians, Ronny Chieng, comedy headliner Harley Breen, the acid tongued Joel Creasey, upcoming star Luke McGregor, and banjo playing Annie Edmonds, take to the stage with their acts and raise the roof with laughter!

The Melbourne International Comedy Show is taking place from 8th – 12th July at DBS Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Road, Robertson Walk, Singapore, 239035. For more information and ticketing see here.

2. Catch the World Premier of Andy Warhol in China

Check out this exhibition which brings together a selection of Andy Warhol’s works showcasing never-before-revealed photographs taken by Andy Warhol during his first visit to mainland China in 1982, including images of the iconic Forbidden City and Great Wall.

Warhol in China is showing 9th – 31st July at University of South Australia CBD Campus, 218 Orchard Road, #11-01 Orchard Gateway@Emerald, Singapore, 238851. For exhibition opening times see here.

3. Take a trip down memory lane with the Singapore Food Festival

This annual festival is back to celebrate the heart and soul of our gastronomic diversity. Themed ‘A Walk Down Memory Lane’, the festival will feature an array of dining experiences and cuisines that represent Singapore’s rich food legacy at various locations. We’re talking a beach BBQ, a Nyonya Mobile, a Chinese Heritage Feast plus much more!

The Singapore Food Festival is taking place from 11th – 20th July at various locations. For more information on what’s happening see the Your Singapore website here.

4. Feel the French spirit at the Bastille Day Road Party

Those lovely folk from Ô Batignolles and Le Comptoir French it up with a night of champagne, wines, crêpes, music and more at their Bastille Day celebration. There’s nothing we love more than a street party – even better when its to celebrate all things French!

Bastille Day Road Party is taking place on 12th July at O’Batignolles Wine Bar & Bistrot 2 Gemmil Lane, Singapore, 069247. For more information see here.

5. Experience a Concert in The Dark

Don’s miss this innovative concert series aimed at providing an authentic music experience without the glitz and glamour of visual effects and costumes. Held in complete darkness to mimic what a visually-impaired person would experience, listen and appreciate the music with your ears and heart in what promises to be a truly memorable experience.

Concert in The Dark is taking place on 12th July at D’Marquee, 1 Pasir Ris Close, Downtown East, Singapore, 519599. For more information see here.


Written by Ms Demeanour

Emily Seow

Managing Editor

Emily heads the editorial team on City Nomads by being a stickler for details, a grammar Nazi, and a really picky eater. Born and bred in Singapore, she loves cats, the written word, exploring new places, and all things Harry Potter. Easily bribed with good cocktails.

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