2017 has been an eventful year for Singapore. The country hosted a fair share of monumental and world-class events which include the Britney Spears concert, Ultra Singapore, the World Gourmet Summit, the Grand Prix Singapore and these hardly make up half the list. With 2017 quickly coming to an end, let’s take a peek into some of the go-to events in to end the year with a bang in Singapore!
Pinot Palooza Singapore (25th November 2017)
If music and red wine are two of the things you can’t live without, the Pinot Palooza Singapore at The Annexe Studio is the event to head down to this November. Hailing from the land Down Under and making its Asian stop in Singapore, this event that marries good booze with good music. There will be more than a 100 selection of reds from 25 wineries for tasting. If these are not enough to make you a happy baby for the day, you can always get your groove on with their extensive genres of musical entertainment as you make your way round the festival. Each ticket goes for SGD60 per pax and guests get to take away a Plumm RedB glass made from premium European crystals.
Whisky Live Singapore 2017 – Appreciation is Art (25th – 26th November 2017)
Hear ye, hear ye, lovers of Whiskies! Whisky Live Singapore is back again for the eighth time and this year it will be at ThreatreWorks. As usual, guests of Whisky Live Singapore will get to taste hundred over of expressions of whiskies in the tasting hall but this year, there are more to look forward to than just tastings. Celebrating the art whisk(e)y and spirits, this year’s show will feature an art gallery that showcases some of the finest embodiment of art in the industry and a food and cocktail street. Those who prefer a more intimate setting to learn about their favourite whiskies would do best book their seats early for the Whisky Live Singapore masterclasses with the brand ambassadors and industry experts. The Nikka Coffey Gin and Vodka and Old Pulteney 25 YO and vintage 1983 Old Pulteney will also make their first Asia and worldwide appearance at Whisky Live Singapore 2017.
Single day passes are priced at SGD99 each with unlimited access of the tasting hall, a complimentary cocktail and food voucher and discount at the pop-up store and guests have the option to “up-size” with a masterclass at SGD25. If you’re looking for the ultimate whisk(e)y experience, get the VIP passes which grants early access before the official opening and exclusive access to the VIP area for tastings of rare bottles of whiskies and spirits.
Christmas @ Orchard Road (December 2017)
For those thinking of spending a not so silent night in Singapore, Orchard Road is the place to go. The entire view will be lid up with lights, supersize Christmas trees and ornaments that provides an almost if not magical moment for shoppers and visitors. While the place has long been known as the ultimate shopping scene of Singapore, Orchard Road in December is an even better reason to spend your Christmas in Singapore. After a whole day of retail exercise at the shops, it will be too much of an effort to not Instagram the moments of walking along these pavements with mesmerising lights as the seasonal buskers serenade passersby you with joyous tunes.
Zoukout Singapore 2017 (8th – 9th December 2017)
Whether one is truly young or just young at heart, allowing one’s body and mind to move with the sick beat at Zoukout may be the best choice one will ever make this year! Expecting more than 45,000 pax this year, Asia’s largest and longest running dusk-to-dawn festival is back again for the 17th edition at Siloso Beach, Singapore. Bringing the club to the beach, the big daddy of dance music scene around Asia is turning the heat up this year with sets from R3hab, Flume, Axwell and Ingrosso and many other celebrity DJs. A pro tip for first timers, selfie sticks and videography are strictly not allowed, but we’re sure an Instagram shot or two won’t hurt.
Marina Bay Singapore Countdown (31st December 2017)
Rated one of the best New Year’s Eve countdown spots in the world, the ultimate countdown event to be at in Singapore is none other than the Marina Bay Singapore Countdown 2018. Be it a countdown concert with the likes of Alicia Keys and Hoobastank, a ginormous outdoor inflatable playground and bazaar or fireworks, flames and laser lights, there is nothing too big or too much when it comes to the little Red Dot’s countdown plans.
Regardless if you’re joining the energetic crowd on the streets or if you’re popping champagne with loved ones at the Fullerton Suite, the captivating view and infectious vibe of the evening has the ability to convince one that the future is going to be just as good if not better than the wonderful present. Stay tuned to the Marina Bay Countdown website for more details as time draws nearer!