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Emili Tay Author: Emili Tay
Last updated: 8 May 2018

Are you planning a trip to Singapore in May? As always, our quality Singapore hotel is centre to all of the action and happenings around town. Enjoy a celebration of the arts, or enjoy superstar Bruno Mars as he makes his Singapore appearance. Explore the ocean with National Geographic or learn the teachings of Buddha on Vesak Day. Check out these recommended offerings for visitors and locals alike this coming May.

Celebrate The Arts, Singapore-Style

For a one-month period, visitors to Singapore can enjoy all of the arts in a single city. Theatre, dance, music and more will be offered throughout a variety of locations within Singapore, offering visitors the chance to experience both local and international talents. Having started back in 1977, the event includes public performances, film screenings, exhibitions, brunch talks and more. Check out their full schedule and locations throughout the city on their official website.

When: 26 April to 12 May

Where:  Various Locations Throughout Singapore

Learn more about the arts and festivals

Feel The Force – Join The Star Wars Run

Star Wars fans know that the month of May is an important one. Celebrate May the Fourth with a fit and fun run. Competitive runners can step up to do a 10km = but if you’re no athlete, don’t worry! This is an event for fans, families and Star Wars geeks to gather - so try the 5.4km non-competitive run and get involved! The most important question of the day - will you choose the Dark side or the Light side of the Force?

When: 5 May

Where: F1 Pit Building (1 Republic Blvd.)

Learn more about The Star Wars Run

Join Bruno Mars’ 24k Magic World Tour

Who’s ready for some 24k Magic?? Possibly some Uptown Funk?? International superstar Bruno Mars is headed to the Lion City for a 2-night engagement at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. With regular sold-out shows, we highly recommend booking your tickets in advance!

When: 6 and 7 May

Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium

Learn more about the world tour

Experience Three Title Fights In One Night

Head to the Singapore Indoor Stadium for three fierce title fights happening on the same night at the ONE Championship. Billed as ‘the greatest rematch in martial arts history’, witness the fight between Singapore’s defending ONE Women’s Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee and veteran Japanese martial artist Mei Yamaguchi. Other fights happening that night include 19 year-old Christian Lee (Angela’s brother) and ONE Featherweight and Lightweight World Champion Martin Nguyen and the fight for the inaugural ONE Super Series Muay Thai Flyweight World Championship. 

When: 18 May

Where:  Singapore Indoor Stadium

Learn More about the title fights

Explore The Deep Blue Sea With National Geographic

Get up and close with the wonders of the deep! For a limited time, the S.E.A. Aquarium is working with National Geographic to bring a special event featuring the Ocean Record Breakers exhibition. Families will enjoy the special children’s workshop, setup and hosted by National Geographic including interactive “edutainment” through hands on activities all day long!  Don’t miss out – this special program ends on 20 May!

When: Through 20 May

Where:  S.E.A Aquarium

Learn more about the S.E.A Aquarium

Have An Encounter – Try The Ultimate Escape Room

Are you willing to try the ultimate Escape Game challenge? “The Apartment by Encounter” combines the traditional escape room-style game play mixed with a dash of suspense and a bit of horror. Are you ready to put your courage to the test? Solve the mystery of “The Apartment” and learn truth about the missing family…don’t go missing yourself along the way!

When: Ongoing Attraction

Where: The Apartment (302 Jalan Besar)

Learn more about the escape room


Celebrate with Buddhist and Singapore and around the world as they rejoice in the birth, enlightenment and death of Buddha. This time of year includes a focus on joy, peace and self-reflection, as devout Buddhists flock to temples throughout the city to give offerings and spend time reflecting. Some of the most famous locations in Singapore include the Lian Shan Shuang Lin Temple, the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and the Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple.

When: 29 May

Where: Various Temples Throughout Singapore

Learn more about the VESAK day