1. World Gourmet Summit
A group of guests at the World Gourmet Summit event Photo by World Gourmet Summit

At the 23rd outing of the month-long World Gourmet Summit (WGS)—Asia’s premier haute cuisine festival that celebrates fine cuisines, wines and dining experiences— expect a stellar line-up of international masterchefs, along with our brightest culinary talents, serving you dinners, brunches, masterclasses and more.

Date: 1 Apr to 12 May

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.worldgourmetsummit.com

2. Wonderland
Mad Hatter's Tea Party at Wonderland, ArtScience Museum

Fall down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, an immersive film exhibition celebrating Lewis Carroll's timeless tale and Alice's adventures in more than 40 cinematic odysseys. Explore how this precocious heroine inspired revolutionary film-making, from groundbreaking special effects and animation to evocative storytelling and technological development in this experiential exhibition at Singapore's iconic ArtScience Museum™.

Date: 13 Apr to 22 Sep

Venue: ArtScience Museum™

Website: www.marinabaysands.com/ArtScienceMuseum

Nearest MRT: Bayfront

3. The Istana Open House
Visitors in the Istana looking at exhibits

The Istana will open its doors on Labour Day. Visitors can look forward to a variety of performances and activities during the Open House while touring the grounds or having picnics with friends and family. The Istana will also be commemorating its 150th Anniversary at this Open House and visitors will look at how Istana has been a part of the Singapore story and dig deep into our heritage and history. Istana 150 Medallions and Flashpay cards will also be available for purchase.

Date: 1 May

Venue: The Istana

Website: www.istana.gov.sg/

Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut

4. Singapore Cocktail Festival
Singapore Cocktail Festival event at Empress Lawn in the evening

Singapore Cocktail Festival is a social and experiential gathering of drink makers and lovers from around the world. Kicking off Asia’s largest celebration of cocktails, its Festival Village congregates some of the world’s best under one roof. With pop-up bars, artisanal spirit tastings and award-winning guest bartenders, this village in the Civic District is where cocktail and spirits melds with great music and gastronomic delights. The fun then continues around the city, as one and all are invited to masterclasses, guest shifts and special parties, organised by the hottest bars in Singapore.

Date: 10-12 May (Festival Village), 10-18 May (Around the City)

Venue: Empress Lawn (in front of Victoria Concert Hall)

Website: www.singaporecocktailfestival.com

Nearest MRT: Raffles Place

5. RWS Street Eats
A flatlay image of satay and its condiments.

Tuck into a tantalising spread of iconic hawker dishes when you visit this gastronomical festival. Here, you will not only get to feast on irresistible Singaporean street foods like popiah (fresh spring rolls with vegetables and assorted filling) and satay (grilled skewered meat) prepared by skilled chefs, but also savour the classic delicacies from our neighbouring countries like Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Date: 3-12 May

Venue: Resorts World™ Sentosa: Malaysian Food Street & Waterfront

Website: www.rwsentosa.com/StreetEats

Nearest MRT: Harbourfront

6. OCBC Cycle
Participants cycling off at the starting point at the OCBC Cycle

A mass cycling race that brings participants past iconic Singapore landmarks, this exuberant sporting event encompasses various categories, including routes for kids of different ages. Iconic landmarks that were part of the 2018 route include East Coast Park and Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore.

Date: 11-12 May

Venue: Singapore Sports Hub

Website: www.ocbccycle.com

Nearest MRT: Stadium

7. Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019
An outdoor performance in front of Victoria Concert Hall during Singapore International Festival of Arts

Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) is your chance to indulge in a wide spectrum of programmes across theatre, music, dance, film and visual arts. You can experience captivating performances by Singaporean and international artists as well as engaging installations during the 2019 edition of SIFA.

Date: 16 May to 2 Jun

Venue: Various locations

Website: www.sifa.sg

8. Tatinis Art Show 2019: Hope. Peace. Love
An artist introducing her artworks to onlookers

Shining the spotlight on emerging artists, the Tatinis Art Show 2019 will display and retail over 500 works, priced between S$100 and S$6000, by 50 emerging local and international artists. The art show provides an opportunity for everyone—from first time art novices, to art lovers and seasoned collectors—to seek out the perfect piece of art. You can also check out the fashion showcase put on by special needs kids.

Date: 24-26 May

Venue: F1 Pit Building

Website www.tatinis.com

Nearest MRT: Promenade