#1 See Orchard Road light up for Christmas
When: Saturday, 10 November 2018, 7pm
Where: Orchard Road
Expect kids of all ages (talking to you, too, longtime Disney buffs) to flock to Orchard Road, Tanglin Road and Scotts Road this year to see the spectacular Disney-themed festive displays. You’re right to guess that Frozen will feature in this, but there will also be Toy Story, the Disney princesses and the Mouse himself. The light-up ceremony at Plaza Singapura will kick off a series of pop-ups. Plus, the Christmas Village (shopping!) at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza starts from 15 November.
#2 Have a damn good Beef Sukiyaki Don
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Opening today! Ramen King Keisuke's latest concept is worth the hype. This towering bowl of beef sukiyaki is priced at $13.90 for US Prime Beef and $29.90 for A4 Yonezawa Beef. The donburi set also comes with goma tofu, onsen egg, miso soup and a free flow of pickles, making it one of the most value-for-money meals in Tanjong Pagar. The tiny 14-seater restaurant opens at 11.30am today – head down early and be prepared to queue. . Beef Sukiyaki Don Keisuke #01-01, Onze @ Tanjong Pagar, 11 Kee Seng St
What: Beef Sukiyaki Don Keisuke
Where: Onze @ Tanjong Pagar, 11 Kee Seng St, Singapore 089218
In September, the mastermind behind one of Singapore’s most famous ramen chains added a new concept to its series of outlets – and you didn’t even know! Beef Sukiyaki Don Keisuke is dedicated to the dish in its name; it offers only two menu items: the standard but delicious beef sukiyaki don, and the indulgent Kiwami wagyu sukiyaki don. There are only 14 seats available in the establishment, so expect a queue.
#3 Celebrate Deepavali
What: Deepavali Festival Village
When: All month
Where: Little India arcade
Every year, the Hindu festival of lights makes Little India even more colourful than it already is, and there’s plenty more for tourists and shoppers to see/buy. There will be night bazaars and stalls selling Indian sweets at the The Deepavali Festival Village, which runs until 6 November on the stretch between Campbell Lane and Hastings Road. The street decorations will stay up until 25 November.
#4 Send the kids on a horticultural adventure
What: Garden Troopers, various activities for different age groups
When: 17, 19 and 23 November 2018
Where: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
You can always count on Gardens by the Bay to fill your calendars. This month, kids can get in on some fun with a garden adventure, where they will learn more about plants, flowers and trees through a series of activities and interactive games. Just wait – they’ll be pointing out the names of plants to you soon! Registration closes on 5 November for all the programmes.
#5 Camp out under the stars
What: Sleep With The Beasts
When: 24-25 November 2018
Where: Singapore Zoo, Mandai Lake Rd, Singapore 729826
You’ve probably been to the zoo before, but have you stayed overnight? Families get to spend a day with a guided tour of the zoo, a behind-the-scenes look at how the zoo is run, night safari tram ride, and a cosy campfire gathering before going to sleep in a tent (not in the tiger’s enclosure, we assure you). Don’t forget your mosquito repellent. There is limited availability, so book fast!
#6 Enjoy these concerts
Is it just us or is it music month in Singapore? A whole bunch of artists are heading to our shores for concerts, and there’s also the Neon Lights music festival, which Malaysian singer Yuna is headlining. Read on for highlights and dates.
When: Tuesday, 13 November 2018, 8pm
Where: The Star Performing Arts Centre
What: The outdoor music and arts festival will feature acts like Yuna, Interpol and Caribou.
When: 9-11 November 2018, from 6pm (Friday), from 2pm (Sat & Sun)
Where: Fort Gate, Fort Canning Park, River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037