Singapore Calendar of Events 2019


Pongal Festival


Singapore Art Week

14-17 Jan   19-27 Jan
Little India   Civic District
Pongal is a harvest festival celebrated as a thanksgiving towards the Sun God. “Pongal” means to overflow, and households would boil a pot of rice till it bubbles over to signify prosperity and abundance.   Singapore Art Week is an annual celebration of the visual arts. It seeks to promote art appreciation by offering up plenty of immersive and exciting events for Singaporeans and visitors alike.

i Light Singapore


River Hongbao

28 Jan-24 Feb   3-10 Feb
Downtown Singapore   Marina Bay
i Light Singapore is Asia’s leading sustainable light art festival showcasing light art created by artists from around the world. The art pieces are designed with sustainable materials to encourage the general public to adopt sustainable lifestyle habits.   River Hongbao is a cacophony of sights and sounds celebrating the Chinese culture. Displays of figures from Chinese lore and mythology grace the Marina bayfront while a specially choreographed fireworks display light up the night.

Chinese Lunar New Year


Chingay Parade

5-6 Feb   15-16 Feb
Islandwide   F1 Pit Building
Chinese New Year celebrates the turn of the year on the lunar calendar. Families get together for a reunion dinner on the eve of the festival and fireworks are set off (legally) to scare away the Nian monster.   The Chingay Parade is held every year as part of Singapore’s Chinese New Year celebrations. Colourful floats are commissioned and performers from all over the world gather to put on a vibrant display of culture and friendship.

HSBC Women’s World Championship


Singapore Festival of Fun

8 Feb-3 Mar   8-18 Mar
Sentosa Golf Club   Clarke Quay
The HSBC Women’s World Championship is an international golf tournament celebrating the spirit of the sport and the women competing in it. Catch Ariya Jutanugarn and Michelle Wie in action this year.   Singapore Festival of Fun is an annual family-friendly event seeking to bring joy and laughter to everyone. Meet your favourite cartoon characters at the Nikelodeon Fiesta, marvel at amazing street performances, and save your laughter for the Comedy Festival featuring some of the world’s funniest people.


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