Thursday, January 19, 2017

Singapore welcomes 2017 with world-class concerts, shopping and dining events

An exciting line-up of rock concerts, dining and shopping events to satisfy different passions await visitors to Singapore this 2017.

Headlining the roster of adrenaline-pumping concerts are Grammy® Award winning Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Metallica with their Metallica Worldwired Tour 2017, happening on January 22 at the Singapore Sports Hub.

The legendary Guns N' Roses will play in Singapore for the first time at the Changi Exhibition Centre on February 25 for their Not in This Lifetime Tour.

British rock band Coldplay will also return to the Singapore Sports Hub on March 31 and April 1 for their A Head Full of Dreams Tour, which has already played to 2.5 million people across Latin America, the United States and Europe.

Grammy® Award winning English singer and songwriter Sting rounds out the concerts for the year with his 57th and 9th Tour at the Singapore Sports Hub on May 28.

Other artists to watch out for in Singapore are British rock band Bring Me the Horizon (February 2, D’Marquee), American rock bands Journey (February 10, The Star Theatre) and Yellowcard (February 12, The Coliseum).

Dining and shopping pleasures

Aside from a vibrant concert scene, Singapore hosts an array of lifestyle events that allow visitors to indulge in their passions.

From March 16 to 21, the Singapore Cocktail Festival, Asia’s largest celebration of cocktails, will feature pop-up bars in a 5,000 sqm cocktail village for mixology workshops, trade events, tours, and a showcase of best-in-class cocktails from some of the best bartenders from around the world, climaxing with the awards ceremony for Asia's 50 Best Bars 2017.

From March 23 to 26, international flavor meets local taste as street food traders from all over the region merge with Singapore’s very own in Eat the World Singapore, a unique festival that celebrates exotic food from the finest ingredients around Singapore and Southeast Asia, with influence from ethnic cuisine.

Food lovers can have a gastronomic experience in Singapore with a feast of global and local dishes, from exquisite fine dining to delightful hawker fare. At the World Gourmet Summit from March 20 to April 16, diners can indulge in fine cuisine, great wines and unique dining experiences from all over the globe, while the Michelin Guide Street Food Event, which rolls out on April 14 and 15, will bring together the best street food and hawker establishments listed in the MICHELIN Guide Singapore.

Get ready to take shopping to a whole new fun and exciting level with the inaugural Orchard Road Style Festival, happening from March 10 to April 8. The month-long festival will see fabulous fashion alongside thought-provoking art and design, great music and delicious foods, presenting unique experiences to visitors along Singapore’s most well-known shopping belt.

Go on a 10-week shopping spree with the Great Singapore Sale 2017. The island-wide sale event of the year offers great deals on shopping, dining and entertainment, starting on the last week of May until the first week of August.

Marvel at Asia’s only curated exhibition of the finest jewelry from around the world, at the Singapore JewelFest 2017 in Ngee Ann City, or witness the bold creations of international and local fashion designers at the Singapore Fashion Week 2017, Singapore’s premier fashion event which will be held at the National Gallery Singapore. Both events are slated to begin in October.

Whether you and your loved ones are planning to rock with Metallica or Guns ‘N Roses, satisfy your senses with world-class cuisine, amazing cocktails and gastronomic treats, or seek out unique shopping and fashion experiences, Singapore is the place to go this 2017.

So mark your calendars and plan ahead for your trips to fully appreciate the experiences that Singapore can offer. For more details on upcoming events and activities, please visit


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