Here’s where to shop, what to watch, and what to do in October 2023
Welcome to the vibrant and exciting month of October. There’s no shortage of things to watch, places to shop, and activities to enjoy this month. Whether you’re a fan of cosy cafes, eager to catch the latest HBO dramas, on the hunt for the best shopping deals, or simply craving some delicious new culinary experiences, October has something in store for you. From Oktoberfest celebrations to weekend adventures, this month is packed with opportunities to make lasting memories. So, let’s dive into what to watch, where to shop, and what to do in October 2023!
F&N Magnolia invites you to add a dose of cuteness to your day with Sanrio’s Hello Kitty collectible pouches, available until Oct 31. To snag these adorable pouches, simply purchase any two 946ml F&N Magnolia pasteurized milk products in a single receipt. These charming pouches come in four endearing designs, each featuring Hello Kitty in adorable poses with a rosy blush. Don’t miss the chance to collect all four before they are snapped up. With over 85 years of tradition, F&N Magnolia has been a beloved presence on Singaporean breakfast tables, offering a variety of flavours, including a lactose-free option, to cater to different tastes. As F&N celebrates its 140th anniversary, their commitment to quality and pure enjoyment remains unwavering.
HBO & HBO GO
Catch Thailand’s celebrity power couple Lydia and Matthew Deane, starring in Deane’s Dynasty, premiering Oct 6. Following a hiatus to nurture their two lovely children, Lydia is gearing up for a resounding comeback in the music industry. However, her ambitions clash with Matthew’s desire for another child, adding an intriguing layer of complexity to their lives. Meanwhile, the couple finds themselves rallying around their best friend Aerin, who’s preparing to take her own walk down the aisle. With a stellar cast featuring Lydia and Matthew Deane, Ploy Chermarn, and Aerin Yuktadatta, this series promises an honest and intimate look at the trials and triumphs of fame, family, and friendship.
Deepavali, the Festival of Lights, is a time for family gatherings and indulging in delightful sweets. Celebrate the joy of Deepavali with InterContinental Singapore’s exclusive Mithai Sweet Box, available until Nov 12. Priced at $78 nett per box, this culinary masterpiece contains 15 exquisite sweets, including Soan Papdi, Anjal King, Fancy Peda, Chocolate Burfi, and Coconut Candy. Encased in an elegant midnight blue and pink box adorned with intricate motifs and a golden clasp, it exudes the festival’s regal charm. It’s not just a treat for the taste buds but also a thoughtful gift for family and friends. Orders placed before October 18, enjoy 15% early bird savings.
Japan Rail Cafe is excited to announce the return of The Japan Rail Fair from Oct 13 to 15 at Urban Park, Guoco Tower. Since its debut in 2020, this annual event has captivated audiences with its rail-themed offerings, evolving into a vibrant celebration of Japanese culture. The fair will feature 23 booths offering a range of family-friendly performances, activities, and delectable Japanese cuisine. Attendees can savour iconic snacks, desserts, seasonal fruits, and artisanal sake, all while discovering travel options to Japan. Unique experiences, from Onsen relaxation to traditional dances and photo sessions with Japan Airlines crew, await visitors. Don’t miss the chance to explore Japan’s rich culture and cuisine at The Japan Rail Fair 2023, with exciting prizes up for grabs through a stamp rally lucky draw.
A timeless landmark in Singapore’s bustling CBD since 1894, Lau Pa Sat boasts distinctive octagonal Victorian architecture and a rich 129-year history. Satay Street is the exclusive venue for the inaugural Lau Pa Sat Satay Street Challenge. Follow Meow Meow, the cheeky Chief Makan Officer, on a culinary journey celebrating traditional and contemporary hawker gems. Explore MICHELIN-recommended favourites like Lao Fu Zi Fried Kway Teow and Nasi Lemak Ayam Taliwang. Try the timeless delight of LiXin Teochew Fishball Noodles, or indulge in authentic Balinese cuisine at Warung Bali and Vietnamese classics at Viet Kitchen. Mr. Rice Pao Fan and Flames offer inventive dishes, while Lu Bian Grilled Fish and Chan Ke Mei Shi cater to Mala and skewer enthusiasts. With over 20 new options, Lau Pa Sat welcomes all Makan Tribes in Singapore, offering exclusive merchandise like upcycled Lau Pa Sat Coasters inspired by its architectural charm.
Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, the pioneers of the cruffin phenomenon since 2014, are expanding with their fifth outlet at Orchard Central. Celebrated for their signature cruffins, handcrafted pastries, brioche donuts, and house-brewed coffee, they’re marking the occasion with a tempting partnership with Mr. Bucket Chocolaterie. As Halloween approaches, they’re conjuring up spooky specials. Situated strategically at Orchard Central’s entrance, this 32-seater bakery and cafe boasts a cream and black aesthetic with an Instagram-worthy neon walkway leading to Van Leeuwen Ice Cream. An enchanting alfresco area overlooks bustling Singapore streets. The collaboration introduces delectable options to tantalize chocolate enthusiasts. Plus, an exciting giveaway awaits customers, making this new location an enchanting spot to indulge in divine treats and embrace the season’s charm.
Octoberfest (Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES)
Get ready for one of the most anticipated beer festivals of the year as Oktoberfest returns to Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES. This full-fledged festival promises a fantastic celebration filled with fun beer-drinking and exclusive Oktoberfest deals. Gather your family and friends for a lively celebration at the Outdoor Plaza of Capitol Singapore, where carnival games and festivities will commemorate your Oktoberfest in style. Exciting games like the Speed Drinking Contest, Bottle Ring Toss, and Hammer Challenge await participants, offering chances to win great prizes. Don’t forget to spend a minimum of $50 at Capitol Singapore for a free game. And, make sure to check out the exclusive Oktoberfest deals available from Oct 2 to 22. Cheers to a memorable Oktoberfest celebration!
Raise your glasses, because OktoBEERfest is coming to Paya Lebar Quarter – PLQ Plaza. From Oct 6 to 15, get ready for two weeks of pure merrymaking. Enjoy delectable beers, tantalizing gourmet bites, and catchy tunes by local performers. PLQ has teamed up with INVADE, to add a local twist to one of the world’s largest folk celebrations. Sample international classics like Heineken, Chang, and Hoegaarden alongside delicious treats. Experience Bavarian culture, cuisine, and cheer at PLQ’s OktoBEERfest! From mouthwatering burgers to savoury sausages and healthy sliders, there’s something for everyone. Sip on locally inspired sour plum vodka or guilt-free seltzer while indulging in a variety of foods. On Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, enjoy live performances by local artists as you feast. And don’t forget the epic battles of Life-Sized Beer Pong at PLQ Parkside. Join the party games by dining in at participating retailers, and you could win S$20 Lendlease E-Voucher. Lendlease Plus members also get exclusive rewards. Mark your calendars for OktoBEERfest 2023 at PLQ Plaza and PLQ Parkside. Cheers to a fantastic time!
Calling all thrill-seekers and spooky-lovers! This October, orchardgateway and The Blue Pocket present a spine-tingling Halloween event, Gateway to Hell: Reliving the Gruesome 60s. From Oct 14 to 31, the vibrant mall will be transformed into a sinister haunt, complete with an immersive haunted house set in 1960s Singapore. Brave souls can experience a Virtual Reality gaming adventure, capture their courage in a photo booth, and walk away with limited edition goodie bags. Can your heart handle it? The haunted house will be open from 6.30pm to 11.30pm on weekdays, 12pm to 11.30pm on weekends, and offers special extended hours on Oct 27 and 28 until 1am. Book your tickets now. Don’t let her catch you!
*This event is suitable for aged 13 and above, and parental discretion is advised as there are no ticket refunds.
Rumours Beach Club
Indulge your taste buds with novel and delectable bites at Rumours Beach Club, thanks to an exclusive collaboration with Burnt Ends Hospitality Group, available for a limited time only. From Oct 6 to 8, Meatsmith and Burnt Ends Bakery will be taking over Rumours Beach Club as part of the club’s Rumours Has It culinary series. Expect smoky, meaty delights and an array of sweet treats that will elevate your weekend experience. Meat enthusiasts can relish the Rumours x Meatsmith Meat Platter, a mouthwatering spread of grilled goodness, while starters and sides like Chilli Cheese Nachos and Brisket Spring Roll add extra flair. Pastry lovers can look forward to Burnt Ends Bakery’s sweet and savoury baked goodies, including Doughnuts in various delightful flavours. Don’t miss this exclusive culinary event.
Get ready for a sensational October as the Raffles Place Alliance presents the third edition of “UNWIND @ Raffles Place” with the enchanting theme, “Taste of Home at Raffles Place.” This unique communal dining experience takes place amidst the towering skyscrapers and lush greenery of the park, promising an unforgettable evening on Oct 21 from 4pm to 9.30pm. Awkward Party and VIBE Bistro collaborate to create a chic outdoor wedding feast with a twist, featuring a limited-edition menu. Enjoy lawn games, live DJ sets, and an outdoor movie screening at the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District. Tickets to this extraordinary event are $40 per person, grab yours now.