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What’s on in Asia: Sports, gigs and more


Get your red pens and diaries out (you don’t have either of those, do you? Useless.) –  here are all sorts of events that you might be keen to attend in and around Singapore over the next few weeks.

11 August
Adidas King Of The Road
Gardens by the Bay, Singapore
The third edition of Adidas King of the Road (KOTR) race will tour five Southeast Asian countries – the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. The winner of each country’s 16.8km closed category will compete for King of the Road title in Malaysia.

14 August
Stereophonics Live in Singapore
Fort Canning Park, Singapore 8pm
Popular British band Stereophonics play old favourites, plus songs from their eighth studio album, Graffiti on the Train.
Tickets: $98 to $250

17 and 18 August
The Color Run
Sentosa, Singapore
The Color Run celebrates healthiness, happiness, individuality and giving back to the community. Thousands of participants of all ages and abilities will unite in the run, becoming a moving canvas as they make their way through four different coloured zones. Proceeds go to Project Happy Feet – a charity supported by CIMB Bank.

18, 21 and 24 August
Asian Tri Nations Rugby
Yio Chu Kang Stadium, Singapore
Singapore National Rugby Union team will be facing Chinese Taipei national team and Hong Kong ‘A’ selection squad over a three-day tournament. Gather your mates and expect exciting tackles and tries. 

20 to 25 August
Aceh International Surfing Championship 2013
Simeulue Island, Aceh, Indonesia
Gear up for a spectacular swells and reefs as top surfers from around the world compete in Aceh International Surfing Championship, an event organised by the Indonesian Government to boost tourism in under-the-radar Aceh.
Tickets: IDR 3,500,000

23 to 25 August
Party at Sea on SuperStar Virgo
SuperStar Virgo, Singapore
Step onboard SuperStar Virgo for a two-night Redang cruise where DJ Andrew T, Stanley, TT and Foxxxy Koh will be spinning the hottest beats, ensuring the party never stops till it reaches the shores of Singapore.

24 August
Metallica Live in Singapore
Changi Exhibition Centre, Singapore 8.30pm
The wait is over! Well you know, for Metallica fans, who will be thrilled to welcome the icons to Singapore for the first time in 20 years. Metallica’s concert will be the first ever concert to be staged at the Changi Exhibition Centre.
Tickets: From $148, buy it at Sistic

27 August
Placebo Live in Singapore
The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel Singapore Resorts World Sentosa, 8pm
Internationally acclaimed British rock band, Placebo, will be back in Singapore for a brand new concert.
Tickets: From $88 

29 August
NZCC and KEA Networking Drinks
The Bank Bar & Bistro, 1 Shenton Way, Singapore 6.30pm to 8pm
Extend your network of business and social contacts at the monthly NZCC and KEA Networking Drinks event. Enjoy light finger food and free flow of beer, wine and soft drinks. KEA is a global organisation that connects up to 100,000 Kiwis worldwide. Register to eventsManager@nzchamber.org.sg or 6235 7119
Tickets: Members $48; Non members $55

31 August
Pitbull Global Warming Tour Live in Singapore
The Max Pavilion @ Singapore Expo, Singapore 8pm
Rapper, producer, party animal and self-proclaimed king of the dancefloor Pitbull brings his additive tunes to Singapore.
Tickets: $108 to $158

13 September
One Fighting Flyweight World Championship
Istora Senayan, Jakarta, Indonesia
The legendary fierce battle between Japanese veterans Shinichi Kojima and Yasuhiro Urushitani will end at Istora Senayan with their third and final fight, where the winner will be crowned Flyweight World Champion. Watch it live at onefc.livesport.tv for US$9.99.
Tickets: From IDR 125,000

15 September
Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2013
Flag off at Changi Prison Complex, 7.45am
Held in support of ex-offenders, the route of the Yellow Ribbon Prison Run 2013 passes historic sites and takes in Changi Prison Complex. 6km or 10km.

20 and 22 September
1 World Music Festival
Marina Barrage, Singapore
This outdoor music festival featuring Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion, Moby, Iggy Azalea, Cosmic Gate, Infected Mushroom, Far East Movement and more. Ready to party hard all night?
Tickets: From $98 

20 to 22 September
2013 Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix
Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore
As if the ever-popular F1 night race needs an introduction.
Tickets: From $68

21 to 22 September
Craze Ultra 100 Miles Marathon
Flag off at MacRitchie Reservoir, 7am
The Craze Ultra 100 Miles will become the first race of its kind to utilise the 200km park connector network of the National Parks. Participants will get to experience less travelled areas of Singapore such as Woodlands Waterfront, Lorong Halus Wetlands and Punggol Promenade. The Craze Ultra 100 miles isn’t just for the hard-core runner who wants to hammer the 161km challenge – four shorter distances (43km/78km/101km/161km) are also available.

23 to 27 September
Social Media Week Mumbai
Mumbai and 9 other countries
The worldwide event, held simultaneously in nine other countries including London, Berlin, São Paulo and Toronto, explores the social, cultural and economic impact of social media in our digital age.

27 to 29 September
Gold Coast Festival of Cycling
Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, from 6am
Take part in The Gold Coast Festival of Cycling and cycle around South East Queensland with breath-taking scenery surrounding you. Organised by Robbie McEwen, champion of the OCBC Cycle Singapore 2012 Pro Criterium, the Festival offers cyclists the unique opportunity to ride through Gold Coast’s stunning hinterland over various distances, while a range of kids’ rides and fun activities make it the perfect event for the entire family.

28 to 29 September
Cold Storage International Triathlon
East Coast Park Area E2, Singapore, 7.30am to 4.30pm
Besides Family Relay Challenge, Mini Triathlon, there is a Sprint Triathlon (750m Swim, 20km Bike and 5km Run) and Olympic Distance Triathlon (1.5km Swim, 20km Bike and 10km Run). Winners in the Elite and Junior Elite Categories will gain points for their ITU World ranking and get to win a total prize money of USD$10,000. Read our guide on how to train for a triathlon for tips.
Tickets: $117 for Sprint and $183 for Olympic Distance