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What’s on in Singapore: October to November 2013 guide

Singapore is always buzzing with activities – here are all sorts of events in October and November 2013 you may be keen to attend. Or you may not, your choice – no skin off our nose. 

11 October
Jay Sean Live in Singapore
Sentosa, Siloso Beach
Rock out British singer-songwriter Jay Sean will be performing songs from Neon, his latest fourth studio album, and his all-famous hits such as Eyes On You and Stolen.
Tickets: $150

16 to 19 October
Oktoberfest Asia
Keppel Island Plaza, Marina at Keppel Bay
The largest Bavarian festival we’ve all been waiting for has finally reached Singapore’s shores. Four-day of German beer, liquor, gourmet grub and Bavarian entertainment by The Comedy Club and The Original Hofbräuhaus Show straight out of Munich – we’ll definitely be there!
Tickets: From $85, from Sistic

18 October
One Fighting Championship: Total Domination
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is booming in Asia and no MMA event is more exciting than One FC Championship fights. This edition is headlined by Japanese MMA superstar Shinya Aoki, making is Featherweight debut in a non-title contest against American Cody Stevens.
Tickets: $38 (balcony), $58 (terrace), $148 (arena) and $348 (VIP, red carpet and cageside experience), from Sistic

19 October
Whisky Live 2013
Raffles Hotel, Bar & Billiard Room
Southeast Asia’s largest annual whisky and sprits event that attracts a wide range of both international and domestic trade clients and consumers. Plenty of booze to go around!
Tickets: $88, from Sistic

26 October
Rocky Horror Party
1-Altitude, One Raffles Place
This over-18s party at Stellar isn’t just delightfully kinky, but it’s also got the best view in town – from the 63rd floor. Dress up as your favourite iconic Rocky Horror character and stand to win a best-dressed prize. There will be three levels freakiness: Level 61 (bar and club) will be the Dungeon Lab, Stellar (restaurant) will be Janet and Brad’s deranged wedding ($120 set meal) and Level 63 (rooftop bar) will be The Freak Show ($33 including a drink).

26 October
Rob Schneider Live in Singapore
The Star Theatre, 8pm
Hollywood comedian Rob Schneider will be bringing his hilarious stand-up comedy show to Singapore for a one-night only show with brand new material.
Tickets: From $88, from Sistic

29 October
One Republic Live in Singapore
The Coliseum, Hard Rock Hotel, Resorts World Sentosa
They rose to fame from MySpace (remember that?) in 2003 and have since wowed fans with hits such as Apologise, Stop and Stare and If I Lose Myself, from their latest album Native.
Tickets: From $108, from Sistic

31 October
New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Singapore Networking Drinks
District 10, UE Square, Clemenceau Avenue
The New Zealand Chamber of Commerce Singapore hosts a monthly Kiwi networking drinks. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free flow NZ wine, beer and soft drinks. A delicious selection of nibbles will be served throughout the evening. Enter the draw for exciting door prizes sponsored by The Butcher and District 10.
Ticket: Registration required. $43 (members) and $50 (non-members)

31 October to 3 November
Singapore Wine Fiesta 2013
Customs House Pavilion
Singapore Wine Feista 2013 is an outdoor wine fair for wine lovers to meet and taste over 250 wines and meet over 50 winemakers. It’s also an opportunity to network and test the Asian market if you are looking to explore expansion opportunities in the region.
Tickets: $180 (for special preview night on 31 Oct) or $45/day (1 to 3 November), from Sistic

1 to 3 November
Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s
The Padang
The 66th edition of the SSC 7s promises some world-class rugby action, as 20 professional teams from around the globe including the Fijian national squad, who won last year’s edition, will be battling it out for the Ablitt Cup.
Tickets: $60 for a three-day pass, single day passes available
Read our interview with SCC first team caption Simon Etheredge and find out what to expect at SCC 7s. 

2 November
Camp Symmetry
The Meadow at Gardens by the Bay
Camp Symmetry is an indie music festival bringing together acts from all over the world. By music lovers for music lovers, Camp Symmetry line-up features: Explosions in The Sky Mew Best Coast The Cribs Ra Ra Riot Wild Nothing San Cisco Veronica Falls Last Dinosaurs William Fitzsimmons.
Tickets: $145

3 November
Nike We Run SG 2013
Location to be confirmed
As part of Nike’s global We Run series in 26 countries, running enthusiasts in Singapore will have a unique 10km route that enables each individual to choose their own route and run it their own way.
Tickets: $50

5 November
ANZA Melbourne Cup
Singapore Turf Club, Kranji
The ANZA Melbourne Cup Party, proudly presented by Allied Pickfords, is held at Singapore’s only venue with live betting, the Singapore Turf Club. Frivolities include a light breakfast on arrival, lunch, free flow sparkling, white and red wine and beer, all-day betting and live telecast of the 2013 Melbourne Cup race, Fashions in the Field, sweeps and prizes. This is a fundraiser for Riding for the Disabled Singapore so join the fun.   
Tickets: $150 (members) and $180 (non-members)

6 November to 4 December
Goldzone ½ Day Leadership Seminar
Sheraton Towers
Learn how to become a better leader at this four-hour seminar lead by Singapore Leadership Centre. You will learn how to cut through the clutter and target your most pervasive challenges with laser-like precision to enhance your business.
Tickets: $250, from Sistic

10 November
Matchbox Twenty Live in Singapore
Singapore Indoor Stadium
Matchbox Twenty will be performing their first-ever live concert in Singapore this November since their formation in 1995. The band will be performing new songs from their new hit album “North” and all their greatest hits.
Tickets: From $68, from Sistic

17 November
Run For Hope
Flag off at Promontory @ Marina Bay, 7am
Join in the charity run to help raise awareness and support for cancer research. The non-competitive 3.5km and 10km run around Marina Bay will help raise funds for the National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS) and their remarkable work in cutting edge transitional and clinical research in Singapore.
Tickets: $48, registration close 21 October

21 to 24 Nov
Affordable Art Fair
F1 Pit Building
There is no need to dip into your life savings to own an original work of art. Explore thousands of paintings, prints and sculptures priced between $100 and $10,000 (we hear 75 per cent of works are under $7,500) at the 4th edition of Affordable Art Fair.
Tickets: $12 for single entry ticket, from Sistic