Asia's Leading Travel Trade Show,is an annually held B2B trade show and convention for the travel industry; it is designed to be the primary event for the Asia Pacific travel industry, much like its parent event – ITB Berlin.
On Hari Raya Aidilfitri, Muslims in Singapore end their time of fasting with a joyous celebration of forgiveness, fellowship and food.
Top events in Singapore - October 2023
Festivals are the name of the game this month, with a diverse range of thrilling events on the cards.
Here’s the lowdown for activities in October!
Made with Passion Pop Up Celebrate local lifestyle brands like Baju by Oniatta, Eden+Elie and more as we showcase their stories and products at the Made with Passion Pop Up. Uncover the essence of local craftsmanship and creativity fuelled by passion here. Date: 27 September – 9 November 2023 Venue: Design Orchard
Deepavali Celebrations Discover the beauty of Hinduism’s Festival of Light with the annual Deepavali celebrations in Little India. A festival of deep cultural significance, this fixture on the heritage district’s calendar promises multisensory attractions, from food festivals and street shows to traditional craft workshops. Date: 30 September – 3 December 2023 Venue: Little India
UltraLuxe Discover the heights of niche luxury and craftmanship with the return of UltraLuxe. This 10-day festival brings together over 100 world-class independent designers and tastemakers all gathering under one roof to present jewellery, watch and lifestyle brands. This free event is open to the public.
This year, JeweLuxe, Advocacy and Homme will be held at the iconic TENT @ Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza in Singapore’s prime shopping belt, Orchard Road while the Singapore Watch Fair will be taking place at Equarius Hotel at Resorts World Sentosa. Date: 13 – 22 October 2023 Venue: Tent @ Ngee Ann City, Orchard and Equarius Hotel Ballroom, Resorts World Sentosa
World’s 50 Best Bars 2023 Raise your glasses and pour out a toast for the return of the World’s 50 Best Bars 2023. Besides being a celebration of the best bars and bartenders from across the globe, this buzzing event will feature a range of mixology-themed events, featuring international stars and homegrown talents alike. The 50 Best Signature Sessions are ticket-only events are designed to introduce Singaporean locals and travellers from across the world to the elite bartending talent who will be in town for the 50 Best events in the Lion City. Date: 15 – 18 October 2023 Venue: Multiple venues island-wide
Kita Food Festival Loosen your belt buckles and get ready for an unforgettable feast with the Kita Food Festival. Guest curator Ivan Brehm of Michelin-starred restaurant Nouri has whipped up a line-up of events, from fine and casual dining to talks and symposiums that’re bound to offer food for thought. Date: 19-23 October 2023 Venue: Multiple venues island-wide
Capcom Pro Tour 2023 – Singapore Offline Get your game on and hype up with the Capcom Pro Tour 2023. The premier league for fighting games lands on our sunny shores, with some of the biggest names in competitive Street Fighter 6 competing for victory. Drop by to cheer on local legend Ho Kun Xian or fighting game icon Daigo ‘The Beast’ Umehara. Date: 20-22 October 2023 Venue: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 4
One Love Asia Festival 2023 If you’re a fan of live music, be sure to drop by the bay for the One Love Asia Festival. Happening over the weekend, the two-day extravaganza will feature a range of acclaimed stars and upcoming artists, from Hebe Tian and Best Female Singer at Taiwan Golden Melody Awards, A-Lin to singer-songwriter Karencici. Date: 28-29 October 2023 Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Tour de France Prudential Singapore Criterium Returning to our sunny island for its second season, the Tour De France Prudential Singapore Criterium brings the world’s best cyclists in the world together for an unforgettable weekend of non-stop action. Besides the fierce competition between 32 world-famous cyclists on Singapore street’s circuit, fans and enthusiasts can also expect amateur and pro races, meet and greet sessions, concerts and non-stop entertainment. Date: 28-29 October 2023 Venue: Suntec City
Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2023
Marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan is the festival of Eid, known in Singapore as Hari Raya Aidilfitri or Hari Raya Puasa. Ramadan is a period of sober repentance for Muslims, during which adherents of the faith worship, engage in acts of compassion and fast from dawn to dusk for approximately 30 days. Read on to discover how Hari Raya Aidilfitri is celebrated in Singapore, and how you can be part of this festive occasion. Hari Raya Light-Up
A month leading up to Hari Raya, visitors can drop by Geylang Serai to enjoy the festival light-ups from 15 March - 21 April 2023. The festivities typically take place along Sims Avenue and Changi Road, in between Paya Lebar and Eunos MRT stations. In addition, there will also be a physical bazaar and a myriad of cultural programmes that visitors can participate in to experience the festive vibes. Contemplation and celebration
Many Malay families in Singapore don new clothes in the same hue—men in loose shirts with trousers known as 'baju Melayu' and the women in 'baju kurung', a loose-fitting full-length blouse and skirt combination. The day begins with a trip to the mosque where special prayers are recited. Then it’s off to see the parents—Muslims traditionally ask for forgiveness from their elders for any wrongs committed during the year. More visits are made to see relatives and friends, where home-cooked feasts await. Scrumptious treats
If you're lucky enough to be invited to a Hari Raya meal, you'll find a wide variety of dishes on offer—beef rendang (braised meat cooked in coconut milk and spices), sayur lodeh (vegetables cooked in coconut milk gravy) and sambal (spicy chilli paste)—along with fluffy white rice and ketupat (rice cakes).
The desserts are just as delicious, particularly the kueh (bite-sized snacks or desserts). Try the ondeh-ondeh (chewy balls with gooey palm sugar centres) or putu piring (steamed rice cakes with sweet grated coconut). A festival of culture and colours
Traditional garb is a common sight during Hari Raya Aidilfiltri, with Muslim women often donning the baju kurung (traditional garb originating from the Malay peninsula), sometimes accompanied by a matching tudung (headscarf). Often made of silk or hand-dyed batik, the vivid colours, lively patterns and delicate stitching along the baju's collar make these outfits a sight to behold. This traditional costume continues to be worn even today because it is comfortable and practical for Singapore's warm climates.
HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens 2023
ITB Asia, Asia's Leading Travel Trade Show,is an annually held B2B trade show and convention for the travel industry; it is designed to be the primary event for the Asia Pacific travel industry, much like its parent event – ITB Berlin. (See also: About the ITB Global brand)
Now in its 16th year, ITB Asiawill be held in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from 25 - 27 October 2023.
ITB Asia is organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd and supported by the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau. ITB Asia is co-located with MICE Show Asia and Travel Tech Asia covering the key verticals in the travel industry such as Leisure, MICE, Corporate, and Travel Technology. With three shows in one event, it has become Asia's largest travel showcase. The event features thousands of exhibiting companies from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Americas, Africa, and the Middle East. Exhibitors from every sector of the industry, including destinations, airlines and airports, hotels and resorts, theme parks and attractions, inbound tour operators, inbound DMCs, cruise lines, spas, venues, other meeting facilities, and travel technology companies attend the event.
Today, ITB Asia is the premier meeting place for the travel trade industry and a forum for establishing high-quality customer contacts and conducting businesses. This is where international exhibitors of all sectors within the travel-value chain commerce, and Asia Pacific’s leading travel companies and emerging small and medium-sized enterprises meet with top international buyers from the MICE, Leisure, Corporate Travel and Travel Technology markets.
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