For more ideas on more things to do this Deepavali holiday, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar. Have a great day and see you back here soon.
Simona Halep. Photo: Paul Lakatos / WSG
The main event of the BNP Paribas WTA Finals Singapore presented by SC Global has to be the singles competition with stars like Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Simona Halep battling it out for the record US$6.5m prize. Also in town are legends like Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert and Billie Jean King, who will appear at exhibition matches and other thrilling activities for fans this week. Wednesday’s session will see a Singles match, a Legends match and the quarterfinals of the Doubles competition.
Through 26 Oct | Singapore Indoor Stadium | Tickets: From $16.90 via Sportshubtix
Chill out at the beach with tunes by DJ Gigamesh
'Don't Stop' - Gigamesh
American DJ and producer Gigamesh will be holding court at Tanjong Beach Club’s decks this Deepavali holiday. Head down to this popular beachside haunt for a spot of beer-pong or just to catch some rays.
22 Oct | From 4pm | Tanjong Beach Club, Sentosa
Learn to be a coffee snob
Love your java? Common Man Coffee Roasters are giving coffee lovers here the chance to sample some exotic grinds. This free ‘coffee cupping’ session takes place every Wednesday from 2-3pm.
Every Wed | 2pm | Common Man Coffee Roasters | #01-00, 22 Martin Rd.
'Happy' (cover) - Gareth Fernandez and Sezairi Sezali
Homegrown pop/soul artiste Gareth Fernandez launches his new EP this Wednesday. The singer is going all out for this event and will be performing with a 10-piece band including a horn section and backup singers. So head down to The Barber Shop by Timbre to check out his new tunes and get your hands on a CD.
Oct 22 | 7-10pm | Barber Shop By Timbre, #01-03 The Arts House | Tickets: $25-30 from Peatix
Embark on a botanical expedition to India at the Gardens By The Bay. The Flower Dome is transformed into a mini jungle where you can see topiary tigers and elephants. India's national bird, the peacock also takes centre-stage as it is clothed in vivid blooms of marigolds, orchids and pansies.
Through 3 Nov | Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay
Know a good joke or looking for some comedy relief? Mosey down to Blu Jaz Café this Wednesday for the weekly Talk Cock Comedy open mic night. Come see veteran and budding stand-up comics dole out the jokes on stage.
Every Wednesday | 8.30pm | Blu Jaz Café | $10
Check out Asian contemporary art
Celebrate the Festival of Light with contemporary art at Singapore Art Museum’s open house. Join the Deepavali festivities and enjoy free admission to the venue. You can check out exhibitions ‘Medium at Large’, ‘ Sensorium 360’ or take part in activities like peephole drawing, henna tattooing or make your own art by embossing or debossing.
22 Oct | 10am-7pm | Singapore Art Museum | Free