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September fairs and festivals

By Ninart LuiEvents - 30 August 2011 9:00 PM

September fairs and festivals

As August rolls into September, we’ve yet again no lack for great fairs and festivals to go to! This month, be prepared to go big and festive with street performers and other entertainers going head to head with traditional artistes and lanterns on display.

Anniversary celebrations and international film festivals up the cultural ante, but we’re also not missing out on one of Singapore’s local pastimes – shopping for gadgets. Read on to find out more!

September’s Buskers Festival (Sept 3-11) returns to delight all and sundry with 12 new international acts including jugglers, puppeteers and magicians from more than five different countries! For more details on what highlights and acts you shouldn’t miss, check out our preview feature on the Sentosa Buskers Festival.

To sweeten the deal, you’ll get FREE entry into Sentosa on Sept 10!


Another festival that’s guaranteed to strike a chord with young and old alike is the Esplanade’s Moonfest (Sept 6-11), which celebrates the traditional mid-autumn festival with various traditional Chinese performances as well as the popular lantern walkabout.

Singapore’s iconic independent arts centre The Substation will also be celebrating its 21st birthday at its annual SeptFest this year. While they’ve decided to save going all out for their 25h anniversary, they’ve still got a stellar lineup of programs planned, as announced earlier in our Septfest preview.


For a heavier dosage of Chinese culture, don’t miss the Chinese Theatre Festival, which boasts a comprehensive list of traditional Chinese arts and roving performances, covering both ticketed and free shows. Check back shortly for a preview of the highlights to the Chinese Theatre Festival!

The month of September sees the 24th Singapore International Film Festival (Sept 15-25) coming up as well, which means film lovers get their regular dose of culture. With a showcase of more than 100 international and Asian films and a series of engaging movie-making workshops, there’s plenty to offer the local community. For a preview of the 24th Singapore International Film Festival, check back shortly.

Lastly, let’s not forget wildly popular IT expo COMEX 2011’s (Sept 1-4) return this month, naturally bigger and better than ever. For more specifics, check out our preview feature on COMEX 2011.

For more things to do in Singapore, don’t forget to check out our comprehensive events calendar.

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