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Sitex, Sundown and other November fairs and festivals

By Ninart LuiEvents - 27 October 2011 9:00 AM | Updated 10:10 AM

Sitex, Sundown and other November fairs and festivals

November’s off to a great start already with so many mega fairs and festivals going on! This month, spoil yourself silly with the latest gadgets on offer, and get to see your hottest Asian pop idols LIVE!

Singaporeans love their gadgets and food, so lots of people will be understandably excited by November’s biggest offering. SITEX 2011 (Nov 24-27) is THE consumer electronics event of the year where you can get up close and personal with the latest technologies in computers, digital products and more at the best prices. Go early, for it’s going to get crazy!

Anime fans have plenty of reason to rejoice as well with Anime Festival Asia (Nov 11-13) back in town. Featuring the latest and most popular Japanese anime and culture, there ‘s also a highly-anticipated anisong concert to be staged. Of course, which anime festival would be complete with the full maids and butler café experience? See to believe!

Since we’re crossing over to the regional talent arena, November also sees the return of the wildly popular Sundown Festival (Nov 26), back for its third year running. This year, the spotlight will be on Taiwan’s Mandopop, showcasing popular solo acts from Mandopop superstar Show Luo, Hebe Tien (from S.H.E) crowd favourite Zhang Yun Jing. “Visual-kei” Jrock band ViViD and newest Kpop boy band sensation Teen Top round off the lineup.

Does that set your heart a-race? Pump up the adrenaline even further with Mettle Games 2011 (Nov 23-Dec 18), a high-octane alternative sports festival comprising world-class demonstrations, exhibition and action sports competition elements. If something a little more mellow is your cup of tea, check out the Affordable Art Fair (Nov 18-20) where a whopping 75% of the art displayed cost under SG$7,500. Check out our preview for more of its highlights!

November is also a highly cultural month with Kalaa Utsavam (Nov 4-13), the Esplanade’s Indian festival of the arts, as well as the Voilah! French festival ongoing. Check out our comprehensive calendar for more highlights if you’re undecided, but whatever the case there’s absolutely no reason to stay home with so many fairs and festivals on!