What to do in Singapore this autumn

Food festivals, autumn mooncakes, the Grand Prix and world-class tennis: prepare for all the action in Singapore this September and October…

Grand Prix Season Singapore

When 7–16 September

Where Marina Bay Street Circuit

Feel the need for speed as Grand Prix Season Singapore electrifies the Singapore streets from 7 to 16 September. The Singapore Grand Prix is one of the most spectacular night races in the entire Formula 1 calendar and the drama of the city circuit is unmissable. From star-studded parties at the island’s most exclusive hotels and bars to meet-and-greets with racers, high-octane activities on and off the track plus viewing parties, after parties and gala dinners, this season is sure to get hearts racing. Hit the city sights in top gear!

Mid-Autumn Festival

When 24 September

Where Across the city

When the moon is at its brightest, it means only one thing; the wonderful Mid-Autumn Festival. This much-loved Chinese festival marks the end of the autumn harvest and is a celebration featuring lantern processions and delicious mooncakes. Enjoy art jams, Chinese opera and folk performances, and follow the lantern processions through Chinatown and the Chinese Garden on 24 September. Festival performances and events are held throughout the city and at Gardens by the Bay.

WTA Finals

When 21–28 October

Where Singapore Indoor Stadium

This October, the WTA Finals serves up eight days of top tennis action. See superstar female tennis seeds do battle to win the coveted championship title. Icons of the sport including Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Ostapenko have gone head to head in this prestigious event, so prepare for the smashes, the aces, and all the baseline drama as the tennis elite hit the island. Avid tennis fans will love the Fan Village, where visitors can attend meet-and-greets, watch practice sessions and enjoy the carnival atmosphere.

The GREAT Food Festival

When 27–30 September

Where Resorts World Sentosa

Loosen your belt a couple of notches and get ready for Singapore’s largest food festival. The GREAT Food Festival at Resorts World Sentosa is a finger-licking gastronomic extravaganza, filling more than 215,000 square feet with top chefs, demos, stalls, food markets and more. Feast at banquet tables, get tips and tricks from top chefs and watch Michelin-star-toting chefs – from home and abroad – showcasing their culinary talents from 27 to 30 September. This year, you can rub shoulders with the likes of Enrico and Roberto Cerea (from Italy’s three-Michelin-starred Da Vittorio) and Cat Cora (from Iron Chef) in the Star Chef Arena.

Heritage Lane pays homage to the traditional recipes and dishes of Spain, Mexico, Thailand and beyond, with dishes starting from $6. Those with a sweet tooth will be in baking heaven at Rollin’ Sweet Times. The world’s largest dessert fair has more than 600 treats to try and a flurry of star bakers and Instagram sensations.

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