Always on the look out for new events and restaurants in Singapore?

Before you mop and return to your monotonous cafe-hopping and movie-and-dinner routines, stop and hear us out. Whether you’re local who’s looking for the best things to do in Singapore this weekend, or a tourist who’s planning your Singapore itinerary, we’ve got you covered with new attractions and events in May.

Now before you complain about the lack of things to do in Singapore again, here are 19 exciting new things to do in Singapore this month.

What are the best things to do in Singapore this month?

New events, attractions and things to do in Singapore now
1. Small MUJI Exhibition
2. Crack the Case: Backstage Betrayal
3. Hendrick’s Sunset Cinema
4. SIFA 2024
5. i Light Singapore 2024
6. vOilah! France Singapore Festival
7. European Film Festival 2024
8. Singapore Badminton Open 2024
10. OCBC Cycle
11. RollerMania 4.0
12. Borealis

Hot new restaurants to dine at in May 2024
1. Nook & Nowhere
3. SANTAi x Lavi Taco
5. 10 Cents Pancake
6. Lobsterfest @ Lime Restaurant
7. Museum of Ice Cream’s Ice Cream Charcuterie Board
8. White Rabbit Milk Tarts

New things to do in Singapore this month

1. Small MUJI Exhibition

Footprints artwork at Small MUJI Exhibition, one of the best new things to do in Singapore this month
Footprints at Small MUJI Exhibition

What if your notebook or water bottle are not what they seem to be?

Japanese artist Tatsuya Tanaka challenges our perception of everyday objects by turning them into intricate scenes. For instance, the holes of a notebook are redefined as footprints on the snow, and cream biscuits are used as a comfortable bed.

As part of his collaboration with MUJI, he has incorporated MUJI’s home and living products in his artworks. Furthermore, paying homage to his debut in Singapore, his new series also features three iconic tourist attractions in Singapore made with everyday objects.

Our top pick for the best things to do in Singapore this month, catch the Small MUJI Exhibition for free at MUJI Plaza Singapura while you shop.

Small Muji Exhibition

Date: 26 April-25 June 2024

Location: 68 Orchard Rd, #01-10 to 22, Singapore 238839

2. Crack the Case: Backstage Betrayal

New and interesting thing to do this month — Crack the Case Backstage Betrayal

When you purchase a ticket to watch Macbeth but end up having to solve a murder mystery…?

If you’re looking for something new in Singapore to do this month, this immersive theatre is the one for you.

Crack the Case: Backstage Betrayal strings you into the story. The “star” of the show, playing Macbeth, mysteriously collapses within the first ten minutes and you have to find out who the murderer is. With the help of a detective, you’ll analyse suspicious objects in the theatre and “interrogate” the suspects to crack the case.

Think you have what it takes to solve a crime? Crack the Case: Backstage Betrayal is tickets are available on Sistic for $68.

Crack the Case: Backstage Betrayal

Date: 24 Apr-11 May 2024

Location: KC Arts Centre, 20 Merbau Rd, Singapore 239035

3. Hendrick’s Sunset Cinema

Hendrick's Sunset Cinema at Sentosa — new thing to do in Singapore this month for couple's date ideas
Photo: Hendrick’s Sunset Cinema / Facebook

Movie and dinner is definitely an overrated date idea, but not when it’s done like this.

Enjoy critically-acclaimed and award-winning films against the enchanting backdrop of a sunset. Located along Tanjong Beach, Sentosa, Hendrick’s Sunset Cinema offers a brand new activity in Singapore for couples.

Movies to look forward to include Past Lives (2023), Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One (2023), and more.

Tickets are available online at $44.8 per ticket. This package includes Hendrick’s Gin (or 2x non alcoholic drinks), deckchair seating, wireless headphones, and private shuttles from Harbourfront MRT station.

Hendrick’s Sunset Cinema

Date: 25 April-12 May 2024

Location: Tanjong Beach, Sentosa

4. SIFA 2024

Moby Dick. Photo: SIFA 2024 Singapore International Arts Festival, one of the largest art festivals in Singapore
Photo: SIFA 2024

Don’t miss one of the largest art festivals in Singapore.

Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) 2024 unveils its 2024 lineup with the theme “The Anatomy of Performance – They Declare”.

SIFA celebrates the diversity, inviting not just local artists, but international ones by providing a platform for different voices and perspectives to mingle.

This year’s art festival features five local commissions and seven international presentations exploring post-Anthropocene futures and artificial intelligence. Among which, highlights include local production Suara / Oro Rua and international artwork Sun & Sea and Moby Dick.

Tickets starting from $20 are available on the SIFA 2024 website, alongside the full programme list.

SIFA 2024

Date: 17 May-2 June 2024

Location: Across Singapore

5. vOilah! France Singapore Festival

vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2024 — one of the more interesting arts and cultures events in Singapore this momth
Photo: vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2024

What’s a better way to learn about French culture than immersing yourself in it.

If you’re looking for something interesting to do in Singapore this month, dive into all things French at vOilah! France Singapore Festival 2024.

Activities include cinema, music, arts, lifestyle, sports, education, science, and gastronomy. Highlights of this month’s festival include Tartuffe: The Imposter, a modern and comic adaptation of Molière’s masterpiece, and Piaf! The Show, a popular musical as tribute to the iconic French chanteuse Edith Piaf. 

vOilah! France Singapore Festival

Date: 25 April-26 May 2024

Location: Across Singapore

6. European Film Festival 2024

New art festival in Singapore this month
Photo: European Film Festival 2024

In addition to the highly-anticipated Hollywood movies this year, look forward to an array of European films this month.

The 33rd edition of European Film Festival (EUFF) features 24 films from 24 European countries. Notable highlights include the Bolero and 125 Years Memory (Ertugrul 1890).

Each movie will be aired for a limited time only. Tickets start from $12 per person.

European Film Festival 2024

Date: 25 April-25 May 2024

Location: The Projector, Cineleisure

7. Singapore Badminton Open 2024

Set against Singapore’s vibrant sporting atmosphere, the KFF Singapore Badminton Open 2024, part of the HSBC BWF World Tour Super 750, promises world-class badminton action from 28 May to 2 June 2024. 

Drawing top-ranked players worldwide, the event features intense competition across men’s and women’s singles and doubles. Beyond the court, fans enjoy autograph sessions, meet-and-greets, interactive games, and merchandise stalls.

Tickets are available for purchase from $100 per person.

Singapore Badminton Open 2024

Date: 28 May-2 June 2024

Location: Singapore Indoor Stadium


Rugby sports events in Singapore by HSBC SVNS
Photo: Mike Lee / KLC fotos for World Rugby

Witness the thrill of HSBC SVNS Singapore 2024, a rugby spectacle happening from 3 to 5 May 2024 at the National Stadium. If you’re looking for something sporty to do in Singapore this month, this is it.

Get ready for top-notch rugby action as the best teams battle it out before heading to the Olympics in Paris.

Beyond the matches, expect to enjoy live music and performances while savouring delicious local delicacies at the SVNS Food Market. Additionally, you can upgrade your experience with a ticket to the Sun Room Lounge for premium comfort and entertainment.

Regular tickets are priced at $42 for adult and $5.5 for children, available here.


Date: 3-5 May 2024

Location: Singapore National Stadium

9. i Light Singapore 2024

Photo: iLight 2024

i Light Singapore returns from 31 May to 23 June 2024, expanding to include Tanjong Pagar for the first time.

Organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority, the theme “Cyclical Nature” centres on sustainability. This year features 17 interactive artworks by 25 local and international artists. 

Highlights include Spin Me a Yarn by Studio Vertigo and interactive installations like Kickit Team Tennis and Koros Design’s inflatables.

i Light Singapore 2024

Date: 31 May-23 June 2024

Location: across Singapore

10. OCBC Cycle

Experience a side of the city you’ve never seen before… on a bike!

OCBC Cycle returns this May with six different ride categories, including an exciting route from National Stadium to Gardens by the Bay and even a virtual alternative for busy individuals. More information on the routes can be found on their website.

Sign ups are open till 3 May.

OCBC Cycle

11. RollerMania 4.0

rollermania 4.0 singapore
RollerMania 3.0 from last year. Photo: The X Agency

Travel back to the 90s this month as RollerMania 4.0 returns bigger than ever.

The highly-acclaimed roller skating pop up will be relocated to Clarke Quay this year, as part of a bigger event — Xperience. It is a 10,000 sqft funhouse which comprises carnival games and claw machines, as well as Singapore’s first White Rabbit Pop-up Cafe.

Tickets to RollerMania 4.0 starts from $24 per person for two hours. You can also sign up for professional skating lessons from $35 per person.

RollerMania 4.0

Date: 3 May-31 July 2024

Location: 3 River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, Block B, #01-01, Singapore 179024
Opening hours: 12-10pm

12. Borealis at Gardens by the Bay

borealis gardens by the bay northern lights in singapore
Northern lights in Singapore

You no longer have to go to Lapland to chase the Northern Lights.

Gardens by the Bay has just launched Borealis, a free aurora light show at the Supertree Grove. The night skies 2ill be lit up in hues of blue and green, accompanied by atmospheric music by French composer Guillaume Desbois. To enhance the immersion of the light show, even the wind, humidity and temperature changes.

Admission to Borealis is free.

Borealis at Gardens by the Bay

Location: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Show timings:
Monday: 8-8:30pm
Sat-Sun: 9-9:30pm

New things to eat in Singapore

With how dynamic Singapore’s food scene is, there are always hot new restaurants popping up in every corner, and we’ve curated a list of five of the best restaurants and snacks to try out this month.

If you’re looking for new cafes to check out, click here instead.

1. Nook

Art exhibition, restaurant or cocktail bar?

Decide for yourself at Nook, a brand new multi-concept space along Craig Road. Nestled inside a heritage shophouse, the 3-storey space offers contemporary European cuisine on the first floor, cocktails on the second, and a private area at the top. With a minimum spending of $1,500, the private area on the third floor is equipped with a miniature cocktail bar and golf simulator.


Location: 11 Craig Rd, Singapore 089671


The warm and inviting Italian restaurant at InterContinental Singapore welcomes their new Chef de Cuisine, Andrea Rossi.

With his roots in Ravenna, Italy, LUCE has experienced a brand new refresh for its Champagne Sunday Brunch and a la carte menu. Not only does the new menu combine ingredients and culinary techniques from both Northern and Southern Italy, you’ll also find a selection of the more familiar Asian dishes found in their weekend buffet.


Location: 80 Middle Rd, Singapore 188966

3. SANTAi x Lavi Taco

Bar hoppers in the east might be familiar with SANTAi, a hipster cocktail bar located along East Coast Road. In addition to their latest look refresh, they’ve also partnered up with Lavi Taco, serving contemporary tacos to go with their cocktails.

Lavi Taco has always been known for their innovation to tacos and their newest collaboration with SANTAi really takes their culinary craft to the next level — Indonesian-inspired tacos. Their new menu features Rendang Birria ($18), Ayam Buah Keluak ($24), and Tempeh & Jackfruit Curry ($17).

Lavi Taco | SANTAi

Location: 697D E Coast Rd, Singapore 459060


Chocolate has never been more interesting.

Homegrown chocolate brand CHOCOELF has always been known for their local-inspired flavours such as Kaya Toast, Orchid Vanilla and Nanyang Coffee. This month, they take it up a notch by partnering up with renowned local brands to create three new flavours: Tai Hua: Umami Soy Brew Chocolate Bar, Fragrance Foodstuff: Fluffy Chicken Floss Chocolate Bar and Tiong Hoe Specialty Coffee: Black Cold Brew Chocolate Bar.

CHOCOELF’s new chocolate bars are available at CHOCOELF Specialty Chocolate Cafe and all The Cocoa Trees stores at $12.5 per box.


Location: 232 South Bridge Rd, Singapore 058781
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu: 10:30am-7:30pm
Fri-Sun: 10am-9:30pm

5. 10 Cents Pancake

Don’t need to fly to Japan for their viral ¥10 cheesy pancakes. We’ve got our very own 10 cent version here.

Located at Tanjong Pagar Plaza, a short walk from the MRT station, 10 Cents Pancakes offers a stretchy and cheesy pancake for $5 each. The Singapore variant is less sweet than its Japanese counterpart, and the cheese is much more flavourful.

10 Cent Pancake also serves coffee and tea to go with the pancakes.

10 Cent Pancake

Location: 1 Tanjong Pagar Plz, #01-20, Singapore 082001

6. Lobsterfest @ Lime Restaurant

An array of lobster delicacies.
Photo: Lime Restaurant

Get ready for an unforgettable gastronomic adventure as Lobsterfest makes its return to Lime Restaurant in Singapore from 17 May to 29 June 2024.

Indulge in a variety of lobster delicacies, from Mini California Lobster Rolls to Sarawak White Pepper Lobster. Expect to witness live BBQ action as wood-fired delights like Boston Lobster Thermidor and Grilled Marinated Rock Lobster sizzle on the grill.

Reserve your spot through the restaurant’s booking channel, enjoy this delectable seafood feast starting from $138 per person. Plus, get 15% savings for selected credit cards (UOB, DBS, POSB, Amex, ICBC, or HSBC).

Lobsterfest @ Lime Restaurant

Date: 17 May-29 June 2024

Location: Lime Restaurant, 3 Upper Pickering St, Singapore 058289

7. Museum of Ice Cream Mother’s Day Special

Photo: Museum of Ice Cream

Celebrate Mother’s Day at the Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) with the special launch of ice cream charcuterie board, available exclusively from 9 to 12 May 2024!

Indulge in the new Ice Cream Charcuterie Board ($28), featuring three generous scoops of ice cream, accompanied by six delectable sweet toppings like marshmallow and peanut butter, all resting on a crispy waffle bed. Reserve your spot and bring the whole family, including your beloved pets, to enjoy this special treat at MOIC’s Dessert Bar.

Museum of Ice Cream

Date: 9-12 May 2024

Location: 100 Loewen Road, Dempsey, Singapore 248837

8. White Rabbit Milk Tarts

White Rabbit Milk Tarts by Ong Seng Choong

Indulge in your childhood candy in a different form. Hao Food SG, the official distributor of White Rabbit Candy in Singapore, has collaborated with local bakery Ong Seng Choong to create this limited-time White Rabbit Milk Tarts.

It’s creamy and custardy with a buttery crust; definitely a snack that you try this month. It’s available at Ong Seng Choong’s store in Paragon Shopping Centre, at $3.9 per piece.

White Rabbit Milk Tarts

Date: 29 March-31 May 2024

Location: Paragon Shopping Centre, 290 Orchard Road #B1-14, Singapore 238859

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Check out our ultimate guide on the 65 best things to do in Singapore instead. Alternatively, if you’re on a budget, we’ve also compiled a list of the best things to do in Singapore for free.

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