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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 this month.

Now before you complain about the lack of fun places to visit in Singapore again, here are 20 exciting new events and restaurants in Singapore in June 2024.

What are the best things to do in Singapore in June 2024

New events and attractions in Singapore now
1. Hello Kitty Cable Car
2. Sentosa Festive Market
3. i Light Singapore
4. GastroBeats
5. The Conscious Festival
6. Hello Kitty 50th Run Fest
7. Dragon Boat Festival at Chinatown
8. Inside Out at Gardens by the Bay
9. Lego at NEX
10. Minions at VivoCity
11. Donald Duck’s Birthday Bash at VivoCity
12. RollerMania 4.0
13. Singapore AeroPress Championship
14. Father’s Day 2024
15. Balloon Shower at CQ @ Clarke Quay

Hot new restaurants to dine at this month
1. Lola’s Cafe Tampines
2. Joomak
3. Kebuke
4. Origin Grill
5. Kubo x Tipsy Hippo
6. Ume Maru

New things to do in Singapore this month

1. Hello Kitty Cable Car

Hello Kitty Cable Car exterior

You’ve seen the Pokemon Cable Cars last year, as well as the newly-launched SkyOrb Cabins.

For something new this month, Singapore Cable Car has just rolled out the most adorable Hello Kitty cable car cabins, with five unique design.

To ride, simply top-up an additional $10, where you’ll also get access to unlimited rides on the cable car. This is usually reserved for Mount Faber Leisure Group members only. This means that you’ll also get to ride and snap photos in all five of the Hello Kitty cabins.

Singapore Cable Car

Date: 1 June-31 December 2024 (for the Hello Kitty cabins)

2. Sentosa Festive Market

Planned by Sunday Social, Sentosa Festive Market is a weekend market for local vendors to showcase all their cool stuff.

This weekend, they’re adding a new segment — Kidspreneurs! Expect a selection of kids-friendly vendors and activities. But more importantly, an opportunity for children between 7 and 16 years old to experience entrepreneurship and showcase their business skills while learning about environmental choices.

Date: 1-2 June 2024

Location: Palawan Beach Walk (next to Palawan Green)
Opening hours: 4-9pm

3. i Light Singapore 2024

i Light Singapore 2024 Photos - Iwagumi Air Scape
Iwagumi Air Scape at Marina Bay

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 Iwagumi Air Scape, Spin Me a Yarn, and Dandelion, and interactive installations like Kickit Team Tennis and Koros Design’s inflatables.

i Light Singapore 2024

Date: 31 May-23 June 2024

Location: Bayfront Event Space, Millenia Walk, South Beach, Tanjong Pagar
Opening hours:

Mon-Thu: 7:30-11pm
Fri-Sat: 7:30pm-12am
Sunday: 7:30-11pm

4. GastroBeats

Singapore’s favourite food festival is back and this year’s GastroBeats has something new in store for us.

Participate in multi-sensorial activities and games at the newly-opened Coca-Cola’s Food Fest at GastroBeats. Challenge your friends with a larger-than-life sized Rock Paper Scissors Game with a Coke twist, scores as many points by throwing empty bottles into basketball bins, and snap a photo at the Coke Photo Booth.

And as usual, GastroBeats line up of vendors does not disappoint. This year, look forward to a wide range of food such as Kwazy Korndog, Butcher, 2 Ninja 1 Fatty, and more.

General entry to GastroBeats is free.


Date: 31 May-23 June 2024

Location: Bayfront Event Space
Opening hours: 4-11pm

5. The Conscious Festival

cosmic calling workshop at the conscious festival - new thing to do in singapore this month
Cosmic Calling workshop. Photo: The Conscious Festival

The Conscious Festival is an urban gathering to promote conscious living — whether it’s for the climate, biodiversity, food security, technological advancement, and more.

This year, they partner up with i Light Singapore to host a variety of workshops and talks. You can learn all about the impact of Artificial Intelligence with Chloe Chotrani, Founder and Educator at Body As Earth, and how to weave fashion with sustainability with Vogue Singapore.

But if you’re a more hands-on person who is looking for something new to do in Singapore this month, you can also sign up for various workshops across June, including cyclical breathing, sunrise dance, and yoga.

More information can be found on our in-depth article.

The Conscious Festival

Date: 31 May-21 June 2024

Location: South Beach and Marina Bay Sands

6. Hello Kitty 50th Run Fest 2024

Running has never been more adorable till the return of the Hello Kitty Run.

This year’s Hello Kitty 50th Run Fest will take place in Palawan Green, Sentosa, featuring two runs: the Adults 4km Fun Run and Kids 900m Dash.

In addition to a designated route for the Hello Kitty Run, participants can also look forward to themed arches and pop-ups along the route. Even if you’re not there for the run, don’t miss the chance to take photos with adorable limited-time Hello Kitty and friends installations at Sentosa Sensoryscape.

Tickets are priced $48 for the Kids 900m Dash, and $58 for the Adults 4k Fun Run.

Do note that the event has been postponed to 24-25 August 2024. All current registrations will be transferred to the aforementioned new event dates. If the new dates are unsuitable, the organisers will provide the option for a refund. To request one, please send an email to enquiry@hellokittyrunfest.com by 11:59pm on 23 June 2024.

Hello Kitty 50th Run Fest 2024

Date: 22-23 June 2024 (POSTPONED TO 24-25 AUGUST 2024)

Location: Palawan Green, Sentosa
Opening hours: From 7:30am

7. Dragon Boat Festival at Chinatown

bak zhang workshop new things to do in singapore this month
Bak Zhang Workshop. Photo: Chinatown Business Association

Let’s be real. Not many Singaporeans celebrate Dragon Boat Festival, but Chinatown Singapore has given us five compelling reasons to do so. From hands-on workshops to , here are five things to do in Chinatown

  1. Hainanese Bak Zhang workshop
  2. Sample and learn how to make various rice wine
  3. Stand a chance to win a 2D1N staycation package by Amara Singapore and Dorsett Singapore
  4. Stand to win $30 F&B voucher
  5. Cultural performances like Dragon Dance, Lion Dance, Guzheng and Cantonese Opera

More information on the activities dates and locations can be found on our website.

Dragon Boat Festival at Chinatown

Date: 7-9 June 2024

Location: Smith Street, Chinatown

8. Inside Out 2 at Gardens by the Bay

Kaleidoscope of Memories. Photo: Gardens by the Bay
Kaleidoscope of Memories. Photo: Gardens by the Bay

Can’t wait for Inside Out 2 to be released in the cinemas?

To enjoy an immersive experience of the Inside Out world, head down to Gardens by the Bay. The Supertree Grove will be transformed into an Inside Out 2—themed outdoor carnival with interactive installations featuring the characters.

Admission is free.

Inside Out 2 at Gardens by the Bay

Date: 25 May-22 June 2024

Location: Gardens by the Bay, Supertree Grove
Opening hours: 10am-9pm

9. LEGO Space Adventures at NEX

If you can’t get enough of The LEGO Movie, or if you’re just looking for a fun new thing to do this month, head down to NEX.

In collaboration with The LEGO Group, NEX has launched a myriad of activities and promotions.

The Level 1 Atrium has been spruced up into a space station. Not only can you snap some photos there, you can also participate in tactile games such as assembling a LEGO rover, and interactive digital games.

But more importantly, for the hardcore LEGO fans, you can win redeem a pack of LEGO® Space Fabric Patches from 31 May to 16 June, by spending a minimum of $80 at participating stores. Furthermore, there is a pop-up retail space at Level 1 Atrium.

LEGO Space Adventures at NEX

Date: 24 May-23 June 2024

Location: NEX Mall
Opening hours: 10:30am-10:30pm

10. Minions at Suntec City

free thing to do in singapore this month - AVL Minions at Suntec City Pop Up 2024
Anti-Villain League Academy pop up at Suntec

This is the perfect family-friendly activity in Singapore this June Holiday — a Minion’s theme pop-up at Suntec City

“Enroll” into Singapore’s first Anti-Villain League (AVL) Academy from 23 May to 14 July 2024, featuring three top-secret training zones, such as dodging laser tripwire and inflatable obstacles.

To participate, simply register to be a Suntec+ Member for free.

The hardcore Minions fan can also take pictures with Kevin and Stuart mascots at the meet-and-greet sessions. They will be donning a new AVL suit on the following dates: 25 May to 23 June at 1pm, 4pm, and 7pm (except 22 June, when the meet & greet will only take place at 4pm and 7pm).

Also, you can shop at the Despicable Me retail pop-up, featuring home and living products like lunchboxes and water bottles.

More information on rewards and redemptions can be found on Suntec City’s official website.

Date: 23 May-14 July 2024

Mega Mission at Suntec City

Location: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Blvd, Singapore 038983
Opening hours: 10am-10pm

11. Quackin’ Good Times

donald duck birthday bash at vivocity things to do in singapore this month

A fan of Disney?

Celebrate Donald Duck’s 90th birthday at VivoCity, with larger-than-life installations of Donald Duck and his friends. In addition, spend a minimum of $50 for a chance to win exclusive merchandise. More information on the installations and merchandise can be found in our article.

Quackin’ Good Time

Date: 24 May-23 June 2024

Location: VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
Opening hours: 10am-10pm

12. RollerMania 4.0

rollermania 4.0 singapore things to do in singapore june 2024
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

13. Singapore AeroPress Championship

Common Man Coffee Roasters (CMCR) will be hosting the Singapore AeroPress Championship this month on 6 June 2024.

Aside from rooting for the 36 participants, where the champion is decided via an elimination process, here’s what you — the public — can do during this competition.

Engage in halftime entertainment, featuring games like Guess The Weight and Public Brew Down. For the second game, three lucky audience members will get the opportunity to brew a cup of coffee using AeroPress and communal equipment too!

Admission to this event is free but you will have to sign up via an online form.

CMCR Singapore AeroPress Championship

Date: 6 June 2024

Location: East Coast Commune, 1000 ECP, #01-03, Singapore 449876
Time: 6-10pm

14. Father’s Day 2024

Don’t forget to plan out a day for Father’s Day! If you’re looking for new events and activities this month, you can consider any of these attractions we’ve just listed out.

Meanwhile, for food, we’ve actually compiled the best Father’s Day dining promotions this month, including free wine and beer, and even a free meal for dad!

Date: 16 June 2024

15. Balloon Shower at CQ @ Clarke Quay

Win up to 1 million STAR$ at the upcoming CapitaLand balloon shower!

You might have seen Disney Pixar characters all over CapitaLand malls, as well as videos of their recent balloon shower. CQ @ Clarke Quay will be organising the next balloons shower on 19 June 2024 at 7:30pm, where tons of balloons will fall from the ceiling. Each balloon not only contains whimsical quotes of happiness, but also digital codes for attractive rewards.

You can collect as many balloons as you want, with rewards claimable up to 1 million STAR$.

Date: 19 June 2024

Location: CQ @ Clarke Quay
Timing: 7:30pm

Hot new restaurants and cafes in Singapore this month

16. Lola’s Cafe Tampines

You’ve seen her first in Kovan, then at Holland Village. Now, this popular brunch cafe has just opened its newest, biggest, and most aesthetic cafe in Tampines.

Looking for a solid spot for brunch this weekend? Look no further than the east.

Lola’s Cafe

Location: 4 Tampines Central 5, # 01 – 50 Tampines Mall, Singapore 529510
Opening hours:
Mon-Thu: 10am-10pm
Friday: 10am-10:30pm
Saturday: 9am-10:30pm
Sunday: 9am-10pm

17. Joomak

Set C Korean Barbecue at Joomak, including the succulent Jeju Black pig
KBBQ Set C at Joomak, including the succulent Jeju Black pig

Joomak could use a little love when people are discussing where the most authentic Korean restaurant in Singapore is.

Newly-opened at Beauty World Centre, Joomak serves authentic Korean Pig’s Trotter and Jeju Black pig.

Joomak’s Pig Trotters ($59) is only available in the original flavour. But if you’d like some variety, we recommend the Spicy & Regular Pig’s Trotters ($69).

Meanwhile, for KBBQ sets, we recommend Set C ($99). It includes both the Black Pork Belly and Collar, LA Short Rib and Steamed Egg, and a choice of stew. You can choose from Kimchi Stew, Soft Tofu Stew and Bean Paste Stew, which will be added in a small bowl in the middle of the grill.


Location: 144 Upper Bukit Timah Rd, #04-01, Singapore 588177
Opening hours:
Monday: Closed
Tue-Sun: 11:30am–2:30pm, 5–10pm

18. Kebuke Singapore

Biscoff Black Tea Latte

A new bubble tea chain joins Singapore’s food scene!

Aptly named Kebuke, which translates to “thirsty or not?’ in Chinese, it’s one of Taiwan’s largest bubble tea chain, with over 200 outlets sprawled across the country.

With its first outlet in Taste Orchard, Kebuke Singapore continues to use premium high mountain tea leaves that are imported from Taiwan. While the menu is 80% similar to Taiwan’s, the Singapore outpost boasts two exclusive drinks: Biscoff Black Tea Latte and Rice Oolong Tea.

Location: Taste Orchard, 160 Orchard Rd, #01-11/12, Singapore 238842
Opening hours: 11am-10pm

19. Origin Grill at Shangri-La Singapore

Origin Grill Shangri La Singapore review Stone Axe Full Blood Wagyu Rump Cap Steak
Stone Axe Full Blood Wagyu Rump Cap Steak

Possibly one of the best — and definitely one of the most underrated — steakhouses in Singapore, we recommend heading down to Shangri-La Singapore’s Origin Grill for a meal this month.

While not a new restaurant entirely, they have just revamped their menu, featuring a more curated selection of steaks. Here, the Full Blood Wagyu is spotlighted. This means that their cows come from a 100% pure lineage of Japanese wagyu cows, resulting in more marbled and succulent cuts.

If you’re choosing your cut of steak here, we recommend the Stone Axe ($58), which utilises the rump cap, also known as the picanha. This cut of meat is firmer but way meatier, especially with that thick layer of fat cap wrapping the meat.

Read on to find out more about which appetisers to order. But if you’re looking for a romantic restaurant in Singapore for date night, this is it.

Origin Grill

Location: Shangri La Singapore, Lobby Level, Tower Wing, 22 Orange Grove Rd, 258350
Opening hours: 12–2:30pm, 6–10:30pm

20. Kubo x Tipsy Hippo

Homemade Cassava Crackers at Kubo
A glimpse of Kubo’s dishes — Homemade Cassava Chips with dip

If you’ve heard of Kubo Wood-fired Kitchen, you’re a real one.

This contemporary Filipino restaurant that prepares their dishes in a traditional wood-fired oven will be setting up a pop-up at Tipsy Hippo, a Tiki-inspired gastrobar.

Indulge in brand new dishes like Curry Chicken and Potatoes, Soy-Glazed Pork Belly, Five-Spiced Brisket SlidersKubo’s Fried Chicken (“KFC”) and Roasted Banana Cannoli. And on the weekday afternoons, between 12pm and 3pm, enjoy affordable lunch sets priced from $12 to $15.

Lastly, to celebrate Kubo’s pop-up at Tipsy Hippo, diners will receive a free serve of Pork Crackling ($8) when they visit the Tipsy Hippo dressed in green, which represents both restaurants’ love for nature!

Tipsy Hippo

Date: 24 May-30 June 2024

Location: 81 Clemenceau Ave, #01-15/16/17, UE Square Shopping Mall, Singapore 239917
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat: 12pm-1am
Sunday: 12-11pm

21. Ume Maru

Inspired by Jimbocho Book Town in Tokyo, you’ll find your very own speakeasy bar at Far East Plaza.

Ume Maru is a dual concept bar in Orchard — bento bar by day, craft whiskey and umeshu bar by night, with a whole bunch of Japanese manga to read between each sip.

Spotting this speakeasy cocktail bar is no difficult feat. Simply look for floor-to ceiling shelves of manga and graphic magazines on the fifth floor of Far East Plaza, and push past it.

Ume Maru

Location: Far East Plaza, #05-26/26A, Singapore 228213
Opening hours: 12-2:30 pm, 5-11 pm

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

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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