The Best Things To Do In March 2023: Van Gogh Exhibition, BTS Candlelight Concert, Geylang Bazaar & More

The Best Things To Do In March 2023: Van Gogh Exhibition, BTS Candlelight Concert, Geylang Bazaar & More

Things To Do
By Jayme Chong on 01 Mar 2023

From artsy activities and exhibitions to fun carnivals and events for the hungry, there’s a lot to get up to this month. If you need help getting started, bookmark this handy list of things to do in March 2023 in Singapore.

#1 Visit the newly-revamped Peranakan Museum

Peranakan MuseumPhoto from Peranakan Museum

After four long years of renovations, the Peranakan Museum has reopened its doors. This revamped space spans three floors and now sees nine brand-new permanent galleries showcasing over 800 pieces of art like hand-coloured photographs, jewellery, furniture, as well as fashion and decorative textiles that explore the Peranakan identity. 

Address: 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday & Saturday to Sunday: 10am - 7pm, Friday: 10am to 9pm
Admission: Free

#2 Enjoy hit songs from BTS at Candlelight’s concert

Candlelight ConcertPhoto from Fever Up

Heads up, ARMY! Candlelight is paying tribute to Korea’s biggest boy band, BTS, on strings. This means you’ll get to enjoy and appreciate some of the group’s greatest hits like ‘Butter’, ‘Dynamite’ and ‘My Universe’, reimagined by a string quartet.

Date: 6 March 2023
Address: 30 Victoria Street, #01-28, CHIJMES, Singapore 187996
Time: 7pm and 9pm
Admission: From $35

#3 Traverse through art at Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience

Van Gogh: The Immersive ExperiencePhoto from H&B

Resorts World Sentosa is bringing to life Vincent van Gogh’s epic creations through digital projections, virtual reality, and stunning replicas and musical soundscapes that reshape the traditional idea of art. So block off a date to meander your way through over 300 artworks such as ‘The Starry Night’ and the Dutch artist’s ‘Bedroom in Arles’. Everything here is IG-worthy, so you’ll definitely get content for the socials.

Date: 1 March to 1 October 2023
Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, B1 Forum, Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore 098269
Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 11am - 8pm, Friday & Saturday: 10am - 9pm, Sunday: 10am - 7pm
Admission: $15 (child), $24 (adult)

#4 Sample over 100 craft brews at Urban Beer Fest

Urban Beer FestPhoto from @the1925brewingco

De-stress and imbibe great quantities of booze - we’re talking over 100 types of lagers, pale ales, stouts, IPAs and more from brands like The 1925 Brewing Co and That Singapore Beer Project - at the Urban Beer Fest happening this weekend. Delicious bar bites like French hotdogs, potato raclettes, katsu sandos and cold cuts will be available as well, so come hungry!

Date: 3 to 4 March 2023
Address: 1 Wallich Street, Guoco Tower, Singapore 078881
Time: 12pm to 10pm
Admission: From $30

#5 Partake in a Smurfs-themed outdoor scavenger hunt

The Smurfs Great Escape SingaporePhoto from @clued_upp

A secret spot in Singapore is going to be transformed into a Smurfs-themed outdoor scavenger hunt, where players will have to solve puzzles and complete challenges to save the adorable blue creatures from the evil wizard Gargamel. This escape-room-style experience is a team activity, making it perfect for a fun day out with your family or besties. There are prizes to be won, too, including the Fastest Team, Best Smurfs-inspired Dress and Best Team Name.  

Date: 25 March 2023
Address: Revealed to players two weeks before the event
Time: 9am to 2pm
Admission: $55

#6 Admire Sakura floral displays at Gardens by the Bay


Sakura at Gardens by the BayPhoto from Gardens by the Bay

Sakura season is in! But fret not if you’re unable to travel to Japan or Korea to experience this beautiful phenomenon, as Gardens by the Bay has put together a cherry blossom display inspired by the theme of train travel for you to relish. Besides gorgeous Sakura viewings, visitors can also enjoy a lineup of Japanese-themed activities.

Date: 11 March to 9 April 2023
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Time: 9am to 9pm
Admission: $8 (child), $12 (adult)

#7 Indulge in Penang street food at Penang Hawkers’ Fare

Penang Hawkers’ FarePhoto from York Hotel Singapore

The ever-popular Penang Hawkers’ Fare is back at York Hotel! This first edition for 2023 will have you savouring endless servings of classic dishes like Penang laksa, char kway teow, oyster omelette, and more whipped up in true Penang street food fashion. 

Date: 10 to 26 March 2023
Address: 12 Mount Elizabeth, York Hotel Singapore, White Rose Cafe, Singapore 228516
Time: Lunch: 12pm to 2.30pm, Dinner: 6.30pm to 10pm
Admission: Mondays to Thursdays: $38 (adult), $23 (child), Weekends & PH: $42 (adult), $27 (child)

#8 Have a ballin’ time at The Great Jamboree Carnival

The Great Jamboree CarnivalPhoto from @greatworldsingapore

The Great Jamboree Carnival is coming to Great World’s atrium this month, just in time for the March school holidays. Expect tons of game booths, prizes, and rides like a carousel and spinning teacups, sure to bring heaps of fun and excitement for the whole family. 

Date: 4 to 21 March 2023
Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, Great World City, Level 1 Atrium, Singapore 237994
Opening hours: Daily: 10am - 9pm

#9 Feast on durian-inspired pastries at a Durian Fiesta

Durian Fiesta - D24 White Chocolate Raspberry EnchantmentPhoto from Goodwood Park Hotel

Durian lovers, take note. Goodwood Park Hotel’s famous Durian Fiesta is celebrating 40 years of crafting indulgent pastries that showcase the king of fruits. As such, it has prepared an exquisite array of desserts featuring D24 and Mao Shan Wang varieties, as well as new unique creations such as D24 Pandan Coconut Gula Melaka Cake, D24 White Chocolate Raspberry Enchantment and D24 Pineapple-Lime Zest. Get ready to excite your palate with these bold combinations!

Date: 6 March to 6 August 2023
Address: 22 Scotts Road, Goodwood Park Hotel, Singapore 228221

#10 Eat and shop at Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar

Geylang Serai Ramadan BazaarPhoto from Wisma Geylang Serai

Hari Raya is just around the corner, so you can expect the annual Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar to return soon, with more than 700 stalls selling a variety of tasty bites and goodies. This year’s rendition is split into two concepts - Souq City and Street Bazaar. The former is where you’ll find all the food and retail stuff, while the latter showcases interactive art installations. 

Date: 17 March to 21 April 2023
Address: 1 Geylang Serai, Singapore 402001
Opening hours: Daily: 10am - 11.59pm
Admission: Free

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