The Best Things To Do In May 2023: Naruto Exhibition, Coach Cafe, Timezone Orchard & More

The Best Things To Do In May 2023: Naruto Exhibition, Coach Cafe, Timezone Orchard & More

Things To Do
By Jayme Chong on 22 Apr 2023

There’s a lot to get up to this month, from artsy activities and exhibitions to fun carnivals and events for the hungry. If you need some inspiration, bookmark this handy list of things to do in May 2023 in Singapore.

#1 Zoom across the sky in a Pokémon cable car

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Mount Faber Leisure Group

Pokémon fans! You lot are in for a treat for Singapore Cable Car is giving 67 cabins a makeover to look like Poké Balls for a limited time, with interior designs inspired by first-gen stars Pikachu, Eevee and newer characters Sprigatito, Fuecoco, and Quaxly. 

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Mount Faber Leisure Group

You can also look forward to taking epic photos with Pokémon standees and vintage cable cars decked out in Pokémon decor and redeeming a free merch collectible and ice cream. 

Date: 1 May to 30 September 2023
Address: 109 Mount Faber Road, Mount Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
Opening hours: Daily: 8.45am - 10pm
Admission: $35 (adult), $25 (child)

#2 Laugh till you cry at The Kumar Show

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Kumar Unmasked

Legendary comedian Kumar is set to take the stage at The Lemon Stand this month. Expect the Queen of Comedy to bring her A-game and over-the-top sense of humour, guaranteed to make you laugh till you cry. 

Date: 10 May 2023
Address: 12 Queen Street, #01-02, The Lemon Stand, Singapore 188553
Time: 8pm
Admission: $50

#3 Check out ION Orchard’s Spring Garden Pop-Up

Things to do in May 2023Photo from ION Orchard

ION Orchard has put together a Spring Garden Pop-Up outside the mall, which boasts a 6-metre-tall waterfall installation decorated with plants and flowers. This impressive outdoor structure will put on an 8-minute light show filled with beautiful tunes, mist effects and dazzling projections. It starts at 7pm and ends at 9.30pm on Fridays and weekends, at 30-minute intervals. It’s also free, so make sure to stop by in between your shopping spree for beautiful photos and videos!

Date: 7 April to 7 May 2023
Address: 2 Orchard Turn, ION Orchard, Level 1 Outdoor, Singapore 238801
Time: Friday to Sunday: 7pm - 9.30pm

#4 Be dazzled by Shaun The Sheep’s Circus Show

Things to do in May 2023Photo from CIRCA

Be prepared for a visual spectacle of live-action daredevil acrobatics, vibrant circus skills and on-screen animation that will bring to life the characters from the popular kids’ TV show Shaun The Sheep. This family-friendly circus show runs for 95 minutes, with a 20-minute intermission. 

Date: 10 to 21 May 2023
Address: 4 Bayfront Avenue, Basement 1, Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018973
Admission: $45 - $145

#5 Play exciting rides and games at Timezone Orchard Xchange

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Timezone

Timezone Singapore has opened a new outlet at Orchard Xchange, and it’s the largest one yet. This new arcade houses a whopping 160 attractions and games, including crowd-favourite ones like bumper cars and mini bowling, that cater to all ages. 

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Timezone

It even has an outlet-exclusive six-player Virtual Reality arena, Arkadia, that takes you on an adventure beyond imagination.

Address: 437 Orchard Road, Orchard Xchange, Basement 1, Singapore 238878 (Above Orchard MRT)
Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 11am - 10pm, Friday & Eve of PH: 11am - 11pm, Saturday: 10am - 11pm, Sunday, PH & School Holidays: 10am - 10pm

#6 Head down to the Naruto 20th Anniversary Exhibition

Things to do in May 2023Photo from NARUTO TV Animation 20th Anniversary Exhibition Taipei

Big fan of Naruto? You’re going to love this: An exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Japanese anime series is coming to Singapore soon.

Things to do in May 2023Photo from NARUTO TV Animation 20th Anniversary Exhibition Taipei

You can expect this event to bring to life eight classic scenes, including Naruto and Sasuke’s battle in ‘The Final Valley’, as well as have immersive activities that let you experience being a ninja. What’s more, there’s going to be a pop-up shop where you can snag limited edition, exhibition-only merch like shirts, stationery and more. 

Date: 29 May to 2 July 2023
Address: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Let’s Play, #03-208/209, Marina Square, Singapore 039594
Time: 10am - 8pm
Admission: $22 - $25

#7 Shop for delicious pastries at Swish Rolls’ Paragon Pop-Up

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Swish Rolls

Swish Rolls, the local bakery that went viral for being the first in Singapore to offer Croons, the New York-inspired circular croissants, is having a pop-up at Paragon now. 

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Swish Rolls

The store’s menu includes exclusive new products like mochi croissant egg tarts and croissant cups, as well as its popular Croons in dark chocolate, pistachio and biscoff. 

Date: 10 April to 23 May 2023
Address: 290 Orchard Road, #B1-39/40, Paragon Shopping Centre, Singapore 238859
Opening hours: Daily: 9am to 9pm

#8 Watch Shakespeare in the Park

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Singapore Repertory Theatre

Critically acclaimed 'Shakespeare in the Park’ is back with the popular romantic comedy, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Held at Fort Canning Park, this outdoor theatre production is put together by Singapore Repertory Theatre’s talented cast and picturesque sets. 

Date: 3 to 28 May 2023
Address: 51 Canning Rise, Fort Canning Park, Singapore 179872
Time: Various timings
Admission: $60 - $138


#9 Get a taste of New York City at the Coach Cafe

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Coach

Coach has teamed up with Brawn & Brains Coffee to launch the world’s first-ever Coach Cafe in Singapore. This NYC-themed coffee shop is part of Coach Play Singapore and boasts a pastel interior throughout its three-storey space. 

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Coach

The first floor is where the IG-worthy cafe is situated, dishing out brunch, mains, bakes and drinks, while the second storey is a retail area, where you can browse and shop ready-to-wear Coach merch and decorate your bags with designer pins at the customisation station. 

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Coach

Finally, the last level houses an immersive art exhibition where you get to learn more about the luxury fashion house through exclusive aromas, audio and videos. 

Address: 5 Keong Saik Road, Singapore 089113
Opening hours: Daily: 10am to 10pm

#10 Admire Turkish tulips at Gardens by the Bay

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Gardens by the Bay

This year’s Tulipmania floral display will take you on a journey to Turkey to trace the history of tulips, which were first cultivated by the Ottomans and native to Eastern Turkey. Get ready to be mesmerised by colourful and uniquely shaped tulips set in a landscape decorated with Turkish architecture and landmarks. 

Date: 21 April to 21 May 2023
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay, Singapore 018953
Opening hours: Friday to Sunday: 9am - 9pm
Admission: From $8

#11 Drink booze and vibe along to live music at Tiger Uncage Festival

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Tiger Beer Singapore

Tiger Beer is launching its new Tiger Soju Infused Lager with a fun festival filled with games, activities, IG-worthy photo spots, music performances by Korean artists LeeHi and Balming Tiger and more, and good food from Two Men Bagel House, Maha Co, Joo Bar and Dumpling Darlings. 

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Tiger Beer Singapore

The star of this event is no doubt Tiger Beer’s new flavoured bevvy, so you can expect bottomless servings of the soju-infused lager at the bar to pair with your grub.

Date: 12 May 2023
Address: 27 Pasir Panjang Road, Pasir Panjang Power Station A, Singapore 117537
Time: 7pm
Admission: $20

#12 Sip on cocktails at Singapore Cocktail Festival

Things to do in May 2023Photo from Singapore Cocktail Festival

Singapore Cocktail Festival is back, and there will be two events to look forward to: the SGCF Festival Village from 5 to 7 May 2023 at Bayfront Event Space, where you can expect a line-up of popular bartenders, local bars, spirit brand pop-ups, artisanal spirit-tasting booths, street food and live music, and the SGCF City Takeover from 5 to 21 May 2023 where you can craft your own cocktail bar trails, go on bar hopping tours, and more. 

Date: 5 to 21 May 2023
Address: Various locations
Admission: From $45

#13 Learn about Singapore’s history at Singapore Heritage Festival

Things to do in May 2023Photo from The ETCeteras

Singapore HeritageFest is back this year! At this 20th edition, festival-goers can look forward to being immersed in over 80 exciting programmes, ranging from guided trails and hands-on workshops to exhibitions and film screenings themed after the country’s sporting heritage and public transportation history. 

Date: 1 to 28 May 2023
Address: Various locations

#14 Have a ballin’ time at Rilakkuma Carnival

Rilakkuma CarnivalPhoto from Changi Airport Group

Changi Airport’s Terminal 3 is now home to Rilakkuma-themed rides like the ferris wheel, swing chairs, and tea cups, and IG-worthy photo spots that will delight not just the kiddos, but also the young at heart. If you’re looking to create some epic memories with the fam, be sure to head down here. 

Date: 4 March to 1 May 2023
Address: 65 Airport Boulevard, Terminal 3, Changi Airport, Singapore 819663
Opening hours: Friday: 5.30pm - 9.30pm, Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 10pm

#15 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)

#16 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

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