18 New Things To Do In July 2022 - Sunset Beach Cinema, Mickey Pop-Up, Carnival, MUJI Exhibition & More

18 New Things To Do In July 2022 - Sunset Beach Cinema, Mickey Pop-Up, Carnival, MUJI Exhibition & More

Lifestyle Activities & Events
By Rachel on 01 Jul 2022
Senior Digital Editor

Making it to July means you’ve successfully survived the first half of 2022 - well done, you! While it’s supposed to be the hottest time of the year right now, it’s also incidentally a time wrought with a fair bit of erratic showers, but we’ve got you covered. Here are 18 new things to do in July 2022 in Singapore that include both indoor and outdoor activities, so you can have fun with your squad anytime, no matter rain or shine.

#1: Chill out with a boozy Sunset Cinema at Sentosa’s Tanjong Beach

Sunset Cinema at Tanjong Beach SentosaPhoto from Sunset Cinema

If breezy beach nights, sunsets, and a dose of booze are your idea of a good time, then the Sunset Cinema pop-up at Sentosa’s Tanjong Beach would be right up your alley. Since it’s organised in conjunction with Hendrick’s, each ticket includes a complimentary Hendrick’s Gin & Tonic or Hendrick’s Cucumber Lemon cocktail.

Sunset Cinema at Tanjong Beach SentosaPhoto from Sunset Cinema

Don’t worry, you won’t be standing around in the sand trying to peer over others’ heads. Everyone will get their own beach deckchair and usage of wireless headphones, and once the party is over, you’ll get chauffeured off the island with a free shuttle bus ride.

Sunset Cinema at Tanjong Beach SentosaPhoto from Sunset Cinema

Movies up for screening this month include A Quiet Place II, Dog starring Channing Tatum, Respect, and Marry Me. Check out the full schedule here.

Hendricks Sunset Cinema
Date: Until 10 July 2022
Time: 7.45pm
Location: Tanjong Beach, Sentosa
Price: From $44.80. Get your tickets here.
Website

#2: Score unique fashion & homeware at Home Garden, a hidden shophouse boutique

Home Garden Boutique SingaporePhoto from Home Garden

Many homeowners in Singapore love that minimalist Japanese aesthetic, so stores like Standard Products by Daiso and Nitori are highly favoured among the masses. But if you’re someone who prefers something a little more kitschy and eclectic, then Home Garden, a hidden boutique in a protected shophouse, is where you’d wanna be.

Home Garden Boutique SingaporePhoto from Home Garden

This store has a mishmash of vintage and designer homeware, including iridescent trays, rainbow cups that are reminiscent of stained glass windows, and ornate Parisian cutlery sets. Beyond the home items are also curated fashion picks like flowy dresses with corset bodices, designer Japanese lingerie, and shoes.

Home Garden Boutique SingaporePhoto from Home Garden

The boutique is almost like an art gallery - each item is unique in its own way. You might catch some art pieces from independent artists hanging on the walls, and if you’re lucky, there might just be a floral display during your time of visit.

Home Garden Boutique SingaporePhoto from Home Garden

Home Garden Boutique
Address: 10A Pahang Street, Singapore 198611
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday, 11am - 7pm (By appointment only)
Telephone: 8853 0888
Website

#3: Personalise your own “Bearbrick” figurine at ArtyParty

Bear flow art jamming at ArtyPartyPhoto from ArtyParty

Bear flow art is the latest art jamming trend, where instead of painting on a canvas, you’ll be mixing various colours in a cup to pour over a Bearbrick-inspired figurine. The result is a one-of-a-kind, marble-effect art piece that doubles up as decor for your home, and you can get this done at ArtyParty, an art studio at Bugis that allows patrons to go wild with different forms of painting.

Bear flow art jamming at ArtyPartyPhoto from ArtyParty

Other than regular paint in all shades of the rainbow, there’s also neon paint to give your new bear friend an edgy glow.

#4: Read a book while sipping brews at the Epigram Coffee Bookshop

Epigram Coffee Bookshop SAM Tanjong PagarPhoto from @epigrambookshop via Instagram

When we first wrote about the new Singapore Art Museum at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, we were still eagerly awaiting the official opening of Epigram Coffee Bookshop within the same complex. Well, the time has finally come for patrons to sit and chill in this zen space with a good book, coffee in hand, while gazing out at the port right outside - the perfect way to end your post-museum date.

Epigram Coffee Bookshop SAM Tanjong PagarPhoto from @myfavoritesingapore via Instagram

The collection of reads here are for all age groups, with everything from children’s picture books, novels for adults, and even recipe books by our local authors.

Epigram Coffee Bookshop SAM Tanjong PagarPhoto from @myfavoritesingapore via Instagram

Your caffeine fix will be brewed fresh by the folks from Balestier Market Collective, and if your tummy starts rumbling, go forth and munch on their selection of bakes and sandos.

Epigram Coffee Bookshop SAM Tanjong PagarPhoto from @myfavoritesingapore via Instagram

Epigram Coffee Bookshop @ SAM
Address: 39 Keppel Road, #01-02 Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore 089065
Opening hours: 11am - 6.30pm daily
Telephone: 9137 9050
Website

#5: Go back in time with a retro-themed exhibition & escape room at the National Gallery

 OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our LivesPhoto from National Gallery Singapore

Remember a time where we only had regular TV instead of on-demand Netflix, and smartphones didn’t exist so we used payphones? Technology has come a long way in the past few decades and the OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our Lives at the National Gallery celebrates that with a free retro-themed exhibition.

 OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our LivesPhoto from National Gallery Singapore

Take a walk through the yesteryears with an old-school salon, a kopitiam, a cosy home, and other nostalgic settings that might be more familiar to your parents than yourself. All of these serve as great photo spots, so come in retro-inspired togs for cute on-theme OOTDs!

 OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our LivesPhoto from National Gallery Singapore

 OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our LivesPhoto from National Gallery Singapore

Along the way, have fun with interactive portions including digital games, and if you’re up for it, you can even sign up for an after-hours in-gallery escape game (additional charges from $12/person, up to 10 pax)

 OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our LivesPhoto from National Gallery Singapore

OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our Lives
Date: Until 30 October 2022
Time: 10am - 7pm daily (Last admission at 6.15pm)
Location: Exhibition Gallery (Basement Level), National Museum of Singapore
Price: FREE (admission fees apply to escape room)
Website

#6: Join the Sumikkogurashi Run and get free exclusive merch

Sumikkogurashi Run Singapore 2022Photo from San-X

Staying committed to an exercise routine isn’t easy, but it sure is good for us. If you’re one of those guilty folk who’ve ditched your resolve to stay fit, perhaps the fun Sumikkogurashi Run will entice you to kickstart your journey once again. This is a virtual run, meaning that you’ll get to attempt it at any time, any location, and any pace you please - be it on a treadmill or your favourite running route outdoors.

Just make sure you capture your minimum 3km distance with a running app or tracker!

Sumikkogurashi Run Singapore 2022Photo from San-X

All who complete the run will receive a certificate, along with exclusive licensed San-X merchandise, namely a Sumikkogurashi drawstring bag, a medal with ribbon, and a towel.

If that’s not enough, you can always top up $22 to receive a race tee as a keepsake!

Sumikkogurashi Run
Date: Until 20th July 2022 (register by 15 July)
Price: From $38. Get your tickets here.
Website

#7: Have a $9/hour daycation with KTV, Netflix, & games at Lodge & Co

Lodge & Co SingaporePhoto from Lodge & Co

So, you want a chill day in with your friends, but don’t have a place of your own with enough privacy. Meanwhile, staycations are over-budget, and everyone has to get up for work the next morning hence no one’s keen to stay overnight. What now? The answer lies in a daycation - specifically at Lodge & Co, where private rooms start from $9/hour with all the comforts of a cosy abode and hours of entertainment. 

Lodge & Co SingaporePhoto from Lodge & Co

Here, you’ll get a solid bonding experience with free snacks and drinks, video games, board games, Netflix, and karaoke - all while cosied up on a comfy beanbag or couch. In fact, their Lodge Cabin even comes with a bed, so squeeze in a nap if you’d like! Don’t worry about other patrons’ parties causing a disturbance, because rooms are sound-proof.

#8: Enter a dark room full of knitted lanterns with A Shapeless Mass

A Shapeless Mass at Science Centre SingaporePhoto from Berny Tan

Singapore Art Museum has teamed up with Science Centre Singapore to bring art to the community of Jurong, and the newest exhibit on display is A Shapeless Mass; A Network of Times by local artist Berny Tan. Inspired by the Chinese Garden - which has been closed for renovation works since 2019 - this installation comprises a series of machine-knitted lanterns suspended from the ceiling in a dark room.

A Shapeless Mass at Science Centre SingaporePhoto from Berny Tan

As you walk through the calming darkness, you’ll notice that each and every lantern is unique, and that the light emanating from them casts coloured patterns on the floor. Get your camera ready for that perfect IG moment!

A Shapeless Mass at Science Centre SingaporePhoto from Berny Tan

A Shapeless Mass
Date: Until 11 September 2022
Time: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm (Closed on Monday)
Location: Science Centre Singapore, Level 2 Mezzanine Space
Price: From $6
Website

#9: Get cute Disney merch at the Mickey Mart pop-up

Mickey Mart Pop-Up SingaporePhoto from Oh My Disney Asia

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! It’s time for Disney fans to go ham at the Mickey Mart pop-up in town, which is stocked high with merchandise featuring not just Mickey & Friends, but also other characters like Winnie the Pooh and the Princesses.

Mickey Mart Pop-Up SingaporePhoto from Oh My Disney Asia

Look forward to all sorts of products, including but not limited to apparel, shoes, plushies, lifestyle items like water bottles and stationery, and blind box figurines. 

Mickey Mart Pop-Up SingaporePhoto from Oh My Disney Asia

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While there, snap some photos with the larger-than-life installations, including a Mickey Mouse sculpture!

Mickey Mart Pop-Up SingaporePhoto from Oh My Disney Asia

#10: Catch free movies at the new ArtScience Cinema

ArtScience Cinema at ArtScience MuseumPhoto from ArtScience Museum

The Cathay Cineplex at Dhoby Ghaut has closed its doors, but here’s a new spot for your movie dates. The ArtScience Museum has just opened their new ArtScience Cinema, and the best part is that a handful of their screenings don’t require additional ticketing fees - which means you’ll get to catch their range of blockbusters, film festival selections, documentaries and more for practically free.

ArtScience Cinema at ArtScience MuseumPhoto from ArtScience Museum

For the most immersive experience, you’ll be using surround-sound wireless headphones as you recline in the spacious, cushy plush armchair seats. 

ArtScience Cinema at ArtScience MuseumPhoto from ArtScience Museum

This is a permanent attraction, but films screened will be changed up from time to time. From now till 31 July, they’re running a programme called We Tread in a Garden of Spells, which explores mankind’s relationship with nature through titles like Dune, Where The Wild Things Are, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Rider, and plenty more. Check out the schedule here.

ArtScience Cinema
Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue, Level 4 ArtScience Museum, Singapore 018974
Price: Mix of free and ticketed admission (from $13 for Singaporean Adults)
Website

#11: Visit Japan’s MUJI Exhibition that’s now in Singapore

MUJI exhibition SingaporePhoto from MUJI

Here’s one for enthusiasts of the Japanese home aesthetic; After touring across Japan, the MUJI exhibition has made its way to our sunny island, where you’ll get to soak in those calming minimalist vibes in a colonial building that’s home to our local Japan Creative Centre. 

MUJI exhibition SingaporePhoto from MUJI

Titled A walk in the forest of verbs with "MUJI IS", this free-entry exhibition with a reimagined forest-like setting explores the inspirations behind the brand’s designs, through 15 Japanese verbs such as 整える Totonoeru (organise) and いかす Ikasu (utilise).

#12: Admire fighter jets, missiles, & try flight simulations at the Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum SingaporePhoto from MINDEF

Alright ladies, you’re man is probably gonna love this one; Surprise him with a trip to the newly-opened RSAF Air Force Museum, and he’ll have a ball of a time admiring various fighter jets and missiles up close in the outdoor gallery, while learning about the history of our national Air Force in the indoor gallery through interactive displays and even simulation games. Time for him to live out his fighter pilot dreams!

Air Force Museum SingaporePhoto from MINDEF

Through these neon-lit zones, you’ll get a glimpse of how Singapore’s Air Force defends our skies and embarks on peacetime missions, as well as hear stories from airmen and women about their life in the RSAF across generations.

Air Force Museum SingaporePhoto from MINDEF

Air Force Museum
Address: 400 Airport Road, Singapore 534234
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 9am - 4pm (Closed on Sunday & Monday, PHs, and selected PH Eves)
Telephone: 6461 8507
Website

#13: Play games and go on rides at a nostalgic old-school carnival

Carnival at Our Tampines HubPhoto from I Love Tampines via Facebook

It’s been a while since we’ve enjoyed an old-school carnival with games and rides. If you haven’t already paid a visit to the carnival at Our Tampines Hub, this is your last chance! While the one at the sprawling Town Square has since concluded, the one at the Festive Plaza within the complex is still up and running till 3 July.

Carnival at Our Tampines HubPhoto from I Love Tampines via Facebook

Some highlights include game booths where you can win prizes like plushies, a swing carousel, and a viking ship ride. Credits start from just ~$0.90!

#14: Get a new backpack or outdoor gear at Singapore’s first Fjällräven Store

Fjallraven Store SingaporePhoto from @claxyh via Instagram

There’s no longer the need to resort to buying your Kånken bags online, for Singapore’s first Fjällräven Store has just opened its doors at Somerset. Other than their iconic backpacks and pouches in various sizes and colourways, you can also look forward to stocking up on outdoor gear like jackets and sweaters, as well as bucket hats, caps, and activewear.

Fjallraven Store SingaporePhoto from @arcticfoxsg via Instagram

#15: Hydrangea Holidays at Gardens by the Bay

Hydrangea Holidays at Gardens by the BayPhoto from Gardens by the Bay

We’re more than familiar with Gardens by the Bay’s Sakura Matsuri and Christmas Wonderland which happen every year without fail, but they’re now shaking things up with their first-ever Hydrangea Holidays display in the Flower Dome.

A little birdie told us that this will be a Netherlands-inspired setup, complete with windmills, townhouses and a lighthouse.

Hydrangea Holidays at Gardens by the BayPhoto from Gardens by the Bay

 

Hydrangea Holidays at Gardens by the Bay
Date: Until 14 August 2022
Time: 9am - 9pm daily
Location: Flower Dome, Gardens by the Bay
Price: $12 for Singaporean Adults. Get your tickets here.
Website

#16: Stay at lyf’s new Farrer Park branch with rooftop garden & IG spots

lyf Farrer ParkPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

Co-living spaces aren’t just for long staycays - they’re also a great option for when you need a place to crash during home renovations, or if you’d like to do a “test run” of independent living before leaving your parents’ nest for a space to call your own. Whatever it is, the new lyf Farrer Park has everything you need for a home away from home - including studio rooms that come fully equipped with kitchenettes, with a stove, fridge, and other appliances included.

lyf Farrer ParkPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

There’s also a gym, a rooftop garden and lawn, and a co-working space, where Yeast Side has set up their second outlet to serve you freshly-baked sourdough and pizza.

lyf Farrer ParkPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

Opportunities for interaction with other people will be aplenty, with various communal zones like the Wash & Hang laundry room, Bond Social Kitchen where you can cook up a storm, and workshops such as cocktail making sessions for residents.

lyf Farrer ParkPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

#17: Uncover hidden tigers within a free 3-part art installation

Funderland exhibitionPhoto from Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

If you’re hanging around the Tanjong Pagar area with nowhere to go after dinner, pop by the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre to check out Funderland, a free three-part installation where you’ll be uncovering hidden tigers. Based on the Chinese nursery rhyme “Two Tigers” (两只老虎) and the folktale of Wu Song Fighting the Tiger, this was also created to celebrate the year of the Tiger.

Funderland exhibitionPhoto from Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Funderland exhibitionPhoto from Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Watch as various parts of the building, including the facade and roof garden, come to life with optical illusions. There are also a number of crystalline structures shaped like mountains that light up beautifully at night.

SINGAPO人 exhibitionPhoto from Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

While you’re there, you might as well check out the free-entry SINGAPO人 exhibition, which includes neon photo spots and will have you thinking deeper about your identity as a Singaporean.

Funderland
Date: Until 31 October 2022
Time: 10am - 10pm daily
Location: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (Concourse, Level 1, and Roof Garden)
Price: FREE
Website

#18: Enjoy brews by the beach with the 7-Eleven x Tiger Beer store

7-Eleven Palawan SentosaPhoto from 7-Eleven

Beachy outings just got a lot cooler with the opening of the 7-Eleven x Tiger Beer store at Palawan, Sentosa. Housed in a container, this permanent collaboration outlet has a reverse tap bar with an automatic beer dispenser, without the need for a bartender.

7-Eleven Palawan SentosaPhoto from 7-Eleven

If alcohol isn’t your preferred beverage, pour yourself a cup of black or fruity Nitro Tea, or down a bottle of  Arctic Coke. All you need to do is to place a bottle of regular Coca-Cola in the machine, press the button, and voila - you’ll get a refreshing Coke slushie almost instantly.

7-Eleven Palawan SentosaPhoto from 7-Eleven

This graffiti-laden outlet also has ready-to-eat meals and a hot food counter with fried chicken and pastries, which you can enjoy at the designated chillout area.

7-Eleven Palawan SentosaPhoto from 7-Eleven

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