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10 New Things To Do In June 2024: Rose Romance, GastroBeats, Hello Kitty Cable Car Cabins & More

10 New Things To Do In June 2024: Rose Romance, GastroBeats, Hello Kitty Cable Car Cabins & More

Lifestyle Activities & Events
By Zoe Zeng on 11 Jun 2024

June might mark the start of the mid-year, but your plans are going to be anything but mid! From seasonal floral displays at Gardens by the Bay to dazzling musical performances by well-known J-artists, and exciting food and entertainment festivals to adorable Hello Kitty-themed cable car cabin rides, there's plenty to keep you entertained for the entire month.

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What are you waiting for? Read on to check out our roundup of 10 new activities and events in Singapore this June.

#1: Get swept off your feet by the noble beauty of Cambodian blooms at Orchids of Angkor Wat​

Orchids of Angkor Wat​Photo from Gardens by the Bay

Step into the Orchids of Angkor Wat​ exhibit at Gardens by the Bay's Cloud Forest, and be instantly transported to the ancient Khmer Empire. Featuring stunning floral displays of orchid species native to Cambodia, these installations showcase 50 different varieties of the regal flower.

Orchids of Angkor Wat​Photo from Gardens by the Bay

As the first-ever collaboration with the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Singapore, the exhibition area is peppered with dramatic recreations of Angkor Wat's stone carvings, religious structures and buildings. Visitors can even spot symbols of local wildlife such as the Asian elephant and the Kouprey, or forest ox!

Orchids of Angkor Wat​
Date: From now till 8 September 2024
Time: 9am - 9pm daily (Last admission at 8.30pm)
Location: Orchid Haven, Cloud Forest, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Price: From $12 for adults (included in entry to Cloud Forest)
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#2: Jam out to popular Broadway, Disney, and J-pop hits at TOKYO〜the city of music and love

TOKYO〜the city of music and love in JapanPhoto from MOONRISE STUDIOS

Yes, you read that right: award-winning Japanese actor and singer Yu Shirota is coming to Singapore, and he's starring in the original production, TOKYO〜the city of music and love! Witness unforgettable music and dance performances, as he, alongside J-pop sensations RIOSKE, yuzu, and rising star, Rainy。take the audience on a musical journey to Tokyo.

TOKYO〜the city of music and love in JapanPhoto from MOONRISE STUDIOS

As an extra-special treat, the star-studded cast also includes special guests miwa and Singapore’s own Nathan Hartono. Buckle up and get ready to enjoy a spectacular night of stunning choreography, costumes, and sets that embody the vibrance of Japan's capital city!

TOKYO〜the city of music and love
Date: 22 June 2024
Time: 8pm
Location: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Price: $58 - $188
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#3: Soak in some good food, music, and entertainment at GastroBeats 2024

GastroBeats 2024Photo from GastroBeats Singapore

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Mixing good bites with good beats, GastroBeats is back again this year with a brand new lineup of mouth-watering culinary delights, local music talents, thrilling games and more! Feast on the endless snacks, food and drinks available, with over 50 homegrown food vendors onsite.

GastroBeats 2024Photo from GastroBeats Singapore

Visitors can also kick back and relax to live music performances by talented local artists, ranging from traditional to contemporary. And if all that isn't enough to get you interested, GastroBeats will also feature an array of fun activities, including towering bouncy castles, carnival rides, and nostalgic game booths!

GastroBeats 2024: The People's Festival
Date: From now till 31 June 2024
Time: 4pm - 11pm daily
Location: Bayfront Events Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
Price: FREE (General entry)
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#4: Get hands-on and crafty at Sonny Angel Workshops as part of the HANDS Character Festival

Sonny Angels for HANDS Character FestivalPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

If you or someone you know is a collector of Sonny Angels, sign up for the HANDS Character Festival workshops ASAP — because you can both add to your collection and let out your artsy side! Each 1 hour 30 min workshop will see participants picking out a Sonny Angel figurine (from 6 animals, while stocks last) and decorating them with POSCA Markers.

Sonny Angels for HANDS Character FestivalPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

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At the end of the session, you can take home your unique figurine for display as a one-of-a-kind art piece. As slots for these workshops are limited, we recommend purchasing tickets early to avoid disappointment.

Hands Character Festival
Date: 15th, 16th, 17th June 2024
Time: 1.30pm - 3pm | 3.30pm - 5pm | 5.30pm - 7pm
Location: HANDS Orchard, Suntec, and Paya Lebar stores (check out HANDS's list of stores here)
Price: $30 Entry fee (Tickets can be purchased at the cashier counter)
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#5: Wander through the larger-than-life, multi-sensory floral installations at Jewel Blooms 2024

Jewel Blooms 2024Photo from Jewel Changi Airport

Need new material for the 'gram? Since we can never get enough of aesthetically pleasing floral displays, Jewel Blooms is the spot to visit for some fresh snaps. The exhibit, housed at Canopy Park in Jewel Changi Airport, consists of a multi-sensory experience titled What A Feelin5, which promises to spark feelings of joy and excitement in visitors.

Jewel Blooms 2024Photo from Jewel Changi Airport

With five distinct interactive zones, there's much to see and explore, from enormous and whimsical arrangements to Singapore's largest Hedge Maze. Aside from all that, you can also visit the Petal Garden to check out award-winning Singaporean garden designer Andy Eng and Japanese floral artist Megumi Shinozaki's unique works.

Jewel Blooms 2024
Date: From now till 11 August 2024
Time: 10 am - 9 pm from Monday to Thursday | 10am - 10pm on Friday to Sunday
Location: Canopy Park, Jewel Changi Airport, Airport Blvd., Level 5 78, Singapore 819666
Price: From $9 for adults (included in entry to Cloud Forest)
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#6: Strike a pose while surrounded by iconic storybook characters and backdrops from The Little Prince at Changi Airport

Adventures with The Little PrincePhoto from Changi Airport

If you're already planning to visit Changi Airport, why not make a stop at Terminal 3 and partake in some out-of-this-world Adventures with The Little Prince? Visitors will find the area near the Departure Hall (near Check-in Row 11) decked out in ethereal Instagram-worthy photo spots and attractive The Little Prince-themed activities for participants of all ages!

Adventures with The Little PrincePhoto from Changi Airport

Try your hand at Starry Mini Golf, a whimsical 7-hole course that takes just 30 minutes per session, or head down to Basement 2 (Opposite Kopitiam) to design your own personalised keychain, inspired by the iconic world of The Little Prince.

Adventures with The Little Prince @ Changi Airport T3
Date: From now till 24 July 2024 (Find more details for individual activities here)
Location: Terminal 3, Singapore Changi Airport, 60 Airport Blvd., Singapore 819643
Price: FREE (General entry)
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#7: Unleash your romantic side and delve into this year's Rose Romance at Gardens by the Bay

Rose Romance 2024Photo from Gardens by the Bay

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If we have to pick just one single floral-related exhibit to visit this month, it absolutely has to be Rose Romance. The popular annual floral display is back for its fifth run at Gardens by the Bay's Flower Dome, this time with a focus on Greek and Roman architecture set against Turkish roses.

Rose Romance 2024Photo from Gardens by the Bay

Visitors can take a stroll and smell the roses, all while traversing the white travertine terraces of Pamukkale, exploring the ancient ruins of the thermal spa Hierapolis, and marvelling at classical architectural elements from Sagalassos. There will be plenty of amazing photo spots in store, including Hellenistic columns and Roman fountains!

Rose Romance
Date: 2 - 30 June 2024
Time: 9am - 9pm
Location: Flower Dome, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Price: from $12 for adults (included in entry to Flower Dome)
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#8: Take the scenic route by riding in an adorable Hello Kitty-themed cable car cabin

Singapore Cable Car x Hello KittyPhoto from Mount Faber Leisure Group

Hello Kitty fans simply can't miss this one! For a limited time only, Singapore Cable Car will be featuring a special fleet of super cute Hello Kitty-themed cabins in celebration of the beloved character's 50th anniversary. To enjoy the Hello Kitty Cable Car Cabin experience for yourself, simply upgrade your regular cable car ticket for $10 and you'll get unlimited rides valid for one day.

Singapore Cable Car x Hello KittyPhoto from Mount Faber Leisure Group

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There are a total of five carefully designed cabin designs, each serving as a colourful tribute to Hello Kitty and her friends. Don't forget to look out for other adorable photo ops placed around Mount Faber Peak, like the exclusive 2-metre-tall Hello Kitty sculpture placed at the entrance of the cable car station, and the vintage cabins decked in Hello Kitty get-ups near the boarding zone!

Singapore Cable Car x Hello Kitty
Date: From now till 31 December 2024
Time: 8.45am - 10pm daily (Last boarding at 9.30pm)
Location: 109 Mount Faber Road, Mount Faber Peak, Singapore 099203
Price: A round-trip journey covering the Mount Faber Line and Sentosa Line is priced at $35 for adults (+$10 for unlimited rides in Hello Kitty-themed cars valid for one day)
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#9: Discover the allure of hand-carved pagodas at the Asian Civilisations Museum's latest exhibit

Pagoda Odyssey 1915: From Shanghai to San FranciscoPhoto from Asian Civilisations Museum

Alright, viewing a pagoda or two doesn't sound that exciting — but what about 84 of them? Pagoda Odyssey 1915: From Shanghai to San Francisco at the Asian Civilisations Museum gathers up exactly that many hand-carved model pagodas, reuniting them for the first time in a century.

Pagoda Odyssey 1915: From Shanghai to San FranciscoPhoto from Asian Civilisations Museum

While these models were originally made in Shanghai, they're based on real, iconic structures from different regions and historical periods. What's more, the exhibition is accompanied by Towers of Faith, a photography display of religious landmarks in Singapore, and Journey into the Pagoda, a virtual reality fantasy experience!

Pagoda Odyssey 1915: From Shanghai to San Francisco
Date: From now till 1 June 2025
Time: 10am - 7pm on Saturday to Thursday | 10am - 9pm on Friday
Location: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress PI, Singapore 179555
Price: from $12 for adults
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#10: Snap the fit check of your dreams at Solace Studio's new MRT train-themed self-photo studio

Train-themed photo prints at Solace Station @ orchardgatewayPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

Ready, get set, go strike your best model-worthy pose! Photobooth enthusiasts are in for a rail-y good time at Solace Studios's new MRT train-themed outlet, which is conveniently located at orchardgateway.

Solace Station @ orchardgatewayPhoto from GirlStyle Singapore

Unlike your usual self-photo studio, this branch is fitted with all sorts of props and set pieces to make the place resemble a real MRT station. Visitors will find a gantry zone at the entrance where they can 'tap in', a platform area with maps and directions, along with three photo booths that look like train cabins!

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