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1. Big Bang Data

Imagine the vast amount of data around you – from emails, selfies, and Google searches – transformed into art. Through the work of artists, designers, journalists and visionaries, this travelling exhibition explores the phenomenon of the information explosion we face in today’s interconnected world, as well as its implications.

Date: 21 May onwards

Venue: ArtScience MuseumTM at Marina Bay Sands

Website: www.marinabaysands.com/museum/big-bang-data

Nearest MRT: Bayfront

2. Gusto Italiano 2016

Lovers of Italian cuisine will have heaps to feast on with the return of this gastronomic festival. Expect kitchen takeovers by highly acclaimed international chefs, exclusive dinners at award-winning restaurants, culinary workshops and dining deals for the entire month.

Date: 1-30 Sep

Venue: Various venues

Website: www.gustoitaliano.com.sg

3. 5th Edition Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF)

Held over 11 weeks and across the island, the fifth biennial Singapore International Photography Festival will be showcasing works by photographers from over 20 countries worldwide through exhibitions, films screenings, talks, and professional workshops held by Magnum Photos. Not sure where to start? Visit the Festival Village at DECK (120A Prinsep Street) which serves as an information centre throughout the festival.

Date: 1 Sep-13 Nov

Venue: Various venues

Website: www.sipf.sg

4. Nyonya Embroidery and Beadwork

Discover Singapore’s unrecorded history at this exhibition that celebrates traditional Peranakan embroidery. Intricately sewn on slippers, purses, bed hangings, handkerchiefs and clothing, this time-honoured art reveals Singapore’s vibrant multiculturalism in its Chinese, Indian, Portuguese, Dutch and local Malay influences.

Date: 1 Sep onwards

Venue: Peranakan Museum

Website: www.peranakanmuseum.org.sg

Nearest MRT: City Hall / Bras Basah

5. Grand Prix Season Singapore

Get ready for ten whole days of non-stop F1® madness. The 2016 Formula 1® Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix (Sep 16-18) continues to enthrall crowds with its unique combination of high-speed action and world-class entertainment in its ninth installation.

See the world’s finest drivers go wheel-to-wheel at speeds of up to 320km/h, threading the barriers around Singapore’s picturesque Marina Bay and against a spectacular backdrop of iconic heritage buildings, modern architecture and a stunning skyline.

On top of that, catch the biggest stars in music on stage, rub shoulders with A-listers at Amber Lounge and Podium Lounge, enjoy a slew of dining deals, and shop your heart out with promotions around town.

Date: 9-18 Sep

Venue: Various venues

Website: www.yoursingapore.com/gpss

6. Ultra Music Festival Singapore 2016

Not to be confused with Road To Ultra – essentially a mini-sized version of renowned electronic music festival – this full-scale edition, which is the first in Southeast Asia sees top DJs, underground players and local talents performing across two days and three stages.

Date: 10-11 Sep

Venue: 1 Bayfront Avenue

Website: www.yoursingapore.com/ultra-singapore

Nearest MRT: Bayfront

7. M.C. Escher

Enter the impossible, mind-twisting world of famed Dutch graphic artist M.C. Escher at this fascinating exhibition. The show, which features over 150 of his works, highlights how Escher viewed the world from two perspectives: artistic and scientific.

Date: 24 Sep

Venue: ArtScience MuseumTM at Marina Bay Sands

Website: www.marinabaysands.com/museum/mcescher

Nearest MRT: Bayfront

8. The Gruffalo’s Child

Hot on the heels of sell-out West End production The Gruffalo is this award-winning sequel by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler that follows the Gruffalo’s child’s adventure into the snow on a wild and windy night.

Date: 22-25 Sep

Venue: Victoria Theatre

Website: www.sistic.com.sg/gruff0916

Nearest MRT: Raffles Place

9. Asics City Relay

Singapore’s only night marathon relay will take running teams through iconic landmarks including Singapore Sports Hub, Gardens by the Bay, Helix Bridge and F1® Pit Building in the 42.195-km route.

Date: 24 Sep

Venue: National Stadium

Website: www.cityrelay.com.sg

Nearest MRT: Stadium

10. Bring Me The Horizon

Rock out to one of UK’s most important metal bands as they perform hits like “Drown” and “Happy Song” from their latest studio album That’s The Spirit at Fort Canning Park.

Date: 27 Sep

Venue: Fort Canning Park

Website: www.sistic.com.sg/cbring0116

Nearest MRT: Dhoby Ghaut