Coming Up: September-October 2019

Come autumn, dine and wine like a gourmand and pair up teas with mooncakes, or race back to back with F1 and a fun run for charity.

By Edmund Wee      2 September 2019

Society For The Physically Disabled Ability Walk & Run

1 September
Asian Civilisations Museum

The Ability Walk & Run is a fundraiser organised by Society for the Physically Disabled (SPD), a local charity set up to help people with disabilities maximise their potential and integrate them into mainstream society. This year’s event, which is in its fourth edition, aims to promote inclusion and raise awareness aboutdisability. Look out for “The Blind World”, an installation that lets participants experience challenges faced by those with visual impairments. Or learn to manoeuvre a mini-obstacle course while in a wheelchair.

Mid-Autumn Festival

13 September

A major cultural event in Asia, the Mid-Autumn Festival, which falls on the 15th day of the eighth month on the lunar calendar, marks the end of the harvest season with the gathering of family and friends. It is also synonymous with a much-loved festival past-time – savouring mooncakes, traditional sweet delicacy filled with white lotus seed paste and typically enjoyed with tea. Read more about how to pair mooncakes with tea in this issue’s Food.

Formula 1 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix 2019

20-22 September
Marina Bay Street Circuit

Race fever hits Singapore once again in September with the arrival of the F1 Grand Prix. Over 250,000 spectators are expected to attend the night race, as the world’s top drivers go wheel-to-wheel around picturesque Marina Bay. The sheer scale of the event calls for a 4,000-strong crew working round the clock to set up facilities such as concrete barriers, grand stands and hospitality facilities throughout the circuit park.

Great Wine & Dine Festival

10-12 October
Resorts World Sentosa

Organised by Resorts World Sentosa, the GREAT Wine & Dine Festival is a major gourmet event in Singapore that showcases some of the world’s top wines. Held in conjunction with the Wine Pinnacle Awards, this occasion brings together many wine connoisseurs and professionals in the region. Look out for masterclasses by the world’s top wine critics and wine pairing dinners, as well as a tantalizing spread of fine foods and desserts.