St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival started out as a series of small concerts in an old meatball shop in 2004 and has since expanded to a full-on festival showcase that spans the globe. As with every year, the lineup leaves little room for disappointment. This year, Laneway Festival will be bringing all of the freshest acts to the stage and inspiring you with new music.
The festival will hit Singapore on Saturday, January 27th this year. The concert alone will be more than enough stimulation, but why not check out Singapore while you’re at it. Here is your quick-visit guide to all the top things you should see during your visit to Singapore.
Yes, you read that right. Singapore’s Changi Airport has consistently been rated one of the best in the world. Between the movie theatre, video game consoles, full-service gym, and countless dining options, it’s not hard to understand why. Spend some time in the Butterfly garden, check out the Sunflower rooftop, play on the giant slide, hop in a free massage chair, take a swim in the airport or get a free tour of the city. The point is: don’t go to Singapore without spending some quality time in the airport, you won’t regret it.
Gardens by the Bay
Singapore poured S$1 billion into this 250-acre botanical garden. The site features climates and their respective flora found around the world, from the dry Mediterranean climate inside the Flower Dome to the tropical Cloud Forest. The nightly Garden Rhapsody show is also worth catching while you’re there.
Little India is Singapore’s most vibrant area. From the smell of varied spices to the array of colors, you will feel the intense energy as soon as you arrive. Experience Indian culture in an authentic way from the cuisine to the religious temples and market goods. Cultural celebrations are regularly held here, so check the events calendar to see what’s going on while you’re there.
The Marina Bay might be one of the most picturesque locations you’ll ever witness. Glistening water is surrounded by architectural masterpieces, the iconic Merlion statue, bustling walkways, and beautiful highrises. The Marina Bay is a perfect introduction to what you can expect from Singapore—cleanliness, impressive infrastructure, and utter amazement. Make sure to check out the nightly laser show across the water.
A pedestrian bridge that links the Marina Bay, the Helix Bridge is as cool as it sounds. The bridge was constructed to look like a DNA helix, complete with lights the illuminate the “strands” each evening. The team that built this masterpiece was comprised of both Australian and Singapore based architects and engineers. Their creativity was rewarded with a Design Excellence Award just two years after its debut.