Where to watch Getai in Singapore? Hungry Ghost Festival 2022 Schedule

Singapore Seven Month Getai
Check out the list of Getai 2022 in Singapore during the Hungry Ghost Festival with locations, addresses and timings.

What is Getai?

Getai (歌台) literally means “song stage” in Chinese. It is a word synonymous with the Hungry Ghost Festival in Singapore.

The Hungry Ghost Festival Festival (中元节) is held every year during the seventh month of the lunar calendar. It is a Chinese belief that during this period, the dead will return to the mortal world to cause mischief and the living needs to make offerings to pacify these spirits. Offerings include food, joss sticks, joss paper, hell money, and entertainment.

Getai is an alternative entertainment being offered to spirits, other than the traditional Chinese opera. Getai performances usually take the form of songs and dances but occasionally include talk shows and skits. While its original intention was to entertain the spirits, humans have also been drawn to these performances as they are usually held in the neighbourhoods after dusk. 

Foreigners or new residents visiting these local performances may be bewildered by its content as the hosts speak in Mandarin, English, Malay, and Singlish (a mixture of Chinese dialects Hokkien, Teochew and Cantonese) while the songs performed are predominantly in southern Chinese dialects. This is a good opportunity to experience authentically Singaporean culture.

Note: If you find empty rows of seats right in front of a Getai, they are for our invisible friends and do not sit on them.

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List of Getai in Singapore 2022

We have compiled and segregated the list of Getai in Singapore as follows:

  • Northern Singapore (Yishun, Woodlands, Marsiling, Sembawang)
  • Central Singapore (Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Thomson, Toa Payoh, Bradell, Yio Chu Kang, Serangoon)
  • Eastern Singapore (Pasir Ris, Tampines, Hougang, Sengkang, Punggol, Geylang, MacPherson, Bedok, Changi)
  • Western Singapore (Choa Chu Kang, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Bukit Gombak, Lakeside, Jurong, Pioneer, Clementi, West Coast, Pasir Panjang, Bukit Merah)
  • Online Getai

Northern Singapore

4 August 2022

菩提殿之家
Blk 246 Yishun Avenue 9 Singapore 760246
Nearest MRT station: Yishun

5 August 2022

Nee Soon South National Day Dinner
Blk 838 Yishun Street 81 Singapore 760838
Nearest MRT Station: Khatib

5 August 2022

兀兰888广场中元会
888 Woodlands Drive 50, 888 Plaza, Singapore 730888
Nearest MRT Station: Admiralty

7 August 2022

Nee Soon South Super Sunday
义顺南超常星期天
Blk 838 Yishun Street 81, Singapore 760838
Nearest MRT Station: Khatib

Note: This is not a Hungry Ghost Festival Getai, but an event to celebrate Singapore’s National Day. Admission is free but ticket is required. Register in person at Nee Soon South CC counter from 2pm-6pm.

11 August 2022

三巴旺大牌503中元会
Blk 503 Canberra Link, Singapore 750503
Nearest MRT Station: Sembawang

13 August 2022

Marsiling Getai Night 2022
马西岭歌台欢乐夜2022
Marsiling Mega Sports Park
Nearest MRT Station: Marsiling

Note: This is not a Hungry Ghost Festival Getai, but an event organised by Marsiling Community Club. Admission is free but ticket is required. Tickets can be collected at Marsiling Community Club and Marsiling Zone Residents’ Network Centres.

13 August 2022

Nee Soon Central Live Well Age Well Getai Night
欢聚歌台之夜
Open space beside Yishun MRT station
Nearest MRT Station: Yishun

Note: This is not a Hungry Ghost Festival Getai, but an event organised by Nee Soon Central Community Club for Singaporean/PR aged 50 years old and above. Admission is free but ticket is required. Register in person at any RC/RN in Nee Soon Central. One ticket per person and priority is given to residents.

16 August 2022

义顺第二邻区商店巴刹联合中元会
Blk 293 Yishun Ring Road, Singapore 768679
Nearest MRT Station: Yishun

16 August 2022

北环合作社中元会
10 Admiralty Street, Northlink, Singapore
Nearest MRT Station: Sembawang

19-20 August 2022

兀兰莲天宫庆祝安溪七殿大二爷伯千秋皆庆赞中元
888 Woodlands Drive 50, Singapore 730888
Nearest MRT Station: Admiralty

Central Singapore

4 August 2022

大巴窑八巷多层工厂联合中元会
1002 Toa Payoh Industrial Park Singapore 319074
Nearest MRT station: Potong Pasir

4 August 2022

Blk 23 Sin Ming Road, Singapore 570023
Nearest MRT station: Upper Thomson

8 August 2022

Bishan East – Sin Ming Getai Night
碧山东-新民歌台之夜
Open field opposite Bishan MRT (Circle line)
Nearest MRT station: Bishan

Note: This is not a Hungry Ghost Festival Getai, but an event to celebrate Singapore’s National Day. Admission is free, but priority is given to Bishan East – Sin Ming National Day Dinner ticket holders.

14 August 2022

星工业联合中元会
32 Ang Mo Kio Industrial Park 2, Singapore 569510
Nearest MRT station: Buangkok (3.8km or 48-minute walk)

17 August 2022

碧山北中元会
Blk 282 Bishan Street 22, Singapore 570282
Nearest MRT station: Bishan

19 August 2022

玄云坛中元会
Blk 406 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singaproe 560406
Nearest MRT station: Ang Mo Kio

22 August 2022

宏茂桥527巴刹和联合社
Blk 527 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 560527
Nearest MRT station: Ang Mo Kio

25 August 2022

大悲观音殿综艺夜
Blk 470 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, Singapore 560470
Nearest MRT station: Ang Mo Kio

Eastern Singapore

5 August 2022

關陰殿
113 Eunos Avenue 3, Gordon Industrial Building, Singapore 409838
Nearest MRT station: Paya Lebar

5 August 2022

后港61街698中元会
Blk 698 Hougang Street 61, Singapore 530698
Nearest MRT station: Hougang

6 August 2022

关公宫
Blk 122 Bedok North Street 2, Singapore 460122
Nearest MRT station: Bedok / Tanah Merah

6 August 2022

利陞鲜果有限公司庆中元
118 Rivervale Drive, Rivervale Plaza, Singapore 540118
Nearest MRT station: Sengkang
Nearest LRT station: Kangkar

6 August 2022

淡滨尼西区商店居民中元会
Blk 823 Tampines Street 81, Singapore 520823
Nearest MRT station: Tampines West

9 August 2022

NBC/NTS中元会
Blk 637 Hougang Avenue 8 Singapore 530637
Nearest MRT station: Hougang

10 August 2022

旅者歌台
Field beside Hougang MRT station (Hougang mall)
Nearest MRT station: Hougang

Note: Show starts at 6:30pm. Occasion for the event is unknown.

10-11 August 2022

韮菜芭城隍庙中元会
15 Arumugam Road, Singapore 409960
Nearest MRT station: Macpherson

14 August 2022

后港八巷大牌683香友中元会
Blk 683 Hougang Avenue 8, Singapore 530683
Nearest MRT station: Hougang

14 August 2022

棣慶庆赞中元
1 Tampines North Drive 1, Level 5 Lobby 5, Singapore 528559
Nearest MRT station: Pasir Ris

14 August 2022

Changi Simei Celebrates SG57
樟宜四美国庆歌台夜
Blk 119 Simei Street 1, Singapore 520120
Nearest MRT station: Simei

Note: This is not a Hungry Ghost Festival Getai, but an event to celebrate Singapore’s National Day.

13 August 2022

勿洛北工业食品联合中元会
Blk 3015 Bedok North Street 5, Singapore 486350
Nearest MRT station: Expo (2.2km or 29-minute walk)

13 August 2022

海南咖啡店私人有限公司庆赞中元
1010 Tai Seng Avenue, Kim Chuan Eating House, Singapore 534417
Nearest MRT station: Tai Seng

Note: This is an afternoon show from 3pm to 6pm.

14 August 2022

Eunos National Day Celebration
70A Bedok Reservoir Road, Eunos Cultural Centre, Singapore 479312
Nearest MRT station: Bedok North / Kaki Bukit

Note: This is not a Hungry Ghost Festival Getai, but an event to celebrate Singapore’s National Day. Admission is free, but ticket is required. Collect tickets in person at Eunos Community Club.

17 August 2022

汎兰德商联中元会
Carpark beside Frontier
50 Ubi Avenue 3, Singapore 408866
Nearest MRT station: Ubi

24 August 2022

洛阳大伯公宫中元会
20 Loyang Way, Singapore 508774
Nearest MRT station: Tampines East (2.7km or 35-minute walk)

26 August 2022

三宝佛光寺庆祝地藏王菩萨圣诞庆赞中元
24 Arumugam Road, Singapore 409963
Nearest MRT station: MacPherson

Western Singapore

5 August 2022

裕廊西505巴刹合众中元会
Blk 501 Jurong West Avenue 1, Singapore 640501
Nearest MRT station: Lakeside

5 August 2022

Taman Jurong Market & Food Centre
3 Yung Sheng Road, Singapore 618499
Nearest MRT station: Lakeside

6 August 2022

裕廊工业服务中心中元会
27A Jurong Port Road, Singapore 619099
Nearest MRT station: Lakeside

7 August 2022

文礼坊巴刹与美食村中元会
Blk 221A Boon Lay Place, Singapore 641221
Nearest MRT station: Boon Lay / Lakeside

10 August 2022

南仙中元会
Blk 123 Bukit Merah View, Singapore 151123
Nearest MRT station: Tiong Bahru

11 August 2022

荷兰街中元联谊会
Blk 109 Commonwealth Crescent, Singapore 140109
Nearest MRT station: Holland Village

12 August 2022

BTS Industries (S) Pte Ltd 庆赞中元
48 Toh Guan Rd E, Singapore 608586
Nearest MRT station: Bukit Batok

13 August 2022

Double 1迷你超市居民联合中元会
Blk 787 Choa Chu Kang North 6, Singapore 682787
Nearest MRT station: Yew Tee

14 August 2022

玉封六王三教祖师坛
Blk 251 Bangkit Road, Singapore 670251
Nearest MRT station: Bukit Panjang
Nearest LRT station: Bangkit

15 August 2022

武吉甘柏商店居民联合中元会
Blk 372 Bukit Batok Street 31, Singapore 650372
Nearest MRT station: Bukit Gombak

16 August 2022

自由社庆中元
51 Upper Bukit Timah Road, Bukit Timah Market & Food Centre, Singapore 588215
Nearest MRT station: Beauty World

17 August 2022

紫云莲花坛庆祝安溪城隍伯主及大二爷伯宝诞千秋
Blk 402 Jurong West Street 42, Singapore 640402
Nearest MRT station: Lakeside

19 August 2022

裕华商场31街商店小贩联谊会
Blk 347 Jurong East Avenue 1, Singapore 600347
Nearest MRT station: Chinese Garden

20 August 2022

巴西班让果菜批发市场中元会
1 Wholesale Centre, Singapore 110001
Nearest MRT station: Kent Ridge

25 August 2022

裕廊东平安社中元会
Blk 252 Jurong East Street 24, Singapore 600252
Nearest MRT station: Chinese Garden

Online Getai in Singapore

8 August 2022

新加坡艺人公会
Singapore Artistes Association

Note: It will commence at 7:00pm on the association’s Facebook page @yirengonghui

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