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Time sure flies! Can you believe it’s November already? Give yourself a pat on the back for making it this far into 2016. The year may be ending in 2 months’ time, but the fun is surely not slowing down.

No shave November aside, here are 13 exciting ( and facial hair friendly) activities to check out during the first half of the month.

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1. The Zouk Run

Zouk is moving to a new home in Clarke Quay, but it’s not leaving Jiak Kim without a mega farewell. Right before closing its doors, Zouk will be having their inaugural Zouk Run.

Image source: The Zouk Run
Image source: The Zouk Run

The Run is open to all 16 years and above, spreading across four race categories – Mambo King, Podium Queen, The Shuffler, and The Musichead. Food and drinks are available at the end of the 3km run.

Those 16 and above will have access to the afterparty at Velvet Underground while 18 and above can enjoy access to all Zouk dance rooms.

The Zouk Run
5 November 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 5pm till late
Venue Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street, 169420
Price: $42
Website: The Zouk Run

2. Singapore Beauty Week

2016 is coming to an end and you’ve worked hard throughout the year. In other words, you deserve a good pamper to perk yourself up!

Image source: SG Beauty Week
Image source: SG Beauty Week

Set to take place from 10 to 19 November, Singapore Beauty Week is here to attend to your beauty needs.

From mani-pedicures, hair removals, facials to spa treatments, start planning your preferred time slot and set your beauty appointment here ahead of the event week.

Singapore Beauty Week
10-19 November 2016 (Thursday – the following Saturday)
Time: Various time
Venue: Various venues
Website: Singapore Beauty Week
Facebook: Singapore Beauty Week

Also, read Singapore Beauty Week Is Your One-Stop For Exclusive Beauty Treatments At Attractive Prices

3. Singapore Writers Festival

Writers, linguists, or even punctuation enthusiasts, the Singapore Writers Festival is back!

Image source: Singapore Writers Festival

With a theme of ‘Sayang’ (Malay for ‘love’ or ‘regret’), this 10-day festival will see 300 programs involving more than 320 writers, speakers and performers.

We suggest you get a Festival Pass at $20 which will give you access to over 100 events at the fest while the Lectures, Performances and Workshops are ticketed.

Singapore Writers Festival
4 -13 November 2016 (Friday to the following Sunday)
Time: Program Schedule 
Venue: Various venues
Price: $20 – $60
Website: Singapore Writers Festival
Facebook: SG Writers Fest
Ticketing: Ticketing Guide 

4. St. James Fitness Festival

In need of some body-positivity? Kickstart your first Saturday of November with the St. James Fitness Festival.

Image source: Mynameisjessamyn
Image source: Mynameisjessamyn

We all know that great music and fitness goes hand in hand together. You can expect exhilarating beats while you try some of the most current workouts such as Zumba, HIIT, Dance Yoga, Bollywood Yoga and U-Jam Fitness.

And did we mention that yogi and body positve advocate Jessamyn Stanley will be at the festival? We heard tixs are selling faster than our heartbeat after HIIT. Get yer tickets now before it’s too late!

St. James Fitness Festival
5 November, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 11am – 10pm
Venue: Millian, St. James Power Station, 3 Sentosa Gateway #01-05, 098544
Price: $12-$37
Ticketing: Peatix
Event Page: St James Fitness Festival

5. Circular Spectacular!

While you’re taking a break from all that food at the River Festival (more info below), head down to Circular Road for a street carnival.

Image source: Circular Spectacular
Image source: Circular Spectacular

You can expect live Raggae music, art installations, roving performances, and interactive activities for all ages.

And the best part of all, it’s free! But do register ahead of the event if you’d like to join the Puppet-Making workshop.

Circular Spectacular!
5 November 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 3-10pm
Venue: Circular Road, Boat Quay
Event Page: Circular Spectacular 


6. Suntory Dinner & After Show Party

Love Japanese whisky?

Tippling Club will be collaborating with Suntory to host a beer and whisky pairing dinner at Bin 38.

Image source: Chubby Hubby
Image source: Chubby Hubby

Expect a gratifying five-course dinner spread of Chef Ryan Clift’s interpretation of Singaporeans’ beloved dishes paired with premium beers and award-wining whiskies.

Did we mention? Guests can actually mingle and interact with Suntory’s Draft Mater – Hiroshi Ono during the dinner? Maybe you can find out his secret to the perfect serve!

Suntory Dinner and After Show Party
1 November 2016 (Tuesday)
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: BIN 38 at Tipping Club, 38 Tanjong Pagar Road
Price: $190++ (five-course pairing menu and after show party)
Reservation: Guests are required to RSVP to Tippling Club at [email protected] or +65 6475 2217

7. MasterChef Asia Top 3 Finalist – From Sarawak With Love

MasterChef Asia Top 3 finalist, Jasbir Kaur is bringing her spices to Singapore. In a two-day only pop-up event, she will be cooking up some of East Malaysia’s specialty dishes.

Image source: Spice Ranee Cafe
Image source: Spice Ranee Cafe

Ever wonder what a deconstructed Sarawak Laksa is? Curious how Jasbir would revamp the all time favourite cendol? And the best part of all, she’ll be cooking with Bario rice. Yes, it’s THE Bario rice.

Reserve a spot before it’s too late!

From Sarawak with Love
3-4 November 2016 (Thursday – Friday)
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: BIN 38, 38 Tanjong Pagar Road
Price: $99 /pax (including drinks)
Event Page: POP UP Kitchen Singapore
Reservation: Whatsapp Spice Ranee Cafe at +60198194088 to get your tickets

8. Prized Autumn Gourmet Delicacy – Hairy Crab

The arrival of autumn months in Asia can only mean one thing – it’s the season of Hairy Crabs!

From 17 October to 30 November, Shangri-La Hotel’s Shang Palace will be dishing out a six-course hairy crab menu!


Besides Steamed Crab, you can expect other unique dishes on the set menu, such as Barbecue Kurobuta Pork with Shredded Lobster Roll, and Claypot Braised Bird’s Nest Dumpling.

If the course meal is too heavy for your liking, there are 9 a la carte crab dishes to chose from.

Shang Palace’s Hair Crab
17 October – 30 November 2016
Time: Available for lunch and dinner
Venue: Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Rd, 258350
Price: $138.00++ per pax (six-course meal), $24.00 ++ (a la carte dishes)
Reservation:  Call (65) 6213 4473/4398 or e-mail [email protected]
Online reservation: Shangri-La Singapore

Also, read Shang Palace’s Hairy Crab Menu Is So Magical, It’ll Make You Feel Like Hairy Potter


9. Boutique Fairs

The wait is finally over! Singapore’s biggest and most anticipated shopping extravaganza- Boutique Fairs is back!

Image source: Boutiquefairsg
Image source: Boutiquefairssg

With a whopping 150 vendors spanning from women, men to home decor, you will definitely walk away a happy shopper.

We get it that 150 vendors can be a little overwhelming and that’s why we’ve pick 9 shops that you NEED to drop by over the event weekend.

Boutique Fairs
4-5 November 2016 (Friday – Saturday)
Time:  9am-8pm (Friday 4 Nov), 10am-8pm (Saturday 5 Nov)
Venue: The F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd 038975
Website: Boutique Fairs
Facebook: Boutiques

Also, read Boutique Fairs Is Back, And It’ll Make You Say “I Do” All Over Again

10. Bazaar@Hive

Love all things throwback? This flea market is the place to go for your vinyls records, retro knick knacks and vintage treasures.

Image source: The Retro Factory
Image source: The Retro Factory

When you’re too hungry from all that shopping, a scrumptious array of grub will satisfy the foodie in you.

On top of that, there will also be live bands, DJ sets wine fair, beer tasting and gin tasting.

 6 November 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 12-8pm
Venue: Hive by Wala Wala 407 Havelock Road #01-01, 169634
Event Page: Bazaar@Hive

11. Etsy Made Local

Christmas is just around the corner and that means that it’s time to start hunting for gifts and cards.

Image source: Etsy made Local Singapore
Image source: Etsy made Local Singapore

If you’re looking for something special (not mass produced), artisanal and collection worthy, Etsy Made Local (EML) is the perfect place to start your Xmas shopping.

From jewellery, crochets to knick knacks and clay gifts, you’ll sure to find something suitable for people on your ‘Nice’ list.

Etsy: Singapore
12-13 November (Saturday – Sunday)
Time: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, 178905
Event Page: Etsy Made Local Singapore

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12. Singapore River Festival

Singapore River Festival will transform the three Quays- Boat, Clarke and Robinson Quay into a weekend of festivities.

There will be art installations, flea markets, theatrical performances, food stalls and music.

Image source: Weekender
Image source: Weekender

It may be a celebration of river heritage but the highlight of the festival is definitely the SR Signatures (read: 21 mouth watering dishes along the Singapore River). We know 21 dishes is a bit heavy on the waistline so we’ve curated a food trail for your reference.

Singapore River Festival
4-5 November 2016 (Friday – Saturday)
Time: Festival Schedule
Venue: Various venues (see festival schedule for more info)
Website: Singapore River Festival

Also, read Our Food Trail With SR Signatures Will Leave You Drooling [Singapore River Festival 2016]

13. Camp Kiko x Common Creatures Presents Art Club

Enjoy art, music, food and fun? This Art Club will sound like the perfect Sunday for you.

Image source: Camp Kilo
Image source: Camp Kilo

With an aim to support and grow a community of makers, doers, and craftspeople, Art Club will be featuring artists/ makers such as Juls (the first Singaporean to design a Swatch watch), Forest Child, Unusual Felines, Reza Hasni and more.

Camp Kiko x Common Creatures: Art Club
Date: 6 November, 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 2-7 pm
Venue: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, 338987
Event Page: Camp Kilo x Common Creatures Presents Art Club

With 13 exciting activities to choose from, the first half of November sure is a busy one! Drop us a comment and let us know which event tickles your fancy.

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