We’re midway through another month. But this month isn’t just any ordinary month – it’s the first month of 2017, and it’s coming to an end. Time sure flies. We hope 2017 has been good to you so far. But if not, we’ve got you covered.

With Chinese New Year right around the corner and Singapore Art Week in full swing, Singapore is bustling with amazing activities, food, and events.

Whether you’re an art lover who loves nosing around museums, a dedicated foodie on the hunt for the newest food creations, or a shopaholic – we’ve got it all laid out. There’re even chances to do good and give back to the community while you’re at it. What better way to start the new year right, right?

Here’s a calendar of 11 fun things to do from 15 – 31 January 2017!

Play & Discover

1. Project Dreamcatchers 2016: Into The Looking Glass

Into The Looking Glass explores the struggles of youths with chronic illnesses. Despite the odds, they accomplish feats every day.

Immerse yourself in their visual artworks and expect to come out seeing the world afresh with an open mind.

You’ll be supporting local artists, viewing a stunning array of unique artworks, hearing touching stories, and ending discrimination all in one. Need we say more?

Into The Looking Glass
Date: 9 Dec 2016 – 22 Jan 2017
Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays, 10am – 7pm; Fridays, 10am – 9pm
Admission: Free
Venue: 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555, SAM Gallery 3.7
Website

Also, read Into The Looking Glass: A Local Exhibition You Must Not Miss

2. Singapore Art Week

Singapore Art Week has seen a week of artists, designers, musicians, dancers and art-lovers coming together. Exhibitions, festivals and tours are placed all over the island.

Image credit: Singapore Art Week

The week hasn’t ended yet! You can still view Lock Route (till 30 June), participate in Printmaking (till 22 Jan) and stand in awe of Wings of a Rich Manoeuvre (till 31 Jan), just to name a few.

This weekend, Singapore Art Museum will also celebrate Singapore Art Week with a festive party of guided tours, artist performances, live music sessions, an art market, a street picnic, and more.

Singapore Art Week
Date: 11 to 22 Jan 2017
Venue: All over the island
Website

Also, read Dying Art Culture? Nope. Here’s What To Expect During Singapore Art Week 2017

3. St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

The annual St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is back for the seventh year in Singapore! It’s the ultimate music festival not to be missed.

Image credit: St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

The festival will feature an indie music line-up: from Singapore’s home-grown Sam Rui and T-Rex, to UK’s Glass Animals

Be prepared for a 14 hour long party of thirty eclectic gigs, yummy food and all-around awesome vibes.

St Jerome’s Laneway Festival
Date: Saturday, 21 Jan 2017
Venue: The Meadow, Gardens by the Bay
Tickets: $185 each for Standard Tickets, $166.50 each for Group Bundle, $200 each for Door Sales
Website 

4. The Singapore Palestinian Film Festival

We know Palestine in the way it is portrayed in the media, as an area of violence and unrest. The Singapore Palestinian Film Festival aims to break common stereotypes.

Image credit: The Culture Trip

The Projector will be flashing a collection of films by Palestinian film-makers and artists, each with their own stories and narratives to tell.

The Singapore Palestinian Film Festival
Date: 19-22 Jan 2017
Venue: The Projector
Address: 6001 Beach Road #05-00 Golden Mile Tower, Singapore 199589
Website

5. On Sharks And Humanity

Here’s a lesser known art exhibition with a good cause. On Sharks and Humanity highlights shark protection and ocean conservation. If you’re afraid of sharks, you may come out thinking differently.

Image credit: gbtimes

Over 30 artworks from contemporary artists from Singapore and all over the world will be showcased.

The exhibition also marks the launch of Parkview Museum, Singapore’s newest art space.

On Sharks and Humanity
Date: 19-31 Jan 2017
Opening hours: 11am-7pm
Venue: Parkview Museum
Address: L3 Parkview Square, 600 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 188778
Admission: Free
Event website 

Eat

6. Honolulu Cafe’s Launch of Bean Curd Egg Tarts

Hong Kong based Honolulu Café, renowned for its baked goods has launched its Bean Curd Tarts, and we can’t wait to try it.

Image credit: Honolulu Cafe

The tart’s silky smooth bean curd is made from scratch, and encased in a buttery shortcrust pastry.

You can get the new ‘Yuan Yang’ set for only $5.00 (Usual Price at $7.60). Offer lasts till 26 January 2017.

Honolulu Café
Address: The Centrepoint #01-33F/G
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm daily
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7.  Torikin’s Uni Hotpot

The mouth-watering picture says it all. To celebrate the Chinese New Year (CNY), Torikin is introducing a lavish and sumptuous Uni Hotpot.

Image credit: Torikin

With large portions of uni (sea urchin) flown in from Japan, shabu-style prawns, scallops, salmon and tuna, this is the ideal prosperity pot to indulge in over CNY.

Torikin
Address: 557 Bukit Timah Road #01-14/16 Crown Centre, Singapore 269694
Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Sat-Sun: 12:00pm – 3:00pm, 6:00pm – 11:00pm
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Price: Uni hotpot at $86.90 per pax

8. Mak’s Noodle’s New Menu

Michelin-starred Mak’s Noodle, famous for its classic springy noodles and prawn wontons, has launched a new menu touting “the bigger, the better”.

Image credit: Mak’s Noodles

The five new dishes offered contain carefully chosen ingredients. Think shiitake mushrooms and king prawns. The vegetables are also boiled with higher stem to leaves ratio for extra flavour.

These are surely dishes to bring in prosperity, cheer and longevity in the new year!

Mak’s Noodle
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm
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Locations:
Centre Point
176 Orchard Road, Centre Point, #01-63/64, Singapore 238843
Tel: 62355778
Email: [email protected]

Westgate
3 Gateway Dr, #02-06 , Singapore 608532 Tel: 6250 3858
Email: [email protected]

Vivocity
1 Harbourfront Walk #B2-27 & 27A Singapore 098585
Tel: 6358 2582
Email: [email protected]

9. MacDonald’s Golden Prosperity Burger

With new items and classic favourites, McDonald’s inspires families to relive CNY traditions with a modern twist.

Image credit: MacDonald’s

The familiar and yummy Prosperity Burger is back for the new year! This year, you can even enjoy some crunch by ordering the Golden Prosperity Burger, which has a whole hashbrown in it.

Pair the burger with our all-time-favourite Twister Fries, Sweet BBQ Drumlets, or Gula Melaka McFlurry.

Image credit: MacDonald’s

Do you find visiting a bore? These limited edition orange bags and red packets will not only perk you up, but they’ll be a talking point at every gathering.

McDonald’s Chinese New Year 2017
Must-try:
Golden Prosperity Burger, BBQ Drumlets, Gula Melaka McFlurry with Rainbow Bites
Must-have: Orange bags (top-up $5 for one) and red packets (6 Ang Pao packets with every Golden Prosperity extra value meal)
Date: From 12 January, while stocks last
For more details, head here.

Shopping

1. Tanjong Goodman’s Weekend Market

What a flea market! With arts and crafts, pre-loved collectors items and eco-friendly lifestyle products, there’s really something for everyone.

Image credit: SG Now

Besides that, there’ll also be shows and visual art displays, and interactive workshops with artists too.

The Tanjong Goodman Weekend Market promises a day of adventure. 

Tanjong Goodman Weekend Market
Date: 21 – 22 Jan 2017
Opening Hours: 10am – 6pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre, 90 Goodman Road, Singapore 439053
Website 

2. The Local People X Singapore Land Authority Duct Tape Party

Trust The Local People to come up with this edgy art market – and with the Singapore Land Authority, no less.

Image credit: YourSingapore

Expect a public art project using duct tape, movie screenings on the ceiling (to be watched while you’re lying on your back on mats and cushions), live music acts, and food trucks.

Also, do your part for charity at the Food From The Heart food donation drive.

TLP X SLA Duct Tape Party
Date: 21st Jan 2017, Saturday
Time: 7 pm – 1 am
Location: Under The West Coast Viaduct, at the crossroads between Clementi Road and West Coast Ferry Road

It’s obvious that there’s a whole line up of new and fresh activities to check out before January ends. Surely, you can’t complain about running out of things to do this month.

Festivals, food, and a whole lot of fun are everywhere. So much such that we’re almost not sure where to start! But one thing is for sure, no matter what you’re interested in, there’s something for you.

It’s only the start of the year, but there’s already so much to do. If you’re ready to end off the month fabulously, check out these events and have a blast!

(Header image credit: Straatosphere)

Also, read Dying Art Culture? Nope. Here’s What To Expect During Singapore Art Week 2017

 
 
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