We’ve been having a rad April so far, and we hope you have too!
If you haven’t, don’t fret! The second half of the month has even more to offer. There are parties, runs, run parties, and so much more! Not forgetting the many new food spots that have sprung up, to satisfy cravings we didn’t even know we had.
Here’s a calendar of fun and exciting activities to fill up your 15-30 April! We wouldn’t miss them if we were you.
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1. Amoy St. Bloc Party
This month, Amoy St. Bloc Party returns for its second edition!
If you were there for last year’s affair, you’ll remember a rowdy celebration of food, drinks, play and music, with more than 3,000 party-goers.
Expect nothing less at this year’s street festival! Soak up the bustling atmosphere of the area, which houses a bunch of cool, edgy restaurants and bars in a row of colorful shop houses.
Participating chow joints include French-Japanese Izakaya Le Binchotan, Mediterranean Maggie Joan’s, New York cocktail bar Employees Only, Burger Joint, Birds of a Feather, boCHINche, and many more!
Groove the evening away with yummy food and boozy drinks, to live performances, featuring local music acts and an exciting headliner.
The party doesn’t stop there–come night, Ding Dong’s playful restaurant space will be reworked into a retro dancefloor for the after-party.
Amoy St Bloc Party
Where: Amoy Street
When: 23 April, 3pm-10pm (Afterparty at Ding Dong until 12am)
2. Singapore Ink Show
Maybe you’ve been thinking about getting your first tattoo. Maybe you’re already a tattoo veteran on the hunt for your next masterpiece.
Regardless, come celebrate body art at the Singapore Ink Show!
Meet, greet, and get inked by the best tattoo artists from all over the world! You’ll be in great hands.
Body ink and tattoos are no longer a rare sight these days. But in conservative Singapore, the reality is there’s still stigma attached to having tattoos.
It’s about time we showed some pride for our ink! And there’s no better way to do it than with a community that feels the same way, at this one of a kind event.
Singapore Ink Show
Where: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard Suntec City, Singapore 039593
When: 21 April 12pm – 9pm; 22 April 11.30am – 9pm; 23 April 11.30am – 8pm
3. City 65 Music Festival
Because Singapore can’t get enough of its music festivals, here’s the latest one to join the list!
The first CITY65 Music Festival will be taking place this Saturday, within the chill, urban forest vibes of Tin Hill Social Kitchen & Bar.
Local bands and singer-songwriters are set to steal the spotlight at this music event that aims to bring together and support local musicians.
It’s about time we got in on the local indie music scene! Expect to see a total of 13 acts including Jack & Rai, Dru Chen, Falling Feathers, Stopgap and Kings.
Admission is free for children under 12, so feel free to bring your little ones to this family-friendly event!
Did we mention all tickets come with a free drink? Consider your Saturday night plans made.
City 65 Music Festival
Where: Tin Hill Social Kitchen & Bar, 100 Turf Club Road, Horse City, Singapore 287992
When: April 15 – April 16 (Apr 15 at 1pm to Apr 16 at 2am)
4. Electric Run Recharged
The only thing that can get you more pumped than a good run or a dance party is a smashing combination of them both.
That’s exactly what you can expect at this year’s Electric Run Recharged!
Get pumped not only from the adrenaline of a workout, but the good vibes of a dance party!
You’ll have music accompanying you every step of the 5km route, as you dance your way through 7 courses and party zones. There’s a fun mix of music, no matter what your jam is.
There’s even a post-event concert, complete with live DJs and light shows. And it’s all synced up to your personal Electroband that connects you to your friends!
Electric Run Recharged
Where: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, 018951
When: 22 April, 6pm – 9pm
Maybe you want to do something a little more relaxing.
Whether you appreciate art, love flowers, or anything in between, Gardens By The Bay has the perfect exhibition for you.
See art blossom before your eyes as you take a leisurely stroll with your loved ones through this year’s Tulipmania.
Be enthralled as Vincent Van Gogh’s famous self-portrait and art piece “The Starry Night” come to life with the vivid hues of tulips.
More than 100 varieties of tulips and hyacinths will be on display in this striking palette of colours.
Tulipmania at Gardens By The Bay
Where: Flower Dome
When: 1 Apr – 7 May, 9am – 9pm
6. Nat Geo Earth Day Run
Runs seem to be a recurring theme this month. Here, we have one you can participate in for a good cause!
National Geographic is holding Singapore’s first and only run, powered solely with renewable energy!
The Nat Geo Earth Day Run serves to protect our planet through renewable energy consumption, reducing waste and lowering participants’ carbon footprint. Choose between a 5km fun run and a 10km competitive run!
At the Eco-Carnival, fill your stomachs with sustainable seafood and other dishes from IndoChine, where non-disposable cutlery and crockery will be used. Have fun at the booths with family-friendly activities, and spoil yourself with some eco-friendly merchandise!
The run concludes with an eco-concert featuring our favourite local acts, who have generously donated their performance fees to WWF.
Nat Geo Earth Day Run
Where: Gardens by the Bay, The Meadow
When: 23 April, 2.30pm – 8.30pm
7. Canton Paradise
Never fret again if you’ve been looking for all-day dim sum eatery!
Canton Paradise’s newest outlet at Marina Bay Sands serves up dim sum, roast specialties, Hong Kong style congee and noodles, and Cantonese wok-fried dishes.
Feel right at home in its swanky interior, and bask in its naturally lit, lively atmosphere.
Must tries include the Handmade Meatball Congee ($9.80) that have a velvety smooth and silky texture. Mmm.
The tasty Steamed Molten Salted Egg Yolk Custard Piggy Bun ($6.80/3 pieces) is also sure to make it to your Instagram!
Canton Paradise Marina Bay Sands
Where: 2 Bayfront Avenue #01-02 The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands Singapore 018972
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 10.30am – 10.30pm; Fri – Sun, Eve of PH, PH: 10.30am – 11.00pm
Contact no.: 6688 7052
8. Jimoto Ya
Always wanted to try Ebi Ramen by a Japanese Michelin starred chef?
Jimoto Ya’s signature ramen was created by Chef Nobumasa Mieda of Michelin-Starred Kaiseki Restaurant Mieda from Sapporo Hokkaido.
A distinctive aroma that’s similar to prawn noodle soup will hit you the moment you enter this eatery.
You’ll taste the difference in their ramen immediately. The broth is made from a special blend of amaebi (sweet shrimp) and tonkotsu.
Take your pick from the 5 types of ramen available: Ebi Shio ($16.50), Ebi Miso ($16.50), Ebi Shoyu ($16.50), Ebi Curry ($16.50) and a cold Hiyashi Cyuka ($18.50).
Where: 3 Pickering Street, Nanking Row, 01-44/01-45 (opp Hong Lim Complex) Singapore 048660
Opening Hours: Mon – Sat: 11.30am – 10.00pm, Closed Sun
Contact no.: 6223 3397
9. Garang Grill
This is one grill that lives up to its name.
With cuts infused with bold charcoal flavours that are truly Singaporean, this pop-up restaurant by New Ubin Seafood has our mouths watering.
Garang Grill is perfect for those with a garang appetite, with their Western spread mixed with a touch of local flavour.
Charred to perfection, their signature USDA Prime Rib-Eye Steak ($90 for 500g) is complemented with Garang Fried Rice, where the rice is infused with beef fat and chilli padi.
End your sumptuous meal with a sweet bang, with the Mao Shan Wang Creme Brulee ($9) or the Gula Melaka Banana with coconut ice-cream ($8).
We must press that this restaurant is open for a limited time only. So do head down before it disappears forever–don’t say we didn’t warn you!
Where: 5 Swan Lake Ave, Singapore 455711
When: Till 25 June, daily except Mon, 11.30am – 2.30pm AND 6.30pm – 10.00pm
10. The Local People X Singapore Changi Airport Art Market
The Local People are travelling to the east this month!
The organizers of the coolest art markets have set their next meeting ground for artisans and craft-hunting hipsters: Singapore’s Changi airport.
Down bottles of cold brew from Stamping Ground Coffee, and chomp on salted egg chips from Yolky Chips as you make your way around the booths at this art market.
Remember to bring your own shopping bag and loads of cash. You’ll be scooping up tons of handcrafted goods here–think customised notebooks, slogan t-shirts, wall art and cool earrings.
The Local People X Changi Airport Art Market
Where: Terminal 3 Basement 3, Changi Airport
When: Art Market 29, 30 April 2017, 12pm – 9pm
Concept Store 29, 30 April and 1 May 2017, 12pm – 9pm
What are you waiting for?
With Labour Day weekend just round the corner (yay to short work weeks!), there’s more than enough time to check out these exciting activities, and round up your April with a bang!