10 Shiok Experiences And Eats To Turn Things Up A Notch The Second Half Of May [15-31 May]
The year seems to be flying by so quickly. In the blink of an eye, we’re already at the end of May!
Who says we have to wait till the June holidays to have fun? There are tons of things to do and new chow places to try out right now!
Think themed parties of all sorts, international artists on our shores, and healthy desserts! Whether you’re a party animal, fitness junkie or music guru, we’ve got your weekend plans sorted.
Here are 10 a-may-zing (get it?) activities you need to head down to ASAP!
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1. Urban Ventures Vol. 6
It’s no secret that eating is our national pastime–and we’re proud of it.
That’s why Urban Ventures has its latest edition centred around social dining experiences!
LOBELAB will be creating a social haven in Duxton Plain Park for 3 days this May.
It features live music, interactive artworks, an artisan’s market and a dance party. There are also interactive workshops, urban furniture and mouthwatering grub.
What we’re most excited for though, is the Pop-Up Library, Yin Yang Yoga Session and Upcycling Your T-Shirt Workshop!
It’s surely a journey into the more human, playful and friendly side of public spaces in Singapore.
Where: Duxton Plain Park, 1 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089140
When: 19 – 21 May, 4pm till late
2. Zouk 26th Anniversary
Zouk is turning 26!
To celebrate, they’re throwing a big birthday bash, and everyone’s invited.
Many new clubs have sprouted up recently, but good ol’ Zouk will always be a familiar spot for our best nights out.
Did you know Zouk is ranked no. 4 in the DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs in the World in 2017? The club has also attracted tons of internationally acclaimed DJs like Hardwell, Tiesto and Disclosure.
With complimentary entry for all, this is the party to let your hair down and go into celebration mode!
Zouk 26th Anniversary
Where: 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
When: 18 May, 9pm – 2am
Contact no.: 6738 2988
Admission: Invite Only: 9pm; Open To Public: 11pm Onward; Free Entry For All (Non-Member)
3. Fitness Fest
Fitness junkies, listen up!
Come together with other fitness and health lovers at this ultimate fitness festival.
A ticket entitles you to more than 12 mass workouts, 16 talks and workshops, Singapore’s first ever Fitness Concert, and a whole lot more.
Sign up for Yoga, PoundFit, Zumba, Bolly Dazz and PIIT workouts–whatever suits you best!
Workouts are led by fitness celebrities and pros, such as the bubbly Cassey Ho from POP Pilates.
Now, that’s one event that’ll guarantee a heart pumping weekend.
Where: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
When: 20 – 21 May
4. Lily Singh – How To Be A Bawse
What up everyone, it’s your girl Superwoman!
If this rings a bell, you’ll be delighted to know that Lilly Singh is coming to Singapore!
Lilly, better known as iiSuperwomanii, has 11 million subscribers on her Youtube channel. Her videos are not just comedic, they’re inspirational too.
In her debut book, ‘How To Be A Bawse: A Guide to Surviving Conquering Life’, she shows how everyone can become a boss. That’s also exactly what she aims to do on her tour, as a role-model to women and girls all around the globe.
You too can be a person who exudes confidence and reaches goals, a.k.a a bawse.
Lily Singh – How To Be A Bawse
Where: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397688
When: 24 May, 8pm
Contact no.: 6324 0764
Admission: $93 – $244
5. Party Like Gatsby
Turn the nostalgia of the golden 20s into reality at this glamorous event.
Party Like Gatsby transports you into the famous novel ‘The Great Gatsby’.
‘The Great Gatsby’ centres on a young millionaire, Jay Gatsby. Jay is famous in his city for his mesmerising parties, hosted every weekend at his glamorous residence.
At Party Like Gatsby, spend an evening with him at a fantastic venue with stunning decorations. World-class entertainment includes burlesque, live music, as well as fire and aerial shows.
To date, over 40 cities in more than 10 countries have experienced its wild parties and intense shows. Finally, the party has reached the Pearl of the East–Singapore.
Be sure to come dressed elegantly, and get lost in the magic of the roaring twenties.
Party Like Gatsby
Where: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942
When: May 26, 7pm – 2am
6. Island Escape
This really is a month for parties, isn’t it?
There’s even this one off our shores, at St John’s Island!
This May, party-makers Blackout and After Dark will be transforming the island into something special!
Expect intimate outdoor party vibes, featuring music from a stellar line-up of local and regional artists.
There are even free workshops, energizing Açaí bowls, Spirulina smoothies, and hearty roasts to keep you going through the night.
Save the date, it’s your last chance to grab tickets to this awesome Island getaway!
Where: Island Escape Ticket Office, 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Singapore 018988
When: 27 & 28 May, 12pm (Sat) – Sunset (Sun)
7. Multiply. A Majestic Playground
Designers, makers and art lovers unite!
For 2 days only, Keepers and Straits Clan will provide the perfect platform for you to eat, drink, shop, and play.
This is a one-time-only takeover of the historic and iconic New Majestic Hotel building.
Expect a pop-up of unique experiences through 30 rooms. Discover over 50 Singapore designers, artists, craftsmen, tattoo artists, chefs and mixologists.
This event is a tribute to the diverse inspirations that drive our community of artists, designers and makers that make up the creative soul of Singapore.
Remember to bring cash as many designers will be launching special edition capsules!
Drop by and experience something new, game-changing, and yet so close to home.
Multiply. A Majestic Playground
Where: New Majestic Hotel, 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845
When: 27 & 28 May, 11am – 10pm
8. Crystal Castles
Fusing low-res electronic noise and pop hooks, Crystal Castles finally brings its music to our shores.
The duo is best known for their energetic live shows and moody home-made productions.
Kath and Glass work on their own songs and hone their remixing skills, tweaking songs for Klaxons as well as GoodBooks, Uffie, Health, and Bloc Party.
They went on to release a self-titled debut album early in 2008.
From gothic electronic paeans to distorted digital raves, from cinematic synth and noise crecendos to hip hop and trap infused synth pop, their music is all anchored in feeling.
Crystal Castles been described as smuggling goth, rave, synthesized pop, electro and a festival-ready live act into the rock crowd.
If that’s your jam, you know where to go.
Where: *SCAPE The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
When: Tuesday 23 May 2017
Admission: Limited Early Bird – $70; Standard – $80; Doors – $90
9. Dookki Singapore
We know all too well that 1 meal is sometimes not enough.
That’s why we were overjoyed when Dookki, which means 2 meals in Korean, opened its doors in Singapore!
This fun and “Full-filling” dining concept has steadily gained popularity within and out of Korea.
The first meal begins with the much loved, signature Tteokbokki dish. Choose from 8 types of air-flown Tteokbokki, and your preferred level of spiciness from 7 types of sauces.
The second meal adds rice, kimchi, sweet corn and other ingredients to create the all time favourite Kimchi fried rice–and all for $18.80.
We know where we’ll be stuffing our faces this weekend.
Where: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-107 (East Wing), Singapore 038984
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6266 2425
10. Bojio Cafe
We didn’t expect to find this gem in the heart of Tampines.
The quirkily named cafe allows families and friends to jio (invite) each other for a healthy desserts!
Their homemade ice-creams, waffles and toasts are friendly to the very young, very old, as well as health-conscious friends.
The story behind its founding is all too relatable. Mr Chan, the star chef, and Mrs Chan’s picky family members love hunting for dessert spots all over Singapore.
Inspired to open a shop of their own, they created a DIY ice cream recipe, purchased the machinery and ingredients required, and never looked back.
All their hand-made ice-cream contains reduced sugar, children friendly milk/cream, no preservatives or colouring and only fresh fruits.
Don’t say bojio, and drop by for something sweet!
Where: Westgate 3 Gateway Dr #02-28 Singapore 608532
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 11.30am – 9.30pm; Fri – Sat: 11.30am – 10pm
There’s so much to do this month that we can hardly catch our breath!
But we’re going to try to head to all these events anyway, and make our last bit of May as fun as possible. And we think you should too!