2017 is heading out and the new year is upon us very very soon.
We have less than a week till 2018 knocks on the door and barges in without waiting for you to answer the door.
So, we’ve a list of activities and food that will help you start the year right.
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1. Comedy At Canvas With Kumar – January 2018 Edition
Singapore’s favourite drag comedian, Kumar, has spent over 20 years in the entertainment industry. From television, to film and stage, Kumar has conquered all.
Now, he will be bringing his wit, politically incorrect humour, racial and sexual observations, and lip-syncing skills to Canvas Club every Tuesday for the month of January.
Love him or hate him, Kumar will always be a prominent voice for Singaporeans, regardless of race, language and religion. And not forgetting sexual orientation.
Don’t miss Kumar as he takes a jab at Singaporean culture every Tuesday, live at Canvas Club!
Comedy At Canvas With Kumar: January 2018 Edition
Venue: Canvas Club, 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk, #B1-01/06, Singapore, 058416
Date: 2 Jan, 9 Jan, 16 Jan, 23 Jan, 30 Jan 2018
Price: $26.88 – $40.20
2. Transformers Run Singapore 2018
Calling all Transformers fans in Singapore!
Happening on 6 January 2018, there will be a Transformers Run at Sentosa Island, Palawan Green.
This 5km fun run will also feature a family carnival with a NERF Arena, Inflatables, Transformers merchandise, food and beverage, as well as Transformers showcases.
Register for the run and you will receive a race pack which includes a Transformers drawstring bag, a Transformers water bottle, a wristband, tee shirt, and a finisher medal.
The carnival opens from 12pm to 8pm, with the run starting at 4pm.
Tickets go from $85 to $140. Purchase your tickets here.
Transformers Run Singapore 2018
Venue: Sentosa Island, Palawan Green, Singapore, 099981
Date: 6 Jan 2018
Price: $85 – $140
3. Chimichanga’s Lobster Brunch Saturdays
This is the event for all seafood lovers. Chimichanga proudly presents Lobster brunch every Saturday that features grilled Boston lobsters and freshly-shucked Hyogo oysters.
But that’s not all. If seafood isn’t really your thing, Chimichanga has got you covered with their signature all-time favourite, Carne Asada steak and grilled New Zealand Lamb Cutlets.
Available from 23 December 2017 to 20 January 2018, don’t miss this Surf and Turf brunch special, only at Chimichanga!
Chimichanga’s Lobster Brunch Saturdays
Address: Chimichanga, 36 Dunlop Street, Singapore, 209364
Opening Hours: Mon – Tue: 11am – 11pm, Wed – Sat: 11am – 12am, Sun: Closed
Contact no.: 6293 3314
4. Imagine Dragons Live In Singapore
Fans of Imagine Dragons, brace yourselves. The Grammy Award-winning band is returning to Singapore on 7 January 2018 for a ONE NIGHT ONLY concert at the Singapore Indoor Stadium!
Since their full-length debut in 2012 with their multi-platinum album, “Night Visions”, Imagine Dragons has captured fans worldwide with their anthemic alt-rock music.
With multiple Billboard-topping hits under their belt, the Grammy Award-winning band will be bringing their music to Singapore once again, following the debut of their 3rd studio album, “Evolve”.
Ticket prices start at $98 for Cat 7 tickets to $228 for Cat 1 tickets.
Tickets can be purchased online here, via the Sportshub ticketing hotline, the Singapore Indoor Stadium box office, Kallang Wave Mall box office, OCBC Arena box office, OCBC Aquatic Centre box office, and at all SingPost outlets.
Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
Date: 7 Jan 2018
Price: $98 – $228 (Excluding booking fee)
5. Late Night Fridays: SAM At 8Q
The Singapore Art Museum invites everyone to come hang out on Fridays, when the museum has free entry for all and exhibitions are open till 9pm.
What’s more, every second friday of the month from January to March is extra special. There will be live music, meet-the-curator sessions, as well as al fresco food and drinks!
From 6pm to 10.30pm on 12 January, 9 February, and 9 March 2018, Singapore Art Museum is the place to be.
Late Night Fridays: SAM At 8Q
Venue: 8 Queen Street, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, 188535
Date: 12 Jan, 9 Feb, 9 Mar 2018
6. A Pole Story: Adventures In Wonderland
A Pole Story: Adventures In Wonderland might sound like a Christmas event that found itself a little late, but it’s definitely not Christmas-related.
It’s a pole dance extravaganza that features students and instructors of The Brass Barre, International Pole Stars as well as The Rose Diamonds, a team of cancer survivors and seniors.
The 2 groups will come together to put on a spectacular display that showcases the strength, grace and beauty of the art of pole dancing.
Expect elaborate costumes and acrobatic displays as they take you on a journey through Wonderland!
Ticket prices go from $80 to $110.
Get your tickets from here!
A Pole Story: Adventures In Wonderland
Venue: Victoria Theatre Singapore, 9 Empress Place, Singapore, 179556
Date: 13 Jan 2018
Price: $80 – $110
7. EarthFest 2018
EarthFest is back once again for its third iteration! Like before, it is designed to be sustainable, inspirational and fun.
There will be something for everyone at the EarthFest 2018.
Visitors can try delicious and healthy international food at the Food fair, shop at the Farmer’s Market of local businesses with sustainable products, and have fun at the Eco-Carnival where there will be engaging low carbon games.
The EarthFest 2018 will be bigger and better, with a bigger event space and longer operating hours from 11am to 4.30pm, so that visitors can enjoy themselves as much as possible!
Tickets are free, though you have to get them from here.
So grab your friends and family and head down to EarthFest 2018 on 14 January!
Venue: Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore, 018951
Date: 14 Jan 2018
If you’re a fan of dessert pastries and you’ve exhausted all available options for a good cream puff or cheese tart, then we’ve got news for you.
Popular Taiwanese bakery, Kazo, is opening its first outlet at Chinatown Point on 5 January 2018!
Their signature Cream Puffs ($1.80 each) come in 2 flavours, Hokkaido Cream and Chocolate Cream.
If you’re not feeling like cream puffs, how about trying Kazo’s Cheese Tarts ($3.20 each)? Yes, we know that there are already multiple cheese tart brands in Singapore but we love cheese tarts and new stuff, so we’ll still eat it anyway.
Named after the brand is the Kazu Kazu. A light and fluffy tube with a crunchy crust, filled with Hokkaido cream or Chocolate cream.
For those of you who like the Walls ice cream sold by the uncles along the streets of Orchard Road, then you’ll want to try Kazo’s Danish Polo ($2.50 – $5.50).
These delicious-looking buns of goodness come with a generous serving of Hokkaido Milk, Royal Chocolate or Matcha ice cream. Too bad they don’t have Raspberry Ripple.
Kazo seems to be a promising bakery and we cannot wait to be an auntie and queue up for these delectable desserts on 5 January 2018.
Address: 133 North Bridge Road, #01-30 Chinatown Point, Singapore, 059413
Opening Hours: Daily: 10am – 9.30pm
Contact no.: 6440 1888
9. Kushikatsu Tanaka
Kushikatsu Tanaka is Japan’s best and biggest Kushikatsu chain. With over 168 stores in Japan, it has opened its first store in Singapore.
They are famous for their Osaka-style fried cutlet skewers and signature dipping sauces. Their skewers are coated in panko breadcrumbs before being deep-fried to perfection in a blend of oils that includes beef fats.
Their signature is the Oyster, Shrimp, and Asparagus Kushikatsu ($2.50 each). If you’re with your friends, consider getting the Chiritori Hotpan Beef ($18/small or $34/large), which is a sizzling pan of beansprouts and beef slices and wagyu beef intestines in a spicy broth.
You can even add Curry Cheese Risotto ($7) into the hotpan if you have any remaining broth.
Kushikatsu Tanaka is a must-try for those who love their Japanese food.
Address: 3A River Valley Road, #01-01B Block A Merchant’s Court Clarke Quay, Singapore, 179020
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5pm – 12am; Fri: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5pm – 2am; Sat: 12pm – 2am; Sun: 11am – 12am
Contact no.: 6258 3789
IZA is a new izakaya concept by the guys who started The Skewer Bar.
IZA is unique in the sense that they serve affordable Japanese with a Singaporean twist. For example, Otah Tamago ($6.90) which combines our favourite spicy mackerel with traditional Japanese tamagoyaki.
A signature dish is their Special Yaki Onigiri ($5 for two). The onigiri rice is evenly mixed with spicy hae bee hiam (dried shrimp) before being grilled, imparting a smoky flavour. This is one shiok onigiri.
Other must-try dishes include the Grilled Eggplant With Housemade Chilli Sauce ($5) and fresh Oysters ($12 for three). If you’re queasy about raw seafood, IZA offers a grilling option for the oysters.
If you like your comfort Japanese and local food, IZA is the place for you.
Address: 695 East Coast Road, Singapore, 459059
Opening Hours: Daily: 6pm – 1am
Contact no.: 6385 2883
As we prepare to dive into 2018, these exciting events and food will help you kickstart your new year in style.
There’s something for everyone!
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