It’s about time January came to an end. It felt like we’ve lived through 5 Mondays but February is finally here.
The month of Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year. As usual, we’ve got you covered with exciting events and great food for the month of February.
Without further ado, let’s dive in!
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1. Gina Yashere Live In Singapore
Gina Yashere is coming to Singapore on 3 February 2018, for a one night only live comedy performance at the Esplanade!
For those who are unfamiliar with the brilliant work of Gina Yashere, she is a stand-up comedian and TV star in the UK who has had appearances on iconic TV shows such as Mock The Week and Live At The Apollo. You might have also seen her recently on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, as a correspondent.
She is also well known in the US for being the only UK comedian to appear on the iconic Def Comedy Jam, as well as her character as Madam Yashere, The Surly Psychic on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.
Standard tickets go for $40 and can be purchased here.
Don’t miss this hilarious comic live in Singapore!
Gina Yashere Live In Singapore
Venue: Esplanade Annexe Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore, 038981
Date: 3 Feb 2018
2. NParks Concert Series In The Park: Rockestra
The first NParks Concert for 2018 will be held on 3 February 2018 at the Fort Canning Park.
Concert-goers can expect retro hits from the ’60s to the ’90s, performed by local musicians such as Jack & Rai, JAWN X M1LDL1FE, Shagies, Umar X Dru Chen, O.K Ready, and ShiLi & Adi.
What’s more, you will be able to add songs to the set list by leaving a comment on the NParks Facebook post, with a song from the ’60s to the ’90s!
Admission is free.
Do check the NParks Facebook page for more updates!
NParks Concert Series In The Park: Rockestra
Venue: Fort Canning Park, Fort Canning Green, Singapore, 179618
Date: 3 Feb 2018
3. Glowbeat x Scape
From 9 to 11 February 2018, Scape Playspace will be host to Glowbeat, the hottest destination for great food, live music and games!
There will be over 20 food and beverage booths and retail booths, live music and dance performances, claw machines, carnival games, an Overwatch exhibition match and even an exclusive illuminated ball pit!
Expect performances from local musicians such as Jasmine Sokko, Inch Chua, TheLionCityBoy, and M1LDL1FE!
That’s not all, if you’re feeling hungry, fill up with street food from Katoshka, Ah Lock Tofu, Be Frank, and many more!
Cancel your weekend plans because Glowbeat x Scape will be the hottest spot in town.
Glowbeat x Scape
Venue: Scape Playspace, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore, 237978
Date: 9 – 11 Feb 2018
Time: 11am – 11pm
4. Incubus Live In Singapore
This one is a huge blast from the past.
Incubus, the American rock band that gave us “Drive” is back with a new album 8, their first album in six years.
The band will be here in Singapore on 9 February 2018, and will be performing at Zepp @ BigBox Singapore.
Venue: Zepp @ BigBox Singapore
Date: 9 February 2018
5. River Hongbao 2018
Usher in the Year of the Dog with the River Hongbao 2018 from 14 February to 24 February 2018!
The River Hongbao is an annual Chinese New Year event held at The [email protected] Bay and is the biggest Chinese New Year event in Singapore.
Visitors can expect bright and colourful lantern and light displays, impressive firework displays every night, dance and musical performances, an exhibition on the history and tradition of Chinese New Year, street food stalls, and over 30 amusement rides for the whole family!
You can even try your hand at calligraphy, paper-cutting, stamping, and many other traditional handicrafts!
Admission is free.
6. Care Bears x Kumoya
Kumoya has partnered with Little Miss Bento and American Greeting to bring us Care Bears x Kumoya, a Care Bears-themed cafe.
From 1 February to 31 March 2018, Kumoya will be transformed into Care-a-lot, the home of the Care Bears.
The cafe will be completely redecorated with the Care Bears. While it doesn’t exactly resemble Care-a-lot, this will do.
As with all past iterations of character cafes, what everyone is looking forward to is the themed food, and the Care Bears don’t intend to lose out to the Sanrio characters.
For the pasta lovers, there’s the Kumoya’s Star Attraction ($18.90) which is a classic Pomodoro spaghetti with shitake mushrooms, cherry tomato confit, and parmesan cheese.
If you’re looking for something more substantial, there’s the Cheer-Up Chicken Katsu ($21.90).
Were you expecting a chicken cutlet? Because we were. But it’s actually a burger!
A juicy Japanese katsu chicken slathered generously with teriyaki sauce is sandwiched between soft burger buns, topped with a sunny-side up and cheddar cheese, served with a garden salad, crisp fries and mushroom soup.
Every past character cafe has had their own version of Kumoya’s desserts and drinks and this is no exception.
Go for the Rainbow Garden Strawberry Parfait ($18.90) – Strawberry Hokkaido soft serve is served with vanilla pudding, meringue drops, fresh fruits, chocolate sable, a rainbow candy strip and mixed berries sauce.
That’s not all. End off your meal with their Calpis drinks or special Care Bears teas.
The Cute Cuddly Calpis ($11.90) combines Berry flavoured Calpis with a mountain of fresh cream, while the Magic Mango Strawberry ($11.90) uses Mango Strawberry Calpis with a mountain of fresh cream.
If you grew up with Care Bears like us, this is one character pop-up cafe that you shouldn’t miss!
Available from 1 February 2018 till 31 March 2018, don’t miss out on a chance to dine in Care-a-lot!
Care Bears x Kumoya
Address: Kumoya, 8 Jalan Klapa, Singapore 199320
Date: 1 Feb – 31 Mar 2018
7. Summer Hill
Summer Hill is the newest restaurant to pop up in Sunset Way, serving up affordable French cuisine without GST and service charge.
This cosy bistro serves up simple French fare that is oh-so-simple, yet oh-so-good. Dishes on their Special board as well as sides are rotated weekly so your meal there is always different and exciting.
Must-tries include their Poulet Roti ($23 for half, $45 for whole), the Mustard & Sage Pork Collar ($25), Croque Monsieur ($17.50), and the Orange & Rosemary-Scented Olive Oil Cake With Cream ($3).
The Poulet Roti uses hormone and antibiotic-free chicken that has been marinated with herb butter before it’s roasted to perfection. The result is roast chicken that is juicy yet still retains its skin’s crispiness.
If you’re not a fan of chicken, then the Mustard & Sage Pork Collar is the main dish for you. Tangy, tender, and satisfying. The mustard and sage sauce provides a contrast of flavours, cutting through the heaviness of the tender pork so that you won’t feel jelak.
The Croque Monsieur is basically a levelled-up ham and cheese sandwich. Ham, Swiss cheese, bechamel sauce, and dijon mustard sandwiched between 2 thick slices of grilled sourdough bread.
Sounds like heaven to us. That’s not all, more Swiss cheese is garnished on the top of the sandwich for more cheesy goodness.
If you’re a fan of French cuisine, or just appreciate comfort food, then you need to drop by Summer Hill next.
Address: 106 Clementi Street 12, #01-62, Singapore, 120106
Opening Hours: Daily: 11.30am – 9pm
Contact no.: 6251 5337
8. OH MY MANGO Dessert Bar
Hidden away in the suburbs of Jurong West, is OH MY MANGO dessert bar.
This unassuming dessert bar serves up various mango-flavoured food, and one of those is a mean Mango Shibuya Toast ($10.90).
Soft and fluffy on the inside, while toasted and crispy on the outside, the shibuya toast is topped with mango ice cream, diced mango, almond flakes, drizzled generously with mango sauce, and served with a dollop of whipped cream.
This is basically a mango overload but not in a bad way. If you’re a big fan of mango, you have to try this.
OH MY MANGO dessert bar also has a rather extensive menu of mango-flavoured drinks.
A hot favourite among customers is the Matcha Mango Latte ($5.90). A bottom layer of mango bits, followed by a layer of milk, topped off with a layer of matcha.
This tri-coloured creation might seem like a weird flavour combination, but the slight bitterness of matcha cuts through the sweetness and sometimes too jelak taste of the mango and milk, resulting in a rather interesting flavour.
OH MY MANGO dessert bar is constantly adding new desserts and drinks to their menu, so keep checking their Facebook page to stay up to date!
OH MY MANGO Dessert Bar
Address: Block 762 Jurong West Street 75, #01-334, Gek Poh Shopping Centre, Singapore, 640762
Opening Hours: Daily: 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: 9066 0426
9. W Market Presents: CNY Pop-up Market
W Market is back again with their CNY Pop-up Market!
From 3 to 4 February 2018, this CNY Pop-up market at Capitol Piazza will feature retail, crafts, and food and beverage vendors.
Patrons can expect to see craft and retail vendors such as Operation Overhaul, Aromamaymay, That Pretty Fairy, Our Bralette Club, BottlesXO, Wild Knots, Sunday Peach, and many more!
If you’re hungry, there will also be food from Curbside Cafe & Wine Bar and many others.
For $35 per person, try your hand at the Paint A Doll workshop by LeArty.Sg.
Gather your friends and family and head down to this CNY pop-up market this weekend!
W Market Presents: CNY Pop-up Market
Venue: Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, Singapore, 178905
Date: 3 – 4 Feb 2018
10. CNY Market By FUEGO
From 8 to 10 February 2018, FUEGO is bringing their farmer’s market to Changi City Point.
There will be various food vendors, selling food made by artisans from all over the world, using fresh produce.
That’s not all, there will also be retail vendors selling their handicrafts and wares.
Head down to CNY Market by FUEGO for some pre-CNY festive shopping and food tasting!
CNY Market By FUEGO
Venue: Changi City Point, 5 Changi Business Park Central 1, Singapore, 486038
Date: 8 – 10 Feb 2018
These events and food will keep you busy till Valentine’s Day and Chinese New Year arrives.
Which event are you most excited for?
(Header Image Source: NParks Facebook)