What’s Up, November! 13 Exciting Activities To Check Out [16 Nov – 30 Nov]

Mid November can be a little harsh. It’s crunch time before you go off for your Christmas holidays, where you still have no idea what gift to get for friends and family… Don’t even get us started with the year end rush of meetings and deadlines.

If you’re barely hanging in there, here are 13 fun and exciting activities to help you unwind and usher in the final month of the year.

Discover & Play

1. Neon Lights Festival

Singapore’s very own premier music and arts festival – Neon Lights Festival is back!

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Catered to music and art lovers of all ages, this festival will bring together more than 150 music and art performances over two days!!

Featuring performers such as Yuna, Badbadnotgood, and Southeast Asian exclusive performances by Foals, Sigur Rós & 2manydjs, it’s gonna be a weekend of major ear candy for audiophiles.

Neon Lights Festival
Date: 26-27 November
Time: 2pm- 12am
Venue: For Canning, 51 Canning Rise, 179037
Event Page: Neon Lights Festival 2016

2. Swissotel Vertical Marathon 2016

Bored of the usual run?

How about joining Asia’s most exhilirating vertical race – the Swissotel Vertical Marathon?

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Set to take place at one of Southeast Asia’s tallest hotel (226m) Swissotel The Stamford, participants will need to blaze up 1,336 steps over 73 storeys in the shortest time possible.

Hardcore runners, CNN actually named this race as the most challenging race among 11 of the world’s coolest themed runs. Don’t miss the chance to add this to your running credentials!

Swissotel Vertical Marathon 2016
Date: 20 November, 2016
Time: 6:30am- 1:30pm
Venue: Swissotel The Stamford, 2 Stamford Road, 178882
Event Page: Swissotel Vertical Marathon
Tickets: Individual ($52-$62), Team of 2 ($108-$120)
Ticketing Website: Run Society

3. Upside Social

Like the idea of socialising and being empowered through health and fitness at the same time?

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Head to Spaces City Hall for a Saturday of good food, learning, meditating, and of course shopping!

Featuring Xtend Barre classes for your happy toes, Dosirak for your tummy, wellness and nutrition classes by HIC Juices, PAUSE Meditation and Jolin Tinkerbell, you’ll definitely walk away with something.

And for the shopping part, vendors such as Lorna Jane, We Are Cultured, Anaya Life, Pili Pushers, MA’ONA and Candles of Light will make sure you get a good dose of retail therapy.

Upside Social
Date: 19 November, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Venue: Spaces City Hall, 410 North Bridge, 188726
Event Page: Upside Social
Tickets: $15-$25
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4S: Stories After Bedtime revolves around the darker side of Malay legends and folktales.

From poisoning enemies through the use of winds and djins to summoning beings from other dimension, these stories, inspired by true incidents will make you rethink of the existence of supernatural.

Don’t blame us if you have problems falling asleep at night!

4S: Stories After Bedtime
Date: 17-19 November 2016
Time: 8pm (17 & 18 Nov), 3pm & 8pm (19 Nov)
Venue: Drama Centre 100 Victoria Street Level 5, National Library Building, 188064
Event Page: 4S: Stories After Bedtime
Tickets: $22-$25
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Inspired by Sex and the City, Sex in Singcity is an evening of open dialogue on sex, intimacy and pleasure with a panel of sexperts.

While you’re at it, you can also pick up the art of seductive strip tease…without the stripping.

And the best part of all, each entry ticket comes with a scrumptious dinner from Food Rebel and a free bubly drink from Bottles XO! Now, be a caring sister and share this with all your girlfriends.

Sex in Singcity
Date: 18 November 2016
Time: 7:00pm-9:30pm
Venue: The Hive, 59 New Bridge Road, 059405
Event Page: Sex in Singcity
Tickets: $25 (Early bird), $35 (Regular)
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Who said you can’t enjoy anime in real life?

Head to AFA SG and bob your head to your favourite anime theme songs, performed live by T.M Revolution, KOTOKOAlisa Takigawa and many more over a period of 3 days!

To jazz things up even more, there will also be anime-based exhibits, activities, celebrity cosplayers, and a special Akiba stage.

Anime Festival Asia
Date: 25-27 November, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm (25& 26 Nov), 9:30am-7:00pm (27 Nov)
Venue: Suntec City 1 Raffles Boulevard, 039693
Facebook: Anime Festival Asia
Website: 7. Monkey Goes West

Up for an adventure of a lifetime from Haw Par Villa to Jurong West?


Laughter is the best medicine and you sure can count on Ah Tang and his friends Wukong, Pigsy and Sandy to give you the best laughing therapy in town.

Monkey Goes West
Date: 18 November – 17 December 2016
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria St, #05-01 National Library Building, 188064
Time: 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Ticket Price: Restricted View ($50 – $60), Standard ($45-$80)
Seating Plan: Website: Monkey Goes West Is Back This Year With More Laughs & Catchy Tunes!


8. Amoy Street Bloc Party

You’ve probably seen a couple of new eateries popping up around Amoy Street.

What’s a better way than partying while getting to know these new kids on the block?


Set to take place on the 20th of November, Amoy St. Bloc Party will see our favourite Chinatown street transform into a festival filled with fun, food, drinks and community activities.

Dine and wine with the 8 new award winning eateries – Ding Dong, boCHINChe, Employees Only, Le Binchotan, Burger Joint, Maggie Joan’s, Gemmills and Birds of a Feather.

When sun sets, step into Ding Dong as the playful restaurant space is reimagined into a retro dance floor for the festival.

Amoy St. Bloc Party
Date: 20 November 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 3pm – 12:00am
Venue: Amoy Street
Event page: Amoy St Bloc Party
Instagram: @amoystblocparty

9. A Mashed-Up Affair: When Cocktails & Kaya Clash

Cocktail and ka.. WHAT?

Who cares if cocktail and kaya makes an unlikely pair? House at Dempsey is putting two of our favourite things together, and whipping up something delish.

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Collaborating with homegrown brand Kayamila, House at Dempsey will be pairing 4 of their signature cocktails and mocktails with 4 unique kaya flavours (Calamansi, Sea Salt Caramel, Vanilla, and of course, Original) from Kayamila.

It’s something very new and we say… just take my money!!

A Mashed-Up Affair: When Cocktails and Kaya Clash
Date: 17 November 2016
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Venue: House at Dempsey, 8D Dempsey Road #01-03 249672
Event Page: A Mashed-Up Affair
Ticket: $60
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And that’s why you should check out the MasterChef pop-up dining experience at Ash and Elm, InterContinental Singapore, for an unforgettable culinary adventure. No more wanting to lick the TV screen!

This gastronomical experience will feature restauranter Marco Pierre White, MasterChef Australia’s finalist Reynold Poernomo, MasterChef Asia’s Judge Audra Morrice, MasterChef USA’s winner Luca Manfe and our very own MasterChef Asia Woo Wai Leong.

This could totally be the most delicious dining experience you’ve ever had.

Master Chef Dining & Bar
Date: 25 November – 9 December
Time: 12pm-3pm, 6pm-10:30pm
Venue: Ash and Elm, Level 1, Intercontinental Singapore 80 Middle Road, 188966
Website: Shop

11. Affordable Art Fair

Always wanted to own an art piece but shrug whenever you look at the price tag?

Maybe you’ll find a master piece at the Affordable Art Fair.

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Back for its 7th autumn edition, this leading showcase for affordable contemporary art is set to take place from 18 to 20 November at F1 Pit Building.

The fair will feature a diverse range of contemporary art priced between $100 and $15,000, with 75% of art pieces under $7,500.

Now, that sure sounds like a steal!

Affordable Art Fair
Date: 18-20 November 2016
Time: 12pm-6pm (18 Nov), 11am-8pm (19 Nov), 11am-6pm (20 Nov)
Venue: 1 Republic Boulevard, F1 Pit Building, 038795
Event page: Affordable Art Fair
Tickets: $15 (Advance sales), $18 (Door sales)
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From handcrafted goods from local artists and designers, organic skincare products to women’s wear and even wire jewellery, this market will make you wanna take a longer lunch break.

Return to Wonderland Christmas Market
Date: 28 November – 4 December 2016
Time: 11am – 8pm
Venue: Millenia Walk, South Galleria Level 1, 9 Raffles Boulevard 039596
Event Page: Return to Wonderland Christmas Market

13. Tan Boon Liat Block Party

Singapore’s unofficial furniture and lifestyle hub, Tan Boon Liat Building, is the perfect destination for hipsters and young couples.


With 15 storeys of furniture and home accessories showrooms and lifestyle providers, this building is set to be the only place you need to shop this Christmas season! Expect interesting and unique pieces of furniture, and gourmet food.

On 26 and 27 November, 20 participating showrooms will open their doors. Enjoy design showcases and workshops, tastings, collection launches, and silent auctions. There are even $5,000 worth of prizes up for grabs!

Tan Boon Liat Block Party
26 and 27 November 2016
Time: 10AM – 7PM
Address: Tan Boon Liat Building, 315 Outram Road, Singapore 169074

With 13 fun activities to choose from, November sure is an exciting month! Drop us a comment and let us know which one you’ll be checking out.

Header Image source: Neon Lights Singapore

Also, read Reignite The Magic Of Christmas On Orchard Road With ION’s Tiffany & Co Xmas Tree!

ZoukOut 2016 Returns With Amazing Headliners Like Zedd, Hardwell And More!

Party people, ZoukOut 2016 details are all out! And this time round, it is going to be more exciting and electrifying, with more activities to keep you happy from dusk to dawn.


Set to take place on the 9th and 10th of December 2016, Singapore’s biggest beach festival will once again take centre stage at Siloso Beach, Sentosa.

Performers Line Up

ZoukOut 2016 has recently revealed the final artist line up and boy, it’s definitely going to be 2 days of extreme and insane music!

DAY 1 – 9 December

International Acts:


Local & Regional Acts:


DAY 2 – 10 December

International Acts:


Local & Regional Acts:



Food Village

For the very first time, ZoukOut will be featuring an all-out food village to keep you fuelled throughout the festival.

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Fill your tummy with hearty sandwiches from Park Bench Deli, fresh bowls of chirashi from Teppei Syokudo, and even zichar from Keng Eng Kee Seafood.

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We’re also super stoked to hear that some of our favourite restaurants; Bird Bird by Chef Bjorn Shen, Three Buns, Decker Barbecue, and Ramen Keisuke Tonkotsu King, will be at ZoukOut too!

Festival Fringe Activities

To snazz things up, stilt walkers from Joan Walker will be roaming around the event venue, strutting their stuff among festival goers (read: perfect Instagram moment).


Singapore Management University’s resident Afro-Brazilian percussion ensemble, Samba Masala will also be bringing their beats and vibrant rhythms to get the festival hype pumping.


ZoukOut 2016 x H&M

Want to take a piece of ZoukOut 2016 back home?

Check out the exclusive official t-shirts by ZoukOut and H&M.

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Purchase 3 Red Bull drinks and get a scratch card to win ZoukOut 2016 tickets!

We heard that the winning rates are high, so go get your Red Bull drinks now!
Promotion is only valid on TGIWs at Zouk only, in the month of November.

Ticketing Details

Tickets are selling out REAL FAST!! Day 2 VIP tickets have all been snapped up already!


Advance* ticket prices: $128 (Day 1) / $138 (Day 2) / $218 (2 Day Pass)
Door ticket prices: $148 (Day 1) / $158 (Day 2)
VIP ticket prices: $208 (Day 1) / $218 (Day 2 Sold Out)
VIP Entitlements: Priority entry, access to VIP tent, private bar, standing tables and private washrooms within VIP tent
Ticketing Website:ZoukOut

* Citibank cardholders are entitled to 10% discount on all advanced tickets 

Get your tickets before it’s too late!

ZoukOut 2016 Details

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Time: 8pm- 4am (Day 1), 8pm – 7am (Day 2)
Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Website:ZoukOut Official

Also, read Dreaming Of Sandy Beaches From Your Office Cubicle? 2 Hours Is All You Need

Monkey Goes West Is Back This Year With More Laughs & Catchy Tunes!

With the year of the Monkey coming to an end, here’s how you can send it off with a bang – by checking out the award-winning Monkey Goes West.


Set to take stage at Drama Centre Theatre from 18 November to 17 December 2016, Monkey Goes West is cheeky retelling of our beloved Chinese fantasy classic – Journey To The West.

Unlike the original story that ended in India, this one will take you on an epic Singaporean thrill ride from Haw Par Villa to Jurong West.

Adventure of a Lifetime

Monkey Goes West tells the tale of an orphan named Ah Tang who ran away from home after a argument with his family.

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He then finds himself transported to a strange land and he befriends a trio of fellow travellers: Wukong the cheeky Monkey King; Pigsy, a brave but always-hungry warrior; and Sandy, a stubborn but loyal river ogre.

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Together, the fearless four embark on an adventure of a lifetime, one filled with trials and dangers.

Can they tame the rowdy fire-breathing Red Boy? Will they be able to defeat the monstrous King Bull and his man-eating wife, Princess Iron Fan?

And more importantly, will Ah Tang ever find a place that he can call home?

Award Winning Production & Team

Monkey Goes West was completely sold out on its first run in 2014, playing to more than 15,000 theatre goers.

It then went on to dominate the 2015 Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards with a whopping 7 nominations, more than any other production that year.

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They eventually bagged the awards for Production of the Year, Readers’ Choice Award for Production of the Year, and Best Costume Design (Tube Gallery by Phisit & Saxit).

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This time round, the play will be directed by Broadway Beng Sebastian Tan, written by Alfian Sa’at, with music composed by Elaine Chan.

Both Sebastian and Elaine were nominated for the Best Director and Best Sound Design or Original Score category of the 2015 awards respectively.

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On top of that, the cast of the play includes some of Singapore’s most experienced veteran actors and rising stars – Sugie Phua (nominated for Best Actor) and Siti Khalijah (nominated for Best Supporting Actress) will be sharing the stage with familiar faces like Chua Enlai, Darius Tan, Joshua Lim, and many more talented actors and actresses.

Packed with catchy tunes, hilarious gags, cool wushu moves and magic, you can count on Monkey Goes West to brighten up your day and keep you laughing, so you can end your year with a blast.

Monkey Goes West
Date: 18 November – 17 December 2016
Venue: Drama Centre Theatre, 100 Victoria St, #05-01 National Library Building, 188064
Time: 2:30pm and 7:30pm
Ticket Price: Restricted View ($50 – $60), Standard ($45-$80)
Seating Plan: Website:

Feeling Experimental? Try Alchemist Beer Lab’s Super Funky Infused Beers!

Still recovering from last month’s Oktoberfest? Well, the Alchemist Beer Lab might just be the cure for this hangover – more beer for you!

Alchemist Beer Lab

Located at the snazzily glamorous Beach Road, this first and only beer lab in Asia may look very experimental. However, they’re actually the brainchild of the team behind Little Island Brewing Co. at Changi.


Rest assured that they know what they’re doing!

What is Infused Beer?

The idea of infused beer may sound new, but it has been around for a while in Europe.

Basically, ingredients are first placed into the fusion chamber. Compressed gas is then released before the beer is injected into a tower.


Flavours from ingredients are extracted as pressure is being released from the process. This produces a surprising and delightful twist to the beer.

If this sounds too rocket science for you, just think of it as cold pressed juice, but the beer version.

For Those Who Love Classics

At Alchemist Beer Lab, a whopping 16 infused beer towers are available for brewers to experiment.

Out of the 16 glass towers, eight taps consist of familiar creations by Little Island Brewing Co., such as Sister Golden Ale, Singapore Pale Ale and the award wining That Old Black Magic, that clinched a Gold Medal at the 2016 Asia Beer Awards.


Other popular flavours such as sweet and semi-dry cider, red and white wines are also available for drinkers who prefer classics.

If you’re up for some funk, any choice of the remaining eight towers would make for a great pint of beer.

New & Best Flavours to Try 

It’s all about experimenting!

The infused beer for the eight towers are refreshed every week. This means you get to try new flavours all the time.


What caught our attention is ‘Obama‘, a dry Irish stout infused with marshmallow, vanilla pod and mint leaves!


On top of that, we heard a crowd favourite is the Ugly Sister Golden, a combination of ale infused with grilled pineapple and anise, a type of eastern Mediterranean spice.

If those sounds too avant-garde for you, go for the 50 Shades of Pink, a pretty safe yet fun mix of cider and pink guava.

One word of advice – we know it’s super satisfying to gulp your drink down but when it comes to these test tubes of alcohol, its best to take it slow and savour every single sip.

For The Peckish Drinker

It’s normal to get the hunger pangs when drinking and fortunately Alchemist Beer Lab has got some grub to fill your tummy up.


From Sticky Thai Chicken Wings, Duck Fat Chips to even Smoked Wagyu Brisket Tortilla, you can count on these tapas to complement your drink.


If you’re feeling really hungry, or so happen to drop by the place around lunch time, you would not want to miss their set lunch menu priced from $15.90++.

Why Visit?

The beer (duh), the food, and of course the ambience! The place is really intimate and cosy, perfect for a date or a catch up sesh with your friends.


It’s quiet enough for conversations and the decor is modern and edgy.


All beers are priced at $12 before 7pm and $15 after 7pm.

If you’re there with a couple of friends, go for the party pack. You’ll get to pick 3 beers and enjoy them at a price of $30 (before 7pm) and $38 (after 7pm). Red and white wine are priced at $12 all day, everyday.

Overall, Alchemist Beer Lab is the new hangout spot for all beer and tapas lovers. With such interesting and experimental infused beers, you’d surely want to grab your buddies for a night out!

Alchemist Beer Lab
Address: 26 Beach Road, #B1-16 Singapore
Contact number: +65 6386 4365
Operating Hours:
12pm -12am (Mon- Thurs)
12pm- 2am (Fri)
4pm -12am (Sat)
Closed on Sunday
Facebook: Alchemist Beer Lab

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What’s Up, November! 13 Exciting Activities To Check Out [1 Nov – 15 Nov]

Time sure flies! Can you believe it’s November already? Give yourself a pat on the back for making it this far into 2016. The year may be ending in 2 months’ time, but the fun is surely not slowing down.

No shave November aside, here are 13 exciting ( and facial hair friendly) activities to check out during the first half of the month.

Discover & Play

1. The Zouk Run

Zouk is moving to a new home in Clarke Quay, but it’s not leaving Jiak Kim without a mega farewell. Right before closing its doors, Zouk will be having their inaugural Zouk Run.

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The Run is open to all 16 years and above, spreading across four race categories – Mambo King, Podium Queen, The Shuffler, and The Musichead. Food and drinks are available at the end of the 3km run.

Those 16 and above will have access to the afterparty at Velvet Underground while 18 and above can enjoy access to all Zouk dance rooms.

The Zouk Run
5 November 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 5pm till late
Venue Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street, 169420
Price: $42
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Set to take place from 10 to 19 November, Singapore Beauty Week is here to attend to your beauty needs.

From mani-pedicures, hair removals, facials to spa treatments, start planning your preferred time slot and set your beauty appointment here ahead of the event week.

Singapore Beauty Week
10-19 November 2016 (Thursday – the following Saturday)
Time: Various time
Venue: Various venues
Website: Singapore Beauty Week
Facebook: Singapore Beauty Week

Also, read Singapore Beauty Week Is Your One-Stop For Exclusive Beauty Treatments At Attractive Prices

3. Singapore Writers Festival

Writers, linguists, or even punctuation enthusiasts, the Singapore Writers Festival is back!

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With a theme of ‘Sayang’ (Malay for ‘love’ or ‘regret’), this 10-day festival will see 300 programs involving more than 320 writers, speakers and performers.

We suggest you get a Festival Pass at $20 which will give you access to over 100 events at the fest while the Lectures, Performances and Workshops are ticketed.

Singapore Writers Festival
4 -13 November 2016 (Friday to the following Sunday)
Time: Program Schedule 
Venue: Various venues
Price: $20 – $60
Website: Singapore Writers Festival
Facebook: SG Writers Fest
Ticketing: Ticketing Guide 

4. St. James Fitness Festival

In need of some body-positivity? Kickstart your first Saturday of November with the St. James Fitness Festival.

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We all know that great music and fitness goes hand in hand together. You can expect exhilarating beats while you try some of the most current workouts such as Zumba, HIIT, Dance Yoga, Bollywood Yoga and U-Jam Fitness.

And did we mention that yogi and body positve advocate Jessamyn Stanley will be at the festival? We heard tixs are selling faster than our heartbeat after HIIT. Get yer tickets now before it’s too late!

St. James Fitness Festival
5 November, 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 11am – 10pm
Venue: Millian, St. James Power Station, 3 Sentosa Gateway #01-05, 098544
Price: $12-$37
Ticketing: St James Fitness Festival

5. Circular Spectacular!

While you’re taking a break from all that food at the River Festival (more info below), head down to Circular Road for a street carnival.

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You can expect live Raggae music, art installations, roving performances, and interactive activities for all ages.

And the best part of all, it’s free! But do register ahead of the event if you’d like to join the Puppet-Making workshop.

Circular Spectacular!
5 November 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 3-10pm
Venue: Circular Road, Boat Quay
Event Page: Circular Spectacular 


6. Suntory Dinner & After Show Party

Love Japanese whisky?

Tippling Club will be collaborating with Suntory to host a beer and whisky pairing dinner at Bin 38.

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7. MasterChef Asia Top 3 Finalist – From Sarawak With Love

MasterChef Asia Top 3 finalist, Jasbir Kaur is bringing her spices to Singapore. In a two-day only pop-up event, she will be cooking up some of East Malaysia’s specialty dishes.

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Ever wonder what a deconstructed Sarawak Laksa is? Curious how Jasbir would revamp the all time favourite cendol? And the best part of all, she’ll be cooking with Bario rice. Yes, it’s THE Bario rice.

Reserve a spot before it’s too late!

From Sarawak with Love
3-4 November 2016 (Thursday – Friday)
Time: 7:00pm
Venue: BIN 38, 38 Tanjong Pagar Road
Price: $99 /pax (including drinks)
Event Page: POP UP Kitchen Singapore
Reservation: Whatsapp Spice Ranee Cafe at +60198194088 to get your tickets

8. Prized Autumn Gourmet Delicacy – Hairy Crab

The arrival of autumn months in Asia can only mean one thing – it’s the season of Hairy Crabs!

From 17 October to 30 November, Shangri-La Hotel’s Shang Palace will be dishing out a six-course hairy crab menu!


Besides Steamed Crab, you can expect other unique dishes on the set menu, such as Barbecue Kurobuta Pork with Shredded Lobster Roll, and Claypot Braised Bird’s Nest Dumpling.

If the course meal is too heavy for your liking, there are 9 a la carte crab dishes to chose from.

Shang Palace’s Hair Crab
17 October – 30 November 2016
Time: Available for lunch and dinner
Venue: Shang Palace, Shangri-La Hotel, 22 Orange Grove Rd, 258350
Price: $138.00++ per pax (six-course meal), $24.00 ++ (a la carte dishes)
Reservation:  Call (65) 6213 4473/4398 or e-mail [email protected]
Online reservation: Shangri-La Singapore

Also, read Shang Palace’s Hairy Crab Menu Is So Magical, It’ll Make You Feel Like Hairy Potter


9. Boutique Fairs

The wait is finally over! Singapore’s biggest and most anticipated shopping extravaganza- Boutique Fairs is back!

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With a whopping 150 vendors spanning from women, men to home decor, you will definitely walk away a happy shopper.

We get it that 150 vendors can be a little overwhelming and that’s why we’ve pick 9 shops that you NEED to drop by over the event weekend.

Boutique Fairs
4-5 November 2016 (Friday – Saturday)
Time:  9am-8pm (Friday 4 Nov), 10am-8pm (Saturday 5 Nov)
Venue: The F1 Pit Building, 1 Republic Blvd 038975
Website: Boutiques

Also, read Boutique Fairs Is Back, And It’ll Make You Say “I Do” All Over Again

10. Bazaar@Hive

Love all things throwback? This flea market is the place to go for your vinyls records, retro knick knacks and vintage treasures.

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When you’re too hungry from all that shopping, a scrumptious array of grub will satisfy the foodie in you.

On top of that, there will also be live bands, DJ sets wine fair, beer tasting and gin tasting.

 6 November 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 12-8pm
Venue: Hive by Wala Wala 407 Havelock Road #01-01, 169634
Event Page: Bazaar@Hive

11. Etsy Made Local

Christmas is just around the corner and that means that it’s time to start hunting for gifts and cards.

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If you’re looking for something special (not mass produced), artisanal and collection worthy, Etsy Made Local (EML) is the perfect place to start your Xmas shopping.

From jewellery, crochets to knick knacks and clay gifts, you’ll sure to find something suitable for people on your ‘Nice’ list.

Etsy: Singapore
12-13 November (Saturday – Sunday)
Time: 12:00pm – 9:00pm
Venue: Capitol Piazza, 13 Stamford Road, 178905
Event Page: Etsy Made Local Singapore

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12. Singapore River Festival

Singapore River Festival will transform the three Quays- Boat, Clarke and Robinson Quay into a weekend of festivities.

There will be art installations, flea markets, theatrical performances, food stalls and music.

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It may be a celebration of river heritage but the highlight of the festival is definitely the SR Signatures (read: 21 mouth watering dishes along the Singapore River). We know 21 dishes is a bit heavy on the waistline so we’ve curated a food trail for your reference.

Singapore River Festival
4-5 November 2016 (Friday – Saturday)
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Also, read Our Food Trail With SR Signatures Will Leave You Drooling [Singapore River Festival 2016]

13. Camp Kiko x Common Creatures Presents Art Club

Enjoy art, music, food and fun? This Art Club will sound like the perfect Sunday for you.

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With an aim to support and grow a community of makers, doers, and craftspeople, Art Club will be featuring artists/ makers such as Juls (the first Singaporean to design a Swatch watch), Forest Child, Unusual Felines, Reza Hasni and more.

Camp Kiko x Common Creatures: Art Club
Date: 6 November, 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 2-7 pm
Venue: Camp Kilo Charcoal Club 66 Kampong Bugis #01-01, 338987
Event Page: Camp Kilo x Common Creatures Presents Art Club

With 13 exciting activities to choose from, the first half of November sure is a busy one! Drop us a comment and let us know which event tickles your fancy.

Header image credit: Orchard Central’s “All Things Japanese” Festival Is Bringing Japanese Food And Culture Under One Roof

Dreaming Of Sandy Beaches From Your Office Cubicle? 2 Hours Is All You Need

One great thing about Singapore is, we’re strategically smacked between wonderful beaches. Yes, they may not be as well known as Hawaii or Maldives but if you’re desperately in need of a beach vacay, how about turning to our neighbours for a sweet escape?

We present you 6 beach getaways near Singapore for 6 types of beachgoers.

1. For the lazy bums – Bintan, Indonesia

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If you’re too lazy and desperately in need of a beach vacay (and Siloso is not an option), just head to Tanah Merah, hop on a ferry and take off to Bintan Island! Although it’s more like a stay-in-a-resort type of getaway, the ride to the island only takes an hour! And that’s what we call a hassle free vacay!

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We highly recommend the white sandy Image source: beaches and islands Image source: Image source: Thousand Wonders Image source: Thousand Wonders[/caption] [caption id="attachment_13214" align="alignnone" width="900"]Image source: Bohemian Trails Image source: Image source: Expat Living Image source: Image source: Hayes & Jarvis Image source: Image source: Lomboksup Image source:  For the surfer dudes and dudettes, this is defo the place to go for some wave chasing.  We heard that surfers love the big waves at Bangko-Bangko (also known as Desert Point) and if surfing is not your thing, go snorkeling in the beautiful reefs of the Gili islands or even volcano exploring at Rinjani.

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Lombok is slowly catching up on their tourism so you might wanna visit them soon before it becomes the second Bali.

Getting there: Take a 2 hours and 15 mins direct flight to Lombok via Silk Air.

4. For the party people – Boracay, Philippines

Getting to Boracay might be a bit of a hassle but trust us, all the transits and waiting time will be worth it.

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This paradise is divided into 5 areas and White Beach Station 1 is where most of the action takes place (read: swamped with tourist). If you go beyond that section, you’ll find turquoise like water with soft silky sand and a peaceful ambience. Boracay never sleeps, especially Station 1 and 2.

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for some heart thumping moments. And when they’ve had enough of the sun, head to Kuah town for some duty-free shopping.

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Getting there: Take a 1.5-hour direct flight to Langkawi via AirAsia.

6. For the honey-mooners: Batu Batu, Malaysia

Pulau Tengah may be a privately own island in Johor but there’s one resort on the island where bae and you can enjoy some private time on a paradise nestled between coconut groves, powder white sands and tropical breezes.

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Getting there: Take a 2-hour direct bus ride to Mersing (most buses leave from Golden Mile Complex near Lavender MRT), followed by an approx 20-minute speed boat ride arranged by the peeps of Batu Batu.

With 6 stunning beaches to choose from, who is excited for some fun under the sun? Time to start planning your annual leaves and make the bookings! Don’t forget to share these gorgeous beaches with your family and friends and everyone can go together.

Also, read Picturesque & Hidden Spots In Thailand You Must Discover Before They Get Crowded!

5 Weird Singapore Food Combinations That Actually Work! Are You Up For It?

Let’s be honest. Whose refrigerator and pantry are always well stocked? Chances are that you’ve mixed and matched whatever food is left to come up with a decent meal. Well, you’re not the only one! We have 5 weird food combinations here. The next time you’re looking for food to mix and match, do try these combinations out!

1. Kopi O and Orange Juice

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2. Olive Oil and Ice Cream

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3. Chee Cheong Fun and Peanut Butter


What?? Doesn’t this even work? Trust us, if you’re up for something different, you HAVE to try Chee Cheong Fun with peanut butter. And trust us, it works perfectly fine. Just steam the rice rolls with a very generous portion of peanut butter, some Hoisin sauce, and add more flavour with some Thai chilli sauce. This combo works so well that you wish the foodcourt nearby serves this dish.

4. Avocado Prata

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Everyone loves the classic Indomie Goreng. If you want to elevate your favourite instant noodles to new heights, add a generous portion of Japanese mayonnaise. It gives the noodles a richer flavour and satisfies that food craving.

With 5 weird food combinations to choose from, which one would you attempt first to kickstart your foodie adventure? Or do you have an odd food combination that you make at home? Drop us a comment and let us know!

Header image source: Also, read The Game Plan – Explore The Best Of Bedok Cafes With This Trail!

F1 Singapore 2016 – 7 Concerts That Are Wickedly Good, They’re Better Than The Race!

Concert goers, listen up! The F1 Singapore 2016 Grand Prix is back this September and we’re pretty sure you don’t wanna miss this one. The night race may not interest everyone, but the entertainment highlights are sure bringing in the buzz! The concerts are SO GOOD, it may even be better than the race!

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We all love Pentatonix for many reasons. They’re always so colourful, their voices are colourful, they’re one of the best A Cappella acts. Need we say more?

Date: 17 September, Saturday
Time: Before Qualifying session
Venue: Zone 1, Village Stage

Date: 18 September, Sunday
Time: Before Formula 1 race
Venue: Zone 4 Esplanade Outdoor Theatre

3. Bastille

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Date: 17 September, Saturday
Time: Before Qualifying session
Venue: Zone 4, Padang Stage

4. Queen + Adam Lambert

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We heard that some of the tickets may be sold out already! If you don’t wanna miss this yearly affair, hurry and get your tickets now! And if you happen to see us camping at Zone 4 during race weekend, come over and say hi! If you’d like a staycation after the concerts, do consider Marina Mandarin’s Trackview Room. You get to witness the race from your hotel room’s balcony!

2016 Singapore Airlines Singapore Grand Prix (F1 Singapore 2016)
Date: 16- 18 September 2016
Venue: Marina Bay Street Circuit
Online Ticketing: Tickets
Race Schedule: Click Facebook: F1 Night race

Header Image source: An Unforgettable 2016 SG Race Experience You’ll Never Forget

Timbre Goes Out Of SG! You Can Soak In The Chill Vibes & Good Music At KL Now!

Imagine our excitement when we found out that there’s a Timbre KL! This is their first expansion out of Singapore.

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Earlier this year, timbré opened its doors at our neighbouring city.  Image source: Travelogme[/caption]

The Timbre KL menu does not deviate much from its lion city counterpart. Think thin-crust pizzas, Spanish tapas, a wide range of pasta dishes and good beer!

The restaurant bar also retained its signature wood-accented interior that evokes homey and cosy vibes.

Timbre KL – Malaysia Originals & Rozella

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This swanky restaurant bar is currently hosting “Malaysia Originals”, a music series that champions indie Malaysian acts. 

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Borneo songstress Rozella will be gracing the Timbré KL stage on Aug 24. A lyrical genius, Rozella’s music tells stories that are close to her heart.

Her heartfelt ballads have made it to both the Malaysian English Top 10 Charts and the Borneo English Top 10 Charts. This is an act you won’t want to miss!

Check out her hit song “Dark Side” to get a feel of her captivating music.


Apart from her singing career, Rozella is also the founder of social photography project “True Complexion”. It is a movement that celebrates diversity and raises awareness about medical conditions.

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If you haven’t got any plans lined up this weekend, head over to timbre KL @ The Row to catch Rozella in action over good food and beer!

This is one more chill out spot you can add to KL’s ever-growing list of music venues.

Timbre KL @ The Row
Address: 60, 62 &, 64, Jalan Doraisamy, 50300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Rozella’s Performance Details
Date: 24 August, 2016
Admission: Free (with purchase of a drink)
Event page: Discover KL. Also, follow them on Facebook to see what’s buzzing at our neighbour’s place.

(Header photo credit:The Ultimate KL Guide Part 1 – How To Get There & Where To Stay

Boat Noodles – How Many Bowls Can You Slurp Up? Here Are The Very Best Bowls!

What defines a good bowl of Thai boat noodles? Also known as kuai teow ruea, boat noodles are generally tasty, rich in flavour, and small in portion. Some foodies have slurped from 6 bowls, to up to 16 bowls of boat noodles!

Traditionally, mini bowls were used because the noodles were originally prepared and served on boats (and not because the Thais have a small appetite).

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Operating Hours: 11:00am – 9.30pm Daily
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It’s past midnight, and you’re hungry. There may not be much food options, but just go to Gu Thai Noodle Cafe and order their palm-sized bowl Boat Noodles.

Priced at $1.90 per bowl, diners get to choose from 4 spiciness levels. One word of advice – you might want to check with the staff about the spiciness of the soup cause we heard even the ‘less spicy’ level comes with a kick!

Gu Thai Noodle Cafe
Address: 1 Selegie Road #01-04 PoMo Mall 188306 Singapore
Contact number: +65 3113 2003
Operating Hours: 11:00am-5:00am Daily
Facebook page: Gu Thai Noodle Cafe

3. Thai Boat Noodles (Bedok)

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Priced at $1.00 per bowl, Thai Boat Noodles serves the cheapest Kuai Teow Ruea you can ever find in Singapore. The portion is quite small, like two gulps and you’re done kinda small.

But the good thing is you get to choose from dry or soup versions, or just top up an extra $0.50 for mini tom yum noodles. If you have some seriously competitive friends, you can end the ‘who has the biggest appetite’ feud here once and for all. Whoever loses will have to settle the bill!

Thai Boat Noodles
Address: 799 New Upper Changi Road, Bedok Point #02-32/34 Singapore 467351
Contact number: +65 64459932
Operating Hours: 11:30am – 10:00pm Daily
Facebook Page: Thai Boat Noodles

4. Thai Boat Noodles (Golden Mile Complex)

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Noodle Cafe is a little bit of a hidden gem. To get to this place, you’ll need to take the stairs down towards a “Diva Disco”. It may seem a little dark and dodgy but the noodles might make you go “hey the journey isn’t thaaat bad”.

Noodle Cafe is a popular choice among boat noodle lovers and we can totally see why. Each $1.90 bowl may only a mouthful but it’s a mouthful of sweet, spicy, savoury, and smoky. It’s literally a flavour shot!

Noodle Cafe
Address: 5001 Beach Road Golden Mile Complex #B1-08 199588
Contact Number: +65 3113 2003
Operating Hours: 10:00am-05:00am Daily

6. Thai In Town

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With 6 yummy Thai boat noodles to choose from, how about going on a boat noodle marathon and try ’em all? What are you waiting for? Go grab your friends for a Boat Noodle Challenge! Don’t forget to tell us how many bowls of noodles you can slurp up.

Header image source: Pexels

Also, read Makan All Day Long! Singapore’s First Vending Machine Cafe Opens In SengKang