Attention party-goers and beach-lovers alike! We’ve gotten word of a fantastic one-of-a-kind party that combines two of our favourite things: the beach and breath-taking views!
Summertime Madness[caption id="attachment_26471" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Image Credit: 1-Altitude[/caption]
Happening at 1-Altitude, one of Singapore’s premier bars, Summertime Madness is one beach party that will have you partying till dawn. The fourth edition of this annual affair, Summertime Madness will happen in June over 1 epic weekend.
1-Altitude will be pulling out all the stops at this mini beach-fest. Not only will there be a sand pit with beach toy floats, party-goers will also get the chance to catch roving acts such as LED twirlers.
The theme this year is White Beach, so come decked in white! Bring your flower crowns, sunnies, flip flops, and take your favourite bikini out for a spin![caption id="attachment_26475" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Image Credit: 1-Altitude[/caption]
What’s a party without drinks? The bartenders at 1-Altitude have crafted a cocktail just for this event! Called ‘Summer Splash’, this heavenly concoction is crafted using yuzu, peach puree, fresh lemon juice and Jim Beam citrus–a refreshing cocktail that truly captures the spirit of a beach party!
Looking for stronger poison to bring out your inner party animal? Explore the mobile beach bars that will be offering up alcoholic beverages from Bacardi, Moet Ice Imperial and Grey Goose!
Image Credit: 1-Altitude
Entry for Summertime Madness is tagged at $35 from 6pm – 9pm, and includes 1 Housepour and 1 Summertime Cocktail. If you’re keen to hit the party while it’s in full swing, entry is tagged at $40 after 9pm, and will include 1 Premium Pour and 1 Summertime Cocktail!
Decked in your best beach ensemble with a couple of drinks in hand, and with DJs Leonard T and Jack T on the decks, it’s bound to be a beach party you’ll never forget!
Summer Madness Presents White Beach
Address: 1- Altitude, 63/F, One Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Date: 2 – 3 June, Fri- Sat
Time: 6pm till late
The month of Ramadhan is nearly upon us.
Ramadhan is not just about fasting, it’s also about spending time with family and friends, and what better way to do it than by breaking fast together?
We’ve rounded up 11 sweet Ramadhan buffet specials (and deals) you should definitely check out with your friends and family this Ramadhan period–just make sure to eat with moderation!
1. Hilton’s Ramadhan Buffet[caption id="attachment_26361" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Burpple[/caption]
In the mood for more ethnic eats?
Head to Kintamani! Not only are they serving up traditional Indonesian fare, they’ll be offering up Grilled Leg of Lamb from the bone! With a chance to win yourself a free stay at Furama Riverfront, we’re guessing Kintamani will be packed this Ramadhan![caption id="attachment_26367" align="aligncenter" width="554"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: DiscoverSG Deal: Maybank card holders listen up! For every 3 paying adults, 1 adult gets to dine for free (weekends excluded)! Senior citizens above 50 also get a 30% discount–now you know where to take your parents this Ramadhan.
21 On Rajah
Address: Days Hotel, 1 Jalan Rajah S329133
Duration: All year round
10. Ramadhan at Aquamarine
[caption id="attachment_26373" align="alignnone" width="1920"] Image Credit: 6 Raffles Boulevard, Marina Square, S039594
Price: Adult – $70++
Duration: All year round
11. Carousel Buffet[caption id="attachment_26372" align="alignnone" width="700"] Image Credit: With Over 1,000 Stalls, This Year’s Geylang Bazaar Will Keep You Coming Back For More
We Singaporeans love food.
We love eating it, admiring it, taking pictures of it–we love anything and everything to do with food.
If you’ve ever dined at a fancy restaurant, or in fact, tried replicating a famous chef’s recipe at home, you’ll know the world of difference presentation can make.
A simple salad can be transformed into a work of art, depending on how you plate it.
One local Instagram account is reinventing the way we see our humble kopitiam food by re-plating it fine dining style. We have to say, the results are impressive. They also make us very, very hungry.
Dabaogram[caption id="attachment_26380" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Plating up: economical sushi from Bukit Merah Central Hawker Center (Image Credit: @dabaogram)[/caption]
At first glance, Dabaogram looks like the carefully curated Instagram account of a fine dining restaurant.[caption id="attachment_26390" align="aligncenter" width="727"] @dabaogram’s Instagram feed[/caption]
Doesn’t seem too unusual or unique, does it? That is, until you realise these exquisite dishes aren’t from fancy restaurants but from somewhere you would never expect: our neighbourhood kopitiams.[caption id="attachment_26381" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Plating up: char kway teow from Seah Im Food Centre (Image Credit: @dabaogram)[/caption]
As its name suggests, all the images lovingly (and expertly) curated on Dabaogram were dabao-ed from various local coffee shops and hawker centers. The team then reassembles the dish, before photographing them for the world to admire.
Crafted by hand, with minimal effects and garnishes, Dabaogram manages to transform your run-of-the-mill roasted duck noodle and prawn mee soup into breathtaking works of art.[caption id="attachment_26387" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Left to right, from top to bottom: Prawn mee dry, duck noodles, vegetarian bee hoon and nasi padang (Image Credit: @dabaogram)[/caption]
While the account now has about 34 posts and 150 followers, we’re expecting their follower count to jump to the thousands once Singaporeans catch wind of Dabaogram.
Now, if only we could get the team behind Dabaogram to plate our daily duck rice and char kway teow every time we head out for lunch.
After a long, agonising wait, Ultra Singapore’s Phase 2 line-up has finally been announced, and we have to say, we’re impressed.
Ultra Singapore Phase 2 Line-Up[caption id="attachment_26346" align="aligncenter" width="467"] Image Credit: Ultra Singapore[/caption]
While the Phase 1 line-up featured heavy hitters in the EDM scene, including Pendulum, Steve Aoki, and Hardwell, the Phase 2 line-up includes some up-and-comers.
Acclaimed Indonesian rapper Rich Chigga, electronic act GTA, Singapore born and raised MYRNE, and local singer-songwriter Sam Rui will be joining the ranks of the big names slated to perform at this year’s Ultra.
Tickets to Ultra Singapore are priced at $115 USD for 1 Day Tickets and $178 USD for 2 Day Tickets.
If you still haven’t got your tickets, head to Ultra Singapore before they sell out!
Apple Celebrates Opening Of First Apple Store By Bringing Together Local Creatives To Share Their Skills
Apple fans, the wait is finally over. A date has been set for the opening of Singapore’s first Apple retail outlet–27 May.
Apple Orchard Road[caption id="attachment_26286" align="alignnone" width="620"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Date: 27 May
Time: 5pm – 6pm
Pick Up Some Tech Skills[caption id="attachment_26301" align="alignnone" width="736"] Image Credit: Apple[/caption]
It takes some serious skills to capture breathtaking images with just an iPhone.
Local photographer Aik Beng Chia (known in some circles as ABC), will be imparting some of his skills and techniques on how to capture beautiful street photography with nothing but an iPhone. Soon, you’ll be taking epic images that are sure to up your ‘Gram game.
Date: 28 May
Time: 11am – 12.30pm
Tech isn’t just for the grown ups. Apple Orchard Road will be holding a Kids Hour, a one-hour workshop of sorts that will see parents and kids shooting their very own movie.
With the help of basic camera techniques, an iPad Pro, iMovie and a whole lot of creativity, kids will get a chance to play actor, producer and director!
Date: 31 May
Time: 10am – 10pm
A picture is worth a thousand words. While just about anyone can take a picture using an iPhone, Apple wants to help you bring out the best in your photos. Drop in for a 90-minute session as Creatives at Apple share pro tips on getting the most out of your camera app.
Date: 28 May
Time: 3pm – 4.30pm
If you’ve already made plans to head down to Apple Orchard Road, why not check out some of their workshops? Not only will you be able to pick up some handy skills, you might even meet some like-minded people!
Apple Orchard Road
Address: Knightsbridge Mall, 270 Orchard Road, S238857
Opening Hours: 10am – 10pm
Muslims have it a little harder when it comes to finding halal grub here in Singapore. That’s probably why your Muslim mates love crossing the border: so they can dig into halal versions of Tony Romas, Subway, etc., that aren’t certified Halal here on our little red dot.
Lucky for us Muslims, things are changing, with more and more halal options opening up on our shores. From Working Title to Afterwit, Muslims now have a wider array of cuisines to sample from.
The newest addition to this list is Hararu Izakaya. Located at the heart of Kampong Glam, this eatery is Singapore’s 1st Muslim-owned Izakaya.
Hararu Izakaya[caption id="attachment_26154" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image Credit: Hararu Izakaya[/caption]
Hararu Izakaya offers up different seating arrangements, depending on the size of your party and personal preference. Grab a seat at the regular table-and-chair seating, the counter, or our personal favourite, the tatami area.
While the à la carte menu at Hararu Izakya is only available during dinnertime, Hararu Izakaya offers up affordable donburi sets for the hungry lunch crowd. All priced under $15, dig into bowls of Salmon Teriyaki or Tori Karaage that will delight your taste buds![caption id="attachment_26155" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image Credit: Hararu Izakaya[/caption]
If you’re looking to indulge in all the dishes Hararu Izakaya has to offer, head down for dinner. The specialties at this halal Japanese spot are the Charcoal Grill and Kushiyaki Skewers.
Pick from a selection of grilled meats like the Unagi Kabyaki and the Hotate Turkey. The sticks are priced from $3.50 to $14.00 and they come in a set of 2–perfect for sharing!
If you’re looking for something a tad more filling, opt for the Beef Nabemono, a Japanese hotpot filled to the brim with beef and vegetables.[caption id="attachment_26156" align="alignnone" width="800"] Image Credit: Hararu Izakaya[/caption]
If you’re looking to indulge in some delicious Japanese eats, head to Hararu Izakaya. We recommend making a reservation so you won’t have to fight the dinner crowd to get a table!
Address: 16 Bussorah Street S199437
Contact no.: 6291 5373
Opening Hours: 12pm – 2.30pm, 5pm – 10pm
(Top Image Credit: Hararu Izakaya)
The month of Ramadhan is a few weeks away and while it holds plenty of cultural and religious significance for Muslims all over the world, that doesn’t mean the rest of us can’t join in on the festivities.
Two cultural events worth checking out every Ramadhan are the annual Hari Raya Light-Up and the Geylang Serai Baazar. This year’s light-up is centred around the cultural and historical aspects of Malay culture.
Hari Raya Light-Up[caption id="attachment_26271" align="alignnone" width="991"] Image Credit: Hari Raya Light-Up 2017 Organising Committee[/caption]
This year’s Hari Raya Light-Up will feature a 4.4-metre-tall wau (a kite originating from the Malaysian state of Kelantan), a stage area formed by a 12-metre-wide sampan and decorated arches standing at 13-meters and 9-metres tall.[caption id="attachment_26272" align="alignnone" width="991"] A 4.4-metre-tall wau, a kite originating from the Malaysian state of Kelantan (Image Credit: Hari Raya Light-Up 2017 Organising Committee)[/caption]
This year’s light-up stretches over 2.25km, spanning Sims Avenue and Changi Road, and comprises 900,000 LED lights!
This year’s Hari Raya Light-Up will see the addition of a new, temporary exhibition. Housed in a structure modelled after the weaves of a ketupat, the exhibition serves to educate the public about the history of Hari Raya and of the Geylang Serai area.
Geylang Serai Bazaar[caption id="attachment_26266" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image Credit: SCAPE*[/caption]
The Geylang Serai Bazaar is returning with more than 1,000 makeshift stalls selling both traditional and fusion snacks. Happening from 25 May to 24 June, look out for “poke bowls”, candy floss burritos and “rainbow planet” ice-cream buns.[caption id="attachment_26265" align="alignnone" width="618"] Candy Floss Burritos[/caption]
The annual bazaar spans Geylang Serai market, Joo Chiat Complex and Haig Road. Cultural performances are set to take place every weekend near Kampong Kembangan Community Club. For cultural buffs, catch free screenings of P Ramlee’s films on the big screen.
If you’re a Singaporean (or foreigner) who is keen on getting their hands on some delicious eats, head on down to the Hari Raya Light-Up. Our advice? Bring that portable fan and lots of cash!
Hari Raya Light-Up
Where: Around Sims Avenue and Changi Road
When: May 20 – Jul 7
Geylang Serai Bazaar
Where: Geylang Serai Market, Joo Chiat Complex and Haig Road
When: 25 May – 24 June
The Lo & Behold group is no stranger when it comes to decadent foods and extravagant parties.
A Singapore-based hospitality group, Lo & Behold runs a slew of esteemed establishments. From beach-goer favourite Tanjong Beach Club to swanky The Warehouse Hotel, Lo & Behold truly knows the way to our hearts.
Next month, Lo & Behold is throwing a month-long festival to show us Singaporeans how to party with class, style and panache. Happening 29 May – 25 June, Lo & Behold will be hosting specially curated shindigs at 7 of their establishments.
Lo & Behold Festival[caption id="attachment_26251" align="alignnone" width="960"] Image Credit: The Black Swan Facebook Page[/caption]
Looking for a party that will have you feeling like Grace Kelly or Audrey Hepburn?
You’re in luck. Lo & Behold will be pulling out all the stops for its Electroball: The Golden Age of Hollywood. Happening at swanky bistro-cum-bar The Black Swan, this 1930s-inspired get-together is spread over three floors. Get ready to rub shoulders with party guests dressed to the nines as you immerse yourself in electric jazz and cirque coquetry.
A definite ‘do not miss’ for party-goers looking for an event worth every penny.
Electroball: The Golden Age of Hollywood
Where: The Black Swan
When: 10 June, 7pm – 10pm
Keen to work on that tan while indulging in tasty eats? Tanjong Beach Club is serving up an All You Can Eat Bottomless Brunch. Dig into plates stacked high with breakfast favourites as you soak in the sun, salt and sand!
All You Can Eat – Bottomless Brunch
Where: Tanjong Beach Club
When: 17 June, 11.30am
With a slew of curated events for every kind of partygoer in the month of June, there’s bound to be something that will tickle your fancy!
If you’ve ever lived in or visited Melbourne, you’ll know the city is synonymous with one thing: fantastic coffee. Touted by some as the coffee capital of the world, it seems no one does coffee like the Melburnians do.
Missing a taste of the city’s brew? Lucky for us, you’ll be able to drink it right here in Singapore very soon.[caption id="attachment_26182" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Image Credit: Industry Beans[/caption]
Whether you are keen on picking up a coffee machine or want a taste of Melbourne’s finest, head on down the pop-up café street–it’s bound to be a delicious experience.
Melbourne Café Street Pop-Up
Address: Millenia Walk Atrium, 9 Raffles Boulevard, S039596
Date: 18 – 22 May
Time: 11am – 5pm
Unless you’ve been living in a hole for the past few months, you would have noticed plenty of online chatter about two TV shows in particular, 13 Reasons Why and Riverdale.
These two popular dramas have a few things in common: They’re both Netflix Original series, they’re both adapted from popular pieces of fiction (Archie comics FTW) and perhaps most importantly, they feature Ross Butler.
Ross Butler[caption id="attachment_26018" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Ross Butler Instagram[/caption]
Born 17 May 1990, Ross Butler was born in Singapore to an American father and Chinese-Malaysian mother.[caption id="attachment_26028" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image Credit: Ross Butler Instagram[/caption]
Raised in Virginia, Butler dropped out of Ohio State University and took the leap to move to Los Angeles to begin acting. Butler is no novice when it comes to the acting game. He has had roles in a range of films and TV shows like Disney Channel’s K.C Undercover and popular TV series Teen Wolf.
13 Reasons Why: Zach Dempsey[caption id="attachment_26016" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image Credit: The CW/ Warner Bros TV[/caption]
Unfortunately for Riverdale fanatics, Ross Butler will not be back for its second season. Fret not, you haven’t seen the last of him just yet! Online chatter has got us hopeful that Butler’s absence from Riverdale’s sophomore season could be due to the possibility of a larger role in 13 Reasons Why.[caption id="attachment_26017" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image Credit: The Odyssey online[/caption]
If you have yet to catch 13 Reasons Why, here’s the lowdown. The popular Netflix Original series starts off with the suicide of Hannah Baker, who leaves behind 13 tapes detailing the 13 reasons why she decided to end her life.[caption id="attachment_26042" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Image Credit: The Odyssey Online [/caption]
Based on a fiction book by author Jay Asher, the series delves deep into taboo issues faced by teenagers. Themes of sex, drugs, bullying, and the effect we have on the people around us form the backbone of the story.
With a stellar cast and captivating storyline, it’s no surprise that the popular series now has a huge fanbase with a multitude of fan theories coming out of the woodwork.[caption id="attachment_26044" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Image Credit: Netflix[/caption]
Ross Butler plays jock Zach Dempsey, who is a good guy at heart with a penchant for hanging out with the wrong crowd. We won’t spoil the rest of the show if you haven’t yet caught the binge-worthy series.
For those of you who have already finished watching the series and are experiencing some serious 13 Reasons Why withdrawals, a second season has been announced! There is no set date or details on season 2 as of yet, so we’re in for a quite a wait before we find out what happens to the students of Liberty High.