We all know Deliveroo for delivering our favourite eats right to our doorstep, but they’ve since pushed the envelope to go from online to offline.
Within the last two years, the food delivery giant has launched two physical dining spaces in Singapore known as ‘Deliveroo Editions’, which double up as their delivery-only super kitchens.
Following the success of these two sites, Deliveroo has recently launched their biggest and most advanced Editions site in Singapore to date.
Called the deliveroo food market, this new space is just a stone’s throw away from the new Mediacorp headquarters, sitting on the first floor of ALICE @ MEDIAPOLIS. Its eye-catching teal interior makes the place hard to miss!
This new site is a significant ‘upgrade’ from their previous Editions sites, with the addition of a tech-enabled dining space that can accommodate up to 40 people.
7 Restaurants Housed Under One Roof
Deliveroo food market houses 7 restaurants and a total of 11 food concepts, which has been carefully curated based on user demand.
Some noteworthy restaurant partners include popular favourites like Korean fried chicken brand Bonchon, Vietnamese noodle bar NamNam, NamNam’s sister brand COMNAM, Omakase Burger, and Rasa Rasa.
You can also order from some of the virtual brands that are exclusive to Deliveroo such as EZO Hokkaido Eats by Omakase Burger, which serves quality Japanese dons (like their Signature Butadon).
For those who are health-conscious, there are plenty of wholesome options as well. VIOS by Blu Kouzina for one, offers bowls that are carefully packed for a balanced diet without compromising on taste. You can even pick your favourites with their Build Your Own Bowl option!
Its sister brand, Lucky Souvlaki by Blu Kouzina, specialises in traditional Greek street food that is made with quality ingredients like organic meat.
On the other hand, Chop Shop by Pot Luck Club offers delicious grain bowl options like the Thai BBQ Chicken, and you can also get gourmet salads and sandwiches from Delismith by Pot Luck Club.
A Taste Of Dining In The Future
What’s unique about this food market is its fully-automated ordering system.
Designed to offer customers “a taste of dining in the future”, the entire ordering experience is automated and powered by eatsa, a San Francisco-based technology automation company.
The ordering process is seamless and very user-friendly. If you’re familiar with ordering food through Deliveroo’s app, this shouldn’t be a problem for you. In any case, there are instructions on the screen to guide you along through the whole ordering process. If you do encounter any issues, there are service staff around as well.
Instead of ordering over the counter or at tables like most dining establishments, you get to browse the menu and place your order at any of the five self-serve kiosks onsite. Once you’ve settled on your order, checking out is just as easy! You simply need to tap or swipe your card for payment.
After placing your order, your name will appear on the digital status board. Once your food is ready, the number of an assigned digital cubby will appear alongside your name.
You can then head over to the designated cubby for food collection. Your name will also appear on the door of the cubby, which is a pretty nice touch as it makes the dining (or ordering) experience more personalised.
For those who prefer takeouts, there is a takeaway option as well, which you can select when you place your order at the kiosks.
An Alternative Dining Experience At One-North
Lunch can be a stressful experience for the working crowd, but the entire order-and-collect system makes it so much easier. It is perfect for those who want to avoid unnecessary fuss during their precious lunch break — simply tap to order, pay, and collect your meal.
The deliveroo food market is also a good alternative for group dining as the many restaurants housed under one roof offer a plethora of options for all. Unlike a food court, the laid-back ambience there makes you feel like you’re dining at a cafe instead.
Moreover, the space offers power points and wifi access, which makes it a great place for working professionals to dine and chill at.
For those who need their caffeine fix, the food market also houses Nineteen95 Espresso Bar—this is the first fixed location for the mobile coffee cart brand. Besides that, you can also get Magnum ice cream bars and pints of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream there.
The deliveroo food market is only open for dining during lunch from 11am to 2.30pm, and for dinner from 4.30pm to 9.30pm. Beyond these hours, you can still order from the restaurants via delivery until 10pm!
Deliveroo Food Market
ALICE @ MEDIAPOLIS #01-02/03
Opening hours: 11am – 2.30pm (Lunch), 4.30pm – 9.30pm (Dinner)
Dedicated to making noise about the creative talent of young people, the annual Noise Singapore is back this year with its anticipated Noise Anchor Programmes and Noise Music Mentorship.
This year’s edition of Noise Singapore focuses on bringing co-creation to the forefront with several programmes, exposing participants to varied forms of digital and urban arts through mentorships, as well as creation and showcase opportunities. Members of the public will have the opportunity to explore various immersive programmes happening from 23 February to 19 April.
If you’re looking for some events to keep you occupied for the weeks ahead, here are some highlights of this edition of Noise Singapore!
Get A Taste Of An ‘Alternate’ Reality At Noise Metaverse
Quite a few Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) game shops have popped up around our island in the past year. Movies like Ready Player One was a hit as well, exemplifying the wonders of immersive technologies.
Now, you can get a chance to delve into the world of AR, VR, and Mixed Reality at the Noise Metaverse Exhibition happening from 23 February to 3 March at *SCAPE Ground Theatre!
A two-month mentorship programme paired youth with mentors from iMMERSiVELY, a creative start-up that specialises in immersive media technologies, and provided participants with a platform to explore how art can intersect with immersive technologies. The mentorship programme then culminates with the Noise Metaverse Exhibition.
Check out the final art x tech projects to appreciate the hard work of these young mentees who were guided by the various industry experts at the Noise Metaverse exhibition starting this weekend!
Hang Out At The Noise Invasion Festival[caption id="attachment_38791" align="alignnone" width="1372"] Image Credit: Time Out Singapore[/caption]
Happening on 23 March, the Noise Invasion Festival held at Parklane Shopping Mall (Level 8 Carpark) aims to engage youths through relatable Urban Arts content. Some highlights that you can expect include a showcase of emerging electronic musicians, dance performances and art installations sure to liven your Instagram feed.
Be sure to follow #NoiseInvasionFest on social media prior to the festival and check out the exciting activities for a Saturday hangout with your friends!
Ogle At The Doodles At Noise Local Motif
If you’ve always wondered how to appreciate art, let Noise Local Motif show you how art can be relatable and challenge some of your preconceived ideas.
As a peer-to-peer learning programme by Band of Doodlers, Noise Local Motif aims to showcase illustration works inspired and co-created by participants and beneficiaries of various social sector organisations. With the illustrations displayed across trains on the Downtown Line, commuters can now enjoy arts on the go quite literally so.
So, take a break from your screens on your next train ride and prepare to be mesmerised by some of the dynamic works on display from 22 March to 19 April!
Get Drawn To The Magic Of GIFs At Noise GIF Fest
Some say that art creates magic, and that’s exactly what Noise GIF Fest aims to do.
Organised by The Unusual Network and a Noise Anchor Programme, this year’s festival theme is “Magic” featuring GIFs as the digital art format that suits the bill. Catch the Noise GIF Fest at Blk 7 Gillman Barracks from 28 March to 1 April, where you can enjoy a display of themed digital works! Apart from that, you can also expect to attend workshops and talks on how GIFs are used to bring a piece of art to life at the festival.
Noise Singapore is currently also accepting submissions for original digital artwork from anyone ranging from amateurs to professionals. If you’ve been creating GIFs for your cliques on Telegram, channel that creativity in you and submit your GIFs by 10 March to have your pieces showcased at the festival’s exhibition! More details on submission guidelines can be found at Noise Music Mentorship
Ever wondered how Ed Sheeran created that hook, or how The Sam Willows writes such zestful music that you can’t help bopping to in the car? Well, here’s your chance to learn more about music-making through a two-day showcase by mentees under the 11th edition of Noise Music Mentorship (NMM). This year, the iconic NMM programme saw young, budding artists being guided by seasoned professionals the likes of turntablist DJ KoFlow and musician Tim de Cotta. From 16 – 17 March, the participants of will also be conducting workshops and feedback sessions on their music at Plaza Singapura (Level 1 Outdoor Front Plaza). The best part? You could catch a glimpse of your favourite local artists, including Mandopop artist Tay Kewei, hip hop icon KoFlow, and singer-songwriter Inch Chua at the event alongside the showcases of the mentees. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpwlDzSlat8/ DON DON DON, DONKIII~ If you find yourself humming to the addictive theme song of the famous Japanese store, we have exciting news for you. Don Don Donki just opened their third outlet at City Square Mall! Their first outlet at Orchard Central is already enough of a big maze, but their third outlet will be its largest one yet at 26,000 sqf!
Ever wondered how Ed Sheeran created that hook, or how The Sam Willows writes such zestful music that you can’t help bopping to in the car? Well, here’s your chance to learn more about music-making through a two-day showcase by mentees under the 11th edition of Noise Music Mentorship (NMM).
This year, the iconic NMM programme saw young, budding artists being guided by seasoned professionals the likes of turntablist DJ KoFlow and musician Tim de Cotta.
From 16 – 17 March, the participants of will also be conducting workshops and feedback sessions on their music at Plaza Singapura (Level 1 Outdoor Front Plaza). The best part? You could catch a glimpse of your favourite local artists, including Mandopop artist Tay Kewei, hip hop icon KoFlow, and singer-songwriter Inch Chua at the event alongside the showcases of the mentees.
DON DON DON, DONKIII~
If you find yourself humming to the addictive theme song of the famous Japanese store, we have exciting news for you. Don Don Donki just opened their third outlet at City Square Mall!
Their first outlet at Orchard Central is already enough of a big maze, but their third outlet will be its largest one yet at 26,000 sqf![caption id="attachment_38714" align="aligncenter" width="2122"] Image Credit: Don Don Donki[/caption]
Don Don Don, Don’t You Wish Your NTUC Was Hot Like Me?
If you’re wondering why we need a bigger Don Don Donki outlet, here’s why.
The new outlet will offer three unique features everyone will appreciate – a food court, bargain section and fresh groceries.
A Japanese Food Court[caption id="attachment_38715" align="aligncenter" width="2120"] Image Credit: Don Don Donki[/caption]
When you’re done with shopping or simply craving for Japanese food, swing by the in-store food court to get your ramen or hokkaido ice cream fix.
The food court will house five different stores,where mains like ramen, donburi (rice bowl), Japanese barbecue, and fried chicken will be available.
Indulge in a piping hot bowl of ramen from the famous Hokkaido Ramen Santouka – the ideal comfort food after a long day at work and grocery shopping.[caption id="attachment_38719" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: Hokkaido Ramen Santouka Facebook[/caption]
Round off your meal with Naganuma Ice Co’s creme brulee soft serve ice cream.[caption id="attachment_38720" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Naganuma Ice Co Facebook[/caption]
Treasure Hunting At The Bargain Section[caption id="attachment_38717" align="aligncenter" width="2122"] Image Credit: Don Don Donki[/caption]
If you’re secretly a Singaporean auntie who loves her discounts, then you’re going to love Don Don Donki’s bargain section.
Set in a corner of the store, customers can hunt for treasure bargains starting from $2. This area will also mimic the signature Don Quijote displays in Japan that use carton boxes and handwritten price tags.
Snatch all the good deals you can get and reflect on your life decisions afterwards. No regrets, we promise!
Extensive Japanese Delicatessen Offering
Looking to whip up a Japanese feast at home?
Don Don Donki City Square Mall boasts an extensive range of fresh produce and perishables that is much wider than its other outlets, so you can pretty much find everything you could dream of here.[caption id="attachment_38713" align="aligncenter" width="2128"] Image Credit: Don Don Donki[/caption]
If you’re not in the mood to cook, grab some freshly-made Japanese dishes from the delicatessen section and you’re good to go.[caption id="attachment_38712" align="aligncenter" width="2124"] Image Credit: Don Don Donki[/caption]
Opening Day Promotions
Don Don Donki City Square Mall officially opens today (11 January 2019)!
To celebrate its launch, new and existing Don Don Donki mobile app members get a chance to spin a wheel of fortune. Prizes up for grabs include:
- Limited edition Donpen plushies
- 10 pairs of tickets to Airzone, the suspended playground in City Square Mall
- 100 Don Don Donki Eco Bags
The first 1,000 customers who spend at least S$50 will win a limited edition Don Don Donki Tote Bag so make sure you get there early.
Pokemon fans can also swing by Don Don Donki as Pikachu will be making special appearances on 11-13 Jan at 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.
Don Don Donki City Square Mall
Address: Basement 2, City Square Mall, 180 Kitchener Road, Singapore 208539.
Opening hours: 9.00am – 12am, daily
Nearest MRT station: Farrer Park
(Header Image Source: Don Don Donki)
When it comes to welcoming the new year, Singapore truly knows how to throw a party with a dazzling display of fireworks.
However, watching the fireworks can be less than pleasant when you’re pressed up against thousands of other people who had the same location in mind. Here are some alternative places to catch the fireworks if you want to avoid the massive crowd!
1. Bay East Garden @ Gardens By The Bay[caption id="attachment_38626" align="aligncenter" width="1670"] Image Credit: Gardens By The Bay[/caption]
The lesser known portion of Gardens By The Bay, this tranquil park is filled with lush lawns, elegant palm trees, and an unobstructed view of the fireworks! Situated opposite the Supertree Grove, the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome, we suggest splurging on hawker treats to go from Satay by The Bay beforehand to feast out while waiting for the big show.
It’s accessible by car via Tanjong Rhu Road or across the bridge from Marina Barrage.
Open daily 24 hours, admission is absolutely free, so bring your picnic mats and hunker down for a peaceful night.
Bay East Garden
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Nearest MRT: Bayfront (CE1/DT16)
2. The Esplanade Roof Terrace[caption id="attachment_38627" align="aligncenter" width="908"] Image Credit: Esplanade[/caption]
Head all the way to the top of the Esplanade for a stunning view of the city. It also has a bird’s-eye view of the fireworks as it illuminates the Singapore skyline, ringing in the new year.
Do note that there’s limited space on the roof terrace so you might want to head down earlier to score yourself a good spot!
The Esplanade Roof Terrace
Address: 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802
Nearest MRT: Esplanade MRT (CC3) | City Hall (NS25/EW13)
3. Faber Peak[caption id="attachment_38628" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: Mount Faber Leisure Group[/caption]
While the view of the fireworks is from a distance here, this hilltop destination is perfect for a romantic rendezvous away from the crowd.
With cable cars, bars and restaurants, you’ll be living in the lap of luxury with food, drinks, fireworks and tons of breathing space this New Year’s Eve.
It’s accessible by car via Mount Faber Road from Lower Delta Road or Kampong Bahru Road which will take you straight up to Faber Peak Singapore.
Address: 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront MRT (NE1/CC29), take Exit B towards HarbourFront Centre
4. Singapore Sports Hub[caption id="attachment_38629" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Image Credit: Singapore Sports Hub[/caption]
The greatest draw to watching the fireworks at the Sports Hub is avoiding the crowds of Marina Bay. If you position yourself right, along the waterfront, you get an undisturbed view across the water all the way to Marina Bay.
The numerous eateries here also means you don’t need to prepare your own picnic basket or food. Before the fireworks start, head over to Kallang Wave Mall for dinner or get some munchies to snack on while you watch the spectacular fireworks display.
Singapore Sports Hub
Address: 1 Stadium Place Singapore 397628
Nearest MRT: Stadium MRT (CC6)
5. Starbucks at The Fullerton Waterboat House[caption id="attachment_38630" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Jemma Wei[/caption]
Not one for alcohol? Start your new year with a caffeine fix at Starbucks at The Fullerton Waterboat House!
With its full length windows and a great view of the MBS, you’ll be able to catch the fireworks in a comfortable, air-conditioned space.
Starbucks at Fullerton Waterboat House
Address: 3 Fullerton RD, #02-01/02/03, Fullerton Waterboat House, Singapore 049215
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place MRT (EW14/NS26)
6. The Helix Bridge[caption id="attachment_38631" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Image Credit: Arup[/caption]
Located right next to where the fireworks will be released, but a good distance away from the crowd at The Float @ Marina Bay, The Helix may get crowded, but is nonetheless better than squeezing at The Float.
What’s more, with 4 viewing platforms, it is a great place to get up close and personal with the fireworks!
The Helix Bridge
Address: Helix Bridge, Singapore
Nearest MRT: Promenade MRT (DT15/CC4)
7. Marina Barrage
The expansive lawn of Marina Barrage overlooks the city from across the Marina Channel.
Bring along a picnic mat and chill on the spacious rooftop garden during major celebrations, as you wait for the spectacular illuminations in the sky.
Address: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951
Nearest MRT: Bayfront (CE1/DT16)
8. Pinnacle @ Duxton[caption id="attachment_38633" align="aligncenter" width="1132"] Image Credit: Google Street Images[/caption]
It’s the tallest public housing in the area, with an astonishing 50 storeys. Residents of The Pinnacle are lucky to view the annual fireworks from the comfort of their homes. However, that doesn’t mean that you should be losing out too. For $6, you can head to the rooftop of The Pinnacle and witness the fireworks as they unfold.
All you’ll probably need to pay for is parking!
Pinnacle @ Duxton
Address: 1 Cantonment Rd, Singapore 085301
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar MRT (EW15) | Outram MRT Station (EW16/NE3)
9. 1-Altitude[caption id="attachment_38634" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image Credit: 1-Altitude[/caption]
It should come as no surprise that the world’s highest alfresco bar delivers one of the best views of the fireworks. Head up to the Upper Viewing Gallery (on the 63rd floor) of 1-Altitude for a spectacular 360-degree view of the city.
Standing at 282 metres above sea level, enjoy the panoramic view of the entire island, have a drink whilst enjoying the fireworks and enjoy many amazing photo moments!
Address: 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place (EW14/NS26)
10. Smoke & Mirrors[caption id="attachment_38635" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Smoke & Mirrors[/caption]
The National Gallery’s snazy rooftop restaurant and bar boasts a gorgeous view of the MBS and CBD.
Smoke and Mirrors has been gaining a rather loyal following for their cocktail menu, so grab a drink and settle in for the upcoming fireworks!
Smoke and Mirrors
Address: St Andrew’s Rd, 01 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
Nearest MRT: City Hall MRT (EW13/NS25)
11. Skyville @ Dawson
The Sky Garden at Dawson is a fully-sheltered garden terrace surrounded by lush greenery. The sky gardens are located at levels 14, 25 and 36 but the 47th storey is where you want to be this NYE.
As it is a residential area, be considerate and keep your levels down as you usher in the new year!
Skyville @ Dawson
Address: 86 Dawson Rd, Singapore 141086
Nearest MRT: Queenstown MRT (EW19)
12. Marina South Pier Carpark (Level 3)
The Marina South Pier isn’t just for ferry rides to St John’s Island. Climb up to level 3 of the car park and you’ll find a viewing spot of the ocean and CBD skyline in the background.
It may be packed with cars on the actual day itself but if you just want an epic view of the fireworks, the view from the top alone will be enough for your IG-worthy pictures.
Marina South Pier Carpark
Address: 31 Marina Coastal Dr, Singapore 018988
Nearest MRT: Marina South Pier MRT station (Exit A)
On a long break? Not sure where to go or what to do this weekend?
It’s the last weekend of the year and to make it count, head out and have a blast at these exciting events instead. From the crowd-favourite Marina Bay carnival to snapping away at the highly-instagrammable exhibition at National Gallery Singapore, there’s plenty of things to do and see before the year ends.
Here are 7 things to do to usher in the new year:
1. Prudential Marina Bay Carnival[caption id="attachment_38604" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival[/caption]
Singapore’s largest carnival is back for its second edition! Occupying the Bayfront Event Space from 22nd December till 24th March 2019, there will be plenty of tried-and-true formula of hipster food stall and more than 40 rides and games, which consists of both crowd-favourites and new additions.
Some of the popular attractions include the 35m-tall Star Flyer, heart-stopping Mach 5, and the brand new centrepiece of this round’s carnival is the Wave Swinger, a giant carousel swing![caption id="attachment_38605" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Prudential Marina Bay Carnival[/caption]
Like its predecessor, admission is completely free, and it’ll run from 4pm – 11pm every single day. Operating hours will also be extended to 2am on both Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, so if you’ve ever wanted to usher in the new year 55 metres in the air, here’s your chance.
Pre-order your credits online to avoid long queues while you’re there!
Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Venue: Bayfront Event Space
Date: 22nd December 2018 – 24th March 2019
Time: 4pm – 11pm (extended hours till 2am on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve)
2. Food Truck Fest[caption id="attachment_38609" align="aligncenter" width="679"] Image Credit: Food Truck Fest[/caption]
Before you start on your “New Year, New Me” resolutions, pile on the holiday weight at Singapore’s first and largest Food Truck Fest!
Bringing in award-winning vendors (both local and regional), they will be serving up modern gastronomic delights for four days. Expect a wide array of mouthwatering delicacies like Swedish Meatballs by Fika Swedish Cafe & Bistro, Coconut Gula Melaka Doughnuts by Plain Vanilla Bakery, Beef Rendang Mac & Cheese by Preparazzi and Michelin-starred Ramen by Tsuta Singapore.[caption id="attachment_38610" align="aligncenter" width="1512"] Beef Rendang Mac & Cheese | Image Credit: Food Truck Fest[/caption]
Head down to Marina Bay Sands’ Event Plaza from 28 – 31st December for the most iconic foodie paradise you’ve ever seen (and tasted) and usher in the new year with a culinary blast![caption id="attachment_38606" align="aligncenter" width="1197"] Image Credit: Food Truck Fest[/caption]
Food Truck Fest
Address: Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, 2 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018972
Date: 28th – 31st December 2018
Time: : 28th – 30th Dec: 5PM – 11PM | 31st Dec: 4PM – 1AM
3. Wheeler’s Market – Festive Edition
Revel in the spirit of giving or enjoy the festive atmosphere at Wheeler’s Market – Festive Edition!
Bag home all kinds of artisanal gifts and festive bakes made by local artists and crafters! Some of the goodies you can pick up include witty illustrations by Nuffypuffy, stylish partyware by Party Modern and Christmas Wreath Cookies from JustJulia.[caption id="attachment_38615" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Christmas Wreath Cookies | Image Credit: @justjulia.homebakes[/caption]
Wheeler’s Market – Festive Edition
Address: 2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798386
Date: 30th December 2018
Time: 9.30am – 6pm
4. Hello, ONE PIECE Exhibition[caption id="attachment_38617" align="aligncenter" width="1366"] Image Credit: Resorts World Sentosa[/caption]
With one of the longest-running anime series and over 440 million manga volumes in circulation worldwide, ONE PIECE is indisputably one of the most popular Japanese creation ever.
Hailing from Japan, visitors can expect to discover the infinite imagination of creator Eiichiro Oda in this exhibition. Get up close and personal with a replica of his work desk, wander through a gallery of his illustrations, and even experience as if they have jumped into the mind of Eiichiro Oda with a unique Virtual Reality Experience![caption id="attachment_38616" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Resorts World Sentosa[/caption]
Other highlights of this exhibition include plenty of illustrations from the creator and of course, a merchandise shop stocking original goods.
Hello, ONE PIECE Exhibition
Address: Maritime Experiential Museum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, 098269
Date: 27 November 2018 – 1 January 2019
Time: 1 Dec 2018 – 1 Jan 2019: 9.30AM – 7PM
5. A Wizarding World Holiday At Changi Airport
Dive into the world of magic and wizardry set to enthral and captivate fans of the highly popular Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series.
Changi Airport is bringing the Wizarding World to you starting from 16 November 2018 up until February 2019. They have stunningly recreated various iconic scenes from the magical world of Harry Potter as part of their Christmas decoration.
Spellbinding activities await at Hogwarts’ most famous shopping street Diagon Alley. Take a stroll down this town as you relive the very first time Harry bought his wand at Ollivanders![caption id="attachment_38612" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Or strike a pose in front of Hogsmeade’s iconic stores or take a picture against a life-sized version of the Hogwarts Express. If you’re there at the right time – you might just catch a snow and light show that will last till 6 January 2019![caption id="attachment_38613" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Here are the timings to look out for if you’d like to catch the show:
Weekdays: 6pm, 7pm, 9pm
Weekends: 1pm, 6pm, 7pm, 9pm
If you’re travelling out of Singapore this year end, don’t miss the opportunity to soak in this magical world with other Potterheads just like you!
Wizarding World Of Harry Potter
Address: Terminal 3, Departure Hall, Public Area
Date: 16th November 2018 – mid-February 2019
6. Minimalism: Space. Light. Object at National Gallery Singapore[caption id="attachment_38620" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: National Gallery Singapore[/caption]
See more through less at the first Minimalism exhibition in Southeast Asia, set across two sites: National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum.
Led by National Gallery Singapore, the exhibition features over 150 works that explore the history and legacy of this groundbreaking art movement, which continues to inform a wide range of art forms and practitioners across the world today.[caption id="attachment_38619" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: National Gallery Singapore[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_38618" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: National Gallery Singapore[/caption]
Minimalism: Space. Light. Object
Address: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Singapore 178957
Date: 16 Nov 2018 – 14 Apr 2019
7. Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum[caption id="attachment_38622" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Gardens By The Bay[/caption]
Brace yourself for cuteness overload this holidays as Gardens by the Bay presents Singapore’s first Disney Tsum Tsum floral display.
“Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum” sees over 40 Tsum Tsums lying amidst a large field of more than 8,000 multi-coloured poinsettias at the Flower Dome. Join your favourite Disney and Pixar characters in stackable form as they make preparations for Christmas.[caption id="attachment_38621" align="aligncenter" width="3000"] Image Credit: Gardens By The Bay[/caption]
Snap a photo with Minnie Mouse and her friends decorating the Christmas tree, Mickey Mouse painting the ornamental baubles, Tigger sliding down ribbons while gift wrapping, and Dumbo lifting presents into the air!
Visitors can also choose from a range of Disney Tsum Tsum merchandise – including apparel, stationery, lifestyle products and even special-edition Disney Tsum Tsum x Udders ice cream – at the Gardens’ Conservatory Gift Shop.
Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome, Singapore 018953
Date: 2 November 2018 – 6 January 2019
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm
Price: Usual admission charge to the Flower Dome applies
8. Black Panther Screening at Esplanade Park[caption id="attachment_38646" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Loop Singapore[/caption]
Discover a whole new way to enjoy the movies you love with #PopcornPopUpCinema, the coolest cinema experience in town! Happening daily at hip bars, restaurants, rooftops and other venues in town, Popcorn Pop-Up Cinema is a cinematic format that brings together film, friends, food and fun.
This weekend, Popcorn Pop-Up Cinema will be screening one of the most spectacular movies of 2018 – Black Panther. Best part, it’s free! Grab your loved ones and enjoy a movie with your loved ones under the stars!
Black Panther Screening by Popcorn Pop-Up Cinema
Date & Time: 30th December 2018 | 8pm – 10.30pm
Location: Esplanade Park, Connaught Drive, 179682
We’ve already seen two instalments of Twilight: Flea & Feast this year, but it looks like the indoor bazaar will be making a third appearance in 2018 to usher in the Christmas season.
Now rechristened as Twilight Express: Flea & Feast, the hipster extravaganza will be returning to the Suntec Convention Centre from the 7th to 9th of December (this Friday to Sunday), once again featuring more than 50 (halal!) f&b and artisan stalls to satisfy both the foodie and shopaholic in you.
With admission being free, however, it’s almost guaranteed that the event is going to be a human sardine can. To make sure you get the most of your visit, we’ve gone ahead and rounded up 8 stalls that you should check out:
Is it still Poke Bowl season? Well, the folks at Oahu Poke are certainly doing their part to keep the trend alive.[caption id="attachment_38409" align="aligncenter" width="1074"] Image Credit: Ohau Poke[/caption]
Making their debut at Twilight Express, the stall offers healthy meats like like grilled salmon and teriyaki chicken, topped with classic poke ingredients like Japanese cucumber, tamago and pineapples.
With discounts of up to $3.90 available on their Facebook page — off an already-enticing introductory price of $8, no less — you’ll be saving on both dollars and calories.
Think of Saiko as the elevated version of your typical pasar malam takoyaki joint!
Serving up Japanese street food realness, Saiko serves takoyaki in sizeable portions with full bite-sized fillings. You can choose from 3 different fillings – octopus, chicken and braised mushrooms. You also have the option of mixing 2 different fillings in one serving.[caption id="attachment_38447" align="aligncenter" width="3807"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Other selections include Classic, Dashi (takoyaki with dashi broth, bonito flakes and scallions) and Miso (takoyaki with miso butter and rice krispies). Top it all off with a perfectly cooked onsen egg for just an additional $2!
We promise you that the takoyaki from Saiko won’t disappoint!
The Fab Five
If it’s comfort food you’re looking for, look no further than The Fab Five.[caption id="attachment_38416" align="aligncenter" width="1204"] Image Credit: The Fab Five[/caption]
Inspired by “Chicago’s late night eats”, this stall specialises in good ol’ Mac & Cheese. For added guilt, you can add a variety of toppings such as chilli beef, meatballs, and even button mushrooms for the vegetarians out there. Save the dieting for next year, we’d say.
For those heading to Twilight Express in a group, Sofnade is one stall you have to put on your to-do list.[caption id="attachment_38411" align="aligncenter" width="898"] Image Credit: Sofnade[/caption]
From meatballs, twister fries and even milk-friggin-tea, everything is served in a comically large bucket (smaller sizes are available, but where’s the fun in that?). At $10 for an entire bucket of meatballs, you’re definitely getting your money’s worth with this one.
Retro fashion will always be in, but if you’re not keen on digging through your parent’s old clothes to find the perfect #throwback outfit, Vintagewknd has got you covered.[caption id="attachment_38412" align="aligncenter" width="879"] Image Credit: Vintagewknd[/caption]
Featuring a wide catalogue of blouses, skirts, dresses and shirts that are unapologetically stuck in the 70s, you’re sure to stand out among the sea of Champion tees that everyone seems to be wearing these days. And with prices hovering around the $20 mark, they’re mighty affordable too.
With Christmas just around the corner and secret santa’s happening in every office and classroom, it’s time to start thinking of gift ideas. Now, you could play it safe with a book or Takashimaya vouchers…or you could get them a personalised car plate instead.[caption id="attachment_38413" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Image Credit: Plate.ink[/caption]
That’s right — at Plate.ink, you can emboss a message on a license plate for a truly unique gift. Whether it’s their name or some inside joke that no one else will get, you’re sure to be the MVP of your secret Santa with this one.
In an age where everyone’s pretty much carrying the same phones and laptops, personalising your gear is more important than ever. For a cheap and affordable solution, head on over to SticOnArt.[caption id="attachment_38417" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: SticOnArt[/caption]
Offering a wide variety of stickers that range from fancy typography to pop culture references, there’s something for everyone here. Personalised options are available as well, if you’re feeling particularly picky.
A girl can never have too many makeup brushes, so why not #supportlocal while you’re shopping for your next one?[caption id="attachment_38415" align="alignnone" width="1440"] Image Credit: 13rushes[/caption]
Painstakingly handcrafted in limited quantities and made with cruelty-free products, 13rushes just might be your new favourite brush brand. With brushes available in every size imaginable, you just might find some things to put on your Christmas wish list.
Twilight Express: Flea & Feast
Venue: Suntec Convention Centre, Halls 401/402
Date: 7th December – 9th December
Time: 10am – 10pm
(Header Image Source: Oahu Poke, Sofnade, Saiko)
Remember your first skincare routine? We bet it looked a lot like a foamy bar of soap or cream cleanser, a bottle of toner and some cotton pads, and maybe a cream for your acne problems.
We’re guessing you probably could not imagine following the same routine now. As your skin needs shifts with age, so will your products.
When it comes to skincare, routine varies from person to person. They can be minimal or extreme depending on your skin type, environment, age and budget. And with so many skincare products out there, it can be difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.
IDS Skincare is a homegrown brand that was started by Dr SK Tan. For the unacquainted, Dr SK is one of the foremost skincare doctors in Singapore. IDS’ skincare line is made to deliver highly visible results that surpass those achieved by most prescription products, without the side effects they often cause.[caption id="attachment_38153" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: IDS Skincare[/caption]
Majority of us are used to turning to Korean skincare products to miraculously solve all of our problems, so our colleague, Esther, decided to jump on the IDS bandwagon to check out if our homegrown brand is everything that it promises to be.
Identifying Your Skin Type
If you don’t already have a good idea what your skin type is, you definitely would want to be able to identify that before beginning a new routine.
You can get a skin analysis at IDS Clinic, where doctors are able to help pinpoint the cause of your skin problems.
“I’ve always thought I had combination skin but the doctor at IDS told me that my skin type leans towards the oily side,” Esther shared with us.[caption id="attachment_38148" align="aligncenter" width="1587"] Image Credit: @estherachel[/caption]
Not only do they provide consultation services but they also offer products from their IDS Skincare line that are designed to address the most common skin problems faced by the public. After consultation, IDS will recommend treatments or a set of products to address all potential concerns.
Morning And Night Routine
After the consultation with IDS, they set Esther up with a range of products specifically for her skin.
Her daily skincare routine includes 10 products that are meticulously grouped to cleanse, balance and protect the skin for a flawless complexion.[caption id="attachment_38154" align="aligncenter" width="728"] Image Credit: IDS Skincare[/caption]
- Refreshing Cleanser: non-drying cleanser for oily and blemish-prone skin
- Refreshing Toner: skin-refinement for oily and blemish-prone skin
- Probiotic Mask + DermProbiotic: a mineral-rich clay mask that soothes inflamed skin
- Pore Formula: an ultra-light pore-refining solution that clears blackheads
- C-Plus: Vitamin C serum to lighten and even out skin tone
- Blemish Clear: help clears blemishes without excessive dryness
- Eye Rescue: reduces visible sign of aging and brightening eye area
- Oil-Free Moisturizer: seals in moisture to plump up skin and smooth fine lines
- DermaShield Serum: protection against blue light and pollution
- Non-Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50+ PA+++: protects the skin from short and long-term damage from UV rays
The formulas are designed to target specific skincare concerns and are packed with the highest level of effifacious ingredients possible, so users could get the most visible results in the shortest time possible.
Within the first 5 days of religiously following through the skincare routine, she noticed that her bare skin was a lot more radiant and glowy as compared to when she first started.[caption id="attachment_38151" align="aligncenter" width="1587"] Image Credit: @estherachel[/caption]
However just like many others after starting on a new extensive skincare routine, their skin will tend to “purge”. As for Esther, her skin started purging two weeks after starting her new skincare routine.[caption id="attachment_38150" align="aligncenter" width="1587"] Image Credit: @estherachel[/caption]
If you can grin and bear the purging or breakouts for a few weeks, it may very well go away, but if the product in question is causing you real grief, go back to your tried-and-tested!
After following the routine dutifully for a month, she saw pretty fantastic improvements in her skin across the board: fewer breakouts, more even tone, a legitimate “glow” that was luminous rather than oily, and noticeably lesser bumps and blemishes on her forehead.[caption id="attachment_38149" align="aligncenter" width="1587"] Image Credit: @estherachel[/caption]
If you’re not too sure where to start with new skincare, simply ask a professional who can offer knowledgeable suggestions and prescribe products to help you on your path to healthy and clear skin.
Head down to their first pop-up #IDServe Exclusive Showcase at Robinsons The Heeren for the ultimate skin discovery journey. If you are new to IDS Skincare, check in with any of the friendly staff who will analyse your skin and recommend suitable products for free![caption id="attachment_38155" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: IDS Skincare[/caption]
Getting to know your skin better saves you from possible skin irritations, a possibility of allergies arising and money wasted buying all the wrong products for your skin.
IDS Skincare products are formulated with clinical insights and patient experiences so you never have to worry if their products are suitable for your skin type.
Enjoy savings on your IDS Skincare products as they have curated special bundle skincare sets for different skin concerns specially for this event. Best part, their products are formulated to target common skin problems especially in our tropical country.[caption id="attachment_38152" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image Credit: IDS Skincare[/caption]
Receive IDS Skincare vouchers (worth up to $190) which can be used for instant redemption on any regular-priced a-la-carte purchases at #IDServe.
Be one of the first 150 to spend from 17 November 2018, Saturday to 18 November 2018, Sunday and receive a mini dried flower bouquet alongside your beauty purchase.
Swing by IDS’ upcoming glasshouse pop-up event happening from 15 – 21 November to kick start your skincare journey.
Who knows, you’ll probably spend lesser time on your makeup routine the next time you leave the house!
#IDServe Exclusive Showcase
Address: in front of Robinsons The Heeren
Date: 15 – 21 November 2018
Trade In Your Travel Memories For Credits Or Free Experiences On Klook – Happening This Weekend Only
In today’s Instagram-centric age, it’s pretty much a requirement to take an abundance of photos while you’re on holiday.
But what happens to those photos after said holiday? More often than not those painstakingly VSCO’d pictures get lost in your phone’s photo gallery, never to be seen again until nostalgia kicks in every once in awhile.
Klook’s Travel Pawn Shop, however, is looking to change that.
Old Memories, New Experiences
Happening this Friday to Sunday at the Bugis+ Atrium, this pop-up is giving you the chance to “trade” your travel memories for tangible rewards.[caption id="attachment_38104" align="alignnone" width="3024"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
All you have to do is head down this weekend, post a photo with the hashtag #travelpawnshop on Instagram or Facebook, and you’ll be given a pawn ticket that grants you entry to the pawn shop.
This pawn ticket can then be redeemed for one of Klook’s 10,000 “mystery experiences” in Japan, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan or Hong Kong, which includes cooking classes in Bangkok and go-karting down the streets of Akihabara.
And if you’re not in the mood to try your luck, you can use the pawn ticket to redeem Klook credits instead, which give you a discount on your next booking with Klook.
Not a bad deal, considering that all you have to do is dig out something that’ll take two minutes to find.
On top of that, there’ll be an Ask Klook Booth, where Klook staff will be ready to give you travel advice and answer any queries that you might have. There’ll also be flash deals on popular attractions such as Universal Studios Japan and Ocean Park Hong Kong happening at 2pm-6pm on Saturday and Sunday, so look out for that as well.
With vacation season on the horizon, this pop-up couldn’t have come at a better time. If you’re in the Bugis area this weekend, we’d definitely recommend heading down.
Klook Travel Pawn Shop
Venue: Bugis+ Atrium, Level 2
Date: 16th November – 18th November
Time: 10am – 10pm
(Header Image Source: Discover SG)
If you’re a regular patron of Singapore’s clubbing scene, chances are that you’ve heard of the name Adam Sky.
Apart from being a regular headliner at Wave House Sentosa’s Atlantis Beach Parties, the Australian DJ-slash-producer performed at this year’s instalment of the Ultra Music Festival, and his beats have made regular appearances on the Beatport Top 100 charts as well.
Now, after two straight years of touring a multitude of countries that include Thailand, China and Russia, Sky has decided to return to our shores to perform on a more permanent basis.
Get High, Literally[caption id="attachment_38018" align="alignnone" width="1600"] Image Credit: Altimate[/caption]
Using the 61st storey club Altimate as his base of operations, Sky will be performing once a month in an event he’s calling SMASH.
“I’ve been touring the world, but honestly speaking I’ve been keen to find my way back to Singapore for some time now” the DJ said. “I want to engineer a night that will allow all true clubbers and music lovers to unite, and create a true clubbing experience.”[caption id="attachment_38020" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Imagine This…
Image Credit: Ultra Singapore[/caption]
So how exactly is SMASH different from any other clubbing night in Singapore?
Well, Sky aims to bring festival vibes to a club setting, giving patrons with the adrenaline they experience at festivals without the overpowering bass that you’d typically find in an outdoor arena. Considering his performance history, we’re inclined to think that he’s the right man for the job.[caption id="attachment_38019" align="alignnone" width="1794"] …In This.
Image Credit: Altimate[/caption]
The first instalment of SMASH will take place this Saturday, the 3rd of November, and guests can enter under Adam Sky’s guest list before 12am. Ladies will also be given a free drink coupon if they arrive under the Guestlist before 11pm, and the age requirement stands at 18 and 21 for ladies and men respectively.
ZoukOut still isn’t for a month, so why not scratch that dance festival itch early?
Date: 3rd November
Time: 10pm – Late
(Header Image Source: Adam Sky)
Calling All Sneakerheads: Buy, Trade, And Clean Your Favourite Kicks At The Street Superior Festival 2018 This Weekend
Streetwear has proven itself to be one of the more lasting fashion trends in recent memory, and judging by the number of Off-White hoodies we see on the MRT it looks like it isn’t going away anytime soon either.
While the exact definition of streetwear is pretty open to interpretation, one constant in every ensemble is a pair of good sneakers — whether it’s Yeezys, Stan Smiths or Air Jordans, your choice of kicks quite literally forms the foundation of your outfit.
And whether you’re new to the scene or a seasoned sneakerhead looking to expand your collection, the Street Superior Festival 2018 is definitely the place to be this weekend.
All The Other Kids…[caption id="attachment_37972" align="alignnone" width="2000"] Image Credit: Street Superior[/caption]
Happening at the Pasir Panjang Power Station (which could be the hypebeastiest location in the history of hypebeast locations), The Street Superior Festival 2018 is the rebranded 6th edition of Sole Superior, Singapore’s largest streetwear and sneaker convention.
Probably the biggest draw of the entire event is the Marketplace, which features a whopping 70 vendors made up of private collectors, sneaker resellers, small businesses and streetwear brands themselves. In addition to ultra rare sneakers (prepare to drop some major dollars, btw), you can also expect to find other hype products like vintage clothes and Polaroid cameras to up your street cred as well.[caption id="attachment_37973" align="alignnone" width="7360"] Image Credit: Street Superior[/caption]
If you’re lacking the expendable income and already have more sneakers than you’d like to admit, why not trade your sneakers instead? All attendees can bring up to two pairs to sell or barter — not exactly how we pictured getting our grails, but beggars can’t be choosers.
Getting new kicks is far from the only thing to do there, though — those looking to window shop or just bask in the atmosphere can get their sneakers cleaned by Jason Markk’s Sneaker Care Technicians free of charge, or check out the genre-spanning lineup of local musicians that include .Gif, Cosmic Child and DJ Farah Farz.[caption id="attachment_37971" align="alignnone" width="5462"] Image Credit: Street Superior[/caption]
And what’s a festival without good food? With 15 independent vendors set to make an appearance, you’re bound to find something you’ll like — from reimagined hawker classics like Bacon Carrot Cake and Laksudon to Tokidon’s Wagyu Beef Bowls, you’re pretty much guaranteed to leave as full as you are fashionable.
We’ve only scratched the surface of what’ll be on offer at the Street Superior Festival 2018 (If you’ve always wanted to get a tattoo at a sneaker convention, here’s your chance), and you can check out the full list of activities at their website. Tickets are also $5 cheaper if you buy them online, so we’d recommend getting them sooner than later.
Venue: Pasir Panjang ‘A’ Power Station
Date: 27th – 28th October
Time: 12pm – 10pm
Price: $15/$20 (1/2 Day Pass Online), $20/$25 (1/2 Day Pass At The Door)
(Header Image Source: Street Superior)