Up Your IG Game With Neon Installations And Catch A Pikachu Parade At Palawan Beach – Runs Till Dec 31
If the Disney-themed light up (and crowds) at Orchard Road aren’t for you, take a detour down south to Sentosa instead.
Island Lights 2018 is the second edition of Sentosa’s pop-up art festival featuring 10 photo-worthy installations scattered across Palawan Beach.
Night At Palawan Beach
Previously known as Pop Up Night, the inaugural Island Lights 2018 returns just in time for the year-end festivities. From now till 31 December 2018, Sentosa’s Palawan Beach has been made over with commissioned works from local artists.
You can expect to be transported to a multi-sensory wonderland with a series of photo-worthy opportunities to get your ‘gram on.
Here are some of the installations to look out for:
1. ASMR Wonderland
Step into ASMR Wonderland for a truly immersive experience.
Multi-disciplinary artist Yang, brings the social media trend to life with an original ASMR soundtrack wafting peacefully over the enclosed room of tarp-covered sand. Think ball pit but softer and relaxing.
Possibly the coolest outdoor installation is Harmony by multi disciplinary designer – Tina Fung.
She explores the intersection between art, set design, interaction and the environment – in a neon lit setup of hands set against the backdrop of the sea.
KTVMTV by Mash-Up is a 90s dream come true. Mash-Up is an independent Singaporean label that creates bold garments featuring tongue-in-cheek references to pop-up culture.
This installation lets you unleash your inner teenage fantasies of being a superstar. Combining the traditionally tacky designs of karaoke studios and the vibes of a 1990s music video, live out your childhood dreams at KTVMTV.
4. Islands, Barnacles and Other Living Dreams
You definitely won’t miss this glittery pink installation!
Artist Soph O invites you to write a wish and hang it up with those of others before you. Who knows, your dreams might just come true.
5. Pikachu Night Parade
Everyone’s favourite Pokemon, Pikachu, will be joining the party as well! Catch the adorable parade from Japan which will take place at 7.30pm on 14 – 16 December and 21 – 23 December. This parade will feature nine LED-lit Pikachus dancing along a 100m route.
It’s bound to be sweaty, otaku-fuelled madness.
After all that walking and ‘gramming, check out the main area of Palawan Beach which has been converted into a twinkling dining area, complete with food, drinks and live performances from local bands.
If you’re looking to avoid the madness at Orchard Road this end of year, perhaps a trip down to Sentosa is the perfect option.
Also, it’s finally an excuse to go to the beach at night!
Island Lights 2018
Address: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Date: 16 Nov 2018 – 31 Dec 2018
It’s confirmed. Singaporeans LOVE going on staycations.
No, really. Expedia did a whole survey on it.
In their 2018 Singapore Staycation Study, Singaporeans go an average of 2 staycations per year whereas parents with children are also most likely to go on one.
Planning your next staycation? Again? Well you’re not alone because a lot of us are probably planning our annual year end staycations as well. As much as we love cosy boutique hotels in the city, the idea of spending the night at a luxury hotel in Sentosa sounds perfect too!
But if the thought of spending a minimum of $600 per night makes you cry, don’t fret. 3 new mid-tier hotels will be opening in Sentosa from April next year according to a report by Channel NewsAsia.
Living The Luxe Life
The hotels which was announced first last year, will target the mid-tier segment which includes families, young adults on staycations as well as business travellers.
The 3 hotels are:
1. Outpost Hotel (Opening April 2019)
2. Village Hotel (Opening April 2019)
3. The Barracks Hotel (Opening August 2019)
All 3 hotels are situated in the Palawan area – giving you easy access to the Imbiah monorail station and across the road from Universal Studios Singapore.
Here’s a sneak peak of the hotels:
Village Hotel Sentosa
The largest of the 3 hotels, Village Hotel at Sentosa will house 606 rooms targeted towards families, business travellers and groups. Facilities include themed pool zones, a children’s play pool as well as a lazy river pool.[caption id="attachment_37921" align="aligncenter" width="991"] Image Credit: Far East Hospitality[/caption]
Slightly more atas, Outpost Hotel will feature 193 rooms – which includes a rooftop pool and bar as well as a wedding hall – perfect for couples who are planning on a luxurious wedding set in Sentosa.
If you’re looking for a more romantic option, Outpost Hotel is the perfect option for a getaway with bae.[caption id="attachment_37923" align="aligncenter" width="991"] Image Credit: Far East Hospitality[/caption]
The Barracks Hotel
The smallest of the 3 hotels, The Barracks Hotel is nothing short of spectacular. If you have extra cash to spare, go for The Barracks as its 40 rooms promise guests exclusivity and privacy.
Just like the hotels in the Changi vicinity, the development will be housed in a refurbished conserved colonial building.[caption id="attachment_37924" align="aligncenter" width="991"] Image Credit: Far East Hospitality[/caption]
So if you’ve been longing for a short getaway away from the hustle and bustle of the city, your Sentosa staycation dreams are about to come true.
Because let’s be real, who can really afford Capella, right?
(Header Image Source: Far East Hospitality)
From 27 September to 31 October, Singapore’s largest and most iconic Halloween event, Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights (USS HHN), is back for its eighth edition.
As a visual play on the number ‘8’, this year’s theme of Infinite Fear is inspired by the infinity insignia ∞, which means that fans can expect a night of never-ending cycle of fear, thrills and countless scares in the park.
Featuring five terrifying haunted houses, three killer live shows and two scare zones based on the critically acclaimed Netflix’s Stranger Things series (read all about it here), Asian folklore and Western scare acts, Halloween Horror Nights 8 at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is set to be bigger and scarier than ever.
Here’s what you can expect:
5 Haunted Houses
1. Stranger Things
This year, USS will collaborate with Netflix to bring to life its critically-acclaimed series, Stranger Things. The highly-anticipated Stranger Things haunted house will feature 12 rooms depicting 12 different scenes from Season 1 of the series.
Fans will be transported into twelve artfully recreated scenes and storylines, from the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods.
Be careful where you tread in this Malay village – the Pontianak is waiting for you.
Thrill-seekers will need to survive the various hair-raising scenes and stories of the Pontianak unfolding before their eyes, from how she was created, to the banana trees where she resides, and the laundry area where she sniffs out the next victim.
Enter the world of Killuminati – the Chinese secret society of vampires that has existed for centuries.
Watch out for never before seen stunts and expect lots of twists in this highly interactive house where even the bravest souls may end up in different secret rooms!
4. Pagoda of Peril
Navigate your way through the Pagoda of Peril, where you’ll be faced with malevolent demons and terrifying spirits trapped in this eternal prison fighting in fury as they seek to find freedom.
The most vicious of them all – the Yin demon, who yearns for eternal life and power.
5. The Haunting of Oiwa
Step back in time to the chilling Edo-era of Japan in The Haunting of Oiwa and come face-to-face with Lady Oiwa who returns from the dead seeking revenge after being poisoned by her unfaithful husband.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Run or face the wrath of Lady Oiwa’s betrayal in the Haunting of Oiwa.
2 Scare Zones
1. Apocalypse: Earth
Get thrown into chaos at Apocalypse: Earth as Mother Earth unleashes her most terrifying forces.
Roam around the streets of New York, as Gaia destroys everything in her way with her most terrifying forces to take back what belongs to her and declare war on mankind.
Witness the ancient tribe of man-hunters in Cannibal, where the bodies of rivals killed in revenge are being devoured.
For the cannibals, revenge is raw. Escape the tribe where not one limb, nor organ, not even a single bone goes to waste.
3 Killer Live Shows
1. DEAD Talk
Take a break from the screams and join the charismatic Gideon Grim, the Motivational Death Coach, as he captivates guests with tips on highly effective scaring in DEAD Talks.
DEAD Talks is an all new, witty, seminar-style show with cutting-edge illusions, electrifying dancing and acrobatics at the Pantages Hollywood Theatre.
When darkness falls at Eight Lake Psychiatric Hospital, fear rises. Make your way through the unsettling, creepy halls of the hospital filled with screaming apparitions of unwilling patients. Once you enter, there’s no turning back.
Unlike previous editions of USS HHN with one Opening Scaremony held at the beginning of each event night, this year’s Scaremony will be held at various timings across the night (stay tuned for updates on specific timings).
This means that you’ll be able to catch it even if you aren’t able to make it at 7.30pm!
3. Blood And Bones
Each month, at half moon, the Chief of the tribe sacrifices their capture at the ancestral altar. The human sacrifice is possessed by the spirit of the ancestors, which gives the tribesmen extra strength when they devour him.
Brace yourselves for this gruesome ritual of Blood & Bones that will turn your stomachs.
Zombie Laser Tag
Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse?
Back by popular demand since it’s debut last year, Zombie Laser Tag returns with an arena double the size. Each team of eight participants will work together for one mission: to fend off and “kill” zombies in infested areas.
Expect more gruesome zombies, greater obstacles and more action, all in the company of a drill sergeant who will lead the way to ensure everyone gets out alive.
The Zombie Laser Tag experience is available at an additional S$38 per participant.
Get Your Scare On
Standard event tickets are available at S$58 (non-peak) and S$68 (peak) each.
If you want more out of your HHN experience, fans can purchase an R.I.P. Tour that includes event admission, a guide who will share insider stories and escort fans to the various experiences, VIP access to haunted houses, private meet-and-greet sessions with creepy characters and more.
Purchase your ticket Also Read On A Scale Of 1 – 10, This Year’s Halloween Horror Nights Is An Eleven
(Header Image Source: Resorts World Sentosa)
It is safe to say that we are still reeling in from the aftermath of Avengers: Infinity War but it’s not over yet. Polish your shields because your favourite superheroes are taking over Siloso Beach this September holidays.
Southeast Asia’s biggest sand festival, Sentosa Sandsation, is set to return bigger and better from 1 – 16 September in a never-before seen MARVEL Edition.
The Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition exhibition will feature 15 larger-than-life sand sculptures of popular MARVEL Super Heroes such as Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and Hulk, and another 14 sculptures crafted from scratch in the Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship.[caption id="attachment_36974" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Over 10 days, your favourite MARVEL characters took shape on Sentosa’s Siloso Beach as sand sculptors from all over the world brought a whole stable of superheroes and villains to life!
Swopping in at Siloso Beach, Iron Man, Captain America, Dr Strange, Thor, just to name a few, will arise from the sands under the hands of internationally-acclaimed sculptor JOOheng Tan and his team.
This is some next level sand art.
Here’s what you can’t miss at Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition:
Iron Man[caption id="attachment_36966" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Hawkeye[caption id="attachment_36963" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Captain America[caption id="attachment_36964" align="aligncenter" width="5912"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Black Panther[caption id="attachment_36973" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_36975" align="aligncenter" width="4899"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Ant Man[caption id="attachment_36969" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Hulk[caption id="attachment_36965" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Black Widow[caption id="attachment_36972" align="aligncenter" width="4961"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Medusa[caption id="attachment_36970" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Guardians Of The Galaxy[caption id="attachment_36971" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Doctor Strange[caption id="attachment_36976" align="aligncenter" width="5222"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Thor & Asgard[caption id="attachment_36968" align="aligncenter" width="5760"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Thanos[caption id="attachment_36967" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Fans can also look forward to the return of the acclaimed Sentosa International Sand Sculpting Championship, which will see 14 of the world’s best sand sculptors put against each other for the Golden Shovel Award (worth US$5,000) in a MARVEL-inspired sand sculpting competition![caption id="attachment_36977" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
You can also look forward to an array of interactive MARVEL-themed activities that are set to bring out the inner superhero in everyone.
Discover how your strength compares to a MARVEL Super Hero as you watch the ground break and tremor according to the intensity of your smash.[caption id="attachment_36978" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Shout “HULK SMASH” to see the full effect![caption id="attachment_36980" align="aligncenter" width="5337"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Freeze Frame Station
Show off your superhero moves in a 180-degree photo opportunity activation and take home a photo memorabilia after![caption id="attachment_36982" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Sandcastle Sculpting Workshop
Let the little ones learn how to create their very own sand sculptures from our master sand sculptors!
Specially designed for kids aged 5 years and above, a demonstration will be provided by a master sand sculptor before the kids are allowed to “let loose” and create their very own masterpieces![caption id="attachment_36979" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Finally, this is for all the hardcore comic fans out there, stand a chance to be among the few to take home a super limited edition customised Singapore-themed MARVEL comic book, created by MARVEL’s own team of creatives and artists which you can’t find anywhere else![caption id="attachment_36981" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition runs from Sep 1 to 16 at Siloso Beach. Entry to Sentosa is free for all Singaporean residents during this period!
Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition
Address: Siloso Beach
When: 1 – 16 September 2018
(Header Image Source: Discover SG)
It’s almost September. You know what that means? It means Mercury is no longer in retrograde and that the 1-week September school holiday is almost here.
That’s right. From 1 to 16 September 2018, all Singapore residents will get free entry into Sentosa as the island gears up for Southeast Asia’s largest sand festival, the Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition!
Free Admission For All Modes Of Entry
Whether you’re entering via the Sentosa Express trains or driving in with Singapore-registered vehicles, admission fees will be waived.[caption id="attachment_36803" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Image Credit: Sentosa Official[/caption]
What’s more, there will also be a competition where 14 of the world’s best sand sculptors will take part in a MARVEL-themed sand sculpting showdown.[caption id="attachment_36801" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Sentosa[/caption]
You can catch the sand sculptors at work if you visit Sentosa from 1 to 3 September 2018.
Admission to Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition is free.
Dress Up And Win
Lastly, stand to win $700 worth of credits from Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore and $250 worth of credits from Capella Singapore when you dress up for Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition!
All you have to do is take a photo of yourself posing in your superhero costume at Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition, upload it to Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #sentosasandsation before 2 September 2018, 11:59pm!
So this September school holiday, it’s time to take the family to Sentosa!
Sentosa Sandsation: MARVEL Edition
Venue: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Date: 1 – 16 Sep 2018
(Header Image Source: RSBU)
Back in April, we had a One Piece pop-up store at 313 @ Somerset for a week, which was the first One Piece-themed attraction/establishment that we’ve had.
This coming November, the Thousand Sunny and the Straw Hat crew will be back once again and docking in Resorts World Sentosa![caption id="attachment_36754" align="aligncenter" width="2100"] Image Credit: Otakukart[/caption]
That’s right, from 27 November 2018 to 1 January 2019, the Straw Hat crew will be taking over the Maritime Experiential Museum for the Hello, One Piece Exhibition![caption id="attachment_36753" align="aligncenter" width="614"] Image Credit: Toys&Figurine[/caption]
A pirate crew, in the Maritime Experiential Museum. How apt.
At the moment, there’s not much details revealed about the upcoming exhibition. All we know is that it’ll be at the Maritime Experiential Museum for slightly over a month.
For those of you wondering where the museum is, it’s that first few sections that you pass through when visiting the S.E.A Aquarium.
Entry to the Maritime Experiential Museum is $6 for children aged 4 to 12, $5 for senior citizens, and $9 for Singaporean adults.
In the meantime, this post will be updated once more information is released. Do keep checking back!
‘Hello, One Piece’ Exhibition
Venue: Maritime Experiential Museum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore 098269
Date: 27 Nov 2018 – 1 Jan 2019
Opening Hours: Mon – Fri: 10am – 7pm, Sat – Sun: 9.30am – 7pm
Contact no.: 6577 8888
(Header Image Source: MyAnimeList)
Whenever I’m having a bad day, one of the few things I find comfort in, is a hot bowl of ramen.
Singapore is no stranger to ramen establishments, with many dotting the island, serving up bowls of comforting noodle soup.
This weekend, Singapore’s largest and only ramen event, Ramen Revolution returns for its 2nd edition!
The Revolution Returns
This year’s Ramen Revolution will be bigger and better than last year’s, with an extensive event lineup spanning the weekend, taking place at Resorts World Sentosa, The Forum B1![caption id="attachment_36163" align="aligncenter" width="679"] Image Credit: Ramen Revolution[/caption]
Some of the participating ramen stores include local favourites like Kanshoku Ramen, who will be presenting their best-selling Truffle Ramen, and Hokkaido Ramen Santouka with their event-exclusive Tantanmen – made with their signature shio base, sesame paste, and chilli oil for that spicy kick.[caption id="attachment_36166" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Ramen Revolution[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36164" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Ramen Revolution[/caption]
Other ramen stores who will be offering event-exclusive ramen include Ramen Bar Suzuki with their Extreme Black Tonkotsu Ramen, Kajiken Singapore with their Okinawa Mazesoba, and Men Men Tei with their Jiro Style Aburi Chashu Ramen.[caption id="attachment_36165" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Ramen Revolution[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36167" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Ramen Revolution[/caption]
On top of being able to try all these exclusive ramen, you get to vote for your favourite ramen store! If the ramen store you voted for wins the most votes, you stand a chance to be one of 10 lucky winners to walk away with Crayon Shinchan collectibles![caption id="attachment_36168" align="aligncenter" width="678"] Image Credit: Ramen Revolution[/caption]
That’s not all that will be happening at the Ramen Revolution 2018. There will also be JPOP performances by various JPOP cover girl groups such as Natsuiro Party and Tokimeki JUMP.[caption id="attachment_36171" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Ramen Revolution[/caption] [caption id="attachment_36172" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Ramen Revolution[/caption]
For those of you who are intrigued by eating competitions, we have good news.
There’s the Food Fight, a speed eating competition, organised by Singapore’s very own Food League SG. Participants will have to finish a bowl of ramen and 8 gyozas in the fastest time. The fastest 6 will qualify for the finals on Sunday.[caption id="attachment_36173" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Image Credit: Ramen Revolution[/caption]
Food League SG’s own competitive eater, Zermatt Neo, will also be there to demonstrate his ability at Capacity Eating (eating a large amount of food in the time allocated).[caption id="attachment_36170" align="aligncenter" width="1890"] Image Credit: Ramen Revolution[/caption]
The champion of Food Fight will win a 3D2N staycation at Park Hotel Clarke Quay, $100 Syun F&B voucher, a pair of S.E.A Aquarium adult tickets and a pair of Adventure Cove Waterpark tickets!
If you’re a Japanophile, don’t miss out on the Ramen Revolution 2018, happening this weekend from 27 to 29 July 2018 at Resorts World Sentosa, The Forum B1!
Ramen Revolution 2018
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa, The Forum B1
Date: 27 – 29 Jul 2018
Not Your Average Sweet Treats – The M Plot’s Macarons Come In Flavours Like Salted Egg X Curry
Rally your squad and get ready for this year’s edition of ZoukOutSG!
After five years as a 2-day music festival, ZoukOut returns to Singapore this year as a 1-day festival.[caption id="attachment_35683" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: ZoukOut Facebook[/caption]
Taking place on December 1 on the shores of Sentosa Siloso beach, this year’s event will feature a full-fledged festival site complete with a food village, custom installations, mind-blowing stage production as well as roving acts.
Are You Ready?
Headlined by the likes of Marshmello and DJ Snake last year, the ZoukOut 2018 line-up is set to be packed with a stellar and diverse line-up of international, regional and local acts across dance music genres.
Acclaimed DJ duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike also known as DVLM, will be making their Singapore debut. This will also be their only performance in Southeast Asia this year!
Known for their massive hits like “When I Grow Up” featuring Wiz Khalifa and “Tremor” with Martin Garrix, this duo can’t be missed. They were also awarded the second spot in DJ MAG’s 2017 Top 100 DJ list, arguably making them the biggest EDM duo in recent years.
Tickets for ZoukOut2018 will be sold in 3 phases.
Phase 1: Super Early Bird (6 July ONLY)
General Admission – $98
*Only 300 tickets available. Exclusive for DBS Live Fresh cardmembers.
Phase 2: Early Bird (6 – 23 July)
General Admission – $128
*For DBS/POSB card members and Zouk members only
**First 100 tickets purchased with DBS LIVE FRESH cards receives Priority Entry access
Phase 3: Advanced (24 July – 14 Sept)
General Admission – $148
Bundle for 4 – $580
Standing VIP – $248
*10% discount for DBS/POSB card members (limited to first 500 tickets)
Regular (15 Sept – 30 Nov)
General Admission – $158
Bundle for 4 – $620
Standing VIP – $248
At The Door (1 Dec)
General Admission – $178
The limited super early bird tickets are now available on their site! Hurry and get your tickets to save yourselves some tears and regrets.
While no other details surrounding ZoukOut have been released, this year’s festival will be one partygoers definitely can’t miss![caption id="attachment_35684" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: ZoukOut Facebook[/caption]
In the mean time, here’s what went down at ZoukOut last year,
Date: 1 December 2018
Ticket Prices: From $98 – $178 (General Admission)
(Header Image Source: ZoukOut Facebook)
For those of you who frequent Sentosa, we’ve got good news for you.
This July and August, Sentosa is stepping up the game in a celebration of food, with not 1, but 2 events![caption id="attachment_35618" align="aligncenter" width="2560"] Image Credit: Sentosa[/caption]
While food options in Sentosa have been known to be a little pricey, this July and August, you don’t have to worry because they’ve got a food street lined up just for you.
Lining Siloso Beach is the Sentosa GrillFest.[caption id="attachment_35623" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image Credit: Sentosa[/caption]
That’s right, Sentosa GrillFest returns once again for its second edition, transforming 1km of Siloso Beach every Friday to Sunday from 13 to 29 July 2018, into a food street.[caption id="attachment_35619" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Sentosa[/caption]
This year’s edition of Sentosa GrillFest features over 100 local and international food and drink options from 21 F&B establishments![caption id="attachment_35620" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Sentosa[/caption]
Expect local favourites such as Salted Egg Yolk Chicken and unique creations such as Laksa Mentai Soft Shell Crab Rice Bowl. There will also be local favourites such as Hokkien Mee, Char Kway Teow, and Satay.
If you’re not feeling any of the available options, feel free to curate and make your own at Sentosa GrillFest Festival Gourmet Market!
Just pick your raw ingredients from the market and bring it to any of the chefs on-site for preparation!
Of course with good food, we require good entertainment. There will be local bands such as The Jumpstart, AnchorBlanc, and Pam Khi & The One Boy Band performing for guests at the GrillFest!
Sentosa “Kaki” BBQ
From 8 to 12 August, join Sentosa as it celebrates National Day with the very first Sentosa “Kaki” BBQ.[caption id="attachment_35621" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Sentosa[/caption]
Held at Palawan Beach, this beach barbecue will feature outdoor movie screenings next to communal barbecue pits at Palawan Green.
You won’t have to bring your own food, because ingredients that have already been marinated and seasoned for cooking, will be provided. Everything is provided actually. From the BBQ pit to the ingredients and the cutlery. All you have to do is bring friends and family and barbecue.[caption id="attachment_35622" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Sentosa[/caption]
If you require professional assistance, chefs will also be available to assist you.
That’s not all, if you’re there on National Day, you’ll be able to catch a glimpse of the National Day flypast![caption id="attachment_35624" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Image Credit: Darren Soh[/caption]
So this July and August, if you’re looking for dining options and ideas, why not head over to Sentosa?
Venue: Siloso Beach
Date: 13 – 29 Jul 2018
Opening Hours: Fri – Sun: 6pm – 11pm
Sentosa “Kaki” BBQ
Venue: Palawan Green
Date: 8 – 12 Aug 2018
Opening Hours: 6pm – 11pm
(Header Image Source: Sentosa)
Boat parties have long been an activity favoured by the high SES demographic.
There’s something about being on the ‘high’ SES (read: seas) that makes a party appear more lavish than it seems. Is it the sun or the sea breeze?
But that’s beside the point. Did you know that you can now rent a yacht for the same price as booking a lavish hotel suite?[caption id="attachment_34697" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: GRVTY Media[/caption]
However, there are a few problems with the current process of renting a yacht in Singapore.
Firstly, finding a yacht owner who is willing to rent their yacht. The current process is to trawl forums or find a yacht owner by word of mouth.
Next is finding one that suits your budget and occasion.
This tiresome process is time-consuming and might ultimately come to naught in the end.
This is where Yachtly comes in.
Yachtly is Singapore’s first yacht rental platform perfect for a wide range of occasions and budgets.
It allows you to take your parties and special events out to sea, all while making the process of booking a yacht seamless and effortless.
Sailing Yachtly On The High Seas
I have to admit I’m a bit of a “suaku”. I’ve never been on a yacht in my life unless you count the Tekong ‘Penguin’ Ferry. Never thought the first time I board one will be for an office yacht party.
We boarded the yacht, a gorgeous Leopard 51 Power Catamaran, at One Degree 15 Marina.[caption id="attachment_34700" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: Yachtly[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_34710" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: Yachtly[/caption]
The first thing I noticed was the food.
Stacked trays of beehoon, fried rice, chicken wings, stir fried vegetables and samosas on the table at the back of the yacht.
Apparently, Yachtly has partnered with Halal-certified catering companies such as Neo Group and EZBBQ to provide either cooked food or barbecue food.
And that’s not all, some of the yachts might even provide complimentary BBQ services or BBQ rentals at a nominal fee.
You can also choose to bring your own food and alcohol on board. They even have a small fridge and microwave for you to store and heat up your food!
Just take special care and dispose your rubbish properly and NOT in the sea.
Now, being the “suaku” that I am, I scrambled up to the top deck and heaved a sigh of relief. It was better than I expected – breezy, spacious and scenic.[caption id="attachment_34701" align="aligncenter" width="1109"] Image Credit: Yachtly[/caption]
After the captain laid the ground rules on board the yacht (No littering, no food, drinks, and wet people in the cabin etc.), we set sail out of the Marina and onto the high seas!
The water might be choppier on certain days outside of the Marina so ALWAYS follow the safety rules on board the yacht.[caption id="attachment_34702" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: GRVTY Media[/caption]
So away we sailed towards Lazarus Island and dropped anchor within the cove, safely tucked away behind the island where the big scary waves can’t rock this yacht.[caption id="attachment_34711" align="aligncenter" width="480"] GIF Credit: GRVTY Media[/caption]
Armed with a large unicorn float and the inflatable slide on board, one by one we jumped in.[caption id="attachment_34708" align="aligncenter" width="480"] GIF Credit: GRVTY Media[/caption]
Not me. I was lying on the upper deck watching the sun set and the clouds go by.
If you’re wondering where the girls showered and changed, the yacht has 2 decent-sized bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms.[caption id="attachment_34704" align="aligncenter" width="1109"] Image Credit: Yachtly[/caption]
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When the sun set, we had dinner and we heard a shriek. Someone found the karaoke machine in the cabin.[caption id="attachment_34707" align="aligncenter" width="1109"] Image Credit: Yachtly[/caption]
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The rest of the night’s activities comprised mainly of singing. Some in the cabin with the karaoke machine, and most of us on the upper deck with the acoustic guitar.
As we sang the night away, our yacht set sail towards Marina Bay Sands for a glorious view of the Singapore city skyline before looping back to One Degree 15 Marina.
Book Your Own Yacht, Airbnb-Style
The Yachtly website is reminiscent of Airbnb, in that the process of booking a yacht is simple and fuss-free.
Choose the occasion. Is it a family gathering, a wedding, a celebration party, or a corporate event?
Select the date that you need to charter the yacht.
Lastly, indicate the number of guests and hit ‘Enter’!
Yachtly will generate a list of yachts in their fleet that suit your criteria. You can even toggle the budget and select the yacht type!
They have yachts that can accommodate up to 50 people.
Their price range starts as low as $400 up to $10,000, depending on your criteria.
If you’re unsure at any point, Yachtly has a live chat function that you can access to speak to an agent immediately.
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