The Flower Dome Is Decked With Disney Tsum Tsums And Over 8,000 Poinsettias For Christmas

Christmas is looking to be extra magical this year with the arrival of Disney characters across the city.

The adorable Disney Tsum Tsum characters are bringing a touch of magic to the Christmas floral display at Gardens by the Bay starting this November.

Let It Glow, Let It Glow

Brace yourself for cuteness overload this holidays as Gardens by the Bay presents Singapore’s first Disney Tsum Tsum floral display.

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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.

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!

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Not one to miss Christmas, the characters from Frozen are bringing Arendelle to the Flower Dome. Even Perry the Platypus from ‘Phineas And Ferb’ will be making a special appearance!

There’s no doubt that the Tsum Tsums are highly adorable but the main star here is the poinsettia! The star-shaped flowers are commonly used in Christmas decorations. The Tsum Tsum floral display will feature close to 20 varieties of poinsettias of various colours such as the traditional red, pure white, rich yellow, pink and cream.

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There will be plenty of other plants synonymous with the season such as Christmas berries, holly, and coniferous trees, including the Korean Fir that will help turn the Flower Dome into a snowy wonderland.

You can’t bring home the huge Tsum Tsum-stacked Christmas tree but visitors can 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” is one of the festive highlights at Gardens by the Bay this year, along with “Christmas Wonderland” which takes place at Supertree Grove. Both events at the Gardens are held in conjunction with Marina Bay’s “Celebrate in the City”.

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Don’t wait too long as the Tsum Tsum floral display will only be around till 6 January 2019!

Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay Flower Dome, Singapore 018953
2 November 2018 – 6 January 2019
Opening Hours: 9am – 9pm
Price: Usual admission charge to the Flower Dome applies

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Gardens By The Bay Gets A Glow Up – Meet Neon Animals, Circus Performances & Movie Screenings

Get your cameras ready because for the first time ever, the Supertree Grove at Gardens By The Bay will transform into a neon jungle with the largest collection of neon light installations in the form of endangered animals.

Step into the Neon Jungle after dark and spot the wildlife Illuminated in the urban oasis. From a glow-in-the-dark party to circus street performances, enjoy a host of exciting programmes at Gardens By The Bay this October.

Step Into The Neon Jungle

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With groovy neon animals amidst the flora and lights at the Supertree Grove, these installations are sure to make any photographers squeal in delight.

Discover for yourself the largest collection of psychedelic neon lights, featuring some of the most endangered animals native to the biodiversity-rich South East Asia. Spot the neon animals scattered throughout the grove, with the likes of pouncing tigers, rhinos and elephants thrown into the mix.

Neon Animal Installations 
Venue: Supertree Grove
Date: 19 – 28 October 2018
Time: 6.00pm – 11.00pm

Circus Street Performances

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Once you’re done taking all your IG-worthy portraits, be sure to catch the Circus Street Performances by Bornfire Singapore.

Diabolo, juggling and spinning, get ready for an awesome fun experience through a variety of circus tricks and performances.

Circus Street Performances
Venue: Colonnade
Date: 19 – 21 October 2018
Time: 5.00pm – 5.30pm

Film Screenings

For two days only, Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is bringing you two free outdoor screenings in the lead up to the film festival.

The inaugural Moonlight Cinema series begins with My Girl (USA, 1991) and My Girl (Thailand, 2003) – two coming-of-age films set in the time of childhood with the blossoming of first crushes. The films’ soundtracks have also gained popularity and become part of the cultural fabric of their times.

Come early as the talented dancers from Luminous Dance Academy will perform to the iconic soundtracks of the two films.

SGIFF Moonlight Cinema
Venue: Supertree Grove Lawn
Movie Schedule: 26 Oct – My Girl (USA, 1991), 27 Oct – My Girl (Thailand, 2003)
Time: 9.00pm – 11.00pm

Neon Night Market

Pop by the eco-friendly market and check out an eclectic mix of offerings – from handmade goods, upcycled creations and environmentally friendly products to organic bites, gourmet vegan snacks and the trendiest Insta-worthy food.

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Check out River Lotus Designs for their elegant and one of a kind jewellery. We heard that they’ll be featuring new designs that are not featured on their Instagram yet.

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Fickle about getting a permanent tattoo? Get a temporary, organic & pain free tattoo from Out And Ink while you’re there. Their tattoos lasts up to two weeks!

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Grab yourself a refreshing cup of Saiko’s Butter Brew which is made of premium crafted hand-brewed soda. This concoction is infused with an aromatic butterscotch topped with a thick and sweet layer of cream – crafted with premium ingredients.

Neon Night Market
Date: 19 – 21 October 2018
4.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Supertree Grove

Recycling Jam

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Join in the fun and dance along as the energetic and engaging OutcastSG use the human body and recycled materials to create amazing rhythm and dynamic sound.

As part of the Youths Celebrate! Sustainability festival, Gardens by the Bay will be completely transformed into a man-made neon jungle, filled with animal light installations, a neon night market and more.

Get ready your cameras because, for the very first time ever the Supertree Grove is having a full on neon jungle makeover you won’t want to miss!

Neon Jungle Gardens By The Bay
Address: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
Date: 19 – 28 October 2018
Time: 19 – 21 Oct: 4.30pm – 11pm, 22 – 28 Oct: 6pm – 11pm
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Follow The Yellow Brick Road And Bask Among 16,000 Sunflowers In The Flower Dome

Sunflower Surprise

Have you ever pretended like you’re Dorothy in the Broadway musical “Wicked”? Just me? Okay.

But anyway, now’s your chance to pretend like you’re Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, travelling on the Yellow Brick Road.

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This is Singapore’s largest sunflower display ever, with more than 50 varieties and over 16,000 sunflowers on display!

Some of the rare sunflower species on display includes the “Teddy Bear” which resembles a shower sponge, and the gigantic “Russian Mammoth” that’s as big, if not bigger than, a human face.

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That’s not all, spot familiar characters from The Wizard of Oz such as the Tin Man, Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion, nestled among the sunflower displays as you trek along the Yellow Brick Road leading to the Wizard’s castle!

What’s more, you can try your hands at the Fondant Painting workshop or the Flower Clay Craft workshop!

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Continue The National Day Celebrations With Good Makan, Music, And Movies This Weekend

Post National Day Feature

Another National Day might have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean that the celebrations have to stop.

If you’re not ready to put away your red t-shirts and remove Home from your Spotify playlist just yet, here are some events that’ll help you scratch that patriotic itch over the weekend:

Independent Market National Day Fair 2018

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Have the recent festivities spurred you to fill your home and / or wardrobe with locally-inspired merchandise? Then Independent Market’s National Day Fair is definitely the place to be.

Featuring wares from an assortment of homegrown brands, you’ll find everything from notebooks to cushion covers — all of which feature local icons such as the Merlion, chilli crab and the famous Toa Payoh dragon playground, to name a few.

This is one of the rare occasions that so many local brands will be in one place at the same time, so you best head down unless you’re cool with scouring the island to find them again.

Independent Market National Day Fair 2018
Venue: VivoCity Southeast Boulevard
Date: 10th-13th Aug 2018
Time: 10am-10pm
Admission: Free

RWS Street Eats 2018

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What better way to celebrate Singapore than to indulge in its favourite activity?

Following its highly successful debut in 2017, Resorts World Sentosa’s Street Eats event is back for a second year, featuring a curated collection of over 20 street food stalls from Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and of course, Singapore.

This year’s special guests include Chef Steven Long from Vietnam, who’ll be serving his signature Pho and Vietnamese Summer Rolls. while Chefs Zainal Abidin and Mohd Fairus, on the other hand, are set to satisfy both your eyes and mouth with their Flying Roti Canai preparation / performance hybrid.

Entertainment has never tasted this good.

RWS Street Eats 2018
Venue: Resorts World Sentosa, Malaysian Food Street (Waterfront Level 1)
Date: 10th-19th Aug 2018
Time: 11am-9pm (Monday-Thursday) 9am-10pm (Friday-Sunday)
Admission: Free

Garden Rhapsody: Singapore Edition

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If you’re looking for a place to just sit back and relax, head on over to the Supertrees at Gardens By The Bay, where there’ll be a special National Day edition of the Garden Rhapsody light and sound show.

The light show’s hypnotic visuals should be reason enough to head down, but the real attraction is the star-studded group of Benjamin Kheng, Nathan Hartono, Rani Singam and iNCH, who will be performing a collection of local tunes to keep you in the National Day mood.

Some of Singapore’s best musicians performing some of Singapore’s best songs at one of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks…for free? Yeah, there really isn’t any reason for you not to go.

Garden Rhapsody: Singapore Edition
Venue: Gardens By The Bay, Supertree Grove
Date: 10th-12th Aug 2018
Time: 7:45pm, 8:45pm
Admission: Free

Films At The Fort

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Okay, this one isn’t exactly National Day themed, but paying a little too much for a hipster experience has become so commonplace in Singapore that it could be considered a national pastime.

At $30 a ticket, Films At The Fort isn’t exactly the cheapest date idea, but you’ll be hard pressed to find another event that allows you to watch a classic movie in an open-air setting under the stars. It’s a unique concept for sure, and one you should experience at least once in your life.

Romance Classic The Notebook and sex comedy Blockers will be screening on Saturday and Sunday respectively, so there’s something for everyone. The organisers are also expecting “a strong demand for tickets”, so be sure to get yours quick.

Films At The Fort
Venue: Fort Canning Park
Date: 11th August 2018 (The Notebook), 12th Aug 2018 (Blockers)
Time: 7:30pm
Admission: $29.80

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If You Only Have Half A Day In Singapore, Here Are 10 Places You Must Visit

So you’ve just landed in Singapore for a short weekend getaway.

Splendid choice. Singapore’s a melting pot of cultures so there’re plenty of options to choose from when it comes to food and places to try and visit.

We’ve come up with a list of must-visit places in Singapore regardless of the length of your visit in Asia’s Little Red Dot.

1. Changi Village

Hidden away in the eastern coast of Singapore, on the northern point of Changi, is Changi Village.

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It is situated far away from the hustle and bustle of the city, past the industrial buildings and next to the airport runway. The main reason people even come to Changi Village is for the food, and Pokemon Go. Rare Pokemon spawn here apparently.

The place is hard to get to unless you’re driving and it might seem a bit too out of the way to travel to, but the place possesses a quiet charm.

And that’s not all, it’s also a favourite haunt of NSFs who are posted to Pulau Tekong. After all, the SAF Ferry Terminal is just 5 minutes away.

If you’re there, be sure to head to Changi Village Hawker Centre. Don’t miss the International Muslim Nasi Lemak, easily the most iconic dish of Changi Village.

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Also, hit up 89.7 Supper Club. No it’s not a radio station, but a popular 24-hour halal supper spot. Heads up, they serve really good halal dim sum.

That’s not all, Changi Point Ferry Terminal is also the connecting point for a ferry to Pulau Ubin.

So if you’re looking for some greenery and wilderness, it’s just a boat ride away.

2. Gardens By The Bay

The Gardens By The Bay is one of Singapore’s most popular attractions, and for good reason too. Opened in 2012, the sprawling park is home to some of the world’s most unique plants and flowers.

The Flower Dome is a marvel. Designed to resemble a giant seashell, this cool conservatory houses exotic plants from over 5 different continents.

The Cloud Forest is another spectacle, featuring unique tropical plants as well as the world’s tallest indoor waterfall at 35 metres. The journey through the conservatory will take you through the mist-filled Cloud Walk and you can even marvel at the views from up top on the Treetop Walk.

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That’s not all, step into the SuperTree Grove and stroll through the towering Supertrees. It’s almost as if you’re in the world of Pandora from James Cameron’s Avatar.

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The Gardens By The Bay is easily one of the most prominent attraction in Singapore, opposite the iconic Singapore city skyline.

Don’t forget your camera.

Gardens By The Bay
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Singapore 018953
Opening Hours: Daily: 5am – 2am
Contact no.: 6420 6848
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It is Singapore’s largest outdoor art gallery and remains as a treasure trove of Asian culture, philosophy, history and religion.

The most iconic attraction in Haw Par Villa is the ‘Ten Courts of Hell‘.

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Opening Hours: Daily: 9am – 6pm (Last entry at 5.45pm)

4. Lau Pa Sat

Lau Pa Sat, also known as Telok Ayer Market, is one of Singapore’s most iconic buildings in the Central Business District.

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If you’re wondering, ‘Lau Pa Sat’ is literally Hokkien for ‘Old Market’ and it was named so because it used to be a wet market when it was still situated in its original location by the waterfront, before it was moved into the financial district.

It was gazetted as a national monument on 6 July 1973 and converted into the hawker centre that it is today.

The hawker centre is a collection of the best local food. You’ll typically find tourists and executives from neighbouring MNCs having a pint here after work, with an accompanying platter of satay.

The Lau Pa Sat hawker centre also has a 24-hour Cheers convenience store, a shoe repair shop, a laundry store and a tailor.

Your Singapore experience isn’t complete without having at least one meal here.

Lau Pa Sat
Address: 18 Raffles Quay, Singapore 048582
Opening Hours: Mon: 10am – 11pm, Tue, Thu – Sun: 10am – 10pm, Wed: 10.30am – 9.30pm

5. Marina Bay Sands SkyPark

In the past decade, the most prominent building to rise in the Singapore city skyline is Marina Bay Sands.

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The hotel has become the most iconic building in Singapore and one of the must-visit spots is the Marina Bay SkyPark.

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Sitting at 57 levels above the heart of the city, the Sands SkyPark Observation Deck offers 360 degrees of unblocked panoramic views of Singapore.

If you’re there at night, be sure to stay for Spectra, a 15-minute, free-for-public outdoor light and water show displayed at the Event Plaza along the promenade.

Be sure to bring your cameras because you cannot get any better views of Singapore anywhere else.

Marina Bay Sands SkyPark
Address: Level 57, Tower 3, 10 Bayfront Ave, Sands SkyPark
Opening Hours: Mon – Thu: 9.30am – 10pm, Fri – Sun: 9.30am – 11pm
Price: Adult: $23, Children Aged 2 – 12: $17, Senior Citizen: $20, Children Under 2, Hotel Guests: Free

6. Maxwell Food Centre

Maxwell Food Centre is easily one of our favourite spots to eat.

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A few minutes walk away from Tanjong Pagar MRT station, the food centre is a treasure trove of good food.

While people usually queue for Tian Tian Chicken Rice, we suggest that you ditch the queue and go for something more exciting.

Go for gravy goodness at the Hainanese Curry Rice stall or have a healthier meal with the Sliced Fish Soup from Jin Hua Fish Head Bee Hoon.

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These are our 2 favourite stalls in Maxwell Food Centre.

Maxwell Food Centre has perpetually snaking queues in majority of their stalls. So come early, come hungry, and bring a friend so you can try as many dishes as possible.

Maxwell Food Centre
Address: 1 Kadayanallur Street, Singapore 069184

7. Mustafa Centre

What initially started out as a store selling readymade garments in 1971 has since grown into a 24-hour, six floor, two-building shopping heaven.

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Your first visit here may feel overwhelming as you’re bound to bump shoulders with tens of thousands of people squeezing their way through Mustafa’s narrow aisles.

You’ll find everything from homeware and electronics to clothes and groceries. With over 3,000 products on sale at bargained prices, you’re bound to fill your baskets with snacks, a random pair of sunglasses and perhaps a kettle that you managed to convince yourself that you’ll “eventually” need.

If you find yourself feeling a little peckish while doing your shopping, there’s a 400-seater restaurant called Kebabs ‘n Curries opened at the rooftop of Mustafa’s spanking new wing. You can enjoy everything from naan to dum briyani without the fine dining price tag.

Mustafa Centre is the one-stop place for everything. Just be sure to control your urge to buy everything while you’re here.

Mustafa Centre
Address: 145 Syed Alwi Road, Little India, Singapore 207704

8. National Gallery Singapore

National Gallery Singapore is an art gallery that houses the world’s largest public collection of Singapore and Southeast Asian art, with over 8,000 works of art.

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Located in the Civic District, the National Gallery Singapore consists of 2 national monuments, namely the former Supreme Court and City Hall and is the largest visual arts venue and museum in Singapore.

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The National Gallery also collaborates with international museums to jointly present Southeast Asian art in the global context.

Be sure to check out their website for updates on current exhibitions.

National Gallery Singapore
Address: 1 St. Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
Opening Hours: Daily: 10am – 7pm
Contact no.: 6271 7000

9. Singapore Zoo

The Singapore Zoo, formerly known as the Singapore Zoological Gardens, was opened in 1973.

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The zoo houses over 315 species of animals with about 16 percent considered to be threatened species. Look out for the white tigers!

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Set in a rainforest environment, the Singapore Zoo is known for their ‘open concept’ where animals live in landscapes and environments that simulate their natural habitat.]

That’s not all, they have various live shows featuring Birds of Prey and Sea Lions!

If you’re looking for a world-class zoological experience, then you should pay a visit to the Singapore Zoo.

Singapore Zoo
Address: 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
Opening Hours: Daily: 8.30am – 6pm
Contact no.: 6269 3411

10. Southern Ridges & Henderson Waves Bridge

Singapore has always been known as Asia’s Greenest City and what better way to experience the natural greenery on our island city, than taking a hike on the Southern Ridges, a 10km trail that connects the parks along the southern ridge of Singapore.

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The Southern Ridges trail connects Mount Faber Park, Telok Blangah Hill Park and Kent Ridge Park.

Mount Faber Park is one of the oldest parks in Singapore and is connected to Telok Blangah Hill Park by the Henderson Waves bridge.

If you’re looking for great photo opportunities and amazing views of the sunset, keep walking until you reach Henderson Waves bridge.

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It is Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge with a unique wave-form design that forms alcoves that double as shelters with seats within.

The wave-forms are lit with LED lamps at night from 7pm to 2am daily, so you can pop by anytime.

It’s quite cathartic to just be there. Do pack bug spray though; mosquitoes are vicious.

Southern Ridges & Henderson Waves Bridge
Address: Henderson Road, Mount Faber Park, Singapore 099203

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This Cartoon Network Festival At Gardens By The Bay Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

You know you’re young at heart if the thought of spending an entire day surrounded by your favourite cartoon characters excite you.

If you grew up watching Cartoon Network, then gear up for a 16 day festival filled with cartoons and plenty of fun.

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Cartoon Network is bringing “Animate Your Life” to Singapore, featuring characters from hit shows –The Powerpuff Girls, We Bare Bears, Adventure Time and Ben 10!

Biggest Festival Of Fun

From Saturday 26 May to Sunday 10 June, Cartoon Network Animate Your Life will transform Gardens by the Bay’s Bayfront Plaza into a thriving world of cartoons.

Here’s what you can expect!

The Powerpuff Girls

With a lil bit of sugar, spice and everything nice, get creative by Powerpuff-ing your way into Townsville. Soar with Bubbles, Blossom and Buttercup on a giant trampoline ride!

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Cartoon Network has also partnered with local artist group, Band of Doodlers, to create a special Powerpuff Girls tribute. The live installation will be unveiled on 27 May from 4pm onwards.

Adventure Time

Get ready to go on an adventure in the Land of Ooo and get lost in a maze with your favourite duo, Jake and Finn!

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Then, step into a magical Candy Kingdom with your favourite Adventure Time characters, Marceline, Princess Bubblegum and Lumpy Space Princess!

Ben 10

If you’ve always wanted to harness the power of the Omnitrix, join the Ben 10 Boot Camp and navigate through a series of exciting obstacles courses.

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Then get a group photo with Ben and his aliens in front of a cool trick-mirror.

We Bare Bears 
If you missed out on the extremely adorable We Bare Bears inflatables at Sentosa’s FunFest 2018, don’t fret. Here’s the perfect opportunity for you to chill with your favourite bear bros – Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear in their cosy cave.
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Splash-down the log-ride inflatable slide into a colourful ball-pit or snap a selfie in the cave that the bears call home!
If that’s not enough for you, expect a whole line up of exciting carnival games, interactive booths and workshops so you can learn how to draw your favourite cartoon characters and make sense of stop-motion.
So whether you’re a kid or just young at heart, there is something for everyone at Animate Your Life!
Cartoon Network Animate Your Life
Venue: Gardens By The Bay, Bayfront Plaza
Date: 26 May 2018 – 10 June 2018
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 3pm – 9pm, Fri – Sun: 3pm – 11pm
Price: From $12.50
Shakespeare In The Park Returns After A Year Of Absence With Julius Caesar
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Gardens By The Bay Brings A Slice Of Japan To You This March With Sakuras And Cosplay

Have you been to Japan in Sakura season? If you haven’t, then we’ve got some good news for you.

No, we’re not sponsoring any flights to Japan in Sakura season. Gardens By The Bay is bringing Sakura season to Singapore!

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For the Pokemon fans, there will be Pokemon game booths and even a Pikachu parade (OMG!?!?!?).

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It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like X’mas At Gardens By The Bay, With Its Pretty Lights And Outdoor Rink

Tis’ the season to be jolly! Actually, not really. Not yet. Not till December. However, this doesn’t stop shopping malls from blasting Christmas music and hanging up the Christmas decorations.

But we digress. This December, Singapore’s biggest Christmas event, Christmas Wonderland, is back for its fourth iteration, this time with new highlights to get everyone immersed in the festive mood!

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Occupying the 57,000 sqm are new attractions such as an outdoor skating rink, Ethiopian circus acts, Santa’s Grotto, and a food market lined with food from acclaimed restaurants.

Visitors can also expect the usual attractions like the stunning light installations, carnival rides, and caroling choirs.

It’s The Most Wonderful Fair Of The Year

Look forward to skating in the festival’s first ever outdoor skating rink at The Meadow. You’ll get to skate past the intricate and stunning light sculptures that line the fairground!

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For those of you who haven’t experience falling snow like us, Blizzard [email protected] Spalliera is the closest thing that Singapore has to falling snow (Snow City doesn’t count).

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For the adults, the organisers have brought in a circus performance, specifically Ethiopian Dreams by Circus Abyssinia. Expect gravity-defying stunts and captivating performances and a lot of “oohs” and “aahs” from the audience.

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For those of you looking forward to the food, prepare your tastebuds for the Michelin treatment. SAVOUR: Christmas Wonderland will feature dishes from Michelin-starred restaurants such as Saint Pierre and Shoukouwa with prices as low as $6!

Other vendors include The Raclette Factory and Propupstore.

You can also shop for unique gifts such as Luminarie souvenirs and boutique goods at the Festive [email protected] Grove. There will also be specialty food ranging from traditional Christmas dinners to European and Mediterranean fare.

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10 Exhilarating Experiences And Eats To Spice Up The Second Half Of June [15-30 June]

We’re midway through June, but the holidays are far from over!

The fun this month isn’t stopping anytime soon either! As per usual, there’s a spread of thrilling events to head out to and fresh new dining spots to try out.

Think: a giant, hipster pasar malam, a magical DreamWorks carnival, and food exhibitions where you can stuff yourself silly. Whether you’re an artsy soul, die-hard foodie or music lover, we’ve got some ideas on how you can spend the remainder of June!

Here’s a calendar of 10 amazing activities and foods to delve into to wrap up the month!

Play & Discover

1. Geylang Serai Bazaar

Let the Hari Raya celebrations begin!

The annual Geylang Serai Bazaar is back–and it’s a not your usual pasar malam.

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Expect to see over 1000 stalls, and sample all sorts of traditional Hari Raya goodies as you go along.

We can already taste the Ramly burger, kuih tart, kuih bangkit, otah-otah and other delicious snacks.

Why it beats your neighbourhood pasar malam though, is its selection of super instagrammable foods. Think candyfloss burritos, poke bowls, fried durians, rainbow planet ice-cream buns, unicorn tears and more–not to mention the many, many Thai milk tea stalls.

If you’re wondering how these picture perfect foods fared taste-wise, check out our verdict.

Nosh aside, you’ll enjoy colourful installations, free movie screenings, gigs, a pop-up museum and a heritage race as well!

Geylang Serai Bazaar
Where: Spans Geylang Serai market, Joo Chiat Complex and along Haig Road
When: 25 May – 24 June, 11am

2. 14th Singapore Open Gymnastic Championship

It’s spins, vaults, somersaults and tumbles galore!

That, and a whole lot more, is what you can expect at the riveting 14th Singapore Open Gymnastics Championships.

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When: 3 – 25 June

Admission: FOC – $10
Whether you’re an artsy soul or someone just looking for a photo op, it’s hard not to get excited over this new exhibition.

Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow is the most unique setup at the National Gallery right now!

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One of the world’s most influential artists, Yayoi Kusama plays a crucial role in key art movements of the 20th and 21st centuries.

This exhibition in particular focuses on the immersive and expansive nature of her practice.

Step into her infinity mirror rooms and explore her intricate nets, dots and pumpkin motifs.

What’s more, encounter new paintings that have never been shown before!

It’s the perfect chance to discover her creative vision through paintings, sculptures, videos, and installations from the 1950s to the present. That, and take some pictures for the ‘gram too, of course.

Yayoi Kusama Exhibition
Where: National Gallery, City Hall Wing, Level 3, Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery
When: 9 Jun – 3 Sep
Admission: $15 (Singaporeans/PRs) / $25 (Non-Singaporeans)

4. UFC Fight Night

UFC fans rejoice!

Watch the fighters on your TV screen come to life at UFC Fight Night Singapore!

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You’ll be catching the sport’s finest athletes from around the globe compete in the world’s most intimidating arena, the Octagon!

There’s even a UFC Fan Experience outside the arena for the more hard core fans.

Challenge yourself at the Striking Challenge, try out the interactive activities at the booths, and don’t miss out on the photo opportunities.

Can’t wait for Fight Night? You can visit a day early to catch the ceremonial weigh-ins and a guest fighter Q&A session on Friday!

UFC Fight Night Singapore
Where: The Octagon, Singapore Indoor Stadium
When: 17 Jun, 4.45pm – 10pm
The local music scene seems to really be flourishing.

This time, local acts are coming together for a good cause at the ADAC Music Concert!

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That’s ADAC for Anti-Drug Abuse Campaign. Organised by The Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) and the National Council Against Drug Abuse (NCADA), this FREE music concert will bring together all your favourite local musicians.

There’s Inch Chua, Scarlet Avenue, The Sam Willows, THELIONCITYBOY and Taufik Batisah!

With tunes like “Help Me” (Scarlet Avenue) and “High On Love” (Taufik Batisah), we’ll be singing along, while bearing the all-important anti-drug message in mind.

ADAC Music Concert
Where: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038983
When: 16 Jun, 6pm – 10pm
This year, we will see Asia’s first ever DreamWorks Day right here in Singapore!

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Take part in the 5km Fun Run, or the 800m Kids Dash and Carnival with your little ones!

You’ll be doing all that alongside your favourite DreamWorks characters from Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon.

Beneficiaries of this event include the Children’s Cancer Foundation, Wishing Well, and Club Rainbow!

This run is truly a great opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends, while doing some good for those in need!

DreamWorks Day
Where: Gardens By The Bay, Bay East Garden
When: 24 Jun, 4pm – 8pm

7. Gardens Turns 5

Let the birthday celebrations begin!

Our favourite futuristic garden, Gardens By The Bay, turns 5 this month, and it’s throwing a big birthday bash to mark the occasion.

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Expect nothing short of a myriad of festivities that all can enjoy!

There will be a display of blooms in the rarest colour–shades of blue–at the Blue Beauties floral display in the Flower Dome!

Also not to be missed is a special edition of the nightly Garden Rhapsody light and sound show. The experience will be further enhanced with stunning video mapping that tells the story of the Gardens’ journey through the years.

Another highlight is the ‘Wonder Through Your Eyes’ photo exhibition, where your own fondest memories at the Gardens will be featured alongside other unforgettable moments.

So come join in the fun at Gardens, where wonder truly blooms!

Gardens Turns 5
Where: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953
When: Fri, 19 May 2017 – Fri, 30 Jun 2017
Contact no.: 6420 6848
Hit us baby one more time!

We can’t believe Pop Princess Britney Spears is coming to our shores this June!

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The multi-platinum, Grammy Award-winning pop icon will be making her 7th stop in Asia here.

With 150 million records sold worldwide, seven Billboard Music Awards and the Billboard’s Millennium Award to her name, you won’t find someone who hasn’t heard of her.

Her catchy songs “Baby One More Time” and “Piece of Me” get everyone singing along when they come on the radio and during Karaoke. Now, you get to catch Britney performing in the flesh!

If you want a piece of that, hurry and grab your tickets!

Britney Spears Concert
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium
When: 30 June, 8pm
Contact no.: 3158 7888
Price: S$188 – S$568
The Yummy Food Expo 2017 provides the perfect opportunity to stuff your face with all the good food Singapore has to offer!

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When: 22 Jun – 25 Jun
This one’s for you avid snackers and junk food lovers! (That’s all of us, to be honest.)

The World Snack Fair 2017 is sure to satisfy all your sweet and salty cravings!

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This yummy exhibition is set to feature hundreds of different snack brands from all around the world.

Popular brands you will be familiar with include Japanese brands Meiji and Calbee. We can hear the crunch of potato chips already!

There will also be Ichiban kuji for the Otakus to get anime merchandise, and international guest cosplayers.

A maid and butler cafe will also be set up on-site for those who enjoy themed cafes!

World Snack Fair
Where: Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Level 3, Concourse 1-4, Singapore 039593
When: 30 Jun – 1 Jul, 10am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6560 5424

Well, what are you waiting for?

Don’t let the second half of your June holidays slip away!

We think now’s the best time to get busy, trying out as many fun activities as possible, to give us that boost we need for school/work the rest of the year!

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10 Must-Try Events And Eats For An Out Of This World May [1-15 May]

It’s the start of a new month!

That means a whole new wave of fresh events, food havens and shopping spots to drop in on.

There are rad runs for the fitness junkies, movies by the beach for those who just want to chill, and affordable new restaurants that have sprung up to excite the foodie in all of us.

Here’s a checklist of 10 fun, exciting activities for a marvelous start to May!

Play & Discover

1. Star Wars Festival

Star Wars fans rejoice!

Come May the 4th, Gardens by the Bay will come alive with Star Wars themed highlights, transporting you to a galaxy far, far away.

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Chewbacca, one of the heroes of the Rebellion, and Kylo Ren, dark warrior from the First Order, will also be in town for the festival!

Star Wars Festival
Where: Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive Singapore 018953
When: 4 May – 6 May
Time: 3.00pm – 11.00pm
Contact no.: 6420 6848
“The Dark side, and the Light. Choose Your Side. Run. It is your Destiny.”

Another event happening in conjunction with Star Wars Day is the intense and epic Star Wars Run!

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The race pack itself is pretty sick, including a themed drawstring bag, t-shirt, towel, and Yoda or Darth Vader plush toy, depending on which side you’ve pledged your allegiance to.

Join the ever first Star Wars Run in Singapore with fellow fans and family, and look forward to a night dedicated to all things Star Wars.

Whichever side you’re on… May the Force be with you!

Star Wars Run
Where: Bayfront Event Space (Open tarmac space beside Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre), 12A Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018940
When: 6 May
Time: 10km Competitive Run at 7pm; 4.5km Non-Competitive Run at 8pm
Contact no.: 9773 7734
Sunset Cinema

Celebrate the best things about living in the tropics at Sunset Cinema, the newest open-air cinema event at Singapore’s beautiful Tanjong beach.

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Think award-winning new film releases, tropical beach sunsets, DJs, bars, food stalls, and deck chairs. Knockout film features include ‘Jackie’, starring Natalie Portman, and ‘Lion’, a movie starring Dev Patel that’s based on true events.

Head over for the perfect way to relax with friends, and experience the beautiful tropical evenings of Singapore like you’ve never done before.

Many of the tickets have already been snapped up, so gather your friends now and get your tickets ASAP!

Sunset Cinema by Peroni
Where: 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa Singapore 098942
When: 5 May – 14 May

4. The Music Run

Come May, AIA will be bringing the beat to Singapore with The Music Run, the world’s loudest 5km running course.

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When: 6 May
Time: 5.00pm
Singapore Heritage Festival

This is something a true, blue Singaporean won’t want to miss.

Explore the nooks and crannies of our island home at Singapore Heritage Festival 2017!

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You’ll also get the rare opportunity to check out normally inaccessible places, such as Bukit Pasoh.

So come on down and uncover the untold stories of Singapore’s shared spaces and way of life!

Singapore Heritage Festival
Where: All around Singapore
When: 28 April – 14 May
Contact no.: 6701 1232
Heads up, Mother’s Day is just around the corner.

And what better way to celebrate the most important woman in your life than by attending a lovely outdoor concert together?

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‘s Mother’s Day Concert will be held among the lush greenery of the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

If you have fond memories of going on picnics with Mum as a child, this is the perfect way to relive those memories.

The delightful repertoire includes excerpts from Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto, Tchaikovsky’s Fourth and Sixth Symphonies, and Massenet’s beautiful “Méditation” from Thaïs.

A limited number of Mother’s Day gifts will also be given out, so drop by the SSO booth with Mum to get your hands on it!

SSO Mother’s Day Concert
Where: Shaw Foundation Symphony Stage, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road Singapore 259569
When: 14 May
Time: 6.00pm
Admission: Free


7. Brine

If you’ve been to The Laneway Market, you’ll be excited to know that its sister restaurant has just opened!

Brine aims to deliver unique restaurant-level fare at down to earth prices.

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You’ll be pleasantly surprised to find different flavour pairings in all the dishes at this chill, casual eatery.

Quirky creations include The Crunch, a dish with soft-poached egg, puffed rice, marble potatoes, truffle mushroom pate, and ebiko, as well as the battered John Dory burger with homemade tartar and tomato basil concasse.

We know where we’ll be booking our next lunch appointment!

Where: 775 North Bridge Rd, Singapore 198743
Opening Hours: Everyday except Monday. Lunch: 12.00pm – 3.00pm, Dinner: 6.00pm – 10.00pm
Contact no.: 8748 0788

8. The Masses

“Contemporary, happy food” is what this resto serves.

The Masses stays true to its word by using fresh, seasonal produce and allowing recipes to be simple, yet dynamic.

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If you’re familiar with the affordable French food chain, Saveur, you’ll be delighted to know that The Masses is opened by the same owner!

You’ll find familiar dishes on the menu, such as the crab and caviar angel hair pasta. Must-tries are the deep fried camembert dessert, 12-hour braised short ribs, and The Egg–a silky egg custard served with spoonfuls of salmon roe and flying fish roe, alongside crispy house chips and hazelnut butter.

Most of the dishes are priced below $20, making it truly quality restaurant fare at affordable prices.

The Masses
Where: 85 Beach Rd, Singapore 189694
Opening  Hours: Mon, Tues & Thurs 12.00pm – 9.30pm; Wed, Fri & Sat 12.00pm – 12.00am; Sun 12.00pm – 9:00pm
Contact no.: 6266 0061

9. Salmon Samurai

Salmon lovers rejoice!

Newly opened Salmon Samurai is set to serve salmon in all its delicious forms.

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Maki, sashimi, donburi… the list goes on.

If salmon dishes are your go-to, you must pay a visit to this salmon specialist.

The casual eatery offers a host of salmon-centric dishes, including the omega donburi, salmon mentaiko udon, and the hearty garlic shoyu salmon with runny onsen egg.

Salmon Samurai
Where: 100 Tras Street, Singapore 079027
Opening Hours: Weekdays: 11.00am – 8.00pm; Weekends: 12.00pm – 6.00pm
Contact no.: 6543 6823


10. Makers Fashion Bazaar

Makers Singapore isn’t just any ordinary arts retail store.

What’s unique about it is it features handmade and designed goods that you can’t find anywhere else.

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With a focus on fashion entrepreneurship and arts & crafts, you’ll find products made through hours of love and effort.

Some of the unique wares you can expect at this bazaar include pet products, journals made from vintage children’s books, fudge, handmade baby quilts, cool garments, flavored handcrafted soap, all kinds of jewelry, and many many more.

Come on down to show your support for a generation of local creative talents!

Makers Fashion Bazaar
Where: 18 Tai Seng Shopping Mall
When: 1 May – 7 May
Time: 11.00am to 8.00pm
Contact no.: 8828 1989

We can’t wait to drop in on these exciting events, and chow down at these delicious food spots!

With Mother’s Day falling on 14 May, why not take the chance to spend some quality time with Mother dearest at these events?

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