10 Awesome Events And Addictive Eats To Start Off August Right [1-15 Aug]
Nothing gets us more excited than the start of a new month, and this August gets us especially excited!
With National Day just round the corner, there’s a whole slew of fresh activities and yummy new eats that remind us of why we love living in Singapore.
This month’s line-up includes outdoor movie screenings, the hottest Kpop stars on our shores, a coffee festival, and fresh food spots to pamper your tastebuds at. Whether you’re a movie buff, avid concert-goer or full-time foodie, here are some ways to keep having fun the first half of August!
Here’s a calendar of 10 of the newest events and eats to head to this month!
Play & Discover
1. Films At The Fort
If the combination of good films, food and wine sounds like heaven to you, read on.
Films At The Fort by Casillero del Diablo is this years fanciest open-air cinema event![caption id="attachment_28733" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Films At The Fort[/caption]
Catch award-winning new releases, cult classics and documentaries on the big screen, under the stars.
A team from The Providore will be onsite to serve up a freshly prepared menu. There’s dinner, dessert and snacks to keep your tummy happy.
There’s also a bar selling wine, sparkling wine, beer and cider at prices that won’t break the bank.
So spread out your picnic mat, clink glasses, and lay back for a chill evening as the sun sets.
Films At The Fort
Address: Fort Canning Green (Fort Canning Park)
When: 3 – 20 Aug, 5pm till late
2. KBS Music Bank World Tour[caption id="attachment_28738" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Image Credit: Kpop Map[/caption]
Calling all diehard K-Pop fans!
Get ready to sing and dance your heart out at the highly anticipated KBS Music Bank World Tour.
Fans can expect a star-studded lineup, with some of K-pop’s biggest stars taking the stage.
The one-night-only concert’s power lineup includes SHINee, CNBlue, BTS, Red Velvet and Mamamoo.
KBS has been a huge driving force behind the Hallyu wave, from debuting rookies in the K-pop world to charting the leading K-pop hits.
So grab your tickets and be treated to a night of non-stop chart toppers!
KBS Music Bank World Tour
Address: Suntec Convention Centre Hall 601-604, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Suntec City, Singapore 039593
When: 4 Aug, 7pm – 10pm
Admission: $148 – 288/person
Ba dum tss!
This month’s Singapore Drum Fest is a festival unlike any other music festival you’ve ever experienced.[caption id="attachment_28735" align="aligncenter" width="1089"] Image Credit: Drum Fest brings the world’s best drummers and musicians to our shores for an unforgettable experience.
This year’s killer line-up is sure to attract fans from all over the world.
Those in the circle will know international drumming star Meytal Cohen and her bassist Anel Pedrero Orantes. There’s also Juan Carlito Mendoza, Jost Nickel, Federico Paulovich and Stanley Randolph.
Local talents Benjamin Lim, Anson Koh (Drum Off 2016 Open Category Champion) and his band will also be playing!
Drum Off contestants hail from 9 countries including Japan and USA, and are sure to put on an impressive show.
Singapore Drum Fest: Ultimate Drummers Weekend
Address: Max Atria, Singapore EXPO Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Expo Drive, Singapore 486150
When: 5 – 6 Aug, 10am – 7pm
If you closely follow the Voice of China, now’s your chance to watch one of their most loved contestants IRL!
G.E.M. is coming to our shores with her brand new “Queen of Hearts” World Tour.[caption id="attachment_28736" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Hong Kong’s new reigning Queen of Pop will be rocking it out at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
The talented singer will be belting out original songs in Chinese and Cantonese, in conjunction with her latest album, “Heartbeat”.
The last time she was here was in 2015, with her sold out 73-show tour. This year, she promises a bigger, better and more breathtaking show, so make sure you get your tickets for it!
G.E.M. “Queen Of Hearts” World Tour
Address: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, 397691
When: 13 Aug
Contact no.: 3158 7888
Admission: $128 – S$248
There really isn’t a shortage of international stars on our shores this month.
Our favourite British indie pop act, Bastille, is taking centre stage here too![caption id="attachment_28737" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: Watch lead singer Dan Smith, keyboard player Kyle Simmons, bassist Will Farquarson and drummer Chris ‘Woody’ Wood in the flesh.
You’re probably most familiar with the infectious track ‘Pompeii’ off their 2013 debut album ‘Bad Blood’.
In 2016, Bastille returned with catchy singles ‘Good Grief’ and ‘Send Them Off!’
These are songs that have become the alternative anthems of the last few years.
If you didn’t catch Bastille’s dazzling sold-out show at The Coliseum in 2015 and at the Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix in 2016, make sure you don’t miss this one!
Bastille – Live in Singapore
Address: The Star Theatre, 1 Vista Exchange Green, #04-01, 138617
When: 14 Aug, 8pm
Contact no.: 6348 5555
6. Epicurean Market
This isn’t your ordinary food and wine fair.
The Epicurean Market gives you three days of direct access to world-class food, wines and spirits, all for a fraction of the usual price!
[caption id="attachment_28739" align="aligncenter" width="4256"] Image Credit: Sample famous signature dishes by celebrity chefs, taste one-of-a-kind cocktails, and take home imported specialties.
There will also be an exciting lineup of masterclasses for you to upgrade your culinary and bartending skills with.
Participating restaurants include the award-winning Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, CUT by Wolfgang Puck, Waku Ghin by Tetsuya Wakuda, and more!
Address: Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
When: 11 – 13 Aug
Contact no.: 6688 8826
Imagine having a single voucher you can use at over 50 restaurant brands.
Well, Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) lets you do just that at the best value festival ever!
[caption id="attachment_28742" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: You can get $100 worth of vouchers for only $70, to be used across 50 restaurant brands island-wide.
This year’s focus is on the trendy salted egg yolk, homely pandan, and the all-time favourite, chilli crab sauce.
As a tie-in with the Singapore Food Festival, each eatery will also be highlighting a locally inspired dish.
Expect dishes such as chicken rice risotto (Joo Bar), chilli crab (Palm Beach Seafood) and chicken tikka pizza (Cali Café and Bar).
Singapore Restaurant Festival
Address: Various participating restaurants
When: 1 Jul – 30 Sep
8. Singapore Coffee Festival
Calling all cafe hoppers and caffeine addicts!
The Singapore Coffee Festival 2017 is Singapore’s first ever coffee-centric festival.
[caption id="attachment_28734" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: This is showcase of Singapore’s speciality coffee, local kopi and cafe lifestyle.
Be spoiled for choice with over 100 exhibitors from the coffee and café industry.
The festival showcases local craftsmanship in specialty coffee, as well as Singapore’s unique and rich kopi heritage.
Besides being a one-stop shop for those interested in all things coffee, there will also be a wide range of brewed drinks, beans, gadgets and machines available for purchase.
Singapore Coffee Festival
Address: Marina Bay Cruise Centre, 61 Marina Coastal Drive, 018947
When: 3 – 6 Aug
Imagine going shopping and not having to pay for anything.
Well, that’s exactly what the Singapore Really Really Free Market lets you do![caption id="attachment_28741" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Singapore Really Really Free Market[/caption]
The market will showcase all sorts of goods–and services!
Things you can expect to see include second-hand stuff, basic yoga lessons, and even tarot card reading.
There are also sing-alongs and mutual shoulder massages to really foster that community spirit.
So come join in and feel a different, more caring and sharing side to the economy we’re used to!
Singapore Really Really Free Market
Address: Lorong Ah Soo, Blk 138
When: 13 Aug, 2pm
Happy birthday, Singapore!
With National Day just round the corner, enter Singapasar, just one of the many nation-centric events that’ll pop up this month.
[caption id="attachment_28740" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: Returning for its third year, Singapasar is a wildly popular design-centric pasar malam.
It brings together the best and the newest collections of Singapore, under one roof.
Expect to find locally designed and made products including furniture, food, apparel, bags, beverages, accessories and many more.
All of these items have their own story to tell about our Singaporean identity, history and culture.
This is where you want to shop and soak in some festive cheer this National Day!
Address: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
When: 4 – 6 Aug
Sounds like an amazing month, doesn’t it?
We can’t wait to head out and get busy at all these exciting activities this August!
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10 Fresh Events And Food Spots That Have Just Popped Up In The Second Half Of July [16-31 July]
We’ve been having a whale of a time the first half of July.
The rest of the month doesn’t disappoint too! There’s a whole host of amazing activities and yummy new eats we can’t wait to try out.
This month’s line-up includes a Disney concert, international football stars on our shores, a dainty tea festival, and new food spots your tastebuds will thank you for. Whether you’re a music fan, party animal, or self-confessed foodie, here are some ways to keep busy the second half of July!
Here’s a calendar of 10 of the freshest events and eats to head to this month!
1. Disney in Concert: A Dream Is A Wish
“A dream is a wish your heart makes”.
So if you’ve been dreaming of reliving your childhood, let Disney In Concert take you back![caption id="attachment_28342" align="aligncenter" width="2780"] Image Credit: This is one magical concert that’ll transport you to the musical world of new and old Disney Animated Feature films.
Join in to awaken a little mermaid who longs to be human, a lion cub who struggles to find his place in the circle of life, two sisters who wish to warm a frozen relationship, and more!
Their stories are told through the talents of four Broadway-caliber singers, original Disney film footage and sweeping orchestral scores performed by Base Philharmonic Orchestra.
Here, the magic of Disney storytelling comes to life once again and reminds us that anything is possible!
Disney in Concert: A Dream is a Wish
Where: Grand Theatre, Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, 018956
When: 14 – 15 Jul | Fri: 8pm; Sat: 2pm & 8pm
Contact no.: 6348 5555
Grab your gear, roll up your cuffs, and gather your troops.
Baybeats is back, and it’s the biggest music festival of its kind in Singapore and the region![caption id="attachment_28334" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Baybeats Festival[/caption]
This year, it presents a fist-pumping line-up of both Singapore and international acts.
The line-up covers genres including folk, pop, metal, post-rock, emo, punk, electro and everything in between.
Baybeats aims to gather the best of our homegrown talent in music-making, while creating a festival village that brings together local indie crafters.
Best of all–it’s free!
So reach out, touch faith and rock on at Singapore’s very own alternative music festival.
Where: The Esplanade, 1 Esplanade Drive, Singapore 038981
When: 14 – 16 July
Contact no.: 6828 8222
Shout out to all the party people!
The first edition of the Rasa Fiesta Singapura Block Party is just around the corner![caption id="attachment_28336" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: After a week of Rasa Fiesta Singapura Bar Adventures, come to Jiak Chuan street for the hottest party this month.
On the street, you will find dancers, limbo games, beer pong, live DJs and workshops.
Then, duck into participating outlets Lime House and Phat Cat Laundry for a drink, or check out the street booths!
Food vendors from Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and the French Carribbean will also be here to satisfy your appetite.
There’s even a special free kids playground area so Mums and Dads can also have a drink!
Rasa Fiesta Singapura Block Party
Where: Jiak Chuan Road / Keong Saik Street
When: 15 Jul, 3pm – 10.30pm
4. TED x Pickering Street
If you spend your time on YouTube binge-watching TED Talks, you’ll wanna check this out.
TED x Pickering Street is a self-organized TED event for our own little community in Singapore.[caption id="attachment_28340" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: TED believes that great ideas and stories are not found only in the movers and shakers of the world, but in the most ordinary everyman.
Great ideas can and should be shared, regardless of language, and TED hopes to achieve this with this bilingual, language-blind TEDx event.
At TED x Pickering Street, live speakers from all backgrounds will spark deep discussions and connections.
Because sometimes, inspiration lives right next door without us even knowing it!
TED x Pickering Street
Where: ArtScience Musuem, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
When: 15 Jul, 1pm – 6pm
The Botanic Gardens is known for its occasional chill, picnic-style concerts.
This month, we have one supported by The Straits Times![caption id="attachment_28335" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: The Ladies Room[/caption]
Join the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor Jason Lai at the park for an evening of well-loved classics.
The more musically inclined may recognize some pieces from the line-up, which includes “Morning Mood” from Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, Third movement (Poco allegretto) from Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90.
There are also selections from West Side Story, Cinema Paradiso: Theme, First Youth, Love Theme, and “Ritual Fire Dance” from El amor brujo.
What’s best? Admission is free!
So make it a day to remember, and don’t forget your picnic mat!
The Straits Times Concert at Gardens
Where: Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
When: 22 Jul, 6pm
Contact no.: 6602 4200
6. The xx: I See You Tour
If indie music is your groove, this indie phenomenon must be a central part of your playlist.
London-based band The xx is landing on our shores this month with their I See You Tour![caption id="attachment_28341" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Image Credit: Following two spectacular headline shows here in 2013, The xx are set to bring the house down in their biggest Singapore show yet.
Formed in 2005, The xx are Romy Madley Croft (vocals, lead guitar), Oliver Sim (vocals, bass guitar), and Jamie Smith (beats, MPC sampler).
The xx reveal that they are exploring a more playful, eclectic and expansive musical direction, winning new and old fans with singles such as ‘On Hold’ and ‘Say Something Loving’.
They’re also travelling with electronic/R&B musician Sampha, one of the UK’s most soulful rising artists!
This one-night-only concert promises to be an unforgettable experience – don’t miss it!
The xx: I See You Tour
Where: Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, 397691
When: 25 Jul, 7pm
Contact no.: 3158 7888
Heads up, football fans!
The 2017 International Champions Cup is set to be held in Singapore this month.[caption id="attachment_28337" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: The International Champions Cup (ICC) is the world’s premier summer football tournament, bringing the best in football to iconic venues around the globe.
ICC Singapore will feature Chelsea FC, FC Bayern and FC Internazionale in a round-robin three-match tournament.
The fixtures in July will mark the first time these top European teams have played each other in Singapore.
So grab your jerseys and head to the Singapore National Stadium to catch your teams in action!
2017 International Champions Cup
Where: National Stadium, 1 Stadium Dr, 397629
When: 25, 27, 29 Jul, 7.35pm
Contact no.: 3158 7888
8. The O.P.E.N.
Ready to gain new insight into our world?
The O.P.E.N. is a public engagement initiative from the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) that offers just that.
[caption id="attachment_28339" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Image Credit: Singapore International Festival of The Arts[/caption]
A pre-festival of ideas before SIFA, The O.P.E.N. presents 5 weeks of exploration.
It presents a curated selection of events through diverse platforms, including film and creative displays.
You’ll be sure to come across fascinating questions and eye-opening insights about our world and humanity.
The curatorial theme for SIFA 2017 is “Enchantment”, so be prepared to be taken in with the unusual and unexpected of everyday life.
Where: Various Locations
When: 28 Jun – 9 Sep
9. Singapore Tea Festival
If your answer to the standard “coffee or tea” question is always the latter, read on.
The inaugural Singapore Tea Festival (STF) will be making its debut at the upcoming Food Festival![caption id="attachment_28343" align="aligncenter" width="1984"] Image Credit: Singapore Tea Festival[/caption]
Organised by The 1872 Clipper Tea Co., STF celebrates one of the world’s most popular beverages with a showcase of 17 homegrown tea brands.
Whether you’re a tea enthusiasts and just tea-curious, there’s something for you.
The weekend festival will feature new tea collections and signature tea blends, tea-inspired wares and modern tea bites, alongside tea-themed workshops and a tea heritage exhibition.
Adding to the mix are tea-related lifestyle offerings such as tea-pairing literature titles curated by BooksActually, lifestyle products from Naiise, and ceramic wares by Mud Rock.
If this sounds like your cup of tea, be sure to head on down!
Singapore Tea Festival
Where: B4 ION Station, ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, 238801
When: 22 – 23 Jul, 10am – 10pm
10. Sunset Social Market
It’s no secret that our biggest national pastimes are eating and shopping.
Well, Open Farm Community (OFC) combines the best of both in its popular Social Market.[caption id="attachment_28338" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image credit: Expat Living Singapore[/caption]
The market’s tenth edition is extra special.
It’s its first foodie-friendly edition, and also the first time it’s held in the evening instead of during the daytime.
Taking its cue from local foodie culture, the two-day market will bring together some of the island’s best artisanal bakers, gourmet grocers, small-batch producers, and modern-day hawkers.
More than just a day of feasting, the market grounds will also play host to communal activities for all ages.
Think a cocktail masterclass, DIY flower crowns, and leisurely strolls through OFC’s flourishing outdoor farm.
Sunset Social Market
Where: Open Farm Community, 130E Minden Road, Singapore 248819
When: 22 – 23 Jul, 3pm – 8pm
Contact no.: 6471 0306
What’re you waiting for?
With so much happening this month, your weekends are bound to be a rollercoaster of fun-filled activities!
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Ambassador Highlights #11 – High Tea, Custom Tendon, DIY Perfume & More!
The month of June is done and dusted!
At DiscoverSG, we love looking back on and celebrating all the exciting activities our ambassadors dropped in on in the month.
This month’s highlights include plenty of electrifying events and scrummy eats!
If boutique tea houses are your thing, you’ll love this dainty yet unique one.
Arteastiq is a teahouse/restaurant/art jam studio tucked away in Mandarin Gallery.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVY3yIxDyvO/?taken-by=cherzinga[/embed]
Our ambassadors Cheryl, Diana ,Nicholas, Rachael, Vanessa were treated to a luxurious high tea experience there!
That means a full fancy 3-course meal (normally $48) prepared just for us![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVcGV7PFEhU/?taken-by=dianabakar_[/embed]
The brunch menu consists of hearty and healthy dishes, while the dinner menu features creative Asian fusion dishes.
For appetisers, the ambassadors had the signature pan seared duck foie gras.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVcLYc0gy7z/?taken-by=nicholaslgl[/embed]
Next up was the Herb-Crusted Codfish served on a bed of mash potatoes, asparagus, scallops and balsamic reduction sauce – a dish that was crunchy on the surface, while tender underneath.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BU3Fa6xBsbi/?taken-by=rachaelwong[/embed]
Other must tries are the Australian Wagyu ribeye with sweet potato fries, and mango strudel that has actual popping candy in it.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BWFExmXhO6d/?taken-by=vaneszs.h[/embed]
To complete our meal was an exclusive range of teas, brewed pot by pot on the spot with the finest tea leaves and herbs. (Psst! They even have alcoholic ones!)
Address: Mandarin Gallery, #04-14/15 333A Orchard Road, Singapore 238867
Opening Hours: Daily, 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6235 8370
Whether or not you got the chance to go to Ultra Singapore, it’s hard to miss the hype that took over all our social media platforms.
We sent a whole bunch of our ambassadors down to join in the fun at the hottest party this year![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVZOTtkAu_o/?taken-by=claregwendolyn[/embed]
Just like last year, the 2-day electronic dance music festival in Singapore was ultra wet, ultra muddy, and ultra amazing![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVWwn1BBPF6/?taken-by=dtynx[/embed]
We partied the day and night away to music by headlining DJs, including Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Steve Aoki, Dash Berlin, Steve Angello, Tiësto, and Don Diablo.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVSMesTDQka/?taken-by=gracekowie[/embed]
Other famous names include Dubfire, Martin Solveig, Nic Fanciulli, Sasha & John Digweed and Showtek.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVUKSfegYXu/?taken-by=isapiaoz[/embed]
Not to forgot our local acts on the Live stage: homeboy ShiGGa Shay, DJ Duo Rave Republic, and singer-songwriter Jasmine Sokko.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVRo6nFnIgL/?taken-by=siowjiamin[/embed]
With stunning lights, visuals, sound and special effects, it was easy to stay upbeat and pumped even through the rain.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVKW19whTl_/?taken-by=victoinette[/embed]
You know a party is ultra good when it’s hard to go for one set and not have #FOMO from passing up on the others; that’s exactly how we felt about Ultra Singapore’s crazy line-up this year!
3. Hao Lai Wu Steamboat and BBQ
Can’t decide between steamboat and BBQ?
You don’t have to at Hao Lai Wu Steamboat and BBQ, where they let you cook your food both ways at the same table.[caption id="attachment_28052" align="aligncenter" width="3000"] Image Credit: Choose from 5 types of soups: Ma La, Tom Yam, Chicken, Double Boiled Herbal & Tomato, to cook them all in. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVmWW8_ANco/?taken-by=chel.sea.ang[/embed]
We sent our hungry ambassadors Chelsea and Nicholas down for a hearty meal.
They especially loved – and couldn’t stop eating – the prawns that were super fresh and sweet![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BV_VUEHArQc/?taken-by=nicholaslgl[/embed]
They went for the specialty Ma La broth that added a zing to all the ingredients – perfect for lovers of spicy food.
Why not have your next family dinner here? Its unique steamboat in a crystal pot and smokeless BBQ will not disappoint!
Hao Lai Wu Steamboat and BBQ
Address: 8 Sago Street, Singapore 059012
Open: Daily, 11am – 3am
4. Oo La Lab
“Fragrance is a powerful personal ritual… It is the right to see and to be seen in ways that are not made from words.”
If that speaks to you, or if you’re just a sucker for nice-smelling things, you’ll love Oo La Lab’s sensorial workshop session![caption id="attachment_28047" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: This craft fragrance lab lets you select from the finest raw ingredients to build your very own fragrance.
The perfume ingredients you pick are mixed on site and hand-poured to order.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVt4uXqACEX/?taken-by=chel.sea.ang[/embed]
Our ambassadors Chelsea and Cheryl headed down for a whiff, and got the chance to mix their own perfect scent!
They had a lot of fun reliving their days of mixing chemicals in science class, and were extremely satisfied with their final product![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BVt6heyjJoT/?taken-by=cherzinga[/embed]
Whether you like floral, oriental or sporty scents, Oo La’s mixologists will guide you on how to achieve the perfect mix!
Or you could just go ham and create your own crazy scent that’s sure to be a conversation starter!
Oo La Lab Calling all tempura fans! Kogane Yama is the newest Japanese restaurant in town specializing in premium tendon bowls. Here, you get to choose your tendon toppings, base and spiciness level for a fully customisable tendon, just for you. The 4 flavours are Mixed Bowl ($15.80), Chicken Bowl ($13.80), Prawn Bowl ($13.80) and Vegetable Bowl ($11.80). Our ambassador Rachael headed there for a taste. She tried the Mixed Bowl, which had everything she could’ve asked for. She really loved the prawn tempura, chicken tempura and the green pepper, which were all so juicy under the crisp tempura crust!
Address: Commune Home, 02-51/52/53 Millenia Walk, 9 Raffles Boulevard, 039596
Contact no.: 6338 3823
Calling all tempura fans!
Kogane Yama is the newest Japanese restaurant in town specializing in premium tendon bowls.[caption id="attachment_28164" align="alignnone" width="1023"] Kogane Yama[/caption]
Here, you get to choose your tendon toppings, base and spiciness level for a fully customisable tendon, just for you.
The 4 flavours are Mixed Bowl ($15.80), Chicken Bowl ($13.80), Prawn Bowl ($13.80) and Vegetable Bowl ($11.80).[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BV35F5JhTKd/?taken-by=rachaelwong[/embed]
Our ambassador Rachael headed there for a taste.
She tried the Mixed Bowl, which had everything she could’ve asked for. She really loved the prawn tempura, chicken tempura and the green pepper, which were all so juicy under the crisp tempura crust![caption id="attachment_28049" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Fussy about what goes into your tendon? Now, you can have it just the way you like!
Address: 200 Victoria Street, #02-50 Bugis Junction, Singapore 188021
Open: Sun – Thu: 11am – 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11am – 11pm
6. Ô Batignolles
Ô Batignolles is an open-air concept wine bar that serves up food and wine with authentic French flavours.[caption id="attachment_28051" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: It pays tribute to a stellar range of wines, curated from small batch independent and passionate winemakers throughout France.
The elegant and chic bar also offers a large selection of quality air-flown cheese, and iconic French fare.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BWIED1-A53-/?taken-by=nicholaslgl[/embed]
Our ambassadors Nicholas and Rachael went down for a relaxing afternoon meal.
They discovered that Ô Batignolles had just added a new French Tapas selection to their menu – a new way to enjoy and share their signature French dishes, appetizer-style.[caption id="attachment_28050" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: They’ve also revamped their popular weekend brunch, which now includes free-flow croissants!
That sure sounds like something we’d get out of bed for!
Address: 2 Gemmill Lane 069247 Singapore
Contact no.: 6438 3913
7. The Bridge Bistro & Beacon Bar
Love a relaxing view of the sea while you eat?
The Bridge Bistro & Beacon Bar is a seafront bistro located at RSYC, Asia’s oldest yacht club.[caption id="attachment_28166" align="aligncenter" width="650"] Image Credit: This seafront bistro offers a selection of modern European cuisine with an Asian touch.
Their Signature bar lets you sip away on cocktails while watching the sun set in the horizon.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BV4YFWtB2nl/?taken-by=piinkmasquerade[/embed]
Our ambassadors Nicholas and Stephanie got to chill out at this lovely little bar and bistro.
They were spoiled for choice – the newly revamped menu included a more comprehensive selection of yummy mains.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BWPqghlgYuQ/?taken-by=nicholaslgl[/embed]
The beautifully plated dishes also made the whole meal experience a feast for the eyes as much as it was for the belly.
The bar will also be updating their drinks menu really soon, in particular to lower prices.
So come and grab a drink with your friends and family! Here, you won’t have to worry about burning a hole in your pocket!
The Bridge Bistro & Beacon Bar
Address: Level 2, Republic of Singapore Yacht Club, 52 W Coast Ferry Rd, Singapore 126887
Contact no.: 6768 9443
If you’re looking to increase your brand’s awareness and want to introduce products or services both old and new to more Singaporeans, drop us an email at [email protected] We would love to work with you!
We’re also on the lookout for more ambassadors who are on a mission to discover the fun and exciting things in Singapore. If you love eating, shopping, and discovering new places in Singapore, drop us an email at [email protected]
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10 Amazeball Events And Makan Places To Jazz Up The First Half Of July [1-15 July]
There’s no need to mope over the end of the June holidays. This month, there’s still a host of exciting activities and scrummy new eats to dive into!
This month’s line-up includes a trippy circus, an out-of-this-island trip to pulau ubin, interesting art exhibitions, and new food spots to tickle your tastebuds. Whether you’re an adventurer, an art lover, or a die-hard foodie, here are some ways to keep yourself busy for the first half of July!
Here’s a calendar of 10 electrifying events and eats to try out this month!
Play & Discover
1. Singapore International Festival Of Arts
Who says Singapore’s art scene is dead?
The Singapore International Festival of Arts is just one of the many arts events happening this month![caption id="attachment_27802" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Image Credit: Singapore International Festival Of Arts[/caption]
From street performances to public film screenings, to even talks over brunch, everyone’s invited to this celebration of the Arts!
Helming the event are the best of local and international artists.
Maybe you’ll recognize some of the more established names like Robert Wilson, Michael Nyman, London Sinfonietta, and the Berliner Ensemble in the line-up.
This year, there are even some of the newest productions from Korea and the US, such as the award-winning The Chorus, Oedipus, and Robert Move’s Martha.
They’ll be showcasing quality works in theatre, dance, and music you don’t want to miss!
Singapore International Festival Of Arts
Where: Various Locations
When: 28 Jun – 9 Sep
2. Pink Dot
Let your pride shine at the brightest event of the year!
Pink Dot is set to bring together family, friends, and lovers of all kinds at its annual event.[caption id="attachment_27796" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: Hong Lim Park, New Bridge Road, Singapore 059299
When: 1 Jul, 5pm
3. Closing of Sungei Road Thieves Market
Sadly, another remnant of Singapore’s past will soon be no more.
After eight decades of existence, Singapore’s oldest flea market in Sungei Road will be turning its last page.[caption id="attachment_27804" align="aligncenter" width="930"] Image Credit: Sam’s Alfresco Coffee[/caption]
The open-air market was already reduced by half once, to make way for Jalan Besar MRT station.
This time, all of it will be cleared for residential and commercial developments.
Known as the “Thieves Market”, stolen items were once notoriously sold here.
Popular with tourists, foreign workers, and locals, it offers all sorts of nibs and nubs ranging from household items to jewellery and electronic items!
Come down and have a glimpse of this lesser-known bit of history before it’s gone for good!
Sungei Road Thieves Market
Where: Sungei Road
Last day: 10 July
4. Cirque du Soleil – KOOZA
Get ready for some jaw-dropping action.
Cirque Du Soleil is back in Singapore with KOOZA, its most chilling and thrilling show yet![caption id="attachment_27805" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: Cirque Du Soleil[/caption]
KOOZA combines acrobatic performance with the art of clowning, while exploring the themes of fear, identity, and power.
Expect breathtaking acts like Hoops Manipulation, with up to 7 spinning hoops at once, as well as the Double Highwire, where the acts skitter and ride bicycles across wires criss-crossed diagonally at up to 25 feet above the stage.
There’s also the Skeleton Dance, a crazy trip to the dark side, and the Wheel of Death, an enormous spinning contraption that can’t be tamed.
Cirque du Soleil has brought so much wonder and delight to more than 300 cities, and it’s landed on our shores once again.
Don’t hold your breath, this is one circus show you’ll want to catch!
Cirque du Soleil – Kooza
Where: Under The Big Top Tent, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018956
When: 13 Jul – 20 Aug
Contact no.: 6348 5555
5. Gallery Children’s Biennale
No more dragging your children around to boring art exhibitions.
The National Gallery’s newest and most colourful display will have them clamouring to go again and again.[caption id="attachment_27797" align="aligncenter" width="1620"] Image Credit: National Gallery[/caption]
Themed “Dreams & Stories”, the Children’s Biennale invites not just children, but your inner child, to embark on a creative journey.
Exhibitions are interactive, and truly let you delve right into and explore the world through the eyes of different artists.
The Obliteration Room, for example, lets you stick colourful stickers all over the furniture and walls of a completely white room. Watch as the space magically transforms as more and more colourful spots are added to it!
A series of public programmes, film screenings, special family tours, and artist-led workshops for children are also in the line-up.
Here, there’s something for everyone to discover, whether young or young at heart!
Gallery Children’s Biennale
Where: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Road, Singapore 178957
When: 20 May – 8 Oct
Contact no.: 6271 7000
6. Pesta Ubin
We’ve all heard of Pulau Ubin, our most happening offshore island.
This July, the yearly Pesta Ubin celebrates all there is to this little island![caption id="attachment_27794" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Pesta Ubin[/caption]
Pesta Ubin is a kampung-style open house, during which people step up to share their special slice of Pulau Ubin with the public.
That means activities are heartfelt, organic, and passionately led by the community.
Expect kampung photo booths, map colouring booths for the kids, and even kayaking with the family.
The event is set to highlight all of Ubin’s unique charms, its culture, kampung life, nature, and wildlife, on both land and sea.
Leave the city attitude behind and get a taste of the kinder, gentler way of life here.
What’s more, most Pesta Ubin activities are free of charge and don’t require registration!
So, simply take a bumboat to Pulau Ubin and join in the fun!
Where: Pulau Ubin
When: 10 May – 16 Jul
7. Imaginarium: To The Ends Of The Earth
How much do you know about the planet we live in?
This nature-focused art exhibition brings you in for a closer look at the environments we reside in.[caption id="attachment_27848" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Image Credit: Time Out Singapore[/caption]
This is Singapore Art Museum’s seventh edition of the family-focused exhibition.
Young and old explorers alike are invited to see how people, flora, and fauna, adapt to their ever changing surroundings.
The lovely exhibits include a giant lizard’s tail, and a magical floating mountain.
There are even real life plants and mushrooms incorporated into the art pieces.
Walking amongst them will surely bring you closer to appreciating Earth’s many marvels.
With such inspiring and engaging artworks, be prepared to see the world that much differently by the end of it!
Imaginarium: To The Ends Of The Earth
Where: Singapore Art Museum, 71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555
When: 6 May – 27 Aug
Contact no.: 65899 580
8. Sama Curry & Café
The mention of curry most often brings to mind a spicy, thick gravy.
Well, Sama Curry & Café throws off all expectations as the first ever Japanese soup curry restaurant in Singapore.[caption id="attachment_26788" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Originating straight from Sapporo Hokkaido, Sama Curry reinvents curry in a delicious soupy bowl.
You’ll first get to take your pick from the Marathon Chicken, Oink Oink Hamburg, Keema Natto, Ocean Trophy or Vegetarian bear.
Then, choose from 30 levels of spiciness for just the right punch.
Lastly, select a soup base from Japanese wafu, Shrimp, Tomato or Coconut–and your perfectly customized curry bowl is done!
Remember to finish off your meal with their specialty Hokkaido Crab Cream Croquette!
Sama Curry & Café
Where: OUE Downtown 2 Gallery Level 2, 6a Shenton Way Singapore 068809
When: Mon – Sat: 11am – 9pm
Contact no.: 6224 0590
9. Gain City Durian Feast
Love it or hate it, durian is here to stay.
Gain City is holding a Gain City Durian Feast for all those who can’t get enough of our national fruit![caption id="attachment_27793" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image Credit: Held for the third year running, Gain City is bringing durian lovers together for a sumptuous feast.
Get ready to pry open the spiny shell, and delve into the luscious flesh of the fruit you love so much.
You’ll also get to enjoy the cool breeze on the Gain City Megastore rooftop, mixed with the deliciously pungent scent of durian.
Remember to get your tickets online for this finger-licking good event!
Gain City Durian Feast
Where: Gain City Megastore @ Sungei Kadut, 71 Sungei Kadut Drive, Rooftop, Singapore 729577
When: 7 – 9 July
Contact no.: 6333 1212
10. Singapore Food Festival
There’s no question that our Singaporean love for good food runs deep in our blood.
Well, there’s no better time to eat like a local than at the annual Singapore Food Festival!
[caption id="attachment_27799" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image Credit: Here, local culture, proud tradition, and contemporary dining are served up on a platter.
This is all done through unique culinary experiences, local chef collaborations, and workshops, which showcase Singapore’s rich heritage and culture.
Highlights include pairing traditional kueh with artisanal tea and coffee, learning to take great food photos like a professional, and an immersive food-and-dance experience!
Whether you’re a serious foodie or just a curious, hungry soul, you’ll get to savour a myriad of flavours and hear the stories behind the traditional snacks of Singapore.
So bring your appetite for a feast of the island’s best!
Singapore Food Festival
Address: Various Locations
When: 14 – 30 Jul
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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.[caption id="attachment_27242" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Our Kampung Spirit[/caption]
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.[caption id="attachment_27248" align="aligncenter" width="2500"] Image Credit: Bishan Sports Hall, 5 Bishan Street 14 #02-0, Singapore 579783
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![caption id="attachment_27247" align="aligncenter" width="991"] Image Credit: National Gallery[/caption]
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![caption id="attachment_27240" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: The Playbook[/caption]
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![caption id="attachment_27246" align="aligncenter" width="744"] Image Credit: CNB[/caption]
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!
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!
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.[caption id="attachment_27245" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: YouTube[/caption]
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![caption id="attachment_27244" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Asia Live 365[/caption]
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!
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![caption id="attachment_24343" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: Emaze[/caption]
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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This Trippy Mirror Maze Will Have You Losing Yourself In Infinite Reflections And Endless Hallways
If you love a good maze, or have been told you look at your own reflection too much, you’ll love the newest setup at the Science Centre.
Professor Crackitt’s Light Fantastic! Mirror Maze has to be the most visually pleasing permanent exhibition yet.
But beware–it’s super trippy.[caption id="attachment_27266" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image credit: The psychedelic showcase features 105 mirror cells, and more than 17 interactive exhibits and experiments on light.
There’s also a whole bunch of fake exits and holograms to add to the thrill–or panic–depending on how brave you are.[caption id="attachment_27268" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: The rooms house exhibits like crazy kaleidoscopes and a lightning entrapment apparatus. [caption id="attachment_27267" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: The brains behind the maze is Adrian Fisher Design, the world’s leading creator of mazes and seven time Guinness World Record holder.
Attempting the maze could be a daunting feat for some, but if you feed off a sense of adventure, you’ll enjoy every bit of it.
There’s a story behind the maze too.
Professor Crackitt, an eccentric, fictional scientist has lost his pet parrot Wattnot in his vast laboratory (read: the mirror maze), and you’re supposed to help him find it.
So make sure you look out for this parrot, even as you tinkle with the whimsical experiments along the way.[caption id="attachment_27265" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image Credit: It is the Science Centre after all, so be prepared to be tossed nuggets of fun facts about light and reflection!
You’ll surely learn a lot as you go through the life-size labyrinth of mirrors.
Will you find your way through the identical looping corridors, or will you run into yourself on your way out?
Professor Crackitts Light Fantastic Mirror Maze
Address: Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
Opening Hours: From 14 June 2017, 10.00 am
Contact no.: 6425 2500
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Ambassador Highlights #10 – Bar Crawls, Yakitori, Fashion Shows And More!
It’s officially the end of May!
Here at DiscoverSG, that means we get to look back on and celebrate all the exciting activities our ambassadors dropped in on this month.
This month’s highlights include plenty of amazing events and yummy eats!
Tras Street never fails to surprise with its string of hip, tasty food spots.
Its newest addition is Birders, a snazzy, modern yakitori bar, for all the Japanese soul food you could ask for.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BTymTRclgyE/?taken-by=dianabakar_[/embed]
It’s opened by our very own local celebrity, Adam Chen too!
Our ambassadors, Diana, Shivon and Dawn headed down to see what the hype was all about.[caption id="attachment_26783" align="aligncenter" width="1880"] Image Credit: The Ranting Panda[/caption]
They were treated to a wide selection of yummy yakitori, including the Thigh ($3.50), Breast ($3.50), Tail ($4), Sasami ($4.50), Oyster ($4.50), Tsukune ($4.50), and Skin (S$4).[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BTv1khnhWWJ/?taken-by=shivonchua[/embed]
Dawn’s absolute favourite was their Bourbon infused liver mousse. It was paired with yuzu marmalade for a sweet kick of flavour, and fried mantou for that extra crunch!
Diana loved the spring rolls, as well as the sweet matcha lava cake dessert.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BTqzq6yhk1B/?taken-by=dtynx[/embed]
We were also impressed by their selection of imported Sake that even came with a reference index of the drinks’ sweetness and acidity levels.
Where: 55 Tras Street Singapore 078994
Opening Hours: Mon – Thurs: 6pm – 12am; Fri – Sat: 6pm – 1am; Closed on Sunday
Contact no.: 8748 4585
2. Sister Act
If there’s one thing we can’t pass up, it’s a good laugh.
That’s why we were elated to hear that Broadway’s Sister Act had arrived on our shores![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BT6UF0olB7d/?taken-by=dianabakar_[/embed]
This comedy-musical features a wannabe diva who witnessed a murder, and who then had to be hidden in a convent for protection.[caption id="attachment_26791" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Image Credit: Our lovely ambassadors Diana and Stephanie managed to snag tickets to the opening night of this hilarious show. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BT6SshfANN3/?taken-by=piinkmasquerade[/embed]
They spent half the time howling with laughter, and the other half in tears over the touching scenes of friendship.
If you love broadway musicals, we hope you didn’t miss this one, which featured music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken!
Where: MasterCard Theatres At Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore 018956
When: May 9 – May 20; 7.30pm – 10pm
Contact no.: 6688 8868
3. Moxie Fashion Show
Lovers of lace and all things pretty, a new boutique has opened up in town for you!
Moxie is the newest super sophisticated multi-label womenswear boutique at Mandarin Gallery.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BUauqr4lFhU/?taken-by=dianabakar_[/embed]
Our ambassadors Diana, Jia Min, Shivon, and Vanessa headed down for a fancy private fashion show![caption id="attachment_26789" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Image Credit: Moxie[/caption]
They lived out every girl’s dream of sitting at the front row of a runway, watching models strut their stuff in some gorgeous, immaculate pieces.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BUQjaIahTcf/?taken-by=siowjiamin[/embed]
What they loved most was that each of them could find an outfit that matched their personal style!
Diana’s favourites out of all the elegant pieces were the dainty, yet eye-catching lace tops, while Vanessa’s was the red off-shoulder lace dress.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BUOsLCzBWTX/?taken-by=vaneszs.h[/embed]
Every label featured at Moxie is picked by hand, and every design is personally crafted.
We can’t wait to go back to do some proper shopping here!
Where: 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery, #03-23 Singapore 238897
Open: 11am – 9pm daily
There’s a new Hawaiian eatery in town, and it’s serving up the ever delicious and trendy poke bowls.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BUg9Ga_hK57/?taken-by=rachaelwong[/embed]
Our ambassadors Nicholas and Rachael had such a healthy and yummy dinner at Alakai.
They quickly felt right at home amidst the “Aloha Spirit” of this comfy restaurant.[caption id="attachment_26784" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Image Credit: And we attest to this–these poke bowls are as good as they sound.
The mashed potato with macaroni was a pleasant surprise, while the the coconut and coffee pudding dessert was the perfect sweet ending.
Where: 3 Everton Park #01-79 Singapore 080003
Opening Hours: Tue – Fri: 11.30am – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 8:30pm; Sat: 11.30am – 8.30pm; Closed on Sundays
Contact no.: 6904 4957
5. Bar Crawl
If you’re wondering what to do this Friday night, we’ve got a suggestion.
Bonappetour has a not-so-secret Bar Crawl that will bring you to hidden top bars on our island!
Our ambassadors Clare, Jia Min, Kimberly, Shivon and Stephanie were brought to investigate the unknown nooks of Central Singapore.
They discovered amazing bars they’ve never been to, like Tiger’s Milk, Native Bar and Operation Dagger!
They got to savour all kinds of unique cocktails, like Tiger Milk’s fruity strawberry-passionfruit cocktail, and Operation Dagger’s toffee apple cocktail.
What excited them the most though, was ANTZ, an exotic cocktail at Native Bar, which comes garnished with actual ants.
Sign up for the bar crawl! Who knows, it might just lead you to discover your new favourite Friday night hideout.
Secret Bars of Singapore
Where: Sssshhh, it’s a secret!
When: 1 June – 28 July; 7.30pm – 10.30pm
Contact no.: 8288 5950
6. Baywatch Preview
We’ve been waiting on our toes for Baywatch to come out in Singapore, just so we can catch Zac Efron in action, in all his shirtless glory.
That’s why we were stoked to be invited to a preview of the movie!
Our ambassadors Chelsea, Cheryl, and Shivon got to catch the movie before anyone else!
They spent half the time laughing at all the sassy lines, and the other half bae-watching Zac Efron, we’re sure.
We think it’s safe to say this was one of the funniest movies they’ve seen this year.
Baywatch is now showing in theatres and we suggest you head out and catch it!
7. Sama Curry & Café
We’ve found a great new spot to get our curry fix, and it’s none other than Sama Curry & Café, a popular Hokkaido soup curry shop hailing from Japan!
[caption id="attachment_26787" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: We sent our ambassadors Joey, Nicholas and Vanessa down to try it out, and boy was it delicious.[caption id="attachment_26788" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Next, they picked a level of spiciness from the cute categories of “Baby Bear”, “Adult Bear” and “Crazy Bear”.
Choose between 0 to 30 to make sure you get the exact level of spiciness you desire.
[caption id="attachment_26790" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: OUE Downtown 2 Gallery, 6 Shenton Way #03-26 Singapore 068809
Opening Hours: 11.00am – 9.00pm
Contact no.: 6224 0590
10 ‘Die Die Must Try’ Events And Eats To Rev Up Your First Half Of June [1-15 June]
10 Shiok Experiences And Eats To Turn Things Up A Notch The Second Half Of May [15-31 May]
The year seems to be flying by so quickly. In the blink of an eye, we’re already at the end of May!
Who says we have to wait till the June holidays to have fun? There are tons of things to do and new chow places to try out right now!
Think themed parties of all sorts, international artists on our shores, and healthy desserts! Whether you’re a party animal, fitness junkie or music guru, we’ve got your weekend plans sorted.
Here are 10 a-may-zing (get it?) activities you need to head down to ASAP!
Play & Discover
1. Urban Ventures Vol. 6
It’s no secret that eating is our national pastime–and we’re proud of it.
That’s why Urban Ventures has its latest edition centred around social dining experiences![caption id="attachment_26169" align="aligncenter" width="1706"] Image Credit: Urban Ventures[/caption]
LOBELAB will be creating a social haven in Duxton Plain Park for 3 days this May.
It features live music, interactive artworks, an artisan’s market and a dance party. There are also interactive workshops, urban furniture and mouthwatering grub.
What we’re most excited for though, is the Pop-Up Library, Yin Yang Yoga Session and Upcycling Your T-Shirt Workshop!
It’s surely a journey into the more human, playful and friendly side of public spaces in Singapore.
Where: Duxton Plain Park, 1 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089140
When: 19 – 21 May, 4pm till late
2. Zouk 26th Anniversary
Zouk is turning 26!
To celebrate, they’re throwing a big birthday bash, and everyone’s invited.[caption id="attachment_26164" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Zouk[/caption]
Many new clubs have sprouted up recently, but good ol’ Zouk will always be a familiar spot for our best nights out.
Did you know Zouk is ranked no. 4 in the DJ Mag’s Top 100 Clubs in the World in 2017? The club has also attracted tons of internationally acclaimed DJs like Hardwell, Tiesto and Disclosure.
With complimentary entry for all, this is the party to let your hair down and go into celebration mode!
Zouk 26th Anniversary
Where: 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022
When: 18 May, 9pm – 2am
Contact no.: 6738 2988
Admission: Invite Only: 9pm; Open To Public: 11pm Onward; Free Entry For All (Non-Member)
3. Fitness Fest
Fitness junkies, listen up!
Come together with other fitness and health lovers at this ultimate fitness festival.[caption id="attachment_26168" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Image Credit: Bayfront Event Space, 12A Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018970
When: 20 – 21 May
4. Lily Singh – How To Be A Bawse
What up everyone, it’s your girl Superwoman!
If this rings a bell, you’ll be delighted to know that Lilly Singh is coming to Singapore!
[caption id="attachment_26171" align="aligncenter" width="946"] Image Credit: Kallang Theatre, 1 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397688
When: 24 May, 8pm
Contact no.: 6324 0764
Admission: $93 – $244
5. Party Like Gatsby
Turn the nostalgia of the golden 20s into reality at this glamorous event.
Party Like Gatsby transports you into the famous novel ‘The Great Gatsby’.[caption id="attachment_26167" align="aligncenter" width="1500"] Image Credit: Party Like Gatsby[/caption]
‘The Great Gatsby’ centres on a young millionaire, Jay Gatsby. Jay is famous in his city for his mesmerising parties, hosted every weekend at his glamorous residence.
At Party Like Gatsby, spend an evening with him at a fantastic venue with stunning decorations. World-class entertainment includes burlesque, live music, as well as fire and aerial shows.
To date, over 40 cities in more than 10 countries have experienced its wild parties and intense shows. Finally, the party has reached the Pearl of the East–Singapore.
Be sure to come dressed elegantly, and get lost in the magic of the roaring twenties.
Party Like Gatsby
Where: Tanjong Beach Club, 120 Tanjong Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098942
When: May 26, 7pm – 2am
6. Island Escape
This really is a month for parties, isn’t it?
There’s even this one off our shores, at St John’s Island![caption id="attachment_26172" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: Island Escape Ticket Office, 31 Marina Coastal Drive, Singapore 018988
When: 27 & 28 May, 12pm (Sat) – Sunset (Sun)
7. Multiply. A Majestic Playground
Designers, makers and art lovers unite!
For 2 days only, Keepers and Straits Clan will provide the perfect platform for you to eat, drink, shop, and play.[caption id="attachment_26163" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Matter[/caption]
This is a one-time-only takeover of the historic and iconic New Majestic Hotel building.
Expect a pop-up of unique experiences through 30 rooms. Discover over 50 Singapore designers, artists, craftsmen, tattoo artists, chefs and mixologists.
This event is a tribute to the diverse inspirations that drive our community of artists, designers and makers that make up the creative soul of Singapore.
Remember to bring cash as many designers will be launching special edition capsules!
Drop by and experience something new, game-changing, and yet so close to home.
Multiply. A Majestic Playground
Where: New Majestic Hotel, 31-37 Bukit Pasoh Road, Singapore 089845
When: 27 & 28 May, 11am – 10pm
8. Crystal Castles
Fusing low-res electronic noise and pop hooks, Crystal Castles finally brings its music to our shores.
The duo is best known for their energetic live shows and moody home-made productions.[caption id="attachment_26170" align="aligncenter" width="1830"] Image Credit: From gothic electronic paeans to distorted digital raves, from cinematic synth and noise crecendos to hip hop and trap infused synth pop, their music is all anchored in feeling.
Crystal Castles been described as smuggling goth, rave, synthesized pop, electro and a festival-ready live act into the rock crowd.
If that’s your jam, you know where to go.
Where: *SCAPE The Ground Theatre, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978
When: Tuesday 23 May 2017
Admission: Limited Early Bird – $70; Standard – $80; Doors – $90
We know all too well that 1 meal is sometimes not enough.
That’s why we were overjoyed when Dookki, which means 2 meals in Korean, opened its doors in Singapore!
[caption id="attachment_26166" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Pholar[/caption]
This fun and “Full-filling” dining concept has steadily gained popularity within and out of Korea.
The first meal begins with the much loved, signature Tteokbokki dish. Choose from 8 types of air-flown Tteokbokki, and your preferred level of spiciness from 7 types of sauces.
The second meal adds rice, kimchi, sweet corn and other ingredients to create the all time favourite Kimchi fried rice–and all for $18.80.
We know where we’ll be stuffing our faces this weekend.
Where: Suntec City, 3 Temasek Boulevard, #B1-107 (East Wing), Singapore 038984
Opening Hours: Mon-Sun: 11am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6266 2425
10. Bojio Cafe
We didn’t expect to find this gem in the heart of Tampines.
The quirkily named cafe allows families and friends to jio (invite) each other for a healthy desserts![caption id="attachment_26165" align="aligncenter" width="900"] Image Credit: Kopitiam Bot[/caption]
Their homemade ice-creams, waffles and toasts are friendly to the very young, very old, as well as health-conscious friends.
The story behind its founding is all too relatable. Mr Chan, the star chef, and Mrs Chan’s picky family members love hunting for dessert spots all over Singapore.
Inspired to open a shop of their own, they created a DIY ice cream recipe, purchased the machinery and ingredients required, and never looked back.
All their hand-made ice-cream contains reduced sugar, children friendly milk/cream, no preservatives or colouring and only fresh fruits.
Don’t say bojio, and drop by for something sweet!
Where: Westgate 3 Gateway Dr #02-28 Singapore 608532
Opening Hours: Sun – Thurs: 11.30am – 9.30pm; Fri – Sat: 11.30am – 10pm
There’s so much to do this month that we can hardly catch our breath!
But we’re going to try to head to all these events anyway, and make our last bit of May as fun as possible. And we think you should too!
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The Magical World Of Harry Potter Comes Alive At This Screening With Music By A Live Symphony Orchestra
Brace yourselves, Potterheads.
Here’s your chance to re-watch the first film of the beloved Harry Potter series–but with a live symphony orchestra performing the soundtrack.[caption id="attachment_26218" align="aligncenter" width="1341"] Image Credit: Bandwagon[/caption]
A Musical Flight To Hogwarts
For the first time ever, Singapore will experience a concert playing every note from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
Relive the magic of the film in high-definition on a 40-foot screen. And just under it, the orchestra performs John Williams’ award-winning scores, to picture.[caption id="attachment_26219" align="aligncenter" width="2148"] Image Credit:
Looks (and sounds) epic, doesn’t it?
We think this is one magical event true blue Harry Potter fans won’t want to miss.
Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone In Concert
Address: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Date: Sat, 1 – Sun, 2 Jul 2017, 7pm
Admission: Standard: S$255, S$185, S$105, Esplanade Box: S$255, Premier Box: S$255, Restricted View: S$105
Ambassador Highlights #9 – Darts, Thai Hotpot, $5 Drinks And More!
Ambassador Highlights #9 – Darts, Thai Hotpot, $5 Drinks And More!
April has officially come to a close and that means one thing: time for another round-up of exciting activities our ambassadors dropped in on this month.
This month’s highlights include plenty of fresh new experiences and sumptuous noms!
1. I Darts Halo
Not your usual club scene with music, drinks, and a crowd, i Darts aims to create fun times you won’t forget with darts, a game everyone (yes, everyone) can play.
With a whole variety of ways to play the game, it’s great for bonding, learning more about each other, and in all, just having a great time with friends.
Our ambassadors Shivon, Diana, Jia Min, and Kimberley headed down to i Darts Halo, and shared good laughs over lively darts games![embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BSpyakYhsv4/?taken-by=siowjiamin%20group[/embed]
Those new to the game, fear not! There are helpful instructors ready to guide you, and you’ll be hitting the bullseye in no time.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BSn1X69Bdtk/?taken-by=shivonchua[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BSlUUU3lfos/?taken-by=dianabakar_[/embed]
At just a dollar a game, it’s perfect for a fun night with the gang without breaking the bank.
New members also receive a free i Darts card, and you’ll even get to walk away with your very own set of darts if you score 400 and above! Between you and us, it’s not that tough to hit 400.
Make a date with iDarts! Who knows? You may just discover a hidden talent as a darts master!
Where: 201 Victoria Street Bugis+ #-03-24 Singapore 188067
Opening Hours: Sun-Thu & PH: 12.30pm to 1am; Fri, Sat & eve of PH: 12.30pm to 3am
Contact no.: 6634 9662
2. Soi Thai Soi Nice
“People who love to eat are the best people”.
We know we do! Especially when it’s at Soi Thai Soi Nice, the latest Thai restaurant to hit the hot steamboat scene in Singapore.[caption id="attachment_25704" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Soi Thai Soi Nice[/caption]
The Thais love their food intense and flavourful–whether spicy, sweet or sour–and they love to wash that all down with a glass of refreshing ice milk tea.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BSkeDX6BmTK/?taken-by=rachaelwong[/embed]
Our ambassadors, Eunice, Nicholas and Rachael got the royal treatment there, trying out their signature Royal Thai Hot Pot.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BS-8gjDl9ma/?taken-by=fat_noodle[/embed] [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BTC5Zw0gmvo/?taken-by=nicholaslgl[/embed]
Full of fresh seafood and meats, these premium ingredients are cooked in homemade authentic Tom Yam soup.
With 4 levels of spiciness, even those with a lower tolerance for spiciness can enjoy this bubbling hot, flavourful broth!
Soi Thai Soi Nice
Where: 321 Alexandra Road #02-01 @ Alexandra Central (Next to Ikea) Singapore 159972
Opening Hours: Mon-Fri: 11.30am – 3.30pm, 6.00pm – 10.00pm; Sat-Sun: 11.30am – 10pm
Contact no.: 6250 4863
Who says eating healthy is only about expensive salads and wraps?
Dosirak serves up healthy, tasty, and convenient Korean food for those on the go![caption id="attachment_25702" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Our ambassadors Cheryl and Rachael headed down and were pleasantly surprised to find fresh flavours coming from the farm to their palms!
To order, all you have to do is pick your base, choose your veggies, and finally, your meat(s). Then, take your box, add the secret sauce (psst, it’s gochujang) and shake it up!
Now, who says fast food ain’t good for you?
Where: 18 Cross Street, China Square Central #01-02, Singapore 048423.
Contact no.: 65366034
This one needs no introduction!
Bangkok’s famous hipster market must have flooded your Instagram feeds by now.
Artbox featured plenty of local designers, affordable vintage fashion, quirky lifestyle products, modern home decor items and innovative snacks.
Our ambassadors Cheryl, Vanessa, Shivon, Jia Min, Kimberley, Nicholas, Stephanie and Victoria headed down to join the insane crowd.
Just like Bangkok’s version, they were treated to yummy nosh from international vendors, a beer market and beautiful fairy light displays!
While there’s only so much a person can eat, we weren’t going to let that stop us. We dug into acai bowls, truffle noodles, Thai milk tea custard bun, milk tea, and even whiskey butter steak and ice cream!
We really hope it comes back next year ‘cuz this is one market we can’t get enough of.
5. Central Perk SG
“How you doin’?”
We dropped in on Central Perk SG, and we must say, it takes the idea of a themed cafe to the next level.
[caption id="attachment_25711" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: Our ambassador Jessie, a huge Friends fan, headed down to check it out!
Friends fans will defo go crazy for this cafe’s interior. We were impressed by how it had the Central Perk Cafe cut right down to the tiniest detail.
While there, we also had a good laugh trying out their edible helium balloons, the latest addition to their extensive themed menu.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BSv093Nl75G/?taken-by=jessiecupcakegirl[/embed]
Even the coffees here are themed after the memorable characters! Of course, Jessie had to order herself a strong ‘Joey Tribbiani’.
Who is your favourite FRIENDS character?
Central Perk SG
Where: 1 Magazine Road, Central Mall #01-01 Singapore 059567
Opening Hours: Sunday, Tues, Wed Thurs: 11am – 11pm; Fri, Sat: Open till late; Closed on mondays
Contact no.: 90252524
KBBQ has been around for a while now, but you have to try the ultimate Korean charcoal grill experience at Seorae.[caption id="attachment_25703" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] Image Credit: Seorae[/caption]
Seorae is no ordinary Korean Restaurant. It’s the first Galmaegisal restaurant in Singapore. That’s a special pork cut that’s only available in 5% of the pig.
Our ambassadors Cheryl, Jia Min, and Nicholas headed down to try their juicy and tender meats.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BTYu46gjpu-/?taken-by=cherzinga[/embed]
Their favourites were the Signature Pork Skirt with Sweet Garlic Marinade, Beef Short Ribs and Army Stew!
We also had a blast trying on the traditional korean wear to pass the time while waiting to be seated.
For a sweet finish, there’s even a Bingsu counter for dessert! Yummm.
Where: 68 Orchard Rd, #02-01, Plaza Singapura, 238839
Opening Hours: Mon-Thu: 11.30am – 10pm; Fri & Sat: 11.30am – 11pm, Sun: 11.30am-10pm
Contact no.: 9181 2709
7. Five Square
Five Square (FIV五 Square) is a unique dining space made up of 3 different concepts: The Bazaar, The Bar and The Recess.
Choose from 6 different cuisines at The Bazaar, chill over drinks, pool and darts at The Bar, and enter The Recess for an ultra-private session over whisky![caption id="attachment_25818" align="alignnone" width="2880"] Five Square Bar[/caption]
Our ambassador, Shivon headed down to catch up and chill after a long day at work.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BSqOmJHhrtq/?taken-by=shivonchua[/embed]
She got to enjoy great food and drinks in such a cosy ambience! There was even live music playing when we got there!
Heads up, it gets busy from 6.30pm, so make your way down early!
Where: 1 Pickering Street, Great Eastern Centre, #01-03, Singapore 04865
Opening hours: Mon – Sat, 10am – 12am (Closed on Sundays and PH)
8. Flying Monkey
Flying Monkey brings the fun back into dining!
This contemporary Indian restaurant and bar is casual, quirky and a belly rubbing kinda yummy![caption id="attachment_25707" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Image Credit: SG Asia City[/caption]
Housed in the culturally rich district of Kampong Glam, they offer authentic Pan-Indian cuisine with a pinch of excitement.
Our ambassador, Vanessa fell in love with The Flying Monkey cocktail, a smoked cocktail with a roasted aroma akin to an 18 year old whisky.[embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/BS3DVDDBDeo/?taken-by=vaneszs.h[/embed]
The highlight of the night has to be the contemporary pan-Indian cuisine! Our favourites were the Tandoori Chicken and Tulsi Cod.
This restaurant serves up small Tapas plates so you can taste a wide range of flavours. They’re great for sharing too! If you’re a big eater, no worries. You can always order a Big Plate for gorgeous, full-sized meals.
Where: 67 Bussorah St, Singapore 199480
Opening Hours: Sun-Thurs: 12.00pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 11.00pm; Fri-Sat 12.00pm – 2.30pm, 5.30pm – 11.55pm
While so much has happened this month, we can’t wait to dive into even more fun events and happenings in May!
If you’re looking to increase your brand’s awareness and want to introduce products or services both old and new to more Singaporeans, drop us an email at [email protected] We would love to work with you!
We’re also on the lookout for more ambassadors who are on a mission to discover the fun and exciting things in Singapore. If you love eating, shopping, and discovering new places in Singapore, drop us an email at [email protected]
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