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
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The Sister Act Musical Delivers Fun, Laughs, And Some Divine Wisdom
Sister Act converted me. Into a fan, I mean.
For those of you who may not know, Sister Act (the musical) is based off a film of the same name, originally starring Whoopi Goldberg. If you’re a fan of the original film, this adaptation remains true to it, for the most part!
Sister Act – The Musical[caption id="attachment_26454" align="alignnone" width="1353"] Psyched for Sister Act![/caption]
Without giving away too much, this was my experience:
The musical got off to a lukewarm start, with a song number and introduction on how the protagonist, Deloris Van Cartier, unwittingly gets herself into a sticky situation. After witnessing her mob leader boyfriend commiting a crime, she is placed under protection by the police.
One ridiculous thing leads to another, and the wannabe diva winds up hiding at the Queen of Angels Church in the guise of a nun.[caption id="attachment_26455" align="alignnone" width="1426"] The opening act of Sister Act[/caption]
The story continues with Deloris, disguised as ‘Sister Mary Clarence’, bonding with the delightful and endearing group of convent sisters. Without spoiling too much of the musical, I’d say it culminates in a heartwarming ending reminding us not to be afraid to be ourselves, and about how friendship triumphs even in the presence of evil.
The musical was not only laugh-out-loud funny, it was also mesmerizing.
The playful sarcasm poking fun at Catholic beliefs and practices had us bursting out laughing at many points throughout the show.
The transition of props and scenes were seamless. Throughout, I was gawking at the detail and beauty of the stage set-up for the Queen of Angels Church.[caption id="attachment_26456" align="alignnone" width="1426"] The gorgeous set of the Queen of Angels Church[/caption]
Both the main stars and the supporting cast had impressive voices that brought to life the music by eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because he’s won awards for his scores on Disney classics The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast.
At the end of the show, we overheard other Singaporeans singing praises of how “the pope was so good,” and how “he was so real and funny”, showing that even the supporting cast stole our hearts. Clearly, the audience had as great a time as we did, with some giving standing ovations and others dancing along during the final musical number.
If you haven’t caught the musical yet, there is still time!
Running until 28 May, catch Sister Act at the Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands! Tickets are going at $65 for Cat 5 to $185 for VIP Reserve seats.
Head here to get your tickets!
Venue: Mastercard Theatres at Marina Bay Sands
Date: 9 – 28 May
Price: $65, $95, $125, $155, $185, $380, $620, $740. Click here for more details on prices.
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