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Put your mouth around these: 5 dishes to try at Savour 2015

Got your tickets to Savour yet? This year's edition returns to the F1 Pit Building, and while the line-up of 19 restaurants doesn't look quite as foreign as past years' showings – only Bo Innovation (Hong Kong), Garagistes (Hobart), Kiin Kiin (Copenhagen) and Midsummer House (Cambridge) are from out of town – there are still plenty of ways to get stuffed.
Here are some of our favourites.

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Heads up: Savour drops Sunday lunch session

As you've probably heard by now, most of the country will be putting aside our tools and busy-ness this Sunday at 2pm to commemorate the loss of our nation's founding father, Lee Kuan Yew. As such, gourmet food festival Savour is cancelling its Sunday afternoon showing from 11.30am to 3.30pm.

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By: Natasha Hong

The greatest quotes from Lee Kuan Yew

The founding father of modern Singapore has established quite a reputation for his strong opinions. We pick out five of his best quotes.

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By: Time Out Singapore editors

Tuckshop beer, anyone?

Singapore has been thirsting for a made-to-order microbrew for a while, and The Tuckshop's worked with Archipelago Brewery to water the drought. 

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By: Natasha Hong

Earth Hour 2015

Climate change. We all know that it's a real concern, but how many of us actually grasp the specific effects it'll have on our lives? We had a sneak peak when we headed down to the Climate Change Trail set up by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

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By: Tiffany Chow

5 fun facts about the OH! Open House artworks

Back after a one-year hiatus, Singapore’s only art walkabout, OH! Open House, has taken over the colourful neighbourhood of Joo Chiat this year. We don’t want to give too much away if you haven’t been on the tour yet, so we’ve decided to leave out the precise context of the works and what they’re about – but we did ask five of the artists to tell us some quirky things related to them. So here we go, let your interest be piqued!

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Guinness is giving away free beer!

Guinness is celebrating St Patrick's Day with a week of parties, free beer and a range of Irish-themed activities and performances. Events include the Singapore 19th Guinness Oyster Opening Championship and Paddyman at Muddy Murphy's. Did we mention the free beer?

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By: Tiffany Chow

One Direction in Concert

The boys are in town. How do we know? From the moment we step out of the MRT station, our ears are lambasted with the high-pitched shrieks of a million girls – okay, maybe more like 30,000. Argh, we forgot our earplugs. On our way to the National Stadium, we pass by an usher every few metres, steering us the right way. There’s only one direction to go. 

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By: Benita Lee

That glorious evening: Dine Out

Last Thursday, we rounded up 15 of our favourite restaurants and watering holes to treat our readers to an all-you-can-eat food and booze affair. And boy did we eat well.

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Winners of the 6th Singapore Short Film Awards

We can’t believe it’s already been six years. The Singapore Short Film Awards held its prize-giving ceremony last weekend, and noteworthy winners include Last Trip Home by Han Fengyu for Best Fiction, Bon Voyage by Alvin Lee for Best Director, and Lee Sin Yee’s The Longest Distance Relationship for Best Documentary.

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By: Benita Lee

Singapore takes ten spots on Asia's 50 Best Restaurants list

We've known for awhile that we have some pretty darn good restaurants in Singapore, and last night just confirmed it. The unveiling of this year's list of Asia's 50 Best Restaurants saw our food crazy city bag ten spots on the list, with Restaurant Andre peaking the local entries at number five.

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By: Natasha Hong

How to get a refund for your FMFA tickets

The fight’s over – and looks like it’s Police 1, Music 0. Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA) is officially cancelled, and Livescape Singapore is offering all ticket-holders a full refund, beginning Tuesday, March 10. Here’s how to get yours.

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By: Iliyas Ong

Singapore, these are your local bartending greats

Awards season is upon us. Yesterday evening saw the close-knit community of Singapore’s bar industry players and visiting bartenders from around the world show up at The Refinery for the second edition of the Singapore Bar Awards.

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By: Natasha Hong

The SpongeBob Movie popcorn-eating game

If, like us, you’re also child at heart, you will thoroughly enjoy The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water. But if you’re looking to take the fun to the next dimension (or if you’re the reluctant friend/boyfriend/parent who for some reason don’t find yourself entertained by the fishy gang, and need a distraction), we’d like to suggest a popcorn eating game.

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By: Gwen Pew

#KeepFMFAAlive

By now you must have heard the news about Future Music Festival Asia (FMFA). Its public entertainment license twice rejected by the police, the EDM extravaganza is on the ropes and may not pull through. 

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By: Time Out Singapore editors

The new 'Avengers' trailer

If you haven’t seen the new trailer, get on it. ‘Cause it’s freakin’ awesome. Let us tell you why.

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By: Benita Lee

Chye Seng Huat Hardware gets an update

When was the last time you fabulously sipped coffee while balancing your bum on one of Chye Seng Huat Hardware's rusty stools? Now there's even more reason to return and be seen taking that overhead shot of your latte art. After a brief hiatus for a facelift at the end of January, the Jalan Besar hipster spot reopens its creaky gates with a more relaxed layout of outdoor seating and concrete planters, and minor visual tweaks to its three-year-old interiors. 

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By: Natasha Hong

Singapore is the most expensive city in the world – sort of

Hey Singapore, guess what? We're first at something again. For the second year running, we’ve topped the Economist Intelligence Unit's (EIU) Worldwide Cost of Living report. If you think Paris is costly, well, think again. The City of Lights is one rung below us, and even Tokyo and New York are far away at 11th and 22nd places, respectively. One more feather in the cap for SG50, eh?

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By: Mia Chenyze

#SMRTmovies: the funniest tweets about the train breakdowns

Hot on the tracks of #SG50shadesofgrey, Singaporeans are jumping onto the new hashtag of the moment: #SMRTmovies. With not one, but TWO train breakdowns yesterday, Twitter is all abuzz with the new MRT-inspired movie titles. Clearly, movies and transport are two things close to a Singaporean's heart. Here, we pick ten of our favourite tweets.  

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By: Tiffany Chow

Lindsey Stirling in concert

The self-proclaimed dancing violinist did a pretty admirable job filling up the MasterCard Theatres at MBS on a Tuesday night, taking the space with a two-man band. With nothing but a screen backdrop of sceneries and dazzling colour swirls, Lindsey Stirling pranced across the stage like a graceful gazelle, sparkling from head to toe (literally).

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By: Benita Lee

Five common regrets from Chinese New Year

1. Staying up too late. It always happens. You got carried away with thinking, ‘oh it’s a holiday the next day, it’s no biggie’ and stayed up ’til the wee hours of the night, playing mahjong and mindlessly watching reruns on TV. Then boom, Monday happened. You barely managed to crawl out of bed, and the trains were even more jam-packed than usual because everybody and his mum also woke up late for work. Nice. 

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By: Mia Chenyze

Rockstar Warehouse Sale 2015

If you've always walked past Rockstar's Orchard 22 store at Dhoby Ghaut but kept putting off going in – well, it's your last chance to do so now. They're closing this store at the end of April to focus on their online shop, rockstar.com.sg. But here's some good news for shopaholics: the Orchard 22 outlet is having a clearance sale from March 7-22, and you can snap up some great buys with discounts of as much as 90 percent. 

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By: Tiffany Chow

Our favourite things about ‘Great World Cabaret’

As Sally once sang in Kander and Ebb’s brilliant musical, Cabaret: ‘What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play. Life is a cabaret, old chum, come to the cabaret.’ So heed the lyrical advice and shimmy your way into Singapore’s golden age of the 1970s with Dream Academy and Resorts World Sentosa’s latest production, Great World Cabaret. 

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By: Gwen Pew

How to be awesome - March issue out now

So you want to be a Sith Lord. Or an urban explorer. Or a flower mistress who sneers at pre-made bouquets like Marie Antoinette does at cake. Well, you’ve come to the right place. In this issue’s cover story, we canvass the island for clubs, classes and communities you can join to make better use of your time than croaking at trash TV shows from your couch.  

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By: Iliyas Ong

Comments

2 comments
Shannon L
Shannon L

I cant find the contest page as well.

Md H
Md H

wheres the link to contest page ..after revamp link not there...