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That Charli XCX concert

Charli XCX sure knows how to make an entrance. After a quick half hour wait, she emerges from the misty haze and stomps to the beat of ‘Sucker’. Backed by her three-member girl band, all clad in glittering outfits, the Brit singer struts, shakes and shimmies up and down the stage like she’s the star of her own runway.

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By: Benita Lee

Meghan Trainor in concert

‘I love you, Megatronz!’ Meghan Trainor yells, grinning from ear to ear. Yep, that’s what she calls her fans. And they immediately reciprocate with roars of excitement.

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By: Benita Lee

Ever tried Ethiopian food? Here's your chance

Fancy yourself a global eater? The cuisine of chefs like Marcus Samuelsson, Ethiopian, brings together ingredients like teff grass, spices and spicy herbs, and meats to create stews, flatbreads and even tartare. And it’s slowly gaining a foothold in culinary hotspots in Europe and the US. We don't know of any restaurants in town turning out doro wat chicken stews or fermented injera flatbreads, so clear a wide berth in your schedule this Saturday for a one-day-only pop-up meal at Dapper Coffee.

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By: Natasha Hong

SG50 Deliciously Singaporean Exhibition

Singapore's street food heritage gets its spot in the limelight at the National Heritage Board's latest exhibition, 'SG50: Deliciously Singaporean Showcase'. 

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By: Mia Chenyze

Panda porn

We interrupt your daily routine to bring you… panda porn. Seems like everyone is trying for an SG50 baby – including the two pandas at the River Safari, Kai Kai and Jia Jia. 

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By: Tiffany Chow

Lenovo #Lightandseek

Witness art come to life along Arab Street. Interactive pieces from ten local artists will be projected on buildings using the Lenovo YOGA Tablet 2 Pro. Artists include up-and-coming illustrators like Eric Foenander, Lovage and Kristal Melson. Check out the video below for a sneak peek of the art works.  #Lightandseek is happening on April 17 from 9pm to midnight at various areas around Arab Street. 

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By: Time Out Singapore editors

Chinese wine in cocktails? Yes, please.

Dempsey Road hideaway bar Jiu Zhuang takes up the gauntlet of showcasing Chinese wine's potential for its pungent and potent aromas to play nice with citrus and fruit. 

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By: Natasha Hong

World Street Food Congress Jamboree

At this year’s food festival-esque Jamboree, 24 street food vendors from a dozen cities present rustic dishes that are rare to Singapore. Expect tastes of ayam taliwang – Lombok’s take on spicy grilled chicken – Filipino roasted suckling pig with truffle paella, and mini Vietnamese bánh can seafood pancakes. White carrot cake from Chey Sua Carrot Cake.

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By: Time Out Singapore editors

Transit: On the other side of the MRT door

We've all been there: squashed into the MRT carriage just as the doors close behind us. These moments have been captured on camera by photographer Edwin Koo for his project, Transit. Here are a few shots from the series.

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By: Tiffany Chow

The Naked Finn's bigger, brand new pad opens today

How many times have you made the pilgrimage to Gillman Barracks for a meal at The Naked Finn only to be turned back to civilisation because it’s packed to the brim and then some? Well, now there'll hopefully be less of that as Ken Loon's seafood-geeky restaurant moves to a bigger, 60-seat spot just a crab walk away at the Barracks' Block 39.

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By: Natasha Hong

Get ready to LOL with our April issue

What’s the difference between Santa Claus and Jack Neo? Santa stops after three ‘ho’s. LOL, amirite? Okay, so I’m terrible at telling jokes, but thankfully there are many in town who aren’t. And this issue is all about them – from the pioneers of the comedy scene to the current stand-up champs, we profile the funniest men and women of Singapore who’ll leave you in stitches. 

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By: Iliyas Ong

How to get ready for the new public drinking law

In case you've been living in a boozy haze, our Parliament has swiftly passed a law restricting public consumption of alcohol after 10.30pm. The new ruling commences on April 1, and no, this really isn't an April Fool's joke. Since you don't want to end up in the back of a cop cruiser, here are five tips to make the situation more bearable.

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By: Mia Chenyze

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

Ed Sheeran in concert

Three hours before his sold-out concert, we arrived at The Star Theatre to speak with Ed Sheeran. The place was already swarming with excited teens and 20-somethings who were desperately hoping to catch an up-close and personal glimpse of him.

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By: Benita Lee

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
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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...