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Guide to WTA Finals
Brace yourselves for the one of the most prestigious competitions in tennis. From October 23 to November 1, eight of the world’s best female tennis players, including Serena Williams, will compete in the WTA Finals in Singapore. Here’s our guide to all the action – on the court, and off.
Best Halloween events in Singapore
Steel yourselves for these Halloween-themed events, from spooky plays to after-dark parties, or go try a bunch of devilish dishes
Find me a date
Every month, we set up two readers on a blind date one of our favourite restaurants or bars – and it's on us
8 Hands Dinner with Emily Mori
Pencil in a hard workout for the day after this. My Little Spanish Place rallies with Tokyo-based pastry chef and dessert salon owner, Emily Mori, to present platters of sweet to end a specal four-course meal ($78) at their Boat Quay restaurant. The meal kicks off with dishes like asparagus soup with Jamon Serrano, pan roasted scallops and braised beef short ribs. Dessert is a presentation of three plated creations by Mori, who infuses Spanish influences like tomato gazpacho with Japanese sake-flavoured soft mochi, and Manchego cheese with yuzu-zinged Tarta de Santiago almond cakes. Chef Karyn Chung, the restaurant's own 2am:dessertbar-trained pastry chef will also present her own locally inflected takes on Spanish desserts like flan con queso and fried crispy wanton skins with honey balsamic vinegar. Advance reservations are required.
Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival
Children’s Day was the best day ever, period. School lasted ’til lunchtime, teachers gave us cool gifts, and the faculty even had to put up performances for us. Fun times. But the celebrations don’t always have to end at the school gates. Over the Children’s Day weekend, the whole family can bask in on the fun with Octoburst! – A Children’s Festival. Tailored for children between two and 12, this year’s edition of the event encourages the kids to explore their creativity through art. Check the esplanade website for more information. Some events need pre-registration.
Deep house lovers rejoice – Norwegian DJ Finnebassen hits our shores for the first time to push Zouk’s subwoofers to their limits with his signature dirty melancholic house music. Groove to the tunes of hits like 'Touching Me', 'If Only You Knew' and 'What You Do'.
Neh-presso launch party at Common Man Coffee Roasters
It's not a hand-brewed coffee, but it's handheld, and much better for a hot day in the sun (or haze). Artichoke pop shop offshoot, Neh Neh Pop, partners with Common Man Coffee Roasters to mint their own popsicle, the Neh-presso. Filled with dark espresso jelly, white chocolate and three-in-one coffee crumble, this two-day launch party will celebrate the cheeky treat, as well as Neh Neh Pop's new permanent ice-cream carts at Common Man and its brother coffee spot, 40 Hands.
Explore the aquarium in a different light as the terrors of the deep get into the Halloween spirit. Visit the Vampire’s Lair or the Mad Scientist’s Lab to learn more about the wonders of marine life, and check out what has been billed as ‘Singapore’s first-ever underwater pumpkin carving’.
Halloween Horror Nights 5
One of Singapore’s biggest Halloween events, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios is back again to scare the living daylights out of you. There are four haunted houses this year – including a HDB flat filled with Chinese, Malay and Indian (here’s looking at you, ethnic quota) spirits – as well as three 'scare zones', which feature cursed villagers, diseased inhabitants and terrifying aliens.
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The best shophouse hotels
Experience Singapore’s old world charm in one of these shophouse properties. Previously functioning as business and living quarters, the buildings have been conserved and revamped into boutique hotels
The best tea rooms in Singapore
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Food and Drink
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Arts and Culture
The top arts and culture experiences in the city
Singapore's coolest classes
Here's a list of classes the Time Out Singapore team has compiled for you to try something you've never done before
The best spas in Singapore
Your ultimate guide to the swankiest spas in Singapore – all tried and tested by Time Out Singapore
An insider's guide to Joo Chiat
As the great-grandson of Joo Chiat, Philip Chew has lived in the district for decades – here are five of his favourite spots.
5 of the best photography spots
Kampong Buangkok Photo: GRPS It’s a far trek out, but it’s well worth the effort for a good picture. Chickens scratch in the muddy shade of jackfruit and banana trees in this traditional village of wooden houses. But go soon: the clock is ticking as watchful developers turn their eyes to Singapore’s last remaining kampong. From Buangkok or Hougang MRT, take a taxi to Lorong Buangkok, along Gerald Drive Little India Photo: Singapore Tourism Board Colourful street-life scenes can be captured any day of the week in this lively part of town, but Sunday is when the area really pulses with with activity. For the best shots, head to Buffalo Road and Campbell Lane, where bright rows of jasmine garlands hang next to heady spices and clay oil lamps. Little India MRT Punggol Beach Calling all nature photographers! With its L-shaped jetty and moss-covered rocks peeping out from the blanket of sand at low-tide this undeveloped shore is one of the few places where you can see fishermen casting nets and setting crab cages. From Punggol MRT, take a taxi or bus 82 to the end of Punggol Rd Chinatown Photo: Singapore Tourism Board Look past the ‘doll’s house’ renovations of the major tourist streets and you’ll find signs of old-style Singapore – a Taoiststyle deity-statue maker at work in Mohamed Ali Lane, barbers sharpening razors in side alleys near Thian Hock Keng Temple, and seniors playing checkers of comparing songbirds next to Sago Lane. Chinatown MRT Esplanade Bas
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