Guide to F1 events in Singapore
We round up the best things to do during the F1 Singapore Grand Prix weekend and beyond
Singapore events in September
Here's our guide to what's happening throughout September 2016 in Singapore
Where are the Merlions in Singapore?
We go on the hunt for the seven ‘official’ Merlions – yeah, there are only seven – on the island
Things to do during the haze in Singapore
Haze season is back in Singapore. Here's what you can do to weather it out
Pokémon Go: Best places in Singapore to catch Pokémon
We came, we saw, we caught ’em all. Nine members of Team Time Out Singapore competed to find out who’s the best Pokémon Master of all – we each checked out a popular Pokémon-catching location for over 2 hours to capture as many of these critters as possible. Here are the results, from last to first.
Mid-Autumn at Gardens by the Bay
Gardens by the Bay is taking the Mid-Autumn Festival this year to the next level. Bring your whole family down and marvel at the hand-crafted lantern displays. Don’t miss the opening night, which will bring an interactive lantern parade followed by fireworks. Other days will see the debut of Ron Arad’s 720° art installation, live performances, food streets and more.
Mosaic Music Weekend
Hands up if you remember Mosaic Music Festival. Well, we've got good and bad news. The festival is back, but not as the big, ten-day music extravaganza it was when it launched in 2005. The new format features four days of international bands taking the stage, such as Patrick Wolf and Lisa Hannigan, the latter of whom you'd probably know as the female voice in Damien Rice's 'The Blower's Daughter'. There are also a bevy of free performances, which feature regional and local acts such as Oh! Flamingo from the Philippines and our very own DEON and Riot !n Magenta.
A Design Film Festival
The sixth edition of the film festival showcases eight movies that celebrate design. The films, premiering in Singapore for the first time, include Crazy about Tiffany’s, about the titular jewellery brand, and Yohji Yamamoto | Dressmaker – a documentary revolving around the Japanese designer’s life and work. For those who can’t make it down for the film screenings, some titles are available for rent ($10) or purchase ($20) through SDFF's website. The festival will be held at two venues this year – Capitol Theatre on September 3 and 4, and at Lido Theatres on September 9, 10 and 11.
Esplanade’s newest music venue, the Annexe Studio, kicks things off come September – starting with two performances to mark the launch of the Mosaic Associate Artists programme, which aims to support and groom a select group of music artists over two to three years. Chok Kerong and the Organ Trio are performing on September 1, ahead of their Tokyo Jazz Festival debut. The following night (Sep 2), be treated to instrumental rock outfit In Each Hand a Cutlass' blend of progressive rock, ambient and metal. Tickets are available at the door.
Iskandar Jalil: Kembara Tanah Liat (Clay Travels)
One of Singapore’s premier ceramic artists, Iskandar Jalil’s new exhibition features almost 200 of his pieces, dating from the 1960s to present day. Kembara Tanah Liat explores how ceramic art has evolved and highlights its place in Southeast Asian modern art.
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Where to go for quiz nights in Singapore
We put our useless trivia skills to the test at these pub quizzes in the city
Running events in Singapore
Get your blood pumping and adrenaline going with Koh Chuin Ying’s calendar of upcoming running events
Best KTV places in Singapore
We test out the best karaoke venues in town where you can get a private room for your party
Best museums in Singapore
There’s a lot more diversity than you’d reckon when it comes to museums in Singapore. Besides the usual arts-focused spaces, we’ve rounded up a broad spectrum of other funky collections: toys, optical illusions and more
Best hotels with hourly rates
We all know it can be hard to get some privacy at home, particularly if you've got helicopter parents who insist on open doors whenever your significant other is around. Even behind closed doors, you might have a squeaky mattress that gives you away, or perhaps you just want a change of scenery. Whatever the reason (we're not judging), your neighbourhood Hotel 81 or Fragrance Hotel is the place to go if you need a room for a few hours without burning a hole in your wallet. And with nearly 44 branches combined, there is indeed one in almost every neighbourhood in Singapore (though, of course, you'll find the largest concentration of them around Geylang). Here we check in to a few branches to see how they stack up.
Ten Instagram-worthy places to snap that perfect #ootd
If you didn't take a picture, did it even really happen? Don't waste that good outfit and your perfect brow day, here are the top spots in Singapore to take an OOTD picture, with tips curated from the best photographers and style bloggers on Instagram
101 things to do in Singapore
Food and Drink
From streetside hawker fare to Michelin-starred meals, explore Singapore through your taste buds
There are more interesting things to do after dark than ordering a Singapore Sling
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Arts and Culture
The top arts and culture experiences in the city
Singapore’s best parks for picnics
After spending many a sweaty hour trekking around various parks, here's our list of the best spots to picnic at in Singapore. These places don't require you to travel to the middle of nowhere, they're scenic, they have some shade and decent patches of grass, and most importantly, they're located near the toilets (but not too near). So pack your basket, pick up your mat, and head to these parks for some fun in the sun.
Top five things to do in Kranji Marshes
Metal cranes are a dime a dozen in Singapore, but it’s always good to seek out some of their feathery counterparts out in the wild – and get a few deep breaths of fresh air while you’re at it. MacRitchie Reservoir and Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve are (literally) evergreen favourites, and the newest kid to join the green club is Kranji Marshes, which, at a sprawling 57 hectares, is our island’s largest freshwater farmland. It was cultivated since the ’70s, when the Kranji reservoir was dammed, forming a wild diversity of terrains such as marshland, grassland and secondary forests. We wade through the green and suss out five unique things you can do in this slice of paradise.
Things to do in Singapore at 3am
Besides supper and bar-hopping, there’s plenty to do in the wee hours here, from shopping for flowers to practising your dribble. Move aside, New York – we’re a city that doesn’t sleep, too
The best spas in Singapore
Your ultimate guide to the swankiest spas in Singapore – all tried and tested by Time Out Singapore
Best free water parks in Singapore
Singapore's weather can get quite hot, so cool down with the whole family at these aqua playgrounds around the island. We've checked out where to go for the best sprinklers, bubblers and water fountains that are great for kids, and adults, too. Best of all, as they are in public spaces, they come free of charge (no admission fees).
Guide to Pulau Ubin
It may not have the white sandy beaches you’d expect of an island, but the eccentricity and charm of Pulau Ubin makes it a magical place to travel to. One of the two remaining kampongs in Singapore (the other being Kampong Buangkok in Yio Chu Kang), this island is just a 15-minute boat ride away from the mainland. Whether you’re a nature lover or a thrill seeker, here’s how you can soak in the tranquillity and discover a myriad of hidden treasures on the island.