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Your comprehensive guide to the best events and things to do in Singapore

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Geylang Serai Bazaar 2016

The tried and tasted list of snacks from the annual food market

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Bars and pubs

Best bars in Singapore to watch Euro 2016 live

There are few things better than catching live football in the company of friends. And beer. Definitely beer. But when the couch at home doesn’t cut it, you’ll want to check into these bars and pubs that are screening the Euro 2016 tournament.

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Cheap and free things to do in Singapore

Put those Ishaks to good use with our list of things to do in Singapore that won’t break the bank

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City stories: Rochor Centre

We take one last look at the iconic blocks of flats before they make way for the North-South Corridor

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Sport and fitness

Running events in Singapore

Get your blood pumping and adrenaline going with Koh Chuin Ying’s calendar of upcoming running events

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Upcoming events

Restaurants

World Oyster Festival

Oyster lovers need to make their way down to the fourth edition of the World Oyster Festival, held at two places this year. Head to Greenwood Fish Market at Greenwood Avenue or Sentosa Cove to sample 20 different types of oysters ($4-$8/oyster), such as the Brittany Specials or the Kumamotos, with a minimum order of two pieces per type. For those who can't decide which oysters to choose, there's the tasting platter ($99/platter of 14) with a selection of seven types of oysters. The Tuesday promotion of $1.50 oysters per every main meal ordered will also be available at the Greenwood Avenue outlet during the World Oyster Festival.

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Music

SHINE Festival

SHINE Festival turns 11 this year and its still going strong with the goal of celebrating youths’ talents. This year, the theme of the three-day festival is ‘Your Next Stage’, and there will be a showcase of works done by youths who've been mentored by the likes of ShiGGa Shay and Charlie Lim.

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Ballet Under the Stars

The 21st edition of Ballet Under the Stars sees a medley of works from choreographers like Toru Shimazaki, Val Caniparoli, resident choreographer of Tulsa Ballet Ma Cong, Danish ballet master and choreographer August Bournonville, and SDT’s artistic director Janek Schergen. Bring down the picnic spread and relax under the stars while the dancers of Singapore Dance Theatre perform at the outdoor event.

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Asian Women Writers' Festival

The inaugural Asian Women’s Writers Festival celebrates the works and passion of female writers from the region, including Singapore, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Philippines. Activities include panel discussions with authors such as Farah Ghuznavi, Barkha Dutt and Jolene Tan, and a creative writing workshop by Krishna Udayasankar.

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Silent Disco Asia

Pick what you want to hear at this silent party – everyone wears noise-cancelling headphones so there's no music on the dancefloor – disco beats are on the green channel, house music on blue and tune in to red for the rock songs. Unlike other raves, here you get to adjust the volume and take the headphones off when you want a break from the music. Get your tickets fast, as the past two editions of the event sold out early. 

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Theatre

Singapore Theatre Festival

The annual theatre festival presented by Wild Rice returns with a line-up that includes eight plays such as Geylang, Hotel, Riders Know When its Gonna Rain and My Mother Buys Condoms.

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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.

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Singapore’s best parks for picnics

We travel around the island to suss out the best spots to lay your picnic mat

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Best KTV places in Singapore

We test out the best karaoke venues in town where you can get a private room for your party

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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

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Sex and dating

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.

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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

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Food and Drink

From streetside hawker fare to Michelin-starred meals, explore Singapore through your taste buds

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Bars and pubs

Nightlife

There are more interesting things to do after dark than ordering a Singapore Sling

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Shopping

We are the region's best shopping destination after all

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Arts and Culture

The top arts and culture experiences in the city

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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.

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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

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Health and beauty

The best spas in Singapore

Your ultimate guide to the swankiest spas in Singapore – all tried and tested by Time Out Singapore

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Best views in Singapore

Nothing gets hearts swooning as quickly as a good view, and in Singapore, there are plenty of top spots around the city that can provide a great vista for your date, from swanky rooftop bars to hidden garden spaces and outdoor trails

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Kids

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). 

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31 hacks to make your life easier

Ever wondered where to go for the cheapest drinks in town or how to land a taxi during those pesky peak hours? Don't worry, we've got your back and are here to answer your every day queries. 

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