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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.
The Karting Arena
The circuit bills itself as ‘Singapore’s first-ever permanent electric karting track’
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
Making Space – 25 Years of The Substation
Debbie Ding curates this exhibition, which presents artefacts, such as old event posters from The Substation's archives, as well as a new video featuring 25 members of the arts community sharing their hopes for The Substation.
Turkish artist Lale Tara's first exhibition in Asia features photographs of her posing as a life-size doll. In this collection, she challenges and reinterprets the images of famous literary characters such as Lolita and Lady Macbeth. Reverse Exotic trains the Western gaze back onto their own characters, portraying the West as the 'exotic other' for once.
The solo exhibition by Singaporean art collective trio Vertical Submarine features fast-disappearing local vernacular language splashed across art. The exhibit pays tribute to local dialect culture through the use of rhymes on old-school poster art and signages, modeling the collection after modern-day marketing campaigns.
What It Is About When It Is About Nothing
In the rash of SG50-themed exhibitions, here is one that aims to be about 'nothing' - this collection by artists like Ho Rui An and Adeline Kueh seeks to broaden Singapore art beyond the usual themes of identity and history. With various mediums including digital print and video, the exhibition seeks to explore the essence of vacancy.
There’s nothing like theoretical architecture to get our minds in a twist. And there’ll be plenty of the sort – alongside talks, exhibitions, film screenings, and more – at this year’s Archifest, whose theme is, fittingly, ‘What Future?’ The folks behind Archifest aren’t just turning their attention to the future of Singapore but her past as well. The architecture festival is screening Royston Tan’s double-bill of Old Places and Old Romances. The former shines the spotlight on soon-to-be demolished locations around the island, while the latter presents personal stories culled from everyday Singaporeans about the places and friends they remember (though some have changed). Find out more about the Archifest festival directors' visions of future Singapore here.
Explore Singapore's best
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
Tea goes from granny to trendy with unique infusions, new steeping methods and personalised blends. Tiong Li Cheng rounds up the best spots to enjoy the leafy bev
Singapore's best speakeasy bars
The best bars you didn't know existed
Best museums in Singapore
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 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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