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The best cafés in Singapore

We ate our way through dozens of cafés to pick out the best of the lot – whether you're looking for brunch, desserts or that perfect #foodporn shot

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Singapore Garden Festival

Guess what? Looks do matter, even if you’re not competing in a beauty pageant. The biennial Singapore Garden Festival is proof of that, with top local and international designers congregating to show off their green thumbs

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City stories: Singapore at dusk

We capture candid slices of Singaporean life as dusk falls, amid the trudging of tired feet  

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Best rooftop bars in Singapore

Take your thoughts (and cameras) to these rooftop bars around town

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Aliwal Arts Night Crawl

Wrap your best sarong before you make for this year's Aliwal Arts Night Crawl. Themed 'Sarong Party', the party hosts a flea market curated by The Local People, a batik trail to discover the intricacies of the cloth's history, and surprise performances held around the arts centre.

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Farmers and Artisan Market

Held on the last weekend of every month, the Farmers and Artisan Market brings together a variety of fresh produce, sauces, cosmetics, cakes and more to the Kranji countryside. In addition to the market is a whole slew of activities such as farm tours and workshops. Visitors can get to the D’Kranji resort by car or by hopping on the Kranji Express Bus from Kranji MRT station.

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Singapore Garden Festival

Guess what? Looks do matter, even if you’re not competing in a beauty pageant. The biennial Singapore Garden Festival is proof of that, with top local and international designers congregating to show off their green thumbs. This year, expect a life-sized terrarium you can walk through, tabletop displays, show gardens and floral windows, spread over almost 10 hectares. Then end your evening on the right note with nightly concerts, and stalls hawking food, plants, as well as gardening and landscape products.

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Zao Wou-Ki: No Boundaries

Is it possible to be bound by two traditions and not just one? Zao Wou-Ki believed so, and it shows in the late French-Chinese abstract painter’s works, over 40 of which feature in STPI’s annual special exhibition. On loan from a private collection, lesser-known pieces in Zao’s oeuvre – prints, ink work and paintings among them – are on show at the gallery, charting the influential artist’s career from the ’50s to the early noughties. Bold, calligraphic lines that sweep, leap and fall take centre-stage against, at first glance, a series of watercolours. But look closer, because they’re a reflection of Zao’s mastery of printmaking. He incorporates motifs of the French tradition peintre-graveurs ('painter-engraver'), with Chinese calligraphy – a true fusion of East and West. Art appreciators will also spot influences from Picasso, Cézanne and abstract expressionist Paul Klee. In 1964, the Beijing-born painter received French citizenship, marking the start of what he calls his ‘artistic awakening’. Among the techniques he employed was lithography, in which an image is drawn on stone or metal with a greasy material then rolled with ink onto a blank canvas. His paintings – they hang today on the walls of major art galleries such as the Museum of Modern Art and Tate Modern – are a showcase of his control of the calligraphy brush, each stroke channelling the temporal and spatial shifts we experience in our lives. So it’s rather apt that Zao himself saw his practice evolve over hi

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Tegan and Sara

The indie pop twin sisters return to Singapore after their first outing here three years ago. Here to promote their upcoming eighth album Love You to Death, Tegan and Sara will bring hits like ‘Back In Your Head’ and their newest release, ‘Boyfriend’.

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Heartstrings Walk

The annual walk organised by Community Chest champions inclusivity and harmony in Singapore. Join the casual 4-kilometre funwalk ($10/person) alongside beneficiaries, or sign up for the competitive vertical marathon as a team. Only diamond, platinum and gold donors, contributing partners or those who donate $2000 can register for the vertical marathon.

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Shoukouwa Sushi Restaurant

Delicate, but not deft, nigiri

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Burger Joint

New York stacks served 'til late

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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  • 5 out of 5 stars
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Saint Pierre

The full works experience at Fullerton

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Miss Lok

Hip spot to nip in for a dip

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  • 2 out of 5 stars
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Cheek by Jowl

The Australians are coming

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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