Look up in the sky – it's chap chye (and more of Shermay's Peranakan dishes)
Like most other homegrown brands, the local carrier's jumping on the SG50 bandwagon with a Singapore Heritage Cuisine menu onboard all Singapore Airlines flights out of the city and its Changi Airport lounges from July to September.
Discover our neighbourhoods in the July issue
We went on the hunt for the hippest heartland ’hood in Singapore, weighing in factors such as dining, leisure, culture and heritage, and shopping. Think of it as our very own, 100 percent unscientific ‘liveability’ report. Find out who emerged victor in our Neighbourhood Wars.
Pek Kio Market and Food Centre
There’s a certain old-world charm to Pek Kio Market – and we’re not just talking about the sleepy ambiance. Most dishes start at $2.50 for huge portions. But you’ll have to head down early as most stalls sell out by 1.30pm.
A record store sale for all you crate-diggers
Here’s a Great Singapore Sale for the music geeks: HEAR Records is offering a storewide 10 percent discount on all new and reissued LPs.
Memories from our childhood
Yakult (with a toy). Not only did it cost about 50 cents, it came with a toy. A free toy, people.
What's on this week
Works by three young local artists – Danielle Tay, Jonathan Tan and Angela Guo – challenge viewers to look beneath the surface.
Artichoke X Cocotte: Bird-Day Party
Artichoke's Bjorn Shen and Cocotte's Anthony Yeoh rekindle their culinary bromance with a Bird-Day Party. For two nights only, each chef glorify the chicken, dishing out free-flow cuts of bird like the Middle Eastern shish taouk fried chicken and French confit chicken wings in buckets, with sauces like roast chicken gravy kebab shop spice, lardon aioli and Lebanese toum. Wash all the sinful goodness down with a cold beer, which you can fish out of a kiddy pool. Price include sides and free-flow fried chicken for each table, beverages charged separately. Reservations accepted via Peatix only.
A Rooftop Affair
Head over to Serangoon Gardens for its first rooftop concert with acoustic performances by YouTube stars Us the Duo, as well as local talents Gentle Bones and ShiGGa Shay. Redeem one invite when you spend $90 at myVillage; two invites when you spend $160.
Ever had the urge, during a play, to yell out to the characters what you think they should do? You’ll get your chance in Scenes Festival, put together by Drama Box in celebration of its 25th anniversary this year. It’s called ‘forum theatre’, and the local troupe is something of a specialist in the form, having staged such productions – even in the heartlands – since its inception. Forum theatre usually involves a cast of oppressed characters who cause a series of conflicts. Audience members are encouraged to stop the play at a point at which they think a character could’ve handled a situation differently, and are given the chance to change it.
Loke Hong Seng: A Social Portrait of Singapore
The local photographer captures the development of Singapore between 1963 and 1985 – including the fight for independence to modernisation – in his solo exhibition, showcasing photos that have never been displayed before.
Peter and Blue's Birthday Party
Singapore Dance Theatre returns with this hour-long children’s ballet production combining magic and morals. Look out for familiar characters like Peter, his dog Blue, his cat Calico and their forest friends as they embark on yet another exciting adventure. There are also a range of activities after the show, such as balloon-sculpting and photo-taking sessions.