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Guide to Singapore's offshore islands
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Guide to Singapore's offshore islands

Lush flora and diverse fauna beckon from Singapore’s offshore islands – we heed the call and check them out

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Best whisky bars in Singapore
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Best whisky bars in Singapore

We check into the top bars in town to down a shot of Scotch

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Best secret bars in Singapore
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Best secret bars in Singapore

We hop around the city to find you the top speakeasies and hidden cocktail bars

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World's only Michelin-starred ramen store to open in Singapore
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World's only Michelin-starred ramen store to open in Singapore

Come October, Tsuta, the only Michelin-starred ramen eatery in the world will hit Singapore's shores. This will be Tsuta's first and only overseas venture (for now)

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25 of the best things to do this weekend (Sep 22-25)
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25 of the best things to do this weekend (Sep 22-25)

Need ideas on what to do or where to go this weekend? Fill up your itinerary with our guide to the best parties, shows, art exhibitions and more happening around town this Friday through Sunday.

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What's on in Singapore this week

Wicked

Wicked

Didn’t manage to catch Wicked the last time it was in Singapore? Fret not, the award-winning Broadway and West End musical is back to cast its magical spell on us again for a short run as part of a major international tour. Wicked follows two unlikely friends as they journey across a colourful world of wizards, witches and magic.

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Paper – Sight
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Paper – Sight

STPI presents a solo exhibition by Japanese artist Shinro Ohtake, whose residency in the workshop and gallery has resulted in large-scale paper pulp paintings and experimental print methods featuring motifs of nature and everyday life. Expect pops of neon, anti-symmetry and layered images that bring to mind Ohtake’s famed series, Scrapbooks. 

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OFC Social Market #6
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OFC Social Market #6

Spend your weekend at Open Farm Community's Social Market, now in its sixth edition. In addition to shops hawking local and artisanal produce and handicrafts, there's also workshops for both adults and the little ones. This time round, munch on pastries from local bakers JustJulia, buy fresh produce from local farmers Green Circle and Susineer Agriculture, and attend a terrarium workshop conducted by Isle of Ease.

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Halloween Horror Nights 6
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Halloween Horror Nights 6

Every year, USS Halloween Horror Nights draws hordes of thrill seekers. And this year's no different. There are two scare zones and five haunted houses – Old Changi Hospital, Hawker Centre Massacre, Salem Witch House, Hu Li's Inn and Bodies of Work – to frighten yourself silly. To top it off, there's an action-packed live show, March of the Dead, inspired by the Mexican holiday Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) that features this year's icon: Lady Death. If the adrenaline rush isn’t enough, get your heart pumping on roller coaster rides such as the Battlestar Galactica and Revenge of the Mummy, which are open throughout the event. Book your tickets soon – early bird prices are only available 'til August 28. 

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Cin Cin
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Cin Cin

With over 100 labels of gin sitting slick behind its counter, have a martini or gin and tonic your way at Cin Cin. Some recommended gins to try include the Del Gin Professore Madame ($17 glass, $200 bottle), The Corsair Steampunk ($22 glass, $300 bottle) and the Sipsmith VJOP (Very Junipery Over Proof) ($22 glass, $300 bottle). The characters of these gins are so unusual it’ll surprise even the most seasoned of gin drinkers. Sometimes too much choice can be a burden, especially when there are 500 possible ways to construct a simple martini or G&T. Cin Cin simplifies things by having a list of 12 gin cocktails permanently on the menu. The Cin Cin ($20) is its take on the classic martini – made with Bulldog gin, Togarashi Infused Lillet Blanc, grapefruit bitters and garnished with a grapefruit peel – it’s crisp with a subtle note of heat that hits the back of the throat. For something fruity and refreshing, try the Sambucus Toxin ($25), made with No.3 London Dry gin, fresh lime juice, lychee purée, elderflower bitters and garnished with a mint bouquet and dried lime. ‘Happy Hour’ at Cin Cin takes place from 5 to 8pm daily, when you can enjoy one-for-one Cin Cin martinis, housepour beers and wines.

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JAR'D by Sarnies
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JAR'D by Sarnies

If you're looking for a salubrious lunch that is guilt-free and Instagram-worthy, the creators of Sarnies Café have you covered with their latest salad concept. As the name suggests, JAR’D serves its salads in a mason jar, thoughtfully layering each ingredient so you can maximise the freshness of your salad – no more soggy lettuce leaves or croutons. Dressing and protein go first, while everything else is layered in the middle, with the greens on top. So you can grab these salads in the morning and still have them taste just as fresh at lunch. Give it a shake to disperse the dressing evenly and keep the jars for decor after. Otherwise, bring the jar back for a dollar off your next salad purchase. The tasty salad combinations come in either 750-millilitre or 1-litre jars. Choose from options like tuna tataki ($12.50/$16), roast chicken and pesto ($12.5/$16), vegan zoodle pad Thai ($12/$15), and quinoa and feta ($12.5/$16).

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En Sakaba
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En Sakaba

En Sakaba is a small eatery on the first floor of Orchard Central that serves both small plates and hearty Japanese rice bowls. Its signature item is grilled hotate served in its shell. The plump scallops can be garnished with four optional toppings: uni sauce, foie gras, zuwai kani and miso, or mentaiko cheese to kick the flavour up a notch. On the donburi side of things, the En kaisen chirashi don ($28) is topped with 15 types of seafood including crab, uni and ikura. Another favourite is the foie gras yakiniku onsen tamago don ($22). We like how the beef is only lightly seared on the outside, leaving the marbled meat raw in the middle.

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Le Binchotan
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Le Binchotan

Named after the white charcoal used to smoke its French-Japanese tapas, Le Binchotan is a chic eatery dishing out small plates, large plates, and skewered items licked by the grill. Don't be fooled by the large mirror at the back of the restaurant, the space is small and only seats 38. Ingredients are flown in from Japan to produce dishes like the Myoban uni ($23), a corn mousse topped with long-spiked uni that reaches the restaurant mere hours before ending up on your plate. Other highlights include shaven foie gras ($21) made to look like wood chips served with daikon and dashi gelée, single-stick skewers of wagyu striploin ($15), and Iberico pork jowl ($35).

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Looksee Looksee
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Looksee Looksee

The next time you’re sauntering down Haji Lane and desperately need the sweet kiss of an air-conditioner, don’t pop into a café. Seek shelter instead in a new 'reading room and tea salon' in the neighbourhood, where you can browse design and art tomes while sipping, pinkies out, on a cup of tea.  It’s called Looksee Looksee, and true to its name, you can’t actually bring the books home. You’ll have to browse them within a pastel-hued space that won’t look out of place in a Wes Anderson flick or on the pages of a Kinfolk issue. The collection, which includes such titles as Fashionable Selby and Architecture and the Architect, is as thoughtful as the interiors – it’s curated by heavyweights of the city’s creative scenes. So if you’ve ever wondered what chef Bjorn Shen or fashion designer Priscilla Shunmugam have on their coffee tables, you’ll find out here.  And, hey, there’s (well, kinda) free tea, too. Provided by homegrown specialty tea company A.muse Projects, the brews are served either hot or cold – and in vessels handcrafted by a local ceramicist, Ivan Lee of Weekend Worker, no less.  You’re encouraged to leave a tip or pick up a piece of A.muse merchandise, so this one cannot just look see, okay?  The local slant isn’t mere lip service to the Little Red Dot. It’s designed as a place of quietude and inspiration for entrepreneurs and creative talent. Like the people behind Looksee Looksee itself: The Lo and Behold Group, that proudly Singaporean F&B behemoth behind Od

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BRACI
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BRACI

For Italian fare reinvented with a modern twist, visit BRACI. The exclusive casual-luxe restaurant features an open kitchen and rooftop bar, all situated within a newly restored shophouse. The starter menu features classics like millefeuille, usually made for dessert, reinvented with tuna, truffle and mushrooms ($28), and a foie gras semifreddo with kumquats and fig vincotto ($26). Mains include grass fed beef tenderloin with chanterelles and truffles ($58), and duck breast that boasts crispy duck skin and heirloom carrots ($58). Finish off the night with an avocado and coffee parfait with cocoa jelly and crumble ($48) or pumpkin pie with frozen yogurt and liquorice ($48). Alternatively, for $100 per person, book a surprise 5-course menu for the whole table.

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Area guides

Telok Ayer
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Telok Ayer

Telok Ayer may have taken its name from the Malay community (it translates to ‘bay’ and ‘water’, respectively), but the area was mainly populated by Chinese immigrants back in the day. Originally a coastal road situated along the island’s old waterfront, the street has transformed itself into a buzzing lifestyle district, teeming with restaurants and bars to feed the CBD office crowd. Pay a visit to one of the museums around the area or pop into the lean shophouses that dot the strip, where boutiques, gyms and a dance studio are tucked away. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the Ann Siang Hill area

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Amoy Street
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Amoy Street

Anyone who tells you Amoy Street is 'boring' has clearly never stepped foot down the lane before. Because trust us, it's the complete opposite of that. Previously known for its opium-smoking dens during the British colonial era, the shophouses lined along this one-way street now house chic cafés, bars and even gyms. But if you'd like to have a taste of Singaporean flavour, hit up the hawker centre in the area that's always buzzing with people. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the Ann Siang Hill area

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Gemmill Lane
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Gemmill Lane

The small stretch between Club Street and Amoy Street – whose namesake is 19th-century banker John Gemmill – is home to a handful of stylish restaurants and bars, making it the perfect spot for a laid-back hangout. Don't stop at the end of the road either, the back alley of Amoy Street has a few hidden restaurants to wind down at for an after-work dinner and drinks sesh. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the Ann Siang Hill area

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Ann Siang Road and Club Street
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Ann Siang Road and Club Street

Named after Chia Ann Siang, a wealthy businessman, Ann Siang road is home to restored shophouses (some are still decorated with Peranakan tiles) that house clan associations, restaurants, bars and niche boutiques. There’s also a hidden green space behind the row of shophouses for a quiet stroll. On Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm to 1am, both Ann Siang Road and Club Street – the name comes from the Chinese clubs that used to line the stretch – come to life as the area is closed off to traffic and the crowd spills out onto the streets. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the Ann Siang Hill area

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The most romantic restaurants in Singapore

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Best cake shops in Singapore

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The best healthy restaurants in Singapore

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The best spas in Singapore

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Best places for kids in Singapore

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The best shops in Singapore

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Best farms in Singapore

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Best museums in Singapore

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Food and drink

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Sightseeing

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Nightlife

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Arts and culture

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