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30 of the best things to do in Singapore this weekend (Sep 30-Oct 2)
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30 of the best things to do in Singapore this weekend (Sep 30-Oct 2)

Make the best of your weekend with our top picks of things to do, see and more in Singapore

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Best hair salons in Singapore
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Best hair salons in Singapore

The Time Out Singapore team checks into the city’s top salons for treatments, cuts, colours and blowouts

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Guide to the best bars in Singapore
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Guide to the best bars in Singapore

Whatever your choice of tipple, type of occasion or if you just want a drink, here's our guide to the best bars in Singapore. Bottoms up!

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Singapore events in October
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Singapore events in October

Here's our guide to what's happening throughout October 2016 in Singapore

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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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Alchemist Beer Lab
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Alchemist Beer Lab

Alchemist Beer Lab is Asia's first infusion beer lab brought to you by the people behind microbrewery-pub Little Island Brewing Co. Be greeted by 16 glistening beer infusion towers filled with a variety of experimental beer infusions like Obama (stout infused with marshmallow, vanilla pods and mint leaves) and Ugly Sister Golden (ale infused with grilled pineapple and star anise). Beers are priced from $12 between noon to 7pm and $15 from 7pm to closing so be sure to head down early lest your favourite infusion runs out for the night.

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Mercado
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Mercado

As part of the growing build-your-own-bowl trend, Mercado stands out from the typical #eatclean crowd by focusing on Spanish flavours. The bowls (from $16.50) are more hearty than healthy – diners can choose to have paella with chicken, sausages and meatballs as a base or skip that for quinoa, chickpea or broccoli and pick an accompanying protein like paprika chicken and poached salmon. You also get to choose hot and cold vegetables, toppings and a sauce with each bowl. Wash it all down with cold-pressed fruit juices ($3.90-$7.90) that come in blends like watermelon and beetroot.

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Coastal Rhythm
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Coastal Rhythm

Brought to you by the people behind Coastal Settlement and Symmetry, Coastal Rhythm is a café and bar located next to Singapore Wake Park, a cable-ski centre. After working up a sweat wakeboarding (or faceplanting in the water), unwind with some food and drinks as the breeze gently caresses your skin. There's both Western and local favourites on the menu, like mac 'n' cheese ($10), seafood laksa ($18) and chicken tikka pizza ($20). Wash it all down with a beverage of your choice – there are milkshakes ($10), draft beer ($12) and even champagne (from $22 per glass).

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PYXIEMOSS
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PYXIEMOSS

As classic rock songs blare over the stereo, tuck into Tim Ross-Watson’s less-than-classic creations. With novel dishes you won’t find anywhere else, the chef upcycles ingredients and makes sure nothing ever goes to waste. Not Just the Tip ($14) is a good example of this philosophy in practice. Every part of the celery is used: the root is cooked over low heat for six weeks, the leaves are deep fried and the raw stem is diced and sprinkled on top for an added crunch. Also try its ‘chef-driven’ cocktail menu. The ginger Julie ($18) is a blend of Monkey 47 gin, homemade Japanese shiso sake and grapefruit juice. You start by licking Japanese pink ginger sugar and Monkey 47's proprietary herb blend off the side of the glass, then let the combination party in your mouth. From 10.30pm, savour the cocktail selection with a selection of bar treats like the Pigaroon ($3): a beetroot macaroon swirl served with a skewer of pig skin, pork belly, smoked bacon and cream cheese.  

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Chef's Table by Stephan Zoisl
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Chef's Table by Stephan Zoisl

The menu at Chef's Table is unlike any other you've ever come across. On it are ingredients like Scottish Loch Fyne salmon, tête de veau, tamarillo and anything else that was delivered to the kitchen on the day of your meal. All you have to do is decide if you want four courses ($98), six ($128) or eight ($150) – and then let chefs Stephan Zoisl and Lorenz Raich do the work. You'll be in good hands: chef Zoisl has cooked in The Fat Duck with the legendary Heston Blumenthal. Armed with this training, he whips up new dishes each night, like lobster bisque with scallops and octopus, pork belly and shoulder on a bed of okra, and crispy sea bass with potato, tomatoes and olives.

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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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