Bukit Pasoh is getting two new bars and a seafood restaurant
Bukit Pasoh has always been Keong Saik's sleepier neighbour, but three new openings by the team behind the raucously fun Sugarhall and Jigger & Pony might change that. Humpback Indra Kantono and Gan Guoyi, the husband-and-wife team behind the two Amoy Street bars, have tapped into their holiday memories for their new 40-seater seafood restaurant, Humpback, which opens on August 6. Having shucked live oysters off the Washington coast, they’re channelling their newfound love for fresh seafood into a raw bar, with shells culled from coasts around the world. The tight menu of fresh raw oysters is complemented by executive chef Polo Seah's dishes of sea life like calamari, mussels and black cod, as well as refreshing plates of beetroot with citrus and pine nuts. Manning the bar is Sugarhall drinks maker Long Yishu. He serves white spirit cocktails created by the group's bar programme director, Aki Eguchi, while other drinks like white wines and bubblies are also on hand to lift palates in between forkfuls of seafood. Gibson On the second floor of the shophouse, Gibson translates the pair's international bar crawl adventures into a playground for Eguchi's creativity. The 60-strong list of cocktails, said to be served in vintage glassware, is split into categories like: 'Finding Comfort' for familiar flavours; 'Forging Friendship' for cocktails that challenge conventions; and 'Sharing Happiness' for fun beverages that spit flames, bubble with smoke and, in the oyster shooter
Before the lights go out on Yangtze Cinema for good, Benjamin Lim braves the infamous movie hall for one last steamy flick
Bjorn says: Stop analysing, start enjoying
Time Out Singapore’s chef columnist, Bjorn Shen of Artichoke, wants us to enjoy, not analyse our food.
Time Out Singapore Dine Out
Who says you can't eat from ten restaurants in one seating? Time Out's Dine Out is back for a second helping, and we've pulled together our favourite restaurants and bars to dish out helpings of their best drinks and dishes. If you missed the first edition of our feast, now's the chance to make amends to your taste buds. Expect delicious grub from the likes of MEATliquor, Oxwell & Co, Meat Smith, UNA, Lime House, Lewin Terrace, PepeNero, The Fullerton Hotel's Town Restaurant, and more.
Five facts about Hamleys
British toy empire Hamleys just opened the doors to their flagship outlet in Singapore. If you’ve been to London, chances are you’ve been completely enthralled by Hamleys, feeling like a kid again as you prance down the aisles. It’s time to rediscover that magic here.
What's on this week
A collaboration between some of Singapore’s most illustrious film directors, 7 Letters is a milestone film project that strings together seven short pieces capturing the lives and stories of everyday Singaporeans, featuring works by Boo Junfeng, Eric Khoo, K Rajagopal, Jack Neo, Tan Pin Pin, Royston Tan and Kelvin Tong. 7 Letters will be the first film to premiere at the refurbished Capitol Theatre. Out of six screenings, three will be reserved for the elderly, film and arts students and the underprivileged. All proceeds from the gala screenings will go to seven charities, including the Alzheimer’s Disease Association and Transient Workers Count Too. Tickets are not priced – instead, viewers are encouraged to make a donation at the screenings. Tickets for the Jul 24-26 screening are sold out. Additional screenings have been added for Aug 8-10 at Gallery Theatre, The National Museum of Singapore. Tickets for the additional screenings can only be bought on Aug 1-2 at the front desk of The National Museum of Singapore.
K Sajeev Lal: From Singapore with Love
Sajeev Photo Studio specialises in taking portraits of young male foreign workers, to use as comp cards to find wives in South Asia.
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.
The LKY Musical
This brand new production follows the life of Lee Kuan Yew, from his Raffles College days to Singapore’s independence, along the way detailing the struggles he faced on the political battleground. The musical stars Adrian Pang in the titular role and Sharon Au as Kwa Geok Choo. Read our interview with Benjamin Chow, the actor who plays Lim Chin Siong, a left-wing politician detained as part of the vicious Operation Coldstore.
Singapore Food Festival
Get your loose trousers ready. There’s a spate of local-loving gastronomic events at this year’s Singapore Food Festival, from classes on Peranakan cuisine to mod-Sin dinners
Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow
In celebration of its 170th anniversary, The Straits Times co-curates an exhibition, with Marina Bay Sands, that charts the nation’s past and present through a combination of images and stories from its archives. We highlight five photographs here.