Party like a crazy, rich Asian in Singapore without the bank
You’ve seen its opening weekend posts where Afrojack, Tiesto and A$AP Rocky brought the house down, so you know Marquee isn’t fooling anyone when it promises A-list talents on the decks. Add in the mind-blowing graphics, the eight-armed Ferris wheel (and all the photos that you can take for the ‘gram on it) and a three-storey slide, you’ve got yourself an adult playground on steroids. Open on Friday, Saturday and the eve of public holidays, the city’s biggest club takes partying to new heights every night. Above & Beyond, Steve Aoki, Kaskade have already headlined here– get your pre-sale tickets for upcoming events stat as they sell out fast.
If you’re bored with the ongoing trend in the bar scene that involves cramped, dark spaces and a ridiculous secret password rule, then let Avenue open your eyes to something a little different. Opening in May, Avenue is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays and takes all the elements people love about a lush, prohibition era-inspired bar (a sleek design and intimate space for a brief respite) but adds in new twists that make it pop. Think vintage pinball machines, a mini bowling alley, a top-notch Funktion One sound system and craft cocktails that you can sip and savour. And just because it’s not in the main Marquee complex, that doesn’t mean there won’t be parties held there too. Keep an ear out for upcoming news on Avenue’s exclusive gigs and entertainment.
Start your big night out at Lavo, a restaurant and rooftop bar on the 57th floor of Marina Bay Sands. Hearty Italian-American fare (trust us and order The Meatball), craft cocktails and the expansive open-air panoramic rooftop space kick starts the night perfectly. Open seven days a week, Lavo is where you can drink in the view of the bay with a craft tipple in hand. Come Sunday, Lavo also puts on an extravagant Sunday champagne brunch affair that features oysters, snow crab, a wide range of canapes and all your breakfast favourites.
Count this as one of the most anticipated openings for 2019. Launching later this year, Koma, a Japanese eatery and sushi bar will be added to Tao’s umbrella of venues at Marina Bay Sands. Going by how popular Lavo and Marquee are already with Singapore’s jet set, make sure to get reservations well in advance to see and be seen at this dining hotspot.
Looking for something more down-to-earth?
Us Hongkongers may hate to admit it, but Singapore is as much a culinary paradise as our own city. It’s a place with an enviable food heritage and a tremendously rich diversity of cuisines from around the world. Not sure where to start dining when you’re visiting? Here’s how to eat your way through an entire day in Singapore, from dawn to dusk.