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The best ice cream shops in Singapore

The best ice cream shops in Singapore

You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream in this unforgiving tropical heat. With an abundance of ice cream shops that sell a wonderful variety of flavours, Singapore is a lot more bearable when you treat yourself to an artisanal cup or a classic cone. Not including the $1 ice cream stand uncles, here is a list of the best ice cream shops in Singapore. Get your lickers ready and prepare for a brain freeze. Cross your sticky fingers that they still have your favourite flavours left! RECOMMENDED The best guilt-free ice cream in Singapore and the best soft-serve ice creams in Singapore  

The best cafés in Singapore for brunch and coffee

The best cafés in Singapore for brunch and coffee

Whether you're looking for the perfect Instagram shot, a new weekend brunch hangout, or a mean cup of joe, these cafés in Singapore deliver on all those fronts and more. Need more than one cup of coffee to rev your engines? Go café hopping in Tiong Bahru or pop into the various coffee shops along Amoy Street that keep the caffeine-hungry CBD folks going. RECOMMENDED: The best cafés with free Wi-Fi and the best cafés for dessert

The beginner’s guide to Chinese New Year traditions, etiquette and superstitions

The beginner’s guide to Chinese New Year traditions, etiquette and superstitions

Come rain, wind, shine or pandemic, Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year or Spring Festival) remains the most important event in the Chinese calendar. Marked by the arrival of spring, it also celebrates the end of one Chinese zodiac and the beginning of the next.   While gatherings with friends and family won't be the same this year, it's still a great occasion to reconnect and stuff yourself silly with snacks and goodies. There's a lot to Chinese New Year to know and learn about though, from the legends to the traditions and etiquette. We've rounded up a comprehensive guide to help you usher in the Year of the Tiger.  RECOMMENDED: The ultimate guide to Chinese New Year in Singapore and The best restaurants to have reunion dinner and celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore 

The best pole studios in Singapore

The best pole studios in Singapore

Gone are the days when pole dancing was associated with sleazy clubs. In 2021, pole dancing has become a mainstream fitness sport – not only it is a liberating form of expression, but it is also an incredible workout for the core and upper body. Pole dancing is all about embracing one's sensuality alongside fitness goals.  Not sure where to start? We've gathered the best studios in Singapore where you can try out this alternative sport so grab a pole and start dancing your way to your fittest self.  RECOMMENDED:  The best HIIT gyms and studios to work out in Singapore and best gyms for express workouts

The best street art in Singapore

The best street art in Singapore

There's more to this city than meets the eye. In between our shiny skyscrapers and towering metal cranes, there are plenty of Insta-worthy urban artworks that simply take our breath away. From the graffiti that’s hidden in plain sight to pieces that lurk away in the backstreets, there are still some things about our little city that might still surprise you. We pick eighteen of the best murals around town, so keep your eyes peeled the next time you're around.  RECOMMENDED: The best urban art trails in Singapore and the best contemporary art galleries in Singapore

The best restaurants and cafés with Instagrammable neon signs

The best restaurants and cafés with Instagrammable neon signs

Getting the perfect Instagram photo is no easy feat. You have to get the best lighting, pick the right filter, and craft a catchy caption. But sometimes, a good backdrop speaks louder than the words in your caption. Besides hitting up the usual suspects of Instagrammable places in Singapore, light up your feed and make your post a real scroll-stopper with our list of the best Instagrammable neon signs at restaurants and cafés.  RECOMMENDED: The best pink cafés and restaurants in Singapore and The most Instagrammable cafés in Singapore

The ultimate guide to Thaipusam in Singapore

The ultimate guide to Thaipusam in Singapore

Although the Hindu festival of Thaipusam is not recognised as a public holiday in Singapore, this religious procession still sees hundreds of devotees take to the streets to give thanks and seek blessings for the new year. The most iconic part of the festival is the massive kavadi which is carried by devotees, some with skin piercings. This year, Thaipusam takes place on January 28. It’s also set to be different due to restrictions. While there won’t be a physical procession happening this year, there are other ways you can get involved, from soaking in the sight, smell and sound of Little India, to joining a virtual edition of the festival’s pilgrimage route. But before you do so, get to know what Thaipusam is all about with our handy guide. RECOMMENDED: The ultimate guide to Little India

The best free museums in Singapore

The best free museums in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but good things need not necessarily have to come at a price. These free museums are the perfect day activity for tourists looking to find out more about our nation's history and culture and are also great for locals who want to rediscover what their homeland has to offer. The next time you have a free weekend, tick one (or two) museums off this list. Get cultured without having to spend a dime – because sometimes the best things in life really are free. RECOMMENDED The best museums in Singapore and the best urban art trails in Singapore  

The best dance studios and classes in Singapore

The best dance studios and classes in Singapore

if you're looking to master that complicated footwork, pirouette like a pro, loosen up those hips and bust a breakdance on the dancefloor, the city's got plenty of classes to get you started. From ballet to Bollywood numbers, salsa to tango, K-Pop to hip-hop, these studios will have you dancing like no one's watching. And once you're ready to dance up a storm, hit Singapore's hottest clubs and show off your best moves. RECOMMENDED: The best pole studios in Singapore and interview: Sandhya Suresh takes on the traditional dance of Odissi

Find me a date: Trista and Ben

Find me a date: Trista and Ben

The date Our daters had a meal at Moss at Habitat by Honestbee. First impression Trista: “He gives off a warm and friendly vibe. He bought me a flower, which was very sweet of him.” Ben: “She seemed like a well-mannered and quiet person.” Chemistry Trista: “We have similar tastes in food and movies.” Ben: “For now, we’re still trying to get to know each other. The chemistry will grow deeper on the second date.” Awkward moment Trista: “There were no awkward moments, it went really well.” Ben: “I don’t think there were any awkward moments.” Afterwards Trista: “We chatted way past the restaurant’s closing time so we walked around the supermarket area and headed home after that. ” Ben: “We were a little bit tipsy so nothing much happened. I got her a Grab home.” Verdict Trista: ♥♥♥♥ “I think he’s a very sweet and thoughtful guy and we had a great time together.” Ben: ♥♥♥ “I haven’t been on a blind date before so I’m not sure what to expect. I still want to get to know her more and develop our chemistry.”

The most Instagram-worthy places in Singapore

The most Instagram-worthy places in Singapore

Congratulations, we are now the 10th most Instagrammable country in the world. Heck, we even filled a full blockbuster Hollywood movie with our scenic spots (we're looking at you, Crazy Rich Asians). With plenty of street art, landmarks and iconic buildings, Singapore definite has some dazzling spots that'll make anyone #jelly of your feed. And though we're a small island, you might really have to go travelling all four corners of the island looking around for some of the best Insta-worthy spots. We've got a couple of spots to mark off your list – there's a lot more pretty spots than just the Marina Bay area!  RECOMMENDED The best Instagram shops in Singapore and Singaporean photographers to check out on Instagram

24 hours in Singapore

24 hours in Singapore

Exploring an entire city in a day might seem impossible, but with the help of our carefully formulated guide, you can have a taste of Singapore that'll whet your appetite for more. We've narrowed down the best options of what to do and where to eat – all you have to do have the best 24 hours anyone can spend on our sunny little island. But if you have more time, why not check out the absolute best things to do in Singapore – there's 101 of them – or have a meal at the city's best restaurants and bars. There's so much to do here, 24 hours isn't enough time. RECOMMENDED: 101 best things to do in Singapore and unmissable sights to see in Singapore

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Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month

Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month

Have you gone on a nature trail recently? Or had a picnic in the park? Each month, we get our readers to share their favourite experiences in the city by hashtagging their Instagram posts with #timeoutsg or #timeoutsingapore for a chance to be featured on our magazine. This month, our readers snap their favourite places to enjoy the great outdoors. Here are our March picks:   1. MacRitchie Nature Trail by Nivedana Jalan (@_theweekendexplorer) View this post on Instagram All of Singapore isn't a concrete jungle! After all, almost one fourth of its land is forest area🌳 . . One of the many nature reserves of Singapore is the McRitchie Reservoir Park, which surrounds the oldest reservoir of the city. It has numerous hiking trails, unusual flora, monkeys, monitor lizards, flying lemurs, and even a 250m long suspension bridge connecting 2 hills and overlooking a canopy of trees, which is where I took this photo from! . . What a fun way to spend the day! . . #singapore #mcritchie #mcritchiereservoirpark #upperpiercereservoir #canopywalk #treetop #suspensionbridge #expatlivingsg #tlasia #starjourneys #lonelyplanetindia #telltnlindia #tripotocommunity #parksofsg #nature #hike #rainforest #theweekendexplorer #withgalaxy #timeoutsg #singaporeair #tslfeatures #lpmi #visitsingapore #destinasian A post shared by Nivedana Jalan (@_theweekendexplorer) on Jan 7, 2019 at 12:26am PST   2. Pulau Ubin by Lauren Lyl (@damselgadabout) View this post on Instagram Bl