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The best things to do in Singapore this February

The best things to do in Singapore this February

Let out that huge sigh of relief now that the long month of January is over. But pick yourself up quickly because here comes the shortest month of the year: February. There are also plenty of reasons to celebrate this month. This February sees a stellar line-up of live concerts as well as the arrival of exciting night markets and immersive experiences. Failing all that, just get lovey-dovey with your boo (or yourself – #selfcare!) at the city's most romantic corners and restaurants.  RECOMMENDED: The definitive guide on things to do in Singapore and the ultimate guide to Chinese New Year in Singapore

The best things to do this weekend (Feb 3-5)

The best things to do this weekend (Feb 3-5)

Chinese New Year celebrations are still going strong this weekend. Add some fun to your festivities with the return of Chingay Parade, and interactive activities at the National Museum of Singapore. For some good vibes and bagels, Rumours Beach Club is where it's at. Disney fans can look forward to Frozen The Hit Broadway Musical at the Marina Bay Sands’ Sands Theatre this February 5. Scroll down to see all the events you can hit up during the weekend. RECOMMENDED: 101 things to do in Singapore and The ultimate guide to celebrating Christmas in Singapore    

The best things to do in Singapore this week (Jan 30-Feb 2)

The best things to do in Singapore this week (Jan 30-Feb 2)

Don’t let the rain dampen your spirits just yet. We have rounded up all the things you can do to keep your week exciting. First, make a stop at Surrey Hills Deli, a Melbourne-inspired deli shop, for some delicious sandos. When night falls, have a laugh at Ikigai Izakaya as comedian Kumar takes centre stage. Break a sweat with the New Balance Run Club with other fitness enthusiasts to keep fit this year. Scroll down to find out how else you can make the most of this week in our not-so-sunny city. RECOMMENDED: 101 best things to do in Singapore and the best events in Singapore to look forward to in 2023    

The best events in Singapore to look forward to in 2023

The best events in Singapore to look forward to in 2023

Singapore is brimming with exciting events this year. Say hello to Artbox, sway to Cigarettes After Sex, or rock out to female-fronted music festival, The Alex Charlie Blake Sessions. Don’t forget to stuff yourself silly with street snacks from Thailand at the Chatuchak Night Market either. We have summarised top events for you to check out this 2023, don’t forget to pencil it into your calendars! RECOMMENDED: The most stunning new hotels coming to Singapore in 2023 and The best new attractions of 2022 to explore in Singapore

The best Chinese New Year events in Singapore

The best Chinese New Year events in Singapore

Bright colours and exhibitions are popping up all over Singapore in a sure sign that the Year of the Rabbit is right around the corner. Besides filling your bellies with delectable dishes from all the reunion dinners and visiting relatives from every part of Singapore, get into the heart of the festive action with more gorgeous sights and sounds, illuminated lanterns, colourful parades, and lion dances. There's nothing like ringing in the Year of the Rabbit with the best Chinese New Year events in town, soget dressed in your festive best and dive into the New Year at these events! RECOMMENDED: The ultimate guide to Chinese New Year and the beginner's guide to Chinese New Year traditions, etiquette and superstitions

The best Christmas parties in Singapore

The best Christmas parties in Singapore

In the words (or rather, lyrics) of Chris Rea, there's no better feeling than "driving home for Christmas". But the Yuletide doesn't necessarily have to be spent in the crib all day long. If you're in need of a drink or two away from home – but not too far – don your ugliest Christmas sweater and head to the city's nightclubs and music venues for the best parties filled with tinsels, innovative festive drinks and groovy renditions of all your favourite holiday tunes. RECOMMENDED: The best Christmas events in Singapore and the best places to catch the Christmas lights and decorations  

The best music concerts and festivals in Singapore

The best music concerts and festivals in Singapore

When it comes to concerts, there’s nothing like singing out loud to your favourite songs, putting your hands up in the air (and wave 'em like you just don't care) at a concert hall or moshing at the event. Whether you're looking to kick it with the mainstream or embark on a sonic adventure with the alternative, the music calendar is filled with ace local and international acts to catch. The list is long – with big names like Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Blackpink, to indie names like Cigarettes After Sex and Wallow. Scroll down for the acts and be quick to snag tickets. RECOMMENDED: Local vocal: fresh new music from Singapore this week and the best lifestyle cafés for music and art lovers and the best luxury hotels in Singapore

The 26 best luxury five-star hotels in Singapore

The 26 best luxury five-star hotels in Singapore

Time and time again, Singapore is dubbed one of the richest cities in the world. No thanks to a particular Kevin Kwan novel depicting the country’s wealthiest made-up families, wrapped up by a scene filmed on the rooftop of the Marina Bay Sands. But of course. Other than one of Singapore’s most iconic hotels, the city-state is home to numerous five-star hotels for the bougiest of travellers or loved-up locals planning a surprise staycation. Some people call it over-indulgence. We say, “why the heck not?” Besides, certain occasions just call for a treat yo’self day. Whoever said money can’t buy you happiness probably hasn't had breakfast served while basking in a private pool.  Check into these hotels and enjoy the finer things in life – butler service, in-room jacuzzi tubs and luxurious spas included. RECOMMENDED: The best hotels for a staycation in Singapore and the best boutique and shophouse hotels in Singapore This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The best New Year's Eve events in Singapore

The best New Year's Eve events in Singapore

And just like that, 2022 is drawing to a close. It’s time to bid adieu to the year and celebrate new beginnings with parties, food and drinks, stunning light shows and fireworks among family and friends. Opt to have dinner at the riverside or rooftop restaurants or kiss under the fireworks when they are set off at the Marina Bay precinct. To wrap up the year, here are various places you can usher in 2023. RECOMMENDED: The best nightclubs in Singapore and upcoming DJ sets and parties in Singapore

24 hours in Johor Bahru: what to eat in JB

24 hours in Johor Bahru: what to eat in JB

It is no secret that Singaporeans love Johor Bahru. With its vibrant food scene, theme parks, and many places to shop, it has become a pastime for many of us to travel across the border on the weekends. Brimming with mouthwatering grub, JB also houses some trendiest cafes and freshest seafood you can sink your teeth in. With that, we spent 24 hours in JB to scour some of the best food places there. RECOMMENDED: 101 best things to do in Singapore and unmissable sights to see in Singapore

The best cycling trails in Singapore

The best cycling trails in Singapore

Singapore may be small in size but you'll be surprised to find plenty of green spaces including farms (yes, we've got farms!) – if you know where to look. Leave the car at home, hop on a bicycle and explore these cycling trails in and around the city. Don't worry, we've included plenty of leisure beginner-friendly options (with a good view to boot), intense mountain biking tracks and everything else in-between to suit all abilities.  RECOMMENDED: The best hiking trails in Singapore and the best mountain biking trails in Singapore

The best Christmas events in Singapore

The best Christmas events in Singapore

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year! If you plan to stay in sunny Singapore for the holidays, the Little Red Dot has an array of events that will definitely get you in a celebratory mood. Treat yourself to some fun and enjoy this festive season. Here's a roundup of the jolliest Christmas events where you and your family can soak up the Christmas spirit in Singapore! RECOMMENDED: The ultimate guide to Christmas in Singapore and the best places to see Christmas lights and decorations in Singapore

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Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts

Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts

In the spirit of the Lunar New Year, head down to Esplanade to catch international acts returning to Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts. The festival opens with a star-studded cast in Godot Theatre Company’s Mandarin adaptation of Yasmina Reza’s hit play Art. Watch Taiwanese actors Chu Chung-heng, Tseng Kuo-cheng and Pu Hsueh-liang play three male friends who fall out when one of them purchases a hefty work of art. Catch The Drought Goddess: Dream Of The World, a production that incorporates dance, music and masks to tell the ancient Chinese myth of Hanba, the goddess of drought. 

Vibrate

Vibrate

Vibrate to the wavelengths of diverse sounds at Kult Kafe this weekend. Singapore’s underground DJs will be helming the decks alongside live musicians playing on the flute, harp, and trombone. Get your dancing shoes ready as you will be grooving and jamming to psychedelic sounds and acid jazz by Miss Lil and Sivanesh, gangster funk from Taaka with trombonist Eriko Murakami, and organic house by duo Raja Rani. Mantravine will cap the night with their organic blend of Electro Swing. Also, know that you’re partying for a good cause as part of the proceeds goes to AWARE, the advocacy group for women’s rights and gender equality in Singapore.

City Sprouts Farmers Market – Love and Hope Edition

City Sprouts Farmers Market – Love and Hope Edition

The City Sprouts Farmers Market is back! If you’re a regular farmers market junkie, you have to pencil this one in. Grab your biggest tote and start shopping for the freshest greens and heirloom fruits at City Sprouts’ Farmers Market – Love and Hope edition. It doesn’t stop there; there’s tons of delectable food to eat and artisanal crafts to shop for. Participating vendors at the market include Patissier Woo, My Naked Bar and Plantitude. Since we are approaching the season of love, you can also create your own terrarium to gift to your loved ones this Valentine’s Day. And they say the early bird catches the worm – or in this case, the chickens and ducks – as City Sprouts is inviting the first ten visitors between 9.30am and 10.30am on February 4 to meet and greet their fluffy fowl for free. Those who miss this golden opportunity will get to join the 11am and 11.30am sessions (ten shoppers per session) as long as they can show proof of purchase from five different market vendors.  This farmers market coincides with World Cancer Day, and part of the proceeds will go to the Singapore Cancer Society.  

Rumours Beach Club x Two Men Bagel House

Rumours Beach Club x Two Men Bagel House

Heading to the beach might not seem like a good plan these days, but maybe this will change your mind. Rumours Beach Club has teamed up with Two Men Bagel House for a two-day party serving up good vibes and limited-edition special menu items. Show up in your most flamboyant orange ‘fit and you might just be rewarded for being best dressed. While you’re there, try your hand at Lucky Dice, where amazing prizes can be won. Tuck into the Smoked Chicken Bagelwise, Mini Bagel Bites or PB&J donuts while DJs Matty Wainwright, David Nowarth and saxophonist Kaye and Brendon P fill up your evening with sexy party beats. 

Lunar New Year Celebrations at the National Museum of Singapore

Lunar New Year Celebrations at the National Museum of Singapore

Fill your Chinese New Year celebrations with a series of interactive activities at the National Museum of Singapore. Make your own floral decorations for the festive season at the A Lighter Side Of History: Heaven, Earth, Man workshop. You’ll get to create your own pieces with auspicious flowers from the museum’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings. Try your hand in Auspicious Blooms crafts activity, where you can create your own paper flower arrangement as well as decorative vases inspired by the museum’s collection. Don’t miss out on the Lion Dance performance that will take place at the Main Entrance from 12pm to 12.30pm as well!

Museum of Ice Cream: Chinese New Year special

Museum of Ice Cream: Chinese New Year special

Spice up your Lunar New Year celebrations with the Museum of Ice Cream’s latest offering – Sambal Chilli Ice Cream, a uniquely Singaporean flavour in collaboration with Open Farm Community and Batu Lesung Spice Company. Treat your tastebuds to this spicy flavour, made with Batu Lesung Spice Company’s roasted sambal belacan infused with the creaminess of the ice cream. Available now till February 15, grab a scoop at the Craft room.

Circular Futures: Next Gen

Circular Futures: Next Gen

Learn how digital design and manufacturing techniques can address the problem of plastic waste at this exhibition held at the National Design Centre. Named Circular Futures: Next Gen, the exhibition showcases 3D artworks printed with recycled PET bottles. Expect to see decorative works like chandeliers and stools as well as prototypes that can serve as potential solutions to food challenges such as vertical farm structures and floating farm pods. These works can also be interacted via a Virtual Reality headset to give you an idea of how technology can help design a sustainable future.

New Balance Run Club Singapore

New Balance Run Club Singapore

If you’re still looking to get fit this new year, or are lacking friends to keep up with your running speed, then look no further. New Balance Run Club (NRBC) has a new running session to get you, well, up and running, of course. Challenge yourself together with other runners by accomplishing different workouts that test your limits. The running session is led by Head Coach of NRBC, Loh Guo Pei, and he will be leading different exercise regimens that will get you a step closer to your fitness goals. Start off with a light run and end with circuit and high-intensity interval training (HIIT), you’ll definitely see yourself getting fitter in no time. To register yourself, click here.

The Kumar Show

The Kumar Show

We don’t think we’ll ever get enough of Kumar, and you shouldn’t too. Singapore’s #1 comedy queen is set to take the stage at Ikigai Izakaya with his gut busting wisecracks and over-the-top sense of humour. Get your funny bone tickled as Kumar tackles various topics – from controversial local politics to quirky racial and sexual observations. The comedian has long wow-ed crowds in well-remembered cabaret clubs like The Boom Boom Room and Gold Dust. Besides stand-up comedy, Kumar is also a household name because of his appearances on television and film, so you know you’re in good hands.

Cockney Rejects Farewell Tour 2023

Cockney Rejects Farewell Tour 2023

British punk band Cockney Rejects will be coming to Singapore for the first time this weekend, and unfortunately, it will also be their last. Their hitting our shoes for a global farewell tour, where they'll be joined by local supporting acts like Opposition Party, The Maniacs, Generation 69 and Hard Steel Comrades for a final, fiery goodbye worthy of rockers everywhere. Formed in the East End of London, the Cockney Rejects made their name worldwide with songs like Oi! Oi! Oi! (1980) and their version of I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles (1980), the signature song of English football club West Ham United.

DJ Diplo at Zouk

DJ Diplo at Zouk

Hit the Zouk mainroom for an epic night with EDM DJ Diplo, best known for his hit collaborations with stars such as Sia and Justin Bieber. Making an appearance on January 28, the three-time Grammy Award winner will be lighting up the dancefloor with greatest hits like Where Are You Now and Cold Water – so we recommend wearing your best dancing shoes. Getting you well warmed-up will be beloved Zouk resident DJs Hong and Jeremy Boon. 

Tropika x Kampong Boogie: Gabriele Poso

Tropika x Kampong Boogie: Gabriele Poso

Global music purveyor Tropika has teamed up with party promoter Kampong Boogie for a comeback party featuring multi-instrumentalist Gabriele Poso at Kult Kafe. Poso is known for his spiritual and modern jazz approach to percussion-induced music. Poso’s previous shows include W Bali Seminyak, Casa Corona Seoul and Palace Pool Club in Manila. Stirred towards Afro-Latin compositions, Poso’s headline set is specially curated for this weekend’s event, which is Tropika’s first party since the pandemic. Joining him will be some of Singapore’s top party starters including SWTLKR on the mic, Anand, Dean Chew and Ramesh on deck. 

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1-Altitude reopens as 1-Altitude Coast at Sentosa this September 5

1-Altitude reopens as 1-Altitude Coast at Sentosa this September 5

Remember 1-Altitude bar? The popular rooftop bar and lounge was known for its panoramic views of the city and was also home to fine-dining restaurant Stellar. Well, good news – because 1-Altitude will be reopening at Sentosa on September 5 under a new name: 1-Altitude Coast. Photograph: 1-Altitude Coast Perched at the top of The Outpost Hotel, the new concept boasts a rooftop bar and doubles up as a day club as well. Not forgetting the swimming pool, where you can lounge with a view of the Singapore Straits. Contemporary Asian food dishes will be served at the 1-Altitude Day Club with highlights like the salmon tartare with wasabi, avocado, and watermelon and chilli soft shell crab pasta. On weekends, look forward to barbecued meats and vegetables. Sip on tropical-inspired cocktails with outrageous names like the Ultra Violet Scorpion and Smokey Sea Monkey and chill out to tropical house music in the background. Afro beats will fill the air in the evening and house and electro-pop will take over once the sun sinks below the horizon. Resident DJs helming the decks include Tony Tay and Erica Kay. Tony Tay has played at Zouk Singapore for 14 years while Erica Kay (aka Kaylova) has performed alongside international artists like Sander Van Doorn. You can expect more good times at 1-Altitude Coast, as the space will also be hosting themed events like sundown parties and Ladies' Day Out. It's not all about the party and booze either – wellness classes such as sunrise yoga and medi

Mandala Weekender review: Rae Sremmurd and Kelis definitely know how to party during F1 weekend

Mandala Weekender review: Rae Sremmurd and Kelis definitely know how to party during F1 weekend

The return of the F1 Singapore Grand Prix attracted over 300,000 fans, setting a new record in attendance at the three-day event. The weekend also came with a string of gigs and parties across the city, including Mandala Weekender – Mandala Club’s first music event and foray into the Formula One party scene.     Photograph: Daniel Iskandar   Launched by the exclusive private member’s club in collaboration with Marina Bay Sands, the three-day festival featured crowd-pleasing headliners such as renowned American hip-hop brother duo Rae Sremmund, American singer Kelis and Brit Award-winning drum-and bass-outfit Rudimental and electronic duo Basement Jaxx. Time Out Singapore caught the acts and here’s what went down. Rae Sremmund   Photograph: Daniel Iskandar   Fans went into a frenzy when hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd took over the stage. The energetic brothers Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi were bright on stage with the massive LED screen flashing behind them. They stormed and stomped the stage for the show-opening No Flex Zone, and the crowd instantly erupted, energy intensifying when platinum-certified banger Come Get Her immediately followed.   Photograph: Daniel Iskandar   Of the two brothers, Lee boasts the most charisma. Wearing his dreadlocks in a low ponytail, Lee looked through his shades as he delivered nagging hooks while bouncing across the stage in his skinny jeans during the joyous Swang. Unsurprisingly, Rae Sremmurd knows how to keep the crowd going. The pair pluck pho

Snap Out Of It! Arctic Monkeys is coming to Singapore this February 28

Snap Out Of It! Arctic Monkeys is coming to Singapore this February 28

Snap Out Of It because it's finally happening! English rock band Arctic Monkeys has announced a concert in Singapore as part of its Asia tour in 2023. The band will be performing for the first time on our sunny shores at the Singapore Indoor Stadium this February 28. The announcement was made by promoter Lushington Entertainment, who said that tickets will go on sale Monday, December 12 at 10am on Ticketmaster. No other dates have been announced for its wider Asia tour in 2023. Arctic Monkeys recently released their latest album The Car in October, but we expect that they'll be performing fan-favourite hits old and new. So, be prepared to rock out to the likes of I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, R U Mine? Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High? and new songs from their latest album – Jet Skis on the Moat and There’d Better Be a Mirrorball. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lushington Entertainments (@lushington_ent)

An unforgettable ZoukOut 2022: Mini fires, sinking tents, heavy rain, and thumping beats

An unforgettable ZoukOut 2022: Mini fires, sinking tents, heavy rain, and thumping beats

Zoukout 2022, the annual beach rave, returned to Siloso Beach on Sentosa Island on December 2 and 3. With the theme The Futuristic City of Dreams, the dance music festival boasted a stellar line-up and a throng of indefatigable music lovers back to party. Photograph: Izza Sofia Back in 2019, ZoukOut announced that it would be taking a little break. Then Covid-19 came and did its thing, turning the break into a three-year hiatus. But boy, it didn’t disappoint when it returned last weekend. We had high hopes for the festival’s comeback this year. This was the first time that nightclub Zouk partnered with event promoters AEG Presents, the producers of Coachella. They expected up to 30,000 revellers over the two nights, promising a "journey that transcends time into a future of make-believe." The fantasy began right off the bat with the awesome beach fashion. Sand and sweat notwithstanding, the crowd tapped their sartorial savvy and showed up in bikinis, tank tops, shorts, fishnets and Coachella-esque face gems. Of course, shirtless guys walking around like they were the main character were aplenty.   Photograph: Izza Sofia Crowds were busy getting hammered at the drop off point of Siloso Beach before entering the festival grounds. We joined the snaking queue at the general admission area, got past the tight security checks, and after 20 minutes, were finally in. The festival ground had roving dancers, art installations, all-important portable loos, a standalone Heineken play

Catch pop star Harry Styles live at the National Stadium on March 17

Catch pop star Harry Styles live at the National Stadium on March 17

Cue the screams as One Direction’s breakout star, Harry Styles, will be performing in Singapore this March 17 2023. Styles will be performing songs from his album, Harry’s House, for one night only at the National Stadium. The concert in Singapore is part of Styles’ Love on Tour 2023 Asia leg, with other shows across the continent. Catch the seasoned entertainer perform in Bangkok on March 11, and Manila on March 14 before heading to our shores on March 17. Styles will then make his way to Seoul and Tokyo before concluding his Asia tour. This heartbreaker is known for his high-energy concerts and stylish dressing – occasionally spotted in a pair of high-waisted pants, a flamboyant top and bauble necklace. You're guaranteed a good time as his show – the singer's known to skip up and down the stage runway and getting the crowd to sing along to some of his greatest hits including As It Was, Adore You, Watermelon Sugar and Sign of the Times. Since launching his solo career, Styles has amassed prestigious accolades including, two BRIT awards, a Grammy award and an American Music Award to name a few. He has also made his mark by being the first man to appear solo on the cover of Vogue Magazine. Presale tickets for Harry Styles’ Love on Tour begins on November 17. General public tickets are available starting from November 18, 11am onwards via www.ticketmaster.sg.    View this post on Instagram A post shared by Live Nation SG (@livenationsg) READ MORE: Jackson Wang

Sway to the slow groove of Cigarettes After Sex on February 1 2023

Sway to the slow groove of Cigarettes After Sex on February 1 2023

The announcement of concerts is coming hard and fast these past few months. Singapore is seeing a slew of big international acts in 2022 – including Billie Eilish, Guns N’ Roses, and Anderson Paak. Indie favourites like Last Dinosaurs and Boy Pablo are also headed our way, along with the huge stadium rock shows like Red Hot Chilli Peppers. Take a look at some of the biggest international tours heading to our sunny (or should we say gloomy?) shores the upcoming months of 2022 and early 2023. Red Hot Chilli Peppers View this post on Instagram A post shared by Red Hot Chili Peppers (@chilipeppers) The Red Hot Chilli Peppers are coming to spice up the Lion City this February 16 2023. The rockers, who are still famous around the world despite being in their 50s and 60s, recently dropped their 13th studio album, Return of the Dream Canteen, featuring their hit single Tippa My Tongue. “Return Of The Dream Canteen is everything we are and ever dreamed of being. It’s packed,” the band said. RHCP’s tour marks the return of guitarist John Frusciante, who rejoined the band for a third go-round in 2019. Accordingly, Dream Canteen is populated with many lyrical and musical references to decades-old Red Hot Chilli Peppers songs. Look forward to the band’s hit songs – Californication, Other Side, Can’t Stop – alongside tracks from their new album. Tickets are available here. Keshi View this post on Instagram A post shared by keshi (@keshi) Following his sold-o

Singapore will soon be home to this supertall skyscraper

Singapore will soon be home to this supertall skyscraper

Singapore will soon be home to a supertall skyscraper come 2028. Architecture studio SOM – the team behind Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building – has revealed designs for 8 Shenton Way, the island’s soon-to-be tallest building. The building will join Singapore’s other popular attractions such as the Marina Bay Sands, Supertree Grove and the Cloud Forest.  Photograph: SOM The designs reveal that the 63-storey skyscraper will stand at 305 metres tall, with renderings that show rooftop terraces that aim to resemble a “bamboo forest,” according to SOM. 8 Shenton Way will be Singapore’s first supertall skyscraper – which is defined as a structure that measures between 300 and 600 metres in height.  Located between the Central Business District and Marina Bay, the tower will offer offices, public spaces, luxury residences, retail and a hotel – basically, a place that offers elements of “live, work, and play.” “8 Shenton Way will be the newest landmark on the Singapore skyline – a next-generation tower for the city,” said SOM consulting partner Mustafa Abadan. The mass of the structure draws on the composition of bamboo forests. "The tower is inspired by bamboo forests – a biophilic design that echoes vertical elements found in nature," said SOM. Greenery is also weaved into the interiors of the tower. Its interiors consist of wood, terracotta, and stone with vertical louvres and stylised fans, and plants are set in place to attract birds and butterflies. Photograph

Le Matin Patisserie is closing its doors at Robinsons this October 30

Le Matin Patisserie is closing its doors at Robinsons this October 30

Le Matin Patisserie at 77 Robinsons will be closing its doors this October 30. Helmed by Michelin star pastry chef Mohamad Al-Matin, the French patisserie announced on Instagram that its last day at Robinsons will be this Sunday, October 30. Le Matin will move temporarily to Raeburn Park in November, where dine-in and pick-up orders are still ongoing.  “We are extremely thankful for the kind support from our friends and neighbours in the CBD. The friendships here have helped us in designing new creations and also improving our pastries, cakes and coffee. We look forward to serving all of you back at our familiar home ground,” Chef Al-Matin said in the Instagram post. However, it is important to note that it isn't a farewell from the famous patisserie. Le Matin will be opening at a new location – details to follow soon. Le Matin is known for its classic range of pastries and cold offerings like tarts, eclairs and specialty coffee. Some of their highlights include Kouign Amann, Wagyu & Bone Marrow Sausage Roll and Ox Tongue & Cheese Croissant Panini. Grab them while it lasts!   View this post on Instagram A post shared by Le Matin Patisserie 🇸🇬 (@lematin.sg) READ MORE: Jackson Wang returns to Singapore this December for MAGICMAN tour Mandala Weekender review: Rae Sremmurd and Kelis definitely know how to throw a party Maroon 5 to hold concert in Singapore on November 28 Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok!

The Istana invites you to its open house this Oct 24 in celebration of Deepavali

The Istana invites you to its open house this Oct 24 in celebration of Deepavali

The Istana will be welcoming members of the public to its Open House this October 24. What to expect? Activity booths, guided tours and live performances – all in celebration of Deepavali.  Take part in activities such as balloon sculpting and candle-making, which will be held at the Centre Gate Tent and Main Tent respectively. Both activities are open to the public throughout the day. Look forward to numerous dance performances too – students from Bowen, Punggol and Clementi Town Secondary School, and NAFA School of Young Talents will be at the Ceremonial Plaza from 10am to 4.30pm.  At the Main Tent, students from Xinmin Secondary School and CHIJ Katong Convent will conduct its band performances from 10am to 10.45am and 11.45am to 12.30pm respectively. Visitors can also catch the musical performance by students from the NAFA School of Young Talents at the Main Building Reception Hall from 3.30pm to 4pm.  Those interested in learning more about the Istana’s flora and fauna can also sign up for the Nature Guided Tour of the Japanese Garden and the Inclusive Garden, happening every hour from 10am to 4pm. The nature guided tour costs $4 for Singapore citizens and PRs, and $2 for kids 4 to 12. If you wish to take a closer look at the collection of State Gifts presented to Singapore’s president and prime minister, there are also guided tours of the Istana Main Building. The tours will be conducted every 30 minutes from 9am to 2.30pm and 4.30pm to 5pm. Self-guided tours are availab

The Lumineers are performing at Resorts World Sentosa this November 24

The Lumineers are performing at Resorts World Sentosa this November 24

With jaunty hats and braces, and foot-stomping songs, The Lumineers quickly won the hearts of many with smash hits including Ophelia, Stubborn Love and Gloria – selling out arenas globally. The band recently announced that they will be performing in Singapore as part of the BRIGHTSIDE World Tour 2022.  Come November 24, the American indie folk band will be playing at Resorts World Sentosa Singapore’s Coliseum. The concert will be part of the band’s current world tour for its fourth album, BRIGHTSIDE. Their tour in Asia also includes a gig at Tokyo’s The Garden Hall on November 22, and in India on November 26 at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender in Pune.    View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Lumineers (@thelumineers) The band will be performing songs from BRIGHTSIDE, in addition to hits across all their other albums. Tickets for general admission go for $142, while priority ones currently go for $192. Find them here. The Lumineers first entered the international stage in 2012 with their first single from their self-titled debut, Ho Hey. The album itself proved to be huge sensation, rising to #2 on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 on its way to 3x RIAA platinum certification in the US and Canada and a prestigious pair of GRAMMY® Award nominations including Best New Artist. CLEOPATRA followed in 2016, debuting at #1 on album charts in the U.S., Canada, and the United Kingdom on route to RIAA platinum in the U.S. and 2x platinum certification in Canada. With 21 #

Wheel away at St John's Island thanks to this bicycle kiosk that's now open for rentals

Wheel away at St John's Island thanks to this bicycle kiosk that's now open for rentals

Good news! Those heading to St John’s Island and Lazarus Island can now wheel around thanks to Gogreen, a bicycle and kick scooter rental company at St John’s Island that just opened. Located just five minutes from St John’s Island Pier where visitors usually disembark, Gogreen is open every Friday to Monday. Bicycles and kick scooters are currently going for a promotion price of $25 for a two-hour rental at this kiosk. According to the site, the usual price is $34. Those interested will have to book their preferred time slot online. The three time slots available are at 10am, 12pm and 2pm. Photograph: Gogreen You can purchase add-ons including beach mats ($19.90), waterproof tents ($75) and kites ($15) when you make your bookings.  To reach St John’s Island, check out the ferry timings and purchase ferry tickets from Marina South Ferries or Singapore Island Cruise. Ready to explore? Find out more about St. John Island's and its attractions.  READ MORE: Por Vida Skateboarding: Singapore's largest indoor skatepark set to open on October 1 Staycation at this magical zen garden at the new Gardens by the Bay's Garden Pod Maroon 5 to hold concert in Singapore on November 28 Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok!

Bird Paradise to take flight in 2023 – look forward to over 400 types of birds in the new park

Bird Paradise to take flight in 2023 – look forward to over 400 types of birds in the new park

A new park dedicated to birds will open in the second quarter of 2023, per Mandai Wildlife Group. This iconic experience will replace Jurong Bird Park when it closes after 52 years on January 3. Bird Paradise, the new 17-hectare park, will be home to over 3,000 birds from over 400 avian species. Visitors can learn more about the birds through eight large walk-through aviaries reflecting different biomes of the world, namely African rainforests, South African wetlands, Southeast Asian paddy fields and the Australian dry eucalypt forest.  Photograph: Mandai Wildlife Group The new bird park is also designed to emphasise environments inspired by different ecologies and habitats, the natural behaviours of birds and the unique avian adaptations found across species. And another piece of good news, you don’t need to travel out anymore if you wish to visit the Singapore Zoo or River Safari afterwards. Bird Paradise will be in the same premises: Mandai Wildlife Reserve. Key highlights Bird Paradise A key highlight of Bird Paradise is the Heart of Africa. The largest walk-in aviary is modelled after forested valleys of Africa. Visitors will be led into a dense misty forest complete with meandering streams, where they can also observe birds displaying their natural behaviours. The habitat also features a Bee-eater’s Cliff where visitors can watch bee-eater species diving and swooping to catch insects mid-air. Wings of Asia Another highlight is Wings of Asia – a stunning recreation o

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