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The best things to do with kids in Singapore

The best things to do with kids in Singapore

Had your breakfast this morning? Great, because you’re going to need all that energy to get you through the high-octane activities Singapore has in-store for the toddlers, pre-teens and teens. No matter what your kids are into – be it the arts, science, or sports – keep your pint-sized posse occupied with heaps of physical challenges, cool exhibitions and some edutainment fun. Plus, we believe that the school holidays should be used for exploration and the creation of fond family memories. Here are some of the best activities around town to do just that. RECOMMENDED: The best kid-friendly events to check out during the school holidays and the best hiking trails for kids 

The best kid-friendly restaurants and cafés in Singapore

The best kid-friendly restaurants and cafés in Singapore

Looking for the best family restaurants in Singapore? Look no further than our list of themed restaurants, eateries with play areas and diners with menus specifically catered for the kiddos. These kid-friendly restaurants offer everything from mouth-watering Italian fare to finger foods. And for dessert, we've compiled a list of Singapore's best ice-cream shops for a sweet treat on a hot day. What are you waiting for? Get in on some delicious eats! Do take note that certain play areas might not be available during this period.    RECOMMENDED The best free waterparks in Singapore and the best indoor playgrounds in Singapore

The best escape rooms in Singapore

The best escape rooms in Singapore

Put on your thinking cap at these escape rooms that are filled with puzzles and vexing scenarios to test your friendships. Without giving too much away, we clue you in on some of the best escape rooms Singapore has to offer. Be strategic about who you enter these simulations with – grab a couple of your brainier friends and work your way through our top picks. RECOMMENDED: The best hiking trails in Singapore and the top things to do this month

The best alfresco bars in Singapore

The best alfresco bars in Singapore

We can all agree that Singapore’s weather is pretty temperamental – one second it’s scorching hot and the next, it’s pouring rain. But if there’s anything we should be thankful for, it’s how we’re able to spend time outdoors comfortably regardless of the 'season'. To appreciate this tropical weather of ours, as well as city views or lush scenery, hit up any of these alfresco bars around town. RECOMMENDED: The best rooftop bars in Singapore and the best secret bars in Singapore

The best photogenic hotels in Singapore

The best photogenic hotels in Singapore

The ongoing pressure to post pretty images on Instagram to get likes and curate feeds has got everyone hunting for great photo opportunities all the time. And now that more people are creating content for TikTok too, the search for gorgeous backdrops is getting more serious. Here's a challenge for you to flaunt your creative juices: try to take as many cool shots as possible in the city. One of the best places to gather inspo? Singapore's beautiful hotels. Since we understand the need to keep up with the ‘gram, we’ve rounded up some of the most photogenic hotels in Singapore you should take note of. RECOMMENDED: The best Instagrammable hotel pools in Singapore and the most Instagram-worthy places in Singapore

The best chill cafés in the west of Singapore

The best chill cafés in the west of Singapore

The east undoubtedly comes to mind when you think of good food. But that doesn’t mean the other parts of Singapore don’t have dining options that impress. The west has a thriving café scene with everything from dessert shops offering ice cream, waffles and cakes to cafés serving all-day breakfasts. Stop by these chill spots when you’re on your next café crawl. RECOMMENDED: The best cafés that are hidden within bookstores and The best heartland cafés in Singapore

The ultimate guide to film cameras in Singapore

The ultimate guide to film cameras in Singapore

Film photography is back. This fad, mainly propelled by youngsters who have recently shown interest in shooting photos on film for a different look and experience from digital, has led to a growing pool of people purchasing film cameras and more fiddling around with disposable camera apps like Huji on smartphones. To ease you into this trend, we’ve rounded a list of places you can go to get yourself a point-and-shoot and develop your films, as well as free apps you can try to get that feel before investing in one of these classics. RECOMMENDED: The best smart home gadgets in Singapore and the best retro shops in Singapore to nail the old-school look

The most Instagrammable cafés in Singapore

The most Instagrammable cafés in Singapore

There are several factors that make a café Instagrammable: its food, its interior decor, and its surroundings. Out of the hundreds of cafés around the island, we've picked out the most 'grammable ones to help you rack up those likes. After all, we come for the food but stick around for the photos. RECOMMENDED: The most Instagram-worthy places in Singapore and the most Instagram-worthy HDB blocks in Singapore

The best corporate team bonding activities in Singapore

The best corporate team bonding activities in Singapore

Bring up “team bonding” and most people would think of staff retreats at the beach, team games like Egg Drop and other cringe-inducing situations that force colleagues to work together. But why make bonding experiences cliché and dull when these companies have options to make the mandatory day off work a whole lot more interesting? Forget those awkward company dinners and get-to-know-me sessions. Here are some exciting team building activities to consider for your next company get-together, guaranteed to bring smiles to everyone’s faces. RECOMMENDED: The best communal dining restaurants for big groups and the best party venues in Singapore

The best arcade and games bars in Singapore

The best arcade and games bars in Singapore

If you find Singapore's drinking scene too sterile and dull, then check out these fun bars to unleash the inner party animal – or geek – in you. Whether you’re trying to get onto Chupitos’ 'Hall of Fame' or figuring out how to use Ryu’s Hadouken in a drunken state at Nineteen80, these arcade and games bars are guaranteed to give you an exciting night out – with a joystick or dart in one hand, and a pint of beer in the other. RECOMMENDED: 50 best bars in Singapore and where you can get the cheapest happy hours in Singapore

The three-day itinerary to Singapore

The three-day itinerary to Singapore

Three days might seem short and rushed to fully explore and experience an entire city. If you’re afraid you’ll miss out on certain spots in your bucket list, worry not. With our thoughtfully planned itinerary, you can be sure that you’ll be making the most out of your trip by seeing all the sights you have to see on this sunny island we call home. RECOMMENDED: 24 hours in Singapore and 48 Hours in Singapore

Find me a date: Michelle and Dylan

Find me a date: Michelle and Dylan

The date Our daters had a meal at Smoke & Mirrors.  First impression Michelle: “I have a thing for guys that wear glasses. I find people who wear them are easier to talk to.” Dylan: “She’s super lively, chatty and quirky in a good way.” Chemistry Michelle: “We had a lot of stuff to talk about and it helped that he’s quite knowledgeable about various topics. We covered things like language, art and sports.” Dylan: “She’s fun to hang out with and can make anyone laugh. We share the same sense of humour and had good banter going.” Awkward Moment Michelle: “It was kind of awkward when we first met but we had a lot of common things to talk about throughout the night.” Dylan: “There wasn’t really any. She was talking most of the time so she filled up the silence.” Afterwards Michelle: “Both of us don’t have Instagram so we went old school and exchanged numbers.” Dylan: “We talked about art so we went to an art gallery at Raffles City to have a quick look around and critique the different pieces.” Verdict Michelle: ♥♥♥♥ “He’s a nice person to hang with, so I don’t mind chilling out with him again. The whole date turned out well.” Dylan: ♥♥♥♥ “She’s fun to be around and is cool to hang out with but there were no sparks for me.”

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Wishes Cafe

Wishes Cafe

Nestled within the MacPherson neighbourhood, expect a non-flamboyant exterior when you walk up to this café’s storefront. But stroll in and a massive pink sakura tree spanning the entire ceiling welcomes you. This centrepiece adds vibrancy to its simple space and creates a backdrop that’s Insta-worthy. Serving ice cream that is housemade using fresh milk, flavours range from classics like vanilla and strawberry to unique ones like Japanese sweet potato and sesame. Get yourself a scoop ($3.50 for single; $6 for double) to pose with under the tree, and don’t forget other items on the menu too, like sandwiches ($5.90), fries ($5) and baked mid wings ($5.80).

Glyph Supply Co

Glyph Supply Co

Complete with all-white furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows that allow plenty of natural light to come through, Glyph is decked out in a minimalist palette. If you’re a fan of this aesthetic, come by this cafe-roastery for coffee and light bites, then proceed to take heaps of ‘grammable pictures of yourself or your food within its clean and sleek space. Offering a small menu of beverages, coffees are priced at $4.50 for black, $5.50 for white and $6 for cold brew while teas start from $6. Coffee with rotating filters brought in from different countries are available too, and bakes, on the other hand, are supplied daily from Carpenter & Cook to ensure freshness.

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Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month

Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month

Have you explored any fun new playgrounds? 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 play areas. Here are our June picks:    1. Kallang Wave Mall by Amy Woolloff (@alternativesingapore) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Amy Woolloff (@alternativesingapore) on Apr 19, 2019 at 2:16am PDT   2. Jewel Changi Airport by Alexx Kings (@alexx_nxxtlvl) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alexx Kings | AG Wheels | BC | (@alexx_nxxtlvl) on Apr 29, 2019 at 7:19am PDT   3. Tiong Bahru Park Playground by walkingblonde.ru (@walkingblonde.ru) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Sharing Is Caring 🐾 (@walkingblonde.ru) on May 5, 2019 at 9:40pm PDT   4. Toa Payoh Dragon Playground by Gene (@junkian) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gene 🐋 (@junkian) on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:17am PDT   5. Heritage Chalet Pasir Ris Water Venture by Nancy Tang (@huijun3010) View this post on Instagram A post shared by @nancy tang (@huijun3010) on Apr 18, 2019 at 6:01pm PDT   6. Merlion Walk by Justyna Reginek (@blondvoyage) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Justyna Reginek👩🏼‍⚕️ (@blondvoyage

Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month

Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month

Have you ventured out recently to a new restaurant? Or dined at one of your go-to cafes? Each month, we get out 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 meals. Here are out April picks:   1. Two Chefs Eating Place by Christy (@girlfromcalifornia) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Christy - Food + Travel (@girlfromcalifornia) on Mar 18, 2019 at 7:08pm PDT   2. Crown Bakery & Cafe by Nayara Viagem (@tipsbynay) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Nayara✩ Viagem✩ Travel & Style (@tipsbynay) on Feb 24, 2019 at 5:46am PST   3. Shimbashi Soba by Deltrishious (@deltrishious) View this post on Instagram A post shared by D E L T R I S H I O U S (@deltrishious) on Feb 24, 2019 at 3:49pm PST   4. Wheeler's Yard by Beyond Norm (@therealbeyondnorm) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Beyond Norm (@therealbeyondnorm) on Mar 17, 2019 at 7:49am PDT     5. DB Bistro & Oyster Bar by A Dash & A Splash (@adashandasplash) View this post on Instagram A post shared by A Dash & A Splash 🥑 Yummy Food (@adashandasplash) on Mar 1, 2019 at 3:15am PST   6. Village Nasi Lemak by Adam (@a.d.a.m.h.u.a.n.g) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Adam (@a.d.a.m.h.u.