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The best live music venues in Singapore

The best live music venues in Singapore

Singapore's nightscape is filled with an endless array of bars, cafés and restaurants ready with headbangin' tunes and heart-rending sets. Whether it's soulful jazz or powerful rock hits, here are our favourite live venues to keep tabs on. Get ready to clear your evenings.  RECOMMENDED Upcoming DJ sets and club parties in Singapore and upcoming concerts in Singapore

The best things to do in Singapore this week (Apr 22-Apr 28)

The best things to do in Singapore this week (Apr 22-Apr 28)

A new week promises new things to do, and this week is  chock full of activities to fill up your calendar with. Don’t miss the art exhibitions happening across the island, from the gigantic floral inflatables located outside ION Orchard to miniature artworks found at Muji’s flagship store. Additionally, celebrate European culture from tributes to iconic French creatives like Edith Piaf and Molière, to European films screening at The Projector. Read on to discover the best events happening in our city this week. RECOMMENDED: The best things to do in Singapore after dark and The best art exhibitions in Singapore  

The best brunch buffets in Singapore

The best brunch buffets in Singapore

Whether you’re looking for all the fresh seafood on ice you can eat, grilled meats fresh off the barbecue or just a free-flowing booze parade, these brunch buffets have got you covered. Savour opulent buffet spreads with your family, or head to an adults-only boozy brunch and take relaxing to a whole new level. So save your coffee and boring oats for the weekdays and look forward to a luxurious brunch, because you deserve it – free-flow champagne optional. RECOMMENDED: The best brunch spots in Singapore and The best tea rooms in Singapore for afternoon tea

The best business lunch sets in the CBD

The best business lunch sets in the CBD

Now that we're back in the office, it's back to packed schedules and more work obligations – including entertaining clients and catching up with colleagues over a meal. For those of us based in the CBD, we’re lucky: there’s no shortage of good restaurants and cafes. Closing deals with prospects, breaking bread with colleagues or just looking to take the pressure off, we've got restaurants catered to every budget – excluding taxes. Here's where you can get the best business lunch sets in the CBD for your next work thing. RECOMMENDED: The best new restaurants in Singapore and the best happy hour deals in the city

The best things to do in Singapore this weekend (Apr 19-21)

The best things to do in Singapore this weekend (Apr 19-21)

It’s only been two weeks since Kallang hosted Bruno Mars’ spectacular concerts for three nights, and now it’s time for beloved Kpop idol IU to take the stage. While IU’s concert is in full swing at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, Marina Bay Sands will receive its fair share of crowds as many make their way to the Sands Theatre to catch the award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton. Those looking for a chill weekend can stop by one of the many exhibitions happening across our little red dot, such as a unique showcase featuring Japanese gift covers called fukusa. Scroll on down for all the best events. RECOMMENDED: The 101 best things to do in Singapore and 9 ways to experience sakura season in Singapore

The 101 best things to do in Singapore

The 101 best things to do in Singapore

The Lion City may be one of the smallest cities in the world but it is undeniably an exciting place to be. It’s home to beautiful gardens, impressive architecture and iconic attractions that top every tourist’s bucket list, even locals who are still discovering their very own backyard. You know the usual suspects: Marina Bay Sands, Gardens by the Bay and Sentosa. But if you scratch beneath the surface, you’ll find dozens of things to do and see – you just need to know where to look.  Not sure where to start? Leave it to us to show you around. Our Time Out Do List not only takes you to the world’s longest elevated infinity pool and first safari park for nocturnal animals but also to the forested nature reserves, offshore islands and hawker centres for some of the best (and cheap) food to refuel. We’ll even take you to hell and back via Haw Par Villa.And if you still have some energy to burn, check out the best things to do in Singapore this week and this weekend. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutSG.You can also find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world, or take a look at our list of the 50 best things to do in the world right now.

The best hotels for a staycation in Singapore

The best hotels for a staycation in Singapore

It’s always nice being a tourist in your own city, and treating yourself to a staycation is the best way to get away from the daily grind. Luckily, Singapore is filled with plenty of fantastic hotels to choose from, so it's easy to have that much-needed quick getaway without jetting abroad. From chic boutique hotels, to luxurious heritage accommodations, as well as swanky loft-style spaces, these comfy hotels in Singapore will give you the best night's sleep. Plus, with stellar facilities and amenities like infinity pools, bars, and sleek lounges, you're bound to stay entertained throughout. RECOMMENDED: Best rooftop bars in Singapore and 101 things to do in Singapore

The best rooftop bars in Singapore

The best rooftop bars in Singapore

Nothing beats the feeling of the wind in your hair and a tipple in your hand at the city's best rooftop bars. After all, there's plenty of real estate in the city of skyscrapers for rooftop bars. Take drinking to the next level (literally) as you enjoy your favourite cocktail on cloud nine. There are institutions like Smoke & Mirrors, which offer an unrivalled view of the Padang and Marina Bay Sands or climb higher to LeveL33, the world's tallest urban micro-brewery for a fresh pint and great bites. At Mr Stork, you get a pretty neat view of our gorgeous city skyline from your teepee huts – we suggest heading up during sunsets – so whip out your phones to immortalise the moment on the 'gram. RECOMMENDED: The 50 best bars in Singapore and the most romantic bars in Singapore

The best public pools in Singapore

The best public pools in Singapore

It's summer all year round in Singapore, so there's always a reason to visit one of a public pool for a dip to cool off – there's basically one in or close to every neighbourhood. Besides loads of fun family-friendly facilities (did someone say jacuzzi?), most of these pools boast super affordable entry fees that cost less than a hawker centre meal. Who says you need to stay at a five-star luxury hotel or have a fancy country club membership to cool off in style? RECOMMENDED:  The best local swimwear brands in Singapore and the most Instagrammable hotel pools in Singapore

The best farms in Singapore

The best farms in Singapore

Farms? What farms? The Little Red Dot is as famous for its agriculture industry as Jamaica is for bobsledding. But even though less than one percent of our land area is dedicated to farming activities, there’s an impressive variety of farms in Singapore. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly activity on the weekend or a getaway from the hustle and bustle, pick any of these for a breath of fresh air.  RECOMMENDED: The best secret and hidden parks in Singapore and the ultimate guide to Singapore's offshore islands

The best Easter meals in Singapore

The best Easter meals in Singapore

The much awaited Easter long weekend will soon be upon us. Whether you’re commemorating the occasion, planning a day out with the family, or simply arranging a long overdue gathering with friends, these restaurants are offering Easter specials that’ll add a touch of festive fun to the weekend. From luscious brunch spreads, to quintessential Easter egg hunts, and even mermaid shows and bouncy castles for kids, here’s how to keep you – and the young ones – entertained this upcoming break. RECOMMENDED: The best Sunday brunch buffets in Singapore and The best brunch spots in Singapore

Johor Bahru: Ultimate Guide

Johor Bahru: Ultimate Guide

Hongkongers love to claim that Singapore just isn’t as exciting as our very own SAR. Well, if you think you’ve been there, seen it, done it in the Lion City why take a trip to Johor Bahru, just the other side of Singapore’s border with Malaysia? This weekend destination is a favourite among many Singaporeans thanks to the attractive exchange rate but there’s also plenty to see and feast on in heritage-rich JB. Here’s what not to miss. By Darinee Durai, Nicole-Marie Ng and Ng Su Ann

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Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum

A dinosaur fossil, a sperm whale skeleton, the only specimen of the largest species of turtle ever recorded, and an Asian Brown Flycatcher specimen collected by the famed British naturalist Alfred Wallace himself – these are just some of the highlights you’ll see at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.  The gallery is perfect for anyone interested in wildlife – but not the legwork it involves. Fifteen thematic zones display specimens that run the gamut of plants, fungi, mammals, dinosaurs and more.  Surrounding the museum are four gardens such as the Phylogenetic garden, which charts the evolution of plants and habitats. The other gardens – themed after mangroves, swamps and dryland forests – feature plants that are unique to these habitats. Bonus: entry to the gardens is free. 

Get cash rebates when you dine in Singapore and abroad

Get cash rebates when you dine in Singapore and abroad

Foodies will know the struggle – we’re always spoilt for choice when it comes to dining options in Singapore, but the costs really do add up when you’re constantly café hopping or ordering in. But with the right credit card – in this case, the POSB Everyday Card – you can feast to your heart’s content while shaving some bucks off your local and overseas spending. Those who frequently order food delivery will be glad to know that the POSB Everyday Card offers a 10 percent cash rebate for orders made via foodpanda and Deliveroo. Even if there are delivery fees involved, the sizeable cash rebate should provide a decent knock-off, so this convenience of having your favourite food at your fingertips won’t come at a price.As for dining in person at restaurants and cafés, you get to enjoy a three percent cash rebate to offset your total bill. This particular perk extends beyond Singapore too – The POSB Everyday Card has also got you covered on gastronomic adventures abroad, with a three percent cash rebate for overseas dining. Be it at an omakase restaurant in Japan, or a wine bar in Italy, you’re basically getting a “reward” for indulging. There are also not-to-be-missed one-for-one deals. Some examples include one-for-one set meals at Siri House and Wooloomooloo Steakhouse, one-for-one A5 Miyazaki Wagyu Beef at Senshi Sushi and Grill, and one-for-one pasta, pizza, fajitas and more at Cali. Check out the full list of POSB Everyday Card one-for-one deals here.On top of that, take ad

Sexy Indian

Sexy Indian

Making vegetables sexy is something this restaurant does very well, especially since they are enlightened by the ancient Indian Ayurvedic ideal of purity. Sexy Indian, yes that’s its name, is a plant based, GMO free, gluten free, wholesome food restaurant at the Vagabond Club. Indulge in the best possible ingredients to satisfy your cravings for Indian food in the most healthy way. The menu embraces a combination of tradition and modernity offering beloved tastes from all over India. Bite into Papadum Tacos that mesh avocado, coconut raita (yoghurt) and kale and mint chutney oh-so-smoothly together or Lion’s Sher, crispy hericium mushrooms with spicy BBQ sauce and cashew vegan cheese dip to tempt the tastebuds. With fast and efficient service that does not compromise on quality, Sexy Indian also offers Indian influenced cocktails using spices like tamarind, cilantro and masala to heighten your experience further. There are also mocktails, cooler and hot drinks for those not wanting a tipple. Infused in dark red decor and gold accents, the restaurant oozes a sexiness to lure you in and stay for more.

Pantler

Pantler

Looking for pastries and sweets to complete your lunch? Check out Pantler, a quiet café in River Valley. Helmed by Matthias Phua and chef Tomoharu Morita, both of whom came through the kitchens of Grand Hyatt Tokyo and Joël Robuchon Singapore, Pantler serves up cakes, sandwiches and pies made with carefully sourced ingredients from Japan and France. Try a cheesecake (from $57/whole cake) or cream puff (from $5.80) for a taste of Pantler’s brand of delicate and refined pastries.

The Vagabond Club

The Vagabond Club

Get transported back in time when stepping into The Vagabond Club. The opulent property, set in Art Deco shophouses in Jalan Besar, offers a unique Parisian boutique hotel experience. What used to be an illegal dormitory and brothel in the yesteryears has since been transformed, under the hands of celebrated French designer Jacques Garcia, into the splendid location today that oozes old-world charm and sultry glamour.  The place is decked out to impress; the renowned architect imbued within the walls of the hotel a touch of opulence: shiny, bold rhinoceros double up as reception desk, and stunning banyan trees (which collectively took some 100 craftsmen to construct and complete) branch out from the shophouse pillar and adorn the ceiling.  Even the rooms, there are 41 of them, come drenched in luxury. The layout differs slightly between rooms and suites, but almost all come with bold wallpaper, stunning artworks, plush velvet seats, goose-down feather bed, and mahogany furniture. In-room facilities, thankfully, remain modern and up-to-date, and features a Nespresso coffee machine, minibar, and a Smart television that comes loaded with films curated by Jacques himself.  Equally impressive is the hotel’s bar – The Whiskey Library. It plays home to some 1,000 bottles of fine dram, ranging from top-dollar varieties to award-winning ones, where you can sip, savour, and unwind with silky jazz tunes. Feeling peckish? Drop by Yellow Pot, an innovative Chinese restaurant previously lo

Korio

Korio

We're usually weary of what we see on Instagram. More often than not, good looking pictures don't make for good tasting plates. But shots of Korio's cheesy sandwiches loaded with various other toppings and doughnuts glazed in various shades of pink, white and brown caught our attention. And its close proximity to the Time Out Singapore office, we decided to give this Instagram pleaser a try. Korio's tiny space within Far East Square is pretty bare. It probably fits about five people at a time and there are no seats available. A glass case of doughnuts tempts us as we read the letterboard menu outlining the daily specials: Tuna Melt ($12) on Mondays, Grilled Halloumi ($13) on Tuesdays, Peking Duck Sammy ($14) on Wednesdays, Vegan Sammy ($13) on Thursdays and Pulled Porkless ($11) on Fridays. The signature Grilled Cheese ($9) and the Breakfast Sammy ($9) are available throughout the week, although the latter tends to sell out by lunchtime. We managed to get out hands on a tasty grilled halloumi sandwich on Tuesday, which comes generously packed with rocket leaves and tangy roasted cherry tomatoes and caramalised onions between two greased up slices of sesame sourdough. The combination worked seamlessly, with a little bit of sweet, sour and spicy with each bite. We also enjoyed the Grilled Cheese ($9) oozing with cheddar and American cheese over whole-wheat slices of sourdough. We appreciated the sweetness the onions provided but thought it could use a touch of heat to balance o

Smoke and Mirrors

Smoke and Mirrors

In skyscraper-dense Singapore, rooftop bars are no rarity, But Smoke and Mirrors stands out with its storied location (perched atop the former City Hall building; the current National Gallery), and stunning panoramic views of the city’s skyline. The menu combines spirits and magical illusions – and makes use of equipment like a rotary evaporator to redistil and create unexpected flavours in its cocktails. It’s hard to go wrong when choosing from The Real Art of Drinking section. The signature menu features libations inspired by various artworks and iconic spaces By The Padang ($25) reimagines the national monument to create a rum-based drink mixed with apple brandy and spices; while Bananas in a Glass ($26) takes inspiration from a work by local artist Georgette Chen, Bananas in a Basket, to create a tropical tipple that highlights an in-house barrel-aged canna-infused cognac.

Tanjong Beach Club

Tanjong Beach Club

It's been years since Tanjong Beach Club – affectionately known as TBC – first replaced Sentosa’s beloved pop-up bar The Shack. Since then, TBC has proven itself a worthy successor with its laid-back vibe, buxom crowd and refined plates.  Inspired by coastal cuisine from around the world, dishes include the miso baked hamachi collar, tuna cracker, grain salad with octopus, and hokkaido scallop ceviche. Cool down with drinks like the Malayan mai tai (TBC's local spin on the classic drink!) and Copabanana – guarantee to quench your thirst after a day spent flaunting – or checking out – that bikini bod.

Woolf Works

Woolf Works

Launched by Michaela Anchan in 2014, Woolf Works is the only co-working space dedicated to women – a concept birthed during Anchan’s years as a stay-home mum, when her frustration with working alone at home led to her dream of owning a space where she could work and interact with other women. Monthly access starts from $200 for a part-time desk which you can use one day a week, and peaks at $600 for a permanent sit/stand desk that’s attached to a storage trolley.  Besides providing facilities to support business women, Woolf Works hosts classes on an almost daily basis. These are curated based on members' interests and include topics such as photography, pilates, parenting and marketing.

The SK-II Boutique Spa by Senze Salus

The SK-II Boutique Spa by Senze Salus

With plush beds that’ll make you want to sink into a deep slumber, the SK-II Boutique Spa by Senze Salus has one of the most relaxing facial experiences we’ve tried. Combining top-notch service with SK-II’s products, the spa delivers luxurious facials that target wrinkles, sagging and dull skin.

HopHeads

HopHeads

3 out of 5 stars

For craft beers, pool, darts, foosball, table tennis and beer pong under one roof, head to Hopheads. The bottles on offer from entry level raspberry soda-like Wittekerke Rose ($12) and owl-logo Hitachino Nest ($12), to the extremely hoppy Ninkasi Tricerahops Double IPA ($15), and wine drinker-favoured Rocheforts ($19). A revolving selection of brews pour out of the two draft taps, including a hoppy Stone Go To IPA ($12/375ml) and Anderson Valley Leeber Paw Pils ($12/375ml) on our visit. The team knows enough to recommend a beer and one of the deli-standard salads ($12.90), burgers ($17.90), tapas ($7.90-$17.90) and sharing plates ($34-$45). The craft beer hype may continue to grow, and HopHeads is a welcome addition, helped by its easy ambience and tasty brews.

Moosehead

Moosehead

Helmed by Scottish chef Seumas Smith of Michelin-starred restaurants Lords of the Manor and Dinner by Heston, Moosehead serves up Mediterranean cuisine with Asian influences, such as a refreshingly light burrata ($21) accompanied with house-pickled zucchini spheres and a Thai basil and curry leaf pesto. For mains, you can't miss the inka-grilled Australian lamb chops ($42) covered in a savoury Korean chilli flakes spice rub, perfectly complemented with a spoonful of romesco sauce.The spotlight for desserts goes to the banana ice cream ($10) made with inka-roasted bananas, sitting atop a coffee cookie crumble and served with a generous amount of salted caramel foam that ties everything together.

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Runners and cyclists, register now for PTO Asian Open duathlon on Aug 20 in Singapore

Runners and cyclists, register now for PTO Asian Open duathlon on Aug 20 in Singapore

Running and cycling enthusiasts, travellers who are interested in races overseas, and spectators who want to join in the high-energy atmosphere of a duathlon, come one, come all! The Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) is staging its inaugural Asian Open in Singapore on August 20 featuring a line-up of duathlon and triathlon races. And anyone who can run 4.5km is welcome to join. Seriously, it is suitable for all fitness levels. And you don’t need a fancy and expensive bicycle to take part in the duathlon. Challenge yourself or band together with your friends to the two distances featured. The Standard Duathlon is a 4.5km run, then a 32km bicycle ride, then another 4.5km run. The Long Duathlon is a 9km run, a 64km bike ride, then another 9km run. Both races offered can be done as an individual or as a relay where two or three people complete each part of the race, such as one to start on the run, another to get on the bicycle, and a third to complete the final run. Photograph: PTO Asian Open What makes this event so unique is the backdrop of Singapore’s breathtaking Marina Bay. With road closures throughout the city centre, participants will start off with a run along Marina Bay and the famous Gardens by the Bay and then venture out on a spectacular bike course through the city centre.     “We’re excited to add additional multisport racing with these two Duathlon race opportunities for amateur athletes in response to the demand we saw during registration for the 100

Here’s a nifty hack on how to order in food and groceries with free delivery – as many times you want

Here’s a nifty hack on how to order in food and groceries with free delivery – as many times you want

Snaking queues at hawker centres or having to prepare meals from scratch – both make for unpleasant experiences, especially when your stomach’s been growling for what feels like hours. And that’s why so many turn to the comfort and convenience of food delivery services instead. Now, with unlimited free delivery plans like Deliveroo Plus, there’s no need to hesitate. Photograph: Deliveroo As the only subscription plan that offers unlimited free delivery regardless of which restaurant or store you order from in Singapore, it’s a handy way to get piping hot food straight from the kitchens to your bellies. Freshly baked croissants and a cup of joe, loaded burrito bowls, or a savoury bowl of ramen – it’s an easy fix whenever you’re feeling peckish. With other popular food delivery platforms, the “free delivery” only applies to selected brands or you’re just getting a discount on high delivery fees. That’s not at all the case with Deliveroo Plus, with two tiers: Gold for $12.90 per month to get unlimited free delivery on all orders over $15, or Silver for $6.90 per month, to get unlimited free delivery on all orders over $38. Both apply to all Deliveroo orders, including restaurants and groceries. Photograph: Deliveroo There’s no need to feel pressured into signing on for a long-term commitment as the subscription programme renews monthly. Those new to Deliveroo Plus can enjoy a free 30-day trial where they can make the most of this convenient food delivery service.  It’s also

Four zero-proof alternatives to try from the largest alcohol-free online bottle shop in Singapore

Four zero-proof alternatives to try from the largest alcohol-free online bottle shop in Singapore

Take your pick from Singapore’s largest alcohol-free online bottle shop. Staying sober need not be limiting; Free Spirit stocks up a wide array of healthier, zero-proof alternatives – from beer, bubbly, and many more. Sip on craft brews from Untld and Lucky Saint, raise a toast with Noughty chardonnay, or stock the home bar with spirits from Seedlip and Lyre’s. Overwhelmed? Then browse its selection of curated packs; tried-and-tested combinations of sample packs and starter kits to help kickstart a guilt-free evening. There will certainly be something for everyone. Photograph: Noughtyaf/ Facebook Noughty Alcohol-free Sparkling Chardonnay ($40) Ring in the end of 2021 with some bubbly. This wholesome libation from Noughty comes with all the fizzy sweetness, but none of the naughty side effects. Organic, vegan chardonnay has been de-alcoholised, and each pour comes with just half the regular sugar content (just 2.9g of sugar per 100ml, and under 14 calories per glass). Photograph: Lucky Saint Beer/ Facebook Lucky Saint Lager ($4.50) Where else can you find a beer that contains the same amount of alcohol as a banana? At only 0.5 percent ABV, you can quaff down bottles of this without having to worry about getting a hangover. Nor need you fret over compromised taste; Lucky Saint Lager boasts a refreshingly crisp and citrus-like finish. Photograph: Ara Wines/ Facebook Ara Zero Sauvignon Blanc ($35) Full-strength wine is first used as a base. The alcohol is then distilled awa

Singapore's biggest gin and tonic festival returns from December 5 to 14

Singapore's biggest gin and tonic festival returns from December 5 to 14

Gin-gle bells, gin-gle bells, gin-gle all the way... Oh what fun is in store during this year's East Imperial Gin Jubilee happening from December 5 to 14 – just in time to spread some boozy Christmas cheer. The 10-day festival dedicated to the gin and tonic returns with 12 independent and international gin brands and over 20 of Singapore's best cocktail bars. This year's line-up includes big names like Hendrick's, Monkey 47 and The Botanist alongside local craft producers such as Compendium, Brass Lion Distillery and Tanglin Gin. The brands have partnered up with bars including the award-winning Atlas, 28 Hongkong Street and Manhattan as well as newcomers Barbary Coast and BBR by Raffles Hotel to present exclusively crafted gin-based tipples for you to enjoy.  From December 5 to 13, hop on down to participating bars to sample their creations before voting for your favourites. All you have to do is upload a picture of the cocktail on Instagram and hashtag #GinJubilee2019. For your efforts, you stand to win a year's supply of East Imperial premium mixers. You can also attend masterclasses, workshops, tours and guest shifts during East Imperial Gin Jubilee. On December 14, head on down to Jam at Siri House in Dempsey for East Imperial Gin Lane. From 6pm to 11pm, sample the highest-rated gin-based cocktails, whittled down by your votes and a panel of expert judges. Witness the crowning of Singapore's Best Gin and Tonic 2019 before whiling the night away with beats by the house D

Win a stay at Grand Park Orchard by taking our readership survey

Win a stay at Grand Park Orchard by taking our readership survey

Time Out Singapore is now 11 years old and we want to know what you think of the magazine. Is it useful? Fun? Pretentious? Boring? Good or bad, we want your feedback. Take the Time Out Singapore Readership Survey 2019 and stand a chance to win a one-night stay for two at Grand Park Orchard (worth $238). The survey shouldn't take more than seven minutes to complete – yes, we timed it – and will significantly improve the way we meet your needs. Help us help you explore the best of the city with Time Out. Have more to say? Email us at editor@timeoutsingapore.com and we might invite you down to the office for coffee and a chat. By participating in this survey, you agree that you have read and accepted the prize draw terms and conditions, terms of use and privacy policy of Time Out. Loading...

What's trending in Singapore this month

What's trending in Singapore this month

The top things in Singapore people are talking about in May 2018 – served up in bite-sized format. 1. You so atas Last month, a social studies guidebook (not in MOE approved textbook list, we must add) caused quite a bit of a stir with its classification of various socio-economic classes in Singapore, although that didn't stop people from labelling certain actions, albeit in a joking manner, as "high SES" or "low SES". After years of joking that your friend is too atas, you now have a new phrase to add on.  2. #Rendangate When a Malaysian contestant was told by MasterChef UK judge Gregg Wallace that her rendang lacked ‘crisp’ a few weeks ago, a wave of online furor was unleashed across Southeast Asia. But in the face of the heated debate, crispy rendang has now officially become a thing with various local food chains like IKEA serving up renditions of the polarising dish. But if you're looking for the best, look no further than our list of best rendang in Singapore that's definitely not crispy. 3. Move over, Uber It doesn’t matter if you’re Team Uber or a staunch fan of Grab because we no longer have the luxury of choosing between the two. On May 7, the Uber app shuts down its operations in Southeast Asia. And as we bid the ride-hailing service farewell, all we can say is: we’ll miss your promo codes.     4. Legs Benedict Film fans were in for a treat when British star Benedict Cumberbatch stretched his legs in our city in April. He turned up at the Avengers: Infinity War

Meet Singapore’s golden girl Priyageetha Dia

Meet Singapore’s golden girl Priyageetha Dia

You’ve seen Priyageetha Dia’s golden artworks on Reddit, Stomp, Instagram but have you seen it in person? Now you can – and she doesn’t mind if you only want a selfie with it. By Charlene Fang   Priyageetha Dia with Upgraded Charlene Fang   Residents of Block 103 Jalan Rajah are a lucky lot. Unlike other HDB blocks in the area, they’ve been “upgraded” twice in a span of a year. First, with a staircase covered in gold foil in 2017 and more recently with 24 gold mylar flags (Absent – Present 2018) hanging from the top floor. Too bad both were removed in a matter of days.  Call it a metaphor for how local art is perceived in Singapore: undervalued and misunderstood, an ongoing issue 26-year-old Priyageetha Dia (@pxdix) strives to address with her work. Her latest exhibition Upgraded is a development from the 24 flags that was taken down. Featuring 10 gold mylar film flags emblazoned with distinct red tags (kim zua, 888, vandalism, readymade) inspired by the public’s reaction, the artwork about an artwork is Priya's latest attempt to discuss what constitutes art in Singapore. We spoke with her at Art Porters Gallery to find out more about the show, and how joss paper and the town council ended up helping her cause. Why the word kimzua? That’s actually why my flags were taken down, because [people complained] they look like joss paper aka kimzua. How long did it take for you to create Upgraded? This took me five days. In fact, these flags were bought by the town council as c

15 best things we've overheard in Singapore recently

15 best things we've overheard in Singapore recently

Singaporeans say all sorts of weird stuff. Seriously. These are some of the strange and perplexing things we've overheard in Singapore recently.   Have you overheard some seriously ridiculous things lately? Tweet them to us at @timeoutsg and we might feature these gems. 

Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month

Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month

Have you checked out a cool art exhibition? Or dined at a new fancy restaurant in town? Each month, we get our readers to share their favourite experiences in the city for a chance to be featured on our magazine. Here are our March picks: 1. Yoga by The Bayfront by Val Arevalo Rising high! My first attempt at acro yoga this weekend with random Italian guy as base. . . . . . . .#yogafun #acroyoga #funzing #yogapratice #inflexibleyogis #weekendwarrior #weekendfun #singaporestyle #sgig #timeoutsg A post shared by Val Arevalo (@ellemorena) on Jan 28, 2018 at 11:24pm PST 2. Esplanade Park by Sudirman Fylsernd Neo walking into X-MEN underground hallway #lighttonightsg #sgartweek #saw2018 A post shared by Sudirman Fylsernd Neo ツ (@fylsernd) on Jan 24, 2018 at 7:46am PST 3. Gardens by the Bay by Shelby Dubin Views from the top of @marinabaysands while sipping on a Singapore Sling 🍹 • • Singapore is an adult Disneyland. It feels like you are in the future! The lights are magical and the architecture is unlike I have ever seen! The city itself is super clean and inviting. The luscious greenery everywhere makes it feel more relaxed and serene. Singapore is a place not to be missed and should be high on your travel list! . . . #thedubindiaries #future #lights #architecture #wonderlustsingapore #passionmadepossible #visitsingapore #singaporeinsta #topsgshots #timeoutsg #singaporeworld #marinabaysands #gardensbythebay #singaporesling #gardensbythebay #futuristi

52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG: Week 2

52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG: Week 2

Welcome to Time Out Singapore's 52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG – our commitment to showing you the best of what's going on in the city this week. Every Monday, a guest writer who's "in" with the scene shares a recommendation on what to see, eat, do or buy in the city. This week, TOSG's Acting Editor, Nicole-Marie Ng, starts the ball rolling. What are you most excited for this week? Tearing up as Eva Peron belts out Don't Cry For Me Argentina during Evita which officially opens this week at the Mastercard Theatre. This is the first time the iconic Tim Rice and Andre Lloyd Webber musical is showing in Singapore and it features so many songs I love but have never seen acted out on stage. I'm a huge fan of musical theatre and it's exciting to see so many renown Broadway productions make their way to our shores. Pangdemonium's The Father also premieres this week on March 2 – although I booked tickets for next weekend just to space things out a little. I've caught every single Pangdemonium production over the past three years and have not been disappointed by a single one. I bawled during Falling, a play on autism it put on in 2016, and I'm sure The Father, which tackles dementia and family relationships will be just as emotional. The quality of acting, direction and even set design by Pangdemonium raises the standards of what Singapore theatre should be and I'm looking forward to seeing it bring to life more original works by talented local playwrights like Alfian Sa'at and Joel Tan.    

Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month

Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month

Have you checked out a cool art exhibition? Or dined at a new fancy restaurant in town? Each month, we get our readers to share their favourite experiences in the city for a chance to be featured on our magazine. Here are our February picks: 1. Singapore Botanic Gardens by Gretchen Fung 🌿 A post shared by gretchen🤞 (@grxtc) on Jan 2, 2018 at 8:42pm PST 2. Oriole Coffee + Bar by Hans Setyadji Back at @oriolecoffee again, 2 days in a row! 🧚🏻‍♀️ | tried their “fully loaded” (big breakfast) and the fish&chips today! And Ordered the truffle burger again 👯‍♀️👌🏻 . . #go.singapore #exploresg #singaporeinsiders #cafehoppingsg #visitsingapore #exploresingapore #wonderlustsingapore #sgif #whatshappeninginsg #VisitSingapore #PassionMadePossible #foodreviewssg #sgig #topsgshots #timeoutsg #timeoutsingapore #sgshots #weekendersg #onthetable #onthetablesg #foodinhands #truffle #truffleburger #fishandchips #coldbrew #bigbreakfast #sgbrunch A post shared by Hans & Tiff 👫 (@cafehoppercouple) on Dec 29, 2017 at 10:28pm PST 3. Bronze statue by Singapore River by Turana N Piriyeva #click_vision #singapore#timeoutsg#singaporeinsta #city #photooftheday #photography #visitsingapore #turkobjektif #exploresingapore#awsome_photographers A post shared by Turana NP (@st_gourmet) on Nov 27, 2017 at 8:08pm PST 4. Sunset at the beach by Monique Snijder Beautiful Friday evening in Singapore, enjoy your weekend everyone! 🌅. • • • #singapore #asia #lioncity #friy

Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month

Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month

Have you checked out a cool art exhibition? Or dined at a new fancy restaurant in town? Each month, we get out readers to share their favourite experiences in the city for a chance to be featured on our magazine. Here are our January picks: 1. IMI Festival at Old Kallang Airport by Liting Wong The man who saves the planet. . . #art #artinstallation #artsy #interactiveart #digitalart #exploresingapore #visitsingapore #timeoutsg #imi17 #grab #grabtoimi #futuristic #planet #universe A post shared by LW (@a.tingx.w) on Nov 18, 2017 at 6:18am PST 2. Ed Sheeran at Singapore Indoor Stadium by Joanna Choy  Our first concert together! ✌🏼🤘🏼 . The one-man show simply amazed us with his live performance and interaction with the audience. There was not a dull moment and the crowd stood throughout the concert. We sang our hearts out with Ed Sheeran to songs like Shape of You, Perfect, How Would You Feel including some from his previous tracks like Photograph & Thinking Out Loud. He sounded better than his recordings. Not forgetting the opening act from @lauvsongs which kickstarted with hits like A Different Way & I Like Me Better. Pretty unique vocals we must say. . #edsheeran #edsheeranconcert #JOiloveEU #JoEuGoPlay A post shared by #JOiloveEU (@joeugoexplore) on Nov 11, 2017 at 11:11pm PST 3. Ginza Tendon Itsuki by Shaun Liew Craving for that bowl of tendon! 😋 A post shared by 🇲🇾 S H Δ U N L I E W 🇸🇬 (@shaunie.l) on Nov 3, 2017 at 8:51pm PDT 4.