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Family-friendly activities in Johor Bahru
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Family-friendly activities in Johor Bahru

JB's not just for cheap petrol and even cheaper food. Will Chin explores five kid-friendly attractions that's perfect for a weekend getaway

The best healthy restaurants in Singapore
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The best healthy restaurants in Singapore

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Best subscription boxes in Singapore
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Best subscription boxes in Singapore

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Instagram-worthy desserts in Singapore
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Instagram-worthy desserts in Singapore

Snap a photo of these photogenic desserts before digging in

Where to splash your cash in Singapore
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Where to splash your cash in Singapore

Blasé about bubbly and too chi-chi for caviar? Here's where to live it up for the most over-the-top experiences money can buy

What's on in Singapore this week

ACM Secret Party

ACM Secret Party

Scooch a little closer while we whisper this in your ear: a (not-so) secret party’s landing within the Asian Civilisations Museum, and you’re invited. Join in the theatrical feast as you travel through Asia’s port cities of past, with cocktails served by geishas from Nagasaki and mains from 17th century Guangzhou.

Chicago
Theatre

Chicago

The Broadway musical makes a triumphant return to Singapore’s shores. The BAFTA and Tony Award-winning performance tells the story of murder, corruption, adultery and greed with the 1920s Chicago nightclub scene as its iconic backdrop. Don’t miss out on your chance to watch Broadway’s second-longest running show, with celebrated tunes like ‘All That Jazz’ and ‘Cell Block Tango’.

Swedish Film Festival

Swedish Film Festival

This year's edition of the Swedish Film Festival spotlights on acclaimed director Roy Andersson and five of his works, such as A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, A Swedish Love Story and You, the Living. Other screenings at the film fest include the Singapore premiere of Nice People, a documentary that tackles immigrant and refugees issues, and musical dramedy We Are the Best!, which tells the tale of a group of rebellious teens teaming up to form an all-girl punk band.

Choking Hazard: An Exhibition about Toys
Art

Choking Hazard: An Exhibition about Toys

Expect a showcase of the works of 30 artists and toymakers from all over the world, including Singapore, Korea, America and Spain. The toys have been dismantled and recreated into artworks that were inspired by waste of mass production and consumerism. You can even get down and dirty – there'll be an assortment of pre-loved toys available for you to dismantle and have fun with.

Majestic Market
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Majestic Market

New Majestic Hotel’s 10th anniversary celebration culminates into a three-day pop-up weekend bazaar where design and local culture collide. Get your shopping bags ready as Majestic Market features a slew of vendors such as Chainless Brain and Weekend Sundries.

Crossings

Crossings

Which choices make or break our lives? Theatre company young and W!LD presents its debut performance, a play that’s equal parts bold, dark and funny. Follow a series of characters whose lives have hit critical crossroads, and the roads to self-discovery (or self-destruction) that’ll set them free… or not.

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Ola Beach Club
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Ola Beach Club

Island life just got a whole lot more interesting with Ola Beach Club, Singapore’s only Hawaiian-themed lifestyle venue. Not only can you savour Hawaiian-style dishes like ahi poke bowls ($20) served with your choice of marinated tuna and Kalua pig tacos ($25), the beach shack also rents out a host of water sports equipment like water-propelled jet packs (from $228) for daredevils who want to try their hand at flying up to nine metres in the air.

The Ottoman Room
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The Ottoman Room

Hidden behind the buzzy café-bar Fat Prince lies The Ottoman Room – an opulent, Middle Eastern-inspired restaurant where eager servers roll out an endless supply of mezze on a dim sum-style trolley. On top of that, diners can choose larger fish, meat and vegetable dishes like spiced short ribs and stuffed lamb shoulder that’s been grilled for hours in a traditional wood-fired earth pit to share. Wash it down with Lebanese wine, beer made from chickpeas or Raki, a classic Turkish aperitif.

Akira Back
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Akira Back

The modern restaurant serves Japanese cuisine with Korean accents like toro caviar ($66), tuna sashimi spiced with gochujang sauce and topped with Oscietra caviar. Other must-tries include the tuna pizza ($25), a thin, crispy pizza base covered with finely sliced tuna over ponzu mayonnaise, sprinkled with truffle oil and shiso leaf. For mains, opt for the fork-tender 48-hour Tajima short rib ($48) or perfectly cooked Jidori chicken ($28) that's served on a bed of truffled mashed potatoes.

Porta
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Porta

For quality produce at affordable prices, head to Porta Fine Food and Import Company. The restaurant-cum-grocer offers two-course set lunches from $18 and also acts as a one-stop shop for your gourmet retail needs. Everything at Porta is curated by executive chef Michael Suyanto who has spent 12 years cooking in the kitchens of luxury hotels and the Les Amis Group. Don't miss his take on chilled angel hair pasta (set lunch only), Spanish octopus ($18), foie gras ($24) and Iberian pork ($26) – you're in for a treat.

T2
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T2

Importing more than 20 years of brewing expertise (and excellent tea) to our shores is T2, the Australian brand’s first venture into Asia. Choose from over 140 classic and signature blends (from $15/box), including English Breakfast and French Earl Grey – or go local with Singapore Breakfast, which pays homage to kaya toast with its mix of pu-erh, genmaicha, coconut and pandan. Don't forget to sip on samples at the in-store tea bar.

FOO'D

FOO'D

D'O is a small, 40-seater restaurant in Cornaredo, a nondescript town just outside Milan. There, people wait up to eight months for a taste of Italian celebrity chef Davide Oldani's one-Michelin-starred dishes. His Singapore outpost, FOO'D, brings Oldani's brand of affordable fine dining – 'Cucina Pop' – to Asia, serving signature dishes like caramalised onion with Grana Padano mousse and ice cream. Lunch is priced at $45 for three courses and $52 for four, while a five-course dinner costs $138 and a seven-course dinner is $168.

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Latest restaurant reviews

PIM PAC by FOC
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PIM PAC by FOC

Serviceable tapas and hearty Spanish plates in a hip space

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
Candlenut
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Candlenut

Malcolm's, not mum’s, cooking

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
Good Luck Beerhouse
Bars and pubs

Good Luck Beerhouse

No-nonsense craft beer bar

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Coconut Club
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The Coconut Club

Nasi lemak that’s 'almost' worth its price

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Area guides

Telok Ayer
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Telok Ayer

Telok Ayer may have taken its name from the Malay community (it translates to ‘bay’ and ‘water’, respectively), but the area was mainly populated by Chinese immigrants back in the day. Originally a coastal road situated along the island’s old waterfront, the street has transformed itself into a buzzing lifestyle district, teeming with restaurants and bars to feed the CBD office crowd. Pay a visit to one of the museums around the area or pop into the lean shophouses that dot the strip, where boutiques, gyms and a dance studio are tucked away. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the Ann Siang Hill area

Amoy Street
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Amoy Street

Anyone who tells you Amoy Street is 'boring' has clearly never stepped foot down the lane before. Because trust us, it's the complete opposite of that. Previously known for its opium-smoking dens during the British colonial era, the shophouses lined along this one-way street now house chic cafés, bars and even gyms. But if you'd like to have a taste of Singaporean flavour, hit up the hawker centre in the area that's always buzzing with people. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the Ann Siang Hill area

Gemmill Lane
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Gemmill Lane

The small stretch between Club Street and Amoy Street – whose namesake is 19th-century banker John Gemmill – is home to a handful of stylish restaurants and bars, making it the perfect spot for a laid-back hangout. Don't stop at the end of the road either, the back alley of Amoy Street has a few hidden restaurants to wind down at for an after-work dinner and drinks sesh. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the Ann Siang Hill area

Ann Siang Road and Club Street
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Ann Siang Road and Club Street

Named after Chia Ann Siang, a wealthy businessman, Ann Siang road is home to restored shophouses (some are still decorated with Peranakan tiles) that house clan associations, restaurants, bars and niche boutiques. There’s also a hidden green space behind the row of shophouses for a quiet stroll. On Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm to 1am, both Ann Siang Road and Club Street – the name comes from the Chinese clubs that used to line the stretch – come to life as the area is closed off to traffic and the crowd spills out onto the streets. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the Ann Siang Hill area

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