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52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG: Week 43 with Chong Koo Jee, pastry chef at SKAI
News 52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG: Week 43 with Chong Koo Jee, pastry chef at SKAI

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An incredible meteor shower can be seen in Singapore tonight
News An incredible meteor shower can be seen in Singapore tonight

Missed the Perseid Meteor Shower that happened in August? Here's your chance to get your dose of stargazing done before the year is up. The Geminid Meteor...

18 best things we've overheard in Singapore in 2018
News 18 best things we've overheard in Singapore in 2018

Singaporeans say all sorts of weird stuff. Seriously. These are some of the strange and perplexing things we've overheard in Singapore this year.   Have...

Time Out Singapore December and January issue: 2018 Round-up
News Time Out Singapore December and January issue: 2018 Round-up

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News 52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG: Week 42 with Mark Ong (SBTG)

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Here's a first look at Singapore's first mini golf club and bar, Holey Moley
News Here's a first look at Singapore's first mini golf club and bar, Holey Moley

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News Muse to headline the Singapore Grand Prix Formula 1 2019 concert

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7 reasons why you should spend New Year's Eve at Marina Bay
Things to do 7 reasons why you should spend New Year's Eve at Marina Bay

Get off the couch and make the last days of 2018 memorable at Marina Bay. Go on a wild ride at the Instagram-favourite Prudential Marina Bay Carnival or check out the debut of Star Island, a multi-sensory fireworks musical where you can party from dusk till midnight. These are the best things to do before hitting the epic New Year's Eve countdown. See out 2018 and ring in 2019 with a bang at Marina Bay. For more information, visit marinabaycountdown.sg.

The best free museums in Singapore
Art The best free museums in Singapore

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

The best New Year's Eve parties in Singapore
Nightlife The best New Year's Eve parties in Singapore

Besides hitting the hottest clubs, late-night revellers look forward to the biggest New Year's Eve parties to get their rave on. And Singapore lives up to the billing with plenty of beach jamborees, themed soirèes, live DJ sets, free-flow food and drinks and massive fireworks to ring in the new year. Come December 31, raise a toast to 2019 at the best parties in the city. RECOMMENDED: The best nightclubs in Singapore and upcoming DJ sets and parties in Singapore

The best places to see Christmas lights and decorations in Singapore
Things to do The best places to see Christmas lights and decorations in Singapore

Santa Claus is coming to town – and to make St Nick's visit a memorable one, the streets of Singapore is putting up a show with twinkling fairy lights, stunning festive displays and elaborated Christmas trees. Kicking in the holiday spirit, these Christmas light displays not only lighten up moods but also make excellent additions to the 'gram and idyllic backdrops while you shop or stroll through the man-made winter wonderland. RECOMMENDED: The best Christmas events in Singapore and five Insta-worthy malls to visit this Christmas    

The best rooftop bars in Singapore
Bars and pubs The best rooftop bars in Singapore

Nothing beats the feeling of the wind in your hair and a tipple in your hand. Take drinking to the next level (literally) as you enjoy your favourite cocktail on cloud nine at these swanky rooftop bars in town. There's Smoke & Mirrors, which offers an unbeatable view of the Padang and Marina Bay Sands or climb higher to LeVeL33, the world's tallest urban micro-brewery for a fresh pint. You get a pretty neat view of our gorgeous city skyline from up here too – 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

Quirky restaurants that you have to try in Singapore
Restaurants Quirky restaurants that you have to try in Singapore

We already know that Singapore is not short on amazing dining choices. When it comes to variety, we've got everything under the sun. From Spanish to Italian, fried chicken to sustainable dining, running out of where to go for lunch or dinner is never going to happen. Still, it's not wrong to crave for new things and want to try out something different. These restaurants in Singapore take it up a notch to bring you a refreshing, and quirky dining experience. Let's get adventurous. RECOMMENDED: The 50 best restaurants in Singapore you must try and the most romantic restaurants in Singapore

New restaurants, cafés and bars to check out in December
Restaurants New restaurants, cafés and bars to check out in December

There are new restaurants, cafés and bars opening up pretty much every day in Singapore and menus are constantly changing. This month, we've got Preludio, a monochrome-themed restaurant that redefines the fine dining experience, Lino, a neighbourhood pasta and pizza joint that the whole family will love and more. Here are the new digs worth checking out in December. RECOMMENDED The 50 best restaurants in Singapore and the 50 best cafés in Singapore

EDM 101: An introduction to Singapore's electronic dance music scene
Music EDM 101: An introduction to Singapore's electronic dance music scene

Out of a plethora of genres Singapore has to offer, from fusion hip-hop to mainstream pop, it's apparent that electronic dance music (EDM) dominates the charts. You hear it at nightclubs such as Zouk, 1-Altimate, Bang Bang and Attica and big festivals like Ultra, ZoukOut, It's the Ship and Garden Beats. Singaporeans are also known to jet off to regional EDM festivals such as Wonderfruit in Thailand, Epizode in Vietnam and S2O Songkran Music Festival in Japan. Suffice it to say, we're pretty big on the scene here. But don't be fooled – EDM is not a genre but is a term used to categorise dance sub-genres like house, techno, dubstep, trance, drum 'n' bass and more. These sounds are produced by DJs via their digital audio workstations (DAW), which mostly include computers and instruments such as the synthesisers, drum machines, turntables, samplers and more. To get a sample of Singapore's EDM scene, here are five major players including prolific artists and DJs that will have you throw serious shapes on the dancefloor with their high-energy beats.  RECOMMENDED: The best nightclubs in Singapore and upcoming DJ sets and club parties in Singapore

Where to shop for eco-friendly products in Singapore
Shopping Where to shop for eco-friendly products in Singapore

Singapore's progress towards a zero-waste, plastic-free life is going beyond the the ban of plastic straws and spilling over into groceries, beauty and even fashion finds. Here are some local brands to check out for a meaningful way to shop.  RECOMMENDED: The best sustainable dining restaurants in Singapore and 8 easy steps to live more sustainably in Singapore

Where to get the best fried chicken in Singapore
Restaurants Where to get the best fried chicken in Singapore

There are many ways to fry a chicken. Lucky for us, Singapore’s foreign talent policy is open enough to accommodate so many different sorts of fried chicken on our shores. From the classic fresh-from-the-grease bucket fare to the Japanese karaage, all around the world people have been doing fried chicken in their own different ways. Do we tolerate it? More than that, we embrace it fully with our hearts and stomachs. RECOMMENDED: The best burgers in Singapore and the best pizza joints in Singapore

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Your guide to Christmas and New Year's Eve

The best Christmas events in Singapore
Things to do The best Christmas events in Singapore

While snow isn't on the list this holiday season, that doesn't mean our sunny island's anywhere short of festivities and Yuletide cheer. From Christmas markets to carolling sessions to 'snow' fall, here's where to find the X'mas spirit in town. RECOMMENDED: The best shops in Singapore for Christmas decorations

The best Christmas meals and festive menus in Singapore
Restaurants The best Christmas meals and festive menus in Singapore

With Christmas, comes gifts galore, family time, and most importantly, the feasts. Gather everyone for a proper sit-down meal this holidays. Choose from festive buffets or set meals with turkey, steak and plenty of seafood – these specially curated Christmas menus are sure to get you in the festive mood, whether you're looking for lunch or dinner. RECOMMENDED: The best communal dining restaurants for big groups and the best buffets in Singapore 

The best places to catch fireworks for free on New Year's Eve in Singapore
Things to do The best places to catch fireworks for free on New Year's Eve in Singapore

Put your party hat on (and that awful pair of new year's glasses) and ring in 2019 with a bang – literally. When it comes to welcoming the new year, Singapore knows just how to put on a dazzling display of fireworks.  If you want to avoid the crowds at The Fullerton and CBD, here are the not-so-secret spots to catch the visual spectacle instead. RECOMMENDED: Best things to do in Singapore and best rooftop bars in Singapore

The best Christmas markets in Singapore for shopping and snacking
Shopping The best Christmas markets in Singapore for shopping and snacking

Shopping for Christmas presents can be a stressful affair. These festive pop-up Christmas markets offer a wealth of options, without costing a bomb. Catch local crafters and creators at these holiday markets where you can avoid crowded Orchard road. There's also plenty of food stalls and other periphery entertainment to keep you fully occupied. Happy shopping! RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Christmas in Singapore

The ultimate Christmas gift guide
Shopping The ultimate Christmas gift guide

December means it's time to play Secret Santa. Check out our gift ideas – we've got something for everybody, from your arty-farty best friend to your tech-loving baby brother. A word of warning, you might end up shopping for yourself. But hey, the more we give, the more we receive, right? RECOMMENDED: The ultimate guide to Christmas in Singapore and the best shops in Singapore for Christmas decorations

The best New Year's Eve parties in Singapore
Nightlife The best New Year's Eve parties in Singapore

Besides hitting the hottest clubs, late-night revellers look forward to the biggest New Year's Eve parties to get their rave on. And Singapore lives up to the billing with plenty of beach jamborees, themed soirèes, live DJ sets, free-flow food and drinks and massive fireworks to ring in the new year. Come December 31, raise a toast to 2019 at the best parties in the city. RECOMMENDED: The best nightclubs in Singapore and upcoming DJ sets and parties in Singapore

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What's on in Singapore this week

Prudential Marina Bay Carnival

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Prudential Marina Bay Carnival
Diamond Life Feat. Dj Hapa

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Diamond Life Feat. Dj Hapa
¡Conmigo! Feat. Havana Social Club

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¡Conmigo! Feat. Havana Social Club
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A Very Bluesy Christmas at Blu Jaz
Lavo Saturday Soiree – Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

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Esplanade Presents Come Together

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Merci Marcel x Gabriel Dufourcq

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Christmas Wonderland
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Virtually Versailles
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Sex and dating Find me a date: Joey and Rico

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Sex and dating Find me a date: Joshua and Kelly

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Sex and dating Find me a date: Fiona and Gamal

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The best restaurants and bars in Singapore

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The vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Singapore
Restaurants The vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Singapore

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Restaurants Michelin-starred restaurants in Singapore

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Neighbourhood guides

Little India
Things to do Little India

It’s a given that Little India is colourful, vibrant and a hive of activity – but it’s also changing and gentrifying. There’s never a dull moment on this stretch, here are some of our favourite spots. RECOMMENDED: Where to eat in Little India

Bukit Timah
Things to do Bukit Timah

Making the most of its verdant beauty and space, the Bukit Timah stretch has always had a buzz about it. And now with the new Downtown line, this 25-kilometre long stretch has finally become accessible to all. These are just a few of its gems. RECOMMENDED: Guide to MacRitchie and Guide to Coronation

Bugis
Things to do Bugis

What was once Singapore’s sleaze central has smartened up big time thanks to classy new developments like Andaz. While the area is evolving into a mini CBD, it hasn’t gone all business-like just yet. With its mix old-and-new, here are some of our new (and old) favourite haunts. Still can't get enough of what this colourful neighbourhood has to offer? Check out the best cafes in Bugis or go on a bar crawl guide in Bugis when it gets dark out. 

Ann Siang Road and Club Street
Things to do Ann Siang Road and Club Street

Ann Siang Road is home to restored shophouses that house clan associations, restaurants, bars and niche boutiques.

Geylang
Things to do Geylang

Singapore's infamous redlight district is the place to go your craving for the king of fruits and good food at any hour of the night.

Coronation
Things to do Coronation

Located within Bukit Timah, the area is home to the Singapore Botanic Gardens, and plenty of restaurants, cafés and shops.

Seletar
Things to do Seletar

Head to this ulu neighbourhood and check out the revamped Seletar Aerospace Park – chilling to live music or do some plane-spotting.

MacRitchie
Things to do MacRitchie

Hike up Windsor Nature Park and fuel up on prata, burgers, coffee and more at this stretch on Upper Thomson Road.

Holland Village
Things to do Holland Village

Named after Hugh Holland (a popular Dutch architect and actor) this laidback neighbourhood is popular with both locals and expats.

Bedok
Things to do Bedok

Travel to the east for this neighbourhood that’s brimming with cafés, playgrounds and endless sporting activities.

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