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Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Concert
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Formula 1 Singapore Grand Prix Concert

Gear up for another high-octane weekend at the Marina Bay Street Circuit as EDM supergroup Swedish House Mafia, Brit sci-fi rock masters Muse, and Cali funk rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers headline the night race’s entertainment stage alongside some of the biggest names in music. Joining them in the F1 entertainment line-up are Hollaback Girl pop idol Gwen Stefani, legendary DJ Fatboy Slim (real name Norman Cook), reggae icons Toots and the Maytals, and American roots rock duo Larkin Poe, and more.  

The 1975
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The 1975

Back with their celebrated third album A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, Matty Healy and the gang will be returning to Singapore for the upcoming Asian tour. The British quartet experienced a meteoric rise since their formation in 2012 and have grown from their ’80s glossy indie-pop roots to embrace a fuller all-rounded sound that incorporates jazz, rock and more. 

Joe Wong Asia Live in Singapore
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Joe Wong Asia Live in Singapore

China's funniest export Joe Wong is taking the mic at Capitol Theatre on September 19. The self-titled 'All-American Immigrant' is known to captivate audience with his unique style, pace, delivery and material. Expect a clever blend of Chinese and American humour with punchlines that leave an impression at the stand-up comedian's debut show in Singapore.

Movie at Capitol
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Movie at Capitol

Swap the unbearably cold cinema for an alfresco film affair under the stars. Make the most of the balmy evenings with Movie at Capitol by Spearing Events. From September 20 to 22, dive into the Marvel cinematic universe with three action-packed blockbusters at Capitol Piazza’s outdoor plaza.

An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s – 1819
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An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s – 1819

Travel back in time to the bustling trading port of the East Indies that drew the attention of the Dutch and British East India Companies. The East Indies were the centre of the spice trade, comprising the Malay Peninsula and Indonesian Archipelago. But the European arrival is only a fraction of its longer history. Uncover the other factors at play leading up to the events of 1819 through this informative exhibition.

Art After Dark x 7th Anniversary Celebrations
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Art After Dark x 7th Anniversary Celebrations

Gillman Barrack's Art After Dark series is a full-on dancefloor bash, with cutting-edge DJs spinning amid artwork. This time, gather the poppers and celebrate its 7th anniversary on September 20 with everything from a plethora of live performances to interactive art experiences that both old and new fans of the signature house event can enjoy.

Liquid Nights
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Liquid Nights

After last year's sold-out affair, Liquid Nights returns to tear the roof off Zouk with headliners Alan Walker and R3hab. Joining them on deck are Liquid State label mates, Corsak, Wukong and Miso, along with Zouk’s resident DJ, Hong. For the uninitiated, Liquid Nights is a touring event concept that showcases ace acts from the electronic music scene in Asia and beyond. This year, it's wrapping up the Music Matters Live festival on September 18 the best way possible – with a party bang.

Al McKay's Earth, Wind & Fire Experience
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Al McKay's Earth, Wind & Fire Experience

Do you remember the 21st night of September? It might not be the 21st, but former Earth, Wind & Fire guitarist – and co-writer of the smashing hit – Al McKay is transforming Capitol Theatre into a Boogie Wonderland on September 18. Get down to disco like it's the 70s as the funk legend pay homage to the influential band with the must-see Al McKay's Earth, Wind & Fire Experience featuring many original Earth, Wind & Fire band members including the iconic Verdine White.

Tkay Maidza
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Tkay Maidza

If her track Flexin' featuring American rapper Dckwrth reminds you of Azealia Banks, don't be surprised – she cites the controversial rapper as an inspiration. But don't be comparing the two rappers, Tkay Maidza is nailing the Australian music scene with hit singles like M.O.B. which achieved Gold Record status in 2017, a critically-acclaimed debut album, an ARIA nomination and killer collaborations with Martin Solveig, Killer Mike, Troye Sivan, and Jpegmafia. She's definitely one to keep an eye on.

The Podium Lounge
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The Podium Lounge

The Podium Lounge is bringing out the poppers for another ritzy, star-studded affair. Besides rubbing shoulders with Asia's A-listers, dance the night away with headliners Spice Girls' Melanie C (aka Sporty Spice), rapper-singer-actor Raleigh Ritchie (aka Grey Worm from Game of Thrones), and musical comedy troupe The Cuban Brothers.

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The best Mod-Sin restaurants in Singapore
Restaurants The best Mod-Sin restaurants in Singapore

These restaurants that are making waves with its own interpretations of Singaporean flavours. By Lu Yawen, photography by Ahmad Iskandar Photography

The Green Collective's Agatha Lee lends some tips on sustainable shopping
Shopping The Green Collective's Agatha Lee lends some tips on sustainable shopping

Navigating the increasingly complicated business of sustainable shopping and why we should start now. By Agatha Lee

The best quiet cafés with free Wi-Fi to do work or study
Restaurants The best quiet cafés with free Wi-Fi to do work or study

Singapore's best study and work-friendly cafés with free Wi-Fi, charging ports and a good cuppa to get your productivity game on

The best things to do in Singapore this week (Sep 16-22)
Things to do The best things to do in Singapore this week (Sep 16-22)

The biggest and best things to do in Singapore this week

New shops to check out in September
Shopping New shops to check out in September

The newest and coolest boutiques, shops, stores and multi-label retail spaces in Singapore to check out

The ultimate guide to the F1 Singapore Grand Prix
Things to do The ultimate guide to the F1 Singapore Grand Prix

Before you race to the tracks, be in the know of everything F1 – from the actual races to the entertainment lineup

The ultimate guide to Chinatown
Things to do The ultimate guide to Chinatown

In Chinatown, the five-foot-ways still exist, as do the street hawkers – but now alongside chic bars and restaurants. By Charlene Fang

IB HQ's Kamil Foltan and Zurina Bryant share cocktail recipes you can try
Bars and pubs IB HQ's Kamil Foltan and Zurina Bryant share cocktail recipes you can try

Southeast Asian flavours are what set cocktail bar IB HQ apart – here's how you can create some of its signature drinks at home

Upcoming concerts in Singapore
Music Upcoming concerts in Singapore

Mark your calendar and book your tickets to the hottest gigs in Singapore

The best Vietnamese restaurants in Singapore
Restaurants The best Vietnamese restaurants in Singapore

Love your pho, banh mi and rice rolls? Here are where to get the best in Singapore

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The latest news

Green Day kicks off Hella Mega Tour in Singapore on March 8 2020

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Green Day kicks off Hella Mega Tour in Singapore on March 8 2020
Michelin Bib Gourmand 2019: 58 recipients and 12 new entries make the list

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Michelin Bib Gourmand 2019: 58 recipients and 12 new entries make the list
Time Out Singapore September Issue: Calling The Shots

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Time Out Singapore September Issue: Calling The Shots
Get some fried chicken and waffles from KFC starting September 4

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Get some fried chicken and waffles from KFC starting September 4
Haji Lane is home to Singapore's first outdoor gallery

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Haji Lane is home to Singapore's first outdoor gallery
First look at Cafe Culture: go on a cafe-hopping adventure this weekend

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First look at Cafe Culture: go on a cafe-hopping adventure this weekend
The world's first dedicated Nerf centre opens at Marina Square in October 2019

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The world's first dedicated Nerf centre opens at Marina Square in October 2019
It's official: Bangkok's first luxury outlet mall is opening August 31

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It's official: Bangkok's first luxury outlet mall is opening August 31
Hmlet launches its largest co-living facility in Cantonment

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Hmlet launches its largest co-living facility in Cantonment
London's 67 Pall Mall – a members' club for wine lovers – is opening in Singapore

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London's 67 Pall Mall – a members' club for wine lovers – is opening in Singapore
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Find me a date

Dating in Singapore 101: Setting up an online dating profile
Sex and dating Dating in Singapore 101: Setting up an online dating profile

It’s not as easy as uploading a bomb selfie with a quote from your favourite song

Find me a date: Roxanne and Jesse
Sex and dating Find me a date: Roxanne and Jesse

These city kids ditched Tinder and let us play matchmaker. Here’s a blow-by-blow account of their blind date...

Find me a date: Michelle and Dylan
Sex and dating Find me a date: Michelle and Dylan

These city kids ditched Tinder and let us play matchmaker. Here’s a blow-by-blow account of their blind date...

Find me a date: Fiona and Jaden
Sex and dating Find me a date: Fiona and Jaden

These city kids ditched Tinder and let us play matchmaker. Here’s a blow-by-blow account of their blind date...

Find me a date: the couples
Sex and dating Find me a date: the couples

They've gone for their blind date – here's what the couples have to say about each other

Find me a date: Jessica and Yun Zheng
Sex and dating Find me a date: Jessica and Yun Zheng

These city kids ditched Tinder and let us play matchmaker. Here’s a blow-by-blow account of their blind date...

Here's what went down at Time Out and GaiGai’s Find Me A Blind Date event
Sex and dating Here's what went down at Time Out and GaiGai’s Find Me A Blind Date event

Game, set, match – we played matchmaker in a blindfolded, speed-dating event and managed to pair up some lovebirds

Find me a date: Sarah and Chris
Sex and dating Find me a date: Sarah and Chris

These city kids ditched Tinder and let us play matchmaker. Here’s a blow-by-blow account of their blind date...

Meet your match at Time Out and GaiGai's Find Me A Blind Date event
Sex and dating Meet your match at Time Out and GaiGai's Find Me A Blind Date event

Let Time Out and GaiGai play matchmaker as we bring our popular Find Me A Date series to real life – with a blinding twist

Find me a date: Trista and Ben
Sex and dating Find me a date: Trista and Ben

These city kids ditched Tinder and let us play matchmaker. Here’s a blow-by-blow account of their blind date

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The best of Singapore

The 101 best things to do in Singapore
Things to do The 101 best things to do in Singapore

The best free things to do in Singapore
Things to do The best free things to do in Singapore

The 50 best restaurants in Singapore you must try
Restaurants The 50 best restaurants in Singapore you must try

The best museums in Singapore
Things to do The best museums in Singapore

The 50 best bars in Singapore
Bars and pubs The 50 best bars in Singapore

The best hotels in Singapore
Hotels The best hotels in Singapore

Your 24-hour Singapore food tour
Restaurants Your 24-hour Singapore food tour

The best places for kids in Singapore
Kids The best places for kids in Singapore

The best spas in Singapore
Health and beauty The best spas in Singapore

The best shops in Singapore
Shopping The best shops in Singapore

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Neighbourhood guides

Keong Saik
Things to do Keong Saik

Once a prominent red-light district, you’d think it would take loads to eradicate the impression of Keong Saik Road being littered with brothels in the 1960s. Well, you’re right – and it has. Now, this bustling neighborhood has somehow seamlessly fused the traditional with modern to offer some of the most unique (and delicious) places to visit whether you’re a tourist or a local lifestyle enthusiast. From gourmet restaurants to trendy bars and even bespoke tailors, you’ll be filled with an endless array of activities as you traverse along the streets of shophouses. RECOMMENDED: The best restaurants in Singapore and the best bars to try out in Singapore

Chinatown
Things to do Chinatown

Busy, noisy, filled with people, that’s the general consensus of the Chinatowns of the world. Singapore’s is no different, but ours (perhaps we’re biased) has a charming air about it that appeals to both tourists and locals. A good mix of hawker fare and swish eateries, history and architecture, here are a few good reasons to head down to Chinatown. RECOMMENDED: 101 best things to do in Singapore and guide to getting around Singapore 

Joo Chiat and Katong
Things to do Joo Chiat and Katong

Joo Chiat and Katong have gained popularity over the years for their blend of Instagram-worthy Peranakan shophouses, delectable cuisine, and indie retail stores. Named after philanthropist, Chew Joo Chiat, this charming corner in the east of Singapore was once a small village of seaside retreats for the wealthy. It's since been revamped into a residential suburb surrounded by shops and eateries. Declared as Singapore’s first Heritage Town in 2011, this East Coast enclave still holds timeless treasures and insight into the rich Peranakan cultural heritage of the 1950s. Today, most of Joo Chiat’s multi-ethnic influences are most evident in its architecture, dining options, and activities. RECOMMENDED Creative spaces in Katong and Joo Chiat and the best restaurants and cafés in Katong

Orchard
Things to do Orchard

Singapore's glamorous shopping belt dazzles with luxury stores, local boutiques and plenty to eat, see and do.

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

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. 

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.

Pasir Ris and Changi
Things to do Pasir Ris and Changi

Take a one-way (MRT) trip to the far east – you’ll find more than chalets and droves of army boys. Hit up Pasir Ris and Changi for a walk through nature as you explore the mangroves or chug down refreshing brews by the seaside. We round up where to hang out and what to do while you're in these two quaint neighbourhoods.

Queenstown
Things to do Queenstown

More than just the neighbourhood with Singapore's first IKEA, Queenstown is also home to plenty of cheap and good eats, outlet malls for a good bargain and more.

Tampines
Things to do Tampines

Get acquainted: Tampines – named for the large number of ‘tampinis’, or ironwood, trees that used to be in the neighbourhood – is the largest residential area in Singapore. The colourful HDB blocks and smart design of the district earned Tampines the United Nations World Habitat Award for Excellence in Housing Design in 1992. Make a deal: Just outside the MRT exit, bargains abound in 513 Tampines Central 1. Get cheap clothes at CK Discount, then wander around the building clockwise until you hear the carnival soundtrack and come to stall No 152 – Three Stars Buy 1 Free 1. Just like the name says, when you buy one of the household goods on sale, you get one free. Along the way, keep your eyes open for discount underwear and a jewellery pawn shop. Eat: On the third floor of the Tampines Mall (4 Tampines Central 5, and ground zero for mainstream shopping in this area), peek in the window of Din Tai Fung and watch dim sum masters rolling out dough and turning it into divine dumplings… okay, enough watching. Time to grab a seat and eat! For what could possibly be Singapore’s best dining bargain (a major claim), head to block 823A on Tampines Street 81 and find stall No 820 in the Food Park for a plate of $1.30 chicken rice. Get fit: After all that chicken rice (at those prices, you know you’ll get seconds), you’ll need a workout. The Tampines Sports Hall (495 Tampines Ave 5 S) offers 19 badminton and table tennis courts where you can play with your birdies and balls. If that doesn

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101 things to do in Singapore

Food and drink
Restaurants Food and drink

Sightseeing
Things to do Sightseeing

Nightlife
Nightlife Nightlife

Arts and culture
Art Arts and culture

Shopping
Shopping Shopping

Health, wellness and beauty
Things to do Health, wellness and beauty

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