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East Imperial Gin Lane 2019
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East Imperial Gin Lane 2019

The grand finale of East Imperial Gin Jubilee is back on December 14 – and this year, it's free! Held at Jam at Siri House from 6pm to 11pm, the tropical G&T fest gathers 11 participating gin brands and over 30 of Singapore's best bars in one spot. Expect to find beloved brands such as Hendrick's, Monkey 47, Botanist and Bulldog alongside made-in-Singapore gins like Tanglin, Brass Lion and Compendium. Also expect cult producers such as Peddlers Gin from Shanghai, St. George Spirits from California and Okinawa Gin from Japan.

Epicurean Market
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Epicurean Market

The sixth edition of the Epicurean Market is back, and this time it’s bringing some Christmas magic. Look forward to a gourmet celebration filled with over food and drinks from over 50 booths, including the latest Marina Bay Sands establishments like KOMA, Origin + Bloom, and Mott32. There are also masterclasses led by celebrity chefs, and a festive market to add to the holiday cheer.

Martin Solveig
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Martin Solveig

Leave your inhibitions at the door as famed French house maestro Martin Solveig takes on spinning duties at CÉ LA VI's rooftop dancefloor. The Parisian hitmaker is known for irresistible party starters like Intoxicated, Do It Right, Places, and most recent release All Day and Night with Jax Jones, Europa and Madison Beer. As one of the world's most in-demand performers, Martin Solveig continues to keep crowds going at festivals, intimate clubs and national TV for millions of viewers, so expect a beast of a set at CÉ LA VI on December 13.

#FutureTogether at Gardens By The Bay
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#FutureTogether at Gardens By The Bay

Get your cameras ready as Gardens By The Bay illuminates with brightly lit outdoor and indoor artworks. Japanese art collective teamLab, famed for the Future World exhibition at the ArtScience Museum, is combining technology and art for the #FutureTogether exhibition in honour of Singapore's bicentennial. See the Dragonfly Lake scattered with brightly-hued ovoids or egg-shaped structures floating about on the water's surface, and more. #FutureTogether officially runs from January 16 to March 31 next year, but the outdoor artworks are on view from December 15.

An Evening With Michelle Obama
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An Evening With Michelle Obama

Join one of the most iconic, inspiring and compelling women of our era, Michelle Obama for an evening of intimate reflection of her best-selling memoir, Becoming. Listen to the former First Lady share her experiences firsthand, from her childhood to her years spent in the most famous address in the world: The White House.

Imaginique
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Imaginique

Let imaginations soar further at the inaugural Imaginique Children's Festival. The innovative family affair draws inspiration from kids' festivals around the world, engaging tiny artists aged under 12 through theatre, dance, music and art. The exciting programmes featured use immersive, non-verbal performances, interactive responses and musical theatre to pique the curiosity of the young. Bond with the little ones through playful shows including Spain's Loo, Norway's Toddler's Room and the US's Airplay, as well as Australia's fun workshop Here I Am – Self-Portrait.

Dylan Moran
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Dylan Moran

Catch the Irish comedian as he brings his unique take on love, politics, misery and the daily absurdities of life to Singapore once again. The star of television sitcom Black Books has been called the Oscar Wilde of comedy for his sharp wit, deadpan humour and crackpot lyricism.

One Dance presents Jonas Blue
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One Dance presents Jonas Blue

Let loose to the sounds of five-time Brit Award nominee Jonas Blue who broke into the scene with his debut single Fast Car. Since then he has made his mark as a mainstage DJ, pop powerhouse and critically-acclaimed songwriter. The hitmaker has gone on to produce his first album Blue and more chart-topping singles with Tiësto and Rita Ora, as well as his very own label Electronic Nature. Catch him in the flesh as he takes over Zouk for one night only.  

Yung Bae
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Yung Bae

Drawing influences from disco, R&B and Japanese city pop, this LA-based producer is all 'bout bringing the funky times to town. Get groovy as Yung Bae spins his best boogie-worthy tracks to Kilo Lounge for one night only.

Ed Banger Takeover
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Ed Banger Takeover

Gear up for a party like no other at Zouk as Ed Banger Records hypes up the dancefloor with a star-studded lineup including party A-listers Justice, Busy P, Cassius, Breakbot, DJ Mehdi, Myd and Mr Oizo. Expect an electrifying mix of house, electronic, hip-hop, disco and funk sounds spilling through the speakers. For the uninitiated, Ed Banger Records is one of the most respected and acclaimed music labels bringing music lovers worldwide the tunes they crave.

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

It’s not Christmas without the trimmings – treat yourself to these festive events

19 G&Ts to try during East Imperial Gin Jubilee 2019
Bars and pubs 19 G&Ts to try during East Imperial Gin Jubilee 2019

Hop on down to participating bars to try their gin cocktails from December 5 to 13 before joining us at East Imperial Gin Lane on December 14

The best cake shops in Singapore
Restaurants The best cake shops in Singapore

Looking for a cake for an occasion or just for personal purposes? Pick a cake from one of these choice shops

Time Out team picks: what we're loving this week
Things to do Time Out team picks: what we're loving this week

Where we're dining, what we're doing and things we're spending on – the Time Out team lets you in on some things

The best mangrove trails in Singapore to explore
Things to do The best mangrove trails in Singapore to explore

Mangroves are where you will find some of the most fascinating flora and fauna – here's where to see it all in the flesh

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

Celebrate the end of 2019, and welcome the start of 2020. What better way to celebrate than with amazing firework displays at these vantage points

The best things to do in Singapore this week (Dec 9-15)
Things to do The best things to do in Singapore this week (Dec 9-15)

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

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to gobble your way through these festive menus

The best family resorts near Singapore
Travel The best family resorts near Singapore

If you’re planning a trip for the family this festive season, check out these resort destinations near Singapore

The definitive guide to New Year's Eve 2019
Things to do The definitive guide to New Year's Eve 2019

There’s no other way to ring in the New Year than with a bang – we round up the best parties and more to welcome 2020

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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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