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From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience
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From Singapore to Singaporean: The Bicentennial Experience

Delve further into Singapore’s past with a two-part showcase at the historic Fort Canning Park. Time Traveller is a cinematic experience that takes you through 700 years of history with five multimedia shows. While Pathfinder is a free-and-easy experience that presents Singapore’s journey from past to present through eight interactive pavilions and installations.

Constellation
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Constellation

The godfather of contemporary street art – Futura – is taking over Gillman Barracks with his first solo exhibition in Singapore. Feast your eyes on 30 specially commissioned pieces that are created during a two-week-long residency at The Culture Story. The showcase celebrates the artist's innovative skills when it comes to developing new spraying methods, including his most iconic and signature technique – the inverted spray. The bold, vibrant compositions also demonstrate Futura's knack for creating a visual style that transcends cultural and physical boundaries. You'll just have to see it to believe it.

Cé La Vi presents Louie Vega
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Cé La Vi presents Louie Vega

Having over two decades of experience under his belt, the Grammy award-winning DJ and producer has released over 170 singles and 11 full-length albums, and has influenced artists like rapper Kanye West, who released his song Fade sampled by Vega's Deep Inside. Don't miss the house icon's dynamic performance as he takes over Marina Bay Sands' rooftop club on Saturday. 

Don Pérignon presents Paul van Dyk: Music Rescues Me Tour
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Don Pérignon presents Paul van Dyk: Music Rescues Me Tour

Dom Pérignon is bringing Paul van Dyk's Music Rescue Me Tour to Zouk this summer. His latest studio work, Music Rescues Me, features 14 tracks and reflects his new take of the world following a near-fatal accident. Expect to be taken on a trance journey when you groove to songs from this Grammy-nominated DJ's ninth album.

Children’s Special at the National Museum
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Children’s Special at the National Museum

Join in the family-friendly bash as the museum launches its new interactive guide, Get Curious!. For the whole month of June, the museum invites you to explore the fascinating worlds of the land, sea and forest, jump around in its bouncy castles, discover old toys and share your stories. There are also character tours, film screenings and engaging workshops to create your own masterpieces.

Dinoquest
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Dinoquest

Travel back in time to the Cretaceous period and solve the mystery behind the elusive Australian polar dinosaurs. Get your little paleontologist started at seven thematic, multi-sensorial zones, introducing the science of fossilisation. Engage with everything from holographic mapping to augmented and virtual reality environments.

#INYAFACE Pop-Up Exhibition
Things to do #INYAFACE Pop-Up Exhibition

Located on the second level of Tanglin Shopping Centre, the #INYAFACE exhibition features works by emerging and established pop and street artists including Anthea Missy, Banksy, Booda Brand, Mr. Brainwash and Tinker Brothers. Ever wondered why Mona Lisa is smiling? Or if Mickey Mouse shoots blanks? Perhaps, was Queen Victoria thinking of England? All these questions and more will be answered when you stop by this pop-up.

Marquee Singapore Presents Marlo
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Marquee Singapore Presents Marlo

Bid the month of May farewell with Marlo as he takes Marquee Singapore to a whole new level with a one-night-only performance at the turntables. Look forward to this trance DJ from Amsterdam playing his best-known mixes such as The Dreamers, Leave My Hand, and his newly released Enough Echo.

EATMEPOPTART presents Electric Feel: Part Man. Part Machine. All 80s.
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EATMEPOPTART presents Electric Feel: Part Man. Part Machine. All 80s.

End off the month of May with a burst of nostalgia – an all 80s party – as Electric Feel drops a time capsule onto the dancefloor at Phuture at Zouk. Get groovy as DJs weelikeme and KiDG serve 80s tunes ranging from Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, and Depeche Mode to one-hit wonders and forgotten gems. Adding on to the spirit of throwback vibes, come along in your craziest costumes, facepaints, glitter and fabulous hair.

Adventure Cove Waterpark Splash Bash
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Adventure Cove Waterpark Splash Bash

Beat the summer heat at Adventure Cove Waterpark's Splash Bash where a whole slew of thrilling activities – think exciting riddles and physical challenges at the Adventure River and Bluewater Bay, and participating in a water-filled battleground to win attractive prizes – await you. Need to update the 'gram with pictures to commemorate this day? Don't miss the whimsical photo zone featuring larger-than-life decorations of tantalising ice cream cones, icy popsicles and an ice-cream see-saw. 

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Undiscover Melbourne with these seven hidden gems
Travel Undiscover Melbourne with these seven hidden gems

Melbourne is the buzzing centre of culture in Australia. The artsy, coffee-crazy and fashion-forward metropolis is always changing, and is packed to the brim with cool bars, restaurants and cultural events at every turn. The excitement extends beyond the city as well. Take a long scenic road trip, go on a museum or art trail and check out more unconventional offerings you can only do in this part of Oz. It's time to undiscover what you know about the land Down Under with Singapore Airlines.

Join us for an exclusive bar-hopping experience during the inaugural Chivas Masters Week
Bars and pubs Join us for an exclusive bar-hopping experience during the inaugural Chivas Masters Week

In celebration of Chivas Masters Week, Time Out Singapore is organising an exclusive bar hop for you to be the first to try cocktails by six of the finalists. The Chivas Masters is a global cocktail competition showcasing the best of the industry from around the world. This year, the competition is open to Singapore’s top bartending talent for the first time. During Chivas Masters Week (June 3 to 9), you can try the creations of the six finalists at their respective bars. On June 4, join the hunt for the Singapore champion as we visit some of the city's top bars to try creative Chivas concoctions by the finalists. The final leg of the competition will follow the key theme, Success is a Blend. Don't miss out – book your ticket ($90 per person) for a night of whisky, cocktails, food and fun. Here's a sneak peek of what you can expect.

Perfect Attire – Fine Custom Menswear
Shopping Perfect Attire – Fine Custom Menswear

Suit up with the help of Perfect Attire, a bespoke apparel specialist in Tanjong Pagar. The business was started by founders Tulsi Kamath and Shriram Iyer in 2014 who wanted to bring an element of human touch and art that is missing in the modern production line.  Its expertise lies in canvassed suits fully handmade with premium Italian and English fabrics from distinguished brands like Drago, Vitale Barberis Canonico (VBC) and Holland & Sherry. The suits are custom made to each client’s needs and are constructed by skilled craftsmen who have dedicated years to tailoring. According to the founders, a suit should make the wearer feel confident – everything else radiates from there. To ensure the best fit, customers have to attend two fitting sessions ­– a muslin fitting and a basted fitting ­– a similar experience to what you’d get at Savile Row in London. Depending on the fabric, cut and style you select, a hand-stitched suit can cost anywhere from $1200 to $2500. Get creative and go for a bold lining that gives the professional suit an edge or pick some unique buttons to make your standard blue dress shirt stand out. Women can also pop by Perfect Attire for handmade dress shirts, cotton chinos and blouses made with fabrics from century-old Italian brand, Andreazza & Castelli. Time Out Singapore in Partnership with Perfect Attire.

The best tropical-themed cafes and restaurants in Singapore
Restaurants The best tropical-themed cafes and restaurants in Singapore

Take island living up a notch and spend some lazy afternoons at an easy breezy tropical-themed cafe or restaurant in Singapore. Think lots of plants, sunlight, vibrant wallpaper and rattan chairs and fixtures. Whether it's for an acai smoothie, a spot of brunch or sharing some plates with your group of friends, kick back and take in the decor and tropical vibes at these places.  RECOMMENDED: The best pink cafés and restaurants in Singapore and the most Instagrammable cafes in Singapore

The best short day trips from Singapore
Travel The best short day trips from Singapore

Take a break from city life by leaving our sunny (and hectic) island for not-so-faraway ones that are far more quaint. These day trips within Singapore and beyond provide a breathtaking change of scenery sans airport queues and hours of travelling time. Cross the Causeway into Johor and other Malaysian towns or jet off to an Indonesian beach resort in Batam or Bintan, because who needs Bali anyway? These out-of-town spots are perfect for relaxing and refuelling away from the stress of Singapore city, coconut (or perhaps, a martini) in hand. It's time to hit the road.   RECOMMENDED: Family-friendly activities in Johor Bahru and the ultimate guide to Bintan Island

The guide to film cameras in Singapore
Shopping The guide to film cameras in Singapore

Just when we thought film photography is a thing of the past, it makes its comeback. This fad, mainly propelled by youngsters who have recently shown interest in shooting photos on film for a different look and experience from digital, has led to a growing pool of people purchasing film cameras and more fiddling around with disposable camera apps like Huji on smartphones. To ease you into this trend, we’ve rounded a list of places you can go to get yourself a point-and-shoot and develop your films, as well as free apps you can try to get that feel before investing in one of these classics. RECOMMENDED: The best smart home gadgets in Singapore and the best retro shops in Singapore to nail the old-school look

The best restaurants to break fast this Ramadan in Singapore
Restaurants The best restaurants to break fast this Ramadan in Singapore

With the fasting month around the corner, Muslims all around are readying themselves for Ramadan. While the month is all about reflection and repentance, at the end of a long day of fasting, one rewards themselves with a well-deserved meal. Head to these restaurants in town for some of the best iftar meals this Ramadan.  RECOMMENDED: The best halal restaurants and cafés in Singapore and the best nasi padang restaurants and stalls in Singapore

The best healthy and guilt-free ice cream in Singapore
Restaurants The best healthy and guilt-free ice cream in Singapore

The words 'healthy' and 'ice cream' are hardly used in the same sentence. After all, if something is delicious and satisfying, then it probably isn’t good for you. But not with these ice creams. You can have a party in the mouth while keeping the tummy tight with all the guilt-free ice cream you can find in Singapore. RECOMMENDED: The best ice cream shops in Singapore and the best soft-serve ice creams in Singapore

Upcoming concerts in Singapore
Music Upcoming concerts in Singapore

If your evenings consist of enjoying live sets at these music venues, you're in for a treat. This year's concert lineup is looking mega with plenty of mainstream, underground, and downright nostalgic acts to catch. Here are the hottest upcoming concerts we're booking tickets for. RECOMMENDED: Upcoming performing arts events in Singapore and best live jazz venues in Singapore

Where to try Impossible Foods' plant-based meat in Singapore
Restaurants Where to try Impossible Foods' plant-based meat in Singapore

Impossible Foods landed in Singapore in March and we’re already seeing it take over menus across the island. While it’s uncanny how much the plant-based product looks and tastes like beef, it’s in fact made of heme. “What the heck is heme?” You might ask. It’s a molecule found in all living things and is what gives meat its taste. Impossible Foods uses genetically modified yeast as part of a fermenting process to generate large quantities of heme, the key ingredient responsible for the meaty flavour in Impossible, in a sustainable and efficient way. Try it for yourself by checking out these restaurants serving the new ‘meat’ in town. RECOMMENDED: The best restaurants for sustainable dining in Singapore and the best vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Singapore

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Popular burger joint Five Guys rumoured to be opening in Singapore

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Popular burger joint Five Guys rumoured to be opening in Singapore
11 of Asia's 50 Best Bars can be found in Singapore

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11 of Asia's 50 Best Bars can be found in Singapore
My Singapore: Lenne Chai, international fashion photographer

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My Singapore: Lenne Chai, international fashion photographer
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Instagram spotlight: what our readers are 'gramming this month
Time Out Singapore May Issue: Get Cultured!

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Time Out Singapore May Issue: Get Cultured!
The Nasi Lemak burger returns, along with other locally inspired snacks

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The Nasi Lemak burger returns, along with other locally inspired snacks
My Singapore: Zander Ng, winner of MasterChef Singapore

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My Singapore: Zander Ng, winner of MasterChef Singapore
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Gong Cha and Tokidoki team up to create a Bubble Tea Funhouse

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Gong Cha and Tokidoki team up to create a Bubble Tea Funhouse
Marina Bay Sands is adding a new tower to the Singapore skyline

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

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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
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Sex and dating Sign up for Find Me A Date!

Every month, we set up two readers on a blind date at one of our favourite restaurants or bars – and it's on us!

Find me a date: Joey and Rico
Sex and dating Find me a date: Joey and Rico

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: Pui Ying and Brandon
Sex and dating Find me a date: Pui Ying and Brandon

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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

December 2018: Up to number one on our list is Esora – a new Japanese restaurant at Mohamed Sultan Road serving Kappo-style cuisine with a twist. Other new entries include Preludio, a restaurant that turns fine dining on its head and Thevar, a contemporary Indian restaurant with delectably spicy plates. Welcome to the Time Out EAT List, our handpicked best of Singapore’s food scene. These are the tastiest places to eat in this city right now: the freshest, most inventive and most memorable, ranked by expert local editors. You don't have to look very far to stumble upon an amazing nosh in Singapore. The city is packed with boundary-pushing restaurants run by star-studded chefs as well as humble hawker finds that'll satiate your appetite for cheap. Narrowing down the best restaurants in town to a list of 50 is no easy feat – that's why we have separate lists for the best Japanese, French and Spanish restaurants among others – but these are the places we think are worth a visit for unbeatable food, electrifying ambiance and genial service to boot. Eaten somewhere on this list and loved it? Know of a restaurant that should be on here instead? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutEatList Find out more about how Time Out makes recommendations and reviews restaurants.

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

December 2018: Up to number one in our list is Junior – a cosy pocket bar highlighting the drinking culture of New Orleans. It's due to change its concept once again soon so head there quick before yet another refresh. New at number 15 is The Other Roof. Brought to you by the same people behind The Other Room (number 9), this rooftop establishment is fun, breezy and chock full of addictive tea-infused tipples. Welcome to the Time Out DRINK List, our handpicked ‘best of’ Singapore’s drinking scene. These are the most buzzing bars in this city right now: the most inventive and most memorable watering holes, all ranked by expert local editors. Drinking in Singapore is expensive so we did all the hard work for you – scouring the city every night in search of amazing drinks, visiting incognito and footing the bill. That’s how you know that if it’s on this list, it’s awesome. Whether you sip or quaff, these are the city's top bars for a boozy night out. We've got joints stocked with quality vino, speakeasies hidden behind unmarked doors, dens devoted to whisky, craft beer breweries and much more in our roundup. We guarantee you won't be able to stop at one drink – just make sure you have a safe ride home. Drank somewhere on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDrinkList. You can also find out more about how Time Out makes recommendations and reviews bars here.

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

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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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Food and drink
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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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