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Last year, when we asked 15,000 people around the world some very big questions about the cities they lived in, the results weren't pretty. Singapore took...

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Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Singapore with All Hail Patricks by Guinness
Things to do Celebrate St Patrick’s Day in Singapore with All Hail Patricks by Guinness

Singapore may not be Ireland but that doesn't mean we can't get jolly and celebrate St Patrick's Day in the Lion City. The iconic Irish stout Guinness is pulling out all the stops with its All Hail Patricks campaign, with events leading up to the Guinness St Patrick's Festival on March 16. The campaign also celebrates all named Pats and Patricks in Singapore with plenty of fun and exciting perks to be unlocked all through the month of March. If March seems like an eternity away, Guinness has got your back. The party starts early from March 1 and everyone's invited. Race your way to the mini-festivals happening on March 1 at Suntec City, March 8 at Peranakan Place and Cuppage Terrace and March 14 at Far East and China Square. Then round it all up with the Guinness St Patrick's Festival that’s taking over Maxwell Road on March 16 from 1pm to 10pm. There are plenty of booze, bites, banging tunes and cool experiences to indulge in. Grab a pint of ice cold Guinness and raise a toast. RSVP at get.guinness.com and unlock special perks for you to revel in at this annual outdoor bash. All are welcome and entry is free. It doesn’t end on March 16, either. Guinness is serving up more exclusive treats. By signing up at get.guinness.com, you get to enjoy discounted Guinness and partnered brands like Grab and Redmart throughout the month of March.

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Wellaholic understands that looking your very best is important. Indulge in its range of technology-based facial and hair removal treatments like the popular Elight Facial Collagen Boost (from $169) which uses radio frequency and red light therapy to tighten and rejuvenate skin for a youthful and radiant glow. With its award-winning hair removal treatment (from $139), Wellaholic uses patented Super Hair Removal (SHR) technology which permanently destroys hair follicles by using low but intense laser pulses targeting your hairy areas, while at the same time providing simultaneous contact cooling, resulting in almost painless hair removal. Looking to shave some weight off? The Wellafreeze Cryolipolisis (from $129) is a nonsurgical fat reduction treatment that targets difficult areas like the waist, arms and back using technology which uses cold temperature to break down fat cells. Patrons can also look to sign up for the Teethwhite teeth-whitening treatment (from $69) to achieve their best and brightest smile  On top of its treatments, Wellaholic also retails its scientifically-researched health supplements for joint care, kidney and liver support, healthy blood pressure and also its range of skincare supplements like toner, serum, sunscreen and more. There is no practice of hard-selling at Wellaholic so guests can breezily check in and relax at one of Wellaholic's four modern and vibrant outlets in Lavender, Clarke Quay, Orchard and the HQ in Tai Seng today. Wellaholic is a

Check out the highlights of Time Out's First Look of INALA
Things to do Check out the highlights of Time Out's First Look of INALA

The Time Out First Look evening soirée was filled with the music and dance of Grammy-nominated West End Zulu ballet INALA by Sisters Grimm

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

There’s a gritty, unpolished side to Singapore that lurks well beneath its glitzy surface – a side that most will never venture to. We explore abandoned areas, buildings and the places that are hard to get to, from WWII bunkers to forgotten landmarks so you can see them for yourselves. So if you think everything in Singapore has been discovered already, you best put on those trekking shoes and get out there in the wild (and natural) side of Singapore and do the discovering yourself! RECOMMENDED:  The best secret and hidden parks in Singapore and the best hiking trails in Singapore

The best steak restaurants in Singapore
Restaurants The best steak restaurants in Singapore

Finding a restaurant that cooks a mouth-watering steak is rare, but don’t feel blue. Thanks to our well-done list of the best steak restaurants in Singapore, you’re sure to find a happy medium. We hunt down the joints with the juiciest and most marbled slabs of beef – plus chefs that know just how to prepare them. So what are you waiting for? Get a moo-ve on! RECOMMENDED: The best burgers in Singapore and The best rooftop bars with views in Singapore

The best events in Singapore in 2019
Things to do The best events in Singapore in 2019

With plenty of things to do in this concrete jungle, we can safely say that a boring Singapore is a myth. From the coolest music and art festivals like Zoukout and Singapore Night Festival to mega sporting events like F1 Singapore Grand Prix and the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, there's always a myriad of things to do, see and eat. Stay ahead of the game and plan your 2019 calendar pronto with the crème de la crème of events happening throughout the year. RECOMMENDED: 101 best things to do in Singapore and the best things to do this week

The most romantic restaurants in Singapore
Restaurants The most romantic restaurants in Singapore

It doesn't have to be a special occasion to treat your partner to a romantic meal. There's a time to dine with big groups and there's a time to go el cheapo but with Valentine's Day coming up, it's best to take it up a notch with a proper sit-down dinner – with all the trimmings.  Whether you're planning for your first date, an anniversary or a regular date night out about town, here are our picks of the best value-for-money, romantically lit restaurants to wine and dine in Singapore. Let's get in the mood for love.  RECOMMENDED: Best sustainable-dining restaurants in Singapore and the best rooftop bars in Singapore

Light to Night Festival 2019: Traces and Echoes
Art Light to Night Festival 2019: Traces and Echoes

The Civic District comes to life once more with vibrant artworks and performances during Light to Night Festival 2019. This year's bumper edition spans six weeks from January 18 to February 24, making it one festival, but with two unique experiences. The Singapore Art Week edition (Jan 18-27), which focuses art inspired by personal narratives and memories, and the Singapore Bicentennial edition (Jan 28-Feb 24) that sees artists, writers and performers reinterpret our country's past and retell Singapore's story in their own special way. This year's theme, Traces and Echoes, is the first to incorporate Singapore's historical narrative in celebration with the Bicentennial. National Gallery Singapore teams up with precinct partners to present close to 50 programmes that showcase art and history through all the five senses, capturing the hearts and minds of guests from day to night. Explore The Odyssey (Jan 18-27, 8pm-midnight), a new commission co-developed by Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari with 14 other multimedia illustrators and digital artists to form part of Singapore's biggest façade light show, Art Skins on Monuments. Go on an epic voyage through the Civic District's seven façades as an explorer sojourns the worlds of duality in search of his identity. Be a part of his journey by activating an interactive wall using sound and movement at National Gallery Singapore’s Padang Atrium. While you're there, take a trip down memory lane by flipping through personal and archival

Guide to Chingay in Singapore
Things to do Guide to Chingay in Singapore

The Hokkien term ‘Chingay’ translates to the art of costume and masquerade which is apt for this vibrant street parade. The quintessential Singapore event is usually held during the Chinese New Year festivities. This year, it takes over the F1 Pit Building on February 15 and 16 with its usual riot of colourful costumes, live performances, dazzling floats and intricate props from all around the world. An iconic symbol of Singapore, the massive jamboree celebrates the country’s rich multicultural and cosmopolitan cultures and has become a household name amongst the various communities since its debut in 1973. Trivia: the celebration makes up for the ban on firecrackers that was once a customary Lunar New Year practice to ward off evil spirits. This year, Chingay delves into the theme of ‘Dreams Funtastia’ as part of the Singapore Bicentennial celebrations to showcase the infinite imagination of what Singaporeans can achieve and become in the future. Come rain or shine, get your tickets to this shining, shimmering, splendid street parade at chingay.org.sg. Here’s what you can expect at this energetic bash.  RECOMMENDED: Guide to Chinese New Year in Singapore and the best Chinese New Year events in Singapore

The ultimate guide to i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition
Things to do The ultimate guide to i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition

Brighter and bolder, i Light Singapore returns for another season of nocturnal art from January 28 to February 24. And for the first time, it's extending beyond Marina Bay to include the Civic District, Singapore River Esplanade Park and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park. This year, the annual festival features a special edition to kickstart the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration with pieces that explore our history. Soak in the ambience as people from all walks of life connect through shared experiences, tasty bites, live music and immersive play – all while learning more about sustainability and the evolution of our city through time. The sundown art event happens from 7.30pm to 11pm daily, with extended hours to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. Marvel at 33 artworks and take part in over 20 programmes, including five new activity hubs. Here’s what to expect at i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition.

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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.

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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 

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. 

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

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

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

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