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Meet and greet the cast of Captain Marvel on Valentine's Day in Singapore
News Meet and greet the cast of Captain Marvel on Valentine's Day in Singapore

Marvel fans and enthusiasts, if you've got any plans this Valentines's Day, it's time to scrap them. Instead, you can spend it with the cast and directors of...

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News 52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG: Week 47 with Janice Wong, award-winning pastry chef

Welcome to Time Out Singapore's 52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG – our commitment to showing you the best of what's going on in the city this week. Every Monday, a...

Take a first look at Don Don Donki's third and largest store in Singapore
News Take a first look at Don Don Donki's third and largest store in Singapore

Popular Japanese discount store (and our favourite snack joint) opens its third and largest store in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Located in City Square...

Starbucks launches adorable pig merch for the Lunar New Year
News Starbucks launches adorable pig merch for the Lunar New Year

Starbucks proves that Chinese New Year merchandise doesn't have to be gold and gaudy with its range of cute pig drinkware and pouches. Themed after this...

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News 52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG: Week 46 with photographer Christopher Sim

Welcome to Time Out Singapore's 52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG – our commitment to showing you the best of what's going on in the city this week. Every Monday, a...

52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG: Week 45 with record producer and songwriter Tat Tong
News 52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG: Week 45 with record producer and songwriter Tat Tong

Welcome to Time Out Singapore's 52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG – our commitment to showing you the best of what's going on in the city this week. Every Monday, a...

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News 52 Weeks of #ExcitingSG: Week 44 with singer-songwriter Charlie Lim

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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...

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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

The best restaurants to celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore
Restaurants The best restaurants to celebrate Chinese New Year in Singapore

Mum too swamped to cook up reunion dinner for the family this Chinese New Year? Have no fear, pen cai-loving people. We've rounded up eight Lunar New Year feasts from traditional Chinese at old school joints to modern Asian dishes at hip joints putting their own spin on that classics. Here's where to go to celebrate Chinese New Year with friends and family to start the year of the pig on the right note – huat ah! RECOMMENDED: The ultimate guide to Chinese New Year in Singapore and the best Chinese New Year events in Singapore

The ultimate guide to Singapore Art Week 2019
Art The ultimate guide to Singapore Art Week 2019

Ready to chin-stroke your way through nine days of art? The National Arts Council, Singapore Tourism Board and the Economic Development Board of Singapore team up to present the seventh edition of Singapore Art Week from January 19 to 27. Catch the city painted in a kaleidoscope of colours as artists, art collectors and enthusiasts from all over the world pull all the stops to showcase their masterpieces at five major locations – the Civic District and Marina Bay, Bras Basah and Bugis, Jalan Besar and Little India, Gillman Barracks and in the heartlands like Woodlands and Taman Jurong. Whether you’re an art aficionado or rookie, this is the perfect opportunity to fall in love with the city's art through different mediums such as paintings, sculptures, films, photographs, live performances, discussions and immersive experiences such as art walks and lifestyle events. Satiate your hunger for stunning visuals by taking part in over 100 events held at multiple art galleries, institutions, museums and non-profit spaces. Come with a curious mind (and camera) for an impressive range of exhibitions, talks, workshops, performances and film screenings that encompass a plethora of genres and topics including experimentalism, horror, history and culture. Can’t wait to start your Singapore Art Week trail? We’ve mapped out the highlights to catch during nine-day art-stravaganza.

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 best places to get a bespoke suit in Singapore
Shopping The best places to get a bespoke suit in Singapore

Every man has fantasies of suiting up like Don Draper or Harvey Specter, conducting a business lunch and, come sundown, downing a shot of fine whisky. But you won’t get that special fit from an off-the-rack suit. No, you’ll want to head to a bespoke tailor. A good suit is an investment – if you take care of it (and your waistline), it can last 10 to 20 years. Before you visit a tailor, be mindful of three key points: shape, fit and fabric. And be patient. Expect at least 20 measurements to be taken and two to four fittings. It can take up to 50 hours of manual work – which translates to weeks or months before you hang the final product in the wardrobe. But it’ll be worth it, trust us. RECOMMENDED: The best wine bars in Singapore and the best shops for men in Singapore

The best arcade and games bars in Singapore
Bars and pubs The best arcade and games bars in Singapore

If you find Singapore's drinking scene too sterile and dull, then check out these fun bars to unleash the inner party animal – or geek – in you. Whether you’re trying to get onto Chupitos’ “Hall of Fame” or figuring out how to use Ryu’s Hadouken in a drunken state at Nineteen80, these arcade and games bars are guaranteed to give you an exciting night out – with a joystick or dart in one hand, and a pint of beer in the other. RECOMMENDED: 50 best bars in Singapore and where you can get the cheapest happy hours in Singapore

Where to donate clothes, makeup, furniture and books in Singapore
Things to do Where to donate clothes, makeup, furniture and books in Singapore

Whether it is inspired by Marie Kondo or just you being the neat freak that you are, spring cleaning is something everyone goes through at least once a year. Most of the time, it surprises us how many things go unused. So what happens if you find something still in good condition but have no use for you anymore? Toss it into the giveaway pile for someone else who would appreciate it more. Now that you're done and dusted with cleaning and sorting our your stuff, it's time to throw it out or donate it. Here are some places in Singapore where you can drop off your items and in turn spark joy in someone else's life. RECOMMENDED: 13 places to volunteer at in Singapore and where to shop for eco-friendly products in Singapore 

The best food delivery services in Singapore
Restaurants The best food delivery services in Singapore

We've all been there. Stomach grumbling in the middle of the night, or caught in the rain and unable to leave home to get some food. Thankfully, there are plenty of food delivery services in Singapore beyond McDelivery, Deliveroo or Pizza Hut if you're looking for something new. There are those that specialise in Japanese rice bowls, Halal food and even hawker deliveries so you can spend less time in queues and more time doing what matters to you. Here are the best food delivery services you can count on in Singapore. RECOMMENDED The best catering services in Singapore and the best home dining experiences 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

The ultimate guide to Bintan Island
Travel The ultimate guide to Bintan Island

Instead of saving up for a flight ticket to your next holiday destination, why not pack your bags for a weekend getaway at Bintan? Less than an hour ride away from Singapore by ferry, the Indonesian island's sandy white beaches, grand golf courses and gorgeous resorts make it the perfect beach vacation sans the obnoxious crowds of Bali or Phuket. Even if you're not one to soak up a tan or relax with a spa session, the island is loaded with a range of heart-pumping land and water activities as well as idyllic nature trails. Alternatively, you can learn more about Bintan by embarking on a cultural and heritage trail. Ready for an adventure? Here's our guide on where to stay, eat and do at Bintan. RECOMMENDED: The ultimate guide to Singapore's offshore islands and the best short day trips from Singapore  

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Singapore Art Week 2019

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Singapore Art Week 2019
Aliwal Urban Art Festival

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Aliwal Urban Art Festival
M1 Singapore Fringe Festival

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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival
Japanese Film Festival

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Artwalk Little India

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Artwalk Little India
Art Week at SAM

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Impart Collectors’ Show 2019: Fabulous Monsters

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Impart Collectors’ Show 2019: Fabulous Monsters
The MeshMinds Foundation and Lasalle College of the Arts present: Art x Tech For Good

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The MeshMinds Foundation and Lasalle College of the Arts present: Art x Tech For Good
State of Motion 2019: A Fear of Monsters

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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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Neighbourhood guides

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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