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Garden Beats
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Garden Beats

Be one with nature at this eco-conscious, carbon-neutral music festival which is brimming with performing, visual and interactive arts. Headliners this year include indie-rock stalwarts Foals. Read our interview with Foals here. 

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Rupaul's Drag Race Werq The World Tour
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Rupaul's Drag Race Werq The World Tour

The queens of RuPaul's Drag Race are coming to slay. Led by mission leader Michelle Visage, this must-see show will have you flipping wigs while journeying through the universe for a dynamic display of wonders held by each planet and its respective queen – Aquaria, Detox, Kim Chi, Monet X Change, Plastique Tiara, Sharon Needles and Violet Chachki. Read our interview with Aquaria here.

Transfix presents Sander van Doorn
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Transfix presents Sander van Doorn

Back in 2007, he was the new trance kid on the block with his viral remix of the Arctic Monkeys’ When the Sun Goes Down. Today, this Dutch DJ and producer is one of DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list, having produced killer remixes in various styles ranging from tech-house, tech-trance, progressive house to electro house and EDM. His recent Purple Haze album, Spectrvm, is a riot of dark trance and tough techno with some standout vocals to boot.

AliA
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AliA

Taking on a global tour, Japanese rock band AliA are heading to the Lion City to turn the heat up with tracks off their mini-albums AliVe and realize. Besides some hard-hitting tracks, the six-piece are set to showcase their versatility with a wide range of styles à la the up-tempo songs like Impulse and Limit to mellower stuff like Voice.

Good Dates / Bad Dates
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Good Dates / Bad Dates

As far as universal experiences go, it's not far-fetched to say that bad dates make the best memories. Everyone remembers their share of bad dates; from struggling to stay interested in the conversation, texting your friends about how badly the date was going, and counting the seconds until you get to return home. Confront and re-live all these uncomfortable experiences once again at Good Dates / Bad Dates, a solo art show by designer and illustrator, HAFI. Her vibrant illustrations are of real dating disasters she experienced in Singapore. Manoeuvre through her collection of visual narratives and you'll see why hell is really other people. 

Martin Grubinger: The Tears of Nature
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Martin Grubinger: The Tears of Nature

Drum roll, please – wrapping up the year of February is top multi-percussionist Martin Grubinger who is performing Tan Dun's percussion concerto The Tears of Nature. The work was specially created for the percussionist, which uses elements of nature to illustrate the rich percussion sounds. The Singapore Symphony Orchestra and American conductor Robert Spano are also taking the stage to pay tribute to the late British composer and conductor Oliver Knussen with his work The Way to Castle Yonder. The music affair then culminates with Rachmaninoff's soulful Third Symphony.

The Lifespan of a Fact
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The Lifespan of a Fact

This Broadway comedy-play takes centre stage with a clash of two opposites. Watch a diligent fact-checker, a demanding editor and an unorthodox essayist battle it out in an epic showdown between fact and poetic truth.

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Bonus Stage: DJ Shortkut presented by Grey Goose
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Bonus Stage: DJ Shortkut presented by Grey Goose

Feel the Californian sizzle as DJ Shortkut serves up the hottest hip-hop beats from the decks. The DJ is one-third of the most influential DJ crews in history: The Invisibl Skratch Piklz, World Famous Beat Junkies, and The Triple Threat DJs. As a seasoned veteran in DJ competitions, he is known for creating some of the most influential turntable routines of all time while maintaining dance floors internationally.

ONE: King of the Jungle
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ONE: King of the Jungle

Brace yourself for major pows featuring the world's best martial artists as ONE Championship returns to Singapore Indoor Stadium with ONE: King of the Jungle. In the main event, it's two-sport ONE World Champion Stamp Fairtex of Thailand versus Janet 'J.T.' Todd of the United States. Don't miss all the hard-hitting action as Stamp Fairtex defends her ONE Atomweight Kickboxing World Title.

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Sky High Beats Feat. I.M.X
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Sky High Beats Feat. I.M.X

Bid the working week vaarwel, and welcome the weekend with some sky-high beats. Dance like nobody's watching under a blanket of stars as DJ I.M.X turns up the volume with energetic Dutch house sounds at CÉ LA VI.

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The best places to shop for all your baking needs in Singapore
Shopping The best places to shop for all your baking needs in Singapore

Calling all Dominque Ansels and Betty Crockers, here is where you should go to restock the pantry

The best 24-hour activities in Singapore
Things to do The best 24-hour activities in Singapore

From shopping to prawning, the city does not sleep for insomniacs looking for fun late-night things to do past midnight

A handy guide to aromatherapy in Singapore
Shopping A handy guide to aromatherapy in Singapore

Feeling stressed? Get some scented candles and essential oils to lift your spirit, mind and soul

The best things to do in Singapore this weekend (Feb 27-Mar 1)
Things to do The best things to do in Singapore this weekend (Feb 27-Mar 1)

Make the best of your weekend with our top picks of things to do, see and more in Singapore

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

These steak restaurants will make you wish you have beef with everyone you know

The best pancakes in Singapore you can have at any time of day
Restaurants The best pancakes in Singapore you can have at any time of day

Feed the 'gram and satisfy your sweet tooth at the same time with these delightful pancake creations

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

March to the beat of your drum at the hottest music, art and literary festivals happening this month

The best secluded and quiet hotels in Singapore
Hotels The best secluded and quiet hotels in Singapore

Plan a staycation at these hotels and resorts to get away from it all

Postponed or cancelled events in Singapore
Things to do Postponed or cancelled events in Singapore

Take note of the music concerts, theatre performances and art festivals that are affected by the current COVID-19 situation

The best under-the-radar clubs in Singapore
Nightlife The best under-the-radar clubs in Singapore

Rave on and party past midnight at these not-so-secret nightclubs and bars

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The latest news

National Gallery Singapore launches campaign to encourage Singapore's healthcare workers

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National Gallery Singapore launches campaign to encourage Singapore's healthcare workers
This photo of a bulk carrier won a category at the Sony World Photography Awards 2020

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This photo of a bulk carrier won a category at the Sony World Photography Awards 2020
Time Out Singapore February to April issue: For Art's Sake

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Time Out Singapore February to April issue: For Art's Sake
These local theatre companies are standing in solidarity amid concerns over coronavirus

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These local theatre companies are standing in solidarity amid concerns over coronavirus
Do you have what it takes to conquer the 36km Coast-to-Coast trail?

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Do you have what it takes to conquer the 36km Coast-to-Coast trail?
Time Out team picks: what we're loving this week (Feb 14 – 21)

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Time Out team picks: what we're loving this week (Feb 14 – 21)
How do you feel about living in Singapore? We want to know

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How do you feel about living in Singapore? We want to know
Sustainable light art festival i Light Singapore is postponed

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Sustainable light art festival i Light Singapore is postponed
Parasite wins Best Picture at the Oscars – here's where to watch it

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Parasite wins Best Picture at the Oscars – here's where to watch it
Art by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Nam June Paik are coming to National Gallery Singapore

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Art by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Nam June Paik are coming to National Gallery Singapore
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Find me a 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

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: Bee and Jeremy
Sex and dating Find me a date: Bee and Jeremy

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: Jin and Zai
Sex and dating Find me a date: Jin and Zai

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: Jay Dee and Hidzir
Sex and dating Find me a date: Jay Dee and Hidzir

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: Amanda and Luke
Sex and dating Find me a date: Amanda and Luke

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: 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: 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...

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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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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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