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In the October issue of Time Out Singapore: our guide to the city's best suburban neighbourhoods

Growing up in the heartlands, my days were spent playing in sandy playgrounds complete with monkey bars and tyre swings, arguing with fellow eight-year-olds on who gets a turn next. I’d have chicken rice at the kopitiam and go to school five bus stops away. Times were different then – but somehow the essence of living in the heartlands has remained the same. This issue, we rediscover some of our favourite ‘hoods: Punggol, Bedok, Clementi and more, for a slice of local life away from the flurry of the CBD.

Here's one for all you vegetarians out there. Eating is now a breeze with these vegetarian-friendly restaurants and serve up meat-free versions of local dishes. 

One thing we love most about our city is its endless summer (minus the rainy season that's been hitting our shores lately, whoops). So go ahead and lounge on the beach with a good-looking one-piece or bikini that's fit for you. We list the best local swimwear brands you need to have on your radar.

This month, don't miss out on the inaugural GIF Festival, presented by Noise Singapore and Kult Gallery. Featuring over 50 artworks, be prepared to be hypnotised by colourful projections and attend workshops on stop-motion.

Fact: Backstreet Boys are back. The iconic boyband makes their return to our shores in October in conjunction with the WTA Finals Singapore. We recap some of their greatest hits to prep you in time for the concert. Get ready to sing – or scream – your hearts out.

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