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The best LGBTQ events to celebrate pride in Singapore
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The best LGBTQ events to celebrate pride in Singapore

We may not have pride marches á la New York and London here in Singapore, but we’ve got heaps of electric queer ragers and gay clubs to fill your party schedule from day to night. This July, Singapore’s LGBTQ community takes the spotlight to celebrate the freedom to love with the annual Pink Dot, daytime jamborees, drag shows, film screenings and a zinefest. Plenty of love to go around, all are welcome to stunt. RECOMMENDED: The best gay bars and clubs in Singapore and upcoming DJ sets and club parties in Singapore

The best members' clubs in Singapore
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The best members' clubs in Singapore

Often billing themselves as elite communities, these members-only clubs may as well be the modern-day equivalent of secret societies – albeit far more glamorous

The best hiking trails in Singapore
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The best hiking trails in Singapore

Strap on a pair of good shoes and get in touch with nature at these green hiking trails

52 awesome things to do in Singapore
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52 awesome things to do in Singapore

Discover the top things to do in Singapore with Time Out’s ultimate guide to the finest restaurants, bars, shops, attractions, museums and more

Everything you need to know about Time Out's Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner
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Everything you need to know about Time Out's Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner

Time Out's inaugural Dining Series kicks off with our Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner, a showcase of Singaporean flavours elevated and creatively presented by the city's best local chefs. Held on July 26 and 27 at Folklore, the dinner sees superstar four chefs team up to highlight Peranakan, Eurasian, Malay and Chinese cuisine with a twist. For a taste of what's in store, here's everything you should know about the four talented chefs as well as the dishes that they are preparing.  Dinner includes welcome drinks, seven exclusive dishes you won't find anywhere else, cocktails prepared by award-winning bar, Native and plenty of beer provided by Pilsner Urquell – all for $150 nett per person. We think that's a pretty good deal considering a meal at some of these restaurants cost upwards of $170, without any alcohol. If you haven't already, book now and we'll see you at dinner. What's more, enjoy 15% off the ticketed price when you book for a group of four or more.

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Time Out Singapore Dining Series: Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner
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Time Out Singapore Dining Series: Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner

Forget chicken rice and chilli crab – Singapore cuisine has so much more to offer. Time Out Singapore is teaming up with four of the city's best chefs to showcase our heritage through food.The Time Out Singapore Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner sees chefs Damian D'Silva (MasterChef Singapore 2018 judge) of Folklore, Han Li Guang of Michelin-starred Labyrinth, Haikal Johari of Michelin-starred Alma by Juan Amador and Pang Kok Keong of Antoinette present a seven-course dinner (alcoholic drinks included) that highlights Eurasian, Peranakan, Malay and Chinese culture. Treat yourself to exclusive dishes created especially for this two-night event, including the chefs' reinterpretation of beef rendang, otah otah and ayam masak merah. Interweaving their unique culinary heritage, the chefs will come together to demonstrate what Singaporean heritage cooking is all about – slow food that requires tremendous dedication, time and care.Each dish is paired with four different bespoke cocktails featuring Havana Club rum, Monkey47 gin, Altos tequila and Jameson Irish whiskey that's prepared with local ingredients to match the flavour profiles of the dishes.Time Out Singapore Balik Kampong Heritage Dinner is taking place at Folklore, Destination Singapore Beach Road, on July 26 and 27, from 7pm to 10pm, at $150 nett per pax including alcohol.

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International Champions Cup
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International Champions Cup

Gear up football fans, some of the biggest clubs in the world are heading to Singapore this July to face off at the 2018 International Champions Cup. Already in its sixth edition, the annual football competition will see Arsenal, Atlético de Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain go head-to-head at the National Stadium. Taking on a new format, this year's tournament features 18 football clubs playing 27 matches across United States, Europe and Singapore – making us the only Asian pit stop for this season. All the matches will be broadcasted live on Mediacorp's Toggle, including the three Singapore events.

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Sasha Velour
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Sasha Velour

Bask in the presence of the ever-glamourous Sasha Velour, RuPaul's Drag Race season 9 winner and reigning queen, as she slays the stage with a 75-minute one-woman-show – transported straight out of Brooklyn's incredible nightlife scene. Expect nothing short of this artsy queen's signature numbers including Cellophane, This Woman's Work, Don't Cry Out Loud and other brand new creations. With her iconic bald head and striking unibrow, Sasha is definitely here to turn heads and to celebrate all things drag. 

Solarstone
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Solarstone

Don't miss out on the opportunity to catch trance veteran Solarstone spinning track after track of revered club classics such as The Calling, Seven Cities, Solarcoaster and Like A Waterfall at Zouk. The ultimate raver's latest 11-minute release A State of Mind solidifies his legacy as a trance legend, so missing out on his ridiculously exhilarating shows, as well as the #PureTrance movement, would result in a serious case of FOMO.

Keepers Playground
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Keepers Playground

Curated by Carolyn Kan of Keepers and SKL0 (Sam  Lo the Sticker Lady), the Keepers Playground distills design, retail, food and workshops into 10 days worth of fun. From edible flower-growing workshops to robot-making classes, there truly is something for everyone. Be sure to look out for homegrown brands such as The Farm Store, Ling Wu and Carrie K as they set up retail pop-ups across all 5 levels of the National Design Centre.

Sephora Playhouse
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Sephora Playhouse

Gather your beauty squad and head down to the Civic Plaza at Ngee Ann City for the biggest beauty playground in Singapore. To celebrate Sephora's 10th birthday, they're throwing a 10-day-long birthday bash right in the heart of the city with an Insta-ready funhouse brimming with immersive activities and hands-on workshops with makeup artists and educators. Open exclusively to Sephora Beauty Pass members, the Playhouse also houses thematic rooms that range from a prismatic mirror maze through a girly pink ice cream parlour to a Harlem-esque graffiti room with a palette-inspired trampoline. 

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20 best things to do while you're in Singapore
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20 best things to do while you're in Singapore

What we absolutely love to do in the city. The crème de la crème of what Singapore has to offer – we present our top 20

The best Jacuzzi hotels in Singapore
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The best Jacuzzi hotels in Singapore

Soak all you want, any time you want, however you want – welcome to the spa life

Co-working spaces in Singapore
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Co-working spaces in Singapore

Working from home not cutting it for you? Try one of these co-working spaces instead

The best hotels for a staycation in Singapore
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The best hotels for a staycation in Singapore

Feel like taking a short break without leaving the island? Let the Time Out Singapore team show you around the best hotels for the job

Best farms in Singapore
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Best farms in Singapore

Farms? What farms? The Little Red Dot is as famous for its agriculture industry as Jamaica is for bobsledding. But even though less than 1 percent of our land area is dedicated to farming activities, there’s an impressive variety of farms in Singapore. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly activity on the weekend or a getaway from the hustle and bustle, pick any of these for a breath of fresh air. 

The best unknown facts about Sentosa
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The best unknown facts about Sentosa

Historically known as Pulau Blakang Mati, which translates to the ‘island of death from behind’ – yikes – Sentosa has come a long way from those darker days. Its current moniker means peace and tranquility, apt for an island dedicated to fun. Here are other bits of trivia we bet you never knew about everyone’s favourite weekend spot

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Cycling routes: East Coast
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Cycling routes: East Coast

Cycling routes: Kallang
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Cycling routes: Kallang

Cycling routes: Hillview
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Cycling routes: Hillview

Guide to MacRitchie
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Guide to MacRitchie

Guide to Seletar
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Guide to Seletar

Guide to Pasir Ris and Changi
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Guide to Pasir Ris and Changi

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Free things to do in Singapore
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Free things to do in Singapore

If there’s one word we Singaporeans love more than ‘discount’, it’s ‘free’. And despite Singapore being among the top in various ‘most expensive city’ lists, there are plenty of free things to do around the island. Now we're adding one more to the list of free things in Singapore: every first Tuesday of the month, Time Out Singapore is distributed free in the evenings at MRT stations around the CBD. We also regularly have giveaways on our contest page where you can win staycations, dining vouchers and more. Here, we list the best free things you can do around the city. 

Singapore’s best parks for picnics
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Singapore’s best parks for picnics

After spending many a sweaty hour trekking around various parks, here's our list of the best spots to picnic at in Singapore. These places don't require you to travel to the middle of nowhere, they're scenic, they have some shade and decent patches of grass, and most importantly, they're located near the toilets (but not too near). So pack your basket, pick up your mat, and head to these parks for some fun in the sun.

Things to do in Singapore at 3am
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Things to do in Singapore at 3am

Besides supper and bar-hopping, there’s plenty to do in the wee hours here, from shopping for flowers to practising your dribble. Move aside, New York – we’re a city that doesn’t sleep, too

The best spas in Singapore
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The best spas in Singapore

Your ultimate guide to the swankiest spas in Singapore – all tried and tested by Time Out Singapore

10 things to do at Singapore Changi Airport
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10 things to do at Singapore Changi Airport

Missed your flight? Departure been delayed? Or are you just the type of person who likes to show up three hours ahead of schedule? Whatever the reason, if you’ve got a couple of hours to kill, there's no airport in the world that's better to be in than Singapore's Changi. There's plenty reasons Changi is number one, here's 10 of them. 

Guide to Singapore's offshore islands
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Guide to Singapore's offshore islands

Lush flora and diverse fauna beckon from Singapore’s offshore islands – we heed the call and check them out

101 things to do in Singapore

Food and Drink
Restaurants

Food and Drink

From streetside hawker fare to Michelin-starred meals, explore Singapore through your taste buds

Nightlife
Nightlife

Nightlife

There are more interesting things to do after dark than ordering a Singapore Sling

Shopping
Shopping

Shopping

We are the region's best shopping destination after all

Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture

The top arts and culture experiences in the city

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