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The best street art in Singapore
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The best street art in Singapore

There's more to this city than meets the eye. In between our shiny skyscrapers and towering metal cranes, there are plenty of Insta-worthy urban artworks that simply take our breath away. From the graffiti that’s hidden in plain sight to pieces that lurk away in the backstreets, there are still some things about our little city that might still surprise you. We pick ten of our favourite murals around town and let you know where to find them. Start snappin' those pics for the 'gram! RECOMMENDED: The best urban art trails in Singapore and the best contemporary art galleries in Singapore

The guide to Coney Island in Singapore
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The guide to Coney Island in Singapore

First things first, the solitary cow on Coney Island is no longer there but there's still lots of reasons to visit the island. Opened to public, the island is now very easily accessible from Punggol Central – no passports and ferries involved. If you want to feel away from Singapore without leaving the country, Coney Island is a great place to escape to.  This ecologically sustainable park also uses timber from fallen trees for all the signage in the park, benches and the boardwalk over the mangrove swamp. Pack your bags, it's time to make the trip to the North-East of Singapore.  RECOMMENDED: The best hiking trails in Singapore and the ultimate guide to Singapore's offshore islands

Tom Odell Live in Singapore 2019

Tom Odell Live in Singapore 2019

Get ready for one emotional ride as British crooner Tom Odell returns to Singapore for an intimate piano show to warm your Friday night on March 29 at *SCAPE The Ground Theatre. The Ivor Novello-winning lyrical genius is rocking the keys with a setlist of tracks from his gospel-inspired third studio album Jubilee Road as well as chart-topping ballads that defined him as a force to be reckoned with. The piano virtuoso burst onto the music scene with his breakthrough anthem Another Love, and with other standout tracks like Grow Old With Me, Heal and Can’t Pretend, it's apparent that the only way is up for the rising star. His stunning rendition of The Beatles’ Real Love, which was recorded for UK department store John Lewis’ Christmas advert, went viral within hours of the ad’s air time. No matter the demographic, Tom Odell’s music resonates well with the spirits of fans and listeners alike. Book your tickets for a spellbinding night with the critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter at livenation.sg. Time Out Singapore in partnership with Live Nation

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5 unique Naked Grouse cocktails you have to try
Bars and pubs

5 unique Naked Grouse cocktails you have to try

Five bartenders duked it out to present the best Naked Grouse cocktail in Singapore. Here's a sneak peek of their creations

The guide to Haw Par Villa in Singapore
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The guide to Haw Par Villa in Singapore

Singapore's known for the prettier sights like Marina Bay Sands, the Botanic Gardens and pastel-hued shophouses but switch it up for the lesser known, more offbeat, quirkier places like Haw Par Villa. This little theme park of horrors is both terrifying and impressive at the same time. Statues and dioramas are painted in bright, gaudy colours making it look more menacing than it should. Still, it's fun to explore this sloping park in the West. We pick some of the best things to see at the place.  RECOMMENDED: The best secret and hidden parks in Singapore and the ultimate guide to Singapore's offshore islands 

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15 best things to do in Singapore in March
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15 best things to do in Singapore in March

Just like that, the shortest month of the year (i.e. February) bids us adieu. But the month of love ain't got nothing on the month of Pancake Day, International Women's Day, St Patrick's Day and Earth Hour, all happening in March. Plus, school's out for the little rugrats so expect a wave of kid-friendly events around town, including Disney On Ice – perfect for the whole brood. Other than that, flex your vocal cords as The Kooks headlines Garden Beats Festival and Maroon 5 is back to serve you all their greatest hits. Laugh out loud with RuPaul's Drag Race superstar Bianca Del Rio and award-winning funnyman Jim Gaffigan. Step into strangers' homes in the name of art via Passport or explore the world of design at the Urban Design Festival. The list goes on, but here are our top 15. RECOMMENDED: The definitive guide on things to do in Singapore

15 things you can do in Singapore you can’t do anywhere else
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15 things you can do in Singapore you can’t do anywhere else

Great restaurants, cheap eats and inspiring nature trails just when you thought that we’ve exhausted all the reasons Singapore's the best, we have a list of experiences that might just be the very definition of Uniquely Singapore.  RECOMMENDED: The best souvenirs to buy in Singapore and the 50 best cafés in Singapore

6 highlights to catch at Singapore Heritage Festival
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6 highlights to catch at Singapore Heritage Festival

Instead of burying your nose in a history book, why not discover Singapore's vibrant past through a thoughtfully curated programme line-up. From now until April 7, travel back in time through various trails, guided tours, open houses, live performances and multi-sensorial exhibitions that are guaranteed to inspire you with nostalgia. This year’s special Singapore Bicentennial edition takes you through four areas – Kampong Gelam, Bedok, Telok Blangah and Kranji. Not sure where to begin? We round up six highlights for you to get started. RECOMMENDED: The best museums in Singapore and the best heritage trails in Singapore

The guide to Haw Par Villa in Singapore
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The guide to Haw Par Villa in Singapore

Singapore's known for the prettier sights like Marina Bay Sands, the Botanic Gardens and pastel-hued shophouses but switch it up for the lesser known, more offbeat, quirkier places like Haw Par Villa. This little theme park of horrors is both terrifying and impressive at the same time. Statues and dioramas are painted in bright, gaudy colours making it look more menacing than it should. Still, it's fun to explore this sloping park in the West. We pick some of the best things to see at the place.  RECOMMENDED: The best secret and hidden parks in Singapore and the ultimate guide to Singapore's offshore islands 

Party in a Ferris wheel at MARQUEE Singapore's grand opening bash
Nightlife

Party in a Ferris wheel at MARQUEE Singapore's grand opening bash

There’s a brand new club for night owls to give a hoot. Make space in your late-night party schedule for MARQUEE Singapore. Helmed by the brains behind some of the biggest nightclubs in the world, TAO Group, the one-stop entertainment destination is set to take Singapore’s nightlife scene to new heights – quite literally. Known for its signature rollers in New York, Las Vegas and Sydney, MARQUEE makes its Asia debut at the iconic Marina Bay Sands on the weekend of April 12 and 13 with a grand opening soirée from 10pm until late. The red carpet affair is backed by an exhilarating line-up of internationally-acclaimed guest DJs to give revellers a taste of its world-famous parties. The swanky adult carnival occupies three storeys at Marina Bay Sands – making it the biggest nightclub in Singapore – and features a massive indoor Ferris wheel at its beating heart. Before you shake your way to MARQUEE Singapore, here’s everything you need to know about this brand new ultimate nightlife experience.

The best outdoor things to do on land in Singapore
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The best outdoor things to do on land in Singapore

Singapore isn't just a concrete jungle, there are pockets of green to seek out the wild, urban walking trails and sporty activities  to try. In a nutshell, there are plenty of reasons to go outside in this city so get off the couch, put the Netflix binge sesh on hold and strap on a good pair of shoes and embark on one of these land-based adventures. The great outdoors isn't so bad, you know.  RECOMMENDED:  101 best things to do in Singapore and the best hiking trails in Singapore

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The best museums in Singapore
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The best museums in Singapore

There’s a lot more diversity than you’d reckon when it comes to museums in Singapore. Besides the usual arts-focused spaces, we’ve rounded up a broad spectrum of other funky collections: toys, optical illusions and more. RECOMMENDED:  11 tourist attractions Singaporeans never go to and 101 best things to do in Singapore

Guide to Pulau Ubin
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Guide to Pulau Ubin

Sure, it may not have the white sandy beaches you’d expect of an island like Gili Island or Phuket, nor is it exactly the day trip holiday getaway you would imagine but the eccentricity and charm of Pulau Ubin makes it a magical place to travel to. One of the two remaining kampongs in Singapore (the other being Kampong Buangkok in Yio Chu Kang), this island is just a 15-minute boat ride away from the mainland. Whether you’re a nature lover or a thrill seeker, here’s how you can soak in the tranquillity and discover a myriad of hidden treasures on the island. RECOMMENDED: The best hiking trails in Singapore and the ultimate guide to Singapore's offshore islands

13 places to volunteer at in Singapore
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13 places to volunteer at in Singapore

Fancy a break from your usual work-eat-shop-play routine? Why not use your time to volunteer towards a worthy cause. Rack up those karma points by lending a hand to those less fortunate. From caring for children and the elderly to helping rescue animals and clean-up drives, there are several local charities that are working tirelessly for a number of causes. So pick one that you feel strongly about and get involved! RECOMMENDED: Where to shop for eco-friendly products in Singapore and the best shops for flowers, indoor plants and gardening supplies

Where to watch the sunrise in Singapore
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Where to watch the sunrise in Singapore

There are 365 (sometimes 366) days in a year to watch the sunrise. For all the days you have had school, work, or simply just didn’t want to wake up early, now is your chance to make up for it. Gather your friends, loved ones, or pets, and head over to these spots in Singapore to see the glowing ball of fire grow. Don’t forget to pack your camera and tripod to document this rare occasion - not the sunrise, but waking up that early! RECOMMENDED: Tips for photographing the sunrise

The best co-working spaces in Singapore
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The best co-working spaces in Singapore

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

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. 

Walk or cycle around the island

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

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

Singapore's most popular attractions may include a boat-like tower with an infinity pool and two durian-looking domes and other impressive manmade structures but you'll be surprised by the amount of the greenery you can find within the city-state (and surrounding offshore islands). Afterall, we're known as the City in a Garden. Here are some of the best hiking trails to hop on. Just remember to slap on sunscreen and bring along some mosquito repellent!

The best nature trails in Singapore
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The best nature trails in Singapore

Sometimes the best way to discover Singapore is by checking out the beauty that surrounds it. No, we're not talking about the usual agenda of tourist attractions, modern skyscrapers and shopping malls. Stop and smell the roses (and fresh air) while you soak up the Garden City's stunning greenery. RECOMMENDED: The best hiking trails in Singapore and cycling routes in Singapore

The best urban art trails in Singapore
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The best urban art trails in Singapore

There’s a good reason why spending time in an art museum takes more than merely an hour. As art junkies, we need a fair amount of time to appreciate and soak up the views of one artwork before moving onto the next. But are art exhibitions and galleries ever enough? The answer is no. From one art type to another, we’ve rounded the best free-and-easy art trails to peep the city’s street art, ranging from murals to sculptures. RECOMMENDED: Must-see art exhibitions in Singapore and the best museums in Singapore

Discover Singapore on a budget

The best free things to do in Singapore
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The best free things to do in Singapore

The best things in life are free – and we couldn't agree more, especially when we're looking to save some dough while still having fun. A lot has been said about how expensive it is to live or vacation in Singapore, but that doesn't mean you have to break the bank. From enjoying ticketless performances, art exhibitions and offbeat attractions to exploring Singapore's great outdoors and dining for free, here's how to live it up the city gratuitously. RECOMMENDED: 101 best things to do in Singapore and the top 10 things to do this month  

The best parks for picnics in Singapore
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The best parks for picnics in Singapore

There's a time for trekking and conquering nature trails but there's also a time for sitting pretty and having a picnic. Want to know the best spots to set down your mat? Here is our list of the best 8 parks to have a picnic in Singapore. These places don't require you to travel to the middle of nowhere, 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. RECOMMENDED: The best places to fly a kite and the best public parks for kids

The best free water parks in Singapore
Kids

The best free water parks in Singapore

While the weather has been a bit unpredictable lately, if the sun is shining (and the kids are angsty), take them out to cool down at these free aqua playgrounds around the island. We've checked out where to go for the best sprinklers, bubblers and water fountains that are great for kids (and adults). Best of all, as they are in public spaces, so there's no admission fees! Just like these best public pools too.  Looking for other great things to do around the city? Discover the 101 best things to do in Singapore or things you can do here that you can't do anywhere else.  RECOMMENDED:  The best public parks for kids and The best indoor playgrounds in Singapore

The best free museums in Singapore
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The best free museums in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive cities in the world, but good things need not necessarily have to come at a price. These free museums make for the perfect day activity for tourists looking to find out more about our nation's history and culture, and is also great for locals who want to rediscover what their homeland has to offer. Get cultured without having to spend a dime – sometimes the best things in life really are free. RECOMMENDED The best museums in Singapore and the best urban art trails in Singapore  

The best places to stargaze in Singapore
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The best places to stargaze in Singapore

When it comes to al fresco dining and drinking, Singapore’s loaded with a myriad of rooftop bars, outdoor restaurants and beach clubs. No doubt, these spots are great for unwinding under the stars, but when it comes to catching astronomical wonders like the lunar eclipse that’s happening on the morning of July 28, you’re better off elsewhere. Set your alarms for 3.30am and make your way to these stargazing spots for that rare reddish “blood moon” glow. RECOMMENDED: The best nature trails in Singapore and the best hiking trails in Singapore

The best free date ideas in Singapore
Sex and dating

The best free date ideas in Singapore

We know, we know – dating is more about the camaraderie rather than the venue. But that’s no reason not to impress your date with the best hangout spot even if you’re broke. No matter what sort of couple you are, Singapore has a myriad of things to do. From getting a cultural fix at the museum to going on a nature trail, vibe with your romantic partner at one of these eclectic locations without all the extra charge. Aren't the best things in life free? RECOMMENDED:  Unique and fun date ideas in Singapore and the most romantic restaurants in Singapore