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26 things to do in Singapore this week (Apr 24-Apr 30)
Things to do

26 things to do in Singapore this week (Apr 24-Apr 30)

Looking for things to do? Read on for our guide to the week's best events and recommended things to do

Guide to Pasir Ris and Changi
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Guide to 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

Top 10 Singaporean dishes and where to find them
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Top 10 Singaporean dishes and where to find them

We asked, you answered. Here are the top ten local dishes as voted by you

Best hotels for a staycation in Singapore
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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

A day in the life of a hawker
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A day in the life of a hawker

We follow the hawkers behind Piao Ji Fish Porridge at Amoy Street for a day – here’s what went down

What's on in Singapore this week

Singapore Art Book Fair
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Singapore Art Book Fair

If art books to you are weighty coffee table tomes, it’s time to expand that definition. Get zines, catalogues and books packed with vivid photography, art and design from this book fair. Scope out what’s beyond our shores with offerings from Japan, South Korea and Indonesia,  or zines from world-renowned Phaidon Press. Else, go local and pick up indie mag Sand Magazine or Rubbish – it isn’t – from design collective holycrap. Riding the #girlpower wave is Wall of Women, a wall dedicated to female artists.

Singapore Heritage Festival
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Singapore Heritage Festival

The Singapore Heritage Festival returns with an exploration of Singapore’s lesser known stories, led by performances, heritage food and a fascinating look at the world of broadcast. Revisit well-loved shows in theatre company Sweet Tooth’s Studio 6, join the revelry of cultural performances at the Bukit Pasoh Street Party, and feast on outdoor installations and stories of Little India’s past at the Ramayana Extravaganza.

Colombian Film Festival

Colombian Film Festival

Discover Colombia's vibrant and diverse film scene through the lenses of its homegrown filmmakers. Presenting the inaugural Colombian Film Festival in Singapore, The Embassy of Colombia and The Projector come together to curate a programme featuring contemporary and award-winning titles, which includes coming-of-age drama Gente De Bien and comedy flick, Sofia and the Stubborn.

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Bondax

Bondax

Not to be confused with the twosome from Disclosure, this English electronic duo spin more soul and less deep house. Made up of Lancaster lads Adam Kaye and George Townsend, these wunderkinds will take you on a magical, sonic journey. 

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Giselle

Giselle

Straight from the oldest theatre in the world, the San Carlo Theatre of Naples, Giselle is a ballet about the redemptive power of love. It follows the ghost of a village girl and her unceasing love for the man who betrayed her. First staged in Paris in 1841 and accompanied by one of the world’s first full-length ballet scores, the performance soars with award-winning leads Giuseppe Picone and Ekaterina Oleynik.

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CÉ LA VI presents Mayday! Mayday!
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CÉ LA VI presents Mayday! Mayday!

Say goodbye to the month of April and welcome May with a bang. Revel in the clouds with homegrown music maestros, led by DJ Kiat, as they spin a night of groovy house and tech-influenced tunes. And what's a party without getting a lil messy? Plenty of barbecue bites and booze await at this rooftop party. 

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New restaurants and bars in SG

Morsels (new location)
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Morsels (new location)

Morsels isn’t an unfamiliar name in Singapore’s dining scene, but the restaurant has left its home in Little India for greener pastures at Dempsey. The rustic barnyard-style house features an open kitchen at the back, allowing you to see chef-owner Petrina Loh and her team whip up dishes like her signature steamed venus clams ($24) in fig broth and Firecracker Duroc Pulled Pork ($24), a dish that’ll keep you coming back for more.

Iggy's (new menu)
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Iggy's (new menu)

Iggy’s celebrates 12 years of gastronomy by welcoming diners to try new head chef Aitor Jeronimo Orive’s cuisine. Expect premium Japanese ingredients sourced by Tokyo-based runners and touches of Singaporean flavours – all pulled together with modern European techniques chef Orive honed cooking in avant-garde restaurants around Spain. Each meal ($85/lunch, $195/dinner, up to $235/eight-courses) begins with a series of seasonal snacks such as the innovative roti john made with a spread of chicken liver mousse, foie gras and mushroom duxelles sandwiched between apple meringue. 

Alati (new menu)
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Alati (new menu)

Alati is a Greek restaurant along Amoy Street that specialises in sustainable seafood caught off the Mediterranean coast. The flavours are kept clean, showcasing the freshness of dishes like the grilled Greek octopus that's served with vinegared onions and confit tomatoes, and shrimp saganaki. Not to be missed is the wide selection of whole fish – from European seabass to Gilt-Head seabream – that's served either grilled on in a salt-baked crust. The latter seals in the fish's natural juices, ensuring you get perfectly moist fillets that's best enjoyed with olive oil with lashings of lemon zest. Aside from seafood, you'll also find Greek classics such as taramosalata, Greek salad and fyllo-wrapped feta on the menu. We recommend ordering a bunch to share for a true Grecian feast.  

Durian Fiesta at Goodwood Park Hotel
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Durian Fiesta at Goodwood Park Hotel

Goodwood Park's annual Durian Fiesta is back, this time with six brand new tantalising creations. There will be a total of 14 premium cakes and pastries, each made with only the best D24 or Mao Shan Wang durians. Our favourites include the D24 Starry Starry Night Ice Cream Cake (from $13), a new cake with a durian ice cream centre wrapped in charcoal sponge. Popular picks like the D24 mousse cake (from $11), D24 puff (from $9) and Mao Shan Wang ice cream tubs ($19) are also available. During Durian Fiesta, Goodwood Park's Sichuan and Cantonese restaurant, Min Jiang, will also offer D24 fried sesame balls (from $11.80), a crispy dim sum dish stuffed with warm durian pulp.

Poke Doke
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Poke Doke

The poké trend shows no signs of slowing down with this opening. Poke Doke delivers an Asian spin on the Hawaiian staple, featuring four flavoured cuts of Norwegian salmon and Ahi tuna. Personalise your bowl (from $12.50) with toppings like flying fish roe, edamame and wakame or more premium options like crispy fish skin and onsen egg. 

Kai Garden (new menu)
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Kai Garden (new menu)

Having led the team at Michelin-starred Crystal Jade Golden Palace, executive chef Lau Chi Keung is up for a new challenge. Teaming up with Kai Garden's Fung Chi Keung, the duo has revamped the menu – introducing dishes like baked flower crab served in its shell with spring onions and tomato dressing, and cod fish coated in pistachio nuts served with a Japanese-inspired sauce. Fans of the old menu need not worry as the restaurant's signatures like its Peking duck, and sweet and sour pork served on the rocks still remain.  

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Latest restaurant reviews

Crackerjack
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Crackerjack

A casual cocktail bar with an honest and hearty American-inspired food menu

Time Out says
  • 5 out of 5 stars
ATLAS
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ATLAS

Impressive gin collection housed in an grand art deco-inspired bar

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Summerhouse
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The Summerhouse

‘Farms’-to-table cuisine in a colonial era bungalow

Time Out says
  • 4 out of 5 stars
PIM PAC by FOC
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PIM PAC by FOC

Serviceable tapas and hearty Spanish plates in a hip space

Time Out says
  • 3 out of 5 stars
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Area guides

Telok Ayer
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Telok Ayer

Telok Ayer may have taken its name from the Malay community (it translates to ‘bay’ and ‘water’, respectively), but the area was mainly populated by Chinese immigrants back in the day. Originally a coastal road situated along the island’s old waterfront, the street has transformed itself into a buzzing lifestyle district, teeming with restaurants and bars to feed the CBD office crowd. Pay a visit to one of the museums around the area or pop into the lean shophouses that dot the strip, where boutiques, gyms and a dance studio are tucked away. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the Ann Siang Hill area

Amoy Street
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Amoy Street

Anyone who tells you Amoy Street is 'boring' has clearly never stepped foot down the lane before. Because trust us, it's the complete opposite of that. Previously known for its opium-smoking dens during the British colonial era, the shophouses lined along this one-way street now house chic cafés, bars and even gyms. But if you'd like to have a taste of Singaporean flavour, hit up the hawker centre in the area that's always buzzing with people. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the Ann Siang Hill area

Gemmill Lane
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Gemmill Lane

The small stretch between Club Street and Amoy Street – whose namesake is 19th-century banker John Gemmill – is home to a handful of stylish restaurants and bars, making it the perfect spot for a laid-back hangout. Don't stop at the end of the road either, the back alley of Amoy Street has a few hidden restaurants to wind down at for an after-work dinner and drinks sesh. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the Ann Siang Hill area

Ann Siang Road and Club Street
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Ann Siang Road and Club Street

Named after Chia Ann Siang, a wealthy businessman, Ann Siang road is home to restored shophouses (some are still decorated with Peranakan tiles) that house clan associations, restaurants, bars and niche boutiques. There’s also a hidden green space behind the row of shophouses for a quiet stroll. On Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm to 1am, both Ann Siang Road and Club Street – the name comes from the Chinese clubs that used to line the stretch – come to life as the area is closed off to traffic and the crowd spills out onto the streets. RECOMMENDED: Check out our guide to the Ann Siang Hill area

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