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Guide to i Light Marina Bay 2017
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Guide to i Light Marina Bay 2017

Bring a portable charger along as you head to the bay to snapshot these gorgeous, sustainably made art installations

Guide to Tai Seng
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Guide to Tai Seng

We round up where to eat, hang out and what to do while you're in Tai Seng

Men's grooming in Singapore
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Men's grooming in Singapore

We check out the city’s top barbershops to get a haircut, shave, trim and, err, tattoo and tweeze

Best shops in Singapore: Home and living
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Best shops in Singapore: Home and living

Come home to stylish digs when you pick up a few pieces from these home decor stores

Highlights of NUS Arts Festival 2017
Art

Highlights of NUS Arts Festival 2017

New territory is explored with the return of the NUS Arts Festival in a bold fusion of art and science

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Margins: A season of Haresh Sharma’s plays
Theatre

Margins: A season of Haresh Sharma’s plays

The 14th edition of Esplanade’s The Studios, a platform to showcase local theatre companies and independent artists, celebrates the works by Cultural Medallion-winning writer Haresh Sharma. See the restaging of four Sharma-penned plays, such as Fundamentally Happy and Harap, and a new WIP from the playwright.

Tsum Tsum carnival
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Tsum Tsum carnival

Cute Disney characters descend upon CapitaLand's malls for the month-long Tsum Tsum carnival. Take pictures with the round-shaped figurines in recreated scenes from Disney Tsum Tsum's animation shorts. But that's not all: other activities include the Ninja Castle Challenge, making your own Disney Tsum Tsum characters from Play-Doh and racing Disney Tsum Tsum Tomica die-cast cars. Download the CapitaStar app to unlock Mission Bingo for additional rewards. 

Arts in Your Neighbourhood
Art

Arts in Your Neighbourhood

Arts in Your Neighbourhood is exactly what it sounds like – in March, expect to see performances and art-related activities in your ‘hood. This season 12 neighbourhoods, including Yishun, Tampines, Buona Vista and Bedok will get their fair share of the arts. With Yishun as its core focus, the event brings four newly-commissioned works such as District 27, a site-specific dance performance that hails the heritage of the neighbourhood. All activities are free (with online registration required for some), so check out the full spectrum of events on the official website and make sure to head down for a visit.

I Want My Hat Back

I Want My Hat Back

Based on Jon Klassen’s children’s novel of the same name, the musical tells the story of Bear and his mission to find his missing hat. First performed at UK’s National Theatre, I Want My Hat Back makes its international premiere on our shores, and promises to charm both the young and old with its humour and catchy tunes.

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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.

An Oriental-Peranakan Fairy Tale at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant
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An Oriental-Peranakan Fairy Tale at Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant

The little Nyonya, Jeanette Aw teams up with Wan Hao's executive chef, Brian Wong, to create a special Cantonese and Peranakan menu. This four-course Oriental-Peranakan fusion menu features dishes like braised chicken buah keluak served with blue pea flower fried rice and double-boiled salted preserved vegetable and duck soup with bird’s nest dumplings. Available for lunch and dinner all day, this exclusive menu is only available for a limited period of time so try it fast.

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ATLAS

Housing the world's most diverse collection of gin, you'll never run out of options at this grand Art Deco-inspired bar complete with gold and bronze trimmings reminiscent of the era. Not sure what to try first? Master of Gin Jason Williams and his team will get you acquainted with the collection. Simply tell them the types of gin you enjoy (or the flavour profile of drinks you prefer) and they'll make a suitable recommendation. But it's not all gin on the menu, have your cocktails prepared by head bartender Roman Foltán, and be attended by maître d' Carla Davina Soares, both from London’s award-winning Artesian at The Langham. In the kitchen, executive chef Daniele Sperindio dishes out scrumptious bar food 'til late.

Po Restaurant
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Po Restaurant

The Lo & Behold Group teams up with Willin Low of Wild Rocket, the pioneer of Mod-Sin cuisine, to bring you Po. The flagship restaurant of The Warehouse Hotel, Po serves classic local dishes like ngoh hiang ($15) and satay ($20) made with premium ingredients such as Iberico pork. Don’t miss the restaurant’s signature popiah platter ($28), where you have a hand in assembling the dish your way, just like if popo made it at home.

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
Crackerjack
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Crackerjack

Brought to you by the same guys behind 28 HongKong Street, Crackerjack is the hip new-bar-on-the-block at Tanjong Pagar. But it's not just about the cocktails – the cafeteria-style joint also serves hearty plates and killer cups of joe brewed by former US barista champion Bronwen Serna.

Botanico
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Botanico

Located on the second floor of The Garage, Botanico serves seasonal cuisine inspired by the rich flora and fauna that surrounds it. Expect dishes like lamb tartare ($20) served with mustard ice cream and fried capers, chargrilled carabinero prawns ($28) with a side of mellow rice cooked in a rich prawn bisque, and huge Japanese scallops ($27) atop Jerusalem artichoke puree.

Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Ginett Restaurant & Wine Bar

With a glass of wine going for $6 and bottles priced from $30, Ginett is set to be your new favourite watering hole. Two-course set lunches go for $18 while dinner is a more extravagant French affair. Don't miss the 1 Meter Board ($50) that's packed with five different types of cheese and cold cuts alongside pork pâté. Other signatures include dishes such as the Australian Angus beef (from $39), Kurobuta pork (from $24) and organic lamb chop ($42) – all cooked on an applewood charcoal grill.

Béni
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Béni

From its perch on the fourth floor of Mandarin Gallery, this one-Michelin-starred spot has moved a couple of storeys down to a larger, more elegant space. Other than a change of space, everything that won Béni its star has remained. That includes chef Kenji Yamanaka, who marries his training in fine French cuisine and love for Japanese food in the menus here: pick from a four- ($68) or seven-course ($128) set for lunch, and a six- ($178) or eight-course set ($258) for dinner. As you'd expect of a joint of this calibre, the food is faultless: refined French techniques are used to make the most of the stellar Japanese produce. Whatever you do, opt for a menu with Ozaki wagyu – it's chef Yamanaka's speciality – on it. Hand-picked by the chef for its lightness, silkiness and richness in umami, the beef pairs beautifully with his classic French-inspired sauces.

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ATLAS
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ATLAS

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

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
The Summerhouse
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The Summerhouse

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

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  • 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

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  • 3 out of 5 stars
Candlenut
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Candlenut

Malcolm's, not mum’s, cooking

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  • 4 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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