Get an espresso shot, you’ll need it for September. And this guide to F1 everything, picturesque pop-ups, live gigs and artsy affairs.
Time travel with Postmodern Jukebox’s music
Ever wondered what it’d be like if Meghan Trainor’s All about the Bass or Radiohead’s Creep was released back in the old days? Well, you don’t have to – Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox have been taking several chart topping songs and giving them a foot popping vintage spin. With a Youtube following of over three million, this retro music collective’s covers are #throwbacks done right. And they’re coming to Singapore…
Postmodern Jukebox, tickets on Sistic
Cheers to the return of Jigger & Pony
19 Sept onwards
Remember how bummed you were when Amoy Street landmark Jigger & Pony shut down? This is gonna going make your grin like a crazy person – Jigger & Pony is back and they’re still in the CBD (double yay!). Their lip-smacking concoctions have cured many Monday blues, and we know you’re psyched about this return. Tanjong Pagar’s new (but old) pub going will bring a massive menu and craft refined cocktails…like always.
Jigger & Pony, Lobby Level, Amara Singapore, 165 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 088539
Get spendy at the OnTheList Flash Sale
19 – 22 Sept
Looks like it’ll be raining flash sales in Singapore. On the List, a Hong Kong-based flash sale platform, is setting base in Singapore. They’re all set to hit us with first overseas flash sale – expect high-end brands like Armani, Clarins, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ferragamo, Kenzo, Roberto Cavalli, and Ted Baker. You can also snap up Le Creuset cookware and Havaianas at super attractive prices. Want in? Just register for a (free!) membership for access to the sale venue. That’s all!
OnTheList, 19 & 20 Sept, 8am – 8pm, 21 Sept, 10am – 8pm, 22 Sept 10am – 5pm; #14-04 Ngee Ann City Tower B, Singapore 238874
Click with Ikea’s limited edition ugly collection
Interior addicts, pencil in this date. Foremal, Ikea’s non-Scandi, pretty ugly and super chic collection is dropping on their website. Want to buy them at the store? Well, you can’t. This limited edition line that everyone is talking about is available online only. And it’s till stocks lasts (three most FOMO-giving words in history). Dial up the quirk at home, and get yourself these crazy collectibles.
Foremal by Ikea, 20 September 2018 – till stocks last, Ikea Singapore
Explore away at Eyedentity
20 Sept onwards
Franco-British artist Stephane Graff’s first solo show in Asia, Eyedentity explore the relationships between the ego versus collective identity. Also displayed will be his latest work “Glitch Paintings” (2016) that looks at the impacts of the digital era upon image making – interestingly they were inspired by distorted imagery he saw on on TV during a storm.
Partners & Mucciaccia, 6 Lock Road, #02-10, Singapore 108934
Be a part of The Moon landing
Early this month, we discovered The Moon – a new bookstore, cafe and event space in heart of Chinatown where we can hang out with a book all day. And they’re celebrating the touchdown with fabulously collaborative shindig. This Friday night scene is on our to-do list – we’re already dreaming of a letterpress bookmarks by Fingersmith and have picked our theme for a poem that Nihilismist will write for us. Tarot card readings, musical acts and a chance to loan a film camera for the night – how can you not go?
Moon Landing: Dancing in September, The Moon; 37 Mosque St, Singapore 059515
Beer snob? See you at Craft Singapore
21 – 23 Sept
A tart, sweet guava flavour with the sourness of plum. This ain’t no dessert, it’s a craft beer blend by Singapore Beer Project. Throw your plans to sleep-in this weekend out the window and hop over to Craft Singapore for a laidback party with the beer crazy lot. Take the high road with brewers like The 1925 Brewing Co., Trouble Brewing, The Mad Tapper and Daryl’s Urban Ales. Craft doesn’t excite you? Good thing they’ve got Tanglin Gin, 666 Vodka and others to fill your glass with delicious cocktails. And there’s food, great music, tarot card readings, beer pong (duh!) and a masterclass too.
Craft Singapore, 30 Maxwell Road, Singapore 069114
Get real with Art After Dark
Our favourite British military camp turned contemporary arts cluster is turning six! Gillman Barracks is celebrating with its signature after-hours open house. Head over for a crazy night of culture – from live performances to interactive art experiences and activities, there won’t be a dull moment. Just saying, Supermama’s porcelain and craft festival is back as part of the celebrations too. Out of our way!
Gillman Barracks, 7pm onwards, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
Get festive at Chinatown’s Mid-Autumn celebration
It’s that time of the year again when Chinatown gets decked up for Mid-Autumn Festival. This month-long celebration is going to be a ball – lit up streets, performances and nightly shows, fireworks and a bustling bazaar with over 300 stalls at Kreta Ayer Square. There’s never a dull moment…
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018, 8 Sept – 8 Oct, various locations in Chinatown
Get fresh at a farmers’ market
22 Sept onwards
We dig growers and Singapore has a fine share of farmers who are out and about this month. If you’re all for the #SupportLocal movement and want to nomnom on fresh, Singapore grown produce, find your largest tote and head to these farmers’ markets around the island.
Grab a piece of Kilo at their garage sale & moving out party
22 – 23 & 29 Sept
Psst… Kilo Kallang is closing down. But it’s all for the better. It’s moving to a new spot in Duxton later this year (we’ll keep you updated!) that’s a skip and jump away from the CBD. Before they shut shop, they’re having a massive garage sale and a closing party #OneLastKiloBite. On 22 and 23 Sept, drop by and take home a piece of Kilo or Grain Traders’ dinnerware, kitchen equipment and furnishings. Just saying, it’s first-come-first-served so prep yourself. And on 29 Sept, swagger down memory lane – they’ll be serving up old favourites with a side of DJ Ulysses’ beats.
Kilo Garage Sale on 22-23 Sept and #OneLastKiloBite closing party on 29 Sept, 66 Kampong Bugis, #01-01, Singapore 338987
Last chance to catch The Lion King!
Till 23 Sept
This summer’s “mane” event is coming to glorious end. The cast and crew of The Lion King is in full swan song mode for their final week in Singapore. Haven’t caught it yet? Do yourself a colossal favour and catch it before it prances away. If you need convincing, read our review of this theatrical production.
The Lion King, book via Marina Bay Sands or Sistic, Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Wave goodbye to Golden X The Great Escape
Every weekend this month
This one’s a bummer. Everyone’s favourite car park slash secret rooftop bar is shutting shop. On level 5 of Golden Mile Tower (one of Singapore’s oldest and most iconic cinemas), The Great Escape started off three years ago as an experiment to re-purpose seemingly “useless” spaces. Goodbyes are in order… in the only way they know how. Expect chilled out parties every weekend this month with Ice Cream Sunday’s the Last Escape being the last one.
The Great Escape, 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower, #05-00, Singapore 199589
Shop for indie goodies at Public Garden
29 – 30 Sept
Everybody’s fave flea market is back. We hit Public Garden every time it pops up during the year to get our hands on amazing stuff by the coolest Southeast Asian indie labels and brands. Here’s your chance to buy quirky portrait sculptures by Chana Pottery Studio from Thailand, Bali-based designer pet accessories, sustainable items from Singapore’s Rally Rally, SLS-free and paraben-free handmade soaps from 709, a Jakarta-based brand and among others. For more shopping pop-ups, check out our September shopping guide.
Public Garden Consumer Trade, 1pm – 7pm, Suntec Convention Hall 403, Level 4, Suntec Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Stuff face at Fried Chicken Sundays
This is not a drill. We’ve already written a love letter to little French bistro Summer Hill (famous for its poulet roti), but we’ve gotta let you in on the other epic dish that’s going to have everyone heading to Clementi on Sundays. Summer Hill’s fried chicken is the business, and it’s officially going to be on the menu every month. The birds are brined overnight, bathed in buttermilk and coated in flour before getting fried to a crisp and seasoned in butter, lemon and herbs. Bring the stretchy pants, because there’s green chilli cornbread, cheesy zucchini bake and hot sauces on the side. You know you’re going to have to fight for a table for this.
Summer Hill; Block 106 Clementi Street 12, #01-62, Singapore 120106 (Sunset Way); p. 6251 5337
Stop and smile at the sunflowers
It was all yellow – make your way to Gardens by the Bay to catch a field of sunflowers. You heard that right. What else can you call at least 16,000 sunflowers is full bloom! Plus, it’s all in a spectacular Wizard of Oz setting at the Flower Dome. Psst… look for the enormous ‘Russian Mammoth’ that’s almost as big as your face!
Sunflower Surprise at Gardens by the Bay, Till 31 Oct, Flower Dome, 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Where the party at?
We blinked and it’s September and that just means one thing – party season has just begun. Keep up, there’s a lot going on. From Grand Prix pre/post/during parties and award-winning DJs to OTT club anniversary blowouts and theme parties like you’ve never imagined. Click here to get the lowdown on the hottest parties islandwide.
#ShopLocal at Open Farm Community
Till 28 Sept
Heads up, Singapore has been growing. If you’ve always wanted to shop and eat local produce, but found it hard to trek to farmers markets, this must be your lucky month. Pop by Open Farm Community this month to cart home fresh, locally grown produce from Citizen Farm by Edible Garden City. Yup, save time and effort… and get taste of what you’ve been missing out on.
Open Farm Community (Café), 1 – 28 September, 130E, Minden Road, Singapore 248819
Hang around in Future World
If you’re a shutterbug who’s always looking for that out-of-this-world money shot, you’re probably already savvy with the Future World exhibition at the ArtScience Museum (pictured top). Although we’ve been there done that, we’re going back for the 10 new dramatic installations including a digitally-rendered natural world as well as a new gallery titled Sanctuary for a moment for calm. We can’t wait…
Future World – Where Art Meets Science, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Make your own shoes at The Fashion Pulpit
Get handy and make your espadrilles! The Fashion Pulpit is forever giving us reasons to shop-and-swap minus the guilt and now they’re teaching us how to fish with a shoe-making workshop. Lisa Teng, a London-based leather artist and designer, will teach you how to make a pair of espadrilles (with jute rope) using off-cuts, samples and excess leather from manufacturers. We love the idea of hand making a one-of-a-kind pair.
Make your own shoe workshop, The Fashion Pulpit, #02-08 Liang Court, 177 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179030
Psst… watch this space for more!
Been there, done that
Make your way to the ultra picturesque Wheeler’s Estate for a chilled weekend. We’re counting on Wheeler’s Market to keep us busy – starting off with a wonderful session of outdoor yoga. Support local makers and shop for artisanal wares by 22 homegrown labels. Oh, and there’ll be live performances by talented musicians. Sounds like a plan…
Wheeler’s Market, 2 Park Lane, Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798386
Beerfest Asia 2018
Till 2 Sept
You don’t have to be a craft beer expert to proclaim your love for the stuff. For its 10th anniversary, Beerfest Asia 2018 is upsizing big time – expect a bigger venue (The Meadows at Gardens by the Bay), lot more beer from around the world (over 600) and a smashing lineup of comedians, musicians, bands and DJs to keep you hoppin’. And if you wanna learn a thing or two about your favourite drink, check out the lineup of workshops and maybe you’ll end brewing your own barrel with local ingredients.
Beerfest Asia 2018, The Meadows, Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Ground Zero Market
Wanna go zero-waste but don’t know where to start? Ground Zero Market, a conscious living event, will teach you a thing or two about sustainable living in Singapore. Sign up for upcycling workshops to make your own terrarium with GWS Living Art or craft your own eco-friendly, cruelty-free shoes with Taikensonzai x Lisa Teng Studios: Shoes & Stuff. Chill out with eco warriors, sip on vegan coffee, donate food, adopt a plant, put together a zero-waste kit or spread good vibes only with some mindful yoga. That’s a day well-spent, if you ask us.
Ground Zero Market, Kampung Kampus, 91 Lorong Chencharu (Yishun), Singapore 769201
HoneyKids Family Funday: The Endless Summer Pool Party at Swish!
The temperature has really been ramping up here in sunny Singapore and we definitely all need fun opps for a bit of a cool off. So, what better way for the whole family to beat the heat than by making a big splash at an activity-packed party in and around the pool? That’s right folks, HoneyKids is bringing back the most anticipated event of the summer – magic shows, bubble science, gymnastics, a mermaid and, of course, plenty of pool party action are just a snippet of the splash-tastic adventures you can expect.
HoneyKids Family Funday: the Endless Summer Pool Party, Swish! Swimming, 72 Loewen Road #01-08 Dempsey Hill, Singapore 248848. For more HoneyKids events, check their Facebook page.
Sunday on the Hill
Call your friends, bring the kids and the dog for a laid-back Sunday in a picture perfect garden. Make your way to Kult Kafé for their monthly Sunday on the Hill shindig – expect great tunes, craft beers, cocktails, New York style pizzas and tons of games to keep the good times rolling.
Sunday on the Hill, Kult Kafé, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
The Nomad Series Ch 3: Ben Spalding
5 – 6 Sept
We went gaga over The Ottomani’s mod-Middle Eastern cuisine late last year and promptly booked ourselves a table when they launched The Nomad Series in June. Are we still excited about it? You betcha – London’s top young chef Ben Spalding will be joining forces with The Ottomani’s chef Beau Churchill to serve up a dining experience so exclusive that even it’s menu is mysterious. What should you do when a chef listed on Times 100 Most Influential People takes over the kitchen of a jewel box of a restaurant? You make haste, sign up for a spot and show up on time for THE meal of the month.
The Ottomani, 48 Peck Seah Street, Singapore 079317
Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC)
8 – 9 Sept
Wanna get your geek on? Head over to Singapore’s biggest pop culture convention to meet your crew. It’s got it all – East and West pop culture, toys, games, comic books and cosplay. On the main stage, catch Mark Brooks who worked on Cable & Deadpool, Japanese artist Range Murata and DC’s David Finch (yas, the Batman guy). And of course, it’ll be Cosplay haven and exclusive merch that you might have to duel over.
Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC), 10am – 8pm, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Ballet Under the Stars
7 – 9 Sept
Grab a picnic basket, your enthu friends and find the best seats in the park – Ballet Under the Stars is back for its 23rd edition. Fort Canning Green makes for the perfect spot to enjoy a magical evening under the night sky while witnessing powerful ballet performances. You just missed the first weekend celebrating neoclassical works. Catch the second weekend that’s a dedication to masterpieces by Choo-San Goh.
Ballet Under the Stars 2018, Fort Canning Green (in front of Fort Canning Arts Centre), River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037
Out-of-print book sale
1 – 7 Sept
Bibliophiles, you might want to sit down for this. For the first time ever, Ethos Books is hosting a massive sale of rare and soon-to-be out-of-print books <insert collective gasp>. If you’re book lover/hoarder, better bookmark this event. Bring your own reusable bag and stock up on tomes that have been remaindered. Get your rare necessities!
Out-of-print book sale, Ethos Books, 28 Sin Ming Lane, #06-131, Singapore 573972
The Tiffany & Co takeover
Till 3 Sept
Channel your inner Holly Golightly for an actual breakfast at Tiffany’s! The iconic jewellery brand does everything in style and we love that they’ve gone big for the launch of the new Tiffany Paper Flower Collection. They’ve taken over one of our favourite haunts Tiong Bahru Bakery and splashed it in a darling Tiffany blue – trust us, it’s Instagram gold! Get a stunning #OOTD background with a coffee and croissant in hand. Can’t make it to Tiong Bahru? Find a coffee cart outside their Orchard Road store.
Tiffany & Co takeover, Tiong Bahru Bakery, 56 Eng Hoon St, #01-70, Singapore 160056 and Tiffany & Co, 91 Orchard Rd, #01- 05/06 & #02-05/06, Singapore 238872
Pecha Kucha Night
If you’re looking for inspo on a Thursday night, chances are you’ll find it here. Canvas Club is hosting a Pecha Kucha Night with a stellar lineup of inspiring individuals like Abhilash Murthy of local chatbot Bus Uncle, documentary filmmaker Weilee Yap, comic artist Evangeline Neo and many others. Brace yourself for some idea sharing, success stories and more, all presented in a fun and unique 20×20 format (20 slides in 20 minutes).
Pecha Kucha Night, Canvas Club, 20 Upper Circular Road, The Riverwalk, #B1-01/06, Singapore 058416
Indian Chic on Emily Hill by Jane’s Tours & Honeycombers
Honeycombers and Jane’s Tours are hooking up for a colourful night of Indian culture, cocktails and pure fun at Kult Kafe and you’re invited! What can you expect on the night? We’ll be serving welcome cocktails and mocktails inspired by the flavours of India, along with a delicious spread of ‘chaat’ (savoury snacks) and a choice of a glass of wine, craft beer or soft drink.
Indian Chic on Emily Hill, Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
Kampong Boogie at The Great Escape
This not-so-secret rooftop carpark turned club, The Great Escape is hosting a Friday night rager. With a lineup of six DJs from MC SWTLKR to DJ KFC, expect some good ol’ funk, soul as well as hip-hop, house and disco – bent on keeping you swaying till 3am!
Kampong Boogie at The Great Escape, 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower, #05-00, Singapore 199589
Bites & Vibes by Foodpanda
Amoy, one of our favourite streets this side of town, is having a block party! Foodpanda is hosting a one-day only pop-up party with food, drinks, music and fitness session to sweat it out. Can you see yourself balancing a wine glass, playing super sized jenga while perfecting a yoga asanas? And we love that the entire party is plastic-free – we’re all for good and clean fun!
Bites & Vibes, 12pm – 10pm, Amoy Street, Singapore
Music Matters Live
7 – 12 Sept
Entertainment and music junkies, have your calendars at the ready: you are in good company if you love soul, electronica and a ‘lil rock & roll. Indie music festival Music Matters Live has monster lineup of 35 emerging acts from 18 countries, so expect some smashing riffs. Did we mention that all of these performances are free?
Music Matters Live, various locations in Clarke Quay
The Craftsmen Fair
10 – 15 September
Even if you don’t work at Tanjong Pagar Centre, you ought to drop by for this pop-up for some mid-week shopping. CBD goers, you’ve got an excuse to step out of your freezing office and squeeze in a quick retail-therapy session. At The Craftsmen Fair, expect 20 odd booths with fashion, jewellery, decor as well as lovely handcrafted things. Lunchtime concert anyone? Local musicians Kim Lim and Donnie Chan will be playing acoustic Mandarin pop tunes on 12 and 14 Sept from 12 noon – 2pm.
Tanjong Pagar Centre, 1 Wallich Street Level 1, Urban Park Singapore 078881
Jimmy Carr – Live in Singapore 2018
This straight-faced Brit comedian is a hoot and a half and he knows it. His shows always sell out world over. Little wonder why, Jimmy Carr is one of the best comedians of our times. And he’s back on our side of the planet with signature humour. If you’ve been living under a rock (Youtube the man, already!), he’s British, sharp, ruthless and isn’t afraid of a lil’ controversy or even heckling.
Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate, Gold, Greatest Hits World Tour, Kallang Theatre, 1A Stadium Walk, Singapore 397689
Singapore Grand Prix
14 – 16 Sept
Fuel up – September is all about Singapore’s grandest sporting event. No, you’re not too late to the party – there’s a lot going on that weekend and you’re bound to find something that’ll pique your interesting, even if F1 isn’t your thing. For starters, this guide to everything Formula 1 will give you the big picture – from the famous after-parties to the insane concert line-up. Better zoom down there to catch The Killers, Martin Garrix, mandopop titan Jay Chou and other leading musicians fire up the stage. Braving the crowds doesn’t qualify as fun? Check into these luxe hotels, sip on cocktails and enjoy a bird’s eye view of the race.
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