What does February have in store? Read on for the most exciting things to do in Singapore this month!
Aside from a bevy of Chinese New Year and Valentine’s Day events taking over the month (they’re both happening on the same weekend!), we’ve also got an exhibition opening, a themed high tea by a certain dessert queen, and a “meaty” affair. Presenting our guide on the best things to do in February.
Best things to do in February
Eat: Janice Wong’s Geisha High Tea Series
If you’re all about living that high tea life, Janice Wong’s themed high tea series will tickle your fancy. This time, they’re transporting us to the land of the rising sun. Titled Geisha, the new menu doles out a mix of Japanese-inspired delights. Enjoy delish bites like kakigori kinkan vanilla cream, chocolate soba cha monaka, grilled dango glazed with passionfruit white miso, as well as tuna, salmon and scallop temari sushi. You can also grill your own dango on a mini setup right at your table.
Geisha High Tea, until 31 March, 2am:dessertbar, limited sets daily, book a table online
Eat: Pinot Picnic
Until 8 February
Pinot Picnic’s taking your picnics to the next level with Western Australia’s artisanal produce and wines. The four-day event in Australia will feature pop-up themed events, masterclasses and the like, but you can join in the fun too. Simply order one of the picnic hampers, make yourself comfy at one of Singapore’s picnic spots, and enjoy your day in style. The hampers include premium wines from Below & Above, Lost Lake, and Woodgate, plus delish artisanal bites from Lush Platters, and engraved Pinot Picnic Plumm glassware. Sweet!
Pinot Picnic, order online by 8 February
Exhibition: Star Wars Identities
The force is strong with this one! ArtScience Museum is the final stop of the iconic exhibition’s global tour, featuring about 200 authentic props, models, costumes and artwork from the original Star Wars films. Whether you’re an avid fan or a casual viewer, you’ll no doubt recognise familiar faces like Darth Vader, R2-D2, Chewbacca, Boba Fett and Yoda at this showcase. Plus, take a peek into the art of filmmaking with early concept drawings, storyboarding and model making. Delving into human identity themes like origins, influences and choices, the interactive exhibition also lets you create your own one-of-a-kind character along the way, complete with talents and background stories.
Star Wars Identities, until 13 June, ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
Science: DiscovHER 2021: Inspiring the NeXXt Generation by Singapore Science Centre
5 – 7 February
Did you know that the International Day of Women and Girls in Science falls on 11 February? To commemorate the special day, Science Centre is launching a series of female-led workshops and seminars on-site and online. Explore concepts like microbiology, astronomy and everyday fascinations like kombucha at various onsite activity booths.
DiscovHER 2021: Inspiring the NeXXt Generation, various timings, 15 Science Centre Road, Singapore 609081
Theatre: Nine Years Theatre presents Oedipus
5 – 7 Feb
The local theatre is back with its first production of 2021 with Oedipus. Adapted by associate director Cherilyn Woo, the modern re-telling of the Sophoclean tragedy follows the age-old story. The city of Thebes is in distress due to a pandemic. President Oedipus vows to end the crisis by finding the murderer of the city’s previous leader. Secrets from the past are unveiled as the manhunt begins. Sounds thrilling, huh?
Oedipus, performed in Mandarin with English surtitles; KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, 20 Merbau Road, Singapore 239035
Another day, another exciting weekend brunch to make a res at. The bar and grill restaurant has recently launched a weekend brunch menu with options for vegans and vegetarians too. Satiate your appetite with brunch essentials like the big brekkie platter with eggs, smoked bacon and bratwurst sausage, smoked salmon eggs Benedict with sautéed kale, and marinated steak bowls with quinoa and mixed greens. Make it boozy with free-flow wine and sparkling wine at an additional cost of $29.90. Coming in a group of four? The fourth party dines for free all month.
Barossa, #01-161/162, VivoCity, 1 HarbourFront Walk, Singapore 098585
Valentine’s Day: Valentine Vendetta
14 – 15 February
Singles party Valentine Vendetta takes on a new approach for the romantic day. Held in collaboration with new dating platform NADA (Not.A.Dating.App), The Blind Date Edition is now a sit-down dinner. All you need to do is buy a ticket and fill out a form. The pros will place you at a table of eight according to your compatibility. During this evening, you and your dates will participate in various speed dating segments and icebreaker activities, while chit-chatting over tacos and a drink (to calm the nerves).
Valentine Vendetta, 6pm-10pm, Chimi’s, #01-01, NTUC Centre, 1 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989
Valentine’s Day: 42Race’s virtual run
12 – 14 February
Are you and your boo a sporty bunch? Challenge your running skills at 42Race’s Season of Love virtual run. Sign up for the 3km, 5km, 10km or 21km race according to your ability. You’ll also walk away with a complimentary limited edition charm bracelet at the end of each successful run. Add on a matching necklace for guys or his-and-her matching t-shirts that’ll raise the cuteness quotient.
Season of Love Virtual Series 2021, sign up online
Sustainability: The [Not-So] Convenience Store
The next time someone tells you that living sustainably is simply too inconvenient, guide them here. The [Not-So] Convenience Store is back to re-evaluate our habits. Back for a two-month run, the place is stocked with planet-friendly sustainable alternatives. From reusables and eco alternatives (no plastic bags, please!) to compost bins and even DIY fixes for home appliances and devices, you’ll find lots of goodies here. This year, the team has gone an extra step by including a new section on recycling dos and don’ts, plus a spotlight on sustainable local businesses. Donate your clean reusable bags that will be given to retailers to cut down on packaging waste or drop-off small electronic items for e-waste recycling.
The [Not-So] Convenience Store, until 30 March, National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969
Arts & Culture: A Voyage of Love and Longing
From 10 February
Drawings from William Farquhar’s Collection of Natural History plus Malay literature? Now that’s one pairing we’re excited to see. Taking inspiration from the practice of belayar (voyage) in the Malay Archipelago during the 19th century, the exhibition invites visitors to experience the many emotions that seafarers felt during their voyage. Feast your eyes on drawings depicting flora and fauna alongside Malay pantuns (rhyme quatrains), classical texts and lyrics from love ballads. There are also interactive displays and digital activities in store. Take home a memento of your favourite drawing or poem, or create a digital postcard.
A Voyage of Love and Longing, Goh Seng Choo Gallery, Level 2, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Eat: Bedrock Bar & Grill
Meat lovers, you’re going to love this. Bedrock Bar & Grill is back with its World Meat Series. The meat of the moment? Japan’s Yamaguchi aged wagyu beef and its bold umami flavours. Executive chef Isaac Tan presents three dishes that highlight the beef’s distinctive flavours – bone marrow tartare, applewood smoked wagyu tataki, and woodfire grilled fullblood aged wagyu striploin. Who’s ready for the meat sweats?
Bedrock Bar & Grill, until 31 March, make a reservation online; #01-05, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 96 Somerset Road, Singapore 238163
Make the most out of February with these amazing things to do in Singapore!