Looking for fun things to do this weekend in Singapore? This weekend is for jazz music, wellness experiences, sale season and a Game of Thrones inspired party
Fact: we’re making the most out of the utterly amazing month of May. Can’t say the same thing? Oh boy, are you missing out! We might be wandering into the tail end of May, but there’s so much left to do. Slay this weekend… we’ve planned it all out.
Music: All that jazz at Maduro
Friday, 24 – Saturday, 26 May
There’s a spanking new listening lounge and bar in town and we’re all eyes (and ears!). Adding to the charm of lush Dempsey is Maduro by a certain Mr. P. Sit back with one of their Scotland’s finest malts, rare bottlings, prized wines or revived classic cocktails and listen to some great music curated by the mysterious Mr. P. Opening this weekend, Maduro is kicking it off this Friday with Tiara Friday Club feat. Melissa Tham who’ll serenade you with covers from Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Diana Krall and her jazz-laced originals. The party continues with Alemay Fernandez taking the stage for One Night Only. Jazz veteran and Mr. P’s old friend Alemay powerhouse vocals and on-stage charisma promise to be unforgettable.
Maduro’s Opening Weekend Special, 40C Harding Road Singapore 249548
Party: Bubbles, Brunch, Beats at W Singapore
Saturday, 25 May
Heard the rumours? Turns out it’s all true. W Singapore is throwing an epic 10-hour long (that’s right!) bottomless bubbly brunch. From noon to 10pm, sign up for an extravagant drunch across the kitchen table, the pool and Woobar. It’s gonna be great…
Bubbles, Brunch, Beats at W Singapore – Sentosa Cove 21 Ocean Way, Singapore 098374
Eat: Dumplings on repeat
Dragon Boat Festival is on 7 June. You know what that means, right? It’s raining dumplings, classic and crazy! Mitzo has crafted three exquisite rice dumplings – abalone, Kurobuta pork Nyonya and rose lotus paste. Cherry Garden at the Mandarin Oriental is serving a healthy five grain fried rice, a black garlic with Kurobuta pork and a pork belly, slow-braised baby abalone and salted egg yolk rice dumpling.
Mitzo, till 9 June, Grand Park Orchard, Level 4 Grand Park, 270 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238857 and Cherry Garden, till 7 June, Mandarin Oriental, Singapore 5 Raffles Avenue, Marina Square Singapore 039797.
Wellness: AIA Glow Festival
Saturday, 25 May
This feel-good event has all you need to recharge, refresh and reset. Blending music with fitness, it’s one cool wellness festival yet that puts the fun in your workout. No excuses for skipping yoga this time. Make your way to Palawan Green at Sentosa for a day of fitness and wellness activities like yoga sessions by celebrity instructors and a 5km fun run that gives back along with great music and healthy festival food. We’ll be nama-staying here for a while…
We’ve got a perk for you: use the promo code GLOWxHONEYCOMBERS when you book your tickets to AIA Glow Festival to enjoy 10% off the ticket price!
AIA Glow Festival, 7am-11pm, Palawan Beach Sentosa Island
Shop: K.Blu Swim’s moving out sale
The vacay season is coming up and if a beach vacay is on the cards, you’ll need to stock up on new swimwear. K.Blu Swim’s moving out sale has marked down prices from up to 50% off from all collections including selected items from the popular Mu.Lan, Favola Nautica, Turquoise Porcelain and Indian Summer collections. The sale’s exclusive to its outlet so make your way to Orchard Road.
K.Blu Swim’s moving out sale, 333A Orchard Road, Mandarin Gallery #02-14, Singapore 238897
Party: DJ Cedric Gervais at Bar Rouge
Saturday, 25 May
The only ‘Summertime Sadness’ allowed here is DJ Cedric foot-tapping remix of Lana Del Rey’s tune. Grammy award-winning Cedric Gervais is bringing his progressive and electro house anthems to Bar Rouge later this month. Attendance is mandatory.
Bar Rouge, 2 Stamford Road, Floor 71, Singapore 178882
Eat: The Salted Plum’s Street Party
Saturday, 25 May
Our fave Taiwanese-inspired affordable eatery on Circular Rd is at it again. The Salted Plum is hosting a party. Why? Cos’ it’s Saturday! Head down for live BBQ, Taiwan beer bottle ($10) and bites like mini honey-glazed pork belly Kaorou buns ($5), grilled sweet corn with hoisin mayonnaise ($3), scallop with tomato plum saus ($3) and fresh seafood including a whole Boston lobster for $25. Oh and of course, there will be karaoke all-day. Plus fortune teller Carol Yap will be around from 6 – 9pm to help you see into the future. But you already know it’s gonna be a great night…
The Salted Plum’s Street Party, 12pm-10pm, 10 Circular Rd, Singapore 049366
Art: Drift away at Floating Utopias
Stroll into a whole new world at ArtScience Museum’s newest exhibit. This poetic exhibition explores the history of inflatable objects, depicting how they have been used in art, architecture and social activism over the many decades. It’s a playful and stunning visual experience with over 40 artworks created by over 15 international and local artists. Keep your eyes peeled for eight large air-filled floating sculptures that are bound to impress.
Floating Utopias, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018974
Shop: Clearance sale at OliveAnkara
PSA: OliveAnkara’s moving! It’s OliveAnkara’s last month at the quaint showroom space in Tiong Bahru and they’re leaving with a bang. With deals going up to 50% off, it’s going to be the biggest one yet. Look out for more exciting discounts on the online boutique.
OliveAnkara, Opening hours: Monday-Friday 6pm-8pm; Saturday-Sunday 11am-6pm, 57 Eng Hoon St, #03-82 Tiong Bahru, Singapore 160057
Green: Plant Swap at The Green Collective
Saturday, 25 May
Bring your seedlings, seeds to swap and a container to collect composts and coffee grinds. The swapping doesn’t end just there. Meet ardent green thumbs to exchange cool ideas and tips on urban farming.
Plant Swap at The Green Collective SG, 2pm-4pm, Kinex Mall, #01-36 to 41, 11 Tanjong Katong Road, Singapore 437157
Bonus: Trevor Noah is coming to Singapore!
*squeals* The Daily Show host and everybody’s favourite South African comedian & political commentator Trevor Noah will all set to make his way to Singapore on 19 August. But why are we talking about it now? Cos’ tickets go on sale this Friday, 24 May on Sistic and if you’re a true fan and want those prized seats, get clicking!
Party: Propeller’s The Wanderlust Party: Scotland aka Winterfell
Friday, 24 May
This rooftop bar has a penchant for themed parties! Propeller at Bay Hotel Singapore is hosting yet another edition of the Wanderlust Party and this time it’s tripping about Scotland’s Doune Castle… or Winterfell as Game of Thrones fans knows it. *stifles a scream* You don’t have to be a GoT fanboy/fangirl to enjoy this one but you sure as hell won’t get the puns.
Sign up for three hours of free flow Balvenie, Macallan 12 years, Monkey Shoulder and a Game of Thrones inspired cocktail – the White Walker.
Think whiskeys are a drag(on)? Take comfort in the unlimited supply of Hendricks Gin, a Date at Aisle of Skye gin cocktail and a homemade mead. Also on loop will be Scottish treats like Theon’s cock-a-leeky soup, Drogon’s fire oysters, hot pies (remember?), Sansa’s lemon cake (major throwback) and roasted rosemary lamb carving. There are no elephants though… *giggles with GoT fans*
The Wanderlust Party – Scotland aka Winterfell at Propeller, Bay Hotel Singapore, 50 Telok Blangah Road Singapore 098828