Get the lowdown on the most incredible things to do this weekend in Singapore!
Can you believe we’re almost done and dusted with February? Before we gear up for March, we say end the month with a bang. On our agenda for things to do this weekend, we’ve got tasty food collabs, must-catch film screenings, historical tours and more!
Fun things to do this weekend
Eat: Tiffin Room x Samy’s Curry
Tiffin Room joins hands with local institution Samy’s Curry for a culinary affair like no other. Showcasing flavours from North and South India, both restaurants are putting out their signature dishes, including fiery fish curry and sambal prawns from Samy’s Curry and lamb biryani and scallop curry from Tiffin Room. All this is happening at the majestic Raffles Singapore.
Tiffin Room x Samy’s Curry, Raffles Singapore, 1 Beach Road, Singapore 189673
Watch: ArtScience on Screen: Three Times
26 February, Friday
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, ArtScience Museum is screening the award-winning film Three Times. Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-hsien shows the inner workings of love and relationships through three different stories across three eras. From a story set during the Japanese occupation of Taiwan to an affair between a soldier and a pool hostess to a same-sex relationship in modern Taiwan, be prepared for all the feels.
ArtScience on Screen: Three Times, ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018974
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 full blood aged wagyu striploin. Who’s ready for the meat sweats?
Bedrock Bar & Grill, make a reservation online; #01-05, Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Orchard, 96 Somerset Road, Singapore 238163
Indulge: Lady M and Macallan’s Whisky Dark Chocolate Mousse
The luxury cake brand has teamed up with Macallan for the first time and the result is a decadent one. Treat yourself to a slice (or a whole cake) of the seasonal whisky dark chocolate mousse, infused with The Macallan Double Cask 12 Years Old. Dark chocolate and milk chocolate whisky mousse is layered with whisky jelly with orange zest, a chocolate sponge base and crunchy dark chocolate feuilletine finish. Calories don’t count on the weekend.
Lady M, multiple locations including Jewel Changi and Orchard Central; or order online
Watch: Wallflowers: Sights and Sounds of Singapore
Supported by National Council Singapore and brought to you by local creatives, the Wallflower project takes a closer look at the in-between moments of iconic neighbourhoods. First on the line-up is Tiong Bahru. Awash in a dreamy filter, the short video showcases people in this nostalgic ‘hood going about their everyday lives. Think along the lines of shopping for groceries in a wet market, kids playing in the playground and gleeful senior citizens waving to the screen (talk about breaking the fourth wall).
Wallflowers: Sights and Sounds of Singapore, online
Drink: Sala Spiritello pop-up
Fill the void of your travel plans with InterContinental Hotels & Resorts and Campari’s Sala Spiritello pop-up. Dip your toes into the Milanese culture of aperitivo and digestivo with six Campari-spiked cocktails including the exclusively-new InterContinental Negroni. With travel put on hold, this is the next best thing as the pop-up aims to bring luxurious travel experiences across South East Asia.
Sala Spiritello pop-up, 5pm-9.30pm, The Lobby Lounge, 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966
Visit: Battle of Singapore
In remembrance of the 79th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, The National Heritage Board is revisiting Singapore’s storied war past. Go back in time with a slew of curated programmes and special access tours to WWII sites. Look forward to exploring the likes of Changi Point and Former Ford Factory, embarking on insightful gallery tours that touch on lesser-known stories, and attending roundtable talks with history experts and war veterans.
Battle of Singapore, various locations
Poetry: HK-SG Digital Travel Bubble
As we eagerly wait for the revival of the HK-SG travel bubble, Sing Lit Station & The Substation have come together for a very special project. Poets from Hong Kong and Singapore will transport you to their cities through a virtual poetry experience. Using videos and images as inspiration for their poetry, get a closer look at both cities through the eyes of these poets.
HK-SG Digital Travel Bubble, online
Art: ‘Singapore Streets’ by Louise Hill
Art Space at Siri House Dempsey is playing host to Louise Hill’s hand-finished Giclee prints. Drawing inspiration from the Lion City and using her signature theme of windows, Louise’s works are an exploration of Asian heritage culture. Expect to see familiar motifs like Peranakan tiles, shophouses and traditional street signs. You can also book a private appointment with her to learn more about the stories behind the art.
‘Singapore Streets’ by Louise Hill, Siri House at Dempsey, #01-02, Block 8D, Dempsey Road, Singapore 249672
Visit: Spring in the Sea
S.E.A. Aquarium is all about bountiful blessings this year. There’s a “Trail of Fortune” for visitors to hunt for hidden gold ingots while coming face-to-face with marine creatures like the scrawled cowfish and the shoulderbar soldierfish. Oh, and don’t forget your camera for the Sea Dragon Surprise, a series of dragon dance-inspired photo installations.
Spring in the Sea, S.E.A. Aquarium, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore 098269
Watch: Middle East Film Festival 2021
The Middle East Film Festival is back! Presented by the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore, the festival invites you to get acquainted with films from countries like Turkey, Afghanistan and Jordan. Forget about the glitz and glamour of Hollywood films as titles like “A Son”, “The Day After I’m Gone” and “The Unknown Saint” showcase the gritty social climate of the region.
Middle East Film Festival 2021, online
Now go forth and enjoy your weekend!