There’s so much to do – we’re talking cultural nights, live gigs, block parties, flower spotting and good ol’ shopping
A block party with Bites & Vibes
What’s not to love about Amoy? On a weekday, it’s a CBD-goer’s fave hotspot for lunch, dinner and drinks. But Foodpanda has convinced us to come back our office-hood this weekend for Bites & Vibes, an insane a block party! A one-day only pop-up street party is all about the good vibes – tons of food from the likes of Alati, Vatos Urban Tacos, Park Bench Deli, and Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, drinks (we’re talking cocktails from Proof & Co and Tiger beers), music, lawn games and even fitness sessions from F45, WeBarre and Pure Yoga to sweat it all out. Yup, we can totally see ourselves stretching… towards a wine glass. Besides, we love Bites & Vibes a smidge extra for being plastic-free.
WANNA WIN? We’re giving away three picnic hampers valued at $200 each to help you enjoy Bites & Vibes! Each basket includes $100 in vouchers to spend on food and drinks (make sure you’ve got DBS Paylah, as you’ll receive a credit on the day), plus crockery for two, a refillable water bottle, sunglasses and a fan to keep you cool. For your chance to win, just head on over to Honeycombers on Facebook and tell us what you want to hit first at Beats & Vibes!
Bites & Vibes, 12pm – 10pm, Amoy Street, Singapore
Something for the pop culture lovers
Citizen of Geekdom, assemble. Get your crew down to Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC), the country’s biggest pop culture convention. Expect everything from East and West pop culture, toys and games to comic books and cosplay. The main stage will see some big names – Mark Brooks of Cable & Deadpool, Japanese artist Range Murata and David Finch of Batman. Fish out your favourite costume and step into merch heaven. Bring your shield, this could get messy!
Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC), 10am – 8pm, Marina Bay Sands, 10 Bayfront Ave, Singapore 018956
Stop and stare at sunflowers
The flower dome is having a moment in the sun. Bolt to Gardens by the Bay to catch over 16,000 sunflowers is full bloom in a spectacular Wizard of Oz setting – clearly there’s no place like the dome! Witness these stunning yellow blooms in all shapes and sizes and keep an eye out for the enormous ‘Russian Mammoth’ that’s bigger than your face.
Sunflower Surprise at Gardens by the Bay, Till 31 Oct, Flower Dome, 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Keep calm and culture on
We’re hooking up with Jane’s Tours for one fun night. Brace yourself for Indian Chic on Emily Hill, a vibrant evening of Indian culture, cocktails and pure fun at Kult Kafe. Sip on cocktails and mocktails inspired by the myriad flavours of India and savour a delicious spread of ‘chaat’ (Indian snacks). If cocktails are not your cup of tea, choose from a glass of wine, craft beer or soft drink.
Indian Chic on Emily Hill, Kult Kafe, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120
Make date nights count
Let’s get to the pointe (see what we did there). Grab a spot for two at Fort Canning Green, bring a picnic basket stocked with vino and sit back to enjoy a graceful performance. Last weekend saw a celebration of neoclassical works and if you’re a ballet buff or just love performing arts, you don’t want to miss Ballet Under the Stars’s last few shows dedicated to Choo-San Goh, a Singaporean choreographer and dance prodigy.
Ballet Under the Stars 2018, Fort Canning Green (in front of Fort Canning Arts Centre), River Valley Rd, Singapore 179037
Boogie into the weekend
The Great Escape, everyone’s favourite rooftop carpark moonlighting as a club, is hosting a Friday night rager again. This one has all the ingredients of epicness. Expect a lineup of six DJs that’ll serve up some good ol’ funk, soul as well as hip-hop, house and disco. Bet you’ll be dancing way past 3am at Kampong Boogie!
Kampong Boogie at The Great Escape, 6001 Beach Road, Golden Mile Tower, #05-00, Singapore 199589
Listen up loud and clear
Whip out your calendars, this is one live music event that ought to be highlighted in bold! If you love soul, electronica and a ‘lil rock & roll, head off to Music Matters Live, an Indie music festival, with a massive lineup. We’re talking 35 emerging acts from 14 odd countries as well as eight Singaporean musicians, all in Clarke Quay. Oh, and most of the shows are free!
Music Matters Live, 7 – 12 Sept, various locations in Clarke Quay
Party like it’s a birthday
When one of the hottest clubs in town turns one, you better believe it’s going to be a riot! Bar Rouge is bringing out the circus, complete with crazy carnival vibes, to the 71st storey of Swissotel. Break into the weekend at an epic celebration with professional stilt walkers, marvelous snake charmers, acrobats and stunning ribbon dancers.
Bar Rouge’s First Anniversary Special: Cirque Rouge, 8pm – 4am, Bar Rouge Singapore, 2 Stamford Road, Floor 71, Singapore 178882
Celebrate good times, come on
Chinatown, our favourite cultural precinct is going out all for Mid-Autumn Festival with a month-long celebration starting this weekend. Dropping by would totally be a bright idea – expect a lovely light-up ceremony with performances from local and Chinese troupes, a fabulous firework display, a bustling bazaar with over 300 stalls and nightly shows at Kreta Ayer Square.
Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018, 8 Sept – 8 Oct, various locations in Chinatown
Treat yourself to a local harvest
Always wanted to #ShopLocal at a farmers market but never got down to trekking to Singapore’s urban farms. This farmers market is bring the best local harvest right into the city, saving you time and effort… and giving you a taste of what you’ve been missing out on. Head over to Open Farm Community to cart back fresh, locally grown produce from Citizen Farm by Edible Garden City.
Open Farm Community (Café), 1- 28 September, 130E, Minden Road, Singapore 248819
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