Best Things To Do in Singapore This Weekend (July 1-3)

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Always end the week feeling satisfied. We’ve got plenty of options for fun you can do through the weekend to start the new week fresh.

Aperol’s #JoinTheJoy Bar Crawl

Join Aperol on their bar crawl for the first two weekends of next month to enjoy their Aperol Spritz cocktail available at selected bars in Bayfront, Chinatown, East Coast and Riverwalk. The brand is celebrating its global marketing campaign in Italian fashion that involves plenty of sipping, socializing and snacking.

Tickets come with five Spritz and a vibrant goody bag you won’t miss.

Happening 2, 3, 9, 10 July. For more info check out their website.

NCT 127 returns to Singapore

K-pop boy band NCT 127 in a concert poster. Photo: One Production
K-pop boy band NCT 127 in a concert poster. Photo: One Production

The K-pop boys of NCT 127 are returning to the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Saturday for their second tour. The band previously played at the same venue in 2019 on its first world tour.

READ MORE: NCT 127 to play Singapore’s Indoor Stadium next month

NCT 127 2nd Tour ‘Neo City: Singapore – The Link’, tickets start from S$168

KOBEPI delivers halal Japanese-inspired pizzas and pies

KOBEPI’s Mentaiko Seafood pizza and Truffle-Teriyaki Shabu Beef pie. Photo: KOBEPI
KOBEPI’s Mentaiko Seafood pizza and Truffle-Teriyaki Shabu Beef pie. Photo: KOBEPI

Feast on savory Japanese-inspired pizzas and pies made available to all. From the creator of the once popular Oishi Japanese Pizza restaurant, the halal-certified brand now introduces new flavors like mentaiko and wasabi seafood.

READ MORE: KOBEPI delivers unique halal Japanese-inspired pizzas and savory pies to Singapore

Open for delivery, pickups and takeaways 11am to 7pm Monday to Saturday; closed Sunday, Level 2, Aqueen Hotel Paya Lebar, 33 Jalan Afifi

Opus Bar and Grill launches free flow Sunday brunch

The steakhouse in Voco Orchard Singapore has launched its Sunday Brunch menu with a buffet featuring a spread of international cuisine and an option to keep the alcohol flowing.

Grab plates from the charcuterie plate, the cold seafood counter, the Japanese section serving sushi and sashimi, the French area with a foie gras station and an Italian counter with freshly cooked pasta.

Prices start at S$98 per adult and S$59 per child, or go for free flow alcohol packages like Prosecco, wine and beer for S$148, and the Champagne Laurent-Perrier Brut and access to a DIY Mojito bar for S$178.

Available every Sunday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. Reservations can be made on their website.

Rainbow Families project

The Rainbow Families project is an exhibition of photographs celebrating queer families in Singapore. It also features light installations integrated into the space that takes the form of a deconstructed closet. The IMDA, Singapore’s media regulatory board, has banned anybody below the age of 18 from seeing the exhibition (in line with state policies that prevent children from seeing media representations of LGBTQ+ relationships) but you can also view the exhibition’s adorable family photos online.

Until 1 July, at Projector X: Riverside. For more info check out the Rainbow Families website

Muswell Hill

“Muswell Hill” is a dark comedy play written by Torben Betts that takes place at a posh dinner party on the day after the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti. It juxtaposes that distant, real-world tragedy with the dinner party’s upper-middle-class attendees and the drama that ensues as the night wears on and scandals, jealousies and toxic relationships are exposed. It’s being put on in Singapore by local theater company Pangdemonium and led by director Timothy Koh.

Until 10 July at the Drama Centre Theatre. For tickets and showtimes go to the Pangdemonium website

Straight Acting

From award-winning playwright Thomas Lim (Grandmother TongueSupervision), “Straight Acting” is billed as “a hopeful, heartfelt comedy about the drama of trying to keep things straight… when you’re anything but.” The plot involves a couple, Olivia and Jaime, who want to start a family and life together which is tough to do in “straight-laced Singapore”. So they get their gay best friends, Russell and Jia Ming, to agree to a scheme in which they all pretend to be two happily married heteronormative couples. Things seem to be going well until Jia’s mother drops by for an unexpected visit. The Business Times called “Straight Acting” “the most honest and intelligent play about the struggles of the LGBTQ community in Singapore in recent history.”

Performances until July 2. For more info, showtimes and tickets go to: https://www.wildrice.com.sg/event/50595-straight-acting-2

Cont·act Contemporary Dance Festival

Until July 1 at Esplanade Annexe Studio. For more info, showtimes and tickets go to the Cont·act website.

Resorts World Sentosa’s Ocean Restaurant reopens

The main dining room at Ocean Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa. Photo: Resorts World Sentosa
The main dining room at Ocean Restaurant at Resorts World Sentosa. Photo: Resorts World Sentosa

The underwater-themed dining spot is reopening with a new Michelin-star chef and seafood-focused menu. Dine in with the fishes again while being surrounded by views of S.E.A. Aquarium’s 40,000+ marine animals.

READ MORE: Dine with the fishes again at Sentosa’s Underwater Ocean Restaurant
Ocean Restaurant, open 11:30am to 3pm for lunch; 6pm to 10:30pm for dinner, Equarius Hotel

Little Farms opens in Tanglin Mall

The grocer that takes pride in catering all-natural and organic produce has opened a new flagship store in Tanglin Mall. The store is equipped with a butcher counter, deli counter, a department specially for cheese, a wine shop and an artisanal bakery in partnership with bakery Starter Lab.

There is also the brand’s dining spot where shoppers can enjoy a menu made with ingredients from the grocer with vegan and gluten-free options.

Little Farms, open daily 7:30am to 9:30pm, Tanglin Mall, 163 Tanglin Road

Amoy Street’s Flamingo launches Mediterranean menu

The bustling street coffee bar that encourages day drinking has launched a new Mediterranean food menu to accompany its chill seaside-themed space. Take a break from the financial hub’s chaotic mornings and chow on some pita bread with hummus dips, refreshing salads and heavy salmon lasagna while sipping on light cocktails and coffee made from Ethiopian and Brazilian beans.

Flamingo, Open 8am to 4pm Monday to Saturday; closed Sundays, 69 Amoy Street

My Selection opens at Farrer Park

My Selection store in Farrer Park. Photo: My Selection
My Selection store in Farrer Park. Photo: My Selection

A French and European furniture online store has opened its first-ever physical space at Farrer Park to drive Singaporeans away from same-old mainstream furnishings. Some iconic pieces of furniture and accessories might make your home look extra chic.

Read more: Euro furniture shop brings antiques and treats to Farrer Park

My Selection, Open 10am to 6pm Tuesday to Saturday; 11am to 5pm on Sunday, 2 Marne Road, #01-03

Ways of Seeing exhibit at Mulan Gallery

The Ways of Seeing exhibit features contemporary illustrations from the past three years by artists Adeline Tan, André Wee, Soh Ee Shaun, Sonny Liew, Yi Xuan and Ronald Louis.

View works that depict our transformative world and lifestyles that have been overcome by the pandemic, while discovering a new appreciation for nature, a sustainable future and self-care. Only forward-looking works are showcased, with a focus on reflecting current concerns and themes in a period of uncertainty.

Until 16 July at ​​Mulan Gallery, 36 Armenian Street, #01-07, Singapore 179934. 

Superfluous Things

Superfluous Things exhibition poster
Superfluous Things exhibition poster

Many people consider paper to be a disposable material, its only real worth derived from the things written or drawn upon it. But in the right hands, paper can be manipulated into remarkable works of art all on its own. Superfluous Things is an exhibition featuring incredible paper-based creations from a number of artists such as Cheryl Teo’s Just a Little at a Time feautring dozens of whimsical, precisely constructed matchbox-sized sculptures, and Li Hongbo’s Land of Fairy Tales,  a large scale installation featuring an imaginary map of the world with continents constructed from layers of paper meticulously glued together in a honeycomb-like structure.

Until 14 August at at Gallery 2 of the Singapore Art Musuem at Tanjong Pagar Distripark. For more information go to: https://www.singaporeartmuseum.sg/art-events/exhibitions/superfluous-things

The Coconut Club launches new flagship on Beach Road

The Coconut Club’s Nasi Lemak sets. Photo: The Coconut Club
The Coconut Club’s Nasi Lemak sets. Photo: The Coconut Club

The Coconut Club (which we’re not affiliated with, though we certainly love the name!) recently opened their new flagship outlet on Beach Road, featuring their famously refined take on Nasi Lemak as well as some exciting new dishes like Gohu Ikan (a ceviche-like Indonesian dish consisting of yellowfish tuna cured in calamansi juice) and sharing plates like Iga Bakar (charcoal-grilled Australian beef short rib in the brand’s secret sauce, served with homemade sambal hijau and sambal balado). They take coconuts so seriously here that they’ve got a cold-press machine custom built by a Formula 1 engineer to squeeze the best milk out of theirs.

Read more: The Coconut Club opens new flagship on Beach Road

The Coconut ClubOpen daily 8:30am to 10:30pm269 Beach Road

ATTACK ON TITAN: THE EXHIBITION

ATTACK ON TITAN: THE EXHIBITION
ATTACK ON TITAN: THE EXHIBITION

Fans of the popular dark fantasy manga and anime series will eat up this exhibition at the Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience Museum, which explores the unique characters, disturbing themes, and intricate worldbuilding of this global pop culture phenomenon. It features over 150 pieces of original art including drafts and sketches by creator Hajime Isayama.

Until 3 July at the ArtScience Museum. For more info and tickets: https://www.marinabaysands.com/museum/exhibitions/attack-on-titan.html

Off / On: Everyday Technology that Changed Our Lives

See how far we’ve come with the tech we used to use back in the 70s to the 00s! A treasure trove of vintage memorabilia like early IBM and Apple computers, pagers and typewriters are being displayed all in one place. Even touching and pushing all buttons are encouraged.

Read more: Retrotech: Return to the analog age at Singapore National Museum

Until Oct. 30 at the National Museum of Singapore. Open 10am to 7pm daily, last admission 6:30pm. Free for Singaporeans and children under 6. For more info go to the OFF/ON exhibition website.

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