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25 fun things to do in Singapore this week (Jul 17-21)

Take this week to pull yourself together after last weekend’s shenanigans by doing chill things like yoga, listening to dating stories or watching Kooza

By Adam Kerr | Jul 14, 2017

  • 25 fun things to do in Singapore this week (Jul 17-21)
    Kilo Lounge

What a weekend, right?! If you want to take a step back after such an action-packed few days, start the week off with a sunset yoga session at Marina Barrage, listen to a bunch of people sharing dating stories on Tuesday, mix it up a little with a mid-week party at Kilo Lounge, catch the Cirque du Soleil troupe doing death-defying things on Thursday and go back to (the former Bedok Town Secondary) school for a second round of sweet local music as the weekend hits.

Monday, July 17


Nadine at the HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species

WELLNESS
If you've had a super manic Monday, head over to Marina Barrage and leave all of the day's stresses behind and join Out in SG's first yoga session while enjoying the beautiful Singapore skyline as the sun sets. Jul 17

TALK
If you missed Story Party at Kilo Lounge last week, don't fret, there'll be another show at Blu Jaz Cafe. Similar to last week's edition, professional storytellers will share true life stories about dating that range from the incredibly hilarious to the downright depressing. They'll be picking one audience member to share a five-minute story too. Jul 17-18

THEATER
For an adrenaline-pumping, high-energy evening, look no further than the highly-entertaining, non-verbal South Korean comedy theatrical performance, CHEF: Bibimbap vs Chilli Crab, making its debut at the Resorts World Theatre. Category 1 ($98) and VIP ($118) weekend ticket holders will even get a special edition chilli crab tart as part of their ticket price. Through Jul 22

FOOD
If you love your oysters and just can't seem to get enough of it, then head to Greenwood Fish Market & Bistro's fifth World Oyster Festival, where you can find their seasonal selection of more than 20 types of cult oyster brought in from around the world. And if you can't make up your mind on which to try first, get the Tasting Platter for $99, which includes their chef's 16 personal picks of the day. Through Jul 31

ART
This year's Singapore International Festival of the Arts (SIFA) and The O.P.E.N. will run without a month’s break in-between for the first time, bringing 90 different talks, workshops, plays, films and other performances that continue to push the boundaries. New this year are Open Homes by Jeffrey Tan—a unique theater experience where residents of 30 HDB public housing estates, private condos and landed residences will invite audiences into their homes to share stories—and O.P.E.N. Kitchens, where you can cook with the host, Noorlinah Mohamed, as she shares stories of each dish being prepared. Through Sep 9

EXHIBITION
Robots have invaded the ArtScience Museum and everyone’s invited to take a peek at what the future of cybernetics, artificial intelligence and genetic modification might look like at the HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species exhibition. Come with an open mind as you interact with life-like humanoids and find out how robots are already living among us. Through Oct 15

Tuesday, Jul 18


Professor Crackitt's Light Fantastic!

FOOD
Four Seasons Hotel Doha’s Chef Adnan Al Masri will be making his way to Four Seasons Hotel Singapore’s One-Ninety Restaurant to hold his very own Middle Eastern Food Festival featuring home-styled cuisine like Chicken Mosakhan and Lamb Shakriah, traditional claypot eats like Kibbeh Belseneh, charcoal grilled Beef Steak, Shish Taowk, Fish Kebab and more. Through Jul 28

EXHIBITION
Asia's largest mirror maze has landed in Singapore as a new permanent installation at Science Centre Singapore. The visually-appealing maze features 105 mirror cells, more than 17 interactive exhibits and experiments on light, a bunch of holograms and fake exits. Admission is free but you'll still have to pay admission charges to the center itself.

THEATER
You can count on W!LD RICE to deliver on high production value and thoroughly localized performances, and that is exactly what you’ll get with Boeing Boeing, the theater company’s fourth rendition of the 57-year-old French farce about a swinging bachelor (Rodney Oliveiro) juggling between three air stewardess girlfriends, now updated to 2017’s world of connected smartphones and social media. Through Jul 22

FOOD
As if Royal Plaza on Scott’s halal buffet restaurant Carousel doesn’t have enough of a spread, it is now introducing food inspired by Taiwan’s night markets to its lineup. The usual suspects like oyster mee sua, crispy chicken thigh with spices and sweet lap cheong are all there to be enjoyed as part of their high tea meals (weekdays $42; weekends $48) happening from 3:30pm-5:30pm daily. Through Jul 31

Wednesday, Jul 19


Kilo Lounge

PARTY
Have a mid-week break and dance your troubles away at Kilo Lounge as London-based techno producer Sigha helms the decks this Wednesday. Jul 19

WORKSHOP
Thinking about adopting a cat? Make sure you attend this Basic Cat Care Workshop organized by Cat Cafe Neko no Niwa, where you'll learn the basics of cat nutrition, common cat food ingredients, the importance of hydration, vaccination and sterilization. All proceeds will be donated to SPCA. Jul 19

FOOD
Goodwood Park Hotel's annual durian festival returns, unfrazzled by the suspension and food poisoning cases last year, with all-time favorites like durian puffs and crepes and and new creations like a designer cakes shaped after the fruit itself. Through Jul 31

EXHIBITION
Enter the whimsical world of Yayoi Kusama at National Gallery Singapore, the first big-scale survey of her work in Southeast Asia. Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow curated by the Gallery's Russell Storer and Adele Tan, will showcase more than 120 paintings, sculptures, videos and installations spanning over seven decades--some of which have never been shown before. Through Sep 3

FOOD
The popular Singapore Restaurant Month is now a full-fledged festival, thanks to the Restaurant Association of Singapore bringing together more than 200 chefs who will be preparing a locally-inspired dish at their respective eateries for the very first Singapore Restaurant Festival. Through Sep 30

Thursday, Jul 20


Photo credit: Matt Beard | Costumes: Marie-Chantale Vaillancourt ©2012 Cirque du Soleil

PERFORMANCE
The signature big top circus tent of Cirque du Soleil will be erected once more in Singapore next month, this time, bringing their new production Kooza to our shores for the first time. This will mark the world famous Canadian troupe’s fifth foray here. Through Aug 20

PARTY
Your favorite dynamic duo Adrian Wee & KiDG are back for their iconic Poptart night of indie-flavored everything, from Queen to The Killers, at Cherry Discotheque. Get your dancing shoes ready. Jul 20

FOOD
The annual claypot menu at Kopi Tiam, Swissotel The Stamford, is back for a season, filled with tried-and-true dishes such as Claypot Chicken Rice ($22), Claypot Fish Head ($35) and Claypot Bitter Gourd Pork Ribs ($24) that are served sizzling and in generous sharing portions. If in a smaller group, the tender Claypot Frog Legs ($26) and satisfying Claypot Seafood Crispy Noodles ($24) are solid choices too. Through Jul 31

FOOD
While there's an undying love for Goodwood's durian fiesta among Singaporeans, we're also excited about the durian offerings at Marriott Cafe. This year, they're running a durian-centric version of their highly popular local high tea buffet where you can try a slice of their durian strudel, durian swiss rolls and more. Through Aug 9

Friday, Jul 21


Nicholas Tann, bassist of Specific Islander, at last year's 100 Bands Festival

FESTIVAL
Previously known as the 100 Bands Festival, 100 Festival returns with the same format, this time taking over the school hall and school library of the former Bedok Town Secondary School. The final line-up is still being confirmed, but you can expect acts like The Analog Girl, In Each Hand a Cutlass, MasiaOne and many more. Jul 21-23 & 28-30

FOOD
Singapore-themed culinary event Singapore Food Festival 2017 returns for its 24th edition. Expect the usual chef collabs, masterclasses, food trails and cocktail pairings. Jul 14-30

FOOD/DRINK
What's better than an evening of pairing hawker food with boutique wines from Australia and New Zealand? Hosted once again by Merchants Wine Store, five carefully curated wines will be paired with delicious hawker fare from Bib Gourmand stalls at Singapore Food Festival’s Hawker Wine Safari. Jul 14-30

EXHIBITION
The latest exhibition at DECK sees two independent photography projects--Nicholas Koh and Jiahui Tan's Some Other Way and Koh Kim Chay and Eugene Ong's Singapore's Vanished Public Housing Estates"--that explore the significance of memory in a country that's ever-changing. Through Jul 22

FOOD
Ah Hoi's Kitchen at Hotel Jen Tanglin is throwing a Festival of Crabs where you can feast on not one, not two, but 10 different styles of meaty Sri Lankan crabs. There’s no way to eat all of them (at one go at least), so be smart and get your claws on the Salted Egg and Crispy Yam Crab, Glass Noodles and Chinese Wine Crab or Claypot Crab Beehoon. Through Jul 31

FOOD
After a great first run, local Szechuan cuisine pioneer Si Chuan Dou Hua is bringing back last year’s well-received vegetable-based menu. This time, expect dishes rarely seen in a Chinese restaurant, like the Portobello Mushroom with Truffle and Orzo Pasta served with Szechuan Chilli Sauce, served as part of a course menu ($78-$98) that is filled with meatless (not strictly vegetarian) creations. Through Sep 159

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