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Too much to do, too little time. We narrowed it down to a list of things you can get up to this weekend.

Singapore Garden Festival 2022

The annual Singapore Garden Festival is back after a four-year hiatus. From 30 July, elaborate flower displays will be shown at ION Orchard, Ngee Ann City and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Keep your eyes peeled on floral installation displays and floral competitions held at the venues.

Till 9 Aug. Check out more information on their website.

Nothing is Forever: Rethinking Sculpture in Singapore

National Gallery is presenting its first major sculpture exhibition in 30 years with an interesting set of art including tombstones from Bukit Brown cemetery and a morbid interpretation of Sir Stamford Raffles that encapsulates sculpture’s history and evolution in Singapore.

READ MORE: Sculpted Singapore: National Gallery exhibit shows the art all around

Till 5 Feb 2023 at National Gallery Singapore’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery and The Spine Hall, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, Level B1 Basement Concourse in the City Hall Wing.

Save Tigo at Mandai with LingoAce

Here’s something for the little ones! In conjunction with World Tiger Day on 29 July, Chinese learning platform LingoAce is teaming up with Singapore Zoo to bring hour-long guided tours in English and Mandarin for families with children aged 3 to 12.

Learn about tiger conservation through a fun-filled learning adventure and find out more about other endangered animals as well on 31 July from 11:30am to 12:30pm, and another session from 1:30pm to 2:30pm.

All tickets come with a goodie bag filled with learning materials and games, as well as a photo session with mascot Tigo.

For more information, check out their website.

Shop The Change at Design Orchard

The Textile and Fashion Federation of Singapore have launched a fashion sustainability retail activation at Design Orchard. A range of local sustainable fashion and lifestyle brands like ChopValue, Dirty Manners, Commenhers, Nyananyana Eco, Chokmah, August Society, Protesta, As Intended, Nost, Little Match Girl and Powder Shampoo, will be featured.

Till August 18, Design Orchard, 250 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238905

Ayka Go’s ‘Of Shadows and Collected Time’

Filipino artist Ayka Go is holding her first solo exhibition in Singapore at the Yavuz Gallery from 16 July. Go’s works evoke personal memories from a nostalgic childhood using colorful three-dimensional paper folding and trompe l’oeil paintings on canvas.

They reference the Japanese notion of ‘mono no aware’ and the Zen concept of Wabi-Sabi.

Check out more information on their website. Till 14 Aug, Yavuz Gallery, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, #02-23, Singapore 108937

SingleThread in Residence at Basque Kitchen By Aitor

Chef Kyle Connaughton and wife Katina Connaughton, the culinary masterminds behind SingleThread

You don’t have to fly to California to experience one of its greatest restaurants, at least this month. The folks behind SingleThread, a Three-Michelin starred restaurant in Sonoma Wine County, have set up shop at Singapore’s historic Fullerton Waterboat House this month for a culinary residency. Chef-patron Kyle Connaughton along with wife/farmer Katina Connaughton are bringing the SingleThread experience to Singapore’s fine dining aficionados with a menu combining exquisite produce and refined Japanese techniques. The 7-course tasting menu includes such intriguing dishes as abalone chawanmushi with summer squash and zucchini blossoms and black cod ibushi-gin with purple barley crepes and shio koji vinaigrette,

Until 30 July at Basque Kitchen By Aitor. For reservations go to: chefresidence.com/booking.html

10th World Oyster Festival at Greenwood Fish Market 

The annual oyster festival returns at Greenwood Fish Market with 29 different varieties (the most ever) flown in from seven countries.

For one whole month, slurp their oysters offered in tasting platters (8 pairs for S$109.95) or pick and choose ones specifically from countries like France, Ireland, Japan and Canada.

The oysters are available for dine-in, takeaways and delivery at all Greenwood Fish Market outlets.

The festival has been extended for another month due to popular demand!

Till 31 Aug. For more info check out their website.

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

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.

Superfluous Things

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

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

Drunken Baker

Tiong Bahru Bakery is famous for its tantalizing breakfasts and baked goods but for their 10th anniversary they’re celebrating with a popup dinner at their Foothills outlet featuring an exciting spread of “naturally fermented sourdough pies, sweet and savoury munchies, and a curated selection of natural wines”. There are no reservations for these popups, but TBB superfans will definitely want to make the effort to snag one of the 50 eats available each night. 

Fridays and Saturdays until July 30 at Tiong Bahru Bakery Foothills. For more info check out their FB event page

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.

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