The Weekend List: Day to Night
Get Moving: Morning Hike
What better way to start the weekend than with some exercise? I know hikes sound absolutely terrifying but trust me, you’ll definitely enjoy this one. Take a leisurely walk (or climb) up the steep slopes of Macritchie and head for the Treetop Walk. It isn’t the easiest place to get to, but the view is worth it. Few places in Singapore will get you such a lovely view of forest canopies. Not to mention, there are lots of Instagram-worthy photo spots around, so get your exercise gear and get movin’! Tip: Be sure to follow the Treetop Walk signs on your way up.
601 Island Club Rd, 578775
Opening hours: 9am – 5pm
Closed on Mondays, except on Public Holidays
Fill Your Tummy: Singapore Food Festival
Head down to the Singapore Food Festival this weekend for a blast from the past. Aptly titled “Savour the Past, Taste the Future”, the festival features a record 18 gastronomic experiences and is all about taking a trip down memory lane and celebrating Singapore’s culturally-rich food heritage. And just for the weekend, there’ll be a pop-up at Clifford Square where you’ll be able to taste curator-chef and Masterchef Asia judge Susur Lee’s creations. As well as delicious grub from restaurants like Casuarina Curry and The Disgruntled Chef. Look out for Lee’s Laksa Cheong Fun and mouthwatering Prata Tacos with BBQ Pork Collar – just the thought of it is making us hungry!
Heads Up: Keep 30-31 July free for The 50 Cent Fest! at Smith Street – old-school dishes such as Kok Kok Mee, Ice Ball and Trishaw Noodles will be sold in denominations of 50-cents and will cost no more than $2.
Ends 31 July 2016
More information on singaporefoodfestival.com
Treasure Hunt: Geocaching
Fancy a treasure hunt? Geocaching is both an app and outdoor recreational activity that’ll take you on an adventure. After downloading the app on your GPS-enabled mobile device, you’ll be able to hide and seek containers (or “geocaches”) anywhere in the world. Typical containers found and hidden by users are small waterproof containers containing a logbook and a pen/pencil –write your name and the date on the log and place it back in its original position for the next person to sign. If you’re lucky, you might find a larger container containing items for trading – toys, trinkets and even sentimental things. It certainly sounds like an interesting weekend activity, no?
Geocaching is available in the Apple Store and Google Playstore.
Music for The Soul: The Hive Sessions
Love your live music? Co-working hotspot The Hive has come up with a series of events feature live music performances, film screenings and a photography exhibition and it is all happenening at their office rooftop. The first edition happens this weekend, and local band Saturdate will be performing song covers as Singaporean photographers Jazpar Yeo and Iskandar showcase their works in the background. Simple and soothing for the soul, these sessions should definitely become a weekly affair.
Friday 15 July 2016
Event starts at 6pm
59 New Bridge Road, Singapore 059405
Late Night Chillin’: Beast and Butterflies
New boutique hotel M Social is geared towards the millennial globetrotter; its swanky bar, Beast and Butterflies, is the perfect spot to chill for late night drinks. Try their artisanal cocktails for a refreshing change – we love The Grape Vine, a grape-infused vodka with Bailey’s coconut cream and grapes. The fusion cocktails are great too – A Cuban Nyonya mixes rum, fresh lime, mint leaves, and Gula Melaka for a surprisingly smooth combination.
90 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238259
Weekdays (Sunday – Thursday): Last order 12 midnight; Friday, Saturday & Eve of Public Holidays: Last order 1 am
More information on msocial.com.sg