The weekend is here again! You won’t have time to stay home for we have some pretty exciting activities lined up for you. Besides, you have another rest day on Wednesday so there’s really no excuse.

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Are you ready to indulge in barbecued meats, copious amounts of coffee and maybe a tipple or two?


Keep Calm and Drink Coffee

Singapore has proven to be a nation that absolutely loves her coffee, so it comes as no surprise that the annual Singapore Coffee Festival is such an anticipated event. Caffeine addicts, head on down to Marina Bay Cruise Centre for a full weekend immersed in coffee.

Following last year’s success, artisanal coffee powerhouses such as Common Man Coffee Roasters, Chye Seng Huat Hardware, Symmetry, Dapper Coffee and more are returning for this year’s edition. Other than just drinking aromatic cups of coffee, you can check out the various workshops, competitions and live demonstrations by baristas. Bonus: There’s live music and children-friendly social space.

Where: Marina Bay Cruise Centre, 61 Marina Coastal Drive, S(018947)

When: Fri – Sun, Aug 4 – Aug 6, 2017


Drink National Day-inspired durian cocktail


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Taking references from William Farquhar’s Natural History Drawings, the cocktails at Nutmeg & Clove are National Day-inspired and includes Galangal Beer, Oh My Jasmine, Bay Side and more. Yes, all crafted with native herbs, spices, fruits and flowers.
What we would really want you try is… The King and Queen. Made with Mount Gay Black Barrel, pandan, lemon, clarified milk, toasted malacca coffee bean, durian and mangosteen, this is a twist to the Milk Punch cocktail. Durian? Mangosteen? Wild. Expect a creamy and robust flavour profile, with a subtle aroma from the pandan.

Where: Nutmeg & Clove, 10 Ann Siang Hill, S(069789)

When: All month long




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It’s always a good thing to support local, so get your wallets ready and head on down to the design-centric pasar malam at the National Design Centre. Returning for the third year, you can expect locally designed artisanal crafts such as furniture, apparel, bags and many more.

Of course, there will be food for when you are peckish. The whole idea is to tell stories of our Singapore identity, history and culture through these products, some of which are exclusive to the event only. A fair warning though, it is going to get reallllllly crowded so we get there as early as 10am.

Where: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, S(188969)

When: Fri – Sun, Aug 4 – Aug 6, 2017


Craft Beer Brunch


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In line with all things local, why not try the Craft Beer Brunch happening this Saturday? Nope, it isn’t just a gathering for craft beer lovers. Rather, you get to enjoy local favourites (yes, zi char!) paired with craft beers.

Held at New Ubin Seafood, known for whipping out delicious local fare with a twist (think Kaya French Toast), there will be six dishes paired with six different craft beers. We’re talking about Mee Goreng with Rye & Pint Trippin wheat ale, Butter Chicken with Naan and Lindemans Peach Fruit beer and more. Salivating? Then go get your tickets.

Where: New Ubin Seafood, 63 Hillview Ave, Level 6, S(669569)

When: Sat, Aug 5, 2017


Sunday on the Hill


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Fancy some salsa with bae? Come this Sunday, Kult Kafe has teamed up with Salsa Under The Stars SG for another Latin Dance edition of Sunday on the Hill. You can expect live music by Ireson Latin Band, supported by DJs Shellsuit and May May.

Food’s almost always a given. There will be a BBQ serving Sidecar Sausages and Banyan Tamarind Foods. Vegetarians listen up, the good people at Kult Kafe has catered some delicious fare for you as well. Wash all of that down with some local Archipelago craft beers at only $10 each. Plus, you can leave your kids to play at the garden games.

Where: Kult Kafe, Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, S(228120)

When: Sun, 6 Aug, 2017