The velvet gloves are off for the fourth run of the biggest local standup comedy event. 12 of Singapore’s best comedians including Irene Ang and Kumar will battle it out on stage for Happy Ever Laughter, for the bragging rights to be the best comedians in the biz. Expect LOL-savageness as these artistes trade punchlines to win your laughs, applause, and votes. But first, they have to get you to buy your tickets from SISTIC.
11-29 July 2018, multiple timings
Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Rd, 178907
K-Pop fans get ready: After a small meet-and-greet earlier this year, Wanna One is heading back to Singapore as part of their world tour. This will be the band’s first full-fledged concert in the country so fans can expect it to be a real good one. It’s a one-day only event so you had better rush to this site before the tix get snapped up.
13 July 2018, 8-10 p.m.
Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, 397691
It’s time to celebrate all things food, from hawker centres to Michelin-starred restaurants, at the Singapore Food Festival. Held over two weeks, the festival (it celebrates its 25th anniversary this year) is all about showcasing the best in food in the city – and there’s a lot to be proud of. Expect to sample local favourites and innovative collaborations between chefs, as well as attend events such as musical performances and cooking classes. Click here for when, what and where to go.
13-29 July 2018, multiple timings
What better way to start at the Singapore Food Festival than by pigging out right in the open? STREAT – the Festival’s two-day signature event – will be showcasing a Singapore-inspired menu from chefs Haikal Johari (from the one Michelin-starred Alma) and Emmanuel Stroobant (from the one Michelin-starred Saint Pierre) and featuring yummy fare from the kitchens of popular SG restos Lolla, Morsels and Old Bibik’s Peranakan Kitchen. Plus there’s also culinary workshops, a retail showcase and an entertainment stage to whet your (other) appetites for shopping and leisure. Note: this is a cashless event so remember to bring your cards!
13 July, 5-10:30 p.m.; 14 July, 12-10:30 p.m.
10 Empress Place, Empress Lawn, 179555
Instead of just eating food, why not watch a play about food? Makan Cosmopolitan is the first in a series of theatre and dining interdisciplinary performances produced and developed by arts enterprise Ape Studio. Held as part of Singapore Food Festival 2018, the play sees 3 actors — Ebi Shankara, Gloria Tan and Mish’aal Syed Nasar — playing familiar characters who interact and talk about SG’s food culture in, where else but, a hawker centre setting. Click on EventBrite for tickets.
13-14 July 2018, 8-10 p.m.
Escobar Singapore, 20 Cross st, #01-23/24, 048422
Unwind at Cluny Court with The Graceful Swan‘s Stress Buster Bendy Aroma workshop! The 90-minute session will teach participants how to reduce stress, be more flexible and feel vibrant – aroma therapeutic oils will also be used. Participants will get to enjoy gluten-free snacks from Gluten-free Makan after the workshop. All food proceeds will be donated to ECPAT International in support of their efforts against the sexual exploitation of children. Register for the free event online.
14 July, 2018, 10 am to 12:30 pm
Cluny Court, Level 2, 501 Bukit Timah Rd, 259760
Alert all you feline lovers — the inaugural Singapore Cat Festival is here. Promised as a cat-only event, the Festival celebrates Singapore’s unique, local cat culture, and will feature local and international cat product vendors, educational talks, sharing sessions between cat owners, and fun activities all in one weekend. Admission is free but, psst, you should RSVP via EventBrite to enroll in a lucky draw.
14-15 July 2018, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Leisure Park Kallang, Level 1 Atrium, 5 Stadium Walk, 397693
You’ve tried pulled pork sandwiches, but what about char siew (Chinese barbecued pork) in a ‘wich? In this special Singapore Food Festival 2018 collabo between sandwich makers Park Bench Deli and popular meat specialists Roast Paradise, expect the, well, unexpected, as a Western dining concept gets tangled up with a beloved Asian meat, with an award-winning cocktail bar Native thrown into the mix. It’s a work-in-progress so check here for upcoming details.
15 July 2018, from 12 p.m.
Park Bench Deli, 179 Telok Ayer St, 068627
If there is ever a way to convince your LO why jogging long distances is lots of fun, this 5-kilometre run would be it. The Hello Kitty Run: Fruity Rush that’s based on the iconic cat-like character returns to SG again, but this time, with a fruit-based theme. Register for the run here and get your runner’s entitlement pack that includes a t-shirt, zip pouch and carrier amongst other goodies. Bonus: Children born on and after 16 July 2014, get to enter free!
15 July 2018, 8-10 a.m.
The Promontory @ Marina Bay, 11 Marina Blvd, 018940
By Chris Ong, July 10, 2018.
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