Rejoice for yet another long weekend! Here are some ideas on what you can do over the weekend in sunny Singapore!
ARISSA HA, DEPUTY EDITOR
TRY: Gel manicures
I’ve never been the type of girl who will shell out hundreds to get her nails done on a regular basis as I can be quite chor lor (chipped nails within hours of getting out of the nail salon, I swear). Thanks to Etude House VivoCity’s store opening last weekend, I got to try out a free gel manicure with the Etude House Enamel Ting Gel Nails and I was sold at how easy it was to create gel manicures at home. In fact, I was so convinced that I bought a promotional set ($99 for the UV lamp, remover, nail cleanser, top coat, base coat and three nail colours) there and then, got home and painted my mom’s nails. Time to surf Pinterest for some ideas so I’ll have pretty nails for the whole of next week!
VISIT: Eight Slate’s pop-up store at Soon Lee
If you love minimalist designs, hop by Soon Lee at Haji Lane this weekend for Eight Slate’s first ever pop-up store. There will be an exclusive preview of their new collection and shopping vouchers if you’re one of the first 150 shoppers. More deets here.
JOIN: Nespresso Inissia contest
If you’re a hardcore Instagram flatlay artist and a coffee lover, you need to take part in the Nespresso Inissia social media contest, stat! They’re holding the contest in conjunction with the limited edition Nespresso Inissia colours (Fuchsia Velvet and Pacific Blue) where the top five most creative entries will win an Inissia experience worth $900 each. Just hashtag your posts on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook with #MyNespressoColour or head on over to their Facebook Page for more information.
VENETIA SNG, SENIOR WRITER
Feeling artsy this weekend? Catch this play which is uniquely humorous and gives you a look at the complexities of communicating with the your loved ones. A script by British playwright Nina Raine, Tribes won the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play. It is a look at one young man’s encounter with deaf culture after living with a prickly family that has shunned it since his birth in an attempt to make him as “normal” and well-adjusted as possible.
More details at Pangdemonium.
VISIT: The Little Prince in the Dark
For fans of The Little Prince, this is an exhibition you cannot miss! French visual artist has created 13 all-white sculptures to be discovered by the senses of touch and hearing audio versions of the book, all to be presented in the dark. Experience Saint-Exupery’s beloved book in new ways never imagined before.
Free entry. More details at Alliance Francaise.
EAT: Beach Road Prawn Mee
Is spending $11.80 on a bowl of prawn noodle worth it? If you’re having it at Beach Road Prawn Mee, then yes it’s totally worth the money! The bowl goodness is served with jumbo prawns, huge serving of bean sprouts, pork ribs and yellow noodle or bee hoon. The key to any prawn noodle is the broth and the Beach Road prawn broth delivered with that sweet prawn flavour, well balanced and not too overpowering. Salivating yet?
Beach Road Prawn Mee Eating House is located at 370/372 East Coast Road, Singapore 428981
JOHANNA TEO, WRITER
TRY: Make LEGO Brick Gummy Candy
I love eating gummy bears so when I chanced upon this tutorial on stackable LEGO brick-shaped gummy candy, I just HAD to try it out. The recipe is pretty simple and boasts to be even better than the traditional gummy bears – just purchase the silicone moulds from Ebay/Carousell (or make them if you’re feeling adventurous) and you’re ready to go. If you decided to do this as well, show us your results by tagging us on Instagram!
VISIT: Universal Studios Singapore (Battlestar Galactica Ride: HUMAN vs CYLON)
It took nearly two long years, but the Battlestar Galactica Ride at USS has finally been re-opened! I’ve been on it before (the four-seater version), but the new re-designed ride has been said to be able to “bring riders closer to the experience” and “improve the overall guest experience”, which reads as awesome in my book.
Singapore residents can now purchase a USS Adult Day at $68, which includes a free meal and drink. Offer period from May 27 to July 31.
DO: The Ultimate Movie Workout
Ever wondered how your favourite movie characters gets their toned bod and how you can get their excellent physique? Enter Darebee, where there are tons of quirky workouts to try – granted they mayn’t be their exact routines, but it’s definitely more interesting to partake in a Nikita and/or Legolas workout as compared to plain old ab crunching or planks, right?
CHEW HUI LING, WRITER
EAT: FATCAT Ice Cream Bar
Credit: Sassy Singapore
No stranger to all the cafe-hoppers on Instagram, this oh-so-glorious ice cream parlour has already conquered the online realm with its famed charcoal waffles ($6). It’s good enough with a scoop of ice cream, but nothing beats the golden goodness when drizzled with salted egg yolk custard sauce. Plus, FATCAT is conveniently situated at the heartlands (in fact, it’s just a 10 minute walk from our workplace!) so we can have our liu sha fix easily.
Fat Cat Ice Cream Bar is located at 416 Bedok North Ave 2, #01-25, Singapore 460416.
VISIT: Capitol Piazza
Credit: Capitol Singapore
Many young’uns patronising the new Capitol Piazza are probably there for the stellar food offerings – Taiwan’s Dazzling Café, Paris’ Angelina, and Italy’s Equilibrium amongst others – but what you might not have known is that this four-storey mall was once part of a historical marvel back in the ’30s. One-fourth of the current Capitol Singapore, Capitol Piazza boasts stunning architectural detailing and plays host to brands like Dr. Martens, Aesop, Skin Inc etc. Oh yeah, don’t forget to pop by the freshly re-opened Capitol Theatre – this refurbished 900-seat cinema is the biggest single-screen, dual-purpose theatre in Southeast Asia! #SingaporePride
Capitol Piazza is located at 15 Stamford Road, Singapore 178906.
DO: Clear out clutter!
Credit: Kimberly Davis on Pinterest
I admit: I’m the kind of girl who ogles at Pinspiration boards of swoon-worthy, organised workspaces every day, but doesn’t actually do anything to tidy up my own room. If you’re anything like me and your room is in need of some serious de-cluttering, it’s time to get things in order. Here’s a tip for clearing out junk: start out small – tackle the easier-to-manage areas such as your drawers first, and build up your momentum to handle the bigger projects. You can then move on to decorate your space when you’re done!