Along with the arrival of May comes a whole host of fun activities to get you through the month. Now that restrictions have hugely reduced, there’s no excuse not to get out there to discover the best of what Singapore has to offer. There’s a celebration of Australian food in Singapore, live music, family adventures and insights into the red dot’s heritage and history. Oh, and if you’ve got itchy feet and are thinking of escape, click here for a few tips on where to fly off to for a nearby but new holiday hotel experience. Enjoy!
Taste Western Australia in Singapore throughout June
Prepare for a feast this June as 21 local restaurants, cafés, and bars across Singapore present Western Australian-inspired creations using seasonal and year-round produce from WA. Plating Up WA Singapore Edition (it’s also taking place back in Oz simultaneously) is an annual event back in Oz, and this is the first time they’ve paired with another destination for the celebration. Singapore-based chefs and mixologists from the likes of Burnt Ends, Panamericana, Flutes, Open Farm Community, Monti, Kaarla and more will masterfully transform WA ingredients such as abalones, wagyu, truffles and black barley into superb dishes and drinks. All you have to do is order the items marked on the menu with the Plating Up WA Singapore Edition logo for a true taste of home.
From 1 – 30 June at participating F&B establishments across Singapore. @platingupwasingaporeedition
Heritage starts here
The Singapore HeritageFest 2022 takes place again this May to reveal lesser-known stories of the island’s rich history through on-site and online experiences including guided tours and workshops. Explore the evolution of travel to and within the red dot, do a deep dive into Singapore’s natural heritage, discover flora and fauna native to the region, and learn about Singapore’s fascinating growth as a Garden City.
From 2 – 29 May 2022, various locations islandwide and online. sgheritagefest.gov.sg
Houston in the house
If the return of live music is making you feel so emotional, don’t miss The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston. After touring the UK, Europe and Australia, Britain’s Got Talent star Belinda Davids will perform and celebrate one of the world’s most revered singers through her classics. Taking place for two nights only, if you wanna dance with somebody, we’re pretty sure the moment will arise when there.
27 & 28 May. sistic.com.sg
Hit new foodie heights with Kaarla & Oumi
CapitaSpring in the CBD is the place to be right now thanks to 1-Arden’s dining venues. Hot on the heels of Soly & Luna comes exciting happenings on the tower’s 51st floor: the opening of Kaarla Restaurant and Bar; Oumi; and the 1-Arden Food Forest. The signature restaurant, Kaarla showcases coastal Australian cuisine, while Oumi offers modern Japanese Kappo fare. Meanwhile, the food forest is the world’s highest urban farm. The two restaurants share the same space and a side order of spectacular skyline views is complimentary with every meal. Open now and a must-visit! 1-arden.sg
Travel the world with LEGO
Still unsure about jumping on a plane? Head to the Science Centre instead for the Brickman Wonders of the World touring exhibition. This amazing interactive LEGO event will take you on a journey to over 50 of the world’s most famous landmarks including the Arc De Triomphe in France, the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy and Australia’s very own Great Barrier Reef. The exhibition was painstakingly put together using over 1.4 million tiny LEGO bricks and took over 205 days to assemble. Visitors also get a sneak peek at how each mini-sculpture was brought to life. If you have nimble fingers, there are special zones where you can build your own models too.
Until 3 July. The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Centre Rd, 60908. science.edu.sg
It’s about time
For something completely different, check out Time Heist: Civic District. This outdoor treasure hunt meets local theatre and virtual gameplay to send participants around iconic local monuments while solving virtual and real life puzzles. Super-futuristic and lots of fun, Time Heist can be enjoyed alone, but we recommend getting a gaggle of friends together and making an adventure of it. As it’s all played in your own time and through your own phone, you can pause the game anywhere along the route to explore some of Singapore’s loveliest buildings such as The Arts House, Esplanade, Asian Civilisations Museum, and more. Oh and it’s set in 2055, so you might want to wear some space shoes.
Until 3 July. sistic.com.sg