1In The Mood For Good Food And Drinks
There is no lack of dining options in Singapore. But we’d like to cast a spotlight on the Arcade @ Capitol Kempinski Hotel which we think is the chicest spot in the city to dine in. Most of us would have walked past this striking neoclassical-style building not knowing what’s inside apart from the iconic Capitol Theatre.
The allure of Arcade @ Capitol Kempinski Hotel is that it makes one feel as if they are in somewhere else in the world; one moment you’re in a colourful upscale Bangkok restaurant and the next in a sophisticated European-style café, and finally, settle down at a chic beer garden for some hearty German fare with Austrian-influences. However, that’s not all, there’s also a swanky Spanish tapas bar and a retro American diner featuring burgers and over-the-top milkshakes.
Whether you’re here for a date, business lunches or special occasions, this place is always ready to impress and puts you in a good mood.
Where: The Capitol Kempinski Hotel, 15 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178906
2Catch A Play in W!ld Rice Theatre
SG Bicentennial, otherwise known as 200 years of Raffles’ arrival in Singapore since 1819, has sparked controversy about our past and present identities. The historical commemoration has been seen as a nod to colonialism and somewhat disregarded five centuries of history before the arrival of the colonialist. How much colonialism has shaped the discourse of Singapore’s history, and why are we putting Raffles on a pedestal?
Catch Wild Rice Theatre’s latest production, “Merdeka / 獨立 /சுதந்திரம் “, which sees the formation of a group called Raffles Must Fall to examine our country’s colonial legacy and to help us understand the days of colonial subjugation and how it fuels the dream of independence.
Written by the award-winning playwright, Alfian Sa’at in collaboration with up-and-coming playwright Neo Hai Bin, this provocative and moving new play examines how our history and humanity have been shaped – and shattered – by the forces of colonialism.
Get tickets to Merdeka / 獨立 /சுதந்திரம் here.
When: 10 October to 27 October 2019
Where: WILD RICE @ FUNAN, 107 North Bridge Road, #04-08 Funan Mall, Singapore 179105
3Explore the Early Days of Singapore as an Emporium of the East
Now if you’re curious about the history of Singapore before 1819, the National Museum of Singapore offers to take you on a journey back in time – some 200 years ago. You’ll be surprised to learn that Singapore was already a bustling maritime port in the region attracting traders and merchants from afar. Unlike the general perception that Singapore was a sleepy fishing village before the British arrived.
An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, the 1600s – 1819, is the latest exhibition which chronicles the early days of Singapore as an Emporium of the East before the founding of modern Singapore. Featuring over 220 artefacts across six thematic zones– you’ll get to witness two centuries of development and forces at play which inevitably led to the events in 1819.
When: Exhibition is available till 29 March 2020
Where: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897
Daily from 10AM to 7PM
4The Bubble Tea Factory at SCAPE
There’s no Disneyland in Singapore but there is another type of happy place made of larger-than-life whimsical bubble tea installations including a large pool of boba pearls and a giant swing that are perfect for the ‘gram!
Enter The Bubble Tea Factory (TBTF) – the first of its kind in Southeast Asia located right in the heart of Orchard. For the bubble tea-obsessed, this is a rare opportunity to experience the whimsical world of bubble tea! Head over to www.bubbleteafactory.co to get your tickets!
Now, we’re curious, will there be a bubble tea-inspired hotel in the future?
When: 19 October to 18 December 2019
Where: SCAPE, 2 Orchard Link, Singapore 237978