By this time of the year, you would have already made your travel plans, or you might even be on your way to the airport right now.
Unless you’re making full use of the vaccinated travel lanes (VTLs) between Singapore and 13 other countries (at time of writing) including the US, UK and South Korea, we can only assume that you’ll be spending most of your time at home these days, or at work.
Beyond our recommendations for things to do or restaurants to dine at, here’s a gentle reminder to everyone to remain safe and hang in there.
Things To Do
Celebrate Deepavali With SAFRA
Brush up on your knowledge on the Festival of Lights at the Fastest Fingers First Deepavali Edition, and stand to win SAFRA Rewards Vouchers worth $20 to $40 or a Deepavali Hamper worth $80! On Nov 4 at 8pm, SAFRA will be conducting a live quiz on Facebook, where participants have to post their answers to the questions in the comments of the contest post on the different SAFRA clubhouses’ Facebook pages. There will be a total of 13 winners, so start reading up on the festival now!
Nov 4, more info at www.safra.sg/whats-on/deepavali
And from now till Nov 7, the SAFRA clubhouses have lined up Deepavali activities for you. These include learning about the history of Rangoli and scoring a free sand art kit, discovering the beauty of Indian dance and music, and more!
Till Nov 7, more info at www.safra.sg/whats-on/deepavali
This is Live! Concert Series – Mandopop Evenings
After more than a year of online concerts, here’s your chance to finally attend one in person! The This is Live! Concert Series will kick off with two nights of performances featuring Mandopop hits. The event features covers of hit songs by Mandopop idols like JJ Lin, Jay Chou, Jam Hsiao, A-Mei, Jolin Tsai, Stefanie Sun and Hebe Tien and performed by local singers Skye Sirena, Leon Lim, and Wilson Huang. Held at the Flower Field Hall at Gardens by the Bay on Nov 19 and 20, there will be a total of four shows over the two days, starting from 6pm and 9pm.
SAFRA Members receive 5% off Klook activities with a minimum spend of $50 (capped at $10) Promo code: SAFRASG2021. More info here.
Nov 19 & 20, more info at www.klook.com/en-US/activity/64350-this-is-live-concert-series-mandopop-evenings-ticket
Trashy Art 2021 By Passion Wave
Feeling creative? Put your trash or recycled, or recyclable materials to good use in the eco-art contest “Trashy Art 2021”. Organised by PAssion Wave and its conservation arm Project Blue Wave, the move aims to raise awareness and spark conversation around marine and eco-conservation. To take part in the contest, individuals or teams of up to four must submit one artwork that is made from at least 80% trash, recycled or recyclable materials. The artwork must be portable and not exceed 1.7m in height and width. It can come in any creative medium and must come accompanied with a 100-word write up with the key message and inspiration behind the piece. The materials used should be collected from beaches, parks, or waterways around Singapore. The purchase of new materials is not encouraged. All winning entries will be displayed at one of the six PAssion Wave outlets for a year.
Till Nov 30; more info at go.gov.sg/TrashyArt2021
Laneige x Maison Kitsune
Even though Christmas strictly isn’t here yet, spoil your partner with a pre-season gift, if you will. How, you ask? Update her regular cushion foundation compact with the limited edition Laneige x Maison Kitsune collaboration. The collaboration between the Korean cosmetics brand and French-Japanese fashion label includes two types of limited edition Laneige NEO Cushion and three merch items in the form of an ecobag, pouch, and phone pop socket. The items under the collaboration feature a witty illustration of the “Chillax Fox”, one of Maison Kitsune’s iconic characters.
From $78 to $99, available on Lazada’s official Laneige store and in boutiques and counters.
Grand Hyatt Singapore’s Deepavali Menu
Savour a myriad of flavours this Deepavali at Grand Hyatt Singapore’s StraitsKitchen. From Nov 3 to 7, the hotel’s halal-certified theatre kitchen has whipped up a series of special lunch and dinner buffet menus. For instance, tuck into South and North Indian specialties from live stations serving Hyderabad Nalli Dhum Biryani (lamb shank served on long grain basmati rice), Sikandari Kalmi Raan (grilled lamb leg with cashew nuts and herbs) and traditional Indian sweets like Gulab Jamun (milk dumpling in saffron syrup) and Kesari Aam Kheer (rice pudding with mango and milk). On top of the Indian classics, guests can expect the usual favourites from StraitsKitchen’s Malay, Peranakan and Chinese kitchens.
Till Nov 7; more info at www.singapore.grand.hyattrestaurants.com/deepavali.html
Dont Yell At Me
There’s a new bubble tea brand in town. The popular Taiwanese beverage brand, which serves a variety of hand-shaken drinks such as Winter Melon Chrysanthemum Tea, Osmanthus The Au Lait and Grapefruit and Lychee Fruit Tea, has opened its first outlet in Singapore’s Orchard Central. Co-founded by Taiwanese variety show personality Yako Chan, the brand’s outlet aims to be a “place of respite and reflection where (customers) can rest their minds and simply ‘just be’”.
More info at www.instagram.com/dontyellatme.sg