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9 things to eat, see and do this weekend (Jan 29-31)

Say goodbye to boring weekends with our guide!

To eat/drink

1. A 6-course meal by a Michelin-starred chef


From Jan 27-30, Zafferano’s Chef Marco will welcome Chef Theo Penati of il Ristorante Pierino Penati (1 Michellin Star) from Italy.

The culinary collaboration between the two will be a melding of Chef Marco’s authentic Italian fare and Chef Theo’s modern take on the cuisine. Diners can expect a 6-course dinner menu featuring innovative dishes like UOVO — slow cooked ‘perfect egg’, soft polenta, parmesan milk fondue.

More information here.

2. Japonica rice


Want to recreate the adorable bento sets that have been taking the Internet by storm? Your best bet is Japonica rice: A short-grain variety of white rice that is moist and sticky, making it ideal for molding sushi.

A great option is Fragrance 43°N (43°香) japonica rice, now available at all NTUC FairPrice Xtra hypermarkets and Finest supermarkets island-wide. Cultivated in Jilin, Northeast China, the high-quality japonica rice is harvested, processed and packaged using Singapore’s food safety standards.

More information here.

3. Festive goodies with a modern twist

Delifrance CNY Catalogue Inside Visual

This Lunar New Year, enjoy these Delifrance goodies alongside your traditional festive snacks. The Sweet Reunion, a citrusy yuzu pear cake, is filled with chunks of pear embedded within a soft, moist cake.

Other goodies like Joyful Blessinga set of colourful Chocolate and Orange Flavoured Chinese New Year-themed cupcakes, are likely to please your family and friends as well.

More information here.

To see

1. International indie acts

The music event of the season, Laneway Festival Singapore, is finally here this weekend. This year’s line-up is a heady mix of left-field electronica, shambolic punk, intelligent pop and boundary-pushing hip-hop. Big acts that many have been looking forward to include CHVRCHES, Flume and Grime.

As if that wasn’t exciting enough, another stage has been added to the event, making room for eight more great acts. Find out who they are here.

More information here.

2. Creations from a designer who has dressed Beyonce and Lady Gaga

The “Everest” exhibition, which showcases recent artworks by Ang Sookoon about the world’s greatest mountain, will also feature a collaboration with British designer Sorcha O’Raghallaigh. Her creations have been worn by Kate Moss, Beyonce, M.I.A and Lady Gaga.

Accompanying the installation are series of smaller sculptures of bronze and wax, videos, and drawings, which work together to create an experience that transports the visitor away from everyday life into the realm of the fantastic.

More information here.

3. An MP singing karaoke in public

On Jan 31, 1,000 beneficiaries in the Kreta Ayer – Kim Seng constituency will gather to usher in the Lunar New Year at the annual Chinatown Mass Reunion Dinner. Join them for a night of fun and festivities, then singalong with Dr Lily Neo, Adviser to Jalan Besar GRC GROs (Kreta Ayer – Kim Seng), at a mass karaoke session of classic favourites.

More information here. Check out more Lunar New Year events in Chinatown here.


To do

1. Win an $88 Golden Ang Bao


To usher in the Lunar New Year, Deliveroo is giving out 88 Golden Ang Baos worth $88 each to 88 lucky winners. Drawing inspiration from Willy Wonka’s The Golden Ticket giveaway, the Golden Ang Baos will be dropped random delivery bags. If you’re lucky, your next Deliveroo order from now to Feb 7 might bag you $88 in Deliveroo credits!

More information here.

2. Win a staycation in Sentosa and be part of a new attraction

Mosh! is Singapore’s first digital media edutainment facility where visitors can live the impossible, like orchestrate fireworks on a dance floor, create one-of-a-kind aquatic creatures that will come alive and befriend you and launch a jumbo jet from your hand.

Before its opening in Sentosa on Feb 4, Mosh! is holding a contest to search for the first 50 aquatic play friends to be released into its Doodle Aquarium. The top three entries will win a staycation for the whole family in Sentosa, among other prizes. The contest ends at 12pm tomorrow (Jan 29), so get doodling!

More information here.

3. Watch Swedish films in a vintage theatre

Held at the old-school-cool arthouse cinema space The Projector, this year’s Swedish Film Festival rounds up the award-winning treasures that have made waves from Scandinavia to our shores. Film buffs will be treated to a diverse selection of Swedish dramas, documentaries, comedies and short films, being screened for the first time in Singapore.

More information here.

By Pamela Chow and Samantha Francis