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The Weekend List: 20-22 May 2016

Say goodbye to boring weekends with our weekly guide!

By Pamela Chow and Samantha Francis


1. Have an exquisite white asparagus feast

White asparagus season is in full swing and Kaiserhaus is flying in these rare and exotic legumes from Austria. From now till June 5, the restaurant will serving the delicacy in dishes like Spargelcremesuppe (Cream of White Asparagus Soup), Spargel mit Rinderfilet (White Asparagus with Beef Tenderloin) and more.

More information here.



2. Beat the heat with ice cream

Cool off with Paddle Pop’s new Twister ice cream ($4.50, multi-pack) — a refreshing mix of juicy apples, sweet blackberries and mixed fruits paired with creamy vanilla for a burst of flavours with every bite. Simply purchase any three multipacks to receive a Paddle Pop Twister water gun alongside other exciting freebies.

Available at major supermarkets, convenience stores and more.


3. Check out the new Isetan Scotts Supermarket

Craving for your favourite Japanese snacks? Head to the refreshed Isetan Scotts Supermarket, which now features a clean design aesthetic that could be best described as a cross between a zen Japanese home and a luxurious open kitchen. Highlights include pastries from Matsuzo Potato, soba from Dashi Bar and a new, multi-sensory shopping experience.

More information here.

4. Indulge in a Penang dinner buffet

Chef Chai Huan Shiaw from the Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort & Spa in Penang, Malaysia, will delight guests with unlimited servings of specialities such as the famed Penang rojak, kerabu jellyfish salad, kangkung with cuttlefish, char kway teow, hokkien prawn mee, kapitan curry chicken, Nyonya duck soup, spicy clams with kaffir leaf and more, amid the regular signatures of themed buffets.

This is a dinner buffet, from 6pm to 10pm.

More information here.

5. Check out this new immersive exhibition of data-turned-art

Imagine turning the vast amount of data that the world is generating daily – from emails, selfies, google searches and online purchases – into large-scale immersive art installations.

At ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition – Big Bang Data – opening this weekend, you will discover large-scale immersive installations, historical artefacts and contemporary artworks.

More information here.

6. Attend a Japanese matsuri festival

Have fun with all things traditionally Japanese at this three-day matsuri, from Japanese Street Performances; to Matsuri food like takoyaki, baby Castella, yakisoba (pan-fried noodles) and okonomiyaki (grilled Japanese pancake); to draft beer, shochu highball and sake cocktails; and old-time festival games.

More information here.

7. Have meaty burgers for just $7

To celebrate Meatliquor now being open for lunch every day of the week, the restaurant is having a week-long lunch promotion featuring $7 burgers (usual price $18-$24). The offer ends this weekend, so here’s your last chance to savour cheap burgers.

More information here.

8. Create perfume as a couple

Make a perfect gift and have fun while doing so with someone you love. Guess your partner’s personality and bottle it, or create your own signature scent.

Each person makes and takes home 105ml of custom perfume.

More information here.

9. Embark on a treasure hunt in Ubin

Pesta Ubin is an open-house festival with a whole host of activities lined up to passionately highlight Ubin’s unique charms. Besides enjoying your visit to Pulau Ubin for Pesta Ubin, join a mini treasure hunt around Ubin Town as well.

Hunt for the hidden treasure tags, learn more about Ubin Town and win attractive prizes.

More information here.

10. Get early bird discounts for the SAFRA Singapore Bay Run & Army Half Marathon

Participate in the 21km, 10km, 5km and 800m parent-and-child categories with your family and friends to keep fit and bond as you enjoy a scenic running route along the Marina Bay.

NSmen continue to enjoy significant discounts of more than 75 percent on various categories. Their families can also participate together with them at attractive rates this year.

More information here.

Dita Pranata in action at Red Bull Dark Knights 2013, Pearl’s Hill City Park, Singapore on May 18th 2013
Dita Pranata in action at Red Bull Dark Knights 2013, Pearl’s Hill City Park, Singapore on May 18th 2013

11. Join a downhill cycling race

Explore a different side to the National Stadium and the Singapore Sports Hub. But don’t expect them to be taking any selfies along the way – this 400m urban circuit twists, turns and then drops 2m to finish with a spectacular view of the Water Front promenade – all under 90 seconds.

Registration ends on 22nd May.

More information here.

12. Enjoy free Hard Rock Cafe burgers

This Sunday the World Burger Truck will return to Hard Rock Café Sentosa with a convoy of revving Ferraris at the Hard Rock Hotel Sentosa. Burgers will be served free from the truck to the public, with flavours like Big Little Italy Burger, Giardiniera Deli Burger and the Singapore-inspired Satay Burger.

More information here.