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9 things to eat, see and do this weekend (Oct 16-18)

Whether you’d like to experience an Italian omakase or listen to A Capella, look no further than our exciting guide

To eat

1. Enjoy an Italian Omakase


Think the omakase or ‘I will leave it to you’ concept is reserved for Japanese cuisine? Think again. Mandarin Oriental

Singapore has launched an exclusive Chef’s Table dining experience at Dolce Vita, helmed by Chef de Cuisine Omar Bernardi.

From $150 per person, you can expect to be surprised with the six-course menu which includes a selection of authentic Italian dishes paired with exquisite wines from an an award-winning wine list, carefully curated by the hotel’s sommelier.

More information here.

2. Order yourself a PastaMania Pasto Box

Black Pepper Chicken Pasta

If you’re craving for some hearty carbs, pasta usually satisfies. Now, you have the option of ordering yourself a wholesome Italian meal with the new PastaMania Pasto Box.

Each Pasto Box includes an appetiser, pasta main, mini cinnamon rolls and even a limited edition SG50 Coke bottle while stocks last.

Priced at $16.80 each, you can pick from either Pasto Box A, which comprises a Pesto Prawn Pasta and Cheesy Chicken Cheese Salsiccia for the main and appetiser respectively or Pasto Box B, with Black Pepper Chicken Pasta and Meatballs in Tomato Sauce.

More information here.

3. Tuck into small-plates seafood


The new kid on the block is Humpback — a small-plates seafood restaurant serving up some of the freshest oysters and interesting seafood-centric dishes around.

They’re opened by the same guys behind Jigger & Pony and Sugarhall, so you can expect creative cocktails as well.

Be sure to order favourites like Snow Crab, Rainbow Trout and seasonal Totten Inlet oysters.

More information here.

To see

1. Watch A Capella acts from around the world

Ever since the melodious work of art that was Pitch Perfect and its sequel, many of us can’t see A Cappella in quite the same way again. Now, you’ll get to enjoy similarly talented A Cappella acts from around the globe, from France’s Juke Vox that meshes beatboxing and poetry slam, to Swedish group Vocal Six’s folk and pop melodies.

You can even participate in free fringe activities like Speech Level Singing, Complete Vocal Technique and many other workshops.

Get your tickets here.

2. View the artwork of local celebrities like Dick Lee and Patricia Mok

Curating genuine stories and moving artwork from around Singapore, The Best of You Exhibition is in its finale stage when you can view the touching work of individuals in one space.

See art and installations from famous local personalities, such as Dick Lee, Irene Ang, Patricia Mok, Xiang Yun, Nurul Aini and Sabrina Goh; as well as share your own stories in this interactive exhibition.

More information here.

Also read: Take a sneak peek at 3 touching celebrity stories at The Best of You

3. Witness the growth of Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve’s new mangrove arboretum

NParks has just announced the opening of a new mangrove arboretum along the reserve’s Coastal Trail, and the planting of 2,000 mangrove trees along this 500m stretch has already begun.

Walk down this trail and you can see up close the growth of critically-endangered species native to Singapore, such as Api-api Jambu (Avicennia marina) and Pisang Pisang Laut (Kandelia candel).

More information here.

To do

1. Learn latte art

Dutch Colony Coffee Co. is offering a unique bean-to-cup learning experience for coffee lovers and connoisseurs with customised workshops and exhibitions. Participants will get to engage their love for coffee through various hands-on activities like latte art workshops and coffee degustation, dialogue sessions and a guided tour of a coffee museum.

More information here.

2. Listen to the jazzy tunes of local legend Jeremy Monteiro

Local jazz master Jeremy Monteiro has teamed up with his long-time friend, Hong Kong jazz guitarist Eugene Pao, to put together a tribute performance to the music of Michel Legrand. Ticketholders will receive their own copy of the concert album, “To Paris With Love”, as well.

More information here.

Also read: Why Jeremy Monteiro felt that writing jingles killed his creativity

3. Get your Laneway tickets before they sell out

One should be no stranger to how quickly Laneway tickets sell out – especially now that the full line-up has been announced. Acts include Chvrches, Beach House and local band Cashew Chemists. The early bird gets the juicy, yummy (ear)worm, so indie lovers, better get your card and cash ready.

More information here.

By Pamela Chow and Samantha Francis