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The Weekend List: 10-12 June 2016

Say goodbye to boring weekends with our weekly guide!

By Pamela Chow and Samantha Francis


Photo: Singapore Coffee Festival

1. Visit Singapore’s first coffee-centric festival

Whether caffeine runs in your blood or not, there’s plenty to enjoy at the Singapore Coffee Festival. Held from June 9-12, the interactive event will feature over 100 exhibitors from the local coffee and lifestyle scene, such as Common Man Coffee Roasters and Killiney Kopitiam.

Visitors who are keen to learn more about coffee can also sign up for Lab Sessions like Latte Art workshops, held from Friday to Sunday.

More information here.

Sakanaya Shin Seafood Bento

Photo: Isetan

2. Tuck into Hokkaido delights right here

Japanese food fairs rarely disappoint, as long as you’re patient enough to brave the inevitable queues.

Come June, the popular Hokkaido Fair will be back at Isetan Singapore with old favourites and new additions like Juice Jelly, Soy Bean Pudding, Pumpkin Tarts, Roll Cakes and more.

More information here.


Photo: Negroni Week 

3. Enjoy creative spins on the classic Negroni

From June 6-12, the spotlight is on the classic Negroni drink as top-notch bartenders from bars like Bitters & Love and Gibson put their own spin on the cocktail for Negroni Week.

Interesting entries include a fat-washed Iberico concoction, a pineapple consommé which was slow-pressed for 3 hours, Citrus infused lollipops, Sloe gin, mezcal, sorrel and many more.

More information here.

Baked Hoisin Cod Fish

Photo: Earle Swensen’s

4. Take your family for some Western-Asian cuisine

This June, new and tantalising dishes await you at Earle Swensen’s. The restaurant has infused Asian flavours into its new dishes including Smoked Salmon Avocado Tart, Raspberry Sriracha Smoked Duck and Kalbi Beef Ribs — sweet and juicy pieces of Korean barbequed beef short ribs with a touch of Hawaiian flavour.

Available at Earle Swensen’s outlets.


Photo: Pezzo Pizza

5. Order a Rainbow Pizza 

Pezzo Pizza has introduced a specially created Club Rainbow Pizza ($4.90 a slice), available at all 28 outlets from now till mid-July. The Instagram-worthy creation is topped with Nutella chocolate as well as caramelised bananas and marshmallows, and then finished with heart-shaped sprinkles.

A part of the sales proceeds will go to Club Rainbow (Singapore), offsetting the expenses the latter incurs from helping its beneficiaries.

Available at Pezzo Pizza outlets.

NingXia Red Mood Shot

Photo: Ningxia Red

6. Beat the heat with a refreshing drink

The weather has been unforgiving these days, so don’t forget to quench your thirst with a refreshing drink like NingXia Red ($155.26 for two bottles). As the world’s first wolfberry beverage infused with essential oils, it offers high levels of antioxidants to boost your health and wellness.

Available here

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Photo: REG

7. Escape from an anime-inspired escape room

Based on the popular series “Assassination Classroom”, this escape room immerses you into the setting of Kunugigaoka Junior High School. One day, your class is attacked by a group of mysterious assassins, and you and your classmates must face the attack alone.

Will you be able to survive this life-threatening situation and leave the classroom alive?

More information here.

Photo: The Color Run Tropicolor World Tour 2016

8. Book tickets to The Color Run 2016

The Singapore Color Run is now open for registration and promises to thrill participants with unlimited fun, colour and music over 20 and 21 Aug.

Bringing a 5km-long island vacation straight to the sunny shores of Sentosa, The Color Run 2016 will whisk you away to a tropical paradise.

More information here.

Photo: 아이오이

9. Visit a transforming traditional machiya

See four exciting local artists bring to life a traditional Japanese machiya that had ‘travelled’ from another space and time via a ‘wormhole’.

To inject an atmosphere of surprise, the architecture of the machiya will be built progressively: from a single living room to additional private rooms that come through the ‘wormhole’ one at a time over the next three weeks. The artists will also be holding weekend performances.

More information here.

Photo: WRS

10. Join the Zoolympix

Kids can don a Wildlife Zooperhero mantle and, together with Ah Meng, work to save animals around the world from extinction through a challenge-based trail.

Along the way, they will learn about global warming, wildlife trafficking, habitat loss and deforestation, and water pollution in fun and creative ways.

Innovative game station missions include having to navigate ice floes to help save polar bears, and returning illegally poached orangutan babies to their nests.

More information here.

Photo: Cornetto

11. Get free Cornetto ice cream and free Selena Gomez concert tickets

From 4 Jun to 9 Jul, the Cornetto Dance Revival Machine will be roving Singapore, daring fans to bust moves to redeem free Cornetto ice creams – and the chance to win Category 1 concert tickets and Meet & Greet passes for Selena Gomez’s Revival Tour.

All you have to do is dance in front of the Cornetto Dance Revival Machine and look out for the golden lids on the Cornetto ice creams redeemed after each dance.

More information here.

Photo: Plaza Singapura

12. Get adorable Finding Dory plushies and experiences

Plaza Singapura shoppers can now dive into Dory’s world through exciting activities such as the first Green Screen Sea-View Photo Experience and Deep Ocean Virtual Experience, where families and kids can picture themselves swimming with their favourite characters in the deep blue sea. 

Shoppers can also unleash their creativity in the arts and crafts workshops or pick their favourite movie memorabilia out of the wide array of Finding Dory merchandise on sale

More information here.

Photo: National Gallery Singapore

13. Play old-school games, eat street food at National Gallery

National Gallery Singapore’s weekend festival, Common Grounds, features exciting activities all over the Gallery. Grab an activity trail map, complete the activities and receive a prize!


Watch captivating performances at the Padang Atrium, play old-school games at the pop-up market streetscape, eat snacks of Singapore’s yesteryears and take advantage of the multiple Instagrammable photo opportunities with life-sized 3D artworks.

More information here.

Photo: Netflix

14. Become a travelling Instagrammer for Netflix

From director David Gelb of “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” comes “Chef’s Table”, a Netflix original documentary.

To celebrate Season 2, one chosen Instagrammer will get to visit the six restaurants featured in Season 2 (from Mexico and Slovenia to Brazil and San Francisco) and document their experience through hunger-inducing Instagram shots.

To join the contest, simply follow @NetflixAsia on Instagram, post your best original food photo and hashtag #MyChefsTable.

More information here.