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The Weekend List: 22-24 Apr 2016

Say goodbye to boring weekends with our guide!

By Pamela Chow and Samantha Francis

King's Potong Gold_Mao Shan Wang Durian_Multipack

1. Cool down with Mao Shan Wang ice cream

The sweltering heat calls for a respite like the new Mao Shan Wang Ice Confection by King’s Potong Gold ($12.90 for box of six). Made with 100% Mao Shan Wang puree from Malaysia and free from any artificial flavouring, a stick of this icy goodness is as good as it gets.

Available at NTUC FairPrice.


Min Jiang - Double Boiled Kampong Chicken with Conpoy Cordyceps Militaris and Bamboo Pith

2. Nourish yourself with double boiled soups

Don’t let the unpredictable weather get you down — instead, nourish yourself with Min Jiang’s double boiled soups. From Apr 18-June 17*, guests can enjoy soups such as the Double Boiled Kampong Chicken Soup with Conpoy, Cordyceps Militaris & Bamboo Pith. The soups are priced at either $16 or $18 per bowl.

*Promotion is not available from 7 to 8 May 2016.

More information here.

1. Local Food Promotion

3. Tuck into a hawker-style buffet

This April, diners will be able to enjoy Straits, Peranakan and Nonya delights at Hotel Jen Tanglin’s newly re-opened J65. The all-day dining restaurant will feature Executive Chef Frederick Kho’s signature home-styled recipes including homemade crabmeat popiah as well as wok-fried Kam Heong King prawns, alongside live stations serving Singapore Laksa, Penang Laksa and more.

More information here.

4. Join a free-flow brunch party

British-inspired gastro-pub Oxwell & Co is organising its last Four Floors of Frolicks free-flow brunch party this Saturday.

From 1pm-4pm, guests can indulge in a slew of delectable canapés and bites, a varied line-up of drinks that span from classic lager to sparkling wine and refreshing tipples.

More information here.

5. Watch a play about Singapore theatre

This confessional theatre piece features the voices of theatre veterans and young acting professionals, who shed light on the dedication, insecurities and sacrifices of Singapore’s theatre professionals. Features veterans such as Lim Kay Siu, Neo Swee Lin, Lim Yu Beng, and emergents including Chanel Chan, Shafiqhah Efandi and Frances Lee.

More information here.

6. Be part of a fashion revolution

On Apr 24 – Fashion Revolution Day – people around the world will move to encourage global fashion brands to demonstrate transparency across the length of the value chain, from farmers to consumers.

Join in the movement for sustainable fashion at this event with a screening of The True Cost, and pledge your commitment to the cause.

More information here.

7. Attend a kids’ “dessert burger” cooking class

Bring your little chefs to learn to create Three Buns’ Vanilla Guerilla “dessert burger”: dark chocolate brioche bun, vanilla ice-cream patty and hot salted butterscotch sauce, topped with their choice of yummy toppings.

More information here.

8. Check out a monochrome exhibition

Kult Gallery presents ‘Mono’, featuring a body of monochromatic work by young local artists Aeropalmics (Dawn Ang) and Chris Chai. Both artists aim to showcase how traditional black and white imagery fits into the realm of contemporary art.

In the spirit of black and white, the adjacent Kult Kafe will offer a special extended period of Happy Hour from 8pm to 9pm for event-goers decked out in monochrome.

More information here.

9. Enjoy an Administrative Professionals Buffet and win a free staycation

Administrative support professionals, this is your time! In celebration of Administrative Professionals Week, Orchard Café and Park Hotel Alexandra are offering special meal deals from Apr 25-29, as well as a lucky draw each for a weekend staycation at Orchard Hotel or Park Hotel Alexandra.

More information on Orchard Hotel’s promotion here and Park Hotel Alexandra’s promotion here.

10. Catch tulips in full bloom

This year, Tulipmania traces tulips back to their roots in the ancient Ottoman Empire (present-day Turkey), where it was first cultivated and served as inspiration for many Turkish songs, paintings and poetry.

Be dazzled by colourful “carpets” of tulips in this Persian-inspired floral display.

More information here.


11. Special charity sale at Tod’s

TOD’S will host a special charity weekend for the benefit of programme D.A.W.N (Dedicated to AIDS / HIV Women’s Needs). A special discount will be extended over three days and part of the sales will be donated to D.A.W.N.

More information here.