9 things to eat, see and do this weekend (Dec 18-20)

Say goodbye to boring weekends with our weekend guide!

To eat

1. Tweety-themed toast

Tweety Lava Toast

Dazzling Cafe’s iconic honey toast just took on an adorable spin. In collaboration with Warner Brothers, the cafe has launched a Dazzling Cafe X Sweety Tweety partnership that will see Tweety-themed decorations as well as a specially-crafted menu.

Items like Dazzling’s Lava Toast, profiteroles, Mac and Cheese, biscotti, iced teas and au laits will be served with Tweety designs, so keep your eyes peeled.

Read also: Our coverage of the cafe’s grand opening 

More information here.

2. Pralines made on-the-spot

Making of Ferrero Rocher by Ferrro Master Chocolatiers

Experience an Italian Christmas with Casa Ferrero — the only store of its kind in Southeast Asia. The pop-up store outside Wisma Atria will stock exclusive pralines such as Ferrero Tenderly White, Ferrero Cappucino, Ferrero Tenderly Torroncino, Ferrero Manderly, Pocket Coffee, Kusschen White, Kusschen Milk, Kusschen Dark and more.

Drop by on weekends and be treated to live praline-making demonstrations as well.

More information here.

3. Perfectly aged, melt-in-your-mouth Miyazaki steak

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Nestled in Singapore’s first integrated Japanese emporium Emporium Shokuhin is dining concept Takujo, which serves seasonal produce fresh from the emporium itself.

Expect to be wowed by dishes like the 21-day A5 Miyazaki Steak ($118), which had been aged in the emporium’s very own beef dry-ageing facility. Well-marbled and tender, the steak was excellent.

More information here.

To see

1. New public artworks, with free walking tours by the artists

Three unique art installations, titled “24 Hours in Singapore”, “Cloud Nine: Raining” and “The Rising Moon”, are now open along the new Jubilee Walk. For a limited time, you can join their artists and go on free walking tours, as they introduce the artworks alongside other existing artworks and monuments in the area.

More information here.

2. A jazzy Christmas performance

It’s not Christmas without a dash of feel-good jazz, and Singapore’s King of Swing Jeremy Monteiro is here to bring you the best of Frank Sinatra and other Christmas hits. Catch Monteiro together with vocalists Tina May (UK), James Flynn (Australia) and fellow Singaporean Nathan Hartono.

More information here.

Read also: Jeremy Monteiro reveals why writing jingles killed his creativity

3. Fun Snoopy and Peanuts exhibitions and activities

Snoopy and Friends are here in town — thanks to the upcoming movie — and here’s where you can get the optimum Snoopy experience in Singapore. See rare Snoopy artworks, stamps, first-day covers, comics and collectibles on display at the Singapore Philatelic Museum at the “With Love from Snoopy, Charlie Brown & The Peanuts Gang” Exhibition.

More information here.

To do

1. Appreciate the ancient Chinese tea ceremony from the Ming Dynasty

 

While what seems like half of Singapore is crowding out the usual Christmas light-up hotspots, bring your family to a more quiet and alternative celebration. Remember Ming: The Old is New Again will open your eyes to how the cultural achievements of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) – like Chinese tea ceremony, tenmoku and wood-fired ceramics and Ming-style garments – continue to shape our modern identity.

Look out for notable artifacts and exhibitions, such as Taiwanese ceramist Chang Kuei-wei’s Tenmoku tea bowls, which also appear in the permanent collections of The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum.

More information here.

2. Win a $2,100 Ricola gold nugget

In celebration of the candy’s Jubilee, one lucky winner from Singapore will win a gold nugget valued at CHF 1,525 ($2,118) in the Ricola online Sweepstakes. The 18-carat gold nugget is forged into the shape of Original Ricola Swiss Herb Candy drop.

To qualify for this sweepstake, visit www.ricolaoriginal.com from now to Sep 30, 2016 to test how well you know Ricola.  Each question answered correctly will earn you one chance to win. Winners will be officially notified via email.

3. Attend the very first Hello Kitty night run

If running with Hello Kitty everything isn’t exciting enough, this year, Singapore will be host to the very first Hello Kitty night run. The 5km route, starting and ending at The Float at Marina Bay, will give you a breath-taking view of Singapore’s most iconic landmarks.

The race pack was designed with Hello Kitty lovers in mind: An exclusive runner’s t-shirt, and a special limited-edition Christmas-themed Hello Kitty plush toy, race bib, medal and Hello Kitty shoe bag.

There will also be a Christmas carnival to look forward to, with fun-filled activities that the whole family can enjoy.

More information here.

By Pamela Chow and Samantha Francis

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