9 things to eat, see and do this weekend (Dec 11-13)

Say goodbye to boring weekends with our weekend guide!

To eat/drink

1. Yummy supper deals

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Celebrate TGIF with IKEA on the first three Fridays (and Saturdays) of December as IKEA extends its shopping hours at both its Alexandra and Tampines stores. The stores will be open till midnight on Dec 4-5Dec 11-12 and Dec 18-19. 

Visitors will get to enjoy exclusive supper deals featuring IKEA’s signature chicken wings, veggie balls and curry mee (available only from Dec 18-19).

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More information here.

2. Festive bakes (including the cutest Rudolph brioche)

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Take a whiff of Bread Society’s festive breads and be whisked off to a European Christmas.

Treat yourself to creations, including the Merry Kouglof, a brioche topped with dried blueberry and lemon zest. Fans of fruity desserts can also try the Merry Berry, a traditional custard cream Danish shaped like a Christmas tree and decorated with fresh strawberries, blueberries and red currants.

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The Rudolph-shaped brioches will also be a crowd pleaser, especially if among children.

More information here.

3. “Toi & Moi” cocktails

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“Toi & Moi”, meaning “You & Me”, is the second leg of the annual La Maison Cointreau bartending competition and the seven finalists have created special cocktails inspired by this theme.

From now till Dec 13, head down to the shortlisted bars and try out the cocktails for yourself. Love your tipple? Simply leave feedback on their social media pages to help them win!

Interesting creations include Bitters & Love’s Two to Tango by Naz Arjuna as well as Club 39’s Cloak and Dagger by Mark G. Thomas.

More information here.

To see

1. A real-life Egyptian mummy

Ancient treasures from the British Museums have arrived on our shores and here’s your chance to get up close to some interesting relics, from the “unlucky mummy” rumoured to have sunk the Titanic to items from the personal collection of Sir Stamford Raffles.

More information here.

2. Watch Singapore’s netball champions take on other nations

Team Singapore was recently crowned the Southeast Asian Games champions, and now, they will face teams from across the continents including Botswana, Namibia, Northern Ireland and Papua New Guinea. Witness the teams pit themselves against each other in a showdown for the title of Mission Foods Nations Cup Champions.

More information here.

3. Singapore’s newest National Monument

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The National Heritage Board (NHB) has recently gazetted the former Fullerton Building — the current Fullerton Hotel (above) — as Singapore’s 71st National Monument. Head down to appreciate this historical giant and learn more about it in a special free exhibition at the East Garden Foyer Gallery, held from Dec 7 this year to Feb 28, 2016, from 9am to 10pm daily.

To do

1. Shop at the biggest online sale of the year

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​Look out this Saturday for Zalora’s 12.12 Online Fever, an online shopping extravaganza where you can get mad discounts on brands including Topshop, Topman, Dorothy Perkins, Steve Madden, Ray­Ban, Nine West and Herschel.

Other brands such as Reebonz, Redmart, Sony and Citibank will also be rolling out exclusive deals online, and you can spot them on Zalora’s site and mobile app.

Enjoy an additional 15 per cent off storewide with the exclusive code Weekender1212.

The 12.12 Online Fever will last until Dec 15.

More information here.

2. Learn to decorate cookies and cupcakes for free

The whole of Singapore River has burst to life with festive cheer and activities. In addition to magic shows, you can also take part in cookie- and cupcake-decorating classes on weekends between Dec 14 to 27.

More information here.

3. Buy beauty pouches designed by talented beneficiaries

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Pathlight School and beauty studio Estetica have collaborated to launch a range of canvas pouches titled “Beautiful Inside: Where Beautiful Minds Meet”. Designed by students from Pathlight School, these pouches, featuring five designs, will be available for sale exclusively at Estetica Beauty Salons and the The Art Faculty by Pathlight from Dec 1 to 31.

Estetica will designate a dollar-for-dollar match for all pouches sold and all proceeds will go to Autism Resource Centre (Singapore), Pathlight School’s parent charity.

For more information, click here.

By Pamela Chow and Samantha Francis

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