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

Whether you’d like to experience free Caribbean cook-offs or get freebies, look no further than our exciting guide

To eat

1. Vote and dine at the Great Caribbean Cook-Off

Great Caribbean Cook-Off

Come Oct 11, the first of many Caribbean cook-offs here kicks off at Singapore’s only Caribbean restaurant, Lime House.

You’ll be able to witness chefs from some of the city’s top dining establishments going head-to-head with their culinary prowess on two of the Caribbean’s best-loved dishes, Jamaican Jerk Chicken and Caribbean Fish Cakes.

Admission is free and everyone — whether you’re a fans of the chefs and Caribbean cuisine or just looking for delicious, hyped-up fun — is welcome to be at this exciting cook-off.

There are only 50 slots available for the public voting panel, which will be assigned on a first come first serve basis.

Registration is required at the door and each voter will be given the opportunity to taste the authentic dishes prepared by chefs as well as those from the Lime House’s kitchen.

More information here.

2. Feast on seasonal hairy crabs

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The long-awaited hairy crab season is finally upon us and that can only mean one thing: It’s time to indulge in the crustacean’s succulent meat, rich creamy roe and delicate flavours.

One place to head to is Marriott Singapore’s Wan Hao Chinese Restaurant, which is offering exquisite Hairy Crab Set Menus and a la carte creations specially crafted by their master chefs.

Expect to enjoy dishes including the Steamed Whole Hairy Crab with Shiso Leaf and modern takes on the crustacean like the Hairy Crab Meat Broth with Conpoy and Hashima (frog fallopian tubes).

More information here.

3. Try viennoiserie inspired by local flavours

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Loved for its delicate and lavish patisserie, Antoinette has recently unveiled its latest outlet, ‘La Pâtisserie au Sofitel’ at Sofitel So Singapore.

To mark the launch, Chef Pang has created a Singapore-inspired viennoiserie (baked goods made from a yeast-leavened dough) called ‘Satay Swirl’.

The danish is rich, buttery and packs a punch with the slightly spicy, marinated flavours of satay. We approve!

More information here.

To see

1. See Victoria’s Secret Angels Fantasy Bras on display

Of all the jewels to bedazzle you at Singapore Jewelfest 2015, possibly the most arresting would be the Mouawad-designed Dream Angels Fantasy Bras. They were first modeled by Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio in December last year in London, and now you can see them up close at this exhibition.

More information here.

2. Watch the NUS Symphony Orchestra perform classical pieces and modern tunes

Powered by Bosch’s newest line of loudspeakers, Symphony in the Park is back this year with an SG50 lineup. Grab your picnic mats and snacks, and have a relaxing Sunday picnic with music in the air.

More information here.

3. Watch SEA Aquarium come to life with spooky spectacles

Take the kids on a seafaring Halloween adventure at SEA Aquarium, as the attraction turns into a themed educational bonanza. You can witness Singapore’s first underwater pumpkin carving, and the children can explore the “Vampire’s Lair” and “Mad Scientist’s Lab” to uncover the wonders of marine life.

More information here.

To do

1. Win a goodie bag full of freebies from Superga, Benjamin Barker and more

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In its bid to save Orchard Road, American diner OverEasy is giving away an awesome goodie bag stuffed full of vouchers and freebies to one lucky shopaholic on Oct 10. Brands range from shoe label Superga to local curator Rockstar. Simply shop and drop by to claim your prize! It’s very easy, super easy — it’s OverEasy.

More information here.

2. Register to be a part of a “human net”

La Fura dels Baus, a world-renowned Spanish theatrical group, is headlining the Singapore River Festival 2015 with a feature aerial “Human Net” performance to portray the collaborative efforts that make Singapore great.

And you can actually register to be a part of this “Human Net”! Full details will be shared with you once the volunteer line-up is confirmed.

More information here.

3. Shake it off with free dance classes

Ever wanted to pick up some dance moves, but never got around to it? Now’s the perfect time to start!

Got To Move Islandwide offers you a wide selection of dance activities, from bite-sized taster classes and wellness workshops to seminars for dance professionals. Got To Move Islandwide starts this weekend and will be held at various locations across Singapore.

More information here.

By Pamela Chow and Samantha Francis

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