Plans for this weekend?
It’s the Chinese New Year long weekend! Check out these expat-friendly ways to celebrate, or find out what’s happening this weekend below.
Gillman Barracks, one of Singapore’s most happening artsy clusters, was once a British military base, and then a training ground for the Singapore Armed Forces. Apart from checking out the art in these galleries, find out more about the nostalgia of the galleries themselves in this history and heritage tour organised by Friends of the Museum (FOM).
28 January, 5-6.30pm
Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Rd, Singapore 108937
NEXT: Wind down with wine at this tasting session →
Put your palate to the test in this fine wine blind tasting challenge. Fun fact: Fine Wines Singapore harnesses the technology of Coravin, which allows you to pour your favourite wine by the glass without pulling the cork, preserving your wine by preventing oxidation.
27 January 2017, 1-7pm
Fine Wines SG, #02-60 CT Hub 2, 114 Lavender St, Singapore 338729
NEXT: Join in the beach party with spectacular performances →
This Saturday, Mambo Beach Club erupts into cheer and merriment with Group of Djs (G.O.D) spinning groovy tunes, special guests artists from around the world, a stunning fashion show, a fire show and more at Vibrantè, the party everyone will be at. So don’t miss out!
28 January 2017, 2-11pm
Mambo Beach Club, 40 Siloso Beach Walk, Sentosa, Singapore 098996
NEXT: Celebrate Chinese New Year the way the Chinese do →
Get your tickets here.
27 January 2017, 11pm-12am
Singapore River Cruise, various pick-up points
NEXT: ..And feast the way the Chinese feast →
Chinese New Year also means feasting away on festive goodies and all things delish.
NEXT: Or celebrate Australia Day with the Aussie expats →
Canvas your Singapore in compliments for strangers as part of The Compliment Project, a global movement started in Los Angeles.
NEXT: Visit the President’s house →
The Istana, the official residence and office of our president, will be open to the public on this special day. In the CNY spirit, there’ll also be performances like lion dance, opera, and a puppet show with trained monkeys, as well as a Chinese calligraphy booth and more!
29 January 2017, 8.30am-6pm
The Istana, Orchard Rd, 238823
NEXT: Take a heritage tour around a military-base-turned-art-gallery →
By Pinky Chng, January 2017
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