5 Things To Do This Weekend

Get in on these hot new happenings before your friends

1. Check out Ryan’s Grocery
24 Oct 2015

1. Check out Ryan’s Grocery

The newest specialty grocer and butchery in town, this is the only place in Singapore where you can pick up grass-fed organic Blackwood Valley Beef. It also stocks one of the largest selections of gluten- and allergen-free food products. The son of owners Sebastian and Wendy Chia, Ryan, struggles with intolerance to dairy products, gluten, nuts, soy, egg and yeast, so this store is the couple's labour of love to cater to a growing community of gluten-intolerant adults and children. All items are sourced from small-batch specialist producers in Western Australia, and there’s also a full-service butchery on site. Not a fan of beef? You’ll also find antibiotic-free, hormone-free, free-range chicken and gluten-free organic sausages here. 29 Binjai Park, telephone 6463-3933.

2. Eat at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago
24 Oct 2015

2. Eat at Wolfgang Puck’s Spago

Yes, the sophisticated, world-famous California restaurant has opened here at Marina Bay Sands! On offer: A seasonal menu of Californian cuisine with global accents, available either in an intimate fine-dining environment (with an extensive wine cellar, bar and seating for 90) or a casual lounge terrace. Alternatively, you can enjoy your meal in a little cabana whilst taking in the view of MBS’ famous infinity pool, and beyond. Sands SkyPark, level 57 Marina Bay Sands Hotel Tower 2, telephone 6688-9955.

3. Rediscover Suntec City
24 Oct 2015

3. Rediscover Suntec City

This revamped mall recently unveiled a slew of new stores and a Sky Garden, a roof-top dining hub nestled among lush greenery. Part of Suntec’s $410-million transformation which began in 2012, Sky Garden is home to 13 dining concepts — including two Indochine-owned restaurants Saint Ma and Arn Nan, multi-dining hot spot Eat at Seven (it houses seven Japanese restaurants) and contemporary bar/bistro Dallas. 3 Temasek Boulevard.

4. Be part of Nightscape 2050 — A Dialogue Between Cities-Light-People In The Future
24 Oct 2015

4. Be part of Nightscape 2050 — A Dialogue Between Cities-Light-People In The Future

A celebration of the International Year of Light, Nightscape 2050 is an exhibition travelling from Berlin to Singapore (next stop: Hong Kong and Tokyo). The unique show showcases visions of the future of lighting and the way it will affect our lives.

The highlight of the Singapore stop is Evolution of Singapore’s Nightscape – from 1800 to 2050, a specially curated segment to commemorate SG50. The installation highlights critical events in Singapore’s history that shaped the evolution of lighting and the city itself, while offering a glimpse into the imaginable future. From 24 October to 21 November. National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road.

5. Wander around Coney Island Park
24 Oct 2015

5. Wander around Coney Island Park

A nature lover’s paradise, this newly opened island off Punggol is home to coastal forests, grassland, mangrove swamps and casuarina woodlands. Great for a spot of cycling, bird-watching and generally getting up close to nature (remember that?). Who knows, you may even spot the resident free-roaming Brahman cow. The park is accessible by The Punggol Settlement. Beside Punggol Promenade Nature Walk, opens 7am to 7pm.