Colours, Sights & Patterns At Kampong Glam

In the 19th century, Kampong Glam was essentially an ethnic district with a strong Malay-Arab influence. It was a place where locals patronized for their Arab-Muslim traditional foodstuff and merchandise...

Immersive 4K HDR Viewing Experience With Sony Projectors

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Back 30 Years To Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre

Iconic along this stretch of road is the rectangular block of a nondescript beige-tiled building. The facade of this building is blocked by an overhead bridge. And this is the front entrance to a shopping centre - the Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre… (USSC).

Monti - Singapore's Longest Brunch Every Sunday

Enjoy brunch by the bay concept, complete with stunning views of the Marina Bay and its surroundings, and a fabulous menu and music programme to match at Monti…

Where Freemasons Convene

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Brotzeit's Karneval 2018 - Festival Favourites & Traditional Beer From Cologne

Come 16 January to 25 February 2018, Brotzeit is bringing the flavours and Gemütlichkeit (German for a feeling of warmth, friendliness, and good cheer) of Karneval to Singapore with a specially-curated Karneval menu, featuring festival favourites and traditional beer from the land of Karneval, Cologne. Brotzeit is also introducing their We Dare You! Brotzeit Challenge, a “Man Vs Food” sausage-eating challenge for a pair of friends to finish eating a half-meter sausage baguette together.

About Karneval

Karneval is a traditional German festival that dates back hundreds of years to mark the beginning of Lent. It is a time of eating, drinking and merriment, usually accompanied by a huge parade combining elements of a circus, masks and social satire. As part of the festivities, street vendors selling simple German fare such as pretzels and bratwursts, as well Karneval’s specialty beers, can be found on every corner to satisfy any hunger pangs.

The man behind the sumptuous Karneval menu -
Wolfgang Ranner, Group Executive Chef at Brotzeit...

Brotzeit’s Half-Meter Sausage Challenge

Brotzeit dares you to take on their Half-metre German Sausage Challenge. Teams of two will each have four minutes to finish a half-meter of Brotzeit’s Deutsche Halbmeter Wurst, featuring classic Nürnberger sausages, served with sauerkraut and potato salad in a baguette. That’s about as long as an entire adult forearm! Any team that completes the challenge within the stipulated four minutes will enjoy the sausage on the house, as well as bragging rights as Brotzeit’s Wurst Champions.

Karneval Festive Menu

With a friend, share a Zweierlei von Huhn (Duo of Chicken, $40) - a combination of half an oven-roasted chicken and half a golden fried chicken, served with fries and potato salad on the side. Alternatively, try out Brotzeit’s Yummylicious Trio ($24), which comes with 2 glasses of draft beers or 2 bottles of Kölsch beer (0.3L). The trio features a trifecta of oven-baked meatloaf, chicken schnitzel with rocket leaves, and German meat patty with gherkin and lettuce, all served on a single platter.


Can’t stop at one? Brotzeit’s selection of Deutsche Tapas (German Tapas, 3 for $15, 6 for $28, 12 for $45) will leave you spoilt for choice. Choose from a variety of 12 different bites: Bierbeisser, super food salad, spicy chicken sausages, currywurst, golden fried chicken, cheese spätzle, meatballs, seabass filet, fried mushrooms, meatloaf in mini kaiser roll, chicken schnitzel in mini kaiser roll, and their meat patty in mini kaiser roll.


Beer-lovers will definitely be able to appreciate the Karneval-exclusive Gaffel Kölsch (1 bottle at $10, bucket of 5 at $48, 5L party keg at $98), a fresh specialty beer from Cologne with a delicate blend of a bitter yet pleasant and slightly hoppy taste. Brewed according to a time-honored family recipe and the German Purity Law of 1516, Gaffel Kölsch is clearly distinguished from all other Kölsch brands.


Follow the Brotzeit Singapore Facebook and Instagram pages to find out more about the Brotzeit’s Karneval celebrations. 


Amara Singapore - Welcome The Earth Dog At The Grand Ballroom

Behold a fortuitous feast by Amara Singapore’s team of dedicated Chinese chefs, all prepped to serve you dishes symbolic of prosperity, fortune and happiness to your family and relatives.


On the 15 February 2018 from 6pm at the Grand Ballroom, the one-time reunion dinner is opened to all guests celebrating this Chinese New Year’s 2018 Earth Dog.

Starting off lightly with an appetizer - Cucumber With Sesame Dressing...

Look forward to the tossing of Salmon Yu Sheng, where the ingredients are exquisitely arranged in the shape of an adorable dog.


The reunion dinner is followed by a sumptuous line-up of culinary haven with affordable 8-course menus which guests can choose from. The Golden Prosperity at S$68++ or Joyous Abundance at S$88 per person with a minimum of six persons per table.


Drunken Chicken -
Poached chicken cooked in Chinese wine and decorated with healthy wolfberries...

For that extra posh and private dining experience, guests can take up the Imperial Fortune reunion package at S$1,888++ for a table of 10 persons. Each room comes with a fully equipped family karaoke system. The menu comes with dishes like sea urchin, black chicken ginseng soup and cod fish.

Black Pepper Crayfish - To add that needed zest to start a fresh new year...


To mark the customary occasion, every guest will enjoy a special rendition of the Chinese festive dessert - Pomelo Tang Yuan - a unique tangy glutinous rice ball sprinkled in edible gold leaves.


The highlights are the lion dance performance where the festive lions will perform Cai Qing- the plucking of the greens and guests can get pictures with the adorable God of Fortune mascots distributing gold ingots of chocolates.


Vegetarian Pen Cai (盆菜) - A distinctive feature of Pen Cai  is that the ingredients in the claypot are cooked separately, layered and topped with an assortment of "seafood" delicacies fit for royalty. Eating Pen Cai signifies abundance and richness in the coming year...

  
Other Chinese New Year happenings include the following:

CNY Goodies Booth
15 January - 15 February 2018
11am - 8pm Daily
100AM Mall Atrium

Chinese New Year Reunion Dinner
15 February 2018, 6pm
Grand Ballroom, Level 3

Cai Qing Lion Dance Performance
16 February 2018, 11.38am
Hotel Lobby

For reservations on the reunion dinner at Grand Ballroom, call +65 6879-2598 or email events@amarahotels.com.


IZA - Japanese Izakaya Bar In Siglap With A Local Flavour

IZA is the newest Japanese-styled izakaya bar to open in the hip, trendy Siglap area serving affordable kushiyaki fare and drinks, set in an unpretentious yet edgy shophouse. In collaboration with the popular The Skewer Bar of Geylang fame, IZA serves up a good mix of traditional kushiyaki skewers grilled to perfection, alongside new additions to the menu that promises to satisfy the local Singapore palette.

Four-Ton Chawanmushi ($4.50) -
A unique blend of four different eggs - chicken, century, 
salted & quail...

Hae Bee Hiam Spaghetti ($11.90) -
A fusion of dried shrimp sambal with an Italian twist in a Japanese restaurant...



Stuffed Taupok Special ($3) -
A fusion fried beancurd stuffed with minced chicken, mozzarella, onion, carrot, mushroom...

Grilled Oysters (3 pieces, $12) -
The light grilling removes the usually strong seafood taste and increases its tastiness...


Whole Seabass with Homemade Chilli ($28) -
Fresh whole seabass perfectly complemented with delicious home-made chilli...


Teriyaki goodness served in a wicker basket -
Scallops ($3.50), Unagi Eel ($3.50), Shiitake Mushrooms ($1.90)...


Iza serves skewers from 3 main categories - Meat, Seafood, Veggies.
Highly-recommended is the Bacon-Wrapped Lychee ($2.80)
with its delicious mix of salty and sweet touches on the palate...


Grilled Japanese Squid ($8.50) - Tender with a faint  sprinkle of salt, sliced into bite-sized chunks...

A fragrant dish of Grilled Avocado ($5) with onsen egg and a sprinkling of bacon bits...

A perennial favourite - Tori Karaage Chicken ($4.50) with its crispy exterior and succulent interior...

Located at 695 East Coast Road, Singapore 459059, IZA is open Mon-Sun from 6pm - 1am. Follow IZA.Bar.Siglap on Facebook and Instagram for the latest updates.

With such happy faces in the kitchen, it's no wonder that the food turns out good!


Gardens By The Bay - Celebrate Life At Christmas Wonderland 2017

The fourth edition of Christmas Wonderland, Singapore’s biggest annual yuletide fair, welcomes all visitors from today till 26 December 2017, from 4pm to 11pm daily at Gardens by the Bay.


The magnificent Luminarie - sculptures of light, a mainstay of the event, will feature 80 handcrafted light sculptures with brand new designs at this year’s Christmas Wonderland. The Luminarie by Namaste Europa SA are magnificent sculptures of light handmade by skilled Italian craftsmen using white wood from the south of Italy. This year’s Luminaries are inspired by the celebration of life - the Spalliera is a nod to the helix symbol, the theme for the frontone is the "House of Flowers", and the welcome arches on The Meadow and Dragonfly bridge mixes Baroque architecture with influences from Singapore’s Indian, Chinese and Malay cultures. For the first time, the event will feature a 13m-tall Christmas Tree as well as the tallest Luminarie in Southeast Asia, the Spalliera.

Adorable Teddy Bears welcome you along the path to the grand Luminarie pathway...


Walk towards the grandeur of the Luminarie right from the entrance of the Gardens...

Experience the splendour of the tallest-ever 7-storeyed Spalliera, the centerpiece light sculpture at the heart of the fairground...
 
Sing along to favourite Christmas tunes as the delightful 
Garden Rhapsody light show at the Supertrees...


Join in the wonder of "snow in the tropics" with the nightly Blizzard Time
with the fluffy little flakes floating in the air during the snowfall shows...





Surrounded by luminous light sculptures, visitors can skate under the stars at Singapore’s largest outdoor skating rink at the event. Unforgettable treats await - the highly-acclaimed Circus Abyssinia from Ethiopia makes its Asian premiere with gravity-defying stunts and astounding acrobatics. Flying reindeers amid a starry nightscape and stunning photo installations greet visitors as they step into Asia’s largest Santa’s Grotto. Over 100 prizes will be given away daily and one lucky winner will win the grand prize of a trip to Lapland, Finland.

Step into the 300 sqm Santa’s Grotto where kids and the young-at-heart
can meet Santa Claus at an Alpine house decked in pinewood...

 
Skate under the stars at Singapore's biggest synthetic outdoor skating rink
while being surrounded by festive Luminarie light sculptures...



Food aficionados can head to SAVOUR for celebrity chef creations priced from $6 from award-winning restaurants and dine alfresco under the twinkling lights or in air-conditioned Snow Globes, a first at Christmas Wonderland. Expect an elevated dining experience at SAVOUR: Christmas Wonderland, which will feature celebrity chefs from award-winning and Michelin-starred restaurants at their Gourmet Village. Featured restaurants: Shoukouwa (2 Michelin star), Saint Pierre (1 Michelin star), Monti, Wildseed Café, Bee’s Knees @ The Garage, Pollen, Salted and Hung, Meat Smith and Audace. Diners can also head to the Finest Wine Market where over 130 types of wines from around the world awaits.

Enjoy a unique dining experience in air-conditioned Snow Globes...

A treasure trove of activities, treats and gifting gems are in store at the Supertree Grove. Free Festive Workshops and more retail options are available for the first time at the all-new Mistletoe Alley, whilst the European-style Festive Market offers unique ready-made gifts and a wide variety of culinary offerings. Visitors can also enjoy Christmas carols and live performances at the magical Cassa Armonica gazebo, or sing along to popular yuletide tunes with the Garden Rhapsody: Christmas Edition light show. Traditional carnival games and kiddie rides, including the classic Carousel and swinging chairs, are also available at the Fairground.


Eleven traditional carnival game stalls include Lobster Pot, Bank A Ball, Milk Can Toss,
Hi 
Striker, Fishy Fishy and Ring Toss...

For the little ones, there are 8 kiddy rides - Carousel, Bumper Cars, Mini Ferris Wheel,
Christmas Train, Tea Cups, Chair-O-Plane, Water Bumper Boats...


Admission to Christmas Wonderland starts from $4, providing access to a myriad of attractions across the 57,000sqm fairground. Additional charges for some attractions within the event grounds apply. Enjoy savings of $2 per admission ticket for early purchase of tickets online. For more information and to book tickets for Christmas Wonderland, visit www.christmaswonderland.sg.