Sweet eats
For the first time in Asia outside of Japan, the Yokan Collection will be presented in Singapore through a gastronomic and cultural showcase where visitors will be invited to unravel a once unknown and hard to understand part of the Japanese way of life.  Japanese cuisine has always been known for its culinary art and aesthetics, and it has been highly regarded and well loved by many, particularly in the area of Japanese sweets.

The Yokan Collection brings together Yokan makers throughout Japan, steeped in the craft for hundreds of years, to delight and tantalise your taste. Besides an impressive showcase of over 100 varieties of Yokan for tasting, visitors will be treated to artful demonstrations of creative Yokan making by famous Japanese Wagashi chefs during the exhibition.

Venue: Gallery10, National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Road Singapore 178897
Date:  28 to 29 October 2017, Saturday to Sunday
Time: 11.00am – 8.00pm
Admission: Free 

It’s a carnival
Late night lounge, LuLu’s, will be hosting its first annual Halloween party titled Carnival of the Absurd.  This carnival themed party presents an alternative to typical Halloween celebrations complete with bongo drums, drag queens and burlesque dancers. Guests are encouraged to come in their most ridiculous costumes and join in the fun of the carnival.

For one night only, LuLu’s will be filled with roving characters and wacky stage performers, creating a circus atmosphere. From a freaky ballerina doll to menacing ringmasters, a series of unexpected additions promise to shock and surprise, in tribute to the night of Halloween. To complement the existing drinks menu which showcases playful twists on classic cocktails, LuLu’s mixologists will be serving a Halloween special; Caramel Apple Cocktail ($20), to accompany the delicious bar bites.

Venue: Pan Pacific Hotel
Date:  28 October
Time: Doors open from 9pm through to 6am
Admission: $30 cover charge tickets can be bought at:

At the movies
Here are two not-to-be-missed movies out this weekend.

Goodbye Christopher Robin
At some point in our childhood we were introduced to the wise world of Winnie the Pooh and his friends. This movie gives us a wonderful backstory into the personal lives of A.A. Milne who created Winnie the Pooh around the stuffed bear that his son, Christopher Robin, had. The other furry characters are Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger. Watch the movie and you will understand some of the uplifting and wise sayings of Winnie the Pooh as it was written during the First World War. Here is one example: Find the good in every day.

Thor: Ragnarok
The Thor franchise continues and with it the return of eye candy Chris Hemsworth in the title role. It is his fifth time playing Thor and in this latest instalment, Thor finds himself in a race against time to put a stop to the evil doings of Ragnarok who has plans to destroy the Asgardian civilisation. Expect lots of shirtless scenes and even more gladiator fight scenes. The movie also stars Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett and Idris Alba.