Homage to South Indian flavours
A custodian of our national food culture, Rempapa’s chef Damian D’Silva collaborated with MasterChef Singapore season two contestant Vasunthara Ramasamy (Vasun) in a four-hand luncheon on Aug 13. The Rempapa and Vasun South Indian set lunch ($68++ per person, for a minimum of 4 diners) draws our attention to delicious variations of thosai (a thin batter-based dish originating from South India made from a fermented batter consisting of lentils and rice). Served communal style, the menu consists of a sublime sharing spread of thosai, chutneys and sides.
In addition, from Aug 6 to 9, Rempapa will also offer a takeaway kueh box ($22+ each) with traditional sweet treats from Chinese, Indian, Eurasian, Malay and Peranakan cuisines. For reservations, call 9459-1603 or visit bit.ly/3NIuPq1
Singapore flavours with a twist
Celebrate Singapore’s 57th birthday with good food, drinks and the best view of the fireworks at the world’s highest urban microbrewery at LeVeL33.
Against the unobstructed panorama of the Marina Bay waterfront — where fireworks will explode right in front of its terrace — diners at the Dining Room can enjoy an exclusive five course National Day set dinner ($228++ per person) with reinterpretations of local favourites like Potato and Truffle Curry Puff, Salted Egg Mud Crab, Smoked Heirloom Tomato and Local Lobster Bisque infused with a housemade laksa paste and served with a poached lobster tail. There is also a vegetarian five course National Day set sinner ($158++ per person) that features Singapore-style Fried Tofu with Seaweed Caviar, Salted Egg and Sweet Pea Tartlet, Mushroom and Soy Tortellini.
For something more casual, a National Day sharing menu ($118++ per person) brings together highlights from the Dining Room’s set menu with popular bestsellers from Social’s regular a-la-carte menu.
Guests who order the five-course dinner will be given exclusive access to the Terrace to watch the fireworks. Otherwise tables must be reserved for a minimum spend of $250++ per person (prepayment required) on Aug 9. For reservations, call 6834 3133.
Cé La Vie
Rooftop destination Cé La Vie at Marina Bay Sands comes alive on National Day with tantalising BBQ menus, fun activities and live DJ entertainment. Available at the Club Lounge, diners will get to tuck in to sharing-style platter options like the Classic BBQ Platter ($155++) or Surf & Turf BBQ Platter ($180++), including BBQ oysters with smoked ponzu granita and maimoa lamb chops with chimichurri.
Adding to the celebrations, there will be a face painting zone for children, live stations for popcorn and muah chee, and the resident DJ spinning house anthems at SkyBar.
Cocktail lovers will also get to experience new Asian-inspired libations created by the new head of mixology Hans Anuar. Shaken with rum and whiskey is the new Rum-a-laka, a reimagining of local dessert Pisang Salai, which encapsulates flavours from toasted banana peels and gula Melaka.
Another standout is the Guavarita, which takes inspiration from fruit-paddling carts filled with jambu asam (sour guava). This concoction uses ingredients such as pickled guava, plum, and honey with a light dash of chilli for a spicy kick.
A per person minimum spend of $168++ at SkyBar and $300++ at Club Lounge is required on Aug 9. For reservations, visit click.celavi.com/reserve/press
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This National Day, 1-Arden turns up the heat with dazzling views of the fireworks from the 17th and 51st floors of the CapitaSpring skyscraper.
Kick-start the festivities with a Four Hands five course dinner ($248++), specially put together by chef John-Paul Fiechtner of Kaarla Restaurant and Bar and chef Lamley Chua of Oumi. Kissed by fire with its custom-built grill and oven, Fiechtner will serve up creations focusing on the best of Australia’s seasonal bounty from land and sea cooked from farm-to-table. Chua will follow with Kappo dishes prepared with different carefully selected cooking techniques that allow fresh, natural flavours to shine, whilst utilising a ‘nose-to-tail’ culinary approach. The final collaborative course also epitomises the symbiotic bond between both restaurants. A minimum spend of $2,000++ is required for diners to enjoy prime window-side seats to experience the breathtaking fireworks display.
For those happy to dine alfresco at 1-Arden Rooftop Terrace — nestled within the lush 1-Arden Food Forest — revellers can enjoy moreish bites from Kaarla like the Australian Market Oysters ($8++) and wood-fired “Damper” ($8++), and knock back garden-to-glass cocktails ($20++) such as the Coastal Isles and Cold Brew Elixir, as well as a list of celebratory creations (from $15++). For enquiries and reservations, call 8338-3251 or email [email protected].
Sigi Skin X Freia Aesthetics
To celebrate homegrown beauty, award-winning and proudly Singaporean brands Sigi Skin and Freia Aesthetics team up to offer local residents a limited edition facial treatment for the month of August.
Regain your youthful glow with the pampering Sigi Skin x Freia Aesthetics Facial Treatment ($320 for 60 minutes) which marries state-of-the-art machines with skilled therapists who will use Sigi’s organic products like Kaleanser Face Wash, Bright Skies Gentle Gel Exfoliator, Dream Capsule and Tea-Tox Sheet Mask.
The highlight of the treatment is Freia Aesthetics' state-of-the-art Local Dynamic Massage (LDM) machine to boost collagen and hyaluronic acid regeneration, instantly lifting and firming skin. This works in synergy to deeply infuse skin with the vegan, superfood goodness that Sigi Skin packs in its skincare range. By the end of the session, your skin is soothed, plumped, balanced and in its perfect happy place. To book an appointment, visit freiaaesthetics.sg
Rethinking sculpture in Singapore
National Gallery Singapore
Learn more about the significance of sculptures as a key art form at National Gallery Singapore’s latest exhibition, Nothing is Forever: Rethinking Sculpture in Singapore — the first major sculpture exhibition in 30 years.
Now on at Ngee Ann Kongsi Concourse Gallery and The Spine Hall, Nothing is Forever traces the changing definitions of sculpture in Singapore from the 19th century till present day, as it also celebrates the significance of this artistic medium and its impact on our local artistic landscape.
From funerary artefacts recovered from Bukit Brown Cemetery to artworks created from everyday items and modern works that challenge traditional definitions of sculpture, the exhibition will intrigue visitors with the shifts over the making and thinking of this three-dimensional medium.
The exhibition will run all the way till Feb 5, 2023. Admission is free for all visitors.