Movie under the stars
Marina Bay Sands
This June and July, book tickets to watch internationally-acclaimed movies under the stars in a special two-month film event called “Movies in the Sky” held at the iconic SkyPark Observation Deck.
Jointly presented by Cinewav, Klook and Marina Bay Sands, “Movies in the Sky” redefines the conventional cinematic experience set against the magnificent backdrop of Singapore’s distinctive skyline. Audiences are invited to bring along their own headphones to connect to high-quality audio that plays in sync with the big screen, as they lounge in custom-designed recliner floor sofas to experience an intimate cinematic concept beyond conventional theatre walls.
Exclusively available for booking on Klook, “Movies in the Sky” will screen a curated selection of well-known films such as The Fault in Our Stars (June 24), The Greatest Showman (June 30), Little Women (July 1 ), and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (July 1) — at 8.30pm every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Tickets are priced at $48 each inclusive of entry to the SkyPark Observation deck.
Championing climate change
National Museum of Singapore
Show your solidarity and support for the environment and pay a visit to the National Museum of Singapore to catch Rooting for Change: Artistic Responses to Climate Change and Sustainability — a showcase of three video artworks by Robert Zhao, DASSAD and Ong Wei Ting centred on the theme of climate change and sustainability.
Commissioned by the National Museum of Singapore and the Maybank Foundation, the artworks were selected from an Open Call as part of a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed by both organisations in 2019 to promote the arts, culture and heritage of Southeast Asia, while responding to the current issues of today and making a positive impact on the community.
In Rooting for Change, the artists draw inspiration from the National Museum’s collection as they reflect on the implications that climate change has on our present and the future. The artworks, which feature a mix of artistic styles, originality and innovativeness, encourage visitors to contemplate their personal relationship with the environment.
The showcase will be on till July 31, daily till 7pm, at the museum’s Level 1 LED wall. Admission is free.
Modern-day Orient Express
The Cellar at 665°F
Andaz Singapore’s famed steakhouse, 665°F, opens a brand-new chapter with both the launch of its extension, The Cellar, and a fresh culinary direction under the baton of its new chef de cuisine, Poh Boon Neo, formerly from Michelin-starred restaurants including Les Amis and Jaan.
Putting an elegant spin on traditional steakhouse offerings, Poh takes classic flavours and nudges them into a bolder, more refined finish through the use of impeccable seasonal produce and certified sustainable seafood sourced from farms in Australia and America. The beautiful presentation of his dishes also adds more finesse and polish to the menu of prime cuts, dry-aged steaks and seafood.
Signature dishes, many of them either chargrilled or finished in the Pira oven that gave the restaurant its name, are fed with logs of fragrant applewood. They include hay smoked bone marrow, slabs of Rangers Valley Tomahawk as well as grain-fed Australian ribeye, juicy lamb chops, New Zealand king salmon and Ibérico ham from Spain. Complementing this luscious, carnivorous feast is a superb wine menu curated by the hotel’s wine sommelier with an extended Coravin selection.
The best seats in the house to enjoy this fine array of chargrilled delights are at The Cellar, a new 1,300 sq ft extension to 665°F that offers an additional 28 seats with a private dining room, all of which enjoy the best aerial views of Marina Bay from 38 floors up.
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Formerly the R&D kitchen for 665°F, this sky cellar has been transformed into a modern-day Orient Express complete with ceiling arches, wall lamps, Roman blinds and plush seating, matched by rich shades of burnished orange and teal. Framed by over 400 bottles of wine,
The Cellar is the brainchild of celebrated Hong Kong interior architect André Fu, who designed the Andaz Singapore along with its myriad of visually arresting dining concepts. Aurally, diners are in for another treat as Fu has also personally curated with music specialist Jack Morton, a playlist that swings from classic big band numbers to the Beatles. For restaurant reservations, call 6408-1288.
The world’s second-largest wine and spirits seller, Pernod Ricard invites you to “A Gin Odyssey” for a sensorial tour of their diverse and dynamic portfolio of gin labels at The NCO Club, now on till June 26.
The inaugural pop-up showcase seeks to bring the heart and soul of each gin to our shores, engaging spirit enthusiasts to awaken the senses as you uncover all that the juniper spirit has to offer.
To heighten your drinking experience, the four gin brands will have their own thematic room inspired by the country of origin: Beefeater London Dry Gin is dressed in the red and blue hues of London’s tube stations; Malfy Gin channels the azure waters of the Amalfi Coast; Ki No Bi Kyoto Dry Gin is turned into a traditional Japanese tea hut enveloped by the aroma of green tea, ylang ylang and neroni; Monkey 47 Schwarzwald Dry Gin transports us into the Black Forest to discover Monty and Max’s monkey heritage and journey. From memory-embracing scents to soundscapes curated by local music producer Noisy Neighbours to interactive games and quizzes, each room conjures up a dream-like sequence as you journey through the odyssey.
Limited quantities of the rare Monkey 47 Distiller’s Cut 2021 will be available at $200 a bottle, for those who sign up as a member of LeCercle, an exclusive members-only programme by Pernod Ricard.
Pernod Ricard will also be giving away exciting prizes including JW Marriott staycations, F&B dining experiences and more to 50 lucky attendees who will be automatically entered into the prize draw. For ticketing and admission details, visit www.aginodyssey.com.
After-dark Japanese tipple
The House Bar
From the same people who gave us premium sushi omakase at Taiga Dining, The House Bar just across the corridor is a sexy nook for the discerning after-dark audience that specialises in artisanal sakes, craft cocktails, fine spirits and posh Japanese bar bites.
Located at Regent Singapore, the newly-opened watering hole is a highly stylish space furnished with contemporary designer pieces and intuitive Barisol lighting that gently illuminates the striking bottle showcase at the bar. Whether you wish to drink incognito or partake in a night of revelry with clients or friends, the cavernous space offers various seating options from the main bar, alcove area and private dining room.
The drinks menu carries both classic and original cocktails with 11 house-made creations that draw on a Japanese spirit or Japanese flavours to bring out the DNA of The House Bar. In the deceptively simple Raspberry Sour ($26), ideal for starting the night, Roku gin is complemented by an unexpected splash of rosewater and honey to bring a floral balance to the sour-refreshing cocktail. The Sake Bramble ($24) uses Junmai Ginjo sake, crème de mûre and a floral tea syrup for a similarly uplifting fruity-floral cocktail with strong notes of blackberry fruit. For a dessert-like cocktail, the Passionfruit Martini ($28) will end the night on a delightfully sweet-fruity note, with the lifted notes of Haku vodka, passion fruit, vanilla and chocolate liqueur.
For stronger concoctions, we recommend the Mezcal Negroni ($27) made with Maguey Del Vida mezcal (in place of gin) while Cynar, a vegetal style of amaro, complements the traditional elements of vermouth and Campari. Another must-have is the Japanese Old Fashioned ($28) which uses premium Nikka Coffey Malt whisky to bring a rich silkiness to coffee-infused Okinawan sugar, alongside the fragrant hinoki bitters.
As for sakes and spirits, The House Bar does not disappoint by offering a highly sought-after and growing list of whiskey, rum, wine and sakes specially curated for the discerning drinker. For opening hours and reservations, visit thehousebar.com.sg or call 8031-2697.