Walk for humanity
To help communities affected by the floods in Malaysia and Typhoon Rai in the Philippines, Maybank Singapore is partnering with the Singapore Red Cross to raise $300,000 in a virtual charity walk, now on till March 20. Walk for Humanity invites members of the public to clock steps via the 42Race app, paired to your Strava or Garmin accounts. For every kilometre clocked, Maybank will donate $10. Each completion also comes with an e-certification and an e-badge.
The bank is pledging a total of $150,000 in donations to Singapore Red Cross for its humanitarian efforts and will donate $50,000 more once they reach the 100,000km distance milestone. You may also send your donations directly to Giving.sg. Donations are eligible for tax-deductions in Singapore. For details, visit web.42race.com
Majulah Live x It’s A Rap
Here for one night only on Mar 19 at 8pm at the Sands Theatre, Majulah Live x It’s A Rap is a celebration of Singaporean culture, music and talent featuring a two-hour extravaganza of live music, rap and comedy by 13 local veteran and up-and-coming artists.
Showgoers can look forward to music performances by RRILEY, Jon Chua JX, and Rangga Jones as well as newcomers Feez and Joy Alexis. Well-known rappers taking the stage include Sheikh Haikel (pictured above), ShiGGa Shay, Yung Raja, Fariz Jabba and AE$OP CA$H. Meanwhile, comedians Fakkah Fuzz, Jacky Ng and Qamarul Haziq will be there to add comic relief while doubling up as hosts for the night
Presented by Asia Pacific’s leading live entertainment company and Sands Theatre resident programmer Base Entertainment Asia, the event is organised by event production company Red Spade Entertainment, in association with local music agency Zendyll Music and creative company Drink Entertainment. The event is held in partnership with the National Youth Council to bring the local community together for a night of local entertainment. Tickets start from $58 to $552 from Sistic or Marina Bay Sands.
Reliving Singapore’s dark past
National Museum of Singapore
Experience life in World War Two era Singapore at Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942 — a special exhibition commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Fall of Singapore.
Now on at National Museum of Singapore till May 29, Dislocations will bring together different personal accounts and examines how the war continues to leave a lasting impact on our nation’s consciousness through a blend of physical artefacts, video projections, documents and oral histories.
As a digital touchpoint, you can visit the event microsite beforehand and take part in an immersive pre-exhibition game called ‘Sunset in Singapore’, that allows visitors to encounter the war through the lens of various groups of people like allied soldiers, nurses or civilians.
At the museum, visitors can also look forward to an Augmented Reality (AR) experience that will allow them to imagine what some of the artefacts from the Empress of Asia wreckage may have looked like in their original state. For ticketing details, visit www.nationalmuseum.sg
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One of Singapore’s most unique and longest-running experiential dining restaurants, NOX – Dine in the Dark has relocated to 83 Club Street featuring a two-storey 40-seater space where guests navigate a Modern European tasting menu — in the dark — while being guid- ed by visually-impaired hosts.
Relocated from Beach Road — where the restaurant first began operating in 2014 with the mission of supporting the visually impaired community — NOX’s new design is sleek and inviting with burnished copper furnishings and warm-toned interiors, while the walls are adorned with changing RGB (Red, Green and Blue) art and a Braille-inspired wall installation.
The spacious first floor houses a bar and doubles as a waiting room, where plush velvet seats invite patrons to lounge awhile, nibble on an amuse-bouche and sip on a signature cocktail created by Sam Wong of Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall.
Ascend to the main dining area on the second floor and diners are plunged into inky darkness where they savour a seasonal degustation menu — a three-course 12-dish Modern European affair involving a variety of textures, aromas and flavours. Paired with mystery cocktails and wine flights, a night at NOX is an unforgettable feast to be savoured with the senses. Tasting menus are priced from $88++. Wine flights begin from $30++ and cocktail flights from $50++. To book a table, call +65 6298 0708 or visit noxdineinthedark.com/reservations.
Celebrating Japan’s “doll festival”
Japanese kaiseki restaurant Mikuni celebrates Hina Matsuri or “doll festival” — a day in which families wish their daughters good health and happiness in life — with a limited edition bento set now available till Mar 14.
Chef Keisuke Uno’s exquisitely crafted menu begins with Mikuni’s Signature Sea Urchin Shell, where perfect slivers of Hokkaido sea urchin are served alongside an exquisite lobster jelly made over four days using lobster-infused Japanese fish stock and homemade chicken stock. Then, savour the plump flesh of Otoro sourced from the fresh waters of Nagasaki, with a touch of sweetness from the delicate Kyushu Kanro soy sauce. Other menu highlights include a wondrously flavourful A5 Tochigi Wagyu Sushi Roll, a decadent Lobster Sea Urchin Gratin, and a pair of Miyagi Oysters wrapped in Kadaif noodles and lightly fried till crispy.
The Hina Matsuri menu is priced at $138++ per adult available for a limited time only. For reservations, call 64316156, or email [email protected]
Specific Gravity Beverage Co X Lemuel
Singapore craft beer specialist Specific Gravity Beverage Co (SGBC) has teamed up with local bean-to-bar chocolatier Lemuel Chocolate to create a tasty chocolate beer called Bow & Arrow Chocolate Ale. Brewed at a small facility in Singapore with cacao beans from Ecuador roasted and processed at Lemuel, Bow & Arrow is an amber-hued ale with a mildly-roasted malty flavour and subtle nuances of chocolate which is surprisingly easy drinking. The label sports SGBC’s signature Peranakan tile motif, which incidentally won a gold medal for packaging at the Australian International Beer Awards. The outfit is also the recipient of several other accolades, including a gold medal in the English-style IPA category at the Asia Beer Championships in Singapore and a bronze in the same category at Melbourne’s Australia International Beer Awards.
Get a four-pack at $32 from www.sgbevco.com; or gift set at $55.55 which includes a four-pack plus two Specific Gravity’s 330ml glasses, a keychain bottle opener, coasters and two bars of delicious single-origin chocolate.
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