STAYVeuve Clicquot pop-up beach club
Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa, Singapore
Pack your bags and head to Sentosa for a sun-drenched beach holiday complete with Veuve Clicquot champagne. Available for a limited time only, Singapore’s only beachfront resort Shangri-La Rasa Sentosa partners with Veuve Clicquot to host “In the Sun” — an exclusive pop-up beach club experience as part of a new Rasa Beachcation stay package starting from $570++ per room per night.
The package entitles you to a one-night stay in a Panoramic Sea View room, daily breakfast for two at Silver Shell Café, and all-day access to the beach club with a welcome glass of Veuve Clicquot champagne and BBQ platter. In addition, the adults-only club offers complimentary sea sports activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding and pedal boating. For an additional $88++, you can order a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut to enjoy while you bask in the sun.
The Veuve Clicquot In the Sun Beach Club experience can also be added to any other stay during the same period for $85++ per adult. For reservations, call 6371 1088 or visit www.shangri-la.com/en/singapore/rasasentosaresort/offers.
Light to Night Festival
National Gallery Singapore
A marquee event of Singapore Art Week, the Civic District will come alive from Jan 14 to Feb 3 as the Light to Night Festival returns for its sixth edition, promising a host of digital and on-site art experiences. Organised by National Gallery Singapore in collaboration with its Civic District partners, the three-week-long event, themed “New Ways of Seeing, Thinking and Being”, will offer over 60 online and offline programmes that will stretch from day to night.
Highlights include an immersive outdoor augmented reality (AR) exhibition set against the backdrop of the Civic District by leading AR art production studio, Acute Art, which features a newly commissioned artwork by artist Ho Tzu Nyen. This marks the first time that Acute Art is featuring a Singaporean artist in its international roster of artists, which include KAWS, Cao Fei and Olafur Eliasson.
Other must-sees include the crowd-favourite Art Skins on Monuments — light projections on iconic buildings; the return of live music and performances within the gallery; and immersive art installations and activations in many more new spaces.
Participating partners in the festival include The Arts House, Asian Civilisations Museum, Esplanade—Theatres on the Bay, National Library Board, and Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall.
For more information, visit www.nationalgallery.sg/lighttonight
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SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark
The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) may be closed for another four years for extensive renovations. While we patiently wait for the big reveal, the museum will be presenting art in new and unexpected ways this year, starting with the opening of SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark — a contemporary gallery space that will combine exhibitions and workshops to promote the work of Singaporean and Southeast Asian artists.
The expansive warehouse, spread over two floors, is an opportunity for the museum to present large-scale multidisciplinary exhibitions and installations. Aside from climate-controlled spaces with 6m-high ceilings, the gallery will also have a multi-use space for events, an F&B corner, an ideas lab, artist studios and a communal hall for talks and performances.
When doors open on Jan 14, visitors will be able to catch video essays by Malaysian artist Gan Siong King, a large-scale installation of a post-apocalyptic world by Thai artist Korakrit Arunanondchai, an abstract presentation by local experimental band The Observatory, plus a joint exhibition by three pilot residents, Chu Hao Pei, Salty Xi Jie Ng and Johann Yamin.
For more information, visit www.singaporeartmuseum.sg.
Modern European street-style nosh
Arteastiq de Patio
From the people who gave you Arteastiq Tea Lounge, Cajun on Wheels and Paper Rice, Arteastiq de Patio at Plaza Singapura unveils a brand-new menu offering a smorgasbord of unpretentious modern European eats, from rectangular wood-fired pizzas to assorted pastas, set in a rustic trattoria-like dining space.
Some standouts include the Pancetta Roast Pork Belly, Gemelli Parmigiana, Paccheri Beer Butter (also known as beer pasta), Flattened Potatoes and soft and crispy Al Taglio Pizza. For dessert, do try the Waffle French Toast served with champagne vanilla gelato
Besides the new additions, the menu also offers a variety of refreshing tea concoctions, aromatic coffee and cocoa beverages as well as a good selection of wines, champagne and cocktails.
Arteastiq de Patio is open from 11am to 10pm daily at #03-70/72 Plaza Singapura. Food delivery is also available via www.arteastiqdepatio.com