TGIF. We’re really looking forward to knocking off, and heading down to our favourite watering hole(s) for post-work drinks today. And we have every reason to indulge, with the ongoing Singapore Cocktail Festival that takes place across the island in a six-day showcase of workshops, guest bartenders and pop-up events.

Also happening this weekend is a St Patrick’s Day Street Festival along Circular Road. Put on your best green garb, and swing by for a vibrant lineup of live music, Irish dance performances, and — naturally — plenty of Guinness Stout.

Even if you’re abstaining from tipple, there’s a lot to do over the next few days. Several art galleries around town are hosting exhibitions, and there’s the highly anticipated Beauty and the Beast film, which is now showing in cinemas. You can also take a look at Christopher Kane‘s new capsule collection, which is inspired by the Disney movie.


Botanico’s roasted pigeon.

Need to escape the city for a little while? The folks behind The Summerhouse at Seletar Airbase have launched Botanico, a classy bistro set amidst the lush greenery of the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Find out more in our dining review.


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Time to get whisky at Quaich Bar.

Whether you prefer your whisky neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail, here are 5 bars that will certainly hit the spot.


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Christopher Kane’s interpretation of the fairytale takes a darker, more grown-up turn.

Christopher Kane puts a dark, gothic spin on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast in his latest 40-piece capsule collection for the film. View some of our favourite designs, and don’t forget to catch the movie.


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This rose gold Bodyism yoga mat is both chic and functional.

Working up a sweat at the gym isn’t exactly the most glamorous activity, but you can still inject a dash of style into your exercise routine by wearing the oil-powered Ressence Type 3 watch and listening to your favourite tunes via B&O’s H5 wireless earphones. Here’s our pick of must-have gym bag essentials for men and women.

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The Majestic Malacca is furnished with seriously beautiful rooms.

We’ve checked into The Majestic Malacca, a beautiful hotel occupying a restored 1920s Straits Settlement mansion in the UNESCO World Heritage port town.

Follow us @LifestyleAsiaSg on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for a live feed on the most happening food openings, fashion previews, cocktail parties and celeb sightings in Singapore.

Sara Yap
Deputy Director, Digital Operations (Asia)
Sara Yap is the Deputy Director of Digital Operations at BurdaLuxury, and a contributing writer to Lifestyle Asia’s dining and jewellery beats. When she’s not on the lookout for exciting new restaurants or bejewelled trinkets, she’s probably buried in a riveting read, or reminiscing the good ol’ days with her favourite playlist of ’90s boyband hits.