Local culture buffs are in for a visual feast this weekend, which sees the launch of the inaugural Civic District Outdoor Festival and the annual Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA). The former features art installations and multimedia shows, while SIFA focuses on theatre, dance, workshops and talks. There’s also Films at the Fort, an open-air cinema concept that launched yesterday and runs till 20 August. It takes place at Fort Canning Park’s amphitheatre and showcases a lineup of films such as Thelma & Louise and The Wall

But if you’re thinking of spending your weekend indulging in some retail therapy instead, why not check out the newly opened Dover Street Market Singapore? The multi-label store is a mecca for fashion mavens, with its extensive range of local and international labels. After all that shopping, refuel on tasty grub at one of Singapore’s many new restaurants, or imbibe your favourite agave spirit at Junior, the latest pocket bar to hit the scene. Scroll down for more ideas in this edition of The Cheat Sheet.


Folklore’s sambal buah keluak.

Armed with a diverse mix of culinary offerings ranging from Singapore heritage cuisine to Japanese kushikatsu (deep fried skewers) and hearty Spanish fare, here are 10 new restaurants worth visiting this month.


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A tequila flight.

Agave spirits such as tequila and mezcal form the backbone of the drinks menu at Junior, a new pocket bar opened by the folks behind 28 Hongkong Street and Crackerjack. Find out what to order here.


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Dover Street Market Singapore.

After months of eager anticipation, Dover Street Market Singapore has finally opened its doors to the public. From glossy photobooks to local fashion labels and apparel from big names such as Vetements and Raf Simons, we’ve put together a guide to everything you need to see at the store.


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Belmond Grand Hotel Europe, St. Petersburg.

Treat yourself to a luxuriant stay at any of these 10 beautiful and ultra-lavish hotels in Europe, which range from former palaces to centuries-old, historical residences. Trust us, you won’t be able to pick just one.

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These will get your eye makeup on point.

Burberry‘s got a line of brow products, shimmery eyeliners and mascaras, all housed in sleek packaging. Tried and tested — these don’t budge.

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(Main and featured photos: The Langham London)

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.