EVEN though the Lunar New Year celebrations are around the corner, not everyone enjoys the same rush of reunion dinners and lou heis, not to mention the socialising you have to do with relatives you meet this one time out of the entire year. If you ever think that the same old hangout spot you frequent every weekend is the only choice, then here are 5 things to do in Singapore in the month of February that you should try out.
01: Party the night away at Zouk
Not everyone likes clubbing, but everyone loves great music and a good time.
Mark your calendars because on the 22nd of February, Markus Schulz is returning to Zouk. With a career coming close to three decades, Schulz remains a gargantuan influence in the US EDM scene. His sold-out shows and iconic collaborations across various electronic genres has earned him a reputation for his own musical aesthetic.
A charismatic performer who knows what excites his audience, Schulz’s upcoming return to Zouk promises flawless harmony, intuitive tune selection and entrancing pulses.
Zouk, 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, 179022. Tel: +65 6738 2988
02: Visit the Vanishing Workflows art exhibition
If you’re tired of visiting the same old museums to get that creative spark, here is a good opportunity to be in tune with your artistic self once again, with the Vanishing Workflows exhibition at Aloft at Hermès.
Founded by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès, Aloft at Hermès is one of their five art spaces around the world, serving as a platform for contemporary artists to bring their creative dreams to life through their original works.
The exhibition showcased currently is by Xavier Antin, who utilises tapestry to tell the intertwined story of production and civilisation from past to future. Through his works, concepts of labour, production, industry and economics in the digital world come into question.
Through these themes, Antin aims to spark dialogue by exploring the state of the contemporary human condition. With that being said, this could be what you need to help explore a new dinner conversation topic.
Vanishing Workflows by Xavier Antin: Exhibition from 14 December 2018 to 10 March 2019, 10:30 am to 8 pm daily, admission is free, Aloft at Hermès, 541 Orchard Road, Liat Towers.
03: Go for your first wine tasting
Your love your alcohol as much as the next person, but being able to discern the nuanced tastes in your wines requires practice. Learning about wine has never been an more important skillset, especially when so much of our networking involves a great deal of drinking.
This Introduction to Fine Italian Wines class hosted by Fine Wines SG will take you through concepts like understanding wine labels and what to look for when stocking up on your favourite collections.
First impressions count, so knowing your Merlots from your Cabernet Sauvignons will also most certainly impress a potential business partner, or that special someone you take out on the first date. What’s more, broadening your wine knowledge could hand you the ticket to showing up that snobby know-it-all friend who seems like he’s faking his way through the cups. Don’t get too cocky yourself though.
04: Feast on delectable German grub
Finally, food is what satiates your appetite for a good time, settle down for some German cuisine at the newly opened, botanical-themed Frieda restaurant at The Capitol Kempinski Hotel.
Inspired by Berlin’s urban style, Frieda is a relaxed bistro bar serving authentic German nosh with Austrian influences. The dining room setting is perfect for a cosy intimate dining experience to enjoy with your special someone, whereas the outdoor garden scenery is perfect for a refreshingly scenic view for casual evening meals.
Opening hours: Lunch: 12:00 to 15:00, Dinner: 18:00 to 22:30 (last dinner service at 21:30)
05: Hang out at Nineteen80
Nineteen80 is a retro arcade bar and discotheque that pays homage to all things ’80s and ’90s, located in the heart of Tanjong Pagar. So if you love old-school arcade games and have a drink or two while you’re at it, this spot is for you.
They are also having a party event on the eve of the Chinese New Year (that is 4th February) from 9 pm till late, with DJs Oliie’Des & YA5TH bringing back all your favourite Hip Hop and R&B beats from past to present. Enjoying arcade games right out the childhood while sloshing the booze and jamming to funky tunes – sounds like an amazing time to us.