People across the world are bemoaning not being able to go out. There’s no denying that we will be able to get back to “normal” soon. Singapore is one of the few countries that has been doing fairly well. With restrictions lifted and Singapore already in Phase 2 for over a month now, people are rejoicing and thinking of things to do every day.
Now that cinemas and theatres have also opened up, this week looks exciting. To make it even more exciting, we have curated a list of things-to-do in Singapore this weekend. From enjoying weekend retreats at popular hotels and restaurants to getting lost in art galleries we’ve covered it all.
Let us help and round off some of the best post lockdown things to do over this weekend in Singapore.
A secluded getaway on Sentosa Island at Capella Singapore
Families can now spend quality time together over the weekend in one of Capella’s spacious Manors at Sentosa Island. It is ideal for those looking for seclusion and privacy with their loved ones.
The new ‘Manor’ experience features a range of activities including a 60-minute private yoga class on the outdoor terrace, all of which take place within the luxurious confines of a private residence.
‘The Manor Experience’ at Capella Singapore includes a dedicated personal villa host throughout the stay, a complimentary welcome bottle of wine, in-manor personal chef service, poolside afternoon tea, daily breakfast and lots of kids in-pool activities.
From foodie delights to chef’s bespoke menu, every wish and whim is catered to at this luxurious getaway.
The Summer Show by Cuturi Gallery
The joy of enjoying and appreciating Art is hard to replicate virtually. People who have profound love for Art will know what we’re talking about.
In a bid to proffer fresh and alternative ways of seeing Art, Cuturi Gallery is presenting a group exhibition showcasing an eclectic mix of artists, whose artistic practices span mixed media, sculpture and painting.
Featured artists comprise Darryl Westly, Delphine Rama, Gaël Davrinche, Gioele Amaro, Hubert Le Gall, Lionel Sabatté, Li Tianbing, Liu Ling, Odelia Tang, Romain Bernini and Till Rabus. On display will be new works alongside previously exhibited works as part of the gallery’s summer presentation.
Works that will be shown for the first time in the gallery space include Grief (2019) by Singaporean artist Odelia Tang, a mixed media work exploring the bodily presence in relation to the passage of time. In addition to Selfstanding Selfie (2020) by Italian artist Gioele Amaro embracing a digital reconsideration toward the traditional medium of painting, Space Shuttle (2020) by Belgian artist Delphine Rama draws inspiration from the convergence of fashion and architecture.
Through this collective presentation, The Summer Show looks to revisit existing forms of interpretations and encourage new modes of contemplation surrounding the works on display.
The Summer Show will be on view at Cuturi Gallery (Pacific Plaza, Scotts Road) from 9 July – 2 Aug, 2020.
Twofold by Genevieve Chua
Award-winning artist Genevieve Chua is a painter who works primarily through abstraction. The Twofold visual arts exhibition by Chua is the artist’s largest solo exhibition to date. It features new print-based works from her residency, which began in November 2019, and paintings from two ongoing series in her practice, Edge Control and After the Flood.
Showcased in person at STPI Gallery, “Twofold” is the artist’s exploration of fundamental questions of painting, particularly its perception and constituent materials. It arises not only from ideas of human vision and simulation, but experiences of interpretation which unfold over time.
Twofold by Genevieve Chua (Robertson Quay) will be on view till July 19, 2020.
A perfect wellness staycation at Raffles Hotel Singapore
Discover the grandeur of one of Singapore’s most prominent hotel with luxurious wellness staycation package to relax and rejuvenate. Experience the epitome of living a healthy lifestyle as you retreat within one of their exquisite suites in the century-old main building for a well-needed rest.
Begin the day with a wholesome gourmet breakfast for two before heading to the Raffles Spa for a pampering treatment of your choice. Post which take the afternoon to soak in the selection of your favourite in-suite scent and rejuvenate with a one-hour complimentary private yoga session, as you rediscover balance and serenity.
Complementing your entire experience, the package also includes complimentary return limousine transfer, Gemstone Travel Droplet from the Raffles Spa and 50% reduction of the second night accommodation along with 15% off at all Raffles restaurants and bars.
Autumn has arrived in Tanjong Pagar at Kreams Krafthouse
One of the best Instagram-worthy cafes in town – Kreams Krafthouse – is a fall-themed Korean-inspired café hidden in Tanjong Pagar at Maxwell Chambers. For people looking out for that perfect brunch option for this weekend, grab a seat under the red-yellow canopy and different coloured autumns leaves of amber, crimson, orange and green.
Sip on a not-so-typical Dalgona coffee version topped with house made toffee crisps. Clubbed with some amazing savoury retreats, Kreams Krafthouse is just about perfect for those selfies and OOTDs. ◼
© This article was first published online in July 2020 – World Travel Magazine.