Five things to do this weekend (Aug 20-22)
This weekend’s spotlight is definitely on a newly opened attraction in Singapore.
1. Scream for ice cream
The Museum of Ice Cream (MOIC) has now opened in Singapore, the first international location outside of the United States.
Featuring a cafe, bar, retail store, sprinkle pool and 14 unique interactive installations, visitors are in for a sweet treat indeed. Visitors can enjoy unlimited servings of local ice cream flavours such as Pulut Hitam, Lemon Bliss Balls and Apple Pie Soft Serve.
MOIC Singapore opens on Thursdays to Sundays from 10am to 11pm. Tickets are priced from S$38 and you can book them here.
Find out more about MOIC here.
Watch the NDP Parade
This year’s National Day Parade (NDP) will finally take place this Saturday (Aug 21), after being postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The show, which takes place at The Float @ Marina Bay, is divided into four acts – ‘hopes and aspirations’, ‘challenges’, ‘strength within’, and ‘strength together’.
There are over 600 performers set to take the stage including local singer-songwriters Benjamin Kheng and Sezairi Sezali. The show will be hosted by Joakim Gomez, Eswari Gunasagar, Fauzie Laily and Patricia Mok.
3. Visit an exhibition
Alexandros Julian Lim (also known as Alex) might be a 16-year-old with autism, but he is already having his own exhibition.
Titled I Am Alex, it will showcase over 30 of Alex’s painted artworks inspired by everyday things and emotions. Some of the paintings will also be sold and 50 per cent of the sales will be donated to the Cat Welfare Society. The society was chosen by Alex due to his love for cats.
The exhibition will be held virtually from Aug 19-31. Visit it here.
4. Eat some castella cakes
It’s been awhile since the castella cake trend last took off in Singapore but it seems to be making a comeback with Fukusaya, a traditional cake brand from Japan.
Unlike the original castella cake from Taiwan, the Fukusaya castella cake is dense and has a crisp bottom crust. This comes from ground Zarame sugar (crystalized sugar) which was added during the mixing process.
The cake will be available for sale at Isetan Scotts Supermarket from Aug 20 at S$25.90 a box.
5. Dine at Tipsy Flamingo
Local celebrity couple Pierre Png and Andrea De Cruz have opened a new restaurant-bar, “Tipsy Flamingo”, on Aug 19.
The venture is part of Tipsy Collective, which is behind other concepts like Tipsy Penguin and Tipsy Bird. The F&B outlet is beach-themed and features dishes such as Wagyu beef cubes, lobster rolls and crabmeat rolls.
“Tipsy Flamingo” is located at Raffles City Shopping Centre, 252 North Bridge Rd #01-17A, Singapore 179103. Check out their Instagram page here.