5 Things to Do This Week in Singapore: 24 July to 30 July 2017

From a much-anticipated indie concert to a cutting-edge contemporary dance performance, there’s plenty to look forward to this week. You can also usher in the weekend with an unprecedented yoga experience that can only be described as cosmic, and top it all off with free-flow pisco and an incredible hawker-style gastronomical experience.

The XX in Singapore

Tthe excruciating wait is almost over, as indie phenomenon The XX finally performs on our shores this Tuesday. After two unforgettable gigs here in 2013, the English trio has graced the stages of some of the biggest international festivals, from Coachella to Glastonbury. Now, they will be returning to Singapore with their critically-acclaimed new album, I See You, so fans can look forward to hearing their favourite tracks, including the ethereal “Angels”, performed live. Performing with them is special guest and fellow Brit, Sampha.

The XX with Special Guests Sampha in Singapore is happening on 25 July 2017, 8pm, at Singapore Indoor Stadium, 2 Stadium Walk, Singapore 397691. For more details and tickets, check out the event page here.

TheatreWorks presents: The Roundest Circle

Ever contemplated the beauty of lines, curves, and edges interacting with each other? Or perhaps you just hope to better understand contemporary dance? Either way, be treated to a visual spectacle at TheatreWorks’ The Roundest Circle, which sees a trio of dancers present a highly experimental composition, and explore the boundaries of physical and creative space with their bodies. Each of the performances will be followed by a post-show discussion with the piece’s choreographers and dancers, as part of the company’s efforts to bring avant-garde artistic expressions to Singapore.

TheatreWorks presents: The Roundest Circle is happening on 27 to 28 July 2017, 8pm, at TheatreWorks Singapore, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007. For more details and tickets, check out the event page here.

Yoga and Soundscape Meditation

Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Joyce

Prepare to wind down for the week, as you’re transported into a tranquil realm in this relaxing and utterly immersive experience at Palm Ave Float Club. For an hour, under the guidance of yoga trainer Theresa Shan, you will float in a sensory deprivation tank completely devoid of all distractions – light, sound, and gravity – to ease your mind into a meditative state. Through such meditation, the process seeks to reverse the harmful effects of stress. Complemented by Jean Reseki’s soul-throbbing binaural mix, this yoga session promises to be out of this world.

Yoga and Soundscape Meditation is happening on 29 July 2017, 9am or 11.30am, at Palm Ave Float Club, 66 Kampong Bugis, Level 5, Singapore 338987. For more details, check out the event page here.

1000 Pisco Sours

Come commemorate Peru’s independence day with great food and even better company at Vasco. To mark this special occasion, the Latin American cocktail bar will be serving up a free flow of Pisco Sour – the quintessential Peruvian drink – at only $38++ per person. So bring along your friends and your celebratory spirit, and you’re guaranteed to have a good time. Try to arrive early, as the kitchen will be preparing the most scrumptious brunch specials to accompany your early afternoon drinks.

1000 Pisco Sours is happening all day on 29 July 2017, at Vasco, 42 Hong Kong St, Singapore 059681. For more details, check out the event page here.

Timbre+ Presents Open Stoves

Head over to Timbre+ for a gastronomical delight, as young, new-generation hawkers cook up a storm alongside renowned restaurant chefs in a street market experience that sees three live wok stations. Expect to be wowed by these chefs’ thoroughly modern (and absolutely delicious) take on braised duck, Hokkien mee, and more beloved hawker fare, all whilst Timbre’s resident bands, Supersonic and O.K. Ready! feed your soul with live tunes.

Timbre+ Presents Open Stoves is happening from 28 to 30 July 2017, at Timbre+, 73A Ayer Rajah Crescent, Singapore 139957. For more details, check out the event page here.


Top picture courtesy of Side Stage Collective

Rachel Tay


Over-caffeinated, bookish, and just the right amount of manic, Rachel is most often found dashing between the library and her bed. When she isn’t reading or fretting over impending deadlines, she enjoys sketching, painting, and attempting to pet every cat that she comes across. Fuelled by chocolate and cakes, but never chocolate cakes.