Making the Most of Your Singapore Stay

Up until now you read a lot about the cliché stuff to do; heard a lot about the famous Marina Bay Sands and its infinity pool; found out a lot about the local food from us; tried out a lot of activities; explored the streets during weekends. But is that all you can really do in a new country? NO, cause well, here’s the good news. You might be a die-hard fan of Ariana Grande, laugh your ass out every time you watch Trevor Noah or your favorite from your home country, just go in awe whenever you watch Federer smash the court. What if we tell you that, you might have a chance to see one of your favorites whom you’ve been dying to see? I’m sure that caught your eyes and took your breath away. Trust us, we’ve got you covered. Presenting to you the most exciting upcoming concerts, matches, stand-ups or any other performances which you wouldn’t want to miss. All at one place! Don’t you feel privileged? Well, yes! We love to pamper y’all with such exclusive and consolidated information. So watcha waiting for? Just Swipe Down (not right :P), cause trust me you’ll love the content and will end up Super liking it 😛

 

 

Why Don’t We [Concerts]

Why Don’t We is currently gearing up for their largest headline trek to date, the 8 Letters Tour. Don’t miss your chance to catch their breath-taking live performance. The prolific young group ranges in age from 18-21 years old and came to fame within 12 months of releasing their EPs.
Personally, my favorite is the ‘I don’t belong in this club’ with Macklemore. Can’t tell you how much I was hooked to this song. The beats, the video, the lyrics, PERFECT! So this is a golden chance for you to watch them perform in front of you if you’re a crazy fan like I am..

Tickets: Marina Bay Sands
Where? Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre
When? 16
th November 2019
How much? S$138

 

 [Concerts]

Singapore’ premier outdoor music and arts festival Neon Lights is back in Singapore and is happening on the 23rd and 24th November. This year it returns to the Fort Canning Park, taking advantage of the hill that creates the ‘amphitheater’ atmosphere in the most natural setting 😛 This year’s Neon festival is going to be exciting, so be ready to get your hearts racing at 200km/hr.
Well, I say this because, heading the main stage of the festival will be HALSEY! If you were one of those who still hasn’t gotten over the crazy, unapologetic lyrics songs, this is THE place you need to be during the weekend. Eastside, Closer, Without Me are just a few of my personal favorites to name! But roll your socks up as her only Southeast Asia performance will be happening exclusively for the Singapore public at the Neon Lights Stage. So, what are you waiting for? Click on the link below and book your tickets NOW.

Tickets: Sistic
Where? Fort Canning Park
When? 23
rd and 24th November 2019
How much? S$ 30 – S$245

Kenny Sebastian [Stand Up Comedy]

YouTube and India’s comedy heartthrob is coming back to Singapore after 2 years with his unique blend of humor and music. Happening at the Shine Auditorium, the show is going to be a full house ultimate laughter hour! He’s ready to share his views on animals, birds and the laziness in the world 😛 yet again with his unique, cute comedy. If you’re still looking to have a perfect Friday night as the month comes to an end (and as the salary drops in your bank :P), rush to the website and book your tickets RIGHT NOW as it’s going to be sold out soon guys 😀

Tickets: Sistic
Where? Shine Auditorium
When? 22
nd November
How much? S$60 – S$130
Chandler Comedy Night [Comedy]

Chandler Comedy Night [Comedy]

As the name suggests, this comedy night show is held at the F.R.I.E.N.D.S. themed café, Central Perk, once in a month or 2 months. These shows feature prominent comedians like Kumar. These nights are pure fun and especially about any topic, ranging from politics to race to food to life, all in a good sense though 😛
Do check out the schedule of the comedians and the shows from the link below. Apart from the Chandler comedy nights, you can also check out their latest or upcoming events. The Central Perk also hosts a Phoebe Open Mic and Ross Trivia Night. Trust me, it’s your moment to catch the perfect F.R.I.E.N.D.S. vibes accompanied with AMAZING food and drinks while casually chilling on the couch!!

Tickets: Comedy Night
Where? Central Perk Café, Central Mall
When? Varies every month
How much? From S$ 36


The Merry Lion Comedy Café and Bar [Comedy]

Before I write anything about this, just look at the name. It comes from the Merlion and them trying to associate it with the Merlion, this sunny island’s symbol! So, the name itself gives you welcoming feel right? Moving towards the comedy shows, these are held thrice every week. Yeah, that’s quite frequent right? That’s because The Merry Lion is the first full-time comedy club in Singapore. So, they bring in comedians from all across the globe along with the local comedians. Crazy part is, the show is 2 hours long, which is generally not the scene for stand up. Nevertheless, book your tickets in advance to avoid being bummed about not being able to attend! Also, if you’re an avid fan of stand-ups, you could consider buying their membership 😛 More details in the link below!

Be quick, it’s only happening on the 26th, at 12pm and 6pm.

Tickets: Stand Up
Where? The Merry Lion Comedy Café and Bar
When? Thrice every week
How much? From S$25

 

Comedy at Canvas with Kumar [Comedy]

 

One of the most famous comedians, here in Singapore, is Kumar. You think of comedy and his name does pop-up. He is known as the Queen of Comedy and has been joking about politically incorrect truths and sexual innuendo for all the while he’s been around. His bravery to speak up on such sensitive and controversial topics is extremely popular. Oh and he loves to poke fun about all things taboo in Singapore too leh! 😛 He performs at the Canvas Club, which is an amazing place to hang out!

Tickets: Comedy with Kumar
Where? Canvas Club
When? Varies every month
How much? S$ 25 – S$ 38


Cool Cats [Cocktails and Music] p

Singapore’ clubbing and bar scenes are mostly sorted. It’s safe during the day and the night, so even if you stay late, it’s not a thing to worry about. But to give the usual bars and usual concerts a competition, Cool Cats has a “cool” concept of discovering craft cocktails inspired by the key moments in the history of Jazz music. That’s not it! You sip in these drinks while enjoying live entertainment by international artists. They say, “Cool Cats is where sophisticated tippling and premium entertainment proudly co-exist”. Isn’t that a badass statement to make in itself?

Website: Cool cats
Where? The NCO Club, Beach Rd
When? Wednesday – Saturday, 20:30 – 01:00
How much? Varies according to your orders

So, these were the top 7 places where I really think you should go. Some about the upcoming concerts and stand ups and a few which host frequent shows. If you’ve a weekend where you haven’t planned anything (most of our weekend :P), the comedy bars would be THE place to give you a kill for the Laughs! And definitely, if you’re looking for some adrenaline rush, book your tickets right away to the ‘Halsey’ and ‘Why Don’t We’ concerts and don’t miss your chance to be super close in experiencing watching all your favorite artists perform live.

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Ten Picturesque spots in and around Paris

Paris is surely famous for all the right reasons. Also this digital era of Instagram and Pinterest makes it much more well known for the picturesque locations that it possesses. Paris is filled with scenic beauties, natural heritage, blessed with art, and adorned with greatest human made masterpieces which are hard to miss. 

Ever wondered where you get to see all these beautiful images online when travelers come to visit Paris and your favorite influencer makes you drool over your screens with their aesthetic selection of locations for getting hands down one of the best pictures in the City of Love!

 

 

1.Trocadéro at sunrise:

Enjoy stunning views of the Eiffel Tower from the Trocadéro, an expansive complex of museums, sculptures, gardens and fountains. Anchoring the space is the striking Palais de Chaillot, which houses museums dedicated to maritime history, architecture and anthropology. 

In front of the Palais de Chaillot are the magnificent Trocadéro Gardens. Built for the 1937 World’s Fair in Paris, the gardens align perfectly with the base of the Eiffel Tower.

Today this beautiful space plays a role in popular seasonal events throughout the year, including a fireworks show each Bastille Day and an annual Christmas Market with an ice skating rink. Complete with beautiful fountains and an array of sculptures, the postcard-worthy views of the Eiffel Tower from Trocadéro Gardens are simply not to be missed.

2. Parc des Buttes Chaumont

The Buttes-Chaumont Park, in the north-east of Paris, is one of the biggest and original green spaces in Paris, measuring 25 hectares. Its construction on quarries explains its impressive steepness and change in levels and heights. Visitors can appreciate stunning views of the city from this hilly setting, especially in the Montmartre district. The layout gives it a particular charm: caves and waterfalls, a suspended bridge, and a high viewpoint. It is brightened up with exotic, indigenous trees and numerous birds (seagulls, moorhens, and mallard ducks) share the area and enjoy the artificial lake. Entertainment for children also takes place in the park and there are break areas where you can get something to eat.

3. Colonnes de Buren

The Colonnes de Buren are officially known as Deux PlateauxIn 1986, the Ministry of Culture commissioned the sculptor Daniel Buren with their creation to adorn the Cour d’Honneur of the Palais-Royal. Deux Plateaux (literally 2 levels) originates in the basement of the courtyard in order to symbolize the link between street-level and underground Paris, both so rich in history.This was a way somehow to link past, present and future.

The 260 striped Colonnes de Buren are made of white Carrara marble from Italy and black marble from the French Pyrénées.These columns are truncated and of different heights, but they all have 8.7 cm wide stripes.

Controversial artwork

The Colonnes de Buren are placed in lines and turn the 3000m² Cour d’Honneur into a huge chessboard! No need to say that they were highly controversial at first, and still are! Many detractors argue that their ugliness ruined the beauty of the Palais-Royal. Indeed, the building is a listed Historical Monument. The columns were therefore installed ‘in a hurry’ and their inauguration skipped!

Ten years later only, water leaks and seepage in the basement, contributed to their degradation and they were falling apart. In 2007 Daniel Buren bitterly complained of the state of ‘extreme disrepair’ in which his columns were.

4.Musée de l’Orangerie

 Home to numerous impressionist and post-impressionist painters over the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the Orangerie museum can be found in the ‘jardin des Tuileries’, right next to the place de la Concorde. It displays the famous masterpieces of Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Armedeo Modigliani, as well as Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and many other artists of this period.

From Orangery to Museum

The name is not deceiving, the beautiful ‘musee de l’Orangerie’ is installed in an old orangery, built in 1852 to shelter the acidic citrus fruits from the ‘jardin des Tuileries’ in winter. Like all orangeries, the stone building was built in length, and was constructed in glass on the side of the Seine (to the south) and in bricks on the garden side (to the north) in order to conserve as much heat as possible. Its rather classic and simple decoration fits in perfectly with the area that surrounds it.

Converted throughout the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th into a warehouse, military accommodation, and then a site for diverse demonstrations (sports, musical, and even patriotic), the former orangery finally fell into the hands of the administration des Beaux-arts in 1921. This organisation had big plans for the orangery since they wanted to use it to hold a part of the ‘musee du Luxembourg’ which is now the National Museum of Modern Art.

5. Paris Pantheon

The Panthéon was the first major monument in Paris. It was built before the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, and was the first building that offered a panoramic view over France’s capital. It is located in the Latin Quarter, very close to the Jardin du Luxembourg.

The Panthéon was built between 1764 and 1790, firstly designed by Jacques Germain Soufflot and later by Jean Baptiste Rondelet. The Panthéon was created with the intention of combining the simplicity of the gothic architecture with the stateliness of the Greek architecture.

History

During the nineteenth century and depending on the political regime, the Panthéon was either used as a religious or as a patriotic building.

In the time of the Third Republic and coinciding with Victor Hugo’s funeral, the Panthéon’s necropolis was used to bury famous French citizens.

Visiting the Panthéon

The visit of this landmark can be divided into two. Firstly, the interior of the mausoleum, where visitors will be rendered speechless by its sheer size and decoration, and secondly the crypt, that contains the tombs of illustrious French citizens such as Voltaire, Rousseau, Victor Hugo, Marie Curie, Louis Braille, Jean Monnet and Alejandro Dumas.

6. Rue Cremieux

At one time this enchanting little cobbled street, hidden away in the 12th arrondissement, was a “secret place” few people knew about. These days, however, Rue Crémieux is an increasingly sought out haunt for fashion photographers, filmmakers, and people looking for something uniquely suited the color-saturated world of Instagram.

In many respects, this quaint throughway between Rue de Lyon and Rue de Bercy doesn’t really feel like Paris at all and is perhaps more reminiscent of Portobello Road in London’s Notting Hill, or Burano in Venice. 

Amid the colorful façades, trompes l’œil paintings, and shuttered windows, are window boxes and terracotta pots filled with lush plants that add to the feeling you have somehow escaped Paris for a moment. 

This is a residential street, albeit a very short one, but the homes are not large. In fact, on one side of the street, the building is little more than one room in depth.

7. Square Marcel Bleustein Blanchet

Once called Park Turlure after a former windmill on site, the square is terraced and provides some of the best (and perhaps most unique) views of the Sacré-Coeur. After all, fewer people wander around the back of the basilica, preferring to stop and photograph the ecclesiastical building face on.

But if you were to visit Montmartre, then remaining in the touristic spots would be your first mistake! The area has plenty of hidden gems to explore (not just the Sacré-Coeur and Place du Tertre) and its cobbled lanes are best explored on foot.

In the spring, Square Marcel-Bleustein-Blanchet is filled with blossoming wisteria, while in the summer months, the little park is the perfect place to enjoy a Parisian picnic, as well as a great place to stop and rest in the middle of a Montmartre walking tour.

Come the Autumnal season, the leaves turn golden hues and look magical against the backdrop of a sparkling Sacré-Coeur. So I guess, what I’m trying to say is that the Square is pretty photogenic all year ’round!

8. The Arc de Triomphe terrace

HISTORY OF THE MONUMENT

A unique viewpoint. From the top of the panoramic terrace, your eyes sweep over the whole of Paris.

 The revisited Antiquity. Architect Jean-François Chalgrin was inspired by the Roman Arch of Titus in a single arch, but went beyond it by exceptional dimensions (about 50 m high, 45 m long and 22 m wide) and abandoning columns. 

 A key place of major national events. Wanted by Napoleon in 1806, the Arc de Triomphe was inaugurated in 1836 by French king, Louis-Philippe, who dedicated it to the armies of the Revolution and the Empire. The Unknown Soldier was buried at the base of the arch in 1921. The flame of remembrance is rekindled every day at 18:30.

9. Butte Bergeyre

Perched on a little hill, 100m up, to the West of Buttes Chaumont, this micro-arrondissement in the 19e has all the charm of Parisian life without the people. If you’re looking for a place with peace and quiet, then this is it. All in all, there are only around 1200 residents, making this the kind of place that retains its village vibe in the heart of a modern metropolis

Named after Robert Bergeyre, a 19th-century French rugby player who died in 1914, the mount offers amazing views over the city AND one of the last remaining vineyards in the city of lights. It’s the perfect place to get a little bit lost on a lazy afternoon and forget that you’re in one of the busiest capital cities in the world.

10.Pont Alexandre III

The Pont Alexandre III is a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter with those of the Invalides and Eiffel Tower. The bridge is widely regarded as the most ornate, extravagant bridge in the city. It has been classified as a French monument historique since 1975.

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