This weekend, get your heart pumping with high adrenaline fitness activities, feast on paella, chill with cool vibes, attend a book launch and drink guilt free for a good cause.

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The ultimate urban challenge

Are you an adrenaline junkie? Head to Singapore’s Biggest BayFest for an exciting weekend of intense, high energy activities on June 2nd & 3rd, with the 7th edition of the DBS Marina Regatta. For starters, test your agility and grit with Under Armour’s Battle Bay Extreme, Southeast Asia’s largest and most technically challenging land and water obstacle course; take part in a dragon boat race or join in the action at our Dragon Battle tug-of-war competition. For slightly slower paced activities, the #RoadToRegatta programme offers an exclusive series of free fitness and yoga sessions with TripleFit and PURE Yoga and PURE Fitness; experience clean living at the Creators Market for sustainable and healthy living through workshops on everything from granola bar making to up cycling; visit over 400 lifestyle, fashion and food stalls selling quirky finds and delectable street food through Artbox Singapore; and finally, sign up for free sailing sessions across Marina Bay. There’s something for everyone. All proceeds go to charity.

The Promontory@Marina Bay. 10am-10pm.

Calling all Yardbook Hong Kong fans

Chef Matt Abergel and Lindsay Jang’s cult yakitori restaurant in Hong Kong needs no introductions. The combination of its izakaya-style atmosphere, top-notch service, binchotan charcoal grilled chicken on a stick, free-flowing booze, a banging playlist, and take home t-shirts are what make Yardbook Hong Kong an institution. And now Matt Abergel is heading to Meatsmith Singapore for the launch of Yardbird, Hong Kong’s Chicken and Charcoal, the inaugural 352-page book which reveals the magic behind the restaurant’s story. Head to Meatsmith this Sunday 3rd June for the book launch party, and celebrate with fried chicken, corn balls and delicious skewers, booze, music and book signing for limited copies. 2pm till late.

Meatsmith, 167-169 Telok Ayer. Tel: 6221 2262

 

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Boogie. Soul food. Connect.

Sundays are that easy with East Side Story Sundays at The Bark Café, amid lush greenery, away from the city’s hustle and bustle. The upcoming pop up party starts at noon and is all about great food and drinks, groovy disco and house tunes, and chilling with friends and family, pets included. Also in store is a Sunday Market where local and home-grown businesses will set up stalls featuring children’s merchandise, premium tea leaves, unfiltered raw honey, beauty, pet & lifestyle products, an animal shelter and even healthy fitness programs. Entrance is free. Sunday 3rd June.

12pm – 9pm. 1000 Upper Changi Road North.

All things rice

El Tardeo is already renowned for being Singapore’s only bar that offers the ‘el tardeo’ experience – a tapas bar serving creative tipples and Barcelona-styled gin & tonic cocktails. Need another reason to visit them?  The Tardeo Team is hosting La Fiesta – Singapore’s largest paella al fresco party. Chill the Spanish way this Sunday 3rd June with delicious food, drinks and live Latino music by Martin Reyes and band. All food and drinks at $5. 3pm till sunset.

El Tardeo, 01-01, 20 Craig Road. Tel: 6221 6288

 

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Drink to a good cause with Negroni Week

Back in Singapore for its fourth edition, Negroni Week is the international week-long charity initiative taking place from 4th – 10th June, with over 70 bars participating. Across the week, each participating bar and restaurant will pledge at least $1 to a charity of their choice for every Negroni cocktail or innovative Negroni-inspired creation sold.

Some of our recommendations include craft cocktail bar Marcello, which marks its debut in the event this year with the limited edition bespoke Limonegroni, inspired by Amalfi’s juicy lemons. Head Bartender, Palmira Bertuca’s concoction boasts a refreshing mix of Campari, Mancino Bianco, Fords Gin and homemade Limoncello ($18), along with Negroni-infused bar bites. $2 of every drink goes to the local charity, Food from the Heart.

Bello Bella from Neon Pigeon’s Symphony Loo, is a blend of Campari, Bianco Vermouth and Symphony’s citrus-infused gin and umeshu reduction, to strike a balance between notes of Negroni and Limoncello. Neon Pigeon will also be donating $2 from each cocktail to the non-profit organisation, Save the Children.

Finally, Caffe Fernet’s  Nonna on Fleek stays true to their roots in Italian cuisine as Cherrie Soh’s creative interpretation of the classic Negroni inspired by a traditional home-cooked meal by Nonna. Think a cohesive fusion of Italian staples such as rosemary, sage, thyme, black olives and Parmesan. Caffe Fernet will be donating $1 from each cocktail to The New Charis Mission, a non-profit organization that aims to rebuild the lives of elderly and at-risk-youth.