Singapore Tourism Board’s Best Weekend Ever

Saturday, November 22, 2014


I’ve never been to a place outside Philippines not that I don’t have any plans yet but it is just that time does not permit to. I remember booking in one of my dreamland but the trip was cancelled due to certain issues but then I don’t regret it maybe, perhaps, someday, I’ll be in a better place like Singapore! Well, we’re already planning because relatives from Australia will be having their vacation there so they’d suggested that it could be a happy vacation if we could meet them up there. Oh well, I am already looking for cheap airfare! Anyhow, ask any person who’s been to Singapore what they love most about the country and the answer will most likely be one of three things: the food, the shopping, or the attractions. While all are valid in their own right, these reasons are only the tip of the iceberg.  

Inspired by the much-loved Rojak salad, the Torch of Singapore was specially created for the Best Weekend Ever by award-winning celebrity mixologist Ethan Leslie LeongThe cocktail features the Rojak flower or torch ginger blended with black grapes, green lemon, and rum for an explosive drink that fueled party guests.

Meanwhile, I also attended an event sometime last month, dubbed as Best Weekend Ever by Singapore Tourism Board, held at 71 Gramercy hosted by Rovilson Fernandez. It was a night full of fun, adventure and knowledge. Knowing what Singapore has to offer to us, tourist. We also had a chance to taste Singapore’s finest cocktails. It was like a night of being in Singapore!

Known as the home of underground shopping malls, Michelin-star and celebrity-chef restaurants, architectural wonders, and some of the first, newest or biggest attractions in the world, Singapore is also a country that offers visitors just as many options after dark as it does when the sun is up. Whether it’s grooving to the beats at one of the many world prestige clubs or downing designer shots and bespoke cocktails at hidden bars, guests will find a vast range of options to keep them coming back for more. Singapore promises a night to remember for friends, couples, and families seeking exciting, meaningful experiences, with a host of remarkable events lined up for the next few months.

Typically a must-play destination for any artist embarking on a world tour, Singapore has played host to chart-topping superstars, the coolest DJs, and up-and-coming indie bands alike, luring music fans from across the world to its shores. This last quarter of the year will allow music enthusiasts and fans to see instrumental rock guitar music legend, Joe Satriani, live in his only Asian stop at Joe Satriani’s 2014 World Tour Concert (November 13, 2014); witness a diverse line up of artists at Skechers Sundown Festival 2014 (November 22, 2014), an iconic music festival which brings Asian artists and fans onto a singular platform; and party from dusk till dawn at Asia’s only sunrise beach festival, the two-day ZoukOut Singapore: A Dance Music Festival (December 12-13, 2014), which is now in its 14th year.  For music in a more intimate setting, catch various local artists such as Jack & Rai, Vandetta, Blues Machine or Goodfellas at live music bars like the Wala Wala Café Bar, Hood Bar & Café or Timbre@The Substation for a truly immersive Singapore experience.

Superclub Zouk’s resident DJ Lincey caps off the Best Weekend Ever party with an awesome set that got guests dancing the night away. DJ Lincey will be one of the performers taking the stage at Asia’s only sunrise beach music festival, ZoukOut, from December 12 to13, 2014.

You can also choose to spend the night sampling creatively delightful cocktails crafted by award-winning mixologists such as Peter Chua of 28 Hong Kong Street, Jeff Ho of Jekyll & Hyde and Ethan Leslie Leong of Maison Ikkoku, or explore the exclusive speakeasies such as the password-protected, The Library; the unassuming basement-level location of B28, and the hidden bar serving unique American craft spirits, The Secret Mermaid. Want to party hundreds of feet in the air? Then head over to one of the city’s wildly popular rooftop bars like Loof, Lantern, or 1-Altitude, which towers over the city at a full 282 meters.

Resorts World Sentosa’s Wendi Teoh introduces some of the exciting, upcoming shows at the Best Weekend Ever party. Two of the most awaited shows on the Resorts World Sentosa lineup include the Asian premiere of the musical Peter Pan and weekly performances by noted Singaporean comedians and stagings of the Great World Cabaret.

Taking in the vibrant performing and visual arts scene should also be on the list when you visit Singapore. Exhibitions from both local and international artists abound in the numerous galleries that pepper the city, while hit plays and musicals are top-billed for theater enthusiasts. Show producer LA Comedy Live has helped turn Singapore into a viable option for fans of stand-up comedy with its roster of stadium-filling comics and sold-out shows that offer nights of bellyaching laughter, one of which is British comic, actor and musician Bill Bailey’s Limboland (November 17, 2014), which marks the world premiere of his brand new live show. Resorts World Sentosa™ will also be offering a fantastic line-up of hit shows and musicals for the whole family including the Filipino-produced Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (October 16-26, 2014) and the classic Peter Pan, The Never Ending Story (November 27, 2014 - January 20, 2015).  

Master mixologist Ethan Leslie Leong shows off his award-winning skills at the Best Weekend Ever party with a demonstration of a bespoke cocktail, the Torch of Singapore. The executive director of Maison Ikkoku holds mixology workshops and classes, as well as collaborates with restaurants, bars, clubs, and multinational brands such as Chanel, agnès b. and Häagen-Dazs, to create one of a kind memorable drinks

Teeming with places to explore and experiences to remember, Singapore will bring something new to even the most experienced traveller. So book a ticket, pack your bags, open your mind, and get ready to experience where the world is heading. It just might be your best weekend ever.

Acoustic duo Jack & Rai kick off the Best Weekend Ever party with a performance of old favorites and new releases. Since their inception in 2002, the musical act has garnered acclaim both in their native Singapore and abroad, prompting the recent launch of their debut album titled “In Stores Now!” The duo regularly performs at Timbre@The Substation on Wednesday evenings and at Wala Wala Café Bar in Holland Village on Sunday nights.
STB Philippines and Brunei’s Area Director, Adrian Kong; Resorts World Sentosa’s Entertainment Department Development Office Head, Wendi Teoh; LAMC Productions and LA Comedy Live’s Lauretta Alabons; award-winning mixologist and Maison Ikkoku Executive Director, Ethan Leslie Leong; Jack & Rai’s Rai Sellakanu; Zouk’s resident DJ, Elvin Lin; Jack & Rai’s Jack Ho; and, STB Southeast Asia and Oceania’s Regional Director, Kenneth Lim, came together to show how you can have the Best Weekend Ever in Singapore.



Fantastic right?! Hmm… and I am very much hopeful that the trip will push thru. Crossing fingers here or if there’s a Good Samaritan out there to sponsor my airfare, please I would gladly accept it as a Christmas present. Ha-ha.


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