A little time to recuperate is always appreciated in hustling and bustling Singapore.
For those who’d like to plan their weekend in advance for fear of missing out on important events or running out of seats, however, here are some things you might be interested in looking into for next weekend:
* Australia’s premier indie/rock music event, the Laneway St Jerome’s Festival, is coming to Asia for the first time on Saturday, Jan. 29, 2011.
Often hailed as “the critics’ favorite music festival,” Laneway will rock the stage at historic Fort Canning with the finest rock acts Australia has to offer today.
Melbournian alternative rock band The Temper Trap (pictured) is heading the program lineup with their signature atmospheric sounds, grand guitars and pulsating rhythms. Also performing are the equally fierce-named bands Deerhunter, Ladyhawke and Warpaint.
Tickets cost S$109.50 per person with Visa cardholders standing the chance to win a personal backstage guided tour. Book online via sistic.com.sg and check out lanewayfestival.com.au for more information.
* Ladies, get ready to spend as Singapore takes retail therapy to a whole new level at SHOP: The Ultimate Fashion Bazaar also happening on Jan. 29.
By investing in a $30 ticket (or even less when purchasing online through amiando.com), shoppers get to enjoy exclusive access to closed door sales with up to 70 percent off on today’s 15 trendiest fashion and beauty brands.
The retail session, organized by Heat Branding and L’officiel magazine, is to take place in the Customs House Pavilion at One on the Bund in Fullerton Bay Hotel (pictured).
Goodie bags chock full of products and vouchers worth $200 are yours to take home from, and there will be complimentary canapés, drinks and beauty treatments to serve as refreshments in between sprees.
Don’t forget to catch the official SHOP after party which starts at 10 p.m. at Pan Pacific Singapore’s Stereolab.
* This Friday, coffee lovers across Singapore are invited to learn more about everyone’s favorite dark elixir, which has not only helped keep billions awake since time immemorial, but also has been used in religious ceremonies by various cultures.
The All About Coffee workshop, held from 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 at the Asian Civilizations Museum on Empress Place, is organized in collaboration with Starbucks Coffee and will focus specifically on African coffee.
Registration is required and details can be found on acm.org.sg
* Want to stock up on some gifts and goods for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations? The three “usual suspects” on Orchard Road – Raffles City, VivoCity and ION Orchard – have set up stalls with a wide variety of Chinese handicrafts, on-the-spot hand paintings and calligraphy arts.
As part of the Spring in the City program, mall goers can also tune in to daily cultural performances by Chinese troupes on Level 3 Raffles City, acrobatics and instrument ensemble at the VivoCity Amphitheater, and rock and roll concerts at ION Orchard.
Have a great week!