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Pink Dot participants in a “Love” formation at Hong Lim Park Singapore

What a week it’s been! It is time for some majorly well-deserved recharging—and these are the exciting events and eats to help nourish your body, mind and positive spirit.

Connect the dots at Pink Dot 2017

1 July, Saturday afternoon at Hong Lim Park

Put on your best pink ensemble and bring a fan—because we’re going to the park! One of Singapore’s most fun and meaningful celebrations of the year, Pink Dot gives everyone the freedom to just be themselves and embrace everyone else’s beautiful differences, and what better way to do so than with concerts and speeches by some of Singapore’s leading voices. www.pinkdot.sg

Watch W!ld Rice’s mile-high adventure, Boeing Boeing

In conjunction with Pink Dot 2017, W!ld Rice is offering a discount for this weekend’s (1 and 2 July) matinee performances of Boeing Boeing—just make sure you turn up in pink at the Victoria Theatre to get the 20% off the 3pm shows on those two days. But if you don’t snag tickets in time, fret not. You can still meet the cast outside Victoria Theatre at 5.15pm and join them as they walk on over to Pink Dot. www.wildrice.com.sg/productions/206-boeing-boeing

Indulge in fried chicken and waffles at The Bird at Marina Bay Sands

There’s honestly nothing more stress-relieving and satisfying than sinking your teeth into a hot, juicy piece of fried chicken, especially if it has been brined in a medley of spiced for 27 hours then pressure-fried in pork lard. Now pair that with crispy savoury waffles and spiced watermelon, and you have the ultimate indulgence to eat your cares away. Aren’t you glad US-based Yardbird Southern Table & Bar decided to expand into Singapore? We certainly are. Doors open today at Marina Bay Sands. www.marinabaysands.com/restaurants/american/the-bird-southern-table-and-bar

Oscar’s Supercharge Sunday Brunch at Conrad Centennial Singapore

Oscar’s has re-charged its Sunday brunch with an outdoor charcoal barbecue serving hot-off-the-grill lobsters and prime cuts of beef—and that’s more than enough reason for us to come back weekend after weekend. On top of this, the “live” organic egg station, called Eggs with Attitude, showcases poached eggs on English muffins with an array of decadent toppings, from foie gras parcels to pulled braised brisket, then drizzled with a sauce of your choice. That, and a fresh seafood bar, pasta stations, charcuterie, a four-metre salad bar, decadent desserts, and three types of roast on show: Filipino-style slow-roasted suckling pig, Russian-style salmon pie with lemon cognac cream sauce, and the hotel’s signature roast London duck. www.connoisseur.sg/oscars-sunday-brunch

The 16th SuperBrunch: Summer Party at The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore

2 July, Sunday at 12pm

Part scrumptious feast, part summer vacation, The Ritz-Carlton Millenia Singapore’s SuperBrunch: Summer Party will take your palates on quite the trip! We’re talking a caviar station, baked stone crab, slow-cooked Kailua pulled pork, spit roasted whole lamb, nitrogen “Starfish” meringue, and a selection of 110 international cheeses—lavished with copious amounts of bubbly, of course. Little ones, too, will have fun activities of their own, from a sand artist and hair-braiding style to dancers and decorative tattoo stations and more. www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/singapore/offers/summer-party


Catch up on Wimbledon…from the comfort of your home

The best part about no live matches over the weekend? Enough time to catch up on the ones you’ve missed! Especially if you are just in a kick-back-and-relax mood. Time to take notes (and maybe place bets) on who you think will win Monday’s showdown between defending champion, Britain’s Andy Murray against Russian-born Kazakhstani, Alexander Bublik.

By Dana Koh