This week, we’are in the midst of Christmas while counting down to the New Year.  What better way to celebrate the double dose of festivities than partying it up like it’s (truly) going to be 2019? Folks looking for tamer activities can look to the greenery of Citizen Farm or something literati driven at BooksActually.

BooksActually Survived 13 Years!

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If your resolution for 2019 is to read more books, take advantage of the 20% storewide discount (except magazines) at BooksActually! For two days, the bookstore will be celebrating their 13th year as a home to readers, local writers, artists, designers, and independent publishers alike. If all else fails, spend some quality time with the bookstore’s three cats.

BooksActually Survived 13 Years! will be happening from 29 December – 30 December, Saturday — Sunday 10am — 6pm, No.9 Yong Siak Street, Tiong Bahru, Singapore 168645. Entry is free.

Wheeler’s Market – Festive Edition

Photo courtesy of Wheeler’s Estate

Want to spend the last weekend of December outdoors? Head down to Wheeler’s Estate at the Seletar Aerospace Park and browse the wares of local artisanal crafters; perhaps you’ll pick up some cute handmade cards from Nuffypuffy or abstract geometric tableware from Party Modern. Munch on  festive bakes and enjoy the last of the festive melodies by some very talented buskers too.

Wheeler’s Market: Festive Edition will be happening on 30 December, Sunday 9.30am 6pm, Wheeler’s Estate, 2 Park Lane Seletar Aerospace Park, Singapore 798396. Entry is free.

The Family that Farms Together Tour

Photo courtesy of Edible Garden City

Learn what it’s like to be an urban farmer and how crops are grown sustainably in this family-friendly event! Witness what urban farming can do for societal inclusivity through interactions with farmers and engage all your senses as farmer of the day: feed the free-ranging chickens (Sarah, Chris and Darren), smell, taste and touch edible plants, and even plant some seeds. You might even get to take some home.

The Family That Farms Together will be happening 29 December, Saturday 10am 12pm, Edible Garden City, 60 Jalan Penjara, Singapore 149375. Tickets available here.

Ladies Night with Slowdown & Friends

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Lovers of soul and R&B might have heard of rising star Slowdown, the NYC-based, Singaporean singer-songwriter making waves with his unique, heritage-inspired sounds. Weaving Asian instrumentals, speech and music samples over laid-back beats, this rising star has performed at notable venues such as Studio at Webster Hall in New York. Expect a mix of the chillest selections from his brand new debut EP Nomance and more.

Ladies Night with Slowdown & Friends will be happening on 29 December, Saturday 9pm 12am, 28 Ann Siang Road #01-01, Ann Siang House, Singapore 069708. Entry is free.

Mambo Jambo with Jeremy Boon & Tony Tay

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One of the longest-running Singapore nightlife concepts, Mambo Jambo has been welcoming newcomers to the party scene since as long as we can remember. Grab your friends, your neighbours and even your parents down for a good time on Wednesday evening  there will be dancing, there will be singing and best of all, a non-stop selection of golden classic hits to keep you boogie-ing through the night.

Mambo Jambo will be happening from 26 December on Wednesday 10pm — 3am, Zouk Singapore 3C River Valley Road, The Cannery, Singapore 179022. Free entry for ladies, entrance fee of $30 for guys.

Bonus: New Years’ Eve Countdown Parties at Siloso Beach

Photo courtesy of Bikini Bar

If you haven’t got anything planned for the countdown to 2019, we have two great spots where you can sink your toes into the sand and the sea breeze in your hair – the rustic Coastes restaurant or the vibrant Bikini Bar at Siloso Beach.  The family-friendly party with Coastes will see guests singing along to live music acts like SF-EXPRESS, great drink promos, and an indulgent BBQ buffet spread of freshly-grilled seafood and succulent meats. 

Looking for something more high-energy? Bikini Bar’s Countdown Party Package ($288++) has you and your pals sorted with two bottles of house pour spirits, their signature Nachos, and a chance to win tickets to catch SLASH live in Singapore. It’s definitely going to be a wild ride at the liveliest bar on Sentosa on New Year’s Eve!

Bikini Bar: New Year’s Beach Countdown & Coastes: New Year’s Eve Beach BBQ Countdown will be happening on 31 December, Monday 6pm till late, 50 Siloso Beach Walk Sentosa, Singapore 099000.

See here & here for more information on ticket prices and drink promotions.

Top Image: Zouk Singapore