1. FOC Sentosa
You don’t have to go all the way to Spain to savour the spirit of summer. Indulge in the fiery flair of Barcelona with sumptuous tapas and delicious wines and cocktails by FOC (“foc” meaning “fire” in Catalan), a beachfront gastronomic getaway inspired by Barcelona Beach Culture, guided by Michelin-starred Chef Nandu Jubany and led by Chef Pau Eche Garcia & Juan Alvarez. Spend the weekend knocking back on bespoke Asian-fusion concoctions such as Never Ending Summer, Ibiza Martini, Jack Sparrow Mojito and many others, also served in a big format for up to 20 guests. Indulge in the Spanish Gin & Tonic Culture, with a wide range of gins, each served with a paired garnish and different premium tonic water. In a party mood to end the year? Go for one of FOC’s signature shots or enjoy the Weekend Flow and share a premium spirit bottle with a bigger group of friends, such as Gin Mare Gin, Abuelo 7 years Rum, Johnie Walker Black, Grey Goose, or Delamotte Brut Champagne.
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Christmas is extra-special at the Sofitel Singapore Sentosa Resort and Spa, with luxurious spreads throughout its restaurants to enjoy with loved ones. Decadent buffets at Kwee Zeen feature Pan-Asian specialities and classic French delicacies, along with festive favourites such as Grilled Foie Gras Terrine with Black Truffle, Roasted Leg of Lamb, Roasted Turkey and Baked Leg of Ham. Skip over to ilLido at the Cliff for mouthwatering Italian-inspired Christmas classics, including Red Prawn Tartare with Sea Urchin Hollandaise and Caviar, and Black Squid Ink Tonnarelli with Razor Clams. You’ll also want to spend the night in one of Sofitel’s lavishly appointed rooms. For the perfect staycation, book the ongoing Unlock Singapore promotion, which offers complimentary breakfast for the perfect start to your morning.
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From theme parks to heart-pumping water sports, it’s so easy to get into the action at Sentosa. Enjoy the lush groves and island life at Le Méridien, which overlooks the iconic Merlion, whilst tucking into the resort’s sumptuous, Italian summer-inspired Christmas menu, which includes Italian-inspired desserts such as the Silician Cannoli. It’s not Christmas without the good classics such as roast turkey and honey-glazed ham, or gifts — book an Italian Summery Christmas Buffet (lunch or dinner) at the resort. Diners of the buffet on Christmas Eve stand a chance to win a two-night stay at the Le Méridien Visconti Rome’s Deluxe Double Room.
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A relaxed vacation can be spent by the beach, but if you’re too busy to head too far away, there’s a little paradise not very far from town. The Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa is the perfect getaway with your partner this festive season. Choose from the Courtyard Suites with a private Jacuzzi or the Larkhill Terrace Couple Suites with direct access to the pool, or the private one- or two-bedroom Pool Villas. Tuck in at the all-day dining restaurant Shutters, which serves a heartwarming festive four-course menu for lunch or dinner, or indulge in a delectable Festive Weekend High Tea, by the open-concept kitchen or at the beautiful outdoor terrace with the family.
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This is where you and your party of close pals can nibble on fresh ocean catch such as Maine lobster and Oleron Fine de Claire oysters, or bite into succulent meats like Braised Beef Cheek and Roasted Free Range Chicken. Of course, it won’t be Christmas without one glass (or a few) of AIX Rosé, Summer Sangria, Viu Manent Chardonnay and Malbec. Get the party going with a Two-Day Beach Revelry at Tanjong Beach Club — begin the countdown on New Year’s Eve with Stephen Day’s infectious mix of underground disco and 1980s electro sounds. Ring in the New Year with a hearty seaside brunch, refreshing cocktails and a spectrum of music for your afternoon delight.
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Some afternoons are best spent lounging waterside with your bestie or signficant other, and the best place to do so is at the Mambo Beach Club. This casual yet elegant space is the perfect beachfront destination. Complete your respite from the bustle of urban life at the super-fun 50s-inspired bar, which serves up a yummy selection of grilled meats and classic cocktails.
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End 2017 on a high note, complete with non-stop music and spectacular fireworks. Shimmy your way into the New Year at the upcoming Siloso Beach Party. Back for the 11th year, expect exciting sets by local and international DJs, including DJ Kaylova, OLLIE’DES, and 2015 Sentosa DJ Spin Off winner DJ Caden. Call it Singapore’s countdown party of the year and raise your hands for exclusive tickets to a 12-hour medley of beats. There is no better way to celebrate the arrival of 2018 than by the stunning coastline of Siloso Beach and in the company of friends and family.
Siloso Beach, 31 Dec 2017, 6pm – 6am