It’s finally Deepavali season and one of the last long weekends of the year! Here are the top things to do in Singapore this weekend to make the most of it. 🪔
01 • Nalan Restaurant
(Photo adapted from: Quandoo and Casual Diners)
Embark on a flavourful journey at Nalan to savour the best of both North and South Indian cuisines. One of their best-selling dishes, the Sambar Idli, is a comforting delight that features pillowy soft idlis (steamed rice cakes) soaked in aromatic sambar (lentil gravy). The Palak Paneer, which is another crowd-puller, is the perfect union of tender paneer cubes (cottage cheese) and a rich spinach gravy.
If you’re enchanted by crispy flavours, don’t miss the Paper Masala Thosai (thin rice pancake). It’s served with potato masala that’s sure to tickle your taste buds.
📍 Address: 13 Stamford Road, #B2-54, Capitol Singapore, Singapore 178905. View the other outlet.
⏰ Opening hours: 10am to 10pm daily
📞 Contact: 9732 4289
🍴 Halal status: Not halal
🌐 Website: nalan.com.sg
02 • Jaggi’s Northern Indian Cuisine
(Photo adapted from: EatBook.sg and Jaggi’s)
Jaggi’s top-notch North Indian food is a naan-stop delight. Apart from freshly baked garlic, cheese, and butter naan (Indian flatbread), the restaurant also serves various savoury dishes to complement your mains. They include the creamy and rich Kadhai Paneer (cottage cheese and capsicum cooked in spicy masala gravy), Aloo Gobi (potatoes and cauliflower masala), and their best-selling Butter Chicken which is a quintessential North Indian dish.
📍 Address: 34 Race Course Road, Singapore 218553
⏰ Opening hours: 11am to 10.30pm daily
📞 Contact: 6296 6141
🍴 Halal status: Not halal
🌐 Website: jaggis.com.sg
03 • Manam
(Photo adapted from: Quandoo and Burpple)
For a taste of South Indian gastronomic glory, head down to Manam. The crispy Kari Varuval (mutton roasted in spices and coconut) will draw you in instantly and we recommend that you have it with their warm and flaky Parotta (Indian prata). Manam is also well-known for their Mutton Biryani. This rice dish comes packed with perfectly cooked, fragrant basmati grains and tender mutton.
Manam’s dedication to tradition shines through, from hand-crushed spices to sun-dried herbs and organically raised farm animals. Don’t pass up the chance to explore South Indian cuisine at its finest.
📍 Address: 15 Upper Circular Road, #01-01 Singapore 058413
⏰ Opening hours: Tue to Sun, 11am – 3pm and 6pm – 10pm
📞 Contact: 9824 9000
🍴 Halal status: Not halal
🌐 Website: manam.sg
04 • Sakunthala’s Restaurant (halal)
(Photo adapted from: Klook and Sakunthala’s)
Sakunthala’s Restaurant takes diners on a flavour-packed voyage at its multiple outlets spread across Race Course Road, Dunlop Road, and more.
The restaurant’s menu boasts seasonal Indian-style vegetable dishes, succulent tandoori chicken, and Masala Chicken Set Meal served with plain rice, curry, and vegetables. If you’re a fan of North Indian rice dishes, the Kashmiri Pulau’s aromatic rice and crunchy cashew nuts will not disappoint you.
📍 Address: 66 Race Course Road, Singapore 218570. View other outlets.
⏰ Opening hours: Vary across outlets
📞 Contact: 6293 6649
🍴 Halal status: Halal
🌐 Website: sakunthalas.com
05 • Deepavali Festival Village
Step into the enchanting Festival Village on Campbell Lane during Deepavali. Here, you’ll find a kaleidoscope of stalls offering traditional attire, delightful snacks, intricate handicrafts, and festive decorations that light up this joyous season.
Not just that, but you’ll also experience the streets come to life with captivating cultural performances, from traditional music and dance to mesmerising displays that honour the Indian community’s rich heritage.
The Deepavali Festival Village epitomises the celebration’s essence, fostering unity among attendees, regardless of their backgrounds. So, enjoy the festive atmosphere and celebrate the spirit of togetherness.
📍 Address: Campbell Lane
⏰ Event timings: 10 and 11 November
📞 Contact: 6392 2246
🌐 Website: deepavali.sg/deepavali-festival-village
06 • Chaos Lab
Got a kid who loves wild adventure? At Chaos Lab, they can dive into an exhilarating slime station, unleash their artistic flair on a neon graffiti wall, jump into a loaded ball pit, and more. There are 11 interactive activity stations inspired by scientific themes and theories, making every moment spent here a whirlwind of fun and discovery.
Sign up for a holistic learning journey through each activity as your child becomes an honorary ‘intern’ in the lab of the renowned ‘mad scientist,’ Dr. Splat. This is the perfect place for young minds to learn, laugh, and create core memories.
📍 Address: Changi Airport Terminal 2, Viewing Mall North #03-03, Singapore 819643
⏰ Event timings: 11 November, 11am to 9pm
🌐 Website: feverup.com
07 • Crack the Case: Mind Hunter
Let your inner Sherlock Holmes shine at “Crack the Case: Mind Hunter,” an immersive theatrical experience where you’ll unravel the enigmatic mind of an alleged psychopath and solve a mystery that could save innocent lives.
The standard experience at $68 provides entry to the show at your selected time slot. For an even more thrilling adventure, the VIP experience at $98 offers exclusive access to a secret prelude, priority entry, VIP area access, designated seating during key scenes, and an exclusive VIP take-home prop.
📍 Address: The Mind Hunter House, 42 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187951
⏰ Opening hours: 10 November to 10 December (Weekdays, 7.30pm and 9.30pm | Weekends: 2.30pm, 4.30pm, 7.30pm, and 9.30pm)
📞 Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
🌐 Website: sightlines.com.sg
08 • Cafe Kitsune Super Series
Embark on an extraordinary one-night musical journey at Cafe Kitsune Super Series #3, which features a global lineup of talented artistes — including the versatile Nez Senja (also known as Helios XL). Not just that, but you’ll also be serenaded by a diverse range of genres, from Jungle and Drum & Bass to House, Techno, Jazz, and more.
It’s not just about the music though, as your senses will also be treated to a culinary experience. From the savoury Croque Monsieur to the sweet indulgence of strawberry shortcake, be sure to try them all.
📍 Address: Capitol Singapore, 13 Stamford Road #01-11, Singapore 178905
⏰ Event timings 10 November, 7.30pm to 10.30pm
🌐 Website: maisonkitsune.com
(Featured photo adapted from: Facebook, Foodpanda, Sunny City Kids, and Rove.me)