The Weekend Agenda: Tide over the May weather with these popular haunts


The ignominious Pacquiao-Mayweather match set the tone for a dreary week ahead, particularly for ardent boxing fans who parted with a considerable sum of money to watch the most anticipated match-up in decades. Here are some ways to get over the shroud of disappointment, as the favourite time of the week is here once again. Even though we didn’t witness Manny beating the daylight out of Mayweather, we will settle for the bright lights flashing across our faces over at the Sunsplash festival happening on Saturday.

Tucked in an iconic shophouse around the heritage corner of Ann Siang Hill, Oxwell & Co is the choice for authentic British food, cocktails or coffee served in the A.M. Spanning over 4,000 square feet, the generous outlay is compartmentalised for different functions. The first-floor bar is an ideal gathering spot offering refreshing tipples of craft beers, wines, home-made G&T and draught cocktails exclusively created by award-winning mixologist, Luke Whearty of Operation Dagger. The private function room on the third floor is reminiscent of a drawing room complete with eccentric British touches, including custom oil paintings, a wall-mounted stag head and stuffed squirrels scampering across the wall.
Oxwell & Co is located at 5 Ann Siang Road, Singapore 069688

Mention beach party and the first thing that comes to mind is being cloistered around sweaty crowds and being blinded by strobe lights, topped off with thumping music, or noises, as most would call it. The Sunsplash beach party offers an entirely different experience, featuring a reggae and ska band which was initially formed as the support band for Bob Marley. It’s a party that draws all kinds of people, with other activities in the line-up such as beach sports, where revelers can engage in sports like beach volleyball and soccer, or even a power yoga session on the beach. Definitely something to consider if you want the thrill of a beach party without all the overplayed festivities.
The Sunsplash party takes place on the 16th of May, from 4pm to 11pm at Tanjong Beach Club

Opened in 2011, this quaint bar café prides itself as the first of its kind to offer over 100+ variety of craft beers and ciders, serving up booze sourced from all over the world not commonly found in the local scene. Besides being a paradise haunt for drinks over the weekend, this place is family-friendly as well, dishing out a delectable array of of hand-rolled skinny pizzas and their own buffalo wings. Situated outside Ridgewood Condominium, the vicinity offers other food-related amenities as well. With just a Haato ice cream shop around the corner, food lovers can lap up for their desserts after an assortment of foodfare from Valle. Open from 3pm till late on weekdays and 12pm till late on weekends, Valle is the go-to joint for beer enthusiasts and epicureans alike.
Valle bar cafe is located at 5 Ridgewood Close, 276696