Events, Activities, and Vacation Ideas This May

Events, Activities, and Vacation Ideas This May

Events, Activities, and Vacation Ideas This May

Can you believe we’re almost reach half of 2022? What’s on our agenda for the month ahead, you ask? Scroll through the list of things to do in May for vacation, culinary ideas, and events you can expect.

Smoke & Mirrors New Menus (Singapore)

Smoke & Mirrors emerges as #60 on Asia's Best Bar List 2022. In celebration of an exciting accolade, Smoke & Mirrors will roll out a selection of weekly “Cheers To You” menus as a thank you to their friends, family and guests who have supported the bar’s journey since opening. Starting Monday, 25 April and running for five weeks, each special menu will be available from Monday through Thursday all night long, with discounted drinks at S$18+. Each menu is broken down into a selection of resfreshing spirits served with a choice of tonic or soda as well as three classic cocktails for guests to choose from. Following the launch of the Cheers To You programme, the team looks forward to the continuation of bringing art to life through the launch of the capsule collection of Volume 2 of The Real Art of Drinking on 2 May 2022 before the full menu is released at the end of May. 

Smoke & Mirrors launched the first volume of the Real Art of Drinking in 2021, the innovative brainchild of Assistant Bar Manager, Mel John Chavez and Bar Supervisor, Eduardo Zamora. The capsule collection takes art representation up a notch with five tipples that represent and explore the fundamentals of art. Volume 2’s capsule collection starts from refreshing low-ABV options before progressing towards more robust, spirit-forward drinks, and offers a selection of art- inspired cocktails with a personal story attached to each. Volume 2 of The Real Art of Drinking deep-dives into the Principles of Art such as Contrast, Balance,Movement, Pattern and Focus. The capsule collection is a preview of what’s to come, and includes Wok’s That Smell with sambal-infused Espolon Tequila, Cointreau, Mezcal, lime, and Lap Cheong (S$30), Sweet Sayang with Havana Club 7 rum, pink guava, plum sour mix, pineapple liqueur and Campari (S$26), Man from Manila with Michter’s Rye, Plantation Rum Stiggins' Fancy Pineapple, yam liqueur, jackfruit and Lillet Blanc (S$29), Beyond the Canyon with Grey Goose Vodka, Sauvignon Blanc, citrics, grapefruit, vanilla and Campari (S$25), and Kaleidoscope with Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum, Tempranillo Wine, blackberries, lemon juice and sugar (S$26). 

National Museum Rooting For Change Exhibition (Singapore)

Climate change is a global issue that has serious implications for our present and future. While the Singapore Green Plan 2030 and other national initiatives outline Singapore’s efforts at creating a sustainable city, how has climate change been considered on a regional level within a Southeast Asian context? How does it affect Singapore and our neighbours? The National Museum of Singapore together with Maybank Foundation is pleased to showcase three multimedia artworks that were created as an artistic response to these questions. The artists have drawn inspiration from the museum’s collection to create fresh connections between environmental issues that concern our present and allow us to imagine what our future might look like. Selected from an Open Call that was held between April to May 2021, Indefinite Waters (DASSAD), Second Chance (Robert Zhao) and Choosing Today for our Tomorrows (Ong Wei Ting) offer a mix of artistic styles, originality and innovativeness in their quest to engage audiences on the issues of climate change and sustainability.

Ammo X Dermalogica Hydration Afternoon Tea (Hong Kong)

To celebrate the brand’s new hydration collection launch of “Circular Hydration Serum”, AMMO teams up with the leading skincare authority – Dermalogica to bring you the Hydration Afternoon Tea collaboration from 1 May to 30 June 2022. The new afternoon tea is inspired by New Circular Hydration Serum, as we need sustained hydration for healthy-looking skin. New Circular Hydration Serum delivers just that. It immediately floods the skin with hydration and replenishes skin from within, all while also preventing future hydration evaporation. AMMO’s Executive Chef Fung Wong prepares a variety of delicate, health-conscious sweet and savory bites with most hydrated ingredients. The savories include Heirloom Tomato Seafood Salad on Baby Gem, Watermelon & Mascarpone Cheese, Wild Mushroom Tart and Cereal Clam Chowder with Salted Churro. Fulfil your sweet cravings with Chia Seed & Mango Pudding, Cantaloupe Custard Tart, Mixed Berry Jelly and Vanilla Macaron. Diners can also order “Summer Breeze” a refreshing rum-based cocktail or “Berry Punch” mocktail to cleanse the palate. 

AMMO x Dermalogica Hydration Afternoon Tea is available every day from 1 May to 30 June 2022 daily from 3-6 PM at HK$438 for 2 persons($68 for a Summer Breeze Cocktail or Berry Punch Mocktail). Each guest will be gifted with a Dermalogica Hydration Skincare Kit, which include 3ml Circular Hydration Serum and 15ml Multivitamin Power Recovery Masque (Worth: $256) and $100 cash coupon. (Gifts are available on a first-come-first-serve basis while stocks last, offer may be terminated without prior notice).

The Londoner Celebrates The Queen's Jubilee (London)

a 30-day celebration to mark The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee that embraces the very best of British luxury, heritage and culture. As all eyes turn to London for this unique and historic moment, The Londoner will celebrate this momentous occasion with an inaugural series that will offer a programme of exclusive events and experiences in and around the hotel. Running from 16th May - 12th June, highlights include:

Queer Queen’s Cabaret Festivities:
It will kick off with a special ticketed performance of the Queer Queen’s Cabaret on Thursday 2nd June, priced from £45 per person. A luxury London hotel with a stage for drama and theatrics, the unabashed party in The Green Room will begin with host and DJ, Dolly Trolly before heading into burlesque performance by Kitty Bang Bang and comedy by Jen Ives. Drag Queens Marmalade and Paige Three and Drag King Don One will roam their way through each table with their incredible acts for a night to remember.

Omorovicza Queen’s Jubilee Facial:
Beneath the historic Square, an urban haven for holistic pampering like a Queen awaits. The Retreat will welcome the new and exclusive Omorovicza’s Queen’s Jubilee Facial. Available from Monday 23rd May, the new skin ritual inspired by timeless textures and scents, will provide a full 75 minutes of pure indulgence. Post cleansing and mild exfoliation, guests will experience a hydrating gold mask that will deeply hydrate and lift the skin, with an arm treatment and gentle lymphatic drainage massage. The Retreat’s very own Joe Vipond’s Grooming, will also celebrate All The Queen’s Men with £70 priced treatments to match the Queen’s seventy years on the throne.

Jubilee Summer Series Afternoon Tea:
As celebrations commence for the Queen’s momentous 70 years on the throne, Amir Jati, Creative Director of Food & Beverage at Edwardian Hotels London has created a collection of culinary experiences to enrich with royal flavour. Afternoon Tea at The Stage has added some regal touches to its ever-opulent offering. Inspired by Her Majesty’s fondness for the classic chocolate biscuit cake, Executive Pastry Chef, Dale DeSimone, has crafted an elegant tribute in form Sovereign’s Choice, a delicate combination of Valrhona chocolate and buttery British shortbread, decorated with a ‘platinum’ shimmer. The Stage will also serve an exclusive cocktail, The Earl. A champagne blend using Buckingham Palace gin, Earl Grey Tea, Dubonnet topped with Veuve Clicquot NV and British clotted cream for a smooth and silky finish.

The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives Launches ‘Go Deep Blue’ Campaign (Maldives)

The destination’s playfully chic, effortlessly cool island resort, The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives, launches its first-ever three-month-long ‘Go Deep Blue’ campaign, which runs from 1 May until 31 July 2022. The campaign will launch to celebrate the start of manta season and the diverse ocean discovery experiences that provide guests with the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the Maldives’ stunning marine life. Being located just a 35-minute speedboat journey from the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Hanifaru Bay, guests will have the chance to be whisked away on their first sight of mantas in all of their glory. and swim alongside these gentle oceanic giants with the resort’s ‘Manta Snorkelling’ excursions. Further, they will have the unique opportunity to partake in various activities and adventures, including snorkelling safaris, deep dives, turtle expeditions, sunset dolphin cruises, and sea sports.

The resort has also teamed up with Mula Maldives, a Maldivian-owned brand that prides itself on offering all-natural and coral-reef friendly sun care products, certified by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia. Mula Maldives’ SPF 50 Sunscreen and After Sun Gel will be available at The Standard, Huruvalhi Maldives’ boutique. This recent step taken by the resort furthers its dedication to responsible and sustainable tourism practices, encouraging divers and snorkelers alike to use the reef-safe products, as they help to preserve the precious coral life in the Maldives and beyond. Holidaymakers can take advantage of Manta Magic package to experience the magic of manta season, in a private villa with up to 30% off best available rates, bookable for stays from 1 May to 31 November 2022. Once booked, guests can get up close with these gentle giants and create some Manta Ray Magic In The Maldives.