Times are tough, but we are tougher. For the past year and a half, all of us in Singapore have been safe distancing and complying with measures to contain Covid-19. Despite the volatile circumstances, we are lucky to retain some normality in our lives – still having our jobs, places to go to, food, and shelter. In a pandemic, our lifestyles are far from ideal. So, give yourselves a pat on the back for having done well thus far 🙂
On May 4, the government released a slew of new measures tightening crowd control, following a resurgence in community cases. Key measures include reducing social gathering sizes from 8 to 5 people and implementing compulsory pre-event testing for wedding events with more than 50 people. At Venuerific, we help you Celebrate Anywhere in Singapore while keeping you safe! Let us share with you how you can celebrate your occasions safely through this month of May, having fun while being socially responsible. Here are 5 Amazing Places for you and your 4 other friends/family to gather at:
Photo credit to Pasta Brava
Craving for some authentic Italian food? Head to one of the oldest Italian restaurants in town to taste authentic flavours straight out of Italy, not to mention the rustic Italian interiors too. Pasta Brava is located in Tanjong Pagar and has been around for more than 27 years, serving dishes from various regions of the Italian peninsula. Their scrumptious menu carries Italian roots with the traditional naming of their cuisines, where you will be greeted with a wide variety of options. So make yourself at home in their cosy dining environment, as you indulge in their flavoursome spread. Their restaurant is ideal for intimate gatherings, and would comfortably be able to host your small party of 5. Discover more!
Planning to get out of your homes and enjoy some quality time with your closest pals? The Hidden Loft is a beautiful event space, perfect for small group gatherings. It is a fully furnished 2-storey loft with a rooftop and a bbq pit, that will provide you with ample space and solitude to have time to yourselves. Booking a day at this loft could mean taking your WFH arrangement to a new environment, bringing your board/card games for some entertainment and enjoying the dusk views from their rooftop event venue. Located in Singapore’s heartlands, The Hidden Loft is your home away from home. Discover more!
Photo credit to SIRI HOUSE
If you are looking for some quiet amidst this chaos, consider an afternoon out at SIRI HOUSE. Tucked away in the lush greenery of Dempsey Hill, this restaurant will provide you with the solace you’ve been looking for. With SIRI HOUSE, it’s easy to get swept up in their glitz and glamour lifestyle as you are surrounded by some of the most luxurious designs in the city. This intricately designed private venue serves inspiring liquid blends – Grape Expectations – and other creative concoctions – Unagi Risotto. Head here to lunch, relax and get some work done, all whilst enjoying a beautiful view of their green backyard. You can opt for any of their 5 distinct rooms, allowing you the flexibility to design your environment. Discover more!
With Work From Home once again becoming the default option, you might shudder at the idea of working at home. No matter how comfortable our personal spaces can be, they may not be the most conducive spaces for getting some work done. Well, fret not! Singapore is not short of any coworking spaces. For instance, Open Grounds is a great location for some hot desking! Situated in the heart of the city, Open Grounds comes equipped with high-speed internet and state-of-the-art facilities. Most importantly, by adopting a working space, you can now cordon off your working hours and prevent the blurring of your work and home. Discover more!
Photo credit to Viva Loca
If you are seeking some great fusion cuisine with a scenic atmosphere, opt for Viva Loca! Gather with your small groups at this restaurant and indulge in their Mexican, Spanish and locally-inspired Tapas dishes, by topping them off with their happy hour drinks. The chain has two branches, both located in picturesque settings! Viva Loca Changi is surrounded by an emerald green Koi Pond while Viva Loca Katong carries a jaw-dropping medieval aesthetic. Relax and unwind for the night with good food and good vibes at their indoor/outdoor alfresco settings. Discover more!
Celebrate Safely with Venuerific!
Tensions may be running high surrounding the announcement of the new measures. But these difficult times too can be overcome with some fortitude. And always remember, no pandemic can rain on our parade. We can still have fun, albeit in smaller groups, with venues that implement safe distancing and hygiene measures. The 5 venues mentioned above are our top choices for intimate gathering settings and we hope that you find them agreeable too! Sign up with Venuerific to stay updated on the latest unique spaces in town as well as their promotions!