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Fah Thai Magazine Jan-Feb 2018

HAPPENINGS SINGAPORE

HAPPENINGS SINGAPORE MALAYSIA KUALA LUMPUR SPOTLIGHT Sky High Dining 1-Altitude has taken the concept of elevated dining to brave new heights. The 16,000 square-feet, multi-concept lifestyle destination is not only the first of its kind in Singapore - but one that is unmatched when it comes to offering breath-taking views of the city. With several restaurants and bars, this high-concept dining and meeting space, situated at the top of One Raffles Place, has been packing in visitors since 2010. Stellar is perhaps one of the most prominent outlets within this facility as it carries quintessential progressive Australian cuisine, prepared by award-winning Executive Chef Christopher Millar. As the highest restaurant in the city, Stellar aims to match the breath-taking view with delicious and contemporary meals for a heightened gastronomic experience that is currently unmatched and unchallenged. Open daily 6pm - 4am, 1 Raffles Place, Singapore, 1-altitude.com SPOTLIGHT KL’S Food Street Jalan Alor perhaps is the shortest answer locals will give to visitors, when it comes to the spot for tasting some of the city’s best street food. Although some scoff at the idea due to Jalan Alor being too touristy, there is no denying that this stretch of road in the heart of KL’s Golden Triangle is perhaps the best bet when it comes to experiencing the many flavours of Malaysia. Every evening from 5pm, vendors ply their trade here, dishing out signature favourites ranging from stir-fry dishes to Satay and Lok-Lok (skewers of meat dipped in hot broth). Choices are abundant but a safe bet is to always head for the stall or restaurant that has a queue outside of it. Of particular interest is Wong Ah Wah’s Chicken Wings, which serves delectable and sinfully sticky barbequed wings – arguably the one must-visit stop on this delicious stretch of tar in Kuala Lumpur. Jalan Alor, off Jalan Bukit Bintang, open daily after 5pm. UPFRONT WITH THE FLEET FOXES Grammy-nominated American indie-rock band, the Fleet Foxes are heading to KL for the very first time. The Seattle-based band first broke into the music scene in 2008 with their eponymous debut album and was hailed by Rolling Stone and Q as one of the best albums of the year. The Fleet Foxes sophomore effort, Helplessness Blues, was equally well-received – as was their recently released third album, Crack-Up, which broke into the top ten of the Billboard Charts in June 2017. The Fleet Foxes’ one-night only performance at the KL Live will see the band deliver their best songs from all three albums. 16 January, ticketpro.com.my WALK WITH ARTS Since its inaugural inception in 2005, the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival has been championing the field of arts in the Garden City. This year’s event themed Let’s Walk, inspired by Singaporean artist Amanda Heng’s street performance, will see the arts fest presenting a series of progressive, exciting works from artists. Their creative work will confront audiences with questions about the body, gender, beauty and equity. The 12-day programme this year will see a range of theatrical and visual arts being held, including the Asian premiere of Displaced, a performance by Canada’s Ground Cover Theatre that depicts the struggles of three female immigrants. 17-28 Jan, singaporefringe.com/fringe2018 AMBASSADORS OF MUSIC For nearly five centuries, the Vienna Boys’ Choir has been a permanent fixture and an enduring icon of music in Austria. Many musicians have risen from its ranks over the years including Franz Schubert, the famous Austrian composer, who wrote his first compositions when he was with the court choir boys. The Vienna Boys’ Choir has been a fixed attraction in Austrian musical life, even performing on Sundays with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and of the Vienna State Opera Chorus in Vienna’s Imperial Chapel. It’s a tradition kept since 1498. This January, Asian fans will not only get to experience the most beautiful and purest voices on earth but also engage with the world famous choir in various activities across Singapore. 11-15 January, svbc.sg 106