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Graffiti artist Futura's latest masterpiece finds him putting his touch on a G-Shock watch (above).
T-bone steak
Suckling pig
Riding on a Cloud
Boneless chicken drumstick with vintage Chinese wine in casserole.
A braised live local lobster and rice vermicelli with sake.

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BT writers' picks of what to see, do or talk about
Jun 24, 2016 5:50 AM



G-Shock x Futura collaboration and Casio Concept Store

HOT on the heels of last week's limited edition Marcelo Burlon collaboration (which sold out on the day of its release), Casio G-Shock will be releasing its tie-up with legendary American graffiti artist Futura (real name Leonard McGurr) on Saturday.

A pioneer of graffiti as abstract expressionist art, Futura shot to fame in the seventies and eighties alongside his contemporaries such as Basquiat, Haring, Dondi and Scharf, and is closely associated with New York's enigmatic street art movement.

His explosive artistry is revered for its transcendent ability to interrelate the genres of street, commercial and fine art and has led to collaborations with partners and brands like The Clash, the US Men's World Cup soccer team, LeBron James, the United Nations, (RED) and Converse, over the decades.

His latest masterpiece finds him putting his touch on the GDX6900FTR - pairing the Brooklyn-based artist's iconic signature and acclaimed atomic pattern with G-SHOCK's legendary toughness and technology to make the watch a wearable piece of art that will stand the test of time.

This limited timepiece will retail for S$279 and is available at all G-Factory boutiques including Casio's world's first concept store at Tampines Mall (#01-02).

The latter is a new first-of-its-kind lifestyle retail space that houses the best of Casio's consumer electronic products under one roof. To celebrate its opening, there are exclusive bundle deals that offer 50 per cent discounts from now until July 10, 2016.

By Dylan Tan


The Great Lunch Steak Out

WHY wait till the weekend to indulge in a steak? District 10 Bar & Grill at Suntec City offers what it calls the best-priced bistecca alla fiorentina, or Fiorentina steaks in town.

Their Great Lunch Steak Out features a Fiorentina, or T-bone steak, imported from the US and prepared the traditional way - lightly seasoned with sea salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil and grilled over coal fire.

Each steak weighs about 700g and comes in a thick cut, so that diners get the intense, beefy flavours and the juiciness of the well-seared steak.

The steak is good for three people.

Besides the steak, the Great Lunch Steak Out also comes with a choice of soup or salad. The daily soup is more exciting.

If that's not enough, order sides, such as the creamy truffle mash or sauteed mushrooms.

By Tay Suan Chiang

  • The Great Lunch Steak Out, priced at S$45++ per person, is available at District 10 Bar & Grill Suntec City Mall, beside Tower 2 office lobby, from Monday to Saturday, from 11.30am to 2.30pm. For reservations, call 6822 2886


Flambe Suckling Pig Feast

WHO doesn't love crunching down on the crispy skin of a suckling pig?

As part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Si Chua Duo Hua Restaurant at PARKROYAL is presenting a Flambe Suckling Pig Feast.

Executive Cantonese chef Leung Wing Chung marries Western and Eastern cooking techniques for this suckling pig. Borrowing inspiration from the French flambe, he torches the sides of the suckling pig with a Chinese wine glaze, which gives an additional nuance to the smoky flavours.

The pig is paired with not one but six types of dips, which are the classic traditional Cantonese, black garlic, pineapple, spicy Sichuan, creamy foie gras and mastutake mushroom and parsley.

The suckling pig is available on its own, or as part of a six-course and 10-course set menu.

By Tay Suan Chiang

  • Flambe Suckling Pig Feast is available from now till Sept 30, at S$258++. Available from Si Chuan Dou Hua Restaurant PARKROYAL on 181 Kitchener Road. For reservations, call 6428 3170


Riding On A Cloud

BASED on a true story, Riding on a Cloud is an extraordinary little play about Yasser, a once-brilliant young man who was shot while crossing the street in Beirut. It left him slightly paralysed, speech-impaired and experiencing the world quite differently than most people do.

But Yasser's interpretation of events has its own poetry and logic. And theatre-maker Rabih Mroue captures that perfectly in Riding On A Cloud.

The fact is, the character of Yasser is based on Mroue's own brother who survived a similar shooting in 1987. Mroue combines his masterly art and profound love for his brother to create this beautiful work.

In Arabic with surtitles.

By Helmi Yusof

  • The performance is part of The OPEN festival. Purchase from Sistic a ticket priced at S$45 and get access to all 43 events. You must, however, register your name for the events as seating capacities are limited


Hua Ting Restaurant's Executive Set Lunch

LOOKING for somewhere to host a weekday business lunch? Try one of Hua Ting Restaurant's three new Executive Set Lunch menus, featuring five courses from S$35 to S$60, prepared by Masterchef Chung Lap Fai.

The first is a Dim Sum Delights set (S$35) where dishes include a trio of dim sums, wok-fried turnip cake with live prawns, and boneless chicken drumstick with vintage Chinese wine in casserole, as well as dessert.

The Hua Ting Classics set (S$45) features their signature dishes like crispy roast duck, baked chicken tartlets with mango, and a braised Italian zucchini with fish paste and 10-head whole abalone.

Finally, there's the Flavours of Spring set (S$60) where seasonal produce is highlighted in the form of steamed red yeast rice noodle rolls with crispy soft shell crab, double-boiled chicken soup with fish belly and maca, and a braised live local lobster and rice vermicelli with sake.

By Rachel Loi

  • The Executive Set Lunch menus are available at Hua Ting Restaurant in Orchard Hotel Singapore, 442 Orchard Road. Monday to Friday, 11.30am - 2.30pm. Log on to for more information