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Party for your party


SO IT'S finally Polling Day tomorrow. Battle lines have been drawn and political parties formed. No, we're not talking about the hustings, but parties of a different kind - the ones where food and a certain amount of alcohol are involved.

In Friday's issue of Weekend magazine, we offer up a guide to party on tomorrow with recommendations on food and locally-inspired cocktails to liven up your evening as you watch the election results with family - and not more than five visitors, of course. Some Singaporeans share with us tales of elaborate election home parties of the past - think colour-coded finger food and desserts or hired hawkers and big screen TVs. But while things are a little muted this year with social distancing measures, there's still excitement in the air and creative catering ideas too.

If you want to keep your cool while out voting, there are suggestions on what to wear from our favourite local designers. And if you want to sound intellectual in case some intense debate comes up, there are a few books on politics you can check out too.

In Interview, Singapore-born Kahchun Wong - chief conductor of the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra - talks about what it's like to be a rising star in Western classical music, and being an Asian conductor helming an orchestra in Central Europe.

Design-wise, we look at how an apartment is transformed into a space for entertaining while ensuring privacy for its owners. We also delve into a short history of Chanel's iconic J12 watch on its 20th anniversary while spotlighting some of its choice pieces. And for art aficionados, take a close up look at the work of Genevieve Chua, whose solo show is one of the best you will see this year.

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