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From relaxing getaways at Imaj Private Villas to dynamic games at 'Escape Artist'… from a classy day of horseracing at 'Best of British' to a Shanghai-Style evening of decadence... from hot Caribbean nights to an exciting new Yakiniku dining experience to breakfasts worth waking up for at Luxe… plus Theatre, Dance, 'Emily the Musical', and a not-to miss dinner at Chef’s Table. SC Members, it’s all happening this May!

Plus updates below on SC’s 50+ handpicked Restaurant Partners, where Members enjoy 30% off the entire table bill, including alcohol…

And for SC Members born in May - special Birthday perk at SC Partner CATO!

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Survival Chic (SC) Selects' Newsletter, 10 May 2016
Exclusive SC Birthday Perks - May

Extra Birthday Treats for May-born Members at SC Partner CATO (Until 31 May): Celebrate your Birthday in style, in this gorgeous conservation building where old-world rustic charm meets industrial-chic décor. Savor a carefully curated menu of mains, including the scrumptious Bangkok Lobster Risotto or Seared Barramundi Fillet with homemade curry, while saving a spot for the luscious dessert: Valrhona Warm Pistachio Chocolate Cake… Simply make a reservation by booking here, and flash on arrival your SC Card, as well as a valid ID confirming your May birthday, and SC Members with May birthdays enjoy your choice of EITHER 2 complimentary glasses of Prosecco (at the bar) OR 2 complimentary desserts (at the Restaurant). @SC Partner CATO - Birthday or not ;), SC Members enjoy 30% off the entire table bill, including alcohol!

SC Ambassador Rewards

Musical Theatre Limited - Emily the Musical (20-22 May) - Complimentary VIP tickets for SC Members (21 May): Nonya matriarch Emily Gan has been a winner since she appeared thirty years ago in Stella Kon’s acclaimed play, ‘Emily of Emerald Hill.’ Now Emily’s story has been transformed into a musical, by Stella Kon herself, with songs by award-winning composer Desmond Moey. When the musical opens Emily is old and with grandson Bin Siong and his girlfriend Mei Choon, she reminisces about her life. We see how as a poor orphan she marries into the wealthy family of the Gans of Emerald Hill. With diamond-hard determination she works her way up to become a powerful matriarch, dominating the lives of all around her, in her struggle to find self-worth and love. With Musical Theatre Limited @ SOTA Studio Theatre, 20 May at 8PM, 21-22 May at 3PM or 8PM. Complimentary pair of VIP tickets for the May 21 show at 3PM (worth $336) for 2 SC Members to RSVP by May 12 to SC. More info & booking here.

Imaj Private Villas in idyllic Lombok - Complimentary 3-night stay + Very Privileged Price for SC Members (Until 30 June): Set against the beautiful backdrop of Senggigi's coast and breathtaking views of the mountains, Imaj Private Villas offers guests unparalleled relaxation and tranquility. With 4 villas, each with its own private pool, or 3 suites around a lagoon pool and deck, Imaj Private Villas caters perfectly for couples, families or groups of friends. For a rustic-luxe break from reality and divine tranquility, this is your getaway spot! @ SC Travel Partner Imaj Private Villas. Complimentary 3-night stay (up to 6 pax) for 1 SC Ambassador and a very special price for additional SC Members to RSVP to SC. Info & Booking here.
Best of British 2016 - Ladies Day at QE II Cup at the Singapore Turf Club: Celebrating 90 Glorious Years (5 June): What better way to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen Elizabeth II’s momentous 90th birthday than engaging in one of Britain’s most favourite past times- horse racing! Join The British Club for the best view of the race course! Time for the ladies to don their best hats and bring along the hubbies for an afternoon of excitement and a sumptuous buffet. Special prizes worth over $5,000 await  both the ‘Best Hat’ and ‘Best Dressed Couple’! With Best of British @Singapore Turf Club, from 12PM onwards. Complimentary pair of tickets (worth $210+) for a top SC Ambassador to RSVP to SC. More info & booking here (Book early to avoid disappointment!) ;)
SC Restaurant Partners - Offers, Updates & Events

New SC Partner - BEEF YAKINIKU DINING YAKINIQUEST - Calling all SC beef aficionados: For those who appreciate the finer – but simple – things in life: The idea started with the owner’s personal quest to find Japan’s most incredible Yakiniku experience — which he wrote about extensively before bringing this Japanese culinary tradition to the Lion City. The result of this passion project is menu featuring truly outstanding Wagyu cuts, brought in fresh from Japan to be prepared as per your liking, directly on your table. For any non-carnivores in the group, the menu also boasts an authentic selection of Japanese noodle and rice dishes, and other meticulously crafted specialties. True foodies should try the Yakiniku Omakase Course, for a truly memorable dining experience — best shared with friends or colleagues who also enjoy the ‘good things in life’. @SC Partner BEEF YAKINIKU DINING YAKINIQUEST, SC Members enjoy 30% off the bill, including alcohol, every day.

SC Partner Lime House - Launch of Bago, a new lounge concept celebrating the Caribbean rum experience: Housed in a stunning 3-story conservation shophouse, Lime House delivers a menu full of delicious Caribbean dishes, plus the perfect atmosphere for hanging out with friends! Created by renowned Trinidadian chef Hasan DeFour, the menu will tempt you with a wide range of off-the-beaten-path specials, from Coffee Jerk Rubbed Ribeye to Curry Goat served with Coconut Rice. Don’t miss their new lounge concept celebrating the Carribean rum experience. Bago is a lounge that exudes the old, rustic, colonial ambiance. An incomparable rum list, unique rum cocktails and delectable bites that set the mood for an evening of savouring the moment. And even if you can’t make it to Bago right away, @SC Partner Lime House, SC Members enjoy 30% off the bill, including alcohol, every day.
SC Partners Chef’s Table and Wine Universe present an evening of gastronomic delights (17th May): Save the date for this luscious Wine Dinner, hosted by SC Partners Wine Universe Singapore and Chef’s Table. The dinner will be held at cozy SC favorite Chef’s Table, and chefs from both restaurants will join forces to create an amazing 5-course menu including premium wines from Switzerland and France. The dinner will feature mouthwatering dishes such as Spanish octopus, Iberico pork, US beef, and a scrumptious ‘chocolate gateau’ served with French Champagne Brut Rosé … @ SC Partner Chef’s Table, in cooperation with SC Partner Wine Universe,  from 7PM onwards, $150++. And even if you can't make it to this exciting dinner, if you dine at either of these SC Partners on a regular evening, SC Members enjoy 30% off the bill, including alcohol, every day.
SC Partner - Luxe - Breakfasts & Brunches every day: Great news for SC Members who love Luxe’s casual-chic, welcoming vibe - Luxe is now open everyday from 9AM, which means that you can enjoy their breakfast and brunch delights everyday until 3PM. From poached eggs with avocado and smoked salmon to quinoa and chia seed pudding with coconut yoghurt & fresh fruit, the hardest part will be to make up your mind what to order. A better option - grab some fun friends and you can ‘borrow’ off their plates as well… ;) @ SC Partner Luxe, SC Members enjoy 30% off the bill, including alcohol, every day.

Hassle-free booking with SC Partner Chope: With more and more Restaurant Partners in common, SC has expanded its partnership with Chope, Singapore's Number 1 booking website. Book a table online instantly with Chope at BEEF YAKINIKU DINING YAKINIQUEST, Lime House, Chef’s Table, Wine Universe, Luxe & many more SC favorites! Simply go to the page of the Restaurant you want to book on the SC Restaurant Page, use the hassle-free Chope booking widget, and get ready to enjoy!

Other Epicurean Delights
While these aren’t SC Restaurant Partners, we think they’ve got something special…
Mr Punch Public House - ‘Snooze & Booze’ - Complimentary bottle of Wine for SC Members (Until 31 May): This cozy, well-located and unique gastropub is a nostalgic celebration of tasty food, better company & tempting tipples. (Plus an sensational collection of vintage toys in the attached museum…)  The eclectic sharing menu combines global influences in unexpected combinations. Highlights include the irresistible striploin sliders, the teriyaki-charred Squid, and the fresh mozzarella. New sharing platters (just $35++) allow you to order several items combined in one crowd-pleasing plate, complemented by a wide range of wine, beers, cocktails, and spirits. On weekends, don’t miss ‘Snooze & Booze’, which features wine starting at an unbeatable $6++ per glass, 11AM-6PM!  @Mr Punch Public House, Sat & Sun from 11AM-3PM. Complimentary bottle of wine (worth up to $60) for 2 lucky SC Members to RSVP to SC. More info & booking here.
PS: Insider tip: To end the week off right, Fridays, 5PM-6PM: ‘Clock out… and Punch in!’, Bring your colleagues or friends, for 1 hour of free flow signature punches at only $15++.
CulinaryON - Throw your own Festive Gourmet Evening! - Complimentary Prosecco for SC Members (Until 1 June): CulinaryON, the largest edutainment culinary studio in Asia and Europe, transforms the traditional cooking studio into a unique culinary playground that amps up the fun and excitement in their cooking parties. With its brick walls, wooden floors, and accents of bold purple, is perfect not only for cooking activities and cooking classes, but also for entertaining events with friends or colleagues, for creative team bonding happenings, and for birthday parties with super-long-pastazzz and a fab cocktail show! With SC longstanding Partner CulinaryON, Complimentary bottle of Prosecco Bottage Millesimato Brut for each 10 guests, when you book a private event as an SC Member. Contact Slavina for booking enquiries (attaching a picture of your SC Card) or RSVP to SC for more info.
Privé @ Clarke Quay - Complimentary pair of mains for SC Foodies (until 31 July): At the helm of the kitchen in this popular hangout is Group Executive Head Chef Robin Ho, who has crafted a very approachable all-day food menu that reflects the quality and simplicity that have become cornerstones of the Privé brand. From all-day breakfast classics to hearty mains and decadent desserts, Privé Clarke Quay satisfies at any time of the day or night. SC tip: comfortable outdoor seating puts you in the heart of Clarke Quay and is the perfect spot for people-watching while you enjoy your food and drinks ;) @Privé at Clarke Quay, offer valid daily until 10PM. Complimentary pair of mains (worth $50) for 5 SC Foodie Members to RSVP to SC. More info here.
SC Nightlife
ELECTRO BALL 2016 - Shanghai Swing - Complimentary pair of entries for festive SC Members (14 May): This year’s ELECTRO BALL pays homage to Shanghai in the 1920s and 30s, which tantalised the British, American, French and Chinese alike with its lawless streets and dens of sumptuous iniquity. Immerse yourself into the vibrant ballrooms and cross-cultural confluence of Shanghai in its 20s/30s, the so-called ‘Paris of Asia’, which even surpassed its European counterpart with the sheer volume of sights and sounds offered to bold adventurers from far and wide. Put your Cocktail dress or your Tuxedo on, as the dress code is ‘Elegant, chic of the 20s/30s’, and be ready to swing all night long! With longstanding SC Partner Sunshine Nation @Black Swan, from 8PM onwards. Complimentary pair of tickets (worth $90-$110) for 2 SC Members to RSVP to SC. More info here and ticketing here.
SC Adventure & Adrenaline
Megazip Adventure Park - Get ready for a forest thrill: Get your adrenaline fix here! SC Members are invited to come discover MegaZip Adventure Park. The package includes all 4 fabulous attractions: ClimbMax, Parajump, NorthFace, and let’s not forget MegaZip, ‘the flight of your life’! You will also benefit from the Express pass: Skip the queues and enjoy an unforgettable day of sensations! @MegaZip Adventure Park, any day until 30 April during opening hours. Watch this space for more upcoming Perks for adventurous SC Members! More info and ticketing here.
The Escape Artist - 50 minutes of pure excitement! Complimentary games for SC Members (until 30 September): Ready for a great adventure? The game is simple: You are trapped in a room, at your disposal - the friends you came with, and your wits! Each of the scenarios are tailored to offer an experience best suited to your preferences, whether you’d prefer to rack your brains on challenging puzzles, or stretch your brawn with a bit of crawling or climbing, within the spooky surroundings of a dim room or the bright surroundings of a grand adventure; you will find yourself drawn into our immersive setting bit by bit. Get ready to experience this pioneer in the escape room phenomenon! @The Escape Artist, at Prinsep Street, Mon-Thurs, 12PM-11PM & Fri-Sun, 12PM-12AM. Complimentary pair of games for 2 dynamic SC Members who RSVP to SC. More info here.
PS: Save the date for a Mass Escape, 26 June, in collaboration with CNB (Central Narcotics Bureau).
SC Theatre, Dance & Performance
'SIDES 2016' - Complimentary tickets for SC Members (13-14 May): Celebrating 25 years of dance, Frontier Danceland’s mid-year production SIDES showcases the company’s trademark of versatility. Featuring vastly distinct styles and choreographic ideas, SIDES 2016 presents to you three original dance works by Shahar Biniamini (Israel), Lee Mun Wai (Singapore), and Sita Ostheimer (Germany). Don’t miss this opportunity to witness an intriguing performance by the company artistes. With Frontier Danceland, @SOTA Studio Theatre, 13 May at 8PM or 14 May at 3PM & 8PM. Complimentary pair of tickets (worth $66) for 3 SC Members to RSVP to SC by May 11 (please specify your preferred date & time). More info & ticketing here.
Pangdemonium - ‘Falling’ - Complimentary tickets for SC Members (18 May): An electrifying and enlightening family drama, ‘Falling’ examines the meaning of unconditional love, and dares to ask: ‘How do you love someone who is difficult to love?’ Tami and Bill are ordinary parents doing their best to bring up their two teenage kids - Lisa, 16, full of attitude and angst; and Josh, who demands extraordinary attention, because he's an 18-year-old boy with severe autism. Family life is a precarious balancing act revolving around Josh, his routines, his obsessions, and the rigid set of rules that have been created for them to get through each day. With longstanding SC Event Partner Pangdemonium @KC Arts Center - Home of SRT, 8PM. Complimentary pairs of tickets (worth $100) for 3 SC theatre-lovers. More info & ticketing here.
Stage Heroes - 'Le Jeu de l'Amour et du Hasard' - in French - Complimentary tickets for SC Members (19-21 May): In this play with brilliant dialogues, Marivaux plays with relationships and interrogates status quo. Silvia, a young woman is visited by her betrothed, Dorante, whom she does not know. To get a better idea of the type of person he is, she trades places with her servant and disguises herself. However, unbeknownst to her, her fiancé has the same idea and trades places with his valet. Hilarious quiproquos and complications occur thanks to this double mask game. Characters acts until they lose themselves in this game of chance… With Stage Heroes, @Alliance Française de Singapour, at 8PM. Complimentary pair of tickets (worth $80) for 3 SC Members to RSVP to SC (please specify your preferred date). Please note that the show is in French. More info and ticketing here.
Maya Dance Theatre - ‘RESIST, RESURGE: TRACES OF HOPE’ - Complimentary tickets for SC Members (19-21 May): This very physical, emotional contemporary dance theatre piece explores the passion and frustration behind stereotyping bodies, ethnicity, and the power of politicizing race. Forged from an eclectic body of expressions, working through nuances of Bharatha Natyam and contemporary dance; choreographers Olivier and Kavitha go beyond forms to pose essential questions on gender equality and stereotyping. Prepare to be wowed by 'RESIST, RESURGE: TRACES OF HOPE' (World Premier). With longstanding SC Event Partner Maya Dance Theatre @Drama Center, Blackbox, 8.30PM. Complimentary pair of tickets (worth $56) for 2 SC Culture Vultures to RSVP to SC (please specify your preferred date).  More info & ticketing here.
ACT 3 International Festival (24 May to 5 June) - Complimentary tickets for SC families to 'Snow White' (28 May) and for 'The Steadfast Tin Soldier' (29 May): The ultimate aim of this festival is to give young audiences a unique and memorable experience that is different from broad-based children’s entertainment to enrich their lives through Arts and Culture. For this festival, ACT 3 International worked with renowned and emerging children’s theatre companies that are exploratory in nature and who are ever ready to challenge pre-conceptions. Snow White is recommended for kids age 4 to 8 and The Steadfast Tin Soldier for kids age 4 to 12. With ACT 3 International, @Drama Theatre, 2PM for Snow White, 3PM for TSTS. Complimentary pair of tickets (worth $82) for 2 SC Members to RSVP to SC for one of the 2 shows (please specify which show you are interested in). More info here and booking here for Snow White and here for The Steadfast Tin Soldier.
SC Music-Making
Glee Studios - Complimentary Pop Vocals Coaching Session for SC Girls & Ladies of all ages (Until 15 July): Want to impress your colleagues or family at the next karaoke night? Or just improve your singing-in-the-shower performances? It’s high time you tried coaching sessions! Girls Pop Vocals Coaching Session is a very good way to practice (or develop!) your singing skills while having fun at the same time. With Glee Studios @MADDspace by Singapore Show Choir Academy, on Sundays, from 2-3PM. Complimentary class  & some additional perks for 20 SC Music-loving ladies (or their teenage daughters) via RSVP to SC. More info here.
Ministry of DJs - Complimentary for SC Aspiring DJ’s - all levels and ages welcome (Until 30 June): Are you a music-lover? Do you enjoy participating in festive occasions, or just knowing how to set the mood in any situation? Learn how to DJ right in a relaxed environment where your own style, ideas and goals matter most. Whether it’s a passion or a hobby, and no matter your current level, honing your skills will allow you share the music you love in your own favorite settings, and beyond. The instructors are prominent DJs in the industry, with many years of experience of entertaining and rocking the dance floor. This fun 30-minute class includes a short demonstration, explanation on beat matching techniques, and a hands-on overview of the basic techniques. With Ministry of DJs @Claymore, weekdays after 5PM. Complimentary class (worth $90) for 4 SC Members (or their children) via RSVP to SC. More info here.
SC Beauty & Relaxation
Get Gorgeous with Privé Aesthetics - Complimentary ‘Elite Eyes’ for SC (Until 31 May): A one-stop medical aesthetics centre catering to your skin, face and body needs, this state-of-the art studio is equipped with advanced, clinically proven techniques and uses only medical-grade products, for safe and effective treatments designed by medi-aesthetics experts and doctors. The non-invasive programmes help to unlock true beauty, from inside out. The ‘Elite Eyes’ treatment uses radiofrequency energy to smooth wrinkles, reduce under eye bags, lighten dark circles and tighten the skin around the eyes by boosting collagen production. @Privé Aesthetics, Complimentary ‘Elite Eyes’ Treatment (worth $321) for 5 lovely SC ladies to RSVP to SC. More info & booking here.
SC Arts & Culture
The Visual Riches of Newspapers - Talk (12 May): A novelist and writer in residence at Nanyang Technological University, who founded the American Newspaper Repository (non-profit organisation dedicated to saving a unique collection of original newspapers), will examine the visual riches of newspaper archives. In Central Singapore 7.30-8.30PM. Free with limited invite: RSVP to SC.
Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair (13-15 May) - For the SC Jetsetters: The fourth edition of Hong Kong Affordable art fair will showcase over 110 local and international galleries with 1,000s of artworks from both emerging and established artists, with a diverse range of artwork that suits all tastes and budgets. In Hong Kong: RSVP to SC for more information and special access (limited). Info & ticketing here.

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