Didn’t read the book. Didn’t watch the movie. But I might as well jump on the bandwagon with everyone else. I’m not Irish either but who cares when there’s a celebration I could be part of eh? If you’re green with envy (at my irresistibly fun and spontaneous nature), join me as I show you what to do and where to hang out this St Patrick’s Day.
What to Do:
- Dress Green!
It is thought that St Patrick, who was credited with bringing Christianity to Ireland, used the shamrock (a clover-like plant with 3-lobed leaves) as a metaphor for the Trinity (Father, Son and Holy Spirit) which led to green-themed celebrations today. So to fit right in with the festivities, dress in green, dye your hair green and paint a shamrock on your face!
- Eat Green!
If you’re throwing a St Patrick’s Day party, have a green theme and eat only green foods! Avocados, guacamole, spinach pasta, pesto, cucumbers, celery…alright, I see there are limitations to this. A little green food dye could help? Green scrambled eggs? Alternatively, go with some popular Irish dishes from: http://realfood.tesco.com/recipes/world-flavours/irish-recipes.html
- Learn an Irish Jig!
What is Irish festivity without some drunken Irish dancing? Enough said. (Please, please send me a video.)
- Create an Irish Playlist
Life should not be all fun and games. It’s important to keep ourselves educated. Knowledge is the greatest wealth. Don’t know who’s Irish other than U2? Here’s a list to start:
Sinead O’Conner – Nothing Compares to You
Enya – Orinoco Flow
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
The Corrs – Breathless
Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem – Wild Colonial Boy
- Claim your Free Guinness!
I was kidding. Life SHOULD be all fun and games! So get drunk and be merry! Guinness understands this well and they’ll be giving away 20,000 complimentary pints until 17 March. Just download Singtel’s mWallet app from Apple’s App Store or Android’s Google Play to redeem!
Where to Go:
- Party at Muddy Murphy’s!
From 13 to 17 March (8pm till late), feast on a promotional Oyster Festival Menu and be entertained by Paddyman, a comedian who hails from Ireland, while enjoying the food and drinks promotions available.
Add: Muddy Murphy’s @ 111 Somerset Road #01-02 (Free Admission)
- Party at The Penny Black!
After your first free pint of Guinness (hurry up and redeem already!), get the rest for $12 each at The Penny Black. If that’s not good enough, Happy Hour prices will be on all night for all house pours too! (13 to 17 March, 11.30am till late)
Add: The Penny Black @ 27 Boat Quay (Free Admission)
- Party at Prince of Wales!
The Little India outlet will be offering Magners original and pear ciders all day and all night for $7.50 from Sunday to Tuesday (15 to 17 March, 11.30am till late). The Boat Quay outlet will be offering Magners cider at $3.80 a glass and takeaway mini fish-and-chips at the same price.
Add: Prince of Wales, 101 Dunlop Street or 51 Boat Quay (Free Admission)
- Party at Everywhere Else Celebrating St Patrick’s Day!
Molly Malone’s – 56 Circular Road
Blue Mist Cafe Bistro – 7 Tanjong Pagar Plaza
Timbre @ The Substation – 45 Armenian Street
Molly Roffey’s @ Esplanade Mall – 8 Raffles Avenue #01-13E
Molly Roffey’s @ Dorsett – 331 New Bridge Road #01-04 Dorsett Residences
Molly Roffey’s @ Bras Basah – 51 Bras Basah Road #01-02A Manulife Centre
KPO Cafe Bar – 1 Killiney Road
Unplugged Singapore – Blk 7, Dempsey Road
Fabrika @ Klapsons, The Boutique Hotel – 15 Hoe Chiang Road Level 17
Longtail Asian Brasserie & Bar – 70 Collyer Quay #01-03 Customs House
Hood Bar and Café – 201 Victoria Street #05-07 Bugis+
Mulligan’s – Blk C Clarke Quay River Valley Road #01-10
The New Harbour Café & Bar – 114 Tanjong Pagar Road
RedDot Brewhouse – 33/34 Boat Quay
O Comptoir – 79 Circular Road
Hero’s bar – 69 Circular Road
~ Li Ching (Whose Favourite Colour is Green)