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Live music events
Hong Kong pop sensation G.E.M. is set to rock the shores of Singapore with her edgily-titled world tour X.X.X., which stands for 'more to eXpose, more to eXpect and more eXciting'. The Cantopop singer will be belting out her greatest hits and showcasing her guitar and drumming skills while a gigantic LED screen provides a Victorian-style steam punk theme and a '70s-style party scene.
Organised by The Observatory in collaboration with Ujikaji Records, this festival of improvised and unrehearsed music features the likes of Otomo Yoshihide and Sachiko M, alongside a bevy of local sound artists and jazz cats. Its premise is simple: gather a bunch of forward-thinking musicians on a stage, then let their instruments clash and collide to create beautiful noise.
Club nights and DJ gigs
Zig Zach & Hugo Marti: Blackout
Bali-based producer Hugo Marti digs into his repertoire for house and techno tunes, alongside DJ Zig Zach.
1-Altitude debuts this daily sunset session, offering panoramic views and breezy sundowners with jazz and deep house melodies by Lindo Martinez.