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NYC disco duo Holy Ghost! will take over the decks at The Rabbit Hole with their recently released remix album, Work for Hire. Expect a night of dancing to disco and synthetic pop tunes. DJ KFC supports. Admission is restricted to patrons aged 18 years and above only. Tickets are priced at $25 for presale, and $35 at the door.
The MP3 Experiment Singapore 2015
Every one syncs up at this social activation event organised by The Hidden Good. Created by Improv Everywhere, participants pre-download the mp3 track and turn up at the agreed location. There, they press play at the pre-determined time and follow the instructions on the mp3.
Scoops of Hope
As part of this year’s Sands for Singapore Charity Festival, Marina Bay Sands' celebrity chef restaurants are teaming up to craft eight exclusive gelato flavours for the Scoops of Hope pop-up gelato store at The Shoppes. In conjunction with the Golden Jubilee celebrations, the gelato flavours will play special tribute to Singapore, with CUT by Wolfgang Puck concocting the Gula Melaka gelato, and Adrift by David Myers creating the Masala Teh Tarik gelato, to name a few. All proceeds will go towards The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund. The gelatos are priced at $4.50 for a single scoop, $8 for a double scoop and $12 for a triple scoop.
The LKY Musical
This brand new production follows the life of Lee Kuan Yew, from his Raffles College days to Singapore’s independence, along the way detailing the struggles he faced on the political battleground. The musical stars Adrian Pang in the titular role and Sharon Au as Kwa Geok Choo. Read our interview with Benjamin Chow, the actor who plays Lim Chin Siong, a left-wing politician detained as part of the vicious Operation Coldstore.
Flock to the Botanic Gardens for its SG50 Carnival, where nostalgia’s the name of the game – so expect activities and stalls that hark back to a rose-tinted version of our history. There are also a bunch of concerts by the lake. And if you stay after the sun sets, the lovely folks at NParks are putting out outdoor movie screenings of It's a Great Great World and Singapore Dreaming. Visit www.sbg.org.sg for more info.
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Kampong Buangkok Photo: GRPS It’s a far trek out, but it’s well worth the effort for a good picture. Chickens scratch in the muddy shade of jackfruit and banana trees in this traditional village of wooden houses. But go soon: the clock is ticking as watchful developers turn their eyes to Singapore’s last remaining kampong. From Buangkok or Hougang MRT, take a taxi to Lorong Buangkok, along Gerald Drive Little India Photo: Singapore Tourism Board Colourful street-life scenes can be captured any day of the week in this lively part of town, but Sunday is when the area really pulses with with activity. For the best shots, head to Buffalo Road and Campbell Lane, where bright rows of jasmine garlands hang next to heady spices and clay oil lamps. Little India MRT Punggol Beach Calling all nature photographers! With its L-shaped jetty and moss-covered rocks peeping out from the blanket of sand at low-tide this undeveloped shore is one of the few places where you can see fishermen casting nets and setting crab cages. From Punggol MRT, take a taxi or bus 82 to the end of Punggol Rd Chinatown Photo: Singapore Tourism Board Look past the ‘doll’s house’ renovations of the major tourist streets and you’ll find signs of old-style Singapore – a Taoiststyle deity-statue maker at work in Mohamed Ali Lane, barbers sharpening razors in side alleys near Thian Hock Keng Temple, and seniors playing checkers of comparing songbirds next to Sago Lane. Chinatown MRT Esplanade Bas
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