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What's on in Singapore this week
DBS Marina Regatta
Singapore’s biggest water sports festival returns for two weekends of competition, play and retail. Sign up for the themed dragon boat races, or hit up the pop-up urban beach with 74 tonnes of sand sprawled over 3,100 square metres. Expect stand-up yoga (on paddleboards), zorbing, a kids' kayaking area, plus Southeast Asia's tallest inflatable water slide standing at 16 metres tall. Come evening, drop by the Art Market for homegrown goodies like jewellery, cosmetics and art, or feast on treats such as Asahi Bingsu over at the Chow House food village.
ACT3i Festival for Children
The all-new festival organised by arts company ACT 3 International brings theatre from all over the world to our shores. Highlights include All On A Summer’s Day, a reinterpretation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and the circus-themed Marmalade from Sweden.
Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris
Sing’theatre brings back the beloved off-Broadway musical revue, Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris, which was first staged here in 2008. Twenty-three songs by the late Belgian singer are performed by four actors, each with a mini storyline woven into it. Listen out for classic hits like ‘Le Moribond’, which was translated into ‘Season in the Sun’ and covered by Terry Jacks and Westlife, as well as ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’, known as ‘If You Go Away’ and made famous by Frank Sinatra.
A host of marine-themed activities and workshops await your kids at Imagine | Native, where kids can ask the Oracle about marine creatures, be entertained by the Singing Fishy Friends, and prod starfish in a touch pool.
Following its hugely popular debut last year to celebrate SG50, Lime Lobsterfest will become a regular feature at PARKROYAL on Pickering. Shellfish lovers can indulge in executive chef Deepak Mishra’s own special creations influenced by Asian and Western flavours such as the Maine lobster with truffled hollandaise and espelette, and Singapore chilli lobster. Available daily from May 27 to June 19 and thereafter every Wednesday and Thursday until December 1.
The Light Beyond
Originally scheduled for this month, this exhibition has been postponed to June. Discover magic in the mundane with Singaporean photographer Melisa Teo, whose works carry themes of existentialism and spirituality. In this show, Teo is influenced by impressionist photography. She moves as her subject moves, creating distorted images through what she considers her third eye: the camera.
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