Before the lights go out on Yangtze Cinema for good, Benjamin Lim braves the infamous movie hall for one last steamy flick
Bjorn says: Stop analysing, start enjoying
Time Out Singapore’s chef columnist, Bjorn Shen of Artichoke, wants us to enjoy, not analyse our food.
Five facts about Hamleys
British toy empire Hamleys just opened the doors to their flagship outlet in Singapore. If you’ve been to London, chances are you’ve been completely enthralled by Hamleys, feeling like a kid again as you prance down the aisles. It’s time to rediscover that magic here.
Five new bar talents
Five new bar talents in town have refreshed their cocktail menus. Natasha Hong pays them a visit
The seven filmmakers of '7 Letters'
Seven homegrown filmmakers come together to weave tales inspired by our city and its people. We speak to them about their filmic tributes
What's on this week
A collaboration between some of Singapore’s most illustrious film directors, 7 Letters is a milestone film project that strings together seven short pieces capturing the lives and stories of everyday Singaporeans, featuring works by Boo Junfeng, Eric Khoo, K Rajagopal, Jack Neo, Tan Pin Pin, Royston Tan and Kelvin Tong. 7 Letters will be the first film to premiere at the refurbished Capitol Theatre. Out of six screenings, three will be reserved for the elderly, film and arts students and the underprivileged. All proceeds from the gala screenings will go to seven charities, including the Alzheimer’s Disease Association and Transient Workers Count Too. Tickets are not priced – instead, viewers are encouraged to make a donation at the screenings. Tickets for the Jul 24-26 screening are sold out. Additional screenings have been added for Aug 8-10 at Gallery Theatre, The National Museum of Singapore. Tickets for the additional screenings can only be bought on Aug 1-2 at the front desk of The National Museum of Singapore.
K Sajeev Lal: From Singapore with Love
Sajeev Photo Studio specialises in taking portraits of young male foreign workers, to use as comp cards to find wives in South Asia.
Loke Hong Seng: A Social Portrait of Singapore
The local photographer captures the development of Singapore between 1963 and 1985 – including the fight for independence to modernisation – in his solo exhibition, showcasing photos that have never been displayed before.
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.
Singapore Food Festival
Get your loose trousers ready. There’s a spate of local-loving gastronomic events at this year’s Singapore Food Festival, from classes on Peranakan cuisine to mod-Sin dinners
Singapore STories: Then, Now, Tomorrow
In celebration of its 170th anniversary, The Straits Times co-curates an exhibition, with Marina Bay Sands, that charts the nation’s past and present through a combination of images and stories from its archives. We highlight five photographs here.