Take a walk to the wild side at the Singapore Zoo where only virtual animals and humans roam. Follow the lush and luminous path that leads you to a quirky group of animals called the Creature Crew where they'll take you on a whimsical adventure. The Creature Crew features the orangutan, the pangolin, the flying fox, the white tiger, the hornbills, the otter, the chameleon and the sloth. Each animal takes on the role of protecting our rainforest. Stay #woke on eco issues and discover the enchanted world of the immersive multi-sensorial Lumina Rainforest.
A thrilling good time awaits at this gargantuan carnival. Unleash the kid in you and take a whirl on 50 rides and game stalls. After all, it's Singapore's biggest carnival ever with a plethora of rides like roller coasters and rotating towers with swinging chairs, as well as game stalls to keep the fun going. Fuel up by grabbing a bite at the food stations and be entertained by live performances courtesy of local buskers throughout the night. Alternatively, indulge in a bit of art with a curated series of art and craft workshops by local creators.
Held within the confines of the two iconic museums – National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum – the experiential exhibition gives visitors the freedom to view, interpret and experience the immersive displays in a variety of ways – allowing for different ways to appreciate the aesthetics of Asian and Western minimalist art. Championing the art of 'less is more', feast your eyes on captivating paintings, impressive sculptures, spatial installations and other masterpieces by key artists such as Olafur Eliasson, Donald Judd, Dan Flavin, Robert Morris, Frank Stella, Kim Lim, Mona Hatoum, Anish Kapoor and Ai Wei Wei, as well as special commissions by Sopheap Pich and Jeremy Sharma.
The 2019 edition of The Necessary Stage’s annual performing arts festival displays pieces by acclaimed and up-and-coming local and international artists. Highlights include This is Where, a photography exhibition featuring migrant workers, Angkat: A Definitive, Alternative, Reclaimed Narrative of a Native, a production that mixes pop culture and Malay folk stories, and Jogging: Theatre in Progress, a title that follows a middle-aged actress in Beirut. The festival covers various locations including the Esplanade, NAFA Studio Theatre, Black Box, Centre 42 and more.
Think you can chin-stroke your way through nine days of art and tell your Warhols from your Hirsts? Then you won't want to miss a myriad of exhibitions, tours, talks, film screenings and music performances showcasing everything that span the visual arts from traditional to contemporary practices during Singapore Art Week. Immerse yourself in over 100 events taking places at multiple galleries, institutions, museums and non-profit spaces.
The Civic District comes to life once more with vibrant artworks and performances during Light to Night Festival 2019. This year's bumper edition spans six weeks, making it one festival, but with two unique experiences. The Singapore Art Week edition (Jan 18-27) focuses on art inspired by personal narratives and memories, while the Singapore Bicentennial edition (Jan 28-Feb 24) sees artists, writers and performers reinterpret our country's past and retell Singapore's story in their own special way based on the theme of Traces and Echoes. There are close to 50 programmes that showcase art and history through all the five senses, capturing the hearts and minds of guests from day to night.
One of the world's biggest music group is setting the National Stadium ablaze with its fiery set of infectious chart-toppers and slick dance moves. BTS Army, brace yourself – the K-Pop giants are heading our way as part of their Love Yourself Tour to showcase their acclaimed latest album which even received a congratulatory tweet from South Korean President Moon Jae-in. With major global success, sold-out shows around the world and a recent 2018 MTV EMA win for 'Biggest Fans Award', this seven-member K-Pop sensation is showing no signs of slowing down.
Celebrate sustainability at this festival that features organic food, sustainable local businesses, workshops and more. EarthFest brings to the table planet-friendly nosh – that's food that requires fewer resources to grow – talks and film screenings about fair trade, organic goods, transportation and other #woke topics.
One of the most prolific comedians is taking the Capitol Theatre stage with his razor-sharp wit. The Aussie wisecracker is known for his late-night comedy show The Jim Jeffries Show and Netflix specials including the latest This is Me Now. With his controversial stand-up style, prepare for some gasps but mostly roaring laughter.
Start the year with a killer set – CÉ LA VI brings out the big guns with French electronic music producer and DJ, Bob Sinclar, who is taking over the decks and dancefloor on January 25. Having started out at 17, the dance music wunderkind first dabbled with the funk and hip-hop genres and later evolved his sound to French house music, which relies heavily on disco strings. His track sampling of Jane Fonda's Gym Tonic catapulted his career in the late 90s he's worked with some of the best names in music like Sean Paul, Pitbull, Shaggy, Lionel Richie, Snoop Dogg, Sugarhill Gang and even launched the world-renowned burlesque inspired party series, Paris by Night, which has been featured in top party destinations such as Ibiza, Paris, Miami and Los Angeles. Mark your party calendar for a night with Bob Sinclar at CÉ LA VI. Presale tickets are available at $28 and at-the-door tickets at $38. Book your tickets here. Time Out Singapore in partnership with CÉ LA VI
Take your art appreciation even further at S.E.A Focus. As part of the Singapore Art Week, the inaugural event is serving art aficionados a boutique art fair and special pop-ups dotted around Gillman Barracks, focusing mainly on Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art via exciting collaborations between international and local galleries.
Hop between new exhibitions and exciting programmes by resident galleries and the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore at the visual arts precinct’s late-night open house event. While you’re at it, shop unique and quirky paraphernalia at pop-up stores, grab some tasty bites at the eateries on-site and groove to the live music on the dancefloor under the stars amid a range of impressive artworks.
Australia's award-winning mentalist, hypnotist and magician, Phoenix, is bringing his bag of mind-bending tricks to the Capitol Theatre. The 'Rockstar of Mind Reading' was a finalist on Australia's Got Talent where he turned even the most skeptic of judges into believers with his mind-reading skills. His highly-raved show Psyche! features micro-expression training, psychological tricks, body language reading and lie detection to predict and influencethe audience’s thoughts and abilities. Combined with stunning visual effects, magical finesse and incredible stunts like performing a water escape twist, Phoenix's show is one not to be missed.