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The best things to do in Singapore this week (Apr 15-21)

The biggest and best things to do in Singapore this week
Tulipmania, Gardens by the Bay
Tulipmania
By Time Out Singapore editors |
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Looking for things to do? Read on for our guide to the week's best events and recommended things to do. If you manage to tick off all on this list, head back to our home page for daily updates on the best restaurants, bars, events and whatever else Singapore has to offer before our next hotlist gets a refresher.

This week, get your beach rave on at Skechers Sundown Festival, eat your way through Shilin Night Market, step into the Dutch countryside at Tulipmania, sing along to AlunaGeorge's best hits, and more.

RECOMMENDED: The best things to do this month

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Steve Aoki, Marquee Singapore
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Nightlife

Marquee Singapore Opening Month

icon-location-pin MARQUEE Singapore, Marina Bay
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Take your partying to new heights when MARQUEE Singapore makes its debut in April. The biggest nightclub in Singapore is a three-storey indoor adult carnival that comes complete with a giant indoor Ferris wheel. The red carpet affair on the weekend of April 12 and 13 is backed by an exhilarating line-up of internationally-acclaimed guest DJs – Tiësto and Afrojack with special guest rapper A$AP Rocky respectively – to give revellers a taste of its world-famous parties.

The party continues with Above and Beyond (April 19), Steve Aoki (April 20), Kaskade (April 26) and Showtek (April 27). Read on for everything you need to know about this brand new party venue.

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TOKiMONSTA
Music, Music festivals

Skechers Sundown Festival

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Dubbed as “Asia Music Wonderland”, this three-day beachside festival boasts an exhilarating line-up of music, food, art and culture from 11 countries around the region. With a bill that includes Tokimonsta, Higher Brothers, DJ Laidback Luke, iKon, Henry Fong and even Singapore’s charming crooner Charlie Lim, you best believe the hype is real.

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Shilin Night Market
Photo: Max Oh, Unsplash
Things to do

Shilin Night Market

icon-location-pin Singapore Turf Club, Sungei Kadut
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The largest and most famous night market in Taiwan comes to Singapore over two weekends. Set at The Grounds@Kranji at Singapore Turf Club, expect to see the glorious food from the original market and also a cluster of stalls featuring products from makers and creators from Singapore and around the region. Keep your night extra busy with arcade games, KTV booths, live music performances as well as stunning lantern installations.

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Tulipmania
Photo by: Gardens by the Bay
Things to do, Festivals

Tulipmania

icon-location-pin Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay
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Tulipmania returns to the Flower Dome at Gardens by the Bay. This time, the exhibition takes on a brand-new display set in an idyllic pastoral landscape. It features over 35 varieties of tulips, including the Yellow Flight and red and white Singapura. Complementing this is a European-themed fair that runs from 12 to 21 April in Flower Field Hall. Enjoy a slice of Europe with unique Dutch food, like Bitterballen - a savoury Dutch snack made of meat, broth, butter and flavour; and Olliebollen, a traditional Dutch doughnut, as well as cultural performances and fun activities. 

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 CÉ LA VI presents Crossfade ft. Hannah Wants
Nightlife

Cé La Vi presents Crossfade ft. Hannah Wants

icon-location-pin CÉ LA VI, Marina Bay
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One of the city's hottest rooftop clubs is inviting UK DJ, Hannah Wants, as part of the club's house music series – Crossfade. Her first in Singapore, Hannah is heating the dancefloor up with electrifying house spins, including self-releases such as Close To You and You Keep Comin'. Get ready to stimulate your senses and fuel the party mood breathtaking 360-degree views at this rooftop shindig.

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Zheng Yuan Wu, Elegance of Absence
Art

Elegance of Absence

icon-location-pin ION Art Gallery, Orchard
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Tap into your innermost thoughts as you gaze at the captivating paintings of six artists – Zhao Xiao Hai, Zhang Wen, Zheng Yuan Wu, Du Xue, Xu Jing Wen and Lynn Lim. These pieces explore the concept of absence, and the artistic philosophy of negative spaces which are instrumental in highlighting the abstractions and emotions within the piece. The negative spaces also create room for intrigue, mystery and the unseen.

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A Tapestry of Sacred Music
Things to do, Festivals

A Tapestry of Sacred Music

icon-location-pin Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, City Hall
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Reflect the shared humanity underneath everyone’s differences at this sacred music showcase which looks at fundamental human expressions like joy and sorrow, darkness and light, good and evil. Soak in the rich diversity of cultural expressions, too, featuring a first-ever performance held literally in darkness in the Esplanade Concert Hall.

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Ibeyi
Music

Ibeyi

icon-location-pin Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, City Hall
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French musical duo (and fashion icons) Ibeyi – twin sisters Lisa-Kaindé and Naomi Diaz – are gracing the stage with their soulful hybrid of Afro-Cuban, R&B and jazz. Since the release of their debut EP in 2015, the duo has opened an epic Chanel Cruise Fashion Show in Cuba with their signature Yoruba chant – and ode to their Cuban heritage – as well as collaborations with some of the biggest names in music including Beyoncé and Alvin Ailey. Expect an energetic night complete with an instrumental-heavy setlist that includes tracks off their second album Ash, a nod to the Afro-Cuban culture and history in parallel with the modern political turmoil of today.

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Charlotte Elizabeth Solo Exhibition - The World Above
Art, Painting

Charlotte Elizabeth Solo Exhibition: The World Above

icon-location-pin Miaja Art Collections, Contemporary Art Gallery, River Valley
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British-born artist Charlotte Elizabeth’s first solo exhibition in Singapore features a collection of paintings focusing on abstract skies. Marvel at the skies through the artist's eyes at the Miaja Art Collections Gallery, and admire her first series of work, inspired by Singapore’s dramatic skyline, architecture and climate, as well as her love for creating images that showcase the majesty of the above. 

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Easter at Summerlong
Things to do, Food and drink events

Easter at Summerlong

icon-location-pin Summerlong, Raffles Place
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Summerlong is making traditional Easter even more egg-citing with an egg hunt. Kids can track down and collect eggs that contain the letters E, A, S, T, E, R, and head over to the arts and crafts area for painting and decorating eggs. While the kids are kept occupied with these activities, adults can enjoy the exclusive brunch spread prepared, featuring tasty treats like hot cross buns. 

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Celebrate Easter at Little Creatures
Photo: David Goh
Things to do, Food and drink events

Celebrate Easter at Little Creatures

icon-location-pin Little Creatures, Chinatown
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Hop your way to the famed Australian craft brewer, Little Creatures, this Easter. Look forward to fun-filled activities for all – think Jenga, Easter egg painting and egg hunts for the kids, and live entertainment including a DJ set filled with bangin' tunes to keep the spirits high throughout the night. This brew-restaurant is also serving up its signature menu, featuring a succulent roast platter for four ($65) alongside the good old-fashioned Aussie sausage sizzle from noon onwards, and freshly-baked hot cross buns throughout the day.  

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Easter Wonderland with Alice and Friends at Melt Cafe
Things to do, Food and drink events

Easter Wonderland with Alice and Friends at Melt Café

icon-location-pin Melt Café, City Hall
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Celebrate Easter with an Alice-in-Wonderland-inspired adventure at Melt Café. This spread includes fresh greens and seafood like Boston lobsters and tiger prawns, succulent meats like wagyu beef tomahawk, Japanese and Indian cuisines featuring quality sashimi, sushi and maki, as well as tandoori, kebabs and curries, and dessert options like yuzu strawberry mousse and chocolate pudding studded with azuki red beans. Activities like The Golden Egg Hunt and face painting will keep the kids and fam entertained. Price: From $168 per person (with chilled juices and soft drinks), $218 per person (for unlimited flow of "R" de Ruinart champagne, wines, beers, chilled juices and soft drinks), $268 per person (for unlimited flow of Ruinart Blanc De Blancs champagne, wines, beers, chilled juices and soft drinks)

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The Great Easter Bonanza at The Marmalade Pantry
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Things to do, Food and drink events

The Great Easter Bonanza at The Marmalade Pantry

icon-location-pin The Marmalade Pantry at Novena, Novena
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Bring the fam to The Marmalade Pantry’s Easter-themed buffet and feast on signatures like the marmalade mac and cheese, spicy crabmeat pasta, pancakes, truffle fries and more. The kids will be treated to an extensive dessert table and fun activities like balloon sculpting, face painting and a magic show.

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DJ Metro
Nightlife

DJ Metro

icon-location-pin Bang Bang, City Hall
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Hop into Bang Bang as one of Chicago's hottest spinners headlines the club's Psychedelic Bunny Easter Eggstravaganza. With his insane turntabling skills, he has supported and performed alongside big names such as Pitbull, Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande on stage.

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Bang Bang, The Bang Bang Psychedelic Bunnies Easter Eggstravaganza
Nightlife

The Bang Bang Psychedelic Bunnies Easter Eggstravaganza

icon-location-pin Bang Bang, City Hall
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Keep your Easter hoppin' at Bang Bang where the nightclub transforms into a Playboy Mansion throughout Easter weekend. Decked with bright neon hues and a psychedelic twist, Bang Bang invites party bunnies to don their best Easter-themed ensemble, splash on the neon paint and jump around the psychedelic mansion for a weekend of reckless abandon. Party Hugh Hefner-style – lush robes and chocolate cigars – when you book a table.  

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Zouk, Capital
Nightlife

Capital 2nd Anniversary Presents Edgeplay – The Pleasure Palour

icon-location-pin Capital Zouk, Raffles Place
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In celebration of Capitol's second anniversary, the club is throwing a weekend bash you won't want to miss. Put on your best vamp face as the nightclub transforms into a chamber full of all your darkest fantasies and desires. Be surrounded by fellow vamps in leather, sultry red lights, a nightstand of accessories courtesy of Hedonist, and a schedule of voyeur rituals. Leather up and go vice – or go home.

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ArtScience Museum - Wonderland
Art, Digital and interactive

Wonderland

icon-location-pin ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay
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Fall down the rabbit hole at ArtScience Museum’s latest exhibition. Immerse yourself in this playful and interactive exhibition based on Lewis Carroll’s timeless story of Alice and her adventure through Wonderland. Developed by the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (AMCI), this immersive showcase makes Singapore its first stop as part of its global tour. Suitable for all ages, it invites visitors and families alike to take a trip through the looking glass into the enchanted world.  

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Poland Shiok! Festival, Polish Folk Dance
Things to do

Poland Shiok! Festival

icon-location-pin Singapore City,
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Raise a toast to 50 years of diplomatic ties between Singapore and Poland with a line-up of family-friendly activities and promos. The festival kicks off with the Polish Weekend @ OTH from April 12 to 14 at Our Tampines Hub. Bring the whole fam down for colourful Polish folk dances, free movie screening of award-winning Breaking the Limits, cultural performances, nifty craft workshops, family-friendly recreational fun and an exceptional Polish Market showcasing traditional Polish food, eco-beauty products, amber and natural stone jewellery, crafts and many more. The festival concludes on April 28 with a closing party at 1-Altitude, complete with booming beats spun by Poland’s DJ Alexander Wierbiłowicz and Singapore’s very own DJ Mr Has.

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#DontTellMeHowToDress
Things to do, Exhibitions

#DontTellMeHowToDress

icon-location-pin NomadX, City Hall
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Stand up to sexual harassment and pay to homage to women across the globe with #DontTellMeHowToDress. What started as an initiative spearheaded by Thai supermodel-actress and survivor of sexual harassment Cindy Sirinya Bishop in Thailand has now made rounds in the region including the Philippines and now Singapore. With the support of the Association of Women for Action and Research (AWARE) and its Aim for Zero campaign, as well as the UN Women network organisation and Beam Artistes, the thought-provoking exhibition explores victim-blaming for gender-based violence and showcases how sexual violence takes victims regardless of how they act or dress. Local celebs have also pledged their support for the project. These include host Paul Foster, co-founder of Night Owl Cinematics Sylvia Chan, drag queen Becca D'Bus, actress Eunice Olsen and radio DJ Sonia Chew.

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I Dim The Sun So That Dusk Arrives Earlier - Eiffel Chong
Art

I Dim The Sun So That Dusk Arrives Earlier

icon-location-pin Gillman Barracks, Kent Ridge
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This Eiffel Chong solo exhibition features 12 new piezography works on washi torinoko paper. In this exhibition, Chong engages the notion of ‘pharmaceutical numbness’ through a suite of piezography prints with wilted flowers. Chong explores the nature of antidepressants and pharmaceutical medicine and its effects on the human’s mental and emotional health.

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SRT presents The Truth
Theatre

SRT presents The Truth

icon-location-pin KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT, Raffles Place
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No one can resist a good story and Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is bringing the West End play, The Truth, to KC Arts Centre – Home of SRT from April 3. Written by French playwright Florian Zeller, this witty stage production helmed by UK-based, Singaporean director Ng Choon Ping tells the unsettling tale of marital infidelity experienced by two middle-aged couples. The play starts with a little white lie told by Michael, who is having an affair. As the days go by, the lies grow bigger, and soon, stumble too far from the truth. 

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World Gourmet Summit
Restaurants

World Gourmet Summit

icon-location-pin Singapore City,
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Returning for its 23rd year, the World Gourmet Summit kicks off a series of gourmet affairs in Singapore from April 1 to May 12. Witness the world unite through culinary art based on this year's theme: Sustainability in the Gastronomy World. Featuring over 20 influential masterchefs including the winner of MasterChef Singapore Zander Ng, the summit teams up with popular dining establishments to open a rundown of events that will delight foodies of all sorts.

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Jurong Bird Park celebrates SG50
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Kids

Easter Eggstravaganza with Gudetama at Jurong Bird Park

icon-location-pin Jurong Bird Park, Boon Lay
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Gather the family for a cracking good time at Jurong Bird Park this whole month of April. This Easter, the bird park transforms into an eggs-hibition full of supersized Gudetama figurines and a toweing 5-metre Gudetama inflatable. Fans can also meet and greet the adorable egg character and get crafty with a myriad of activities. Go on an egg-citing Easter egg hunt at the park's Waterfall aviary and you might just walk away with exclusive collectibles.  

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Rubber Girl on the loose
Theatre

The Studios 2019

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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The Studios returns to Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay for another month of contemporary local theatre productions revolving around this season's theme: the weight of a stone in a pocket. From March 28 to April 27, let five individuals take you on a journey through five different stories across various times. Each story recollects the significance of events that have altered or affected their lives.

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Pop Art & Bubbles
Art, Galleries

Pop Art & Bubbles Art Exhibition: Summer Singapore

icon-location-pin Royal Plaza on Scotts, Orchard
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As the heat begins to rise in Singapore, take the time to cool off at Royal Plaza on Scotts while appreciating the Pop Art & Bubbles Art Exhibition: Summer Singapore. Photographer and artist Linda Preece is launching her latest collection featuring iconic Singapore landmarks captured with a pop of vibrant summer colours. Also, don't miss her signature Peranakan-inspired artistic prints featuring traditional shophouses of Singapore’s heritage which are also showcased at the exhibition.  

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I AM ME by Naufal Abshar
Art, Painting

I AM ME by Naufal Abshar

icon-location-pin Art Porters Gallery, Outram
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This March, Art Porters Gallery showcases Indonesian artist Naufal Abshar’s solo exhibition which explores the deeper meaning of identity. The new exhibition is a continuation from his solo exhibition in 2018, HAHA, which questions the role of laughter or humor in any repeated activities that construct social criticism. With each painting, Abshar incorporates phrases to represent small things in our everyday lives that come together to construct a bigger picture.

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Arus Balik - From below the wind to above the wind and back again
Art

Arus Balik – From below the wind to above the wind and back again

icon-location-pin NTU Centre for Contemporary Art, Bukit Merah
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A project initiated from a conversation between Belgian curator Philippe Pirotte and Jakarta-based artist Ade Darmawan, along with Zac Langdon-Pole, Shubigi Rao, Lucy Raven, and Melati Suryodarmo, this exhibition reflects on Indonesian author Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s book Arus Balik. Translates as “turning of the tide”, the exhibition takes the novel as a starting point and expands on perspectival shifts in geopolitical, cultural, social, religious, and natural spheres. This exhibition acts as NTU CCA Singapore’s response and contribution to this year’s nation-wide bicentennial commemoration that reflects on Singapore’s history.

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From Lost Roots to Urban Meadows
Art, Sculpture

From Lost Roots to Urban Meadows

icon-location-pin The Private Museum, Rochor
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In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Private Museum is showcasing awe-inspiring works by Singaporean-based artists Madhvi Subrahmanian and Nandita Mukand. The exhibition features the two women artists’ installations and sculptural works informed by their explorations on how nature inserts itself into the urban world. In conjunction with the launch of the exhibition catalogue, Madhvi Subrahmanian and Nandita Mukand will be holding a dialogue session on April 6 at 3pm about their practices, themes presented in the exhibition, and the process behind their works.

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Changi Airport
Things to do

The World of tokidoki at Changi Airport

icon-location-pin Changi Airport, Raffles Place
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Changi Airport is about to get whimsical. See the world's best airport transform into the riotously colourful world of tokidoki. Great for the entire fam, kids can run riot at the giant inflatable playground decked with the world's largest Unicorno slide. There's also the first-ever show flat adorned with all things tokidoki, limited edition merch to collect and exclusive meet-and-greet-sessions with two adorable tokidoki characters, Sandy and Donutella.

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Enter and Echo - Joanne Pang
Weizhong
Art, Painting

Enter and Echo

icon-location-pin UOB Art Gallery, Raffles Place
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Marvel at a selection of impressive paintings by award-winning artist Joanne Pang. The solo exhibition showcases the artist's explorations on the relationship between the natural creases of cloth, paint, and state of mind. While Pang mainly uses Chinese ink as paint, she incorporates the use of lipstick, wax pencil and graphite to add depth and texture to her pieces.

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Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting Celebration
Kids

Sesame Street 50 Years and Counting Celebration

icon-location-pin Universal Studios Singapore, Sentosa
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Bring presents and join in the biggest birthday bash in town. Universal Studios Singapore invites all to party, play and learn with all new interactive shows and exhibits featuring adorable Sesame Street characters such as Elmo, Cookie Monster and more. USS is also launching a series of Sesame Street collectible pins for free with a minimum spend in the theme park. In addition, guests are welcome to enjoy the world-class attractions with extended park hours on selected nights.

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NUS Baba House - Glossaries of the Straits Chinese Homemaking
Art, Galleries

Glossaries of the Straits Chinese Homemaking

icon-location-pin Baba House, Outram
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Take a glimpse into what a Peranakan family’s domestic life was back in the 20th century at this eye-opening exhibition by NUS Baba House. The Baba House was established as a conservation project with the intention of mobilising research and study into a range of disciplines. Teaming up with the Peranakan Association of Singapore, this project has since afforded a range of perspectives relating to the building’s history. The interpretative display on the first and second floors is showcased as an identifiably Peranakan home with artefacts that typify early 20th century Straits Chinese materials and social histories, as well as the contemporary perspectives that may complicate them. This exhibition brings together artefacts, artworks, video and audio recordings, and textual sources that examine the myriad ways in which the Peranakan identity is constructed.

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Miaja Gallery - teamLab Installation
Art, Galleries

teamLab Installation at Miaja Gallery

icon-location-pin Miaja Gallery, River Valley
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Teaming up with Ikkan Art Gallery, Miaja Gallery is proud to present digital artworks by teamLab as part of its permanent installation. An art collective based in Tokyo, teamLab is widely known to create art that transcends boundaries. Feast your eyes on Waves of Light, a digital artwork consisting of computer-generated waves that are expressed as a continuous body of water, creating a new experience between humans, nature, and art. Inspired by nature, life cycles, and the infinite movement of particles, the artworks showcased in this gallery tell stories that resonate deep within the human essence.

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Raffles in Southeast Asia
Photo: Asian Civilisation Museum
Things to do, Exhibitions

Raffles in Southeast Asia: Revisiting the Scholar and Statesman

icon-location-pin Asian Civilisations Museum, City Hall
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How well do you really know about Sir Stamford Raffles? Delve deeper into life of the founder of modern Singapore at the Asian Civilisations Museum. Pore over 240 objects from the Raffles Collection from the British Museum – a glimpse of Southeast Asian history that most intrigued Raffles and the British.

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Asian Civilisation Museum
Museums, History

Southeast Asia in the World

icon-location-pin Asian Civilisations Museum, City Hall
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Journey further into Southeast Asia – past and present – as the Asian Civilisations Museum opens three new permanent galleries Ancestors and Rituals, Christian Art and Islamic Art, along with new items on display in the museum's Trade galleries that explore the artistic exchanges within Asia and the rest of the world. The Ancestors and Rituals gallery shines its spotlight on a diverse range of Southeast Asian artefacts that reflect the barter of ideas and cultural interactions among various tribes and communities in the region. The Christian Art gallery exhibits intricate works of cross-cultural art created in Asia that are dedicated to the religion.  The Islamic Art showcases the wealth of artistic traditions that arise from the expansion of Islam in Southeast Asia. As part of Southeast Asia in the World, the museum is also hosting a new series of trails that provide visitors an understanding of Southeast Asia's role in the world through beautiful illustrations by local artist Muneera Malek.  

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Between the Lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution
Art

Between the Lines – The Chinese Cartoon Revolution

icon-location-pin Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, Novena
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Delve deeper into the world of Chinese cartoons in Singapore and discover the correlation it has with the 1911 Revolution in China. Early Chinese cartoonists captured China at one of its lowest points in the late 19th century through satirical sketches, which then served as an activist for the revolutionary political movement against the corrupt regime, ending imperial rule in China. This transpired into the first Chinese cartoons appearing in our local newspapers representing political and social commentary. With over 150 Chinese cartoons, artefacts and images, trace the history as you get warp into the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century.

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FOC Sentosa
Restaurants

One Night Only: A Mediterranean affair with Michelin-starred chef Nandu Jubany

For a night of drinking, dining and dancing by the beach, look no further than this exciting dinner by Michelin-starred chef Nandu Jubany. Held at FOC Sentosa in collaboration with HungryGoWhere, this one-night-only event sees Tanjong Beach transform into a Spanish oasis on August 4 from 6pm to 9pm, just in time for a pre-National Day celebration with a delectable menu cooked up by Chef Nandu Jubany.

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Playeum 'Going Play-ces'
Kids, Exhibitions

Playeum's 'Going Play-ces'

icon-location-pin Playeum's Children's Centre for Creativity, Bukit Merah
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What devasting effect does plastic pollution have on our seas and marine life? Can we live without light from the sun? Explore new places through various landscapes such as the sea, jungle and city in this hands-on exhibition for kids aged one to 12 at Playeum's Children Centre for Creativity.

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Syonan Gallery: War and its Legacies
Photo: William Goh
Art

Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies

To mark – not commemorate – the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, there'll be an exhibition set in the Old Ford Factory, which was where the British surrendered to the Japanese forces on February 15, 1942. Spread across four zones, take in the diary entries, identity cards and war campaign documentary paintings on display, then reflect on the solemn beginnings of our nationhood.

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