The best things to do in Singapore this week (Nov 19-25)

The biggest and best things to do in Singapore this week
the little prince, singapore philatelic museum
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.

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guinness
Things to do, Food and drink events

The Great Grill Out by Guinness

icon-location-pin Emily Hill, Rochor
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Save November 24 and 25 for a weekend of meats, beats and beer as The Great Grill Out by Guinness serves up a red-hot menu along with its signature flavourful beers at Emily Hill from noon to 10pm. Embrace the thrill of the grill and sink your teeth into delicious charred meats and exclusive dishes from the likes of Artichoke, Camp Kilo Charcoal Club, Decker Barbecue, Red Eye Smokehouse and Sidecar, all best paired with a pint of beer in true, blue Guinness style.  That’s not all – try your hand at beer sommelier sessions with Guinness beer specialist Ian Colgan, or barbecue masterclasses with renowned chefs. Alternatively, enjoy a five-course meal and beer pairing with Ian Colgan for only $88 where there are only two sessions a day at 12.30pm and 6pm, so secure a seat online fast. A meat lover’s treat you won’t want to miss, pre-register online at thegreatgrillout.com for free entry or pay $20 on-door entry inclusive of one pint of Guinness. Do note that this is a GrabPay and cash only event. Find out more here.

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siff, My Girl
Film

Singapore International Film Festival

icon-location-pin Singapore City,
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The city’s longest-running film festival returns to champion local and regional filmmakers while paying homage to the cinematic world. Held across multiple venues, the spotlight shines on timeless Asian classics such as the heartfelt Thai rom-com My Girl, award-winning Singapore noir A Land Imagined and the Philippines’ surreal musical drama Season of the Devil. A first, Moonlight Cinema is holding two film screenings at Gardens by the Bay, so BYOB – booze and blanket.

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Palawan Beach
Things to do

Sentosa Island Lights

icon-location-pin Palawan Beach, Sentosa
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Get your cameras ready – the festival of visual treats and lit installations returns to Sentosa to wrap the year up. Apart from the exciting Pickachu Night Parade, this year's installations are as interesting as they are Instagrammable. The infamous 'Sticker Lady', Sam Lo, is presenting her piece, Betelgeuse Supernova, a thought-provoking installation that's more than meets the eye. Riding on the popularity of ASMR, local artist Yang's installation (also called ASMR Wonderland) is a multi-sensory interactive representation of pop culture and social media that guests can explore with four out of their five senses – sight, smell, touch and sound. There will be live performances, light snacks all night, a pirate ship with neon lights and more – it's time to get art on your feed while you get sand beneath your feet.

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The Little Prince โ€“ Singapore Philatelic Museum
Singapore Philatelic Museum
Museums, Childhood

The Little Prince with Dialogue in the Dark

icon-location-pin Singapore Philatelic Museum, City Hall
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In partnership with Ngee Ann Polytechnic's Dialogue in the Dark Singapore (DiDsg), Singapore Philatelic Museum is organising tours of the sculptures conducted by visually impaired guides. Experience the familiar story of the Little Prince like no other. Using just your sense of touch, experience your nerves and sensitivities enhanced as you feel the snake that's eaten the elephant, the long ears of the fox and the wavy hair of the Little Prince. Through conversing with the DiDsg guides, you will also get to have a deeper understanding of this unique tactile experience.  

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Romeo & Juliet
Dance, Ballet

Romeo & Juliet

icon-location-pin MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay
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This November, relive Shakespeare's tragic romance of two star-crossed lovers in the form of stunning ballet by the Russian State Ballet of Siberia, set to the soaring score of Prokofiev. From masked balls in full splendour and the famous balcony scene to duels and family feuds, get ready to fall in love with this timeless tragedy once more.

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a singapore carol
Theatre, Comedy

A $ingapore Carol

icon-location-pin Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall, City Hall
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Here’s one ‘yule’ remember – W!ld Rice is giving a local twist to the the Charles Dickens’ classic in time for Christmas. Helmed by funnyman Hossan Leong, the musical charts the story of a multi-millionaire Singapore Scrooge who receives a surprise when three unexpected spirits appear before him to thaw his cold, frozen heart. Bah humbug!

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tarot card reading
Things to do

Love & Light Festival

icon-location-pin Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay
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Always curious about the world of spirituality? Get in touch with your spiritual side at the Love & Light Festival where fellow seekers and practitioners come together to celebrate love and light in its highest and purest form. Whether you're seeking spiritual health, mental clarity and physical wellbeing, connect one-on-one with various gifters via card readings and healing sessions for answers and guidance (we had a dig and got goosebumps!). Expect healing energy work, meditation, counseling, emotional freedom technique and more as well. Learn more through the spiritual workshop classes and retreats conducted on-site, and meet practitioners like Jasmine Miller for spiritual counseling, Zeo Sheehan for Akashic reading and Claudia Sun-Gerber who is a clairsentient healer and teacher.

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WomenChangemakers
Things to do, Talks and lectures

WomenChangemakers #5

icon-location-pin Philips APAC Center, Toa Payoh
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It’s the time for a meaningful change and getting things done with WomenChangemakers #5. Be inspired and mentally-charged as 19 speakers, most of them c-level women executives, share their personal change stories that made an impact on their lives, leading them to where they are and what they have achieved today. Amongst those are standing their ground and staying on top amidst chaos, owning their journey, and creating a legacy. Speakers include Lina Ly, Managing Director of L’Occitane (APAC), Melinda Petrunoff, Director Global Marketing Solutions – Gaming of Facebook, CEO and Co-founder of Lunch Actually Violet Lim, and Google Product Partnerships Lead, Monisha Varadan. From corporate women, executives, solo entrepreneurs to freelancers, fresh graduates and even those seeking transitions and purpose, everyone is welcomed. Don’t be fooled by the event name, men are welcomed as well. Grab your tickets at a $30 discount with the code "TIMEOUT".

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SEA Aquarium Resorts World Singapore
Attractions, Zoos and aquariums

Glowing Ocean at S.E.A. Aquarium

icon-location-pin SEA Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa
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The Christmas spirit spreads through S.E.A Aquarium as it transforms into a mystical water wonderland with 40,000 glowing sea creatures, mesmerising light art installations, and underwater LED divers and scuba Santa and elves appearances, amongst them all. Explore five multi-sensory zones from the interactive Glow Room to the Crazy, Colourful Corals zone and be amazed at the coral colonies fluoresce under ultraviolet light in the night sky. Discover sea creatures in the depths of the underwater world at the Imaginarium, Joyous Jiggly Jellies, and the Abyssal Zone.

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Adventure Cove Waterpark
Attractions, Theme parks

Fun in the Sun at Adventure Cove Waterpark

icon-location-pin Adventure Cove Waterpark, Sentosa
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Calling all outdoor lovers and thrill-seekers, have some fun in the sun at Adventure Cove Waterpark with an exciting line-up of water activities ready to go. Get into the Instagrammable Food Fight happening down by the Bluwater Bay with food-themed floats or sing away to your favourite songs in Water Wars. Don't forget to join the Instagram contest and stand a chance to win premium ZoukOut tickets and action cameras.

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G-FEST
Things to do, Festivals

G-Fest

icon-location-pin *SCAPE, Somerset
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In celebration of their 35th anniversary, G-Shock Singapore will be having their first-ever street culture festival, G-Fest. Expect a weekend of fun and excitement with local artists performances, special groovy sets by ShiGGa Shay, DJ KiDG, and Caracal, art deco workshops where you can up-cycling your old items with Kult and destress at The Fragment Room. Witness the evolutional journey of G-Shock on display from its very first watch to limited edition collectibles. G-Fest is also the platform where the first two limited edition G-Shock x Gorillaz collections will be revealed, along with new upcoming collaborations with Sneaker Freaker, N.Hoolywood, and many more. Chow down on some hearty gourmet pasta, Japanese grilled meats and skewers, followed by sweet desserts to complete the festival experience. 

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The Providore
Things to do, Markets and fairs

#TBLblockparty

icon-location-pin Tan Boon Liat, Tiong Bahru
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Back for their second edition, #TBLblockparty at Tan Boon Liat Building is sure to be a weekend of fun. Featuring mini markets, pop-ups, design talks and exclusive deals, expect an exciting mix of 36 themed showrooms ranging from art to F&B including The Providore, Pomelo, and Journey East. While you’re at it, stand a chance to win $250 worth of cash vouchers in the building-wide lucky draw.

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Freemasons' Hall
Things to do, Markets and fairs

Centenary Xmas Market & Tour

icon-location-pin Freemasons' Hall, City Hall
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For a one day only, the Centenary Lodge, Freemasons Hall Singapore is opening their doors for all to join them on their exclusive guided tours and Christmas Market Fair to raise funds for the chosen charity – Kodz Horizon Appeal. Grab this rare opportunity to get a closer look into the 139-year-old Freemasons Hall building and immerse yourself in its rich history and symbolisms. Go on a mini shopping spree and contribute to the community at the Christmas Market Fair, in partnership with The Local People, happening from 5pm.

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ZOUKOUT WEEKENDER PART 1. SALVATORE GANACCI, SUPPORTED BY HONG
Nightlife, Clubs

Pre-ZoukOut Weekender: Part 1 Salvatore Ganacci

icon-location-pin Zouk, Clarke Quay
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Prep yourselves for ZoukOut Singapore 2018 with one of the biggest rising stars of the electronic music scene, Salvatore Ganacci who is set to spin at Zouk Weekender this November. His sound is described as beat-heavy with big drops mashed together with creative impulses, fused with the massive energy he brings to the dancefloor. Besides becoming a viral sensation at Tomorrowland 2018, the Bosnia-born Swedish DJ has garnered plenty of listens and landmark shows, performing across various genres with well-known singles like the summer anthem Can’t Hold Us Down, hip-hop heavy Talk, and collaborations alongside Axwell & Ingrosso.

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Singapore Botanic Gardens
Art, Mixed media

Trees โ€“ A Closer View

icon-location-pin Singapore Botanic Gardens, Tanglin
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In celebration of Singapore’s Year of Climate Action, Canadian mixed-media artist Ken Pattern is holding a solo exhibit at the Singapore Botanic Gardens, featured by the High Commission of Canada in Singapore. The exhibit showcases 37 panels of paintings and drawings inspired by the beauty of trees observed through Pattern’s travels in South East Asia. Head on down and revel in the majesty of our forests and protect our planet by preserving this invaluable natural resource.

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Air & Space Magazine
Air & Space Magazine
Things to do, Games and hobbies

PS Invaders

icon-location-pin Plaza Singapura, City Hall
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This Christmas, Plaza Singapura presents Singapore’s largest indoor drone festival in collaboration with Science Centre Singapore. Watch as drones take centre stage with a 12-metre high indoor drone cage at the mall’s main atrium as shoppers look on. Exciting hands-on drone activities and workshops await such as building your own drone, coding a drone for flight, and try piloting them through the obstacle course, or face a variety of terrains in the simulator. The holiday spirit and technology combine to become one this Christmas with Drones Christmas Medley and special mini-drones bringing festive surprises to people in the crowd.  

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Sound & Vision
Art, Galleries

Sound & Vision

icon-location-pin FOST Gallery, Bukit Merah
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Presented by Fost Gallery, Sound & Vision promises an engaging experience where you head on a journey to discover how these two domains are interpreted in art. Featuring works by four talented artists – Zul Mahmod, Ng Joon Kiat, Wyn-Lyn Tan, and Ian Woo – the group exhibition highlights the means of composite in their art by engaging with notions of repetition and rhythm, tonality and intensity, as well as unity and dissonance. Immerse yourselves in echoing depth of Wyn-Lyn Tan’s sculptures, and revel in Ng Joon Kiat’s series of graphite paintings, bringing attention to the invisible frequencies surrounding us.

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Danish Christmas Bazaar
Things to do

Danish Christmas Bazaar

icon-location-pin Danish Seamen's Church, Bukit Merah
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Celebrate a Scandinavian Christmas with the Danish Seamen’s Church. Snack on Danish dishes like open faced rye sandwiches, apple donuts and ris a la mande while getting serenaded by a live brass band and Christmas carols. There’s plenty to entertain the kids, too – enter the creative play area and get a special visit from Santa himself.

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Nineteen80
Nightlife, Late-night bars

Radio Ga Ga presents DJ Scratchy

icon-location-pin Nineteen80, Raffles Place
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Known for spinning the hottest tunes at the popular La Favela in Bali, DJ Scratchy is taking over Nineteen80 for a special Radio Ga Ga session. Warm up your dancing muscles and dance the night away to the biggest hits of the 80s right through the naughties.

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Deciphering Clothes: The Troublemaker's Wardrobe
Art, Galleries

Deciphering Clothes: The Troublemaker's Wardrobe

icon-location-pin Hatch Art Project, Raffles Place
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Clothing is essential to us in our daily life, but what happens when its displayed differently from what the socially accepted norms say it should be? Come on a journey of discovery as you begin to question the abrupt questions and thoughts that run through your mind as you go through Hatch Art Project's group exhibition – Deciphering Clothes: The Troublemaker's Wardrobe. Be amazed at the spectacular work of 12 emerging artists from all over Asia including Lananh Lê from Vietnam, Norah Lea & Vimal Kumar from Singapore, and South Korea's Yoon Jeongmee.  

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Le 66, A Comic Operetta by Jacques Offenbach
Things to do, Performances

Le 66, A Comic Operetta by Jacques Offenbach

icon-location-pin The Arts House, City Hall
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Whether you’ve never been to an opera before or a frequent go-er, Spot Pocket Opera Theatre’s (SPOT) official 2018 major production, Le 66, is not to be missed. Go on a journey and be amused and astounded by their brand new take of the “traditional” art form, that draws on modern day technology, social cultures and a youthful spirit to engage present-day audience while breaking social stereotypes towards opera.

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Hashida Sushi
Restaurants, Japanese

Triple Celebrations at Hashida Sushi

icon-location-pin Hashida Sushi, River Valley
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In case you haven't heard, Hashida Sushi has moved from its digs at Mandarin Gallery to a new shophouse space along Mohamed Sultan Road. To celebrate its new beginning, head chef Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida is teaming up with Takeshi Nagashima – who's trained at the likes of El Bulli – of Restaurant 81 in Tokyo and Daiki Kanetaka of Singapore's D.bespoke. The trio are presenting dinner and cocktails on November 24 and 25, where you can expect a creative collaboration of Hatch's modern sushi-ya aesthetic with Nagashima's international take on Japanese produce, all tied together with Kanetaka's polished tipples.  A seat at the table is going for $500, but book before November 15 and enjoy the early bird promotional price of $450. Call 8428 8787 for reservations.

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minimalism, Olafur Eliasson
Photo: Anders Sune Berg
Art

Minimalism: Space. Light. Object.

icon-location-pin National Gallery Singapore, City Hall
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Championing the art of 'less is more', National Gallery Singapore and ArtScience Museum team up to debut the biggest minimalism exhibition in Southeast Asia from November 16 2018 to April 14 2019. Held within the confines of the two iconic museums, 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. A far cry from the bold and eccentric showcases that usually dominate the galleries, the exhibition tones it down a notch by illustrating minimal art that emerged from its birthplace of New York and how it has developed in the US West Coast and Asia through to the rest of the world. This contemporary take on avant-garde art considers the spatial, social and political contexts of the subject matter, and has influenced some of the best unconventional creations in music, performances, fashion and design history – think musician Steve Reich, artist Tony Smith and fashion designer Jill Sander, among others.  Feed your curious mind with 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 exhibition's special programmes also invite visitors to tap into the wo

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Weโ€™re Going on a Bear Hunt with PositiveLeePeilin
Kids, Workshops and classes

Two-Day Camp: Weโ€™re Going on a Bear Hunt with PositiveLeePeilin

icon-location-pin Fashion Makerspace, Chinatown
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The grasslands and rivers come alive with award-winning storyteller Peilin as she brings your kids on an adventurous journey as they search for the grizzly bear. Not only will they learn about bears and the environments they live in, but they also get the chance to act out the story for themselves with props and scripts, allowing them to cultivate teamwork skills. The kids are also given the opportunity to learn how to safely operate the sewing machine to sew, stuff, and seal their very own bear pillow to bring home.

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KC Arts Centre, SRT
Theatre, Drama

Guards at the Taj

icon-location-pin KC Arts Centre, Raffles Place
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Based on the myth that surrounds the iconic Taj Mahal, the Singapore Repertory Theatre’s staging of the dark comedy follows two friends who guard the grand monument hours before its unveiling. The plot thickens when the guards are ordered to do the unimaginable, which jeopardises their friendship.

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Andsoforth - Grimsneyland
Theatre, Interactive

Marie & The Nutcracker

icon-location-pin Singapore City,
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Step aside Toy Story – there's another story with toys coming to life. Andsoforth returns with another immersive theatrical dining experience, welcoming guests to join Marie and the Nutcracker this holiday season. Witness the toys rise up against the Mouse King and his army for the key to the Kingdom of Sweets – and possibly the sweetest wedding affair. Let the magical world of Marie's imagination unravel before your eyes as you tuck into a 4-course meal inspired by the cuisines from Nuremberg and ETA Hoffman's The Nutcracker. As per Andsoforth's previous hush-hush gigs, it's held at a secret location where guests will receive an SMS with details of the exact venue at least 24-hours before the show.

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Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Attractions, Zoos and aquariums

True Colours

icon-location-pin Jurong Bird Park, Boon Lay
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Penguins are the stars of this year-end holiday festive season. Learn interesting in-depth information about the various species of penguins and finally figure out why penguins are black and white. Grab the chance to hand-feed the penguins for yourselves and catch them take part in the activities that could lead to you winning a collectible penguin pin to bring home.

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Singapore River Safari
Things to do, Walks and tours

River Safari: Tales Of The Fearsome Creatures

icon-location-pin Mandai Reserve Area, Raffles Place
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This school holiday, make a trip down to the River Safari and experience the Tales Of  Fearsome River Creatures like never before. Take part in activities like the River Lockdown, an ancient board game that requires you to think out of the box, the fearsome edition of River Trail and Fearsome Feeds With River Creatures. See the tigerfish leaping into mid-air and the infamous piranhas this holiday season. 

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Dreamseeds Arts Fest
Art

Dreamseeds Arts Fest

icon-location-pin Aliwal Arts Centre, Rochor
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Dreamseeds Arts Fest by Club Rainbow is back with the aim to give beneficiaries with chronic illnesses an artistic outlet to express their innate creativity. Check out the arts exhibition, featuring the beneficiaries’ artworks in mediums such as watercolour and photography. Vibrant tote bags, postcards, and mugs will be up for sale at the arts market – you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. Visit its official Facebook page for specific timings and updates.    

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Gajah Gallery
Things to do, Exhibitions

Power โ€“ Now and There: A Solo Exhibition by Sabri Idrus

icon-location-pin Gajah Gallery, Habourfront
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In his new series of artwork, Sabri Idrus employs spatial stacking, surfaces of different forms and meticulous layering to portray the thin lines of freedom. He explores the strengths and weaknesses of the artists to concentrate on the process of decision-making. His main objective is to evoke a maelstrom of thoughts and emotions in the spectators to propel them to be unboxed from their conventional thought process. Sabri Idrus's new work will unravel your utmost inner thoughts and cross boundaries through his artwork, featured around the globe of Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Poland, Germany, the United Kingdom and the UnitedStates, this exhibition is not to be missed. 

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Infusion โ€“ Oil On Canvas
Art, Galleries

Mind Over Matter

icon-location-pin Mazel Galerie, Orchard
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Brought to you by Mazel Galerie Singapore, renowned contemporary French artist Lionel Sabatté is showcasing his first-ever solo exhibition in Asia and Singapore. The exhibition displays his latest works of art in painting and sculpture as an experimental adventurist, using the most unlikely of materials including tea leaves from Yunnan, China, and the dust from the metro stations of Paris. In his Ongles Et Peaux Mortes series, human discards like clipped nails, human hair and even calluses are used to reflect on our human condition. With the belief that all matters are malleable, his paintings challenge the chemistry between various mediums and minerals on canvas. Beyond the control of human hands, these works provide an air of stillness and poetic calmness for your rich imagination to interpret.

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Kalaa Utsavam 2018
Things to do, Cultural centres

Kalaa Utsavam

icon-location-pin Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, City Hall
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Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts is back for their 17th edition, featuring performances by top artists including alternative rock band Avial and dancer-choreographer Leela Samson. The festival focuses on how traditional art forms and stories can be made contemporary and relevant to our times. Delve into modern-day Indian culture through five productions happening throughout the festival that tells the courageous stories of mythical heroes and superwomen and how they are still relatable to us. Hands-on experiences are also available during the festival like parent-child workshops on Basic Indian Dance and Basic Yoga.

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Hullabaloo Christmas at Tanjong Pagar Centre
Tanjong Pagar Centre
Things to do, Festivals

A Hullabaloo Christmas at Tanjong Pagar Centre

icon-location-pin Tanjong Pagar Centre, Raffles Place
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Inspired by the bright colours of Hullabaloo by The Artground, watch as the Tanjong Pagar Centre transform into the vibrant Urban Park this holiday season. Soak in the festivities and cheery atmosphere with a line-up of lifestyle activities, local artists and performers such as Sherraine Low, Jarrell Huang, and KAYNA from Ecuador. Gather the whole fam for handicraft workshops by Pompom Pets and Bead by Bead that will keep your little rugrats busy.

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Musical Notes by Compagnie des Quidams
Things to do, pop-ups

Arts In Your Neighbourhood (AYN)

icon-location-pin Woodlands Waterfront Park, Woodlands
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The family-friendly bi-annual arts festival returns with almost 70 unique activities over a period of three weekends in November. For this edition, the arts is setting camp at 18 locations islandwide from Bedok and Tampines to Woodlands and Yishun, with Woodlands being the 11th editions’ focus town. Inspired by the history and memories of Woodlands, immerse yourself in the diverse line-up of programs and activities such as Jumbo Fabrica, where you get to gain a deeper insight into the history, nature and lives of the people that call Woodlands home through furniture upcycling art, walking trails and performances. Other activities include the quirky whimsical roving performance Musical Notes, nostalgic melodies from Studio Ghibli films by Orchestra Collective, and game-like interactive music performance, When We Get Together, by Open Score Project.

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poinsettia wishes, gardens by the bay
Things to do

Poinsettia Wishes Featuring Disney Tsum Tsum

icon-location-pin Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay
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The Disney Tsum Tsum family heads to Gardens By The Bay this Christmas season, bringing a touch of magic and shine to the floral display. Watch as our Tsum Tsum friends dance alongside the festive décor and fairy lights illuminating the tallest live Christmas tree in the Flower Dome. Take in the relaxing festive mood amidst the poinsettias, Christmas berries and holly alongside everyone’s favourite snowman Olaf, and our childhood buddy Dumbo.

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In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology
Art, Photography

In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology

icon-location-pin National Museum of Singapore, City Hall
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The culture of now has never been so prevalent in this digital age of technology where instant services and smartphones are glorified. Tracing back to its roots in the late 1940s leads us to what was a breakthrough in the world of photography, the Polaroid camera. Inspiring artists and photographers alike, the exhibition offers insight into the story behind Polaroid photography and how the process of being able to memorial a special and specific moment in time has impacted the social phenomenon we have today.

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Albert Yonathan Setyawan & Miyanaga Aiko | Radiance
Things to do, Exhibitions

Albert Yonathan Setyawan & Miyanaga Aiko: Radiance

icon-location-pin Mizuma Gallery, Bukit Merah
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Organised by Mizuma Gallery, Radiance is a two-person exhibition by Indonesian artist Albert Yonathan Setyawan and Japanese artist Miyanaga Aiko, featuring their newest art pieces that communicate between each other, as well as their newest body of works. Delve deeper into what went on in the minds of the artists and the various factors that impacted the entire process during the Artist Talk session happening during the opening reception.

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Kantil Moderato (Slow Tempo Edge)
Things to do, Exhibitions

Kantil Moderato (Slow Tempo Edge)

icon-location-pin Yavuz Fine Art, Bukit Merah
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Filipino artist Maya Muñoz is setting up her first solo exhibition in Singapore at the Yayuz Gallery. Fusing together textural and compositional elements with portraiture and figuration, Muñoz’s abstract work tread along the blurred line between painting and poetry, leaving you intrigued.

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Lalla Essaydi: Truth and Beauty
Things to do, Exhibitions

Lalla Essaydi: Truth and Beauty

icon-location-pin Sundaram Tagore Gallery, Bukit Merah
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Organised by the Sundaram Tagore Gallery, internationally acclaimed Moroccan artist Lalla Essaydi is having her very first solo exhibition in Singapore. Over 20 large-scale colour photographs including Essaydi’s iconic multi-panel works are up on display. Stand in awe as you linger upon the photographs capturing Moroccan women in a series of narratives that delves into the contemporary power structures and challenges the conventional Western representation of Arab women and the Islamic culture – exploring both the real and symbolic.

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Between the Lines โ€“ The Chinese Cartoon Revolution
Museums, History

Between the Lines โ€“ 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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The Little Prince โ€“ Singapore Philatelic Museum
Singapore Philatelic Museum
Museums, Childhood

The Little Prince with Dialogue in the Dark

icon-location-pin Singapore Philatelic Museum, City Hall
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In partnership with Ngee Ann Polytechnic's Dialogue in the Dark Singapore (DiDsg), Singapore Philatelic Museum is organising tours of the sculptures conducted by visually impaired guides. Experience the familiar story of the Little Prince like no other. Using just your sense of touch, experience your nerves and sensitivities enhanced as you feel the snake that's eaten the elephant, the long ears of the fox and the wavy hair of the Little Prince. Through conversing with the DiDsg guides, you will also get to have a deeper understanding of this unique tactile experience.  

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 All Possible Paths
Art

All Possible Paths: Richard Feynmanโ€™s Curious Life

icon-location-pin ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay
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Commemorating the global celebrations of Richard Feynman's 100th anniversary, ArtScience Museum is presenting a brand new exhibition, casting the spotlight on the astonishing, multi-aspect life and achievements of the Nobel Prize-winning physicist. Known for his pioneering work in quantum mechanics and the basis of modern physics, be inspired and awed as you're drawn deeper into the science through art, understanding how he paved the path for many of the technological advances that support us in our everyday lives today. The exhibit features Feynman's personal items, documents and letters from across the globe. Contemporary artworks that have drawn inspiration from Feynman's thought process are also presented to aid your understanding through visual representations of the six scientific topics at the core of his work, giving you a peek into the realm of quantum mechanics.

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The Quayside Pup Club
Things to do, Markets and fairs

The Quayside Pup Club

icon-location-pin Quayside, Raffles Place
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To all the pooch lovers and puppy parents out there, you can now treat your pets to some dog-friendly ice cream this weekend. Starting from October 14, Quayside Pup Club’s animated pop-up ice cream cart opens for business every second Sunday of the month to provide healthy pet snacks, courtesy of Tayla’s Sorvete, Singapore’s artisan pet supplier.  Perfect for combatting the Singapore heat, pets can now indulge in this icy cold pupsicles ($5) with flavours that include blueberry, honey mango and strawberry, as well as the new homemade peanut butter and strawberry toppings ($0.70). If your furbaby can't seem to get enough of them, simply purchase them in boxes ($15.60) for takeaways or even as a post-walk treat to get your canine's tail wagging. While you’re at it, snag a popsicle photo opportunity to capture the moments to add to your gallery filled with puppy selfies.

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ROOM by Jodi Tan
Art, Galleries

Room

icon-location-pin SPRMRKT (STPI), Raffles Place
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Observe local artist Jodi Tan's impressive experiments with shape and colour via screen-printing, collage, painting and cross-stitching at the SPRMRKT's STPI location. Soak up the visuals of her Still Life series which includes eight works where positive and negative shapes are re-arranged in unconventional ways, allowing viewers to question how images are read and perceived. Her cross-stitching skills can be seen via her Sense of Order series, while she explores the idea of nature in urban spaces via her new series, Tree.

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Teng Nee Cheong
Art, Galleries

Embodiment | Sentience

icon-location-pin The Private Museum, Rochor
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To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the passing of the late Singaporean artist, Teng Nee Cheong, the exhibition showcases the rare sighting of his monochromatic charcoal drawings, instead of his better-known vibrant, colourful paintings with Southeast Asian cultural influences. As the first exhibition since his passing, this inaugural showcase displays a selection of his life drawings collection. 

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Singapore photography festival Singapore Nguan
Photo: Singapore Nguan
Art

Singapore International Photography Festival

icon-location-pin Singapore City,
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The Singapore International Photography Festival (SIPF) was the first of its kind when it premiered in 2008, and this year’s sixth edition promises to showcase even more works by South-East Asian artists. The festival includes a slew of exhibitions, workshops, and public talks held at various locations, including Deck, Gillman Barracks, The Arts House, Japan Creative Centre, Esplanade Tunnel and the National Design Centre. This year's theme is Like You, Me, Everybody Else takes a look into intimate realms and broader narratives connected by various human experiences. All works are carefully selected for their universal appeal that allows viewers from all walks of life the ability to relate.    

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Alois Mosbacher
Art, Galleries

Intriguing Uncertainties

icon-location-pin Parkview Museum, Rochor
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Venture on a journey of obscurities, improbabilities and uncertainties through the complex and awe-inspiring contemporary works of art, created by the artist’s imagination. These works are bound to draw you into a whole new universe where your realm of imagination is confronted by these realities of daily life. Brought to you by 42 artists from all around the globe, this exhibition emphasizes the significance of narrative in contemporary art that focuses on singular socio-cultural constellations and specific, situational meanings based on anthropological considerations.

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FOC Sentosa
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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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The Little Prince: Behind the Story
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The Little Prince: Behind the Story

icon-location-pin Singapore Philatelic Museum, City Hall
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The Little Prince is probably one of the world's most widely read books – we all know the famous, oft quoted phrases from this French book published in 1943 from our childhood that has since been translated into 300 languages. Throwback to your salad days (or introduce your kids to this book) with this exhibition dedicated to this iconic book through rare philatelic materials, hand-drawn illustrations and artefacts – some of which have never been exhibited outside of France. 

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Building History: Monuments in Bricks and Blocks
Things to do, Exhibitions

Building History: Monuments in Bricks and Blocks

icon-location-pin Singapore City,
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Lego fans, here's one for you. Building History: Monuments in Bricks and Blocks is a travelling exhibition that features eight models of Singapore national monuments, constructed using over 110,000 LEGO bricks. Iconic landmarks include the National Museum of Singapore, Jurong Town Hall, Sultan Mosque, and St Andrew’s Cathedral – with the tallest model standing at 1.1m high and the heaviest at 40kg. 

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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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Amek Gambar (Taking Pictures): Peranakans and Photography
Art, Photography

Amek Gambar: Peranakans and photography

icon-location-pin Peranakan Museum, City Hall
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Trace the evolution of photography in Southeast Asia through the lens of the Peranakan community as you admire the collection of over 200 photographs, donated by Mr and Mrs Lee Kip Lee, that runs the gamut from old school monochrome images to dazzling digital displays. Through its exploration of the candid and intimate moments shared by early Peranakan families, the exhibition also brings forth issues surrounding identity and connectedness.

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Madame Tussauds' Marvel 4D Experience
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Madame Tussauds' Marvel 4D Experience

icon-location-pin Madame Tussauds, Harbourfront
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Avengers assemble! Be a part of the superhero squad at this immersive exhibition featuring life-sized wax figurines of Iron Man and Captain America, and a 4D experience of your favourites fighting villains on the streets of Singapore. Sounds like something we think every Marvel fan need to check out. 

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

Surviving the Japanese Occupation: War and its Legacies

icon-location-pin Singapore City,
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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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