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The best things to do in Singapore this weekend (May 23-26)

Make the best of your weekend with our top picks of things to do, see and more in Singapore

Floating Utopias
By Time Out Singapore editors |
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Marking your calendar with the best things to see, do and go this weekend? Fill up your itinerary with our guide to the hottest parties, enthralling shows, immersive art exhibitions and more happening in the city this Thursday through Sunday.

This weekend, immerse yourself in the ArtScience Museum's latest exhibition Floating Utopias, groove to the sounds of Cedric Gervais, break a sweat from sunrise to sunset at AIA Glow Festival, and more.

RECOMMENDED: Top things to do this week

The Artist, Flipside
Photo: Antti Saukko
Things to do

Flipside

icon-location-pin Multiple venues
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Think outside the box and let your imagination run wild at Esplanade’s ten-day arts festival. The playful, family-friendly affair returns with a host of whimsical performances, unconventional programmes, larger-than-life installations, and pop-up arts and technology experiences that embrace all things eccentric.

Kids, Exhibitions

Gallery Children's Biennale 2019: Embracing Wonder

icon-location-pin National Gallery Singapore, City Hall
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Take the kiddos on an art adventure at National Gallery Singapore. This year’s Children’s Biennale features 11 interactive artworks by local and international artists. Let your little hitmakers create their own tunes at Chance Operations or immerse them in an experiential journey across time and space at Stardust: Soaring Through the Sky’s Embrace.

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Floating Utopias
Photo by: Luca Girardini
Things to do, Exhibitions

Floating Utopias

icon-location-pin ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay
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Feast your eyes a visual extravaganza at the ArtScience Museum. This playful and poetic exhibition explores the history of inflatable objects, showing how they have been used in art, architecture and social activism over the decades. It features over 40 artworks, including eight giant inflatable sculptures, produced by more than 15 international and local artists such as Ant Farm, Eventstructure Research Group, Anna Hoetjes, and Luke Jerram. Highlights include the Castle of Vooruit (2012) by Turkish artist Ahmet Öğüt, and Museum of the Moon by Luke Jerram.

Things to do

AIA Glow Festival

icon-location-pin Sentosa Island, Sentosa
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This beachside wellness and music jamboree makes you work up a sweat from sunrise to sunset. Start your morning with a 5km run, find your flow with classes by Pure Yoga, fuel up at The Marketplace and get down with international acts like Lost Frequencies, Rudimental, Nina Nesbitt, and Singapore's own The Sam Willows.

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Music

HallyuPopFest

icon-location-pin Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang
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K-Pop fans, go K-razy – the highly anticipated K-Pop festival returns to Singapore Indoor Stadium with headliners Super Junior, Monsta X, Nu’est and Winner. New this year is HallyuTown, where fans can indulge in K-Food, K-Beauty and K-lifestyle, as well as fangirl and stan their K-pop idols at the dedicated Fan Support area.

Nightlife, Clubs

Marquee Singapore Presents Borgeous

icon-location-pin MARQUEE Singapore, Marina Bay
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Having played in Singapore a couple years ago, American DJ Borgeous is no stranger to Singapore's nightlife scene. This May, he's back in the Lion City, taking over the turntables at Marquee Singapore with his famous hits like Invincible and Tsunami. Prepare to be blown away when you let loose to his unique blend of house music – a fusion of EDM and bass-heavy remixes of party anthems. 

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Nightlife, Clubs

Marquee Singapore Presents MAKJ

icon-location-pin MARQUEE Singapore, Marina Bay
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Best known for his Party Till We Die track, as well as collaborations with artistes like Hardwell and Lil' Jon, MAKJ is helming the decks at the newest nightclub in town – Marquee Singapore. He's played at some of the largest and most prestigious music festivals in the world, including Coachella and Ultra Music Festival. Look forward to a ballin' time as this American DJ spins hits guaranteed to unleash the party animal in you.

Slices by Wedhar Riyadi
Courtesy of the artist and Yavuz Gallery
Things to do, Exhibitions

Slices by Wedhar Riyadi

icon-location-pin Yavuz Fine Art, Bukit Merah
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Indonesian artist Wedhar Riyadi's first solo exhibition in five years features nine paintings from his new collection of work. They explore the psychological depths of popular cultural imagery and its implications on reality and the ideal body. His paintings also focus and expand on the influence of digital age and mass media. Be intrigued by his creations on display, which distort, rearrange and carve up the imagery of the human figure. 

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Nightlife, Clubs

Bar Rouge Gone Rogue: Cedric Gervais

icon-location-pin Bar Rouge, City Hall
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Grammy award-winning DJ, Cedric Gervais, is taking Bar Rouge to new heights with his uplifting progressive and electro house anthems. Hailing from France, this hitmaker is one of the biggest and hottest in the house music scene. Dance your Saturday night away to his hype beats, including his viral single Molly and remix of Lana Del Rey's Summertime Sadness

Nightlife, Clubs

Mixmag Lab Takeover with Kaiserdisco

icon-location-pin Zouk, Clarke Quay
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German DJ duo Kaiserdisco is taking over the turntables for a night at Zouk. Having racked up half a dozen of chart-topping smashes on Beatport, expect to bust moves like no one's watching to some of their hits like Pipe!, which has earned shouts from DJs like Format:B, Len Faki, Technasia and Joseph Capriati, as well as an endless list of top-notch remixes.

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Cultural Extravaganza
Photo by: Rogan Yeoh
Things to do, Festivals

Cultural Extravaganza

icon-location-pin Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC), Tanjong Pagar
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Celebrate Singapore's vibrant Chinese culture with an entertaining line-up of programmes at the third edition of the Cultural Extravaganza. Look forward to a series of musical performances, like the Memoirs of Nanyang by Siong Leng Musical Association and the Sing.Lang Concert including local headliners Kit Chan, Nathan Hartono, and Gentle Bones. Don't miss the hallmark of Singapore's early entertainment scene which includes circus acts and street wayang.  Continue on this cultural adventure with workshops and talks about Singapore's quintessential local breakfast, and multi-lingual retellings of lesser-known Singapore legends and myths. There's also a Creative Market where you can learn more about the local comic art industry, and the Sing Life Collective Market where you can shop for craft products.

Nightlife, Clubs

Crowd Ctrl Presents Dimatik Supported By Lenerd & Sayvere

icon-location-pin Zouk, Clarke Quay
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With tracks like Chamunda and Church of Hell topping the charts on Beatport, and collaborations like Giratina impressing revelers at events like Tomorrowland and Ultra Music Festival, it's no wonder renowned DJs such as Tiesto, Hardwell and David Guetta support and play Dimatik's songs. Get a taste of this Australian DJ and producer's raw intensity and thunder, supported by DJs Lenerd and Sayvere, when you club along to some of his notable hits at Zouk. 

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Nightlife, Clubs

Bar Grooves Vista Launch Party Feat. Jon White

icon-location-pin CÉ LA VI, Marina Bay
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DJ Jon White is no stranger to Singapore's nightlife scene. He's been at the forefront of some of the country's most well-loved events and venues. Groove along with this British producer as he dishes out funky house music at his next headlining act, Bar Grooves' newest compilation series, Vista. 

Nightlife, Clubs

Re:Groove Feat. Aroop Roy

icon-location-pin CÉ LA VI, Marina Bay
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UK producer and DJ Aroop Roy is bringing his eclectic sounds to Cé La Vi's club lounge. Expect a groovy night from him as he blends soulful organic sounds of afro, latin, funk and jazz with the electronic edges of house and disco.

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SAFRA Punggol
Photo: Teck Heng via SAFRA Punggol/Facebook
Things to do

SAFRA Punggol ExtravaDANZA

icon-location-pin Safra Punggol, Punggol
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Get those hips shakin' at SAFRA Punggol's Latin-inspired event where there are plenty of live performances by international recording artist Martin Reyes, family-friendly dance workshops, authentic Latin American dishes like tacos with salsa dip, arancini, chocolatey churros, and the signature paella, and more. If you're looking for some action, lace up your bowling shoes for GaiGai x SAFRA Punggol's cosmic bowling event, complete with neon strobe lights, striking blue lightings, and grooving Latin tunes. Mix and mingle as you pair up for an exciting game of bowling where the top three pairs receive an exclusive gift hamper.

Things to do, pop-ups

Shawn Mendes Album Anniversary Pop-up

icon-location-pin Swee Lee (The Star Vista), Buona Vista
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Heads up, Mendes Army! Celebrate the one-year anniversary of Shawn Mendes' self-titled third album with fellow fans at this pop-up fan event ahead of his Singapore gig. Be one of the first 150 fans only to get yourself a complimentary cuppa and cupcake from Swee Lee's Italian-style espresso bar. Don't forget to have your pictures taken at the Shawn Mendes photobooth and check out Swee Lee's music lifestyle gear, which includes the star's merch and vinyls, of course. Also, keep an eye out for special giveaways on the gift wall.

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Things to do, Quirky events

KDSG Kindness Carnival

icon-location-pin East Coast Park, Marine Parade
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In celebration of this year's Kindness Day, Kindness Carnival returns with a focus on road graciousness and kindness. Look forward to fun-packed activities like a bouncy castle, ball pit, hopscotch, giant twister, and this year's main feature – the Kindness Circuit Game where the kids learn road etiquettes while having wholesome family fun.

Things to do, Consumer shows and conventions

RevOILution Wellness Expo

icon-location-pin Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay
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Experience an extensive showcase of all-natural toxic-free wellness solutions for health and beauty. This event has prepared a line-up of exciting activities, educational workshops, live demos, and special giveaways for you to look forward to. It also has various zones – Essential Oil Zone, Home & Living Zone, Health & Nutritional Zone – offering you focused experiences with essential oils. Other key highlights include a series of live cooking demos by celebrity chef Angela May, yoga classes for everyone, and a make-your-own-beauty-products workshop. 

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Things to do, Cultural centres

Saturdays@ACM: Eid’s Almost Here!

icon-location-pin Asian Civilisations Museum, City Hall
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Stop by the Asian Civilization Museum to immerse yourself in traditional Malay folk stories. Then, play dress up and silkscreen your own tote bag with motifs found in the newly designed Islamic Art Gallery.

Things to do, Exhibitions

Make & Play presents: The Greatest Science Fantasy

icon-location-pin MINT Museum of Toys, City Hall
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Take the kiddos to this museum during the June school break for its Make & Play programme, The Greatest Science Fantasy. Spotlighting one of the greatest science fantasy film franchises of all time, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, visitors can look forward to exploring a showcase of prized collectibles, key characters, action figures, and posters, dating back to 1977. Get a brief look at the history of the toy company, Kenner Products, while you're at it. End off your entire experience with a hands-on workshop focusing on DIY zoetrope where you can make your own animation of your favourite sci-fi characters. 

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Things to do, Food and drink events

Lobsterfest at Lime

icon-location-pin Parkroyal on Pickering, Chinatown
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It's claws-galore at Lime Restaurant as Lobsterfest returns by popular demand. Shellfish lovers can indulge in a medley of tantalising lobster dishes which features lobsters au natural – think a whole Boston lobster alongside live prawns, black mussels and golden clams – and grilled lobsters drizzled with sauces like sambal and Thai hollandaise. Look forward to lobsters cooked in a variety of Southeast Asian flavours too, such as lobster with Singapore chili sauce and baby lobster laksa noodles. If you want to try something new, get yourself a plate of the roti john with minced lobster meat and braised lobster with ginger and onion.

Theatre

Civilised

icon-location-pin The Necessary Stage Black Box, Marine Parade
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The Necessary Stage dares you to examine the complexities of colonialism and its lingering traces. Director Alvin Tan and resident playwright Haresh Sharma explore the ‘legacies’ of colonisers and the identities of post-colonial worlds in this local production.

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Things to do, Festivals

S.E.A. Aquarium's Ocean Fest

icon-location-pin SEA Aquarium at Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa
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Bring the fam to S.E.A Aquarium as Ocean Fest returns with the theme: The Noisy Ocean. Held in celebration of World Oceans Day, this festival raises awareness of ocean soundscapes and the negative impacts of sound pollution through immersive installations, musical performances, and project showcases. Highlights include the Celebration of Sound, a brand-new live percussion performance showcasing an ensemble of upcycled materials-turned-musical instruments, life-sized puppets dancing to an original score embracing the importance of the 3Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle; and interactive audio-visual exhibits like Sound Stations, Sound Reactive TV, The Healthy Reef Installation, and Sound Box Blasting where you can check out the natural rhapsody of sounds in the ocean, the importance of it, and the effects of sound pollution on marine biodiversity.

Things to do, Exhibitions

Sansiri x IBEX Collection

icon-location-pin Siri House at Dempsey, Tanglin
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This group exhibition showcases a curated selection of hyperrealist art from The IBEX Collection. On display are contemporary figurative and hyperrealist paintings done by 20 artists from 12 countries, with each piece focusing on a micro-expression through exceptional technical mastery and deeper commentary, whether emotional, social, cultural or political. Challenge your perception and question whether what you're looking at is real life or art when you immerse yourself into these super-realist artworks.

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Things to do, Exhibitions

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat; revising the phenomenon of printing

icon-location-pin The Private Museum, Rochor
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Curated by Zaki Razak, Repeat, Repeat, Repeat; revising the phenomenon of printing marks the second edition of The Private Museum's Guest Curator Series. This group exhibition features works of printmaking in different forms by seven artists including Miguel Chew, Weixin Chong, Mona Choo, Urich Lau, Nadiah Oh, Shin-Yong Park and Shih Yun Yeo. As you gaze at their works on display, understand how each of them revisits and redefines the history of printing through exploring an array of techniques and elements, which includes a range of topics like urban culture in the digital age, science and spirituality, robotics and ink, as well as biblical art.

Theatre, Drama

This Is What Happens To Pretty Girls

icon-location-pin Drama Centre, Rochor
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Ever wonder what happens to pretty girls? Let Pangdemonium take on the question with its second production of the 2019 Season. Written by playwright Ken Kwek, this sensitive yet socially relevant piece is inspired by the #MeToo movement which brought awareness of the prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. Expect to be served with the harsh but honest truth of our current day society with interviews-made-scripts of stories from hundreds of women and men who experienced waves of sexual assault allegations. During a time of female empowerment and gender equality, this once taboo topic may finally be addressed in a piece more relevant than ever.

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Art, Contemporary art

Minstrel Kuik Solo Exhibition: Merdeka, the Lonesome Club

icon-location-pin Richard Koh Fine Art, Bukit Merah
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Malaysian artist Minstrel Kuik’s solo exhibition in Singapore explores the state apparatus of Merdeka Day and general election – first through deconstructing of political flags from different parties and later appropriating the national narratives through the mix-and-match of fabrics. Understand her view of how Malaysian democracy functions as you appreciate her 19 new works which feature charcoal drawing, deconstructed fabric assemblages and laser-printed artist books (editions).

Things to do, Food and drink events

Gucci Osteria da Massimo Bottura

icon-location-pin The Arts House, City Hall
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Gucci is cooking up a storm and it's far from a new collection of fresh threads. The luxury fashion house collaborates with renowned chef Massimo Bottura of three Michelin-starred Osteria Francescana to bring an unparalleled gastronomic affair. Instead of having to travel to Italy, indulge in the unique experience at its exclusive pop-up at The Arts House. Led by Head Chef Karime Lopez of Gucci Osteria in Italy, this multi-sensorial experience treats guests to a range of signature dishes like The Crunchy Part of the Lasagne, Taka Bun and Tostadas.

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Things to do, pop-ups

NAO (Night At Orchard) Pop-up

icon-location-pin Ngee Ann City, Orchard
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Enliven your Orchard experience with an all-new roving pop-up concept, NAO (Night at Orchard). Happening every first weekend of the month along the stretch between ION Orchard and Ngee Ann City, expect a showcase of talents across fashion, arts, dining, and music. Highlights include culinary offerings by popular brands like Old Chang Kee and Michelin-starred restaurant Shisen Hanten by Chen Kentaro, shopping options with the likes of up-and-coming brands such as oasis:skin and Indigo Culture, and busking performances from NoonTalk artiste Gavin Teo, One Moment of Glory winner Jill-Marie Thomas, and popular indie acts like Codie Loh, Raphael Leong and Yeo Ming Jun.   

Things to do, Exhibitions

Scentsational Orchids

icon-location-pin Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay
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Stop and smell the beautiful orchids like Phalaenopsis bellina and Maxillaria tenuifolia at Gardens by the Bay's newest orchid display in the Cloud Forest, Scentsational Orchids. Learn about the different scent each type produces, and take in the sweet and intense fragrance of the massive floral display.

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Art

On/Out of Paper

icon-location-pin Mizuma Gallery, Bukit Merah
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Five Southeast Asian artists – Singapore's Ashley Yeo, the Philippines' Ryan Villamael and Indonesia's Irfan Hendrian, Iswanto Soerjanto and Yudi Sulistyo – come together to shine the spotlight on paper, showcasing that the medium is more than just a too. See the artists utilise the medium with unconventional techniques to produce pieces that go beyond the norm.

Theatre, Musicals

The Phantom of the Opera

icon-location-pin Marina Bay Sands, Marina Bay
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With over 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony’s and four Olivier Awards, The Phantom of the Opera returns to Singapore for the second time. Loyal fans and those who missed it back in 2013 can catch this globally acclaimed musical masterpiece at Sands Theatre from April 24 onwards. Get starry-eyed by the spectacular set, stunning costumes by the late Maria Björnson and sweeping romantic score by Andrew Lloyd Webber as you follow the journey of the Phantom himself, a disfigured musical maven who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. He then eventually falls in love with a gracefully talented and beautiful Soprano named Christine. However, drama and tragedy enfold as feelings of love, jealousy and passion collide.

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Art

Sea State 9: proclamation garden

icon-location-pin National Gallery Singapore, City Hall
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Surround yourself with flora atop National Gallery Singapore. As part of the gallery's Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission series, Sea State 9: proclamation garden by Charles Lim Yi Yong transforms the space with herbage found in reclaimed areas such as Changi, Tuas and the Southern Islands. Besides showcasing the biodiversity of flora in Singapore, it also shines a light onto the city's history of land reclamation. The garden is considered a work in progress, so expect the exhibition to evolve as the plants grow day by day.  

Things to do

Easter events

This Easter weekend, take the kiddos out for an egg hunt, chase the Easter bunny, get your craft on and stuff yourself silly with chocolates at these Easter events.

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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 Wonderland. Immerse yourself in this playful and interactive exhibition based on Lews Carroll’s timeless stories of Alice and her adventures through Wonderland. Developed by 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.  

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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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.

Art, Design

Human-Nature Exhibition

icon-location-pin Red Dot Design Museum Singapore, Marina Bay
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The Human-Nature exhibition brings together innovative products, research concepts, communication works and art, the exhibition begins with an introspective probe on how humans perceive robots. This selection of works poses questions about being human and explores how humans excel beyond their natural abilities. To gain an insight into the nature of human beings and technology, the museum offers a bilingual Human-Nature catalogue which serves as a necessary exhibition accompaniment and provides an in-depth narration, parallel questioning, and full descriptions of the exhibiting design works.

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Things to do, Quirky events

Light up your Friday and Weekend Nights at Downtown East

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Light up your Friday and weekend nights at Downtown East with an exciting line-up of activities for members and guests. Join in on the outdoor movie screening of Thor: Ragnarok under the stars with family and friends on January 26, from 7.30pm to 10pm. Complete with free Rainbow Popcorn and Nachos N Cheese, have a relaxing time every last Saturday of the month at the Open Plaza 2 at Downtown East. Take a spin on Singapore’s first family-friendly electric go-karts and fulfill your F1 fantasies. Launched in late December 2018, these go-karts are the first in karting history made to drift with specially equipped mechanical handbrakes. Head down every Friday from 6pm to 9pm or every Saturday and Sunday from 2pm to 9pm at Begonia (open-air carpark). It's $10 per ride and totally safe for kids aged eight and above. Whether you are a member or a guest, enjoy the waves and splash around at Wild Wild Wet in the tsunami pool. Be sure to head down soon on Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm to 9.30pm. Gather your late-night supper club and hang out over a game of darts at Forest4 Darts Cafe or a game of pool at Cue Guru. Pop over to OBAR Live House for drinks and live music by local bands or form your own band and perform your heart out at Teo Heng KTV.

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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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.

Art, Galleries

Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore

icon-location-pin National Gallery Singapore, City Hall
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Considered to be one of the city's finest watercolourists, see Singapore through Lim Cheng Hoe's lenses as he showcases 60 distinctive works of art which beautifully capture the evolving scenes from the 1930s to the 1970s. The artist's dedication towards plein-air painting influences the elements featured in his art, including the effects of light and weather on the landscapes of the city, as well as motifs such as kampongs, boat traffics, hilltop views and more that oozes a sense of local identity.      

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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.

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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