Ring in the year of the Metal Ox and bask in prosperity and good fortune at Dahlia Dreams! Featuring auspicious elements and symbols, this ever popular floral display ushers in new beginnings filled with good luck and positivity. Stroll through a field of about 1,400 pretty dahlias of mixed varieties, all grown in-house for the very first time by our very own horticulturists alongside a host of Lunar New Year floral favourites such as azaleas, chrysanthemums and cymbidiums.
Dahlia Dreams @ Flower Dome
15 January – 21 February 2021; 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Admission charge to Flower Dome applies. Visit here for details.
Flower Dome @ Gardens By The Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Dr., 018953
See the Art, Meet the Artist! is Indie Singapore Tour‘s first limited engagement for an Art Walk through Chinatown.
Singaporean Artist Yip Yew Chong‘s murals are highlights of many tours that it does. Yip’s murals are iconic, colourful and extremely Instagram-able; yet at the same time they tell a segment of Singapore’s story from a more innocent time. On this walk, learn of the tales that inspire these murals and little secrets that have been discovered over the years. More than anything, this walking tour aims to tell the Singapore Story through these gorgeous and very Singaporean works of art.
The tour will end at Yip Yew Chong’s first solo exhibition “Something, Somewhere, Somewhen”. Light refreshments will be provided as Yip Yew Chong shares more about his art and his childhood Chinatown, a place that inspired his art.
See the Art, Meet the Artist!: Yip Yew Chong’s “Something Somewhere Somewhen” Art Walk
6 February 2021; 9.30 a.m.
Tickets sold at $60, buy them online here.
Indie Singapore Tour, route starts at Telok Ayer MRT Station
(image: El Masnou)
Close your eyes and count to ten – ready or not, Otah & Friends await! Gather your crew and challenge yourselves to a game of hide-and-seek with Otah & Friends at Singapore’s first otter-themed escapade. Explore Otah’s visually stunning and brightly coloured rooms to find the cheeky otter before the cookies in his oven burn! In this 45-minute adventure, rummage through his cabinets to look for clues, lounge amidst the lush foliage, and wrap up the experience with a visit to Otah’s lemonade cart in his backyard.
Otah & Friends: Singapore’s First Otter-Themed Escapade
Now till 26 February 2021; 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Tickets: $15 per pax (Min. 2 pax). Private group available. Visit here for more details on bookings.
Otah & Friends, Gardens By The Bay, Bayfront Plaza, 18 Marina Gardens Dr., 018953. (Next to Floral Fantasy & Bayfront MRT Station, Exit B)
Check out this flagship open day to feature local community farmers in a family-friendly marketplace to celebrate local produce, eco-products and activities.
This February, join them in welcoming a special Lunar New Year-themed edition of Farm Day Out with an exciting spread! Sprout Hub will be featuring retail-based and community-led brands ranging from fresh produce, artisanal food products, beauty, art and sustainable products. It;s also introducing new activity spaces that will host a plethora of interactive and educational activities like talks, workshops and showcases. Farm Day Out will offer you the opportunity to refuel, refresh, and experience the authentic Sprout Hub spirit.
As part of the event’s efforts to give back to the community, part of the proceeds from some of its offerings and vendors will go to supporting its list of charities and community groups.
Presenting: The Nanyang Collection – an exhibition of vibrant Nanyang style art pieces by senior local artist Ong Kok Peng. Having spent majority of his life embarking at sea in the Maritime, memories of Singapore’s land developments etched into Ong’s mind each time he had returned. Predominantly drawing inspiration from these remembrances, Ong hankers to render his personal perception of the days of old Nanyang style in forms of two-dimensional and three-dimensional.
Being distinctive in paintings and potteries, he has a regard for showcasing these two artforms abreast. This juxtaposition was intended to enable its onlookers to feel and appreciate the divergence and also coherence in the two dimensions. Having potteries on display as the exhibition’s accentuate, the nature of its three-dimensional form facilitates visual and physical interaction.
Local Artist Ong Kok Peng will be gracing the opening of his exhibition. Do head down to our gallery for a meet and greet with the artist himself!
Ong Kok Peng: The Nanyang Collection Exhibition Launch
6 February 2021; 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Exhibition will continue running from 6th February to 31st March 2021)
Gallery 1819, 315 Outram Rd., Tan Boon Liat Building, #02-04/05, 169074
The class covers the following content:
- Espresso Preparation techniques – a skill-building session to produce the prefect espresso shots
- Espresso Extracting Training – adjustments to brewing parameters to achieve prefect espresso extraction
- Espresso Beverages – interpreting the coffee menu and identify different type of beans
- Milk Frothing Training – Learn about ideal milk temperature, apply proper positioning and milk frothing techniques and introduction to free-pouring
- Pour Analysis – A step-by-step guide to achieve respective coffee art design with review after each pour to identify areas of improvement
Singapore’s very own seafood market, Far Ocean, is holding its final two days of CNY seafood sale this weekend! It’s your one-stop CNY shopping go-tos to get all your BBQ and Steamboat supplies this festive season. With up to 70% discounts on fresh seafood, head down this weekend to snag some awesome deals for your upcoming reunion dinner!
“We invite you to commune with us, and to think about our bodies and our spiritual states in these strange times” – Choy Ka Fai
About the exhibition
𝘊𝘰𝘴𝘮𝘪𝘤𝘞𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳: 𝘌𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 (hosted by the Singapore Art Museum) presents Choy’s research to-date, set up as an immersive installation that presents the artist’s perspective on humanity’s attempt to connect, to question, and to perceive and interact with different states of reality. Stories and images composed from his invigorating encounters with “altered states” interweave with the artist’s speculations to present a choreographic sequence of moving images, text and spectacle, inspired by practices observed in Singapore, Indonesia, Siberia, Taiwan and Vietnam.
About the artist
Berlin-based Singapore artist Choy Ka Fai has been researching the metaphysics of the human body in the last decade, taking the body as a conceptual device for explorations into “post-human” choreographic ideas and alternative states of consciousness. An investigation into the relationship between humans and worldly phenomena, 𝘊𝘰𝘴𝘮𝘪𝘤𝘞𝘢𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳 is an ongoing project by Choy that explores shamanic dance cultures in Asia, delving into the process of worlding across different communities. Having ventured into the region in search of the most spectacular and immersive trance experiences, the artist has met over 50 shamans and filmed extraordinary dance rituals, from the wilderness of Siberia to the mythological practices in Java.
CosmicWander: Expedition by Choy Ka Fai
16 January – 21 February 2021; 12 – 9 p.m. daily* (12–5 p.m. on 16 and 22 January)
Free admission (No pre-registration required)
Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Rd., #01-02 to 04, 089065
An Interlude: a short interval between a play or a concert; a liminal space that calls for reflection and introspection, and solitude amidst chaos and uncertainty. It is rather synonymous with the period we have spent in isolation – due to the outbreak of the pandemic – where time seems to have stood still.
The 11th France + Singapore Photography Arts Award (FSPAA) allowed French and Singaporean artists to come together to offer their warm invitation for new beginnings. Come down to la galerie to receive them.
Interlude: 11th France + Singapore Photographic Arts Award
Now till 13 February 2021 (Tuesdays – Fridays: 1 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.)
Free entry, register online here.
Alliance Française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Rd., Level 2, 258130
Jump on a life-sized see-saw and recall your fond playground memories with classmates, or ask your date “want to stead?” (a.k.a. wanna go out?) against a romantic backdrop. On this journey through the key milestones in our lives, discover how love plays a part in Chinese Singaporean culture from the cradle into adulthood.
By Willaine G. Tan, February 2021 / Images: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre + respective events and their social media pages.
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