The Asian Civilisations Museum is launching a new introductory display. The Ancient Religions Gallery will trace the spread of religions from India to China, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. A thousand years of sculpture will show the change in art from early cults to international forms of Hinduism and Buddhism. The displays demonstrate how the cultures of Gandhara, Kushan, Tang China, and Srivijaya gave new expression to these systems of belief.
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Witness a stunning 13-minute showpiece of visual effects by the waterfront, where the universal tale of the journey of life is told through light and laser effects set to a breathtaking orchestral soundtrack. It is the largest light and water spectacular show in Southeast Asia with views spanning across a 15.4 hectare site!
The show is on Sundays to Thursdays at 8pm and 9:30pm and on Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, 9:30pm and 11pm.
The party just keeps on growing, and for this third installment of Breathe Deep, we're getting that great lady of the deep Heather Mennell back with us to wow you away again, just like she did that first time. So if you're not planning on going to the beach, this one's a sure winner, on Saturday December 12th! Warm up shenanigans by Brendon P. No guest-list required. Doors open 10pm Dresscode: No Flip Flops!!!
Housed in the former Supreme Court building, the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery presents an exhibition on the art of Southeast Asia through shared artistic impulses across the region.
Starting in the 19th century, the history of Southeast Asian art is characterised by a continuous encounter with the new, inseparably linked to the region’s tumultuous social and political history.
The meaning and expression of art was constantly negotiated as artists of Southeast Asia sought to incorporate and reinvent local expressions and aesthetic traditions as they grappled with modernity.
The curatorial narrative explores four main themes places in a broadly chronological sequence, each one critically examining the shared artistic impulse of the region for each period: 'Authority and Anxiety', 'Imagining Country and Self', 'Manifesting the Nation', and 'Re:Defining Art'.
This museum will preserve the heritage of the Singapore Army, as well as honour the contributions and celebrate the experiences of our soldiers. It hopes to capture and tell the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things. (Please click here to read Dr. Albert Lau's "Towards an SAF Museum", which traces steps taken since the 1970s towards the establishment of the museum.)
The Army Museum of Singapore (ARMS) aims to pay tribute to all who have contributed: NSmen, NSFs, regulars, veterans, males, females, and also family members for their support.
The Army constantly transforms and adapts to meet new challenges. However, amidst all the developments in hardware, systems and capabilities, and evolution in structures and doctrines, the Army will always remain anchored to our Mission, our Values and our People.
10am - 6pm, daily (closed on Mondays)
Admission is free for all Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents.
The Lee Kong Chian Gallery of Chinese art will reopen after renovation in January 2015, with a new feature in the gallery: a long-awaited area for the permanent display of the Chinese paintings and calligraphies in the NUS Museum’s Chinese collection.
The Chinese ink works in the Museum’s collection comprise mostly works from the Qing dynasty period (1644-1911), but there are a couple of exceptional handscrolls from the Ming Dynasty period.
Using works from the Qing Dynasty as a starting point to introduce viewers to the general history of Chinese ink traditions, the permanent display is conceived to go hand in hand with the Scroll and Paper Study Room in the new Resource Gallery on the top level of the Museum, catering to both visitors with a love of Chinese art, and to researchers and scholars with more specialist interest.
Along with the more classical ink works are also displayed examples of modern Chinese ink work movements, and paintings made by Singapore and Malaysian artists, from the Nanyang Style to the contemporary.
The Lee Kong Chian gallery features the Chinese Art Collection and Export Ceramics from the Lee Kong Chian Museum. The permanent display is supplemented by ceramics from from the South and Southeast Asian Collections and the archaeological collection of Dr John Miksic. These exhibits are complemented by temporary exhibitions, conceived to engage the permanent collection critically.
The Chinese Art collection consists of bronzes, ceramics and paintings, gathered to represent the expansive history of Chinese art. The nucleus of this collection was established and developed at the Nanyang University in the 1970s with significant expansion in the 1980s under the newly inaugurated National University of Singapore (NUS).
This permanent display of Chinese Art focuses on Chinese ceramics and its development, categorising objects in relation to centres of productions and periods. A selection from the collection is featured in Collecting Histories, presented within the main gallery in open-storage format alongside ceramics collected by the then University of Malaya and University of Singapore. Collecting Histories comprises Southeast Asian and Chinese ceramics sourced from the region and mostly acquired between 1955 and 1973 - a period significant in the development of Southeast Asian art and ceramics as a field of study - led by the scholarship and research of the successive curators of the University of Malaya Art Museum, Michael Sullivan (1955-1960) and William Willetts (1963-1973). The third permanent component to the gallery is the Sherd Library, which presents a selection of archaeological materials from the collection of Dr. John Miksic, a living accumulation of an archive developed through his extensive work across the region since the late 1970s.
A new mode of order is in session every Wednesday at Kyo, curated by resident and 2008 Juice Dj Quest Champion, Ej Missy, featuring a fresh breed of homegrown and SG‐based talent.
This is for the next wave of DJs pushing the electronic music genre envelope forward, and for you with the discerning musical taste. Let's hear it for Modal.
Saturday Social BBQ is the place to be at! With cowabunga surf music to jive to, ice cold beers in hand and an array of fringe activities for your children, there’s definitely something for everyone. Come on down and join the fun at Timbre @ Gillman for the most awesome barbecue party ever!