Most of the Bishan housing estate sits on what used to be Peck San Theng, a Cantonese cemetery, and Kampong San Teng, a village. Join Lee Kok Leong – a passionate museum volunteer and curator of Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital Heritage Gallery and Kwong Wai Siew Peck San Theng Heritage Centre – as he shares the story of Bishan’s transformation over the years, beginning with the history of the cemetery and the communities which resided in the village.
Charmaine Leung, the author of an upcoming publication, 17A Keong Saik Road, shares her experiences growing up in a shophouse on Keong Saik Road in the 1970s when it was a red-light district. Featuring stories about the area and its people, 17A Keong Saik Road interweaves past and present narratives with the author’s personal journey of hope and reconciliation.
Faber-Castell, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-quality products for writing, colouring and creative designs, is proud to present the inaugural ‘Faber-Castell Art Festival’. Held on a grand scale in a ‘castle’ setting and encompassing 4758 square feet of space, the festival will feature workshops by local art makers, Singapore-record breaking events, art exhibition and colouring competition. Free, individual workshop fees apply.
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'.
Voted 'Best New Tourist Attraction' by ASEAN Tourism Forum.
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 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.
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!
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.