Happy New Year everyone! It’s officially 2011, and I’m sure you’re all recovering from the excesses of the festive feasting. And now that all the gift giving is over, it’s time to start thinking about the year coming up and how you’re going to make your life better.
Making New Year resolutions need not be a waste of time. We’ll show you how to make the most of them, in so many fun, different ways!
I want to…GET FIT
Whether you’re a fitness rookie or a seasoned sports enthusiast wanting to whip yourself back in shape, we’ve something for everyone. Beginners might want to try out the low-impact Hi-Lo aerobics class or go for a yoga class to make the most of its holistic therapy.
Keen on burning some calories quick? Check out the beginner-level Mall Walk, or challenge yourself with the moderate-level Terry Fox Run. If you’re bored of your usual routine, venture out to try your hand at a BorderX climbing class!
I want to…LEARN TO APPRECIATE ART
It’s never too late to develop your artistic side, whether you’re 8 or 80! Take up an art class (for kids, or for adults), or go for a whole immersion program by volunteering to be an intern for the Singapore Biennale 2011.
Learn to talk the talk with the Conservation of Art seminar, or attend the 10 most important paintings of the 21st century talk. Finally, test your new-found knowledge at the mother of art shows, Art Stage Singapore.
I want to…ENJOY MYSELF MORE
Treat yourself to unbeatable entertainment in the new year, as we bring you an exciting lineup of acts you shouldn’t miss! Fans of campy kitsch, do check out Richard O Briens’ rendition of the Rocky Horror Show.
At ResortsWorld Sentosa, Voyage de la Vie has been running strong for the past few months, so catch this unforgettable performance if you haven’t already. Down by its rival the Marina Bay Sands, the Lion King Musical and Valentino Retrospective exhibition are not to be missed.
Lastly, fans of great music would be thrilled to hear that the indomitable Laneway Festival from Melbourne is making its way to our shores, with a wickedly fantastic lineup – so get your tickets if you haven’t already!
I want to…SPEND TIME WITH FAMILY/FRIENDS
If you have a couple of hours to spend with your young ones, bring them down for the award-winning Red Clogs down the Five Foot Way talk/tour, which guarantees to be both entertaining and educational. Parents of younger tots might appreciate spending time with them over at The Magic Treetop Musical puppetry performance.
Suitable for all kids (and kids at heart) are the magical Ishtar Bee Fire performance, as well as the gourmands’ pick, the Cirque du March Gourmet Food Festival. For an evening of leisurely, competitive fun between friends, check out Krish’s Quiz Night, ongoing weekly.
I want to…SUPPORT LOCAL TALENT
Begin the year on a traditional note by showing up for renowned local violinist, Siow Lee Chin’s New Year Concert, together with the Oberlin Orchestra. For more cinematic favorites, don’t miss OMM (the Orchestra of Music Makers) goes to the movies, where you’re guaranteed the latest blockbuster soundtracks.
Fans of local music, you’re in luck! 2011 starts off with a bang with Caracal’s Bear Shark Wolf album launch, as well as Typewriter’s Indian Head Massage concert. Of course, there’s also the ROCK 30 Singapore Concert, which showcases aspiring local talent through the years!
Support local young theatre talent by going for young & W!LD’s Swordfish + Concubine: The Fall of Singapura play, or drop by Books Actually to check out O Thiam Chin’s Under The Sun – fresh off the press.
Hope you’re all off to a good start, everyone! Happy new year once again, and good luck with keeping to your resolutions – we hope we’ve made it easy(-ier)!