What to Do in Singapore

When it rains, it pours

By Tracy PhillipsEvents - 22 July 2010 3:55 PM | Updated 4:02 PM

When it rains, it pours

When it rains it pours. A saying we can all relate to in Singapore with the recent spate of wet weather.

But frankly you could say the same about nightlife this week with what feels like a record number of events to match the record-breaking rain levels. Take the chance to chase the gloomy clouds away and see where the strobe lights lead you. 

On Thursday July 22, art and sneaker fans should head to L2 Space at Tanjong Pagar Distripark to commemorate Feiyue’s newly established presence in Singapore. From its humble beginnings in 1920’s Shanghai to its current innovative collaborations, be the first to preview the latest Fall Winter 2010 collection as well as reinventions of the Feiyue classic by local artists, Mindflyer, SBTG, Mojoko, Hypethetic, MadebyArcade, Zxerokool and Assembly. The conceptual collective, Syndicate perform a special after-dark show.

On Friday July 23, the graduating students of the School of Art, Design and Media at NTU showcase their final year work across digital animation, digital filmmaking, interactive media, photography and digital imaging, product design and visual communication. The opening night starts at 7pm, and the exhibition runs all the way till August 1, 11am - 8pm daily.

In 2007, Shawn Tulsi left his Café Del Mar residency for a musical adventure across South Africa and Mozambique, in search of a new groove. And find one he did! Back with an array of new beats gained from performing at major musical festivals and dance clubs across Africa, Shawn, now based in Phuket, performs with percussionist Reggie Perera at Hacienda on Friday July 23. Ken Ishii bangs it out at Zouk, and Sean Doyle gets frisky at Stereolab on the same night.

 Ken Ishii

 Sean Doyle

On July 24, keep it random with an eclectic gamut of options to enliven your Saturday. Flea Fly Flo Fun flea market madness takes over Home Club from 2pm to 8pm. At the same time over at Scape, the final round of the Camp Pong Championships take place. Crazy costumes, extreme action, trash-talking and a post finals partyyyyy will have you bouncing into the early hours. For some of the craziness seen at the heats & for possible outfit inspiration, check out the photos at http://www.facebook.com/photo_search.php?oid=109758845731863&view=all

Continuing on the unusual Saturday tip, join the Movie Mob Sing Along by VOUCHIES.COM. Movie Mob is a nostalgic, drive-in movie experience that happens fortnightly from 7pm to 10pm at an undisclosed location. Go to http://www.moviemob.sg/about.php to vote for the movie you want to watch and get on the secret location list to find out the whereabouts of the free screening.

Topping off quirky Saturday options is The Tokidoki Housewarming Pyjama Party at Bump at Butter Factory. The club says goodbye to Peskimo and welcomes Tokidoki, for Bump’s new extreme makeover. VIPS and their guests get a preview from 9-10pm with free flow of cookies and cream, a new concoction for the night. The public may enter from 10pm with free and priority entry to selected guests dressed in Fancy Pyjamas, so start planning your sleeping party attire.

Tokidoki Housewarming Pyjama Party

On the international DJ front, the island is flooded with artists this weekend. A few make their maiden appearance in Singapore on SaturdayJuly 24, like LA indie-disco duo, Classixx, formerly known as the Young Americans, at La Maison and Yolanda Be Cool aka Sylvester Martinez and Johnson Peterson at Overeasy. Funky techno hits Zouk and Stereolab, with Sebestien Leger and Green Velvet aka Cajmere respectively.

 Classixx

 Sebestian Leger

Next week, Home Club celebrates their 5th Anniversary with DJ Marky from Brazil and UK’s Stamina MC on Saturday July 31. No mean feat in the ephemeral club world, especially of the underground variety. Managed by a small but devoted team of audiophiles, Home has become an integral part of the scene, allowing locally championed nights to build momentum and edgier international names a venue to perform.  Look out for an interview with the partners of Home Club next week.