During World War Two in the Pacific, the residents of Singapore had to survive military occupation by Japanese forces. Perhaps the greatest hardship faced by all civilians was the shortage of food brought about by Japanese policy and practice. This illustrated talk by volunteer guide Dr Anthony Hopkin, featuring plants in the 10-acre Bollywood Veggies in the Kranji countryside, will focus on how people coped with the severe rationing that limited the availability of all goods, even basic everyda
Founded in 1987, SGIFF is the largest and longest-running film event in Singapore. Known for its dynamic programming and focus on ground-breaking Asian independent cinema for Singapore and the region, it has become an iconic event in the local arts calendar that is widely attended by international film critics.
Three soulmates went sole-searching while attending their best friend’s wedding in Bangkok, and rediscover themselves through baring their soles in a shoe shop. Starring Apple Hong, Lorraine Tan and Tay Sia Yeun, featuring Brian Ng, Sole Mate explores hidden pain, desires and struggles beneath pretty soles, and discovers the familiar warmth of an old well-worn pair. So don’t wait, catch Sole Mate with your soulmate today !
17 Volcanoes is shaped around a series of expeditions from Singapore to Java that track the itinerary of Explorer Franz Junghuhn to 17 of his favourite volcanoes. The expeditions are made by a small group of artists, scholars and professionals operating within the fields of humanities, science, urbanism and architecture, passing through densely populated areas and volcanic areas, questioning the traditional opposition between the urban and the land.
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 exhibition of art works produced during the period of the Indochinese and Vietnam Wars (1945-1975) draws from the one of the largest privately held collections of the genre. The works were collected by Dato’ N. Parameswaran during his appointment as Ambassador of Malaysia to Vietnam, stationed in Hanoi, between 1990 – 1993. These were the middle years of Doi Moi, the period of Vietnamese economic reforms begun in 1986 that aimed at bringing about socialist market liberalisation.