What to Do in Singapore

Things To Do This Week

By Shu ChiangEvents - 11 January 2010 1:56 AM | Updated 16 September 2010

Things To Do This Week

 Highlights of what you can do in Singapore, from 11 to 15 January


Monday, 11 January


Project 13 Painting Sale

Pick up original works for sale at 40% off, as this gallery at Bali Lane is preparing to move from its current traditional-shophouse premises. Their collection includes oil & acrylic, woodblocks, ink, sculpture and Batik paintings.

Until 17 January, 13 Bali Lane.

Persistent Visions

A 24-minute, three-screen video installation by Erika Tan. Draws upon amateur audio-visual materials collected by families attached to British colonial missions in the early 20th century, the work seeks to explore ideas of the ‘Orient’. Free admission.

Until 1 February, NUS Museum, University Cultural Centre.



Singapore Slingers vs. KL Dragons

The last home game for Singapore’s very own Slingers, who are holding their own in this first season of the ASEAN Basketball League, pits them against the bottom-placed KL Dragons. Tickets from $8 to $18.

Monday only, at Singapore Indoor Stadium.


Tuesday, 12 January


The World Without Glass

An exhibition that speculates on the use and function of glass decades into the future, and also questions how different the world would be if glass had never been discovered. Free admission.

Until 23 January, at Singapore Polytechnic, Library Exhibition Space.



Piano Prodigies

Part of the NAFA Concert Series, this performance marks the return of alumnus Poom Prommachart, who has moved on to London’s Royal College of Music, where he was named best student last year. He performs a piece by Schumann and shares the spotlight with other up-and-coming talents such as Zhao Yang Ming Tian, Wang Haijie and Nguyen Tien Khai. Tickets at $8.

Today only, Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Campus 3. 

Merchants of Bollywood

An original Australian musical production with a cast and crew direct from Mumbai. Billed as an authentic Bollywood musical, this show was inspired by the real-life story of Vaibhavi Merchant, who also works as the choreographer of the production. Tickets from $38 to $158.

Until 17 January, at Esplanade Theatre.


Wednesday, 13 January


New Year, New Home

The only local gallery to focus on Australian indigenous art marks its move to its new premises with a Stock Room Show – literally bring out some of the best works from its stock room.

Until 13 February, at ReDot Fine Art Gallery, [email protected], Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Keppel Road.



Pongal Harvest Festival Celebrations

Witness celebrations of the Pongal Harvest Festival, a highlight of the Tamil calendar and one of the largest festivals of South India, at Singapore’s own Little India precinct. Part of Campbell Lane will be closed and converted into a mini village, with stalls set up to display and sell festive goods. There is also a light-up of streets in the area.

Until 17 January, at Little India.




Cat Power

American singer-songwriter Chan Marshall, known better on stage as Cat Power, performs a selection of her hits. Apart from her trademark minimalist style and breathy vocals, she is also known for impromptu covers running the gamut from Gnarls Barkley to The White Stripes to Bob Dylan. Tickets from $40 to $80.

Today only, at Esplanade Concert Hall.


Thursday, 14 January



A solo exhibition featuring works in cubism by Laotian artist Mongkham Bualavanh, who creates distorted images amid strong colours and bold lines. The gallery is located at #03-19 of the Enterprise One building.

Until 16 January, M Gallery, Kaki Bukit Road.


Lyrics from Lockdown

An unforgettable journey through hip hop, spoken word and song, performed by Bryonn Bain. Here, he rails against wrongful imprisonment, based on personal experience, and tackles America's unresolved contradictions in his own inimitable way. Tickets at $19. Part of the ongoing Singapore Fringe Festival.

Last day, The Substation Theatre.



Green Day 'Live'

The popular American punk rock band from California drops in on Singapore as part of their current world tour. Their most recent album was 21st Century Breakdown, released last May, which featured hits such as Know Your Enemy, 21 Guns, and the title track. Tickets from $88 to $148.

Today only, at Singapore Indoor Stadium.


Friday, 15 January



Climb Your Own Everest

The NATAS-Singapore Women’s Everest Team, the first all-woman team from Singapore to scale the legendary mountain, share their experience of realising their dream in May 2009. Free.

Today only, at Toa Payoh Central Community Club, Mini-Theatre.


Fashionista Sale

A sale with up to 80% off. Items include European branded ladies’ fashion, menswear, children's wear, shoes, handbags, men's leather belts, wallets, jewellery and more.

Until 16 January, at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre.



Diplo at Butter Factory

Tonight’s ‘spin doctor’ is the Philadelphia-based DJ known as Diplo, famed for his Mad Decent label, chart-topping hits, and his role in bringing greater attention to Rio’s baile funk dance music.

Tickets from $21 to $26.

Today only, The Butter Factory, One Fullerton.