What to Do in Singapore

This Week: River Hongbao, Catmasutra

Events - 08 February 2010 10:35 AM | Updated 16 September 2010

This Week: River Hongbao, Catmasutra

Here's a selection of editor's picks on what to do in Singapore this week.


Monday, 8 February


Drawing Circus

One Singapore Artist celebrates its eight show in running, showcasing the remarkably imaginative installation by Lim Shing Ee, entitled Drawing Circus.

Until 7 March, at the Sculpture Square Limited. Free admission.

Spring Romance by the River


With an exciting mix of different activities taking place every weekend on Read Bridge and at the river, selected events serve to showcase Chinese cultural arts that are fast vanishing in modern Singapore.

Until February 28, at Clarke Quay. Free. 

 Echo & The Bunnymen

These UK Indie Rock legends need no introduction, having authored countless hits including “The Killing Moon” “Silver” “Nothing Lasts Forever” and acclaimed album classics, “Crocodile” and the groundbreaking “Ocean Rain”.

Read about our preview of Echo and the Bunnymen here and our interview with them here.


Monday only, at the Esplanade Theatre. Tickets from $68 to $88.


Tuesday, 9 February


Mask Painting Workshop

Kids love masks, and they can create and decorate their own in this workshop.

Until February 26, at Artzone. $25 including materials.


NAFA Concert Series 09/10 – Boris Kraljevic

Internationally acclaimed Montenegro pianist Boris Kraljevic will be presenting the complete book of Brahms’ well-loved short pieces from his Op. 117, 118 and 119 in this one-hour piano recital.

Tuesday only, at NAFA. Free.


Koiya koi nasuna koi / The Mad Fox

Koiya koi nasuna koi / The Mad Fox is a 1962 Japanese film by Director Tomu Uchida, which incorporates animation, kabuki and butoh, colourist experiments, collapsing sets, animal masks and scroll compositions with exhilarating results.


Tuesday only, at the National Museum. Tickets at $8.


Wednesday, 10 February



The "CatmaSutra Cat", typified by its trademark "eyes-wide-shut" and "ear-to-ear grin", forms the dominant theme to artist Paul Koh’s paintings that revolve around the different attitudes and situations of the cat.

Wednesday only, at the Alliance Francaise. Free.

Young Song Cello Recital

Don’t miss this chance to catch Young Song, arguably the most sought after cellist in his native Korea.

Wednesday only, at the Conservatory Concert Hall. Free.



INTERSECT10N marks a new decade of bold explorations for Eurhythmix, with the interpretation of different genres of music and dance forms using hip hop as a meeting point.

Today only, at the National Library Drama Centre. Free.


Thursday, 11 February


Li Cassidy-Peet Exhibition

Li Cassidy-Peet's latest presentation extends her drawing practice from works on paper to the lines of control and influence etched in our thoughts and consciousness; in her words, 'the psyche and the borderlines'.

Until March 7, at the Substation. Free.


Re:Kindle Love

Re:Kindle Love is a tale about promised love that is destroyed under devastating circumstances, which celebrates the optimism and hope that springs from true love, shared by a courageous man with those whom he loves during the journey of his life.

Until February 14, at the Arts House. Tickets at $48.


The Pull (Valentine's Edition)

Still looking for that special someone to spend your Valentine's Day with? Come down to Butter Factory’s own twist on speed dating, meets business networking, meets general merrymaking.

Thursday only, at the Butter Factory.


Friday, 12 February


River Hongbao 2010

River Hongbao has been Singapore’s annual signature event to usher in the Chinese New Year. Visitors can look forward to majestic, large-scale displays of popular Chinese mythical characters such as the God-of-Fortune, 12 Chinese zodiac animals and many other lighting installations.

Until February 20, at Marina Bay. Free.


Romantic Sky Dining Cupid Capsule

Bring your loved one on a unique romantic sky dining experience in a luxurious capsule dining setting, with a lavish 3-course fine dining menu.

Until February 14, at the Singapore Flyer. From $299++ per couple.

Infidelity with Audiojack

Arguably one of the most talented and exciting electronic music acts to develop in recent years, Audiojack’s  music takes influence fom various styles and is typically hard to categorise. They have appeared in shops and magazine reviews under many styles, with house, progressive house, minimal, techno, breaks, electro and tribal having all covered their productions.

Friday only, at Stereolab.