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ARMENIAN STREET PARTY – BALIK KAMPONG 2.0

Dates: Friday and Saturday, 20 and 21 April 2018
Time: 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Venue: Peranakan Museum, 39 Armenian Street, S179941
Free Admission

Photo Credit: Tate Anzur

Gather your kakis and transport yourself back to those groovy days of the past. Come dressed
in your most fabulous updo’s, best batik prints, saris, and slinky cheongsams. Enjoy comedic
performances, traditional games, and cap off your night with a ride on a vintage Vespa sidecar.
Grab tasty bites too – enjoy a mix of old and new local flavours. An extravaganza awaits!

Photo credit: http://peranakanmuseum.org.sg/programmes/festivals/armenian-street-party-2018

About PASAR MALAM partners

Mary Gomes is a cook extraordinaire. As a child, she learned to cook at her mother’s knee, preparing teatime treats, curries, stews, and roasts. When she married and started her own family, she continued to prepare these dishes to keep her Eurasian heritage alive for her children. Today Mary runs a highly successful food business – Mary’s Kafe, which is often featured as the place to go for authentic Eurasian cuisine.

The Quarters is proud to showcase modern Singapore cuisine. They pay trib ute to traditional recipes through handmade food and sauces, and by showcasing a menu that celebrates the
cultural and culinary evolution of Singapore as a city state. Opened in 2016, their iconic
dessert Durian canboleh (durian crème brulee) made IS Magazine’s 50 things to eat before
you die, in 2014.

St Francis Enterprise was founded by Baba Benjamin Seck over 15 years ago, and soon opened its first restaurant, True Blue Cuisine, serving fine authentic Peranakan cuisine. Signature dishes include Ayam Buah Keluak, Beef Rendang, and Chap Chye. Baba Benjamin is keen on preserving and sharing the Peranakan culture, and has branched out into Wayang Peranakan, founding Peranakan Siblings, an ever-changing pool of performers who act out original Peranakan plays, usually penned by Baba William Gwee and Nyonya Irene Ong. Future plans include devising a new Peranakan drama for performance, Dinner Theatre Peranakan Cabaret shows, and Peranakan Cooking workshops.

LOVE SG is about great-looking goods with Singapore-centric designs. They draw inspiration
from all the things that give Singapore its distinct identity, be it laws that may seem peculiar to
outsiders, or local lingo that leaves foreigners scratching their heads. Designed locally, each LOVE SG product incorporates a quirky part of Singapore, blending local flavour with international appeal.

BooksActually (est. 2005) is an independent bookstore specialising local, obscure, and critical works. In the store, you can often find literary trinkets, stationery, and lovely tchotchkes. They publish and distribute books under the Math Paper Press imprint. They also hand-stitch notebooks and produce stationery under Birds & Co. BooksActually is at No. 9 Yong Siak Street, in the heart of Tiong Bahru.

Vaniday is the online destination where you can book beauty & wellness services andsalons. They make it possible to order beauty & wellness services as easily as booking a hotel, buying a plane ticket, or ordering a taxi. Beauty at your fingertips – anywhere, anytime. Clients can discover new salons, book appointments online, and get inspired. Salons can showcase their work, connect with new and existing clients, and grow their business.

Pins & Pongs is a pin select store based in sunny Singapore. What started off as a personal obsession very quickly turned into a desire to present wearable art to more people, through curating and bringing together some of today’s artistic talents to produce original designs. From an eclectic pin collection of original illustrations and characters and reimagined popculture mash-ups by designers and artists such as Ness Lee, Strike Gently Co, Mr. Do Nothing, and Ajassi, to iconic art pieces by Damien Hirst, Roy Lichtenstein, and Piet Mondrian, you can expect to find pins befitting any wardrobe!

Supermama is a design and crafts store based in Singapore. They collect, create, and curate meaningful objects, and hope to engage every consum er as an individual, curating a space to allow each to slow down. Using culture as a context to design, Supermama delves into the fine line between cultural artefacts, everyday objects, and the concept of basic luxury: everyone should be able to own a piece of heritage.

PIMP MY RIDE! is presented by Triquetra.sg – who provide the world’s first vintage sidecar tour service, and operates here exclusively to showcase the sights and sounds of Singapore. Started by entrepreneur Simon Wong as a personal project, it has received the support of Singapore Tourism Board.

About Talent Time

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XTEND BARRE by Upside Motion and DJ Kenneth Francis Friday, 6.30pm

Joget Lambak in an award-winning Xtend Barre class by Upside Motion, with a live DJ, Kenneth Francis, spinning upbeat local remixes.

About Upside Motion

A power workout tagged as the hottest Hollywood weight loss regime that combines fastpaced cardio with muscle training, think of Upside Motion as pilates-meets-ballet. It’s been given the seal of approval by celebs such as Margot Robbie and Jennifer Hawkins. Xtend Barre enthusiasts can look forward to earning the flexibility, strength, and muscle tone of a ballerina, without having the need for any dance background.

Ideal for the busy workaholic, their studio is conveniently located in the CBD and serves for a quick lunchtime fitness fix.

 

About DJ Kenneth Francis

Kenneth’s present-day sounds consist of an eclectic mix made up of Afro, Funk/Soul, and Latin, and he’s just as comfortable playing to a dance floor, or covering House, Tech House, or Techno genres. With almost 30 years of musical experience under his belt, his inimitable ability to read the crowd and his innate sense for music selection has seen him holding residencies in club like Café Del Mar, Barfly, Ministry of Sound, Kudeta, and Kyo.

SI NYONYA MANIS presented by True Blue 7.30pm

 

Watch Bibik Bujang, full of wit and songs, get ready for the Armenian Street Party in style! Take a closer look at colourful kebayas that used to grace kampong streets before they were updated for the modern woman. Move to familiar songs and laugh out loud to the mischievous sense of humour of Bibik Bujang and friends.

 

About the performers 

Si Nonya Manis was conceived and written by Nonya Irene Ong. It is a devised work in the vein of Wayang Peranakan – presenting a fashion show that supports this year’s Armenian Street Party’s theme – Balik Kampong. Performing are cross-dressing veteran Wayang Peranakan performer Francis Hogan, an 82-year-old Eurasian Peranakan, alongside Nonya Irene Ong (Nonya Assam Manis), Sharon Frese (Nonya Hitam Manis), Sammi Zhen (daughter), Chris Chow (vocalist) and models from TKS Mrs Singapore Winners.

Image courtesy of Deepak Chandran

Stand-up Comedy Friday and Saturday, 8pm

Is Singapore boring?! Have a hearty good laugh on us as local comedian, Deepak, from Comedy Masala pokes fun at Singaporean life.

About Deepak

Deepak Chandran is a regular headliner across Southeast Asia and is an established host at Singapore’s biggest comedy night, Comedy Masala. His overseas achievements include: Finalist at the Hong Kong comedy festival 2016; Runner up at the Bangkok comedy Festival 2017; and being featured at the Magners Comedy Festival 2018.

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The Pinholes Friday, 9pm

Have a jolly good time on The Pinholes! Dance and rock out to catchy 60s melodies with a local spin.

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About The Pinholes

A class act in the vibrant Singapore music scene – The Pinholes are known for their dynamic renditions of classic Rock ‘n’ Roll, Funk, Soul, and Pop. Coupled with their quirky eyewear and outfits, this quartet writes songs with catchy 60’s melodies. The Pinholes constantly seek to bring back good vibes by reviving memories of a Golden era – the people, lifestyle, culture, and even the fashion statements – through their music and performances.

Image courtesy of Joie

JOIE Saturday, 9pm  

Touted by Bandwagon as one of the most eagerly anticipated Singaporean releases of 2018, Joie is inspired by her personal stories of love, life, and new beginnings. 

About Joie

Joie started in 2008 with covers on YouTube. Her vocal-heavy takes on popular songs were met with a tremendously positive reception, and her audience started to swell. The Bachelor’s (First Class Honours) Degree holder in Music is now known for her signature svelte vocals and soul-bearing originals. She often likens her songs to journal entries.

.gif  Friday and Saturday, 9.30pm

 

#Supportlocal! Catch Singaporean artists Weish and Din create galaxies of sound with a mix of singing, vocal percussion, and electronic instrumentation.

 

About .gif

Tucked in between dark beats and immersive vocals lies Singaporean indie-electronic duo .gif. Made up of weish and din, the pair started out in 2012 as a passion project. Two releases later, the band has gone on to perform all over the world, from England and Australia to China and Manila, at festivals such as St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Brisbane’s BIGSOUND Festival, Java Soundsfair in Jakarta, and InsideOut in London.

Image courtesy of Deborah Emmanuel

SPOKEN WORD Friday and Saturday, 10pm

On both nights, spoken-word poet Deborah Emmanuel will perform a collection of poems lamenting the loss of identity and heritage that results from our disconnectedness with the past.

About Deborah Emmanuel

Deborah Emmanuel (born 1988) is a Singaporean poet, performer, and four-time TEDx speaker. She has been featured at festivals such as the Makassar International Writers Festival and the Queensland Poetry Festival. Her work has been shown in places such as New York City, Berlin, Kathmandu, London, and Melbourne, and she has toured alongside poets Sarah Kay and Anthony Anaxagorou. Her When I Giggle In My Sleep was published by Red Wheelbarrow Books (2015). Her foray into creative non-fiction, Rebel Rites, launched in 2016. Her most recent work experiments with moving poetry into the physical body and the practice of intuitive illustration.

Image credit to Mantravine

Mantravine Friday and Saturday, 10:30 pm 

End your night with a bang with an electronic band from Singapore, comprising a Turkish DJ, Singaporean vocalist, Japanese trombonist, Malaysian violinist, Cuban rockstar, and an Indian producer, who all melt into a musical rojak.

About Mantravine

Mantravine is a world electronic music group of sonic sorcerers from Singapore. Their melodic harmonies and gravity defying grooves positively touch present beings across planetary pastures far and wide. Their sound is inspired by nature, universal sounds, stimulating frequencies, and everyday connections.

The band formed in 2012 and comprises Singaporean poet Deborah Emmanuel, Turkish DJ Tolga Sezer, Japanese trombonist Eriko Murakami, Malaysian jazz violinist Karen Denise de Silva, Cuban multi-instrumentalist Eddy Fleitas del Sol, American guitarist Seth Rouse, and Indian music producer Rupak George.

ROAD ROAD

Image courtesy of The Peranakan Museum

OH! Pattern Style 

By OtherHalf Peranakan Museum, Lecture Room, Level 1

OH! Corak Corak offers an intimate glimpse into the life of a little nyonya. Each image provides a slice of a quintessential Peranakan life, but with a modern twist. Think of it as a trip through a little nyonya’s Instagram account – if social media had existed back then.

Be enthralled by the dizzying array of patterns and colours inspired by the Peranakan

Museum’s very own collection. Like jumping through the rabbit hole in Alice in Wonderland, audiences will be taken on a ride into the fascinating world of Peranakan culture in this visual presentation that speaks to the hearts of people across different generations.

About OtherHalf

OtherHalf specialises in immersive art experiences. In today’s techno-crazed world, we are often bombarded by a barrage of sounds and images that fight for our attention. Immersive art therapy can transport audiences to a space where they can truly enjoy and appreciate art single-mindedly, without distraction. OtherHalf creates multi-sensorial art experiences like no other.

Image courtesy of The Peranakan Museum

We stop to watch the world go by

By Sarah Choo Jing & Larry Kwa Peranakan Museum, Lobby, Level 1  Commissioned by the Peranakan Museum 

In conjunction with the exhibition Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography at the Peranakan Museum, artist Sarah Choo Jing presents We stop to watch the world go by, an interactive installation within the lobby of the museum. A collaboration with Larry Kwa, the piece is an immersive artwork comprising a dark, cylindrical room. The room is engineered so that a real-time image of the people, events, and happenings outside (inside the museum) is projected within the room.

About Sarah Choo Jing

Sarah Choo Jing (b. 1990, Singapore) is known for her interdisciplinary approach to photography, video and installation. Her work depicts identifiable moments and characters within contemporary urban society suggesting a plethora of private and often solitary narratives. The artist is concerned with the gaze of the flaneur, voyeurism and the uncanny. Choo lives and works in Singapore.

She recently completed her MFA at the Slade School of Art in London last summer 2015. Choo has clinched the Gold Award in the 2016 PX3 Prix de la Photographie, Fine Art Category and been awarded First Place in the 2015 Moscow International Foto Awards. She was shortlisted as a Finalist in the Sovereign Asian Art Prize 2014 and was awarded the ICON De Martell Cordon Bleu Photography Award and Kwek Leng Joo Prize of Excellence in Still Photography Award in 2013.

The artist has since exhibited internationally at The Busan Museum of Art in Korea, the Daegu Photo Biennale in Korea, ArtParis at The Grand Palais in Paris, the START Art Fair at The

Saatchi Gallery in London, Photo London 2015 at The Somerset House in London, and The Santa Fe International New Media Festival in New Mexico, USA. Her works are collected by both private individuals and public institutions; including the Singapore Art Museum, National Museum of Singapore and The Arts Club Permanent Art Collection in London.

About Larry Kwa

Born in Singapore, Larry spent over 18 years learning and working on the island. He started his career as a designer. After that he switched to audio visual technology and has been focusing in that area for the past 8 years. An accidental artist, Larry came into the world of art starting with his first collaboration with Sarah Choo. Both Larry and Sarah had been independent, with different knowledge and skill sets. They came together to fuse ideas into one unifying element.

Flower Power

By LASALLE College of the Arts Peranakan Museum, Level 3

The roots of the Peranakans can be traced to traders who came into the region and married local women. Their cultural artefacts reflect the intermarriage of languages and cultures. Diploma in Fashion students from LASALLE College of the Arts who made these artworks were inspired by their visits to the museum’s archives, as well as by the objects in display in the Peranakan Museum. The beading, embroidery, and prints on the sarong kebaya, the nyonya’s attire of choice, changed over time with shifting notions of fashion and femininity. Many motifs feature fertility symbols and auspicious flowers such as peonies. The students have reinterpreted the traditional motifs in their contemporary fashion prints and garments for today.

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The installation, showing the garments and the processes used to make them, will be accompanied by live block-printing sessions by students throughout the Armenian Street Party.

Lecturers leading the project

Daniela Monasterios-Tan is a fashion researcher, curator, and co-founder of fashion collective Mash-Up (since 2012). Her academic and creative practice deals with cultural identity and the social aspect of fashion. She lectures on contextual studies and fashion design in the School of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts.

Adrian Huang is a fashion lecturer at LASALLE’s School of Fashion’s Fashion Media and Industries program. Trained as a fashion designer, his creative practice benefits from his interests in creative entrepreneurship.

Lionel Low is a fashion creative practitioner lecturing in the Diploma in Fashion program at LASALLE College of the Arts. He was the runner-up for Harper’s Bazaar Asia New Gen Fashion Award in 2015, and was part of Parco Next Next’s incubation designer program in 2013.

Image courtesy of The Peranakan Museum

1956 latrines

By Hafiz Osman, presented by Substation Substation

Jamban 1956, by artist Hafiz Osman, is a site-specific installation of a makeshift wooden toilet. It was originally constructed near Merdeka Bridge as part of State of Motion 2016. Negotiating the tangibility of time and space, the work speaks to our physical and psychological displacement in an ever-changing landscape. Visitors are invited to enter Jamban and interact with the work.

About Hafiz Osman

Hafiz Osman (born 1979) graduated from the LASALLE School of the Arts with an MA in Fine Arts. His works have been exhibited at LASALLE, Singapore Management University, and p10 in Singapore, and Kazamati Military Museum in Belgrade, Serbiaand. He also has participated in Real Presence, an annual international workshop for artists in Istanbul (2007) and Belgrade (2008).

Giant Calendar 

By WHENIWASFOUR Armenian Street

We are not only a part of the present and future, but also the past. Appreciation for the past has been essential for shaping our nation into what it is in the present. The baton of history is now handed to us, in the present present, as we will take a pivotal role in becoming tomorrow’s past. Reminiscent of old-school calendars found at Kopitiams, the Giant Calendar has been designed with a contemporary look, featuring vibrant colours instead of the traditional red and green. Come take photos with your family and friends at the Giant Calendar!

About WHENIWASFOUR

WHENIWASFOUR is very much a living design studio and label in Singapore, creating localflavoured lifestyle products. Appreciating everyday life’s quintessence and imperfections, they emphasise simplicity in their creations. Through WHENIWASFOUR, the practitioners hope to play a part for the demographic that enjoys slow living and simple happiness.  

Strike a Pose! 

7 to 11pm

Take a photo at our VW Kombi photobooth, then hang up your photos at our photo wall. Don’t forget to #peranakanmuseum

SUPERSTAGE

Saturday, 9pm

SUPER STAGE,a pop-up installation performed by Rosanne Chong, is part of the Concerned Citizens Programme. A diaphanous fabric structure is suspended by helium balloons. Through an improvised performance, dancers will explore the relationship between humans and space, forming collective and segregated spaces with the public.

About the Concerned Citizens Programme

The Concerned Citizens Showcase is the culmination of a mentorship programme for young creatives aged 18 to 30 at The Substation. The programme encouraged these participants to look into the ways that urban space is used and produced, as well as how inhabitants of the city can take initiative in conceptualising and/or affecting interventions in our city. Under the guidance of artist-mentor Tan Guo-Liang, 12 participants undertook a six-month process of knowledge-building and research before proposing their own projects in relation to issues pertaining to urban form and social life.

Same same but different: Similarities and differences in traditional Eurasian and Peranakan food Friday, 7pm 

Catch a talk by Lloyd Matthew Tan, author of cookbook Daily Nonya Dishes, which features unusual and less well-known recipes from the Peranakan kitchen. He’ll discuss the similarities and differences in traditional Eurasian and Peranakan delicacies.

This talk is presented together with the Eurasian Association.

About Lloyd Matthew Tan

Matt Tan is the author of Daily Nonya Dishes (Laok Hari Hari: Heritage Recipes for Everyday Meals). He grew up watching his parents cooking dishes learned from his grandmother, Khoo Quee Neo, matriarch of the historic Bonny Grass mansion on River Valley Road. When Matt’s father passed away in 2002, he realised it was not only important to learn how to cook the food he ate regularly at home, but also to record the family recipes for future generations.

Others is Not a Race: Book talk by Melissa de Silva  Saturday, 7pm

Catch author Melissa de Silva read excerpts from her book Others is Not a Race, and embark on a journey to explore what it means to exist at the confluence of being Singaporean and Eurasian.

This talk is presented together with the Eurasian Association.

About Melissa de Silva

Melissa De Silva is the author of Others is Not a Race, published by Math Paper Press (2017). Her fiction and nonfiction has been published in Best New Singaporean Short Stories Vol. 3, Singapore Quarterly Literary Review, Wilderness House Literary Review, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, and LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction. She is currently writing a historical novel set in Singapore. She has worked as a journalist and a book editor. Melissa is Singapore’s Education Ambassador for the global online creative writing platform for young people Write the World. 

Balik Kampong! With Josephine Chia  

Saturday, 8.30, 8.45, 9, 9.15, 9.30, 9.45pm

Balik Kampong with Josephine Chia, who lived and grew up in Kampong Potong Pasir from 1951 to 1975, at the Singapore Heritage Festival’s Armenian Street Party!

In this short session series, your curiosity about the kampong days will be answered through the lived experiences of Josephine and her memories of fellow villagers.

About Josephine Chia

Josephine Chia was born in Kampong Potong Pasir in 1951. The impoverished years of her life there taught her to be resilient, to share, and to find joy in everyday living. Josephine’s love for stories and storytelling developed from the gotong royong community in kampong life and storytelling evenings.

Her latest book Goodbye My Kampong! Potong Pasir, 1966 to 1975, sequel to the award winning Kampong Spirit: Gotong Royong, Life In Potong Pasir 1955 to 1965, was recently launched at the Singapore Heritage Festival.

I Spy! Pinhole Camera 7 to 11pm

Make and take home your own pinhole camera 

Free Admission to galleries at Singapore Philatelic Museum

7 to 11pm

Visit the Stamp Museum after hours for free until midnight, and wonder at the forgotten craft of letter writing. Check out three new special exhibitions: beautiful illustrations in Art on Envelope’; gif and audio stamps in Seeing is Believing; and paw-some puppies in All About Dogs.

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$1/hour Karaoke sessions at Manekineko Singapore

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To all you bathroom singers out there, it is time to stop belting out your favourite Mariah Carey songs while wielding your shower head because Manekineko is having an insane $1 promotion that you need to take note of RIGHT NOW!

From 24th July to 31st July 2019 at their Scape outlet, singers get to enjoy $1/hour per pax NETT rates on weekdays and $2/hour per pax NETT rates on weekends. Those are some pretty mad savings right there so you better hurry and reserve you and your buddies a slot by calling 6755-3113!

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Neon Lights festival returns for a three-day celebration of the best indie acts

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Singapore’s biggest indie music festival, Neon Lights, is back for a third instalment this November with a stacked line-up spanning three days. The festival returns to Fort Canning Park from November 9 to November 11, complete with headline acts and indie legends from all around the world.

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After successful runs in 2015 and 2016, local indie fans were left disappointed when Neon Lights took a break last year. The organisers made a promise the festival would return in full strength in 2018 and that it did. Festival director Declan Forde said they were thrilled to be returning and had put a lot of thought into the line-up to ensure both quality and diversity so everyone could enjoy the festival to the fullest.

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Kicking things off on November 9 is Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna who will be serenading the crowd in her first public performance in over a year. 

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Fans of Interpol are also in luck because the band from New York will be making their Asian debut with a full set on November 10. 

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Other acts include the likes of Caribou, Riot !n Magenta and Cigarettes After Sex amongst others. For the full line-up, as well as schedules, head on down to the website.

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Neon Lights runs November 9 to November 11, 6pm to 1030pm on November 9 and 2pm to 1030pm on November 10 and 11. Individual day tickets start from $99 for adults and $25 for children and can be purchased via the website or SISTIC. 

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Things to do this weekend in Singapore (21 Sept – 23 Sept)

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This week’s an exciting one. We’ve got a 2000-2018 dance party, art exhibitions (some all the way till 3am) and something for all you tea-lovers out there. With these many options on your plate, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

1. Art After Dark x 6th Anniversary Celebrations (21 Sept)

Photo Credits: Gillman Barracks

Celebrate Gillman Barracks’ 6th anniversary with another run of their Art After Dark! It’s the perfect way to kick off your weekend – there’ll be live performances, interactive art experiences and delicious food served all the way till 3am.

Photo Credits: Park Bench Deli

When you’re done exploring the two new gallery openings presented by Ota Fine Arts and Yavuz Gallery, or traversed through our very own Nguan’s photography, you can rock out to the tunes of Pleasantry and The Pinholes. Definitely grab that late night bite from the likes of Park Bench Deli and Handlebar.

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Address: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937

Time: 7pm onwards

Ticket pricing: Free

2. Singapore Tea Festival 2018 (21 Sept – 23 Sept)

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Quench your thirst with this year’s comeback of Singapore Tea Festival. With more than a hundred blends of tea, 30 tea and tea-related brands, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

There’ll even be dialogues and workshops where you’ll about learn skills such as modern kombucha making from industry leaders. To redeem a complimentary Yixing Purple Clay glazed porcelain cup, all you’ve got to do is register at teapasar’s booth!

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Address: ION Orchard, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801

Time: Fri: 3PM-10PM, Sat & Sun: 10AM-10PM

Ticket pricing: Free

3. V A N I T A S Group Art Exhibition (21 Sept – 23 Sept)

Photo Credits: Sarah Thursday Illustrations

This brings a group of talented women into the spotlight. Featuring six independent female artists, VANITAS is a group show which explores themes like mortality, the transience of life and the futility of pleasure.

Be wowed by the dark art styles of @sarahthursday, @erikartoon, @mothhead_, @peithedragon, @yelselogy and @sanatoriium. Remember to bring some spare cash to purchase some of their merch!

Address: kult, Block C2-5, Emily Hill, 11 Upper Wilkie Road, Singapore 228120

Time: Fri: Opening Night @ 5pm, Sat & Sun: 12PM-8PM

Ticket pricing: Free

4. Xiao Kopitiam #2 (22 Sept)

Photo Credits: 21Moonstone

Pop by this reimagined kopitiam for maybe the chillest weekend you’ve had in a while.

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Dig into LAD & DAD’s comfort British fare – think bangers & mash and beef stew (we can attest to the amazingness of this dish), get a intricate henna design from the famous @henn.drawn or just grab a personalised haiku at the typewriter.

Address: 21 Moonstone Lane, Poh Leng Building #09-01, Singapore 328426

Time: Lunch: 3PM-10PM

Ticket pricing: Free

5. The Passion Pop-Up (22 Sept)

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Support your local businesses and female entrepreneurship at this pop-up. Try out delicious treats from That Vegan Cake, juicy burgers from Hustle Co and more.

 

The Passion Panel, filled with names like Isabel Lee of An Acai Affair and Beckie Liu of Haikini,

Photo Credits: Hustle Co

will delve into how they sparked off their passion for entrepreneurship, developing it into an actual business. It’s not all work, though. Play beer pong or sign up for a HIIT session with Charity Chan, a personal trainer!

Address: 52 Craig Road, Singapore 089690

Time: 11AM – 4PM

Ticket pricing: Free

6. High School Never Ends (22 Sept)

Photo Credits: HopHeads

Blast it back to your childhood or travel all the way to the present at HopHeads’ latest escapade, featuring 2000s-2018 electronic dance pop and the hottest radio hits.

Their parties are so popular that all their online tickets have been sold out. Your best bet is to head straight to the door for a ticket, then straight into the most nostalgic night of your life.

Address: 178 Clemenceau Ave, Haw Par Glass Tower B1-00, Singapore 239926

Time: 10PM – 4AM

Ticket pricing: Door tickets $20, inclusive of one drink

 

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