1. Everyone for the Ocean: Marine Clean Up
In celebration of 2018 International Year of the Reef, we are back for our marine dive clean up and this time, everybody is invited! Grab your friends and join us and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore – MPA in discovering what marine animals live among the seawall and help save Lazarus Island from marine trash and plastic waste!
ALL YOU NEED
– Minimum Advanced Open Water diver
with ≥ 20 dives including 1 local dive within past 2 years
– Dive gears (all thanks to Mizu Aesthetic!!! C:), tanks and weights will be provided. Lunch and dive insurance are not included.
Register with us at http://bit.ly/2r37yXd
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Slots are limited and will be on a first come first served basis.
2. G2000 x Her World
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3. Singapore Kindness Run 2018
The Singapore Kindness Run is an event where graciousness and good sportsmanship are displayed naturally. The run is an initiative by Runners’ Heart-Reach in partnership with the Singapore Kindness Movement, SportCares Foundation and SG Cares.
Join our 800M Kids’ Dash, 3.5KM Fun & Inclusive Run presented by SportCares or 10KM Ambassador Run to be a part of our kindness movement.We aim to give encouragement to one another, keep the running route litter-free and adhere to slower-paced runners keeping to the left of path for faster ones to overtake from the right. We need you to help us build a kinder running community.
Our Kindness Pledge
“We, the Kindness Ambassadors, pledge to encourage gracious running in our community and guide others to kindness because Gracious Running is Gracious Living!”
More details can be found here.
4. National Youth Film Awards 2018
Are you ready for the National Youth Film Awards 2018?
* 5:30pm Manfrotto: Innovation – Create and Adopt presented by Cathay Photo
* 6:45pm How to Make Your Stories Sound Good by Composer, Music Producer Alex Oh
* 7:45pm How to Get Your Short Film FundedSaturday, 12 May 2018
* 2:00pm Get Reel: mm2 entertainment young Producers share their filmmaking journey and each of their unique paths in taking their films overseas
* 3:00pm All You Need to Know About Workflow, Formats and the Pitfalls to Avoid presented by Synology and The Flying Kick Asia
* 4:00pm The Road Less Traveled – Careers in Animation (Panel Discussion)
* 5:00pm Get Sherious – A contemporary female guide for Millenials
* 6:00pm Films That Travel: Getting Views and Eyeballs for Your Short Film / Documentaries
* Screening of 2017 NYFA winning short films
* Screening of Golden Harvest short films
* Screening of short films by SGIFF Programme Director Pimpaka Towira – Prelude to the General (2016), The Mother (2012), Terribly Happy (2011)
Wines, beers and popcorn combos are available for purchase at the door.
See you there! Event is free. Sign up here.
6. Lobby Full of BOOKS Market with NAFA
Artz de Scrap and TheCraftasy will be part of the Lobby Full of BOOKS Market with NAFA. With TheCraftasy’s handmade cartoon plushes and Artz de Scrap’s specialisation in handmade accessories, we will feature cartoon plushes, comic character stickers, postcards, printed handmade accessories, and more.
The market will celebrate all things related to the wonderful world of the printed word and illustrations, this event brings together a selection of booksellers specialising in children and young adult books, graphic novels and local titles. There will also be hands-on sessions on brush calligraphy, bookbinding, typesetting and printing for visitors to try. Other highlights include music performances, drama performances and storytelling sessions.
Date: 12 May 2018
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Venue: NAFA, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655
7. Reading – Ponti by Sharlene
a Reading of Sharlene Teo‘s Ponti
☞ 13 May 2018, Sunday
2 p.m. – 3 p.m. at
READ TO TELEPORT @ Great World City
1 Kim Seng Promenade, 237994
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Sharlene Teo was born in Singapore in 1987. She has an LLB in Law from the University of Warwick and an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia, where she received the Booker Prize Foundation Scholarship and the David TK Wong Creative Writing award. She holds fellowships from the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation and the University of Iowa International Writing Program. In 2016, she won the inaugural Deborah Rogers Writer’s Award for Ponti, her first novel.
8. Writing the Modern by T.K. Sabapathy – KL Book Launch
T.K. Sabapathy has been writing on the art of Southeast Asia for over four decades (1973–2015), as a critic, curator and art historian. This collection of his work, representing the scope and depth of Sabapathy’s output, and highlighting his most important and influential writings, is also a survey of the vast changes in the landscape of art in the region over the period.
– Speech by representative of NVAG
– Speech by representative of SAM – Chu Chu Yuan
– Speech by guest-of-honour – Zainol Abidin Ahmad Sharif
– Speech by the author, TK Sabapathy
Please RSVP by 10 May 2018 here.Date: 12 May 2018
Time: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
9. Healthy Ageing Talk & Design-a-Shirt Inter-generational Activity
Attend a Healthy Ageing Talk and bring your children/grandchildren to design a t-shirt together. Join NOW!
RSVP at http://tiny.cc/happyshirt.
10.30am to 11.00am – Registration (Welcome Gift Provided)
11.00am to 11.20am – HAPPY Exercise
11.20am to 11.50am – Healthy Ageing Talk
11.50am to 12.50pm – Intergenerational Activity (T-Shirt Design between child and parents/grandparents)
12.50pm to 1.00pm – Certificate Presentation and Photo-Taking
1.00pm – End
Note on HAPPY:
HAPPY is a multicomponent intervention targeted at the older adult aged 60 years old and above. The programme aims to promote healthy ageing, delaying physical, cognitive and social frailty. It can result in improved memory and muscle strength through dual-task exercise.
10. 28th European Union Film Festival
The European Union Film Festival (EUFF), Singapore’s longest running foreign film festival, returns for its 28th edition. The EUFF, known for showcasing the best of contemporary European cinema, will run from May 10 to May 20, 2018. All films will be screened at National Gallery Singapore.
The 28th EUFF will be presenting over 20 films from across Europe with Austria as the featured country this year. The festival opens with Fly Away Home, a film set in 1945, Vienna where the powder keg of war and the Russian occupation is seen through the innocent eyes of nine-year old Christine.
The festival will continue EUFF’s long tradition of collaborating with a Singaporean film school. Partnering for the fourth time with Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film and Media Studies, the EUFF will present short films by students and alumni of the school alongside the official film selection.
In this landmark year, the 28th EUFF is proud to showcase the EU-SINGAPORE-ASEAN special collaboration with a presentation of the fim Fragment, an omnibus film celebrating the strength and diversity of South-East Asian independent cinema. Made up of a collage of ten stories, each story distinctively embraces the other’s subjectivities.
Tickets priced at $12 are available for sale through SISTIC here.
11. Pasar Glamour 2018
Pasar Glamour is a pop-up charity sale of pre-loved clothing and accessories donated by local fashionistas, celebrities and Singapore designers.Last year, @pam_oei, @petrinakow and @janiceymkoh wanted to clear out their overstuffed wardrobes. They decided to hold a mini flea market to sell them off at super affordable prices so as to raise some funds for charity. They called all their fashionista friends and asked if they would donate their pre-loved ‘baju’ too. Everyone said yes! It would be an amazing recycling effort, all for a good cause!
So these three crazy ladies hung and steamed a gazillion blouses, dresses, pants and skirts. And dusted shoes, and bags, and jewelry. And assembled hanging racks. And borrowed hangers. And bought flowers (cuz flowers make the room look nice), and raised money for two charities which helped those with terminal or critical illnesses. The response was overwhelming. So many people came to shop! And that’s how Pasar Glamour was born.
Pam, Petrina and Janice were overwhelmed that this little initiative could benefit so many people, and save the environment at the same time! So, they are doing it again! And with a new Mens’ section too!
Pasar Glamour 2018
This year, we have raided the closets of Jeanette Aw, Rebecca Lim, Anita Kapoor, Aarika Lee, Tracy Philips, Andie Chen, Benjamin Kheng, Narelle Kheng, Sandra Riley Tang, Kym Ng, Paige Parker and many more stylo-milo people – just for you!
We are also excited to have the support of independent, Singapore designers who have contributed a limited selection of past season or sample pieces from their labels towards our cause. They include Sabrina Goh for ELOHIM, LING WU bags, CARRIE K, DZOJCHEN, MAX TAN, ONG SHUNMUGAM, ONLEWO, and STOLEN.
Pasar Glamour is organised and run completely by volunteers. Proceeds will go towards three charities this year. Daughters of Tomorrow support underprivileged women from low-income families in their back-to-work journeys. Arc Children’s Centre provides a sanctuary for children dealing with critical or terminal illness. Wild Rice’s Gift of Theatre programme provides free tickets to children living with disability, and to families, youth and the elderly from disadvantaged backgrounds so they get access to the arts, and can enjoy a night out at the theatre.
Pasar Glamour will be held at the National Design Centre, Level 2, on 12 & 13 May 2018. Please ‘chope’ the date, and come and shop for a good cause!
12. ONE LAST TIME: Our Mama Shop | Geylang Walking Tour
Cheng Xing Mama Shop has kept its doors open in Geylang for the past 70 years. Unfortunately, Auntie Yeo has decided to close her store last year after two generations of operation. With the space sold, this storied shophouse – reportedly once an opium den – will no longer be home to the provision shop.
Beyond the shop, we’ve seen and heard all about Geylang – from the food to the vice – but have you ever explored the only legalized red light district in Singapore? Did you know it is also an area with a rich architectural heritage with a wide range of shophouses, depicting Early, First Transitional, Late, Second Transitional and Art Deco styles spanning the 1910s to the 1950s?
Apart from an open house at Cheng Xing Mama Shop, there will be 2 tours led by Geylang guru, Cai Yinzhou from Geylang Adventures, where you can find out more about the story behind the provision shop and explore the Geylang you never knew about. Kelvin Ang, Director of Conservation Management at the Urban Redevelopment Authority will also share about conservation struggles in Singapore and the history of old shophouses.
Admission to the shophouse is free. Come experience Our Mama Shop, one last time.
8 New Year’s Eve Celebrations to end 2018 in Singapore
It’s finally time, 2018 is coming to a close. No current plans to end the year? We got you covered!
Before we bring in the “New Year, New Me” memes and start coming up New Year Resolutions that we “commit” to, here are a few places to celebrate and spend the last moments of 2018 with your beaus.
To new beginnings!
1. Block Party Countdown 2018 at Clarke Quay
Unleash your inner child in this year’s epic Block Party Countdown at Clarke Quay’s Fountain Square! The block party theme, “PLAY”, will feature vibrant coloured interlocking play blocks, specially constructed three-dimensional structures, and a pedal-powered illuminating LED wall, all designed to bring a fun and imaginative playground element to the party.
Get your Instagram-worthy photo moments and interact with dancing green toy soldiers and unicorn mascots that will be roaming the area.
Hosts, DJs Gerald Koh and Kimberly Wang from 987FM, will kick the party into gear high with music from award-winning local bands, Shirlyn and The UnXpected, and entertainment from plenty of fun stage games prepared.
After the countdown, remember to not leave as the party continues all around the various clubs and bars at Clarke Quay!
For more information: https://www.capitaland.com/sg/malls/clarkequay/en/events/block-party-countdown-2018.html
Address: Clarke Quay Fountain Square, 3 River Valley Rd, Singapore 179024
Time: 9PM – 1230AM
Ticketing Price: Free
2. Mediacorp Let’s Celebrate 2019 at The Promontory
Why watch the live telecast when you can be there? This year’s celebration is hosted by Chua Enlai and Sonia Chew at The Promontory.
Dance your way through the night in a Dance Party done by Republic Polytechnic’s Electronic Music Production.
Catch performances by local acts such as Taufik Batisah, Joanna Dong, Gentle Bones, Shabir, Sufi Rashid, Yung Raja & Fariz Jabba, Shak and the Baits, Joie Tan and Nadi Singapura.
Jarrell Ng, Newly-crowned SPOP SING! winner, and finalists, Marcus Tay, Daryl-Ann Jansen and Karena Yeo, will be performing as well.
There will be also a collaboration between Mediacorp celebrities, Pierre Png, Romeo Tan, Carrie Wong, Sheila Sim and Joel Choo, and ten of Singapore’s top fashion models, to put up a special item with homegrown singer Aisyah Aziz, to showcase some of the works done by local designers.
And of course, it isn’t a New Year’s celebration without the iconic mass display of fireworks! An explosion of technicolour fireworks will light up Singapore’s beautiful skyline at the stroke of midnight.
For more information: https://tv.toggle.sg/en/channel5/shows/lets-celebrate-2019
Address: The Promontory at Marina Bay, 11 Marina Blvd, Singapore 018940
Time: 730PM – 130AM (Doors open at 7PM)
Ticketing Price: Free
3. Star Island Singapore Countdown 2019 at The Float at Marina Bay
If fireworks are the only thing that sparks your interest in New Year celebrations, you won’t want to miss the multi-sensory technicolour fireworks and light show at The Float at Marina Bay. Be the first in Singapore to experience the futuristic magic of fireworks as Star Island Singapore will debut for the first time outside of Japan.
It is a one of a kind fireworks musical with a new action-packed universe of world-class fireworks, 3D surround sound, synchronised light displays and performances.
Individual LED bands will be given so attendees can fully immerse themselves in the multi-sensory show.
Pre-show activities such as the Food Truck Fest with various food and delights and a bazaar selling quirky items will also be featured.
For more information: https://star-island.sg
Address: The Float at Marina Bay, 20 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039805
Time: 5PM – 130AM
Ticketing Price: $30 – $148
4. New Year’s Eve Countdown at Esplanade
Music lovers, this is your chance! Esplanade is hosting six hours’ worth of dynamic music at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre to usher in the new year. The celebration will be carried by celebrity host, Timothy Nga.
Be entertained all night long with performances by Nick Zavior, Amni Musfirah & The Hustlers, NovoBloco and Bloco Singapura. Spend the last moments of 2018 moving to the grooves and dancing to the beats!
Address: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981
Time: 7PM – 1AM
Ticketing Price: Free
5. New Year Countdown Celebration at Heartbeat@Bedok
Newly-opened early this year, Heartbeat@Bedok is hosting its first countdown party.
Catch a performance by TMD (Too Much Drama), a multi-lingual band from Singapore and put your dancing to good use and help break the record of the “Largest Silent Disco” in the Singapore Book of Records, by dancing non-stop for 5 minutes.
Participants are provided with a wireless noise cancelling headphone and can choose between channels of disco, house and rock. What are you waiting for? Every thing is provided, you just have to show up and dance into the new year!
Address: Heartbeat@Bedok, 11 Bedok North Street 1, Singapore 469662
Time: 7PM – 1AM
Ticketing Price: Free
6. Our Tampines Hub Countdown 2019
Join Our Tampines Hub for a fun-filled evening with local celebrities, Jade Seah and Suhaimi Yusof.
There will be community performances, and for the first time ever, 10-minute synchronised fireworks, laser and wave flames display at the stroke of midnight.
Our Tampines Hub has got you covered. Attendees will be given a party pack and a special eco-gift for the new year.
Address: Our Tampines Hub, 1 Tampines Walk, Singapore 528523
Time: 7PM – 12AM
Ticketing Price: Free
7. Sentosa Siloso Beach Party 2018
Calling all beach fans, here’s where you can have a beachin’ time! The annual beach party is back once again for its 12thedition.
The iconic party promises a night of non-stop fun with a medley of international and local DJs from all around the world and spectacular fireworks.
Jay Hardway, South Holland producer best known for his collaboration with Martin Garrix, will be headlining the party this year.
The full list of acts are DJ Kaylova, DJ Luane, Make You Freak, Twins Gone Wrong, DJ Ezra Hazard, DJ YouKeep, DJ Jensen, DJ Caden, DJ Xin, DJ Kevin O’Hara, DJ Boy and DJ Natchang.
The stellar DJ line-up will keep you pumping adrenaline all night as you party next to the coastal waves and sand.
For more information: https://www.sentosa.com.sg/silosobeachparty
Address: Siloso Beach, Sentosa
Time: 6PM – 6AM
Ticketing Price: $48 – $108
8. New Year Eve Party at Wave House Sentosa
Spend the night riding the waves at Wave House Sentosa’s countdown party!
Join the exhilarating flowboarding experience by riding the FlowRider and the FlowBarrel. It is an endlessly fun ride with the waves creating a safe, non-curling, endless sheet of water flowing over a composite vinyl surface, much like a trampoline. For a more sporty new year’s celebration, experiment and perform tricks by carving up and down the surface, just like you would in other board sports!
Apart from the waves, there will be comfortable sofa seating where you can chill and count the hours away to 2019. Choose from a variety of extravagant food and drinks from the restaurant and bar whilst listening to the feel-good music.
For more information: https://wavehousesentosa.org/nye_party/
Address: Wave House Sentosa, 36 Siloso Beach Walk, 099007
Time: 9PM – 4AM
Ticketing Price: Free (18 years and above only)
C3 AFA 2018: A taste of Akihabara in Singapore
Since the days of Naruto in 480p to present day Boruto in HD, Anime Festival Asia (AFA) has been a staple for local fans of anime and Japanese pop culture. The annual affair has grown tremendously since it first reached our shores back in 2008, solidifying its status as a pilgrimage of sorts, akin to the wonders of Akihabara.
Back for its tenth anniversary, AFA 2018 proved to be the best its ever been with performances from a star-studded lineup at the I Love Anisong concert series, renown cosplayers and more exclusive merchandise than ever before. Didn’t get to attend? Fret not, here’s everything you missed from the greatest anime exhibition of the year.
Walk in and you’ll be greeted by this massive Gundam model. I don’t know about you but the sooner we get actual functional Gundams the better!
Fans of Gunpla were also in for a treat with this huge selection. There’s even more selections at the back!
Of course, AFA wouldn’t be complete without the game taking Japan (and frankly, the world) by storm. Whether you love or hate the Gacha mechanics of the game, it’s hard to argue with Fate Grand Order’s (FGO)’s success. Staying true to the game mechanics, at the center of the exhibition was a summoning circle where fans could place their phones to summon in-game characters.
Gaming was also a huge part of AFA this year. Apart from FGO, Honkai Impact also featured a booth where players could compete in time trials. Scattered around the exhibition were also other games such as Taiko Drum Master, Touhou and even PUBG.
My favourite part of AFA though, was undoubtedly the food. It was like a taste of Japan without actually flying there!
The Day Stage also featured a ton of prominent celebrities and guests, from Eri Sasaki (pictured) to the creators of Pop Team Epic and even famous cosplayers such as Hakken (pictured).
And this pretty much sums up AFA in one picture. It’s a celebration of all things Japan. It’s quirky, fun, and fans can be another side of themselves, even if it’s for just a day.
What to expect at C3 Anime Festival Asia 2018
Celebrate a decade of Japanese pop culture at C3 Anime Festival Asia (AFA)’s tenth anniversary. The three-day event promises anime fans and Japanese pop culture enthusiasts the very best of content and experiences straight from Japan.
For the first time, AFA will be holding a red carpet event in front of Suntec to usher in the event. An online portal will also be launched as part of the Anime for a Cause initiative, where fans can participate in lucky draws to win items donated by celebrities and partners.
Tickets to the ever-popular I Love Anisong concert series are selling fast thanks to a star-studded lineup featuring the likes of TrySail, GARNiDELiA and May’n.
Concert tickets start from SGD$88 for one-day general admission, or SGD$158 for one-day VIP tickets. All VIP tickets come with an autograph opportunity and one Anisong lightstick. Attendees will also get access to special showcases and guest talkshows.
Full concert line-up and details can be found here.
Cosplay enthusiasts are also in luck with celebrity cosplayers from around the world making an appearance. Expect Angie, KANAME and Siutao amongst others.
Local cosplayers are also in luck with the chance to pit their skills and craft to emerge victorious at the World Cosplay Summit Singapore Preliminaries. Winners will fly to Nagoya, Japan next year and battle it out with the best cosplayers across the globe. Competition guidelines can be found at here.
Of course, what would AFA be without anime? Fans can expect exclusive premieres for January 2019 shows such as Mob Psycho 100 2. Voice actors from Frame Arm Girls, Love Live! Sunshine!! and Sword Art Online Alicization, amongst others, will also be at the event.
Anime merchandise will also be available. Stock up on the latest merch from Bandai, GOODSMILECOMPANY, and others.
AFA 2018 runs from November 30 to December 2, 1oam to 8pm daily. Tickets for the exhibition start from SGD$15 for one-day admission. More details on ticketing and activities can be found here.