1. Meet the Makers 2018
the Hive Lavender is bringing back Meet the Makers on 25th May, a night where we get to appreciate and celebrate Singapore’s very own hardware start-ups and creative makers.
Our makers will be showcasing their products within our beautiful event space, and you will get to know the stories behind them; their inspiration and the lessons learnt. But that’s not all — various makers will be hosting a slew of workshops and panel discussions throughout the evening.
Doors will be opened from 5pm to 11pm, so come on down to the Hive Lavender and join in the action!
Register here. This event is free!
2. Artbox 2018
INTRODUCING ARTBOX 2018: OASIS
Escape into a land of pure enjoyment complete with an endless variety of eateries and retail to great music and interactive entertainment.
This year on 25 to 27 May and 1 to 3 June, taking over the entire Bayfront Event Space and 3times bigger than last year, Artbox is set to be Singapore’s largest creative market, comprising of close to 400 regional vendors hailing from all over Asia, especially from Thailand and Singapore! A market with offerings for all ages, do anticipate many interactive elements and activities, creative art installations, wide variety of delectable food. Join us in our yearly getaway from city-life into the Oasis this May.
📍Bayfront Event Space
📆25 to 27 May 2018 & 01 to 03 June 2018
📆Friday to Sunday
⏰3PM to 11PM
Booking enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Media, collaboration: Artbox@invade.co
Official IG: @Artbox_Singapore
Official Website: www.Artbox.sg
For more information, click here.
3. Angkor Encore
Have an encore of Angkor this weekend: explore with an activity booklet and use the hands-on interactives through the exhibition. All this and more awaits you!
REGISTER TO RECEIVE A SET OF ENAMEL PINS. Be one of the first 800 to RSVP here and you can pick up a set of old-school Singapore icon enamel pins; one per person please. You can also stand a chance to win a set of 4 tickets to the Angkor: Exploring Cambodia’s Sacred City, Masterpieces of the Musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet or a lovely collectible poster to take home.
Join Ms Ayumi Fujishiro, one of the world’s youngest and Singapore’s youngest Sake Lecturer in a session of sake appreciation.
Here, Ms Ayumi Fujishiro presents her definitive guide to Japan’s national drink with fun, laughter and lots of cheers. “Even until today, when I drink with my father, I will pour him lesser sake and more for myself.”, laughs Ayumi.
She spent three years as an International Kikisake-shi (Sake Sommelier), and at the age of 28, she pursued her passion in sake to holds the distinction of a Sake Service Institute Official Lecturer in 2017, a league above the International Kikisake-shi. In her available times, she will be at HOP, slated to open in June 2018.
Taste 5 types of sake (featuring Kakuboshi Sake and Mangetsu), receive tips on selecting and discovering your to-go sake, learn brewing techniques, labels and taste Japanese sourced snacks paired with sake to experience how sake supplements your meal.
Paragon, Main atrium Level 1
290 Orchard Rd, Singapore 238859
30 May 2018, Wednesday
7PM – 9PM
Register here. Tickets are $50 per pax.
5. Blind World
For the ones who favours the experiential learning approach and wants to build their empathy capacity.
If there was someone who could show us the relationship between concise communication, trust and anticipating the needs of others for good team cooperation, it is the visually impaired community. Undergo a series of disability simulations with the engagement of your four senses through the unique life experiences of the visually impaired community and draw parallels to how these experiences can help you in your everyday lives and in the workplace.
Date: 26th May 2018
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm
Venue: 6 Eu Tong Sen Street #04-88
Tickets going at $15 per pax here.
6. Glimpse into Sign Language
Come join us at our Yio Chu Kang Open house!
Date: May 26, 2018, Saturday
Time: 9am – 1pm
Venue: Raffles Kidz International 4 Tamarind Road, Singapore 806014
Learn how early education at Raffles Kidz can be an enjoyable yet crucial path to prepare your child for primary school. Plus! Win some prizes at our carnival games like ‘Toss the ring’ and ‘Bull’s eye’, and enjoy yummy treats like ice cream, popcorn and candyfloss!
RSVP now or call 6481 7110 to reserve a slot. More information here.
8. The Hoe Down
The Glory Hoes present
THE HOE DOWN
A new party with feel-good, unpretentious music for you to get up and dance …#LikeNobodysWatching.
Steve Lush DJ
Friday 25th May 2018
10pm – 2am
The Projector & Intermission Bar
Entry $10 (at door)
(also free with Flashdance movie tickets or guestlist)
Guestlist form here: https://tinyurl.com/thehoedownmay
The Glory Hoes love a good excuse to party (dont we all) and with a Monday PH eve looming after next weekend, Friday 25th May is the gay way to start it off right.
Batten the hatches, gird your loins and spread your wings (in whichever order you like, go crazy!)
This time round we are embracing the 80s in a night of raucous debauchery and unapologetic homosexuality. Brace yourself, and twirl with those songs we love to sing along to from all eras. Hot camp chaos! Exactly the sort of things that Friday night should be all about. COME – get the lowdown on the hoedowns!More information here.
9. Pizza and Chill (Code) with us! – May edition
Meet the best of the best engineers from around the world to learn how they were able to solve problems through their work in their respective industries.
It’s a casual event, where you will be able to munch on insanely delicious pizza, while also getting the opportunity to learn from some of the top minds behind Singapore’s tech scene by listening to their experiences. No path to becoming a successful developer is the same – so if you’re looking to start your journey or are simply looking to meet awesome people, this is the place to be on May 25.
18:30 Registration + Pizzas
19:00 Intro by Wantedly
19:05 Exponential Thinking when developing a product by Sai Charitharth
19:35 Integrating Artificial Intelligence into our daily workflows by Kien Chu
20:05 Takeaways from being a developer by Daniel Low
20:40 Networking & Goodbyes
Sai Charitharth, E-Commerce Special Projects Lead, Guardian, Dairy Farm Group
Sai Heads the Special Projects at Guardian, Singapore. He Co-Founded a fintech startup, Cashtrack, and currently mentors two blockchain startups, a hyperlocal marketplace startup, and masters of entrepreneurship students at NTU. He is also part of startup school by YCombinator and Draper University, where he successfully crowdfunded 10K USD to cover the program fees. He holds a masters degree in Technopreneurship, Bachelors in Information Technology and passion for startups, entrepreneurship, and exponential thinking.
Kien Chu, VP of Engineering at Botbot.AI
Kien Chu is the current Vice President of Engineering at Botbot.AI. He is a solution architect who is passionate about artificial intelligence and cloud-based technology. Prior to leading the development team at Botbot.AI, Kien led the .NET/Azure team at 2359 Media, with an industry focus on healthcare, telco and banking. A master in software architecting, Kien aims to transform the way people live and work by seamlessly integrating artificial intelligence into our daily workflows.
Daniel Low Kian Wei, CTO at Idem Hospitality, Founder at Unifide
Daniel is a full stack hacker and gamer. Now, he manages a startup that builds products for businesses while working on his own products. At Unifide, he also find problems he encounter during his daily lives and turn them into products.
There are limited seats available, so click ‘Want to Visit’ now!
If you would like to speak, chat with us here: https://www.wantedly.com/projects/204994
More details here.
10. Klook’s Ultimate Holiday Quest
tart your Ultimate Holiday Quest with Klook! 🏝 We’re giving away 3x $1000 holidays and over 2,000 sure-win prizes from 19-30 May so be sure to catch us while you can! 😱😍
What’s the catch? You just need to look for us at *Scape or Chevron House, choose a grid in our travel map, and peel off to reveal your prize. You could be jetting off to your dream destination! ✈️
Itching to travel already? Mark your calendars for these dates 📅:
Date: 26-27 May
Date: 28 & 30 May
Location: Chevron House
11. Harmony In Perspective: Yukata Rental Session (27 May 2018）
Venue:Paragon, main atrium level 1, 290 Orchard Road
Nearest MRT: Orchard OR Somerset
Fee: non refundable at $22, register here.
FAST will be having its 5th Education and Health Fair on Sunday 27 May 2018!
More than 15 booths offering training courses, services, crime prevention exhibition, environment and health road shows, vanity services will be spread out along the main Community Hall of FAST FDW Befrienders Clubhouse. There will also be food sampling, mass fitness exercise, demos, talks, free flow of ice cream, popcorn, fruit corner, and many more!
More details here.
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.