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Weekend activities to do from 29 June to 1 July 2018

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1. Most Inclusive Dining in the Dark Experience

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Welcome to the Most Inclusive Dining in the Dark experience event.

The Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd (GDS) was founded with the mission to help the visually impaired enhance the quality of life. To this end, they have focused on providing mobility training to the blind or visually impaired and pair suitable candidates with Guide Dogs.
GDS is a social service charity formed in 2006 and has trained six guide dogs and paired with six handlers since 2011.
GDS aims to raise $100,000 which would be used to train 20 people with visual impairment to travel a new set of route independently.
For more information and to get your tickets, visit here.
2. CaptionCube Community Event – Food in a Cube

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Through this series of events made accessible for all, they hope to create a platform for everyone to make new friends and simply have fun together!

This first event will revolve around the theme of food and we can attest to the fact that Food + Friends = Fun.

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Slots are limited, first come first serve. RSVP through https://goo.gl/forms/cGRtYfi4430Eb5uI3 by 21 June 2018! See you there!

3. Kreatif Connections: Celebrating 50 Years of Indonesia-Singapore Friendship

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Kreatif Connections: Celebrating 50 Years of Indonesia-Singapore Friendship is a cultural extravaganza of talents and creative collaborations between two countries. Join us from 29 June to 1 July at the Empress Lawn and Asian Civilisations Museum, as musicians, artists, and craft makers from Indonesia and Singapore gather for a three-day celebration. Sign up for various workshops and take home your own piece of Indonesian and Singaporean culture.

As spaces are limited, registration is required. To register, click here

4. For the aspiring doctor – GPSA Info Session

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For the aspiring doctor – an experience like no other.

The prestigious GPSA for Health Medical Service Learning Program to West Virginia USA is happening this year, from 12-22 December 2018! This program is organised by Global Public Service Academy, a US-based nonprofit that designs hands-on academic service-learning programs for pre-university students.
With curriculum written by faculty from Duke University and Johns Hopkins University in the US, GPSA for Health is a challenging and rigorous course designed for bright and inquisitive students aged 15-19 around the world with a passion for the biomedical sciences and a heart for service. Participants will have the opportunity to stay on-campus at Duke and receive lectures and on-the-ground training before venturing into a rural township in West Virginia to deliver fundamental healthcare services and health education to the community.
In this information session, a representative from GPSA will be Skyping in from the US to answer any and all questions and concerns about the course, so be sure to attend if you’re interested to learn more!
Venue: 1B Tyrwhitt Road, Level 3 (Skillseed office – the blue-shuttered door to the upper floors of the building is located next to the 1 Tyrwhitt Bistro Bar)
Time: 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Date: 29 June 2018
Register here for your free tickets!
5. DBS x *SCAPE Pitch Please (June Edition)

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Chill and unwind to live music by local talents along with Bettr Barista’s handcrafted beverages on this Friday evening affair. Brought to you by DBS X *SCAPEmusic. Get your tickets here.

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6. Makers’ Market 

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Join us at Makers’ Market – an exciting two-days Carnival Bazaar!

This event is organized by @beyondi.sg in collaboration with Guide Dog Singapore (GDS) to increase awareness for the Visually Impaired Community in Singapore.

You will learn more about the stories of our friends with visually impairment through giant games and empathy booths.

The Makers’ Market, in tandem with Society Staples and Singapore Largest Inclusive Dining in the Dark event, will house over 50 artist markers, live performances and games booths!

Here are the following details:

Date: 29th – 30th June 2018
Time: 11am – 10pm
Venue: Dhoby Ghaut Green Lawn (Just outside Dhoby Ghaut MRT station)

7. Actually Affordable Art Market

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Actually Affordable Art Market launches its first edition at Camp Kilo Charcoal Club come Sunday 1st July! Born out of the desire to provide affordable art to the discerning crowd, AAAM aims to offer an alternative platform for locally-based artists to connect with the people, in a laid-back space complemented with hearty roasts, great tunes and all round good vibes. Expect affordable art from $200 and below!

More information here.

8. Singapore Art Book Fair

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From 29 June – 1 July at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore, be prepared to experience a brand new edition of Singapore Art Book Fair with an increased range and diversity of local and international publishers, as well as discussions and workshops on all three days.

Opening hours: 12pm – 8pm
More information: www.singaporeartbookfair.org

9. Found. & SMU Eagles Inc Presents: Found.ers Series – Struggle is Real

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3 Found.ers, 3 different struggles. Come learn about the truth and dark side of what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Let’s get real!

 

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8 New Year’s Eve Celebrations to end 2018 in Singapore

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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

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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!

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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!

For more information: https://www.esplanade.com/festivals-and-series/come-together/2018/new-years-eve-countdown

Address: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, 1 Esplanade Dr, Singapore 038981

Time: 7PM – 1AM

Ticketing Price: Free

 

5. New Year Countdown Celebration at Heartbeat@Bedok

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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

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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

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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

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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)

 

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C3 AFA 2018: A taste of Akihabara in Singapore

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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!

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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.

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My favourite part of AFA though, was undoubtedly the food. It was like a taste of Japan without actually flying there!

Photo Credits: C3AFASG 2018

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.

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What to expect at C3 Anime Festival Asia 2018

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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.

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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.

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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

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