Lifestyle, Things to Do • January 9, 2020January 9, 2020 • Chinese New YearChinese New Year decorations in Singaporesingapore art week Things to do this Weekend in Singapore (10-12 Jan) 1. Singapore Art Week Source: Singapore Art Week | Facebook The first week of 2020 kicks off with Singapore Art Week, Singapore’s annual celebration of visual arts. This year’s nine-day festival include exhibitions and workshops featuring works from artists locally and worldwide. More than 100 events will take place across Singapore, including locations like the Malay Heritage Centre, Kallang Riverside Park and Parkview Museum. Visit the full lineup here. Date: 11-19 Jan 2020 Location: All across Singapore Opening hours: From 10am Admission: Charges vary across venues Facebook | Website | Instagram 2. Light to Night Festival Source: National Gallery | Facebook Part of Singapore Art Week, Light to Night Festival returns to transform the Civic District into an art playground. Admire beautiful projections on sites such as National Gallery, Victoria Theatre and Asian Civilisations Museum, learn more about history, immerse yourself in interactive artworks and watch performances by Singaporean performers. Date: 10-19 Jan 2020 Location: Civic District Opening hours: 10am-12am Admission: Free Facebook | Website | Instagram 3. Gelam Gallery Alive Source: The Admin Check out wall murals and shop handcrafted products at Gelam Gallery, Singapore’s first outdoor art gallery. During this two week event, get to also attend workshops like soap-making and bag painting and watch local artists perform the dustbin makeover challenge. You’ll get to vote for your favourite painted bin, and the top three artists will win cash prizes! Date: 10-18 Jan 2020 Location: 80 Arab St, Singapore 199777 Opening hours: From 10am Admission: Free Website 4. So Cantai Market Source: @sogelammarket | Instagram Explore Indian culture through a quaint art market in Little India. Participate in workshops like henna art, kolam making and diya painting and shop artisanal candles, colourful ceramic ware and more. Enjoy lively dance performances and experience fun activities related to Indian culture. There’ll also be a photo booth where you can snap lots of pictures! Date: 10-18 Jan 2020 Location: 5 Campbell Ln, Singapore 209924 Opening hours: From 11am Admission: Free Website 6. New Year’s Dive Source: AJ Hackett | Facebook Celebrate the New Year as the Dutch do: dive into the sea with family and friends. Organised by AJ Hackett Sentosa, this New Year’s dive will take place at the beautiful beaches of Sentosa and will include all-day wine and beer promotions, delicious Dutch snacks, old Dutch games as well as music by Dutch DJs. Date: 11 Jan 2020 Location: AJ Hackett Sentosa Opening hours: 3pm-10pm Admission: Free Facebook | Website | Instagram 7. Welkom Festival Source: Hollandse Club | Facebook Have a fun-filled day at Welkom Festival, an annual event organised by the Hollandse Club to share with the public what this family friendly social club has to offer. Try your hand at a soft serve competition, watch a ballet show, work out at an aquafit session, have your photo taken underwater and more! Date: 12 Jan 2020 Location: 22 Camden Park, Singapore 299814 Opening hours: 10am-3pm Admission: Free Facebook | Website | Instagram 8. Makan Matters — The Hungry Hopefuls Source: Telok Ayer Arts Clib Take an edible journey through Turkey and the Middle East with Makan Matters’ dining pop-up, The Hungry Hopefuls. At $80++/pax, you’ll get a 7-course dinner, an after party and most importantly a night to remember. Come hungry! Date: 11 Jan 2020 Location: 2 McCallum St, Telok Ayer Arts Club, Singapore 069043 Opening hours: 7pm-10pm Admission: $80++ Facebook 9. Heritage & Food Trail Source: @ilovehawkercentres | Instagram Go on a guided tour through Chinatown to learn more about this historical attraction and bask in the Chinese New Year activities. Get to savour authentic Cantonese cuisine at the famous Chinatown Complex Food Centre and more! Tickets can be purchased at Kreta Ayer Community Club or online from the go.gov website. Date: Till 19 Jan 2020 Location: Chinatown Opening hours: 2.30pm-5pm Admission: $15 10. SG Farmers Market Source: @ourtampineshub | Instagram Shop local produce at SG Farmers Market, where you get to choose from a wide selection of Singapore farm produce ranging from seafood, eggs, vegetables and many more from different vendors. Learn new recipes at cooking demonstrations and expand your knowledge at talks. Get to also redeem eco-friendly gifts and win lucky draw prizes! Date: 11-12 Jan 2020 Location: 1 Tampines Walk, Our Tampines Hub, Singapore 520940 Opening hours: 9am-3pm Admission: Free Facebook | Website | Instagram 11. Chinatown Chinese New Year Celebrations Source: Chinatown | Facebook As we wave goodbye to Christmas, we say hello to Chinese New Year. Welcome the Year of the Rat as Chinatown dolls itself up with bright lights, zodiac animal sculptures and lanterns. Shop for clothes and New Year delicacies and immerse yourself in Chinese culture. There will also be lion dance and stage performances on select nights, so don’t miss out on that. View the full lineup of festivities here. Date: 4 Jan – 22 Feb 2020 Location: New Bridge Rd and Eu Tong Sen Street Opening hours: 6pm-10pm Admission: Free Facebook | Website | Instagram 12. Lorongs of Wisdom 2020 Source: Geylang Adventure | Facebook Geylang is notorious for its sleazy reputation — but is there more to this neighbourhood? Find out more about Singapore’s red light district through a tour by Geylang Adventures, a social initiative that focuses on the different dimensions of Geylang. Part of the Singapore Biennale, this tour involves a 3-hour walk performance to discover Geylang in a new light. Find out more here. Date: Multiple dates Location: 1 Lor 23 Geylang Road, Singapore 388352 Opening hours: 7pm-10pm Admission: From $53 Facebook | Website | Instagram 13. We Bare Bears x Kumoya Pop Up Cafe Cartoon Network’s We Bare Bears (WBB) will be taking over Kumoya Cafe with their first ever pop-up. Look forward to a WBB-themed food menu designed by bento artist Shirley Wong and the Kumoya kitchen team. Get to purchase exclusive merchandise and stand to win a giant 90cm plush Ice Bear worth $199 when you spend $108 in a single receipt. Date: 4 Jan – 12 April 2020 Location: 8 Jln Klapa, Singapore 199320 Opening hours: 12pm-9.30pm (Tuesdays-Thursdays and Sundays), 12pm-10.30pm (Fridays-Saturdays). Closed on Mondays. Facebook | Instagram 14. #FutureTogether at Gardens by the Bay Source: teamLab In honour of Singapore’s bicentennial, Japanese art collection teamLab and Gardens by the Bay has come together to present #FutureTogether, a futuristic light exhibition. Egg-shaped structures light up and change in colour when touched, and seasonal flowers scatter and change hourly. While #FutureTogether officially runs from 16 Jan next year, the outdoor artworks are available for viewing from 15 Dec. Date: From 15 Dec 2019 Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr Opening hours: 9am-late Admission: Free for Singaporeans, $10 for foreigners Facebook | Website | Instagram 15. Living Worlds: An Animal Planet Experience Source: Science Centre Singapore Learn more about the wild at Living Worlds, the world’s first travelling wildlife and exploration exhibition. Created and produced by Kingsmen in collaboration with Discovery Inc. and Science Centre Singapore, this exhibition brings the animal kingdom to life with cutting edge multimedia storytelling and immersive experiences. Date: Till 22 Mar 2020 Address: The Annexe, Science Centre Singapore, 15 Science Road Singapore Opening hours: 10am-6pm Admission: From $18 Facebook | Website | Instagram 16. 2219: Futures Imagined Source: @teacherabet | Instagram Wonder what our world will look like in the next 200 years? Step into the future as various artists, architects, filmmakers and writers imagine what the future will be like at this immersive exhibition at ArtScience Museum. The exhibition will take you through five acts, including scenarios like the impact of climate change. Date: Till 5 Apr 2020 Address: 6 Bayfront Avenue Opening hours: From 10am Admission: From $16 Facebook | Website | Instagram 17. Experience a fairytale with Disney: The Animation Source: Frozen Whether you’re a Disney fan or not, we think you’d enjoy this exhibition. Appreciate what goes on behind-the-scenes in the drawing room and marvel at over 500 original paintings and sketches from over the course of 90 years, curated by the Walt Disney Animation Research Library. From timeless classics like Steamboat Willie (1982) to recent blockbusters Moana (2016), the exhibition pays homage to the artistry and technological innovation that have brought Disney’s world-renowned characters to life. In addition, get to see exclusive artworks from the upcoming Frozen 2! Tickets are highly in demand, so to avoid disappointment, book them before going down. Date: Till 29 Mar 2020 Address: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands Opening hours: 10am – 7pm Admission: From $19 Facebook | Website | Instagram CLARA TANI like to lift heavy things, eat to my heart's content and lie under the sun.