Art takes over
Singapore Art Week (SAW) returns this January for its 10th edition. It will be a celebration of the Singapore visual arts in the past decade. Over 100 events are happening across the island and online, with close to 600 artists and creatives, curators and partners from Singapore and countries such as Bangkok, China, Australia, Turkey, the UK and the States taking part. As well as on-site exhibitions, tours and trails, transnational collaborations, and virtual art experiences, art lovers can see their favourite precincts and neighbourhoods come alive with cool art launches and expanded programmes.
From 14-23 January 2022. For the latest updates, follow @sgartweek. artweek.sg
More museums incoming
In Singapore more is more, so we enter the new year with two new excellent museums. The Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) has been revamped to emerge butterfly-like as the new Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG). As Singapore’s first dedicated children’s museum, it’s packed with curiosity, experimentation, sensory experiences and play. Meanwhile, Singapore Art Museum (SAM) launches the super-sleek SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark (TPD) this month, offering a range of art programming for all ages alongside family-friendly exhibitions and hip stuff for teens. Look out for the forthcoming Singapore Art Book Fair which is taking place there.
Find CMSG at 23-B Coleman Street, 179807. SAM at TP, 39 Keppel Rd, 01-02, 089065. singaporeartmuseum.sg
Well, that’s absurd
From the creators of interactive theatrical dining events Andsoforth, Absurdities is a new restaurant that’s not really a restaurant, but instead an immersive experience. Located in a secret shophouse, it uses set design, soundscape and lighting to transport guests to six different and captivating environments in 120 minutes. While doing so, you’ll enjoy an omakase of six courses and two alcoholic surprises. Nope, we don’t quite know what to expect either, but doesn’t it sound fun?!
Absurdities is at a secret location. Open Thurs to Sat, 6:30pm-10:30pm through to 29 January. andsoforth.com.sg
TV faves come to town
Fans of SpongeBob SquarePants, PAW Patrol, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dora the Explorer and Bubble Guppies – rejoice! “The World of Nickelodeon” is coming to town and makes for a fantastic family day out. Find yourselves in a world of interactive games and obstacles, alongside a Slime Lounge, Jellyfish Fields, a soft playground and climbing wall. There’s also the opportunity for kids (and adults) to meet their favourite Nickelodeon characters. We’ll totally understand if you need a long lie-down afterwards.
From 26 Feb 2022-17 April 2022. Let’s Play @03-208/209, Marina Square. Find out more at sistic.com.sg
Keep the festive celebrations alive by heading into Little India on Saturday, 15 January. This date marks Pongol, an ancient Hindu harvest festival which gives thanks to nature for a good harvest, especially rice, and for a prosperous beginning to the year.
– Raelene Tan