This year marks 200 years since Raffles’ arrival in Singapore. To commemorate this milestone, a new month-long festival will take you on a journey to explore lesser-known micro-narratives of our past. Through films, performances, graphic novels, zines, and exhibitions, you might come to view people, communities, and places in a whole new light. This festival is called The Future of our Pasts Festival. (more…)
The Singapore Philatelic Museum and the Peranakan Museum will be closed for a major redevelopment beginning 18 March and 1 April, respectively. They will not open again until the end of 2020 (Singapore Philatelic Museum) and midyear 2021 (Peranakan Museum). This means that now is a fabulous time to visit these two historical heritage centres. (more…)
We are all artists and creatives at heart, even though we may not think we are. And our smartphones enable us to do and create so many amazing things. The hard part is getting started and knowing how to start. Fortunately for Apple fans, Today at Apple has totally free and fun how-to classes and interactive activities for the public. (more…)
What’s that strange ball on top of Fort Canning? Which Raffles statue (the white one or the black one) was the original? And why is there a lighthouse on top of the Fullerton Building? (It has nothing to do with the restaurant.) Find out the answers to these questions, and more, on the Singapore Maritime Trails from MPA. (more…)
Ask a person what comes to mind when you say “Halloween”, and they might reply with “candy”, “costumes”, and “haunted houses”. But even more spooky than “haunted houses” is the amount that people end up spending on this “minor holiday”. Over the years, Halloween has become one of the most expensive holidays (Americans plan to spend $9.1 billion to celebrate Halloween). As a day meant to remember the dead, the saints, and the martyrs, today it is heavily commercialised. And it’s no longer regarded as a “kid’s holiday”. These days, more adults are joining in the fun (and in the spending). So where can a frugal person go to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve?