March 24, 2016

The Great Egg-Venture at Sentosa HarbourFront 2016

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Kicking off this Easter holiday is… an Easter egg hunt of course! And not just any old egg hunt – The Great Egg-Venture calls itself Singapore’s Greatest Egg Hunt; and with over $50,000 worth of prizes to be won, we definitely concede. This year’s egg expedition will feature 60 hand-painted eggs themed “A New Beginning”, lovingly crafted by artists from the Affordable Art Fair, as well as youths from primary schools and other institutions – to share their visions for Singapore in the next 50 years. Being part of the fun is incredibly easy – simply hunt for the 60 giant eggs around Sentosa HarbourFront, snap a selfie, and save it in the Egg Basket, and you’ll be in the running for attractive prizes – the more eggs you find, the more prizes you stand to win.

In addition, there are a ton of Easter-related activities for the whole family to indulge in, including an Easter Carnival (25 & 27 March), Easter Cookie Decorating Workshop (26 March), and a classic Easter Egg Painting Workshop (25 March). We guarantee you’ll never want to see another egg again after this eggstravaganza.

Date: 10 March to 17 April 2016
Time: 5pm
Venue: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Admission: Free
More information at thegreateggventure.sg


Tanjong Pagar Railway Station’s 90s Art Market


If you’d rather not be surrounded by eggs this weekend, immerse yourself in a nostalgic throwback to the ‘90s instead. In collaboration with Singapore Land Authority, The Local People are organising a ‘90s-themed art market at everyone’s favourite Tanjong Pagar Railway Station. Expect indoor movie screenings made all the more *atmospheric* with high ceilings and stained glass windows, digital art installations around the station platform, and covers of popular ‘90s hits by local musicians – and some unique craft shopping, of course. They’ve even adopted a charity, Food From The Heart, and will be accepting food donations like rice, cooking oil, biscuits, milo/ovaltine/Horlicks, and canned products, so drop by to play a part!

Date: 25 March 2016
Time: 3pm to 9pm
Venue: Tanjong Pagar Railway Station
Admission: Free
More information at facebook.com/events/1682751098634045


OH! Potong Pasir


Here’s another event for the #supportlocal junkies (we say this with all the love in our hearts, of course). This two-hour art walkabout into private homes and restricted spaces explores the best of Potong Pasir, a neighbourhood rich with political significance from once being Singapore’s longest held opposition ward. You’ll be privy to 12 exclusive site-specific installations, taking you from the HDBs to a black-and-white colonial, to Bidadari, the former cemetery. On top of the art walk, stay in the area to check out OH!pen Call – seven (free) art and community projects in the void decks, sidewalks, and public gardens of Potong Pasir – intended to tell the stories of the community through the neighbourhood’s beloved shared spaces.

Date: 26 & 27 March 2016
Time: 2pm to 8pm (tours leave every 15 minutes)
Venue: Potong Pasir Community Club
Admission: $25 (available at ohpotongpasir-mar26.peatix.com)
More information at ohopenhouse.org


ILLUMI-NATION: A Photo Exhibition


NTU kids show some pride! In collaboration with the Singapore Kindness Movement, ILLUMI-NATION is a heartwarming photo exhibition by Strangers of the Night, a campaign by four students from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information to champion and applaud those who work the often-underappreciated night shift here in Singapore. There’s the trusty taxi uncle standing by to go on-call and pick you up in the dead of night; even the yellow-shirted auntie busing tables at Swee Choon you didn’t give a second thought to when you embarked on your post-Zouk munchies binge. In documenting the stories of 20 workers, ILLUMI-NATION is the visual culmination of their yearlong project to thank the people who toil from dusk to dawn, and keep our nation illuminated 24/7.

Date: 21 March to 3 April 2016
Time: 9am to 9pm
Venue: *SCAPE Media Hub
Admission: Free
More information at facebook.com/groups/strangersofthenightsg