(Image: courtesy of SONY)
No better time than in hot July to visit the South Pole — through images. Earlier in January 2018, renowned Antarctic British explorer Sir Robert Swan and his son Barney became the first people in history to successfully walk on the South Pole powered entirely by renewable energy. Afterwards, Sir Robert led the 2041 Climate Force expedition on a voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula. Amongst them were Singaporean journalist Jessica Cheam and Scottish documentarian Fraser Morton.
Now, they have returned and have brought back more than 60 stunning captures and a documentary film shot entirely using Sony gear. The haunting photography and film pop-up exhibition, Changing Course: An Eco-Business Exhibition in partnership with Sony will be held at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. This free and open-to-public exhibition seeks to highlight why Antarctica is important to Asia, and to challenge and inspire people to make measurable changes to how they can live more sustainably in their businesses, communities and lifestyles.
Take the chance this weekend to catch the Eco-Business documentary film, From Asia to Antarctica, at the Function Room of the Botany Centre at Singapore Botanic Gardens. Just register for this Sunday screening at EventBrite.
1 June- 12 July, 2018, 9-12 a.m.
Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Rd, 259569
Okay, so you can’t really buy the furniture at Project Vitra – Design, Architecture, Communications (1950-2017), but you can view the many enviable designer furnishings at this exhibition (and you should because this is the last weekend before the show closes!). Providing a historical overview of the famous Swiss furniture company, this exhibition at the National Design Centre covers all the architectural, communications, concepts (for home, office, public and retail), classic products and contemporary design work that the family-owned business has done in the past 67 years. Which means there’re lots of chairs to go “ooo” over. There’s also a pop-up shop by SG design company Grafunkt where you can buy affordable wares and products such as colourful tape and sculpture pieces produced by Vitra.
11 June – 13 July 2018, 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
National Design Centre, Atrium, Level 1, 111 Middle Rd, 188969
Bring your adventurous tykes on a jungle trek at night. Don’t worry, the Rainforest Lumina will be safe — this nocturnal trip is Asia’s first multimedia night walk experience at a wildlife park. What will make this even more fun for your little explorer are the powered-up animal characters of the Creature Crew, which render help and guide them on the path to this enchanted world. Take the first step into the lush rainforest of the Singapore Zoo by visiting its homepage here.
From 1 July 2018 onwards, 7:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
Singapore Zoo, 80 Mandai Road, 729826
(image: Courtesy of W!LD RICE)
Since 2006, the Singapore Theatre Fest!val has been the only festival in Singapore that focuses on presenting fully realised productions of new writings to celebrate the local theatre aspirants in the Lion City. Presented by local theatre group W!LD RICE, the 2018 edition will showcase eight brand new productions conceptualised and created by local writers and producers. Show your support for SG talent by booking your seats here.
5-22 July 2018, multiple timings
LASALLE College of the Arts, 1 McNally St, 187940
Baby World Fair is supposedly the biggest baby fair in Southeast Asia and it is happening this weekend in SG, so if you have (or going to have) a mini-me, you know your weekend is set. Get ready to be boggled by some 150,000 baby products from over thousands of leading and boutique baby brands including strollers, buggies, travel systems and nursery furniture, plus heaps of fanciful yet practical and innovative adorable clothing and feeding accessories. Bonus: There are free pregnancy goodie bags, mystery gifts and early bird special deals to grab here as well so register at EventBrite pronto!
6-7 July 2018, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; 8 July 2018, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Singapore Expo Hall 5, 1 Expo Dr, 486150
Yes, it’s the durian season, but if you are fearful of hazarding the many pop-up stalls to pick the right one to try, head to the Durian Pop-Up 2018 at Resorts World Sentosa to get an education. While there will be many durian varieties such as the Mao Shan Wang, the Golden Phoenix and D24 available for tasting and buying, newbies might want to try registering for a durian appreciation workshop, (21 and 28 July, and 4 August; SGD $20 per person) to learn about the different flavour profiles and tips on choosing durians while sampling a platter of the fruit.
6 July- 8 August 2018, 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Resorts World Singapore, 8 Sentosa Gateway, 098269
Growers, producers, hipsters, vege-lovers, or anyone really, can head down to Sprout:Farm-to-People Festival. Probably the largest farmers’ market in SG, the inaugural festival celebrates sustainable agriculture, urban farming, and honest, healthy and yummy food. Over 55 local exhibitors — from urban farmers to farm growers, artisanal food specialists to farm-to-table restos — will be selling their produce, dishing out delish meals and hosting hands-on workshops about urban farming. Held over two days and across six zones in the venue, it’s free to attend, but if you register here, you will get a chance to win an exclusive goodie bag.
7 – 8 July 2018, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Suntec Singapore Convention Centre, Hall 406, 1 Raffles Boulevard, 039593
Exercise your legal right to party on the street with the Urban Ventures X Street Party. After 10 editions of this party event that’s held outdoors in public spaces, the organisers promise that this year’s iteration will feature the best highlights from the past. Get hyped for a whole lot of activity including outdoor yoga, a capoeira performance, an artisans market, DJ sets, free manicures, salsa dancing, a Vespa scooter tour, and more!
7 July 2018, 4-11:30 p.m.
Multiple locations along Temple St
By Chris Ong, July 3, 2018.
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