library@harbourfront will open at level 3 of VivoCity shopping mall this Saturday. Set against a splendid view of Sentosa, the library will be a new reading and learning destination for patrons across Singapore to read, learn and collaborate. It is designed with two distinct zones – one for adults and teens, and another for children – to provide dedicated spaces and enhanced services that cater to different reading and learning needs.
The Children’s Zone will offer the first-ever maker space for children, where young readers can tinker and play with technology. The Adults’ and Teens’ Zone will be volunteer-run, and will provide a wide collection of resources and flexible spaces for patrons to engage in programmes with a strong digital focus.
Mondays to Sundays
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk, #03-05, 098585
Be warned! Keepers Red Letter Sale is back on 11th to 13th January 2019, bigger and better! The largest Singapore Designer sale got even bigger with over 50 Singapore designers from fashion to food to furnishings, spread over not one, but two floors of the National Design Centre. With up to 90% off some brands, this is the one sale you’ll want to crack open your piggy bank for.
Keepers Red Letter Sale
11 to 13 January
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road, 188969
Pongal is a traditional Indian festival that fetes the arrival of spring and the harvest. This auspicious event is celebrated in honour of the Hindu sun god, Surya, and the cattle that tirelessly plough the paddy field and produce milk for man. Head to Little India to discover how this harvest festival is celebrated through a month’s worth of exciting activities, traditional performances and dazzling street decorations.
Pongal Festival (Harvest)
11 January to 10 February
Venue: Various locations including Campbell Lane, Hastings Road, Indian Heritage Centre, Serangoon Road
Getting bored of your outfits? Check out Geddit!, a two-day pop-up market featuring local fashion and accessories businesses to give your wardrobe a fresh makeover! Discover fashion items such as cute handmade earrings to stylish clothing from vendors like Shopwithbasic and Wardrobe of Joy. You can also catch performances by fresh local talents such as Bear The Remedy and Disband.
12 to 13 January
11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The RedBox (opp *SCAPE), 113 Somerset Rd, 238165
The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre invites visitors to usher in the Year of the Pig with an exciting line-up of programmes from cultural performances, showcases and workshops. Fit for all ages, explore the traditions and practices behind the Spring Festival. You’ll be able to create your very own terrarium, put together a yarn art display, give old objects a new lease of life at an upcycling workshop, make a healthy CNY bento meal or collect a limited-edition ‘singing’ red packet designed by local illustrator Ah Guo.
CNY Family Fun
12 to 13 January
10 a.m. onwards
Raffles Place, 1 Straits Boulevard, 018906
Head to the Singapore Expo this January for Baby Fair 2019. Browse 200,000 products from over 1500s of leading and boutique baby brands. Grab all your essentials, from strollers, buggies, travel systems, car seats to nursery furniture, adorable clothing and feeding accessories. There’ll also be a 10% cash rebate, free gifts and vouchers, pre-order deals, goodie bags and more.
Baby Fair 2019
11 to 12 January (11 a.m. – 9 p.m.) and 13 January (11 a.m. – 8 p.m.)
Singapore Expo hall 5, 1 Expo Drive, 486150
Heard of ‘visual pen-friends’? That’s what American artist Lucy Liu – who also happens to be the Hollywood star – and Singaporean artist Shubigi Rao are. Like pen-pals, the two critic individuals became friends through an exploration of their respective artworks without meeting in person. The exchange unravelled shared interests and themes that are incorporated into their practices. Both artists are known for analysing cultures, histories, identities and relationships through their works. Intrigued? Check out the visual dialogue presented by the two artists for the very first time at the National Museum of Singapore.
Lucy Liu and Shubigi Rao: Unhomed Belongings
10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Rd, 178897
Skip your regular electronic stores and repair technicians, and head up to level six for some hybrid art – we’re talking creating visual art pieces with technology. The residency transforms into an open studio, workshop and exhibition – all at once – for the month of January. Witness artists come together on the opening night for panel sessions and guided tours to kick off the residency experience. For a free-and-easy viewing, the open studio is available from noon to 6pm for visitors to engage in conversations with each artist, allowing them to understand the processes and means of making art with the use of technology.
Sim Lim Square Art Residency
1 Rochor Canal Road, 188504
Want to know more about sanitary protection? Before you reach out for the traditional pad or tampon, find out what your alternatives are, ranging from the period panties to the menstrual cup. Learn from expert, Ann Gee of Live Love Luna, as she shares her experiences with using the alternatives, how to use them safely, and tips on which to choose. As Ann Gee says, “No one should be ashamed of saying “I’m on my period”.
Let’s Talk About Periods
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
By Mizah Salik, 7 January 2019
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