ART FULL OF LOVE

Published on 8 February 2017

 

5 cultural spots brimming with romantic potential this Valentine’s Day.

BY MELANIE LEE

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE

Photo: National Museum of Singapore

You can’t go wrong with Story of the Forest , where 69 illustrations from William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings have been transformed into a magical digital installation at the museum’s Glass Rotunda. There’s also What is Not Visible is Not Invisible, an exhibition where you can frolic around with giant balloons (“Work n°262, Half the Air in a Given Space”) or pose for dramatic couple portraits with light installation “Plus de Lumiere (More Light)”.

ESPLANADE – THEATRES ON THE BAY

Photo: Henzy David

If the evening skies are clear, why not pack a picnic basket and enjoy an intimate sunset together over at Esplanade’s Roof Terrace? This spot offers a breezy, elegant views of Singapore’s impressive skyline. After that, head down to the Concourse to catch local singers Joie & LEW belt out original duets and popular covers under a starlit sky.

GILLMAN BARRACKS

Photo: Gillman Barracks

If you enjoy contemplating life and art with your loved one, Gillman Barracks provides a serene, lush spot for some serious art spotting with its 24/7 public art showcase Lock Route. Cool off by sharing ice-cream over at Creamier – we recommend their latest local flavour: Chocolate Tau Yew Tempeh Crunch.

MARINA BAY SANDS

Photo: Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder

Get your dose of trippy fun (and Instagram opportunities) at Journey to Infinity: Escher’s World of Wonder over at the ArtScience Museum as geometry blends with fantasy. And for more wondrous moments, catch Wonder Full, Southeast Asia’s largest light and water show over at the Promenade, set against the stunning backdrop of the city.

CIVIC DISTRICT

Photo: Victoria Concert Hall

If you’re musical lovebirds, start off the evening by being serenaded by The Stradivari Quartet’s “Intimate Letters” at Victoria Concert Hall. After that, take a leisurely stroll down the Singapore River (tip: download the Civic District Public Art Walking Trail map to better appreciate the public art you pass by). End the evening perfectly with a cosy bumboat ride.

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