Insider’s Guide Issue 27

Published on 13 October 2015

Many of us love the arts but can’t afford the time or don’t know where to start. Here’s a nifty guide of handpicked events which should give you a good flavour of Singapore’s busy arts scene.

Lunchtime Concerts at the Asian Civilisations Museum

From 9 Oct to 13 Nov (Every Friday)  |  12.30pm
Asian Civilisations Museum
Free Admission

One of the highlights from the plethora of events commemorating the reopening of the Asian Civilisations Museum, this lunchtime concert series is back by popular demand. Escape the office for an hour and join aspiring musicians from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music as they serenade you with classical and jazzy tunes every Friday.


Space Monkeys for Got To Move Islandwide

17 and 18 Oct, 2-4pm
Various venues islandwide
Cathay Cineleisure Orchard B1 Atrium

Daniel K aka diskodanny presents Space Monkeys, a fun interactive dance experience. In teams of 9, participants follow a set of easy-to-follow dance moves and try to out-dance their opponents. Team up with your friends and family and have fun monkeying around together! Each session will last for 1 hour and is suitable for participants both young and old with no rehearsals required.­­­­ To sign up for Space Monkeys, form your own group of 9, and register now!


Fade In/Fade Out – Season 2

17 Oct – 22 Nov, Various times
At various public libraries
Free admission

Movie buffs rejoice! See fabulously restored films beloved by Singaporeans, dating from the 1950s to present, in this festival of silver-screen classics. Included in the lineup are Patah Hati, which stars a young P Ramlee, The Lion City, Air Hostess and last year’s Housing & Development Board-inspired documentary, 03-Flats by Lei Yuan Bin.


Listen to Haruki Murakami — Music Beyond Words

28 & 29 Oct, 8pm
Victoria Theatre
$20, $40, $60

One of Japan’s most-lauded modern authors, Haruki Murakami was also an ex-owner of a jazz bar. In this reading/concert, experience Murakami’s words from various novels as he imagined them, to the accompaniment of Japanese virtuosos the Chihiro Yamanaka Trio and the 1966 Quartet, in collaboration with Singaporean pianist Lim Yan. Directed by Kok Heng Leun. ­­


We Built This Nation

From now until further notice
National Museum of Singapore
Free Admission

Curious about where our former Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew worked? What did he read? Did Cabinet Ministers of yesteryear really own guns? Get to the truth in We Built a Nation, an ongoing exhibition showcasing more than 100 documents and artefacts from Singapore’s founding fathers.


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