Insider’s Guide Issue 31

Published on 8 December 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.

5 Floor Plans by SPANG & LEI and Angeline Yam

12 & 13 Dec, 10am – 8pm
Queenstown Community Club

Just because most Housing & Development Board (HDB) flats have similar layouts, that doesn’t mean the lives within are similar too. Experiential artist duo Spang & Lei  and NTU(ADM) lecturer Angeline Yam create an augmented reality exhibition, where via an app, you can interact with HDB floor plans and get a glimpse of the secret lives and colour within. The third destination of a 4 weekend series will be held at Queenstown CC on the 12th and 13th December (Saturday and Sunday).


The Future of Us

Till 8 Mar 2016, 9am – 9pm
Free (booking of tickets required online at
30 Marina Boulevard

Science fiction or just plain foresight? This exhibition is an imagination of how Singaporeans might live, work, learn and care in the not-so-distant future. Get a hands-on experience of the days to come, through six immersive and interactive zones for all ages, including a 360-degree dome projection depicting future life in this city-state.


Frankly, It’s Christmas: A Jazzy Christmas

18 Dec, 7.30pm
$35, $55, $75
Esplanade Concert Hall

Celebrate the timeless music of Frank Sinatra at this 11th edition of Jazzy Christmas. Join Singapore jazz champ Jeremy Monteiro and friends as they pay tribute to some of the most enduring Sinatra hits. Joining the Yueltide lineup are Tina May, James Flynn, Ryan Quigley, Shawn Letts, Nathan Hartono and more.


Super Happy Land

17-19 Dec, Thu & Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm
$20, $25
Malay Heritage Centre

This second collaboration between Theatre Gumbo from Osaka and the equally madcap Hatch Theatrics from Singapore promises to be literally heavenly. The setting is Super Happy Land, the most exclusive, euphoric location on earth where only a select few worldwide are picked to live. But are the super-happy feasts, fetes and friends everything they seem? Performed in English, Singlish, Malay and Japanese.


SG50 Concert Series in the Park

by National Parks Board
19 Dec, 6pm
The Meadow @ Gardens by the Bay

As one of the final few SG50 celebrations, this free concert will present nostalgic tunes set amidst the gorgeous greenery in one of our island’s most iconic spots.


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