Insider’s Guide Issue 32

Published on 22 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.

Straits Family Sunday
10 Jan, 1pm
Peranakan Museum

Blast into 2016, Baba style, at this monthly celebration by the Peranakan Museum. Get hands-on with arts & crafts based on the museum’s collection, or embark on a special, themed tour of the galleries.


Postcard From Syria: Art Is Peace

Till 17 Jan 2016, Wed-Sun 11am-7pm
Sana Gallery, 63 Spottiswoode Park Road

A powerful collection of art made under siege, Syrian curator and photographer Issa Touma presents Syrian art painstakingly gathered over months in Beirut, before finally coming to Singapore.

Drum Tao 2016 Hyakkaryoran Hanabi
7-9 Jan 2016, Thu & Fri 7.30pm, Sat 1.30pm & 7.30pm
$68, $88, $108, $128
The Theatre @ MediaCorp, 1 Stars Avenue

Japan’s most celebrated company of martial-arts drummers, Drum Tao, returns to present their brand-new, internationally acclaimed show Hyakka Ryoran — Hanabi at the new theatre at MediaCorp Campus. Expect musicianship, athleticism, humor and choreography, combined with a dramatic plot.


Till 14 Feb 2016, 10am-7pm
$6, $8.50, $9, $10, $12.80, $15
ArtScience Museum

Explore the Large Hadron Collider — the world’s greatest scientific experiment at CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) in Geneva — expertly recreated right here in Singapore. This immersive exhibition blends theatre, video and sound art with real artefacts from CERN, placing you in the shoes of a scientist at the famous particle physics laboratory.


Celebrate 2016
31 Dec , 8pm
$38, $88, $168
The Float @ Marina Bay
MediaCorp TV Singapore Pte Ltd

Celebrate 2016 before it’s even started with this concert to end SG50. Stars of stature, including glam-rock god Adam Lambert, Sisay, Singapore sweethearts from the cast of Channel 5’s Tanglin, rapper THELIONCITYBOY, contestants from The Dance Floor and a host of other artists come to close the year with a bang and a festive dance party, of course.


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