The News Issue 20

Published on 7 July 2015

TEXT BY PAMELA HO

Time to hit the roof

Expect more fun stuff at the open-air car park of People’s Park Complex!

You probably know Lepark for putting together Getai Electronica, the series of rooftop concerts featuring Singapore bands at the open-air car park of People’s Park Complex. But the 63,000-sq-ft space is going to be the platform for more events and activities — extending beyond music to the arts, films, sports and more.

More than just an Asian tapas bar (the brainchild of Anglow Group, the same people behind whole foods joint, Afterglow), Lepark has plans to work with chefs from different eateries, as well as home cooks and hawker heroes.

Next up: UrbanSCAPE, Singapore’s “first sunset rooftop yoga party”, fused with a lifestyle marketplace and live music from local talents, including Alicia Pan and Bittymacbeth.

UrbanSCAPE happens at Lepark, People’s Park Complex rooftop, 18 July, 4pm-10pm. For more information, visit www.lepark.co.

THE MAN BEHIND THE LEADER

A new exhibition reveals rare insights into Chinese revolutionary leader Sun Yat Sen’s family. 

Personal postcards and letters, black-and-white family photographs and private belongings, collected between the 1860s and 1970s, are what you’ll see at new exhibition, Dr Sun Yat Sen & His Family, held at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH).

Launched 20 June, the exhibition — co-presented with the Hong Kong Museum of History and the Museum of Dr Sun Yat Sen in Cuiheng Village — sheds light on the strong support of this Chinese revolutionary leader’s family, and the personal sacrifices and contributions they made in support of his cause.

Says SYSNMH’s general manager Dr Tan Teng Phee, “This exhibition goes beyond Dr Sun’s milestone achievements to capture the human aspects of his life, not just as a revolutionary leader, but also as a son, husband and father.”

Held in conjunction with SYSNMH’s Wan Qing Dumpling Festival, it also offers visitors a chance to learn more about the festival’s origins and bond over the feasting of dumplings and activities like dumpling-making workshops, as well as arts-and-crafts demonstration.

The Dr Sun Yat Sen & Family exhibition is on at the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (12 Tai Gin Road) till 18 October. For more information, visit sysnmh.org.sg/en.

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