The News Issue 34

Published on 19 January 2016

TEXT BY PAMELA HO

Taste of Singapore Fare

Singaporean film hits big screens in the United States.

Award-winning Singaporean comedy thriller Unlucky Plaza, by Ken Kwek, opened in the United States this month. The film about an immigrant father who gets pushed to the edge in the world’s safest city, was screened at New York City’s Cinema Village, and in Los Angeles’ Laemmle Music Hall. This follows its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, its selection as the Opening Film for the 2014 Singapore International Film Festival, a string of festival accolades, and a 15-week domestic run.

To find out more about Unlucky Plaza, visit www.unluckyplazamovie.com.

Domestic Help

A moving act of appreciation towards domestic workers in Singapore. 

On 30 December, The Projector, an independent cinema and creative platform, announced that tickets for all its film screenings will be discounted to $11 (standard ticket, $13) for domestic workers in Singapore throughout the week. All that’s needed is some form of identification. Spread the good news!

Check out The Projector’s events and initiatives at www.theprojector.sg.

Peek to the Future

Exhibition wows with design ideas for future cities. 

With the world’s population expected to swell to 9.5 billion by 2050, how do we design cities of the future for sustainability and expansion? The 1000 Singapores: Eight Points of the Compact City exhibition which returns to Singapore after its successful debut in Paris last year, offers creative ideas through a 36-metre circular array of 300 diagrams, drawings and photographs, as well as eight large-scale models.

“Through this exhibition, we hope to offer a glimpse of how we could address some of these urban planning and design issues to make compact cities more liveable, greener and more energy-efficient,” says Jeffrey Ho, commissioner of the exhibition and executive director of the DesignSingapore Council.

The 1000 Singapores: Eight Points of the Compact City exhibition is held at the atrium of the National Design Centre till 28 January. For details, visit www.designsingapore.org.

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