Insider’s Guide Issue 15

Published on 28 April 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.


3 May, 5.30pm
The Projector
$27 (Available till 30 Apr), $30 (Door)

Party the night away at The Projector with five of Singapore’s foremost bands as they come together to help raise funds for Pleasantry’s performance at the Canadian Music Week 2015. The star-studded lineup includes Monster Cat, Cashew Chemists, A N E C H O I S and all-time favourite Plainsunset.



Till 3 May, 3pm & 8pm
Greymatter, Aliwal Arts Centre (#02-10)
$18 (Double-bill)

5IVE is a double-bill feature of Teater Ekamatra’s Playwright-Director Mentorship Programme (PDMP). This graduation showcase features ‘Tart’ by Nabilah Said, and ‘Abu’ by Hazwan Norly, stories that deal with the complexities of friendship and the family.



Till 10 May (Tues–Sat, 11am–7pm | Sun, 1pm-5pm)
Yavuz Gallery, Gillman Barracks
Free Admission

Six internationally acclaimed artists from Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam bring a multi-disciplinary collection of photographs, videos, and installations that reflect their views of how cultural and historical legacies of their own nation’s are being affected by the rapid transformations and cultural changes in Southeast Asia.



1 May – 18 May, Various Timings
National Museum of Singapore
$8 per ticket, $6.40 (Concession for students, NSFs and seniors aged 60 and above)

Catch up to 30 iconic films of the legendary Shaw Empire that include a diverse array of genres from Malay Films, Cantonese Productions and of course the legendary Kung-Fu showcases. Includes rare screenings of The Merdeka Bridge (1959) and Sri Menanti (1958).



9 & 10 May, 2pm- 10pm
People’s Park Complex (Rooftop Carpark)

Singapore’s hippest and largest outdoor rooftop venue is back with another fun-filled carnival weekend – Getai Ethnica! Highlights of the event includes everything from street tapas, parkour performances, and even an adoption drive by the Animal Lovers League.


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