What’s On This Weekend: 8 to 12 August

Published on 8 August 2018

Didn’t manage to get tickets to the National Day Parade? Want to do something that’s in the spirit of red-and-white, yet isn’t run-of-the-mill? Browse these options for a heritage-inspired weekend. Be it personal recharge time, discovery with the kids or dating options, let National Day 2018 be a weekend to remember.

Culture

Komesah Kristang by Kodrah Kristang (12 August)

Know anything about the Kristangs of Singapore? Come learn about the critically-endangered 500-year old heritage language of the Portugese-Eurasian community in Singapore. Word is that the language is spoken fluently by less than 100 people in the country today!

For more information, click here.

Workshop

SAM National Day Open House – Paper Orchid Brooch (9 August)

As part of the Singapore Art Museum’s Open House this weekend, a range of family-friendly activities themed around the nation’s 53rd birthday is in store! Orchids being de rigueur, turn designer for the hour and fashion yourself – or your loved one – a orchid brooch for the season.

For more information, click here.

Family

Art Gone Wild: Painting with Nature (11 and 25 August)

There’s nothing like experiencing the wetlands to remember how Temasek used to be! Play adventurer with your family, “hunt” mangrove animals – water monitor lizards, crocodiles and sunbeam snakes – at the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve. Become an expert in the textures and patterns of nature while rock painting, and who knows – you might find hidden secrets of Singapore in the wetlands of the north.

For more information, click here.

Music

Singapore Saxophone Symposium 2018 (10 – 12 August)

Dreaming of becoming a composer? Seek out like-minded folks at the Singapore Saxophone Symposium this weekend to learn how to write idiomatically and skillfully for the saxophone. Perhaps a few of them might jam to Di-Tanjong Katong with you!

For more information, click here.

Dance

Indian Fusion Dance Extravaganza (11 August)

Indian food is hard to resist, but did you know Indian dance is just as flavourful? Join the Tagore Society and Klassical Rhythms of UAE as they dance the story of Hindu monk Swami Vivekananda – a disciple of the famous Indian mystic Ramakrishna Paramhamsa. Watch it play out through folk and classical moves at RELC Auditorium this weekend.

For more information, click here.

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