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21 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Jun 19-23)

It’s all about low-key post-office shenanigans this week, before embarking on the long weekend’s debauchery

By Adam Kerr | Jun 16, 2017

  • 21 awesome things to do in Singapore this week (Jun 19-23)

The best thing about this week will be the long weekend that comes after as Hari Raya Puasa falls on Sunday. But before you go all batshit crazy, have a nice and quiet, rather low-key week after office hours and check out the various exhibitions dotting our city this week.

Monday, Jun 19

One of the works from The Millenial Funfair

Check out the colorful and eccentric world of upcoming visual artist Howie Kim's debut solo exhibition at Artistry. Titled The Millennial Funfair, the exhibition sees Howie's personal experience with loss told through fantastical and cryptic symbols, metaphors and representations. Through Jul 2

Before heading down to National Gallery for Yayoi Kusama's exhibit, first feast on an afternoon tea set inspired by the artist's works available just a stone's throw away at The Courtyard, where you will get to taste (and Instagram, of course) five specially-made sweets that correspond with her artworks, such as a lychee mousse flecked with dots mirroring her Gleaming Lights of the Souls constellation. Through Jul 10

For an adrenaline-pumping, high-energy evening, look no further than the highly-entertaining, non-verbal South Korean comedy theatrical performance, CHEF: Bibimbap vs Chilli Crab, making its debut at the Resorts World Theatre. Category 1 ($98) and VIP ($118) weekend ticket holders will even get a special edition chilli crab tart as part of their ticket price. Through Jul 22

Robots have invaded the ArtScience Museum and everyone’s invited to take a peek at what the future of cybernetics, artificial intelligence and genetic modification might look like at the HUMAN+: The Future of Our Species exhibition. Come with an open mind as you interact with life-like humanoids and find out how robots are already living among us. Through Oct 15

Tuesday, Jun 20

Make sure you make a date to head down to this year's Geylang Serai Bazaar, whether it's to look for traditional goodies and costumes, or to find the next big trending food item among the 1,000 stalls at the Bazaar. Through Jun 24

Slither over to the Singapore Zoo if you like your reptiles as they will be launching their new exhibit, Reptopia, over several weekends. Expect charm-eleon greet and meet sessions, workshops, and if you're really into scaly fiends, go for their Camp Fest over the weekend of May 27-28 where you can snooze with nightlife of the wild kind. Through Jun 26

Eitaro Ogawa, Tamae Iwasaki and Tomohisa Miyauchi have turned their 700-page soft cover photobook HDB Homes of Singapore into a photo exhibition of the same name, which will be showcased at SPRMRKT. Through Jun 27

Wednesday, Jun 21

Looksee Looksee

The Lo & Behold Group's reading room and tea salon Looksee Looksee is hosting a tea workshop that will introduce herbs and tea blends that will help you "adult in style and sobriety" as part of the Group's first-ever month-long festival. Jun 21

Goodwood Park Hotel's annual durian festival returns, unfrazzled by the suspension and food poisoning cases last year, with all-time favorites like durian puffs and crepes and and new creations like a designer cakes shaped after the fruit itself. Through Jul 31

Enter the whimsical world of Yayoi Kusama at National Gallery Singapore, the first big-scale survey of her work in Southeast Asia. Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow curated by the Gallery's Russell Storer and Adele Tan, will showcase more than 120 paintings, sculptures, videos and installations spanning over seven decades--some of which have never been shown before. Jun 9-Sep 3

Thursday, Jun 22

Durian pizza at Marriott Cafe's durian buffet

Keep your stomach empty and stuff your face at the Yummy Food Expo, with over 150 F&B vendors and endless mouth-watering food options, like shabu-shabu burgers, four treasures oysters, coconut tomyum, durian bombs and more. Jun 22-25

Calling all Harry Potter fans—if you’re in withdrawal after reading Cursed Child and Fantastic Beasts, time to ooh and aah over some Harry Potter stamps, prop replicas, toys and other memorabilia from private collectors all around the world at the Singapore Philatelic Museum. Through Jun 25

While there's an undying love for Goodwood's durian fiesta among Singaporeans, we're also excited about the durian offerings at Marriott Cafe. This year, they're running a durian-centric version of their highly popular local high tea buffet where you can try a slice of their durian strudel, durian swiss rolls and more. Through Aug 9

Friday, Jun 23

Benjamin Francis Leftwich

Get ready to be moved by English indie folk singer-songwriter Benjamin Francis Leftwich as he performs his hits like "Atlas Hands", "Tilikum" and "Groves" at Hard Rock Cafe Singapore. Jun 23

The Hive have teamed up with Animal Allies Singapore to screen Live And Let Live, a feature documentary about human's relationship with animals, the history of veganism and reasons why some people turn vegan. Jun 23

Local sultry singer-songwriter Ffion has been on a roll this year, having performed at library@esplanade and at Poptart's second edition of LoveLive. She also released her new, super sensual single, "Rumours", ahead of the launch of her debut EP, Bad Habits. Supporting her at The Substation for the launch is fellow alt R&B singer-songwriter (and her close friend) Of Methodist, who recently dropped the army-themed track, "Sar 21", in late May. Jun 23

Keep your Fridays fresh at Refuge as DJs Drem & Gravity spin a repertoire of old school hip hop and R&B beats throughout the night. Jun 23

American alt rock band The Maine returns to Singapore as part of their Lovely, Little, Lonely World Tour. Expect songs from their sixth studio album, Lovely Little Lonely, like "Bad Behaviour" and "Don't Come Down", as well as other crowd favorites from the rest of their five studio albums. Jun 23

The latest exhibition at DECK sees two independent photography projects—Nicholas Koh and Jiahui Tan's Some Other Way and Koh Kim Chay and Eugene Ong's Singapore's Vanished Public Housing Estates—that explore the significance of memory in a country that's ever-changing. Jun 23-Jul 22

If you're flying out from Changi Airport from now till Jul 1, be sure to drop by DFS and check out the six-week long Whisky Festival. They are launching exclusive whisky brands like he William Grant & Sons Rare Cask Reserve's Araid collection. On weekends, head over to the Terminal 2 & 3 DFS duplexes and take part in whisky tastings, food pairings and gain insights from whisky experts. Through Jul 1

Ah Hoi's Kitchen at Hotel Jen Tanglin is throwing a Festival of Crabs where you can feast on not one, not two, but 10 different styles of meaty Sri Lankan crabs. There’s no way to eat all of them (at one go at least), so be smart and get your claws on the Salted Egg and Crispy Yam Crab, Glass Noodles and Chinese Wine Crab or Claypot Crab Beehoon. Through Jul 31

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