Dedicated to making noise about the creative talent of young people, the annual Noise Singapore is back this year with its anticipated Noise Anchor Programmes and Noise Music Mentorship.
This year’s edition of Noise Singapore focuses on bringing co-creation to the forefront with several programmes, exposing participants to varied forms of digital and urban arts through mentorships, as well as creation and showcase opportunities. Members of the public will have the opportunity to explore various immersive programmes happening from 23 February to 19 April.
If you’re looking for some events to keep you occupied for the weeks ahead, here are some highlights of this edition of Noise Singapore!
Get A Taste Of An ‘Alternate’ Reality At Noise Metaverse
Quite a few Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) game shops have popped up around our island in the past year. Movies like Ready Player One was a hit as well, exemplifying the wonders of immersive technologies.
Now, you can get a chance to delve into the world of AR, VR, and Mixed Reality at the Noise Metaverse Exhibition happening from 23 February to 3 March at *SCAPE Ground Theatre!
A two-month mentorship programme paired youth with mentors from iMMERSiVELY, a creative start-up that specialises in immersive media technologies, and provided participants with a platform to explore how art can intersect with immersive technologies. The mentorship programme then culminates with the Noise Metaverse Exhibition.
Check out the final art x tech projects to appreciate the hard work of these young mentees who were guided by the various industry experts at the Noise Metaverse exhibition starting this weekend!
Hang Out At The Noise Invasion Festival[caption id="attachment_38791" align="alignnone" width="1372"] Image Credit: Time Out Singapore[/caption]
Happening on 23 March, the Noise Invasion Festival held at Parklane Shopping Mall (Level 8 Carpark) aims to engage youths through relatable Urban Arts content. Some highlights that you can expect include a showcase of emerging electronic musicians, dance performances and art installations sure to liven your Instagram feed.
Be sure to follow #NoiseInvasionFest on social media prior to the festival and check out the exciting activities for a Saturday hangout with your friends!
Ogle At The Doodles At Noise Local Motif
If you’ve always wondered how to appreciate art, let Noise Local Motif show you how art can be relatable and challenge some of your preconceived ideas.
As a peer-to-peer learning programme by Band of Doodlers, Noise Local Motif aims to showcase illustration works inspired and co-created by participants and beneficiaries of various social sector organisations. With the illustrations displayed across trains on the Downtown Line, commuters can now enjoy arts on the go quite literally so.
So, take a break from your screens on your next train ride and prepare to be mesmerised by some of the dynamic works on display from 22 March to 19 April!
Get Drawn To The Magic Of GIFs At Noise GIF Fest
Some say that art creates magic, and that’s exactly what Noise GIF Fest aims to do.
Organised by The Unusual Network and a Noise Anchor Programme, this year’s festival theme is “Magic” featuring GIFs as the digital art format that suits the bill. Catch the Noise GIF Fest at Blk 7 Gillman Barracks from 28 March to 1 April, where you can enjoy a display of themed digital works! Apart from that, you can also expect to attend workshops and talks on how GIFs are used to bring a piece of art to life at the festival.
Noise Singapore is currently also accepting submissions for original digital artwork from anyone ranging from amateurs to professionals. If you’ve been creating GIFs for your cliques on Telegram, channel that creativity in you and submit your GIFs by 10 March to have your pieces showcased at the festival’s exhibition! More details on submission guidelines can be found at Noise Music Mentorship
Ever wondered how Ed Sheeran created that hook, or how The Sam Willows writes such zestful music that you can’t help bopping to in the car? Well, here’s your chance to learn more about music-making through a two-day showcase by mentees under the 11th edition of Noise Music Mentorship (NMM). This year, the iconic NMM programme saw young, budding artists being guided by seasoned professionals the likes of turntablist DJ KoFlow and musician Tim de Cotta. From 16 – 17 March, the participants of will also be conducting workshops and feedback sessions on their music at Plaza Singapura (Level 1 Outdoor Front Plaza). The best part? You could catch a glimpse of your favourite local artists, including Mandopop artist Tay Kewei, hip hop icon KoFlow, and singer-songwriter Inch Chua at the event alongside the showcases of the mentees. https://www.instagram.com/p/BpwlDzSlat8/ When it comes to welcoming the new year, Singapore truly knows how to throw a party with a dazzling display of fireworks. However, watching the fireworks can be less than pleasant when you’re pressed up against thousands of other people who had the same location in mind. Here are some alternative places to catch the fireworks if you want to avoid the massive crowd!
1. Bay East Garden @ Gardens By The Bay
[caption id="attachment_38626" align="aligncenter" width="1670"] Image Credit: Gardens By The Bay[/caption]
Ever wondered how Ed Sheeran created that hook, or how The Sam Willows writes such zestful music that you can’t help bopping to in the car? Well, here’s your chance to learn more about music-making through a two-day showcase by mentees under the 11th edition of Noise Music Mentorship (NMM).
This year, the iconic NMM programme saw young, budding artists being guided by seasoned professionals the likes of turntablist DJ KoFlow and musician Tim de Cotta.
From 16 – 17 March, the participants of will also be conducting workshops and feedback sessions on their music at Plaza Singapura (Level 1 Outdoor Front Plaza). The best part? You could catch a glimpse of your favourite local artists, including Mandopop artist Tay Kewei, hip hop icon KoFlow, and singer-songwriter Inch Chua at the event alongside the showcases of the mentees.
When it comes to welcoming the new year, Singapore truly knows how to throw a party with a dazzling display of fireworks.
However, watching the fireworks can be less than pleasant when you’re pressed up against thousands of other people who had the same location in mind. Here are some alternative places to catch the fireworks if you want to avoid the massive crowd!
The lesser known portion of Gardens By The Bay, this tranquil park is filled with lush lawns, elegant palm trees, and an unobstructed view of the fireworks! Situated opposite the Supertree Grove, the Cloud Forest and Flower Dome, we suggest splurging on hawker treats to go from Satay by The Bay beforehand to feast out while waiting for the big show.
It’s accessible by car via Tanjong Rhu Road or across the bridge from Marina Barrage.
Open daily 24 hours, admission is absolutely free, so bring your picnic mats and hunker down for a peaceful night.
Bay East Garden
Address: 18 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018953
Nearest MRT: Bayfront (CE1/DT16)
2. The Esplanade Roof Terrace[caption id="attachment_38627" align="aligncenter" width="908"] Image Credit: Esplanade[/caption]
Head all the way to the top of the Esplanade for a stunning view of the city. It also has a bird’s-eye view of the fireworks as it illuminates the Singapore skyline, ringing in the new year.
Do note that there’s limited space on the roof terrace so you might want to head down earlier to score yourself a good spot!
The Esplanade Roof Terrace
Address: 8 Raffles Ave, Singapore 039802
Nearest MRT: Esplanade MRT (CC3) | City Hall (NS25/EW13)
3. Faber Peak[caption id="attachment_38628" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: Mount Faber Leisure Group[/caption]
While the view of the fireworks is from a distance here, this hilltop destination is perfect for a romantic rendezvous away from the crowd.
With cable cars, bars and restaurants, you’ll be living in the lap of luxury with food, drinks, fireworks and tons of breathing space this New Year’s Eve.
It’s accessible by car via Mount Faber Road from Lower Delta Road or Kampong Bahru Road which will take you straight up to Faber Peak Singapore.
Address: 109 Mount Faber Rd, Singapore 099203
Nearest MRT: HarbourFront MRT (NE1/CC29), take Exit B towards HarbourFront Centre
4. Singapore Sports Hub[caption id="attachment_38629" align="aligncenter" width="1800"] Image Credit: Singapore Sports Hub[/caption]
The greatest draw to watching the fireworks at the Sports Hub is avoiding the crowds of Marina Bay. If you position yourself right, along the waterfront, you get an undisturbed view across the water all the way to Marina Bay.
The numerous eateries here also means you don’t need to prepare your own picnic basket or food. Before the fireworks start, head over to Kallang Wave Mall for dinner or get some munchies to snack on while you watch the spectacular fireworks display.
Singapore Sports Hub
Address: 1 Stadium Place Singapore 397628
Nearest MRT: Stadium MRT (CC6)
5. Starbucks at The Fullerton Waterboat House[caption id="attachment_38630" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Image Credit: Jemma Wei[/caption]
Not one for alcohol? Start your new year with a caffeine fix at Starbucks at The Fullerton Waterboat House!
With its full length windows and a great view of the MBS, you’ll be able to catch the fireworks in a comfortable, air-conditioned space.
Starbucks at Fullerton Waterboat House
Address: 3 Fullerton RD, #02-01/02/03, Fullerton Waterboat House, Singapore 049215
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place MRT (EW14/NS26)
6. The Helix Bridge[caption id="attachment_38631" align="aligncenter" width="2000"] Image Credit: Arup[/caption]
Located right next to where the fireworks will be released, but a good distance away from the crowd at The Float @ Marina Bay, The Helix may get crowded, but is nonetheless better than squeezing at The Float.
What’s more, with 4 viewing platforms, it is a great place to get up close and personal with the fireworks!
The Helix Bridge
Address: Helix Bridge, Singapore
Nearest MRT: Promenade MRT (DT15/CC4)
7. Marina Barrage
The expansive lawn of Marina Barrage overlooks the city from across the Marina Channel.
Bring along a picnic mat and chill on the spacious rooftop garden during major celebrations, as you wait for the spectacular illuminations in the sky.
Address: 8 Marina Gardens Dr, Singapore 018951
Nearest MRT: Bayfront (CE1/DT16)
8. Pinnacle @ Duxton[caption id="attachment_38633" align="aligncenter" width="1132"] Image Credit: Google Street Images[/caption]
It’s the tallest public housing in the area, with an astonishing 50 storeys. Residents of The Pinnacle are lucky to view the annual fireworks from the comfort of their homes. However, that doesn’t mean that you should be losing out too. For $6, you can head to the rooftop of The Pinnacle and witness the fireworks as they unfold.
All you’ll probably need to pay for is parking!
Pinnacle @ Duxton
Address: 1 Cantonment Rd, Singapore 085301
Nearest MRT: Tanjong Pagar MRT (EW15) | Outram MRT Station (EW16/NE3)
9. 1-Altitude[caption id="attachment_38634" align="aligncenter" width="1920"] Image Credit: 1-Altitude[/caption]
It should come as no surprise that the world’s highest alfresco bar delivers one of the best views of the fireworks. Head up to the Upper Viewing Gallery (on the 63rd floor) of 1-Altitude for a spectacular 360-degree view of the city.
Standing at 282 metres above sea level, enjoy the panoramic view of the entire island, have a drink whilst enjoying the fireworks and enjoy many amazing photo moments!
Address: 1 Raffles Place, Singapore 048616
Nearest MRT: Raffles Place (EW14/NS26)
10. Smoke & Mirrors[caption id="attachment_38635" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Smoke & Mirrors[/caption]
The National Gallery’s snazy rooftop restaurant and bar boasts a gorgeous view of the MBS and CBD.
Smoke and Mirrors has been gaining a rather loyal following for their cocktail menu, so grab a drink and settle in for the upcoming fireworks!
Smoke and Mirrors
Address: St Andrew’s Rd, 01 National Gallery, Singapore 178957
Nearest MRT: City Hall MRT (EW13/NS25)
11. Skyville @ Dawson
The Sky Garden at Dawson is a fully-sheltered garden terrace surrounded by lush greenery. The sky gardens are located at levels 14, 25 and 36 but the 47th storey is where you want to be this NYE.
As it is a residential area, be considerate and keep your levels down as you usher in the new year!
Skyville @ Dawson
Address: 86 Dawson Rd, Singapore 141086
Nearest MRT: Queenstown MRT (EW19)
12. Marina South Pier Carpark (Level 3)
The Marina South Pier isn’t just for ferry rides to St John’s Island. Climb up to level 3 of the car park and you’ll find a viewing spot of the ocean and CBD skyline in the background.
It may be packed with cars on the actual day itself but if you just want an epic view of the fireworks, the view from the top alone will be enough for your IG-worthy pictures.
Marina South Pier Carpark
Address: 31 Marina Coastal Dr, Singapore 018988
Nearest MRT: Marina South Pier MRT station (Exit A)
With Christmas just around the corner, having some extra cash to fund your shopping trips is more important than ever (well, having extra cash is always important, but you get the point).
Now, there are several ways to obtain said cash — you could take the traditional route and get a job, or change your spending habits to save more of what you already have.
…or, you could embark on a treasure hunt to find a stack of money just lying somewhere.
Wait, How Much…?[caption id="attachment_38541" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Image Credit: Sqkii[/caption]
Yup, you heard us right — in the second instalment of their HuntTheMouse campaign, promotions aggregator Sqkii (pronounced “squeaky”) have hidden $100,000 somewhere in Singapore.
Of course, it won’t be easy to find the money — the first clue posted on their Facebook page yesterday states that the “Mouse” — taking the form of a shiny gold coin — is hidden under “something”. Reaalll helpful, guys.[caption id="attachment_38539" align="alignnone" width="1352"] In red: current possible locations.
Image Credit: Google Maps[/caption]
Thankfully, Sqkii have revealed several more hints since then, and will continue to post three a day until someone eventually finds the cash. Among other clues, we currently know that the Mouse is:
1) Afraid of heights,
2) not in a UNESCO site, and
3) is within 45 steps of a man-made structure.
On top of that, additional clues will also be posted on the WINK+ app, and physical hints can be found in MRT stations and trains on the Circle and North South lines as well.[caption id="attachment_38537" align="alignnone" width="3024"] Image Credit: Reddit u/—LJY—[/caption]
If you aren’t keen on fighting with what is probably a good chunk of the population, Sqkii have teamed up with venues such as Sentosa and the Singapore Sports Hub to hide silver coins worth $1,000 as well.
To put things in perspective, it took 23 days to find last year’s Mouse, so it’s probably still anyone’s game right now. If you happen to have some free time this end of year period, this sure beats aimlessly walking around Orchard road for the 15th time.
Header Image: Sqkii
Up Your IG Game With Neon Installations And Catch A Pikachu Parade At Palawan Beach – Runs Till Dec 31
If the Disney-themed light up (and crowds) at Orchard Road aren’t for you, take a detour down south to Sentosa instead.
Island Lights 2018 is the second edition of Sentosa’s pop-up art festival featuring 10 photo-worthy installations scattered across Palawan Beach.
Night At Palawan Beach
Previously known as Pop Up Night, the inaugural Island Lights 2018 returns just in time for the year-end festivities. From now till 31 December 2018, Sentosa’s Palawan Beach has been made over with commissioned works from local artists.
You can expect to be transported to a multi-sensory wonderland with a series of photo-worthy opportunities to get your ‘gram on.
Here are some of the installations to look out for:
1. ASMR Wonderland
Step into ASMR Wonderland for a truly immersive experience.
Multi-disciplinary artist Yang, brings the social media trend to life with an original ASMR soundtrack wafting peacefully over the enclosed room of tarp-covered sand. Think ball pit but softer and relaxing.
Possibly the coolest outdoor installation is Harmony by multi disciplinary designer – Tina Fung.
She explores the intersection between art, set design, interaction and the environment – in a neon lit setup of hands set against the backdrop of the sea.
KTVMTV by Mash-Up is a 90s dream come true. Mash-Up is an independent Singaporean label that creates bold garments featuring tongue-in-cheek references to pop-up culture.
This installation lets you unleash your inner teenage fantasies of being a superstar. Combining the traditionally tacky designs of karaoke studios and the vibes of a 1990s music video, live out your childhood dreams at KTVMTV.
4. Islands, Barnacles and Other Living Dreams
You definitely won’t miss this glittery pink installation!
Artist Soph O invites you to write a wish and hang it up with those of others before you. Who knows, your dreams might just come true.
5. Pikachu Night Parade
Everyone’s favourite Pokemon, Pikachu, will be joining the party as well! Catch the adorable parade from Japan which will take place at 7.30pm on 14 – 16 December and 21 – 23 December. This parade will feature nine LED-lit Pikachus dancing along a 100m route.
It’s bound to be sweaty, otaku-fuelled madness.
After all that walking and ‘gramming, check out the main area of Palawan Beach which has been converted into a twinkling dining area, complete with food, drinks and live performances from local bands.
If you’re looking to avoid the madness at Orchard Road this end of year, perhaps a trip down to Sentosa is the perfect option.
Also, it’s finally an excuse to go to the beach at night!
Island Lights 2018
Address: Palawan Beach, Sentosa
Date: 16 Nov 2018 – 31 Dec 2018
If there’s any district that grew up with me and moulded me into an adult – a Singaporean adult – it’s Kampong Glam, my most beloved neighbourhood on the island.
I’ve been stalking the back alleys of Kampong Glam since I was cutting my teeth on shisha and first boyfriends. My wardrobe matured on vintage picks from Haji Lane, my music taste expanded through the bass underground at Blu Jaz, my love for Malay food blossomed at Maimunah and Minang House.
Nestled amongst the Iranian carpet dealers, Turkish restaurants and Malay fabric shops that have withstood the test of time, are an array of newer arrivals that have since made this old-school neighbourhood incredibly hip.
However the district still retain its old world charm, despite the many hipster cafés and indie boutiques that have multiplied over the years.
Also, who can resist a warm cup of teh tarik with friends at Kampong Glam on weekend nights?
The Spirit Of Gotong Royong
If you’re constantly wondering what else is there to do at Kampong Glam asides eating and shopping for fabrics, you’ll be pleased to know that a host of exciting programmes await you this weekend.
In support of URA’s Kampong Glam Heritage Day Out on 24th November, Arab street will be closed from 3pm till midnight to host a series of activities fit for the entire family.[caption id="attachment_38179" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: One Kampong Gelam[/caption]
Here are some activities you can expect at Kampong Glam Heritage Day Out:
1. Classic Cars Display[caption id="attachment_38180" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: MSVCR Facebook[/caption]
You don’t see many classic cars in Singapore, but they do exist!
If you love all things classic and retro, head down to the event to catch a spectacular collection of classic cars by Malaysia And Singapore Vintage Car Register (MSVCR).
2. Art Jamming[caption id="attachment_38181" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Image Credit: One Kampong Gelam[/caption]
From jumping around in bouncy castles to dressing up as Marvel characters, there’s something for the kids to look forward to at Kampong Glam Heritage Day Out!
3. Live Performances[caption id="attachment_38182" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Beats Encore Facebook[/caption]
Hyping up the crowd at Kampong Glam is Beats Encore – a live percussion and drums ensemble from Republic Polytechnic.
This youthful crew is made up of young, aspiring and impartial musos who believe in uplifting their traditional drums and percussions like none other.
4. Street Art[caption id="attachment_38183" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: RSCLS Facebook[/caption]
From its underground graffiti roots in the mid-1990s to its current mainstream renaissance, Singapore’s street art movement has come a long way.
Presented by street art collective RSCLS and Jaba, catch them in action as they paint the town red.
This event has been rallied together by the merchants, religious & arts institutions, organic arts groups, varied performers and many others, who make up Kampong Glam’s neighbourhood.
If you’re not planning on getting a haircut at a hipster barbershop or sipping tea at one of the many cafés at Arab Street this Saturday, 24th November, head on down to Kampong Glam Heritage Day Out to relive your younger days and school excursions.
Kampong Heritage Day Out
Address: Arab Street
Date: 24 November 2018
Time: 4pm – 10pm
(Header Image Source: One Kampong Gelam)
It’s the school holiday season so you know what that means!
Time to pack your bags and take your family on a road trip because one of the largest waterparks in the world is opening in Desaru and it’s only a 2 hour drive from Singapore!
Get Your Splash On
Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark opens 15 November 2018 and we are not exaggerating on how amazing this waterpark is turning out to be.
Set against the backdrop of a traditional Malay fishing village, Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark is home to 5 playing zones and over 20 wet and dry rides, slides and attractions. There’ll never be a dull moment in the sun!
Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect once the waterpark officially launches on 15 November:
1. One Of The World’s Largest Tidal Wave Pools
Holding more than four million gallon of water over nearly three acres, the tidal wave pool is a zone on its own! The Tidal Wave Beach is one of largest wave pools in the world with some of the world’s biggest man-made waves. Yes, waves that reach up to 3m in height![caption id="attachment_38120" align="aligncenter" width="1293"] Image Credit: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark Facebook[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_38121" align="aligncenter" width="868"] Image Credit: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark Facebook[/caption]
For that reason, everyone is required to wear a life vest and are not allowed to cross beyond a marked line.
Guests can relax in luxury and enjoy the wave pool views from the Beachside Cabanas, or lounge along the 170-meter-long sandy shoreline of Tidal Wave Beach. But honestly, who cares about the beach when there’s an amazing wave pool to dip in.
2. Water Slides Designed For Kids
Remember when you weren’t allowed on most rides when you were younger due to the height requirements?
Well this waterpark designed their rides with kids in mind. In addition to the standard water play structure, complete with mini water slides and giant splash bucket, there are also water slides specially designed for younger kids. So they won’t miss out on all the fun![caption id="attachment_38118" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark Facebook[/caption]
The slides are scaled down to a small version so that kids can have a go at it.[caption id="attachment_38123" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Image Credit: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark Facebook[/caption]
Kids Ahoy is a dedicated children’s zone with three separate age-appropriate play areas filled with water play equipment and a combined total of 13 different water slides designed for our younger guests. This zone is a splashing favourite for the waterpark’s younger guests.
3. Rollercoaster Flume Ride
We’re most excited for this ride![caption id="attachment_38117" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark Facebook[/caption]
The Kraken’s Revenge is a combination of a roller coaster and splashing flume ride that takes you up 30 metres above ground and spinning through a full 360º horizontal loop, followed by a diving 27-metre drop. Riders can reach speeds up to 70km/h as they plummet to a splashing finish.
4. 4 Signature Water Slides To Increase Your Adrenaline Levels
Head over to the left section of the waterpark to ride the 4 main crazy water slides that will sweep riders at the steepest angles and fastest speeds giving an unparalleled feeling of weightlessness.[caption id="attachment_38126" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark Facebook[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_38127" align="aligncenter" width="1673"] Image Credit: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark Facebook[/caption]
Ride with friends and see them scream their lungs off.
5. Learn How To Surf
For those who want to surf but too lazy to travel all the way to Bali, ride the waves at Surf Wall – a safe and high-energy surf simulator where surfing beginners or enthusiasts can catch and ride a radical artificial wave.[caption id="attachment_38131" align="aligncenter" width="1222"] Image Credit: @amir_alkautsar[/caption]
Take Us Away!
Desaru is known for their pristine beaches and resorts. If you’ve never been, here are some suggested ways to get there!
Driving to Desaru takes around 2 hours from Singapore Checkpoints via Senai–Desaru Expressway. Do remember to prepare your Touch N Go card to pay toll when entering Malaysia.
Paid parking is available next to the waterpark. However, if you do intend on finding a hotel to stay for the night, the nearest option is Hard Rock Hotel Desaru Coast which is located just next to the waterpark. Other resorts near to the waterpark are Tunamaya Beach & Spa Resort (Desaru Coast) and Sand & Sandals Resort & Spa which are located a 5-minute drive away.
Coach from Singapore available at Singapore Flyer. Round trip tickets from S$36.33. Visit HERE for more info.
You can also book a 30 minute ferry ride from Changi Ferry Terminal to Tanjung Belungkor Ferry Terminal in Kota Tinggi for $26. The tickets can be easily booked online at DirectFerries.com.
Do note that Desaru is still a 30-45 minute ride away from the ferry terminal, so do check for alternative transportation that will bring you there!
Can this new waterpark rival our Wild Wild Wet or Adventure Cove?
Guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark
Address: Desaru Coast, No. 4 Jalan Danau, Desaru Coast, 81930 Bandar Penawar, Johor Darul Ta’zim, Malaysia
Opening Hours: Thurs – Sun: 10am – 6pm, park closed from Monday to Wednesday
Admission Prices: Adult RM151 | Child (below 12 years old) & Senior (Age 60+) RM113 | Toddler (below 3 years old) FREE
(Header Image Source: Desaru Coast Adventure Waterpark)
Want to find out if you really have what it takes to survive a zombie apocalypse?
From now till 4th November, thrill seekers can fend off zombies at Zombie Attack in this exciting and immersive experience. Battle zombies in the all-new zombie laser tag attraction, located right in the heart of Orchard Road.[caption id="attachment_38024" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Join The Resistance
When darkness falls at Orchard Road, the Grange Road Car Park (beside 313@Somerset) will transform into a creepy lab overrun with the undead.
Your team will have to navigate through various zones and challenges to find the anti-toxin cure for the virus outbreak. Through a series of obstacles, zombies will come hot on your heels so be sure to slay them through an immersive game of laser tag and solve the puzzles in the escape room.[caption id="attachment_38034" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Briefing Zone | Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Gear up with a battle rifle, and you’re ready to face the apocalypse. Use your ammo wisely as you would not want to turn into one of them!
Once you’re all suited up, you’ll find yourself transported to a run down room where you and your team have to work together to find a key to proceed to the next room.[caption id="attachment_38033" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
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Walk through the dimly lit maze where you’ll find zombies lurking in every corner. You have 5 minutes in each zone to complete the mission![caption id="attachment_38028" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
The fun doesn’t end there. Once you’re out, you’ll be faced with over 15 zombies coming towards you in every direction. Work with your team to kill as many zombies as you can.[caption id="attachment_38030" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
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Once you’ve reach the end, use the clues you collected to find the right anti-toxin cure to save mankind.[caption id="attachment_38027" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
Commemorate your victory (or loss) with a picture at the end and enjoy exclusive vouchers to eateries like Geláre and Nandos or grab your friends for another round of escape room fun at Go Team and Trapped![caption id="attachment_38026" align="aligncenter" width="6000"] Image Credit: Discover SG[/caption]
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Take note that there are no age restrictions, however children under the age of 13 MUST be accompanied by an adult 18 years or older. Tickets are priced at $25 (students and members), $30 (single-pass) and $120 (for a team of 4).
Best part, the team with the most points at the end of the event will win a $1000 cash prize.
Survive the zombie outbreak at Zombie Attack. Warning, only the bravest should apply!
Venue: Grange Road Car Park (beside 313@Somerset)
Price: $25 (students and members), $30 (single-pass) and $120 (for a team of 4).
Date: 26 October – 4 November 2018
Opening Hours: 5pm – 11pm
(Header Image Source: Discover SG)
This October and November, gear up for Singapore River Festival 2018 (SRF) as it kicks off its fourth edition that’s bound to be bigger and better.
Instead of just a weekend, the Singapore River Festival will stretch over a month this time, so visitors can enjoy the street bazaar, live performances as well as an aerial kite show.[caption id="attachment_37946" align="aligncenter" width="4032"] Image Credit: Singapore River Facebook[/caption]
Your River, Your Vibe
Happening from 16 October to 11 November 2018 across all three quays – Clarke Quay, Robertson Quay and Boat Quay, SRF is bringing a larger dose of local goodness, with an exciting line-up of locally themed performances and activities.
Here are some of the events you can’t miss at the Singapore River Festival 2018:
1. LAH Bazaar
Kicking off the festival is LAH Bazaar – Singapore’s first ever riverside e-payment driven outdoor market.[caption id="attachment_37945" align="aligncenter" width="1200"] Image Credit: Singapore River Festival[/caption]
LAH stands for “Local At Heart” or colloquially, “Long Zong Also Have” to reflect the heartland personality of the Bazaar.
Open throughout the festival period, on Tuesdays to Sundays, the outdoor marketplace boasts over 100 vendors and and activities selling all things uniquely Singaporean.
Feeling hungry? Take your pick from their range of F&B stalls. Choose from local favourites such as Ramly burger – perfect for any time of the day or the famous Taiwanese style blow torched beef cubes from Beef Bro SG.
Go cashless at this event as payment can be made with your EZ-Link cards! EZ-Link cards are available for purchase on-site, and cash top ups can be made via on-site top up stations.
Alternatively, you can top-up your cards via the EZ-Link mobile application and earn 8x Linkpoint when you tap and pay with your EZ-Link.
Venue: Across Clarke Quay
Date: 16 October – 11 November 2018
Time: 3pm – 10.30pm
2. SR Day Out
Held at the open field beside Fort Canning MRT, SR Day Out is a family friendly activity area with carnival games, bouncy castles and movie screenings so there’s something for everyone to look forward to.[caption id="attachment_37944" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image Credit: Singapore River Facebook[/caption]
Lay out your picnic mats and gear up for some outdoor fun as it’s a great place to spend time with your families, especially with the LAH Bazaar F&B options just right beside.
Be sure to look out for the Instagram-worthy photo booth projections on the building walls which will make any photographers squeal in delight!
SR Day Out
Venue: Open Field Beside Fort Canning MRT (beside Liang Court)
Date: Movie Screening: 26-27 Oct & 2-3 Nov
3. Sky Aquarium
Watch with awe as the Singapore skyline lights up once again!
The last festival weekend marks the return of the much-loved synchronised LED Kite display by Singaporean kite creators – GoFlyKite, which debuted at Singapore River Festival 2017.[caption id="attachment_37943" align="aligncenter" width="4000"] Image Credit: Singapore River Facebook[/caption]
Taking on a marine theme this year, watch as the LED kites drift through the sky elegantly to the music and be sure to whip your cameras out for a super Insta-worthy scene!
Venue: Boat Quay
Date: 2 – 3 November
Time: 7pm – 10pm
4. Riverfront Spectacular
Clarke Quay Central’s iconic promenade becomes the stage for stellar performances by Singaporean talents.
Look out for the jaw-dropping laser acts by Circus in Motion and “modern magic” performed by TK Jiang all against the backdrop of the Singapore River.[caption id="attachment_37942" align="aligncenter" width="1884"] Image Credit: Singapore River Facebook[/caption]
Mascots and Puppets by Streets of Singapore! and The Annoying Brothers will also add on to the colourful acts that are to come.
Venue: Clarke Quay Central
Date: 26-27 Oct & 2-3 Nov
Time: Fri: 6-10pm, Sat: 3-10pm
5. Master Brain at Singapore River Festival
Put your general knowledge to the test at Master Brain at Singapore River Festival. Pit yourself to a trivia game that will test both your memory and wits!
Held in partnership with live streaming platform BeLive, they are bringing the platform’s popular online streaming game – Master Brain, to the banks of Robertson Quay.
To play, you simply need to download the BeLive application on your mobile device and get ready to be tested on topics ranging from general knowledge, pop culture and local history across ten trivia rounds.[caption id="attachment_37940" align="aligncenter" width="2114"] Image Credit: BeLive[/caption]
From 26 – 27 October and 2 – 3 November 2018, each festival day will consist of 2 sessions of Master Brain games (7.00pm & 9.00pm). The Master Brain grand finales will be held on 3
November and participants can stand a chance to win a whopping $10,000 cash prize!
Here’s how you can stand a better chance at winning:
1. Look out for the Bonus Question. 1 out of 10 questions will be released at Robertson Walk earlier in the day so participants will have ample of time to search for the answer.
2. Invite a friend to earn an Extra Revive. This gives you an advantage to continue playing whenever you get a question wrong
3. Keep your eyes peeled for Hint Cards that will be given at site as a form of incentive.[caption id="attachment_37941" align="aligncenter" width="2108"] Image Credit: BeLive[/caption]
4. Alternatively, you can read our previous article on hacks to help you survive all 10 rounds of Master Brain!
The Singapore River Festival is back with more lights and riverside fun!
Head on down to the festival with your friends and family to explore the plethora of activities and events that will be happening this October and November.
Singapore River Festival 2018
When: 16 October – 11 November 2018
Where: Singapore River, across Boat, Clarke and Robertson Quay
The year 2019 will mark 200 years of history for Singapore, and a slew of events have been lined up to commemorate the nation’s bicentennial milestone.
An anchor event to kick-start the Singapore Bicentennial commemoration, i Light Marina Bay festival will return with a special i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition from 28 January to 24 February with sustainable light art installations curated to the theme “Bridges of Time”.
This festival will be the largest since it’s first edition in 2010 – expanding beyond Marina Bay to include the civic district, Singapore River and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning.
Bridges Of Time
Next year’s edition has received the festival largest response ever to the call for artwork proposals – with over 249 submissions from 36 countries including Singapore in just 2 months.
Here’s a sneak peek of the installations you can expect at i Light Singapore next year.
One of the international light art installations to be featured at the upcoming Festival is “City Gazing Singapore” by artists Mingus Vogel and Justus Bruns from Dutch design collective VOUW. The artists have specially designed the installation to resemble the map of Singapore.[caption id="attachment_37907" align="aligncenter" width="3508"] Image Credit: i Light Singapore[/caption]
By hanging the installation over an open space at The Lawn@Marina Bay, this artwork will have lights programmed to show how the city has grown over time. Festival goers can stand beneath the artwork and turn their gaze upwards into the sky to view the illuminated outlines of our country.
Here’s a video of VOUW’s installation in Amsterdam:
The festival will welcome back Singaporean industrial designer, Yun, who enthralled us with her iconic light art installtion “MoonFlower” at i Light Marina Bay 2017.
Yun will be showcasing her new work called “The Rainbow Connection” which will feature islands of solar light modules in upcycled PET containers suspended in the air which will “come alive” as they sway in the wind.[caption id="attachment_37906" align="aligncenter" width="2999"] Image Credit: i Light Singapore[/caption]
The use of solar powered lighting and upcycled materials for the artwork will help to remind visitors about the importance of sustainable development. Designed to be co-created with the local community, the installation will see members of the public and not-for-profit organisations join the artist at 12 pre-Festival workshops around Singapore to design 800 used cookie containers.[caption id="attachment_37908" align="aligncenter" width="2120"] Image Credit: i Light Singapore[/caption]
In addition, the festival also launched the inaugural i Light Student Award to provide local and international tertiary students a platform to present their own sustainable light art installations at the Festival.
Five student artworks – out of 48 submissions involving 115 students from nine countries (including Singapore) will be showcased at i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition.
More details on the line-up of the artworks at the Festival will be revealed soon!
Mark your calendars and get your cameras ready for 28 January – 24 February 2019 as i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition will be the biggest one yet.
i Light Singapore – Bicentennial Edition
When: 28 Jan – 24 Feb 2019
Operating Hours: Sun – Thurs: 7:30pm – 11pm, Fri – Sat: 7:30pm – 12mn
(Header Image Source: i Light Singapore)
Get your cameras ready because for the first time ever, the Supertree Grove at Gardens By The Bay will transform into a neon jungle with the largest collection of neon light installations in the form of endangered animals.
Step into the Neon Jungle after dark and spot the wildlife Illuminated in the urban oasis. From a glow-in-the-dark party to circus street performances, enjoy a host of exciting programmes at Gardens By The Bay this October.
Step Into The Neon Jungle[caption id="attachment_37848" align="aligncenter" width="2500"] Image Credit: Gardens By The Bay[/caption]
With groovy neon animals amidst the flora and lights at the Supertree Grove, these installations are sure to make any photographers squeal in delight.
Discover for yourself the largest collection of psychedelic neon lights, featuring some of the most endangered animals native to the biodiversity-rich South East Asia. Spot the neon animals scattered throughout the grove, with the likes of pouncing tigers, rhinos and elephants thrown into the mix.
Neon Animal Installations
Venue: Supertree Grove
Date: 19 – 28 October 2018
Time: 6.00pm – 11.00pm
Circus Street Performances[caption id="attachment_37849" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Gardens By The Bay[/caption]
Once you’re done taking all your IG-worthy portraits, be sure to catch the Circus Street Performances by Bornfire Singapore.
Diabolo, juggling and spinning, get ready for an awesome fun experience through a variety of circus tricks and performances.
Circus Street Performances
Date: 19 – 21 October 2018
Time: 5.00pm – 5.30pm
For two days only, Singapore International Film Festival (SGIFF) is bringing you two free outdoor screenings in the lead up to the film festival.
The inaugural Moonlight Cinema series begins with My Girl (USA, 1991) and My Girl (Thailand, 2003) – two coming-of-age films set in the time of childhood with the blossoming of first crushes. The films’ soundtracks have also gained popularity and become part of the cultural fabric of their times.
Come early as the talented dancers from Luminous Dance Academy will perform to the iconic soundtracks of the two films.
SGIFF Moonlight Cinema
Venue: Supertree Grove Lawn
Movie Schedule: 26 Oct – My Girl (USA, 1991), 27 Oct – My Girl (Thailand, 2003)
Time: 9.00pm – 11.00pm
Neon Night Market
Pop by the eco-friendly market and check out an eclectic mix of offerings – from handmade goods, upcycled creations and environmentally friendly products to organic bites, gourmet vegan snacks and the trendiest Insta-worthy food.[caption id="attachment_37886" align="aligncenter" width="889"] Image Credit: W Market Facebook[/caption]
Check out River Lotus Designs for their elegant and one of a kind jewellery. We heard that they’ll be featuring new designs that are not featured on their Instagram yet.[caption id="attachment_37887" align="aligncenter" width="1218"] Image Credit: @outandink[/caption]
Fickle about getting a permanent tattoo? Get a temporary, organic & pain free tattoo from Out And Ink while you’re there. Their tattoos lasts up to two weeks![caption id="attachment_37885" align="aligncenter" width="889"] Image Credit: W Market Facebook[/caption]
Grab yourself a refreshing cup of Saiko’s Butter Brew which is made of premium crafted hand-brewed soda. This concoction is infused with an aromatic butterscotch topped with a thick and sweet layer of cream – crafted with premium ingredients.
Neon Night Market
Date: 19 – 21 October 2018
Time: 4.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: Supertree Grove
Recycling Jam[caption id="attachment_37888" align="aligncenter" width="2468"] Image Credit: Gardens By The Bay[/caption]
Join in the fun and dance along as the energetic and engaging OutcastSG use the human body and recycled materials to create amazing rhythm and dynamic sound.
As part of the Youths Celebrate! Sustainability festival, Gardens by the Bay will be completely transformed into a man-made neon jungle, filled with animal light installations, a neon night market and more.
Get ready your cameras because, for the very first time ever the Supertree Grove is having a full on neon jungle makeover you won’t want to miss!
Neon Jungle Gardens By The Bay
Address: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
Date: 19 – 28 October 2018
Time: 19 – 21 Oct: 4.30pm – 11pm, 22 – 28 Oct: 6pm – 11pm
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(Header Image Source: Gardens By The Bay)