Like Artbox, But With MORE Food: New Food-Centric Market ‘Eatbox’ To Feature 50 F&B Stalls In Jan 2019
Thai-inspired flea markets are becoming more and more ubiquitous these days, and Artbox could arguably be regarded as the one that started it all.
Thanks to the massive success of its first instalment back in 2017, similar events such as CMYK, Let’s Go Jalan Jalan! and Twilight: Flea & Feast have blessed us with a constant stream of hipster food and knick knacks we probably don’t need but buy anyway.
Considering that the 2018 edition was back in June, however, we’re probably going to have to wait more than a few next months for the OG market to return to our shores.
…or do we?
Hipster Food Heaven[caption id="attachment_38428" align="aligncenter" width="979"] Image Credit: Invade[/caption]
Taking place over two weekends in January (the 11th-13th and 18th-20th, to be exact) at Downtown East, Eatbox is described by its organisers as a “boutique edition of Artbox”.
We’re not sure what that means exactly, but judging by the name we’re going to go on a limb and say that there’ll be a bigger emphasis on food (which is the most important part, tbh).
What we do know is that the market is set to feature more than 50 local and regional F&B brands, and will no doubt include hipster food mainstays like rainbow toast, poke bowls and milk tea served in comically large buckets.
Here’s what you can look forward to:
1. Beef Bro
If you were at the Geylang Serai Bazaar last year, you’ll probably recognise Beef Bro. They were the newcomers at the annual Geylang Serai bazaar last year and generated long queues.
What they’re known for is, of course, beef. Specifically, flame-grilled beef cubes, like the ones you find in Taiwan. Each order of beef cubes is seared and cooked with a blow torch upon order and comes with a selection of toppings such as Mentaiko, Cheese, Garlic Chilli, Barbecue Sauce, and even their signature Sambal Belacan!
The best Thai Milk Tea we’ve tried at events comes from Broti, a pop-up store that appears at events like the Ramadan Bazaar and Twilight Fest. Broti’s Thai Milk Tea is aromatic and is not overly sweet.
Broti also stands out for being value-for-money. You know how most vendors would fill your cup halfway with ice and the remaining half with water? Well, Broti is truly a bro because they don’t play you dirty like that. For $4, you get a way bigger cup compared to most other places we’ve tried!
If you eat, sleep and breathe all things Japanese, then you’re going to love this one.
Trained at the Tokyo Sushi Academy to fortify her passion for Japanese cooking, you can expect her highly raved lobster inari which comes in small sets of 4, ramen, unagi bento and more!
We recommend getting the lobster inari which is a combination of lobster and squid salad which sits atop a bed of sushi rice. All these premium ingredients are nestled within some Inariage aka Aburaage (the sweet beancurd pouch) and finished off with some Japanese mayonnaise.
Think of Saiko as the elevated version of your typical pasar malam takoyaki joint!
Serving up Japanese street food realness, Saiko serves takoyaki in sizeable portions with full bite-sized fillings. You can choose from 3 different fillings – octopus, chicken and braised mushrooms. You also have the option of mixing 2 different fillings in one serving.
Other selections include Classic, Dashi (takoyaki with dashi broth, bonito flakes and scallions) and Miso (takoyaki with miso butter and rice krispies). Top it all off with a perfectly cooked onsen egg!
We promise you that the takoyaki from Saiko won’t disappoint!
5. RUMI The Poet’s Cup
Rumi The Poet’s Cup is new in the scene and has crazy delicious drinks like Hazel Malt, Caramel Cream and High Tea.
Just like breaking open a fortune cookie and unwrapping the message, each customer will receive a scroll containing different poems and messages from various writers and poets with each drink purchase.
Of course, food won’t be the only thing to look forward to – resident EATMEPOPTART DJ’s weelikeme and KIDG will be on the decks to provide their signature brand of alternative party music (Mr. Brightside, anyone?), and there’ll be a host of interactive art murals to get your Instagram on as well.
Until then, you might want to start thinking of excuses for why your new year’s resolution to get fit will have to be postponed again.
Venue: Downtown East, Open Plaza by D’Marquee
Date: 11th January – 13th January, 18th January – 20 January
Time: 3pm – 11pm
(Header Image: Invade)
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
No Plastic Bags Provided: BYOB When You Shop At This Zero Waste Store In Jurong Point
(Header Image Source: Gardens By The Bay)
Remember the times when you could jump around in bouncy castles and climb over everything at the playground?
This December, relive your childhood as the world’s largest inflatable obstacle course will be coming to town.
Mark your calendars for 7 – 9 December as GTFO! (Get The Fun Out) Festival is bringing a massive obstacle course, food and live music to Sentosa.
It’s Game Time
The main highlight of this event is THE BEAST which holds the record for longest inflatable obstacle course in the Guinness World Records.
This bouncy masterpiece is travelling the world with stops at London, Paris, Amsterdam, LA and Melbourne. This time round, they’re making a pit stop right here in Singapore for 3 days of fitness, food and fun.
Wear your comfiest clothes and whip out your phones because this is about to be the most epic event we’ve seen to date.
Here are some photos to show you what the 252m-long obstacle course will look like:[caption id="attachment_37839" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Get Out! Events[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_37840" align="aligncenter" width="2048"] Image Credit: Get Out! Events[/caption]
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There’s no shame in bouncing around like you’re 6 again, so grab your friends and family for the most fun you’ll ever have.
Good news is that phones are allowed on the course so you can take all the selfies and boomerangs anytime and anywhere!
You’re bound to work up an appetite after all that jumping. In conjunction with the launch of GTFO! Festival, there will be plenty of F&B stalls to keep your tummy filled and satisfied.
That said, here are some of the confirmed vendors you can expect:
Indulge in fresh coconut soft serve ice cream from CocoLoco that’s bound to remind you of your Thailand getaways. Its made of 100% raw fresh coconut meat and coconut water![caption id="attachment_37842" align="aligncenter" width="1614"] Image Credit: @cocolocosg[/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 thich and sweet layer of cream – crafted with premium ingredients.[caption id="attachment_37843" align="aligncenter" width="1222"] Image Credit: @saikobutterbrew[/caption]
If you ever get tired from all that playing and you’re craving for munchies, indulge in these crispy wings slathered with salted egg yolk sauce from Two Wings.[caption id="attachment_37844" align="aligncenter" width="1834"] Image Credit: @twowingssg[/caption]
Ticket Sales And Prices
If you’d like to go for a run on The Beast, regular tickets are priced between $37 and $47, in 2-hour time slots. The earliest slot opens at 8am while the final slot available for purchase is at 10pm.
However, if you plan on just enjoying the food, drinks and party area – entry is free and open to public!
You can also purchase a VIP 1-day pass for $97 or their VIP 3-day pass for $197 which grants you full day access to The Beast.
Ticket sales start at 9am on October 14, 2018 — check our their website to learn more here.
Address: Palawan Green, Sentosa
Date: 7 – 9 December 2018
Opening Hours: 8am – 12mn
(Header Image Source: Get Out! Events)
All Aboard The Pikachu Train! This Event At Tanjong Pagar Lets You Indulge In Japanese Food And Movies From Oct 11-14
Pikachu fans and train otakus, it’s time.
This October, Tanjong Pagar Centre Urban Park will transform into a “Japanese Train” with live music, a wide array of food and movie screenings.
Opened by East Japan Railway Company (JR East), Japan Rail Café will be hosting a train-themed event called “Autumn in the Train” at Tanjong Pagar Centre!
In Japan, 14 October is also known as “The Railway Day” (Tetsudou-no-hi), as it marks the opening of the country’s first railway back in 1872. To celebrate this special day, Japan Rail Café, will unfold a train-themed event at Tanjong Pagar Centre from 11 – 14 October.[caption id="attachment_37744" align="aligncenter" width="1297"] Image Credit: Japan Rail Cafe[/caption]
Pikachu Meet-And-Greet Session
The most exciting part of this 4-day event is definitely the Pikachu meet-and-greet session. If you missed the first Pikachu Parade that was held at Changi Airport in 2017, this is the perfect time to catch this adorable character in action.[caption id="attachment_37745" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Japan Rail Cafe[/caption]
Pikachu will be making a special appearance on all 4 days at different times to promote the makeover of the “POKÉMON with YOU” train which runs between the JR Ichinoseki Station and JR Kesennuma Station in Tohoku.
Don’t miss out on this rare opportunity to snap a photo with Pikachu at the train photo panel![caption id="attachment_37746" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Japan Rail Cafe[/caption]
If you’re visiting Japan soon, you can purchase the JR-East Pass (for Tohoku) to enjoy unlimited train rides including the special Joyful Train here.
11 & 12 Oct (Thu & Fri): 1pm – 1.30pm
13 & 14 Oct (Sat & Sun): 2pm – 2.30pm
Food & Movie Screenings
If you’re not into Pikachu or trains, there are plenty of other things to look out for at the event as well such as trying out amazing Japanese food. From onigiri and bentos to cakes and ice cream, you definitely won’t go hungry at this event.
Look out for the autumn-themed cakes by Chef Yamashita, marron cream buns from Hattendo Singapore, roasted sweet potatoes and melon cream buns from Japan Point and much more.[caption id="attachment_37747" align="aligncenter" width="1080"] Image Credit: Chef Yamashita Facebook[/caption]
Or catch the critically acclaimed Japanese movie “Jimami Tofu” featuring a Chinese-Singaporean chef discovering his love for Okinawan cuisine. A Makoto Shinkai Anime Marathon will also be held, featuring some of his acclaimed works such as “5 Centimeters per Second”, “Voices of a Distant Star” and “The Garden of Words”.
Jimami Tofu Screening
Date: 11 Oct, Thursday
Time: 7.45pm – 9.45pm
Makoto Shinkai Anime Marathon
Date: 13 Oct, Saturday
Time: 5pm – 7pm
For The Train Otakus
Live your fantasies of driving a train at a train simulation game “Densha de go” – one of the most interesting things to check out at the event, given the depth of the game’s realism.
This game set up has a realistic control system and hyper realistic graphics making it the top train simulator around. Check out videos of the game on YouTube as it’s pretty much a dream arcade game for hardcore train lovers.
This is possibly the closest you’ll get to Autumn in Japan right here in Singapore. Head down to Tanjong Pagar Centre Urban Park from 11 – 14 October for 4 days of food, anime and trains!
Autumn In The Train
Venue: Tanjong Pagar Centre L1 Urban Park
Date: 11 – 14 Oct 2018
Time: 11am to 10pm
(Header Image Source: Japan Rail Cafe)
Jalan Jalan Down Memory Lane: This Nostalgic Festival Has Retro Game Booths And Over 130 Food Stalls
We’ve grown Smarter, our food (and palate) has grown fancier, and we’ve had international acts grace our shores and give us some amazing performances. But every now and then, it’s good to take a moment to remember the past, to reminisce simpler times, and to delight in the simple things that make us who we are.
“Let’s Go Jalan Jalan!” is a food and music festival that brings all the most iconic things about Singapore – both new and old – to one place.
Best part? Entry to this festival is free![caption id="attachment_37662" align="aligncenter" width="1630"] Image Credit: @_hsnhysp[/caption]
Made In Singapore
Be prepared for 3 days of good food, good music and extra good vibes at “Let’s Go Jalan Jalan”.
Happening from 16 – 18 Nov, this three-day event will take place at Singapore Turf Club @ Kranji and will feature over 130 food & merchandise stalls with an array of entertainment brought to you by our local musicians & talents![caption id="attachment_37671" align="aligncenter" width="1216"] Image Credit: @littletinysun[/caption]
If it’s anything like previous year’s event, there’ll be plenty of games and activities for the entire family. You can hang out at their retro games booths, come up close to interact with horses, a variety of kid-friendly activities and even have a go at the go-kart race track![caption id="attachment_37668" align="aligncenter" width="1222"] Image Credit: @behindthescenes_photography[/caption]
Expect popular local cuisines such as grilled Otah, Satay and even durian pancakes. You can also look forward to sweet treats such as churros and rolled ice cream. More booths will be revealed soon!
The soundtrack to this festival will be provided by buskers and up-and-coming singers. Last year’s event featured the talented and unique voice behind Falling Feathers, JJ, who performed quite a few his original songs.[caption id="attachment_37667" align="aligncenter" width="1834"] Image Credit: @behindthescenes_photography[/caption]
Getting to this event is incredibly convenient. The Singapore Turf Club is a walkable distance away from Kranji MRT. If you’re driving, there’s a parking space right next to the event space as well.
Let’s Go Jalan Jalan! operates on a cashless payment system, whereby the public could purchase festival coupons at $20/booklet. Coupons are available for purchase at Apactix.com.[caption id="attachment_37661" align="aligncenter" width="1220"] Image Credit: @char_lee86[/caption]
The event is family-friendly, so bring your ah ma and ah gong to this festival come November! You’re sure to have a good ol’ time at this chill, hyper-local extravaganza!
Let’s Go Jalan Jalan! 2018
Address: Singapore Turf Club, Carpark B, 1 Turf Club Ave, S738078
Date: 16 – 18 November 2018
Time: 16 Nov: 5pm – 11pm, 17-18 Nov: 11am – 11pm
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(Header Image Source: @anderspluscindy
A Craft Lover’s Dream
Venue: Changi Airport Arrival / Departure Halls (All Terminals)
Date: 21 Sep – 31 Oct
There’s been a lot of discussion about LGBT rights in Singapore lately, and considering how complex the topic is it looks like that conversation will continue for the foreseeable future.
As is the case with most hot-button issues, sides are going to be taken, and it’s pretty clear where Golden Village stands. For the past nine years, the cinema chain has proudly played host to the Love & Pride Film Festival, a screening of LGBT-focused films curated by the Singapore Film Society.[caption id="attachment_37272" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Image Credit: Golden Village[/caption]
As one of Golden Village’s most popular events (you don’t do something for nine straight years if it’s not in demand), it’s no surprise that the festival will return for its 10th edition this October, showcasing six independent films from all around the world over nine days.
Love Is Love
This year’s selection revolves around the theme of Acceptance, and seeks to resonate with not just the LGBT community, but straight audiences as well.[caption id="attachment_37275" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Image Credit: Of Love And Law Facebook[/caption]
The festival will open with Of Love And Law, an award-winning documentary that follows two lovers who run Japan’s only LGBT law firm and the discrimination they and their clients face. After the screening, there’ll also be a 30-minute Skype Q&A with director Hikaru Toda, which for film enthusiasts will be worth the price of admission alone.
Another must-watch is The Miseducation of Cameron Post, which won the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance film festival. Starring Chloë Grace Moretz and based on the 2012 novel of the same name, this coming-of-age film shines a light on the controversial practice of conversion therapy and its “de-gaying” methods.[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toXBb638n2Y]
Other films include include Sorry Angel (France), The Heiresses (Paraguay), I Miss You When I See You (Hong Kong) and Alifu, The Prince/ss (Taiwan).
For your easy reference, here’s the complete festival schedule (all films are rated R21, btw):
Thursday, 4th October — Of Love And Law (Great World City, 7:30pm)
Friday, 5th October — Sorry Angel (Great World City, 7pm)
Saturday, 6th October — The Heiresses (Great Word City, 2pm), The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Great World City, 4pm)
Sunday, 7th October — I Miss You When I See You (Great World City, 2pm), Alifu, The Prince/ss (Great World City, 4:15pm)
Monday, 8th October — Of Love And Law (VivoCity, 7:30pm)
Tuesday, 9th October — Sorry Angel (VivoCity, 7pm)
Wednesday, 10th October — The Heiresses (VivoCity, 7pm)
Thursday, 11th October — I Miss You When I See You (VivoCity, 7:30pm)
Friday, 12th October — The Miseducation of Cameron Post (Great World City, 7:30pm)
Tickets for opening night are going at $23 and $25 for GV movie club members and the public respectively, while the other screenings are priced at $10 and $13.
You can get your tickets from 20th September onwards at Golden Village Cinemas, their website or the iGV app, so mark your calendars to avoid disappointment.
Love & Pride Film Festival 2018
Venue: Golden Village Great World City and VivoCity
Date: 4th – 12th October
Admission: $23/$25 (Opening Night), $10/$13 (Other Films)
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From 27 September to 31 October, Singapore’s largest and most iconic Halloween event, Universal Studios Singapore’s Halloween Horror Nights (USS HHN), is back for its eighth edition.
As a visual play on the number ‘8’, this year’s theme of Infinite Fear is inspired by the infinity insignia ∞, which means that fans can expect a night of never-ending cycle of fear, thrills and countless scares in the park.
Featuring five terrifying haunted houses, three killer live shows and two scare zones based on the critically acclaimed Netflix’s Stranger Things series (read all about it here), Asian folklore and Western scare acts, Halloween Horror Nights 8 at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) is set to be bigger and scarier than ever.
Here’s what you can expect:
5 Haunted Houses
1. Stranger Things
This year, USS will collaborate with Netflix to bring to life its critically-acclaimed series, Stranger Things. The highly-anticipated Stranger Things haunted house will feature 12 rooms depicting 12 different scenes from Season 1 of the series.
Fans will be transported into twelve artfully recreated scenes and storylines, from the menacing Hawkins National Laboratory, to the Byers home adorned with an erratic display of flashing Christmas lights and the eerie Upside Down woods.
Be careful where you tread in this Malay village – the Pontianak is waiting for you.
Thrill-seekers will need to survive the various hair-raising scenes and stories of the Pontianak unfolding before their eyes, from how she was created, to the banana trees where she resides, and the laundry area where she sniffs out the next victim.
Enter the world of Killuminati – the Chinese secret society of vampires that has existed for centuries.
Watch out for never before seen stunts and expect lots of twists in this highly interactive house where even the bravest souls may end up in different secret rooms!
4. Pagoda of Peril
Navigate your way through the Pagoda of Peril, where you’ll be faced with malevolent demons and terrifying spirits trapped in this eternal prison fighting in fury as they seek to find freedom.
The most vicious of them all – the Yin demon, who yearns for eternal life and power.
5. The Haunting of Oiwa
Step back in time to the chilling Edo-era of Japan in The Haunting of Oiwa and come face-to-face with Lady Oiwa who returns from the dead seeking revenge after being poisoned by her unfaithful husband.
Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. Run or face the wrath of Lady Oiwa’s betrayal in the Haunting of Oiwa.
2 Scare Zones
1. Apocalypse: Earth
Get thrown into chaos at Apocalypse: Earth as Mother Earth unleashes her most terrifying forces.
Roam around the streets of New York, as Gaia destroys everything in her way with her most terrifying forces to take back what belongs to her and declare war on mankind.
Witness the ancient tribe of man-hunters in Cannibal, where the bodies of rivals killed in revenge are being devoured.
For the cannibals, revenge is raw. Escape the tribe where not one limb, nor organ, not even a single bone goes to waste.
3 Killer Live Shows
1. DEAD Talk
Take a break from the screams and join the charismatic Gideon Grim, the Motivational Death Coach, as he captivates guests with tips on highly effective scaring in DEAD Talks.
DEAD Talks is an all new, witty, seminar-style show with cutting-edge illusions, electrifying dancing and acrobatics at the Pantages Hollywood Theatre.
When darkness falls at Eight Lake Psychiatric Hospital, fear rises. Make your way through the unsettling, creepy halls of the hospital filled with screaming apparitions of unwilling patients. Once you enter, there’s no turning back.
Unlike previous editions of USS HHN with one Opening Scaremony held at the beginning of each event night, this year’s Scaremony will be held at various timings across the night (stay tuned for updates on specific timings).
This means that you’ll be able to catch it even if you aren’t able to make it at 7.30pm!
3. Blood And Bones
Each month, at half moon, the Chief of the tribe sacrifices their capture at the ancestral altar. The human sacrifice is possessed by the spirit of the ancestors, which gives the tribesmen extra strength when they devour him.
Brace yourselves for this gruesome ritual of Blood & Bones that will turn your stomachs.
Zombie Laser Tag
Do you have what it takes to survive the zombie apocalypse?
Back by popular demand since it’s debut last year, Zombie Laser Tag returns with an arena double the size. Each team of eight participants will work together for one mission: to fend off and “kill” zombies in infested areas.
Expect more gruesome zombies, greater obstacles and more action, all in the company of a drill sergeant who will lead the way to ensure everyone gets out alive.
The Zombie Laser Tag experience is available at an additional S$38 per participant.
Get Your Scare On
Standard event tickets are available at S$58 (non-peak) and S$68 (peak) each.
If you want more out of your HHN experience, fans can purchase an R.I.P. Tour that includes event admission, a guide who will share insider stories and escort fans to the various experiences, VIP access to haunted houses, private meet-and-greet sessions with creepy characters and more.
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