World Press Photo 2018 – Singapore Exhibition

The “Oscars of Photojournalism”, the World Press Photo (WPP) Exhibition is back in Singapore! Presented by The Straits Times, the World Press Photo (WPP) Exhibition 2018 features 161 prize-winning photographs that captured some of the most powerful, mind blowing and eye opener images around the world! The World Press Photo 2018 – Singapore Exhibition was officially launched on 5th October 2018 by Ms Chang Hwee Nee, CEO of the National Heritage Board at the National Museum of Singapore. Looking back, I can still remember visiting and covering World Press Photo Exhibitions in Singapore starting from World Press Photo 2013 – Singapore …

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Enter into The Little Prince In The Dark Collection

The Little Prince has been in Singapore for the past few months at the Singapore Philatelic Museum since June 2018. I had the opportunity to visit this exhibition during a media preview and I had a fun time there! This wonderful exhibition brings the young and old into another world through their stories and adventures. At the Little Prince exhibition, visitors would not be able to touch most of the artworks and artefacts on display inside this exhibition! Now, they can, when visitors enter into The Little Prince In The Dark Collection! There are six sculptures inside this special dark collection …

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Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018

Today, on the 24th September 2018, is Mid-Autumn Festival, first and foremost, I would like to wish all my readers 中秋节快乐,Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Over the weekend, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH) organised Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 with many fun activities and events on 22nd and 23rd September 2018!   Mid-Autumn Festival is one of my favourite festivals, with the colourful lanterns and getting an opportunity to taste different mooncakes (although I don’t really eat a lot!) with Chinese tea, catching up with family, relatives and friends. At the Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Festival, we can see extended families coming down together …

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Chinatown Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 is back!

The Mid-Autumn Festival 2018 is back to Chinatown in Singapore, starting on Saturday 8th September 2018 with its official street light-up and opening ceremony! A month of great fun, activities and celebrations would then take place in the Chinatown district, welcoming visitors, Singaporeans and tourists of all ages to come down, soak in this festive season, enjoy and have great fun, a perfect time to learn more about Chinese traditions and heritage and to encourage more people especially the youth to learn more about them too! Earlier in the week, I went for the media preview session organised by Kreta Ayer …

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DigiMuse Presents at National Museum of Singapore

A day at the National Museum of Singapore, you can learn more about the history, heritage and culture of Singapore through modern digital technology such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and artificial intelligence (AI). With the launch of DigiMuse Presents at National Museum of Singapore, visitors from the kids to adults, can learn and understand more about Singapore through the such innovative technology-enabled experiential learning. DigiMuse Presents is now taking place at the National Museum of Singapore, there are seven digitally-led protoype projects that makes a visitor’s tour of National Museum of Singapore exhibitions and galleries very interesting …

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Singapore Food Festival 2018 is back from 13 to 29 July!

Food lovers around the world alert! The Singapore Food Festival (SFF) is back! This annual food event in Singapore is not to be missed for all foodie lovers, with its delicious food programmes and a exciting line up of delicious food events during the Singapore Food Festival 2018, taking place from 13th to 29th July! This Singapore Food Festival 2018 is going to feature both traditional and contemporary cuisines of Singapore! Ms Ranita Sundramoorthy, Director of Retail and Dining, Singapore Tourism Board (STB), said: “It has been an amazing 25-year journey for the Singapore Food Festival. Over the years, the …

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Armenian Heritage Gallery Singapore

The Armenian Church Singapore is Singapore’s oldest Church, built in 1835. In the early 1830s, there were an increasing number of Aremnian families growing due to the growing Southeast Asia business and expansion opportunities. A place of worship for the Armenian community in Singapore was deemed necessary, therefore the land was acquired in 1833 from the colonial government of that time. While majority of the funds were raised by Armenians in Singapore, the funds came from Aremenians of Calcutta and Java. The Church was consecrated and dedicated to St. Gregory the Illuminator, the patron saint and the first official head …

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The Little Prince is now in Singapore!

The Little Prince is in town, have you heard of him? At the back of my mind, who is this “Little Prince”? Is he a royalty? Is he a real person or is he fictional? Prior to visiting The Little Prince: Behind the Story exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum, that were some of the questions that occupied my mind. Upon entering into The Little Prince: Behind the Story exhibition, I was brought into another world (of fantasy, travel, adventure and writing), just as what the author, French aviator Antoine de Saint Exupery would want to open it to and …

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Explore Singapore’s National Monuments through Lego bricks and blocks

Eight mininatures of Singapore’s National Monuments, made up of more than 110,000 Lego bricks, designed and built by My Little Brick Shop Pte Ltd, over a period of seven months. This is a very special and unique exhibition, that would attract both young and old, learning  Singapore’s National Monuments, their history and heritage through Lego. Organised by the Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) division of the National Heritage Board (NHB), this is part of the PSM’s efforts to raise awareness of Singapore’s buildings history and heritage, using Lego bricks and blocks, to learn and deepen understanding of Singapore’s buildings …

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Amek Gambar: Peranakans and Photography

Nowadays, photography has become a widespread movement with the proliferation of digital photography and smartphone photography. From the selfies, wefies and photographs we took with our smartphones, not to mention photographs shot with digital compact cameras, mirrorless cameras and DSLRs, the total number of photographs that we are taking today is really phenomenal. In 2014, according to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, people uploaded an average of 1.8billion digital images every single day. Now, think back, how did photography came about and in which year? How was the early days of photography like? Photographs provided us with a lot …

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