In an Instant: Polaroid at National Museum of Singapore

In today’s world of technology, internet and social media networks, in an instant,  with the power of smartphones and apps, photographs of almost anything and everything, can be captured and shared in an instant. Where is the origin of this modern instant photography? The origin of modern instant photography can be traced back to the late 1940s with the introduction of the Polaroid camera to the world. In an Instant: Polaroid at National Museum of Singapore, you can take a photography journey back in time to learn and explore the roots and origin of instant photography. Edwin Land: Scientist, Inventor, …

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Launch of Malay CultureFest 2018 & Undangan ke Baitullah

The Malay CultureFest 2018 is back, it was officially launched on the 12th October 2018 at the Malay Heritage Centre by the Guest of Honour, Mdm Halimah Yacob, President of the Republic of Singapore. Along with the launch of MalayCultureFest 2018, a special exhibition titled, “Undangan ke Baitullah: Pilgrims’ Stories from the Malay World to Makkah / Kisah-kisah Haji dari Alam Melayu ke Makkah” was also launched together on the same day. Malay CultureFest 2018 This year’s Malay CultureFest 2018 focus on artistic expressions of devotion and faith, found throughout the Nusantara, in conjunction with the special exhibition titled, “Undangan ke …

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Singapore Night Festival 2018 (17-25 Aug)

The Singapore Night Festival 2018, in its 11th edition since her maiden debut in 2008, an event that I have consistently visited all 11  editions till date (check out my Flickr collection – Singapore Night Festival). Singapore Night Festival 2018 took place from 17th to 25th August 2018 at the Bras Basah Bugis precinct. I visited Singapore Night Festival 2018 over a period of 4 nights, looking at the various Night Lights artworks on display and performances by different arts troupe. The style and direction for Singapore Night Festival 2018 had changed, there wasn’t a big international performance act to anchor the 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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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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Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes Exhibition

The world of Marvel Super Heroes, a world that has a huge branding,  influence, following and support around the world from its ardent fans. Everyone of us loves a super hero, their strength and power to save people and the world. Today, Marvel Heroes loyal fans can enter into a highly immersive Marvel Studios world of Marvel Heroes, to be up close and personal with their favourite Marvel Heroes chracter at the Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes exhibition at the ArtScience Museum in Singapore. This exhibtion, Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Heroes, is part of a three-year collaboration between Singapore …

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Exploring Angkor at Asian Civilisations Museum

An ancient empire that leaves a mark in today’s modern civilisation, a legacy that is artistic and spectacular, through its architecture and sculpture. They are a UNESCO World Heritage site and it is one of the most important archaeological sites in South-East Asia. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Angkor City, located in the Siem Reap province, Cambodia. Angkor is listed down on my travel photography bucket list (for a number of years) and I have yet to travel to Siem Reap, Cambodia and visit them! I had watched a few documentaries on Angkor (this BBC article on Angkor Wat is pretty informative) …

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All About Dogs at Singapore Philatelic Museum

Year 2018 welcomes the Zodiac Year of the Dog, affectionately known as “man’s best friend”. The Singapore Philatelic Museum presents, a children’s exhibition titled “All About Dogs”. This exhibition explores the history, relationship and close bond between dogs and human beings, that started last month from 14th February till end of the year, on 1st December 2018. Make a guess, how many stamps and philatelic materials can be found in this All About Dogs exhibition at the Singapore Philatelic Museum? There are 300 stamps and philatelic materials (on dogs) from all around the world, making their presence here in Singapore. …

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