• Weekend guide (22-24 June): Volleyball competition, Hari Raya celebration, sake festival
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    Weekend guide (22-24 June): Volleyball competition, Hari Raya celebration, sake festival

    As the June holidays draw to a close, spend the weekend at events to excite you and your family. From catching the best in volleyball to taking part in Peranakan-inspired activities, end the vacation on a high note.

  • Prince George has seemingly inherited Kate Middleton's artistic talent
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    Elizabeth Di Filippo

    Prince George has seemingly inherited Kate Middleton's artistic talent

    The 4-year-old royal showed off some seriously impressive skills while watching a polo match

  • Weekend guide (25-27 May): Dragon boat event, choral concert, animation film festival
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    Weekend guide (25-27 May): Dragon boat event, choral concert, animation film festival

    From spending the day with your family at the Padang, to enjoying animated films hailing from France, there is something for everyone this weekend.

  • Weekend guide (4-6 May): Dua Lipa concert, Star Wars festival, Tulipmania
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    Weekend guide (4-6 May): Dua Lipa concert, Star Wars festival, Tulipmania

    The first weekend of May has a lot to offer with a wide range of events happening around Singapore. Sing along with Dua Lipa as she performs songs from her debut album; join the Rebellion or the dark side in the Star Wars Run; or, admire giant flowers at Gardens by the Bay. This weekend promises to be an enjoyable one.

  • Weekend guide (13-15 April): Swedish film fest, Party at Sands SkyPark, tea masterclass
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    Weekend guide (13-15 April): Swedish film fest, Party at Sands SkyPark, tea masterclass

    This weekend, Singapore fans of Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergman can congregate this week for the third installation of the Swedish Film Festival. Tea lovers are in for a treat, too, with a masterclass in tea blending by tea maker Victor Koh. Party animals can strut down to Sands SkyPark’s mega event, or celebrate Peaches Club’s relaunch. Art lovers will want to check out a new exhibition featuring Zai Kuning.

  • Optical illusion makes these anime illustrations look like computer graphics
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    Yahoo Lifestyle Singapore

    Optical illusion makes these anime illustrations look like computer graphics

    The Japanese never fail to impress us with their artistic and quirky creations, such as these beautiful and life-like portraits, an unbelievably smooth and shiny ball made of aluminium foil, or even these creepy “snowmen”. In the tweet, @mina_naya posted some of her amazing creations, which are inspired by the characters from “Kantai Collection” and “Magical Girl Madoka Magica”. For the skeptics who don’t believe these are really flat images, @mina_naya had provided photos of the same illustrations at a different angle.

  • Weekend Guide (30 March-1 April): VOILAH!, BooksActually's Easter Egg Hunt
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    Weekend Guide (30 March-1 April): VOILAH!, BooksActually's Easter Egg Hunt

    The long Easter weekend ahead promises excitement and fun, from partying to old school hits to enjoying French performances and photography. If you are in the mood for an Easter egg hunt, BooksActually offers a different take on this classic. If you are feeling up for some intellectual discourse, the Malay Heritage Centre’s talk this weekend could be right up your alley.

  • These beautiful Japanese portraits aren't photos or even computer graphics
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    These beautiful Japanese portraits aren't photos or even computer graphics

    “Such an extraordinary photo capturing the very essence of a Japanese woman,” one might think. But you would be wrong – no part of this image has come from the lens of a camera.

  • Anti-elitist fashion art festival Outsider to return at The Projector
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    Staff Writer, Singapore

    Anti-elitist fashion art festival Outsider to return at The Projector

    Following its first edition at BIGBOX HyperMart last October, the fashion art festival Outsider will return this year at cinema The Projector.

  • i Light Marina Bay festival to extend to civic district with installations at Esplanade Park
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    Reena Devi

    i Light Marina Bay festival to extend to civic district with installations at Esplanade Park

    Milk Bottle Cows is one of the works being featured at the upcoming i Light Marina Bay festival. The annual i Light Marina Bay will return this year with its first foray into the civic district, extending beyond its usual foothold at Marina Bay. Organised by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA), the sixth edition of the sustainable light art festival will include 6 installation works at Esplanade Park.

  • Japanese artists use Excel to make amazing art
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    Japanese artists use Excel to make amazing art

    Excel? No, you didn’t see wrongly. The Microsoft program that we know is used more commonly to create data spreadsheets. For some, hearing the word “Excel” makes you quiver, thinking of the millions of rows of mundane data to process. But who knew that Excel has such a beautiful side to it?

  • Light to Night Festival transforms civic district into nocturnal wonderland
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    Light to Night Festival transforms civic district into nocturnal wonderland

    The Civic District was transformed into a nocturnal wonderland for Singapore Art Week’s marquee event Light to Night Festival. Spearheaded by National Gallery Singapore, the festival features facade projections titled Art Skins on Monuments across four cultural institutions – the National Gallery, the Arts House, Asian Civilisations Museum, and Victoria Theatre and Concert Hall. Another projection is Chromascope by Spinifex Group at the City Hall facade where visitors can interact with the work by stepping on stomping pads at the Padang.

  • Light to Night Festival
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    Light to Night Festival

    The Light to Night festival transforms the civic district with light installations, house of mirrors, music and dance performances. The facades of the four cultural institutions in the area are also lit up with projections of artworks by local creatives. (Video: Md Al-Hafiz Hosni)

  • Weekend Guide (26-28 January): Jerome's Laneway Festival, DISINI, CNY Light-up
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    Weekend Guide (26-28 January): Jerome's Laneway Festival, DISINI, CNY Light-up

    If you find yourself missing the year-end partying, this weekend has a series of parties lined up for you to get your groove back. From indie music bonanza Laneway Festival or the all-night party and launch of visuals arts festival DISINI, to the Singapore Art Week closing party at The Parkview Museum, this weekend promises to be lit.  Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2018

  • Instagram-worthy exhibits from Singapore Art Week
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    Reena Devi

    Instagram-worthy exhibits from Singapore Art Week

    Singapore Art Week runs till 28 January so there is still time to head down for some selfies. Light to Night Festival includes light installations, a house of mirrors, food and retail stalls and live music performances and runs from 19 to 28 January. Curated by Brandon Tay and Safuan Johari, these images light up the facades of four major cultural institutions in the area and can be enjoyed from scenic spots at Empress Garden or the Padang.

  • French street artist YZ sees diversity behind Singapore's seeming uniformity
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    Reena Devi

    French street artist YZ sees diversity behind Singapore's seeming uniformity

    “Empress Wu” by YZ is one of the works at the Art from the Streets exhibition at ArtScience Museum. Two portrait works in ArtScience Museum’s new exhibition Art from the Streets that might stand out as you enter the gallery are “Empress Wu” and “Empress Ngatini” by French artist YZ (pronounced “eyes”). One of the female street artists showing works in the exhibition, YZ (the pseudonym used by Yseult Digan) is known for urban art that is focused on women and full of raw emotion.

  • Artist Dawn Ng's new work about motherhood is her most personal one yet
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    Reena Devi

    Artist Dawn Ng's new work about motherhood is her most personal one yet

    You are probably familiar with her work, even if you do not know the Singaporean artist by name. Dawn Ng is the creator of Walter the rabbit, the enormous white rabbit that dominated the Singapore Art Museum lawn at various intervals over the last decade. When asked how she feels about her most iconic work, Ng said that Walter has taken on a life of its own.

  • Weekend guide (19-21 May): Esplanade Annexe Open House, Whiskey Weekend, White Party SG
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    Nurul Azliah

    Weekend guide (19-21 May): Esplanade Annexe Open House, Whiskey Weekend, White Party SG

    With a slew of music and art events as well as markets and parties happening from Friday to Sunday (19 to 21 May), you’re definitely better off staying out of the house this weekend.

  • This Beautiful Drawing of Afro Hair Proves Curls Are Far From Ugly
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    Jihan Forbes

    This Beautiful Drawing of Afro Hair Proves Curls Are Far From Ugly

    For all the hate and debate that natural hair seems to get, there are also people who understand its coiled, kinky beauty. One is 18-year-old artist Prianka Bassi.

  • The Story Behind That Viral Hillary Clinton Emoji Meme Is Actually Kind of Ironic
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    Lauren Tuck

    The Story Behind That Viral Hillary Clinton Emoji Meme Is Actually Kind of Ironic

    Hillary Clinton became the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee on Tuesday night. She will become the first woman in U.S. history to secure the presidential nomination of one of the country’s two major political parties. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

  • Kid Proves Fashion Is Art With Silly Museum Prank
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    Nora Crotty

    Kid Proves Fashion Is Art With Silly Museum Prank

    Fashion people are always doing their best to convince the world that fashion design is an art form. TJ Khayatan, a 17-year-old high school grad from the San Francisco Bay Area, decided to test the limits of of that with a prank recently.

  • Meet Your (Etsy) Maker: Tender, Introspective Paintings by Ybryksenkova
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    Nora Crotty

    Meet Your (Etsy) Maker: Tender, Introspective Paintings by Ybryksenkova

    Since it was founded in 2005, Etsy has become the ultimate one-stop shop for people who want to buy unique handmade goods and curated vintage finds.

  • How Gigi Hadid Went From Supermodel to Contemporary Art Star
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    Sam Lane

    How Gigi Hadid Went From Supermodel to Contemporary Art Star

    Gigi Hadid is collaborating with contemporary-art publisher Visionaire World, which is repurposing one her Instagram photos and distributing prints ... free.

  • Meet Your (Etsy) Maker: Museumworthy Pooch Paintings by Old World Pet Portraits
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    Nora Crotty

    Meet Your (Etsy) Maker: Museumworthy Pooch Paintings by Old World Pet Portraits

    In this new feature, we dive deep into our favorite Etsy shops to meet the talented people who run them. Today we meet Carol Lew of Old World Pet Portraits.

  • Meet Your (Etsy) Maker: Intricate, Earthly Paper Art by Crafterall
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    Nora Crotty

    Meet Your (Etsy) Maker: Intricate, Earthly Paper Art by Crafterall

    In this new feature, we dive deep into our favorite Etsy shops — beyond the product pics and shipping fees! — to meet the talented people who run them.