It’s all multicultural fun this weekend, from the French Film Festival to talks on Bugis heritage in Singapore. There’s also fun for foodies and the family with a food walkabout and carnival activities.
French Film Festival
Francophiles, you get to experience French cinema in Singapore with a diverse line-up of 16 compelling films comprising top box office hits and a spotlight on some of the classic works by French cinema legend Jeanne Moreau.
When: 9 to 19 November 2017
Where: Shaw Theaters Lido, Alliance Francaise and The Projector
Price:From $13 (tickets online)
Merchants Local Food Walk
Take a hike around the local Joo Chiat neighbourhood and eat like a queen or king, enjoying your favourite local dishes paired with Merchants’ boutique wines! All food and wine is included, and you get to dine open-air, communal style. Tickets are $98 all-inclusive.
When: 11 November 2017, 6.30pm
Where: Merchants Wine Store, 52 Duxton Road & 443 Joo Chiat Road
Price: From $98 (tickets online)
Millennia Kids Challenge Family Sports Carnival
From the Parent-Kid Obstacle Challenge that promotes family bonding and knowledge on healthy living to 9km Community Cycling to show support for a Smoke-Free Singapore, the carnival promises to have something for everyone.
When: 11 November 2017, 8am – 1pm
Where: ActiveSG Sengkang Sports Centre
Walking Books Tour: 17A Keong Saik Road
Take a walk down memory lane and revisit the Keong Saik of the 1970s with writer Charmaine Leung. In this special edition of the tour for Singapore Writers Festival 2017, she will share why the place and memory became such important tools in the writing of her book “17A Keong Saik Road”.
When: 12 November 2017, 9.30am – 11.00am
Where: Keong Saik Road
Price: From $30 (tickets online)
Forum: The Bugis Diaspora
In conjunction with the exhibition Sirri na Pesse: Navigating Bugis Identities in Singapore, established thinkers such as Dr Farish Noor, Dr Effendy Abdul Hamid and Mr Ibrahim Ariff discuss the migration of the Bugis people in the Malay Archipelago and their influences in the areas where they have established localised communities.
When: 10 November 2017, 8pm -9.30pm
Where: Malay Heritage Centre
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