Weekend Guide (12-14 January): EarthFest Singapore, Art from the Streets

For everyone ready to end the partying and give their new year’s resolutions a go, this weekend is for you.

It’s all about sustainable and artsy fun – from the third edition of EarthFest Singapore at Marina Barrage to a blockbuster exhibition of the big names of global street art at ArtScience Museum.

If you would like to inject some much-needed diversity into your life, there are programmes as part of Pongal celebrations at the Indian Heritage Centre.

EarthFest Singapore 

(Photo: EarthFest/Facebook)

Returning for its third edition, this event is designed to be sustainable, fun and inspirational for visitors of all ages. The festival features more than 100 stalls from a food fair of delicious, planet-friendly international foods, to a Farmer’s Market of local businesses selling sustainable products.

This edition also includes the Singapore Really Really Free Market, a temporary market which is founded on the beliefs of giving and sharing resources.  There will also be an eco-carnival of engaging low-carbon games, talks and screenings.

When: 14 January 2018
Where: Marina Barrage

Art From the Street

(Photo: Magda Danysz Gallery)

For some edgy indie fun, head to the ArtScience Museum for their highly anticipated Art from the Streets exhibition featuring works from the biggest names in street art such as Banksy, Shepard Fairey (aka Obey), Futura and Invader.

You can also attend a panel discussion with speakers including Priyageetha Dia, the artist behind the golden staircase, and veteran journalist Cherian George as they talk about the most exciting global art trend today.

When: 13 January 2018
Where: ArtScience Museum
Price: Free

Pongal Celebrations at Little India

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Pongal is a harvest and thanksgiving festival that marks the start of spring. It is celebrated worldwide by Tamils on January 14, and celebrations at Little India start this weekend with activities for the whole family.

So, if you are keen to learn more about other cultures in Singapore, head to the Indian Heritage Centre for some Pongal pot painting fun or join a heritage tour of Little India.

Where: India Heritage Centre
When: 13 – 14 January 2018
Price: Free

Hack for Good

(Photo: Hack For Good)

If you have great ideas for positive social changes, turn your dreams into reality at the Hack for Good learning festival, organised by Youth Corps Singapore. Activities cater to understanding and appreciating community issues, and include workshops, panels, networking sessions, movies and more.

Where: The Red Box
When: 13 – 14 January 2018
Price: Free


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Check out the historic Tiong Bahru Air Raid Shelter this weekend. Rarely open to the public, the 1,500 sq m site has a long history dating as far back as 1939, and to the air raids by the Japanese in the 1940s. It has been not significantly changed since. 

Open to the public for an exhibition by young artists and curators, visitors can view the interesting sculptures, installations and art responding to the site.

Where: 78 Guan Chuan Street
When: January 13 – February 3
Price: Free