25+ things to do in Singapore this week

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Things to do in Singapore this week

First published on 14 May 2012. Updated on 28 May 2012.


29 May

Be the first few to witness the national treasures of Ukraine dating form the 8th century BCE and the accompanying showcase of gold from Southeast Asia in the National Museum of Singapore. National Museum. MRT: Bras Basah. Daily 10am-6pm. $10.

DINING | Food Revolution
Don’t miss the final day of the Food Revolution show by Chef Eric Teo and Janice Wong. Eric’s ‘Modern World’, driven by the themes of Past, Present and Future, promises to impress and showcase the essence of food at its creative best. Also embark on a food journey with patissier Janice and her dessert creations at Hall 401, Suntec International Convention and Exhibition. MRT: Esplanade. $35-$65.

ART | Not Against Interpretation: Re-staging Jason Lim & Vincent Leow’s A Flog of Birdies in the 21st Century
Head down to SAM to witness experimental art by local artists Jason Lim and Vincent Leow. The collaboration, set up by UTOPIA (United Together to Organise and Produce Interesting Art), joins Yvonne Lee to exhibit works by younger artists. Singapore Art Museum. MRT: Bras Basah. 10am-7pm. Till 28 Oct. Up to $5.

EAT OUT | Bento set lunch at Ku De Ta
Chow down the contents of a bento box plus miso soup and dessert. Ku De Ta Restaurant. (6688 7688). MRT: Bayfront. $38++.

30 May

SHOPPING | Great Singapore Sale
This annual shopping events sees discounts and promotions abound at major shops along Orchard Road and other places around town. Various venues (www.greatsingaporesale.com.sg)
Today's the last day to see this collection of original stamp artworks and other materials featuring the beloved character created by Hergé. Singapore Philatelic Museum. MRT: City Hall. Daily 9am-7pm. $5; children (3-12 years) and seniors $4.

31 May

Learn about the significant technological breakthroughs in science and medicine made by Muslim scholars. National Museum. MRT: Bras Basah. Daily 10am-6pm. $10.
BOOKS | Singapore Book Fair
Get discounts on novels, textbooks and learning aids at this annual shopping fair. Suntec International Convention and Exhibition. MRT: Esplanade. Free.

1 Jun

MUSIC | Rani Singam
The local duchess of jazz pays homage to late jazz legend Nina Simone, covering classics like ‘My Baby Just Cares for Me’ and ‘I Put a Spell on You’. Esplanade Park. Main Stage, Festival Village. MRT: Esplanade. 10pm. Free.
MUSIC | Eli. T
Radio-friendly electro-pop from the baby-faced local singer, who has worked with Lee Hom and Wilbur Pan. Esplanade Park. Main Stage, Festival Village. MRT: Esplanade. 11pm. Free.
ART | Melisa Teo: Light from Within
The local photographer presents a book and prints of spiritual and
religious-themed images of Asia. The Cathay Gallery. MRT: Dhoby Ghaut. Mon-Sat 11am-7pm. Till 30 Jun. Free.
DJ GIG | Steve Aoki
The whisky-flinging Hollywood DJ extraordinaire and Dim Mak honcho – who, let’s be honest, really does look like an oriental Jesus gone amok – returns to our shores for more electro naughtiness and, hopefully, some reckless stage-diving.  Avalon. MRT: Bayfront. 10pm. $30, includes one drink.

SHOPPING | Mega Flea Market
Snap up some prize finds and good deals as the city's biggest indoor flea market returns for the fourth time. Singapore Expo. MRT: Tanah Merah. 8am-10pm. Till 3 Jun. Free.
DJ GIG | Fritz Kalkbrenner
The German beatmonger returns to Jiak Kim with a lava-hot stream of cavernous, disco-tinged groove. Velvet Underground. 10pm. Men $35, women $28, includes two drinks.
DJ GIG | Josh Wink
The acid house and techno innovator, who was also a pioneer in Philadelphia’s rave scene, returns weeks after heading up Zouk’s Space Ibiza experience to flood the floor with smouldering minimal sounds and trippy breakbeats. Zouk. 10pm. Men $35, women $28

2 Jun

MUSIC | Budak Pantai
Witty a cappella rascals perform a giggle-inducing set of pop spoofs and mash-ups. Esplanade Park. Main Stage, Festival Village. MRT: Esplanade. 10pm. Free.
MUSIC | Don Richmond
Homegrown singer-songwriter pays homage to Paul McCartney and Elvis Presley’s genius with acoustic covers of unforgettable evergreens like ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘Blue Suede Shoes’. Esplanade Park. Main Stage, Festival Village. MRT: Esplanade. 8pm. Free.

MUSIC | Syndicate Subsessions
Syndicate’s second concert offshoot ropes in an international guest: Mercury Prize-nominated ambient ace Jon Hopkins, who’s collaborated with such super-stellar names as Coldplay and Brian Eno. With support from Max Lane and Masterpiece, and synchronised visuals by Brandon Tay. Substation Theatre. MRT: City Hall. 8pm. $20.
DJ GIG | DJ Aldrin
One of our most successful local dance-music exports, Aldrin spins his trademark buzzy, genre-exploring mishmash of sexed-up nu-disco and jagged tech house. Zouk. 10pm. Men $32, women $25, includes two drinks.
PARTY | Full Steam Ahead
The always-reliable full-moon party returns with Uncle Johnny, Masterpiece, KFC, Dodgy Yamamoto, The Electric Ambassadors, Aidan Bamrah, Elvin, Jah and Catsoncrack fleshing out the all-day discotronic bill for a sweaty blowout. Tanjong Beach Club, Sentosa Island. 4pm. Free.

3 Jun

Catch the last day of this exhibition of some 70 Indian trade textiles, including a number of exhibits dating back over 600 years old. Asian Civilisations Museum. MRT: Raffles Place. 9am-7pm. $8; senior citizens above 60, students & children under 6 free.

4 Jun

MUSIC | John Abercrombie
American jazz guitar maestro performs smooth, free-cycling progressive jazz melodies with organist Gary Versace and drummer Adam Nussbaum. Esplanade Concert Hall 7.30pm. $48-$128.


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