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Since its inception in 1977, International Museum Day (IMD) has been celebrated around the world every year on 18 May. In 2021 alone, more than 37,000 museums in 158 countries and territories have participated in IMD, marking this as a special worldwide event for the international museum community. Check out some of the ongoing exhibitions in our local museums below as we welcome the 45th anniversary of IMD this year! 1) National Museum of Singapore With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum, and one of the city’s architectural icons. The National Museum refreshed and re-opened its permanent galleries on 19 September 2015 for Singapore's Golden Jubilee. With updated stories and content, the galleries recapture the nation's defining moments, challenges and achievements from its earliest beginnings 700 years ago to the independent, modern city-state it is today. Permanent Exhibition A Voyage of Love and Longing - Goh Seng Choo Gallery Image taken from National Museum Singapore Discover the fine line between Desire and Danger at this stimulating new exhibition at the Goh Seng Choo Gallery. Featuring creatures that arouse appetites and instil fear, and exotic plants sought for their ability to induce pleasure or pain, this selection of drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings explores the complex and sometimes uneasy relationship between man and nature. Check out more permanent exhibitions in the National Museum of Singapore here. Ongoing Exhibition Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942 Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942 is a commemorative exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of the British Surrender to the Imperial Japanese Army in Singapore on 15 February 1942. It features a blend of physical objects, documents and oral histories woven into specially designed spaces meant to evoke reflections and conversations among visitors, as they explore the notion of "war memory" and the different ways in which it can be remembered and retold. Learn more about the exhibition here. 2) Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum looks forward to engage visitors on biodiversity, environment and conservation topics in and of South-east Asia. Be awed by the three real and gigantic sauropod dinosaurs that take the centre stage, and learn about the biologically diverse ecosystem of Southeast Asia through the 2,000 specimens and interactive displays. Ongoing Exhibition & Workshop Body Snatchers Join us in exploring the horrifying yet wonderful world of parasites—if you dare! This exhibition takes you on an adventure to learn more about the life history of parasites, and breaking the misconception that all parasites are bad. In some ways, parasites may actually be doing the planet an invaluable service. Prepare to be greeted with an aura of unease and curiosity as you step into a techy soundscape with neon glows and morphing projections to intrigue your senses. Learn more about this exciting exhibition here! LKCNHM Documenting Nature Workshop 2022 In conjunction with the Singapore HeritageFest 2022, the Documenting Nature Workshop aims to increase awareness and appreciation of Singapore’s biodiversity and natural heritage including the work of our pioneer naturalists. During the hands-on activity, participants will have the opportunity to try out some of the documenting nature techniques such as gyotaku printing, scientific drawing, and nature journaling. They will get to bring back home a tote bag with a gyotaku print done during the workshop. The programme will also include a guided gallery tour focusing on Singapore’s biodiversity, our pioneer naturalists as well as the work of the museum. The programme will be conducted at LKCNHM. Get your tickets to this workshop here! 3) Asian Civilisations Museum ACM is Singapore’s national museum of Asian antiquities and decorative art. As the only museum in the Asian region with a pan-Asian scope, ACM is devoted to exploring the rich heritage of Asia through our outstanding collection of masterpieces, and through ground-breaking special exhibitions. Ongoing Exhibition Apa Khabair? – Peranakan Museum in the Making Image taken from Asian Civilisations Museum Take a trip down memory lane with this pop-up exhibition, where you can discover the world of our Peranakan communities by understanding the history of the Peranakan museum and appreciate the exquisite craftsmanship and history behind Peranakan objects from the National Collection, some of them on display for the first time. Learn more about the museum and its exhibitions here. 4) ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands The world's first ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is the Museum of Creativity, where the creative processes at the heart of art and science and their role in shaping society are explored. The infusion of art with modern technology opens a whole new experience that leaves its visitors in awe. *All exhibitions open 10am – 7pm (Last Admission at 6pm). Ongoing Exhibition Radical Curiosity: In the Orbit of Buckminster Fuller Journey through the universe of inventor and visionary, Buckminster Fuller who worked across multiple disciplines including art, science, architecture and design. Be intrigued by the wonders of Buckminster Fuller in the 'Build-it-like-Bucky Tensegrity playground'. Bring out your inner child and have fun with your children as you explore a variety of bucky-inspired tools including toys and materials to create tensegrity models and even building a structure! Learn more about this exhibition and get your tickets here. Attack on Titan: The Exhibition Be introduced to the rich characters, themes and intricate worldbuilding of this best-selling dark fantasy manga and anime series. Featuring over 150 artworks by Hajime Isayama ranging from the manga's earliest days to the present, the exhibition will also showcase new pieces that have not been displayed anywhere else in the world, alongside drafts and sketches from his archives. Step into Isayama's sprawling dystopia and experience an immersive battle sequence set in the Great Titan Theatre as well as displays of Titans, characters and objects from the manga. Learn more about what you can expect and get your tickets here! Click here to check out the rest of the exhibitions available at ArtScience Museum.
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Did you know? May is a month with the most festivals & holidays in Singapore! May kicks off with a long weekend for Labour Day and Hari Raya Puasa, followed by Mother’s Day on the 8th May. Adding on, we will also welcome another extended long weekend on the 16th of May for Vesak Day. Make the most of your holidays with these exciting events coming your way! Laugh away as we start the month fresh with Kumar Locks Down, showcasing Singapore’s comedy legend and her funniest jokes of all-time, for the last time. Serenade the queen of your life with the perfect Mother’s Day event this May at SCO’s Mother’s Day Concert 2022, and celebrate the return of LIVE concerts as A-Lin kick starts her World Tour in Singapore! Read on to find out more about what other events you can anticipate. 1) Kumar Locks Down [Rating: To Be Advised] Start the month off with some of the high-in-demand jokes by Singapore’s comedy legend before she locks them up for good, never to be performed again. Such a Kumar live stand-up comedy show will not be happening again in this lifetime and whether or not you are a fan, you do not want to miss Kumar Locks Down. You know how fast tickets sold-out the previous time when you waited until the last minute. ⏱ Till Sun, 15 May 2022 📍 Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands Book and secure your tickets now while they are still available. 2) Lost Dreams: Music of Webern, Berg and Strauss [G] “So choose and speak for me, ye memories, and at least give me some reflection of my life before it sinks into the dark!” -Stefan Zweig, The World of Yesteryear A century that began with the promise of hope, that 50 years later left in its wake the devastated dreams of millions. Two world wars, countless revolutions and genocide separate the works of the young Alban Berg and Anton Webern with the late works of Richard Strauss: the former glistening with possibility and the virility of youth – the latter, resigned to searching for the residual joys that tether us to this world. ⏱ Tue, 3 May 2022 - 5pm 📍 Victoria Concert Hall Get your tickets to this concert experience here. 3) C-O-N-T-A-C-T A young woman sits alone on a park bench, lost in her own thoughts. What is she thinking? In a world where social distancing is the norm, Sarah is approached in the street by a stranger passing by, who turns out to be much more than he seems. In 50 minutes, Sarah’s life will be forever changed by this extraordinary moment of C-O-N-T-A-C-T. A beautiful story of love, loss, catharsis, and redemption. ⏱ Ongoing 📍 The Arts House Find out more and be immersed in this groundbreaking outdoor theatre experience here! 4) Apsaras Arts Dance Company presents Parama Padam - Life's Game of Snakes and Ladders [G] Parama Padam is a visualisation of a traditional board game choreographed using the rich movement vocabulary of Bharatanatyam, an Indian classical dance form. The narrative explores the game’s moral values with references from the Indian epics, communicated through “abhinaya”, the art of storytelling in Bharatanatyam. ⏱ Fri, 6 May & Sat , 7 May 2022, 8pm 📍 The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice, Funan Book your tickets to enjoy this dance performance here! 5) 母亲节音乐会2022：妈妈的爱 Mother's Day Concert 2022: To Mum With Love [G] Serenade the queen of your life with the perfect Mother’s Day event this May! Local songbird Joanna Dong joins SCO for the first time, where she will be belting out iconic tunes like “Love Tunes 1990”, “I Want Your Love” and “A Grateful Heart”. Under the baton of SCO’s Resident Conductor Quek Ling Kiong, join fellow young mothers – SCO sheng musician Yang Sin-Yu and cello musician Huang Ting-Yu as they perform a duet rendition of the classic “Longing for the Spring Breeze”. Don’t miss the chance to say I love you as the orchestra brings you a medley “For Her” and the live music accompaniment for Royston Tan’s short film “Little Note”. Treat your mom to a heartwarming night with love! ⏱ Sat, 7 May 2022 8pm 📍 SCO Concert Hall Limited seats left, so hurry and get your tickets now! 6) FAGHAG Pam Oei likes gay boys. Gay boys like her too. She has always felt a profound affinity with them – even as a teenager, before she knew what the term ‘gay’ meant. Over the years, Pam’s adventures have included: coaxing gay boyfriends out of the closet, attending her first gay wedding in 2001, fighting to repeal Section 377A of the Penal Code in 2007, and acting as Pink Dot's Countdown Queen every year (though the job is less ‘queen’ and more ‘drill sergeant’!). This makes her a gold-star straight ally and a bona fide faghag. ⏱ Thu, 12 May 2022 - Sun, 29 May 2022 📍 The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ Wild Rice, Funan Join Pam and the multiple characters she plays in this rainbow-coloured cabaret now! 7) Beethoven's Fifth and Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë, celebrated today for her one and only novel, Wuthering Heights, was an accomplished pianist herself, having even transcribed Beethoven’s symphonies for piano. It is no surprise that the emotional intensity and Byronic sensibilities of her work found parallels in Beethoven’s music, and likewise in the music of the “Beethoven of film music”, Bernard Herrmann. British soprano Keri Fuge and baritone Roderick Williams joins the SSO in a suite on Hermann’s only opera, Wuthering Heights, in this unique programme connecting these great artists together. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same. ⏱ Fri, 13 May 2022 – 7.30pm 📍 Esplanade Concert Hall Get your tickets to this orchestral masterpiece now! 8) Cultural Extravaganza 2022 - Seven Sisters' Sonata 绕梁七姐诞 [G] Seven Sisters’ Sonata is a unique blend of Chinese chamber music on one of Singapore’s disappearing traditions, the Seven Sisters Festival. Drawing inspiration from the fabled Chinese Valentine’s Day, this concert explores the origins of this tradition and re-interprets it in an intimate format of Chinese chamber music and dance. Set in Singapore’s iconic Chinatown, journey with our protagonist across time and space as she explores the vivid scenes and characters from this rich heritage location. ⏱ Sun, 22 May 2022 3.30pm & 7.30pm 📍 Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre Auditorium Connect the past and present of the fast-disappearing tradition of Seven Sisters’ Festival through this musical performance here. 9) The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston [G] The Greatest Love of All: A Tribute to Whitney Houston International Concert has gathered glowing reviews worldwide across the UK, Europe, and Australia, and is finally coming to wow Singapore this May. This beautifully crafted concert will be performed by Britain’s Got Talent star Belinda Davids and celebrate one of the world’s most revered singers with joy, nostalgia and wonderment as it takes you on a heartfelt journey through Houston’s greatest hits including ‘I Will Always Love You’, ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’, ‘How Will I Know’, ‘One Moment in Time’, ‘I Have Nothing’, ‘Run to You’, ‘Greatest Love of All’ and more. ⏱ Fri, 27 May - Sat, 28 May 2022 📍 Sands Theatre at Marina Bay Sands Get your tickets now! 10) A-Lin "A-LINK with PASSENGERS" World Tour in Singapore 2022 Mark your calendars as Taiwanese singer, A-LIN, will be in Singapore this 28 May 2022 to kick start her latest World Tour. A-Lin will be the First Performing Artiste to entertain a live audience of more than 7,000 capacity at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the very first big scale Live Concert since March 2020. On that date, "A-Link with Passengers World Tour 2022" will take off from Singapore. ⏱ Sat, 28 May 2022, 8pm 📍 Singapore Indoor Stadium There’s no better way to celebrate the return of live concerts than to experience it with A-Lin! Get your tickets now.