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Five things to do this weekend (Jan 22-24)

If you love the arts, music and culture, this one’s for you.

Gabriel Choo


Published: 22 January 2021, 12:32 PM

Chinese New Year may be slightly less than a month away, but there are a couple of things you can do to get into the mood, even if the festivities are rather muted this year.

Here are five things to do this weekend (Jan 22-24):

1. See light installations at the Singapore Art Week

PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL GALLERY SINGAPORE

 

The annual Singapore Art Week (SAW) returns for its ninth edition this weekend, with the theme ‘Art Takes Over’. 

Lasting until Jan 30, SAW will feature more than 100 events from over 300 participating artists in Singapore and around the world. 

One major highlight is Light to Night, an installation of various light projections around the civic district. As part of SAW, there will also be livestreams and interactive augmented reality exhibitions online. 

Find out more here.

2. Watch Dick Lee live

PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE REPERTORY THEATRE

 

Local arts icon Dick Lee will be holding a special 90-minute solo recital over the weekend at the KC Arts Centre. 

During the recital, he will be sharing how his fears and frustrations from his illustrious career in Singapore and Hong Kong fuelled his dreams that led to his Singaporean identity.

The show will also feature untold stories and unreleased songs from Dick’s private songbooks. 

Ticket prices begin from $100 and can be purchased here.

3. Buy some anime merchandise

PHOTO CREDIT: HAKKEN

 

Popular anime distributor, MUSE Communication Singapore has opened its first physical outlet, Hakken!.

The store will offer over 2,600 official goods from 21 licensed anime titles. Manga fans will also be glad to know that there are two life-sized figurines of Ram and Rem from Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World as well as standees and props that would make for good photos. 

Hakken! is located at #07-08 at Plaza Singapura and is open from 10am to 10pm daily.

4. Go CNY shopping at Takashimaya

PHOTO CREDIT: TAKASHIMAYA SINGAPORE

 

With Chinese New Year coming, it’s time to stock up on those CNY goodies. 

However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the usual CNY fair at Takashimaya will see a drop in the number of stalls. Instead of the usual 60, there will only be 24 stalls this year. 

Sampling will not be allowed this year and only an estimate of 28 shoppers will be allowed in the talking zone at any one time. Participating brands this year include The Cookie Museum, Peony Jade, BBQ Chef and Bake Inc.

5. Eat a chilli crab burger

PHOTO CREDIT: BURGER KING

 

In other CNY news, Burger King has launched its Ultimate Chilli Crab Double Salmon Burger (S$9.50 ala carte), as part of its CNY offerings this year. 

On top of that, you can also try the Chilli Crab Long Chicken Burger (S$5.90 ala carte) and Chilli Crab Fries (from S$3.20). 

Burger King’s special CNY menu also includes the Huat Huat Box (S$6.80), consisting of two Mexican drumlets, onion rings, and six nuggets, as well as the Huat Huat Orange Strawberry Float (S$2.80).


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