Five things to do this weekend (Oct 6 – 8)

Look forward to a weekend full of artsy activities.

Ong Chin Wen

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Published: 6 October 2023, 6:52 PM

As the weekend approaches, get ready for unique exhibitions and exciting film screenings!

Here are five things to do this weekend (Oct 6 – 8):

1. Learn about Lee Kuan Yew’s life journey through “LKY: The Experience”

Spanning over 17,000 feet in a three-storey building at 11 Prinsep Link, the exhibition will be held from Oct 6 to Dec 31 in commemoration of the late Lee Kuan Yew’s 100th birth anniversary. 

LKY: The Experience will explore lesser-known sides of Lee Kuan Yew’s life through three zones: The Moments, The Beliefs and The Unwritten.

Interactive sets and immersive games will be featured in LKY: The Experience. Exhibition visitors will be able to find plenty of photo opportunities in the themed rooms. 


A rainbow slide representing Mr Lee’s iconic quote, “Follow that rainbow, go ride it!” will be located at Level Two of the exhibition. PHOTO CREDIT: LUCID EXPERIENCES


Event-goers can also view a free showcase in the exhibition that details 100 stories of everyday people on the impact of Mr Lee’s legacy on their own lives.  

Tickets are priced at $18 for adults and $14.40 for seniors, and can be purchased on ticketing website Pelago.

2. View introspective artworks at “Sounding Out”

Another exhibition happening this weekend is Sounding Out, which features artworks on self-identity in sociopolitics. 

Held at Bras Basah Complex, the exhibition will end this weekend after its run from Sep 16 to Oct 8. 

Sounding Out highlights a collection of works from seven artists curated by Not Gallery. These include Boo Sze Yang’s The Father X, which features a portrait of the late Lee Kuan Yew.


This exhibition features artworks that explore the nuanced relationship between nationhood and self. PHOTO CREDIT: NOT GALLERY


The exhibition is open from 12pm to 6pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Sundays, it will be open from 1pm to 5pm.

Admission to the exhibition is free. Those visiting on Wednesdays and Fridays during the exhibition period can also schedule an appointment through Not Gallery’s website.

3.Understand Singapore’s urban transformation at From Mudflats to Metropolis

Previously held in the URA Centre, this roving exhibition on Singapore’s urban transformation journey will be at the Tampines Hub from Oct 7 to Oct 15. 

The exhibition’s three immersive zones will highlight four core themes of Singapore’s urban development. These are Housing a nation, Growing a garden city, Clean and sustainable water supply for all, and Making Singapore a great place to live, work and play.


Organisers of the exhibition are the Ministry of National Development (MND), Housing Development Board (HDB), Public Utilities Board (PUB), Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) and National Parks Board. PHOTO CREDIT: URBAN REDEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY


The first zone, Urban Pocket Garden, will feature a garden with lush landscaping, swings and arches. A graphical timeline detailing urban transformation through the decades from pre-independence to the present will be at the next zone, titled Time Tunnel

Visitors can also engage with a digital tree detailing the history of Singapore’s landscape over at the third zone, Growing Aspirations Tree Grove

The exhibition also features an activity where individuals can pen down their thoughts and aspirations for Singapore onto orchid-shaped cards that will be put up as part of a larger display.  

Members of the public can visit this exhibition free-of-charge. 

4. Meet Miku at “Singapore Cosplay Club Licensed Show: Senbonzakura”

Calling all Miku fanatics! A Senbonzakura (a thousand cherry blossoms) and Hatsune Miku themed art exhibition is being held at Harbourfront Centre from Sep 29 to Oct 31. The event is themed after the iconic original song by KuroUsa-P and a light novel by Ittomaru. 

Features that attendees can look out for in the exhibition’s five zones include never-before-seen artworks, displays and costumes. The exhibits are also decorated with cherry blossom petals to further highlight the event’s theme. 


Event-goers can also watch a projected performance of Hatsune Miku dancing to “Senbonzakura” in Zone Two of the exhibition. PHOTO CREDIT: YOUTHOPIA/KEOLA CHEAH


At the end of the Singapore Cosplay Club Licensed Show: “Senbonzakura, Singapore-exclusive and Senbonzakura themed merchandise will be available for purchase.

Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to visit the Cosfest website to book a one-hour time slot to the event.

5. Catch heartfelt Japanese-language movies at Japanese Film Festival

If you are looking to watch a movie this weekend, check out the Japanese Film Festival happening from Oct 5 to Dec 20. The festival will be screening more than 20 Japanese live-action and animated films.

Famous director Hayao Miyazaki’s restored film, Lupin III, The Castle of Cagliostro will be shown at the film festival. Other films include heartwarming documentary Polan, comedy flick MONDAYS: See you “this” week! and the coming-of-age drama AMIKO


Fringe activities at the festival include film masterclasses held by directors of Japanese films “The J-Horror Virus” and “Your Lovely Smile”. PHOTO CREDIT: JAPANESE FILM FESTIVAL


The films will be screened at Shaw Theatres Lido, the Asian Film Archive, The Projector at Golden Mile Tower, and Our Tampines Hub.

Japan Creative Centre and Singapore Film Society members can buy tickets to the event at $12. The Projector, Asian Film Archive and Marina Bay Sands Art Science Museum members will be able to purchase tickets at $13 while non-members can purchase tickets priced at $15. 

Members can claim their discounts by showing their respective Electronic Direct Mailers (eDMs) at Shaw Theatre box offices. 

More information on this festival can be found on the JFF website.

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