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What’s On This Weekend In Singapore: 30 July – 1 August 2021

Because there's still fun stuff you can do with at home, or with a mask on!

1. Cocktail Making FunClass

Miss the bars already? Join this virtual cocktail making class with Hazel’s Guestlist. Invite a couple of friends over to join in on the fun as you make creative drinks like Purple Rain (it’s colour-changing!) and Winter Gimlet. Plus, no need to stress over equipment, because you’ll get sent bar equipment and ingredients. All you need are ice cubes, wine glasses and your laptop at your new at-home bar!

HZGL: Cocktail Making Funclass
Address: Online only
Date and time: 31 July 2021, 8 to 9:30 p.m.
Admission: $80

2. Vinyasa Flow @ Botanic Gardens

Feeling cooped up? Get some fresh air as well as a soothing yoga session for some morning energy. All you need is your mat, a towel and water to start your day right. Vinyasa Yoga aims to stretch the body without exerting too much physical effort, perfect for those starting out. Plus, who doesn’t want to relax and stretch in Singapore’s beautiful Botanic Gardens?

Mask-on activities – whether indoor or outdoor – may proceed in classes of up to 30 persons in groups of up to two people, subject to safe distancing requirements. So go early.

Vinyasa Flow @ Botanic Gardens
Address: 1 Cluny Rd., Botanic Gardens, 259569 (Bukit Timah Gate)
Date and time: 1 August 2021, 9 to 10:15 a.m.
Admission: $20

3. Singing Bowl Meditation

Take a step by back from the chaos of the pandemic and get in tune with deep relaxation. This meditation allows you to sink into your inner peace through the sounds and vibrations of the Fullmoon Singing Bowls, Gong and Tingsha. This session will be facilitated by The Singing Bowl Gallery founder, Christina Shiu. You’ll be in good hands as the stresses of your mind and body simply melt away.

Bear in mind that mask-on activities – whether indoor or outdoor – may proceed in classes of up to 30 persons in groups of up to two people, subject to a venue’s capacity limit and safe distancing requirements. So call ahead to book

Singing Bowl Meditation – Sound Bath by Christina
Address: 160 Robinson Rd., #04-12, The Wellness Studio by The Singing Bowl Gallery, 068914
Date and time: 31 July 2021, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

4. I Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih: Shards Of My Dreams That Remain In My Consciousness

Step into the powerful display of art by Balinese artist I Gusti Ayu Kadek (Gak) Murniasih. Now that she has passed on, these 50 works show why she became famous. Her life was far-from-easy, with poverty, sexual abuse and divorce, but her art is courageous and energetic – showing female sexuality, vulnerability, strange creatures and vivid dreams. It’s a style of female empowerment that’s often lacking in the Southeast Asian art space. You can see the gallery for yourself at Gallah Gallery, or explore through the online exhibition here.

I Gusti Ayu Kadek Murniasih: Shards Of My Dreams That Remain In My Consciousness
Address: 39 Keppel Rd., Tanjong Pagar Distripark, #03-04, Gajah Gallery, 089065
Opening hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.); 12 noon to 6p.m. (Sat. to Sun.)
Dates: 15 July to 15 August 2021

Admission: Free

5. Modern Women of the Republic: Fashion and Change in China and Singapore

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall’s new exhibition uses fashion and beauty products to shows how woman in Singapore and China evolved throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. If this sounds worthy-but-dull, it’s not! This interactive exhibition is fun! As well as original fashion show videos from the 1920s, you can morph your face into an Art Deco poster and sniff a vintage-style fragrance crafted for the exhibition. It’s made by Givadon, the French fragrance giants behind many best-selling perfumes. The exhibition is is an old black and white building that used to be the home of Dr Sun Yat Sen, the father of the Chinese Republican movement. It’s beautifully renovated – you can even visit Dr Sun’s own bedroom, if you have time.

Modern Women of the Republic: Fashion and Change in China and Singapore
Address: 12 Tai Gin Rd., Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 327874
Date and time: 12 June to 12 December 2021, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Tues. to Sun.)
Admission: Free for Singaporeans and PRs

6. DANCE: A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev 

Ballet costumes in DANCE: A Tribute To Rudolf Nureyev, for What'son this weekend in SIngapore
(image: Alliance Française de Singapour)

Leap gracefully into this free exhibition that showcases 14 breath-taking costumes worn by legendary ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, in some of his most celebrated roles. You can see jackets the Russian-born dancer wore in Swan Lake, La Bayadère, and more. Plus, this petite exhibition helps you learn more about French culture and history, as seen through the lens of ballet.

DANCE: A Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev
Address: 1 Sarkies Rd., Alliance Française de Singapour 258130 
Opening hours: 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Mon. to Fri.); 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Sat.)
Date: 15 July to 15 September 2021
Admission: Free

By Isabel Wibowo, July 2021 / Images credited to the relevant businesses.

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