Every Body Plays a Part: A Showcase of Public Health Crises and Responses in Singapore
Discover the little-known side of Singapore’s public health at the National Museum of Singapore’s digital exhibition, Every Body Plays a Part: A Showcase of Public Health Crises and Responses in Singapore. Accessible via the museum’s website, the exhibition is a timely response to the ongoing pandemic, providing insight into the country’s past experiences with infectious diseases and public health issues, as well as observing how some of these measures are still undertaken to manage today’s Covid-19 pandemic. Peruse 39 artefacts and one newly-commissioned photograph, and learn about various measures taken to stem the spread of contagious diseases on the island, the introduction of vaccines, the creation of hospitals and the roles played by key local personalities such as Dr Lim Boon Keng and Tan Tock Seng, as well as the public campaigns aimed at encouraging a clean and hygienic environment – the effects of which are still prevalent today.
On Stage Online
In support of the performing arts during this tough time, the Tai Kwun Centre for Heritage and Arts in Hong Kong has launched a series of dance, drama, music online interactive theatrical performances and more forms of performing arts events for free on its website. On Stage Online consists of more than 10 programmes presented in phases, with the first six happening this month. Catch The Creation of Under∞Line, a documentary allowing a glimpse into the process of dance choreographer Rebecca Wong’s works or the online interactive theatre production, See You Zoom Again, which invites the audience to join in on real-time interactions.
Happy Hour at ACM: Out of Curiosity
Grab a drink and join in Happy Hour, the Asian Civilisation Museum’s (ACM) new digital series exploring art, lifestyle and wellness. Out of Curiosity is the first instalment and explores the human desire to collect, and the stories and memories that come with it. Available exclusively on the museum’s Instagram (@ACM_SG), the Happy Hour takes places from 6pm across two Fridays (18 and 25 September) and comprises a programme of dance, design and even a cocktail-making masterclass with local bar Jekyll & Hyde. The museum also has a line up of virtual tours and exhibitions available on its website to view from the comfort of your home.
(Main and featured image: “Every Body Plays a Part: A Showcase of Public Health Crises and Responses in Singapore”/National Museum of Singapore