1. Raffles Hotel: A Last, Lingering Look at an Icon
As the iconic Raffles Hotel is about to commence the second phase of its restoration this month, the property, together with the National Heritage Board, will be organising specially curated tours and exhibitions for guests and members of the public. Walk through the marbled hallways and immerse yourself into the illustrious history of this 130-year-old hotel. Part of the tour also includes the showcase of elaborate menus of events held at the hotel over the years – including the Coronation of King George VI. Each tour is limited to 12 persons.
2. Civic District Outdoor Festival
August 4-5, 11-12
For the first two weekends of the month, the Civic District will be transformed into an art stage to bring art and culture to the public beyond the four walls of art institutions. Presented by National Gallery Singapore, in partnership with The Arts House, Asian Civilisations Museum and Victoria Theatre & Victoria Concert Hall, the Civic District Outdoor Festival will let visitors indulge in immersive art installations, art market, food street, enthralling roving acts and live music sessions, thanks to the over 40 programmes held across six zones.
3. Benny Ong: Walking the Thought
August 4-September 24
Held at The Private Museum, this solo exhibition by fashion designer and textile artist Benny Ong showcases his textile pieces that are inspired by the values and teachings of Buddhism. Tracing the artist’s spiritual beliefs, the showcase makes use of succint imagery, allowing visitors to get a glimpse into his inner thoughts. The exhibition will also revisits his works from an exhibition held 10 years ago at the Singapore Arts Museum titled Re-woven: A Celebration of Lives.
4. Epicurean Market
Marina Bay Sands‘ culinary festival is back for its fifth year. Held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Epicurean Market 2017 will present foodies with a new Singapore street food experience and cocktail bar. Other than feasting on a wide selection of local delights (some with a twist), visitors will also get to enjoy live cooking demonstrations while the new Kampung Bar will offer hawker fare-inspired cocktails designed by some of the best Diageo World Class bartenders. Tickets now available for purchase.
5. Singapore Night Festival 2017
Celebrating 10 years this August, the Singapore Night Festival will offer over 70 programmes by over 65 local and international artists with its exciting line-up of musical performances, pro-wrestling shows and other roving acts. Three themed trails – Magic of Love, Magic of Imagination, and Magic of Chance – will be organised over three nights, where visitors can cycle through the zones while soaking in the magical atmosphere of the night lights. The event will also present a specially curated epicurean and shopping experience with over 30 flea market and f&b stalls at the Festival Village.
6. Piece of Peace World Heritage Exhibit Built with LEGO® Brick
Until September 10
Embark on a miniature journey through the world’s many heritage sites at the Fort Canning Arts Centre with the Piece of Peace Tour. Making its way to Singapore in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, this Unesco world heritage art showcase will present installations of 34 reconstructed World Heritage Sites from 25 countries, as well as nine sites in this region. Visitors will also get a chance to bring home a piece from Lego’s Singapore Limited Edition Food Culture Mini-Builds that celebrates our country’s food culture.