Sorry, we’ve been busy

Genuinely apologize to our followers who may have missed us on the WWW. We’ll try to update this blog as regularly as possible. To kick things off here’s a great intro to the new Trans-Am inspired by Smokey and the Bandit. Enjoy.

Bandit Edition Trans Am 1 of 77 signed by the Bandit himself Burt Reynolds.

Enter The Void Deck 6: Sungei Road Edition

Featured Artists:

  • Kevin “The Lion City Boy” Lester
  • VKSFX
  • Nicco Homaili
  • Swiitch
  • Prav [Wav(y)]

Freshmen from the Block:

  • Kidd Killer Vs Sweetch

Date: 24th of January 2014, Saturday
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Venue: Aliwal Arts Centre, Multi-Purpose Studio 1-A, 28 Aliwal Street,Singapore
Tickets: SG$13 (Presale), SG$15 (at the door)

For more information please visit the Facebook event page (click here).

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Pongal (Harvest Festival)

What is Pongal?

Pongal is celebrated mostly in South India over four days, by farmers who give thanks to ‘Surya’, the Sun God and giver of life, for the blessings of a rich harvest.

New beginnings

In Singapore, Pongal is celebrated on the commencement of the auspicious month of Thai. On the first day, ‘Bhogi Pongal’, celebrations begin with worship of Lord Indra, the Ruler of Clouds and Giver of Rains. Thorough spring-cleaning as well as the discarding of old belongings is carried out to signify a fresh start.
Oil lamps are lit, new clothes are donned and colourful designs in rice flour are created on the floors of houses.

On the second day, ‘Surya Pongal’, the Sun God is honoured. Every household cooks a pot of rice with milk to offer up to Surya at dawn.

Pongal means to ‘overflow’, hence the pot of rice has to bubble over to symbolise prosperity and abundance. This is then served to members of the family as well as any visitors to the house. It is a very social period, as relatives and friends visit each other and exchange greetings.

The third day, called ‘Mattu Pongal’, is set aside to honour cattle – cows are sacred animals in the Hindu religion.

To remember the work they do, like ploughing the fields and providing milk, the cattle are scrubbed and their horns painted. Multi-coloured beads, tinkling bells and flower garlands are placed around their necks and they are fed special snacks as a treat.

The ties that bind

The last day, called ‘Kannum Pongal’, is all about the community and strengthening ties. Younger members seek the blessing of the older members of their families.

Landlords distribute clothes, food and money to their workers. Offerings are made at temples even as special prayers are conducted.

Infused with the earthy rhythms of agrarian life, Pongal offers visitors a peek into a rich culture and a way of life that has been celebrated in Southern India for centuries.

Campbell Lane
This street in Little India is transformed into a pedestrian-only mini village with a myriad of stalls offering unique festive souvenirs and daily Pongal-themed performances.

Kinta Road
Catch cultural dances and a thrilling mass Ponggal cooking competition amid a stunning street light-up, with decorations featuring seasonal motifs like pots, sugar canes and cattle.

Sri Senpaga Vinayagar Temple
Address:
19 Ceylon Rd, 429620

Do take the opportunity to closely examine the 32 forms of Lord Vinayagar sculpted onto its four granite pillars, a relief unmatched by any Vinayagar temple – here or in India.

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Everyday Objects at National Museum of Singapore

A showcase of new merchandise designed by local talents developed for MUSEUM LABEL

The National Heritage Board’s (NHB) Museum Label works with different local artists and designers to create merchandise designs that promote Singapore’s heritage and culture.

Everyday Objects is the latest collaboration between Museum Label, Farmstore and Hans Tan, showcasing local designs which transform eight everyday items into 40 creative and meaningful objects.

Check out the contributions from 32 Singapore artists and designers, and eight winning entries from members of the public.

Vote for your favourite EVERYDAY OBJECTS from 15 December 2014 – January 2015

Do also vote for your favourite EVERYDAY OBJECT to be considered for future productions. And don’t forget to do some shopping as selected designs have been developed into 14 items for sale at MUSEUM LABEL shops at the National Museum of Singapore and the Asian Civilisations Museum, as well as FARMSTORE online.

Everyday Objects
Venue: Museum Label @ National Museum of Singapore
Date: 15 December 2014 to 31 January 2015
Time: 10am to 6pm

For more details, please visit Events in Singapore January 2015: Everyday Objects at National Museum of Singapore

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Gallerie Michael Janssen Singapore Requiem exhibition

Requiem (The Sea Can’t Reach You Now)

Make your way down to Gillman Barracks Singapore for artist Jason Wee’s exhibit “Requiem (The Sea Can’t Reach You Now)”. The art exhibition is the first solo showcase presented by Galleries Michael Janssen Singapore.

The art exhibit features a series of sculptural and other associated objects which individually convey different modes of mourning.

The exhibit is on until the 10th of January 2015.

Date: 23 November 2014 to 10 January 2015
Time: 12pm – 7pm
Venue: Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937

For more information please visit Galerie Michael Janssen at www.galeriemichaeljanssen.de.

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Zhongshan Warship Exhibition in Singapore

Things to do in Singapore: January 2015

Zhongshan Warship and Its Treasures

1911. China.

The country was in upheaval.The Chinese empire had been overthrown and the Republic of China was formed. Revolutionary Dr. Sun Yat Sen became its Continue reading Zhongshan Warship Exhibition in Singapore