Happenings - Films

FILMS

Painting With Light: South-east Asian Film Series - Malaysia Focus

Trace Malaysia's national identity through two movies, P. Ramlee's After Dawn (1967) and Amir Muhammad's The Big Durian (2003). Curated by Philip Cheah.

WHERE: National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road, Auditorium MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm (Sesudah Suboh or After Dawn); Sun, 3pm (The Big Durian) ADMISSION: $10 TEL: 6271-7000 INFO: Tickets from www.nationalgallery.sg

Quirky Singapore On Film

This movie event at the Esplanade features three short Singapore films, followed by the 1998 feature film Forever Fever.

WHERE: Esplanade Concourse, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Mon, 9.45pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Thomas & Friends: The Great Race

Watch Thomas and the gang go on an adventure as they compete against the best in the world in The Great Railway Show.

WHERE: GV VivoCity, GV Plaza, GV Tampines, GV Jurong Point, GV Tiong Bahru, GV Bishan & GV Yishun MRT: Various WHEN: From Thu, various times ADMISSION: $8 (Mon - Thu) & $10 (Fri - Sun) TEL: 6653-8100 INFO: Tickets from www.gv.com.sg

NATURE

Orchid Extravaganza Floral Display

Regarded as the world's most diverse botanical family, orchids grow on almost every continent and vary widely in size and form. Designed by Singaporean garden landscape designer Alan Tan, Orchid Extravaganza will feature more than 200 orchid species and hybrids.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Flower Dome MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Aug 28, 9am - 9pm ADMISSION: Usual charges to Flower Dome apply TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

CONTEST

Epic Eater 2016 Finals

Catch 20 competitive eaters as they take on Maki-San maki rolls at the Cathay Malls inaugural speed-eating contest. At the upcoming finals, home-grown professional competitive eaters Zermatt Neo and Sarah Ow will showcase their eating prowess in an attempt to join the Singapore Book of Records by eating eight Maki-San maki rolls in the shortest time.

WHERE: The Cathay, 2 Handy Road, External Atrium MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 5pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6732-7332 INFO: www.facebook.com/CathayLifestyle or www.thecathay.com.sg

Singapore Sustainability Story II: Calling For Inspiring Stories

Submit a story about your journey towards a greener lifestyle. The top 30 shortlisted stories will be selected and showcased at the Green Living exhibition next month. Visitors will be asked to vote for their favourite story. The top three write-ups will win a $100 shopping voucher each.

INFO: Submit your 200-word story at www.green-living.com.sg/singapore-sustainability-story by Mon

Miss Universe Singapore 2016

Registration is open to women aged 18 to 27. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize.

INFO: Register at www.missuniverse singapore.com.sg by Aug 17

TOURS

What's In My Water?

Discover the plants and animals living on the edges of the Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve on this guided walk.

WHERE: Meet at Information Counter, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent, Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve (Kranji Way entrance) MRT: Kranji WHEN: Aug 13, 9.30 - 11am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Tue or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

KIDS

Peppa Pig Live! Big Splash

Join Peppa and her family and friends in this interactive theatrical performance with singing, dancing, fun games and true-to-life puppets.

WHERE: Resorts World Sentosa Theatre, 8 Sentosa Gateway MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, Sun & Tue, 11am, 2 & 5pm ADMISSION: $72 - $112 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Alibaby And The Thieves Holiday Camp

At this five-day camp, children will attend a series of dance, music and prop-making workshops.

WHERE: Aliwal Arts Centre, 28 Aliwal Street MRT: Bugis WHEN: Mon - Fri this month, 10am - 4pm ADMISSION: $580 each participant (tea & lunch break included) INFO: For registration & inquiries, e-mail springhopetheatre@ gmail.com or call 6444-5008. Go to www.aliwalartscentre.sg

Malay Traditional Dance Parent-Child Workshop

Learn to use the kipas, tudung saji and kompang in different Malay dance steps in this workshop.

WHERE: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 4pm ADMISSION: $24 (one adult & one child), $36 (package of three with minimum one adult), $48 (package of four with minimum one adult) TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: Tickets from www.esplanade.com

I heART Nature Workshop

You and your child get to bond over a fun art-and-craft session and a short nature appreciation walk at this 11/2-hour workshop.

WHERE: Dairy Farm Nature Park, 100 Dairy Farm Road, Wallace Education Centre MRT: Bukit Gombak WHEN: Aug 13, 9 - 10.30am ADMISSION: Free with registration INFO: Registration closes on Sun or when full, whichever is earlier. Register at www.nparks.gov.sg

OTHERS

One-north Festival: Possibilities For The Future

The one-north Festival, organised by A*Star and JTC, celebrates exciting possibilities in the future. Visit the festival and stand a chance to win a ride in a driverless car or learn to play a video game with your mind. Hear from the experts behind 3D printers of human tissue and check out supercomputers.

WHERE: Fusionopolis One @ one-north MRT: one-north WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free; registration required for talks, tours & workshops INFO: For registration & full programme details, go to www.onenorthfestival.sg

Families For Life National Day Picnic

In conjunction with Singapore's 51st birthday, Families for Life is organising a National Day picnic at Marina Barrage that features a series of uniquely Singaporean and fun-filled activities for all ages, as well as an outdoor screening of Singapore film, Long Long Time Ago Part 1 (2016).

WHERE: The Green Roof at Marina Barrage, 8 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Marina Bay/Bayfront WHEN: Tomorrow, 5 - 9.30pm ADMISSION: Free (excluding purchase of food & beverage on location) INFO: www.familiesforlife.sg

Esplanade Festival Village

More than 50 stalls in this pop-up village will be selling delicious treats, artisanal and other speciality goods curated by Singapore-based multi-label online shopping hub, LalooLalang.

WHERE: Esplanade Waterfront, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Today & Mon, 3 - 10pm; tomorrow, Sun & Tue, noon - 10pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6828-8377 INFO: www.esplanade.com

Gardens By The Bay Celebrates National Day

Get active with the sporting carnival and fitness party or relax with your family and friends as the Singapore Armed Forces Central Band and Swiss Military Small Band perform familiar tunes.

WHERE: Supertree Grove, 18 Marina Gardens Drive, Gardens by the Bay MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Sun, 4 - 7.30pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6420-6848 INFO: www.gardensbythebay.com.sg

National Day Open House

Celebrate the nation's 51st birthday at the National Museum of Singapore. Enjoy free admission to all galleries. There will be special craft activities, a reading session for young adults and back-to-back screenings of films by home-grown film-maker Royston Tan.

WHERE: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road

MRT: Dhoby Ghaut/Bras Basah WHEN: Tue, 10am - 7pm (activities till 5pm) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6332-3659 INFO: www.nationalmuseum.sg

LAST CALL

Sleeping Beauty: A Gothic Romance

Award-winning choreographer Matthew Bourne's dance production of Sleeping Beauty offers a twist on the traditional tale of good versus evil and rebirth.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 8pm (today & tomorrow), 3pm (tomorrow & Sun) ADMISSION: $43 - $129 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Rosnah

This play by The Necessary Stage is a monodrama of a Singapore Malay-Muslim woman in London as she journeys through youth and womanhood to discover her voice. Part of Pesta Raya - Malay Festival of Arts.

WHERE: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 1 Esplanade Drive MRT: Esplanade/ City Hall WHEN: Till Sun, 8pm (today - Sun), 3pm (tomorrow & Sun) ADMISSION: $33 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Compiled by Callyn Chow & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 05, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe