Events and listings: Food deals, award-winning design, jazzy Malay songs

SINGAPORE - Savour food deals, check out President's Design Award winners at Jewel Changi Airport, or attend a music festival at Lasalle College of the Arts.

Food & drink

The Balvenie and Michelin Guide's Handcrafted By

Braised Fresh Dungeness Crab Meat Soup paired with The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old. PHOTO: SHISEN HANTEN

Scotch whisky brand The Balvenie and Michelin Guide have teamed up for Handcrafted By, a series of whisky-paired dining experiences. Shisen Hanten is the second restaurant to present its special menu. Chef Ling Heng Yao's first dish, Salt-Baked Live Abalone with Szechwan Sauce, goes with The Balvenie 14 Year Old The Week of Peat ($78 a portion); while his second offering, the Braised Fresh Dungeness Crab Meat Soup, is paired with The Balvenie DoubleWood 17 Year Old ($36 a portion). Both dishes are also available a la carte on the restaurant's menu.

Where: Shisen Hanten, Level 35 Orchard Wing, Mandarin Orchard Singapore, 333 Orchard Road
MRT: Orchard, Somerset
When: Till Oct 24. Mondays to Fridays: noon to 3pm, 6 to 10pm; Saturdays and Sundays: 11am to 2.45pm, 6 to 10pm
Tel: 6831-6262
Info: Shisen Hanten website

Vegan-Friendly Mooncake Sets

Green Common's Mooncakes with “One Night Carniwolves” Board Game. PHOTO: GREEN COMMON

Plant-based eatery and store Green Common has launched the Vegan Custard Mooncake set ($54), a plant-based rendition of the classic mooncake; and the Vegan Mixed Nuts Mooncake set ($56), featuring a Figs with Pistachios & Oats Mooncake and a Mixed Nuts with Blueberries and Purple Sweet Potato Mooncake.

Where: Green Common, VivoCity 01-169/170, 1 HarbourFront Walk
MRT: HarbourFront
When: Till Sept 30, 11am to 10pm
Tel: 6513-5808
Info: Green Common website


Tropical Lab 15: Interdependencies


The 15th edition of Tropical Lab takes place as an on-site exhibition titled Interdependencies. It showcases the works of 25 international artists who were once part of Tropical Lab, a two-week intensive art camp organised by Milenko Prvacki, a senior fellow at Lasalle College of the Arts.

Where: Lasalle College of the Arts, McNally Campus, 1 McNally Street
MRT: Rochor
When: Till Oct 16, noon to 7pm, Mondays to Saturdays (closed on Sundays and public holidays)
Admission: Free

President's Design Award exhibition at Jewel Changi Airport


A roving exhibition featuring President's Design Award winners is now on at Jewel Changi Airport. The projects that were conferred the Design of the Year award include integrated public development Kampung Admiralty, Sparkletots Large Preschool in Punggol and Jewel Changi Airport.

Where: Jewel Changi Airport, Level 1 (next to Birds of Paradise Gelato Boutique), 78 Airport Boulevard
MRT: Changi Airport
When: Till Sept 30 daily
Admission: Free
Info: President*s Design Award website

Rope Chandelier by Studio Juju x Theseus Chan


An installation jointly designed by Theseus Chan and Studio Jojo, the 2006 and 2014 recipients of President's Design Award respectively, Rope Chandelier appropriates familiar objects such that viewers first encounter them as common but different.

Where: National Design Centre, 111 Middle Road
MRT: Bras Basah
When: Till Sept 26, 9am to 9pm daily
Admission: Free


Pesta Jazz: A Jazzy Celebration of Malay Songs


This concert features evergreen Malay songs given jazzy arrangements, with a special performance by Ramli Sarip. Also featured is Rahimah Rahim, who will be joined by Rudy Djoe and Siti Nur Iman. The performers will be accompanied by the Jazz Association Singapore Orchestra (Jasso), led by music director Jeremy Monteiro and associate music director Weixiang Tan.

Where: Capitol Theatre, 17 Stamford Road; Jasso's Facebook and YouTube channels
MRT: City Hall
When: Oct 2, 8pm
Admission: $58 or $38 for in-venue; free for online

Music Kaleidoscope


Five musicians of the Singapore Chinese Orchestra has come together to form Perfect 5, featuring plucked and bowed string instruments. They perform their own arrangements of familiar classics such as Dance Of The Golden Snake and Longing For The Spring Breeze as well as composer-in-residence Wang Chenwei's Vanda Miss Joaquim.

Where: Online via Sistic and BookMyShow
When: Till Sept 19, 8pm
Admission: $15

Music Unmasked - Symphony for Winds, Brass, and Percussion


Associate conductor Seow Yibin will lead Orchestra of the Music Makers' woodwinds and horn sections in Nigel Shore's Harmoniemusik From Der Rosenkavalier (The Knight of the Rose). The brass and percussion sections will be led by music director Chan Tze Law to perform the world premiere of Singaporean composer Lee Jinjun's symphony, The Times Have Changed.

Where: Esplanade Concert Hall, 1 Esplanade Drive
MRT: City Hall, Esplanade
When: Oct 1, 7.30 to 8.45pm
Admission: $20 or $15

Other arts events

Residencies OPEN

Mystic & Momok by Russell Morton. PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE ARTIST

Pop by the studios of artists-in-residence - Tini Aliman and Russell Morton - at the Ntu Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Get insight into their artistic processes, encounter works-in-progress, catch a film screening and browse archival materials.

Where: Blocks 37 and 38 Malan Road
MRT: Labrador Park
When: Sept 18, 1 to 7pm
Admission: Free

Afterlude - Prelude: Responses to Nam June Paik


Prompted by the late Korean-American artist Nam June Paik's global satellite projects and the surge in remote communication due to the pandemic, this series of programmes explores the legacy of his texts in performances readings and artistic interventions. It features more than 20 artists from cities such as Singapore, San Francisco, London and Tokyo. Several hours of material will be live-streamed from the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) and National Gallery Singapore.

Where: National Gallery Singapore's Facebook page; SFMoMA website
When: National Gallery: Sept 18 and 19, 11am to 6pm; SFMoMa: Sept 17 to 19, 3 to 9pm (Pacific Daylight Time)
Admission: Free

The Nature Club: Rawa


This book club discussion will explore how shared memories can bridge intergenerational divides and the choices we make around our nature spaces. Rawa, written by Cultural Medallion recipient Isa Kamari, is a story about the Orang Seletar, an indigenous people of Singapore who lived in boats and spanned three generations from the 1950s to 1980s.

Where: Programme Zone, Central Public Library, B1-01 National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street; Online via Zoom
MRT: Bugis, City Hall, Bras Basah
When: Sept 29, 7 to 8.30pm
Admission: Free with registration

Forever Young 2021 (Advisory 16)


Sing'theatre brings back the hilarious sold-out jukebox musical Forever Young. Adapted by Benjamin "Mr Miyagi" Lee and set in the year 2071, the production chronicles the lives of a group of retired actors living in a nursing home. It is directed by Hossan Leong, who also stars. Other cast members include Gurmit Singh, Karen Tan, Julian Wong, Denise Tan, Kimberley Chan and Mark Waite.

Where: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building Level 3, 100 Victoria Street
MRT: Bugis, City Hall
When: Sept 22 to Oct 3. Tuesdays and Wednesdays: 8pm; Thursdays and Fridays: 6 and 9pm; Saturdays : 4 and 8pm; Sundays: 3 and 7pm
Admission: $50 to $75

Mid-Autumn Celebration Online 2021


The Singapore Chinese Dance Theatre's (SCDT) Mid-Autumn Festival event is returning online for the second year. This year, folks from the Japanese, Korean, Thai and Vietnamese communities in Singapore have been invited to share their cultural practices.

Where: SCDT's Facebook page
When: Sept 19 to Oct 5, from 7.30pm
Admission: Free
Info: SCDT website


Camp Junior Urban Farmer Holiday Programme


In this camp that will take place over three half days, participants will get to do gardening, dig into delicious produce, show off their artistic side and make befriend other budding eco-warriors.

Where: Edible Garden City, 60 Jalan Penjara
MRT: Queenstown
When: Nov 22 to 24, Dec 6 to 8 and Dec 13 to 15, 8.30am to 12.30pm
Admission: $380 a child, including materials


Ecosperity Conversations Special Edition: Reconnecting with Nature


In this webinar, learn more about the crucial role that nature plays in restoring climate health and how youths can become a force for nature. World-renowned primatologist Jane Goodall will share her insight alongside young climate leaders. The event will be moderated by The Straits Times' science and environment correspondent Audrey Tan.

Where: Online
When: Sept 29, 8 to 9pm
Admission: Free


JomRun's Crayon Shinchan Virtual Run


Sports app JomRun, known for conducting reward-based runs, has partnered with Nickelodeon and Animation International to bring virtual themed fun runs to Singapore. Participants can run a half marathon (21km) or do a 5km run. They can also choose to run in short time spans or complete the run at one go. Those who complete their runs stand to win limited-edition merchandise.

Where: JomRun app
When: Register by Sept 30
Admission: $36 (5km) and $47 (21km)
Info: JomRun website


The Equestrian Experience At Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre


The package includes a 30-minute stable tour and a 15-minute horse or pony riding session.

Where: Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre, 1 Equestrian Walk (off Woodlands Avenue 3)
MRT: Kranji, Marsiling
When: 8am to 5pm daily
Price: $98 a person. Enjoy a special price of $50 a person for a group booking for a minimum of four in the same time slot
Info: Singapore Turf Club Riding Centre website

The Creators Series Launch

MasterChef Singapore judge and celebrity chef Bjorn Shen. PHOTO: CREATORSLAB

Local content startup CreatorsLab has launched this series to showcase Asia's culinary talent. The second episode streams globally on its YouTube channel and website. It also features the story of MasterChef Singapore judge and celebrity chef Bjorn Shen.

Where: CreatorsLab's YouTube channel and website
Admission: Free
Info: CreatorsLab website

NEXUS Your Playground - Digital Youth Showcase


Organiser Event Midas, a gaming and tech content platform, is inviting youth gamers as well as e-sports enthusiasts and professionals aged 15 to 35 to take part in a series of workshops and events. NEXUS Your Playground is Singapore's largest youth e-sports event backed by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth, National Youth Council and youth precinct Somerset Belt.

Where: *SCAPE, *SCAPEmedia Hub Level 3, 2 Orchard Link
MRT: Somerset
When: Sept 18, 19, 25 and 26; Oct 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 and 30, 1 to 6 pm
Admission: Free with registration till Sept 19
Info: Event Midas website

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