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Arts Picks: Photo exhibition by Darren Soh, Collider and more

Spaces near Seletar North Link and Kranji (above).
Spaces near Seletar North Link and Kranji (above).PHOTOS: PHILHARMONIC YOUTH WINDS, ST FILE, DARREN SOH


This exhibition of large-scale nocturnal landscapes of Singapore by photographer Darren Soh seeks out the unfamiliar in the mundane and invites local viewers to see a foreign side of their homeland, including spaces near Seletar North Link and Kranji.

WHERE: Esplanade Tunnel MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Till Sunday, all day ADMISSION: Free


Experience more than two million years of world culture and history at this exhibition from London's British Museum. On show are artefacts from ancient civilisations spanning Africa and the Middle East to Europe and the Americas, including the "unlucky mummy", falsely rumoured to have sunk the Titanic. Gold jewellery from ancient Mesopotamian graves will also be on display.

WHERE: Exhibition Galleries (basement), National Museum of Singapore MRT: Bras Basah/Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Till May 29, 10am to 7pm daily ADMISSION: $14 (citizens and permanent residents), free for seniors and students (citizens and permanent residents), $20 (others) from Sistic (call 6348-5555 or go to or the museum's visitor services counter


Audiences here can now get a taste of the world's biggest scientific experiment, the Large Hadron Collider, which spans the border between Switzerland and France and is built about 100m underground at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research near Geneva.

The collider, which consists of a 27km ring tunnel fitted with superconducting magnets, seeks to uncover the building blocks of the universe. The exhibition invites visitors to walk through recreated tunnels and take a glimpse of the scientists' work through video projections and audio interviews.

WHERE: ArtScience Museum, Marina Bay Sands MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Till Feb 14, 10am to 7pm daily ADMISSION: $15 (adults), $12.80 (seniors aged 65 and above) and $9 (children aged two to 12) from Sistic or the museum's visitor services counter INFO: Go to for admission discounts for Singapore citizens


Ring in the new year with music and cheer as the Philharmonic Youth Winds perform under the baton of conductor Adrian Chiang.

The concert programme will feature evergreens such as Leonard Bernstein's Symphonic Dances from West Side Story and George Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue as well as recent jazz-inspired works including Philip Sparke's A Weekend In New York.

WHERE: Esplanade Concert Hall MRT: Esplanade WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $19 from Sistic

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 01, 2016, with the headline 'Arts Picks'. Print Edition | Subscribe