Happenings - Films

Twilight Encounters At Night Safari


Miss Saigon: 25th Anniversary (NC16)

This filmed live version of the Prince Edward Theatre production features appearances by the original cast, including Jonathan Pryce and Lea Salonga.

WHERE: The Projector, Level 5 Golden Mile Tower, 6001 Beach Road MRT: Nicoll Highway WHEN: Today, 8pm ADMISSION: $26 (standard), $22 (concession) INFO: Tickets from theprojector.sg

Painting With Light: Southeast Asian Film Series

This month's edition of this film series features Cambodia. The documentaries The People Of Angkor and A River Changes Course chronicle the lives of ordinary Cambodians.

WHERE: Auditorium, National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew's Road MRT: City Hall WHEN: Tomorrow, 7.30pm (The People Of Angkor) & Sun, 3pm (A River Changes Course) ADMISSION: $11 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: Tickets from www.sistic.com.sg. Go to www.nationalgallery.sg

Behind The Scenes

Three films - Le Mepris (Contempt, 1963), Maestro (2014) and Ma Femme Est Une Actrice (My Wife Is An Actress, 2001) - take a look behind the screen.

WHERE: Alliance Francaise de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road MRT: Newton WHEN: Tue (Le Mepris), Dec 13 (Maestro) & Dec 20 (Ma Femme Est Une Actrice), 8pm ADMISSION: $9 (standard), $7 (Alliance Francaise member, except for Le Mepris, which is free for members) INFO: alliancefrancaise.org.sg or www.institutfrancais.sg


Christmas Special: Miniature Garden (A Gardening Workshop)

In this festive season-inspired miniature garden workshop, learn the basics of garden design and plant selection.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Classrooms 1 & 2 (Level 3), Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Dec 10, 10am - 1pm ADMISSION: $50 (includes all materials) TEL: 6471-9961 INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Wed or when full, whichever is earlier


100Plus Great Strides Begin With A Step

This contest is held in support of the National Steps Challenge, which encourages Singaporeans to be physically active. Stand to win prizes when you upload a photo or video of how you incorporate movement into your day. Go to www.movewith100plus.com or post it on Instagram with hashtag #MoveWith100PLUS. Open to all Singaporeans and permanent residents residing in Singapore. Contest ends on Sunday.

INFO:For more information, go to www.movewith100plus.com

Sota Primary 6 Creative Writing Competition 2017

Submit an original story of up to 600 words based on a prompt. The top three winners will receive vouchers and 50 finalists will get to attend a free short story writing workshop. Winners will also have their work published in Sota's Literary Arts Anthology Of Writing. Open to all students who will be in Primary 6 (or its equivalent) next year. The submission deadline is Feb 10, 5pm.

INFO: For more information, go to www.sota.edu.sg/creativewritingcompetition2017


Hippo Christmas Light-up Tour

Take in the sights of the annual Orchard Road Christmas light-up on an open-top bus.

WHERE: Check in at Suntec Duck & Hippo Tourist Hub, 3 Temasek Boulevard MRT: Esplanade/ Promenade WHEN: Dec 9 - 24, 7.30 & 8.30pm (additional half-hourly departures available on Dec 24 from 7.30 - 11.30pm at Midpoint Orchard bus stop) ADMISSION: $15 INFO: Tickets from www.ducktours.com.sg/promos


Amazing Stamps

Learn about the world of philately and discover stories about culture, heritage, William Shakespeare, magic, monkeys and more. Suitable for children aged seven to 12.

WHERE: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23B Coleman Street MRT: Bras Basah/City Hall/Clarke Quay WHEN: Thu, 10am - noon ADMISSION: $15 INFO: To register, contact Lily at 6513-7347 or e-mail Lily_Samuel@nhb.gov.sg


Moments For Good - Celebrating International Day Of Persons With Disabilities @ Enabling Village

Activities at this event include musical performances and Christmas carolling as well as workout sessions and games.

WHERE: Enabling Village, 20 Lengkok Bahru MRT: Redhill WHEN: Today, 3.30 - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: enablingvillage.sg or www.facebook.com/EnablingVillageSG

Christmas Farmers Market At Loewen Gardens

This market features a mix of organic condiments and gifts for Christmas such as homeware, jewellery and clothing.

WHERE: 75E Loewen Road MRT: Farrer Road WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 2pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: For inquiries, e-mail events@thepantry.com.sg

The Food Court Takeover: A Virtual Reality Showcase By SG Food Makers

This immersive showcase brings the food manufacturing experience outside of the factory, providing visitors a rare glimpse into Singapore's food manufacturing sector. The first 30 visitors to download the SG Food Makers app at the event will receive a free Virtual Reality cardboard viewer.

WHERE: Food Republic, Level 3 VivoCity, 1 Harbourfront Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, 11am - 3pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.instagram.com/sgfoodmakers

Twilight Encounters At Night Safari

This event, themed around the elephant Chawang, sees the park decked out in fairy lights and animal light sculptures, with parades, photo opportunities and performances.

WHERE: Night Safari, 80 Mandai Lake Road (activities at various locations around the park) MRT: Marsiling/Woodlands WHEN: Till Dec 10, 7.15pm - midnight (Fri & Sat) ADMISSION: Activities are free but normal admission rates of $45 (adult) & $30 (children aged three - 12) apply INFO: www.nightsafari.com.sg/twilightencounters

NSC Acne Awareness Day

Acne specialists will be on hand to share useful tips and advice on treating and managing this common skin condition.

WHERE: National Skin Centre, 1 Mandalay Road MRT: Novena WHEN: Tomorrow, 9am - 4pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nsc.com.sg

Celebrating Singapore's 50 Years Of Sanitation Development

This non-commercial and educational exhibition aims to instil awareness and appreciation for the progress made by Singapore in sanitation development in the last 50 years. 

WHERE: Tampines Central 5  (beside Tampines MRT station) MRT: Tampines WHEN: Till Sun, noon - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6352-8921 INFO: worldtoilet.org

Candy King

Russian cotton candy vendor David Shtorm will rove around, sculpting different cotton candy while dancing to Michael Jackson's music hits.

WHERE: Parkway Parade, 80 Marine Parade Road MRT: Kembangan WHEN: Today - Dec 4 & Dec 6 - 11, 3, 5 & 7pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6344-1242 INFO: E-mail parkway.parade@lendlease.com. Go to www.parkwayparade.com.sg

The Body Shop Personalised Body Butter Roadshow

Create a personalised body butter label and shop for discounted body butters.

WHERE: Level 1 Chevron House, 30 Raffles Place MRT: Raffles Place WHEN: Mon - Wed, 11am - 7pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: tbs-wild-xmas.com

The Yard Christmas Festival

There will be performances, food trucks, wine tastings and a vendors' marketplace featuring more than 50 boutiques.

WHERE: The Yard, 01-03 Bestway Centre, 10 Science Centre Road MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Dec 11, 9.30am - 8pm ADMISSION: $15 INFO: Tickets from theyard.sg/product/christmas-show-tickets

Christmas Wonderland

This experiential fair features Italian luminarie light sculptures, shopping and dining, carnival games and curated festival performances.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay (Supertree Grove & The Meadow), 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Today - Jan 1, 3.30 - 11pm daily (luminaries will be lit from 7 - 11pm daily) ADMISSION: From $4 INFO: Tickets from www.christmaswonderland.sg


Flamenco Recital Showcase

This annual recital will showcase flamenco performances by Flamenco Sin Fronteras students, as well as ongoing community projects with seniors and the Singapore Association for Mental Health. There will be new choreography by Flamenco Sin Fronteras dancers and a special guest artist, Spanish flamenco dancer Miguel Angel.

WHERE: Mrs Lee Choon Guan Theatre, Anglo-Chinese Junior College, 25 Dover Close East MRT: one-north WHEN: Sun, 7pm ADMISSION: Stalls: $35 & $120 (group of four); circle: $20 & $70 (group of four) TEL: 9742-0637 INFO: Tickets from fsfrecital2016.peatix.com. Go to www.flamencosinfronteras.com.sg

SNYO & SSCC: Colours Of S.E.A.

The Singapore National Youth Orchestra and Singapore Symphony Children's Choir will hold a preview concert before embarking on their first combined tour in Malaysia. The programme has South-east Asian influences and water-themed music.

WHERE: Victoria Concert Hall, 9 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Dec 7, 7.30pm ADMISSION: $21 & $28 TEL: 6348-5555 INFO: www.sistic.com.sg

Compiled by Suneeta Devi & Ronald Kow

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 02, 2016, with the headline 'Happenings - Films'. Print Edition | Subscribe