Happenings - Films

Mr Ang Hao Sai, a movie poster painter, who painted the poster of the Malay classic movie 'Chuchu Datok Merah'.
Mr Ang Hao Sai, a movie poster painter, who painted the poster of the Malay classic movie 'Chuchu Datok Merah'.PHOTO: BERITA HARIAN


Fade In Fade Out: Chuchu Datok Merah (Grandson Of Lord Merah)

A 1963 classic, the film is about Awang Janggut, a grandchild of Datok Merah who refuses to take on a job on the premise of being proud of his ancestral roots. Instead, he relies on betting on cockfights for a living. His life soon spirals downwards. The film stars Nordin Ahmad, Rose Yatimah and Latifah Omar, with music composed by Zubir Said. In Malay.

WHERE: Multi-Purpose Room, Bedok Public Library, 21 Bedok North Street 1 MRT: Bedok WHEN: Tomorrow, 2 - 3.45pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg


Sixth Asian Bird Fair

Bird and conservation societies from around Asia are taking part in this event, where there will be nature walks and activities for children, among other programmes.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road (near Tanglin Gate) MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow & Sun, 9am - 5pm daily ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6741-2036 INFO: E-mail kerry@nss.org.sg

The Green Exchange

This forum sets a platform to discuss gardening issues and tips for avid urban farmers.

WHERE: Open Farm Community,130E Minden Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Tomorrow, 10 - 11.30am ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.openfarmcommunity.com/event-list

Botanical Inspirations: Tropical Splendour - Plant Portraits From Shirley Sherwood Contemporary Collection

Admire beautiful botanical arts and understand the message of conservation through the images of rare and endangered plants.

WHERE: CDL Green Gallery, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Till Sun, 9am - 6pm (CDL Green Gallery is closed every last Tue of the month) ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6471-7138 INFO: E-mail NParks_SBG_Visitor_ Services@nparks.gov.sg. Go to www.nparks.gov.sg or www.sbg.org.sg

Istana Nature Guided Walk

This Deepavali, sign up for the Nature Guided Walk to view the Istana's flora, fauna and biodiversity. All proceeds from the sale of the souvenirs and entrance fees collected will be donated to charity.

WHERE: The Istana MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Nov 10, 10am - 4pm ADMISSION: Entrance Fees: free (Singaporean citizens & permanent residents), $1 (other visitors); guided walk fees: $2 (children three years old & above), $4 (Singaporeans & permanent residents, aged 13 & above), $10 (foreigners aged 13 & above), $12 (Singaporeans & permanent residents: package for family of four), $30 (Foreigners: package for family of four) INFO: E-mail tan_seng_aik@nparks.gov.sg


Early Read Carnivals

Visit Toa Payoh Public Library to see how activities such as alphabet clay modelling can make reading fun. This event is recommended for children aged six and younger.

WHERE: Toa Payoh Public Library, Level 1, 6 Toa Payoh Central MRT: Toa Payoh WHEN: Tomorrow, noon - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.nlb.gov.sg

Diversity In Words: 50 Canadian Authors From Around The World

Come discover Canada's award-winning children's author, Robert Munsch, in this fun-filled storytelling session and screening of two animated short films based on Canadian books, The Girl Who Hated Books and Blackberry Subway Jam. Appropriate for children aged between three and eight. Sponsored by the High Commission of Canada.

WHERE: Geylang East Public Library, 50 Geylang East Avenue 1 MRT: Aljunied WHEN: Nov 7, 2pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.facebook.com/GeylangEastPL

Numbers And Shapes (A Guided Tour)

Follow a trail of numbers and shapes at the Singapore Botanic Gardens. Children will have the opportunity to discover interesting characteristics about plants. Suitable for children from Kindergarten 1 to Primary 2.

WHERE: Botany Centre, Singapore Botanic Gardens, 1 Cluny Road MRT: Botanic Gardens WHEN: Nov 21, 10 - 11am ADMISSION: $6 a child & $6 an adult INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events. Registration closes on Nov 13 or when full

Young Naturalist Camp

This one-day camp encompasses a series of fun-filled activities, including indoor and outdoor learning of the wetlands and nature conservation issues through walks and hands-on activities. Suitable for students from Primary 1 to 6.

WHERE: Meet at Information Counter (Kranji Way entrance), Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve, 301 Neo Tiew Crescent MRT: Kranji WHEN: Nov 28, 8.30am - 3.30pm ADMISSION: $5 a child (materials & meals included) and 50 cents for Young Naturalist passport INFO: Register at www.nparks.gov.sg/events . Closing date Nov 12

Garden Troopers

Join the behind-the-scenes tours and hands-on activities to learn more about Gardens by the Bay's rich biodiversity and how it takes care of its green gems.

WHERE: Gardens by the Bay, 18 Marina Gardens Drive MRT: Bayfront WHEN: Nov 23 - 24, 9am - 6pm (Mon); 9am - 5pm (Tue) ADMISSION: $150 a child TEL: 6420-6843 INFO: Register at www.gardensbythebay.com.sg by today. Advance registration & payment are required. Walk-ins will not be entertained. Programme is suitable for children aged nine to 12 years old


Walking Dead Parade

Take a spooky walk in the scariest outfits and be part of the Parade of the Dead. Throughout the route, there will be plenty of scares as twisted fairy-tale characters make their gruesome appearances.

WHERE: D'Resort, Downtown East, 1 Pasir Ris Close MRT: Pasir Ris WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 7pm (fringe activities); 8pm (Parade of the Dead) ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.downtowneast.com.sg

Singapore Co-operative Journey Wall

The Singapore Co-operative Movement celebrates its 90th anniversary this year with an exhibition by the Singapore National Co-operative Federation featuring milestones of the movement since 1925.

WHERE: Jurong Regional Library, Sky Bridge, 21 Jurong East Central 1 MRT: Jurong East WHEN: Mon - Nov 31, 10am - 9pm WHERE: Ang Mo Kio Public Library, Level 2, 4300 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6 WHEN: Dec 1 - 31, 10am - 9pm ADMISSION: Free TEL: 6602-0747 INFO: www.sncf.org.sg

The Penfolds Collection Release With Stephanie Dutton

The evening will showcase new vintage-release wines matched with a four-course meal.

WHERE: Grand Hyatt Singapore, 10 Scotts Road MRT: Orchard WHEN: Nov 5, 7pm ADMISSION: $238++ a person & $188++ (Club of the Hyatt members) INFO: For bookings & payment, e-mail sheeda.arsad@hyatt.com (limited places)

Planning For Your Retirement

Join celebrity and entrepreneur Irene Ang and financial expert J. Parasuraman, chief executive officer of a financial advisory firm, as they provide tips on financial and retirement planning. Test your financial knowledge at various game booths for a chance to win prizes. WHERE: Braddell Heights Community Club (outdoor space), 50 Serangoon Avenue 2 MRT: Serangoon

WHEN: Nov 14, 11am - 6pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.cpf-bigrchat.sg


L'Arc-en-ciel Live 2015 L'ArCasino

Viewers of the concert movie will be treated to an audio-visual spectacular, bearing witness to an incredible performance at the special outdoor stage and exciting vibe.

WHERE: GV Plaza, 07-01 Plaza Singapura, 68 Orchard Road MRT: Dhoby Ghaut WHEN: Today & tomorrow, 8.30pm, & Sun, 3pm ADMISSION: $30(public), $26 (GV members) INFO: www.gv.com.sg

Spooky Junior

Enjoy trick or treat, carnival games and a tea party. Children can dress up as their favourite fantasy characters for a chance to win prizes.

WHERE: Port of Lost Wonder, Sentosa, 54 Palawan Beach Walk MRT: HarbourFront WHEN: Tomorrow, 6 - 10pm ADMISSION: $49 a child, $10 an adult INFO: Tickets at www.store.sentosa.com.sg

River Nights 2015

Have fun at a creative playground filled with spectacular performances, and catch magical art installations and light shows. The event celebrates Empress Place and Boat Quay as the meeting point of different cultures.

WHERE: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place MRT: City Hall/ Raffles Place WHEN: Till tomorrow, 7 - 11pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: www.acm.org.sg

Compiled by Chris Tan & Dhurga Ramesh

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