Get a tatt, shop for the summer, seek some good design and yoga all weekend. Singapore’s pretty cool for the summer!
Now can we resume normal life again post the Trump-Kim Summit? If you were stressed out by the traffic and lack of grocery deliveries to your ‘hood, use the weekend to relax and detox. From the checking out exhibitions to a weekend wellness retreat by COMO Shambhala, here’s how you can wind down this weekend.
Thinking of getting a tatt?
Get some inspiration for new ink at the largest gathering of international and local tattoo artists in Singapore this weekend. Tattoos and Singapore might not always be synonymous but if there’s one thing we know – a lot of talent, skill, art and pride goes into the process of tattooing. Underneath the gleam and glimmer of this polished city is an established breed of tattoo artists and enthusiasts who have brought the craft the awe and respect it rightfully deserves. Meet them and maybe get inked by them!
Singapore Ink Show, 15-17 June, Suntec Convention Centre Exhibition Hall 404, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
Be charmed by The Little Prince
Loved the book? Dig deeper at this exhibition dedicated to the book and its author. You can truly experience this classic with some rare materials and artefacts on display. You’ll see personal items of the author like his military coat, gloves and leather satchel, hand-drawn illustrations and an autographed copy of the first edition of The Little Prince – some of these items have never been shown outside France!
Little Prince: Behind The Story, 8 June 2018-17 March 2019, Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
Another power-packed pop-up that needs to be on your radar? The Amazing Summer Fair. The keyword here is conscious shopping: from colourful handwoven beach totes by Helping Hands Panan, GoodLoom’s exquisite scarves which are handmade with eco-friendly natural fibers by Kashmir and Indian craftsmen, as well as Sujata Se’s evening bags, crafted by the underprivileged in India.
Amazing Summer Fair, 16 June, The Novotel on Stevens, 28 Stevens Rd, #01-01, Singapore 257878
For seekers of good design
Somewhere in the exhibition, you’ll probably be treading gingerly on the reflexology path made with vintage tiles from Vileroy & Boch or checking out an elaborate dresser/medicine cabinet and wanting to bring it home. Witness these bespoke and well-crafted objects up close at the Wallpaper* Handmade on Tour exhibition fresh from Milan Design Week. With a focus on mental and corporeal wellbeing, expect objects that helps with self-improvement, exercises the mind and replenishes the body.
Wallpaper* Handmade On Tour 2018, 12 June-26 August, Gillman Barracks, 9 Lock Road, Singapore 108937
Remember to send a postcard!
Meaning ‘Postcard Exhibition’ in Malay, Pameran Poskad is an immersive group exhibition that wants you to submit post-card sized artworks in any media (ranging from pen and paper, plywood, fabric, ceramics, even to Japanese incense sachets)! All things go with this year’s theme of “Celebration of Creativity” so get crazy.
Pameran Poskad, 15-24 June, ION Art Gallery, 2 Orchard Turn, Singapore 238801
Have a weekend of wellness
Celebrate Global Wellness Day and International Yoga Day with COMO Shambhala, and treat yourself of an entire weekend of yoga (of all sorts), pop-up talks on health topics and other activities. Pick from iyengar yoga, hatha yoga, yin yoga, power yoga, core barre, pre-natal yoga and more to get your heart pumping! Plus, you stand a chance to win a stay at their beautiful and lush, newly-opened resort in Bali, COMO Uma Canggu.
COMO Shambhala Urban Escape Open Day, 402 Orchard Road, #06-01/02, Delfi Orchard, Singapore 238876
If you appreciate Eames chairs a little too much…
What’s so special about the Vitra Company? In its 80 years, Vitra has worked with some of the biggest names in design to push boundaries. From Frank Gehry to Ray Eames, the Vitra brand is synonymous with great design. The exhibition will cover architecture, communication, classic products, contemporary design, and the Vitra branches: Vitra Edition, Vitra Design Museum and Vitra Schaudepot. By combining a variety of media, ‘Project Vitra’ also reflects the project-like character of the company through its structure: a lively collage of products and objects, historical materials, photographs, drawings, graphics, films and models.
Project Vitra, 11 Jun-13 July, National Design Centre, 11 Middle Rd, Singapore 188969
Eat, drink, chill
14 – 17 June
Had a stressful week? Just chillax, man. Think four continuous days of non-stop gastronomic indulgence feat entertainment. At this incredible 160 booths, spoil yourself with finger licking bites, alcoholic drinks, regional coffees and even witness international bake-a-star championships. Delve into the array of fun-filled activities such as live singing, barista interactive activities and more. When you’ve had your share of fun, kick back and chill at the chillax comfy zones including 70s floor mats, 80s benches, and the crowd favourite: bouncy sandbags.
Chillax Asia, 14-17 June, Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039593
With Ramadan, comes the Geylang Bazaar…
Seems just like yesterday, but the fasting month is nearly over. Into its last few days, the Ramadan Bazaar that will be offering the last exotic and strange food (edible helium balloons, rainbow everything, eating and drinking from buckets) as well as well-loved Malay classics like Ramly burgers and keropok lekor (fish crackers). Just be ready to brave the heat, the crowds and sometimes the exorbitant prices…
Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar, 12 May-30 Jun, 1 Geylang Serai, Singapore 402001
The EDM event you don’t want to miss
15 – 16 June
Whether you’re a maniacal EDM head, or just an avid party-goer, you would want to have Ultra tickets. Get ready for an explosive weekend at one of Singapore’s biggest music events, this year’s lineup features top notch names such as DJ Snake, Afrojack and Nicky Romero. The event is guaranteed to be lit, so don’t forget your dancing shoes and tank tops (it’s gonna get sweaty, trust us). And don’t leave home without checking out our ultimate guide to Ultra.
Ultra Singapore, 15-16 June, 1 Bayfront Avenue, Singapore 018971