Author: Terence Tan

Terence aspires to be a photojournalist. He loves spending his free time exploring Singapore and attributes this hobby to binge watching Dora the Explorer when he was a rug rat.

For all you supporters of up-and-coming homegrown talents, head down to SHINE Festival 2017, which will be running from 30 June to 2 July 2017 at Orchard Road. In addition to showcasing local acts in a variety of fields such as music, film and dance, SHINE Festival 2017 will also be featuring famous K-POP artist Jessica Jung, and local talents like Shigga Shay, Inch Chua, and Linying. Held on the streets of Orchard Road, you can expect fun activities and displays along the way. This year, the theme of the festival is #OwnYourDreams, inspiring youths to start believing in their potential and to…

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Returning for its 16th run, the Singapore Street Festival (SSF) 2017 will take place from 4 June – 2 July 2017. This year, 13 categories are available for talented Singaporean youths from the community to participate in. Old-time favourites such as the Asia Global Bellydance Competition and Singapore & Asia Pacific Yoyo Competition will be making a comeback alongside newer addition, the Busk! Singapore Award. Applications are currently ongoing and you can register over at the official website. Building on the theme “UNCHARTERED”, SSF 2017 encourages artists to collaborate, step out of their comfort zones and venture into “unchartered territory”. Events will be held at…

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Attention all dog owners! Pets Picnic Party is back and this year, it’ll be celebrated luau-style (traditional Hawaiian party) at the field between Quayside Isle and One15 Marina Club. Enjoy a picnic with your furry friends and take the chance to interact with fellow dog lovers in the luxurious enclave of Sentosa Cove. Be sure to check out the weekend market as well where there will be a dog bakery, stalls selling pet accessories and many more. Make this afternoon extra memorable by posing for photos with your pooches at the photo booth, which is free for all participants. This year, Pets Picnic Party is…

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Imaginarium, one of Singapore Art Museum (SAM)’s well-loved exhibitions is back for its seventh run. After numerous trips to SAM in recent years, I have been looking forward to visiting Imaginarium: To The Ends Of The Earth. From now till 27 August 2017, the exhibition will be on display at SAM at 8Q. If you are interested to find out more about the planet we inhibit, pair up with a fellow explorer and embark on a journey of discovery. This year, Imaginarium urges us to look back at how far we have come and consider how humans are constantly adapting to…

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Annual fundraising market OPEN DECK will be happening from 27 – 28 May 2017 at the container art space, DECK. Providing a space for talented individuals, studios and publishers to showcase their works, OPEN DECK features a collection of affordable art pieces, collectibles and printed items. Personally curated by award-winning designer and founder of K+ Gallery, Pann Lim, founder of BooksActually, Kenny Leck, and director and co-founder of DECK, Gwen Lee, the market promises visitors not just visual but mouthwatering delights too as you indulge in satay, craft beers and many more. This year, Basheer Graphic Books, BooksActually, Holycrap, Knuckles &…

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If you ask someone on the street about what there is to do in Bukit Timah, there’s a high chance that climbing Bukit Timah Hill will top the list. What many do not know is that Bukit Timah is also home to many other hiking trails, including one with a view above the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) en route. I’m not referring to the Eco-Link though – often overlooked, there is a hidden path only known to hiking and mountain biking enthusiasts along Rifle Range Road that offers an even better view of the BKE. As ulu as it may sound,…

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