2020 may have been one wild roller coaster ride, but there is much to look forward to before the year ends.
“Love This Christmas” Light Up
13 November – 1 January 2021
With the theme “Love This Christmas”, Orchard Road transforms into a Yuletide playground on 13 Nov. In its 37th year, this annual event will showcase a dazzling display of lights and decorations along the 2.88km stretch from Tanglin Mall to Dhoby Ghaut, including Scotts Road, in an all-new, virtual 360-degree tour.
Brightly lit snowflakes intertwined with mistletoes and hollies in white, gold and blue will be strung across the sub-precincts of Somerset, Orchard and Tanglin, while Christmas ornaments and white and gold baubles will hang from trees and lampposts lining the boulevard. Taking centre stage at the Orchard-Paterson Road junction is a shimmering main arch adorned with a gigantic blue ribbon, and festooned with glittering reindeer and hollies.
A gazetted national holiday in Singapore, Deepavali, which is one of the highlights on Singapore’s cultural calendar, is known otherwise as the Festival of Lights. Check out the light-up in Little India, where the festive spirit reigns with bold splashes of colours.
Look out for eye-catching and intricate rangoli patterns adorning entryways and floors; lighted diyas (clay lamps) carefully placed in front of homes to welcome auspicious energy; as well as lots of traditional sweets and savoury snacks.
“An Exercise Of Meaning In A Glitch” Exhibition
Now Till 21 February 2021
National Gallery Singapore
This exhibition of contemporary art practices is presented as part of a new initiative launched by the National Gallery Singapore and Singapore Art Museum. It is a collective response by the visual arts community to the global pandemic and its impact on our community.
A visual treat for art lovers, this exhibition, which is curated by guest curator Syaheedah Iskandar, features the works of young Singapore-based artists. Through it, audiences are invited to contemplate and reflect on their experiences during the pandemic, and imagine new ways to move forward as individuals and as a society.