Coming Up: November-December 2020

There’s plenty to celebrate this holiday season – from Deepavali, the Festival of Lights, to Yuletide arias for Christmas.

By Edmund Wee      2 November 2020

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
Orchard Road

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.


14 November

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.


SAFRA Tampines Upgrades

Fresh from an improvement, this clubhouse celebrates the new milestone with much fanfare.

Never The Twain Shall Meet?

As two disparate food cultures, Spanish tapas and Asian hotpot could not be more different. Or are they?

Master Commander

Ruminations of National Service and fatherhood.