An exhibition presenting a series of batik and cyanotype print artworks arising from the collaboration of two contemporary artists, Samantha Tio (Mintio) and Budi Agung Kuswara (Kabul), and batik makers of the Sido Luhur group from the central Javanese village of Kebon Indah.
The NUS Museum presents the exhibition on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the book’s publication, and the Museum will use art and artefacts referred to by Marco Hsu to highlight questions of identity and nation building raised on the eve of an anticipated political development of significance: the creation of a merged, independent nation.
In 1963, Marco Hsu, art critic and regular columnist who contributed articles about the history of Art in Malaya, published a series of essays on the cultural history of the people of the Malayan Peninsula, which were compiled into a book published in Chinese in the same year, A Brief History of Malayan Art.
Explore the drama and conspiracy theories between Alfred Russel Wallace and Charles Darwin.
Unlike most other Victorian scientist who were mainly armchair academics, Wallace chose to travel and gather specimens to study the rich biodiversity of South East Asia. The great naturalist Alfred Russel Wallce (1823-1913) explore the Malay Archipelago (now Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia), between 1854-1862. Come to the exhibition as this zone recreates Wallace's work environment (i.e. Wallaces' Hut) and 'follow in the footsteps' of Wallace. Identify and solve some of the most striking puzzles of biogeography, as well as to conceive of the theory of evolution by natural selection independently of Charles Darwin, through Wallace's specimen collecting and field of study of the rich biodiversity in South East Asia.
Have you seen the most unsual and quirky stamps?
Come to this exhibition and see the most unusual stamps! View a display of unusual stamps that are not just made of papers from the museum's permanent collection from Singapore and overseas. Discover stamps that can tickle you senses of sight, smell, hearing,taste and touch.
Intrigue your senses to stamps that has the scents of flowers, coffee and chocolate! Feel stamps that are made of different materials and see stamps that glows in the dark and those that feature 3D images. Smile as you listen to stamps that plays national anthem, folk songs or even narrate a poem and a stamp that has the taste of chocolate!
Don't believe what you've just read? Come and see the Unusual Stamps Exhibition for yourself!
Try your hand at woodblock rubbing, a popular Singapore artform in the 50s and 60s. Make your own woodblock print with icons inspired by popular culture that are designed by Singapore artist Justin Lee.
These interactive art stations can be located at Terminal 3, Basement 2.
Revel in the spectacular view from the Observation Deck of The Sands SkyPark.The marvelous public observation deck is considered as an architectural masterpiece that leaves hundreds of locals and tourists in awe as they discover what it is to be like at this vast tropical oasis. This place is stunningly wide and even deemed to be higher than the Eiffel Tower.Upon arriving and staying at the top, guests can not only enjoy the perspective but also the complimentary audio narrating about the construction of the Skypark. Furthermore, there are souvenirs available from this venue's gift shops.
Be amazed as Madagascar, Revenge of the Mummy, Jurassic Park and Shrek come to life in the Hollywood Dreams Parade. Dance and sing along to the thrilling beats with all your favourite characters in this captivating spectacle as you join the chorus of energetic dancers and magnificent floats that go beyond your imagination. Celebrate the movies you love as the streets of Universal Studios Singapore come alive right before your very eyes.
On Saturdays, Sundays and selected holidays.
Every second Sunday of every month, gather with your family members and join this drop-in programme at the Peranakan Museum.
You can choose to craft something based on the museum's collection and take it home with you as a souvenir or play dress up with the whole family in a batik shirt or sarong kebaya. You could also see collections up and close or read a book in a reading corner. Don't miss to have a family fun-filled Sunday!