Five things to do over the weekend of Apr 14-15

Looking for things to do this weekend? Swing by Sentosa for the Singapore Yacht Show 2018, or learn more about the regional history at the exhibition titled Dapunta Hyang: Transmission of Knowledge. 

As usual, Esplanade is packed with a slew of exciting local performances you wouldn't want to miss. Check out our curation here: 

1. Singapore Yacht Show 2018

Photo courtesy: Singapore Yacht Show
Photo courtesy: Singapore Yacht Show

This Asia’s leading yacht and luxury show is the only one fully supported by the global yachting industry and the Singapore Tourism Board. It provides nautical lifestyle seekers with an unrivalled opportunity to discover some of the world's finest superyachts and boating brands in an elite and highly social setting. 

Held at ONE°15 Marina in Sentosa Cove, the 8th edition of the Singapore Yacht Show will take place from the 12-15 April 2018.

When: Apr 12-15
Where: Sentosa Cove
Entry: S$50

2. Dapunta Hyang: Transmission of Knowledge

Photo courtesy: TheatreWorks Singapore
Photo courtesy: TheatreWorks Singapore

DAPUNTA HYANG: TRANSMISSION OF KNOWLEDGE is a culmination of an ongoing body of work that investigates Malay history and culture through the lesser-known narratives of the orang laut (sea people). 

Audiences will experience a multi-disciplinary exhibition that traces a 19-year long journey that has taken Zai Kuning to encounter the orang laut (sea people), mak yong (ancient Malay opera), and the lost world of the Malay maritime kingdom.

Surrounding the exhibition in Singapore will be live performances by Zai Kuning and collaborating musicians, talks by experts, and the screening of a new film that captures Zai Kuning’s extraordinary sojourn in search of the regional history.

When: Apr 14-15
Where: 72-13,Mohd Sultan Road
​Entry: Free

3. You've Got Mail - Art on Envelope: Send Your Love The Write Way

Photo courtesy: Singapore Philatelic Museum
Photo courtesy: Singapore Philatelic Museum


You've Got Mail! is a two-part exhibition that celebrates the timeless art of writing and sending letters.

200 award-winning, beautifully handcrafted envelopes from the Washington Calligraphers Guild's annual Graceful Envelopes Contests (with entries from between 2002 and 2016), will illustrate the beauty of letters and stamps.

When: Apr 14-15
Where: Singapore Philatelic Museum 
​Entry: Free for citizens and PR, or S$6-8

4. Ugly in the Morning – “3 Or More If You Can Afford It” Album Launch

Photo courtesy: Ugly in the Morning
Photo courtesy: Ugly in the Morning

Ugly in the Morning is arguably Singapore’s cheekiest alternative funk/rock band. Merging tight rhythms, searing guitars and vocal harmonies, they are straining at the leash to release this album, which has been 5 years in the making. Lead vocalist Pam Oei is probably best known for her work as a Dim Sum Dolly and a veteran theatre practitioner, but has always held music as her first love.

The opening act will be the singing, guitar-playing dynamic duo, Jack & Rai.

When: Apr 14
Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio
​Entry: S$25

5. NUS Dance Ensemble

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Evocation 2018 – Being by NUS Dance Ensemble offers a slice of our human experience. In our existence, each one of life’s variances and extremes brings us a step closer to the very uniqueness of being human - to sense suffering and joy. These experiences, past, and future, prevent life from being extinguished and allow us to simply be.

Since its inception in 1992, NUS Dance Ensemble has earned wide recognition for its unique and unconventional repertoire which seamlessly incorporates Asian ethnic elements with multiple genres such as contemporary dance, Ballet and Jazz.

When: Apr 14
Where: Esplanade
​Entry: Free

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