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Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of June 1-2

Take it slow this weekend and prepare to enjoy the coming Hari Raya public holiday on Wednesday! 

Treat yourself to the iconic Phantom of the Opera musical, or have celebrated local poet Pooja Nansi take you on a journey through the soul and spirit of leading watercolourist Lim Cheong Hoe. You may also want to try your hand at the art itself with an animal watercolour painting workshop organised by Overjoyed. 

More details below: 

1. That Craving Within Me To Express Myself

Photo courtesy: National Gallery Singapore
Photo courtesy: National Gallery Singapore

This performance lecture conducted by Pooja Nansi highlights the humanity in Lim Cheng Hoe’s work through photography, music and poetry. A watercolourist recognised as one of the pioneer artists of Singapore, Lim is also one of the founders of the Singapore Watercolour Society.

This performance provides fascinating insight into his life while discussing his painting, technical prowess and legacy.

When: June 1
Where: National Gallery Singapore 
Entry: Free

2. The Phantom Of The Opera Singapore

Photo courtesy: BASE Entertainment
Photo courtesy: BASE Entertainment

Treat your loved one to one of the most iconic theatres of all time. 

With breath-taking set designs and beautiful costumes, the haunting story of The Phantom of the Opera is the emotional tale of Christine Daaé – a beautiful soprano who becomes the obsession of a disfigured musical genius who keeps his identity hidden behind a mask as he lives out his life beneath the Paris Opera House.

When: June 1-2
Where: Marina Bay Sands
Entry: SGD 75-205

3. OSIM Sundown Marathon 2019

Photo: Connected to India
Photo: Connected to India

Join this fun night run that will allow you to soak in the iconic Singapore CBD skyline! On top of the runners' entitlement from OSIM Sundown Marathon, you will receive a FREE snack pack at the end of the run from SUSS.

When: June 1
Where: F1 Pit Building
Entry: SGD 26-52.50

4. Giant's Table

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

The award-winning Giant's Table mixes live animation with physical theatre that puts the audience at the heart of the action. 

Expect a whimsical experience in two parts. The first comprises three pieces, segmented by short scenes aptly dubbed Snack Time. In the second half, audiences get to jump into the Giant's Table, where you'll interact with live drawings on projection.

When: June 1-2
Where: Esplanade Annexe Studio
Entry: SGD 25

5. Animal Watercolor Painting Workshop with Sharlene Wang

Photo courtesy: Sharlene Wang
Photo courtesy: Sharlene Wang

In this workshop, participants will learn to do simple sketching and image transfer, as well as basic watercolour techniques. They will also be taught how to derive the colours they seek and need.

All participants will receive high quality products consisting of a watercolour pad, brush, watercolour paint set, gelly roll pen and handouts to bring home after workshop.

When: June 1
Where: Overjoyed
Entry: SGD 130

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