Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of Jun 14-16

This weekend, there is a diverse range of activities to choose from in Singapore.

Join veteran journalist PN Balji at his exclusive book launch of "Reluctant Editor: The Singapore Media as Seen through the Eyes of a Veteran Newspaper Journalist", head to Sentosa for the biggest Pokémon carnival in town, or dance your heart out at a rooftop party with local electronic dance music band Mantravine!

Details below: 

1. Sunday with Marc Nair

Photo courtesy: BooksActually
Photo courtesy: BooksActually

Unwind at this book reading session with local artist Marc Nair, a recipient of the 2016 Young Artist Award.

Marc Nair has published nine collections of poetry. He has also worked on collaborative projects with dancers, musicians, visual artists and painters and has released two spoken word albums set to music. Marc is the co-founder and principal photographer of Mackerel, a culture magazine.

When: June 16
Where: BooksActually
Entry: Free

2. Pokémon Carnival

Photo courtesy: Sentosa
Photo courtesy: Sentosa

Head to Sentosa for some big-time fun at Singapore’s biggest Pokémon carnival, where all 403 Pokémon from the Alola islands will make an appearance for the first time in Asia!

There will be games, inflatables, meet-and-greets – and of course, the iconic Pikachu Parade. Take a Grab to Sentosa and score SGD 5 off your ride by using the code Sentosapoke.*

When: June 15-16
Where: Sentosa
Entry: Free

3. Rooftop Raga - Open Air Roof Dance

Photo courtesy: Mantravine
Photo courtesy: Mantravine

Local electronic dance music band Mantravine will be taking over the spacious rooftop of The Great Escape this Friday. Let them take you through a journey of melodic improvisations with "ragas" using ancient mantras, electrifying guitar, funky trombone and spaced out frequencies.

You can even join their jam session at the end! There may be dancing involved ;)

When: June 14
Where: The Great Escape
Entry: Free

4. Book Launch of Reluctant Editor by PN Balji

Photo courtesy: Asia-storm.com
Photo courtesy: Asia-storm.com

This is the exclusive book launch of "Reluctant Editor: The Singapore Media as Seen through the Eyes of a Veteran Newspaper Journalist" by PN Balji.

Veteran journalist PN Balji spent 40 years working in five newsrooms. He was part of a hardy generation of newspaper editors who wrestled with editorial issues and made tough decisions, sometimes against the will of authority. In this book, he weaves a compelling narrative, with anecdotes of an alternative story of how some editors of his generation managed to hold the ground in challenging times.

When: June 14
Where: Huggs-Epigram Coffee Bookshop
Entry: Free

5. The Realty India Expo 2019 Singapore

Photo: Connected to India
Photo: Connected to India

The Realty India Expo is an annual property investment show. It provides a platform for Indian real estate buyers to meet Indian real estate sellers in Singapore.

When: June 15-16
Where: PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road, Singapore
Entry: Free

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Singapore-headquartered online media company targeting Indian Diaspora across Singapore, US, UK and Dubai. Connected to India covers developments around Indians abroad, informing, engaging and entertaining its audiences.

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