Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of May 19-20

Surprise your loved ones with a handmade gift from Esplanade's 'He's the man!' workshop this weekend, or source your perfect Father's Day present from the independent design stores at Public Garden! 

If it has been a difficult week, unwind with a yoga session at Sports Hub! Check out all these and other top picks here:

1. Public Garden

Photo courtesy: Public Garden FB
Photo courtesy: Public Garden FB

Public Garden is an event where independent brands in Asia come together. Here, unexpected treasures can be found as brands work hard for months and launch their new designs over 2 days. 

Shoppers can discover emerging designers, as participating regional brands are specially invited and carefully curated. 

When: May 19-20
Where: Suntec Convention Centre
Entry: Free

2. Sivananda Yoga Class

Photo courtesy: Zaiyoga
Photo courtesy: Zaiyoga

Join a Sivananda yoga class to connect with your inner soul. Charges will be based on donation; 50 percent of the fee collected for an appreciation token to instructor, another 50 percent will be kept for future charity or dharma's donation.

Take note that initial prayer will be chanted before the class start and closer prayer will be chanted before end the class by instructor. 

When: May 20
Where: Singapore Sports Hub
Entry: Donation basis

3. garden.uprooted

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

garden•uprooted is a music and dance-theatre performance that contrasts the idea of garden as a sanctuary with the upheaval of diaspora in modern times. Featuring nature inspired music by acclaimed Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu (Between Tides, Nostalgia, Rain Tree, and Tree Line), the performance reflects on the flux of uprooted as the collective story of our times.

When: May 19
Where: Esplanade Theatre
Entry: S$27

4. He's the man!

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Using recyclable materials such as cardboard, paper, stretch your creative muscle and make a watch that will help your loved one tell the time. For this Fathers’ Day, make time for someone who has cared for and loved you unconditionally.

When: May 19-20
Where: Esplanade
Entry: Free

5. Amek Gambar: Peranakans and photography

Photo courtesy: Peranakan Museum
Photo courtesy: Peranakan Museum

This exhibition includes studio and amateur photographs of Peranakans across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar. 

From ritual spaces to personal albums, from intimate lockets to social media, the presence of the photographic image in Peranakan cultural life in the last 160 years reveals the typically diverse ways an old community has grappled with this visual medium in expressing identity, tradition, locality, modernity, nationality, and art.

When: May 19-20
Where: Peranakan Museum
Entry: Donation basis

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