Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of November 1-3

This weekend, join Man Booker Prize winner Marlon James at the Singapore Writers Festival as he ruminates on the power of language and stories in considering diversity and representation.

Else, teleport yourself through Scotland with a whisky tour that samples over 20 whiskies in 2.5 hours. More details below: 

1. Rumah Hantu

Photo courtesy: Malay Heritage Centre
Photo courtesy: Malay Heritage Centre

In the play Rumah Hantu, the lives of two individuals are intertwined by a mysterious incident. They find themselves trapped in a house, haunted by their very own memories.  The only way they know how to deal with this situation is to keep searching and to keep repeating narratives that serve as a way of escape.

When: November 1-2
Where: Malay Heritage Centre
Entry: SGD 10-15

2.  The Whisky Explorer

Photo courtesy: Joji Bar
Photo courtesy: Joji Bar

Teleport yourself through Scotland for this whisky tour which doesn't require you to break your bank, sampling over 20 whiskies in 2.5 hours.

Through this fun and educational experience, you will learn about the different characteristics of whisky and hopefully a favourite will emerge. Every bottle purchased along this journey will receive a 15 per cent discount.

When: November 2
Where: Joji Bar 
Entry: SGD 88

3. London Sinfonietta: Schnee

Photo courtesy: Domizia Salusest
Photo courtesy: Domizia Salusest

Regarded as one of the world’s finest contemporary classical ensembles, London Sinfonietta returns to the Esplanade Concert Hall with three innovative and expressive works written within the last 30 years.

Monumental and ethereal, Danish composer Hans Abrahamsen’s Schnee reflects the composer’s fascination with winter by offering multiple aural perspectives of snow – from the delicacy of a single snowflake, whispering as it falls from the sky, to vast impenetrable snowdrifts and snow-laden landscapes.

When: November 2
Where: Esplanade Concert Hall
Entry: SGD 35-55

4. Seven Worlds, One Planet Outdoor Screening

Photo courtesy: BBC Earth
Photo courtesy: BBC Earth

Be among the first in Singapore to catch a sneak peek of BBC Earth’s latest wildlife series Seven Worlds, One Planet. Presented by Sir David Attenborough, this series tells the story of our seven spectacular continents and previously unseen wildlife stories from each one. 

Special guest Scott Alexander, Series Producer, will be there to take audiences behind the scenes. Bring your family and friends to this once in a lifetime event. 

When: November 2
Where: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
Entry: Free

5. Festival Prologue by Marlon James

Photo courtesy: Mark Seliger
Photo courtesy: Mark Seliger

What constitutes a story and who gets to tell it? In a world that is simultaneously globalised and fractured, how can one use language to reclaim conversations and identities? Man Booker Prize winner and festival headliner Marlon James, author of Black Leopard Red Wolf and A Brief History of Seven Killings, ruminates on the power of language and stories in considering diversity and representation.

When: November 2
Where: Supertree Grove, Gardens by the Bay
Entry: Free

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