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

Deepavali celebrations have begun across the island, so pop by Indian Heritage Centre for a slew of festive activities including heritage trails and guided tours, cooking demos, and more. 

Gardens by the Bay will also be hosting an exhibition on Indian traditions in Singapore, as well as Rangoli art re-imagined with reused bottles. 

More details below. 

1. Deepavali Programme at Gardens By The Bay

Photo courtesy: Gardens By The Bay
Photo courtesy: Gardens By The Bay

Gardens by the Bay celebrates Deepavali this year with a mix of tradition and experimentation at the Colonnade. Enjoy informative and fun activities, including an exhibition on Indian traditions in Singapore, and Rangoli art re-imagined with reused bottles!

When: October 19-20
Where: Colonnade (Supertree Grove)
Entry: Free

2. Remedy for Rage: Women in Film & Photography 2019

Photo courtesy: Objectifs - Centre for Photography and Film
Photo courtesy: Objectifs - Centre for Photography and Film

The fifth edition of Women in Film and Photography seeks to explore how rage against discrimination, repression and injustice can be channeled into a force for awareness, action and change through art.

When: October 19-20
Where: Objectifs - Centre for Photography and Film
Entry: Free

3. IHC Deepavali Open House 2019

Photo courtesy: Indian Heritage Centre
Photo courtesy: Indian Heritage Centre

This Deepavali, feel right at home as you celebrate the Festival of Lights at Indian Heritage Centre. There will be a host of craft activities, free snacks and tea, heritage trails and guided tours, cooking demos, fashion talks, live performances and much more!

When: October 19
Where: Indian Heritage Centre
Entry: Free

4. SEA of CLOTH - The Journey of Sari to Singapore

Photo courtesy: Unsplash
Photo courtesy: Unsplash

As part of the Singapore Bicentennial celebrations, Singapore Indian Theatre & Film Explorers (SITFE) will be staging a cross-disciplinary production of historical fiction genre, titled, SEA OF CLOTH - The Journey of Sari to Singapore. 

SEA OF CLOTH will pay homage to the textile industry and unravel the stories that span across three time periods. The 80-minute production will unearth the beauty of the sari and its impact on Singapore’s history, her landscape, identity, cultures and even trade.

When: October 19
Where: Salon
Entry: SGD 32

5. The Practice of Fasting in Different Religions

Photo courtesy: Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore
Photo courtesy: Inter-Religious Organisation, Singapore

The Harmony of Faiths Singapore Talks is a series of interactive get-togethers focused on knowledge building and sharing about the many religions in Singapore. The talks aim to educate the general public in Singapore about the commonalities and differences in the practice of religions.

In the first session, speakers from the Hindu, Buddhist, Muslim, Baha’i and Jain religions will share about the practice of fasting in their respective religions.

When: October 20
Where: National Library Building
Entry: Free

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