Five things to do in Singapore over the weekend of October 5-6

This weekend, indulge yourself in a slew of culture shows at Esplanade and around the island, or check out Anita Dongre's breathtaking Festive-Winter 2019 collection at Hilton Singapore!

More details below: 

1. The Race

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

Who will win the prized divine golden mango? Two brothers, Ganesha — embodiment of finesse and strength — and Murugan — symbol of knowledge and valour — race against each other to determine the wisest one. The Race is a fun mythological story of sibling rivalry told through an exciting mix of poetry, music and dance.

When: October 5
Where: library@esplanade
Entry: Free

2. Magic of the 5 elements

Photo courtesy: Esplanade
Photo courtesy: Esplanade

The five elements known as the Pancha Mahabhūtas—earth, fire, water, wind and ether—are the basic constituents of all material matter. Everything that exists is made of these five elements and everything finally dissolves into these alone.  

Through a combination of five different aspects of music – vocal, wind, stringed, percussion and electronic instruments across various genres, CHETHAS kids’ orchestra presents the 5 Elements of Nature. 

When: October 5
Where: Esplanade Concourse
Entry: Free

3. Thirukkural: Sacred or Secular?

Photo courtesy: outlookindia.com
Photo courtesy: outlookindia.com

Thirukkural, an ancient and highly venerated book in Tamil, is an anthology of philosophical exhortations on good personal and public life such as ethics, integrity and humanism.

However, there is a fascinating debate about it: Is it sacred or secular? Are its fundamental philosophies based on Hinduism or Jainism or does it reflect influences of Christian or Islamic spirituality or is it the work of mystics with multiple layers of meanings? Or is it strictly a secular treatise with no religious affiliations? The debate, while unsettled, is illuminating in its own way. This forum brings together three thought leaders with deep knowledge of Thirukkural to guide you through the intricacies of its inner meanings.

When: October 5
Where: National Library Board
Entry: Free

4. Anita Dongre Festive Winter 2019 Singapore Trunk Show

Photo courtesy: Anita Dongre
Photo courtesy: Anita Dongre

Anita Dongre has dressed renowned dignitaries, politicians and internationally acclaimed artists, including the likes of Kate Middleton, better known as the Duchess of Cambridge, Hilary Clinton and Beyonce. Her designs are well favoured by Bollywood celebrities Kareena Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, who are avid fans.

She will be showcasing her latest Festive-Winter 2019 collection called "JAIPUR LOVE" for the first time in Singapore. This collection will be complemented with "Anita Dongre Pink City" a line of exclusively handmade silver jewellery and fine jewellery created with uncut diamonds and precious stones.

When: October 5
Where: Hilton Singapore
Entry: Free

5. Miniature Nanyang Coffee & Kaya Toast with Miniature Asian Chef

Photo courtesy: Miniature Asian Chef
Photo courtesy: Miniature Asian Chef

This workshop will provide participants with an introduction to using polymer clay to make realistic plates, coffee cup and food in miniature. Participants will learn to mix clay, shaping, texturing, colouring and assembly.

When: October 5
Where: Itchy Fingers
Entry: SGD 120

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