Five things to do over the weekend of Feb 22-24

This weekend features an assortment of fun activities for the entire family. Enjoy delicious street food and snacks at the Michelin Guide Street Food Festival, or learn more about the Indonesian batik art! 

Or in the spirit of the bicentennial celebrations, head to the Asian Civilisations Museum and explore the history of this sunny island. 

1. The Michelin Guide Street Food Festival 2019

Photo courtesy: Michelin Guide
Photo courtesy: Michelin Guide

The MICHELIN Guide Street Food Festival is back for its third edition! Foodeis can look forward to multi-cultural and delicious street food from the kitchens of Michelin-starred restaurants, celebrated Bib Gourmand and famous hawker centers – all under one roof.

When: Feb 22-24
Where: Resorts World Sentosa
Entry: SGD 30

2. Hands-on batik workshop

Photo courtesy: Learn Indonesian Asia
Photo courtesy: Learn Indonesian Asia

Batik is the traditional fabric of Indonesia that is well-known all over the world. There are different types of dying techniques in making batik.

In this two-hour workshop, you will learn about the fascinating world of Indonesian batik. You will also get a chance to make your own Batik Jumputan (Ikat Celup) that you can bring back home.

When: Feb  23
Where: UIC building
Entry: SGD 25

3. Panel Talk: SG Arts Today

Photo courtesy: STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery
Photo courtesy: STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery

This panel segment aims to thoughtfully examine the factors shaping the trajectories of art in Singapore today.

It explores how national inspiration, connection, and global positioning look like in practice, as well as how local artists and art projects can be incubated through and tied to our city’s urban development.

When: Feb 23
Where: STPI - Creative Workshop & Gallery
Entry: Free

4. Saturdays@ACM: Rediscovering Raffles

Photo courtesy: ACM (Asian Civilisations Museum)
Photo courtesy: ACM (Asian Civilisations Museum)

Ever wondered about the stories surrounding Sir Stamford Raffles? Learn more at the ACM by catching a dramatic performance, or going on one of tue special exhibition tours. Take a photo at the interpretive space – you wouldn't want to miss this insta-worthy wonderland! Or read a book at the pop-up library. 

When: Feb 23
Where: ACM (Asian Civilisations Museum)
Entry: Free

5. They told us to move: Conversations on relocation

Photo courtesy: Ethos Books
Photo courtesy: Ethos Books

Dakota Crescent was one of Singapore’s oldest public housing estates and a rental flat neighbourhood for low-income households. In 2016, its residents – many of whom are elderly – were relocated to Cassia Crescent to make way for redevelopment. But the process of relocation did not end with the physical move, and the conversation on why relocation should matter to all of us has only just begun.

Find out more about this historic part of Singapore at the book launch of "They Told Us to Move: Dakota—Cassia" which tells the story of relocation through the eyes of Dakota residents, volunteers and academics.

When: Feb 23
Where: Library at Harbourfront
Entry: Free

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