Five things to do over the weekend of January 11-13

This weekend, be enthralled by Apsaras Arts' new thematic production Parama Padam, or get your hands dirty at the array of craft workshops at Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre!.Yogafest is also happening at the green Urban Park at Tanjong Pagar Centre – whether you are an aspiring yogi or seasoned practitioner, join in the fun! 

1. Parama Padam – The Life's Game of Snakes and Ladders

Photo courtesy: Apsaras Arts
Photo courtesy: Apsaras Arts

Drawing inspiration from the philosophy of the ancient Indian board game, Apsaras Arts presents ‘Parama Padam – The life’s game of snakes and ladders’. The intimate solo production features internationally acclaimed Bharatanatyam dance artiste Mohanapriyan Thavarajah – the principal dancer and resident choreographer of Apsaras Arts.

When: January 11-12
Where: Esplanade
Entry: SGD25

2. Yogafest W.E. 

Photo courtesy: Yoga W.E. FB
Photo courtesy: Yoga W.E. FB

This weekend yoga festival features iconic yogis from around the world  – with more than 25 classes for you to create your own yoga-escapade!

When: January 12-13
Where: Urban Park @ Tanjong Pagar Centre 
Entry: From SGD 88

3. Singing Bowl Meditation

Photo courtesy: The Singing Bowl Gallery
Photo courtesy: The Singing Bowl Gallery

Let the sound and resonance of the Singing Bowl collections from The Singing Bowl Gallery bring you peace and harmony through deep relaxation.

Singing bowls are a quintessential aid to meditation. The sounds produced by the bowls evoke a deep sense of relaxation in us, allowing the body, mind and spirit to melt away the stress of day-to-day life.

When: January 12
Where: The Singing Bowl Studio
Entry: SGD 20

4. Magical Objects & Modern Mantras by Alfian Sa’at & Faris Joraimi

Photo courtesy: Singapore Art Museum
Photo courtesy: Singapore Art Museum

Magic Objects and Modern Mantras examines the legacies of 7 objects from Malay magic. These include love ointments, invincibility talismans, beautifying needles, blessed waters and trance-inducing incense.

In this presentation, Faris Joraimi will speak about the allure of magical objects, with their promise of instant solutions and desired transformations, matched by their demands on individual faith and sacrifice. He will be joined by Alfian Sa’at, who will share his English translations of Malay magical spells (the mantera or mantra) as well as his own original ‘modern’ renderings of these mantras.

When: January 11
Where: Singapore Art Museum
Entry: Free

5. "Get your hands dirty" craft workshops

Photo courtesy: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Photo courtesy: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre

Explore a series of interesting workshops and bring home your own creation! From creating a healthy bento to drawing zentangles and even building your own terrarium, you'll be spoiled for choice this weekend at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre. 

When: January 12-13
Where: SCCC Resource Centre
Entry: SGD 5-12

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