Five things to do over the weekend of Sept 8-9

Dress up and show up at the Singapore Toy, Games and Comic Convention in your favourite cosplay wear, or head to Indian Heritage Centre to learn more about the Chetti Melaka, who are unique to this region of the world. 

Check out our list of curated events below for more exciting shows and events this weekend! 

1. Manohra

Photo courtesy: Dr Tan Ngiap Heng
Photo courtesy: Dr Tan Ngiap Heng

A cruel capture, young love, anguished separations, evil plots and challenging obstacles. The Thai folktale Manohra has it all. It tells the tale of the youngest Kinnari princess who is captured by a hunter and sold to a Prince from another kingdom. Love blooms between the Prince and Manohra but alas, part they must. Will there be a happy reunion?

The production is performed in English with song lyrics in Tamil and Thai.

When: Sept 8-9
Where: Esplanade Theatre
Entry: S$30

2. IHC CultureFest 2018

Photo courtesy: IHC
Photo courtesy: IHC

The Chetti Melaka community represent a fast disappearing aspect of Singapore's cultural heritage. A community unique to the Straits region, their heritage is an amalgamation of diverse multi-cultural influences – Indian, Malay and Chinese.

For 2018, Indian Heritage Centre's special exhibition titled 'Chetti Melaka of the Straits - Rediscovering Peranakan Indian Communities' inspires IHC CultureFest. It will showcase unique and intangible aspects of Singapore's Chetti Melaka heritage.

It will provide visitors with glimpses of Chetti Melaka fashion, cuisine, and arts as a celebration of their cross-cultural heritage.

When: Sept 8-9
Where: Indian Heritage Centre
Entry: Free

3. GIIS SMART Campus Open House

Photo courtesy: GIIS
Photo courtesy: GIIS

The digitally-savvy GIIS SMART Campus features new age learning, where technology joins hands with facilities carefully designed to give students the best academic and extracurricular benefit in their learning journey.

The smart features include Virtual Classrooms, data analytics in sports, labs to teach Innovation, Robotics & Entrepreneurship, safety features like facial recognition system. Meet the team and learn how the new SMART Campus can benefit your child’s learning journey.

When: Sept 8-9
Where: GIIS Smart Campus (Punggol)
Entry: Free

4. Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention

Photo courtesy: STGC
Photo courtesy: STGC

The Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention (STGCC) is your annual must-go pop culture event which brings you cutting edge Eastern and Western content from popular culture.

Attendees get to score limited edition drops, coveted autographs from celebrated comic artists and rare selfies with popular cosplay personalities, and a whole weekend to geek out as their favourite characters.

When: Sept 8-9
Where: MBS Expo
Entry: Free

5. Double Bill: Singapore by Nguan & Entity of Spatial Existence

Photo courtesy: SIPF FB
Photo courtesy: SIPF FB

This is a double bill opening of an evening party for the Singapore International Photography Festival. The two exhibition openings at Gillman Barracks will feature local photography Nguan, who is known for his pastel-hued love for the country, as well as Korean artist Yoon Suok-Won. 

When: Sept 8
Where: Gillman Barracks
Entry: Free

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