Genesis by Sebastião Salgado

When this exhibition first launched in Singapore, X kept bugging me to go and I’m so glad we did. It shed precious light on the daily life of native tribes and animalistic instincts of wild creatures. The exhibition is ending very soon so if you haven’t seen it yet, hurry!

Genesis
National Museum of Singapore
From now until 27 Jul 2014, 10am – 6pm, free admission

Gardens by the Bay: Succulents and Cacti

Stepping inside the Flower Dome for the first time can be a daunting experience, with so many things to see at every turn. We found ourselves strangely drawn to the Succulent Garden, despite the absence of bright, flamboyant colours. I imagine these feisty, tenacious plants taking root in vast deserts, embracing the harsh weather. They are almost inspirational in their existence.

Not-A-Retail-Shop

Haystakt is a great platform to find unique, well-designed goods that are sourced directly from independent makers around the world. Its pop-up space at Chinatown features Singaporean makers, their goods and the stories behind them. Visit it before it disappears end March, and while you’re there, drop by the Edible Gardens to see how you can add some greenery to this concrete jungle we live in.

Haystakt Not-A-Retail-Shop
People’s Park Complex, Level 6
Open weekdays from 4-7pm, weekends from 11am-7pm

Makers of Singapore

The event took place last weekend at the National Design Centre, showcasing goods and products that are proudly made in Singapore. It’s wonderful to hear how independent makers are so passionate about their crafts and in maintaining quality. Find out more about them at makersofsingapore.com

I brought home a bottle of passionfruit jam from GSH Conserves and I love how the ingredients simply read “passionfruit, lime and sugar” – no preservatives or artificial colourings. Now I have it every morning with bread, and coffee brewed using Liberty Coffee beans.

Singapore Biennale 2013

As VIP members of the Procrastinator’s Club, we took it upon ourselves to sit and wait for the closing date of Singapore Biennale 2013 to draw dangerously near before finally heading down to the museums. Personally, the most memorable works include radioactive chandeliers, sugar diamonds and the rural Burmese classroom. We could only hope that Singaporean artists would have more notable artworks to showcase the next time around.