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.

Peranakan Museum

Now that entry to national museums is free for all Singaporeans and PRs, I wonder why it took us so long to visit the Peranakan Museum. While the collection in Pinang Peranakan Museum may be more extensive, I found this one to be more organised and educational. After the visit, it came as no surprise that X started craving for Peranakan food.

Peranakan Museum
39 Armenian Street, S(179941)
Open Mon-Thu, Sat-Sun: 10am-7pm, Fri: 10am-9pm

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.