Shutterbugs, litter bugs, breast-feeding moms and more queues—read on for a quick round-up of the city’s burgeoning (and dying) trends.
Hot: World Press Photo exhibition
Not: Nikon saga
Photojournalism takes center stage at the World Press Photo exhibition, happening through Feb 21 at the National Museum of Singapore. For serious or aspiring shutterbugs, don’t miss appearances by visiting guests like award-winning photographer Pete Muller, and documentary photographer Sarker Protick. In an embarrassing (but no less riveting) turn of events for the Nikon photo contest fiasco, a badly edited picture of an airplane won the top prize, much to the chagrin of netizens. Needless to say, it got their creative juices flowing and plenty of memes followed.
Left: Death Cab for Cutie, bazzadarambler
Hot: Great indie acts
Not: Hipster trash
If you can’t wait for major indie darlings Bon Iver (Feb 26) and Death Cab for Cutie (Mar 7) to make their way down to Singapore, neither can we. These headliners will be performing at the Star Theatre (Bon Iver) and the Coliseum (DCFC)—last we checked, tickets are disappearing fast. And while the recently concluded Laneway brought us cool acts like Grimes and Chvrches, the avalanche of rubbish left behind by concert-goers was anything but.
Left: Antoinette, LWYang
Hot: Salted egg croissants
Fueling the Singaporean passion for queueing is the latest food craze, salted egg yolk croissants. The trend (which supposedly originated in Hong Kong) had crowds swarming to Hougang cafe Flavoured Flings, and Antoinette’s fancy version sold out in hours. While it seems like the next big thing since churros, we’re not sure if it’ll go down the way of cronuts. Remember what happened with Roti Boy?
Left: Jen Pan Photography, Kitt Walker
Hot: Breast-feeding moms
Not: Fertility campaign gone awry
Hot: Valentine’s Day
V-Day is breathing down our necks and if you haven’t made plans yet, get off your couch and check out our list of cool parties to attend that weekend—you don’t have to be all coupled up to have a blast on this commercial, commerative day of lurve. In other news, controversial US pick-up artist Daryush Valizadeh has cancelled his “international meet-up” event here. The “pro-rape advocate”, who in a blog post said that the solution for rape charges against men would be to “make rape legal if done on private property”, shut down the assembly following condemation from several countries.