Check out ArtScience Museum’s new exhibition and celebrate pride month at Pink Fest

June is finally here, and this mid-year, get excited for more online festivals, unique exhibitions and original productions. First, celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Singapore with Pink Fest and Pink Dot, then check out ArtScience Museum’s new video games exhibition, Virtual Realms. Don’t forget to mark your calendars for an inclusive dance showcase named Seeds by Maya Dance Theatre too. Have fun people!

FESTIVAL

In case you forgot, June is global pride month. And to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community in Singapore, simply head online for the returning Pink Fest from Jun 1 onwards. There are over 60 different events to choose from, so mark your calendars for everything from a fun talent show to an inclusive career fair presented by PayPal. Jun 1-30

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Trust Esplanade’s whimsical Flipside festival to channel the fun amidst these tough times. Following an abrupt cancellation last year, the fun-filled fiesta has returned with renewed vigour to present a myriad of adrenaline-pumping performances. Featuring live, digital and hybrid productions which include everything from juggling workshops to improv comedy shows, just learn what’s on at Flipside 2021 hereThrough Jun 6

SHOW

Investigate a chilling murder mystery in The Theatre Practice’s new interactive online play. Named The Bride Always Knocks Twice—Killer Secrets, get excited to question suspects, explore a realistic crime scene and more. Through Jun 6

FESTIVAL

From comedy shows to live concerts, the upcoming SCCC Cultural Extravaganza 2021 has got it all. For an entertainment-filled month you won’t regret, check out our itinerary hereThrough Jun 12

EXHIBITION

Video games will soon take centre stage at the ArtScience Museum thanks to an all-new exhibition. Named Virtual Realms: Videogames Transformed, the showcase will make its worldwide premiere in Singapore on Jun 12 before embarking on a global tour. Reimagining video games as a 21st century artform, Virtual Realms spotlights interactive works by six of the world’s leading video game developers, so expect to immerse yourself in a series of large-scale, interactive installations. Jun 12-Jan 9 2022

WELLNESS
 


 

With International Yoga Day (Jun 21) just around the corner, Decathlon Singapore Lab is offering an online series of free yoga classes to keep locals in the pink of health. So whether you’re a novice or a seasoned yogi, just join in meaningful livestream sessions led by certified yoga instructors for some rest and self-care. Go for the Strength From Within Flow or head to Yoga for Runners; both are happening on the final day of the livestreams. Jun 12-20

FESTIVAL

Join in a joyous celebration that marks the end of Ramadan at Malay Heritage Centre’s returning fun-filled fiesta, #KasiOnRayaFest. Just snap OOTD pics at an outdoor display, or try your hand at origami art during drop-in craft activities. There are also musical performances, online workshops and TikTok dance challenges. Through Jun 13

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The Storytelling Centre Limited and The Arts House are back to jointly present StoryFest 2021 online, making this the fifth edition of the annual storytelling fiesta. Following the fresh theme of ReStory, the festival encourages audiences to appreciate familiar aspects of daily life while reimagining new stories for the future. So mark your calendars for stories of extraordinary women with ReStory: Celebrating the Feminine in Folklore, or uncover local legends with storytelling, percussive instruments and vibrant illustrations in Stories From Our Shores. More on the festival here. Jun 20-Jul 11

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As the final destination on this travelling exhibition’s global tour, Star Wars Identities: The Exhibition will be giving local fans of the George Lucas media franchise a reason to geek out this June. Discover nearly 200 props, models, costumes and artwork from the original film franchise, then answer the simple yet profound question—what force shapes you? Through Jun 27

SHOW

Check out Maya Dance Theatre’s all-new digital dance production Seeds. Presenting new choreographies by local dance makers as well as persons with disabilities, Seeds will no doubt spotlight and celebrate the need for inclusivity in dance. Grab your tickets on Sistic to experience meaningful pieces performed alongside original music scores and compositions. Jun 17-19

POP-UP

Explore the old-world charm and grandeur of the Orient Express as this travelling exhibit arrives in Singapore for the very first time to allow locals the chance to experience what it must have been like to hop on a journey from Europe to the East.
 


 

With two original train carriages, a 158-year-old locomotive and 300 heritage items such as uniforms, shields and more, seize the opportunity to check out this exclusive pop-up by pre-booking your tickets in advance. Through Jun 30

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In need of some #stayhome fun? Then throw a family-friendly indoor picnic with Paul Singapore’s new and limited edition Pique Nique set that comes with baguettes, mini macarons, croissant sandwiches and viennoiseries. Available now till end-June, the whimsical gourmet bundle is bound to perk up your day. Through Jun 30

SHOP

Since going digital, BHG has been unleashing impressive brands and products at fantastic prices—and this June will be no different. Simply shop awesome deals via BHG Online thanks to everything from their Spend & Redeem Weekend to the discounted Stay Home Essentials range. More importantly though, their online-exclusive Beauty Curates this month features some of Clarins’ bestsellers at an unmatched price of $88. Beauty supplies by the French brand include lip oils, face serum as well as moisturisers and sunblock. That skin of yours could use some pampering; start shopping here. Through Jun 30

SHOP

GSS? Now that stands for the Great Shopee Sale. Happening from now till early July, the e-commerce giant is offering the craziest deals—no strings attached. For instance, enjoy 28 percent cash back throughout the entire sales period, or check in daily at noon to redeem some free bubble tea. Shipping costs are also out the window as plenty of free shipping are available across categories including sports, gadgets and accessories. Through Jul 7

EXHIBITION

Celebrated glass artist Dale Chihuly’s incredible artworks are now on display at our city’s magnificent nature park near Marina Bay Sands. At Gardens by the Bay, experience over 100 sculptures and installations including the breathtaking Cloud Forest Persians and famed Ethereal White Persians. Just make a trip down to view these awe-inspiring blown glass creations in person. Through Aug 1

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The artistic practices of Singapore’s post-independence era may not be widely discussed, but all that is about to change at National Gallery Singapore’s new exhibition. Spotlighting six post-independence Singaporean artists including Chng Seok Tin, Goh Beng Kwan, Jaafar Latiff, Lin Hsin Hsin, Mohammad Din Mohammad and Eng Tow; Something New Must Turn Up features over 300 installations at the Singtel Special Exhibition Gallery. More on the exhibition hereThrough Aug 22

EXHIBITION 

While many of us would like to leave 2020 behind and look forward to brighter days, it’s important to remind ourselves how strong and resilient people have been during those dark months. Happening from Feb 27-Aug 29 at the National Museum of Singapore is Picturing the Pandemic: A Visual Record of COVID-19 in Singapore, which offers an intimate look into life in Singapore in the new normal, and perhaps a way to share with future generations what it was like during the early phases of the pandemic. Through Aug 29

EXHIBITION

Get a rare glimpse of life in traditional and contemporary Japan at the Asian Civilisations Museum’s new double-bill showcase. Named Life in Edo | Russel Wong in Kyoto, the exciting exhibition runs from now till mid-September to tell some lesser-known stories about the Land of the Rising Sun. While Life in Edo draws attention to the lifestyle and trends of the Edo period, Russel Wong in Kyoto offers previously unseen photographs of Kyoto’s geiko culture. More information available hereThrough Sep 16

EXHIBITION

This 2021, seize the opportunity to head back into galleries and art spaces. The Singaporean and Southeast Asian art museum, National Gallery, has finally unveiled its latest exhibition, Georgette Chen: At Home in the World. Having opened late last year, the late local painter’s eponymous exhibition will undoubtedly feature some of her most prominent artworks as well as rare archival materials to showcase her life and times, in Singapore and globally. More information available here. Through Sep 26

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In the new and refreshed Goh Seng Choo Gallery at the National Museum of Singapore, visit A Voyage of Love and Longing which features a selection of the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings paired with Malay literature for the first time. Rediscover the rich cultural heritage of our local Malay community and neighbours through 19th century drawings alongside Malay pantuns (rhyme quatrains), classical texts, love ballads and more. Through Dec 31

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Originally slated to take place across two weekends in April 2020, Hydeout music festival has instead introduced an ever-evolving music hub to keep fans satisfied thanks to a constant release of exciting content throughout 2021. Check out episodes with iconic DJs such as DJ Snake, Don Diablo and Martin Garrix, as well as major singer-songwriters like Rita Ora, Charli XCX and Tinashe. You’ll also want to mark your calendars for performances by some of the hottest rappers around, including Wiz Khalifa, G-Eazy and The Kid Laroi. Get 20 percent off your Hydeout Season Pass using SG Magazine's promo code: HYDExSGMAG. Through Dec 31

STAYCATION

Get hooked with Parkroyal Collection Pickering’s new Bait and Breakfast staycation. This unique experience includes a one-night stay at the hotel’s Collection Signature Suite and a three-hour private fishing trip around the Southern Islands. Sail away onboard the luxurious Wellcraft 330 Coastal yacht, courtesy of Wanderlust Adventures, while learning the art of fishing from a professional guide. You’ll be provided with all the equipment, accessories and live bait for your fishing adventure. Limited to two guests per trip, you’ll also enjoy a stopover at Lazarus Island to bask in the sunshine.
 


 

That’s not all. The package includes full Collection Club benefits with daily Champagne breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails at the Collection Club Lounge, as well as 20 percent off at Lime Restaurant. Prices start from $1100 to $1500 per room per night. Available for booking from now to Dec 31, 2021. Terms and conditions apply. Through Dec 31

EXHIBITION

Head to the newly-revamped Changi Chapel and Museum to visit its renewed prisoner of war exhibition. Now presenting the lived experiences of internees during our country’s Japanese Occupation, the enhanced galleries showcase antiques and artworks within its premises too. Remember to keep your eyes peeled for interesting artefacts including a never-before-seen 400-page diary and a Kodak Baby Brownie camera. More information available here. Through Dec 31