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Sorry pals I got caught up in work resulting in late post but anyway WIP as usual! To anyone adding events, it would be very helpful if you put the usual info (name, date, time, place, price) in the comment itself because sometimes it's difficult for me to access sites due to wifi blocks. Still, thanks a lot for the contributions so far! :-)
Also, I will be taking applications for a new pal to handover/co-manage this post series with starting in roughly September, because of a whole bunch of Busy Reasons. Please submit your CVs in Arial size 12, single-spaced (or just drop me a PM, that works too).
[Update 03/06, 11pm: Thanks for all your responses (there are a lot of events to slot in, oh boy)! :-) It's late so I'll slot the bulk of them in tomorrow morning.]
Hari Raya Puasa
15 June, Friday | Hope Ramadan is going well pals
26 May-24 Jun
School holiday promotions, etc. Places of interest, etc. probably crowded.
Jane's Singapore Tours @ Various locations
Walking tours of Singapore, featuring iconic Singapore landmarks, historical and food tours! | Dates, times and ticket prices vary
Urban Redevelopment Authority Heritage Trails @ Various locations
Dates and times vary | URA heritage trails of older neighbourhoods in Singapore | Free
My Community Heritage Tours @ Various locations
Every Saturday and Sunday | 8.30am | Free
Overjoyed Saturday Art Workshops @ Overjoyed
Every Saturday | Workshop timings and prices vary
Art from the Streets @ ArtScience Museum
Until 3 Jun | 10am-7pm | Admissions fees apply
NAFA Arts Festival 2018 @ NAFA Campuses
Until 3 Jun | Performances, exhibitions and markets | Timings and prices vary
Tian Tian Exhibition @ Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Until 3 Jun | 10am-8pm | Workshops on alternate Saturdays, 10am-12pm, English and Chinese | Free
Italian Film Festival in Singapore 2018 @ The Projector & GV Plaza Singapura
31 May-9 Jun | Timings & prices vary
Underground: Singapore's Next Frontier Guided Tours @ The Urban Redevelopment Authority Centre
4-28 Jun | Timings vary | Free
Mexican Film Fest 2018 @ The Projector & NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House
7-13 Jun | Timings and prices vary
Love Travelling and Writing? Be a Travel Writer! @ Goodman Arts Centre
9 & 23 Jun | 9 Jun: 9.30am-1pm; 23 Jun: 2pm-6pm | Tickets priced at $155.70
Handmade Readymades @ STPI
9 Jun-8 Sep | Opening hours apply | Opening night on 8 Jun, 6.30pm | Free
People Illustration Workshop @ Kith Millenia Walk
10 Jun | 10am | Tickets priced at $90.95
Father's Day Special: Wood Construction Workshop @ Kith Millenia Walk
16 Jun | 9.30am | Tickets priced at $136 (Father and child)
Singapore Design Archive @ National Design Centre
2 & 16 Jun | 11am-2pm | Free
Japan Creative Centre Cinema 66: When Marnie Was There @ Woodlands Regional Library
16 Jun | 2pm | Free
your ghosts from yesteryears visit me once in a while by Ezzam Rahman @ ArtScience Museum
21 Jun | 8pm | Free
Changing China: The Defining Years @ Objectifs
21 Jun-22 Jul | 12pm onwards | Free
Read! Fest 2018 @ Various locations
22 Jun-28 Jul | Talks, workshops and more | Timings and prices vary
Changing China: The Defining Years Artist Talk @ Objectifs
23 Jun | 2pm | Free
Drawing for a Living: Opportunities and Challenges @ Goodman Arts Centre
23 Jun | 9.30am-12.30pm | Tickets priced at $42.99
Sirri Na Pesse: Navigating Bugis Identities in Singapore @ Malay Heritage Centre
Until 24 Jun | 10.30am-6pm | Free
Francois Ozon Month @ The Projector
Until 30 Jun | Timings vary | Tickets priced at $13.50
Angkor: Exploring Cambodia's Sacred City @ Asian Civilization Museum
Until 22 July | 10am-7pm; 10am-9pm (Fri) | Tickets priced at $12 for Singaporeans and PRs, $20 for Foreign Residents and Tourists
"In Search of Golden Shoe Fortunes" Heritage Trail @ Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Until 4 Aug | 5pm-6.30pm | English and Mandarin available | Free with registration
Imaginarium: Into the Space of Time @ SAM at 8Q
Until 26 Aug | Opening hours apply | Free
Marvel Studios: Ten Years of Superheroes @ ArtScience Museum
Until 30 Sep | Opening hours apply | Ticket prices apply
The More We Get Together: Singapore's Playgrounds 1930-2030 @ National Museum
Until 30 Sep | 10am-7pm | Free
Aurora — Lights of Wonder @ Science Centre Omni-Theatre
Daily, closed on Mondays | Opening hours apply | Ticketing charges apply
Dragonflies by Pangdemonium @ Victoria Theatre
Until 3 Jun | Timings vary | Tickets priced from $40
The Moon is Less Bright by the Second Breakfast Company @ Drama Centre Black Box
Until 3 Jun | 3pm & 8pm shows | Tickets priced at $28
Eric Chou 22PLUS Asia Tour @ The Max Pavilion@Singapore Expo
9 Jun | 7pm | Tickets priced from $98
City of Tomorrow presents: Kumar Goes Silent! @ City of Tomorrow, CityLink Mall
9 Jun | 3pm & 8pm | Tickets priced from $40
Extreme Asia Tour 2018 @ Zepp@Big Box
11 Jun | 8.30pm | Tickets priced at $98
Ultra Singapore @ Ultra Park
15-16 Jun | Timings vary | Single day tickets priced from $120
Guan Gong @ Esplanade Theatre
22-23 Jun | 8pm | Tickets priced from $58
Natsu Rock: Japan Music Festival @ Siloso Beach
22 Jun | 8pm | Tickets priced from $88
The Lion King @ MBS Theatre
27 Jun-26 Aug | Timings vary | Tickets priced from $65
SSO Subscription Concert: Gil Shaham Plays Tchaikovsky @ Yong Siew Tong Conservatory Concert Hall
30 Jun | 7.30pm | Tickets priced from $15
Website for tech events, sorted by date!
The List SG
Another website for tech events.
Sunrise in the City: Fitness Classes by HPB @ Various locations
Daily morning exercise classes of different kinds, including yoga, piloxing, etc. | Free
Tech Saturday (Upsized!) @ Suntec Convention Centre
3 Jun | 11am-7pm | Free
Yong Tau Fu Lunch Party @ OUE Social Kitchen
4-22 Jun | 12pm-1pm | Make your own Yong Tau Fu lunch | Tickets priced at $15
WOMEN Think Next: Singapore @ Microsoft AHQ Auditorium
6 Jun | 6pm-9pm | Free
BLINK_live APAC @ Grand Hyatt Singapore
7 Jun | 8.30am-5pm | Free
Sounds Better: An English Pronunciation Workshop @ The Salvation Army Tanglin Family Hub
7 Jun | 7pm | Free
Day X by The Apprenticeship Collective @ Lifelong Learning Institute
9 Jun | 10am-6pm | Free
Seafood Masterclass — Chirashi @ FiSK Seafood Bar and Market
9 Jun | 3pm-4.30pm | Tickets priced at $32
Global Reddit Meetup Day in Singapore @ East Coast Park
9 Jun | 5pm | SAPPORK SAPPORK | Bring food as appropriate
Asia GAME Festival @ Suntec Convention Centre
9-10 Jun | 11am-10pm | Tickets priced at $15 for 1 day pass, $22 for 2 day pass
RPG Day Singapore @ Cairnhill CC
9-10 Jun | 11am-8pm | Tickets priced at $5
Please Don't Bomb Us Day @ TBC
12 Jun | It's the Trump-Kim Singapore Summit if it wasn't clear
Geylang Serai Ramadan Bazaar @ Geylang Serai
Until 14 Jun | Food stalls, merchandise, etc.
Intro to DJing With Vinyl Records @ Katong Point
16 Jun | 4pm | Tickets priced at $60
Wartime Kitchen By Lee Geok Boi @ Former Ford Factory
16 Jun | 2pm-3.30pm | Free
Mindful Qigong @ Singapore Shopping Centre
20 Jun | 7.15pm | Free
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 2018 @ Siloso Beach
21-24 Jun | 9am-6pm | Tickets priced at $20
Magic: The Gathering Grand Prix Singapore @ Singapore EXPO
22-24 Jun | Timing TBC | Tickets priced from $70
Big Data and Machine Learning Festival @ Lifelong Learning Institute
23 Jun | 1pm-4pm | Free
Sake Festival Singapore 2018 @ Suntec Convention Centre
23 Jun | 1pm-6pm | Tickets priced at $40
Eid Special at Mama's Kitchen @ Bedok South Ave 3
23 Jun | 6.30pm | Tickets priced at $65
UFC Fight Night Singapore @ Singapore Indoor Stadium
23 Jun | 4.30pm | Tickets priced from $48
NTU Arts From The Heart Charity Run @ Gardens by the Bay
24 Jun | 12pm-8pm | Tickets priced at $30
Risotto Nights @ OUE Social Kitchen
25-29 Jun | 7pm onwards | Hand make your own mushroom risotto | Tickets priced at $15
Beyond I Maker's Market 2018 @ Dhoby Ghaut Green
29-30 Jun | 11am-10pm | Free
DJ Scratching Workshop @ Katong Point
30 Jun | 4pm | Tickets priced at $60
Feel Fab Fest 2018 @ Suntec Convention Centre
21-22 Jul | 10am onwards | Free
A Librarian's World — Early Advertising in Singapore @ Central Public Library
26 Jul | 7pm-8pm | Free
Adobe Symposium 2018 @ Marina Bay Sands
21 Aug | 8am-6pm | Tickets from $175
Novena: Paper Art Course @ Brahm Centre
Until 24 Aug | 10am-12pm | 12 session course on paper art forms | $240 full course fee, $12 materials fee
A one-stop calendar listing environmental events and activities in Singapore, so anyone can see at a glance what is going on at any given day!
Wild Happenings Singapore
Events everyday, including nature tours and birdwatching at parks/nature reserves island-wide. Most events are free or at nominal cost. Suitable for kids and the family.
Yong Nautilus Public Nature Walks @ Various locations
Dates and times vary | Aimed at families | Tickets priced at $25 (12 and below), $27 (adult)
Nature Appreciation Walk @ Bukit Timah Nature Reserve
16 Jun | 9.30am-10.30am | Free
Nature Appreciation Walk @ Windsor Nature Park
23 Jun | 9.30am-10.30am | Free
Cartoon Network: Animate Your Life @ Gardens by the Bay
26 May-10 Jun | 3pm onwards | Child tickets (2-12) from $12.50, student tickets (up to tertiary) from $15, adult tickets (18+) from $18
StoryFest 2018: Story House @ The Arts House
3 Jun | 11am | Free
Digital Arts Bootcamp @ MAD School
7-8 Jun | 10.30am-5.30pm | Tickets priced at $110
Apple Camp @ Apple Orchard Road
11-29 Jun | Timings vary | Free
BORED KNIGHT Junior | Potato Pirates Card Game: Coding with Piratey Spuds! @ Katong Point
16 Jun | 5pm | Single tickets priced from $16
Tintin and the Puzzling Whodunnit — A Books Ahoy! Party @ Books Ahoy!
17 Jun | 4pm-6pm | Tickets priced at $15
Code in the Community @ Various CCs and Libraries
Until 30 Sep | 10 week programme, 2 hours on Sat or Sun | Refer to link for full schedule and venues | Free
With the recent interview by the CDF, and subsequent articles by The Online Citizen, I have seen a lot of conversations from Singaporeans talking about the prevalence of 'tekan culture' in the SAF. They say that SAF has a culture of abuse, where superiors bully their juniors. Personally, I find the use of the term 'tekan' to be wrong here. To me 'tekan' is tough training. There is a mix-up because tough training and abuse exist on a spectrum, and the term 'tekan' has been used interchangeably and wrongly to define both. Let's call a spade a spade. Abuse is illegal. Tough training is not. I will try to elaborate further in this post. Hopefully we can start a conversation of what is tough training and what is abuse after this.
Tough training is NOT abuse. SAF needs tough and realistic training. It means to put someone through stress or pressure in preparation for another event (in the SAF's case, war). It is often constructive because it builds up those who were put through it. Those who went through it often emerge tired, yes, but also that it was a good outcome and they have gotten stronger from it. This is the business that all militaries are concerned with, and is often part of the training programme that is approved by the top leadership.
Example A: A commander makes his company re-do the exercise on a separate day after assessing that it was poorly executed the first time round.
Example B: A commander introduces additional training for his recruits after assessment and approval by his superiors.
Example C: Commanders take their platoons on a familiarisation run around the camp as an initiation activity.
Abuse is illegal and wrong. It means to treat someone with cruelty or violence so as to break him/her down. It is often pointless except to fulfill the perpetrator's own egoistic needs. Those who went through it emerge tired, disgusted with those involved, and feel that it was a waste of time. This is present in some militaries (the US calls it hazing or ragging), but it is undesirable because it is counterproductive to what the military is trying to achieve - build an army of fighting-fit, highly-motivated men. Often it is done without the leadership's knowledge.
Example A: A commander makes his recruits skip lunch to train more (food deprivation).
Example B: A commander makes his recruits re-do the exercise for the third time even after the other platoons have ended the exercise (rest deprivation).
Example C: The platoon makes the new recruit clean the toilet by himself as a rite of initiations (humiliation).
Somewhere in the middle of the spectrum, someone on the border btw Tough Training and Abuse is a blurry part where the two can overlap. This is because of differences in perception between the ground commander, the top leadership and the recruits.
Example A: A commander's tough training can easily be perceived by his unmotivated recruit or the uninitiated layperson as 'abuse'.
Example B: The inexperienced commander 'abuses' his recruits as punishment, but calls it tough training. He may even believe it himself.
The SAF needs to clamp down on any instances of abuse firmly. I think the grey space btw tough training and abuse is what the SAF leadership must address. This means clearer guidelines on what is and isn't allowed as informal punishment; better education of the commanders, recruits and the public on these boundaries; better supervision on the ground; and individual unit culture that may include abuse.
On our part, I think it helps if we stop lumping the two terms together and treating them the same. This only baits those who consider our generation the 'strawberry generation' and the anti-NS propagandists. We cannot have a proper conversation unless we're clear on what we're discussing.
TL;DR: Abuse/tekan must stop, tough and realistic training must continue. Let's not mix them up.
It is pretty common to see school kids with donation cans near MRT stations or shopping malls. I remember being one of them back when I was in school because students needed to fulfil those community service hours, and that was the easiest way out. Do you guys think that is the best way of create more consciousness among kids about community involvement? Would be even better to hear what the students themselves think about it.
Today is a day that I will remember forever. I am m,22, currently still serving national service in the navy. I was eating my breakfast at 5:30am in the morning at a hawker when I heard a "plang!" sound.I looked over and saw this dark looking fellow on the ground shaking uncontrollably.His eyes were shut and saliver was coming out of his mouth.What I experienced next is life-changing.The aunties and uncles who heard the sound, just looked.Yes, they JUST LOOKED at him and did nothing.I recall my poly days where I learnt about the basics of human psychology, where in situations like these, people would be afraid to be the first to act. So I put my half-eaten noodles on the return tray and rushed to the poor fellow.My mind went blank for a moment before I called the ambulance.The medic at the end of the call guided me to tilt the fellow sideways (to enable his breathing).I held him sideways until the ambulance came and handed him over to the pros.
TLDR: saved a guy experiencing fits, realize that most people are onlookers and afraid to act in situations, wasted half a bowl of good noodles but saved my soul
P.S. if the medic at the end of the phone is somehow reading this, thank you for guiding me and not get annoyed when I kept saying "he is still breathing" while panicking inside.
Edit:For all those who are wondering, he regained consciousness before I handed over to the professionals on site.
Hi Singapore, what are your cheap healthy food options available here? My definition of healthy food includes factors such as
My impression of Singapore food while flavourful and delicious, are generally not considered healthy.
Carbs eg. Rice, oats, noodles Protein eg. Meats Fiber eg. Vegetables Healthy fats eg. Nuts, avocados
I'm looking for advice. Oral contraceptives or IUD? I heard docs here don't prescribe IUDs to younger women who haven't had children before. If you're using any, did you experience any side effects?
Found today (21 Jun 18) at approx 12pm. Please share for visibility. If you are him pm me with your NRIC and we can arrange to meet. If no one responds by tomorrow evening I’ll mail it to him, but I would like to save a trip to the post office and the postage fee.
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