Our Stars and Crescent Moon (7, 13, 21 & 27 AUGUST)

Celestial Bodies (16 AUGUST TO 25 SEPTEMBER)

How much do you know about Singapore’s National Symbols? This walking tour is an experiential history lesson for those eager to learn. You’ll discover pioneer leaders’ aspirations for Singapore, and how three of our National Monuments witnessed the birth of the symbols we know today. Monuments covered in the tour include Former Parliament House (now The Arts House), Victoria Theatre, Victoria Concert Hall and Former City Hall (now the National Gallery). $5; register at . Tour de Care is the Home Nursing Foundation (HNF)’s inaugural virtual cycling challenge. Race at your own pace while raising funds and awareness for the underprivileged community. With 90 percent of patients struggling to afford long-term medical costs and treatments, HNF needs your help now more than ever. For every $100 raised, you can provide one Home Nursing Visit for an underprivileged patient. Support the underprivileged community today at . Inaugural Virtual Cycling Challenge (UNTIL 31 AUGUST) The Studios 2022 (UNTIL 24 SEPTEMBER) Using the biological nervous system as a metaphor for society, The Studios 2022 , presented by Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, explores the theme of collective care through a series of insightful programmes. From ticketed productions to workshops and free talks at library@esplanade, you’ll learn to confront difficult issues like ageing, mental health, love, and grief. series/series/2022/the-studios

Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with a view of the outdoor installation Celestial Bodies . Produced by Taiwan’s renowned Kai 3D Art Studio, it comprises spherical lanterns featuring the Moon, Earth, Sun, Saturn and Mercury. The installation pays tribute to the moon as it appears in its brightest and roundest form on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month. It also symbolises the joyous union of family and friends, and reflects the desire of Singaporeans to reunite with loved ones as pandemic restrictions loosen. See it on the lawn of the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall, 10am to 9pm daily. Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities (UNTIL 2 OCTOBER) This special exhibition by the Asian Civilisations Museum celebrates Southeast Asian heritage, and features over 100 masterpieces from overseas and local lenders, as well as rarely seen pieces from the National Collection. The free exhibition explores the rich history and culture of batik and batik making, from its traditional roots to contemporary designs.

Chua Mia Tee: Directing the Real (UNTIL 20 NOVEMBER)

Focusing on his early practice from the 1950s to 1980s, this free exhibition at the National Gallery presents a fresh perspective on acclaimed artist Chua Mia Tee and looks at his works through the nostalgic lens of film. His depictions of the city reflect Singapore’s dynamic changes as a nation and are testament to the contributions of diverse groups in its quest for progress.

Batik Kita Chua Mia Tee

17 AUGUST2022

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