No four seasons in Singapore but from the looks of the events happening this weekend, it’s safe to say it’s summer time! Think dragon boating, yoga in the sun, and smokin’ BBQ parties—just remember to arm yourself with lots of SPF, breezy-bright ensembles and a good make-up setting spray!
DBS Marina Regatta
1-4 June at The Promontory at Marina Bay
Grab your beach day’s best and head on down to The Promontory at Marina Bay for Singapore’s biggest Bayfest: The DBS Marina Regatta. Beyond the dragon boating competition with almost 80 participating teams, there will an Urban Beach to sun bathe on; a Battle Bay obstacle course to put your physicality to the test; Bay Eats, a breezy food festival; and a Marina Regatta x Ultra Countdown Party helmed by some of the region’s best emerging DJs.
Salute the Sun with lululemon
3 June at The Promontory
You don’t need to be a dragon boat fan to attend the DBS Marina Regatta—fitness enthusiasts will be treated to sweat sessions by lululemon at the Play Dome and Urban Beach, from a more high-intensity Eat Train Love workout to a revitalising, chakra-aligning Yoga+ class in the sun.
"I'm in the practice of kindness because I believe that in order to make this a better world, we have to first be kind to ourselves, the people we meet and all the other beings that share this earth with us." – Cheryl, founder of @eattrainlovesg. Flow in the practice with us, Cheryl and Eat Train Love at the DBS Regatta (@dbsmarinaregatta) next weekend. How does your practice show up in your everyday life? #thisisyoga
Gillman Barracks Art & History Tour
3 June at Gillman Barracks
Gain a deeper understanding of the artistic space that is Gillman Barracks with a walking tour on Saturday. Discover artworks by established and emerging local and international artists on show, whilst you get an introduction to the history of the colonial estate.
After Dawn BBQ Block Party at Camp Kilo
4 June at Camp Kilo
Bring your appetite over to Camp Kilo at Kampong Bugis, where an artist market by The Local People; craft workshops by FMS Fashion Markerspace; DJ-led al fresco parties; and succulent, saucy barbecued meats await. It’s going to be sweaty, so hold back on the heavy make-up and wear something breezy.
This Sunday, 4th June, the After Dawn BBQ Block Party returns to #CampKiloCharcoalClub for another round of daytime dancing to beats by our local DJs, fun and games at the carnival stalls, plenty of drinks and hearty roasts, all while browsing for crafty wares and taking part in creative workshops at the artist market. With DJs J. Goh, JB, Oliver Osborne and Jeck Hyde helming the decks, workshops by FMS Fashion Makerspace, and a market curated by The Local People, there's something for everyone. If you have a group of 8 pax or more, make a reservation via www.kilokitchen.com/reservations. #CampKilo #getcrackling
On Sharks and Humanity
Till 26 June at Parkview Museum
harnesses the power of art to educate and empower the public on the environmental issues surrounding shark protection and ocean conservation. The multi-media travelling exhibition features close to 30 artworks from all over the world, each portraying a different aspect of the interdependence between sharks, the ocean and mankind; as well as a heartfelt side to the creature that is both deeply feared and love.
#OnSharksandHumanity, a project we chose to embark on simply because it's close to our hearts and a cause we firmly believe in, finally opened to the public last week with a press conference and VIP preview. The opening of this global art exhibition was graced by Senior Minister of State Mr Desmond Lee, the President of Palau and the CEO of WildAid China. "When the buying stops, the killing can too. #OnSharksandHumanity is open daily from 1-7pm till 9 September 2017. Free Admission. www.parkviewmuseum.com
By Dana Koh