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10 activities to do in June

Our round-up of things to include in your calendar in Singapore this month.

1. Summertime Madness Presents The White Beach!

June 2-3

For the fourth edition of its Summertime Madness party, 1-Altitude is transforming its rooftop space in the CBD into a dazzling white beach wonderland. Over two nights, indulge in some merry-making with like-minded party-goers while showing off your moves on the dance floor in breezy beachwear. Other than music by resident DJs Leonard T and Jack T, the event will also comprise of fringe activities and roving acts including LED twirlers. Remember to get your hand on 1-Altitude’s specially created cocktail for the night, the refreshing Summer Splash, as you let your hair down and bid farewell to the first half of 2017.

2. The Lo & Behold Group Festival

June 2-25

We’re midway through 2017 and to celebrate that, hospitality company The Lo & Behold Group will be hosting its first-ever festival, a month-long calendar of fiestas, across its F&B brands, all aimed to encourage adults to take a much need mid-year break. Ranging from parties, to workshops and gourmet experiences, the festival will be headlined by seven events, which include Drink Your Greens, a gin workshop with The Rabbit Hole; Electroball, the Golden Age of Hollywood with Sunshine Nation, where attendies can enjoy a multitude of performances at The Black Swan; and Vitali-tea, a tea workshop at Looksee Looksee on the youthful benefits of tea.

3. Raffles Inspires – A Secret Postcard Sale

June 3-11

As Raffles Singapore celebrates its 130th anniversary, the hotel will also be showcasing a series of postcards designed by distinguished guests of the property, as well as students from local educational institutions. These limited edition pieces, which celebrates the romance of writing postcards during the golden age of travel, will be available for purchase at a pop-up store at Raffles Hotel Arcade, which has been designed and curated by Daniel Boey in collaboration with students from the Raffles College of Higher Education. Each of the 50 designs comes in 130 pieces only, with all proceeds to be donated to Autism Association (Singapore). Identities of the designers will also be unveiled progressively over the 10-day sale.

4. The Private Museum’s Lines

June 9-25

Art lovers, pencil this into your calendars. The Private Museum‘s latest exhibition celebrates the works of eight emerging artists the likes of Ben Yap, Brenn Tan, Izzy Tan, Jackson Kang, Odelia Tang, Quinn Lum, Rafi Abdullah and Tristan Lim. The exhibition will feature artworks from a range of mediums, including painting, printmaking, photography, video works and installation, in which each piece captures the nuances of the artists’ thoughts and processes impacted by cultural ideologies, social landscapes, identities and the human psyche.

5. i-India 2017 Summer Soiree

June 10

Enjoy a night of feasting and entertainment for a good cause. Organised by UWCSEA East Campus “Colours of India” Global Concern and in conjunction with Friends of i-India, this soiree-cum-fundraiser, to be held at 1 Denham Close in Bukit Timah, aims to ensure the continuation of the food programme in three of i-India’s shelter homes for underprivileged children in the coming year, as well as fund two school teachers’ annual salaries. The evening’s entertainment is provided by Aussie comedian Jonathan Atherton, with food and drinks sponsored by Tippling Club.

6. 2017 IMMAF Asian Open Championships of Amateur MMA

June 12-16

Ahead of the highly anticipated UFC Fight Night Singapore: Holm vs Correia on June 17, mixed martial arts organisation UFC has teamed up with the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) to introduce the inaugural Asian Open Championships to Singapore. To take place at Marina Bay Sands, this is IMMAF’s first open championships in Asia, which invites amateur athletes from around the world to showcase their MMA talents to the public. Sounds like quite a thrilling experience to watch.

7. The British Theatre Playhouse’s Stars of the West End

June 22-23

Get your musical fix as you bask in the melodious vocals of four singers, who have been a part of 10 most successful musicals of London’s West End, at this two-night-only show. To be held at One Farrer Hotel & Spa, Grand Ballroom, the production will see the voices of Mike Sterling, Shona Lindsay, Tom Solomon and Jayne O’Mahony present a collection of songs from the likes of Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Chicago, Evita, Mamma Mia!, Miss Saigon, West Side Story, Wicked and more. Tickets are available for purchase through the hotel’s reception desk at the lobby and include a free drink each.

8. Children’s Season Singapore 2017

Till June 25

Here’s something interesting to do with the kids during the school holidays. Choose from a multitude of over 120 exhibitions and activities — organised by museums and heritage institutions, Esplanade, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Wildlife Reserves Singapore, Singapore Tyler Print Institute and more — during this month-long cultural festival for children that encompasses history, music, performing arts and nature. Programmes include the Army Museum of Singapore’s Survival!, where children get to learn outdoor skills such as building a “basha”, field cooking and camouflage; National Museum’s GosTan Back, a theatrical experience delving into Singapore’s history; Mint Museum’s Vintage Teddy Bears where kids can learn how to stitch and stuff their very own furry friend; and NUS Museum’s Family Fun with Print-Making where kids can learn more about Singapore in the 1950s through woodblock and linoleum prints.

9. Asian Civilisations Museum’s Ghost Nets of the Ocean 

Till August 6

Recognising the dangers that seemingly harmless debris in the sea can do to marine life, this exhibition sees artists from the Erub Arts group telling thought-provoking stories inspired by real stories of indigenous island life and the ocean. Using abandoned fishing nets, or ghost nets, the art installation features over 80 sculptures of marine life, including turtles, squids, jellyfish and corals, woven in ghost nets to provoke reflection on how humans are impacting the world’s oceans. Held at the Asian Civilisations Museum, admission to the exhibition is free and is co-organised by the museum and the Australian High Commission in Singapore.

10. The ArtScience Museum’s Human+: The Future of Our Species

Till October 15

This exhibition at the ArtScience Museum explores what it means to be human in an age where wearable tech is the norm and cyborgs and clones live among us, and a future in which the boundary between humanity and technology may disappear altogether. Presenting the work of 40 international artists, scientists and designers, this show delves into robotics, biotechnology, synthetic biology, artificial intelligence and ethics — sculptures grown from living tissue by bio-artists Oron Catts and Dr Ionat Zurr; work by Neil Harbisson, the world’s first human to be officially recognised as a cyborg; sculptures of human babies with surgically implemented body by modification designer Agatha Haines; and more.