PUBLISHED January 10th, 2021 05:00 am | UPDATED January 17th, 2021 01:49 am
January is serving up serious opportunities to explore different mediums of art in Singapore – think short films at the ArtScience Museum, exhibitions from Singapore Art Museum and The Substation, plus interactive online escape room Murder at Mandai Camp (the sequel!) has extended its run. If you’re feeling more inclined to find art in nature, there’s also a kayaking trip to Pulau Ubin, so you can admire Singapore’s natural beauty and get a good workout in, too.
Watch Short Films on the Big Screen
Have a Splashing Good Time Kayaking Around Pulau Ubin
The Ubin2Rivers Trail will take place on 15 January, 7.30am – 12.30pm for S$95 per adult and S$50 for children under 12. The trail will start and end at Pasir Ris Park, Singapore 519639. Contact Kayakasia to register.
CosmicWander Will Have You Questioning Reality
Get ready for an otherworldly experience at this exhibition by Berlin-based Singapore artist Choy Ka Fai. Created out of a decade-long exploration of the relationship between humans and worldly phenomena, this ongoing project explores shamanic dance cultures in Asia. This immersive exhibition combines moving images, text and spectacle to present a perspective on humanity’s interaction with different states of reality.
The CosmicWander: Expedition will take place from 16 January to 21 February, 12 pm – 9pm daily. The exhibition is located at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, 39 Keppel Road, #01-02 to 04, Singapore 089065.
Face Your Fears with Murder at Mandai Camp: The Case Reopens
The raved-about sequel to Zoom production Murder at Mandai Camp has been extended due to popular demand. That means you’ll be able to catch this choose-your-own-adventure horror game with 360-degree video and surround sound for a whole two weeks more. Settle in for spooks and scares, accompanied by delicious cocktails from Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall specially made for this experience. Find all the clues and solve the mystery to be entered in a draw to win S$1,000!
Murder at Mandai Camp: The Case Reopens will run until 16 January, on-demand between 8pm and 4am daily. Tickets are priced at S$20 via SISTIC. Themed cocktails are available for purchase on Ah Sam Cold Drink Stall’s webstore.
Immerse Yourself in the Space of The Substation
The Substation and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) have collaborated to present WAKE, an exhibition showcasing artworks created by NAFA students. Each artwork draws on specific features of The Substation space, while questioning the concepts and assumptions around the existence of the arts space. This constant, immersive experience puts The Substation forward as a living entity with its own organs and future – come learn about its past and its possible future.
WAKE will take place daily from 12pm – 8pm until 31 January at The Substation. The Substation is located at 45 Armenian St, Singapore 179936. Admission is free.
Top image: Murder at Mandai Camp: The Case Reopens