The Council's new venue Somewhere, and other cool Singaporean Instagram accounts to follow: Screenshots #2
For all the ladies who are reading this, taming a man's hair is far more complicated than you would believe. The struggle is real; a six-dollar trim at a neighbourhood barber or an express cut at QB House might look like they'll get the job done, but dealing with the aftermath of stray strands and uneven patches can take days, and in some dire occasions, even weeks to resolve.
That's exactly why I was particularly impressed with the snatched hairdos of stylish rappers of the moment, Yung Raja and Fariz Jabba. Their sharp fades are the skilled handiwork of Celian J D'Souza, aka Ceejay. The barber cut his teeth at DeepCuts Barber and Grease Monkey Barber Garage before setting up his current gig in Hougang. You can't go wrong with his 50-dollar triple threat facial-haircut-wash package that includes that trendy peel-off black activated charcoal mask. You'll definitely need to book an appointment in advance, though; he only works on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3pm to 10pm.
The eighth floor of the National Library on Victoria Street — which is dedicated to the arts and humanities — has become the default haunting ground of sleep-deprived art school students and creative professionals who need to do a good old fashioned deep dive for a final-year dissertation or research project. Some of us would prefer the speedy convenience of Google Scholar and Google Books, but there's something appealing about being a part of a library's intellectual hive, and that serendipitous moment when you stumble upon a photograph or page that sparks a whole runaway train of creative ideas.
If you're seeking an alternative reading room, look no further than Wares. Sitting within indie art space soft/WALL/studs in Geylang, it houses a growing catalogue of over 200 books, zines, and printed matter that span everything from best-selling local material such as Teo You Yenn's This Is What Inequality Looks Like to hard-hitting theoretical texts by Jean Baudrillard. Wares is currently looking for caretaking volunteers, so hit them up if you're keen.
Singapore's best house and techno club Headquarters in Boat Quay might be temporarily closed for building upgrading and renovation works, but fret not, because the good folks at The Council have opened their third space, Somewhere.
Located on the third floor of a nondescript building at 15 Phillip Street, the concrete-paved Brutalist venue has been hosting killer acid and techno nights since early July. Besides its nightlife events, watch this space for occasional art exhibitions, talks, and film screenings. Somewhere's IG is currently set to private, but hit follow, and you'll be the first to know when something hot happens.
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