Things to do this weekend: Check out Rewritten: The World Ahead of Us, enjoy Songkran festivities, and more

Things to do this weekend: Check out Rewritten: The World Ahead of Us, enjoy Songkran festivities, and more

Weekend fun

Text: Emily Heng

Image: Instagram | @publicarttrustsg

Phase 3's been introduced — and so, more and more of our favourite eateries, bars, and attractions have opened up their doors to customers. With that being said, bigger events still remain on hold. Not to fret though. This week, we're getting in our art fix whilst exercising, celebrating Thailand's water festival, and more.

CULTURE | Rewritten: The World Ahead of Us

Here's a statement sure to get snap-happy folk raring to go: there are 14 new Instagram-friendly photo spots for you to admire, all of which are interspersed along a 36-km long route. And by this, we mean a lineup of thought-provoking art installations that are available for viewing from Jurong to Punggol — a unique curation of rattan swings and woven hammocks; mind-bending typography; and neon-lit fixtures that are sure to induce awe and appreciation in equal measure. Just make sure you're sporting comfortable shoes before embarking on this ambitious endeavour.

Located across 8 parks in Singapore from 14 April to 6 June.

FUN | Songkran at Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore

Think of it as the equivalent of Thailand's new year — an affair that is best commemorated with a lineup of activities designed by an actual Thai golf resort. Dusit Thani Laguna Singapore aims to do so through a workshop that teaches users how to make a traditional Thai tea-time dessert (it is best thought of as a type of steamed dumpling) as well as by integrating special menu items within their restaurants. Beyond that, the first 50 guests to book a staycation can also walk away with a Songkran-themed box packed with delicious snacks.

Located at 11 Laguna Golf Green, Singapore 488047. The promotion will be available to 18 April.

SHOP | Designer and Luxury April: One Woman's Wardrobe

We sure hope those credit cards are in fighting-fit shape because local auction house, Hotlotz, has organized a trunk show featuring a bevy of rare designer bags, garments, and jewellery. Interested parties are able to bid on whichever items catch their eye. Hot tip: browse the current catalogue of Christian Dior, Chanel, and Gucci goods online before making your way down to the physical location to (hopefully!) scoop up your spoils. Act fast, we say.

Located at 120 Lower Delta Road, #01-15 Cendex Centre, Singapore 169208. The auction will last to 18 March, 6pm.

CULTURE | Life in Edo | Russel Wong in Kyoto

For those unaware, 2021 marks the 55th year of Singapore-Japan relations. This exhibit was borne as a result of this; a showcase that conveys the evolution of Japanese art and culture via two main mediums: woodblock prints and photography — as shot by Singaporean photojournalist, Russel Wong. There are two main aspects to this display: one which focuses more on Japan's Edo period, and the other that dives deep into the "nature and architecture of Tokyo and Kyoto" in present day. Japanophiles, assemble.

Located at Asian Civilisations Museum from 16 April to 19 September. Find out more here.

EAT | Edomae Omakase pop-up by Capital Kitchen

The latest venture by Zouk Capital Kitchen entails a transformation where the iconic night club is remade into an immersive Japanese dining experience. Its cuisine: Edomae sushi, where raw fish is marinated and preserved for days before serving. Don't expect to chow down on your 12-course meal in a zen-like atmosphere, though — food is served with chart-topping hits pulsating in the background. That is, tracks from the likes of Blackpink and Eminem depending on the day. Talk about a one-of-a-kind experience, indeed.

Located at 3C River Valley Road, Clarke Quay, #01-05 — #02-06, The Cannery, Singapore 179022 from 13 April to 30 April.