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Things to do this weekend: Pottery in a dragon kiln, a cute otter exhibition, and more

Things to do this weekend: Pottery in a dragon kiln, a cute otter exhibition, and more

Weekend Fun

Text: Jean Chua


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, try your hand at pottery in Singapore's oldest Dragon Kiln, take Instagrammable shots at a pastel otter exhibition and feast from a curated menu between two esteemed restaurants in Singapore.

VISIT I Otah & Friends Otter Exhibition

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It's safe to say we've all seen photos of the Bubble Tea Factory popping up all over Instagram, and the creators behind that famed exhibition have made good use of that winning formula to redesign a new exhibition that is just as epic. This time, lovable otters have been made the star of an Instagrammable exhibition under the cute name of "Otah & Friends". Immerse yourself in this childlike fantasy as the exhibition takes you through Otah's journey — one that's filled with dreamy pastel backdrops that you won't be able to resist using as your OOTD background. After a sold-out opening month, thankfully "Otah & Friends" have extended their run so hurry on down to the exhibition so you won't be left feeling FOMO.

Located at Gardens by The Bay till 4 April. Find out more here.

EXPERIENCE I Pottery in Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle

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Unless you haven't been keeping up with what kind of activities are currently in trend, we bet pottery's on your list of things to try out. And hey, what better place to dabble in the art of pottery at Singapore's last surviving dragon kiln, Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle? A mystical place that emits fantastical Hogwarts vibes, it will also hit you with a wave of nostalgia since it channels some serious kampung feels. You'll be getting a 2 in 1 fun weekend activity since you'll be able to explore a rural-like place rarely sighted in modernised Singapore anymore while also conveniently picking up traditional pottery.

Located at 85 Lorong Tawas. Find out more here.

DINE I Tiffin Room x Samy's Curry collaboration

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Foodies rejoice. Or more specifically, fans of Indian cuisine have a cause to celebrate. Even within Indian cuisine itself, there are North Indian cuisine, and South Indian cuisine, both delicious but vastly different from one another. So what do you do when you crave both cuisines at the same time? You head on down to Tiffin Room, for you can now try both cuisines in one place. Longstanding North Indian restaurant located in the elegant Raffles Hotel, The Tiffin Room has decided to collaborate with firm local favourite Dempsey eatery Samy's Curry to present a curated menu that will have a fusion of both cuisines, and feature signature dishes from each renowned establishment. Who said you can't have the best of both worlds?

Located at Tiffin Room, Raffles Singapore. The collaboration is until 10 March. Find out more here.

CULTURE I Singapore Musical Box Museum

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We've all reveled in the beauty of musical boxes when we were young, so perhaps it's time to revisit that childlike innocence and be in awe once again when you make a trip down to the Singapore Musical Box Musuem. As you sail through the rustic, retro style musuem, you're sure to be enchanted by the intricate tinkling musical boxes in the museum, each one rich in history. Get educated on the history behind how musical boxes evolved in popularity over the years, and how they weave in into Singapore's own national history. And if you're into vintage, most of the musical boxes in the musuem are antiques that are centuries old, each telling a unique story of their craftsmanship. The precious artefacts hail mainly from Switzerland, Germany and the US.

Located at 168 Telok Ayer St, Singapore 068619. Find out more here.

ART I Sanctuary exhibition at Gilman Barracks

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You know what they say, art mirrors real life. Certainly so for Malaysian artist Justin Lim, whose newest solo exhibition at Gilman Barracks is very much inspired by the pandemic, and chronicles how society and people have been living in the New Normal, feeling entrapped due to the pandemic. Titled 'Sanctuary', his artwork is relatable as it depicts everyday life (he uses his friends and acquaintances as inspiration), but from a fresh perspective, and some intricate artistry. His unique take on a universal experience will see him showcasing dreamlike spaces juxtaposed with our disrupted everyday life to reflect the entrapment of modern society, such as lone figures, people in gatherings.

Available till 20 March. Located at Richard Koh Fine Art, Blk 47 Malan Road, #01-26 Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109444. Find out more here.