Gallery 1819 straight from the factory

With museums yet to fully open after the coronavirus lockdown, Pangzi was surprised to learn that I was taking him to Gallery 1819 in the Tan Boon Liat Building. “How to practise social distancing in an enclosed gallery full of people?” he asked. “Don’t worry, nobody knows Tan Boon Liat. We’ll have the place all …

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Visit a virtual museum

“Daddy, this coronavirus is bad news for you. We’re all grounded, so you can’t make me go to museums with you anymore!” Pangzi said triumphantly. Poor thing, he hasn’t heard of Google Arts & Culture. “Do you know you can now visit almost every museum in the world that you like?” I countered. “Impossible. We …

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Big love at Da Ai Gallery

Frankly, I wouldn’t have the chance to visit the Tzu Chi Da Ai Gallery if Pangzi hadn’t asked me that question. “Daddy, how do you make someone love you?” “Why, is there a person you’re desperate to impress?” I said suspiciously. “Not me, but I think I have a classmate who… how should I put it… …

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ArtScience Museum in 2219

“Daddy, where will I be in 200 years time?” Pangzi asked poignantly one day. I thought a visit to the Futures Imagined exhibition at the ArtScience Museum was inevitable. “I don’t know where you’ll be, but by then I’ll be long gone,” I replied honestly for once. “Anyway, the ArtScience Museum has imagined it for …

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Anyone’s wonder at Children’s Biennale

My real destination is the newly open Funan Mall, so I wonder how I end up visiting the Children’s Biennale at the National Gallery Singapore. Maybe it’s bad route planning. I wonder. “Daddy, look! It’s the Children’s Biennale again!” said an excited Pangzi as we were walking past the gallery on the way to Funan near …

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Hatch Art Project on wheels

I would prefer not to do anything and laze around on a weekend afternoon, but there’s a new gallery in town called Hatch Art Project that I just need to check out. So when Pangzi asked to go scooting, I couldn’t pass up the chance. ”Pack your stuff. We’re going to Asia Square,” I announced. …

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Our own summit at The Art Space

“Daddy, can I go Orchard Road?” Pangzi suddenly asked. “No, we just went shopping,” I said. “Then can I go Sentosa?” he asked again. Something was not right. “Thought I said no more theme parks for you. Now what’s going on?” I snapped. “Daddy, I just want to see my hero the North Korea leader.” …

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No bats but sharks at Parkview Museum

“Wanna go Batman building?” I tempted Pangzi. That’s the street name for Parkview Square in Bugis, which housed the new Parkview Museum, my true destination. “See Batman? I want, I want!” He fell straight for it. Parkview Museum is located at the third floor of the majestic Parkview Square, which some say is the best …

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Death of print at Malay Heritage Centre

I can never understand why school bags have to be so heavy these days. “Because all my books are in the bag!” offered Pangzi. “Text books, work books, jotter books, colouring books…” Print is so yesterday. To prove my point, I decided to take Pangzi to the Mereka Utusan exhibition at the Malay Heritage Centre …

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