Singapore This May: Tulipmania Inspired, Musicals, and Food Festival
Pack your cameras, shine your dancing shoes, and be prepared to feast through May! From award-winning Broadway musicals to vibrant flower displays, and Chinese film festival to mouthwatering food carnival, there is no lack of activities for you to be part of this month in Singapore!
Until May 6 | Hand to God
“Theatre for the Youtube generation”, “Sesame Street meets The Exorcist” and “an explosive blast of raucous, hilarious and dirty fun” are some of the reviews that best describe what the theatre production, Hand to God, is. After a successful run on Broadway, the Asian premiere of Hand to God continues the use of dark humor to present uncomfortable topics such as grappling with loss and grief and seeks to be a brutally honest reflection of life. Tickets are priced from $35 to $60. Hand to God is rated R18 for religious references and coarse language, and more information can be found here.
Until May 7 | Tulipmania Inspired
Taking inspiration from one of the Netherland's most celebrated artists, Vincent van Gogh, this year’s Tulipmania Inspired transforms Gardens By The Bay’s famous Flower Dome into a floral gallery filled with multi-colored tulips. Using van Gogh’s acclaimed artwork “The Starry Night” as muse, the floral display imitates the work of art, allowing it to come to life with the vibrant hues of the flowers. More than 100 varieties of tulips and hyacinths, brought in from Holland, will be on display throughout the event. More information, including ticketing details, can be found here.
Until May 7 | Singapore Chinese Film Festival
Showcasing only the finest of Chinese cinema, the Singapore Chinese Film Festival is back this year for its fifth edition with more than 40 films in its repertoire. Kicking off the festival is Mad World, a Hong Kong production featuring award-winning actors Shawn Yue and Eric Tsang. The film explores social ills and family conflicts through a melancholy humanist film, giving a closer look at mental illness in the urban society. The brave film won Best New Director for Wong Chun and Best Supporting Actress for Elaine Jin at the 53rd Golden Horse Award. Talks by renowned Asian filmmakers and performers are also part of the festival, and more details about the panels can be found here. For more information about the event, check out their official site.
Until May 13 | La Cage aux Folles
If you missed the Singapore version of La Cage aux Folles back in 2012, this is your second chance to catch the musical extravaganza! Set in a famous nightclub in Tanjong Pagar, follow George, the charming host, and his long-time partner Albin, a glamorous cabaret diva, as they struggled to stay together and remain true to each other. The story explores beneath the feathers, drag queens and sequins; it is a tale of family, love, acceptance and diversity. Tickets are priced from $60 to $120, more information can be found here.
May 26-30 | Singapore Food Expo 2017
Foodies rejoice! Get a taste of Singapore at the largest food-related event on the island, the Singapore Food Expo 2017! Featuring over 100 exhibitors, the event showcases familiar local cuisines such as carrot cake and chicken rice, as well as trendy new fare like salted egg chips. With free admission, this is an event that foodies have no excuse to not visit. Keep an eye out on their Facebook page, as more information will be given closer to the date.