Let’s Hear It For The Girls!

Curated by ACMI (Australia’s national museum of screen culture), Goddess: Brave. Bold. Beautiful takes place at ArtScience Museum and is part of their Year of Extraordinary Women exhibition. Celebrating 120 years of moving image history, it features the females who have challenged narratives, defied expectations and transcended boundaries via stories, screenings, costumes, sketches and interactive experiences such as a stunt masterclass. Not only does it showcase Aussie, American and European films, but shines a spotlight on Asian stars from Hong Kong, Japan, India, and of course, Singapore. Maggie Cheung, Michelle Yeoh and Fann Wong, we salute you! Until 11 August  marinabaysands.com

Feeding Time!

No matter what your age, it’s impossible not to love Singapore’s foodie offerings. From Chilli Crab to Char Kuay Teow, Carrot Cake to Kaya toast, there’s something for everyone. This May, Children’s Museum Singapore (CMSG) launches a new exhibition for kids based on the island’s food heritage. Into the Hawkerverse has been curated in consultation with children and aims to deepen their understanding and appreciation of hawker culture through play, activity and learning. Warning: it’ll make you hungry.From 25 May. 23B Coleman Street, 179807   nhb.gov.sg/childrensmuseum

Model Behaviour

Listen up history buffs! In 1915, a set of 84 hand-carved model pagodas made in Shanghai travelled thousands of miles to San Francisco. Exquisitely detailed, they were based on real structures and for many, they offered a first glimpse of China’s rich architectural heritage. The models have been hidden away for over a century, but this month sees them being returned to Asia and the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM). Don’t miss them in Pagoda Odyssey 1915: From Shanghai to San Francisco. 31 May – 15 September. 1 Empress Place, 179555

Here Comes Heritage

Photo: Courtesy of Katong Culture

Singapore Heritage Fest (SHF) 2024 is back, marking the 21st edition of this yearly festival that celebrates the island’s buildings and landmarks. As a double whammy, it’s also the 40th anniversary of Total Defence Singapore. Featuring tours, trails, exhibitions, and other exciting activities, SHF 2024 promises to be an immersive exploration of the place we’re proud to call our adopted home. Our top tips? The Homeground exhibition and the Hop-On Hop-Off bus experiences are not to be missed.  1 – 26 May, various locations

Frida comes to town

Frida Kahlo: The Life Of An Icon makes its debut in Southeast Asia in May. Demand is high for this immersive biography which promises nine spaces filled with interactive installations, 360-degree projections, photographs, films, and a virtual reality experience. Secure your tickets sooner rather than later to understand the life of one of the most influential female artists of the 20th century. ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue, Basement 2, 018974  feverup.com


The annual Dragon Boat Festival happens on 10 June 2024 (the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar). Check out activities along Kallang River and Bedok Reservoir Park.