TIP Heroes Forum

TIP Heroes Forum
Human trafficking is alive and well all around the world, including Singapore, according to Siddharth Kara, an expert on the topic who was invited by UN Women to give a talk recently. And it’s tainting every part of the supply chain of the tea you’re sipping, the carpet you’ve just bought for your home and the shrimp you’re eating. Don’t believe us? Then attend this forum to learn more about it and what non-governmental agencies in ASEAN are doing to combat these devious crimes.
Date and time: Nov 26, 9.30am – 12.30pm
Venue: Shaw Foundation Alumni House, National University of Singapore
Price: Free admission. Please register by sending an e-mail to marissadg.home@gmail.com

sundown festival

Sundown Festival
This concert series is back for the third year and has shifted its focus to Korean, Japanese and Taiwanese acts – up-and-comers Teen Top and ViViD, androgynous songstress Zhang Yun Jing and headline acts, “Dance King” Show Luo and S.H.E’s Hebe Tien. There’ll be lots of fringe activities and food stalls set up for a carnival-like atmosphere.
Date and time: Nov 26, 5.30pm
Venue: Marina Promenade
Price: $138 for standard tickets from SISTIC. Log on to http://www.sundownfestival.sg/ for more.

syndicate session

Syndicate Sessions
Hip DJ Vanessa Fernandez is returning to her performing roots and pairing up with Syndicate, a collective of artists, for a set which will blow your mind both visually and aurally.
Date and time: Nov 25, 9.30pm
Venue: Esplanade Recital Studio
Price: $25 from SISTIC. Log on to http://syndicate.sg/2011/10/esplanade-syndicate-sessions-2011/ for more.

melanie pain

Melanie Pain @ Zouk
We can’t be in Paris right now, but the breathy, light voice of “Nouvelle Vague” singer will bring us to a smoky cafe in a hidden alley in the French capital. She’ll be performing both covers and original songs from her debut solo album
My Name.
Date and time: Nov 26, 9pm

Venue: Zouk, 17 Jiak Kim Street

Price: $30 at the door. Log on to
http://www.myspace.com/melaniepain to listen to Melanie Pain’s tunes.

Sweet Dreams Family Fiesta
If you’re a parent, don’t miss out on this event organised by the National Family Violence Networking System – learn how to raise your child more effectively while bringing them closer to you. Bring your kid along for games to win stationery from cute Australian brand Smiggle and watch a play on overcoming adversity.
Date and time: Nov 26 – 27, 11am – 9pm
Venue: Level 1, Galleria Foyer, Suntec City

Price: Free admission.


Tired of Justin Bieber and inane pop songs? So are we. To widen your musical repertoire, Turkish group Al Bora Quartet will be bringing you songs from front man Alp Bora’s birthplace, Ankara as well as music from Austria, Istanbul and the Balkan countries.
Date and time: Nov 25 – 26, 8pm
Venue: Gallery Theatre, National Museum
Price: $28 at Stamford Visitor Services Counter at the National Museum

bodies dreamt seen

Bodies Dreamt and Seen: The Painting of the Nude
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t seen the amazing exhibition Dreams & Reality: Masterpieces of Painting, Drawing and Photography from the Musee D’Orsay, Paris. This lecture by Professor Tamar Garb from University College London, will give you the background on the works featured and how male and female bodies portrayed in 19th century art reflected the sexuality of that time.
Date and time: Nov 25, 7.30pm
Venue: The Salon, National Museum
Price: $10 at Stamford Visitor Services at the National Museum

tana river bake

Tana River Bake Sale
The Tana River Life Foundation was set up by Singaporean Gabriel Tan who is living in the Tana River district in Kenya. The bake sale is aiming to raise at least $1000 which will fund the education and meals of four Kenyan girls for a year. Three flavours are available — cream cheese frosted carrot ($35 for a dozen), cream cheese frosted banana ($35 for a dozen) and chocolate with espresso Swiss meringue buttercream ($40 per dozen). You can also get a mixed dozen for $40.
E-mail your orders to ris8059@gmail.com and indicate if you would like to collect the cupcakes on Nov 25 or 27, after 4pm. Log on to http://tanariverlife.wordpress.com/ to find out more about the foundation.

SITEX 2011
Don’t miss out on the largest tech expo in Singapore – you’ll be spoiled for choice with over 500 brands on sale at value-for-money prices here.
Date and time: Until Nov 27, 11am – 9pm
Venue: Singapore Expo Hall 4B, 5 & 6
Price: Free admission. Log on to www.sitex.com.sg/ for more.

Vanessa is a freelance writer and can be found at thesewingwriter.tumblr.com.