What to do in BBB this March

By Bras Basah Bugis on Mar 2017

January is Chinese New Year, February is Valentine’s Day and March is… a time to stay home and watch paint dry?

When you get tired of scrolling through your Facebook feed for the 600th time this evening, come down to Bras Basah.Bugis for these exciting March events.


Source: National Library Singapore/ Facebook


 1. National Library Script & Stage exhibition
If you want to learn more about the history of Singapore theatre, check out Script & Stage, a series of exhibitions highlighting the origins of local theatre production and playwriting from the 50s to 80s.

If you liked La La Land, check out the Singapore’s version. No, not Lah Lah land, but The Anatomy of a Great SG Musical, featuring local playwrights Stella Kon and Kenneth Lyen. The programmes also cover vernacular productions – in Malay, Tamil and Chinese – as well.

Date: 28 October 2016 - 26 March 2017, 10.00am - 9.00pm
Location: Levels 7 & 8, Promenade, National Library Building



Living Shelter by Yann Follain (WY-TO) and Lee Kay Lian (POD Structures), one of the programmes. Source: Living Shelter/ Facebook


2. National Design Centre’s Frontliners in Action
Design is not just about making things look pretty, it’s about solving real problems faced by real people.

This is what National Design Centre’s Frontliners in Action aims to showcase -- the work of architects and designers who respond to disasters or troubles in the field. Events include Live & Love Green, a course on urban gardening, as well as Design for Resilience, an exhibition that highlights design solutions for challenging environments.

Date: 3 Mar - 8 Apr, 9.00am - 9.00pm
Location: National Design Centre, Level 1 Atrium, Gallery 1 and Courtyard


Source: Kapok/ Facebook 

3. National Design Centre’s kapok x MadebyTofu: THE DESIGN COOKOUT
We love our Tze Char dishes, but no Singaporean would claim that your Tze Char box is a masterpiece of art and design.

During this Singapore Design Week, our humble Tze Char box is getting an extreme makeover from Kapok and local design studio MadebyTofu. Head down to the National Design Centre and check out this interactive art installation which reimagines your everyday Tze Char box. Food will be served.

Date: 4 Mar - 3 Apr, 11.00am - 9.00pm
Location: National Design Centre, #01-05, Level 1


 4. Heirloom: A Solo Exhibition by Adeline Tan
Adeline Tan is local illustrator and designer who has worked for Adidas, Facebook and Formula One. Her work has been featured in The Straits Times, Wall Street Journal and even publications in the UK.

From March to April, her exhibition Heirloom will feature a new series of works depicting a post-apocalyptic future where the plants have taken over. Check out some of her art at

Date:10 March 2017 – 8 April 2017, Tue-Sat 11.30am - 6.30pm
Location: Mulan Gallery Pte Ltd 36 Armenian Street

  "From Bas Reliefs to Reality: The Battle of Lanka", one of the student performances in

Angkor Wat Source:NAFA/ Facebook

5. Angkor Wat

This March, NAFA presents Angkor Wat, a series of programmes jointly managed by the Institute of Southeast Asian Arts (ISAA) and the individual faculties of NAFA.

Using music, text and design, NAFA students will explore Southeast Asian Art and History through the lens of Angkor Wat in Cambodia. With 120 participants from the faculty and student body, this will probably be the largest creative project with the UNESCO site of Angkor Wat as its subject matter.

Date: 1 Mar – 9 Apr Closed every Mon, 11am – 7pm
Location: NAFA Campus 1 I Lim Hak Tai Gallery


Source: NAFA/ Website 

6. Concert series: The Joy of Playing Together
For centuries, the piano has always been thought of as a solo instrument for the tortured musical genius -- Chopin, Mozart, Bach.

What nonsense! Music is always better with friends. Not only is it less taxing on your lower back, a true friend’s ear will help you maintain that tempo and tune. For an evening of duo piano works, join us for The Joy of Playing Together ft. NAFA keyboard studies students.

Date: 28 March 2017 
Location: NAFA Campus 1 I Lim Hak Tai Gallery


7. Concert series: NAFA-Tainan National University of the Arts Collaborative Concert
NAFA and the Tainan National University of the Arts are collaborating in a vocal and instrumental concert at the Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church Sanctuary.

Show up and enjoy a free evening of Debussy, Ravel and much more.

Date: 27 March 2017 
Location: 7:30pm – 8:45pm

Whether you’re a musician, a history buff or a graphic designer, there’s something for everyone in the final days of March. Head down to BBB during the weekend and enjoy your pick of theatre, art and music.