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5 Cool Events This Week: Kult Yard Opens, Korean Women In Film And More

The old police headquarters in Chinatown has been transformed into art and food space Kult Yard and they're opening this weekend with an extravaganza.

World Press Photo exhibition

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Public response to the photographs of this scared little girl from Honduras has been overwhelming for me to see. I thought I would share the images that led to the key moment that touched many of you, as it did me. A Honduran asylum seeker, age 2, cries as she and her mother are taken into custody by federal agents near the US-Mexico border. The mother said they had been traveling for a month to reach the United States. They had just crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico and were then transported to a US Customs and Border Protection processing center. The Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy for undocumented immigrants calls for the frequent separation of parents and children while their cases for political asylum are adjudicated, a process that can take months – or years. This is a series of photographs I took while on a ride-along with the Border Patrol in Texas’ Río Grande Valley last week. #gettyimages #undocumented #gettyimagesnews

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If you love documentary-style photos, don’t miss out on the World Press Photo Foundation’s ongoing exhibition over at the National Museum of Singapore. The prestigious non-profit photography body is currently touring the world with a showcase of winning works from its long-running (since 1955) photojournalism contest. This year’s winning entry went to American photojournalist John Moore’s submission of a Honduran child crying as her mother is searched by a US Border Patrol officer. More details here.

On now till Oct 27, 10am – 7pm, admission is free

National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road

Kult Yard

Art and lifestyle design studio/space Kult has been well, cult, since day one and now they’re expanding beyond their perch at Emily Hill to Pearl’s Hill Terrace in Chinatown, taking over what used to be the old police headquarters space. To celebrate their latest venture, titled Kult Yard, they’re putting on a three-day extravaganza that includes live DJ sets by the likes of Darker Than Wax, Japanese street food, vegetarian kitchen (courtesy of Kult Kafe) and live graffiti bombings. Be there. Details here.

Oct 18 – 20, various times

Kult Yard, 195 Pearl Hill’s Terrace

Faces of the Korean Woman

A Good Lawyer’s Wife. Film still courtesy of Asian Film Archive

K-pop, this is not. A film program to celebrate 100 years of Korean cinema, Faces of the Korean Woman aims to explore multi-faceted portrayal of women throughout Korean film history from the 1930s to the 2010s. The program will be offering a total of 24 female character-driven films that offer a retrospective view on female representation in Korean cinema. Check out the full line-up here.

On now till Nov 17, various times

Oldham Theatre, 1 Canning Rise 

RIOT Hosted by Becca D’Bus: October 2019

Drag queen supreme Becca D’Bus is back with another edition of her signature drag revue called Riot!, which is probably one of the most visible platforms in Singapore today that gives other drag queens a space to perform. Aside from the queen herself, this edition also features Amy Tashiana, Arya Dunn, Papa Cherry, Mona Kee Kee and Opal Ophelia. Come with a thick skin – D’Bus has never shied away from speaking her mind on the things that matter. Details here.

Oct 19, 10pm – 11.55pm

Hard Rock Cafe, 50 Cuscaden Road


ArtScience Late: iNCH

The upcoming edition of ArtScience Museum’s signature late-night experimental music series will be helmed by Inch Chua, who travelled to Antarctica last February for an expedition. Chua will be featuring music, soundscapes, and her first radio play, which aims to transport listeners to the extremely vulnerable polar regions. Chua’s performance is part of the climate crisis exhibition taking place at the museum currently. Details here.

Oct 17, 7pm – 10pm

ArtScience Museum, 6 Bayfront Avenue