This season of giving is not just about giving presents, it’s about giving presence too. Give the #GiftOfPresence and make time for people and causes you truly care for. 😌 Who will be the recipient of your presence? Check out our IGTV to find out more. . Also, share how you’ve given, or received a #GiftOfPresence this holiday season with the hashtag on your Instagram. Let’s spread the spirit of giving! ✨🥰
Did you know that you can make mason jars, hammocks and even coffee set furniture with commonly discarded materials like plastic, glass, paper and fabric? Leny Goh 49, and her 15-year-old son learned new ways to give these unwanted items a new lease of life at workshops organised by Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC). Leny and her son Keith even sold their upcycled items at the UP market this year. Say🙅🏻♀ to wastage and find out more about how you can play your part at @ecoknightsg
Chosen one, are you? 👽✨ Join us at Cairnhill CC to restore balance in the Force!
It's going to be a very special Chingay 2019 for Serene Tan! Now 28, she started performing in Chingay since she was 6 when the Parade was still held at Orchard Road. 😱 Check out the photos from her performance then! . Next year's Chingay will see Serene choreographing a performance for the very first time. Following the footsteps of her mum, who is a dance instructor as well, she hopes to make her own mark in this year's performance.
📢 Chingay 2019, our annual street parade and carnival, is returning to the F1 Pit Building on 15 & 16 Feb 2019! 🦋🌠 Themed 'Dreams Funtasia', a myriad of colourful performances will showcase Singapore's past, present and future. . Look out for a first-of-its kind 270-metre long painting by three renowned local artists. It depicts Singapore's growth from a fishing village to a modern metropolis. . 🎨 More than 100,000 people have taken part in 'painting' the artwork by leaving their fingerprints on it - but we need more hands on deck! Different pieces of the canvas will be displayed at community events across the island, so keep an eye out for it if you want to join in the fun. 😊 . Lastly, ticket sales are open! Visit bit.ly/Chingay2019Tickets to enjoy early bird discounts.
Swirls, curls, twirls and everything nice! ✨✨ Calligraphy isn't just about a brush and scroll. Step up your game with calligraphy on mugs! Learn how to personalise your mugs and even make one for your loved ones. Join us at for our 'Modern Calligraphy on Mugs' class at bit.ly/calligraphyonmugs now!
“Omg I love it! Did you do this yourself?” – Your friends, when they receive the card you made with your custom lino block. ☺️ . Search and sign up for our ‘linocut relief printing’ workshop at www.onepa.sg to learn basic linocut carving and printmaking techniques. You can carve your desired prints into blocks and use them over and over again for DIY projects. Hand-cut and inked, linocuts produce a soft, rustic look that’s perfect for your holiday-themed gifts! 🎁 . Suitable for all ages. Vacancies are limited – so don’t miss out!
How far would you go for your passion? Mr Ong, our ceramic art trainer at Tanglin CC, quit his well-paying job more than 20 years ago to become a full-time potter, “I chose to make the leap. I live more simply, and I’m happier.” His sense of satisfaction now comes from teaching pottery and sharing his love for the art with his students. . Mr Ong hopes that more people would see pottery the way he does. “It’s about making your visions come to life. If you can dream it, you can make it.” That’s why he decided to hold an exhibition to display the works which he and his students have created over the years. It’s amazing to know that all of them started out as beginners—the youngest learner is only 7 years old! . The exhibition opens today till Sat, 10 Nov at Tanglin CC. Pop by between 9am to 9pm to check out the works! Admission is free. ✨ . Search ‘ceramic art’ on one.pa.sg to find out more about the classes. You might just fall in love with the craft, too.
One of the reasons Singapore is ‘Home’: our streets are always dressed up to the nines, so that we can celebrate the festivities together. Regardless of race or religion. Happy Deepavali, everyone! ❤️
Indeed, like Zulayqha, we should always stay optimistic no matter what life throws at us! 🤜🏼🍋💢 . Zulayqha was just a teenager when her family lost their home. With nowhere to go, she was forced to live at the void decks with her siblings. Yet it did not diminish her fighting spirit to turn things around for her family. . Drawing strength and support from people around her, she overcame the difficulties, and is now furthering her studies and working part-time in Social Work. Despite her busy schedule, Zulayqha makes a point to volunteer and be involved in community outreach efforts. “I want to be able to help and give hope to people who are facing their own challenges in life; to let them know that their hardships can and will pass.” . Leave a ❤️ if you are an optimist too! #youthpower #💪🏼 #makelemonadeoutoflemons
Take a stroll downtown this weekend and you may notice that a few of Singapore’s iconic buildings are lit up in purple! 💜 As a part of the @purpleparade, 26 buildings and bridges across our island are participating in this year’s edition of the Purple Light-Up. . 📢 The Purple Parade is Singapore’s largest movement to support inclusion and celebrate abilities of persons with special needs. It will be returning this Saturday, 27 October! Come by Suntec City Plaza from 3pm to 7pm, and show your support by dressing in purple. . Look out for the traditional street parade and enjoy the various activities at the event. Most importantly, let’s celebrate together and commit to creating a more inclusive society for all Singaporeans! 🎆 Find out more at purpleparade.sg. #PurpleParadeSG #inclusionmatters #supportinclusion #celebrateabilities
I was a troubled youth and broke the law a few times. I was put into the Reformative Training Centre for 5 times. Daniel Teh proves that it's not the past, but the present that matters.