October 09, 2007
Marvin Chan said:
"The filming for the Shanghai part was finished yesterday. The next step will be going to Singapore to continue the story of how I build up my dream to set up the world 1st Shanghai Toy Museum - Museum of Shanghai Toys. The shooting date will be in December. Through the deep conversation with the interviewees, I learned plenty of things from them. Their childhood, their stories, their experience and especially how they face the difficult situation during the Cultural Revolution, these all give me a very positive lesson which let me understand all the difficult situation I face now is nothing."
Recommended by shaun wong: "Quite possibly the most prolific museum blogger in Singapore, Marvin's blog reads like the dvd extras/production notes of his upcoming documentary. Check out his trail of posts detailing his filming experience. An inspiration to people in the museum industry, as well as um, toy collectors."
May 20, 2007
The international museum day starts today! For 10 days (’til May 27), there will be more than 80 activities and events spread over 24 museums in Singapore!
Recommended by Veron: "You know how Singaporeans are always complaining that there's nothing to do in Singapore? For the next 10 days you would be able to visit interesting places (mostly free) and unearth a whole bunch of tidbits about our country!"
August 01, 2006
Mr Hardy said:
Now what I heard was that they had some guest 'bomoh' summon toyols in front of paying guests. What happened was that the museum became haunted with lotsa spooky things happening for months due to certain spirits being left behind unintentionally.
Recommended by i is no coward: "Singapore's Asian Civilization Museum is supposedly haunted by the ghosts of several Samsui women who's artifacts were displayed in the museum. Now the theory goes that these spirits are pure energy and they manifest themselves when they gather enough energy from those who unwittingly transfer energy to them by believing in them. "
May 20, 2006
International Museum Day 2006 is your opportunity to discover Singapore's museums. More importantly, you'll learn more about a whole range of local heritage topics and issues. And of course, it'll be fun!
Recommended by acroamatic: "Plenty of activities going on in and around Singapore museums the next couple of weeks. Including a street party outside the Singapore Art Museum!"
May 05, 2006
More things coming up for Fiction@Love!! Refer to my first post and my second post. There are so many cool programmes coming up in conjunction with SAM’s first ever anime art exhibition - body art, cosplaying, Trexi-decorating… It’s really really amazing. Cue more pictures from Beth.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Singapore Art Museum's first anime art exhibition ever, and they're holding a cosplaying party! Plenty of pictures of the upcoming art too."
February 04, 2006
Preetam starts a conversation that has me go rabid, now that I know the coordinating civil servant is clearly able to handle dissent, but unfortunately he is in the restroom and I have to repeat myself with much less gusto... What to do with rabid bloodhounds who cry shut down the museums! (*raises fist in air*)
Recommended by ramblinglibrarian: "Mr. Otterman, Siva, actually shouted out loud "Shut down the Singapore Art Museum" and got away with it. Check out Siva's post if you want a low down on the upcoming and yet-to-be-named Museum/ Heritage blog. We're told that dissenting views (re: the blog, the idea, the name etc) are welcome. "
November 03, 2005
Museum Roundtable said:
The Museum Roundtable was formed in 1996 with the aim to bring museums and heritage galleries closer to the public. ... Chaired by the National Heritage Board, the Museum Roundtable comprises of 30 members.
Recommended by Otterman: "There were 19 museum and galleries in 2001 when I first found out. Enough to shock another volunteer and myself set into converting the 2002 brochure into this directory.
In the process of updating it right now, I counted 30 members! Mind you, there are a few more out there.
How many museums and galleries in Singapore can you think of before hopping over to look? And how many have you visited?"
October 31, 2005
September 06, 2005
If you grew up watching Transformers, He-man, Mask, My Little Pony, and other old-school 6.30pm cartoons, you must remember these kitsch icons that defined your/my/our generation. Where you could just about memorise entire ultra-gahmen commercials & songs on TV, and campaign mascots like Singa the Lion and Teamy the Bee adorned your FREE National Day/Childrens’ Day/whatever-day stationery.
The SG History Museum brings back the memories with this collection of not-so-old-but-old-enough exhibits.