Wednesday, 4 March 2009


Giant Garage Sale

It’s back! The annual Cross Roads Giant Garage Sale, that is. The 6th Annual Cross Roads Giant Garage Sale, organised by the “moving facilitator” (it isn’t a moving company, but it will help you to find one), takes place this year at the Cairnhill Community Club. There will be lots of second-hand and new items to root through during the two-day garage sale this weekend, which features 168 vendors in all, from 9am to 6pm.

If you’d rather sell than buy stuff, units are available for rental (one unit consists of two tables each measuring 91cm x 91cm and two chairs), at S$40 per day (in tent) and S$50 per day (in hall). Tables are only available for rent Sunday, as Saturday is fully booked at the time of writing.

Cairnhill Community Centre
1 Anthony Road (new Newton Circus)
7-8 March

Queries to Angelika at 9644 4286
Web site:

A Nyonya Family Afternoon
Out of ideas for the March school holidays? Grab the kids and head on down to the Peranakan Museum’s Straits Family Sunday. Try your hand at decorating Peranakan-inspired paper kites, test your wits with some giant jigsaw puzzles or dress up as Babas and Nonyas (the last is sure to be a hit with the family, given the runaway success of The Little Nyonya television drama serial, which has won countless fans). The afternoon’s activities are included in the price of admission. Regular admission charges apply ($8 for adults; free for children aged six and below).

Peranakan Museum
39 Armenian Street
8 March, 1pm-5pm
Tel: (65) 6332 3284, 6332 7591

Who’s The Fairest One Of All?
The obsession with beauty has been going on for time immemorial. Beauty really does lie in the eyes of the beholder. In this case, budding photographers who challenge society’s limited definition of beauty. Their work, the top 12 entries in a competition by AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research), is featured in an ongoing photo exhibition at The Arts House and various public venues.

Through its Beauty Redefined Photo Exhibition, AWARE chose to confront the so-called beauty myth after learning that 1 in 2 Singaporean teens believes she or he is too fat; almost 9 in 10 want to change the way they look; and 1 in 5 would consider plastic surgery (according to the Singapore Medical Journal).

In September, the non-profit advocacy group dedicated to promoting gender equality told photographers to challenge society’s narrow ideas of beauty; to “Stop Being Defined” and “Start Redefining.” Young people responded by taking creative, artistic pictures relevant to their lives and submitting them to the competition.

The AWARE Beauty Redefined Photo Exhibition is on display at the following locations and dates:
· Present-26 March: Yishun Public Library
· 26 March-7 April: Nanyang Technological University
· 1 May-31 May: DBS Arts Centre – Home of Singapore Repertory Theatre
· 15 June-30 June: Republic Polytechnic

AWARE (Association of Women for Action and Research)
Tel: (65) 6332 6919
Web site:


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