Re-ignite your senses this week as we enter into the second month of 2019, with various events lined up around Singapore for your entertainment. Feast your eyes on the aesthetic brilliance of i Light Singapore or take in the eargasmic music at #UMAMISOUNDS. Hungry for more? Head over to SPRMRKT for a Cambodian culture and culinary extravaganza.

i Light Singapore Bicentennial Edition

Curated to the theme of “Bridges of Time”, expect a multitude of over 30 engaging light art installations around our little island. Be mesmerised by the various artworks which explore topics of connectivity, and Singapore’s growth over the last 700 years. Not only does the event shed light on history, but it also aims to inspire sustainable habits, where all installations are designed with energy-saving or environmentally-friendly materials. Spanning the central area of Singapore, from Marina Bay, the Civic District, Singapore River, and Raffles Terrace at Fort Canning Park, explore and take in the dreamlike pieces, or participate in the festival’s various fringe activities.

i Light Singapore is happening from 28 January to 24 February 2019 at various locations. You can see the full list of installations featured here, and fringe programs here

The Break-Up Poetry Slam

In a collaboration with Word Forward comes The Break-Up Poetry Slam, Blu Jaz Café‘s official final public entertainment event. Come down for a night of emotional rollercoasters over drinks and food – did we mention that Blu Jaz boasts an extensive list of enticing cocktails? For poets out there, or for anyone who needs to vent a recent heartache, bring your pieces about sorrow and loss, growth and moving on down to the event. If you need even more incentive to rant about an ex in public, the two best poets of the night will win $50 and $25 respectively. Audience members also have the chance to win a Mystery Book prize by Word Forward. Sign up for your slot by posting on their event page or head down early for a chance to be squeezed in.

The Breakup Poetry Slam is happening on Thursday, 31 January 2019 from 8pm – 10pm at Blu Jaz Cafe, 11 Bali Lane, Singapore 189848. Entry is $10 at the door. 


Umami Records proudly announces their second edition of UMAMISOUNDS happening this Friday at Decline. Featuring names like newly-established R&B trio brb., electronica singer theodora, and hiptronica rapper Nicco Homaili. This event’s sophomore edition promises to be more than a showcase of the up-and-coming, but also a stirring reflection of the bubbling local independent scene at present. Admission come with beer, as if you need any more motivation to come, cause what better way to spend your Friday night than with some chill, vibey tunes.

#UMAMISOUNDS is happening on 1 February 2019 from 7pm – 9.30pm at SLED Productions x Decline, 37 Lor 23 Geylang, Singapore 388371. Tickets are $28 (inclusive of one beer) at the door, or get yours online here for $25 (inclusive of one beer). 

SPRMRKT Cambodia

SPRMRKT‘s annual cultural showcase returns for its second round, this time featuring all things Cambodia. For three months, experience everything from its cuisine to its art, as the restaurant collaborates with various artworks and Cambodia-based social enterprises and non-governmental organisations. SPRMRKT Cambodia also offers a socially-conscious retail experience that champions award-winning homegrown brands, ethical producers, and social enterprises committed to the sustainable development of Cambodia.

SPRMRKT Cambodia is happening from now till 31 March 2019, from 8am – 10pm at 501 Bukit Timah Road, 02-13 Cluny Court, Singapore 259760 and 41 Robertson Quay, Singapore 238236. 

Artifacts: Daryl C with samyfoo / jztn / ryangigs

Sway to alternative beats in the red glow of Intermission Bar’s funky setting and good booze. A night centred around the celebration of musical diversity, join local artists in Artifacts for an event birthed from the culture of music appreciation and the desire to share the scene’s diverse spectrum of music that would otherwise be rarely heard in traditional club settings. Artifacts will feature music by veterans FUNK BSTRD and Ramesh, along with Daryl C, samyfoo, jztn, and ryangigs.

Artifacts is happening on Friday, 1 February 2019 from 10.30pm – 2.30am at Intermission Bar, The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, Singapore 199589.  

Top Image: Lighthouse of Time by Danny Rose – for iLight Singapore 2019