Wordless Wednesday: Label of love

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I was out delivering tickets to my winners from The Megabugs Return! Exhibition last week and stumbled upon this work of art. What a nice surprise! It reminded me of a Hong Kong movie I had watched on the telly a few days prior. Thank you Starhub for the free channels during the long National Day holiday weekend!! We don’t subscribe to the Chinese channels so being able to watch mandarin movies (even the really corny B grade ones) was a treat for me. The movie was called《单身男女 》Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. in a nutshell, the movie involved lots of post-it label messages and miming across office buildings between the main characters which resulted in a love triangle that turned into a rectangle then hexagon, then dunnowatgon and then back into a triangle. So typical of all romantic movies. Anyhoo… I love the unexpected work of art and I wonder if it was also a secret message between 2 lovers too. So romantic right? It totally made my week and I hope it will make yours nicer too.

 

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Let’s go… to the Megabugs Return! Exhibition (plus admission tickets giveaway!)

Have you ever imagined coming face to face with bugs that are big as you? You don’t need to imagine lah, just hop over to the Megabugs Return! Exhibition at the Science Centre for an up-close and personal look at the gigantic Aedes mosquito, ants, dung beetles and many more critters this week. I must admit I’m not a fan of the creepy crawlies but somehow when they are magnified to such mega proportions, they really aren’t too bad.

This year the Science Centre Singapore presents Megabugs Return! Exhibition from the 20th of April to the 18th of August 2013. The first Megabugs Exhibition was held 20 years ago with 11 animatronics. That’s robotic/mechanical animals in case you were wondering. The latest exhibition features 15 animatronics with similar lifelike movements. You go see what the 15 are for youself lah 🙂

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My! What nice bright smile you have!
The Spinning Tunnel – Image source

The Spinning Tunnel is my favourite part of the exhibition! The optical illusion was hilarious because even though the ground was not moving, the spinning lights will have you thinking otherwise. Just remember to hold on to the rails real tight!

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Information wall

The Information wall describes the different uses of insects both commercially as well as in nature. Do you know centipedes are used in Chinese medicine? The Wingless Cockroach as well as the Bamboo Bee are supposed to be quite tasty when cooked the right way? Urgh! No no no… I don’t think I’m quite ready to go to there at the moment. I’ll settle for tapioca chips with ikan billis thank you very much.

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Mega erm… bugs
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Monarch butterfly
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Mega flowers!
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Activity stations for the restless kids.
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Our works of art. I coloured the worm/caterpillar/larvae, Xan and Daddy coloured the butterfly.

Outside of the exhibition hall, you will come across a section near the entrance that showcases several pieces of insect inspired wearable art by the students of Raffles Girls School. Together with the guidance of their teachers and instructor from Showoff! Academy, the students developed outfits fashioned from various recycled materials they have gathered from their homes or in school. They started with basic sketches, then mockups with dolls and eventually the actual outfits which they wore during the opening ceremony on the 19th of April. Quite talented ah these girls?

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Insect inspired wearable art by the students from Raffles Girls School

The designer/founder of Showoff! Academy, Phylia Poh, also showcased her version of insect inspired fashion along side the students.

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Insect inspired wearable art by Phylia

Nah you see. Insects are not all that scary lah. They are merely misunderstood creatures who are not only tasty (urgh), useful but also beautiful. Go check out the exhibition before it ends this Sunday, 18 August.

Exhibition Dates:

20 April 2013 to

18 August 2013

Location:

Annexe, Science Centre

Typical time required:

60 minutes

Admission Fee:

Adult – $20*

Child – $15*

*Inclusive of Science Centre Admission

Ooh ooh ooh! That’s not the end of the mega experience!

At just $4* extra per person, you should go watch the 3D movie, Bugs! Anything narrated by Judi Dench always sounds good to me.

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Bugs 3D Screening Ticket Prices*

Adult & Children – $4 per person

Adult & Children with Megabugs Return Exhibition ticket purchase - $3 per person

SCS & Corporate Members - $3 per person

Students & Teachers with Institutional Membership - $3 per person

2 Adults & 2 Children - $12 family package

Venue

Annexe Hall 1, Science Centre Singapore

Screening Times

12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

5 SETS OF 4 TICKETS GIVEAWAY TIME!!

So simple! Just use the Rafflecopter below!

The 5 lucky winners will be notified by email and announced on my Facebook page at 1pm on 14 August 2013.

Thank you for your support! Huat ah!

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Disclaimer: I received tickets for the giveaway by P’art 1 Design Pte Ltd – co partner and official builder of the Megabugs Return! Exhibition. All opinions are entirely my own.

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Going grocery shopping with the little boy can sometimes also be a little trying as long as there is a trolley in sight. Folks with kids will know what I mean. They don’t want to sit still, they just want to make a run for it with the trolley in a super busy supermarket. If that doesn’t work, they will cling onto the trolley to perform weird cirque du soleil-ish stunts. Sigh.

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I must confess I am quite the suaku when it comes to online shopping. Really so easy meh? I’ve heard about RedMart.com from so many of my friends, I knew I had to check it out because if you don’t try, how would you know?

 

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Disclaimer: I was compensated by RedMart.com for this post but all opinions and views are my own.