FOM's Explore Singapore! activities help you see the many sites and activities Singapore has to offer both newly arrived and long-term residents, or see those already known to you with a different eye.

An Introduction to Chinese Calligraphy
Date & Time: 17 February 2017, 12:00am - 11:59pm

Thursday March 23, 2017
10 am – 12:30 pm
Fee $30

Calligraphy has been appreciated as an art form in many different cultures throughout the world, but the stature of calligraphy in Chinese culture is unmatched. The history of Chinese calligraphy is almost as long as that of China itself and, from a very early time it was revered as the supreme form of Chinese art. It was a means of expressing a person’s inner world in an aesthetic sense so how one wrote was as important as what was written.

Join us for an introductory session to understand how Chinese calligraphy came to occupy such an elevated position; learn about the techniques and materials used, and the nature of the Chinese written script. Then try your hand at the basics of writing.

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STPI (Singapore Tyler Print Institute)
Date & Time: 08 March 2017, 12:00am - 11:59pm

Tour of galleries and exhibition plus print making workshop.

Thursday 30 March, 2017
10 am – 12 noon
Fee:  $30

The STPI is a creative workshop and contemporary art gallery established in 2002. Its mission is to promote artistic experimentation in the mediums of print and paper. Come with Explore Singapore on a guided tour of the institute and find out how cutting edge print and paper art works are produced. You will also get to see the current exhibition “Exquisite Trust”. The visit ends with a hands on print making workshop session as an added bonus.

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The Healing Garden
Date & Time: 11 March 2017, 12:00am - 11:59pm

Thursday April 6, 2017
10 am – 12 pm
Fee: $25
Everybody knows there are lots of plants with medicinal properties which are used as traditional cures for all kinds of ailments and diseases. Modern medicine also uses many of them. Would you like to visit a garden to see and learn about some of these plants?
The large Healing Garden (over 2.5 hectares) in the Botanic Gardens has over 400 varieties of medicinal plants laid out thematically relating to component parts of the body such as head, neck, respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems. Join us for a tour of this tranquil garden with medicinal plants traditionally used in Southeast Asia as the main focus, and discover the power of plants to heal and enhance our quality of life.

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