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Huang Yimin

Aiming to live passionately and not settle for a mundane life. Firm believer in the Oscar Wilde quote "You can never be overdressed or overeducated". I wish to publish a novel someday in the unknown future.
Quick Beats: Events for February 2019
Arts

Quick Beats: Events for February 2019

16 Feb – Arunika: A Musical Scene from the Arunika Musical Rehearsal ICN is an arts and cultural community that produces theatrical works every year, initiated by Indonesian students in NTU. Get ready for ICN’s latest creative production Arunika: a Musical. Arunika is the name of the half Dutch, half Indonesian protagonist of the musical contextualized in the 19th century slavery of Indonesians by the Dutch. It is also a symbolic title as the musical deals with the perspectives of both the Indonesians and the Dutch. This is a rare feat considering most stories today focus on the side of the oppressed…
5 Questions with the Cast of Pangdemonium’s Latest Play: Late Company
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5 Questions with the Cast of Pangdemonium’s Latest Play: Late Company

Set up in 2010, Pangdemonium is a local theatre company dedicated to creating stories that are both challenging and relevant to the society we live in. This February, Pangdemonium is bringing Late Company written by Jordan Tannahill, to Singapore. Directed by Tracie Pang, the play touches on the difficult topic of cyberbullying, where it has escalated to the point of no reason and it became all too late to save the suicidal victim. We spoke exclusively to the cast and the director of Late Company to understand their creative process and what they hope to express through the play. 1.…
Retro Gate: A 3,000 Square Foot Retail Haven for Self-Expression & Japanese-American Streetwear
Fashion

Retro Gate: A 3,000 Square Foot Retail Haven for Self-Expression & Japanese-American Streetwear

Retro Gate, Singapore’s first Japanese-American inspired vintage and streetwear thrift store, launched its latest concept store on 12 January this year. In what started out to be a passion project between founders Ryo Yamamoto and Paul Low, Retro Gate has made a name in the local streetwear scene with its dedication to affordability, accessibility, and abundance. From vintage thrift shopping to gaming and chillout areas, and a corner to polish your sneakers, its latest store is many things in one. Previously, Retro Gate was located at a unit in Citimac Industrial Building, which is next to Tai Seng MRT. Since…
Off Centre: Singapore’s Landmark Mental Health Play Returns
Arts

Off Centre: Singapore’s Landmark Mental Health Play Returns

The Necessary Stage’s critically acclaimed play, Off Centre, returns 26 years after its premiere in 1993. Written by internationally recognised local playwright Haresh Sharma and directed by Alvin Tan (founder and artistic director of The Necessary Stage), Off Centre is a breakthrough play in destigmatizing mental illness and presenting an unflinching look at patients’ inner demons. The latest staging of the play features Abdulattif Abdullah and Sakinah Dollah, who will be taking up their original roles as Vinod and Saloma respectively, as well as Aidli Mosbit as Mak. In Off Centre, two patients meet at an Oasis Club function for…
CNY Family Fun: SCCC’s Activities Brings the Young & Old Together
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CNY Family Fun: SCCC’s Activities Brings the Young & Old Together

What is there to do during Chinese New Year beyond the usual reunion dinners and house gatherings? The Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre (SCCC) may have an answer. By catering to a plethora of activities to children and adults alike – many of which are creative renditions or novel additions to CNY traditions – the SCCC hopes to engage families during this festive season. From painting the ocarina (a portable Chinese musical instrument) to a crash course on lion dance, here are what you can expect from CNY Family Fun happening on the weekend from 12 to 13 January. Handicraft Activities One…
Google’s Indie Game Accelerator Bootcamp: Supporting Asia’s Burgeoning Startup Culture
Gaming

Google’s Indie Game Accelerator Bootcamp: Supporting Asia’s Burgeoning Startup Culture

The first of its kind in the world, the Indie Game Accelerator Bootcamp took place in Google Singapore in November 2018. Entrance to Google Singapore Considering that it started in Asia instead of Silicon Valley, this was truly a breakthrough for the gaming startup community in Asia. The Bootcamp consisted of mentorship, training workshops, and networking sessions to allow startups to work with mentors from Google and the gaming industry, focusing on the following core areas: game development, business development and people and team culture development. The aim of the accelerator curriculum is not to produce one-hit gaming wonders but…
Spotify Wrapped reveals Singapore’s most streamed artists
Music

Spotify Wrapped reveals Singapore’s most streamed artists

Spotify’s annual wrapped campaign reveal the most streamed songs and artists that we loved in 2018. As the year draws to a close, this is a great opportunity for you to look back on the year and reminisce on the music that you have replayed time and again, or discover new favourites along the way. Some of the artists who made it to the list may surprise you, as well as those who did not. Without further ado, here are some of the major highlights of our streaming habits: Most Streamed Artists (Singapore) While the most streamed artist globally is…
Mind Over Matter Exhibition: Conversations with Lionel Sabatté
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Mind Over Matter Exhibition: Conversations with Lionel Sabatté

Originally founded by a French family, Mazel Galerie is an international contemporary art gallery that is also its only franchise in Asia. Just a stone’s throw away from Singapore’s Orchard MRT station, the gallery is home to works of both established and emerging artists. Mazel Galerie is hosting multi-disciplinary French artist Lionel Sabatté’s first solo exhibition in Singapore and Asia, Mind Over Matter. Known for his extraordinary ability to reshape and reuse matter to unprecedented levels, Lionel Sabatté is one of the most reputable French experimental artists today. Most recently, he has won the Laureat Patio Maison Rouge in Paris…
LEGO Goes Local: Pop-up Store in Changi Airport Brings Iconic Singapore Architecture to Life
Life

LEGO Goes Local: Pop-up Store in Changi Airport Brings Iconic Singapore Architecture to Life

LEGO’s latest pop-up store is now open to the public in Changi Airport Terminal 3. While you may originally expect a regular flagship store (like I did), this is currently the only store that offers a range of LEGO renditions of local landmarks, from the breathtaking structures of Singapore architecture to the intricate models of local dishes. Thanks to full-time artist Nicholas Foo – who is one of the only LEGO certified professionals worldwide – you can now catch sight of multiple LEGO local attractions in the pockets of time that you have before your overseas vacation or after your homebound…
Event Guide: Arts Events & Films for the Ultimate Christmas Experience
Arts

Event Guide: Arts Events & Films for the Ultimate Christmas Experience

Although Singapore cannot offer you a white Christmas, there are still other ways to steep yourself in the festive mood. Whether it is watching classic Christmas films, going to a Christmas concert, or even trying out a new concept of Christmas-themed theatrical dining, we have compiled a guide for you to enjoy Christmas through film and arts. Christmas Films Watching Christmas films as a family can be a very relaxing and effective family bonding experience. The problem is, there are too many Christmas films to choose from! Fret not, for DANAMIC has narrowed it down for you. The Grinch In…
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