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.

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

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

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

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

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

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…

DANAMIC’s Holiday Gift Guide 2018

Struggling to decide what to buy for your friend, significant other, or family members? Ditch the boring boxes of chocolates and holiday mugs and follow our Christmas gift guide – there’s definitely something for everyone; from creative and unconventional ones to the practical. Warning: With these gift ideas in mind, you may be tempted to get some for yourself too. For Home Gatherings DFS’ Wine & Spirits Products From now till 30 December, DFS Changi allows travelers to select from a wide range of wine and spirits products that can be customized to their liking on the spot in-store. Personalization…

Emylia Safian’s Traces Exhibition Sheds Light on Art Therapy & Childhood Wounds

Provoking its audience to pay closer attention to childhood issues affecting or arising from contemporary society, Traces, a research-informed and art therapy practice-based art exhibition, aims to make such issues and concerns more accessible to achieve greater public awareness. Emylia Safian, the academic lead of the exhibition and a registered art therapist, added: “Such research material would otherwise be confined to academic journals. This has also encouraged the art therapists to become agents of social change, using art as a platform.” Created by final year MA Art Therapy (MAAT) students at LASALLE College of the Arts, Traces is a first-of-its-kind…

4 Questions with Kenji Kohashi: The Brains Behind Singapore’s First Musical Fireworks Extravaganza

A first-of-its-kind multi-sensory musical firework extravaganza, Star Island will be part of the Marina Bay Countdown Singapore that integrates larger-than-life pyrotechnics and lights, 3D surround sound, and world-class performance acts into a single, seamless performance. Making its international debut, Singaporeans will be the first outside of Japan to experience the futuristic allure of hanabi (Japanese term for fireworks) at the Star Island countdown edition this New Year’s Eve. Besides the visual feast, there will also be pre-show activities for the whole family, a marketplace of inviting food and drinks, and an after-party to dance into the new year! In an…

ICN 2019’s Arunika Musical Boasts a Talented Cast with Intricate Storytelling

In next year’s edition, ICN 2019 – Arunika: A Musical sheds light on the perspectives of both the Indonesians and the Dutch, with the historical setting of 19th century Batavia, the present-day Jakarta, Indonesia. Presenting a blend of different Indonesian cultures (Balinese and Mollucan), the production aims to inspire its audience to strive for a more tolerant and peaceful society. Produced entirely by the Indonesian students of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), ICN is an arts and cultural community that produces theatrical works annually, albeit having taken a gap year in 2017. From the music composition, scriptwriting, training of actors and…