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By Hillary Kang

A behind the scenes look at the Asian Civilisations Museum new permanent exhibitions.
 
Courtesy of Asian Civilisations Museum
A behind the scenes look at the Asian Civilisations Museum new permanent exhibitions.

An Exhibition Curated by the Community

The Asian Civilisations Museum’s newest exhibition features a selection of artefacts handpicked not just by curators, but by the community that supports the museum, including student volunteers, a security supervisor, and a conservator. Faith Beauty Love Hope – Our Stories, Your ACM is an intimate exhibition, not least because many of the items selected have not been displayed to the public before, but because each piece is accompanied by a personal reflection from the person who chose it. Expect to see relics from across the region that date back thousands of years.

Faith Beauty Love Hope is accompanied by two other exhibitions: Perfect Stranger by Singaporean artist Dawn Ng, and Think, a retrospective on Chinese calligraphy. And if you haven't already, be sure to visit the museum's new Fashion and Textiles and Jewellery galleries, which were unveiled earlier this year.

Faith Beauty Love Hope – Our Stories, Your ACM runs from now to 28 February 2021. For more information on the exhibitions, visit the Asian Civilisations Museum's site here.
Courtesy of GucciAside from their collaboration with The North Face, Gucci's also teased an upcoming partnership with augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go.
Aside from their collaboration with The North Face, Gucci's also teased an upcoming partnership with augmented reality mobile game Pokémon Go.

An Unlikely Fashion Collaboration Between Gucci and Pokémon Go

Last week, Gucci finally unveiled its long-awaited collaboration with outdoor gear company The North Face. The collaboration, which was first teased in September, features a range of ready-to-wear outfits and accessories inspired by both the great outdoors and a decidedly vintage aesthetic: Think printed puffer jackets, chunky hiking boots and even sleeping bags and tents emblazoned with both brands’ logos.

Their drop with The North Face wasn’t all they had in store. On December 24, the brand posted a teaser image on their Twitter account showing a Pokémon Go-emblazoned flag flying near a tent from their aforementioned collaboration with The North Face. What the collection might consist of remains to be seen; previously, the augmented reality mobile game collaborated with the likes of Longchamp to create a series of in-game backpacks, and a range of real-life shirts with Japanese fast fashion label Uniqlo.

For more information on the collaborations, visit Gucci's website here.
Courtesy of MelatiSeveral restaurants, including Dempsey Hill's Sprmrkt, are offering new vegan dishes and menus for Veganuary.
Several restaurants, including Dempsey Hill's Sprmrkt, are offering new vegan dishes and menus for Veganuary.

New Menus to Celebrate ‘Veganuary’

The global Veganuary movement — now in its 6th year — is making its way back to Singapore for the new year. To celebrate the occasion, several restaurants across Singapore have launched new dishes and menus to help ease people into what is hopefully the start of a lasting plant-based lifestyle.

Multi-concept store Sprmrkt has created three new dishes — a crispy pumpkin croquette, a savoury oven-baked miso eggplant and a hearty dish of braised daikon and shiitake mushroom — while Jean-Georges Vongerichten (who The New York Times dubbed ‘one of the most versatile, ingenious and adventurous chefs in the history of American cuisine’) offers up a refreshing dish of beets, cranberry and tarragon at The Dempsey Cookhouse & Bar. Diners can also opt for a glass of Melati — a non-alcoholic aperitif imbued with botanicals from across Asia — to complete their meal.

For more information on Veganuary in Singapore, visit this link.