Monthly Archives: July 2015

LEGO SG50 Event at Raffles City

We attended the LEGO SG50 event last weekend and the kids contributed to the building of a Dragon playground and received certificates for their efforts. The little pieces of LEGO put together by the kids (and some adults) were used to build the Dragon playground structure, and it reminded me of how the nation of Singapore was built through the efforts of many!

We also managed to get our hands on the 4 LEGO limited edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds comprising the Cable Car, Ice-Cream Bike, HDB Flats and the Dragon Playground. The nostalgic builds by the winners of the Rebuild your Memories Competition were on display as well and my favourite was the one featuring Bukit Timah Railway Station.

making a fixed LEGO shape to be added to the dragon

making a fixed LEGO shape to be added to the dragon

certified Dragon builder!

certified Dragon builder!

the artist at work

the artist at work

with his completed structure

with his completed structure

hanging out with friends at the event

hanging out with friends at the event

constructive play

constructive play

created a little scene with 3 of the 4 Singapore Icons Mini Builds

created a little scene with 3 of the 4 Singapore Icons Mini Builds

Bukit Timah Railway Station

Bukit Timah Railway Station

celebrate SG50 with LEGO!

celebrate SG50 with LEGO!

LEGO has also launched LEGO SG50 Mega MiniFigures. There are only 50 pieces available! To stand a chance to win one, spend a minimum of $100 on LEGO in a single receipt between 5 and 31 August at participating outlets (all LEGO Certified Stores in Singapore, Toys’R’Us, LEGO Mono Brand Stores, departmental stores and select toy stores). The LEGO SG50 Mega MiniFigure is limited edition and the back of each figure comes with a unique serial number and birthday message to celebrate SG50.

I love that LEGO is celebrating SG50 and I can’t wait to get started on my LEGO SG50 Building My SG set from MOE!

The LKY Musical

When I first heard about the LKY Musical, I wondered if it could be anything more than a glorified National Education performance brought to a larger audience. The show is indeed a quick lesson about 25 years of Singapore’s history between World War II and Independence, but it is also much more than that. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the local production and it’s definitely worth watching.

It is not an easy task to cover 25 years within 2 hours and some historical events and characters got skimmed over a bit. The Japanese Occupation seemed to be little more than young men being marched around by bayonet-bearing Japanese and the brutality of the Japanese was not seen. But Adrian Pang and Benjamin Chow were so brilliant in their roles of Lee Kuan Yew and Lim Chin Siong respectively and their battle for the hearts and minds of the people of Singapore was played out to great effect. And honestly, I never knew Adrian Pang could sing so well!

The use of space on the stage was made visually arresting by the multi-tiered performance area, the brisk sliding segments, and the projections of maps and videos. One of my favourite scenes was when the singing of Negara Ku after merger was juxtaposed with news and images about the riots and violence taking place in Singapore.

The LKY Musical is a moving performance, not just about LKY the man, but also the difficult road to independence and the beginning of modern Singapore. It exceeded my expectations and I’m glad I managed to catch it.

World War II

World War II

the start of a beautiful relationship

the start of a beautiful relationship

planning Singapore's future

planning Singapore’s future

hard at work

hard at work

friend or foe?

friend or foe?

colleagues, for now

colleagues, for now

LKY

LKY

behind every successful man...

behind every successful man…

TICKETING AND SHOW INFORMATION

SEASON: 21 July to 16 August 2015
VENUE: Sands Theatre, MasterCard Theatres, Marina Bay Sands
PERFORMANCE TIMES: Tue – Fri 7.30pm; Sat: 3pm and 7.30pm; Sun: 1.30pm and 6pm
TICKET PRICE: From $50 through to $150
THROUGH INTERNET: www.MarinaBaySands.com/Ticketing or www.sistic.com.sg
BY PHONE: +65 6688 8826
IN PERSON AT: Marina Bay Sands Box Offices (Museum, Theatres, SkyPark, Retail Mall and Hotel Tower 1 Lobby).

Disclaimer: We received two complimentary tickets to watch this performance. All opinions are my own. All photos used are from Metropolitan Productions.