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Once upon a Twelfth Night

I have always been an avid fan of Shakespeare in the Park ever since I watched A Midsummer’s Night Dream by Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) in Sec 3 for a Literature field trip. After Macbeth last year, I managed to catch this year’s production: Twelfth Night.

For those not familiar with the story, to make it simpler, refer to the movie She’s the Man if you have watched it before! Otherwise, the plot of the original Shakespeare play: Twelfth Night.

One thing to note about SRT is that they often inject humour and “Singaporean” flavours into the play to engage the audience. It helps to facilitate the understanding of the play, and also a deeper insight into Literature for people who may not be very familiar with Shakespearean English.

I have to say, I was totally mesmerised by Adrian Pang’s performance of Feste, who livened the entire play with his crazy antics. I was particularly amused by Daniel Jenkins’ role of Malvolio, who provided to core comic relief to the play.

Also, Shakespeare in the Park also provides a great setting for a night picnic under the stars whilst enjoying the play! I loved the set particularly this year, I guessed it was the nicest set I have ever seen in the 3 productions I attended.

Oh and look at the barang barang other people brought!

People were really armed with stools, brollies, picnic baskets, repellent and all! I’d recommend bringing a poncho though, with the erratic weather Singapore’s been having. I got caught in the rain without one! ):

If you’d like to try watching a Shakespearean play production, I would say Twelfth Night is a good show to start with as it is a comedy, and the story is not complicated to understand. At the end of the day, Twelfth Night will leave you reeling with laughter, and ensuring an enjoyable night, to you and your companions (:

Shows run until 20th May (Sunday), grab your tickets if you haven’t! (:

Love, Vee!

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Titanic Exhibition

Excited to have managed to catch the Titanic exhibition before it ends this Sunday with the Salvo people on Monday (:

So first of all, I was super awed by the extensive amount of information, from the pre-building to its sinking. The exhibits were amazing too, with actual artefacts and reconstructed areas of the ship. For one moment, I did feel as if I were in Titanic.

There was a particular section that made me feel exceptionally close to my heart, which was the reconstructed deck with the night sky. The temperature was set to be a little lower than the other areas, to reenact the cold the night Titanic sank, and it was really awesome to see all the ‘twinkling stars’ in the ‘night sky’.

We also had a passenger card which at the end of the exhibition, we would find out if we died or survived. So I was a celebrated novelist with a husband and two kids, and I was on the way home with my husband, and stayed in the first class cabins. Sounds pretty posh eh?

Well, I survived, but my ‘husband’ died 😦 I was reading some of the last words that were told by the passengers, and I realised one of the quotes was by my ‘husband’ who said: “Go, it’s your last chance.”

When I read that, I guess the whole love story between Jack and Rose was really a combination of all the true representations of love that night the ‘unsinkable’ Titanic sank. The people who sacrificed for the love of their lives, they never really die, after all.

We also caught a screening called “Ghost of the Abyss” for an additional $5, I’d say don’t bother. The documentary was pretty boring, and I guess you can always find more informative and entertaining documentaries online easily!

Well, and MBS is always a great place to take some beautiful shots 😀

Tomorrow will be last day of the exhibition, hope you’d have had the chance to take a peek at the beautiful history of the unsinkable Titanic ❤

Love, Vee

10 Most Popular Singapore Urban Legends

Interesting.

Remember Singapore

Below are some of the most popular urban legends that charmed Singapore in the past few decades (not in any order).

With the progress of our society and improving level of knowledge, some urban legends died off over the years; a few, however, remains unsolved.

1. Kidnapping of Kids for Bridges

In the late seventies, during the construction of the great Benjamin Sheares Bridge, rumours of children being kidnapped for their heads to be served as the foundation of the bridge spread like wild fire.

The rumours might be due to frequent kidnappings in Singapore in the sixties/seventies, and people did not believe such a huge bridge could be built without any issues. The rumours even went to an extent that a dog-headed kidnapper was roaming in the neighbourhood looking for wandering kids at night.

There was no basis in the rumours but it was enough to stop the parents…

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Top Ten ‘Haunted’ Places in Singapore

This is way too cool, just read it and believe it or not! (:

Remember Singapore

Abandoned buildings provide the best inspirations for haunted stories. Even in a tiny but highly urbanised country like Singapore, you will be surprised that there are many abandoned and empty buildings around.
Over the years, as the histories of these buildings were forgotten, haunted stories took over. It is up to each individual to believe if the stories are real or just myths.

(The listing of the ten places is not in any order)

Coloured Houses

The three famous coloured houses in Singapore are the Red, White and Green House.

1. The Red House is situated in Pasir Ris, where many chalet-goers love to explore the place for thrills.
Most Famous Ghost Story: There was a rocking armchair with a doll sitting on it in the house, and a pair of stone lions stared at whoever attempted to sneak into the compound.
Current Condition: Remains abandoned and empty.

2. White…

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