Weekend hitlist: Things to do in Bali, Singapore & more

Events worth getting out of bed on a weekend for

Sydney – Yabun Festival

When: January 26 2018

Where: Victoria Park

What: Sydney’s one-day festival celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, held annually on the same date. The name ‘Yabun’ is a Gadigal word that means ‘music to a beat’, a perfect way to honour the lineup of Indigenous music, dance, sport and more. The festival is family-friendly and alcohol-free.

Bali – Straya Day Pool Party

When: 26 January 2018, from 10am

Where: Mrs Sippy Bali in Seminyak

What: With a ton of Australia Day parties happening in Bali this Friday, we recommend booking a day bed at Mrs Sippy, where the parties never disappoint. This time around, musical acts like the funky tech-house legends The Tailors, Mister Bennetts, DisCrow and Kaiser Waldon. Save a spot via reservations@mrssippybali.com.

Kuala Lumpur – Joanne Kam La La Lian

When: 26 & 27 January 2018

Where: PJ Live Arts in Jaya One, Petaling Jaya

What: Laugh out loud with one of KL’s top comics in her one-woman show. The set will highlight Kam’s life from growing up in Penang, Ipoh and Johor Bahru, breaking into the local comedy scene, and unexpected motherhood – “juggling laughter between heartaches, headaches and fluctuating body weight” as PJ Live Arts puts it. Tickets are selling out fast!

Singapore – Meshminds 1.0: ArtxTechforGood

When: Until 2 February 2018

Where: ArtScience Museum in Marina Bay

What: You might have just missed the opening party on Thursday, but there’s still time to catch the showcase of a magnificent collaboration between over 20 Singapore artists and technology experts. The works on display combine illustrations with technology like R, AR, 3D printing and more. It’s a pretty cool set up too – put on a pair of VR goggles to enter a miniature 3D world, and catch an electronic music performance made entirely from handmade instruments.

Hong Kong – Mademoiselle Privé

When: Until February 10

Where: PMQ, in Aberdeen Street, Central

What: You’d be mad to miss this one. It starts with an app (details on website) that you’ll need to book your appointment to the exhibition… and school yourself on Chanel’s history so you have a few fun facts to throw around while you mingle. The exhibition will showcase the three pillars as established by Gabrielle Chanel: Haute Couture, CHANEL N°5, and the High Jewellery. They’ll also have a large collection of designs, perfume and jewellery on display.

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Diandra Soliano

Our resident Wander Woman with a passion for languages, big cities and bronzer. When she's not listening to The Smiths a little too loudly at the office (after hours!), she can be found singing along to the soundtrack of Les Miserables with her two cats for an audience.

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