CELEBRATING INDIAN ARTS
For the 16th year running, the best Indian artists and performers in Singapore and the
region will gather on stage to perform at the Kalaa Utsavam – Indian Festival of Arts.
Held at the Esplanade, the festival coincides with the annual Deepavali celebrations
also known as the Festival of Lights.
Despite its humble beginnings in 2002, the Kalaa Utsavam has expanded
beyond its three-day festival format and now takes place across ten days. Designed
and curated to showcase the best of Indian arts, the event presents an extensive
programme made up of classical as well as contemporary performances across
theatre, music and dance.
Scheduled to perform this year include Apsaras Arts, Sharul Channa, Raka Maitra
and Mohamed Noor from Singapore who will be joined by renowned Indian artists
such as Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Daya Shankar, as well as new upcoming artists like
flautist B Vijayagopal and progressive rock band Agam. 17-26 November.
With a range of classic rides of both
the two and four-wheeled variety,
Kombi Rocks in Serangoon has been
a gathering space for motorheads
and fans of classic automobiles in
Singapore. The quirky and throwback
feel of the place is indeed charming,
which is why it’s growing as a
prominent venue for both events
as well as weddings.
The diner preserves the cuisine that
was served in the original restaurant
which occupied the premises in the
1970s. As such the menu boasts a
number of Teochew-Thai fusion dishes
alongside hearty American desserts.
Complimenting their F&B offerings
is also an extensive merchandise area
with model cars as well as an in-house
barbershop, aptly named Autocutt.
Nevertheless, it is still the cars
that are the stars here, especially the
vintage Volkswagen Kombi van, which
the outlet is named after. Popular with
the Instagram crowd, Kombi Rocks
also rents out their vintage collection
of cars and bikes for events and for
outdoor catering as well. For a true
experience, opt for the Ride n Dine,
which consists of a chauffeur-driven
joyride in 1960s Kombi and a delectable
4-course meal at the restaurant. Open
daily, 11am-12pm, 66 Yio Chu Kang Rd.,