We know — 22 August is a public holiday — but it’s no day to be lazing at home. There’s an event going on that you’ll want to head to bright and early before the crowds pack into its unusual venue. A heritage-site Art Market will be held at the Pasir Panjang Power Station and, trust us, it’s one you don’t want to miss.
Co-organised by event company The Local People and the Singapore Land Authority, this “market" event will give you a rare chance to check out Pasir Panjang’s ‘A’ power station (usually closed to the public), which was opened all the way back in 1953 to supplement the output of St James Power Station (Singapore’s first power station).
It was decommissioned in the 1980s, and its two 235-foot chimneys were taken down in the 1990s. Still, you’ll be able to see the structures within the building, which were left as is.
For this one-day event, which runs from noon to midnight, the cavernous Turbine Hall of the Power Station will be turned into a super-cool, industrial backdrop for a music and cultural extravaganza.
There’s also room for the fun and quirky: Think rides on Uncle Ringo’s Trackless Choo Choo Train (old-school kiddy carnival vibes!), a showcase of vintage and custom motorbikes, and 10 different art exhibitions that are housed in steel cages.
Of course, there’ll be plenty to shop and eat (it’s a market after all) — expect to find unique handcrafted items, and F&B booths catered by food truck company The Travelling C.O.W, Popaganda Sorbets, The Better Half Artisanal Bakery, and more.
After 5pm, there’ll be live music by local acts including rock band Shirlyn + The Unexpected and a capella group The Apex Project. As the night progresses, DJ Ginette Chittick will spin dance grooves, before a silent disco takes over. Make sure you have lots of energy!
Power Station Art Market will open from noon to 12am on 22 August 2018 at 27 Pasir Panjang Road.
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