Eat Vegetarian Everywhere (17) 素食满天下(十七)

Nature Vegetarian Delights is located at #04-01 Upper Serangoon Shopping Centre, 756 Upper Serangoon Road, Singapore. 大自然素食位于新加坡实龙岗路上段756号,实龙岗上段购物中心4楼,单位#04-01。

To read the first write-up on this vegetarian restaurant, click here. Photos and names of other dishes can be found on this post. 欲阅读本站关于大自然素食的最早文章,点击此处。本页收录了该素食馆不同菜肴的照片和名称。

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Claypot Fried Rice 砂煲炒饭

Claypot Fried Rice 砂煲炒饭

罗汉斋 Vegetables Combo

奶油金针菇 Butter Golden Mushroom

Tom Yum Bee Hoon Soup 东炎米粉汤

Tom Yum Bee Hoon Soup 东炎米粉汤

Wan Tan Noodle Soup 云吞面汤

Wan Tan Noodle Soup 云吞面汤

Slice Fish Porridge 鱼片粥

Slice Fish Porridge 鱼片粥

Spicy Fragrance Cold Noodle 香辣凉面

Spicy Fragrance Cold Noodle 香辣凉面

Creamy spaghetti 奶油意大利面

Creamy spaghetti 奶油意大利面

Chinese Herbs Spaghetti 翡翠意大利面

Claypot Mian Xian 砂煲面线

Claypot Mian Xian 砂煲面线

Spinach in Stock 上汤苋菜

Spinach in Stock 上汤苋菜

Spinach in Stock 上汤苋菜

Spinach in Stock 上汤苋菜

Spinach in Stock 上汤苋菜

Spinach in Stock 上汤苋菜

Sweet n Sour Monkey Head Mushroom 酸甜猴头菇

Sweet n Sour Monkey Head Mushroom 酸甜猴头菇

Rojak 罗惹

Rojak 罗惹

Prata with Ham and Cheese Wrap 火腿芝士煎饼

Prata with Ham and Cheese Wrap 火腿芝士煎饼

Mee Hoon Kueh (soup) 面粉粿(汤)

Mee Hoon Kueh (soup) 面粉粿(汤)

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Snowy Mixed Nut Mooncake (left), Snowy Pandan Mooncake. 冰皮五仁月饼,冰皮香兰月饼

Snowy Mixed Nut Mooncake (left), Snowy Pandan Mooncake. 冰皮五仁月饼,冰皮香兰月饼

Snowy Mixed Nut Mooncake 冰皮五仁月饼

Snowy Mixed Nut Mooncake 冰皮五仁月饼

Spicy Fragrance Fish Rice 甘香鱼片饭

Spicy Fragrance Fish Rice 甘香鱼片饭

Taohu Goreng 脆皮梅汁豆干

Taohu Goreng 脆皮梅汁豆干

Yam Ring 佛钵飘香

Yam Ring 佛钵飘香

炖汤 Tonic Soup

炖汤 Tonic Soup

炖汤 Tonic Soup

炖汤 Tonic Soup

Mini Steamboat (with milk) 小火锅(加奶)

Mini Steamboat (with milk) 小火锅(加奶)

Mini Steamboat (without milk) 小火锅(无奶)

Mini Steamboat (without milk) 小火锅(无奶)

Teriyaki Grill Fish 日本照烧烤鱼

Claypot Noodle 砂煲面

Claypot Noodle 砂煲面

Burger Set Meal 汉堡包套餐

Burger Set Meal 汉堡包套餐

Burger Set Meal 汉堡包套餐

Burger Set Meal 汉堡包套餐

Sin Chew Bee Hoon 星洲米粉

Sin Chew Bee Hoon 星洲米粉

砂煲猪脚醋配饭 Claypot Trotters (in black vinegar) with Rice

砂煲猪脚醋配饭 Claypot Trotters (in black vinegar) with Rice

擂茶泡饭 Lei Cha Pao Fan (a Hakka / Kek recipe of mixing rice with a special green soup and diced ingredients)

擂茶泡饭 Lei Cha Pao Fan (a Hakka / Kek recipe of mixing rice with a special green soup and diced ingredients)

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Sweet & Sour Pork Rice 咕噜肉饭

Sweet & Sour Pork Rice 咕噜肉饭

素鱼片米粉汤 Slice Fish Bee Hoon Soup

素鱼片米粉汤 Slice Fish Bee Hoon Soup

Mango (or honeydew) Coralline Algae Salad 芒果 (或蜜瓜)珊瑚藻沙拉

Mango (or honeydew) Coralline Algae Salad 芒果 (或蜜瓜)珊瑚藻沙拉

Mango (or honeydew) Coralline Algae Salad 芒果 (或蜜瓜)珊瑚藻沙拉

Mango (or honeydew) Coralline Algae Salad 芒果 (或蜜瓜)珊瑚藻沙拉

Mango (or honeydew) Coralline Algae Salad 芒果 (或蜜瓜)珊瑚藻沙拉

Mango (or honeydew) Coralline Algae Salad 芒果 (或蜜瓜)珊瑚藻沙拉

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Veg. Prawn Noodle 素虾面

Satay Set 沙爹

Satay Set 沙爹

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Fish & Chips Set Meal 西式鱼排套餐

Fish & Chips Set Meal 西式鱼排套餐

香港炒面 Hong Kong Fried Noodle

香港炒面 Hong Kong Fried Noodle

Brocolli with Fresh Mushroom 鲜菇芥兰花

Brocolli with Fresh Mushroom 鲜菇芥兰花

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烧烤饭 Baked Rice

烧烤饭 Baked Rice

Pineapple Rice 黄梨炒饭

Pineapple Rice 黄梨炒饭

豆腐狮子头芥兰花 Minced Meat Tofu with Broccoli

豆腐狮子头芥兰花 Minced Meat Tofu with Broccoli

Dan Dan Noodle 担担面

Dan Dan Noodle 担担面

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Eat Vegetarian Everywhere (16) 素食满天下(十六)

Venue 地点: Sunny Choice – Block 125 Bukit Merah Lane 1, #01-158, Singapore 150125.

Sunny Choice,红山中1巷大牌125,单位#01-158,新加坡邮区150125。

They use organic or natural ingredients. 他们使用有机或天然食材。

Time 时间: a Wednesday lunch, 一个星期三的午餐

Comfortable? 舒适吗?: yes / no comment / no 舒适 / 没感觉 / 不舒适

Service 服务: good / Ok / no good / 还可以 / 不好

Thunder Tea Brown Rice (Hakka Lei Cha) 客家擂茶

Thunder Tea Brown Rice (Hakka Lei Cha), pour the soup into the ingredients and mix! 客家擂茶

Chendol (a Southeast Asian dessert) 晶露/珍多冰(东南亚甜品)

Thunder Tea Brown Rice (Hakka Lei Cha), SGD8.50. Chendol, SGD4.00.

客家擂茶,8.50元。东南亚甜品晶露/珍多冰,4.00新元。

Absence of the quintessential green jelly in the Chendol probably means no food colouring. 晶露少了“标准”食谱中的绿色蒟蒻条条,大概是为了避免色素吧。

Tasty? 好吃吗?yes / so-so / no 好吃 / 一般 / 不好吃 

Especially the Thunder Tea Brown Rice, remarkable indeed. 尤其是客家擂茶,果然不俗。

Price 价格: good / Ok / not worth it 好价钱 / 还可以 / 不值得

Eat Vegetarian Everywhere (15) 素食满天下(十五)

Venue 地点: Yummy Veggie International Buffet & Steamboat Restaurant, 5 Lengkong Tiga #01-04 Kampong Kembangan Community Club, Singapore 417408

可口素食国际自助餐·火锅餐馆,麟光迪加5号,甘榜景万岸民众俱乐部 #01-04,新加坡邮区417408

Halal and vegetarian. A-la-carte menu also available. 素食及符合回教教义的餐饮。不想吃自助餐也可以选择单点。

Time 时间: a Thursday lunch, 一个星期四的午餐

Comfortable? 舒适吗?: yes / no comment / no 舒适 / 没感觉 / 不舒适

Service 服务: good / Ok / no good / 还可以 / 不好

Even just dining alone the diner is entitled to two soups for the steamboat, I picked Korean miso soup and Herbal soup. The place was pleasant, and the food display was organised and appetising. My photos didn’t turn out well, they don’t do justice to the food. Therefore I can only show you a couple of photos of their sweets, but be assured that they have much more than that to offer. The sushi counter is full of creative choices, and yummy too!

一个人用餐也能有两种汤头,我选了韩式味噌汤及药材补汤。餐馆气氛良好,佳肴摆设有条理、令人开胃。我拍下的照片见不得人,所以没有与大家分享,以免破坏他们自助餐的形象。只有两张甜品的照片还勉强可以看看,但他们准备的各式佳肴和火锅食材绝对不会令你失望。寿司区有好多种创意十足的寿司,味道也很好!

Happy Birthday everyday! 天天都过生日!

Lunch, Monday to Friday, Adult: SGD24.80++ (approximately SGD29.20nett). 午餐,星期一至星期五,成人:24.80++新元 (合计约29.20新元)。

Tasty? 好吃吗?yes / so-so / no 好吃 / 一般 / 不好吃

Price 价格: good / Ok / not worth it 好价钱 / 还可以 / 不值得

As with all kinds of buffet, it works better for two or more diners, so that you can share food and get to taste more items. 吃自助餐还是两人以上比较“划算”,可以分着吃,便能品尝到更多佳肴。

Eat Vegetarian Everywhere (14) 素食满天下(十四)

Venue 地点: nomVnom – Tai Seng Outlet, 18 Tai Seng Street #B1-02, Singapore 539775.

nomVnom – 大成店, 大成街18号,地下层#B1-02,新加坡邮区539775。

Vegan. 纯素。

Time 时间: a Saturday lunch, 一个星期六的午餐

Comfortable? 舒适吗?: yes / no comment / no 舒适 / 没感觉 / 不舒适

The sofa seats are complete with plushy cushion, just like eating at home! 沙发座位上有绒毛玩具背垫,就好象在家用餐一样!

Service 服务: good / Ok / no good / 还可以 / 不好

The lady crew who took my order and the uncle (the chef actually) behind the kitchen counter were friendly but not overwhelming, you know, sometimes some people just give you a kind of tranquil comfort, not fussing over you. On top of that, the uncle’s beautiful masterpiece – Bonsai, i cannot appreciate it more.

帮我点餐的服务员和厨房里的大叔厨师都很友善,但不夸张、不过火。我的意思是,有时候,有些人自然地就会给你一种平易近人的感觉。除此之外,大叔的杰作——盆栽汉堡实在太美了,令人更加开胃(又有点不舍得吃,很纠结)。

Bonsai 盆栽汉堡

Pure coconut water (no sugar added) 椰子水(不加糖)

Organic Rainbow Salad 有机彩虹沙拉

1 burger + 1 side + 1 drink, save $2.00. 一个汉堡 + 一个小吃 + 一杯饮料,节省2元

Egg?!? Nope, it’s pineapple and white sauce. 鸡蛋?!?非也,是黄梨(菠萝/凤梨)和白色酱料

The orchid is edible too! 胡姬花是可以吃的!

Bonsai “burger”, SGD11.90. 盆栽汉堡,11.90新元。Pure coconut water, SGD3.90. 椰子水,3.90新元。Organic rainbow salad, SGD5.90. 有机彩虹沙拉,5.90新元。

Vegan chocolate muffin 纯素巧克力玛芬

Baby Truffle (steamed patty) 松露宝贝汉堡 (清蒸的汉堡馅饼)

Vegan chocolate muffin, SGD4.90. 纯素巧克力玛芬,4.90新元。Baby Truffle (mushroom patty (steamed patty!), homemade truffle mayo, turnip, tomato, lettuce), SGD9.90. 松露宝贝汉堡(蘑菇馅饼(馅饼是清蒸的!)、自制松露酱、芜菁(类似白萝卜)、蕃茄、生菜),9.90新元。

Temptation Satay. 天贝沙爹汉堡

Temptation Satay. 天贝沙爹汉堡

Temptation Satay (marinated tempeh patty, homemade satay sauce, Japanese cucumber, lettuce), SGD8.90. 天贝沙爹汉堡(天贝(tempeh,亦称为天培、丹贝,是一种天然发酵黄豆食品)馅饼、自制沙爹酱、日本青瓜、生菜),8.90新元。

Terrific Light, Mixed Sweet Potatoes Fries, Matcha Latte. 交通灯汉堡,综合炸地瓜,抹茶拿铁

Terrific Light 交通灯汉堡

Terrific Light (homemade cauliflower veggie patty, guacamole, tomatoes, lettuce), SGD9.90. 交通灯汉堡(自制椰菜花馅饼、鳄梨酱、番茄、生菜),9.90新元。Mixed sweet potatoes fries, SGD5.90. 综合炸地瓜,5.90新元。Matcha Latte, SGD4.90. 抹茶拿铁,4.90新元。

Vietnam yam roll 越南芋头卷

Vietnam yam roll, more than meets the eye! 越南芋头卷内有乾坤!

Vietnam yam roll, SGD3.90. 越南芋头卷,3.90新元。

Otah Otah 乌打乌打汉堡

Otah Otah 乌打乌打汉堡

Nom Nom Miso Soup 味噌汤

Nom Nom Miso Soup 味噌汤

Otah Otah (spicy seaweed soya (steamed) patty, special mayo, Japanese cucumber), SGD6.90. 乌打乌打汉堡(辣味紫菜黄豆(蒸)馅饼、特制美乃滋酱料、日本青瓜),6.90新元。Nom Nom Miso Soup, SGD4.90. 味噌汤,4.90新元。

A-lamak, Nom Nom Salad, French Fries. 素椰浆汉堡、招牌沙拉、薯条

A-lamak. 素椰浆汉堡

A-lamak (seaweed soya patty, Nasi Lemak chilli paste, crispy mushroom, Japanese cucumber, tomatoes, coral lettuce), SGD9.90. 素椰浆汉堡(紫菜黄豆馅饼、椰浆饭辣椒酱料、香脆蘑菇、日本青瓜、番茄、生菜),9.90新元。Nom Nom Salad, SGD4.90. 招牌沙拉,4.90新元。French Fries, SGD3.90. 薯条,3.90新元。

Purpurish QQ 紫QQ汉堡

Purpurish QQ, Mushroom Fritters. 紫QQ汉堡,炸香菇

Purpurish QQ (Signature QQ mushroom stem patties, homemade spicy satay sauce, braised purple cabbage, green coral lettuce, wholemeal bun, roasted soya powder), SGD9.90. The “patties” are battered whole mushroom stems, not mushroom stems made into a patty. 紫QQ汉堡(招牌QQ香菇茎馅饼、自制沙爹辣酱、烩紫包菜、生菜、全麦面包、烤黄豆粉),9.90新元。馅饼是裹了粉的一片片香菇茎,不是香菇茎制成的馅饼。

Mushroom Fritters, SGD4.90. The mushrooms are really succulent, but a bit too oily. 炸香菇,4.90新元。香菇多汁爽口,但太油腻了点。

Jacky, Goro Balls, Mugi (roasted barley) tea. 杰奇汉堡、薯泥球、麦茶

Jacky 杰奇汉堡

Jacky 杰奇汉堡

Goro Balls 薯泥球

Jacky (marinated jackfruit (cempedak) patty, fresh pineapple, homemade BBQ sauce, tomato, lettuce), SGD8.90. Very creative and delicious. 杰奇汉堡(菠萝蜜馅饼、新鲜黄梨(凤梨、菠萝)、自制烧烤酱、番茄、生菜),8.90新元。极具创意,也很好吃。

Goro Balls, SGD4.90. Very delicious, and not oily at all. 薯泥球,4.90新元。非常美味,完全不油腻。

Mugi (roasted barley) tea, SGD2.50. 麦茶,2.50新元。

QQ Cheezy. QQ起司汉堡

QQ Cheezy (mushroom stem patty, homemade cashew nut cheese, lettuce), SGD9.90. The nut cheese gives it a nice nutty aroma, better than dairy cheese. QQ起司汉堡(蘑菇茎馅饼、自制腰果起司(“乳酪”)、生菜),9.90新元。腰果起司的坚果清香味更胜于乳制起司。

Dhall Fusion 豆泥咖喱汉堡

Dhall Fusion 豆泥咖喱汉堡

Golden Rings 黄金圈

Dhall Fusion (crunchy soya patty, homemade dhall curry sauce, sweetcorn), SGD7.90. Golden Rings, SGD3.90. 豆泥咖喱汉堡(香脆黄豆馅饼、自制豆泥咖喱酱、玉米),7.90新元。黄金圈,3.90新元。

Meatless Mexican 墨西哥汉堡

Meatless Mexican (steamed soya patty, black olives, jalepeno, yellow mustard, tomato, lettuce), SGD6.90. 墨西哥汉堡(清蒸黄豆馅饼、黑橄榄、墨西哥辣椒、黄芥末酱、番茄、生菜),6.90新元。

Beetroot Mame 甜菜妈咪豆汉堡

Beetroot Mame 甜菜妈咪豆汉堡

Cauli Salad 高丽沙拉

Beetroot Mame (homemade tofu edamame patty, homemade beetroot hummus, avocado dressing, carrot, cucumber, coral lettuce, organic pea sprout), SGD14.90. Cauli Salad, SGD4.90. 甜菜妈咪豆汉堡(自制豆腐毛豆(枝豆)馅饼、自制甜菜鹰嘴豆泥(hummus)、鳄梨酱、红萝卜、青瓜、生菜、有机豌豆苗),14.90新元。高丽沙拉,4.90新元。

King Mushroom Head 国王汉堡

King Mushroom Head (mushroom patty (steamed patty!), king oyster mushroom, special teriyaki sauce, organic pea sprout, lettuce), SGD8.90. 国王汉堡(蘑菇馅饼(清蒸的!)、杏鲍菇、特制Teriyaki照烧酱、有机豌豆苗、生菜),8.90新元。

Umi Teriyaki 海菇汉堡

Umi Teriyaki (seaweed soya patty, Japanese Teriyaki sauce, Shimeiji mushroom, lettuce), SGD8.90. 海菇汉堡(紫菜黄豆馅饼、日式Teriyaki照烧酱、本占地菇、生菜),8.90新元。

Kimchi Croquette 泡菜薯泥汉堡

Kimchi Croquette (fresh potato patty, homemade sesame mayo, kimchi, lettuce), SGD8.90. 泡菜薯泥汉堡(新鲜薯泥馅饼、自制芝麻美乃滋、泡菜、生菜),8.90新元。

Tasty? 好吃吗?yes / so-so / no 好吃 / 一般 / 不好吃

Too tasty, but not too tasty to be true, it’s still down-to-earth. Two other diners sitting nearby kept saying “very nice!” / “delicious!” no less than 10 times…! They ordered a burger and a pasta to share.

好吃到爆表,但又不像是那种“不老实”的美食。有两位顾客说了“好吃!”不下十次。他们点了一个汉堡和一份意大利面。

Price 价格: good / Ok / not worth it 好价钱 / 还可以 / 不值得

I hope the pricing won’t go up for quite some time to come. The French Fries were just ordinary, not worth the price. 我希望这段时间内都别起价了。薯条普普通通而已,不值得。

nomVnom at Central Clarke Quay. 克拉码头店

Singapore’s Pride Season is on this month! IndigNation 2017: Unafraid to Assemble

Updated on 26th June 2018: “INDIGNATION 2018 is happening from August 3 to 25th of this year! As part of this, the Indignation Conference, a weekend of free panels and talks, is happening on the weekend of August 18 & 19.” Stay tuned for more information – IndigNation on facebook here, last year’s blog page here.

Original post dated 4th August 2017:

For the whole month of August, yes, this month(!), we will be able to engage ourselves in the line-ups of programmes and events at IndigNation Singapore! The opening party will start at 7pm tonight (4th August) at DYMK (41 Neil Road, Singapore 088824), followed by two days of talks, panel discussions, and workshops over the weekend with Natural Education 2: A Queer Conference.

Bookworms may want to check out The Bear Project x Queer Book Club: Faeries, Bears, & Leathermen, and ContraDiction XIII: HOMO BOMOH. The culturally-inclined can take a look at Sayang/Chellame: A Multilingual Queer Love Poetry Event, and TransIt 2: An Evening of Trans Art and Culture, both to be held at Artistry (17 Jalan Pinang, Singapore 199149).

The third weekend of the month will feature IndigNation Film Festival, and not to forget The Glory Hoes Present: Pride (2014) – “a very queer film experience with optional pre-movie dinner, encouraged in-movie drinking and dancing at an all disco Afterparty”, both at The Projector, 6001 Beach Road, #05-00, Golden Mile Tower.

Do set aside some time during the same weekend for QRIENTATION, presented by Inter-University LGBT Network. Here’s a message from them – “We respect the right to privacy of all LGBTQ+ freshmen joining us so if you’re not out, not to worry – your attendance will be kept confidential 🙂 Sign up today!”

Last but not least, on the 28th of the month, drag queens Ashley Fifty, Becca D’Bus, and Mona Kee Kee will create a fabulous spread for a fundraising dinner in aid of IndigNation – The Giving Table. Pleeeeeese support!

Most of the programmes and events are free, a couple of them require registration.

I love it that this is not a one-way traffic, as in attendees are not merely at the receiving end of information and entertainment. Far from that, they are encouraged to actively participate by voicing up, asking questions, sharing, dancing, working together to develop new ideas, and helping to inculcate thoughtfulness in everyone.

See the full list and details of IndigNation here, and Natural Education 2 here.

Here are my personal picks: 

1.) TransIt 2: An Evening of Trans Art and Culture

2.) Inter Alia presents: Conversations on Activism

Natural Education 2:

3.) Ten Years After the Campaign to Repeal 377A

4.) Facts and Myths about PrEP

5.) Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex Work But Were Afraid to Ask

6.) Shades of Purple: Bisexual & Pansexual Experiences in Singapore

7.) Bisu: A Talk on the LGBT Malay Community

IndigNation Film Festival:

8.) Short Circuit 6

9.) Fathers

Eat Vegetarian Everywhere (13) 素食满天下(十三)

Venue 地点: New Green Pasture Cafe, 190 Middle Road #04-22 Fortune Centre, Singapore 188979.

新绿园有机养生料理坊,密驼路190号金隆大厦#04-22,新加坡邮区188979。

Natural, organic & vegetarian food. MSG-free, low fat, low salt.

天然有机素食。没味精、少油、少盐。

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Singapore Biennale 2016: the sensorily impactful fifteen (part 2 of 3)

Here are five more of the artworks I find sensorily impactful. To read a short write-up and see five other works in Part 1, click here.

(Download the Exhibition Guide or visit the Digital Exhibition here.)

(Read a good piece, Zoned Out at the Singapore Biennale 2016, for insightful insights here.)

Harumi Yukutake, Paracosmos (2016). Sense: visual (it's obvious isn't it?); audition (footsteps of people walking up and down the stairs, not sure whether this was anticipated during curation, but the sounds somehow blend in)

Harumi Yukutake, Paracosmos (2016). Sense: visual (it’s obvious isn’t it?); audition (footsteps of people walking up and down the stairs, not sure whether this was anticipated during curation, but the sounds somehow blend in)

Harumi Yukutake, Paracosmos (2016). Sense: visual (it's obvious isn't it?); audition (footsteps of people walking up and down the stairs, not sure whether this was anticipated during curation, but the sounds somehow blend in)

Harumi Yukutake, Paracosmos (2016). Sense: visual (it's obvious isn't it?); audition (footsteps of people walking up and down the stairs, not sure whether this was anticipated during curation, but the sounds somehow blend in)

Harumi Yukutake, Paracosmos (2016). Sense: visual (it's obvious isn't it?); audition (footsteps of people walking up and down the stairs, not sure whether this was anticipated during curation, but the sounds somehow blend in)

Harumi Yukutake, Paracosmos (2016). Sense: visual (it's obvious isn't it?); audition (footsteps of people walking up and down the stairs, not sure whether this was anticipated during curation, but the sounds somehow blend in)

Harumi Yukutake, Paracosmos (2016). Sense: visual (it's obvious isn't it?); audition (footsteps of people walking up and down the stairs, not sure whether this was anticipated during curation, but the sounds somehow blend in)

Harumi Yukutake, Paracosmos (2016). Sense: visual (it's obvious isn't it?); audition (footsteps of people walking up and down the stairs, not sure whether this was anticipated during curation, but the sounds somehow blend in)

Do Ho Suh, Gate (2003). Sense: visual, very visual, and then sometimes you are in awe, sometimes your hair stands, sometimes you want to walk through the Gate, sometimes you wonder about space, place, dimension, and time

Do Ho Suh, Gate (2003). Sense: visual, very visual, and then sometimes you are in awe, sometimes your hair stands, sometimes you want to walk through the Gate, sometimes you wonder about space, place, dimension, and time

Do Ho Suh, Gate (2003). Sense: visual, very visual, and then sometimes you are in awe, sometimes your hair stands, sometimes you want to walk through the Gate, sometimes you wonder about space, place, dimension, and time

Do Ho Suh, Gate (2003). Sense: visual, very visual, and then sometimes you are in awe, sometimes your hair stands, sometimes you want to walk through the Gate, sometimes you wonder about space, place, dimension, and time

Do Ho Suh, Gate (2003). Sense: visual, very visual, and then sometimes you are in awe, sometimes your hair stands, sometimes you want to walk through the Gate, sometimes you wonder about space, place, dimension, and time

Do Ho Suh, Gate (2003). Sense: visual, very visual, and then sometimes you are in awe, sometimes your hair stands, sometimes you want to walk through the Gate, sometimes you wonder about space, place, dimension, and time

Eddy Susanto, The Journey of Panji (2016). Sense: visual; makes my hair stand too, when going very near the words spilled from the book and on the painting, yet amazed by them tiny words at the same time

Eddy Susanto, The Journey of Panji (2016). Sense: visual; makes my hair stand too, when going very near the words spilled from the book and on the painting, yet amazed by them tiny words at the same time

Eddy Susanto, The Journey of Panji (2016). Sense: visual; makes my hair stand too, when going very near the words spilled from the book and on the painting, yet amazed by them tiny words at the same time

Eddy Susanto, The Journey of Panji (2016). Sense: visual; makes my hair stand too, when going very near the words spilled from the book and on the painting, yet amazed by them tiny words at the same time

Eddy Susanto, The Journey of Panji (2016). Sense: visual; makes my hair stand too, when going very near the words spilled from the book and on the painting, yet amazed by them tiny words at the same time

Eddy Susanto, The Journey of Panji (2016). Sense: visual; makes my hair stand too, when going very near the words spilled from the book and on the painting, yet amazed by them tiny words at the same time

Eddy Susanto, The Journey of Panji (2016). Sense: visual; makes my hair stand too, when going very near the words spilled from the book and on the painting, yet amazed by them tiny words at the same time

Eddy Susanto, The Journey of Panji (2016). Sense: visual; makes my hair stand too, when going very near the words spilled from the book and on the painting, yet amazed by them tiny words at the same time

Eddy Susanto, The Journey of Panji (2016). Sense: visual; makes my hair stand too, when going very near the words spilled from the book and on the painting, yet amazed by them tiny words at the same time

Pannaphan Yodmanee, Aftermath (2016). Sense: visual (the colours and other things); it stirs clashes of one's perceptions and ideas, it evokes a struggle to make sense of things when in fact differentiation is not a thing of the fluidity, in fact there is no fact

Pannaphan Yodmanee, Aftermath (2016). Sense: visual (the colours and other things); it stirs clashes of one’s perceptions and ideas, it evokes a struggle to make sense of things when in fact differentiation is not a thing of the fluidity, in fact there is no fact

Pannaphan Yodmanee, Aftermath (2016). Sense: visual (the colours and other things); it stirs clashes of one's perceptions and ideas, it evokes a struggle to make sense of things when in fact differentiation is not a thing of the fluidity, in fact there is no fact

Pannaphan Yodmanee, Aftermath (2016). Sense: visual (the colours and other things); it stirs clashes of one's perceptions and ideas, it evokes a struggle to make sense of things when in fact differentiation is not a thing of the fluidity, in fact there is no fact

Pannaphan Yodmanee, Aftermath (2016). Sense: visual (the colours and other things); it stirs clashes of one's perceptions and ideas, it evokes a struggle to make sense of things when in fact differentiation is not a thing of the fluidity, in fact there is no fact

Pannaphan Yodmanee, Aftermath (2016). Sense: visual (the colours and other things); it stirs clashes of one's perceptions and ideas, it evokes a struggle to make sense of things when in fact differentiation is not a thing of the fluidity, in fact there is no fact

Pannaphan Yodmanee, Aftermath (2016). Sense: visual (the colours and other things); it stirs clashes of one's perceptions and ideas, it evokes a struggle to make sense of things when in fact differentiation is not a thing of the fluidity, in fact there is no fact

Pannaphan Yodmanee, Aftermath (2016). Sense: visual (the colours and other things); it stirs clashes of one's perceptions and ideas, it evokes a struggle to make sense of things when in fact differentiation is not a thing of the fluidity, in fact there is no fact

Ade Darmawan, Singapore Human Resources Institute (2016). Sense: visual, visually and intellectually demanding. A good awareness of general knowledge may help. One can never tell how randomly or not randomly each object is positioned.

Ade Darmawan, Singapore Human Resources Institute (2016). Sense: visual, visually and intellectually demanding. A good awareness of general knowledge may help. One can never tell how randomly or not randomly each object is positioned

Ade Darmawan, Singapore Human Resources Institute (2016). Sense: visual, visually and intellectually demanding. A good awareness of general knowledge may help. One can never tell how randomly or not randomly each object is positioned.

Ade Darmawan, Singapore Human Resources Institute (2016). Sense: visual, visually and intellectually demanding. A good awareness of general knowledge may help. One can never tell how randomly or not randomly each object is positioned.

Ade Darmawan, Singapore Human Resources Institute (2016). Sense: visual, visually and intellectually demanding. A good awareness of general knowledge may help. One can never tell how randomly or not randomly each object is positioned.

Ade Darmawan, Singapore Human Resources Institute (2016). Sense: visual, visually and intellectually demanding. A good awareness of general knowledge may help. One can never tell how randomly or not randomly each object is positioned.

Ade Darmawan, Singapore Human Resources Institute (2016). Sense: visual, visually and intellectually demanding. A good awareness of general knowledge may help. One can never tell how randomly or not randomly each object is positioned

Ade Darmawan, Singapore Human Resources Institute (2016). Sense: visual, visually and intellectually demanding. A good awareness of general knowledge may help. One can never tell how randomly or not randomly each object is positioned

Try pointing out in the first photograph where this open drawer is. Ade Darmawan, Singapore Human Resources Institute (2016). Sense: visual, visually and intellectually demanding. A good awareness of general knowledge may help. One can never tell how randomly or not randomly each object is positioned

Try pointing out in the first photograph where this open drawer is.
Ade Darmawan, Singapore Human Resources Institute (2016). Sense: visual, visually and intellectually demanding. A good awareness of general knowledge may help. One can never tell how randomly or not randomly each object is positioned

Singapore Biennale 2016: the sensorily impactful fifteen (part 1 of 3)

Initially I had aimed to seek visually impactful artworks, after all, visual art is supposed to be quite visual right? I thought it should be visually artistic too, then again, contemporary art seems to heavily shoulder the mission of reflecting social, political, economical, psychological matters of sort, and to convey certain solemn messages. This has somewhat broaden the meaning of being visually artistic.

Well, when it comes to Singapore Biennale 2016, I was more than fascinated by how my other senses, apart from my sense of sight (ophthalmoception), were aroused and agitated by certain works. These 15 sensorily impactful artworks are selected for their powerful impact on my sensorium in one way and/or another, without any influence from their artist, title, wall text or any review and comments by anyone. I pretend that I am illiterate, and I avoid letting people talk to me about the Biennale. It’s “impact at first sight, love/hate at first sight”.

Works at National Museum of Singapore & Stamford Green, Asian Civilisations Museum, The Arts House, and Singapore Management University are not taken into consideration, because I have not seen them personally. Therefore, the 15 works in this three-part post are shown at Singapore Art Museum, and 1 at Peranakan Museum.

These artworks are attention-grabbing and curiosity-piquing, below are five of them.

(Download the Exhibition Guide or visit the Digital Exhibition here.)

(Read a good piece, Zoned Out at the Singapore Biennale 2016, for insightful insights here.)

Hemali Bhuta, Growing (2016). Sense: olfaction, visual

Hemali Bhuta, Growing (2016). Sense: olfaction, visual

Hemali Bhuta, Growing (2016). Sense: olfaction, visual

Hemali Bhuta, Growing (2016). Sense: olfaction, visual

Hemali Bhuta, Growing (2016). Sense: olfaction, visual

They look like they are burning, they are not. Hemali Bhuta, Growing (2016). Sense: olfaction, visual

They look like they are burning, they are not. Hemali Bhuta, Growing (2016). Sense: olfaction, visual

Hemali Bhuta, Growing (2016). Sense: olfaction, visual

Hemali Bhuta, Growing (2016). Sense: olfaction, visual

Martha Atienza, Endless Hours at Sea (2014, 2016). Sense: audition, visual. Emotion-induced sensation: visceral, probably sea sickness

Martha Atienza, Endless Hours at Sea (2014, 2016). Sense: audition, visual. Emotion-induced sensation: visceral, probably sea sickness

Martha Atienza, Endless Hours at Sea (2014, 2016). Sense: audition, visual. Emotion-induced sensation: visceral, probably sea sickness

Watch this YouTube video, fast forward to start from approximately 2:05, and you will get a feel of the artwork in a more integral manner. The on-site sound (think waves rocking, thunder roaring, metal clanging) and lights (or the lack of lights) play an important part in one’s experience of the artwork, which can only be felt there and then.

Martha Atienza, Endless Hours at Sea (2014, 2016). Sense: audition, visual. Emotion-induced sensation: visceral, probably sea sickness

Martha Atienza, Endless Hours at Sea (2014, 2016). Sense: audition, visual. Emotion-induced sensation: visceral, probably sea sickness

Deng Guoyuan, Noah's Garden II (2016). Sense: visual (it's eye-pricking); sense of direction, balancing

Deng Guoyuan, Noah’s Garden II (2016). Sense: visual (it’s eye-pricking); sense of direction, balancing

Deng Guoyuan, Noah's Garden II (2016). Sense: visual (it's eye-pricking); sense of direction, balancing

Deng Guoyuan, Noah's Garden II (2016). Sense: visual (it's eye-pricking); sense of direction, balancing

Deng Guoyuan, Noah's Garden II (2016). Sense: visual (it's eye-pricking); sense of direction, balancing

Deng Guoyuan, Noah's Garden II (2016). Sense: visual (it's eye-pricking); sense of direction, balancing

Deng Guoyuan, Noah's Garden II (2016). Sense: visual (it's eye-pricking); sense of direction, balancing

Deng Guoyuan, Noah's Garden II (2016). Sense: visual (it's eye-pricking); sense of direction, balancing

Adeela Suleman, Dread of Not Night 1, 3, 4, 7-9 (2015, 2016). Blood Stains the Soil (2016). Sense: visual (beautiful), and then visual again (oh, gory). This is one of 7 pieces of artworks.

Adeela Suleman, Dread of Not Night 1, 3, 4, 7-9 (2015, 2016). Blood Stains the Soil (2016). Sense: visual (beautiful), and then visual again (oh, gory). This is one of 7 pieces of artworks

Adeela Suleman, Dread of Not Night 1, 3, 4, 7-9 (2015, 2016). Blood Stains the Soil (2016). Sense: visual (beautiful), and then visual again (oh, gory)

Adeela Suleman, Dread of Not Night 1, 3, 4, 7-9 (2015, 2016). Blood Stains the Soil (2016). Sense: visual (beautiful), and then visual again (oh, gory). This is one of 7 pieces of artworks.

Adeela Suleman, Dread of Not Night 1, 3, 4, 7-9 (2015, 2016). Blood Stains the Soil (2016). Sense: visual (beautiful), and then visual again (oh, gory). This is one of 7 pieces of artworks

Adeela Suleman, Dread of Not Night 1, 3, 4, 7-9 (2015, 2016). Blood Stains the Soil (2016). Sense: visual (beautiful), and then visual again (oh, gory)

Adeela Suleman, Dread of Not Night 1, 3, 4, 7-9 (2015, 2016). Blood Stains the Soil (2016). Sense: visual (beautiful), and then visual again (oh, gory)

Adeela Suleman, Dread of Not Night 1, 3, 4, 7-9 (2015, 2016). Blood Stains the Soil (2016). Sense: visual (beautiful), and then visual again (oh, gory). This is one of 7 pieces of artworks

Adeela Suleman, Dread of Not Night 1, 3, 4, 7-9 (2015, 2016). Blood Stains the Soil (2016). Sense: visual (beautiful), and then visual again (oh, gory). This is one of 7 pieces of artworks

Adeela Suleman, Dread of Not Night 1, 3, 4, 7-9 (2015, 2016). Blood Stains the Soil (2016). Sense: visual (beautiful), and then visual again (oh, gory)

Adeela Suleman, Dread of Not Night 1, 3, 4, 7-9 (2015, 2016). Blood Stains the Soil (2016). Sense: visual (beautiful), and then visual again (oh, gory)

Chia Chuyia, Knitting the Future (2015, 2016). Sense: visual, curiosity; a by-product sense is touch - warmth from my own breath by cupping my face very near the glass to avoid any reflection on the glass, so as to get a clearer view of the performance art

Chia Chuyia, Knitting the Future (2015, 2016). Sense: visual, curiosity; a by-product sense is touch – warmth from my own breath by cupping my face very near the glass to avoid any reflection on the glass, so as to get a clearer view of the performance art

Chia Chuyia, Knitting the Future (2015, 2016). Sense: visual, curiosity; a by-product sense is touch - warmth from my own breath by cupping my face very near the glass to avoid any reflection on the glass, so as to get a clearer view of the performance art

Chia Chuyia, Knitting the Future (2015, 2016). Sense: visual, curiosity; a by-product sense is touch - warmth from my own breath by cupping my face very near the glass to avoid any reflection on the glass, so as to get a clearer view of the performance art

Chia Chuyia, Knitting the Future (2015, 2016). Sense: visual (so this is the final product, wow!); touch (visitors may feel (and even study closely) the material (leeks) and texture of the "knitwear"

Chia Chuyia, Knitting the Future (2015, 2016). Sense: visual (so this is the final product, wow!); touch (visitors may feel (and even study closely) the material (leeks) and texture of the “knitwear”

A video documentation of the performance art. Chia Chuyia, Knitting the Future (2015, 2016)

A video documentation of the performance art.
Chia Chuyia, Knitting the Future (2015, 2016)

Read part 2 here.