So you guys reading this still have time to visit it this coming weekend!
The plot of this is:
A freak solar flare on a magnitude nobody has experienced before has wrecked the Earth’s natural environment, causing volcanic eruptions and devastating oceanic activity. Infrastructure all around the world collapsed as a result and many lost their lives to the freak disaster. The world’s population was somehow reduced to its bare minimum following the end of the devastation. Only 4,169 people remain around the globe, just enough to repopulate Earth.
Following the disaster, only one woman remains in Singapore. With the 20 books she has scavenged, she has decided to set up what probably is the last remaining bookstore on earth. The rest of the bookstore is outfitted with other scavenged bits: a few paintings, an old television, a spare radio that is constantly trying to reach somebody else out there, and other bits and bobs. Everyday she waits for someone, anyone, to reach her bookstore while she finds solace in what she has. Thus begins The World’s Loneliest Bookstore.
So head on to block 7 of Gillman Barracks, 7 Lock Road, Singapore 108935. It opens from 11am to 7pm daily until the 19th of August.
I went there on national day because that was finally an open day for me to check it out.
The most “Huh, I didn’t think that would happen but I guess it’s likely” is a karaoke booth. I don’t know if it is meant to be there but it should be? But it really gives that whole if it’s a post apocalyptic world, I guess a karaoke booth would be entertainment to just sing in.
You can look around an experience yourself and even take a key from a tray.
So far that I know this is a real block and it faces towards east coast beach. If at the end of the world and you could choose pretty much any house in Singapore since there’s no one else, I would try to choose this one.
There are other addresses which are technically near my current home too.
There’s so many cats around.
Which makes sense since we have so many community cats about.
Come sit with them.
Also did I buy anything from the world’s loneliest bookstore?
I got Rachel Heng’s Suicide Club.
Head on to Gillman Barracks before it all ends for this pretty surreal and chill experience. Also since you’re there, you probably can take influenza styled photos at the pink pineapple nearby.
The Journaling Festival by Cityluxe at Millenia Walk ends on 5 August. You can check out the various activities like MT Tape aka washi tape badge making, rubber stamp “trading” and workshops on bullet journaling at their programme on their website.
It’s a “small” festival but packed with very evil items to those who like writing, journaling, sketchbooking etc because OH MY GOODNESS.
The stationery and the tapes and ink and whatnot.
The table at the bottom right is where the presentation or trading of rubber stamping and other workshops are happening there’s also some MT Tape stuff happening on the top left corner too.
The day I went had ridiculous weather, sunny and then rain and back to sun again. Anyway theDBS Marina Regatta is back! And it’s held at the Promontory from around 8am to 11pm, since you’re reading this the last weekend to catch it is this 2 and 3 June!
Don’t carry too many things because there is a bag check at the entrance for the safety of all. After that, you’re through!
It starts really early because you can join the workouts by the bay in the Play Dome, it’s near the left side of the stage if you are facing it.
BUT YEAH FREE WORKOUTS!
All you have to do is bring your own mat and wear your exercise stuff, more info on the various workout schedules is on the DBS Marina Regatta website.
Meanwhile, do pick up the bay passport when you’re there.
You have to complete various actions around the area and you might win a Porsche Design HUAWEI Mate 10, Scoot flight tickets to Berlin, Maldive and Kuching or any other prizes!
I signed up for Fashion Sewing 101 at Fashion Maker Space . If you guys are confused where it is, it’s on the second floor, next to 7-11 at 258A South Bridge Road.
Very near to Chinatown MRT station.
Alright, why Fashion Sewing 101? Because I figured I should start from the very basics even though I have done cosplays and whatnot like woah. Those are like… hack and dash. It works cause it works but this time I want to learn properly.
So Fashion Sewing 101 it is!
I was early so I got to choose my own seat. I got a little pack of informative stuff of where to buy fabric and haberdashery plus a diagram of sewing machine parts plus a piece of fabric to practice on.
This was totally for a beginner but I did learn things! Such as tension and what the zig zag stuff means and how to get the curves in stitching you want etc.
On my right was also samples of the various workshops/classes they hold.
It’s a fairly spacious space and there was another class going on, on the other side too.
This is me “tracing” the lines of what to do. You can see me experimenting after the instructor (Isabelle) told us how to use the different settings and what each one is needed for different materials.
I was legitly like “AaAAaaAAHhh?” but quietly in my mind.
Because I could technically do embroidery with my machine or even do finer sewing with the machine I have at home?!
In any case, it was a pleasant introduction to sewing whether if you are truly a super beginner or someone who needs brushing up in sewing.
On an early Saturday morning I ventured all the way to 60 Jalan Penjara to visit the Citizen Farm. (Facebook is at Citizen Farm in case you want updates from them!)
There’s no penjara (jail) that I know of, just a nice edible garden farm of sorts.
My main reason was to attend the cheese making workshop by Annisa of Milky Whey Cheese who came all the way from Kuala Lumpur! (You can check out her instagram too at @milkywheycheese.)
Also that’s a chicken who was eating the mint on the other side before one of the Citizen Farm people shooed it away since his food was already in a tray.
Ohhhh my goodness. I learned how to make mozzarella cheese. The “instant” kind (aka took at least an hour) while Annisa brought some curds she had made in KL where it would take maybe 6-12 hours I think?? Anyway, since we only had 3 hours of the workshop, ours was a ‘fast mozzarella’ type.