5 Things To Do To Kickstart 2018

New Year, new you? Here are some activities to explore with friends, family — or by yourself, if that’s what you fancy.

Still suffering from holiday withdrawal symptoms? It's only two days to the weekend so there's no better time to start planning.

1. Imagine Dragons Evolve World Tour “Live” in Singapore 

Grammy Award-winning alternative rock band Imagine Dragons (pictured above) return to Singapore in a world tour to support their third album, Evolve. Since the band’s inception in 2009, they have become one of the most successful rock acts in recent years, with the number one album Smoke + Mirrors and smash hits like ‘Radioactive’, ‘It’s Time’ and ‘Believer’.

Jan 7. 8pm. Singapore Indoor Stadium. Limited tix available from Sport Hub Tix* & www.apactix.com.

2. SCAPEs: David LaChapelle Solo Exhibition 

This solo exhibition by acclaimed American photographer David LaChapelle brings selected work from New World, his latest photographic series. The exhibition also highlights themes throughout the artist’s three-decade-long career, including selections representing his early editorial projects and return to fine art.

Till Feb 25. Daily, 11am–8pm. Pearl Lam Galleries Singapore, Dempsey Hill, 15 Dempsey Road, #01-08. Free. www.pearllam.com

3. Japan New Year

Celebrate Japanese New Year, otherwise known as Oshogatsu, with this unique festival that’s returning for its 10th edition. Take part in festive activities like the Kagami Biraki ceremony, a traditional practice of opening a new barrel of sake, a mochi pounding ceremony, cookie and sushi workshops, plus traditional music performances.

Till Jan 7. Various times. Liang Court, 177 River Valley Road. Free. www.liangcourt.com.sg

4. Maritime Experiential Museum

This newly-unveiled museum at Resorts World Sentosa is dedicated to the exploration of the iconic Maritime Silk Route, housing 15 unique galleries with five zones to explore: Learning to Navigate, Pirate Encounter, Maritime Coin History, Ports of Call and Singapore Maritime Legacy. The museum holds a combination of state-of-the-art visual projections, multimedia shows, interactive exhibits, olfactory experiences and plenty of Instagram-worthy displays.

Ongoing. Daily. 10am–7pm. Last admission at 6.30pm. Maritime Experiential Museum, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Resorts World Sentosa. General admission: $12 adult, $8 child, $5 senior citizens. www.rwsentosa.com

5. Flying Through Time

Renowned director Choi Chul Ki makes a comeback with this new non-verbal action comedy featuring an international cast, including home-grown actor Joshua Tan and starlet Melody Low, who will perform alongside martial artists and gymnasts from China, Mongolia, Korea, Taiwan and Malaysia for a night of jaw-dropping stunts, comedy and romance.

Till Jan 21. Thur, Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2pm, 8pm; Sun, 2pm; Jan 1, 2pm. Resorts World Theatre, Resorts World Sentosa. Tix: $38–$118 from Sistic*. www.rwsentosa.com

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