|Huayi : Chinese Festival of Arts 2013|
|Blessings from Lions|
Huayi 华艺节 is celebrating its 10th year anniversary , having launched in 2003.
It aims to showcase the works of Chinese artists of all genres, be it traditional or contemporary, mainstream or cutting edge. Programmes include a mix of ticketed and non-ticketed events across various art forms including theatre, dance, music, visual arts and more.
|Chinese orchestra performance|
15th to 19th Feb, Forecourt, 745pm, 9pm, 1015pm (Fri/Sat only)
A main draw the opening of Huayi is the Festive Pluses.
It comprises of Wufang Singapore, Diabolo Art, ZingO Festival Drum Group (15 – 17 Feb) & Drummer Studio (18 & 19 Feb) (Singapore/Malaysia)
|ZingO latest fan|
Having been introduce to ZingO since May 2009 , officially becoming their youngest fan then. Since their concert in 2010, I had not been able to catch their performances for over 3 years! Hence when the opportunity to get reacquainted arises, we did not hesitate. As for the youngest fan tag, Louis would probably take that title from me now.
Peformances by ZingO
I was delighted that Roch the founder of ZingO Drums still remember his 'youngest' fan!
|The next generation|
For more of the performances you can visit our youtube page
As it was a triple billed night, we caught Wushu Performance from Wufang as well as Chinese YoYo from Diabolo Art . Both acts are equalling entertaining and new to me.
Performance by Wufang
However the evening was almost marred by an unpleasant encounter at Jang Shou Korean Charcoal BBQ (Esplanade Outlet). We had intended to take a meal there by ordering their ala carte ( most other places are packed so we choose this place). However we were told what we ordered was too little and the waiter refused to take our orders. We ordered 2 dishes (total about $50-$60) and was seated in a table for four (2 adults and 2 kids), however apparently this is insufficient and we must order more before they can take our orders!
|Jang Shou Korean Charcoal BBQ - Bad service, avoid at all cost!|
Naturally we choose not to eat there and it is definitely not on our recommended place to go.
Back to Huayi : Chinese Festival of Arts 2013.
It you want to catch the performances, the festival will be on till Feb 24th.
For more Chinese New Year celebrations around Marina Bay, do visit
Spring Celebrations @ Gardens by the Bay
River Hongbao @ The Float
The Little Details
Huayi : Chinese Festival of Arts 2013
Esplanade - Various locations, various timings
15th Feb to 24th Feb
The full performance timing and details can be found here