SAMily Funday SAMily Funday

SAMily Funday

  • Sat, 2 Dec 2023

  • SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark

  • 1PM–5PM

  • General admission applies

Join us for this special event with programmes and activities designed for all ages. Create your own crafts, join our storytelling sessions, or participate in art tours to learn more about our new and current exhibitions.

Stay tuned for the latest line-up!

*Programmes may be subject to change without prior notice. Information accurate at time of publishing.


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[TOUR] Curator Tour of Proof of Personhood Sam

[TOUR] Curator Tour of Proof of Personhood

Time: 2PM – 3PM

Venue: Level 3, Gallery 3


Go on a tour of Proof of Personhood with curator Duncan Bass to find out what does it mean to be human in the face of new technology.

[STORYTELLING]Tiger Tales by Sheila Wee Sam

[STORYTELLING] Tiger Tales by Sheila Wee

Time: 2.30PM – 3PM

Venue: The Engine Room, Level 1


Join storyteller Sheila Wee as she takes you on a roaring adventure with three tiger-themed tales!

Suitable for ages 4 and up.

[TOUR] Curator Tour of Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger Sam

[TOUR] Curator Tour of Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger

Time: 3pm – 4pm

Venue: Level 1, Gallery 1 & 2


Join SAM curator Kenneth Tay as he gives you an overview of SAM’s latest exhibition, Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger.

Ho Tzu Nyen: Time & the Tiger is a mid-career survey exhibition of the artist’s practice that spans two decades worth of paintings, films, theatrical performances, and video installations. Ho’s works often draw from historical events, documentary footage, art history, music videos and mythical stories to investigate the construction of history, the narrative of myths, and the plurality of identities. The exhibition also features a new commission that reflects on the embodied and heterogeneous experiences of time.

Singapore Sign Language (SgSL) interpretation will be provided.

[TALK] Collection and Connection Sam

[TALK] Collection and Connection: The Malayan Tiger, the Art and the Well-being of the Ecosystem

Time: 4PM – 5PM

Venue: Level 1, The Engine Room


Tigers played a significant role in the cosmology and ecology of Malaya before nearing extinction during the colonial era. The last wild tiger in Singapore, spotted in Choa Chu Kang, was shot and killed in 1930. This talk is divided into three parts. The first, explores the tiger's significance in Singapore's history and draws inspiration from both historical and fictional sources, and its presence in Singapore's history is a reminder of the country's past. The second positions the tiger as an ecological indicator. The third elucidates the role of the zoo in providing conservation support.

Join Dr Cheng Wen-Haur, Deputy CEO Life Sciences & Operations & Chief Life Sciences Officer at the Mandai Wildlife Group; Teresa Teo-Guttensohn, Co-Founder and President of Cicada Tree Eco-Place; and Kenneth Tay, SAM curator as they shine a spotlight on the disappearing tiger, and its role as a recurring icon in the Ho Tzu Nyen’s oeuvre – across the environmental, cultural, and historical. The session is moderated by Dr Lim Chye Hong, Head of Programmes at SAM.

Heterotopia Library - Mukbang Reading Camp Sam

Heterotopia Library - Mukbang Reading Camp (24 Hours)

Time: 6PM – 6PM (+1)

Venue: Level 3, EX-SITU

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Mukbang Reading Camp was first initiated in 2020 during the COVID-19 "circuit breaker" lockdown as an experiment on how the format of a book club format can morph and evolve on an online platform, mainly hosted through Zoom calls and livestream formats.


Exploring this conceptual framework as part of Chong Lingying and Winnie Li’s Community and Education residency, the Mukbang Reading Camp will take the form of a 24-hour reading marathon at SAM’s residency studios.


From Friday 1 December 6:00PM to Saturday 2 December 6:00PM, campers are welcome to participate in-person throughout the day or join the ongoing Zoom session online. Over the course of the 24-hour reading marathon, campers can expect to read together, play games and share stories. In addition, the Mukbang Reading Camp will also coincide with the book launch of 食时事 (Shishishi) and Dirty Thirty alongside a Teahouse Talk session.


To celebrate the end of the Mukbang Reading Camp, there will be a spatial and sound activation Rituals to Books by composer Ng Chor Guan and his collaborators. This will also mark the closing of Heterotopia Library's 2023 run, which will be on a short hiatus until its return in January 2024.


Walk-ins will be welcome throughout the day and participants are drop-in anytime over the course of the 24-hour reading marathon. Advance registration will be required for campers intending to stay overnight. The programme's schedule can be found in the Peatix listing.

[OPEN STUDIOS] SAM Residencies Sam

[OPEN STUDIOS] SAM Residencies

Time: 1PM–6PM

Venue: Level 3, Residency Studios


The residents of SAM are opening their doors yet again to share their studio spaces with you! Catch up with residents Pheng Guan Lee (Singapore) and Chong Lingying & Winnie Li (Singapore) to see what they have been up to in the last few months and check out new happenings with Nilanjan (Kolkata), Takuya (Tokyo/Amsterdam) and Yvon (Marrakesh).

[Tour] Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar Sam

[Tour] Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar

Time: 11AM–12PM & 4PM–5PM

Venue: Blk 4 Tanjong Pagar Plaza (11AM), SAM at Tanjong Pagar Distripark (4PM)


On 29 April 2023, SAM launched the public art trail Port/raits of Tanjong Pagar: Encounters with Art in the Neighbourhood under the public art initiative, The Everyday Museum. Across the public spaces between Outram Park MRT and SAM's present location at Tanjong Pagar Distripark, the commissioning series showcases the dramatic transformations of the district over the decades, through a series of public artworks by six artists and collectives: Aki Hassan, Divaagar, Space Objekt, Grace Tan, Zen Teh and Isabella Teng.


Venture out with the Public Art team to encounter these public artworks as further insight is rendered into all the effort taken to bring these commissions to fruition. Learn about how public art provides the space to reflect on how we view the world and spark curiosity, imagination and conversations to transform everyday experiences into memorable encounters.