Your Weekly Guide to Asia

With the endless array of exciting things to experience in Asia, we’ve compiled the best things for you to look forward to this coming week.

Bangkok

 A Creature Apart by Rook Floro

One of the works displayed at Creature's Apart.

One of the works displayed at “A Creature Apart.”

Floro, a Thai-Filipino artist, has come out with an interesting array of installations, sculptures, paintings, photography, and projections. The exhibition will last until June 24 at YenakArt Villa Art Gallery on Soi Prasat Suk.

Bangkok Theatre Festival Asia Focus

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Bangkok Theatre Festival Asia Focus goes on until June 4.

Presented by Thong Lor Art Space in Khlong Tan Nuea, this contemporary theater festival—which lasts until this Sunday—serves as a venue for artists to showcase their work and exchange their knowledge. Watch performances such as “Len Likar Play of My Life” by award-winning artist Pradit Prasartthong and “Open Waters” by Jaturachai Srichanwanpen.

Hong Kong

Eternal Life: Exploring Ancient Egypt

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One of the relics on display includes that of Nestawedjat, a married woman from Thebes.

Over at the Hong Kong Science Museum in Tsim Tsa Shui, a journey into Egypt’s fascinating past awaits. A plethora of priceless artifacts and pieces are on display, but the stars of the show are six Egyptian mummies (some of which are as much as 3,000 years old) that will be displayed. Within the exhibition, you’ll find various activities that include 3D projection mapping, digital displays, virtual reality, and holograms. The exhibition will start from June 2 all the way until October 18.

“Ovid in Exile”

One of the sculptures by Rachel Kneebone.

One of the sculptures by Rachel Kneebone.

Renowned for exploring transformation and metamorphosis, artist Rachel Kneebone will present porcelain sculptures of intricately made geometric forms depicting sensuality. Head over to the White Cube at Central, where the exhibition will run until August 19.

MO Sound-Bites

Com Truise will be performing at MO Sound Bites this

Com Truise will be performing at MO Sound Bites on June 16.

Prepare for a music-filled night on June 16 at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental. This electronic music event will be featuring New York electronic musician and DJ Com Truise, who’s known for his unique, experimental funk-inspired music. Guests will also be listening to tunes from his newest album, Iteration, due to be released the day before the event.

Seoul

Roads of Arabia

The Roads of Arabia at the Hong Kong Science Museum.

“The Roads of Arabia” at the Hong Kong Science Museum.

The National Museum of Korea in Yongsan has a special exhibition featuring over 466 different artifacts from the Middle East throughout different periods of time. One of the most fascinating exhibits is a gate from the Great Mosque of Mecca, which is where the Kaaba stands. There will also be a 4,000-year-old stone figure in the shape of a man. The exhibition will last until August 27.

Singapore

CHEF: Bibimbap vs Chilli Crab

It’s going to be a foodie’s haven on June 8 at Resorts World Sentosa. Witness the story of Green and Red Chefs competing against each other through beatboxing and b-boying. Starring celebrity twins Hayley and Jayley Woo, this non-verbal live theatrical performance will not only make you laugh your socks off, but you’ll also be able to end the night sampling delicious food. What could be better?

Tokyo

Shinagawa Open Theatre

The Mummy movie from 1999 that will be showcased at the Shinagawa Open Theatre.

The Mummy movie from 1999 that will be showcased at the Shinagawa Open Theatre.

Back for its fourth year, this open theater at the Shinagawa Season Terrace in Minato-ku is one of the most anticipated nights of the year. This Saturday, they’re going to be featuring the 1999 Brendan Fraser movie, The Mummy. You’ll also be able to find a variety of food trucks right outside the Terrace, making your experience all the more better.

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