National Gallery – Common Grounds (25-26 June)

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We previously attended the National Gallery’s Common Grounds Open House on 11 June, greeted with Lindy Hop dancers, Chinese Calligraphy artists and fascinating talks.

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This weekend, Common Grounds returns once again due to its overwheming popularity, and to celebrate the National Gallery’s 1 Millionth visitor. Come on down this weekend, 25-26 June to celebrate art and family, not to mention the fact that you’ll gain free admission to the usually paid exhibits!

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This particular weekend has a whole host of activities lined up. Littered around the gallery are gigantic 3D photo opportunities, entitled Art Alive! where visitors can pose and pretend they’re in the actual art piece.

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Over at the basement, there’ll be a few booths set up where visitors can play old school games like pick up sticks and ride the wave of nostalgia.

Finally, at the Padang Atrium, a whole series of performances are lined up: from Ballroom Dancers to  acapella to a Xinyao performance, there’s something in it for everyone!

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Besides, if walking isn’t your forte, you can always hang out at Gallery & Co., which serves pretty great food and coffee. We’ll even recommend grabbing one of their ‘Nasi Lemakis’, combining Nasi Lemak with sushi, and isn’t actually as weird as it sounds, and tastes pretty good!

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All in all, visit the National Gallery if you can, if not for the event, then at least for the exhibition and the beautiful architecture within it.

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