Art of Wellness

Presented by Crossing Cultures X Caravanserai

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Free admission to most activities.

Discounted $10 entry into Body & Spirit special exhibition during programme timings.
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents enjoy a further discounted admission at $6.

Treat yourself to two weekends of wellness at ACM! Indulge in tradition and explore Asian approaches to beauty, nutrition, therapeutic experiences, and mindful moments. Wander through our Apothecary Bazaar to discover the makers, chefs, brewers and healers reimagining Asian sources of wellness for holistic modern living. Enjoy uplifting mood-enhancing musical performances, wellness workshops that teach us how to live well, and join in for a spot of communal mindful yarn bombing.

 

Extremely limited Sulwhasoo 2-piece skincare kits worth $45 and vouchers to be given out from 2–4, 9–11 Dec between 3 to 9pm, with every purchase of our special exhibition ticket.*

 

*While stocks last. Sulwhasoo 2-piece skincare kits and vouchers are kindly sponsored by Sulwhasoo.

 

2-4 Dec, 9-11 Dec 2022
Daily - 3pm to 9pm
5 mins walk from Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit H)
Free and Ticketed
2-4 Dec, 9-11 Dec 2022
Daily - 3pm to 9pm
5 mins walk from Raffles Place MRT Station (Exit H)
Free and Ticketed

Free admission to most activities.

Discounted $10 entry into Body & Spirit special exhibition during programme timings.
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents enjoy a further discounted admission at $6.

Treat yourself to two weekends of wellness at ACM! Indulge in tradition and explore Asian approaches to beauty, nutrition, therapeutic experiences, and mindful moments. Wander through our Apothecary Bazaar to discover the makers, chefs, brewers and healers reimagining Asian sources of wellness for holistic modern living. Enjoy uplifting mood-enhancing musical performances, wellness workshops that teach us how to live well, and join in for a spot of communal mindful yarn bombing.

 

Extremely limited Sulwhasoo 2-piece skincare kits worth $45 and vouchers to be given out from 2–4, 9–11 Dec between 3 to 9pm, with every purchase of our special exhibition ticket.*

 

*While stocks last. Sulwhasoo 2-piece skincare kits and vouchers are kindly sponsored by Sulwhasoo.

 

JOURNEY INTO THE OASIS, FOR OUTDOOR MUSIC, WELLNESS & ART

The Oasis: Wellness, Music & Art

2–4, 9–11 Dec 2022; 11.30am–8.30pm

ACM Hardcourt; Free

Enjoy uplifting, mood-enhancing musical performances, wellness workshops that teach us how to live well, and join in for a spot of communal mindful yarn bombing.

LIVE MUSIC
Secret Moon
Fri, 2 Dec; 6.30pm7.15pm, 7.45pm8.30pm
Secret Moon is a progressive folk singer/songwriter duo with Western folk and Indian classical influences. Featuring haunting vocals and virtuosic guitar, their music is distinctly spiritual, with nimbly shifting scales and deep introspective lyrics - at once ecstatic, lyrical, and theatrical. 

Kirtan Singapore

Sat, 3 Dec; 6.30pm7.15pm, 7.45pm8.30pm

A guided experience of healing and uplifting sounds integrating mantra meditation, rhythm and beautiful live instruments.  

 

Mantravine
Sun, 4 Dec; 6.30pm7.15pm, 7.45pm8.30pm

Mantravine is a tribe of sonic sorcerers mixing world music, live instruments, and psychedelic dance grooves into organic frequencies.


Open Score Project
Fri, 9 Dec; 6.30pm7.15pm, 7.45pm8.30pm
Open Score Project is a local syncretic music ensemble comprising of musicians from different backgrounds and musical influences. Open Score Project aims to paint a unique soundscape encompassing Singapore's rich cultural diversity. Join OSP as we explore the different “M”s behind Asian wellness practices through the lens of our musicians and their traditional instruments.

Mae Kwan
Sat, 10 Dec; 6.30pm7.15pm, 7.45pm8.30pm
Mae Kwan White’s healing soundscapes using Tibetan singing bowls and gong is a unique immersive experience that invites introspection, empowerment, and love. Her sounds evoke the subconscious to heal, emotions to shift and total body rejuvenation.

Jungle Flow Music
Sun, 11 Dec; 6pm6.30pm, 7pm7.30pm, 8pm8.30pm 
Jungle Flow Music is an upcoming tribal family led by Kanesh, using organic and tribal vibrations to connect us back to nature’s rhythms for healing and well-being.

 

WORKSHOPS
The 5 Elements of Wellbeing with Michelle Tessensohn
Sat, 3 Dec; 11:30–12:30pm
$10 refundable deposit. Register here

Asian Wellness Wisdom for Better Sleep with Livy Von Goh
Sat, 3 Dec; 2 pm–3pm
$10 refundable deposit. Register here.

Introducing Classical Pranayama for Modern Life with Nadia Faruki
Sun, 4 Dec; 11:30–12:30pm
$10 refundable deposit. Register here.

Daily Rejuvenation: Blending Asian wisdom with Modern Psychology Interventions for Wellbeing with Claire Ong

Sun, 4 Dec; 2pm–3pm

$10 refundable deposit. Register here.

Gong Bath: Journey into the healing power of sound with Fiona Healer
Sat, 10 Dec; 11:30am-12:30pm
$10 refundable deposit. Register here.

Spice of Life: The secrets of natural Asian herbs from the kitchen with Ajuntha Anwari 
Sat, 10 Dec; 2pm-3pm
$10/participant; Register here.

Sitting with the Self through Tea with Kenny Leong
Sun, 11 Dec; 11:30am-12:30pm
$10 refundable deposit.Register here.

Asian Superfoods to Supercharge Wellbeing with Jacinda
Sun, 11 Dec; 2pm-3pm
$10 refundable deposit. Register here.

 

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The Oasis: Wellness, Music & Art

2–4, 9–11 Dec 2022; 11.30am–8.30pm

ACM Hardcourt; Free

Enjoy uplifting, mood-enhancing musical performances, wellness workshops that teach us how to live well, and join in for a spot of communal mindful yarn bombing.

LIVE MUSIC
Secret Moon
Fri, 2 Dec; 6.30pm7.15pm, 7.45pm8.30pm
Secret Moon is a progressive folk singer/songwriter duo with Western folk and Indian classical influences. Featuring haunting vocals and virtuosic guitar, their music is distinctly spiritual, with nimbly shifting scales and deep introspective lyrics - at once ecstatic, lyrical, and theatrical. 

Kirtan Singapore

Sat, 3 Dec; 6.30pm7.15pm, 7.45pm8.30pm

A guided experience of healing and uplifting sounds integrating mantra meditation, rhythm and beautiful live instruments.  

 

Mantravine
Sun, 4 Dec; 6.30pm7.15pm, 7.45pm8.30pm

Mantravine is a tribe of sonic sorcerers mixing world music, live instruments, and psychedelic dance grooves into organic frequencies.


Open Score Project
Fri, 9 Dec; 6.30pm7.15pm, 7.45pm8.30pm
Open Score Project is a local syncretic music ensemble comprising of musicians from different backgrounds and musical influences. Open Score Project aims to paint a unique soundscape encompassing Singapore's rich cultural diversity. Join OSP as we explore the different “M”s behind Asian wellness practices through the lens of our musicians and their traditional instruments.

Mae Kwan
Sat, 10 Dec; 6.30pm7.15pm, 7.45pm8.30pm
Mae Kwan White’s healing soundscapes using Tibetan singing bowls and gong is a unique immersive experience that invites introspection, empowerment, and love. Her sounds evoke the subconscious to heal, emotions to shift and total body rejuvenation.

Jungle Flow Music
Sun, 11 Dec; 6pm6.30pm, 7pm7.30pm, 8pm8.30pm 
Jungle Flow Music is an upcoming tribal family led by Kanesh, using organic and tribal vibrations to connect us back to nature’s rhythms for healing and well-being.

 

WORKSHOPS
The 5 Elements of Wellbeing with Michelle Tessensohn
Sat, 3 Dec; 11:30–12:30pm
$10 refundable deposit. Register here

Asian Wellness Wisdom for Better Sleep with Livy Von Goh
Sat, 3 Dec; 2 pm–3pm
$10 refundable deposit. Register here.

Introducing Classical Pranayama for Modern Life with Nadia Faruki
Sun, 4 Dec; 11:30–12:30pm
$10 refundable deposit. Register here.

Daily Rejuvenation: Blending Asian wisdom with Modern Psychology Interventions for Wellbeing with Claire Ong

Sun, 4 Dec; 2pm–3pm

$10 refundable deposit. Register here.

Gong Bath: Journey into the healing power of sound with Fiona Healer
Sat, 10 Dec; 11:30am-12:30pm
$10 refundable deposit. Register here.

Spice of Life: The secrets of natural Asian herbs from the kitchen with Ajuntha Anwari 
Sat, 10 Dec; 2pm-3pm
$10/participant; Register here.

Sitting with the Self through Tea with Kenny Leong
Sun, 11 Dec; 11:30am-12:30pm
$10 refundable deposit.Register here.

Asian Superfoods to Supercharge Wellbeing with Jacinda
Sun, 11 Dec; 2pm-3pm
$10 refundable deposit. Register here.

 

Yarn Bombing

2–11 Dec, 3–7pm

ACM Green

 

Come try your hand at mindful creation and colour therapy at our communal yarn bombing stations set up on the ACM Green. This art movement involves using yarn to weave around existing structures in a spontaneous way. Facilitators will be there with the yarn and show you how to get started. 

 

All ages are welcome. 

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Yarn Bombing

2–11 Dec, 3–7pm

ACM Green

 

Come try your hand at mindful creation and colour therapy at our communal yarn bombing stations set up on the ACM Green. This art movement involves using yarn to weave around existing structures in a spontaneous way. Facilitators will be there with the yarn and show you how to get started. 

 

All ages are welcome. 

INDULGE IN RETAIL THERAPY AT THE ASIAN APOTHECARY BAZAAR

Asian Apothecary Bazaar

3 to 8pm, 2–4, 9–11 Dec
ACM Lobby

Discover the makers, chefs, brewers, and healers reimagining Asian sources of wellness for holistic living.

 

Nourishing Food & Drinks: Herbal brews, plant based goodies, herbs, and spices, to heal and nourish from within.

Body & Beauty: Holistic tools, uplifting scents, and soothing remedies.

Holistic Readings: Experience Vedic astrology, Asian-inspired Tarot and Palmistry


Participating Vendors

Grandma Lotus
Back to Basic Living
Ahimsa Community
Happy Cioccolato
Vizu Organics
Gaia Wellness
Oyasumi Scents
Jamu Tonics 

A Slow Exhale
Heaven on Earth
The Shambhala Kodo
Ling The Palmist
Wise Inner Council
The Happiness Ftt
Rowen Ong

 

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Asian Apothecary Bazaar

3 to 8pm, 2–4, 9–11 Dec
ACM Lobby

Discover the makers, chefs, brewers, and healers reimagining Asian sources of wellness for holistic living.

 

Nourishing Food & Drinks: Herbal brews, plant based goodies, herbs, and spices, to heal and nourish from within.

Body & Beauty: Holistic tools, uplifting scents, and soothing remedies.

Holistic Readings: Experience Vedic astrology, Asian-inspired Tarot and Palmistry


Participating Vendors

Grandma Lotus
Back to Basic Living
Ahimsa Community
Happy Cioccolato
Vizu Organics
Gaia Wellness
Oyasumi Scents
Jamu Tonics 

A Slow Exhale
Heaven on Earth
The Shambhala Kodo
Ling The Palmist
Wise Inner Council
The Happiness Ftt
Rowen Ong

 

Augur Tea Bar

2–4 Dec, 3pm–8pm; 5–8 Dec, 3pm–7pm;
9–11 Dec, 3pm–8pm

ACM Lobby

Augur Tea Bar takes inspiration from the classical tea customs of the Song Dynasty and explores contemporary tea aesthetics and tastes with a collection of drinks focused on balance, finesse, and depth. Come on this leisurely sojourn as we seek respite and great simplicity in every sip.

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Augur Tea Bar

2–4 Dec, 3pm–8pm; 5–8 Dec, 3pm–7pm;
9–11 Dec, 3pm–8pm

ACM Lobby

Augur Tea Bar takes inspiration from the classical tea customs of the Song Dynasty and explores contemporary tea aesthetics and tastes with a collection of drinks focused on balance, finesse, and depth. Come on this leisurely sojourn as we seek respite and great simplicity in every sip.

INDOOR HERITAGE WORKSHOPS

Healing Touch: Ayurvedic Massage Workshop for Pairs with SOL House

2 Dec 2022, 7.30pm–9pm

Discovery Room, B1

$20/pair; Register here

 

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian system of natural and holistic healing. This 80-minute immersive session will offer an introduction to Ayurveda, simple head and hand massage techniques to deliver healing touch to your loved ones, and learn to regulate the nervous system and find balance from within.

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Healing Touch: Ayurvedic Massage Workshop for Pairs with SOL House

2 Dec 2022, 7.30pm–9pm

Discovery Room, B1

$20/pair; Register here

 

Ayurveda is the ancient Indian system of natural and holistic healing. This 80-minute immersive session will offer an introduction to Ayurveda, simple head and hand massage techniques to deliver healing touch to your loved ones, and learn to regulate the nervous system and find balance from within.

Mind & Body: Meditation & Tension Release Therapy Workshop with Dr Xiang Jun

3 December, 5.30pm–7pm

Discovery Room, B1, ACM

$10/person; Register here

 

Learn how to heal your mind and body through traditional Asian practices of meditation and movement. This workshop will introduce participants to the principles of meditation, followed by a session on self-healing through movement, based on traditional movement practices.

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Mind & Body: Meditation & Tension Release Therapy Workshop with Dr Xiang Jun

3 December, 5.30pm–7pm

Discovery Room, B1, ACM

$10/person; Register here

 

Learn how to heal your mind and body through traditional Asian practices of meditation and movement. This workshop will introduce participants to the principles of meditation, followed by a session on self-healing through movement, based on traditional movement practices.

All about Jamu: Introductory Workshop with Salwa Salim

4 Dec 2022, 5.30pm–7pm

Discovery Room, B1

$15/person; Register here

 

Be introduced to the concept of jamu for health and wellness, and learn about its history, benefits, and how to incorporate it into your daily life. You’ll be able to see, touch, and smell the different types of fresh herbs typically used, and observe jamu in various forms including poultice (tapel, param, pilis) and jamu for beauty such as herbal baths, scrubs, and facial powder.

Participants will take home recipes and a jamu herbal bath sachet.

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All about Jamu: Introductory Workshop with Salwa Salim

4 Dec 2022, 5.30pm–7pm

Discovery Room, B1

$15/person; Register here

 

Be introduced to the concept of jamu for health and wellness, and learn about its history, benefits, and how to incorporate it into your daily life. You’ll be able to see, touch, and smell the different types of fresh herbs typically used, and observe jamu in various forms including poultice (tapel, param, pilis) and jamu for beauty such as herbal baths, scrubs, and facial powder.

Participants will take home recipes and a jamu herbal bath sachet.

Sulwhasoo Korean Facial Massage & Acupressure Workshops

10 Dec 2022, 3pm–4pm OR 5pm–6pm

River Room, L2

$150/person/workshop; Register here

 

At the forefront of prestige beauty and Asian wisdom, Sulwhasoo believes in the modern value of culture. Sulwhasoo is proud to present these two specially curated workshops:

3-4pm: Korean Facial Massage Workshop

5-6pm: Acupressure Workshop

Each workshop is $150/participant and is inclusive of: 1x Complimentary Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Treatment Voucher (Worth $300), and 1x Sulwhasoo Skincare Kit (Worth $69).

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Sulwhasoo Korean Facial Massage & Acupressure Workshops

10 Dec 2022, 3pm–4pm OR 5pm–6pm

River Room, L2

$150/person/workshop; Register here

 

At the forefront of prestige beauty and Asian wisdom, Sulwhasoo believes in the modern value of culture. Sulwhasoo is proud to present these two specially curated workshops:

3-4pm: Korean Facial Massage Workshop

5-6pm: Acupressure Workshop

Each workshop is $150/participant and is inclusive of: 1x Complimentary Sulwhasoo Concentrated Ginseng Renewing Treatment Voucher (Worth $300), and 1x Sulwhasoo Skincare Kit (Worth $69).

About Crossing Cultures at ACM

Taking inspiration from objects in the galleries, Crossing Cultures explores ACM's collection through performing arts, craftsmanship, food traditions, wellness practices, and other aspects of intangible cultural heritage – past and present. Dive deep into Asia’s rich heritage with these special weekend programmes. Learn, explore, and create with us at ACM.

 

Crossing Cultures at ACM takes place on the first weekend of March, June, September, and December.

This special edition of Crossing Cultures has been extended to an extra weekend with Caravanserai – ACM's annual event dedicated to innovating Asian traditions. This programme is held in conjunction with ACM's special exhibition Body & Spirit: The Human Body in Thought and Practice.

 

Supported by:

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Programme partner:

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