We’re witnessing the approach of the tip of an iceberg named 2016 – and we like what we see. For starters, Singapore Art Week, taking place from 16-24 January, opens with Aliwal Urban Art Festival, one of the most vibrant and boisterous affairs we’ve been to time and again.

While every room on site is utilised for workshops (this time it’ll be in basic remixing and zine-making) and live performances by Cesspit, Take Two, Dru Chen and What Is Hip, the outdoors is bustling with DJ’s on deck and the sickest skateboard action.

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Speaking of which, for the first time, the AUAF will feature an exhibition titled Cannot Be Bo(a)rdered. It’s a visual exploration by artists from Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia of youth rebellion through skate culture, using the skateboard as its primary medium.auaf2015-20150117191411

The Billabong Asphalt Jam / RVCA Best Trick Contest

Aliwal Urban Arts Festival happens on 16th January 2016, from 5pm till late. You can check out the full lineup, fringe events and food vendors by downloading the event schedule.