Earlier this year I posted about the Singapore Goth store Alice 88th – which bizarrely is one of my most-hit posts – until I realised it ranked number 2 when “Singapore Goth Shop” is googled (this post is now number 3 on Aus google).
Starting out at the Cathay on Handy Rd, Black Alice is now 100% a webstore. And it is currently having a 20% off sale, so get on in there if you love sweet lolita!
Venue: Shiseido office Beauty Studio – 1 Grange Road #12-01 Orchard Building S (239693).
Nearest Mrt Station: Somerset
For any more info, see Black Alice’s blog.
Tim Wong, owner of Black Alice, also runs My Import Store which is your one stop shop for cosplay clothing, merchandise and collectibles.
Tim is also the chairman of EOY, an annual Japanese cross-cultural event that showcases the talents of individuals in the community, in areas such as: Cosplay, Anime, Comics, Art & Photography, Gothic, Lolita & Punk Fashion, vocals & dance. It’s not until Sunday, 12 December, but mark it in your diaries if you’re Singaporean or will be in SG then and love cosplay.
Coming up before that, Mikuni Shimokawa, famed for her renditions of theme songs from Full Metal Panic, is holding a 2-hour LIVE concert & a handshaking session with fans on Sunday 22 August @ Movida, St James Power Station, also in Singapore.
So there’s a lot going on in Singapore for lovers of Japanese pop culture.
Far East Plaza #03-42 (Shop 6)
14 Scotts Road, Singapore 228213
Orchard Link Singapore 237978
Tel : 6634 8958
I visited HOD back in April – see my post on club Heart of Darkness here – it was the friendliest goth night I’ve ever been to. I recommend it to anyone paying Singapore a visit.
The next HOD is:-
When: 4 September @ 9pm
Where: F1 goth theme “Black Circuit”
Music: EBM, Industrial, Future Pop, aggrothech
How much: S$25
From the SDAM site, an upcoming event this weekend is Strobe Like a Butterfly:
Strobe like a Butterfly is a visual and musical study of the industrial music movement of the 80s and 90s. And it’s FREE!
Substation’s Address: 45 Armenian Street
Date: 23rd August 2010
When: Saturday, 28 August 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Where: Tanglin Community Club, 245 Whitley Road Singapore 297829
· SDAM Official webpage and forum
· Twitter – TheSDAM
And also check out Dalsix’s blog, for more of the same. He writes voraciously for SDAM and has his finger on the pulse of all types of music, be it goth, metal, industrial, or punk, introducing bands like the Misfit Ramones. They’re hilarious, btw, with songs like “Do You Want Birdshit (on your hair)?” and “Your breasts are big (I’m gonna sue you)”
Mark Koh aka Saito has written a really informative article on the Singapore goth scene (back in 2007) – Goth with a suntan - give it a read. These videos on Singapore Goths are likewise well worth a watch.
So there’s plenty going on in the punk, metal and goth departments too!
Finally, a great resource for upcoming events, announcements etc is SG Cafe - there are forums, groups, galleries, inks to blogs and more.
You can find out, for example, that October is spooky month at the Night Safari, and spooky tales of asian horrors await you every Friday and Saturday night right up til Halloween. Or that the AFA X Anime Festival Asia is happening on 13th-14th November at the Suntec City Convention and Exhibition Hall.
I’m definitely going to check out these resources before I next hit Singapore, to make sure I miss nothing!