Last saturday I went to Singapore Art Museum for the barrio fiesta celebration which was being held for two days last weekend. It is part of the National Heritage Board's Philippines Fiesta, an on-going event that started last October and will close in April, commemorating the four decades of diplomatic relations between Singapore and the Philippines. The The Land of the Morning, the Philippines and its People was part of this Philippines Fiesta event. The barrio fiesta program includes the Santacruzan procession, Ati-atihan, and the concert of Noel Cabangon andhis band. The procession was held around the Museum grounds. I was not able to witnessed the santacruzan since I caught out by the Thaipusam festival while traversing Tank Road on my way to the Museum.
While waiting for the concert of Noel Cabangon and his band I busied myself inside the Museum galleries where the "Thrice Upon a Time: A Century of Story in the Art of the Philippines" and "In the Eye of Modernity: Philippine Neo-Realist Masterworks from the Ateneo Art Gallery" exhibits were on-going. Free admission that weekend and on Fridays.