Beauty of Betta

When:

Sat Sep 22 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun Sep 23 2018, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Toa Payoh, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

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Free admission for Singaporeans and PRs.

For more information, visit SYSNMH website or call +65 6256 7377.

Betta splendens, more colloquially known as bettas or fighting fish, are popular as aquarium fish for their breath-taking beauty, despite their famously aggressive nature. During the colonial period, these tropical fishes were considered exotic and Singapore, being an entrepot, would import and re-export Bettas to countries all over the globe.

“Fish fighting” was also a common past-time amongst school children in the past. In Singapore, children would buy or sometimes even catch these fighting fishes in the river or longkang (drain), and have them fight other fish.

A collaboration between Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall and internationally renowned photographer Visarute Angkatavanich from Bangkok, Thailand, this exhibition showcases a selection of Visarute’s stunning photographic works that perfectly capture the exuberant beauty of Betta splendens.

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