Singapore HeritageFest is a celebration of our shared culture and heritage and aims to inspire everyone to keep our heritage alive through interactive and meaningful experiences.
This year's theme revolves around two significant milestones:
1) The inscription of Singapore's hawker culture on UNESCO's Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
2) The 200th anniversary of Singapore General Hospital, Singapore's first hospital.
There are lots of programmes such as tours and workshops that are suitable for families and kids. Here's some of our favorites.
The complete programme schedule can be viewed here.
Join Hay Dairies as they take you on a tour around their goat farm.
You'll learn about the efforts put into our locally produced goats milk, the lesser-known health benefits of goats milk, and some of the processes that go into making goats milk safe for consumption.
Each participant will be given a drawstring bag with a small bottle of goat's milk.
Children aged 12 and below will also get an activity booklet.
When: May 9, 16, 23, 30
Meeting Point: Yew Tee MRT Station
Join farmers from Kin Yan Agrotech as they take you on a workshop to learn to grow your very own mushrooms!
Then take a tour around Singapore's largest commercial organic mushroom farm and learn more about how each mushroom grows in its own optimum climate.
At the end of each session, you'll get to take home your very own DIY mushroom growing kit!
Ages: Recommended for children 5 years old and above
When: May 9, 16, 23, 30
Meeting Point: Kranji MRT Station
Embark on a Singapore River heritage trail along the three quays with Monster Day Tours, an award winning tour operator in Singapore.
Taste winning creations from 3 incredible restaurants and hear insider stories about their concepts and chefs.
In between food stops, the expert guides will fascinate you with nuggets of wisdom about the Singapore River.
A great bonding activity for groups and families!
When: Wednesdays and Saturdays from now till 30 Jun 2021
Duration: 3.5 hours
Meeting Point: UOB Plaza (Big Bird Sculpture)
Ending Point: Riverside Point
Explore the identities and culture of the Singaporean Chinese on this tour that will bring you on a walking trail of buildings, arts, and food.
You'll be embarking on a journey to discover the level of "chinese-ness" of Singaporean Chinese.
The tour starts off at the SINGAPO人 permanent exhibition at the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre.
You'll then go on a walking trail of Telok Ayer, the backbone of the development of the Chinese migrant community in early Singapore.
The tour ends at Lau Pa Sat where you'll get an understanding on the origins of local food along with some delicious samples!
When: May 15, 22
Tickets: $28 per pax
Meeting Place: Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
Try your hand at lion dance in this workshop conducted by the Singapore Hok San Association, one of the oldest lion dance troupes in Singapore.
During the workshop, the association’s practitioners will show you some of the techniques, skills, and discipline involved in putting together a seamless performance.
They'll also teach you how to bat the eyelashes of the costumed beasts and pass on a few tips on how to move gracefully!
When: May 16, 30
Where: 21 Kreta Ayer Road, Singapore 088991
Tickets: $20 per pax
Roll your own popiah followed by a mocktail demo where the bartender will mix a locally inspired mocktail for participants to enjoy.
Complete the experience with photo opportunities in the nostalgic 1960s setting of Yum Sing! restaurant.
When: May 16, 23
Where: Yum Sing, 3 River Valley Road, #01-06/07, Singapore 179021
Tickets: $15 per pax
Find out more on how the traditional food, “Ang Ku Kueh”- also known as Red Tortoise Cake, has transformed to become today’s popular snack.
You'll learn first-hand how to mould your own Ang Ku Kueh from the experts at Ji Xiang Confectionery, right at their new Bugis Street flagship store.
When: May 15, 16
Brought to you by Superhero Me, a non-profit inclusive arts movement that arms children from special needs with creative confidence through collaboration and mentorship opportunities, The Greatest Supper Party! is an inclusive storytelling and craft workshop themed around friends and food.
In this 90 minutes workshop, participants will enjoy an interactive performance based on stories created by children from Superhero Me, craft a local dish, and have a mini dance party.
Piloted as an inclusive food art project among a group of friends from Kindle Garden, Singapore’s first inclusive preschool, The Greatest Supper Party aims to inspire positive attitudes towards inclusion.
Ages: Recommended for children from 4-9 years old
When: May 8, 15, 22, 29
Where: National Museum of Singapore
Join Rachel from Droolstamps for a fun time crafting your own local food stamps.
A passionate illustrator and rubber stamp designer, Rachel will guide you through an understanding of the tools required and steps to create your very own uniquely crafted stamps.
By the end of the workshop, you'll be able to bring home your food stamp and a postcard for yourself and loved ones!
This is a beginner-friendly workshop and all tools and materials will be provided.
When: May 8, 15, 22
Where: Bras Basah Complex
Class Fee: $80 per pax
Class Size: Maximum 5 pax
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From: 3-30 May 2021
Full programme schedule on the Singapore HeritageFest website.
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