7 Events You Should Check Out with Your Tots at the Singapore Heritage Festival 2019

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With a wide array of tours, exhibitions, performances and workshops happening across our little lion city this Singapore Heritage Festival, unveiling the secrets hidden in our alleys, streets and nooks, here are 7 you should check out with your tots.

1. Armenian Street Party

Armenian Street Party

Location: Peranakan Museum
15 Mar – 16 Mar 2019
6 pm – 10 pm

Celebrate the vibrant Peranakan culture at the Armenian Street Party. All you have to bring to the party is yourself, come and enjoy the Peranakan food, try your hand at nonya-inspired craft, and go on a spree shopping at the bazaar offering one-of-a-kind goodies.

A traditional Peranakan wedding procession at the Singapore Heritage Festival's Armenian Street Party. Image courtesy of Singapore Heritage Festival 2019

You will also get to experience a grand and elaborated Peranakan wedding procession, an event that is rarely seen today. 

Peranakan Sayang performing as part of the Singapore Heritage Festival 2019's Armenian Street Party. Image courtesy of Singapore Heritage Festival 2019

And if you feel like it, you can hit the dance floor and bust out the moves you’ve been practicing in your shower. Or you can stand back and enjoy captivating performances, a fashion show and maybe even join a wedding procession.

2. Discovering Telok Blangah: A Voyage Through Time (Harbourfront Centre)

Discovering Telok Blangah: A Voyage Through Time (Harbourfront Centre)

Location: Harbourfront Centre
18 Mar – 24 Mar 2019
10 am – 10 pm

Before Singapore, there was Temasek and another lesser-known settlement, Telok Blangah. Discovering Telok Blangah: A Voyange Through Time is an exhibition that showcases the stories of this early settlement, before the British.

3. Trading Stories

Trading Stories

Location: Bedok Mall
15 Mar – 24 Mar 2019
10 am – 10 pm

With fast developing technology, a lot of olden day jobs are quickly becoming obsolete, it wouldn’t be surprising if your little ones do not know of the jobs that existed back then. Bring them down to Trading Stories exhibition at Bedok Mall.

The exhibition, recounting the personal lives of six different people from six different walks of life-- a traditional goldsmith, movie poster painter, tukang urut (Malay confinement lady), Samsui woman, poultry farmer and letter writer—is bound to intrigue them.

4. Stories for Childen: Wu Song Fights a Tiger

Stories for Childen: Wu Song Fights a Tiger

Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
24 Mar 2019
2 pm – 5 pm

Lose yourselves in the adventurous fable “Wu Song Fights a Tiger” from the Chinese Classic “Water Margin”!

5. Letterpress Guided Tour

Letterpress Guided Tour

Location: Golden Mile Complex
30 Mar – 31 Mar | 6 Apr – 7 Apr 2019
10 am – 11 am | 5 pm – 6 pm
$20/adult | $15/student

We may be turning into digital creatures, with our phones and tablets, but there is just something about holding an actual paper in our hands.

There are many ways you can make prints, letterpress printing is one of it. This centuries-old craft is a tedious process, especially when compared to modern technology and there are very few studios who continue this art, Typesettingsg being one of the few.

Gather your tots for a first-hand experience of the old-school printing style at the studio and bring back your very own self-made print.

If you are interested in this tour, please book your spots soon as spaces are very limited.

6. Hello, Kranji - Nyee Phoe (Gardenasia): Farm to Table Heritage Steamboat Exclusive

Hello, Kranji - Nyee Phoe (Gardenasia): Farm to Table Heritage Steamboat Exclusive

Location: Nyee Phoe Gardenasia
6 Apr – 7 Apr 2019


  • Sat: 10.30 am – 10.30 pm
  • Sun: 10.00 am – 5.30 pm

Admission: $58.80++ for 2

Feast your taste buds on a steaming “Farm to Table” steamboat full of the fresh produce brought to you by local farms. Yes, we do have farms.

Be sure to reserve your tables early as there are limited sets per day.



Location: Kranji Countryside
6 Apr – 7 Apr 2019

Speaking of farms, you’re probably wondering where they are in this city scattered with high-rise buildings no matter where you turn. The answer is Kranji Countryside. Here you’ll find vegetable farms, goat farms, cow farms, frog farms, fish farms, and farms, farms, farms.

Explore the various farms on the FOODPASS trail and discover how plants, vegetables and fruits are grown, how animals are cared for and more. It’s a delightful little deviation from the usual hustle and bustle of the city life.


For more information, click here.

Photo credits Singapore Heritage Festival



This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day

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