The National Heritage Board (NHB) is bringing heritage and culture into your homes this stay-home period with digital exhibitions to heritage craft activities for everyone!
This June holidays, explore Singapore's heritage and culture from home with NHB's digital exhibitions, heritage stories and fun activities! There will be plenty to see and to do for everyone, regardless of age! Let's take a look at what are the happenings suitable for families to enjoy or check out the other happenings at Museums in Singapore!
Our sunny island’s rich cultural landscape is just waiting to be explored! Take a tour of some of Singapore’s best digital museum galleries and exhibitions with us! Don't forget to check out the other virtual museum exhibitions and tour happening too!
Trading Stories: Conversations with Six Pioneering Tradesmen
Trading Stories is a community exhibition that explores old trades in Singapore and the challenges tradesmen have had to overcome to adapt to changing times, and features six individuals – a traditional goldsmith, a movie poster painter, a tukang urut or Malay confinement lady, a Samsui woman, a poultry farmer and a letter writer – telling their personal stories of sacrifice and struggle, of passion and fortitude, and of entrepreneurial courage and adaptability.
Singapore Philatelic Museum: Virtual Tours of Past Exhibitions
The Singapore Philatelic Museum may be undergoing renovations now, but fret not! You can still enjoy the museum’s past exhibitions digitally, and learn how the world of philately is connected to Singapore’s history and culture. Highlights include Anime x Stamps, Collecting Magic: From Stamps to Wands, The Little Prince, and more!
An Old New World: Digital Edition
Sail back in time to the East Indies over 400 years ago as you take a virtual tour to an Old New World. The online exhibition offers two modes of navigation – guided and self-exploratory. The guided tour includes a curated exploration following the themes of Knowledge and Power and Seeing the Indigenous. Alternatively, you may also navigate the galleries at your own pace via the self-exploratory mode.
Travelling overseas may not be on the agenda for some time more, but you can take a virtual trip around the nooks and crannies of Singapore’s history and heritage!
Roots.gov.sg Heritage Ambassadors
Heritage Ambassadors Badang, Sang Nila Utama and Admiral Cheng Ho reacquaint themselves with Singapore and share their journeys on NHB’s Facebook page. Follow them on different heritage trails as they uncover fun facts and lesser-known stories, and head on to Roots.gov.sg for a deeper dive into our history and heritage!
@ Home, Truly
What is it like to grow up in Singapore? @ Home, Truly is a digital companion to the exhibition of the same name at the National Museum that features an online-exclusive story of a young girl and her grandfather, in which he regales her with tales of his life, and what Singapore was like when he was young. @ Home, Truly is told through illustrations by local artists and interspersed with archival and contemporary images, artefacts and audio-visual material.
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Heritage Activities For All
Looking for some fun, engaging activities to do at home, which will get you your heritage fix at the same time? We’ve got you covered!
Preservation of Sites and Monuments Division: Activity Kits
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Singapore General Hospital, these specially-designed activity kits for primary and secondary school students will reveal the stories of Singapore’s healthcare history.
A Landmark Story Family Scrapbooking Workshop
Unleash your creativity with some good ol’ scrapbooking fun in this guided tutorial. Compile a photo album of cherished family moments as you revisit your favourite memories of places you have visited in Singapore, and marvel at how our country has evolved since its founding years. Don't forget to check out the other happenings organised by the National Museum of Singapore!
Little Ones, Big Adventures
School’s out! NHB presents a line-up of many exciting activities we have in store for our younger friends and their families this month.
The Uncle Ting Children’s Activity Kit series
Learn with Uncle Ting and Let’s Celebrate with Uncle Ting are digital educational packages that introduce children to the fascinating world of Chinese culture and history in Singapore.
Interactive Storytelling – Timmy & Tammy: What Is Singapore?
Conducted via Zoom, this interactive storytelling session based on the popular children’s book Timmy & Tammy: What Is Singapore?, families will hear from four interesting characters who have each chosen an object to represent Singapore. Look forward to participating in the fun activities these characters have prepared in their quest! Visit timmytammy210605.peatix.com to register.
Aman Goes to School – Live Virtual Storytelling by Sandeep Singh
Tag along with Aman, a young Sikh boy, in this live virtual storytelling of Aman Goes to School. What challenges will he face as he tries to fit in and overcome his fears about starting school? What will his experiences be as he meets his new friends?
To dive deeper into Singapore's heritage, NHB’s one-stop digital concierge Roots.gov.sg, home to over 100,000 artefacts and multimedia resources.
Now with new AI-powered searches for more accurate and relevant results, and suggested exploratory routes based on your individual interests!