Location: Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall, 12 Tai Gin Road, Singapore 327874
Date: 9 Aug – 10 Aug 2019
Hour: 10 am – 5 pm
This National Day, Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall is celebrating our shared heritage through an array of fun-filled activities that you can take part in with your little ones!
Here are 4 things to do at Heritage Hurray!
1. Get Colorful with Artsy Workshops
There’s a whole bunch of National Day themed workshops that you can join in with your tots at no cost, from vinyl toy painting to sketching!
If you’re ready to unleash your inner Vincent Van Gogh, you can go for the Ang Ku Kueh & Kueh Lapis (both Singapore’s popular bites) Vinyl Toy Painting or doodle local icons like the famed Merlion at the Icons of Singapore Doodling Workshop.
Little ones can join in a sensory play activity where they’ll learn to create their very own National Day Puzzle with ice-cream sticks!
2. Go Crafting with Hands-on Workshops
If you’re more of a Donatello than you can try your hand at miniature sculpting at the Miniature Clay Sculpting Workshop. Join Malaysian clay artist Ling (TinyPinc Minatures) to create your very own miniature plate of colorful kuehs found in Nyonya cuisine!
You can also check out Crafter’s Studio’s interactive Heritage Kueh Soap Crafting Demonstrations. Simple soap bars get transformed (almost magically) into traditional kuehs that look so realistic you might be tempted to eat them (but please don’t)!
3. Satiate Your Inner Shopaholic at the Community Art Market
The memorial hall’s first ever pop-up Community Art Market will its offering of quirky artisan goods, including batik frocks and handcrafted soap bars, is bound to satisfy the shopaholic inside you.
Wheniwasfour, YeoMama Batik and Sugar & Spice are just some of the brands that will be making an appearance.
4. Discover Stories of Our Nation
Immerse yourselves in stories of Singapore, such as ‘What’s Inside the Red Box’ by Phua San San, through storytelling sessions conducted by local authors and veteran storytellers.
The storytelling session will be conducted in English on Friday, 9 Aug 2019 and Mandarin on Saturday, 10 Aug 2019.
5. Delve into the Heritage of Balestier
Join in the Balestier Heritage Trail with your little ones to uncover the stories behind landmarks like the Maha Sasanaramsi Burmese Buddhist Temple and Lam Yeo Coffee Powder Factory, and learn more about the rich history of Balestier, reaching back as late as 1835.
At the end of your journey, you’ll get to make some yummy Ondeh Ondeh and slurp on some delicious hokkien mee at local hawker icon, Warung Kim’s Seafood!
Date: 9 Aug 2019
Hour: 10.30 am – 1.30 pm
Admission: $5/person – inclusive of Ondeh Ondeh Workshop and Hokkien Mee Lunch (register here)
For more information, click here.
Photo credits Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall