HomeTeamNS Debuts Its Annual Peranakan Festival At T-Play Khatib!

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HomeTeamNS is thrilled to announce the launch of its inaugural Peranakan Festival in celebration of HomeTeamNS Khatib’s T-Play’s first anniversary.

Venue: HomeTeamNS Khatib T-Play
Date: 27 Nov to 25 Dec 2021

Happening from 27 November till 25 December 2021 at HomeTeamNS Khatib’s T-Play’s Peranakan-themed indoor playground, the month-long festival is curated to promote experiential learning on the Peranakan culture and heritage among children and to encourage family bonding in a meaningful way.

Families can look forward to fun-filled activities ranging from craft and music appreciation, to an Amazing Race and Peranakan Fair. Every week, there’s something new for families to learn about the Babas’ and Nyonyas’ rich history.

Here's a closer look at the event lineup:

Weekly Enhanced Craft Sessions

Date: 28 Nov to 24 Dec 2021 (Weekdays & selected Sundays)
Fee: Free (with a paid entrance ticket) | Book your T-Play play session timeslot(s) here

Tile Painting 
Date: 28 Nov to 3 Dec 2021

Peranakan Bakul Siah
Date: 6 Dec to 10 Dec 2021

Batik Painting
Date: 12 to 17 Dec 2021

Peranakan Accessories Beading 
Date: 20 to 24 Dec 2021

T-Play patrons get to enjoy hands-on experience in creating various Peranakan crafts (such as, Tile Painting, Peranakan Bakul Siah, Batik Painting and Manik Beading) with all logistics provided!  

You will get to bring home the crafts that you made and gain the knowledge on the Peranakan Culture at the same time. 

Dondang Sayang Di T-Play: A Musical Affair

Date: 4 Dec 2021
Time: 12.15pm, 2.30pm & 4.45pm (each timeslot consists of three 20-minute sessions) 
Fee: Free (with a paid entrance ticket) | Book your T-Play play session timeslot(s) here

For the musically inclined, don’t miss out on Dondang Sayang Di T-Play: A Musical Affair, where you get to explore various percussion instruments to the tune of Babas & Nyonyas' favourite tunes.

A variety of musical instruments (such as, drums, tambourines, shakers, etc.) will be provided for you to try out and our music instructor will be guiding you along on the proper techniques.

Peranakan Fair

Date: 11 & 12 Dec 2021
Time: 10am to 5pm
Fee: Free admission, but fees apply for activities at the Peranakan Fair

Join in the Junior Peranakan Adventure to discover the rich Peranakan heritage through games and crafts! 4 stations (The Collector’s Story, Nyonya Kebaya, Tiffin Carries & Souvenir) will be set up with activities and crafts for you to participate in at Level 1 of HomeTeamNS Khatib Clubhouse. 

More information is available here.  

T-Peranakan Race

Date: 18 & 19 Dec 2021 
Time: 9am to 12pm
T-Play Member
$10 per adult-child pair
Non T-Play Member
$20 per adult-child pair

Special Bundle Deal (for T-Peranakan Race Ticket & T-Play Membership) 
Click here for more information

Search for clues across HomeTeamNS Khatib Clubhouse and be the first team to complete the race! 

Learn more about the Peranakan Culture by completing 6 amazing stations and stand to win attractive prizes! Plus get more bang for your buck with an exciting lineup of Peranakan-themed Challenge activities. 

Note: All child participants must be accompanied by an adult during the race.

Christmas In Peranakan Land

Photo Credits: HomeTeamNS

Date: 25 Dec 2021
Fee: Free (with a paid entrance ticket) | Book your T-Play play session timeslot(s) here

The festival wraps up with Christmas in Peranakan Land on 25 December 2021.

Enjoy a Christmas Joget-Joget at T-Play and stop by Santa’s Peranakan House (right in T-Play Parents’ Lounge) to say Hi and take a photo with Santa Claus!

There will also be a Christmas Sing-A-Long Session with the Playground Leaders from 7pm to 9pm.  

HomeTeamNS Family Scheme

To further promote family bonding among our Home Team NSmen and their families, the HomeTeamNS Family Scheme launched in October 2020 offers free T-Play membership to children of HomeTeamNS members aged 12 years old and below, when they sign up their children under the Family Scheme. With the T-Play membership, children get to enjoy exclusive rates to both T-Play Bukit Batok and Khatib and special rates for birthday packages, events and activities, and free entry on the child’s birthday month!

For more details and latest updates, you may visit the HomeTeamNS’ Facebook Page and Peranakan Festival microsite. 


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This article is prepared by

Leona Quek
Blessed with 3 handsome and loving boys in her life. Two of them call her Mommy, the other calls her Wifey. Every night, she wishes for an early bedtime, but misses her babies as soon as they sleep.

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