My Community Festival - Discover Singapore's Heritage Stories This Holidays



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Take a walk off the beaten path, and lety our little ones discover Singapore's hidden heritage stories with the inaugural My Community Festival! 

Happening from 4 to 20 Dec 2020, the My Community Festival offers an authentic exploration into Singapore's rich and multi-faceted heritage through various programmes islandwide. 

Participants can expect a varied line-up of over 40 tours and workshops that go beyond the tourist belt and into the overlooked gems in the neighbourhoods. These tours will be led by local guides and members from the various communities in Singapore. 

Not all the programmes will be family / kids-friendly, and we highlight the ones that families may wish to consider taking part in. For the full list of programmes, please visit https://mycommunityfestival.sg.

My Community Festival Categories

The festival is divided into 6 categories, with tours and workshops following the theme of each category. 

  • Makan My Curry: Step into the kitchens of 11 local families and discover how they prepare the traditional curries of their respective communities. 
  • After Hours @ My Community: Follow the unsung heroes hard at work while the rest of us sleeps in this series of after-hours tours. 
  • Meet My Craftsman: Hear from traditional craftsman as they share more about their crafts and how they continue to pursue their passions amid rising competition
  • Of Rites and Rituals: Embark on a cultural exploration as you visit the places of worship of Singapore's unique communities. 
  • One Bean, Many Coffees: Visit different coffee shops and cafes to uncover the different ways to brew a cup of coffee. 
  • Open My Factory: Visit restricted-access locations and discover what goes behind-the-scenes of local businesses in a series of experiential guided tours. 

Family-Friendly Tours and Workshops

We have gone through the list of over programmes and prepared the following list that we feel are appropriate for families to join. 

After Hours @ My Lim Chu Kang

With visits to Kok Fah Technology Farm, Nippon Koi Farm and Fireflies Health Farm, find out more about Singapore's food production scene with these guided tours.

  • 5 December 2020 (Saturday)
  • 6 December 2020 (Sunday)
  • 12 December 2020 (Saturday)
  • 13 December 2020 (Sunday)
  • 19 December 2020 (Saturday)
  • 20 December 2020 (Sunday)

Time: 8.30am
Meeting place: Kranji MRT Station
Price (Excluding Eventbrite service fees): S$56

Bee Amazed Garden

Visit Bee Amazed Garden and find out how bees are a valuable part of our ecosystem, and get up close with them!

  • 6 December 2020 (Saturday)
  • 13 December 2020 (Saturday)

Time: 10am, 2pm, 4pm
Meeting point: Ground-up Initiative – 91 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769201
Price (Excluding Eventbrite service fees): S$32

ERA Dance Theatre - Traditional Malay Dance

Uncover the different forms of Malay dance that have developed over the years at ERA Dance Theatre. 

  • 6 December 2020 (Sunday)
  • 13 December 2020 (Sunday)
  • 20 December 2020 (Sunday)

Time: 4pm
Meeting point: 90 Goodman Road, #03-54 Blk M, Singapore 439053
Price (Excluding Eventbrite service fees): S$32

Hok San Association Lion Dance Troupe

Stop by Singapore’s oldest lion dance troupe and learn about their rich heritage in an interactive, hands-on session. 

  • 6 December 2020 (Sunday)
  • 13 December 2020 (Sunday)

Time: 10am
Meeting point: 21 Kreta Ayer Road Singapore 088991
Price (Excluding Eventbrite service fees): S$32

Cheng Yew Heng Candy Factory (with Cooking Art Industries)

Date: 5 December 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 9am, 10am, 11am 12pm & 1pm
Address: 9 Chin Bee Drive, #06-01, Singapore 619860
Price (Excluding Eventbrite service fees): S$32

Red Shield Industries

Dates:

  • 5 December 2020 (Saturday)
  • 12 December 2020 (Saturday)

Time: 10am
Address: 356 Tanglin Road, Singapore 247674
Price (Excluding Eventbrite service fees): S$8

Singpost Distribution Centre

Dates:

  •  4 December 2020 (Friday)
  • 10 December 2020 (Thursday)
  • 11 December 2020 (Friday)
  • 17 December 2020 (Thursday)
  • 18 December 2020 (Friday)

Time: 7pm
Address: 10 Eunos Road 8, Singpost Centre, Singapore 408600
Price (Excluding Eventbrite service fees): S$8

 


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This article is prepared by

Jiarong Yu
Daddy to 2 adorable little ones. Misses them the moment they are not around, regrets missing them the moment they are around.

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