Peranakan Museum Set To Roll Out A Series Of Free Exciting Programmes In View Of The Upcoming Singapore Night Festival



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Enjoy an array of free immersive art experiences by the Peranakan Museum in celebration of Singapore Night Festival 2023!

Venue: Peranakan Museum
Date: Various dates in Aug 2023
Time: Various timings
Fee: Free 

Free, Exciting Art Programmes @Peranakan Museum

With the highly anticipated Singapore Night Festival right around the corner, Peranakan Museum will also be extending its opening hours on 18, 19, 25, and 26 August 2023 from 7 to 11pm, with a series of free exciting programmes. Here's taking a closer look at some of the programmes that you and your family can look forward to:

PORT CITY 2.0 at Armenian Street: Singapore Night Festival

Photo Credit: Peranakan Museum

Venue: Peranakan Museum
Date: 18 to 26 Aug 2023
Time: 7pm to 12am
Fee: Free admission to programmes and museum during programme dates and times

Discover PORT CITY 2.0, where Armenian Street becomes a gateway to new ideas with immersive art portals, multi-genre performances, and eclectic food experiences. Journey through a whimsical street, partake in creative exchanges, and become an inhabitant of the alternate reality of PORT CITY 2.0, part of Singapore Night Festival 2023. 

*Limited quantities of Heineken Silver up for grabs! Simply locate the booth at PORT CITY 2.0, follow @heinekensg on Instagram or tag @heinekensg #UnexpectedlySmooooth to redeem your complimentary chilled beer! While supplies last.

Drop-In Activities

  • 'WORLD BEYOND' by Mama Magnet, Reza Hasni & Screensavers

Photo Credit: Reza Hasni

Venue: Armenian Street
Date: 18 to 26 Aug 2023
Time: 7pm to 12am
Fee: Free admission 

Come dream in the realm of World Beyond, a journey of discovery into an alternate reality. World Beyond is a multi-part installation adapted from a digital artwork, Centre for Altered Togetherness (C-A-T) by artist Reza Hasni and web designer Screensavers, in collaboration with Mama Magnet. The work is an artistic reimagination of our cultural history and artefacts in an alternate fantasy world, where online and offline realities converge. Visit cat.mamamagnet.org on your web browser to experience the artwork from your mobile device. 

  • Enter into C-A-T¬†World by Mama Magnet, Reza Hasni & Screensavers

Venue: Peranakan Museum, Ixora Room, L1
Date: 
18, 19, 25 & 26 Aug 2023
Time: 
7pm to 10.30pm
Fee: 
Free admission 

Enter a newly discovered world through a screening room experience at the Peranakan Museum's Ixora Room. Explore the Centre for Altered Togetherness (C-A-T) through your mobile devices and say hello to other explorers.

  • Barter and Buy Market¬†

Photo Credit: Most Minerals, Graceful Quills, New World Plaza, Indian Inks SG, Littlebotany, Transmission Wellness

Venue: Armenian Street
Date:
18, 19, 25 & 26 Aug 2023
Time:
7pm to 11pm 
Fee:
Free admission

A modern-day marketplace with a difference ‚ÄĒ will you barter or buy? Local creatives and small businesses offer an eclectic assortment of goods and services available for trade or purchase, inspired by the itinerant hawkers of historic port cities.¬†¬†¬†

Each booth will offer options to either purchase goods or services, or to barter based on conditions set by the individual vendor. Limited supplies per day!  

Participating Vendors:

  • New Wayang Stage:¬†Live Music Performances¬†

Photo Credit: Astronauts, SAtheCollective, Space Walk (by Jared Kim WJ), ANTARMUKA, Raggae Remedy, Hijack Hayley

Venue: Armenian Street
Date:
18, 19, 25 & 26 Aug 2023
Time:
8pm to 10.15pm
Fee:
Free admission

Join in the infectious energy at Armenian Street as the New Wayang stage comes alive with an electrifying musical showcase, featuring retro futuristic sounds, up-and-coming-bands, and live favourites. 

Band Schedule:

  • Exclusive Edibles:¬†Food Booths

Photo Credit: Flour Department

Venue: Armenian Street
Date:
18, 19, 25 & 26 Aug 2023
Time:
7pm to 10pm

Sample a selection of innovative Asian flavours, inspired by PORT CITY 2.0. 

Participating Vendors:

    • GlobalMat Soul Kitchen¬†x¬†Laut Collective:¬†The maiden alliance between the cult biryani brand and emerging Southeast Asian flavour-makers to commemorate this year‚Äôs theme of PORT CITY 2.0. ¬†
    • Flour Department¬†x¬†Pastories:¬†Head baker Julie Tay from Flour Department and upand-coming bakery, Pastories, collaborate to concoct creative, unconventional, and delicious snacks and desserts inspired by traditional Asian flavours.¬†¬†
    • Community Voices:¬†Arab Network @ Singapore¬†x¬†Helwa Bizz:¬†Sample another culture with lesser-known Arab Peranakan snacks and beverages stepping into the limelight.
    • The Goodburger Food Truck:¬†Plant-based goodies, with local flavours making an¬†exclusive appearance at PORT CITY 2.0.¬†
  • Official Debut: Peranakan-Inspired Shirt by BERNINA Singapore and Harngover

Photo Credit: BERNINA Singapore

Venue: Lobby, L1, Peranakan Museum
Date: 18 to 26 Aug 2023
Fee:
Free admission

BERNINA Singapore and local artist Harng Foong, (Harngover) debut their collaborative Peranakan-inspired shirt, handcrafted and featuring motifs found in the Peranakan Museum’s galleries. The shirt’s stunning patchwork design was inspired by a baju panjang displayed in the Batik Gallery. Each patch features a different Peranakan motif, reflecting the diversity and richness of Peranakan culture.

    • Complimentary Embroidery Drop-in Activity hosted by BERNINA Singapore

Venue: Lobby, L1, Peranakan Museum
Date:
18, 19, 25 & 26 Aug 2023
Time:
7pm to 10pm
Fee:
Free Admission

Visitors are invited to digitally draw their own inspired Peranakan motifs on BERNINA’s newly launched Bianco App, which they can then embroider onto a piece of fabric to take home. This workshop offers a glimpse into the processes involved in creating the intricately embroidered shirt and allows visitors to exercise their creativity while learning about Peranakan culture.

Registered Programmes

  • The EX-Change: A Treasure Quest at Peranakan Museum¬† With¬†Strawberries Inc.

Venue: Armenian Street & Peranakan Museum 
Date:
18, 19, 25 & 26 Aug 2023
Times & Fees:

    • Pre-registered performances: 7.30pm, 9pm (Register on Peatix, $10 refundable deposit)
    • Roving Characters: 7pm, 8.30pm (Free)

Experience the underbelly of PORT CITY 2.0, with an immersive performance that invites experiential play. Join riveting characters as they weave you into their world and embark on a challenge within the Peranakan Museum. 

Spot friendly NPCs from the futuristic world of PORT CITY 2.0 as they rove around Armenian Street ‚ÄĒ stop to interact with them, take a photograph, or just say hi!

Community Voices at Peranakan Museum: Meet the Arab Peranakans

Photo Credit: Peranakan Museum

Dates & Times: 

  • now till 19 Aug 2023: 7pm to 11pm
  • 20 Aug 2023: 11am to 5pm

Fee: Free admission to museum and programmes

Join us for a weekend of discovery as the Arab Peranakan community takes over our spaces to present their unique heritage! Community Voices at Peranakan Museum presents the culture of diverse Peranakan communities, as they share their knowledge with visitors through performances, cooking, crafts, and community-led tours of the museum’s galleries.

This edition of Community Voices is presented in partnership with the Arab Network @ Singapore and in conjunction with Singapore Night Festival.

Drop-In Experiences

  • Culture Currency: Barter And Buy Market

Venue: Armenian Street
Date: 18 to 19 Aug 2023
Time: 7pm to 11pm

Check out Arab Peranakan crafts at the Barter and Buy Market on Armenian Street. Have your name hand-lettered in beautiful calligraphy, or try your hand at Arabic keyboard typing on Friday, or come back on Saturday to create your signature scent with a traditional perfume mixologist!

This programme is part of Singapore Night Festival programmes at Armenian Street.

Venue: Armenian Street
Date: 18 to 19 & 25 to 26 Aug 2023
Time: 7pm to 11pm

Join us and experience lesser-known Arab Peranakan snacks and beverages at the AN@S stall at the Festival Village. Sample a selection of innovative Asian flavours inspired by PORT CITY 2.0.

This programme is part of Singapore Night Festival programmes at Armenian Street.

  • Samrah Music And Dance

Venue: Armenian Street
Date: 19 Aug 2023

Time: 9.30pm

Dance along to the beats and tunes of Samrah in an electric, traditional-meets-modern, and interactive performance of Arab songs popular among the Arab Peranakan community, at the New Wayang Stage on Armenian Street. 

This programme is part of Singapore Night Festival programmes at Armenian Street.

  • Drop-In Craft: Arabic Mosaics

Venue: Exploration Zone, L3
Date: 20 Aug 2023

Time: 11am to 5pm
Fee: Free, no registration required

Try your hand at recreating geometric mosaic tile patterns from our collection. Learn about Arabic art and culture while creating your own tile-inspired coaster with beads.

Suitable for ages 4 and up.

Registered Programmes

Venue: Lobby, L1 (Meeting Point)
Dates & Times:

  • 19 Aug 2023: 6pm
  • 20 Aug 2023: 3pm & 5pm

Fee: Free ($10 refundable deposit) | Register here

Community-led tours of TPM’s galleries, shedding light on personal stories, experiences, and insights into Arab Peranakan culture.

Venue: Ixora Room, L1
Date: 20 Aug 2023
Time: 11am
Fee: Free | Register here


Learn the secrets behind Arab Peranakan specialties such as fatoush, hummus, chicken mandi rice, and om ali in this interactive cooking demonstration. Find out more about this delicious cuisine through anecdotes and tips from expert home cook Mona Alattas.

  • Storytelling: Ally's Adventures

Venue: Lobby, L1
Date: 20 Aug 2023
Time: 11.30am & 2pm
Fee: Free, for parent-child pairs | Register here

Follow Ally ‚ÄĒ a little girl-cat ‚ÄĒ on her adventures around Singapore in this interactive storytelling session with local author Norlin Samat. Learn about the Malay language, its Arabic roots, and its place in Peranakan culture!

Suitable for ages 5 and up.

Venue: Ixora Room, L1
Date: 20 Aug 2023
Time: 2pm
Fee: Free | Register here

What does it mean to be Arab Peranakan? Members of this community have been in Singapore for more than 200 years, but many Singaporeans know little about them. Join this session with Harasha Bafana, Adni Aljunied, and Muhammad Bahajjaj, as they share interesting aspects about living as Arab Peranakans in Singapore. Moderated by Omar Alattas from AN@S.

Participants will also get to try kopi halia and traditional Arab Peranakan desserts as part of the session!

  • In Vogue: An Arab Peranakan Fashion Show

Venue: Special Exhibitions Gallery, L2
Date: 20 Aug 2023
Time: 4pm
Fee: Free | Register here

Discover Arab Peranakan fashion as designers Lulu Alhadad Designs and Ibtiiman Bridal present a stunning selection of their work. This showcase will highlight traditional and modern trends in Arab Peranakan couture. The show will be followed by a Q&A with the designers, who will share the personal experiences that have influenced their careers and designs. Lulu Alhadad will present a  collection of formal and day wear, while Ibtiiman Bridal will present their beautiful collection for brides and grooms.  



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