Things to do this Weekend: 10 Events to Check Out with Your LOs at the Singapore Heritage Festival!


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Location: Various locations
Date:
6 Apr – 22 Apr 2018
Hour:
Various timing
Admission:
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1. Tour to the oldest Dragon Kiln in Singapore

Things to do this Weekend: 10 Events to Check Out with Your LOs at the Singapore Heritage Festival!

Location: Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, 85 Lorong Tawas, Singapore 639823
Date:
14 Apr | 21 Apr 2018
Hour:
4 pm – 5 pm
Admission:
$15/pax

Do your little ones know what a dragon kiln is? We don’t blame them if they don’t seeing as there are only 2 dragon kilns remaining in Singapore today.

Bring your little ones on a tour of Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, one of the oldest surviving dragon kiln in Singapore. You will also get to witness bowl, plate and vase making on the turning wheel! 

Sign up here before spaces run out.

For more information, click here.

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2. You Should Be Dancing

Things to do this Weekend: 10 Events to Check Out with Your LOs at the Singapore Heritage Festival!

Location: Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Pl, Singapore 179555
Date: 13 Apr – 14 Apr 2018

Hour:

13 Apr 2018: 7 pm – 11 pm
14 Apr 2018: 3 pm – 10 pm

Admission: FREE

Add new dance moves to your repertoire with special dance workshops and dance like no one is watching. When you’ve had your fill dancing, head to the terrace with your little ones and catch your breath with a movie!

For more information, click here.

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3. Behind The Scenes: The Origin of the Sor Hei Bun

Things to do this Weekend: 10 Events to Check Out with Your LOs at the Singapore Heritage Festival!

Location: Keong Saik Bakery, 41 Keong Saik Rd Singapore 089146 Keong Saik Rd, Singapore 089146
Date:
14 Apr 2018
Hour:
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Admission:
$5/pax

Did you know that the signature pastry of Keong Saik Bakery, known and loved for their fusion of the traditional and contemporary, the Sor Hei, is a tribute to the Majie who lived and worked in Keong Saik area?

Now you are wondering who these Majie are. Hailing from Shunde, Majie refers to women who had undergone the Sor Hei (combing-up) ceremony and worked as domestic helpers. While some of them plait their hair, most of them had their hair tied in a bun.

If you have ever wondered why the Sor Hei pastry looks like a hair bun, you now have your answer.

Register here to discover the beginnings of this bakery, as well as get a taste of the yummilicious Sor Hei with your little ones! 

For more information, click here.

4. Indian Cultural Dance

Things to do this Weekend: 10 Events to Check Out with Your LOs at the Singapore Heritage Festival!

Location: Kereta Ayer, 21 Banda St, Kreta Ayer Square, Singapore 050005
Date: 15 Apr 2018
Hour: 5.30 pm – 6.00 pm
Admission: FREE

Immerse yourself with your little ones in a traditional Indian dance performance by Temasek Polytechnic’s Indian Dance Group!

For more information, click here.

5. Armenian Street Party

Things to do this Weekend: 10 Events to Check Out with Your LOs at the Singapore Heritage Festival!

Location: Armenian Street, 39 Armenian Street, Singapore 179941
Date:
20 Apr – 21 Apr 2018
Hour:
7 pm – 11 pm
Admission:
FREE

Bras Basah-Bugis precinct comes alive with lively festivities, from giant sized pick up sticks and jenga, hopscotch, free kacang puteh and fascinating exhibits to a wide array of delectable snacks!

For a full list of events that are a part of the Armenian Street Party, click here.

6. Kampong Spirit

Location: Junction 8, 9 Bishan Pl, Singapore 579837
Date:
9 Apr – 22 Apr 2018
Hour:
10 am – 10 pm
Admission:
FREE

Allow your little ones to experience a kampong lifestyle with this interactive exhibition and challenge them to old-school games such as five stones, congkak, hopscotch and capteh!

For more information, click here.

7. Live Dig: Don't Feed the Archaeologists

Things to do this Weekend: 10 Events to Check Out with Your LOs at the Singapore Heritage Festival!

Location: Singapore Art Museum Front Lawn, 8 Queen St, Singapore 189555
Date:
15 Apr | 18 Apr – 22 Apr 2018
Hour:
10 am – 5 pm
Admission:
FREE

Apparently, Egypt is not the only place where you can unearth the mysteries of the ancient history. Visit the ongoing archaeological dig at the front lawn of Singapore Art Museum with your little ones, it might also give up momentous artefacts.

For more information, click here. 

8. Toa Payoh Storytelling Sessions

Location: Toa Payoh, 480 Lor 6 Toa Payoh, Toa Payoh Hub Atrium, Singapore 310480
Date: 14 Apr – 15 Apr | 21 Apr – 22 Apr 2018
Hour: 3.30 pm – 3.50 pm | 4.30 pm – 4.50 pm
Admission: FREE

Stop by Toa Payoh hub for a session storytelling and travel to different timelines with your little ones as you listen to the intriguing tales of the Snake in the Banyan Tree, Badang, about the Singapore Stone, and Kusu Island!

For more information, click here.

9. Toa Payoh - Games of the 60s and 70s

Things to do this Weekend: 10 Events to Check Out with Your LOs at the Singapore Heritage Festival!

Location: Toa Payoh
Date: 14 Apr | 21 Apr 2018
Hour: 3 pm | 4 pm | 5 pm
Admission: FREE

People who used to roam the streets of Singapore in the past such as the policeman, Indian Dhobi, Towkay, Agogo girl and more have revived and will be roving around Toa Payoh HDB Hub.

Bring your little ones and strike a conversation with them about their lives and take a picture with them for keepsake, after all, you don’t get to meet people of past every day. If you are lucky, they may also indulge you in a game of five stones, zero point and kuti kuti!

For more information, click here.

10. You've got Mail!

Things to do this Weekend: 10 Events to Check Out with Your LOs at the Singapore Heritage Festival!

Location: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
Date: 11 Apr – 31 Dec 2018
Hour:
7 pm – 11 pm
Admission: FREE

Glide into the Singapore Philatelic Museum after hours and admire the exquisitely hand-drawn envelopes at the Art on Envelope exhibit and explore the magical gif and audio stamps at the Seeing is Believing exhibit.

For more information, click here.

 

For more information and full list of programmes happening this Singapore Heritage Festival, click here.

Photo credits National Heritage Board

 

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This article is prepared by

Malini Pannirselvam
Dedicated writer by day, avid reader by night, language fanatic all the time, and aunt to nieces and nephews every day


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