The Singapore HeritageFest this year will take visitors to Tanglin Halt and Pulau Ubin
(29 April 2016, Friday) In celebration of all things to do with Singapore culture and history, this year’s Singapore HeritageFest is chock-a-block with activities that go round the clock and even spill over to Pulau Ubin. Singapore HeritageFest, which is in its 13th edition, has a sprawling programme of more than 130 activities, including neighbourhood tours, talks, performances and parties, often for free or for a small fee. It runs across three weekends from today to May 15.
Organised by the National Heritage Board, the festival is about sharing “lesser-known stories and creating new memories”, says festival director Angelita Teo. The festival attracted 1.6 million visitors last year. Online registration for activities opened last Friday and, so far, nine tours and trails are fully booked. These include food trails in Changi Road, Joo Chiat and Balestier, as well as a specialist tour of Pulau Ubin by anthropologist Vivienne Wee.
At the festival, there will also be food stalls manned by young hawkers at the National Museum and performances by Nafa students and alumni as well as Indian performing arts company Bhaskar’s Arts Academy. Performances during include (Dis)Integration – Physical Theatre Performance by Nafa, where eight students and alumni from Nafa will each present what they think it means to be Singaporean through physical theatre. This performance will be held today and tomorrow, 7 and 7.30pm, Level 1, The Concourse, National Museum.
Media: The Straits Times, Life, Page D4 & D6
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