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Relive the Glorious Past at Singapore HeritageFest

July 23rd, 2012   •   no comments   

Launch of Singapore HeritageFest 2012
Join in the heritage party this July!

Celebrating its 9th year at 9 heartland malls, 2 satellite hubs and lots of other places, Singapore HeritageFest 2012 serves you a yummy spread of heritage goodies across the island. With the theme Recollect, Reflect and Reconnect, the National Heritage Board’s annual extravaganza promises lots of activities that tug at the heartstrings while bringing back fond memories of yesteryear.

Indulge your lust for a blast from the past! From batik to dance to cinemas to traditional toys to food (we’re Singaporeans after all), feast on the good old days at our heartlands. Embark on a heritage walk at Tiong Bahru, enjoy traditional Indian dance performances at Hougang Mall, learn the intricacies of Peranakan beadwork at 112 Katong, or go moist-eyed with nostalgia as legendary storyteller Lee Dai Soh shares his timeless craft.
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Celebrating Our Home @ Singapore HeritageFest 2011

July 18th, 2011   •   1 comment   

Singapore HeritageFest 2011

With the theme “Home – What We Love About It”, Singapore HeritageFest 2011 kicked off yesterday, across multiple venues around the island, in colourful fashion. 

Singapore HeritageFest 2011
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Colourful World of Costumes and Cultures

August 14th, 2010   •   no comments   

Singapore HeritageFest Opening
Check out Singapore HeritageFest these two weeks!

Feeling bored this weekend? Don’t!

There are tonnes of activities to do as the inaugural Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) opens today, with a smorgasbord of 26 sports, culture & education, and outdoor activities awaiting. Other than the Marina Bay area which is teeming with free concerts and programmes starting today, you can also check out the various shopping centres like Suntec City Mall where the Singapore HeritageFest is happening.
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Free Entry to 13 Museums on 31 May!

May 27th, 2009   •   no comments   

International Museum Day or more affectionately IMD’09 is upon us yet again. This year’s nine-day celebration revolves around the theme of ‘Holiday Fun at Home’ and features 40 activities that promises lots of sensory pleasures for children of all ages. Specially catering to kids and families, it features a wonderful smorgasbord of entertaining yet enriching activities specially designed to pique the sense of wonder and curiosity of your little ones.

Even as I write, a couple of exciting programmes and events are already ongoing. Do check out Yesterday.sg to keep updated on what’s happening at our museums this year.  Read all about Singapore’s last leopard, participate in the various children’s programmes at our national museums, or take note of the blow by blow account of what you can do in a week.  Some of the cool stuff you can do this year include meeting Phua Chu Kang and his family at the Singapore City Gallery, learn about environmental sustainability at the Marina Barrage and Newater Visitor Centre, or reliving the genius and artistry of the legendary Renaissance artist cum inventor Leonard da Vinci! 

Just in time for the opening of Angels and Demons (and Night at the Museums 2) I suppose… 😉

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Transforming Yesterday.sg Plus NHB’s Social Media Strategies

February 9th, 2009   •   8 comments   

Is it possible to marry museums with social media? Can we possibly make heritage hip and happening to the young? Well, I certainly believe that this can be done.

In my last public appearance in Singapore for the year, I participated in the launch of the National Heritage Board’s social media initiatives last Friday (6 February). Held at the Singapore Philatelic Museum, this was the fruit of many months of toil, teamwork and BST (Blood, Sweat, Tears) by my great team of colleagues at NHB. As many of you would know, social media is something very close to my heart, being an avid blogger and purveyor of this new means of influence.

Here’s what you can look forward to in the months ahead.
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Dim Sum Dollies at National Museum

November 26th, 2008   •   1 comment   

Catch the amazing and adorable Dim Sum Dollies, Singapore’s most animated cabaret trio, this Saturday at the National Museum of Singapore! Held as part of the Explore Singapore! programme, this unique musical performance draws inspiration from Singapore’s history as well as the exhibits at the museum itself. All you need to gain entry is the price of museum ticket…

Wait, there is more!

Apparently, for one day only, you can also visit 2 exhibitions at the special exhibition gallery at the National Museum of Singapore with that same ticket. You can catch Brad Pitt and other stars at the Voom Portraits show by Robert Wilson, as well as another photography special by Chang Chien Chi called “Doubleness”.

Don’t just hear it from me, hear it from them! See you there!

Four Good Reasons to Blog About Heritage

September 11th, 2008   •   3 comments   

Do you enjoy taking photos and blogging about your visits to various lifestyle attractions in Singapore like me? If so, do consider participating in the Heritage Starbloggers contest.

There are 4 good reasons why you should be a part of the action:

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Hot Heroes and Magical Museums

August 22nd, 2008   •   5 comments   

Check out this National Day video done in celebration of the achievements of the everyday Singaporean. Done by Spin Network and commissioned by the National Heritage Board, it has a nice and cheerful ditty which makes you wanna tap your feet and sway along to the rhythm.

Oh and while you are at it, do also have a look at this one, which is produced by the same company. It is actually a corporate video for the National Heritage Board, done in a rather unconventional manner as far as corporate videos go.

Hope you enjoy them!

What Do Museums and Zouk Have in Common?

July 27th, 2008   •   2 comments   

Are museums becoming hip and happening? You bet, if these photos of the inaugural Night Festival (organised by the National Museum of Singapore) are anything to shout about.

From what I hear, the opening weekend featuring the world famous Studio Festi drew more than 20,000 visitors! Visitors were awed by the aerial acrobatic aesthetic displays, which defied gravity and were almost magical. Opening to rave reviews, the festival showed that Singaporeans are essentially creatures of the night (probably because of our blazing tropical Sun).

Last Friday night, I popped over to check out the action at about 11.30 pm. Being a fan of Singapore’s number one club Zouk, I also wanted to see how its Beatnik Picnic fared.

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Free Entry to NHB Museums this Weekend!

May 30th, 2008   •   no comments   

Have a heritage feast at IMD this year! (courtesy of Shaun Wong)

Ever wondered what a “Kamcheng” is used for? Wanna dive into more than 50,000 pieces of vintage toys across two centuries? How about flying a real rubber-powered aircraft?

Well, you can do all that and much much more at International Museum Day 2008. Yes, it is the time of the year again for all things heritage and museums.
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