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.
With the theme “Home – What We Love About It”, Singapore HeritageFest 2011 kicked off yesterday, across multiple venues around the island, in colourful fashion.
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.
We’ve been extremely busy with Explore Singapore! 2008, NHB’s award winning programme (we won the Singapore Media Award’s Grand Prix and Best Value Media prizes in 2007) aimed at getting ordinary folks to enjoy museums. Our focus this year is on the family, and our theme is simply this – “Let’s Have Fun!”
What’s so special about this year’s event?
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!
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2) Blog about it on your blog (remember to post the pictures!)
3) Visit the Explore Singapore! Heritage In Pictures webpage. Register your blog post URL there.
4) If approved, your blog post will be posted on the contest listings page.
5) Check back regularly to see if your entry is up. If at first you don’t succeed, try try again.
6) Get your friends to check out your entry by putting this Brag Badge on your blog.
Celebrity photographer Dominic Khoo of www.whatisthesight.com will select the winners, who will receive an exclusive National Heritage Board winners’ certificate to be placed on their blogs.
Registration is open from 10 November 2007 to 31 December 2007 so hurry! Oh and do tell all your friends about it too.
Just returned from the Sound Stories Concert, a celebration of old-time bands from the past at Zouk – the icon of cool in Singapore. Held in conjunction with the Singapore HeritageFest, the bash brought back many vintage acts like Max Surin (of Tokyo Square fame), Matthew and the Mandarins, Vernon Cornelius, Jive Talkin’, and Robert Fernando.
Hosted by the ever effable Brian Richmond, the concert certainly rocks (especially for the…umm… young at heart). As I swayed to the beat of some of the numbers, I realised too that – gasp – I am getting on in years too! This, plus my latest inclination towards listening to Gold 90 FM.
Our party began at Singapore’s number one nightspot of the year. Of course, as it was only about 9 pm when we went in, the regular party-goers hadn’t quite gathered yet.
Back again for the fourth year in a row, the highly popular Singapore HeritageFest 2007 (SHF 2007) is a key event on our cultural calendar. Happening 18 to 29 July at Suntec City Tropics Atrium and multiple venues around Singapore, the theme of this year’s celebration – “What’s Your Story?” – looks at getting everybody to think about the memories, stories, traditions and cultures that make us Singaporeans.
Last year’s extravaganza attracted more than 1.1 million participants. With so many things to see, do and experience, there are no reasons why this year’s event can’t match that. For newbies to heritage, I recommend you to check out the 10 things that you can do at the festival.