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.
Here are some snapshots of the official launch which I attended this morning.
An overview of the exhibition area at Suntec Tropics Atrium (Tower 2).
In true heritage fashion, Dr Lee and NHB CEO Michael Koh cranked an old gramophone to launch the festival.
These three boys played a couple of terrific pieces on the tabla drums, guzheng and sitar respectively. What’s amazing is that the tabla and sitar were played by chinese boys while the guzheng was played by a malay kid.
The boys were joined later by a professional ethnic musical trio E-Tree and Maniam…
…followed by participation from the audiences. Oooh boy what a terrific din we made!
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