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.
Happening from now till 29 July, this year’s festival also features 4 heritage trails and a heritage game. From Tiong Bahru to Joo Chiat to Woodlands and Sembawang, explore your neighbourhoods and learnt cool stuff that you’ve never known before. Relive the Kallang Roar at a football game like no other.
Thanks to invitations from my colleagues, I attended the official launch of the festival last Saturday at Velocity graced by MICA Minister Dr Yaacob Ibrahim and emceed by Fly Entertainment CEO Irene Ang. Catch a glimpse of the action through photographs here:
For more details of the Singapore HeritageFest, check out this calendar of events. Escape from the bustle of modern day living and step back in time today!