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GRANT PROJECT SPOTLIGHT

Events

NHB/HPG/18Q4543 Singapore Heritage Society’s Bicentennial Walking Workshop Series: Multicultural Historic Places of Worship & Heritage

Singapore Heritage Society’s

Singapore Heritage Society’s Bicentennial Walking Workshop Series: Multicultural Historic Places of Worship & Heritage by Singapore Heritage Society (SHS) consisted of four 3-hour workshops (walking trails) which was developed based on SHS’s two-year research project on 21 historic places of worship in Telok Ayer, Tanjong Pagar and Tanjong Malang that was conducted in 2017 and 2018. Each trail was complemented by a workshop on understanding heritage and conservation that was facilitated by Dr Chua Ai Lin, Executive Director of SHS. A web resource to educate the public about these different sites of worship was also published as part of the project.

NHB/HPG/16Q3321 The 1st Kristang Language Festival

The 1st Kristang Language Festival Photo Credit: Marvin Tang

The 1st Kristang Language Festival by Kevin Martens Wong was a two-day festival held on 20 and 21 May 2017 to promote awareness and to encourage preservation of the Kristang language among Singaporeans. The festival consisted of panel sessions, poetry and an Eurasian dance workshop. The event is part of the larger, long-term revitalisation initiative, Kodrah Kristang (Awaken Kristang) that aims to promote the Kristang language to a younger generation of Singaporeans.

NHB/HP/16Q3063 6th Singapore Hokkien Festival

6th Singapore Hokkien Festival

The 6th Singapore Hokkien Festival, organised by Singapore Hokkien Huay Kuan (SHHK), was held from 13 to 23 April 2017 at 137/158 Telok Ayer Street and 5 Sennett Road. Themed "Our Roots·Our Bonds" ("乡味·乡音·乡情"), the festival consisted of a food galore, a seminar, an exhibition, guided tours, and Hokkien-themed cultural performances. The biennial event aims to promote the understanding and appreciation of local Chinese and Hokkien cultures to fellow Singaporeans.

The publication Our Roots·Our Bonds – Min Clans of Singapore ("乡情·新加坡福建人的会馆"), which covers the history, developments, pioneering leaders and key activities of 30 Fujian-related clan associations in Singapore, was launched in conjunction with the festival.

Heritage Trails

NHB/HPG/18Q1447 KWSH Heritage Gallery Programming & Heritage Trail

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) Heritage Gallery Programmes & Heritage Trail

Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital (KWSH) Heritage Gallery Programmes & Heritage Trail by KWSH complements their heritage gallery established in 2018. This project seeks to preserve KWSH’s rich heritage and inspire future generations to uphold the philanthropic spirit of our forefathers. Through the organisation of tours tailored to schools, community partners and corporations; and, the training of volunteer docents, KWSH was able to attract more visitors to the gallery. Programmes such as quizzes for students and traditional Chinese medicine talks for the seniors were also offered as part of the trail. The heritage trail and a 360 tour of the premises can be viewed online here.

NHB/HP/18Q1087 The Kallang Story: Sports, Arts and Heritage (SAH) Trail

The Kallang Story: A Sports, Arts and Heritage (SAH) Trail

The Kallang Story: A Sports, Arts and Heritage (SAH) Trail was launched by the Singapore Sports Hub to document, preserve and celebrate the rich story of Kallang. The SAH Trail allows patrons to discover Kallang’s History and Singapore’s sporting achievements through the 18 heritage markers, artefacts, architecture, and artworks.