SINGAPORE – Undecided what to do for household outings? Need to impress your date along with your data on native historical past? The Nationwide Heritage Board (NHB) has obtained you coated for the remainder of the yr with a lineup of exhibitions, festivals, roadshows, trails and programmes.
Right here is the breakdown of this yr’s main occasions:
Battle for Singapore 2023
(Varied places, 10 February to five March)
To commemorate the 81st anniversary of the Fall of Singapore, guided excursions, talks, exhibitions, and movie screenings will function acquainted in addition to lesser-known tales of Singapore throughout World Conflict II. Don’t miss the specially-curated visits to websites of historic significance that are often not accessible to the general public.
Reopening of the Peranakan Museum
(Open to public from 17 February)
After a three-year revamp, the Peranakan Museum will reopen to the general public on 17 February. Discover the artwork, tradition and traditions of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia by way of one of many world’s most complete public collections of Peranakan objects.
Connections Throughout Oceans: Early Chinese language Mutual Support Organisations Particular Exhibition
(Solar Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Corridor, 10 March to 10 December)
In collaboration with the C.V. Starr Library of College of Berkeley, California, this particular exhibition will showcase the early Chinese language mutual help organisations in Singapore and San Francisco all through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
Toa Payoh Heritage Path
(Opening 23 March)
The refreshed path will embrace new thematic routes, and paperwork the city’s improvement from a swampland to its current standing as a pioneering city centre. Notable landmarks of heritage to be featured embrace the Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery, and the enduring Toa Payoh Dragon Playground.
UNESCO Consultant Listing Submission
Singapore will be part of Malaysia, Thailand and Brunei in nominating the kebaya for inscription onto the UNESCO Consultant Listing of the ICH of Humanity. This may mark the republic’s first multinational nomination, and the primary multinational nomination involving the taking part 4 nations. The result’s anticipated to be introduced in end-2024.
Semangat yang Baru – Forging a New Singapore Spirit
(Nationwide Museum of Singapore, April to October)
This particular exhibition co-presented alongside the Founders’ Memorial will carry to life the spirit of dynamism and braveness captured in Singapore’s Nationwide Anthem.
Opening of ‘Reunion’ Area
(Nationwide Museum of Singapore)
Created in collaboration with Lien Basis, this would be the first devoted social house designed for seniors in a neighborhood museum. Designated programmes utilizing the museum’s assortment and immersive gallery areas will likely be crafted to assist the well-being of seniors and individuals with dementia.
Singapore HeritageFest 2023
(Varied places, 1 to twenty-eight Could)
As Singapore HeritageFest turns 20, the pageant will current its first-ever symposium spotlighting the evolution of Singapore’s panorama. Greater than 80 experiences – together with exhibitions, installations, talks, excursions and workshops – will assist guests join with Singapore’s wealthy sporting and public transportation historical past.
Now Boarding: Experiencing Singapore by way of Journey, 1800s-2000s
(Nationwide Museum of Singapore, 26 Could to 19 November)
The exhibition will look at how Singapore has been depicted and perceived by travellers from previous to current. It’s going to additionally discover the visible language that has formed our distinctive id and model.
Andrew Gn: From Singapore to the World
(Asian Civilisations Museum, 27 Could 2023 to 17 September)
This exhibition presents the style journey of Andrew Gn, certainly one of Singapore’s most prolific style designers. By way of 5 sections and over 100 consultant works, the exhibition explores his roots in Asia, in addition to his expressions of Asian and Western artwork and historical past by way of his creations.
Collectively introduced by NHB and the Museum Roundtable, this yr’s Youngsters’s Season will function immersive cultural experiences in museums and galleries for enjoyable household bonding. A variety of choices will likely be organised in hopes to encourage, have interaction, and educate kids of all ages.
Malay Heritage Centre: Malay World Travelling Roadshow
(Varied venues, 2 to 25 June)
This roadshow will inform tales of the Malay neighborhood by way of exhibitions and programmes in new revamped galleries.
Documentation of Intangible Cultural Heritage
(Second quarter of the yr)
A collection of 10 movies that includes Malay performing arts (conventional Malay music, dance and theatre) and practitioners will likely be launched. Among the movies had been produced by college students from St. Joseph’s Establishment.
Launch of Avenue Nook Heritage Galleries: Geylang Serai
The most recent addition to the galleries collection that had been launched in Kampong Gelam, Balestier, Little India, and Chinatown. Working intently with native store house owners with at the very least 30 years of historical past in Geylang Serai, NHB will co-create “mini museums” within the precinct.
Racial Concord Day Celebrations
(Malay Heritage Centre, Indian Heritage Centre and Solar Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Corridor)
A curated hybrid marketing campaign of each on-line and offline programmes will likely be launched to advertise racial concord day and showcase Singapore’s various and vibrant native tradition.
Singapore Evening Pageant
(Bras Basah and Bugis precinct, 18 to 26 August)
Pageant-goers can count on to expertise commissioned projection mappings, gentle artwork installations and dwell performances, together with quite a lot of experiential programmes and meals and retail experiences.
Particular Exhibition on the Singapore Malayalee Neighborhood
(Indian Heritage Centre, 18 August to 19 Could 2024)
The Indian Heritage Centre’s sixth particular exhibition, and third neighborhood co-curated exhibition, will function the Singapore Malayalee neighborhood. The heritage and id of the Malayalees will likely be showcased by way of displayed artefacts and anecdotes, immersive and interactive digital displays, and quite a lot of programmes and academic actions.
Ang Mo Kio Heritage Path
The refreshed path will hint the historical past and heritage of Ang Mo Kio and have architectural icons like Block 259 (often known as the “Clover Block”), Liuxunsanhemiao Temple and Ang Mo Kio Joint Temple, in addition to new websites together with Kebun Baru Singing Membership and the Church of Christ the King.
Wan Qing Mid-Autumn Pageant 2023
(Solar Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Corridor, 29 August to eight October)
The twelfth version will organise programmes together with lantern-marking or mooncake-making lessons, storytelling periods, and interactive craft demonstrations. Guests can even stay up for a thematic lantern set up, which will likely be on show on the garden throughout all the pageant interval.
(Indian Heritage Centre, October to November)
Over two weekends, quite a lot of cultural performances, workshops and craft actions will likely be held within the coronary heart of Little India.
Stewards of Intangible Cultural Heritage Award
Open name for nominations will likely be launched in March. This award ceremony is organised in recognition of the dedication of Intangible Cultural Heritage practitioners and to assist practitioners who actively transmit their abilities and data to the subsequent era.
Patron of Heritage Awards 2022
This annual occasion honours people and organisations which have made vital contributions in direction of enriching our nationwide heritage.
Manila Galleons: Connecting Asia to the World
(Asian Civilisations Museum, November 2023 to March 2024)
Over 100 treasured gold and silver wares, work, sculptures, and textiles will illustrate how vibrant, multi-racial communities within the Philippines and Mexico introduced collectively artists and merchants from all around the world.
Changi Heritage Path
NHB’s twenty fourth heritage path will hint the historical past of Changi’s function as a spot that connects Singapore with the world. The world’s navy and safety previous will likely be examined by way of notable landmarks equivalent to Changi Jail, the Outdated Changi Hospital, and barracks and airbases.