Singapore Heritage Festival 2018: What You Can Look Forward To This Year

Toa Payoh's iconic dragon playground gets transformed into a carnival ground!

Photos: Singapore Heritage Festival

How does catching a film at a drive-in cinema reminiscent of 1970s Jurong sound to you? What about soaking in the old-meets-new charms of Jalan Besar? From 6 to 22 April, the Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF) returns for its 15th edition that offers all that, and many more over three weekends. Discover the lesser known aspect of our little red dot, experiences places and stories anew, and enjoy our tangible and intangible heritage. More than 120 programmes and activities will take place across key locations this year — Jurong, Jalan Besar, Chinatown, Bras Basah.Bugis and Toa Payoh.

Here are some of the activities you can look forward to this year:

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Bras Basah.Bugis (20 to 21 April)

With an array of new exhibitions, guided tours, theatre performance, and even a street party,
there’s so much going on in the arts & heritage district Bras Basah.Bugis might just be the most happening precinct this SHF! Visit the National Museum of Singapore’s new exhibition The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030, and see if you can spot any familiar playground from your childhood memories.

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The spotlight will also be shone on Waterloo Street through a theatrical event by Theatre Practice that will explore the rich history of the street. As the sun sets, put on your batik best, saris, or sleekest cheongsams for the Armenian Street Party: Balik Kampong 2.0.

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