This weekend, craft a handmade gift for your loved one at a floral resin workshop, or learn more about the history of Singapore at a lecture or outing.
Learn more below:
Nattukottai Chettiars are one of the oldest Tamil communities in Singapore and they settled in Singapore during the 1820s. As a community of private financiers and merchant bankers, the Chettiars were the main source of private financing through medium and long-term credit, and their clientele was cosmopolitan. They were also keen advocates of education and established the Chettiar’s Premier Institution.
Join Lakshmanan Subbiah, community historian and fourth-generation Chettiar, as he speaks about his family sojourning, settling and life on Market Street.
When: January 31
Where: Indian Heritage Centre
For this year’s Valentine’s Day, create something special with your love ones, your best friends or simply make one for yourself as a unique self-love gift. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to combine flowers, resin and alcohol ink, as well as layer and create a 3D art piece with all three materials.
When: February 1
Entry: SGD 180
In this lecture, heritage consultant Andrew Tan talks about “Singapore Bund” – the waterfront – reflecting the colourful history and exciting nature of the city state and its outstanding architecture. Two hundred years of global forces – climatic, economic, political – have left their imprint on this waterfront, which has been a focal point for festivities over the years.
When: January 31
Where: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum
Usher in the festival of spring by creating beautiful Chinese ink paintings for your home! Take part in this immersive art workshop, where participants will learn basic painting techniques and have fun expressing themselves through the ancient art of Chinese ink painting.
When: January 2
Where: Wan Qing Yuan - Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
Haw Par Villa is a vintage Chinese mythical theme park located along Pasir Panjang Road in Singapore. The 7.9-acre park contains over 1,000 colourful statues and 150 giant dioramas depicting scenes from Chinese mythology, folklore, legends, history, as well as hand painted illustrations of various aspects of Confucianism.
When: February 2
Where: Haw Par Villa