Heritage from home: Journey through the history of Singapore digitally with NHB

With the COVID-19 circuit breaker measures in place, the National Heritage Board (NHB) has curated a series of culture programmes to bring the fun and exploration into homes of Singapore residents. 

From museum secrets to little-known treasures of the island, #SGCultureAnywhere features virtual guided tours, rare footage, exclusive interviews and other engaging content. Here are some of our picks: 

Stay Home and (Re)create art

Step into a masterpiece with this challenge by the Malay Heritage Centre and Indian Heritage Centre. Recreate works of art posted on the centres’ Facebook albums with things you can find around your house, and stand a chance to win attractive merchandise. 

Heritage Explorers Programme

 

NHB’s Heritage Explorers Programme is one way to spice up your children's home-based learning. They can take on the role of a curator or a designer, and try their hand at tasks such as creating interesting captions for “artefacts” found at home or drawing their ideal exhibition. Complete all the tasks to redeem a Heritage Explorers badge when the museums reopen! 

An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s–1819

Step into An Old New World, digitally, at the National Museum of Singapore. Move around the exhibition, get up close to artefacts, and hear from our curator – all with a simple click of your mouse! Uncover two centuries of international exploration, trade and intrigue, and understand the broader forces at play that culminated in the events of 1819.

Intangible Cultural Heritage in Singapore

From paper offerings and chilli crab, to dikir barat, Nyonya beadwork and rangoli, Singapore’s intangible cultural heritage (ICH) is rich, diverse and vibrant. In  this series of videos, learn more about various aspects and elements of Singapore’s ICH, and meet the communities and individuals who continue to carry out these practices.

Heritage in Episodes

What is the secret to making a good songkok, and what goes into a plate of delicious nasi padang? How are traditional kaya toast and coffee prepared? Go behind the scenes of the diverse heritage trades in Singapore in this video series. 

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