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Relive the stories that connect us

3 - 30 May 2021

Singapore HeritageFest (SHF) 2021 adopts a thematic approach this year and invites you to explore, embrace, and experience stories of our food culture and healthcare practices, and keep our shared heritage alive.
 
Look forward to fun workshops, food trails, guided tours, museum visits, interactive digital content, and special programmes.
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Highlights

Cinema Reclaimed: Medicine and Modernity in Singapore Cinema - Body Puzzle

27 May • 08:00pm

SHF2021 brings you a lost film called Body Puzzle directed by Laurence Ma Yuk-Fai. It stars actors from Singapore and Hong Kong. Brace yourself for a rather visceral and quirky movie!

Community Association Series: Singapore Chin Woo Athletic Association

16, 30 May • 11:30am • Chinatown

Qigong, an exercise with thousands of years of history, is replete with movements that mirror the gentle crane and the lithe monkey. Watch as master Yeo of the Singapore Chin Woo Athletic Association imparts some of her qigong know-how to host Jerald.

Community Association Series: Eurasian Association

Roll up your sleeves! Renowned chef Quentin Pereira will be teaching you how to make a delicious bowl of Kristang stew. Knowledgeable docent Valerie Scully will also be speaking about the medicinal properties of spices at the heart of traditional Eurasian home remedies. Come along on this journey as we discover what it means to be Eurasian!

Food Fables: CindeRilla

Author-educator Suzannah Chua who has a deep passion for books, will relay the fictional story of CindeRilla who must learn how to prepare a dish in time for a potluck party hosted by her new neighbour.

Living Legacies: In Sickness and In Health

3 - 30 May • 10:00am

Responding to traditional healing practices across different ethnicities and cultures, three contemporary artists present newly commissioned digital artworks.

Behind Our Stalls: The Hawker Story

Who are the people who make up the heart and soul of the culturally rich Bras Basah.Bugis precinct? The Hawker Story is a short film series celebrating some of the district’s beloved hawkers who add to its vibrancy.

Open Business @ Heng Foh Tong

An intimate online theatre about the journey of the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Singapore brand. Shared by three generations of Host Storytellers and co-created with Theatre Today.

Open Business @ Malayala Ayurveda Vaidyasala

Immerse yourself in an intimate online theatre experience and discover the origin story of one of Singapore’s oldest Ayurveda clinics with a history dating back to 1932!

La La Land: A Brief Cultural Biography Of Gastropods And Bivalves In Singapore

Faris Joraimi examines an often-neglected category of edible aquafauna in Singapore: molluscs. Focusing specifically on gastropods and bivalves, this photo-essay traverses the processes of collecting, harvesting, distribution and exchange in contrasting physical spaces to reveal how consumption in Singapore is inflected by differences in culture and class.