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Relive the stories that connect us

2 - 29 May 2022

Come May, discover the lesser-known stories of Singapore’s vibrant travel history and rich natural heritage. Pack your bags and go on a journey to explore the evolution of travel to and within Singapore, while reflecting on Singapore’s role as a dynamic tourism hub; or dive deep into Singapore’s natural heritage, discover flora and fauna native to the region and discuss Singapore’s growth as a “Garden City”.

From exhibitions and guided tours to hands-on workshops and a variety of digital offerings, join us for more than 100 heritage programmes presented together with our festival partners. Enjoyed our programmes? Participate in our festival survey here.

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Highlights

Homeground

29 Apr • 10:00am • National Museum of Singapore

This installation was inspired by the distinctive elements and features of a KTM train, the former Tanjong Pagar Railway Station, and the magnificence of Singapore's flora and fauna. Be sure to catch this installation in the Stamford Gallery, National Museum Singapore!

Cinema Reclaimed

15, 22 May, 5 Jun • 02:00pm • Oldham Theatre

15 May • 05:00pm • Oldham Theatre

29 May • 01:30pm • Oldham Theatre

Join us for a series of curated film screenings and a live dialogue session the curators behind the second edition of Cinema Reclaimed. They will shed light on their chosen theme of travel & tourism. This programme is presented in collaboration with Asian Film Archive for Singapore HeritageFest.

Singapore’s Natural History in 3 Plants

7, 14, 21 May • 09:30am • Fort Canning Park & National Museum of Singapore

7, 14, 21 May • 10:30am • Fort Canning Park & National Museum of Singapore

7, 14, 21 May • 02:30pm • Fort Canning Park & National Museum of Singapore

Explore the history of three cash crops in Singapore through a garden tour at Fort Canning, and take part in a workshop to learn sustainable ways of living to help preserve Singapore’s natural heritage.

Lower Khatib Bongsu Trail

14 - 15, 28 May • 07:15am • Khatib Bongsu

Khatib Bongsu is one of our largest mangrove riverine in mainland Singapore. Let's explore its natural heritage using kayaks.

MasterCraft: Rangoli Making with Vijaya Mohan

21 - 22, 29 May • 02:00pm • National Museum of Singapore

Have fun in this interactive and hands-on experience to uncover beyond the robust of colours, how and what is involved in making rangoli!

Heritage Hunt @ Bugis

7, 14, 21, 28 May • 09:30am • Bugis Street

7, 14, 21, 28 May • 11:00am • Bugis Street

Embark on a scavenger hunt heritage tour of the Bugis precinct with your family and friends! Through pictorial clues, riddles and puzzles, join us on a fun-filled journey to discover the rich heritage of the Bugis Precinct.

The Sights & Sounds of Dragon World

Dongnan Zheng (Dayneson), a former sound technician at the 1990s Haw Par Villa Dragon World theme park, ignited our interest and imagination and gave us a window into a long-gone world held together by an ensemble of dancers, actors, painters, and other crew members, through his soundscape of memories.

Remake of East Coast Tour of the 1980s

14, 21 May • 08:30am

14, 21 May • 02:00pm

Visit the temples in the Serangoon Road area, view the landmarks enroute to Changi. Stop at Changi Village before proceeding to Changi Chapel and Museum. Appreciate the bravery and resilience of the prisoners-of-war and the civilians during World War II.

Open Business @ Bee Amazed Garden

12 May • 07:00pm

Open Business are two videos about the Singapore Business owners inspirations and journeys in the area of Tourism Heritage and Nature Heritage. Meet Abba’s Department Store at Smith Street, Chinatown since 1979 and Bee Amazed Garden since 2017.