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Heritage is out and about

1 - 28 May 2023

Singapore HeritageFest is celebrating its 20th edition this May, and we’re inviting you to step out and explore Singapore’s rich sports and transportation history with us. Explore, discover, and learn about our achievements in sports and our public transport system with more than 80 programmes across the island.

Get ready for a journey that takes you on a trip through the ages. It’s time to get out and about to experience the stories that move us, together.

Programmes will be updated progressively and registration starts from Thursday, 20 April, 12pm onwards.

Highlights

open call 2024

Open Call for Sponsorships 2024

Homeground

28 Apr • 10:00am • Stamford Gallery, National Museum of Singapore

Come jalan and explore heritage on the move! Let the voices of yesteryear power your journey and let the streets do the talking. Quizzes, storytelling sessions and other drop-in activities promise an engaging encounter for all.

Closing Weekend Sports Day

27 - 28 May • 09:00am • National Museum of Singapore

Come down decked in your PE attire and get ready to participate in sports and games from yesteryear with family and friends!

Bus-tling Along: A History of Singapore Buses

Ian Izdeehar, from the NTU History Programme, takes you through a whirlwind history of buses in Singapore and how they are an inseparable part of our country's identity.

Ride & Discover

Ride and discover Singapore's public transportation history and rich sporting heritage in our everyday commute.

Art in Transit Tours

6, 13 May • 10:00am • Various Northeast Line Stations

7, 14 May • 02:00pm • Various Northeast Line Stations

This guided tour will cast a spotlight on the ambitious, site-specific artworks commissioned for 4 key MRT stations along the Northeast Line, while highlighting architectural and engineering anecdotes that reveal Singapore’s urban planning at its best.

For Love of the Game: Sporting Eurasians

21 May • 11:00am • Eurasian Heritage Gallery

21 May • 02:00pm • Eurasian Heritage Gallery

Learn more about Eurasian Olympians such as Lloyd Valberg and Joseph Schooling, sports men and women such as Melanie Martens and Annabel Pennefather who persevered and represented Singapore, putting our little red dot on the map.

Letterpress Guided Tour - Remembering the Bus Ticket

Remembering the bus conductor, walking through the bus, punching your bus ticket? Join the tour to understand how tickets are printed, hear the printing history and experience the letterpress printing process with the tour.

Instawalk Black & White: From Trishaws to Trains

6, 13, 20, 27 May • 09:30am

Join us for a 2-hour Instawalk tour of Bugis and City Hall, as we take a step back in time and recreate scenes from Singapore's old archival street scenes where trishaws frequented, black and white style.