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Merli go Round to Singapore HeritageFest

2 May • 10:00am • Islandwide

Join Merli on an adventure to explore and learn about the hidden tales of Singapore’s colourful history and heritage in Chinatown, Kampong Gelam, Katong-Joo Chiat and Little India.

Decolonising Our Natural Heritage

28 May • 10:30am

How do we decentre our natural history away from the European lens and conventional national narratives to see our landscapes in a different light?

Morning with a Veteran Frame Maker

8 May • 10:00am • Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre

Mr Yoosuf, who has been showcased in the Singapore HeritageFest (SHF) 2022 video, will be sharing his story in person at NDIMHC. He will also be conducting a live demonstration on how to build a frame for the typical poster/ A4 photograph.

Making Kin with Katong - A Poetry Walking Tour

14 May • 04:00pm

Join long-time Katong resident and educator Dr Angelia Poon as she takes us on an unconventional poetry walking tour that focuses on the natural and personal history of the neighbourhood. Explore kinship with the natural environment through our memories.

My Boon Keng Heritage Tour

22, 28 May • 08:30am • Kallang & Boon Keng

Be amazed by the rich Kampong History at Boon Keng. Step into the intriguing Kampong history, movements of the Kampong villagers and developments In our Boon Keng neighbourhood

My Life Journey

22 May • 10:00am • Nagore Dargah Indian Muslim Heritage Centre

Retiree Mr Ninar Pillai Ibrahim, who is his eighties, will be sharing his life journey and how he settled in Singapore from Thucklay in Tamil Nadu.

Treasures From Our Forests

21 May • 10:30am

What is in a forest? Drawing on Forest School Singapore, the global earth education movement and indigenous knowledge, Diana Rahim, Darren Quek and Angela Ferguson explore the ways in which we can rekindle our connection with our natural heritage.

Natural Heritage: A mutually shaping dynamic?

A collection of 12 essays on Nature, our Natural heritage and exploring the mutually shaping we have with nature and our natural heritage. The essays are all drawn from The Birthday Book main collection.

Our Oldest Heritage: 250 Years of Observing and Documenting Nature in Singapore

The digital exhibition will feature significant animals, plants and places that are signifiers of the natural heritage of Singapore in the form of visual materials with text to provide context and tie these into the larger natural history of the island.

Nature Stories

21 - 22 May • 10:00am • Redhill

21 - 22 May • 11:00am • Redhill

‘Nature Stories’ takes families and children on an exploratory mini urban trail of Redhill to discover endemic flora and fauna through the art of storytelling.