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Sacred Bearers and Overgrowth by Geraldine Toh (The Ochre Home) and Paper Carpenter

6 May • 10:00am • Asian Civilisations Museum

Lose yourself in a fantasy natural world painted by local artist Geraldine Toh, of The Ochre Home. Snap a shot with the lush landscape made from paint and paper, then spot the creatures featured in the artwork within ACM’s galleries on your journey today!

Scavenger Hunt Heritage Tour of the Bugis precinct

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.

Singapore’s Natural Heritage: Are we doing enough to safeguard its future?

20 May • 07:00pm • Online/ NUS Kent Ridge Campus, Lecture Theatre 27

Despite unabated urbanisation throughout Singapore’s history, our biodiversity remains surprisingly resilient. Join our panellists as we discuss how our natural heritage is crucial to our survival as a nation, and how we can all play a part to safeguard it.

Sonic Journeys: An Audio Experience by Chong Li-Chuan

2 May • 10:00am • Asian Civilisations Museum

Embark on a sound expedition, via an evocative audio experience by artist and composer Chong Li-Chuan. Taking inspiration from our nature-themed objects, these audio compositions will send you off on a historical and cultural journey across Asia (in the ACM galleries).

Sustainability Fashion Talk

7 May • 12:00am • NAFA Campus

The Sustainability and Heritage Talk is an informal sharing between experts from the fashion and arts sectors, exploring the intersections between local sustainability movements and the individuality of social responsibility of Singaporeans.

Sustainable Fashion Workshop

6 - 8 May • 11:00am • NAFA Campus

7 - 8 May • 02:00pm • NAFA Campus

7 - 8 May • 05:00pm • NAFA Campus

The Sustainable Fashion Workshop provides families with a fun, educational activity that incorporates both art and fashion elements. Using simple methods of dyeing, families get to create their very own custom clothing to take home.

TCM & Medicinal Diet (conducted in Mandarin)

21 - 22 May • 03:00pm • Yue Hwa Chinatown

Learn from Physician Lee Chong Leng as he shares about TCM and medicinal diet

“The Capitol of Singapore” Film Premiere & Screening

6 - 7 May • 12:00am

Directed by French filmmaker Raphaël Millet, “The Capitol of Singapore” documentary chronicles Capitol Theatre’s legacy since its founding in 1930 and its role in Singapore’s cultural, architectural and cinematic history.

The Great Voyage: Air-dry Clay Boat Family Workshop by WahSoSimple

14 - 15 May • 02:00pm • Asian Civilisations Museum

Imagine what it was like to voyage across the great seas like the traders of the past, as you create your very own sailing boat with air-dry clay. Then, use your clay boat to sail across Asia in ACM’s galleries!

The Mobility of Merantau as a Sociocultural Practice of Singapore: Minangkabaus and the Future

21 May • 02:00pm • Malay Heritage Centre

This panel will feature 3 generations of Minangkabaus who will share their experiences of practicing the Merantau culture in the context of modern Singapore.