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2021

Our Food Culture and Healthcare Practices

For Here or Takeaway: Singaporean Cuisine Reimagined

As Singapore modernises with the times, so would our beloved local food. As Singaporean cuisine gradually evolves and increasingly dares to deviate from traditional norms, how would Singaporeans interpret these newfound representations of these familiar dishes, and could we embrace them as part of our national identity?

From Sea To Shelf: Journey Of The Yellowfin Tuna

Canned tuna is one of the most ubiquitous food items, but how much do we know about its origins? By tracking the journey of the yellowfin tuna from sea to supermarket shelves, this photo essay captures its dynamic production process and our ever-changing relationship with canned tuna.

Herbs for Health

Did you know that the Nanyang Technological University has a Herb Garden which grows over 200 species of plants? Join us as we dip our toes into the wealth of knowledge about our local herbs and plants from the men on the ground themselves!

Heritage Hacks by Ngee Ann Polytechnic - Arts Business Management

Pick up tips and skills to document, capture and share your heritage adventures in our Heritage Hacks programme series!

History of Traditional Bakeries

Many traditional bakeries which we frequent have been around for generations, but how much do we know about them? This photo essay showcases how traditional bakeries maintain and/or grow their businesses through adaptation to changing technologies, opportunities and tastes in Singapore society.

Homeground @ NMS

30 Apr - 30 May • 10:00am • National Museum of Singapore Lawn

This installation was inspired by the distinctive elements and features of a traditional kampong house. Be sure to catch this installation at National Museum Singapore Lawn!

Home Museum

Vintage food moulds spanning the globe. Cooking utensils used by nyonyas. A collection of Southeast Asian blades such as the keris (an asymmetrical dagger). Three local collectors will be showcasing highlights from their "home museums" in this special interview series.

InKUEHdible Workshop

15 May • 03:00pm • The Salon @ the National Museum of Singapore

Let us celebrate Singapore’s love of kuehs! In this workshop, learn how to prepare pureed ang ku kueh that are soft enough to melt in your mouth!

Journeying with Singapore 60 years and beyond

Selected by the Singapore government to establish the country’s first flour mill, Prima’s inauguration was a historical turning point for country and the region. As Prima celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, read on about how our journey over the six decades is one that is intertwined with Singapore’s developments.

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.