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Highlights of the Kampong Gelam Heritage Trail by Friends of the Museums Singapore

4 - 5 May • 10:00am

4 - 5 May • 05:00pm

Discover the rich history of Kampong Gelam, once home to Malay royalty and a hub for Haj pilgrims. This 60-minute tour will uncover stories from the various buildings and sites within the precinct.

Housing a Nation: The History of Urban Redevelopment in Singapore (With Loh Kah Seng)

How did we remake the island’s colonial era urban spaces into Singapore’s earliest HDB estates? How did rehousing Singaporeans change our lifestyles and hopes for the future? What does the kampong spirit mean when we think about the past? To answer these questions, we speak to Dr Loh Kah Seng, author of the book Squatters into Citizens.

"If Walls Could Talk" The Building Blocks of the Eurasian Community

11, 18 May • 11:00am

Discover the untold stories of the Eurasian community's link to buildings in Singapore. Join us on this exclusive tour which includes a hands-on activity and refreshment.

Island Boat Tour + Kelong Visit

1, 4 - 5, 11 - 12, 18 - 19, 22 May • 08:30am

1, 22 May • 04:00pm

Cruise out to sea on an exhilarating boat tour and explore the Northeastern waters of Singapore with a knowledgeable tour guide! Led by a knowledgeable tour guide who has navigated the waters of Singapore for years, this boat tour promises to be an unforgettable experience. Soak in fascinating sights out at sea, discover lesser-known fun facts about Singapore’s past, and learn more about the sustainable fish farming industry. We will also take you up-close to Pulau Ubin (the only inhabited island out of Singapore’s 63 islands) and explore it from the sea. The boat tour ends with an insightful visit to a kelong restaurant, where you can get a glimpse of life on a floating fish farm.

Kampong Gelam Photo Walk Architecture on Film by Syahmi Hashim Julina Khusaini

5, 4 May • 04:00pm

Capture the allure of Kampong Gelam on film this May! Explore architectural marvels, historical sites, and uncover their stories. Highlights include a guided tour at the Vintage Cameras Museum, offering insights into photography's evolution and the art of capturing moments through film photography. An immersive experience awaits heritage enthusiasts and photography buffs alike.

Kemas By P7:1SMA

4 - 5 May • 06:00pm

Kemas,' translated to 'tidy' or 'clean up' in English, invites you to reflect on our responsibilities in protecting and shaping Kampong Gelam’s built heritage & cultural identity through the act of cleaning. ‘Kemas’ is a roving performance within Kampong Gelam, using body movement to foster a sense of unity as a community.

Legacy Lens Kit

Get your complimentary limited-edition Legacy Lens Kit, with lens cards in a vintage camera pouch!

LEGO workshop with Artisan Bricks

12 May • 12:00pm

Build a mini temple gateway using LEGO bricks in this family-friendly workshop with Jeffrey Kong of Artisan Bricks. Discover the architectural features of Hindu temples, like Singapore’s iconic Sri Mariamman Temple. Check out a similar model of a temple gateway in the Ancestors and Rituals Gallery to see how yours compares!

Lenses of the Past Heritage Exhibition

Rediscover the past through a larger-than-life lens and travel back in time to uncover the significance and history behind the architectural landmarks at Capitol Singapore and CHIJMES.

Leong San Buddhist Temple: A Beacon of Culture and Tradition

4 - 5 May • 12:00pm

Join a tour of Leong San See Temple (“Dragon Mountain Temple” in Mandarin), one of Singapore’s most ornate Buddhist temples.