Your #StayHomeForSG Heritage Fix
From museum secrets to little-known treasures of our island, this is the place to begin your journey into the fascinating sights, sounds, and stories of Singapore – all from the comfort of your home. For the next few weeks, we’ll be presenting you with virtual guided tours, rare footage, exclusive interviews and much more. So let’s start exploring!
A museum experience can be inspiring with fascinating stories from around the world. We bring this experience directly to you now, with guided tours that unearth hidden gems in our museums and institutions.
▶ Journeys Through Port Cities
Asian Civilisations Museum
Understand Asian and Singapore identity through this lecture that journeys through port cities with the director of the Asian Civilisations Museum, Kennie Ting
▶ The Move
Asian Civilisations Museum
Find out what it takes to move a work of art between two museums, and why the painting of a view of Singapore from Mount Wallich is so important to us today.
Discover the origins of famous Singaporean dishes, or explore the mythical tales from deep in our island’s past. Get ready for a feast of our ‘rojak’ culture, and learn about our colourful beginnings.
Come experience Ramadan Together – break fast with the local Muslim community at our mass iftar event, cook up a storm in our live masak session and join in the Hari Raya festivities in our kampong concert with surprise guests!
▶ Indian Rojak
Rojak is a famous staple of Singapore hawker food, and it has also become almost synonymous with Singapore’s cultural diversity. There are different kinds of rojak, and this video focuses on the Indian version.
▶ The Story of Raffles
1819 is the year most famously associated with Sir Stamford Raffles, but this video goes beyond that date in history to examine the man before he set foot on our shores.
Get up close and personal with Singapore’s treasures, and relive seven centuries of history through our National Collection. Listen closely as our objects and paintings whisper the secrets of the past.
▶ Finding Farquhar - Animals
Watch as two professional photographers square off to capture local wildlife on film, as seen in the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings!
▶ The Jackson Plan
The Jackson Plan was Singapore’s very first town plan, drafted by Lieutenant Philip Jackson in 1822, and it still affects our city to this day.
▶ The Hongs of Canton
Listen to stories of immigration, international trade and political manoeuvring, told through a single, intricately decorated “hong bowl” from Canton.
Walk with us down our streets, through our towns and historic districts, and past our National Monuments, which have borne silent witness to events both great and ordinary, and the lives of the men, women and communities who lived and worked in and around them.
▶ Orchard Heritage Trail
Orchard Road is one of Singapore’s most famous streets, but there’s a lot more to it than just big shopping malls and nice hotels.
▶ Jubilee Walk
Embark on a journey across time, through Fort Canning, the Singapore River, the Civic District and Marina Bay, and watch the Singapore story unfold from ancient Temasek to the colonial era, nationhood, urban development and beyond.
▶ Faces of the Past: The Singapore River Bridges
Discover fascinating facts about Cavenagh, Anderson and Elgin Bridges, three of the most historic and interesting bridges that span the Singapore River, and collectively, Singapore’s 73rd National Monument.
Eager to get cracking on a heritage activity at home? We’ve got you covered, with something for everyone in the family. Have fun, while learning more about our history and culture at the same time!
Heritage Tales: Attack of the Swordfish
Want to be a part of a Singapore legend? Join our storyteller, Benjamin Kheng as he takes you on an adventure through time in this tale, ‘Attack of the Swordfish’.
▶ Conversation Starter Kit for Seniors
Running out of things to say after almost a week of staying at home? We can help! Engage in some cultural talk with our Conversation Starter Kit as your wingman! Simply use the pictures and questions to begin chatting to anyone in your house, or even through a video call!
▶ Home Based Learning Project for 6 - 7 Years Old
Our popular Heritage Explorers Programme for 7 to 12 year olds is now online! This home-based learning project lets children experience taking on different jobs in a museum, from the comfort of home. Complete the tasks, and collect a Heritage Explorers Badge when we reopen!
Stay Home and Re(create) Art
Take up our heritage cosplay challenge, and re(create) works of art from our collections with everyday, unexpected materials from your home!
Dive even deeper into Singapore’s art and culture at A List and indulge in the local arts, music, and creative scene. SG Culture – anywhere, anytime.
What;s Your Pandemic Persona?
There’s nothing like a major crisis to bring out the best and worst in us, and this COVID-19 pandemic is no different. Artists, in the meantime, have always been astute observers of the human condition. Can Southeast Asian art tell you what your pandemic persona is?
Stay home for Singapore, together! Find out how to stay engaged and connected while being at home.