Always on the lookout for fun things to do in Singapore? Well, if the weekend of 20 and 21 April 2018 is looking clear for you, round up the fam and check out the Armenian Street Party! Inspired by Singapore’s colourful past, Balik Kampong 2.0. – Same Same, But Different is the official closing event for Singapore Heritage Festival 2018.
You’re even invited to dress for the occasion: deck yourself and the kids out in traditional costumes like batik prints, cheongsams, and sarees.
Look forward to art installations, musical performances, and ‘Don’t Play Play’ – a section featuring old-school games like giant-sized pick-up sticks, Jenga, and hopscotch. Join an award-winning Xtend Barre class with Upside Motion and Kenneth Francis or do some crafting to make your own pinhole camera or linocut patterned fan. There will also be a ‘pasar malam’ (night market) with local businesses selling souvenirs and a wide selection of food from nyonya cuisine to fusion hawker fare from $2 to $12. If you fancy a bespoke tour to discover Bras Basah and Bugis, register for a Vintage Vespa sidecar tour.
The Armenian Street Party coincides with the Peranakan Museum’s 10th anniversary, so be sure to check out the installations like ‘OH! Corak Corak’ a multi-sensorial art experience featuring a walk-in kaleidoscope, and the Eurasian Association’s ‘Jiak Simi?’, a one-night-only segment on 20 April about the similarities and differences between Eurasian cuisine and Peranakan fare.
Be one of the first 500 persons to RSVP on Peatix and redeem a set of old school Singapore icon enamel pins between 6 – 7pm over the two nights.