The Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF) returns for its 15th year this April, with an island-wide celebration of Singapore’s heritage and culture across three weekends. See Singapore’s neighbourhoods in a new light and discover some of Singapore’s best kept secrets and food and culture through exhibitions, films and talks, performances, workshops and tours.
Weekend One | Jurong (6 – 8 April)
Explore Jurong Town Hall and learn about the industrial heritage of Jurong and its significance in Singapore’s development. Watch specially curated programmes inspired by Jurong’s heritage including an interactive performance Jurong Songbook and a recreation of a drive-in cinema from Jurong in the 1970s.
Weekend Two | Jalan Besar ( 13 – 14 April) & Chinatown (14 – 15 April)
Discover Jalan Besar and Chinatown, take part in a street party and shop at a creative market in Jalan Besar and relive the history of Chinatown’s shophouses through “eat, drink, explore, and be merry” programmes and tours.
Weekend Three | Bras Basah.Bugis (20 – 21 April) & Toa Payoh (21 – 22 April)
At the Arts & Heritage district, Bras Basah.Bugis, watch Armenian Street come to life in a celebration of all things Peranakan with the Armenian Street Party 2.0. Visit the National Museum of Singapore’s new exhibition The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030, watch theatrical event by Theatre Practice on the history of Waterloo Street and head to the carnival at Toa Payoh’s iconic Dragon Playground with LED Dragon dance performances, outdoor movie screenings, a classic vintage car boot flea, and tons of local delights.
It’s a month of fun and feasting as you discover Singapore’s local heritage.