I love stories of old, especially the ones that bring us back to the yesteryears of Singapore. If you’re the same way, this year’s Singapore Bicentennial edition of Singapore Heritage Festival 2019 (SHF) will pique your interest.
The exhibitions and tours will take place across the island and is happening from 15 March – 7 April 2019.
Discovering Singapore’s Best Kept Secrets is a series of guided walking tours that will take you on hair-raising trails at three different abandon — and possibly haunted — hospitals, including the former View Road Hospital, St Andrew’s Mission Hospital and Old Changi Hospital.
But if you’re too frightened about meeting spirits and ghosts, then explore the grounds of current hospitals, such as Alexandra Hospital and Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital tours, and learn more about the rich histories.
New this year, Ride & Discover is SHF’s first ever island-wide exhibition where visitors can view about 100 panels around bus routes, exploring the spaces’ past and present transformation while commuting on bus numbers 2, 30, 146 and 222.
Delve deeper into our neighbourhoods across four weekends, from immersing in the cultures of Kampung Gelam to going on guided food tours in Bedok. Learn about Singapore’s maritime heritage at Telok Blangah, then catch frogs and go on a kampung garden tour at Kranji.
From exhibitions, walking tours to hands-on activities, the Singapore Heritage Festival 2019 isn’t something to be missed. You’ll see our little sunny island in a whole new light and appreciate how our culture and heritage has interwoven into the fabric of our everyday life.
Dates & Times: 15 March – 7 April 2019, various program dates
Prices: Various program tickets