Ikebana workshop, festive performances: National Museum of Singapore to hold CNY celebrations on Feb 4

Other than hands-on activities, visitors can also enjoy lion dances at the museum.

Benjamin Chew

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Published: 20 January 2023, 6:02 PM

The National Museum of Singapore is running a series of interactive activities in celebration of Chinese New Year on Feb 4.

Visitors can look forward to an ikebana (Japanese art of flower arrangement) workshop, museum hunt, craft activity, lion dance and music performance from 10.30am to 6pm.

For those who want to make their own floral decorations for the festive season, A Lighter Side Of History: Heaven, Earth, Man workshop will allow participants to create their own pieces with auspicious flowers from the museum’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings.


Participants will also explore the similarities and differences between ikebana and the Chinese style of floral art through the workshop. PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE


The workshop, which runs from 2pm to 4pm, is also organised in conjunction with The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022.

A Lighter Side Of History: Heaven Earth, Man will be held at The Salon on level one at $80 per pax or $140 per pair.

Those interested in the ikebana workshop can sign up for it here.

Another activity related to flowers is the Auspicious Blooms crafts activity, where visitors can create their own paper flower arrangement as well as decorative vases inspired by the museum’s collection.

Held at the Glass Atrium on level two, Auspicious Blooms will take place from 11.30am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm for the public, while people with disabilities will have an earlier priority slot from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Aside from the hands-on activities, the National Museum of Singapore will also hold two performances featuring a selection of auspicious animals.

For instance, a half-hour long Lion Dance performed by He Xin Lion Dance Troupe will take place at the Main Entrance from 12pm to 12.30pm.


The performance location is dependent on the weather conditions and may change with no prior notice. PHOTO CREDIT: NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SINGAPORE


Visitors can catch another music performance later in the day from 4.30pm to 5pm featuring festive songs inspired by plants and animals held at The Platform on level two. 

The National Museum of Singapore opens from 10am to 7pm daily. Except for the ikebana workshop, all activities and performances are free for the public.

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