Singapore HeritageFest returns this year to the Asian Civilisations Museum from May 2 to 29

Up to 10 free and ticketed activities are available for visitors to participate in at this year’s festival.

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Published: 21 April 2022, 3:03 PM

The annual Singapore HeritageFest will return from May 2 to 29 at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM).

To celebrate Singapore’s diverse heritage and culture, the annual event organised by the National Heritage Board will feature a lineup of 10 activities.

Here are some of the highlights for the Singapore HeritageFest 2022:

The Wild and Wonderful Adventure Trail

Visitors can pick up a copy of the Wild and Wonderful Adventure Trail booklet to explore nature-inspired objects from various parts of Asia. The trail will bring visitors across all three levels of the museum, with activities available throughout the trail.


Admission for the trail is free, and will take place throughout the event period from May 2 to 29. PHOTO CREDIT: ASIA CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM


Visitors who complete the trail from May 6 to 29 can redeem a complimentary ACM Travel Essentials Kit. It is limited to one kit per child and to the first 100 completed trails per week during the event period.

The Wild and Wonderful: Docent Guided Tours

Visitors can attend a guided tour led by museum volunteers to learn about the natural world as they explore the ACM galleries with various collections of artefacts. 


The guided tours will be free, and will take place on May 14 and 21 at 11am, 2pm and 3pm, and on May 15 and 22 at 2pm and 3pm. PHOTO CREDIT: ASIAN CIVILISATIONS MUSEUM


The tour will also be available with sign language interpretation for persons aged 13 and above.

Visitors who are interested are required to register to attend the sign language tour which will take place on May 15 and 22 at 11am. A refundable deposit of $10 is also required for the sign language tour.

From Bean to Cup: Coffees of Asia Workshop

Organised by Foreword Coffee, participants can try coffees from Asian countries such as China, Laos and Indonesia.

Participants will also get to learn about the coffee value chain from bean to cup, and the coffee industry in the region.


Participants will learn how to engage their five senses to assess coffee quality. PHOTO CREDIT: FOREWORD COFFEE ROASTERS


The workshop is suitable for ages 16 and above. It will take place on May 14 and 15 from 11am to 12.30pm.

The entry fee per participant is $15, and registration can be done here.

World of Plants: Plant-care workshops

Organised by Littlebotany, plant keeping beginners and enthusiasts can take part in a series of interactive workshops to learn about plants native to the Southeast Asian region.

Taking place at the Littlebotany garden display at the ACM River Room, participants will also get to learn useful tips across a range of topics about plant care, materials and good gardening habits. 


The Littlebotany garden display is also open on May 21 and 22 from 1pm to 3pm for visitors who are not taking part in the workshop. PHOTO CREDIT: LITTLEBOTANY


A beginner workshop will be held on May 21 from 11am to 12.30pm, where participants will get to learn more about indoor plant keeping. Participants will also get to bring home a plant and a set of starter essentials at the end of the workshop.

An Aroids starter workshop will be held the next day on May 22 from 11am to 12.30pm and will equip participants with knowledge on how to care for Aroid plants. Similar to the beginner workshop, participants will also get to bring home an Aroid plant after the workshop.

The entry fee for both workshops is $15.

There are also two other free attractions for visitors to enjoy, which are the Sacred Bearers art installation by Geraldine Teo and Paper Carpenter, and the Sonic Journeys audio experience by artist and composer Chong Li Chuan.

The full list of programmes can be found on the ACM website.

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