Discover Singapore's hidden stories and spaces, watch theatre performances, and go on culinary adventures at the Singapore Heritage Festival 2017
Think you’ve explored most of Singapore? That’s about to change, thanks to the return of the annual Singapore Heritage Festival. The festival is set to entice explorers and history lovers through “SHF Takes Over”, a new program which will bring you on an exciting tour of lesser-known spaces around the island, including Caldecott Broadcast Centre, Bukit Pasoh and Little India.
What we’re most looking forward to is a visit to Caldecott Broadcast Centre (28 April-1 May and 5-7 May), the iconic heart of Singapore’s broadcast history. It’s especially a treat for longtime fans of local radio, as you’ll explore the oldest bit of the centre, where Singapore’s first radio station, Radio-Television, was founded. But more than just tours, there’ll be a theatre performance that re-enacts legendary local shows like Under One Roof and Little Nyonya, art installations, a retro festival village, and even a disco party.
Other highlights for the following weekends include a Little India takeover (6-7 May and 13-14 May), where culinary adventures with celeb chefs, art installations along Campbell Lane, as well as multi-cultural performances await. Also on the lineup is an eye-opening weekend at Bukit Pasoh (6 May and 10 May), where you’ll learn about the clans and associations of the area, through open houses, guided tours and workshops. These new activities aside, don’t forget to check out the many other heritage tours, exhibitions, special talks and film screenings held at numerous museums, malls and history sites around the island.