Discover lesser-known stories of Singapore’s heritage on Roots.gov.sg and stand a chance to win a tablet worth $1,099!
Running out of ideas for ways to spend a fun afternoon? We’ve recently found out about Roots.gov.sg‘s virtual treasure hunt and we can’t wait to start clue-spotting! Here are all the deets you need to be the final winner of Heritage Hunter…
What is Heritage Hunter?
Say hello to the National Heritage Board’s first-ever virtual treasure hunt, Heritage Hunter, on Roots.gov.sg, your one-stop destination for Singapore’s heritage and culture. This hunt will span three weeks, with one challenge to tackle each week. What challenges, you ask? For each one, simply solve three clues to make it till the end. Psst: for the first clue, keep an eye on the National Heritage Board’s Facebook or Instagram page, or look for a scroll on the Roots.gov.sg homepage. Hop onboard, because there are many lesser-known stories of Singapore’s heritage to uncover and you can stand a chance to win a tablet worth $1,099!
The Roots.gov.sg website is a treasure trove of heritage finds that reveal lesser-known stories of our history. We explored the site to look for clues to this virtual treasure hunt and discovered that it’s been revamped – it’s a one-stop destination for information on Singapore’s culture and heritage. It even allows you to explore museum artifacts digitally! We spent some time trawling through the site and here are some interesting bits we found…
Did you know? There’s a historic granite rock outcrop that used to be at the shore around Labrador Park. This was the Batu Berlayar, or Sailing Rock (also known as Lot’s Wife or Dragon’s Teeth Gate). Its counterpart stood at the shore of Tanjong Rimau on Sentosa. Together, they created a gateway to Keppel Harbour. In 1848, they were both blown up, but you can still locate Batu Berlayar Point within Labrador Park today.
On Roots.gov.sg, you can also delve into the history of your favourite neighbourhoods. Uncover Hougang’s history as a Teochew enclave and savour the district’s best local fare, check out the Bukit Timah trail’s landmarks like the Botanic Gardens, or see Orchard Road in a different light as you discover its past life as an area covered with nutmeg orchards. Plus, take a peek at traditional kampong games like five stones, traditional jump rope (made with rubber bands), chapteh and more.
Join the virtual treasure hunt today: dig through the treasure trove of Singapore’s heritage with the Heritage Hunter on Roots.gov.sg – the first clue is on the homepage!
This post is in partnership with National Heritage Board.