Discover the history of Singapore’s Indian community as the Indian Heritage Centre’s galleries come alive with interactive performances in celebration of the centre’s one-year anniversary. Travel back in time to meet pioneers of the local Indian community and explore treasures in this exciting adventure!
The Fullerton Heritage debuts with a music extravaganza presented by critically-acclaimed Teng Ensemble entitled Where the River Always Flows, drawing reference from the Singapore River that is rich with history. Teng's repertoire will include reinvented versions of well-loved Singaporean folk songs such as Munnaeru Vaalibaa and Chan Mali Chan on traditional Chinese instruments and modern electronic instruments. Hum along to familiar tunes as both young and old embark on a nostalgic revisiting of the Singapore River. Enjoy the complimentary outdoor performance at the historic Fullerton Square, known as Mile Zero of Singapore; a riveting spot where political rallies once took centre stage.
Pulau Ubin is Singapore's last bastion of rural kampung life, just a bumboat ride away.
The annual Ubin Day gets a refresh this year with the five-week-long Pesta Ubin, featuring a series of activities organized by dedicated enthusiasts who are well-acquainted with life on the island.
The line-up of events includes walks, cycling and kayaking expeditions, exhibitions, talks and demonstrations.
One of America’s most successful stand-up comedians, Gabriel Iglesias is embarking on a tour of Dubai and Asia this summer, courtesy of Dubai based promoter 117 Live. Back for the first time since 2012, Gabriel will bring his live show Gabriel Iglesias #Fluffy Breaks Even to Singapore, on 6 June 2016 at The Star Theatre, The Star Performing Arts Centre.
The introduction of radio in the early 20th century sent ripples of change throughout Singapore, opening windows to other cultures and bringing the stories of distant events to many homes. From its experimental beginnings to its use as an influential wartime medium, and its roles in entertainment and shaping society, Celebrating Radio: Sounds from the Past traces the evolution of Singapore’s broadcasting history from the 1930s to 1980s. Items on display include a phonograph dating back to the 1920s, radio permits and photographs, as well as a selection of radios from different eras.