From now till Jan 18, 2020, there’s one more reason to step outside the comfort of a museum and get a good look at local places and spaces that have shaped Singapore during its colonial era. Held exclusively on Saturdays, Picturing Places of Colonial Singapore by local curatorial tour collective Culture Curious will bring you on a tour to explore Chinatown and the Civic District in search of our history.
Be taken to discover public art, architecture and even old photographs, for an insight to the historic tales and cool artworks which occupy Central Singapore. Look back on 700 years of heritage as you visit landmarks like the Thian Hock Keng Temple, wander around Telok Ayer and stop by the beloved Lau Pa Sat, among many other locales.
Feel like you’re travelling through time as you listen to the stories of artists and their inspirations, as well as ponder about the island’s ever-changing landscape over drinks. And to really get a taste of our past, munch on food that’re significant to our culture over the course of the tour. We shall not give away too much to keep things interesting, but if you enjoy discovering things about your own land, this tour will not disappoint.
For more, feel free to book the Tea and Tiffin Tour, also offered by Culture Curious, that focuses on our local tea-time delicacies, all while strolling through the eclectic streets of Little India and Jalan Besar. Your appetite for food and culture will definitely be satiated at this one.
Picturing Places of Colonial Singapore by Culture Curious runs from now till Jan 18, 2020, on selected Saturdays. Prices and more information available here.