Date: 28 April 2018
Time: 10am – 7pm
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
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Family Fun At The National Museum
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Enjoy family time at the National Museum of Singapore every last Saturday of the month! Our fun line-up of activities includes interactive tours, storytelling sessions, family workshops, drop-in craft activities, captivating performances, and more. This April, try your hand at basket-weaving and hear about some of the now-vanished trades and occupations from our animated grandmother storyteller Mdm Si-Hoe S.S.

Family Fun Saturday

7+ Drop-in Family Fun – Let’s Get Handy
Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Glass Atrium, Level 2
Admission Fees: Free

People who lived in Singapore in the early 20th century often had to do rough work with their hands. The samsui women, for example, toiled in the construction industry while basket-weavers were impressively skilled in various weaving methods such as the anyam gila technique. Join us at the Glass Atrium and try your hand at weaving your own basket!

No registration required. While stocks last. Last admission at 4pm.

7+ National Museum Building Tour for Families

Time: 11am (45 min)
Venue: Rotunda, Level 1
Admission Fees : Free

National Museum Building Singapore Tour for Families

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Join us on a learning journey around the museum and discover more interesting gems about this 130-year-old building.

Limited to 15 pairs of parent and child, on a first come, first served basis. On-site registration starts from 10.30am at the Rotunda, Level 1.

7+ Gran’s Short Stories
Time: 2.30pm & 3.30pm (30 min per session)
Venue: Singapore History Gallery, Level 1
Admission Fees: Free

Gran’s Short Stories At National Museum
Image courtesy of National Museum of Singapore, National Heritage Board

What would you work as if you lived in 1930s Singapore? Would you be a letter-writer, a jagar (watchman) or perhaps a night-soil man? In this interactive storytelling session, 84-year-old Mdm Si-Hoe S.S., author of The House on Palmer Road, shares some historical trades and occupations which are no longer found today. Featuring engaging dramatisation and interactive hands-on activities, these sessions are a wonderful introduction to Singapore’s history and heritage, as told through our grandmas’ first-hand experiences!

Each session is limited to 15 children aged 7 to 12 years old, on a first come, first served basis. On-site registration starts from 1.45pm outside Singapore History Gallery, Level 1.

About the Storyteller
Mdm Si-Hoe S.S., 84, is a retired Chemistry teacher and educator who became a first-time book author at the youthful age of 83. She is the principal author of The House on Palmer Road, a playful children’s book based on her childhood in pre-war Singapore. She enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and gallivanting with her friends and large family, and is currently working on her second book.

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