The Singapore Heritage Festival (SHF) 2019 will be a special Singapore Bicentennial edition, with themes and programmes that will explore and commemorate this important juncture in our history. This year, the festival will take place over four weekends with events and programmes centred around precincts such as Kampong Gelam and Bedok. Explore the nooks and crannies of these spaces, and uncover their lesser-known stories, along with the fascinating people behind them.

SHF, NHB’s annual signature festival, is a celebration of Singapore’s heritage and culture. Enjoy heritage trails, tours, open houses, and performances at spots around Singapore, and hear hidden tales of our colourful history and heritage. A festival for the people, by the people, SHF seeks to present novel and immersive programmes and experiences in partnership with the community and stakeholders. Through these, the festival hopes to empower these groups to share their stories with the public in a celebration of Singapore’s vibrant cultural heritage.

Singapore Heritage Festival 2019

HELLO, SHF! (Opening Weekend) at Kampong Gelam, Armenian Street Park & more
Dates: 15 to 17 March 2019
Timing: Various timings
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This year, experience the festival that’s been 200 years in the making! This special Singapore Bicentennial edition of SHF will unearth gems of history and the lesser-known stories of your neighbourhood. Find Your Place in History, with light projections on historic spaces that tell of hopes and dreams, fear and sorrow; unleash your inner baba and nyonya at the new Armenian Street Party; and immerse in the fascinating cultures of various Malay communities at Malay Heritage Centre. SHF is the heritage festival for the people, by the people, and that means all of you!

HELLO, Bedok!
Dates: 22 to 24 March 2019
Timing: Various timings
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Bedok, oh Bedok! Those who live there boast of it, and those who don’t flock there for the food! It’s a bustling new town today, but it used to be dotted with plantations and fishing villages, with raucous sea regattas featuring koleks (Malay for small wooden boat) and seafront mansions that dotted the shoreline of Singapore’s east coast. Discover how Bedok moved “from changkol to calipers” with guided tours, photo exhibits and our very first theatre show about our beloved hawker culture.

Singapore Heritage Festival

HELLO, Telok Blangah!
Dates: 29 to 31 March 2019
Timing: Various timings
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We’re not exactly sure how Telok Blangah got its name. “Telok” means bay in Malay, while “blangah” could mean cooking pot, and some say the Keppel Harbour area is shaped like a cooking pot. What we ARE sure of is that our array programmes will excite and inspire! An evening of musical performances, sumptuous food and the Legends of Telok Blangah await, to tell the story of how a small fishing village became one of the busiest ports in the world.

HELLO, Kranji!
Dates: 6 to 7 April 2019
Timing: Various timings
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Farms aren’t something you usually associate with Singapore, but when you do, you think of Kranji! On SHF 2019’s closing weekend, experience Singapore’s own version of rural bliss with Kranji’s rich natural heritage, and its farming community. Get behind-the-scenes of farms and businesses in the Kranji countryside to understand more about this tranquil district.

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It is the March school break, we have compiled a list of activities and things to do this March holidays 2019. Click the image to find out more.

March School Holiday Programmes and Activities

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