The Singapore HeritageFest returns for its 20th year

The 20th edition of Singapore HeritageFest (SHF) returns from May 1 to 28. Presented by the National Heritage Board (NHB), SHF 2023 invites everyone to uncover the lesser-known stories about Singapore’s unique history and heritage.

Celebrating Singapore’s vibrant sporting and public transportation history, this year’s line-up comprises over 80 programmes including heritage and cultural trails, hands-on workshops, tours, talks, exhibitions and film screenings that illuminate the evolution of sports and public transport in Singapore.

Learn about horses and heritage, and how horse-racing has evolved over the years in Singapore (Photo: Bukit Timah Saddle Club)

Festival-goers can look forward to returning festival favourites, such as the Homeground installation, artworks featuring elements of the 10 heritage trails set in an immersive, vibrant shophouse, uncover the untold stories of everyday Singaporeans at A Showcase of Public Transport Memorabilia, learn more about how horse-racing and football have evolved over the years in Singapore, and watch a play inspired by real stories revolving around the experiences of transport workers.

Embark on a journey to discover uncommon sights in Singapore’s urban cityscape through a variety of trails and tours to sites that showcases the rich history of public transport, or take a closer look at the stories behind iconic sports-related landmarks in Singapore such as Katong Pool and Jalan Besar Stadium.

There will also be experiences and workshops where participants can experience hands-on training from experienced practitioners, witness demonstrations, and immerse themselves in the artistic and physical aspects of Silat; Silambam, a popular Indian martial art; and even a half-day interactive session that ends with a try-out session of parasports like Goalball, Para Canoe and more.

SHF 2023 programmes are now open for registration.

For more information, visit Singapore HeritageFest 2023.

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