TEXT BY JO TAN
The News: Issue 39
Published on 29 March 2016
A creative new programme aims to raise young heritage enthusiasts.
Let’s start them young! On 1 March, the National Heritage Board launched the Heritage Explorers programme for primary schools at the Malay Heritage Centre. Its aim is to fan the flame of interest for Singapore’s heritage among students through fun and immersive experiences around the island. Children get to choose from five heritage professions — curator, historian, educator, designer or ambassador — and embark on exciting tasks, role-playing each of these personas. The tasks can be done in their own time, and even together with family and friends. Upon completing each task, they will be awarded a cool Heritage Explorer badge!
For more information, visit www.nhb.gov.sg.
Photo: National Heritage Board
Timbre Group opens its first regional venue.
The Timbre Group is a Singaporean brand synonymous with promoting home-grown music talents. With a music academy and five live music restaurants/bars in Singapore, Timbre is taking things a step further by expanding overseas. Their first regional outpost — Timbre @ The Row, a live music bar bistro in Kuala Lumpur — was officially opened on 16 March. True to their social mission, home-grown Malaysian musicians will be featured as resident artists there; and there are plans for Singaporean and Malaysian musicians in the Timbre network to engage in cross-border artistic exchanges, reveals Timbre’s co-founder and Chief Creative Director Danny Loong.
For more information, visit www.timbregroup.asia.
Photo: Jonathan Wong
Share a Book
Celebrate the joy of reading with underprivileged children in Singapore.
From now till 17 April, you can donate new or pre-loved children’s books (of any language) to benefit children from low-income families under the ComCare schemes and other support programmes identified by five Community Clubs (CC). Initiated by Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) and the People’s Association, the RWS Cares Book Donation Drive is a lead-up to Imagine | Native — Creative Fest for Kids!, a fiesta designed to inspire creativity in kids through reading and playing. The event is also in support of the Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016. Donated books can be dropped off at Marine Parade CC, Paya Lebar-Kovan CC, Tanjong Pagar CC and Bukit Batok CC from 9am to 10pm, or at Nee Soon Central CC from 2.30pm to 10pm.
For more information, visit www.rwsentosa.com.