Singapore Heritage Festival 2024 – What To Expect

    Two days ago, we were invited to attend the media preview for the upcoming Singapore Heritage Festival 2024.

    They have many activities lined up. The entire program list can be found on their official website.

    Check out the video below if you prefer to watch moving frames rather than reading.

    We were given a flavour of what to expect for the festival month. I will briefly blog about my experience attending the media event.

    Our first meeting was on the lawn outside the National Museum of Singapore. Here is the art installation titled HOMEGROUND: We Built This City.

    DP Architects, Cheryl Teo from LULO Paper Studio, and Yeo Hiap Seng created the installations. From May 1 to May 26, 2024, the exhibition is dedicated to honouring and celebrating our nation’s vibrant built heritage.

    I especially love the use of playful, vibrant colours. Makes for excellent photo opportunities.

    Moving on, we are hopping on the much-welcomed air-conditioned mini buses to visit a few heritage locations.

    This previews the Hop-On, Hop-Off (HOHO) Bus Experience.

    Participants can explore the built heritage of these precincts – Chinatown, Kampong Glam, Little India, Bras Basah, Bugis and Civic District.

    Registration is required, so please check the official website for more information.

    Due to limited time (the actual tour will be a full day), we are headed to Telok Ayer, where we will spend some time at two heritage sites.

    Are you able to recognise the two places we visited above?

    Moving on, the bus brought us to a preserved shophouse that is in a very original condition. This is the home to ArClab, The Architectural Conservation Laboratory.

    They, too, are taking part in the Singapore Heritage Festival 2024.

    If you are keen to learn more about their efforts in heritage conservation, you do not want to miss the several guided tours and workshops that they are conducting.

    Ending the preview tour, we were transported to the Kempinski Hotel, where we were given a treat.

    Look at all the delicious food. If you sign up for the Heritage Tour and Afternoon Tea Experience, you can expect this. The host told us this event is super popular, and seats are selling fast.


    This year’s Singapore HeritageFest offers over 120 programs that delve into the captivating stories and living heritage behind Singapore’s buildings, structures, and sites.

    We are excited about the festival and will join some programs!


    Kevin Yeo
    Kevin Yeo
    IG: @kevinyeo82

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