The Peranakan Festival, happening on four weekends from 27 May to 17 June 2017, promises to immerse visitors into the lives of the Peranakan community in Singapore with an exciting array of workshops, exhibitions and classes.
Held at Claymore Connect and The Peranakan Restaurant this year, this first-of-its-kind event is suitable for people of all ages. The festival will begin with a traditional love ballad, Dondang Sayang, where Nyonya and Baba singers engage in a funny and clever exchange of Malay pantun (poetry).
For foodies, enjoy a high tea session at The Peranakan Restaurant with traditional treats and performances by the Main Wayang Company. You can also sign up for cooking classes to whip up and taste delectable Peranakan dishes like kueh dada, nasi ulam and apom balik.
Hands-on enthusiasts can learn to create Peranakan arts and crafts at these workshops, which includes designing motif-inspired tote bags, and Peranakan-inspired stamp carvings.
Join in the fun this weekend with a friend or two and learn more about Peranakan culture at Claymore Connect!
Dates & Time: 3 – 4 June, 10 – 11 June, 17 June 2017, 11am to 6pm
Price: Free entry. Workshops and high tea are S$50 per pax; Peranakan costume rentals are also chargeable.
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