13 Jun 2017
1 Day Only: Peranakan High Tea with Gunong Sayang Association. Dance and sing all your favourite Peranakan songs. Hurry get your tickets... read more 1 Day Only: Peranakan High Tea with Gunong Sayang Association. Dance and sing all your favourite Peranakan songs. Hurry get your tickets at http://tpfgsa.peatix.com show less
The month-long Peranakan Festival from 27 May to 17 June, running daily over four weekends (27-28 May, 3-4 June, 10-11 June, 17 June) from 11am to 6pm will sweep visitors into an enriching immersion experience of the fascinating Straits Chinese community. Performances, art and craft workshops, exhibitions, cooking classes, tastings and a sumptuous high tea will entertain visitors at Claymore Connect and The Peranakan Restaurant at 442 Orchard Road.
Enjoy Dondang Sayang, a love ballad performance, a traditional form of entertainment during which Baba and Nonya singers engage in a witty, humorous exchange of Malay pantun (poetry). Joget Joget weekends highlight the Peranakan love for dancing.
Kids can get into the Peranakan art and craft workshops like stamp carving, silk screen printing and book cover art, where they will be guided to create a Peranakan-inspired composition.
Exhibitions on Peranakan culture and art highlight the community’s heritage, such as a showcase on the game of cherki, played by Nyonyas in the past. This popular card game, which originated from Malacca, was usually accompanied by gossip around the table, swapping recipes and chewing betel nut.
Details for The Peranakan Festival:
Date: Daily from 27 May to 17 June
Time: From 11am to 6pm
Venue: Claymore Connect, 442 Orchard Road, Singapore 238879
Admission: Free admission. Workshops, high tea and Peranakan costume rental are chargeable. For more details, please refer to the festival programme.
Tickets for workshops from Peatix: http://tpfestival.peatix.com
Facebook: The Peranakan Festival https://www.facebook.com/The-Peranakan-Festival-Singapore-156102994924177/.
Tel: +65 6262 4728
The Peranakan Festival is organised by Solutions 17 Pte Ltd and supported by The Peranakan Restaurant, The Peranakan Museum, Singapore Tourism Board, DBS, Singapore Airlines, Singtel, Claymore Connect, CDL Hospitality Trusts, Generasia Limited, Gunong Sayang Association, and Kim Choo Kueh Chang Pte Ltd.