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A Lighter Side of History: Symbols and Practices of a Uniquely Singaporean Lunar New Year

27 Jan 2020
The Salon,
Level 1
2pm – 3.30pm
$10 per participant
 
Symbols and Practices of a Uniquely Singaporean Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year is observed around the world, but what are some practices that are unique to Singapore?

Hear from Frank Fu – the author and illustrator of Let’s Celebrate (大家来过节), a series of light-hearted books about festivals in Singapore – as he shares his thoughts on practices unique to Singapore such as lo hei (the practice of tossing raw fish salad). He will also decode the rich symbolism related to food, customs and practices during the Lunar New Year, and the surprising similarities and differences between the Lunar New Year and other festivals that are celebrated by the different ethnic groups.

Don’t miss this opportunity to experience a lo hei session in the museum to ring in the Lunar New Year with a toss to health, happiness and prosperity!

Limited spaces available. $10 per pax includes a presentation and lo hei session.

Illustrations in thumbnail and banner are courtesy of Frank Fu.

Family Time

Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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