|Starts||1 Jan 2014 (Wed) (ONE day only)|
All visitors enjoy free admission to all exhibitions at the National Heritage Board museums and heritage institutions at the New Year’s Day Open House on 1 January 2014!
NOTE: Citizens and Permanent Residents (PRs) already enjoy FREE admission to NHB’s 8 Museums and Heritage Institutions all year round. Please have your NRIC for verification.
Don’t miss these special programmes and exhibitions.
Asian Civilisations Museum 1
Beginning of the Becoming: Batak Sculpture from Northern Sumatra 10am – 7pm
This exhibition explores the extraordinary sculptures of the Batak people from northern Sumatra. Centred in the mountain heartlands around Lake Toba, this intriguing culture is rooted in ancient Southeast Asian traditions.
Over 80 works in wood, stone, and bronze are on loan from the Mandala Foundation, 20 of which have been donated to the Asian Civilisations Museum.
Malay Heritage Centre
Ilham Alam: Nature and Healing in the Malay World 10am – 6pm
Only five days left! Catch the Malay Heritage Centre’s special exhibition on nature and healing before it closes!
In partnership with the Singapore Botanic Gardens (National Parks Board), the exhibition features 19th century Malay medicinal manuscripts, tools used by traditional Malay healers and an outdoor plant maze.
National Museum of Singapore!
Usher in the New Year at the National Museum of Singapore 10am – 6pm
As you usher in 2014, why not visit 50 Years of Television: An Exhibition, a celebration of the arrival and development of the television and how it has shaped entertainment and lifestyle habits in Singapore from 1963 to today.
Celebrate the New Year at the Peranakan Museum 10am – 7pm
Come explore the vibrant Peranakan heritage to learn more about this living culture this New Year’s Day.
Immerse yourself in the colourful history of babas and nyonyas, and be awed by exquisite displays of intricately crafted jewellery, beaded slippers, gold and silver ornaments, textiles, ceramics and ornate furniture at the Peranakan Museum.
Singapore Philatelic Museum
Seeing is Believing: Unusual Stamps 9.30am – 7pm
Have you seen stamps that are made of materials other than paper? Come and view a display of unusual stamps from the museum’s permanent collection from Singapore and overseas.
Discover quirky features on these little treasures that tickle your five senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch.
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
The Six Men Who Saved Wan Qing Yuan Travelling Exhibition 10am – 5pm
This exhibition is co-curated by students from River Valley High School over the course of one year as a tribute to the six Chinese pioneers, namely Lee Kong Chian, Lee Choon Seng, Lee Chin Tian, Tan Ean Kiam, Yeo Kiat Tiow and Chew Hean Swee, who contributed in areas such as education, religion, economy and social reforms, not forgetting their philanthropic spirits and astute decision to preserve Wan Qing Yuan in 1937.
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