Photo *Heart* Fridays – Learning about Culture

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What does Singapore’s culture mean to a 5-6 year old?

From our heritage walks of Arab Street, Chinatown, Little India and Dec 2012 visit to the Peranakan Museum, the children have learnt that the country they live in is a melting pot of diverse cultures and languages.

Amongst the 4 cultures that the kids experienced from our walkabouts of the ethnic areas in Singapore, we didn’t get to complete our walkabout for the Peranankan area. Our plans for a Katong/Joo Chiat walkabout was thwarted by heavy rains that particular day after the visit to the Peranakan Museum.

The Peranakan Museum was an intriguing place for the kids to learn more about the Peranakan culture, with its artifacts, intricate beadwork and collection of Peranakan objects.

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To complete my series on The Accidental Tourists (Singapore), I will be doing walkabouts in the next few weeks exploring the ethnic enclave of Peranakan culture, the Katong/Joo Chiat area. Which incidentally, is the stretch of road that I travel at least twice daily, sending K to and fro school in the mornings and evenings.

Look out for my upcoming series of posts; The Accidental Tourist (me lah!) takes a Peranakan tour in Katong and Joo Chiat.


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  1. Have yet to bring the kids to the this museum.. must be really fun adventure for Kyle
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    Rachel Reply:

    THere are alot of artifacts for the kids to explore, unfortunately they are all behind glass panels. That’s fine since these are expensive antiques, but they do need some interactive activities for the kids. The only thing the kids got to do was embossing on a handout

  2. You’ve moved! No longer near(ish) me! What a nice area to be in though – so rich with history and beautiful architecture. Look forward to upcoming posts!
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    Rachel Reply:

    Yes to the east! Indeed it is a very interesting area to live in.

  3. Hey Rachel, glad to finally meet u in person the other day !Katong and joo Chiat are interesting places to visit , it is a pity that I often shunned that area due to the traffic and parking. It can b quite stressful to bring the kids there. Nice to know u moved to the east, perhaps we can arrange for kopi there one day … San kids :)

    Rachel Reply:

    Yes, glad to have finally met u too Hai Fang! Let’s find some day soon to catch up for tea or breakfast.