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Indian Heritage Centre Curates Special Programmes for March Holidays

Dive into the multifaceted history and heritage of Singapore’s Indian community for this March school holiday. From 13 to 21 March 2021, simply visit the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) for their range of fun, insightful activities for the whole family. What’s more, admission is free for Singaporeans and Permanent Residents. Perhaps drop by after visiting the Paw-Tastic Installations at the Malay Heritage Centre at Kampong Glam—a stone’s throw away. Tropika Club explores more below!

Cover image courtesy of the Indian Heritage Centre.



About the Indian Heritage Centre:

At 5 Campbell Lane, the IHC shares the rich beauty of Indian heritage, arts and culture. It houses galleries, spaces for activities, as well as precious artefacts. As it showcases Indian tradition and history, the Centre wants to be the springboard for visitors to explore Little India, to relish in all its sights, scents, and sounds. Visit here for more.

IHC March Holidays Programmes – Highlights

Register for the programmes here: ihc-programmes.peatix.com

*A small refundable deposit is required to book slots

IHC JEWEL HUNT 

Hunt for jewels, and new insights! As you track down the gemstones, you’ll be weaving through the history and heritage of Singapore’s Indian Community too. Sign up here.

Date & Time: 13, 14, 16 – 21 March 2021, 30 mins slots from 1-3pm 

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre 

Cost: $20 per group 

CHILDREN’S SPECIAL GUIDED TOUR 

Led by their experienced docents, the young ones can learn and engage with Indian heritage and culture with this specially-curated tour of their permanent galleries. It’s even complete with experiential pop-up booths with live demonstrations by actual Indian goldsmiths and garland makers. Sign up here.

Date & Time: 17, 19 March 2021, 3 – 4pm 

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre 

Cost: Free* 


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WOODBLOCK PRINTING WORKSHOP 

Learn how to colour and design your very own prints on fabric and paper through traditional technique. It’s an age-old craft, dating back to the Indus Valley civilisation, around 3500 to 1300 B.C. 

The craft and art lives on. Today, its intricate designs is still a fixture with Indian fashion designers. In Bagru, a small town not far from Jaipur, chippas, a caste of printers, continue to stamp reams of cotton fabric with hand-carved wood blocks.

Discover the distinctive motifs and colours through this workshop. Sign up here.

Date & Time: 16 – 19 March 2021, 6.30 – 7.30pm 

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre 

Cost: Free* 

DISCOVER IHC WITH CHAI 

The BBC even called it ‘the drink India can’t live without’. So let the gentle spices and sugary flavours accompany a pleasant afternoon of touring the permanent galleries of the Centre. Sign up here.

Date & Time: 16 & 18 March 2021, 3 – 4.30pm 

Venue: Indian Heritage Centre 

Cost: Free* 


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