Guided Tour: Crafts and Birdsong in the Heartlands – fully booked

Date(s) - 10 July 2021
9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Newton Car Park


Dear Members & Friends,

Come on this tour with our guide, Charlotte Chu, to visit the last remaining businesses that still fashion their wares by hand, a rarity in Singapore indeed!

Our first stop is a business that stocks an amazing array of paper offerings that are burnt for the Gods, Ancestors and Ghosts. Be awed by the big beautiful robes, houses and colourful horses, all made of paper.

Heard of the interesting hobby of Bird Singing? See it for yourself and be serenaded by these wonderful ‘Song Birds’, right in the HBD heartlands of Ang Mo Kio, where one of the largest of the Bird Singing corners in Singapore is located. This is where the birds get to train their vocal chords and you can chat with the ‘uncles’ who love their birds. We will visit a bird cage maker who is also a ‘bird sitter’!

Have you watched Lion Dances and marveled at the colourful Lion Heads? We are privileged to meet the last remaining craftsman who makes the Lion Heads from his HDB home. You can even order one of his beautifully crafted Lion Heads as a collector’s item.

Finally, we will learn about those giant incense sticks with their colorful decorations seen at the temples. Hear from the ‘horse’s mouth’ about how they are made and you might be able to have go at using the raw materials for the incense to fashion your own creation.

This guided tour can take up to 12 people maximum and we will make 3 different groups up to 5 people maximum.

Meeting point: Newton Car Park

Date: Saturday, 10th of July 2021
Time: 9 am to 1 pm

Fee: 65$ for members, 84$ for non-members

We look forward to seeing you there!

Kind regards,

Please note that due to the Singapore Government’s regulations and this tour, this event will be restricted to three groups, up to 5 people (max. 12 persons), keeping 1m safe distance. Registration is mandatory if you wish to attend this event. Please register by 6th of July.

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No-shows & cancellations fees:

No-shows will be charged. Free cancellation can be done till 2 days prior to the event by sending an email to: Cancellations made later will be charged the event costs.

Bookings are closed for this event.