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Out of the darkness and into a Spark of Light 

By Tabitha Manresa · June 5, 2022

After two years, tucked away like the rest of us, i Light Singapore is making a grand return with Spark of Light. It’s time to light up the night and return to the city centre. I’m looking at you heartlands crew. From 3 to 26 June, creative works of illuminated art will be on display…

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A resonating reminder of who we are as a nation

By Team India Se · May 7, 2022

The “Share Your Story, Shape Our Memorial”, a travelling exhibition ventures into the world of historical story-telling through first person accounts and physical artifacts that lay precedence on trials, tribulations and victories the founding generations and leaders of this nation experienced in creating the Singapore we all know and love today.   Focusing on the…

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Discovery never ends with the National Heritage Board’s latest Sentosa Heritage Trail

By Tabitha Manresa · March 22, 2022

The National Heritage Board (NHB) in partnership with Sentosa Development Corporation (SDB) has just released the latest in their series of Singapore Heritage Trail guides. In conjunction with the 50th anniversary celebration of Sentosa as a resort destination, the heritage trail offers a fresh look into the history of the island. The map and companion…

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Bhaskar’s Arts Academy (BAA) celebrates 70 years in Arts

By Parul Trivedi Shah · February 25, 2022

By Parul Trivedi-Shah Singapore based classical dance, music and theatre company, Bhaskar’s Arts Academy (BAA) celebrates its 70th Anniversary with an amazing array of programmes lined up to showcase its legacy. From February to November 2022 they will present close to 20 captivating performance and exhibitions to honour the Academy’s achievements. It will also showcase…

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The heritage stores of Little India

By Abhijit · January 29, 2022

The shops in Little India have grown with the Indian diaspora. And some have become famous. Like the hole-in-the-wall flower shop that morphed into a multimillion-dollar store selling everything needed for pujas. And the jewellery shop on the other side of the main street where a goldsmith begins crafting wedding ornaments before dawn because that…

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India & Bangladesh mark 50 years of strong bonds

By Shobha Tsering Bhalla · December 7, 2021

In one of the strongest diplomatic affirmations of friendship between two nations, the High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Singapore, this evening in his opening speech, quoted from the Indian epic The Mahabharata while speaking about the close ties that his country has with India. Mr Tauhedul Islam was speaking at the Golden Jubilee celebrations (Maitri…

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New digital initiatives to offer exciting new ways to enjoy heritage

By Supriya Giri · November 24, 2021

Visitors to the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) will now be able to receive recommendations of artefacts and displays in the galleries that may interest them, so that they are able to home in on these displays at the outset. This will include a Virtual Museum Host that allows visitors to enjoy one-on-one, guided experiences from…

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New American school to start operations next year

By Supriya Giri · November 18, 2021

Despite the business challenges posed by the Covid pandemic over the last 20 months, Singapore’s education sector is growing exponentially with the city-state all set to have a third American-style international school. The new school, named XCL American Academy, expects to start enrolling students from August 2022. XCL Education, a leading education provider in Asia…

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Singaporean literary stawarts win S.E.A Write Award

By Team India Se · October 10, 2021

Public intellectual and 2010 Singapore Literature Prize winner Simon Tay and Malay theatre doyen Almahdi Al-Haj Ibrahim, known as Nadiputra, have been selected to receive the S.E.A. Write Award, a prestigious award presented to writers from ASEAN countries. The two winners – Simon Tay (2019) and Nadiputra (2020) – will be presented with their awards…

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Indian Heritage Centre launches Deepavali Light-up

By Team India Se · October 2, 2021

Traditionally known as the ‘Festival of Lights’, Deepavali is a celebration of the triumph of good over evil; light over darkness; and knowledge over ignorance. This year, join the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) in its Deepavali celebrations, titled Welcoming Light, and take in the sights, sounds and revelry of the festival as we collectively usher…

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