SOA 39th ASM – Accompanying Person’s Program
Friday, 14 October 2016, 09:00 to 17:00
Meeting Point: 08:50 at the Convention Foyer (level 4), Raffles City Convention Centre
Enjoy a guided tour to
A buzzing ethnic district
Little India is a buzzing historic area that shows off the best of Singapore’s Indian community from vibrant culture to incredible shopping.
The glam of Kampong Glam
Discover Kampong Glam’s rich history, living traditions, excellent eateries and trendy shops in this vibrant neighbourhood
A story of Chinese heritage
Singapore’s historic Chinatown is a bustling mix of old and new, filled with traditional shops and markets as well as cool stores and cafes.
The Peranakan Museum explores the culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. Installed in the former Tao Nan Chinese School, built in 1912, this intimate museum possesses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects. Galleries on three floors illustrate the culture traditions and the distinctive visual arts of the Peranakans. The Peranakan Museum provides a stimulating and educational experience for all, while representing the living culture of the Peranakan community in the region.
Lunch at True Blue Cuisine
See the lifestyle of the Peranakans. The airwell is used for collecting rain water and sunning preserved foods like belachan achar. Feel the nostalgia through True Blue’s private collection of pictures and antiques. Taste the best authentic traditional Peranakan food. Hear the way Peranakans speak. Smell the bunga rampay.
Gardens By The Bay
Two huge futuristic structures rise out of the greenery at Gardens by the Bay, which was designed with environmental sustainability in mind.
The Flower Dome replicates the cool-dry climate of regions like California and South Africa, and boasts more than 32,000 plants comprising some 160 species, cultivars and varieties.
Not to be missed is the cool, misty Cloud Forest Dome, with its 35-metre-tall “Cloud Mountain”, covered in orchids, ferns and bromeliads and containing the world’s largest indoor waterfall.