7+ Gran’s Short Stories
2.30pm & 3.30pm (30 min per session) | Singapore History Gallery, Level 1 | Free
What would you work as if you lived in 1930s Singapore? Would you be a letter-writer, a jagar (watchman) or perhaps a night-soil man? In this interactive storytelling session, 84-year-old Mdm Si-Hoe S.S., author of The House on Palmer Road, shares some historical trades and occupations which are no longer found today. Featuring engaging dramatisation and interactive hands-on activities, these sessions are a wonderful introduction to Singapore’s history and heritage, as told through our grandmas’ first-hand experiences!
Each session is limited to 15 children aged 7 to 12 years old, on a first come, first served basis. On-site registration starts from 1.45pm outside Singapore History Gallery, Level 1.
About the Storyteller
Mdm Si-Hoe S.S., 84, is a retired Chemistry teacher and educator who became a first-time book author at the youthful age of 83. She is the principal author of The House on Palmer Road, a playful children's book based on her childhood in pre-war Singapore. She enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and gallivanting with her friends and large family, and is currently working on her second book.