Silver Heritage Programmes | 乐龄文娱活动

  • Various Venues
  • 03 Dec 2016 - 17 Dec 2016
  • Various Timings
  • Varies with Programmes

About Silver Heritage Programmes

The National Museum of Singapore’s Silver Heritage programmes harness the potential of museum environments and collections to create a dynamic learning experience and contribute positively to the well-being of seniors. The engaging activities infuse therapeutic value, encourage social interaction, and connect seniors to our history, art and culture. The line-up of programmes this December includes the Arts for Well-being Colouring Workshop, guided tours in Chinese dialects, as well as screenings of 1950s Malay and Cantonese films. 



1Arts for Well-being Colouring Workshop

Enjoy a relaxing morning at the National Museum of Singapore! This basic colouring workshop is inspired by the beautiful natural history drawings from the museum’s treasured William Farquhar collection. Colouring is a meditative activity that has gained new popularity among adults – it reduces anxiety and is a great opportunity to socialize and simply have some fun!

This programme is conducted by Koh Kuan Eng, the illustrator of a dialect picture book series – “Reconnecting with Dialects, One Word at a Time 大家讲方言”. The programme includes a short tour of the Desire & Danger exhibition and a colouring techniques workshop.

Date: Saturday, 3 Dec (English) & Sundays, 4 Dec & 11 Dec (Mandarin/Dialect)
Time: 10am – 12pm (Please arrive 15mins before programme commences)
Venue: Seminar room, Level 2, National Museum of Singapore
Admission fee: $5 per participant

Please click here to purchase your ticket. 




日期:12月3日(英语)、12月4日和11日(华语/方言 – 粤语、福建话、潮州话)


2。Thematic guided tours in Chinese Dialects: Modern Colony

Thematic guided tours conducted in Chinese dialects are back at the museum! 

By the end of the 19th century, Singapore was already a global city brought about by an influx of people, ideas and goods from Asia and Europe. Join the museum’s Mandarin docents as they take you back in time with a tour of the modern and cosmopolitan aspects of Singapore in the 1920s and 1930s!

Date: Saturdays, 3 Dec (Hokkien), 10 Dec (Cantonese) and 17 Dec (Teochew)
Time: 2.45pm (Please arrive 10mins before tour commences)
Meeting point: Entrance of the Singapore History Gallery, Level 1
Admission fee: Free with registration

Please click here to register.




日期:12月3日(福建话导览)、12月10日 (粤语导览) 和12月17日 (潮州话导览)
时间:2点45分 (约一小时,请参与者提早约10分钟抵达)


3Film Screenings | 怀旧电影放映会

Sri Menanti

Date: Friday, 9 Dec
Time: 8pm (Please arrive 15mins before the programme commences)
Venue: Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum of Singapore
Admission fee: Free with registration. Please click here to register.

Director: Phani Majumdar
Story: Chua Boon Hean
Cast: Zaiton, Paul Chang Chung, Tang Dan, Salleh Kamil, S. Kadarisman
Duration: 103 mins
1958  / Digital  Beta / PG
In Malay with English Subtitles

Produced by Shaw Brothers and directed by Phani Majumdar, Sri Menanti is a film about an interracial romance that faced opposition from close-minded parents and the forces of racial and religious conservatism. Malay female star Zaiton and Hong Kong leading man, Paul Chang, take on the roles of the star-crossed lovers. Under Majumdar’s lyrical direction, Sri Menanti is imbued with moments of poetry that perfectly encapsulate the pictorial ideals of Nanyang at the time, making this film an underrated gem in the annals of Malay film production in Singapore.

Parents’ Hearts |父母心》

Date: Sunday, 11 Dec
Time: 2.30pm (Please arrive 15mins before the programme commences)
Venue: Gallery Theatre, Basement, National Museum of Singapore
Admission fee: Free with registration. Please click here to register.

Director: Chun Kim
Starring: Ma Si-tsang, Wong Man-lei, Lam Kar-sing, Yuen Siu-fai
Duration: 111 mins
1955 / Digital Beta / 111 mins / PG

In Cantonese with English and Chinese subtitles

Parents’ Hearts is widely considered to be one of the best Hong Kong films of all time. The film follows a modern nuclear family’s struggle to secure a better future for its children. The film is set in harsh post-war conditions, where the father finds himself unemployed when his opera troupe is forced to close due to the bad economy and dwindling popularity of Cantonese opera. Working at the peak of his directorial career, Chun Kim’s tender rendition of the family’s predicament is perfectly complemented by opera superstar Ma Si-tsang’s heartfelt performance.



时间:下午两点半 (片长111分钟)


For enquiries, please email or call 6332 3541.
如有任何疑问,请电邮或拨电6332 2541。

Exhibition Programmes
Author: National Museum of Singapore
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2016