The Peranakan Museum on Armenian Street is turning one year old, and is weekend the museum will be celebrating Peranakan style. A tent will be set up on the grounds where performances will entertain you, including a Peranakan choir, a Peranakan fashion show, and traditional folk dance the Ronggeng being performed by the Dendang Irama Band. You will also have a chance to meet and greet The Little Nonya stars, Pierre Png and Jeanette Aw.
Inside the tent there will also be an all day bazaar, selling Peranakan foods and crafts, along with cooking demonstrations, and the kids can learn how to decorate a tile Peranankan style. On Saturday night it will be a party atmosphere, with The Melodians from Malaka starting up the Joget, the popular traditional dance from Malaysia. The event will be open until 9.30pm.
Within the museum there will be various activities, including kids' activities like creative paper crafts, face painting and balloon sculpting, demonstrations of Peranakan past times by the Peranakan Association and a chance to meet Adeline Foo and Lee Kowling, author and artist of Puteh, the children's book series.
This will be a wonderful opportunity to see the Peranakan culture in it's full splendour, with the museum coming to life with the sounds, smells and beautiful crafts of the region.
For more details of the schedule for the two days, go to the Peranakan Museum website.
1st Anniversary Celebrations
25-26th April, 2009, Saturday and Sunday
39 Armenian Street
Admission SG$2 (U.P $8)pp
TEL: 65 63327591