Embark on a Scenic Journey: Explore the Singapore River’s Vibrant Past This Weekend!

The Singapore River is a beautiful and historic part of the city, with many stories to tell.

This weekend, why not take a leisurely walking tour: Once, there were many bumboats by the Singapore River with local author Tina Sim? You’ll get to explore the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) and learn about the history of bumboats that used to ply the waters of the Singapore River.

Discover how the river transformed into a bustling port and meet key individuals who played a part in this story. As you explore the area along the banks, you’ll get a chance to ponder on the river’s significant role in Singapore’s growth as a nation.

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At Work By The River by Yip Yew Chong is an exhibition you won’t want to miss. It features Singaporean visual artist Yip Yew Chong’s nostalgic paintings of bumboats floating on ACM Green against the backdrop of the river and Singapore’s skyline. Not only will you get to admire these beautiful works of art, but you’ll also learn about their history and pose for some amazing photos.

Get Crafty! Bead a River Boat Keychain is a DIY handicraft workshop taking place at the museum lobby on May 27 to May 28. You’ll get to create your own bead keychain inspired by boats and water transport along the Singapore River.

Happening from now till 2 June 2023 at Asian Civilisations Museum.

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