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National Museum of Singapore

  • Date:
    Sat, 25 Nov 2017
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  • Time:
    1pm - 6pm
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  • Price:
    Free admission, registration required

*Update: Registration for the event has closed but we welcome walk-ins to join us at the Museum on Sat, 25 Nov.  


Our grandparents play an important role in our families as they nurture and impart life values to us. In celebration of Grandparents’ Day on Sunday, 26 November, let’s thank our grandparents for all they have done for the family.

Bring your entire family including your grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins to spend family time and celebrate Grandparents’ Day with Families for Life at the National Museum! We have prepared loads of memorable activities and games! Enjoy a free and easy picnic on the Museum's front lawn. Check out the highlights below!

Register now as a family and receive a Families for Life goodie bag, which includes a pen and Tumbler. The goodie bag is available on a first-come-first-served basis, while stock last!

Remember to capture your family portrait at the facade of the National Museum and and make it a truly memorable family time!   


Highlights

FFL "My Family" Drawing Competition – Glass Atrium, Level 2
For budding children artists, come and join in the FFL "My Family" Drawing Competition! Draw a picture of your family and stand to win attractive prizes! Please indicate your child’s interest during registration. Children who have registered for the competition will be able to collect the drawing paper on-site.
(Please note: Participants must submit the entry on the drawing paper provided.  Participants must bring your own colouring and drawing materials as these will not be provided.)

Category 

Children Age Group 

 1

 Age 3 - 6 years old

 2

 Age 7 - 10 years old

 

Witness to War: Remembering 1942 (Exhibition) – Exhibition Galleries, Basement Level
Hear first-hand accounts form ordinary men and women whose lives were upheaved by the outbreak of hostilities in Singapore in 1942, in the blockbuster exhibition, Witness to War: Remembering 1942. This exhibition also feature artefacts from 10 overseas museums and institutions.

Family Workshop – My Favourite 80’s Show! - Outside Voices of Singapore Gallery, Level 2
Create your own personalised “television set” featuring your favourite 1980s TV programmes and your child’s favourite cartoons, and illustrate a storyline with your young one and bring it to life on your TV box!

Movie Screening “ The Kid from the Big Apple” - Gallery Theatre, Basement Level
Wind down and enjoy the movie THE KID FROM THE BIG APPLE 《我来自纽约》about a little girl brought up in New York who goes and stay with her traditional Chinese doctor grandfather in Malaysia for the first time. This film not only explores the theme of cultural differences and generation gaps, but also carries a strong message behind the film: Love in a Family. 

Signature Families for Life Mobile Cafe - Bus Bay, Level 2
Look out for the Families for Life signature mobile café for complimentary snacks and drinks and play as a family at the fun games and activities!

There will be lots of other fun family-friendly activities such as bouncy castles, music performances and exhibitions around the National Museum.

Organised in partnership with

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Schedule*

1pm – 5pm

Goodie bag redemption for pre-registered Families (Seminar Rooms, Level 2)
(On-site redemption is on a first-come-first-served-basis, while stocks last on event day).

1pm – 6pm

Highlights:
• Families for Life signature mobile café
• Families for Life bouncy castles
• A Tribute to Our Grandparents
• FFL Family Time Photobooth
• FFL "My Family" Children's Drawing Competition (All artwork to be submitted by 5pm sharp)
• Movie Screening: THE KID FROM THE BIG APPLE《我来自纽约》
• Music performances on the Steinway
• Witness to War: Remembering 1942 exhibition
• Short Film Screenings
• Family Workshop – My Favourite 80s Show!
• A Golden Opportunity - A Colouring Workshop for Grandparents and Grandchildren

11.30am & 3.30pm

National Museum Building Tour for Families

(Duration: 45 minutes | Limited to the first 15 pairs of parent and children (aged 7 and above). Please register at the Visitor Services counter 30 minutes before the tour.)

11.30am, 1.30pm & 2.30pm

Singapore History Gallery Tours (Mandarin)

(Limited to the first 20 participants. Please register at the Visitor Services counter 30 minutes before the tour.)

11.30am, 2pm, 2.30pm & 3.30pm

Witness to War Guided Tours (English)

Witness to War Education Corner
75 years on from the fall of Singapore, rediscover this watershed event through a special international exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore. Hear first-hand accounts from witnesses to war: ordinary men and women whose lives were upheaved by the outbreak of hostilities in Singapore in 1942. The exhibition presents the complexities of the events that led to the fall of Singapore, paying homage to the extraordinary courage and tenacity with which these men and women bore their circumstances.

(Limited to the first 20 participants. Please register at the Visitor Services counter 30 minutes before the tour.)

12.30pm & 3pm

Witness to War Guided Tours (Mandarin)

(Limited to the first 20 participants. Please register at the Visitor Services counter 30 minutes before the tour.)

1pm, 2pm & 4pm

Singapore History Gallery Tours (English)

(Limited to the first 20 participants. Please register at the Visitor Services counter 30 minutes before the tour.)

1pm

FFL "My Family" Drawing Competition (Glass Atrium, Level 2)

Draw a picture of your family! Collect your drawing paper from the FFL Crew at the Glass Atrium and submit your entry by 5pm.

Remember to bring along your own drawing and colouring materials as these will not be provided.

1.30pm - 4.30pm

Grandma and Grandpa! I’m Home: Short Film Series (The Salon, Level 1)
A homage to parents and grandparents, this series of short films celebrates the love and bonds of a family. Through personal stories of discovery and remembrance, these films remind us of the everyday acts of care and epic life journeys that define every family and home. From comedic to heartfelt short films, this series of Singapore short films has something for everyone in the family.

• The Perm
Wee Li Lin / 2017 / 7 min

• Tong Heng
Gladys Ng / 2015 / 4 min

• Rayqal
Sufyan Sam’an/ 2017 / 18min

• The Reunion Dinner
Anthony Chen / 2011 / 15min

• 5 Dollars for a passport
Jason Ye / 2015 / 10min

2pm & 4pm

A Golden Opportunity - A Colouring Workshop for Grandparents and Grandchildren (Canyon, Basement Level)

Get creative with familiar food-related plants like candlenut and ginger, as based on the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings! Following a tour of the Goh Seng Choo Gallery where the drawings are housed, bond over colouring in blank illustrations and sharing stories about delicious memories.

(The workshop is conducted by Laevo Art and it is limited to the first 30 participants. Please register on-site 30 min before the programme.)

2pm and 3.30pm

Family workshop – My Favourite 80’s Show! (Outside Voices of Singapore Gallery, Level 2)

Create your own personalised “television set” featuring your favourite 1980s TV programmes and your child’s favourite cartoons, and illustrate a storyline with your young one and bring it to life on your TV box!

(Limited to the first 20 pairs of parent-and-child aged 4 to 12 years old. Please register on-site 30min before the programme.)

3pm

Movie Screening of THE KID FROM THE BIG APPLE 《我来自纽约》(Gallery Theatre, Basement Level)
The Kid from the Big Apple Poster
THE KID FROM THE BIG APPLE《我来自纽约》is about a traditional grandfather (Ti Lung 狄龍) and his 12-year-old granddaughter (Sarah Tan Qin Lin). The pair has never met before, as Sarah’s Mum (Jessica Hsuan 宣萱) had a falling-out with him in her youth, where Sarah was then born and raised in New York. With Mum having to work, she leaves Sarah in the care of her grandfather in a humble home in Malaysia. Sarah initially rebels, but as the story unfolds, walls gradually break down, and a wonderful family bond is forged.

(Limited seating for the first 247 pax.) 

3pm and 5pm

Performance on the Steinway - Performance by Babes Conde (The Platform, Level 2)

5.45pm

FFL Drawing Competition Prize Presentation (Glass Atrium, Level 2)
(Participants and families to gather at stage area 15 min before.)

*The organiser reserves the right to modify, alter or change the programme.


Directions


Address: National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road Singapore 178897

By Bus 
YMCA Bus Stop 08041: 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 64, 65, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 139, 162, 162M, 167, 171, 174, 174e, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 972, NR6, NR7
SMU Bus Stop 04121: 7, 14, 14e, 16, 36, 77, 106, 111, 124, 128, 131, 147, 162, 162M, 166, 167, 171, 174, 174e, 175, 190, 700, 700A, 857, NR7

By MRT

Bencoolen MRT Station (5-min walk from Exit B)
Bras Basah MRT Station (5-min walk from Exit B or C)
Dhoby Ghaut MRT Station (5-min walk from Exit A)
City Hall MRT Station (10-min walk from Exit A or B)

By Taxi
Pick-up and drop-off point is at the museum's main entrance facing Stamford Road.

By Car

Turn left from Stamford Road onto Fort Canning Road for National Museum's car park entry/exit.
As there are limited parking lots at the National Museum, families are encouraged to car pool or take public transport. Other parking facilities are available at YMCA, Singapore Management University and Fort Canning Park (nearest is Car Park A).


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