Date ideas in Singapore: Kueh clay workshop at Peranakan Museum

Peranakan? Oh like the tv series Little Nyonya?

Get ready to explore the rich tapestry of Peranakan culture as the eighth edition of the annual Armenian Street Party returns to Singapore this month — themed “Armenian Street Party: Peranakan Pasar.

What to do at this year’s Armenian Street Party?

Hosted by the renowned Peranakan Museum, this four-week festival kicks off with an array of exciting activities that showcase the essence of Peranakan heritage, including generational recipes, stories, and craftsmanship found within the Peranakan communities.

1. Tok Panjang: A Communal Dining Experience

Photo: Peranakan Museum

Translating to long table, tok panjang holds significant meaning to a Peranakan household. 

Their long table is cleared out to make space for a grand elaborate feast, which could be prepared for a special occasion such as anniversaries and birthdays, or even to host an important guest.

In collaboration with Allspice Institute, an established culinary institute, you can now enjoy a lavish feast featuring hearty dishes from multiple Peranakan communities, complete with cultural performances.

Tickets are available on Peatix for $118.

Date: 15, 16 & 31 March

Location: Ixora Room, Level 1
Opening hours: 6-9pm

2. The Peranakan Pasar

Photo: Peranakan Museum

Explore a blend of traditional and modern flavours at this pop-up street market.

Beyond food, you can also learn more about the culture through cookbooks and knick-knacks, as well as get a Peranakan-themed manicure or henna tattoo.

Date: 8-10 March

Location: Armenian Street Park
Opening hours: 5-10pm

3. Spice Gallery Tours with NParks

Photo: Peranakan Museum

Fun fact: The first botanical gardens in Singapore took root along Armenian Street.

Discover its heritage and how the Peranakan communities utilise the native plants in the area in their cooking and ceremonial traditions. Next, head into the Home and Life Galleries to learn more about our Peranakan communities and their food heritage.

Tickets are available on Peatix for $10.

Date: 8-10 March

Location: Armenian Street Park (meeting point)
Opening hours: 5pm

4. Get Crafty: Mini Batik Painting

Photo: Peranakan Museum

Art jamming but make it cultural!

Let your creativity take flight with a complimentary mini batik painting session this Sunday at Peranakan Museum.

Date: 10 March

Location: Lobby, Level 1
Opening hours: 5-10pm

5. Get Crafty: Clay Kueh Earrings

Photo: Peranakan Museum

Craft your own kueh, but an inedible versions!

Attempt crafting clay kuehs in this complimentary craft workshop at the lobby. After you’re done, you can either keep it as it is, or level it up into a fancy earring.

Date: 9 March

Location: Lobby, Level 1
Opening hours: 5-10pm

6. Wrap It Up! Batik Beeswax Food Wrap Making

Aside from cling wrap, how else can you store leftover food?

Melissa Lam, also known as Bamboo Straw Girl, will be sharing how you can incorporate sustainable practices into your everyday life by creating your own food wraps, made from batik cloth and beeswax.

Tickets are available on Peatix for $10.

Date: 8 March

Location: Ixora Room, Level 1
Opening hours: 7-8:30pm


Armenian Street Party: Peranakan Pasar

Date: 8-31 March 2024

Location: Peranakan Museum

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