Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Singapore Philatelic Museum Open House

Date: Sat&Sun, 14 & 15 Nov, 9am - 7pm

Gain an insight into Japanese heritage at the “Traditional Edo-Kimekomi Dolls” exhibition as you try your hand at ‘kimekomi’ doll-making and dress up in a kimono on the 14 Nov. Also, discover the culture and heritage of the Philippines at “Bayanihan - Spirit of the Philippines” exhibition. Learn about the country’s rich and diverse culture through beautiful stamps and interactive displays. You will be able to taste authentic Filipino food and watch a traditional Filipino bamboo dance on the 15 Nov. Children can also learn how to make Filipino handicrafts, and play traditional games.

Free admission to Singapore Philatelic Museum, charges for programmes apply

'Kimekomi' doll making method workshop
14 Nov, 2 - 4pm
Fees: $ 5 per person, for adults and children, 9 years and above
Maximum class size: 20 persons

Learn the unique 'kimekomi' doll making method at workshops conducted by members of Sachiei-Kai.

For bookings, please call Jonna at 6513 7348 / 6337 3888 or email:

Discover Philippines! Workshop
15 Nov, 11am - 12.30pm
Fees: $4 per person, for ages 6 - 12 years old
Maximum class size: 20 persons

Learn about the Philippines through fun and games! Be enthralled by classic Filipino folktales, learn how to make your very own 'pastilla' wrapper and try on traditional costumes. Plus, have fun trying the bamboo dance and traditional Filipino games.

For bookings, please call 6337 3888.
Pastilla: A kind of milk candy traditionally eaten during festive occasions.

Curator's tour of "Bayanihan: Spirit of the Philippines" exhibition
15 Nov , 1 - 1.45pm

Did you know that the Philippines was the first democracy in Asia? Discover interesting trivia and amazing facts about this culturally diverse nation whose hospitality is legendary. Gain valuable insights on the new exhibition "Bayanihan: Spirit of the Philippines" from the curator, and admire more than 400 beautiful stamps from the museum's collection dating from 1890 to 2009.

From Piña to Fashion
15 Nov , 2pm - 3pm

Relive the romance of traditional Filipino costumes such as the 'barong tagalong' and the 'bar'ot saya'. Discover the painstaking and dedicated process behind making a costume, and the kinds of native fabrics used. This talk is hosted by Filipino designer, Joseph Adeodatus de Vera.

So Sarap! – A Filipino Food Adventure
15 Nov , 3 - 4pm

Wow your dinner guests by learning how to make delectable Filipino dishes such as Chicken Adobo, Ukoy and Turon. After the cooking demonstration, sample Filipino snacks that are popular with adults and children.

Adobo: Meat dish marinated the Spanish way with vinegar.
Ukoy: A kind of fritter that is commonly made of shredded vegetable and shrimp.
Turon: Banana fritter

Philatelic Museum
23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
Tel: +65 6337 3888
Fax: +65 6337 8958

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