Intangible Cultural Heritage

Dragon boat

Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events

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  • Malay Weddings

    malay wedding

    Malay weddings are festive and celebratory affairs involving many relatives and friends, which continue to be deeply rooted in their cultural and religious elements.

  • Wushu

    wushu

    Wushu (武术), also known as Chinese martial arts, originated in China. It started out in Singapore as a sport within Chinese clan associations.

  • Making and Wearing of Songkok

    songkok

    Songkok is a traditional headgear commonly associated with and worn by males from the Malay community.

  • Making and Wearing of the Baju Kurong

    baju kurong

    The traditional Malay clothing is called the baju kurong, and it is worn both for formal occasions such as weddings and as informal, everyday wear.

  • Hawker Culture

    hawker culture

    Hawker culture in Singapore can be traced back to street hawkers and the hawker centres which were first built to resettle street hawkers in the 1970s.

  • Chinese Puppetry

    chinese puppetry

    Traditional Chinese puppet performances are closely linked to Taoist and Chinese religious festivals, and there are variations across dialect groups.

  • Cheongsam Tailoring

    cheongsam

    Cheongsams were popular among Chinese women in Singapore up to the 1960s. Today, they are mostly worn on special occasions such as Chinese New Year or for weddings.

  • Nyonya Beadwork and Embroidery

    nyona slippers

    Nyonya beadwork and embroidery are craft forms associated with the Peranakan community, and are found in decorations for everyday household items, as well as more ornamental pieces for special occasions such as weddings.

  • Pilgrimage to Kusu Island

    kusu island

    "Kusu Island" is located in the south west of Singapore. Annually, during the 9th month of the Lunar calendar, pilgrims visit the island to make offerings and seek blessings.

  • Malay Poetic Forms

    malay poetic forms

    Malay traditional poetic forms in Singapore include pantun (rhyming quatrains), pyair (narrative poetic form), and gurindam (verses of moral instruction).Malay traditional poetic forms in Singapore include pantun (rhyming quatrains), pyair (narrative poetic form), and gurindam (verses of moral instruction).

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