Take a trip through one of the oldest Peranakan houses in Katong and discover the stories behind the various motifs and symbols of their unique heritage. Explore surname lanterns, kasut manek beaded shoes, wall tiles, kuih moulds and tingkat tiffin carriers together with a storyteller. Step into a treasure trove of antiques dating back to the 1800’s. Listen to the tales of significance that lay within the designs, embroidery and patterns.

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About Kamini Ramachandran

Kamini is a pioneer in the field of oral storytelling in Asia. Known for her site-specific storytelling experiences she has produced story tours and immersive storytelling experiences. Her SIFA commission saw her activate The Armenian Church heritage monument with indoor and outdoor storytelling; she produced In Search of the Gelam Tree combining walking tours, visits to heritage spaces, and stories that culminated with a traditional meal; she has designed in-gallery and object-based storytelling programmes for museums and galleries; and has been featured for the last eight years as part of ARTWALK Little India.
A respected teaching artist, she and has developed storytelling courses for the NHB’s museum-based learning for docents, and has conducted workshops for STB’s Passion Made Possible ambassador guides.
She founded The Storytelling Centre Limited to advance the art of storytelling through the Young Storytellers Mentorship Programme. She is also creative producer of StoryFest Singapore.

15 January


Katong-Joo Chiat