Peranakan Festival kicks off with cultural exhibitions

Ms Sim Ann (centre), Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth, and Trade and Industry, trying out silkscreen printing on a tote bag at the atrium of Claymore Connect mall in Orchard Road yesterday. The activity was part of the Perana
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Ms Sim Ann (centre), Senior Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth, and Trade and Industry, trying out silkscreen printing on a tote bag at the atrium of Claymore Connect mall in Orchard Road yesterday. The activity was part of the Peranakan Festival, launched by her, which offers free cultural exhibitions until June 17. Organised for the first time by Mr Raymond Khoo, who owns a Peranakan gallery and restaurant in the mall, the festival also features paid activities during the weekends, such as cooking classes in Nonya cuisine and kid-friendly workshops in art forms like stamp carving, silkscreen printing and book cover design.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on May 28, 2017, with the headline 'Peranakan Festival kicks off with cultural exhibitions'. Print Edition | Subscribe